Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mob Rule is Not Always Bad

Then Satan entered the heart of Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve apostles.  Judas went to talk with the chief priests and the officers of the temple police about how he could help them arrest Jesus.  They were very pleased and offered to pay Judas some money.  He agreed and started looking for a good chance to betray Jesus when the crowds were not around .

Luke 22:3-6

The crowds that Judas was avoiding were those who listened to Jesus teaching and believed He was very special.  

Judas was afraid of them.  When Judas betrayed Jesus he looked to avoid a time and place where the crowds of people might forcefully stop him from delivering Jesus to the soldiers!

"Mob rule" is not always a bad thing!  When most people in a nation confess that Jesus is their Lord and desire to be Christ Followers, the very fact that so many people believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ is a powerful force.  Like Judas, those who want to oppose God will try to avoid being seen by the crowds of believers.

There is a "Special blessing" that comes from living in a Christian nation.  When many people around you believe in Jesus it helps to keep evil in check in your land!

"Lord Jesus, give your followers the courage to let Your light be seen by the world around them, and protect them from Evil when they do.  May Your Holy and Righteous Name be praised now and forever.  Amen."

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