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SNT 0329 Day of Judas’ Death - Matthew 27

Day of Judas’ Death:
Matthew 27

April 4, 1965

How,when, where, and why Judas hanged himself.
SNT – 329

Topic: DRAFT, Judas, hanged, apostles, Pentecost, Matthew, field, Judas Iscariot, chief priests, Galilee, ascension, silver, Jesus, money
Format: audio
Publication Date: 04-04-1965

Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.

By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.

In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.

Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).

Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.

Mat 26:14-16; Mar 14:10, 11; Luk 22:3-6; Mat 27:3-6

Mat 27:7-10; Act 1:1-11

Act 1:11-19; Mat 10:9; Joh 12:6

Act 1:18-26; Mat 27:7, 8; Act 2:1-4




Snt-0329-DayOfJudasDeath DRAFT

SUMMARY KEYWORDS: Judas, hanged, apostles, Pentecost, Matthew, field, Judas Iscariot, chief priests, Galilee, ascension, silver, Jesus, money

You people. Take your Bibles tonight and turn to the Gospel of Matthew. And while you're turning to the Gospel of Matthew, may I just say that some of our wonderful friends from time to time will come here to headquarters and fellowship with us. It seems like the good Lord moves them out to other places, other areas so they can be a powerhouse for God and for the greatness of His word there. We have some very fine young people in the ministry, young married people. And among those, of course, are our friends. Sandy and Bud Litherland. Falaj. In Ohio, Sandy is long director of family in the background. And so he and her husband are leaving, I believe tomorrow is this right? Or this week anyway, tomorrow, they're going to move to Iowa. The great State of Iowa, the corn state needs good men and women from the way headquarters with a word of God. And of course, as you know, he's a representative for new idea. And so I think God is in Iowa's any other place. When our people go and when they go as faithfully our prayers go with them. And not only them, not only that, I told them, if they've got a tape recorder up there, we'll keep feeding them. The Word of God that's taught here at the headquarters and other places, that they can just stay alive and vital. You see if the apostles had all stayed in Jerusalem all a lifetime, we never had the word. But as they moved out from Jerusalem into Sumeria, and then under the uttermost parts of the earth, the word began to move. Chi showman you said tonight at the very beginning of the service, how we must get out and share what God has given us. And this, again, is a real opportunity. So I'm delighted to, of course, have them in the service here with us tonight, as we have many Sunday nights. And we certainly wish them Godspeed and our prayers will be with them. And I'm sure many of you who will be telling them so after the service tonight, how last Sunday night we handled, the three suffers, and the two anointing from the Word of God that it was a tremendous night was. It was one of those nights that just lives and dwells in the heart of a man or woman. And it just all week long as you read it. And as you study it, it becomes richer and richer and richer and deeper. And I said to you that tonight, by the grace of God, I would try to handle from the great accuracy of the Word of God, the date, the day of the death of Judas Iscariot, when did Judas hanged himself? So you're in Matthew 26th The night. And in order to set the truth of this, which we're going to be discussing, we ought to go back and pick up the background of this, Judas and why he hanged himself. Verse 14, of the 26th Chapter of Matthew. And I'm going to let someone else read it verses 1415 and 16. And I would like for Donna Randall to read it please


What would you give me liberty and they found in the with him for 30 pieces of silver. And from that time he saw an opportunity to be praying all right now Judas Iscariot was one of the well, the 12 apostles remember that? What's the difference between an apostle and a disciple? A disciple is one a follower. A disciple is a follower. But an apostle is a follower with a ministry. Ministry. In other words, every, every apostle is a disciple, but not every disciple is a was an apostle. Now Judas was one of the 12 His name is called Iscariot, because he came from the city of Iscar. In the southern part of Judea. Judas Iscariot is the only Judaism. This is very important to remember this. He is the only Judean among the entire list of the 12 apostles. And in verse 15, it says that the chief priests said he's said What will you give me and I will deliver in my view, and they coveted with him for 30 pieces of silver 30 pieces of silver was the common payment for a slave. If he doesn't settle for anything else, you just say, well, I'll give you 30 pieces of silver, he was worth anything. So 30 pieces of silver, that's the slave, the going slave price, you know, in the market. And from that time, he Judas thought opportunity to do what to be traced Jesus, the one with whom he had been for approximately three years. He now takes a look for an opportunity of how he can be traced him. We must turn to the Gospel of Mark also. You keep your finger in Matthew, we'll be back. But I think we ought to read all the records, all the records in the Bible tonight regarding this Judas so that we understand what's all in both, Mark chapter 14, verses 10 and 11. Now, Reverend Davidson, do you have that scripture? Mark 14 verses 10 and 11? Will you read it please?


When they heard it, they were promised to give him money. And he saw how he might conveniently betrayed him. Right? You see the same general essence of what we have just read in the Gospel of Matthew, now turned to Luke 22. Luke the 22nd chapter verse three, verses three to six. And Dr. Belt Do you have that? We use standard reader please. Then enter Satan into Judas Iscariot, they have the number of as well. And he went his way and commune with the chief priests and the captain, how he might be trained him onto them. And they were glad and covenanted to give him money. And he promised and sought opportunity to betray him, onto them in the absence of democracy. All right, now they're the same general essence. Again, Albert, those are the three records in the Bible regarding the deal that was set up by Judas with the chief priests, to be trained the Lord Jesus Christ. And now we go to the 27th chapter of Matthew. And of course, this is the story. This is the story there now of exactly what occurred later on. Then Judas, Then Judas, verse three, and three had betrayed the Lord, then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw when Judas saw that he was condemned when he saw that Jesus was condemned, repented himself, you see those words? That's an impossibility. It's an impossibility. They caught. You remember what doc read a moment ago? And I believe Reverend Davidson read it. No, I know you did. You read it, that Satan entered into him? Was it to one of you read it, Satan entered into each. And once, when a man is born to the seat of a serpent, he just can't be born any of anything else. And this matter, repetitive himself is an impossibility. The text reads, felt sorry for himself. That's different. Judas never repented. who repent is to have something entirely different than what Judas had. Judas just felt sorry for himself. He felt sorry, that he had gotten caught in the deal. And he brought again once the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed Z, innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? The vow to that verse five, and he kept down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed and went and did was hanged himself. You just can't get rid of Jesus this easily. Just by taking the money back and throwing it back into the temple. giving it back to the cheap free, that doesn't clear it for a man like Judas. Just this action on his part to bring the money back settle anything? No, no. It says he brought it back. And he cast down two pieces of silver in the temple. And he parted and went and did was hanged himself. And right here is the verse that almost every Christian has read into, and you know what they've read into it, that he went out and hanged himself pronto, immediately, right away books, this kind of thing, right afterwards. This is reading into the Word of God. And this is why they have not been able to handle the Word of God and rightly divided, it doesn't say that he went out and hanged himself immediately does. It just said he went out and hanged himself. It does not say when he hanged himself, you're going to have to go to other Scriptures to find out as to when he committed this dastardly deed.


Now, let's go on reading because the next verses relate themselves to the very thing that will be coming up again later. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, those 30 pieces of silver that he had thrown back into the temple, and since it is not lawful for me to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of US blood, it's the price of blood. Why was it the price of blood? Because Judas had the trade Jesus for the 30 pieces of silver, he has turned him in to be crucified and therefore these 30 pieces of silver were called the price of blood understand is what they had paid him for the blood for the privilege of crucified for getting him so they could crucify him. And they, the chief priests took console and bought with him, bought with them with a 30 pieces of silver. They bought the potter's field to bury strangers in that verse is very important. They took that 30 pieces of silver, and deliberately the chief priests deliberately bought with those 30 pieces of silver. The word bought means they bought it in the open marketplace. They went to the public square, and there as land was being sold, they bought. That's what the word bought means and the original text they bought with the 30 pieces of silver, the potter's field, the potter's field, the word field is the word outgrows, a gr O 's, are groups. You got to remember this because later on, we're going to have a scripture, which everybody says is the same as this, it means the same but it doesn't. This is very important. They bought the pottery field they deliberately bought this field where they could very strangers in those who have no family, those who are poverty stricken. We still have pottery fields in cemeteries today. Do you know that your potter's field in the cemetery is the place where strangers are buried. And among some people, it's the place where suicides are buried. If anyone commits suicide, certain church people and denominations or groups believe that they can't go to heaven. And therefore they don't even want them buried with the rest of their folks. You know, they want them back off in potter's field. Now they don't know the word of God. If they did, they wouldn't be so cruel, so desperately about the whole bit. But that's what the potter's field was you understand what it was? They deliberately bought with a 30 pieces of silver dot potter's field. Wherefore very thing that field was called, was called flat. Let me ask you something, was this potter's field called the Field of Blood when they bought it? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, it wasn't. It was a piece of ground. Just like you would go out and buy 20 acres. And you bought that 20 acres with money that you had cheated someone else out of art that you have gained wrongfully. And everybody finally found out about that you had bought it with that stolen money. Then they would name the field after words and call it by the name of the stolen money. And that's exactly what they did. They bought the field but the people called the field of what's called the Field of Blood. The word is our growth. The Field of Blood is the field. I understand. It was called the Field of Blood because they bought it with blood money. money that they had given to Judas to betray Jesus and he returned it to the temple, they couldn't put it back in the treasury. So they said, Boys, now we can spend it for something, we wanted to spend it for a long time, we'll just buy a place to bury strangers in. And after they had purchases sometime after that, because of the knowledge of what they had done. And the money that was used for it. The people in the area have called that field the field of blood and it's called that Field of Blood. On to this day, the Scripture said, then was fulfilled verse nine, that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet statements, and they took the 30 pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued who they are, the children of Israel did value and gave them for the potter's field as the Lord appointed me. This is the end of the record in the Gospel of Matthew and there you have all the great truths that before we turn to the book of Acts. Acts chapter one. The crucifixion of Jesus occurred some 50 days before the record on the day of Pentecost in Acts to the record in Acts one is regarding the ascension, which was 10 days before what before Pentecost, therefore, the record in x one is the record 40 days after the resurrection. Now, Judas betrayed Jesus, a number of days, before a couple of days before he was crucified. Therefore, you have some 40 odd days, in the first chapter of Acts different than the one you just read from Matthew, do you understand that? Keep that date. Keep that time element. Finally, in your heart mind. Now, verse one, the former treaties the Gospel of Luke, have I made Oh Theopolis of all the Jesus began both to do and teach until the day in which he was taken up. What day is that? The ascension, after that he for the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles who he had what? How many apostles did he chose? Well, and this is the day of the ascension. And he is talking to the apostles who he has locked. I hope I don't have to go back into the Gospels to show you that he chose 12 of them. But you can find this record in Matthew and the Gospels where he chose Philip and Andrew and Peter and James, John 12 of them. One of those wells was Judas Iscariot. And on the day of the ascension, he has given commandment to the apostle who he has chosen with the exception of one, huh? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. It says, John, that he's giving commandment unto the apostles who he had what? How many did he chose? Well, how many were present on the day of the ascension in Acts chapter one, verse two. Well, for the problem comes, don't well, if if there were 12 apostles present on the day of the ascension, then put Judas have killed himself. Like they've all implied that immediately after he betrayed him, he went out and hanged himself. I still live here. I'll show you the slides. It's written in here almost every line. Almost every line is tremendous as a developer, verse three of chapter one, unto the apostles whom he had chosen, to whom, the apostles the 12 also he showed itself alive after is taken by many infallible proofs being seen of them 30 days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God, and being assembled together with them, them who the 12 apostles, including Judas Iscariot, commanded them, that they should not walk, depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father which says he, ye the 12 apostles have heard of me, or John Cooney, baptize with water but he shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hands first. Sikhs, when they therefore were come together they asked of him saying, Lord without this time restore again the kingdom of Israel. And he said unto them, The 12 It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power, but he shall receive Lombardo power when that Holy Ghost has come upon you, and he shall be witnesses on me both in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, the uttermost part of the earth. Verse nine, now very carefully. And when He had spoken these things, while they, they hope, you see your pronouns, you got to watch your pronouns you got what's your pronouns, they, while they the 12 be held, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of there was that the essential firsthand, and while they look steadfastly toward heaven, as he went up the hole to men who man stood by them, them who, the 12 apostles, the apostles who he had chosen, stood by them in white apparel. So, Jesus has gone up, he has ascended, these two angels, represented here us man to man, that by them, the 12 must have been there yet. Judas must have been there yet at that time. Now, verse 11, very carefully, which also says, The man about Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, there is a great accuracy of the words. Starting out with verse two, he said, The apostles whom he had one, one of those was a Judean. All the rest of the 12 apostles with the exception of Judas Iscariot, were what? They were Galilee. They were Galilean. So as long as Judas was with them, he could say, the apostles who he had was, but right at the time of the ascension, right after it, when the, by the time these two men stand with them, when they start speaking, sometime between the ascension and when these men speak, Judas has gone away. Judas has gone away, for the record in verse 11, says, The man above Galilee, do not to change. The 11 apostles, with the exception of Judas, we're all from Galilee. You talk about the accuracy of the word and the usage of words. And we have traced this through all the originals and everything else, and except like a diamond fits like a hand in a glove. Therefore, sometime between the ascension moment of the ascension of Jesus, and the moment of the appearance of these two who said, the men of Galilee, Judas must have what's left must have gone away. And now that's the closest you will get to the hanging of Judas in the Bible. Because, as you'll see in the record, after a bit, some time before the day of Pentecost, and how long is Pentecost from this day of the ascension, and some time before the day of Pentecost? They elect someone to replace Judas as an apostle. Now whether Judas went right out here and hanged himself, I do not know. But I know one thing, that between this time and the record, we're going to read after that, in the first chapter of Acts, sometime between the day of the ascension and the day of Pentecost, Judas hanged himself and they selected someone else to replace him. Let's just go on to note these, these these pronouns following verse 11, a little bit, which also said, he Men of Galilee, why danji gazing up into the heavens, the same Jesus which takes is taken up from you, Yoo hoo, Men of Galilee also come in like manner if you have seen him go away. Then return they under Jerusalem, they who? The men of Galilee see the 11th and when they were come in verse 13, they went into an was Is it the day of Pentecost? Nope, it's the day of art. And when they came in, they went in the upper robe 10 days before Pentecost, and in the upper room, their abode. Peter, James, John, and it lists the 11 apostles because Judas is no longer there. And these men are all one, Galilee. Isn't that remarkable? Now, these all verse 14, the 11, so on and so forth, continue with one accord in prayer and supplication with the women and marry the mother of Jesus and with his brother. Verse 15. And in those days, what day, the days between the ascension and the day of what? And he calls, Peter stood up in the midst of the apostles. No, in the midst of up and the disciples included a great deal more than the 11 apostles.


Because it says the number of names together were about and 101 20. Is it the day of Pentecost? No, it's before Pentecost. When they're worth about 120. They're never worth about 120, who received on the day of Pentecost. But you see, this is before Pentecost, but they all Read It Like It's the day of Pentecost it is read what's written and keep your nose in the book, right? They've got to go by the word. In those days, between the ascension and the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up in the myths and the names together at that time were about one never was 120 it was about 120 million while I teach this in the class. If you had to have $120 in your life depended on it, you better call Mr. McNabb, The Undertaker, you told you to die, you had to have $120, you had 119 You had to have 120 you'd lose your life. Might as well call him have it over with because you can't live. That's why when he said about 120 What's the script for me? About 120 Had there been 120 There you know what he would have said? And had it been the day of Pentecost? You know what it would say? The day of Pentecost. But he says in the day before Pentecost in those days. Boy, you have got to see that verse and set your mind that is God's word. And you can read men and brothers verse 16, the Scripture must deeds have been fulfilled. Which by which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David space before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that did was that took that design that took Jesus, for he was numbered with us. And I had obtained part of this ministry because he was an apostle, part of it only. Now this man, here comes the other story. Now this man, Judas purchased a field with the reward of iniquity. And every commentary every Bible teacher I've ever run into says that this record here is the same as the one in Matthew 27. That's that 30 pieces of silver. He you know, we read in Matthew that 30 pieces of silver were used by the chief priests. Here it says that Judas, use this. Judas use this in Matthew instead the chief priests did right here Judas use. That's why you can't go by what they say you've got to go by what the Word says we've got to read the Word and read it accurately. The word purchase here, the word purchase here is not the word use when something is purchased in an open market, like the one in Matthew 27. We read tonight. This word purchase is the same word that you use in Matthew 10. Nine. Will someone read me Matthew 10 Nine, who has that scripture, hold up your hand and we'll find the word. Matthew 10 verse nine. All right, Reverend McNabb has it up here. Revised neither gold nor silver, nor breath and your person. Write the word tobei. The word provide is the word purchase. The same Greek word that's translated purchase here in x 180. Is the word provided in Matthew 10. Nine. This man provided for himself. He got from like like a man today provide for his wife and his children. He provides for them he brings home the meat and potatoes, the bacon. He brings home the food. He says. So this Judas man, Judas Iscariot, provided for himself a field, a field. And the word field here is the word cutting Young. D H, O R I O N, while the word for field in Matthew was our growth from which we get the Latin word Agricola. Don't we? Our growth, a gorilla or farmer? You college kids stand up here and laugh at me. Well, you pronounce it Why do you say


Ah, nobody wants it. Oh, they laugh at me for pronouncing a great cola. But that's my German pronunciation I post. Well, anyways, in Matthew the field is our growth. Here. It's an entirely different word for the word field. It's the word cutting O D, H O R I O N, I believe it's spelled. The word cutting O means property. Property. You know, like you buy yourself a property to build your house on. You don't have to have 20 acres. You don't have to have five acres. The way they build them today is 50 feet wide. 62 and a half feet deep. And that's what they build on any type. You know three by four bedroom just asleep standing up. So you're in a hurry all the time. Anyways, I don't know why they don't build a mirror or yet you don't get time to sleep. I will stand up pretty well, anyways, he bought a property, a property. He deliberately went out to buy a property with the wad reward out iniquity. This does not say with a 30 pieces of silver. It says with love the rewards of iniquity. And you know what the reward word reward is? wages. That's the word reward. They're though they're the wages of inequity, the high pay of iniquity. Well, where did he get the money? Where did he get it? Well, who was the treasurer of the illustrious group of the 12. Judas Iscariot, the Bible says he was treasurer, he had the bag. And remember, last Sunday night when we were teaching about the three suffers and so forth. And the two anointing who was indignant and just distraught with the waste of the money. Judas, he said it could have been sold for so and so much, and so on. Remember, now there is a remarkable scripture in John 12 Six that hardly anybody ever pays attention to it. Will someone please read? John 12 Six, to see how Judas got this money and why it's called money which is the reward of iniquity, who hasn't? Alright, sound like you hate Raise up your hand. If you can not give that because he was asleep and had the bag and there was Marian


Judas was a was a thief. And the money that Judas Judas thieves. That money is called wages of iniquity, reward out iniquity, the money he seized the money he stole. That's how he got the money. And with that money, he went out and do this bought himself a little property for his own, you know, so that when he got to be 65, and went on Social Security resist 6262 Are women Oh my goodness. Well, you men will make her one of these times they'll bring her down to 40 Pretty soon, and I can join


well, he deliberately went out to buy himself a retirement property, you know, a little place of his own, where he could take his friends and he could say, d what the Lord has provided for me. The how wonderful that is. He took that money he had seen the wages of iniquity and bought there with provided himself a field and birth at falling headlong falling headlong. He burst asunder in the midst, and all his was bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem in so much as that field that choreo that choreo that copper This is called in their proper tongue X Adelmo X Adelmo. That is to say the field of us blood. You think in Matthew the field was called the Field of Blood, but it is not the word Akadama at all. It is the word it's the word on growth Cosmatos if I remember correctly, we've got it there in your Greek text. Our growth Hamatos Matthew 27, ac H AC. Okay, hi my toes, the that's the form in the Genesee of I believe, of which the Bates route is hot my toes, same thing. Hi, my toes Well, anyways, it's an entirely different words than Akadama. of John of where are we here act? Entirely different words, you see it. Here it is called Akadama. The Field of Blood, while in Matthew, it is the field of blood. But it's not a choreo in Matthew and Matthew, it is an outgrowth. In Matthew, it was a whole field, wildly an act. It was the property. And the property became called the property of blood, because it was whose property duties and who hanged himself on that property? Judas. That's why in Matthew, when he said, he went out and he hanged himself, when he hanged himself after the day of the ascension. And before the day of Pentecost, he went to his was his own property, he went home to his own place. And they're at his own place, he hanged himself. And the word in birth at is a tremendous fruit, falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And this shirt was a problem for me for years. I couldn't figure out why a guy would use that, that weaker rope or something. Why have you gone to hang himself, he wouldn't hang a while, the only thing I could ever figure out, he must've hanged himself with a weak rope, or the belt broke. This was like my thinking, I think, and that he must have been hanging rather high, because when he fell, he just busted apart in the middle, and all his intestines float all over the place. That's right. That's the picture, it leaves. And I thought well could happen in other ways. In the east, when people die, they just integrate rather rapidly there for maybe hung up there a day or two. And by that time we was rotted out, and Donnie came. But then some of our people from Troy, went to work on this matter of hanging in the East. They were the ones who got the answer to this AC verse and brought it to me and said, Dr. Wierwille, this is light on verse 18. And this will help us in our understanding of the great accuracy of God's words. And in these, whenever a man hanged himself, it had nothing to do with a rope. It's in the western world that we think about hanging with rope or belt or something else. Whenever a man hanged himself in the east, is simply meant that he committed suicide. And this he did by falling upon something sharp. So when he committed suicide, what did he fall on Reverend Davidson? His sword, right. And when Judas committed suicide, he impaled himself upon a pointed state. He ran this point of steak into his intestines here and this was a method whereby people committed suicide and hang themselves he ran around here and as he ran it in here move his bowel started gushing out that x one that x one verse 80 with the accuracy with which it is written in God's words out for you skeptics tough not to people hear those listening by radio. Hey, you know something? I was glad for that terrible edition of Life magazine, where they'd be little Christianity and everything else and they didn't know their head from a home ground, but that's what you can expect. But I was thankful for one they even if, if they be little Christianity in a very great sense of the word. I was thankful for one thing, because the December 25 edition of Life magazine 1964 page 68. Has Freeman, impaled upon a state like our justice prior to December 25, edition 1964 Of Life magazine has on page 68 Three men who have committed suicide was hanged themselves. And all three who have been hanged, are hunger, something, all three of them are impaled on the states. Now wonderful. I've been in the water for the garden Life magazine. Now wonderful those three fellows read papers. By good that's the answer the very same team and it's great to receive. First 20 cents, when he's written in the Book of Tom, let his habitation the deathless and let no man what milder and his bishopric let another take. a shipwreck is the word. The Greek word, of which the Hebrew word in the Old Testament is elder, ruler, rulership. He was an apostle. That's why when you read the word bishop in the New Testament, is the same word as the word elder is in the olden first 21. Wherefore these men, which have Coven companied with us all the time, that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of Donna, that same date, that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of His resurrection. And they appointed to those of called our Sabbath, who are surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, thou Lord, which knows the hearts of all. So whether it be to our chosen, that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression felt that he might go to his own place, verse 26, and they do about 120. Gay for their lot. And a lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the 11 111, and one MC harmony. Now you have back 12 apostles, here, Paul, Apostle, you have and all 12 now are Galilean, because Matthias, who was numbered with the 11th, was from Galilee. Not all the 12 apostles now are Galilee. The next thing that occurred in the record is chapter two of x, which begin when the day of Pentecost was was fully come, they, they who, well, the apostles because the pronoun is controlled by the closest associated and related noun to the situation. They were all with one accord in one place. And of course, suddenly, there came a sound from heaven, as of erecting mighty wind, and filled all the house where they doesn't say upper Rome where they that 12 apostles were what, and there appeared unto them, The 12 apostles, cloven tongues like as a fire, and it sat upon each of them, the 12 apostles, and they, the 12 apostles, were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them up. Isn't that wonderful? There's a record of the occurrence on the day of Pentecost. And the last thing, the last thing they did before the day of Pentecost, according to the record, is that they elected someone to take what go to this place. And you see how logical this becomes, after the day of the ascension, sometime between them. And 10 days later, the day of Pentecost, Judah said was hanged himself. And the Scripture said that someone was to be replaced take his place. They did the most natural thing in the world. What did they do? They selected someone to take the place of Judas.


And this is this they did. As indicated here in the Word, and to my mind, is tremendously logical to think they did this some short time before the day of Pentecost, because the next record is the record in the day of anything. So Judas must have hanged himself after the day of the ascension, and before the day of Pentecost. But what day exactly in there, I do not know. But I do know that they selected someone to take Judas this place, right before the day of Pentecost. And right after that when the power of the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost, and the 12th were in the temple day. receive the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God says, Not VP, we're not my denomination or yours. But the word of God says that on the day of Pentecost. They were all filled verse four with a Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them up a tree. Isn't that wonderful? That's how the church was born. That's what the early church did. And when men and women say they belong to the church today, they ought to do what the church did. If not, somebody is wrong, either God's wrong or people are wrong. I think you all know what the wave ministry represents regarding this. We believe God's word is right. And Manny from that's why again, we're having a Mid American Conference on speaking in tongues on 10th. Because Saturday night, do the fifth is the state capital of Ohio in Columbus, Ohio. We're expecting people from Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York. All the areas we are expecting people from the come to that Mid American Conference to see the greatness of the Paragon is expected words. Now for you people who like to read the details of what I've taught in rather detail tonight. One of the chapters in this new book studies in Abundant Living is entitled When did Judas hanged himself and the truth that I discussed with you tonight are written in this volume line of studies in Abundant Living. Of course for our radio people who are listening if they'd like to have a volume they can send to the way do not follow Ohio and close to dollars. The book used to sell for 295 but we published more of them so we could cut the price down so more people could read it. And today, we're selling them all over the country for $2 and that has in it not not just unmuted but 1211 others tremendous pieces of research like we talked tonight.