Lester Sumrall tells about a large packing plant of Swift and Company in La Plata, Argentina, that had a great black ram of notorious reputation. He answered to the name of Judas, which seems very fitting for a creature in his dreadful business.
“Judas, the ram, had the responsibility of leading thousands of innocent lambs and sheep to the slaughter. Employees at Swift and Company believe that Judas realizes the deceptive work in which he is engaged and agree that he does it diabolically well. One worker told me that the way Judas goes sporting among the sheep of the corral with black wool glistening, and his head high, seems almost rational. He assumes a place of leadership and protectorship over the flock almost immediately. After walking among them and fully attracting their attention he turns and walks straight for the slaughter pen. With one backward glance Judas is satisfied — the sheep are following ignorantly. He jumps through the gate of death and is unharmed, but the unwary sheep are murdered one by one as they enter. Judas is rewarded with food for his cunning deception and is again sent on his mission to beguile another flock!
One wonders whether the sheep are able to think as they enter the gate of death, never to return, “Judas has beguiled us.”
There is a great deceiver in the world, who graphically reminds us of Judas the Ram. The Bible warns that he can appear as an angel of light to deceive the unwary; he is an instructor of the simple to make them haughty toward God. He leads thousands of millions into a gate of death from whence they never return.
Take care who you follow, and know “in whom you have believed.” (Lester Sumrall)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 NIV