SELF ENEMY Mark 14:10-11

Imagine that we are in a group of thirteen people and we receive donations from people often, you will agree with me that we will commit the funds into the care of the most trusted person among us. That was the exact situation among Jesus and His twelve disciples. In the beginning, Judas Iscariot was the most trusted fellow among the brethren, but along the line, he allowed the love of money to make him derail; John 12:6 “This he 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 Iscariot was driven by excessive avarice and he lost himself in the process. He was determined to exploit every opportunity to make money whether legitimately or not, V 10-11 “Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him”. Judas knew Jesus had super power and that He could wriggle out of any situation; so he wanted to cash on it to make money. He never knew it was the grand plan for Jesus’ divine earthly assignment. When he realized Jesus was going to die, he repented but not genuinely, Matthew 27:5 “Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself”.

Judas Iscariot had a monster in him, but he refused to tame it until it destroyed him. Many a time, what people ascribe to enemies are self inflicted. They are the architect of their own misfortune. The best person that can preach to you is you! If you have been your own enemy, repent now before you are consumed. Stop smoking, stop fornicating, stop adultery, break away from that evil group, wake up from that prayerlessness.

 

Prayer point: I repent of every self-indulging deed in my life in Jesus name.

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