A Different Ending

“Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.” -John 18:3-6.

I wonder if this also included Judas?

While depending on God’s grace and mercy, I can only and can’t even imagine what it will be like when Jesus returns in power and great glory, when He comes on the clouds with His holy angels to establish His Kingdom on earth, when the kingdom of this world BECOMES the Kingdom of our Lord and Messiah (ref Rev. 11:15), a time when those who would still oppose Him may find themselves on the ground again, or have to worry about Jesus’ words, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But NOW my kingdom is from another place.” WHEN His Kingdom comes and is established on earth, Jesus will not be the One or ones who is/are arrested or slain, at least, in the Spirit and by the Breath of His Words.  And let us not forget “…the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:8

Don’t let your hearts grow cold because of the increase of wickedness around you. Do not be overcome by troubling events in the world. But grow in faith, hope, and love through God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ the Son, and the abiding Presence of the Holy Spirit.

“Be strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might. Wait upon Him and renew your strength.”  Jesus is risen from the dead.

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