John 13:11 For He knew who would betray Him. That is why He said, “Not all of you are clean.”

In John 13:2, the devil put it in the heart of Judas to betray Jesus. However, we also see that Jesus was not surprised by his betrayal. Jesus knew Judas would betray Him. It wasn’t like the disciples came back and told Jesus that Judas would betray Him or He had a spy within the Pharisees. Judas’ betrayal was revealed to Jesus by the Holy Spirit.

As a child of God being led by the Holy Spirit, there are certain benefits we have. One of those benefits is discernment (1 Corinthians 2:14). As we operate in the plan of God, God will reveal certain things to us on a need to know basis. This discernment will reveal the plans of the devil. Like Jesus with Judas, this discernment will reveal if our spouse is cheating on us, if our friends are really not our friends, and if our supervisor is attempting to hold us back from a promotion. This revelation is not given to start a fight or an argument. This revelation is given to mentally prepare us to face life’s challenges. It’s given to know who and what we need to pray for. It’s given to prepare us to make some changes.

Instead of being blind-sided by the demonically influenced actions of people closest to us, get into a position where God can be clearly heard to reveal some information to us about our family and friends.