Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he [ Judas ] said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. John 12:6
Q: If the disciple John knew
that Judas was a thief,
then did The LORD JESUS know it ?
Judas, it seemed, did not believe that JESUS CHRIST was the SON+ of GOD , in truth.
Unlike Peter, Judas did not BELIEVE into HIM+.
This must have been the case with Judas — regardless of his being an eye-witness to all the miracles of JESUS and being included in the Teachings of JESUS first-hand.
If Judas WOULD have received
to the FATHER that JESUS testified,
then Judas would have known something else:
Judas would have realized
that he could never hide
his sly and evil thieveries
and his deadly, traitorous scheme
WITHOUT The LORD knowing full well
what he, Judas, was doing.
If Judas really would have believed that HE+ was the SON+ of GOD, Judas would have known the truth of Psalm 139 … GOD knows our down-sitting and up-rising and every word on our tongues.
But NO… Judas thought he was hidden. He thought he was more clever that the other disciples.
Judas thought GOD
did not see
what he was doing!
Judas did not recall the Old Covenant Prophet Elisha and his servant Gehazi after Naaman the Syrian had been healed of leprosy.
Naaman offered to pay Elisha for his “services” , but Elisha wisely refused to take payment. Gehazi, though, schemed to take advantage of the situation and procure those gifts … for himself.
Elisha asked Gehazi:
“Where did you go ? ”
Gehazi promptly lied to the Prophet:
“Thy servant went nowhere.”
Elisha said, “Went not mine heart with you when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee ?
Is it a time to receive ?” … and Elisha listed even all Gehazi’s hidden plans for temporal goods which Gehazi dreamed to obtain !
Now the leprosy of Naaman shall cleave unto thee and unto thy seed for ever.”
Naaman’s leprosy attacked Gehazi who thought he could succeed in “fooling GOD.”
Remember Ananias and Sapphira ?
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