Who is it?  cause it could not be me
Or The SECRET OF THE SOP.
By Johnny The Baptist B.A. D. F.

It seems like through these years of sitting in dead so called Revivals and Campmeetings and Church splits, the people sense the deadness and they start blaming the Pastor or the singers or the Deacons or somebody in the Church saying  this or that killed the meeting.

Their final estimation was who ever killed this meeting  :It Couldn’t Be me” (even if they had not prayed or visited or like Santa Claus come once a year or encouraged people to come they say it’s not me)

Now Please lets study where JESUS had the same crowd in his day and solve a mystery of who was it that would betray the Lamb of GOD.

Please open your KJV Bible to Johns Gospel Chapter 13:21-26 lets read

[21] When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
[22] Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
[23] Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
[24] Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
[25] He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
[26] Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

Please notice the word “betray” means to hand over, to deliver to an enemy.

Now “betray is used 42 times in the Bible and 37 times refers to CHRIST being betrayed.

Notice v-21 the Verily verily is spoken 25 times –but this is the only verily verily that troubled JESUS check it out.

Now notice when JESUS made this announcement “ V-22 All the disciples doubted of whom he spake. They all looked like angels to each other this is the elite these are handpicked men surely not one of us would betray this man that’s going to set up his Kingdom on this earth.

Now verse 25 John was so close to JESUS he is leaning on his breast says

Hey LORD tell me who’s going to betray you??? Please turn to Mt 26

[21] And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
[22] And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

LOOK REAL CLOSE every one began to say is it I LORD, surely not me I am a Preacher, I walk with you “It surely cannot be me”

Even Judas says in Mt 26:25 is it I what a snake ---and they began to say

One thing about it I would never do that and there’s no way  it could be me.

(1)   Simon Peter (the Rock) says it couldn’t be me because

I am a charter member
I am the Rock of this group
I am security
I am solid (I even told him that if they all left him, I would never leave him .

(2)   James (the Martyr) says it couldn’t be me

I am in the inner circle
I am a giver
I will sacrifice everything for him.

(3)   John (His name means gracious) says it could not be me

I am closer to JESUS than any body
I am close enough to ask JESUS to ask him “who is it”
I have gone farther than any of these other fellows

(4)   Andrew (his name means manly) says it couldn’t be me

I brought my brother Peter to JESUS
I am a man and not a sissy I would never betray him, NOT ME

(5)   Phillip says it couldn’t be me

My only fault is I walk by sight some times (John 6  but I still would not betray him so, it cannot be me.

(6) Thomas :says  It could not be me

           My only fault is I doubt sometimes, but I could not betray him

 (7) Matthew( his name means Gift of GOD) says it could not be me

I am a gift from GOD

I no longer steal tax money, I give to people

(8) Bartholomew:James,the son of Alphasus: Thaddaeus and Simon  the Canaanite; says it could not be us.

We are only in this for the name the prestige

We really have never done nothing (so why should we betray)

(9) Judas Iscariot says it could not be me

I am the treasurer

I hold an official position

I sit close to JESUS

Ok now I ask you who is it, now watch as JESUS exposes the rat

But not one disciple caught what JESUS was saying notice John 13:26

 JESUS said the one that I am going to give the SOP to

Think now how does JESUS expose Judas with a SOP?

What does SOP stand For?

(1) Satan OWNED PERSON v27 (Satan entered into Judas)

(2) SKILLED ON PRETENDING  V28(no man knew)

(3) STEADILY OCCUPIED POSITION V29(the bag)

(4) SLIPPED OUT PROMPTLY V30 (went immediately went out)

(5) SON OF PERDITION John 17:12

(6) SOUGHT OUT PLACE (John 18:2

(7) SEARCHED OUT PRIEST Mk 14:10

(8) SETTLED ON PRICE Matt 26:15 thirty pieces of silver

(9) SADDENED OVER PRESENT Matt 27:3

(10) SUICIDE OVER PAST Matt 27:5 hanged himself

The main point of the SOP Judas was the same old person never born again never changed like so many today, religious but lost.

Now my question to you have you or will you betray CHRIST, it could be any of us.

You remember your not as Holy as you want to hold others to be.

We are like Peter in Acts 3:14 saying “ You denied the Holy one you sorry low down outfits, you need to stand up for JESUS.

What had he just got forgiveness for? denying the Holy one, a little over a month ago.

We soon forget our sins but condemn others.

So next time you read about the SOP I hope this helps.

I do not understand Preachers that say their message came from GOD, and yet they put a copy right on their sermons so you cannot record them or use them because of their copy right.

If its GOD'S sermon then its free cause GOD  holds the original copy, right so why send money to this clown.

I say call the law for him selling stolen property. AMEN