And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, (Jn. 13:2 NKJ)
Have you ever wondered what happened to Judas? Was he born Judas Iscariot the betrayer? No. He became the betrayer. You may wonder how on earth he became the betrayer. The scripture above shows us what was behind Judas’s betrayal of Jesus. Satan put it into Judas’ heart to betray Him. Judas’ action, though it looked very ordinary from the outside, was serious satanic activity.
So how did Judas became the betrayer? He simply opened up his life for Satan to use. If you see Satan at work in a person’s life, it implies a door was open for him to get in, whether the individual is aware of it or no.
The apostle John gives us the clue to how Judas became the betrayer. John 12:6 says, “This he (Judas) said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.” Judas had been stealing money from Jesus’ ministry long before Judas ever betrayed Him. Judas’ greed for money and his stealing habit opened up his life for Satan.
Do you remember Job? Do you know that fear was the door that Satan used to get into Job’s life? There are many doors that Satan uses, including sin, bitterness, ungodly habits, uncontrolled anger issues, etc. Judas became the betrayer through greed for money and a stealing habit which made it easy for Satan. Do not open up your life to Satan ( Eph. 4:27.)
Do you think Satan is still using similar doors to enter into our lives to hurt us today? See Eph. 4:27.
APPLY THE WORD
If you know of any doors that are open to Satan, please do not go to bed today without taking steps to close them.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you review your life to see what doors Satan might be using to oppress you.
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