|That the Scriptures
May Be Fulfilled
|I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled,
He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he
that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I
say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was
leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore
beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he
had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
And after the sop Satan entered into him.
Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. For some of them
thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that
we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night. (KJV)
That the Scripture May Be Fulfilled
No greater proof of who Jesus is exists than the fulfillment of
prophecy, the fulfillment of scripture. Point after point in the life of
Jesus, the scripture reveals a foreknowledge of Jesus and His
purpose. Hundreds of times, hundreds of years before the fact, the
scriptures speak of what would happen – many times in minute detail.
The betrayal of Jesus is one of those points.
(Psalms 41:7-10) All that hate me whisper together against me: against
me do they devise my hurt. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast
unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. Yea, mine
own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath
lifted up his heel against me. But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me,
and raise me up, that I may requite them. (KJV)
(Zechariah 11:12-13) And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my
price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of
silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly
price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver,
and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. (KJV)
(John 20:30-31) And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence
of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are
written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;
and that believing ye might have life through his name. (KJV)
(1 Corinthians 15:1-9) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the
gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and
wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory
what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I
delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ
died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried,
and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And
that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen
of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part
remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was
seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of
me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the
apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I
persecuted the church of God. (KJV)
He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that
receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
The apostles were the ones sent out by Jesus as His personal
emissaries and representatives. Thus, the reception they received was
a direct reflection upon Him. In much the same way, Jesus was the
personal emissary and representative of His Father, and His reception
was a direct reflection upon Him.
(Matthew 10:38-42) And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth
after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and
he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. He that receiveth you
receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He
that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a
prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of
a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And
whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold
water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no
wise lose his reward. (KJV)
(Luke 10:16) He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth
you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent
… that one of you shall betray me.
Even among those selected by Jesus, one was a traitor. One of His
disciples. One who had been with Him for years. The One who was
intrusted with control of the money.
(Proverbs 27:6) Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of
an enemy are deceitful. (KJV)
Who is It?
Peter asked John (leaning on Jesus’ bosom, … whom Jesus loved) to
ask Jesus who it was that would betray Him. Curiosity is the common
lot of man.
Jesus prophecied who it was that would betray Him. The one who
Jesus handed the bread to after dunking it, that is who would betray
Him. He then dunks the bread, and gives it to Judas Iscariot. The one
whom Satan had influenced. Yet, it seems the disciples still did not
What You Do, Do Quickly
Jesus was resigned to His fate. He knew what it was that was to
happen. He knew that He would be betrayed. He knew that He would
be tortured. He knew that He would be crucified. He knew that He
would die. He was ready to get it over with.
(Romans 5:6-10) For when we were yet without strength, in due time
Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one
die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But
God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his
blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were
enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (KJV)
His disciples, however, mistook His message to Judas as being his
being dispatched on a mission to either get supplies, or to help the
Upon Jesus statement, Judas left to rendezvous with the rulers of the