Matthew 26:47-56- While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came. And with him was a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 Now he who betrayed Him had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I shall kiss is the Man. Seize Him.” 49 He immediately came to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.
50 And Jesus said to him, “Friend, why have you come?”
Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. 51 Immediately, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back in its place. For all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will at once give Me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”
55 At that same moment Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a thief to take Me with swords and clubs? Daily I sat with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. 56 But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.
Judas, one of the 12 Disciples chosen by Jesus now betrays Him.
Judas' betrayal of Jesus was no surprise to Jesus. Jesus knew who Judas was before He choose Him to be one of His disciples.
Let's listen to how Jesus called "Judas" out as His betrayer without mentioning his name as He chose His disciples. In John 6:70-Jesus said, "I chose the twelve of you, but one is a devil."
Jesus' betrayal! It was all a part of God's plan that would eventually lead to His death by the shedding of His blood on a cross at "Calvary's Hill"for the sins of everyone of us that is born.
Out of love, Jesus chose to voluntarily suffer and die at the hands of His enemies just for you and I.
A "KISS" of "BETRAYAL!" WOW!