Friday, May 4, 2018

"A Proclamation of Praise"

“A Proclamation of Praise”


Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into His glorious presence without a single fault.  All glory to Him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord.  All glory, majesty, power and authority are His before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time!  Amen.      Jude 1:24-25


In this small epistle of Jude, he is warning his readers, the Saints of God, to BEWARE of APOSTASY, the FALLING away from their FAITH in their Holy God.  He WARNS them of the PERILS of APOSTASY, in verses 5-16.   He gives them INSTRUCTIONS on how to AVOID APOSTASY, in verses 17-23, and he instructs them how to have VICTORY over the APOSTASY, in verses 24-25.  I would suggest that you read the ENTIRE short epistle.  It would be BENEFICIAL to your SPIRITUAL growth, and help STRENGHTEN your FAITH.  APOSTASY is the falling away from what you once believed or from your FAITH.  It is carried out by APOSTATES, false teachers, those who do not teach or preach the TRUTH, and can cause REAL PROBLEMS in a person’s SPIRITUAL life.    This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to KNOW what the WORD of GOD says, and to be taught the TRUTH of it. 


But Jude does NOT end on a negative note.  He ENCOURAGES people with the words of our text, today.  He tells us that we can have VICTORY over the APOSTASY.  He tells us that there is ONE who can keep us from FALLING AWAY, which is GOD, Himself, and not only will He keep us from FALLING AWAY,  He will bring us, with GREAT JOY, and without a single fault, into His GLORIOUS presence. 


Jude attributes ALL GLORY, to God, and to Him ALONE, through our SAVIOR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  ALL GLORY, MAJESTY, POWER, and AUTHORITY are His, and was BEFORE ALL TIME, and is NOW, in the PRESENT, and will be IN ETERNITY, BEYOND ALL TIME.  This is GREAT ASSURANCE for the BELIEVER. 


This is the GREATEST PROCLAMATION of PRAISE and ADORATION for the ONLY ONE, who can SAVE and KEEP His Children from FALLING AWAY from their FAITH and into the cesspool of APOSTASY.   Where are you?  Are you DEPENDING on Christ Jesus to SAVE and KEEP you, NOW and throughout ETERNITY?  OR are you DROWNING in the CESSPOOL of APOSTASY, LIES AND DECEPTIONS, which is pulling you toward HELL with ALL of its HORRORS, for ALL of ETERNITY, without a WAY of ESCAPE.  If you want to be RESCUED, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and have VICTORY over the APOSTASY, and ESCAPE Hell, and GAIN HEAVEN.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!



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