The “kiss” of Judas signifies the speaking of “good words and fair speeches” in order to deceive the hearts of the simple.
Many have followed and still follow in the footsteps of Judas as they use good words to flatter the unsuspecting people with flattering lips ….and they come to take Jesus (the keeping of the “daily” sacrifice of our Lord) out of the lives of those who fall victim to their feigned words.
They use “flattering lips”….a feigned “kiss” …. to speak those flattering words to deceive….and they successfully take Jesus out of the lives of those who listen to them.
As Paul stated, we are to salute each other with a “holy kiss”.
Yet, their “kiss” is not holy but feigned as they “salute” others with good words and fair speeches in order to deceive.
Romans 16:16-18 KJV (16) Salute one another with an holy kiss. The
churches of Christ salute you.
Those who use a feigned “kiss” toward us cause divisions among us and put up stumbling blocks (their teachings and commandments of men that also divide us) contrary to the teaching which we have learned (to have love for one another). We are to avoid them.
(17) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and
offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid
As Judas, they do these things for money’s sake as they serve for their own belly. Their feigned "kiss" = good words and fair speeches.
(18) For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but
their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the
hearts of the simple.
Through covetousness shall they with feigned words (the flattering lips….the “kiss” of Judas) make merchandise of you. Judas received his 30 pieces of silver in his betrayal of Jesus.
2 Peter 2:3 KJV (3) And through covetousness shall they with feigned
words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time
lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
They come to take Jesus away out of our lives…taking away the keeping of His “daily” sacrifice.
If we always bear about the dying of the Lord Jesus (the keeping of His daily sacrifice) in this mortal body, then the life also of Jesus will be made manifest in our outer mortal flesh giving our bodies His eternal life in this earth.
2 Corinthians 4:10-11 KJV (10) Always bearing about in the body the
dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made
manifest in our body. (11) For we which live are alway delivered unto
death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made
manifest in our mortal flesh.
There will be scoffers who will say “where is the promise of His coming”. Where is His eternal life in this earth for all have died? Their judgment is not lingering...it is not sleeping..as they are perishing from this earth under His wrath that is revealed from Heaven as they speak.
2 Peter 3:3-4 KJV (3) Knowing this first, that there shall come in
the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (4) And
saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell
asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the
When we keep His “daily” in the temple of our mortal bodies, then they have no power to deceive us.Jesus teaches us “daily” to have love for one another and we are to keep His daily sacrifice and die to sin daily.
But if we forget (fall “asleep”), then they use this “power of darkness” to deceive us with their flattering lips….the “kiss” of Judas. Judas gave the sign of the kiss to those who follow after him in this. The person who falls victim to the flattering lips can easily be taken.
Luke 22:53 KJV (53) 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.
Why “sleep”…being forgetful to do His commandment to have love for one another?
If we fall “asleep”, then we can be deceived by the temptation of those who come with a feigned “kiss” in order to betray the Son of man so that His eternal life is never made manifest in our mortal bodies. They have the power to deceive us if we fall “asleep” to His commandment to have love for one another. We must arise...awake to His righteousness...and use our words always with grace and peace...lest they come and deceive us in our forgetfulness.
Luke 22:46-48 KJV (46) And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and
pray, lest ye enter into temptation. (47) And while he yet spake,
behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve,
went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. (48) But
Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
If we always remember to keep His commandment….
Proverbs 6:20-26 KJV (20) My son, keep thy father's commandment, and
forsake not the law of thy mother: (21) Bind them continually upon
thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. (22) When thou goest, it
shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou
awakest, it shall talk with thee. (23) For the commandment is a lamp;
and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
…then we shall not fall victim to the flattery of the tongue of a “strange woman”….a person who preaches strange things for money’s sake.
(24) To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the
tongue of a strange woman. (25) Lust not after her beauty in thine
heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
The “adulteress” hunts covertly for the “Precious Life” of Jesus and makes merchandise of those that they flatter with feigned words.
(26) For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of
bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
A GREAT MULTITUDE are following in the footsteps of Judas and are coming forth unto us with a feigned “kiss”….the flattering lips….in order to take the keeping of His “daily” sacrifice out of our lives so that the life of Jesus is never made manifest in our mortal bodies. They are doing this for money’s sake.
The great multitude who is “with Judas” in his single purpose have “swords” as they cause divisions among us. They come with staves...with their teachings for doctrines the commandments of men that cause us to stumble as we use their handwritings of church dogmas to judge others...which is living after the flesh and not after the Spirit.
Mark 14:43-44 KJV (43) And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh
Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords
and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
(44) And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying,
Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away
The manifest eternal life of Jesus in our mortal bodies shrinks away by the flattering lips of the multitude of church leaders that are following after Judas. They are taking the eternal life of Jesus away as they take the keeping of His daily sacrifice out of our lives. They take away Jesus “securely”.
The Son of man “goes” …shrinks away out of sight…as it is written of Him but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed. His eternal life is being cut off from this earth by them.
Matthew 26:24-25 KJV (24) The Son of man goeth as it is written of
him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had
been good for that man if he had not been born. (25) Then Judas,
which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto
him, Thou hast said.
Jesus was dead and is alive. He is risen now so that we may have His eternal life in the here-and-now. But the multitudes are taking the “I am”….I exist….I am risen…and are casting this truth to the ground as they preach that we have to die and go to Heaven when Jesus already died for us and is alive now forevermore. They are preaching their covenant with death and their agreement with the grave when Jesus already died for us and is risen.
They say that they seek Jesus but they take His truth (the “I am” of Jesus) and are casting it to the ground in the ears of those that they are deceiving.
John 18:4-6 KJV (4) Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should
come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
The “I am” of Jesus is being denied by those who betray His eternal life from ever appearing in this earth.
(5) They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am
he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. (6) As soon
then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell
to the ground.
Jesus: I am He that lives and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore. Amen = firm, Truth.
He has the keys of the grave and death: by the keeping of His daily sacrifice in our bodies (He was dead…and we are to follow Him and die to sin daily), then we are to also have His eternal life NOW (behold, I am alive forevermore).
Revelation 1:18 KJV (18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and,
behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and
As He lives, we shall also live as He was dead and is alive now forevermore. He will manifest Himself to us as His life within us shall be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
John 14:19-21 KJV (19) Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no
more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. (20) At that
day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
(21) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that
loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I
will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
But the multitudes of false teachers that are with Judas (a host was given him) come forth to take the “daily” sacrifice out of our lives so that the place of His sanctuary (our mortal body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit) is cast down. We perish from this earth without the appearing of His eternal life. The mortal body is cast down to the grave. His life is being aborted as the Son of man shrinks away out of sight from this earth.
Daniel 8:11-12 KJV (11) Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince
of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the
place of his sanctuary was cast down.
A multitude of people follow after Judas in their covetousness for money and use of feigned words (the “kiss” of the flattering lips) and they cast the truth to the ground (the “I am” of Jesus)….and they practice and prosper at it.
(12) And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason
of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it
practised, and prospered.
Who shall declare His generation?
His eternal life is being cut out of the land of the living by the wicked and the rich multitudes that are following in the footsteps of Judas.
Isaiah 53:8-9 KJV (8) He was taken from prison and from judgment: and
who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land
of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
His “death” = His DEATHS (plural) in Isaiah 53:9…. as His eternal life is being prevented from appearing in this earth as it is being cut out of the earth.
The wicked and the rich are using deceit when Jesus did not. They do “violence” as they are casting down the temple of our mortal bodies to the grave by their deceit. Jesus did not do these things and are not following in the footsteps of Jesus.
(9) And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his
death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his
Many will not want to hear about His eternal life in the here-and-now. He IS RISEN now so that we may have His eternal life now. They do not want His disciples to come “by night” and steal their congregations where all are “asleep” and preach to the people that “He IS RISEN from the dead”.
Matthew 27:62-66 KJV (62) Now the next day, that followed the day of
the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto
Pilate, (63) Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while
he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. (64) Command
therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest
his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the
people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse
than the first.
They want to make the tomb a sure thing for their listeners and they seal it with the handwriting of church dogmas….preaching their covenant with death and their agreement with the grave.
(65) Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as
sure as ye can. (66) So they went, and made the sepulchre sure,
sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
He takes the handwriting of the church scribes out of the way which keeps us in their “tomb” and nails it to His cross as we are forgiven for the worshipping and serving of it. We were dead in our sins and the uncircumcision of our flesh as we once served the handwriting and used it to judge others and served the flesh: envy, strife, hatred of one another.
Colossians 2:13-15 KJV (13) And you, being dead in your sins and the
uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him,
having forgiven you all trespasses; (14) Blotting out the handwriting
of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took
it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (15) And having spoiled
principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing
over them in it.
Do not let a man who is “puffed up” by his fleshly mind judge you with his handwriting of church dogmas that was wrested from the Scriptures by the church scribes.
Colossians 2:16-22 KJV (16) Let no man therefore judge you in meat,
or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of
the sabbath days: (17) Which are a shadow of things to come; but the
body is of Christ.
Let no man beguile you of your reward....the appearing eternal life of Jesus in our mortal body. To be puffed up =growth.
(18) Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility
and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath
not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Such a person is not holding the Head. He does not have the mind of Christ but has a fleshly mind and is wresting the Scriptures to his own destruction from off this earth as his mortal body perishes without the life of Jesus appearing.
(19) And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and
bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth
with the increase of God.
Why be subject to their dogmas…to their ordinances (Greek: dogmas)…to their commandments and doctrines of men written down by the scribes?
(20) Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the
world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to
We perish from this earth by the using of them. The woman in the garden added her own carnal commandment (neither shall you touch it) to God's commandment and then presented it as though God commanded it to keep. Fleshly-minded Men are doing the same today with their handwriting of church dogmas that they want you to keep and serve and worship.
(21) (Touch not; taste not; handle not; (22) Which all are to perish
with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
The minister (the treasurer over the house of God) who is “Shebna”…meaning “growth”( as he is puffed up in his fleshly mind)…is to be removed from the being overseer of the church so that we may serve the Lord only.
Isaiah 22:15-21 KJV (15) Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get
thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house,
Shebna (meaning "growth" as he is puffed up in his fleshly mind) hewed himself a tomb on high and engraved a handwriting of church dogmas for others to serve…and many perish by the serving them in the tomb of their church.
Why be subject to their handwriting of dogmas which are written by a church scribe/scribes (Shebna was a scribe also and who was puffed up with his fleshly mind as his name suggests)? What is this you are doing here what is this you have here...a highly esteemed handwriting engraved for others to serve and perish by the serving of?
(16) What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast
hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre
on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock? (17)
Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and
will surely cover thee.
The Lord takes away the stone. He takes away the handwriting that is contrary to us and is against us and makes an open show of it..….rolling away the circle (“ball”) into a large country (an open show of those who engraved it). He takes away their power over us.
(18) He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a
large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy
glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house. (19) And I will drive
thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
(20) And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my
servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: (21) And I will clothe him with
thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy
government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.