By Clifton Emahiser
We have a direct connection here with Judas and the “serpent” of Genesis 3:14-15! We can see the connection between Judas and the “serpent” if we read John 13:18:
I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his HEEL against me.
The scripture spoken of here, which was fulfilled in Judas, was Genesis 3:15!!!!!! Does that sound “spiritual”?????? Judas was a Canaanite “Jew-devil”, a descendant of Cain fathered by Satan! There is a problem here, though, because it says that “he” (Judas) “hath lifted up his heel against me” whereas Genesis 3:15 says that “thou (the seed of the serpent) shalt bruise his (Yahshua’s) heel.” Is it the “heel” of Judas or Yahshua that is affected? I am quite certain that John 13:18 is referring to Genesis 3:15, as it is indicating that it is a fulfillment of Scripture. Tell me, What other Scripture could it be? — there isn’t any other. There is another Scripture, Psalm 41:9, that reads similarly to John 13:18, but John 13:18 is not a fulfillment of Psalm 41:9 — as a matter of fact, Psalm 41:9 is not a prophecy about anything. The prophecy then can only be Genesis 3:15! — and Genesis 3:15 is definitely a prophecy.
Therefore, there has to be a slight mistranslation in Genesis 3:15! Let’s try to render it so it makes some sense here:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it (her seed) shall bruise thy head and thy heel shall (rise up and) bruise him (her seed).
Its not that the seed of the serpent will bruise the heel of Yahshua, but the seed of the serpent will lift up his heel and bruise Yahshua (the seed of the woman). Now Yahshua is not the only seed of the woman. All of Eve’s descendants are the seed of the woman. Now that we understand that it is the seed of the serpent (in the person of Judas) that was to lift up his heel against the Messiah, we can better understand Isaiah 53:5:
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
I have only found one good comment on John 13:18, and that is from the Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary On The Whole Bible, page 1058:
I speak not of you all — the “happy are ye,” of vs. 17, being on no supposition applicable to Judas. I know whom I have chosen —in the higher sense. But that the scripture may be fulfilled —i.e., one has been added to your number, by no accident or mistake, who is none of Mine, but just that he might fulfill his predicted destiny. He that eateth bread with me — “did eat of my bread.”
It was Judas that raised up his heel against Him and bruised Him. It probably should be pointed out here what is meant by “lifting up the heel.” It is described as someone who kicks out at the person who is feeding him. Judas planing to betray Yahshua while eating of the sacrificial supper did just this, and it is known as “lifting up the heel.” This “heel” here in John 13:18 is the same “heel” as in Genesis 3:15. This type of action was considered one of the most insulting things a man could do. Of course, what else would you expect of a devil?
Just before this “lifting up the heel” on the part of Judas by partaking of the last supper, some interesting statements are made. They were having a foot-washing lesson from Yahshua. Verse 10 says, “Yahshua saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean (pure) every whit: and ye are clean (pure), but not all.” Yahshua is indicating that all the disciples are clean (pure) racially, but no amount of washing would make Judas clean (pure).
A second statement in this 18th verse is also interesting. It says, “I speak not of you all.” Again Yahshua is excluding Judas from the others. I know whom I have chosen. I am not deceived in My choice. I knew what was going to happen from the very beginning of the enmity of the serpent. I have chosen Judas as a “serpent” and I plainly foresaw that he would raise up the heel and deliver Me. Did not I foretell this at the time of the curse upon the “serpent”?
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priest, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
If you can’t see “Jew” written all over this action on the part of this “serpent”, Judas, you have to be blind. He was only doing his father’s bidding.
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, 5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
Not only was this “serpent-Jew” a traitor, he was a thief — just like the “Jewish” IRS and Federal Reserve of today. Here is more evidence that Judas was the offspring of Satan.
Now Judas was a Canaanite “Jew”, and the Bible says he was. The problem is, whoever put the punctuation in the Bible put a comma in the wrong place. The way it is written in Matthew 10:2-4 and Mark 3:19 it makes it appear that Simon was the Canaanite — but this is not true. I will rewrite it as it should be, and I will use Matthew 10:2-4 as the example:
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon, and the Canaanite Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
The supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son (a different Simon from above in verse 4), to betray him.
Like the Spirit that is within Yahweh’s children (seed of the woman) so there is a counter spirit within the “serpent’s” children. That is why it just came natural to Judas to betray Yahshua. It says here that the devil put it into the heart of Judas to betray the Messiah. The children of Satan have a certain nature about them, and under various circumstances, they will react in predictable behavior patterns. The Messiah understood exactly what the behavior pattern of the “serpent”, Judas, would be. This behavior pattern is just another proof that the “Jews” are a Satanic seedline. You cannot change the nature of a rattlesnake, nor can you change the nature of a “Jew.” So much for “Jews for Jesus”!