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Monday, December 28, 2015
The Early Church Eras (Acts 1:18-20): Betrayer
Topic: Act of Apostles

Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.  (Acts 1:18-20 KJV)


Acts 1:18 needs to be correlated with Matthew 27:3–10. The simplest explanation may be found in the principle that, whereas in Acts Luke records all events (such as the acts of Judas), Matthew distinguishes between what Judas did and what the priests did. Remember, Judas betrayed Jesus by handed Him over to Roman emperor and the priests tried to make Him guilty to abolish the Law of Moses. Priests did not understand that He came to the world to fulfill the laws.


In Matthew 27:3-10, we see that Judas betrayed Jesus with thirty pieces of silver, and he came to realize what he did was wrong. Have we ever betray Jesus with the worldly possession? Even we cannot give Jesus away to FBI or Supreme Court, we put Him in a small box with our favorite things to do, such as Sunday Night Football or going on a shopping spring.


Romans 3:23 tells us that we all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. It is necessary to realize that we are the sinners. Don't blame Adam and Eve to bring the sin nature of this world. They already shared their false. It is our turn to repent our sins to God. We have turned away from God and rely on the things of this world. I John 2:15-16 says, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." We cannot embrace the love of this world with God. This is the problem with today's Christian artists. Some of their songs have emerge with worldly tunes. Instead, their songs are praising and honoring God, their songs draw to the world and make multimillionaire.


Do we have darkness spots in our hearts? We can clean that spots that are inside of us with the blood of Jesus.


Do you have your relationship with the Heavenly Father? If not, I like to encourage you to develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ today. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at or visit my ministries website at for further resources.

Posted by MGJC Web Ministry at 10:13 PM EST
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