Summary: 2 of ? Judas missed the entirety of that which took place from the time of his leaving the Lord’s supper(13:30) until he arrived in the Garden of Gethsemane, with those who would arrest Jesus(18:3)! Judas Missed...
WHAT JUDAS MISSED-II—John 13:18--17:26
OR--‘WHILE YOU WERE OUT/GONE’
Don’t Miss Out—
The man whispered, "God, speak to me,”...
And a meadowlark sang. But, the man did not hear.
So the man said, "God, speak to me,”...
And the lightning flashed & the thunder rolled across the sky. But, the man did not listen.
The man looked around & said, "God let me see you,”...
And a star shined brightly. But, the man did not notice.
Then the exasperated man shouted, "God show me a miracle!”...
And a life was born. But, the man did not know.
So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, & let me know you are here,”...
Whereupon God reached down & touched the man. But, the man brushed the butterfly away & walked on.
*Don’t miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way you may expect.
Shortly after Jesus Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem as Her promised Messianic King(FYI—when the pressure was on, this same crowd & others yelled, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”)
& During the Passover supper, Jesus’ provided an example of Christian humility for His disciples(including Judas Iscariot) by washing their feet as would a servant...
*Judas missed the entirety of Jesus’ teaching which took place from the time of his prematurely leaving the Lord’s supper(13:30) until he arrived in the Garden of Gethsemane, with the detachment of soldiers, chief priests & Pharisees to arrest Jesus!(18:3; Mat. 27:27)—[Roman cohort(speira—the tenth part of a legion=600 soldiers)]
The week before Easter/Resurrection Sunday, we found that Judas Missed at least 12 vital life lessons because of his unbelieving attitude...
13:18—•The PRIVILEGE Of BEING CHOSEN.
•EVIDENCE Of MESSIANIC FULFILLMENT.
•His ANCIENT WARNING.
13:19—•A MEMORABLE MISSION.
13:20—•His REPRESENTATIVE CALLING.
•The TRUE GOD.
13:21—•The WARNING Of BEING A HINDERANCE TO GOD.
13:22—•The WARNING Of DENYING PERSONAL SIN.
13:23-26—•The EASE & BLESSING Of SEEKING The LORD’s WISDOM.
•The CONFIDENCE Of ALTHOUGH LIMITED Yet TRUE KNOWLEDGE.
13:27—•The WARNING Of BEING OUT For YOURSELF.
•The WARNING Of GAINING ‘PERMISSION’ RATHER THAN FOLLOWING GOD’s ‘DIRECTION.’
*Every time you are ‘too busy’ to take part in a gathering of the Church of God, you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
*Every time you think God cannot use you to do what He has plainly shown you, you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
*Every time you ‘avoid’ God’s plain direction for you, you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
*Every time you discourage another person, (whether it be your spouse, your friend, your brother or sister in Christ, etc.), you miss out on something vital & life-changing!
*Every time you do not fulfill an appointment by God, you miss out on something vital & life-changing! L
28 But no one at he table knew for what reason He said this to him. 29 For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, “Buy those things we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor.
Judas missed...The WARNING ABOUT The DAMNING VOICE Of AVARICE
AVARICE=‘extreme greed for wealth or material gain.’
Jn. 12:4-6—“Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii & given to the poor?” This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, & had the money box; & he used to take what was put in it.”
Judas missed...The WARNING That SIN TAKES SELFISH ADVANTAGE Of OTHER PEOPLE’s STRUGGLES
Judas missed...The DANGER of PREYING Upon OTHERS
Judas missed...The WARNING That SIN PROMOTES The DIFFICULTIES Of OTHERS In ORDER To PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY For SELF
The mention of “the feast” here is probably in reference to ‘the Feast of Unleavened Bread’(&/or ‘the Feast of Firstfruits’(1 day--the 2nd day of Unleavened Bread)), which begins immediately following the Passover(1 day--14 Nisan). The Passover initiates the 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread.
13:30 Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.
“Having received the piece of bread”
Judas missed...The WARNING SIGNS Of HIS OWN RUSE(Cf.-:22)
“he then went out immediately.”
Judas missed...The WARNING Of The INSATIABLE LUST/DESIRE Of The FLESH
Judas missed...The WARNING Of the CONSTANT COMPULSION Of FLESH
“And it was night.”
Judas missed...The PHYSICAL REPRESENTATION(Darkness) Of HIS SPIRITUAL REALITY
Judas missed...The WARNING In DARKNESS
Ex. 12:21-23—“Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel & said to them, “Pick out & take lambs for yourselves according to your families, & kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, & strike the lintel & the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. “For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; & when He sees the blood on the lintel & on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door & not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.”