Regarding Judas Iscariot
6/2/09 From YahuShua HaMashiach, Our Lord and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Timothy, this question of Judas has come up before Me once again. Therefore because you have humbled yourself before Me, sincerely seeking to know the truth of the matter, even if it meant your own correction, not at all doubting the Scriptures of Truth or My Word in the Volumes, I will answer you, and for the sake of those who seek to know Me as I truly am. So then let all those who have ears to hear, hear and gain wisdom.
For thus says The Lord: Before you in the Scriptures of Truth you see the man called Judas, who by receiving the bribe betrayed The Son of Man. Yet afterward, out of extreme remorse, he took the money (the price for which I had been weighed) and cast it down at the feet of the guilty. Therefore Judas could not buy a field with the money he did not have, nor did it enter his mind. Rather those of evil and hardened hearts bought the field to bury those who they saw as unworthy, whereby a sign was also given and fulfilled by Judas, written in his own blood; and so it remains to this day, the desolate Field of Blood.
Therefore, again I say to you, stumble not over the letter, nor be confused by gossip; nor let perverse interpretations and biased translations lead you astray, by which the churches of men have marred My Word and My Glory before the people. Stop judging by human standards! Discern by right standards, according to My love and the knowledge you have received in Me; see with greater eyes! For I tell you the truth, Judas shall be with Me in paradise.
Beloved ones, I forgive all who return to Me;
Even the one in ninety-nine who goes astray,
Even the one among twelve who betrays Me...
For I am The Lord...
And of all those The Father
Has given Me, I shall not lose one.
And though Judas was indeed lost according to the flesh, he was not lost according to the spirit. For he repented in sincerity and in truth, confessing his sin with extreme remorse. And though he died before Me, his sins I bore also, crucifying them upon the tree.
Therefore awake and give answer, all you who call of yourselves Christian: Who among you has not gone astray? Who among you has not betrayed Me? Who among you has not sinned? Who among you has not denied The Son of The Living God?! Therefore, again I say to you, all those who repent in My name, with sincere remorse in their hearts, are saved. For I am The One who makes it possible for them to do so.
And though some have fallen asleep in death,
And others are slain, even by their own hand,
I ask you, shall death have the last word?...
BY NO MEANS! For I shall raise them up at the Last Day!...
For I have granted them the victory, even as I am The Victory,
Being the First Fruits from death...
Even as those given Me shall likewise be first
When the shout is made...
Says The Lord.
9/16/10 From YahuShua HaMashiach, Our Lord and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For a Brother in Christ, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Regarding Matthew 19:28: So YahuShua said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when The Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel”... A brother in Christ asked if Judas would be one of those twelve.
[YahuShua answered] My son, you consider things deeply, pondering that which others often overlook. Thus because of your zealousness you are called, should you choose to embrace your calling fully, receiving temperance unto peace according to the Spirit of Truth.
Yet what of another who has been called in like manner, who refuses to walk according to My will and purpose? Shall he continue in his office, though his heart testifies against him, with his actions bearing fruit of the same? My son, he shall not; his calling shall be given to another.
Therefore, hear and understand the loving mercies
Of God fulfilled in Me, even of those bitter tears
Which I have shed over all these who deny Me,
Over all these who betray Me by all they say and do:
Beloved, in My anger I have indeed cast them out,
Appointing others to run in their stead...
Yet I tell you the truth, though they now
Abide as one sitting along the wayside,
They are in no wise broken off...
For our bond is love, and any bond
Forged in My love can never be broken.
Behold, even amongst this little flock have I received many kisses after the kind of My son, Judas. Yet I tell you the truth, I have never lost one who is Mine; I am in love with My own. And though their thoughts betray them, having given heed to many lies and deceptions from within and without, I know My own, and I will never turn away anyone who returns to Me.
Therefore, again I say to you, Judas shall be with Me in paradise. For he repented in sincerity and in truth, with extreme remorse. And though the weight of sin can be very heavy, and remorse over betrayal can slay your heart, even to the point of death, My love is greater still.
Thus upon these twelve thrones, of which you have considered yet do not fully comprehend, will My twelve apostles sit, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Yet Judas shall not be among them. Yet he shall indeed be there, even close at hand, and he shall be at peace, having spent many days wailing upon My bosom in the house of The Lord.