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Cuts Like A Knife

  • Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, "Whomever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely." When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, "Rabbi! Rabbi!" and kissed him. They laid their hands on him, and seized him. Mark 14:44'46 WEB.

    The evening light had faded, and it was now dark. Jesus and the unknowing disciples had finished their last supper on Earth. There had been a shadow of death and betrayal covering this otherwise lovely family meal. They sang a hymn together, then went out to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, as Jesus often did.

    Judas Iscariot, an apostle of Jesus who ate with them at supper and dipped his bread in the bowl together with Jesus, now showed up with an armed group of men to arrest Him. Their close friend had suddenly become their enemy. Judas walked over and kissed Jesus on the cheek to let the guards know who they were to arrest. His betrayal hurt.

    One of the twelve apostles Jesus had hand-picked out of thousands betrayed Him. Yet, Jesus had a purpose, and Judas played an ugly part in bringing that about. It wasn't pretty, but like many things, it brought God's will to pass.

    Jesus took our sin away on the cross, and He suffered for it so that we would not have to, but other things that He went through while on Earth were an example for us. Betrayal is something that most of us will experience at some point, and it always hurts when those who were your friend become your enemy.

    If this happens to you, do what Jesus did: Stay focused on your purpose, and forgive the betrayer as quickly as possible. It does not mean that you have to trust them anymore, for trust is earned. Don't delay God's work and get sidetracked or filled with bitterness over the incident, even though it cuts you like a knife. God will take care of the betrayer in due course Himself. For, oh yes, we reap what we sow.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You have a plan and a purpose for me. I choose to follow You today. Help me see past the wrongs in my life and focus on what You are doing instead. Please give me the grace to get through this day. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

December 23, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

December 23, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

December 23, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, Thank You for each blessing.. I need You always.  AMEN

December 23, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

 Thank you for your many blessings, Dear Lord. Amen!

December 23, 2022
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango

So true, and hits close to home! Thank you for the biblical and uplifting comments. God bless!

December 23, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

December 23, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

December 23, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

December 23, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord, Amen!

December 23, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

December 23, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

December 23, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

December 23, 2022
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Amen. The betrayal of a family member is even more painful. But God is still God, and I continue to unite my sorrow with His.

December 23, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father 

December 23, 2022
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Jesus for your blessings.

 Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for bringing us together each day.

December 23, 2022
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you Jesus!

December 23, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thanj you for mercy Lord Jesus,  Amen 

December 23, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

December 23, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

December 23, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

December 24, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 24, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for this perspective, Pastor Dion! Lord, help me focus on what You are doing in my life today. Thank you. Amen

December 24, 2022
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

THE BETRAYAL OF FAMILY IS ONE OF THE MOST PAINFUL TO OUR HEARTS BUT I HAVE LEARNED THAT OUR GOD IS THE MENDER OF THE BROKEN HEARTED.  HE BLESSES US CONTINUALLY AND LOVES US UNCONDTIONALLY. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME. AMEN

December 24, 2022