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Jude 4 ** .For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

 Within about 30 years after Jude’s half brother (our Lord Jesus Christ)  was raised from the dead, after serving His time (about 30 years) on this wicked and deranged prison world; Jude wrote these words. The Holy Spirit of our Father God enlightened and empowered him to see that the newly established Church of God was starting to become infiltrated and corrupted with pagan traditions of men.  

The entire message of love by the Holy Spirit of our one and only Father God was to contend for faith by those faithful few with assurance and instruction on how to overcome the growing ungodly ways devised by men. The struggle against all odds with insurmountable difficulties to keep the faith desired by the grace of our Lord God has increased like quicksand to this age. The god of this world (Satan, the Devil *2 Cor. 4:4) continues to sway and lead this world ever deeper as lambs to slaughter.

Jude reminds the faithful to reach out to those who waver in doubt with gentle and loving compassion. The faithful are beginning to waver with doubt because of the persistent sway of the devil (verse 22).  False teachings of the words of life (the entire Bible) have been predicted persistently since the fall of man by Satan who desires all mankind to worship him and not our Creator God. In Matthew 4:10, the Messiah, Y’shua Christ Jesus severely instructed the god of liars who had promised to give all the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would bow down and worship him as most of mankind unwittingly do even more so in this age.  Jesus then said to him,” Away with you Satan! For it is written (Exodus 20) ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only you shall serve’ “. 

Jude intended to write this epistle about the wonderful salvation shared by the newly established congregation of the Church of God (verse 3). However, the Holy Spirit of our Lord led him to not glory in the new found peace and joy, but to initiate battle against the creeping evil led by the Devil and his fallen angels.  The war at hand is to defend the words of truth by alerting the congregation of God’s children then and now.

World War one actually began in Genesis 6:6-7. ‘And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart’. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, man and beast, creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

The Lord was initially grieved in His heart because many of the angels in heaven saw the daughters of men that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose (verse 2). Soon after, our Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually (verse 5). ** Our Lord who is true to His word did destroy everything that breathed the breath of life, except one man and family who found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Noah took 120 years to construct this massive ark while preaching the world was coming to an end due to great wickedness and unbelief as even in this age. Seven days before the rains began and the ark was lifted above the highest mountains, Noah, his family and the animals obediently entered the ark, two by two and were saved for the Lord shut the only doorway to life Himself (Genesis 7:16).

The time clock of our Lord is soon ending this wicked and unbelieving earth guided by Satan, the God of this earth and his fallen angels who were placed in chains of darkness until judgment (Jude 6). The chains of darkness no longer allowed them to switch from spirits into human form like the resurrected Messiah, Y’shua Christ Jesus after the Lord raised him from the dead after three days and three nights. However, their power controls the minds, hearts of souls of this evil world.

Our Lord shut the door of the ark with eight survivors and lifted the ark above a dying earth. In the same manner the Lord will lift the dead in Christ from their graves first and the true believers still alive will join them in the blink of an eye. All in Christ Jesus will rise above the destruction of the earth and we will always be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17). How awesome that we will return to earth as did Noah and be always with the Lord in heaven here on earth and our Lord will rule from His throne in the new heaven and earth headquartered in Jerusalem.

If you are not sure you are part of the family of our Creator God, humble yourself before the Lord and repent. Ask Him to wash away your dirty rotten sins with the holy blood of the Lamb of God; the Messiah, Y’shua Christ Jesus. Ask Him to help you contend with the faith which is His Commandments of Love. Only our Creator God is able to keep you from stumbling and present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.  Repent now before it is too late!

 

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