But what is the voice of the Lord? Jesus said in John 12:32, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." He was not speaking of lifting Him up in praise and worship. That we certainly should do but the Lord was foretelling of His death on the cross. I believe this is why the Apostle Paul said to the Corinthian church in 1st Corinthians 2:2, "For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified."
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas Iscariot to the Jews for thirty pieces of silver. The Lord was then lead before the Roman Procurator, Pontius Pilate and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The Bible implies in Matthew 27:3-5 that Judas had not expected the death sentence to be pronounced on the Lord. Thus he threw down the betrayal money in the temple and "went and hanged himself."
There is a song that I wrote years ago when we were in Yankton South Dakota, part of which goes like this: