Summary: Have you ever been Betrayed? Have you been Forsaken? Jesus was both of these and more, He was Betrayed, Forsaken, and Crucified! This message deals with these three words that the scripture tells us of Christ last days.
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Betrayed, Forsaken, And Crucified !
By-Evangelist Gary Huckaby D.D.
Our text verses today come from the books of;
Matthew 26:1-2, “And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is the feast of Passover, and the Son of man is BETRAYED to be CRUCIFIED.”
Matthew 26:30-35; “And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad, But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee, Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.”
Mark 14:50; “And they all forsook him, and fled.”
John 16:32; “Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every
man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is
John 19:16; “Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be CRUCIFIED. And they took
Jesus, and led him away.”
It is one thing to be a traitor, but yet another to be Betrayed. A traitor, is one who leaves the ranks of his fellow country men, to go to the other side; The side of the enemy. A betrayer, is one who secretly sneaks behind your back, to cause you harm, and defeat. Such a man was Judas Iscariot. He was one of the chosen twelve disciples. He had part of the three and a half year ministry of God in the flesh; Jesus Christ the Lord. He was the treasure, of this company, he was numbered with another disciple, when sent out by two’s to be witnesses, of our Lord.
God’s power was known to him, for the disciples were sent forth to cast out devils, heal the sick, raised the dead, Matthew 10:5-8. Judas was with the other disciples when Jesus did great miracles, when He ; Healed the sick, Made the blind to see, when the wind and sea obeyed Him, Raised the dead, Fed the multitudes, Preached and prophesied of coming events, spoke of judgments, of heaven and hell. Judas even went to partake of the communion; but after being exposed; left, to go and betray Christ.
This was not a spur of the moment betrayal, it was a planned betrayal. Matthew 26:14; “Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priest.”
Judas left after the woman with the alabaster box of ointment had anointed Jesus. Judas plotted with the enemies of Jesus to betray him. Verse 15, says, “And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver,” Judas waited for the opportunity to betray him, verse 16, “And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.”
Luke 22:4-6, “And he went his way, and communed with the chief priest and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.”
Matthew 26:21-25, “And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I ? And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. then Judas which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I ? He said unto him, thou hast said.”
Mark 14:20-21, “And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth as it is written of him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.”