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Permalink 09:49:04 am, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 299 words   English (US)

When there is a devil among us

What do you think we should do when there is a devil amongst us? ... Someone, who would betray our Lord and attempt to destroy His work. Lets say that we know full well who it is and what their precise intent is, and even though they put on a good show and build confidence in the weak minds, you know that they are up to no good. Going further, you know exactly how they are attempting to harm the cause and how they intend to benefit financially or otherwise from their evil.

What should you do to them?

Strike them down?

What has Jesus taught us to do, in this passage?

John 13
4so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
12When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. "Do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them. 13"You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. 15I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Who's feet are you unwilling to wash? ... and what does that say about your faith?

Don't miss out on this blessing. Do for your enemy some dirty-work, today.

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Comment from: joyinexpressible [Visitor]
I've heard of chruches actually practicing this and have thought that it certainly would teach christians humility. I think it would weed out those who are there for personal gain. Not having your feet washed so much as washing the feet of others. I have a hard time imagining it happening in the modern church.
Permalink 10/08/05 @ 01:05
Comment from: pam [Visitor]
Good strategy, Trent and I would only add that Judas was not a devil but only a man. Satan entered him and through Judas betrayed Jesus. I think before we do anything regarding another, we must go first to Jesus ourselves and allow Him to wash our feet lest we be led astray by our own sin and misjudge our brother or sister.
Permalink 08/18/08 @ 11:23
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
John 6:70
Jesus answered them, "Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?"

If not Judas, then to whom was Jesus referring?

Permalink 08/18/08 @ 12:36
Comment from: pam [Visitor]
I thought of this after I posted;(I knew you wouldn't miss it) but was he a devil before Satan entered him or after? Jesus would know who it was that God would allow Satan to use to betray Him. Was Jesus speaking in the here and now or prophetically? Since Judas was a flesh and blood human being and Jesus was speaking of a future betrayal, I think Jesus was speaking prophetically. He also says that He chose the twelve and one was a devil. Satan doesn't rule the demons as is the common misperceptions, they tremble and bow before Jesus knowing they can do nothing that God does not allow. Satan could not enter Judas without God's permission to do so.

That leaves me with another question. Being that it was God's Will that Jesus be betrayed by Judas should the deciples have acted to remove him or if they had done so wouldn't they be working against the Will of God? If Judas had been prevented from his evil deed would you and I even be having this discussion? Even the evil that exists now in our own midst is being worked together with the good for our good who are in Christ Jesus.
Permalink 08/18/08 @ 13:36
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
"""Even the evil that exists now in our own midst is being worked together with the good for our good who are in Christ Jesus."""

Permalink 08/21/08 @ 03:02

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