The Glory Of God And The Glorification Of Christ


“Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him” (John 13:31). As Judas Iscariot went out of the midst of the children of God, the disciples of Christ, and out of that assembly, Jesus said the Son of that God is glorified and God is glorified in Him as well. All that followed after this verse 31 and the following chapters took place without the presence of Judas Iscariot. The following are the implications of Judas Iscariot going out: He went out to spiritual darkness never to return to the gospel light. 

He had been called, converted, commissioned even went out with the disciples two by two. Obviously, he had repented, but now he had backslidden, saved but eventually lost, converted but he compromised his faith.He went out with Satan never to be recovered from the snare of the devil – John 13:27; 2 Timothy 2:26. Filled, controlled, empowered and directed by Satan, he went out with him and couldn’t recover himself again from the snare of the devil. 

He had been taken captive by the devil, his heart, mind, life and destiny seized and he could never recover himself.He went out from the congregation of the Righteous. He was in the midst the people of God and he could have pleaded and be restored but he wandered away to the congregation of the dead, never to return again –Proverbs 21:16.

He went out after the last warning, never to hear the voice of the pleading Shepherd again – John 13:21. You never know when the last warning will come to you. Somebody might be in the Lord, and some temptations are coming and he is not resisting, some trials are coming and he is not pushing them away because of his covetousness, love of money. 

Eventually he goes out, and you never can tell when a man goes out for the last time, and the warning of the voice of the Shepherd never comes to him again.He went out to do quickly what Satan had put in his heart to do – John 13:2,27.  He was in a hurry to perish, to be damned and to go into perdition.

He went out far beyond the outstretched hand of grace and mercy. The opportunity came but he lost it; pray that you will not lose your opportunity. You can never tell when that last pleading and warning may come – Romans 10:21He went beyond the point of ‘No-Return’, and went into damnation. The last warning and love had been shown, but he went out of the kingdom, out of the domain of grace. I pray that will not happen to you. The devil blindfolded him, made him deaf, dead and blind to warning; he was irredeemable. 

He went eventually to perdition and damnation – Matthew 26:24-25; 23:33; 27:5 After Judas had gone, with only believers, people who had come to listen to the voice of the Shepherd remaining, and with the Betrayal and Crucifixion now very near, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him” (John 13:31). 

What did He mean by that? Crucifixion would bring glory because His sacrifice was for the whole world, in fulfilment of “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29b). Although Judas was going to betray the Son of Man, yet it would bring about the salvation of the people of the world. 

 “Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain” (Psalms 76:10). This Betrayal by Judas Iscariot (though done out of coveteousness), leading to the Crucifixion, Death, Burial, the Resurrection of Christ, and Salvation of multitudes also brought glory to God – surely the wrath of man shall praise thee.
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