Monday Morning Prophecy #5 – The office of the betrayer
In this week’s installment of Monday Morning Prophecy, we take one final look at the prophecies related to the betrayal of Jesus. Last week we looked what happened to Judas Iscariot after he betrayed Jesus. This week, we will look at what happen to his office of as Apostle to Jesus following his death.
Our Old Testament verse is the same as last week, written by King David hundreds of years before the birth, death and resurrection of Christ. In Psalm 109, we read:
“6 Appoint a wicked man against him;
let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7 When he is tried, let him come forth guilty;
let his prayer be counted as sin!
8 May his days be few;
may another take his office!” [Psalm 109:6-8]
Prompted by the Holy Spirit, King David reveals the another would take the office of the betrayer following his betrayal of Jesus and death.
The New Testament tells us that following the death of Christ, the Apostles did exactly that:
20 “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the book of Psalms, “ ‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’ and, “ ‘May another take his place of leadership.’ 21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”
23 So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles. [Acts 1:20-26]
Yet again, the Old Testament acurately predicts the minutest detail related to our Lord Jesus Christ. Over the last several weeks, we have seen the Old Testament predict:
- Who would betray Jesus
- The amount paid to Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus
- What would happen to the betrayal money
- What would happen to Judas Iscariot after the betrayal of Jesus
- What would happen to the vacated office of Apostle after Judas died
Next week we’ll look at another series of prophecies related to the life of Christ.
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