I love “The Letter of Jude.” Verse 4 brings us this strong warning ~
“For ADMISSION has been SECRETLY GAINED by SOME, who long ago were DESIGNATED for this CONDEMNATION, UNGODLY PERSONS who PERVERT THE GRACE of Our God INTO LICENTIOUSNESS and DENY Our ONLY MASTER and Our Lord, JESUS Christ.”
Believers have been mislead to interpret Jesus Christ’s Gift of Grace as license to live in their sin. They mistakenly believe all their sins will be “forgiven by His Grace” no matter what happens, because God knows they are not capable of being “sin free” – no one was sin free except Jesus – and so they think because God understands they are not capable of being completely sin free, He in turn will forgive them no matter what, because they try… and He knows their heart.
Friends THIS is the false teaching that Jude warns us about. The perversion of His Grace!
Believing is NOT enough! In order to accept His Free Gift of Grace and continue in our salvation IN HIM we are called to ACTION.
Jesus says we are to STAY IN His Mercy and Grace, by KEEPING ourselves FILLED WITH the Holy Spirit & PRAYING IN The Holy Ghost! We are TO KEEP the New Covenant; we do this simply by BEING IN the Word, fully ARMOURED WITH the FILLING OF The Spirit of God IN us, who overcomes the lust of our flesh (the old man made new) TO LIVE upright IN His Righteousness, LOVING God whole heartedly and to ALSO LOVE our neighbour as ourselves.
We are called TO SHARE the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. We must RECOGNIZE there are some among us who are “not saved” and whom will burn in the eternal hell of fire, if they do not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. We must share The Word – The Full Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord – with the unsaved in the correct manner as we are lead by The Holy Spirit.
This letter is very relevant to us right here and right now.
I encourage you to read it today and be blessed!