Did Judas know?
John 6:64 KJV reveals:
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. (My emphasis)
So, was Judas merely a Mr. nice guy who made a mistake, then afterward repented of that little kiss? Not according to verse 70 (in that same context):
Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? (My emphasis)
Matthew 13:34-35 reveals that during the time that Judas was with him, Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables—uttering things kept secret from the foundation of the world:
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Believers were clearly taught "many things" by Jesus’ parables as we see in Mark 4:2:
And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them ….
But those secret things from the foundation of the world were kept hidden from the “princes of this world” according to 1 Cor. 2:7-8, including one certain prince of this world that we are now ready to discuss:
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory
Was Judas one of the "princes of the world"?
Jesus used parables to keep the unbelievers—especially unbelieving Judas—from knowing this hidden mystery which was carefully tucked away in those parables according to Luke 8:10:
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
In John 12:27-29 we read about that certain prayer by Jesus:
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
This glorifying of the Father's name is extremely important--enough so that it is not only pointed out here, but we are given notice that it will be "glorified again". So we must watch out for that next glorifying again.
Then, in the very next three verses, Jesus said that He was going to die by being “lifted up,” distinguishing Himself from that certain “prince of this world” by the phrase, “And I,”
…. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die. (My emphasis)
It was Judas who was given the sop and accordingly was immediately cast out by Jesus in verses 30 and 31:
... He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
Therefore, in verses 31 and 32, Jesus tells us about that promised glorifying again by the Father together with that specifically associated casting out of the “prince of this world” required in chapter 12 v. 27-29 above. This clearly incriminates Judas because this glorifying again happened because Judas—that prince of this world—had now been cast out.
Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him. (My emphasis)
However, after Judas was gone out, Jesus abruptly stopped speaking in parables. In John 14:30-31, after that prince of this world "who had nothing in Jesus" had now been cast out, Jesus told his disciples:
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
Above, Jesus effectively told his disciples to pay attention—that from that time forward He would have little time to talk with them because that “prince of this world” who had just been cast out and who had nothing in Jesus, was now coming. He told them to arise and go with Him “hence”—to the place where that prince of this world was coming to. We find in John 16:25-29 that while they were going hence—after three years of speaking to them in proverbs while Judas was present with them—Jesus now spoke plainly—no longer in adages:
… These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father…. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb….
Starting at John 15:1, right on through John 17:26, no man “cometh” and no geographic location of such a place where the prince of this world was “coming-to” is revealed. Because Judas was now cast out from them, Jesus continued to speak plainly to those eleven remaining disciples all the way to their destination. Finally, in John 18:1-3 we discover both the place, and also the name of that prince of this world who was coming to that place:
When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. (My emphasis)
It was Judas that “cometh thither.” Judas then betrayed that “innocent blood” of Jesus Christ and then quickly died by hanging himself (Mat 27:3-5) that he might go to his own place (Acts 1:25).
Acts 1:16-20 clearly implicates Judas with Psalm 109. they are both speaking of this same Judas. Psalm 109:2 speaks of two specific mouths--the mouth of "the wicked" and the mouth of "the deceitful":
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
Throughout tiis Psalm, Judas clearly is the "wicked"--that wicked of 2 Thessolonians 2:8-9:
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (My emphasis)
In addition, Psalm 109:6 reveals the third member of this threesome:
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. (My emphasis)
So we have that wicked Judas, a wicked man who is over Judas, and Satan standing at Judas's right hand. Do we need two or three witnesses? YES. These three constitute the same threesome of Revelation 16:13—each one having a mouth, and each one listed in their exact same order of their chain of command in the "future" rule of anti.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (My emphasis)
The three mouths are identified. Yes, Judas knew, and so did Jesus.