THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JUDE
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STRONG FAITH IN GOD, JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
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THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JUDE
HOW TO BE STRONG IN FAITH
OBTAIN STRONG FAITH IN GOD, JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
Welcome back to Daily Bread, and welcome to our study of
The General Epistle of
Jude. This is a short letter, written to Christians
encouraging them to be strong in their faith because of
the many deceivers who use the church to do their own
will instead of the Lord's will.
Jude warns about things
that happened in the past to show Christians that we
need to be alert and to stand up and fight when evil
tries to lead Christians astray.
Jude begins his letter with heartfelt blessings to the
people, and then writes ...
When I earnestly wanted to write
to you about salvation for all, it was necessary for me
to write and urge you to diligently fight for the faith
that was once given to the saints before us. Because
there are certain people who creep in secretly, who
premeditate condemning Christians. They are ungodly men,
Grace of our God into evil and denying the only Lord God, and
our Lord Jesus Christ.
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I will remind you again, even though you once
knew this, how the Lord, having saved the Israelite
people out of the land of Egypt, He then afterward
destroyed those who didn't believe (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-11).
And the angels who didn't keep their original place with
6:1-5) but left their own habitation, He has
reserved in everlasting chains under darkness until the
great day of judgment (The
Book of Enoch, Chapter 6 and 7).
This brings us to the question of the book of Enoch
being a trustworthy place to seek TRUTH. I mean, the
book of Enoch was not placed in the Bible just as many
others were chosen by man not to be placed in the Bible.
In fact the Book of Enoch, just as others, and even the
Bible has been translated and rewritten by others over
the years. However, we see that the Bible not only
mentions Enoch but agrees with many things in the book
of Enoch. Therefore, we have provided the
of Enoch study for you to ponder and decide upon.
Even like Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities around them
in the same way, giving themselves over to fornication,
and going after strange flesh, are made as an example,
suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also
these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise
authority, and speak evil of dignities.
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Exodus 22:28 says, Thou shalt not revile God, nor
curse the ruler of thy people.
Even 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.
this mean? Well, it may seem vague and individual
interpretations as you can imagine probably vary widely,
but it may be that since Michael is the best of angels,
and the devil is the worst of angels, Michael may have
thought Satan as so inferior that to spat with the devil
would be an insult to his integrity, so he modestly put
it in the Lord's hands. As to the dispute about the body
of Moses, the Bible has no record of this included, but
it may be in regards to either Moses' burying place or
his resurrection when Jesus was transfigured. Let's get
back to what Jude was saying ...
But these people I'm talking about, speak wickedly of
things they don't know about: but what they know
naturally, like wild animals, in those things they
destroy themselves. Woe unto them! They've followed in
the footsteps of Cain (Genesis
4:1-15), and ran greedily for money, like the sin of Balaam, (Numbers
22:7-8) and perished in the contention of Korah (Numbers
16:32). These people are spots in your feasts of
charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves
What is Jude saying here? The people who use the Church
for their own gain, and to deceive others, are dirt in
your celebrations of love, when they act like they're in
agreement with you, and profit without a guilty
conscience. He goes on:
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They're like clouds without
water, blown around by the wind, trees without fruit,
twice dead, pulled up by the roots. They're like raging
waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame, like
wandering stars, to whom darkness belongs forever. And
also, the seventh (generation) from Adam, prophesied of
these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten
thousands of His saints, 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 (The
Book of Enoch, Chapter 1, Verse 9).
Jude further explains who these people are.
grumblers, complainers, walking after their own lusts;
and they speak great swelling words, having men's
persons in admiration because of advantage.
that mean? It means that these people will speak against
the church, and fight for their own desires instead of
God's will. They also want the respect of men, because
they feel like it gives them power. Now listen to what
Jude concludes about them.
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But, beloved, remember the words which were spoken
before by the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, how
they told you that there would be mockers in the end,
who would walk after their own ungodly lusts. These are
the people who cause divisions, they are worldly and do
not have the
Spirit of God. But you, beloved, strengthening your
faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the
LOVE of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus
Christ to eternal life.
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Now, Jude has, up to this point, described to us, the
lost. However, the lost are the ones that the Lord wants
back, SO very badly. Remember, we're all His children, His
beloved sheep and He wants us all. So, here Jude gives us some advice
of how to reach those lost souls and bring them back to
their Father, and of how to admonish other Christians as
well, when we find them being led away from their fold.
Jude says ...
And of some have compassion, making a difference:
And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire;
hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
other words, sometimes you can save them gently, with
loving words and encouragement, but other times, you
have to be stern, and put the fear of God in them. You
may have to tell them things they don't want to hear.
All the while you must be cautious not to get pulled in by anything
evil. Never forget, the enemy will try and dress up evil to
look appealing, so be alert that what you're dealing with is
also trying to persuade you to go astray. Hate the evil, every bit
of it and beware of every bit of it.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
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Let's talk about this from another perspective too. The
Shepherd's ... You're dealing with the lost. That means
that they're in a place where they shouldn't be, but the
only way to get them out, is to go and get them. If your
sheep is fallen into the mud or is hanging on the side
of a cliff, you'll have to get dirty in order to save
it's little soul.
People may look down at you, and say,
Ewww, you're all dirty, but God knows WHY you've gotten
dirty. You sought to save a child of HIS. Just know
TRUTH and despise the place they are in. Hate the sin,
not the sinner. Jude says, hate the dirt (sin) that you
had to see, sense and fight, when you went in to help the
lost sheep. Another perspective ... If a person gets a
disease, you don't dislike the person, you dislike the
Another thing to remember is that each sheep is
different. And in addition to that, each instance is
different. You may have to rescue the same sheep with
compassion one day, fire the next, and compassion the
day after that. Just ask the Holy Spirit to guide you,
and He will help you to understand what method to use to
bring them back to the fold.
Jude ends his letter with some very moving words of
praise to God, and also a reminder that we're all sheep,
and that we all need to reach out for the Lord's Hand
when we're about to slip. The closing of his letter goes
STRONG IN FAITH CONCLUSION
STRONG FAITH IN GOD, JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT SUMMARY
Now, to Him
that is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present
you faultless before the presence of His glory with
exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be
glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and
Although The General Epistle of Jude is brief, let not the
brevity of his words deceive you ... It's a very good
reminder of several different things. Be alert. Be
reminded. Beware. Be compassionate. Be stern. And
beloved, be reaching up and adoring to God.
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next, called The Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John.
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