Summary: 8 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...
OR--‘WHILE YOU WERE OUT/AWAY’
My Children Are Not My Children:
In Washington State ca. 2002, when a parent applied for state benefits for their children, DNA tests were required for proof of parentage. But when a woman(Lydia Fairchild) fell on hard times(she & the father of her children separated), the DNA test claimed that none of the children she was claiming were really hers. She had two children & was claiming them as her own. She was pregnant with a third supposedly by the same father.
Lydia received a call from a prosecutor who wanted to talk with her about the test results. He assumed she was using a false name, & was hiding the fact that ‘her’ kids were really someone else’s. She explained her name was not falsified & that she was not married but had had all of the children thru him, & that they were all her biological children. The prosecutor responded that they knew the kids belonged to the father but also knew that Lydia could not have given birth to the children. The DNA test results were 99.9% the stated father’s(Jamie Townsend), but 0.00% Lydia’s. She was told that there is no way possible that she was the mother of the children!
They did another test & the result was the same! Lydia was told that Social services was going to take her children away. She was facing charges fraud & kidnapping her own children!
Attorney Alan Tindell looked into Lydia’s case. His job was to prove that Lydia was not a criminal. Or to discover whose children they really were.
Since Lydia was nearing her birthdate, Mr. Tindell had the court order someone to be in the delivery room as Lydia gave birth. DNA taken from Lydia & the baby immediately at birth, again revealed that her new baby was the father’s but was not her own! Obviously the baby was hers but the DNA test said otherwise.
The obvious conclusion was that the DNA tests were wrong, which could threaten the entire DNA testing regime/system. After all, people have been sent to prison & to even death based on DNA results!
Lydia’s case baffled the experts. Near the same time, Attorney Tindell became aware that a lady in Boston needed a kidney transplant but none of the three sons born to her showed any maternal DNA compatibility!
Other tests were ordered for Lydia, including a cervical smear. It turned out that Lydia’s cervix, fallopian tubes & ovaries were not her own!
It seems that unbeknownst to Lydia she had started life in the womb as a twin. Early on in her mother’s pregnancy, her twin never fully developed & Lydia’s developing body absorbed her twin’s cells without destroying them., The result was that that Lydia was made up of two separate sets of DNA. It was discovered that her ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, & cervix were composed entirely of her sister’s DNA to the exclusion of her own! Technically Lydia was not the biological mother of her own children!
There are only 30 people in the U.S. known to have this condition, but then again not many people have their DNA tested.
*The initial prosecutor missed out on the astonishing truth because he had turned a blind eye to possibilities that were ‘outside his own box.’
*Judas missed the entirety of Jesus’ example & teaching which took place from the time of his prematurely leaving their gathering in the upper room(13:30; Mk. 14:15) 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)]
God’s People Practice...
*Gathering with the Church!
*Allowing God to use them despite their faults!
*Follow God’s plain direction for them!
*Are an encouragement to others!
*Fulfill their God-appointments!
...In doing so, they will never miss out on something vital & life-changing for themselves, their spouses, their children, & others!
We have previously found that Judas Missed vital life lessons because of his unbelieving heart attitude AND as a result, Judas Missed his life’s focus due to his physical absence...
•The PRIVILEGE Of BEING CHOSEN.
•EVIDENCE Of MESSIANIC FULFILLMENT.
•His ANCIENT WARNING.
•A MEMORABLE MISSION.
•His REPRESENTATIVE CALLING.
•The TRUE GOD.
•The WARNING Of BEING A HINDERANCE TO GOD.
•The WARNING Of DENYING PERSONAL SIN.
•The EASE & BLESSING Of SEEKING The LORD’s WISDOM.
•The CONFIDENCE Of ALTHOUGH LIMITED Yet TRUE KNOWLEDGE.
•The WARNING Of BEING OUT For YOURSELF.
•The WARNING Of GAINING ‘PERMISSION’ RATHER THAN FOLLOWING GOD’s ‘DIRECTION.’
•The WARNING ABOUT The DAMNING VOICE Of AVARICE
•The WARNING That SIN TAKES SELFISH ADVANTAGE Of OTHER PEOPLE’s STRUGGLES
•The DANGER of PREYING Upon OTHERS
•The WARNING That SIN PROMOTES The DIFFICULTIES Of OTHERS In ORDER To PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY For SELF