BETRAYAL vs COMMUNION
During the month of November,
2007, I repeatedly heard in my spirit the word betrayal. During the last week of November, I began an intensive
scriptural search to know the mind of the Lord concerning betrayal.
As I began my research, though
basically ignorant of the truth, I could before researching recognize times
past in which I had been betrayed. In confirming this God initiative, God gave
my wife Kay a dream about a trusted friend who had betrayed us some 12 years
ago. Kay did not know, prior to the dream that the Spirit of God had spoken to
me concerning betrayal. Kay’s dream is definitely confirmation of
God’s desire to impart revelation concerning betrayal.
INFAMOUS JUDAS ISCARIOT
It is almost universal revelation
that Judas Iscariot betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ. The scripture is very clear
also that many believers will in the same manner betray the faith of God and
one another. I believe that the Lord is desirous to now reveal, in a more in
depth way, the nature of betrayal and its purpose in the plan of God.
Why is God now breathing this
initiative to understand betrayal into the hearts of the discerning? As I will
explain, betrayal is the opposite of communion and fellowship. As communion and
fellowship increase so will the opportunity to betray. Betrayal is the
surrendering or giving up of communion.
The Greek word for betray is paradidomi
(par-ad-id'-o-mee) and means to surrender,
i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.
COMMUNION WILL INITIATE & EXPOSE BETRAYAL
God is not releasing betrayal into the earth! On the contrary, God
continues to reveal His presence in the earth. It is the nature of the
increasing presence of God in communion which will initiate and expose betrayal.
Can betrayal, when properly understood and addressed bring forth God destiny?
The scripture is very clear in
defining betrayal as giving up or surrendering of communion. Betrayal, as
defined, first requires possession. Betrayal is non-existent without ownership.
I cannot give up that which I do not have.
Jesus had fellowship with Judas
Iscariot. Jesus called Judas His friend. Jesus not only called Judas friend but
a trusted friend. Jesus had broken bread with Judas. Judas betrayed the trust
which he possessed with Jesus.
IN THE NIGHT IN WHICH JESUS WAS
BETRAYED…HE (JESUS) TOOK BREAD
As I initiated my search of the scriptures concerning betrayal, the
following verse gripped my spirit and opened my eyes of understanding
concerning betrayal. The Apostle Paul writes the following to the Corinthian
church concerning communion.
For I received from the Lord that which I
also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in
the night in which He was betrayed took bread; (1 Cor 11:23, NAS)
Why did the Holy Spirit mention in I Corinthians 11:23 that on the night
in which Jesus was betrayed He also exercised communion? What is the
significance of betrayal as it relates to communion?
Communion is the Greek word koinonia
(koy-nohn-ee'-ah) which means a sharer, i.e. associate: companion, fellowship,
partaker, partner; communion. We who are truly in communion in the body of
Christ are sharers and partakers of one another. We are members one of another.
Betrayal is the antithesis of communion. Betrayal yields up or surrenders Godly
BELIEVERS ARE MEMBERS OF A BODY…THE BODY OF CHRIST
The relationship between communion and betrayal is more easily
understood when the two are properly related to the body. Believers are all
members of the body of Christ. We maintain that membership in the body of
Christ as we present our bodies as living sacrifices. The breaking of bread in
communion represents the body of Jesus Christ which was broken and shared with
all believers. Through faith in the death of Christ’s body and His bodily
resurrection we walk in true fellowship with Christ and have the very life of
LIFE OR DEATH
The difference between communion and betrayal is life and death.
Separation from the body of Christ brings forth death. Our DNA is relationship.
We are created to be in Godly relationship. The whole plan of Satan is to
isolate and separate people(s) thereby stealing, killing and destroying the
life given to believers by God. This is accomplished as members of the body of
Christ believe Satan’s lies. Again, God’s truth declares that we
were created to fellowship with God our Creator and all of God’s
We know from the Apostle Paul’s teaching that failure to properly
connect and commune with the body of Christ leads to weakness, infirmity and
sleep (death) (I Corinthians 11). Failure to commune or become partakers of
saints with whom God has joined you constitutes betrayal. Communion produces
life…betrayal produces death. Judas Iscariot physically died because of
his betrayal of Jesus.
EXAMINE YOUR HEART…IN THE FAITH?
Faith is God’s plan for our lives. I feel and have taught for
years the importance of finding our connection to the body of Christ.
Everything not of faith is sin. Every believer has a Garden of Eden. The Garden
of Eden is a place of righteousness, peace and joy and a place where the Kingdom
of God and the righteousness of God rule. God communing with Adam and Eve in
the Garden of Eden confirms that our DNA is relational.
In His Presence
Note: This is the 1st in a series of writings on communion
and betrayal. I will both email and post on www.fathersheartministry.com