October 6. 2020

It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage. – Jude 1:14-16 ESV


What a great, powerful, short, simple book!  Jude is about JUDGMENT!.  We see our streets of America brimming with RIOTERS, haters, people who are coveting what others have, justifying their crimes against their fellow man.  Crimes of rioting, steeling, looting, killing, assaulting, violating civil and criminal laws, and rights- in the name of: JUSTICE!  The cries of NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE are words that taste SWEET in the mouth, when directed towards an unidentified ‘Society’, but will be BITTER in the belly of those who will someday be judged!  This is the only place in the Bible where the prophecy of Enoch is mentioned.  It is NOT in the Old Testament, it is in the Apocrypha book, called Enoch.  This book was familiar to biblical scholars in Biblical times, but was not part of the Canon, the Bible.  Jude quotes 1 Enoch 1:9 affirming that the Lord will come with his angels for a future judgment against the ungodly for their evil works and words against Him. “Behold, he will arrive with myriads (unit of ten thousand) of the holy ones in order to execute judgment upon all. He will destroy the wicked ones and censure all flesh on account of everything that they have done, that which the sinners and the wicked ones committed against him”. (1 Enoch 1:9)

Leader, there is a saying, “Be careful what you ask for”. Remember, God tells us that we get to choose how God treats us, by how we treat others. Not just the ones we like, but more importantly the ones we do not like, the ones we do not consider brothers or sisters. “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own”? (Matthew 7:1-3) Jude is a book of PROPHECY, by a prophet of God, Judas, which is English for JUDE. A prophecy is a message inspired by God, a divine revelation. The Bible says that prophets “spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:20, 21) A prophet is one who receives God’s message and transmits it to others; to prophesy is to proclaim a message from God. Who is going to be judged? The UNGODLY! “…to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” 4 times in one sentence we see UNGODLY! The Bible talks of “the ungodly” as those who are separated from God. To be ungodly is to act in a way that is contrary to the NATURE of God, to actively oppose God in disobedience, or to have an irreverent DISREGARD for God. The Bible often speaks of “the flesh” in reference to things that emanate from our sinful natures. The acts of the flesh and the desires of the world fall under the category of ungodliness.

Conduit, The Lord will come at a future time with his many angels, HIS SAINTS- this is the Second Coming of Jesus. He will come back and meet His Church in the clouds during the RAPTURE of the church before the GREAT TRIBULATION and then come back with HIS CHURCH, for HIS SECOND COMING. The Lord will come to execute judgement upon all the ungodly for their works and hard-hearted words spoken against him. He will judge for all the ‘hard-hearted words which the false teachers express against God to demonstrate that his opponents do such things by grumbling against GOD’S AUTHORITY and following their own DESIRES, and affirming their OWN MORAL AUTHORITY in ways that show favoritism to those whom they wish to gain favor. These people RAIL AGAINST GOD and follow their own desires, rather than GOD’S design. Despising cisgender relationships and preferring the worlds alternate lifestyles, more evolved RELIGION of SOCIAL JUSTICE. God’s children are called to PERSEVERE: But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. (Jude 1:17-19) Jude mentions scoffers in the end times just like the Apostle Peter did. Jude is warning the church to prepare for such a scenario. “Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” (2 Peter 3:3-4) “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5) Stay the course of GOD and not the course of the WORLD. The World is for BIDEN and all the SOCIAL JUSTICE. God is for the things of GOD, the PEOPLE of GOD and those WILL BE at WAR WITH THE WORLD! Soldier on and vote with your hands, feet, heart, mouth, and mind- for GOD!


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