Judas Iscariot Led the Roman Soldiers to Arrest Jesus Christ
Judas Iscariot was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. He later betrayed Jesus Christ by leading a group of soldiers to arrest him. The religious Jews wanted to arrest Jesus Christ because his teachings were contrary to the Old Testament teachings. For example, they became annoyed when Jesus Christ healed ill people on the Sabbath, when it is a law to not work on the Sabbath.
Judas was God’s chosen disciple but he did not walk in God’s commandments. He was in charge of the offering bag so he always steal from it. Judas was greedy so he decided to sell Jesus into the hands of the enemies for 30 pieces of silver.
Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. (John 12:4-6 KJV)
God made this happened so that Jesus could be crucified on the cross for the sins of the people and the word of God in the scripture could be fulfilled. Jesus Christ beckoned Judas Iscariot to quickly do what he want to do during the last supper with his disciples (John 13:21-30 KJV)
After the supper, Jesus took along the disciple Peter and John to the Garden of Gethsemane where he prayed for the arrest to not take place. However, he would rather God’s will be done.
After he finished praying at the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas led a band of soldiers to arrest him. Judas had agreed with the soldiers that the one he kiss on the cheek is Jesus Christ. Then the soldiers arrested Jesus Christ. Jesus’ disciple, Peter drew out a sword and cut off the right ear of the high priest’s servant but Jesus rebuked him for acting harshly. After that, he healed the high priest’s servant ear.
Later, Judas Iscariot felt guilty that what he did was wrong so he threw back the money into the temple treasury. He fell headlong in the field and died after he dropped onto the ground from hanging himself on the tree.
Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. (Acts 16:16-20 KJV)
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. (Matthew 27:5 KJV)
What Can We Learn from Judas Iscariot?
Judas Iscariot was selfish and greedy. He only think of his own benefit when he betrayed his master, Jesus. As Christians, we must always love others and put them in priority over ourselves.
The scripture predicted that Judas will betray Jesus. However, it did not happen because God’s words predicted that way. It happened naturally, when Judas was ignorant about the scripture.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. (Proverbs 15:27 KJV)
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:9-10 KJV)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5 KJV)
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21 KJV)
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. (1 Peter 3:8-10 KJV)
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8 KJV)