Any thought against God, His ways, His will, or against another is a BETRAYER thought. We see this played out in John 13. Judas was a disciple of Jesus. He walked where Jesus walked. He was one of the ones who helped distribute the food when Jesus fed the 5,000+ folks. He was there when Jesus calmed the sea, healed the sick, and cast out demons.
HOW did he even come up with the idea to betray Jesus? John 13:2 says, “And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him.”
It all started with a thought that was not of his origin. It was a thought planted in his heart by the devil. Betray means to be disloyal to, break faith with, or denounce.
We must be aware of betrayal thoughts. Have you ever had a thought of suicide? That is a betrayer thought. If mulled over in your mind and accepted, you would carry that thought out in killing yourself.
Who is behind killing innocent babies in the womb? Only one, and that is satan. Ephesians 6:11 warns us to put on our whole armor so that we can stand against the wiles of the devil. Verse 12 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
One of satan’s wiles comes as fiery darts. They are thoughts against anything that God stands for. They seek to penetrate through our minds and embed themselves in our hearts.
How could our nation be so divided? It starts with one thought that is embraced and owned. Tomorrow is election day. Join with me and countless others to ask the Lord for His mercy. May He turn the hearts of the American people to vote FOR His ways, His will, His purposes for our nation.
O Lord, we cry out to You for Your mercy. Fan the flickering light into a blazing flame that will glorify Your name which is above all names, and above and over every principality and power and dominion and thrones. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.