|Matthew 26:47-49 |
47 And while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a was great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, he is the one; hold him securely."
49 And he immediately went to Jesus and said, 'Hail, master!' And kissed him.3 [It is not what you say that makes Jesus your Lord or Master, but your deeds — your obedience to his teachings and commands. By your deeds you either acknowledge him or deny him as your Lord and Master. If you continue in sin and call Him Lord, you are like those whom He said: "This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their hearts are far from me." Mat 15:8.]
3 he immediately went to Jesus and said, 'Hail, master!' And kissed him. So Judas called him Master, but he betrayed him. By his actions of betrayal he denied Jesus to be his Lord and Master. Christendom denies and disowns Jesus too by teaching instant salvation by grace, while ignoring Jesus' teachings of salvation's exclusions — requirements, and qualifying conditions. To ignore his teachings and commands, is to deny and disown Jesus as Lord and Master. Jesus is not Lord or Master of anyone who still sins: as he said, Truly, Truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. John 8:34; if you are a slave to sin, then sin is your master. Your challenge is to be set free from sin by Him, thus to be a slave to righteousness instead, only speaking the words you hear Him tell you to speak immediately before speaking and only doing what He orders you to do.