Satan and Judas.
Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.
So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”
We have often been told that Judas was possessed by Satan to betray Jesus.
Through my discussions with you in the past, I have told you that Satan is an expression in the Bible which includes everything about the Law, it’s system and their agents, the priests and Pharisees.
That expression simply meant that Judas has given himself completely to the priests.
and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.
I want us to see here Satan entered Judas not when he took the bread but much earlier.
So. What does the phrase “Satan entered him the minute he took the bread” means?
It meant it was time to execute his plan.
That’s why John wrote this.
As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.
He went out.
That’s how Satan possessed him.
It simply means he made up his mind and had given himself fully to the priests and the Law.
There was no demonic being involved.
So next time someone tells you that you can get possessed if you don’t take the bread and wine correctly, tell him, “you first”.