The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ Betrayal

With a Kiss…

Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the cock will not crow, till you have denied me three times.” ~ John 13:38

There is something so eerily similar between our Lord’s final moment in this world, as told in John 13 and the moment we are presently living. In one night, His followers went from seeing themselves about to assume power as officers, trustees, and directors in His inevitable earthly kingdom, to hunted radicals fleeing for their lives.

There is something so very, very powerful and pivotal in betrayal. Seeded throughout the Bible and book-ended between Genesis 3 and John 13…from the Fall to the Salvation of Man. Betrayal took center stage this week in my own life, in my own circle, in my own world.

God works with energy. Energy can be measured. God gives energy intention. Three separate events, totally disconnected from each other; my Pastor’s sermon on “Betrayal” via John 13 this past Sunday, my friend Frank giving me the Michael Card CD, whom I had never heard of, which contained the song “Why?” on track 4…on the very same day, and a very high level discussion among my closest and most devout patriot brothers Wednesday evening, deeply concerned that our President is about to betray us all by signing the “Red Flag” bill into law, eliminating due-process, and setting the final stage for gun confiscation in America. Energy can be understood.

Our Oath Keeper Chaplain Bill Banuchi gave me a blue wrist band with the words In God We Trust a couple of years ago…it seems. It has never left my wrist. For the first time in all my years of attending church services and listening to sermons, this past Sunday was the first time I heard the word betrayal applied to two individuals in the most pivotal moment in human history. The infamously clear betrayer in Judas, and the less obvious, more subtle, and certainly without pre-meditation, Peter. The latter, while he was yet to fully comprehend his Master’s Kingdom, trusted in God. The former did not, and Satan entered in.

We are, every last one of us, betrayers. Every single person reading these words has betrayed on a level somewhere between Judas and Peter. I believe God is speaking to those of us who’ve yet to sell their souls through today’s SMTU. Jeffrey Epstein had his John 13:27 moment many years ago and yesterday, if we can believe the reports which I don’t, he took the Judas way out. It is worth pointing out here that the planetary evil behind the Epstein cult is Progressive. That is to say, it has progressed to a deeper, darker, deadlier, more insidious, diabolical and pervasive force than it was in Judas’ day…helped along by technology no doubt. And it has been said that the Rothschilds are the proven descendants of the Canaanites who sacrificed their children to Baal. Whether this is true or not, we do know that Baal is being well-fed to the tune of roughly 17,000 abortions per week.

Last week I wrote that God’s mercy was sparing us the data dump of evil in one fell swoop, but He is clearly opening our eyes and awakening us incrementally to the truth. He clearly wants us to take the path of Peter. He knew that Peter, though denying Him, would come to understand. His last “new commandment” in John 13, I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

We are, to my mind, living another monumentally pivotal moment in the history of the world. Who is the betrayer in our own midst who is poised to put his own self before the savior we follow? How many of us find it so much easier to deny him in today’s world, than to take up His cross and boldly proclaim and follow. The clues are sprouting exponentially now, so much of the world we grew up to accept and believe is being slowly turned upside down…or some would say, right side up again. Think about it…after all the rejecting, denying, mocking, self-indulgence and betrayal, He is so clearly saying to us here, Be careful my child what you choose to hold on to. Who but He could love as much as that? Trust Him!

Why did it have to be a friend who chose to betray the lord?                            And why did he use a kiss to show them, that’s not what a kiss is for?        Only a friend can betray a friend, a stranger has nothing to gain                Only a friend comes close enough, to ever cause so much pain                        And why did there have to be a heavy cross he was made to bear?                And why did they nail His feet and hands when his love would have held him there? ~ Michael Card, Why ~ Please listen & watch here.

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