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Question regarding Judas Iscariot.  Judas was a Jew by both religion and ethnicity, which would qualify him as one of the chosen.  Can we therefore expect to see Judas in heaven?


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Mark 14:18-21 says, “18 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.  19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?  20 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.  21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.”  That could only be said of someone that dies and goes to hell.

Luke 22:3 says, “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.”  Satan cannot enter into a saved person’s body.

Mark 3:22-30 says, “22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.  23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?  24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.  25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.  26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.  27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.  28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:  29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:  30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.”  They were accusing Jesus of having the power to cast out devils, because He was possessed by the prince of the devils.  Jesus told them that if the devil was casting out his own demons out of people, then his kingdom was divided, and would not stand.

Jesus said that a demon cannot enter into a person, unless that demon has the power to bind the “strong man” of the house.  Demons can easily overcome any unsaved person.  2 Timothy 2:25-26 says, “25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;  26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”

The devil and his demons cannot enter into the body of a saved person, because they do not have the power to bind the “strong man of the house.”  When we get saved, our bodies are the temple of God—He is the “Strong Man” of the house.  1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”  1 Corinthians 3:16-17 says, “16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?  17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”

Satan has no power to overcome the “Strong Man” of our house or body.  When we get saved, we are indwelt by God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—and Satan cannot over power them.  John 14:16-17 shows us that the Holy Spirit indwells us, “16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”    John 14:23 shows us that the Father and the Son indwell us, “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

This means that when Satan entered Judas, it clearly showed that Judas was not saved.  

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