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This is a very intentional juxtaposition of the grace of God next to the sinfulness of man. The services of Holy Week (as done in the Orthodox church) make this point very plainly: What was it, O Judas, that turned you into the Savior’s betrayer? Did He separate you from the fellowship of the Apostles? Did He withhold from you His healing grace? Did He ...


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Judas could only work miracles and cast out demons because Jesus called him and he was under the anointing of Jesus. Judas being a demon doesn't drive Jesus to retrieve His call and his spirit:"For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance." Romans 11: 29 Many pastors nowadays were called at first place by God but hanged and serves themselves ...


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Good responses! I'd like to add my Biblical Hebrew two cents, since Jesus and the apostles were raised expressing themselves in a Hebrew mindset. The word "name" (SheM in Hebrew) is derived from the verb ShiYM "to place" and carries the meaning of "position, rank, honor, fame, reputation and authority". It reminds me of Sceva's seven sons in Acts 19:15 who ...



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