Summary: Judas hang himself and went too his own place, hell is not his own personal place, but a special place for him, where he will be released at the set time, and embody the antichrist in the tribulation as we'll see in the scriptures.
#15~Judas Iscariot- #3~ APOSTLES 3-15-14
Today we'll conclude our study of the apostles, we've been talking about Judas Iscariot for the past two broadcasts, and this will be the 3rd broadcast to do with Judas.
~Last time we read scripture telling us that Judas met with the religious rulers, the Sanhedrin, and betrayed the Lord for 30 pieces of silver; and when the right time had come he led the Roman detachment to the Garden of Gethsemane as he knew Jesus often resorted there with His disciples.
>Luke 22:47-54 And while he yet spake, *(in Gethsemane) behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
48But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? 49When they which were about him (other apostles) saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. ~~ John 18:10 tells us it was Peter, and the high priest servants name was Malchus.
51And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. (Let events now take their course)
And he touched his ear, and healed him. -- (Luke the physician is the only one to record this healing)
52Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
53When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. "This is your hour and the power of darkness"-- is an acknowledgment that this is Satan at work. --- This "hour" is apparently the hour of triumph for the enemies of Jesus, but there is a future "hour" that will be His hour of triumph.
54Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house.
>Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
~ Jesus didn't try to get out of His situation; this was why He was born, to die for sinners.
>John 12: 27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
* Then after the kangaroo court in the palace of the high priest Caiaphas we read;
>Matt.27:1- 5 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
2And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
(repented himself) This word (repented) is a different Greek word than (repentance unto salvation) -- these are two different Greek words, two different meanings. --- His remorse was not the same as repentance of sin unto salvation. He was sorry, not because he had sinned against Christ. -- But because his sin did not satisfy him the way he had hoped.
4Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
~ His admission "I have sinned" is not a confession to faith.
* Now I want to talk about Judas's "own place." -- What I'm about to read is after Judas had committed suicide, the disciples were going to choose a replacement for Judas.
>Acts 1:15 -- 25 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
16Men 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.
17For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
18Now 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.
~ Let me say, that while putting these studies of the apostle's together I have read from many sources, some I used and some I didn't, and here is what I found to do with "Judas's bowels gushing out".