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From Jude, to the sanctified and called by God   Intending to write of the common salvation, Jude changes his mind, and gets to more serious issues   Certain men, crept in unaware, denying God and Jesus Christ   Though they once knew, Jude wants to remind them, and us   The angels that left their first estate   Sodom and Gomorrah as examples   The archangel Michael, and the devil, arguing over the body of Moses   More about those whom have crept in   Jude tells of Enoch, the seventh from Adam   Again, more about those whom have crept in   Remember the words of the apostles   Mockers in the end times   In the Love of God   Compassion makes a difference   Some save with fear   There is only one God and Saviour 

From Jude, to the sanctified and called by God

Jude 1:1 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:

Acts 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

Jude 1:2 Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be multiplied.

Intending to write of the common salvation, Jude
changes his mind, and gets to more serious issues

Jude 1:3 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[1] for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

1 "CONTEND": 1864. epagonizomai, ep-ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee; from G1909 and G75; to struggle for:--earnestly contend for.

75. agonizomai, ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee; from G73; to struggle, lit. (to compete for a prize), fig. (to contend with an adversary), or gen. (to endeavor to accomplish something):--fight, labor fervently, strive.

Certain men, crept in unaware, denying
God and Jesus Christ

Jude 1:4 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.

Though they once knew, Jude wants to remind them, and us

Jude 1:5 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.

The angels that left their first estate

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under[1] darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

1 "UNDER": 5259. hupo, hoop-o'; a prim. prep.; under, i.e. (with the gen.) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the acc.) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]):--among, by, from, in, of, under, with. In comp. it retains the same gen. applications, espec. of inferior position or condition, and spec. covertly or moderately.

These angels are the sons of God in Gen 6:1 thru Gen 6:4 who took the daughters of men and children were born unto them. This brought about the flood of Noah. They will be cast to this earth again with Satan. See Rev 12:1 thru Rev 12:17. See Rev 9 where they come out of the bottomless pit. I believe this is where they are being held now. I believe their destruction is described in Rev 11:7 thru Rev. 11:14 when the two witnesses are killed. Upon Christ's return he will bind Satan and cast him into the bottomless pit for one thousand years (see Rev. 20:1 thru Rev 20:3). then he will be cast into the lake of fire for destruction. See Rev 20:10. Also read Eze 28:8 thru Eze 28:19 where it describes why God will destroy Satan and the method in which He does it.

2 Pet 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Sodom and Gomorrah as examples

Jude 1:7 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[1] fire.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

2 Pet 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

Jude 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

The filthy dreamers are the false teachers that have crept in.

The archangel Michael, and the
devil, arguing over the body of Moses

Jude 1:9 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.

2 Pet 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

Zec 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

More about those whom have crept in

Jude 1:10 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.

Jude 1:11 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.

Jude 1:12 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;

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering[1] stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever[2].

1 "WANDERING": 4107. planetes, plan-ay'-tace; from G4108; a rover ("planet"), i.e. (fig.) an erratic teacher:--wandering.

2 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

2 Pet 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

Jude tells of Enoch, the seventh from Adam

Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Jude 1:15 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.

Gen 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Again, more about those whom have crept in

Jude 1:16 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[1].

1 "ADVANTAGE": 5622. opheleia, o-fel'-i-ah; from a der. of the base of G5624; usefulness, i.e. benefit:--advantage, profit.

We know what they're lusting for. $$$$$$$$$

Remember the words of the apostles

Jude 1:17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Mockers in the end times

Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

1 Tim 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

2 Pet 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

2 Pet 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Jude 1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Jude 1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

In the Love of God

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal[1] life.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Compassion makes a difference

Jude 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:

Some save with fear

Jude 1:23 And others save with fear[1], pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

1 "FEAR": 5401. phobos, fob'-os; from a prim. phebomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright:--be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.

You've probably heard some of these fire breathing preachers.

Jude 1:24 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,

There is only one God and Saviour

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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