The high priest, the chief priest, the scribes, and
elders, deceitfully plotting the murder of the Son of God? Whatís wrong with
this picture? The crime that these deceivers accused Christ of was
blasphemy, stating that He was not the Son of God. This serpent seed who
were dressed in priest clothing, used that lie to enter into this conspiracy
knowing full well that Jesus was the Savior, Anointed by God in His first
advent to seek and save the twelve tribes who were scattered abroad (John
11:49-53 - James 1:1 - Matthew 15:24). The high priest understood
the mandate that God give Jesus Christ. This is the reason why his prophetic
utterance stating that Jesus must die because of that mandate should not
surprise any Christian if they truly believed God when He told us in Genesis
3:15, that the serpentís seed would be the oneís who will bruise Christís
heel on the cross. That testimony by God Himself should have settled the
matter concerning who kill Jesus Christ. However, most Christian jurors
donít believe God because they continue to blame the Romans or the Jews for
a crime that they did not commit. Yes, the truth of the matter is the Jews
were the ones who foolishly delivered Jesus to the Romans. The Romans were
the ones who crucified Him. But were the Romans or the Jews the driving
force behind the planning of this crime, or was Satan the master mind
larking in the background?
John 13:1-2-Now before the feast of the Passover, when
Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world
unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them
unto the end. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the
heart of Judas Iscariot, Simonís son, to betray Him.
The word Ďheartí in Greek means, "the thoughts
or feeling, mind." (Strongís #2588)
Judas betrayal of Jesus was prophesied by David in
Psalms 41:9 and quoted in John 13:18. Satan, in a desperate
attempt to stave off his destiny with the lake of fire, possessed the
thoughts of Judas and put in his mind the idea to betray Christ. As
Christians, we look back at the cross and see victory over death, but in
Satanís demonic mind, he looked back at the cross and thought he had finally
killed the promised Seed and thus the prophecy concerning his death in
Genesis was averted. To his dismay, he soon found out that God had a
surprise for him because the Seed of the woman still lives in the body of
the church, and according to the prophecy in Genesis 3:15, God will
bruise Satanís head under our feet shortly, which is to say in the end time.
Romans 16:20-And the God of peace shall bruise Satan
under your feet shortly.
Jesus is the Head over the church, which is His body, our
feet are an extension of His body.
Ephesians 1:20-23-Which He wrought in Christ, when He
raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly
places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is
to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the
Head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of
Him That filleth all in all (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).
When Satan realized his pinning doom at the feet of
Christians, he turned up the heat on his priests to plot Jesus death. All
that they lacked was the opportunity to implement their scheme.
Luke 22:1-2-Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nign,
which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and scribes sought
how they might kill Him; for they feared the people.
The murderous intentions of these so-called religious
leaders should represent a red flag that is waved in your mind telling you
something isnít right. A true priest of God carry the anointing of his
office upon his head (Leviticus 21:10), he would never defile his
anointing by carefully working out a detailed scheme to kill someone
contrary to the law (Exodus 20:13 & Deuteronomy 5:17). This just goes
to prove that these so-called men of the Ďclothí were not true priests at
all, but children who carried the devilís DNA. Why do I say this? When this
priesthood searched for a way to kill Jesus they had no answer to their
dilemma until Satan, their father, entered into Judasís thoughts and
provided them with the opportunity which they sought.
Luke 22:3-6-Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed
Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and
communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him unto
them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he
promised, and sought opportunity to betray Him unto them in the absence of
The word opportunity in Greek means, "favorable
occasion, well-timed." (Strongís 2120)
Havenít you ever wondered how these priests could be so
happy about plotting a murder that they knew would violate Godís laws and
commandments without any concern for the sacred office that they were
Ďsupposedlyí anointed under? The answer should obvious because this
fraudulent priesthood was not anointed by God. They were driven by demonic
aspirations to fulfill Satanís will. Breaking laws and commandments that
they didnít respect anyway was the least of their concern. Donít take my
word for it. Letís continue our study in the gospel of Luke, and allow Jesus
to identify for you this priesthood from hell and the power of darkness that
they are anointed under.
Luke 22:52-53-Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and
captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to Him, Be ye come
out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you
in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against Me: but this is your
hour, and the power of darkness. (Colossians 1:12-13)
The word Ďpowerí in Greek means, "authority."
In the verse above, Jesus Christ opens our eyes to a
truth most Christians close their eyes to. The bruising of Christís heel at
Calvary was the hour and authority that God had allowed Satanís seed to
fulfill the prophecy spoken in Genesis 3:15. So that the atonement at the
cross could be the bridge that would unite man back to God. Itís really sad
that this truth concerning the serpentís seed isnít taught in most churches
because when you teach Christ crucified as Paul did, then you correctly
identify the true murderers of our LORD and Savior (1 Corinthians 1:22-24
& 1 Corinthians 2:6-8).