Jude

Jude

1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, [and] called: 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied . 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares , who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance , though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication , and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh , despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said , The Lord rebuke thee. 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves . 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds [they are] without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead , plucked up by the roots ; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying , Behold , the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed , and of all their hard [speeches] which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling [words], having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion , making a difference : 23 And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever . Amen.

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  1. Is Jude writing about you? In today’s passage we read about people who followed after Christ and then chose the things of this world over Him. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, for us to be saved Christ said that we should REPENT and believe. I think this is one of the hardest things we can do in the flesh. Christ tells us to 1. repent. Repenting means to turn from the direction that you are currently going. We should see the sin we have in our lives when we come to understand that we need saved through Jesus Christ and his gift he gave us on the cross. Christ ask us to repent or turn from our sins. These are the things our flesh desires in this world. The things that are not good for us and places a wedge between Christ and us. Sin is something we do naturally. We don’t have to try very hard to sin its instilled in us at birth. I think of my 4 children. We look at them and think how innocent they are, how God made them so perfect in our eyes. Then I think of when they start walking and talking and notice a candy bar missing. If you ask the little one with chocolate on their face if they ate the candy bar they will likely say “NO, Not me” yet the evidence of the crime is all over their face. God is much the same way as that with us. God is able to see everything we do, he knows the very workings of our heart. He knows ever thought and action that we perform. When we are faced with our sin what do we generally do, we deny it, no it was not me, I did not do something wrong, it was someone else fault. Yet the whole time God sees EVERYTHING we have done. When you become a Christian we should do our very best to turn from our sins. We are not perfect we will fail from time to time but if we become a Christian we should be making an effort to change our wicked ways. Many times in churches to day and in this world today we focus on getting folks saved but I think in today’s world we don’t want to offend people so we are afraid to tell them they should stop doing what they are doing. We need to be bold about what God’s Word says and call sin just what it is, SIN. If you are a Christian today I pray you are trying to live the right life so that you will not be as the followers mentioned in the book of Jude and later turn back to the things of this world after setting out to follow Christ!

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