Q1) Do you think its possible for Judas to be in heaven?
I’m sure if he committed suicide, he was very regretful and sorry and praying to God to forgive him after he realized what he did.
I doubt that he is, but that is not because of his sin. Let me explain. The sin Judas committed is forgivable. Matthew 12:31, “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.” This means that even the man who drove the nails into Christs own wrists could be forgiven. Murderers, rapists, and antagonizers of the Christian faith, like the Apostle Paul before his conversion, can all be forgiven and spend eternity in Heaven. The only unforgivable sin is unbelief. So if Judas was repentant and made Christ the Lord of his life before he died, then he would certainly have been forgiven.
Now I do not have the market cornered on judging a mans heart, so I can not say for sure what the status of Judas salvation was, but if I was to guess I would guess that he was not saved at the time of his death. Here is why.
We know that he was possessed by the devil when he betrayed Jesus. (Luke 22:3 – “Then Satan entered Judas”)
We know that believers can not be possessed by the devil. (This is a whole bible study with lots of references that need to be made, so as to not distract us from your original question, I will not elaborate too deeply on this, unless you ask me to separately)
So with these points, we know Judas could not have been saved when he betrayed Jesus. But could he have given his life to Christ after the betrayal? We know he felt remorse for his actions because he gave the bribe money back to the Jews who paid him to betray Jesus, and he was remorseful to the point of suicide afterwards.
So he was certainly ashamed and sorry, but was he saved? Again, I cant judge his heart, but I think the suicide is evidence that he was probably not.
For one, a believer is likely to have a hope that comes from faith and a feeling of redemption and forgiveness that will overcome any enemy implanted thoughts of suicide. Or if a believer does commit suicide, it is because they are not in their right mind, and maybe driven to temporary insanity because of whatever trauma or intense pressures that take them past their rational limits.
So for a believer to commit suicide, he would have to have gone insane, even temporary insanity. Or they did not have the hope inside them that salvation brings to begin with.
What category was Judas in? We don’t know for sure, but I would bet Satan pushed Judas to commit suicide before Judas had a chance to witness the resurrection and give his life to Christ so Satan could keep the soul of Judas from Jesus in Heaven. But as I have said, I am not qualified to judge a persons heart for salvation. Only Christ has that authority and understanding.
I do know that Peter also betrayed Jesus that same day, but Peter was repentant, so he was forgiven, and was later used in some very mighty ways.
Q2) Jesus said that the 12 apostles names will be on the gates of heaven and will judge the 12 tribes, if Judas went to hell, it leaves only 11, who is the 12th?
A2) Acts 1: 12-26 discuss this very question. A man named Matthias was chosen to replace Judas as the 12th apostle.