But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him. John 12:4-11 NIV
Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over. When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?” Jesus answered, “You have said so.” Matthew 26:14-16, 20, 21,25 NIV (Read all)
When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.” So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.” Matthew 27:3-6, 9, 11 NIV
Throughout the history of mankind, some have given into the urges that propel them because of jealousy, vengefulness and greed. This is the account of Judas Iscariot with whom most of us are familiar–his role in betraying Jesus and his demise, already prophesied before Jesus came.
In American History, we have our own Judas--Benedict Arnold–who betrayed America in 1780 by attempting to turn over West Point to the British for 25,000 pounds. Why? He was upset that Congress would not agree to pay him what he thought he was worth. He was not successful, and escaped to England, where though he served for the British, he was never counted a hero. He died from a disease caused by anxiety in 1801. His conscience probably ate him alive.
In the 21st Century, we have a president-elect who openly requested the Russians to hack into American email systems–though he declared it a joke, many are wondering. Considering his vengeful character–and the fact that he hated President Obama’s joking about him in 2011, was he joking? It would appear that his entire plan to become president is a joke since he’s too busy running around thanking people (and bribing them) for an election win that is suspect–for many.
On November 9, 2016–the first two people to congratulate him on his win were David Dukes (KKK) and Putin. The tweet from Dukes reminded him that the south helped him to win (with probable voter suppression). And now–he (PE), thinks the United States and Russia can get along, “famously.” Speculation has been made before about Russia’s involvement with the election results and Julian Assange has admitted he released hacked emails–intentionally on a timeline– to discredit Hillary.
And now, on December 10, 2016–the Intelligence Community is confirming Russia’s involvement and interference with America’s election. With all of the false news and propaganda (also tactics used by Benedict), gullible people believed the lies and promoted them–creating a hatred for Hillary Clinton she did not deserve. And before anyone asks–yes, I am biased in this situation because I hate lies and liars and abhor those who perpetuate destructive propaganda. It’s my nature to promote truth–whether people want to hear or not.
Reminder–PE said, when questioned about a donation to a Florida official, that he gives money to officials to get what he wants. So, is there any reason for us to refute the possibility that he bribed officials during this election to get what he wants? Syllogistically speaking, this is how it would work.
If a man says he will pay off public officials to get what he wants,
And said man wants to be president and eventually, wins an election,
Then said man, paid off public officials to get what he wanted.
While there will be those who are loyal to a fault to this PE–some may actually begin to stop and think–reflecting upon events of the past few months and put two and two together for themselves and realize–we have a traitor headed for the White House. And when they realize the role of the “chief priests and elders” (modern day church leaders), they will realize how some were willing to sell their souls in order to promote their agenda. I pray their collective consciences will eat them alive and they will repent before their congregations–openly–admitting the falsehoods promoting.
I’m also praying that our Electoral College is paying attention to all the unfolding events and will adjust their plans for voting–so that the true winner–who had no help from an interfering foreign actor will be given the votes she rightfully deserves. As for the PE, I have no idea if he even has a conscience, but I pray it won’t lead him to hanging himself, but he will be alive and well–reminded forever of his role in history in mocking our democratic process with a heart of vengeance and greed propelling him.
Lord, we need Your help and guidance right now before the enemy can cause any further damage to our nation.