KML (26 July 2011)
""JUDE"   THE ACTS OF THE APOSTATES  "The End of The Church Era""

 
Dear Beloved Doves
I write to share with you a study of JUDE

It is by no means chance; that this Book is placed Just Prior to " The Revelation of Jesus Christ "
It is the only Book devoted entirely to the subject of Apostasy.

Jude sets the stage for Revelation. He allows us to peek into the dark corners of Revelation.
For it is to us The Beloved, the called, the kept, that he writes.
A forerunner for the letters from Our Lord to the 7 churches in Revelation.
A preparatory for what is now upon the Church....Apostasy.
The great Falling away. The word GREAT is there for a " red flag" A take attention to, a bell, and a whistle in order to wake us up !
Some will have compassion, making a difference, in this great falling away, and others will Save with Fear, literally pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
 We are now living this Apostasy dear beloved, and it is no piece of cake.
I ask; are we READY ?
For many will become affended, by the gospel. We are seeing this right Now.
And because of this, those who are weak, will fall by the wayside, not wanting to bare the ridicule.

Jude and James are brothers.
JAMES ....Evidence by Faith in good works.
JUDE......Evil works are evidence of Apostasy.

A Book of 25 Verses, and within these 25 verses we will find Jude gives the reader cause to recall , bring back to memmory, the things learned pertaining to Old Testament Apostasy History, and remind us to contend for the faith.
The Old Testament showing us Israel in the Exodus. Which gives the one who is studing, cause to go back and read again the story of how Israel murmered, and murmered, in the desert, and delivering them out of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
A strong message to the christian,to hold fast to the promise of redemption in Christ Jesus, and Turn Not, from the truth of the gospel of Christ, but cling literally, to Him and hold fast. Because the Apostasy is literally upon our doorstep. That we Be Not Deceived, by false teachings, and doctrines that tickle our ears.
Let us not become complacent, and lazy, and be fed with a spoon the teachings of these men we see on T V and others within the churches who have turned away, and bring in teachings other than the truth of the gospel of Christ. They are teaching  "there is more than one way to God ", rather than through Jesus Christ our Lord. [A false gospel.] in order to blend with modern beliefs, and apease the masses rather than holding to the Truth of Christ.
Granted some are worthy of takeing heed to, but many speak doctrines that are not gospel.
Jude takes us into the Supernatural realm, and the Natural realm. The middle of the book is like unto a Trio of select Apostate focus.
Jude speaks to the believer and of The Faith.

Jude opens his book by giving assurance to the believer, and Ends with assurance to the believer.

OUTLINE OF VERSES
1-2 Assurance for the christian
3 The believer and the Faith
4 Apostasy described
5-8  Apostasy in the Old Testament
9-10 Apostasy in the Supernatural Realm
11 Ancient Trio of Apostasy
12-13 Apostasy in the Natural Realm
14-16 Apostasy in Old Testament Prophecy
17-19 Apostates described
20-23 The believer and the Faith
24-25 Assurance for the christian

Other Scriptures :

Luke 18: 8
I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh, Shall He find FAITH on earth ?

II Thes 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a Falling Away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

I 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;

II Tim 4:3
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

II Peter 2:1
But there were FALSE PROPHETS also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

II Peter 3:3-4
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 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.

Lets Jump into Jude

Verse 1
To those sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called.
We have 3 concepts here.
1. The called
2. The beloved
3. The Kept
There is a trinity here, a calling, a loving, a keeping.

Who called you ?  THE FATHER
Who's love are you ?   JOHN 3:16
Who preserves and keeps you ?  THE HOLY SPIRIT
Romans 8 is a favorite of mine, as it will get us through many dificulties, that all things work together for good , to those that love God, to them that are the called according to his purpose.
v 29 on " he did predestine"
1. Foreknown
2. Predestined
3. called
4 Justified
5. Glorified
This also happens to be the structure of the book of Genesis
Abraham....predestined
Isaac.........seed was called
Jacob........Justified
Joseph.......comes the glorification/ a type of Christ
We are foreknown, predestined and called.
Is he faithful, and just to finish what he started ?   You Bet !

 The letter of Jude is written NOT to the unbeliever, but to You and I.
The Beloved.

Verse 2.
Mercy unto you, and Peace, and Love, be Multiplied.

It is interesting that this letter of Apostasy speaks of MERCY rather than GRACE.
They are very close and we need both.
What is the difference between Grace and Mercy ?
GRACE is getting something you don't deserve.
MERCY is NOT getting that which you do deserve.

Mercy implies failure on the part of it's object.
* you and I need God's Mercy because of our failure.
* we welcome his Grace because that gives us that which we are Not intitled.
GRACE...UNMERRITED FAVOR

Why is Jude speaking Mercy instead of Grace ?
Because it suits the message.
It anticipates the message of the Epistle.
Written by a man who by the Holy Spirit wrote that which he had Not intended.
He was constrained to write something totally different.
Shown here in Verse 2.
PEACE,how do we have peace? Romans 5:1 through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Did you know that WORRY is a sin ?
We Rest in His PEACE Phil 4:6

LOVE shows up in the first 3 verses of this epistle, so we know it is Important.
It is our badge of identity. John 13 tells us thats how men are to recognise us as christians. That we Love One Another.

MERCY is upward
PEACE is inward
LOVE is outward
There is something structurally and fundamentally going on here.

Verse 3.
Here we dicover a strange thing.
We know that Jude is writing to the Believer. If one reads this and is not a believer and born again, it will seem strange and unrelated. It will have very little meaning if you are not born again.
ICor 2:14 A natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
v3 WHEN I GAVE ALL DILIGENCE TO WRITE UNTO YOU OF COMMON SALVATION, IT WAS [ NEEDFUL] FOR ME TO WRITE UNTO YOU AND [EXORT] YOU SHOULD [ EARNESTLY] [ CONTEND] FOR THE FAITH WHICH WAS ONCE DILIVERD UNTO THE SAINTS.

He started to do just that, to write of the common salvation,and encouragement.
That which is common to you and I.

THERE WAS A DEVINE COMPULSION, SOMETHING CHANGED JUDES MIND AND HE WAS FORCED TO WRITE WHAT HE WROTE.
needful : in the Greek means: to put presure on. To compress.
In Acts 17:3 The words Must Needs is the same compulsion.

What Jude is saying is " when I gave all diligence to write unto you, I was devinely forced , presured to write to you and exort you and he goes on.

This whole letter is one of EXHORTATION. We must understand that the use of words is very precise.
FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIMES BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE [MOVED] BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
I believe that every word, every #, every placement, is there by design of the Holy Spirit. It has relevance.
These words are not accidental.

Jude wanted to write words of incouragement, but was exhorted by the Holy Spirit to Exhort you and I Earnestly to Contend for the Faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
[This phrase is what the whole letter deals with.]

Contend... in the Greek means: To Agonise Upon.
( to contend strenuously in the Faith) we need to have our sword gurded by our side. ( the word of God ) The first thing Jude said was to contend for the Faith.
WHAT IS FAITH ?
Faith is a word more enclusive term than salvation or gospel.
The Holy Spirit didn't use salvation or gospel here. He used a much broader term.
Paul says in II Cor 13:5 EXAMINE YOURSELVES wheather you are in the faith.
Prove yourselves.
I Tim 3:9 Faith here is a mystery: something that was once hidden, but now I am revealing. Faith is not really obvious, it's not an easy thing. FAITH is more than Belief.
Example:
I can believe that this chair will hold my weight. I don't have faith in it until I rely on it. Faith has not just to do with believing but Relying on the belief.
FAITH is something that is going to depart from the earth in the last days. This is why [the epistle of Jude is a Last Days issue.]
Apostasy is something that happens not only in the Last Days, but it is going to [characterise the Last Days]. [Beloved; these Are the Last days.]
I Tim 5:8 FAITH involves Duty to others.
If any man provides not for his own, especially those of his own house, he has denyed the Faith and is worse than an enfidel. Men did you know you have an obligation to provide for your families ? It is an act of faith.
" He needs to provide for his own " That is an enjunction from God himself.

Concerning this Apostasy:
[Any claim of additional "revelation" outside the Bible is evidence of Apostasy.]
Deut 4:2, and Rev 22:18
Do we want to add anything or subtract anything ? I don't think so !
Faith is not just a private passive invisible thing thats neet when you meet around the table with family.
FAITH isn't just the quiet hours in the morning when you read your alotted scriptures a day.
FAITH is a combatant thing.
Eph 6: Put on the whole armor of God. A worror for the Faith.
Jude Verse 4.
Why did Jude have to write the book ? There are Tares among the wheat.
THERE ARE CERTAIN MEN CREPT IN UNAWARES WHO WERE BEFORE OF OLD, ORDAINED OF THIS CONDEMNATION. UNGODLY MEN, TURNING THE GRACE OF GOD INTO LACIVIOUSNESS, AND DENYING THE ONLY LORD GOD AND OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
[It is because of Verse 4 , the letter had to be written.] The Holy Spirit admonishes us, Exorts us, to contend [earnestly] for the Faith.
WHY ?
Because there are subvertists in our midst.
Tares and wheat: Matt 13: 24-30
Gal 2:4-5 Because of false brethern unawares brought in, came in secretly to spy out [our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus]. That they might bring us into bondage etc.
Saints can be in Peral, particularly in Later times. ITim 4:1
Apostasy is not just indifference or error, or getting tangled up in heracy.
[Apostasy is Rejection of the Truth of God.]
The Three Identifiers of Apostates:
1. They are ungodly
2. They pervert the Grace of God
3. They deny our Lord and savior
Ungodly means: someone who is destitute of the reverentual of God. Someone who does not have a reverentual attitude of AWE towards God. Someone who is not embracing the essentual truths of God.

WHY STUDY THE BOOK OF JUDE ?
Because it affects our day.

Verses 5,6,7 are a Trio that speak of 3 examples of Apostasy.
1. verse 5 . Is about Israel
2. verse 6. Is about the Angels that sinned.
3. verse 7. Is about Sodom and Gomorah
Israel represents the Saved
The Angels- are Angels
Sodom and Gomorah- are the unsaved

Verse 5. We have the Holy Spirit speaking to you and I. The Holy Spirit is taking for granted that you have mastered the Old Testament. He has put this history to work for practical use for you and I.
Verse 5. I WILL THEREFORE PUT YOU TO REMEMBERANCE 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.
Jude continues and we are reminded of what happened to the unbelievers; they were destroyed.
A challenge that the Lord would have for all of us. How many do you think left out of Egypt ? Some say about a million. I think that would be a fair estimate.
The Journey should have taken about 11 days, but because of the disbelief/ Apostasy, it took 40 years.
How many do you think were over the age of 20 that entered the promised land ?
TWO !
That is sobering. Because that is what Jude is talking about here. You see, in part, many were delivered, but How many were saved ?
This is going to bother us as we dwell on these words today. Jude is pointing out in verse 5, The Apostasy, The Falling away, And distruction that comes upon them because of that.
The lesson we are learning here is that God reserves the right to destroy that people if they become guilty of certain forms of Unbelief or sins to which Unbelief leads.

That is the sobering insight we see, dramatised by none other than Israel herself.
Let me remind you of this Truth and assurance in John 10:27 I want you to understand that your security is in Christ Jesus.
Jesus said My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me.
All  HERE who are his sheep say AMEN ? !
Notice in John 10:28  Mark it if you haven't yet.
AND I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE; AND THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH, NEITHER SHALL ANY MAN PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY HAND.
I LOVE 29;
MY FATHER, WHICH GAVE THEM TO ME, IS GREATER THAN ALL; AND NO MAN IS ABLE TO PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY FATHER'S HAND.
See; if you will ,there are TWO hands involved. Not just ONE hand but TWO together.
We all remember the story of the woman at the well. The Lord went a long way to keep that date. It is a very famous event. Let's grab this one verse.
John 4:14
And whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall NEVER thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well springing up into everlasting life.
Boy; I am sure fond of the word NEVER in John 10 and John 4 aren't you ?
There are NO conditions of being loosable or lost.
If we are born again, I don't know how we can become unborn.
Not to stemulate a theological debate on eternal security, but if you will just keep or write ACTS 17:11 in your minds. Luke tells us to not believe anything I say or anyone else, but to search the scriptures DAILY, whether those things were so.
Lets not confuse our eternal security with the FACT that we can suffer destruction.
 From Verse 5. Let us get a perspective of WHAT THE SALVATION THAT [THEY] ISRAEL WAS.
WHAT THEIR UNBELIEF INVOLVED
AND WHAT THE DESTRUCTION WAS.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!
There are THREE examples in these 3 verses 5,6,7.
The second TWO examples in verses 5,6,7 are tied up with eternal punishment.
If read casually you might think it applies to all 3.
I don't think it applies to verse 5. It might apply in some of 5, but I don't want you to derive from this any insecurity in terms of the adiquacy of Christs Completed Work on the Cross.
I don't want you to Over react on what we are going to get into.

1st question;
Was Israel really saved ? My primous is Absolutely ! That is what the blood on the doorpost was all about.
Ex 3:7 God speaks of them as MY people.
Ex 5:1, Deut 33:29 and on and on..
God lays claim and ownership on Israel. Everyone....No.
Some had peculiar views. Some prayed an unusual prayer, and God answered.
I will talk about that further down in this study.
I believe they were saved in a deeper sence than just being delivered from the bondage of Egypt.
I would like to make an interesting point.
We visualize a million leaving Egypt crossing the Red Sea, crossing on Dry Land Right ?
How many of them ended up back in Egypt ? NONE !
A foot note of interest I will call your attention to.
[ There are lessons to be learned, but they did not go back into Egypt for whatever insite that might give you.]
Now among the multitude there were some that didn't make it. In terms of God's intentions for them In terms of their whole program, and we are going to focus on them a bit.
In Numbers 14:1 we learn about answered prayer. You see where these 12 guys were elected to go and check out the land and they came back and TEN of them are nervous and frightened. They tell of the giants in the land. TWO of them, Joshua and Calib say " we can take them, lets go....God is on our side.
Num 14:1
And all the congregation lifted up their voice and cried and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel murmered against Moses and against Aron. And the whole congregation said unto them " would God that we had died in the land of Egypt", or: would God that we had died in this wilderness.
Would you say that they are ungreatful ? It wasn't so long ago that they felt the sting of the task masters whips. It wasn't that long ago they were abused slaves.
God through the most incredable theatrics delivers them, and how quickly they forget.
In 3 They go on...wherefore hath the Lord brought us into this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey ? Were it not better for us to return to Egypt, and so on....
God deals with this in verse 26 same chapter.
God spake again to Moses and Aron saying " how long must I bare with this evil congregation, who murmer against me ?
Say unto them; As truly as I live saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in my ear, so will I do to you.
[A foot note here as a reminder also to we the beloved, there is Power in our spoken words. Let us be mindful in all things of what comes out of our mouths, as referenced here in the congregation of Israel.]
For 40 years they wondered until they died off. They received their answer.
In these stories in the Old Testament we see they were under the Law.
We are under Grace , right?
Paul tells us in I Cor 10:1-14
All these things happened unto them, why? For examples.
They were written for OUR ADMONISION. UPON THOSE WHO THE END OF THE AGES ARE COME.
You and I are THE ONES that the Holy Spirit has written Num 14 and others 16, 21, 25 and others.
For you and I...not just Israel and not just for us to look back and say, "boy those poor people were under the Law and why couldn't they understand."
We think " How could they have SEEN of THAT, and have FALLEN AWAY ?
A. They did
B. Look at us
We have; much more than they.
And do we Fall Away ?
We must; because that is why Jude is writing to us, and why Paul is writing to the Cor. church
That is where we are Now. It used to be said, we are headed into, but beloved; we are THERE.
A basic principle of the scripture is that nothing is extranious. All scripture is there for OUR learning. The central themes are there for OUR learning.
I believe that more is written about the days we NOW live, than when Jesus walked the shores of Galilee. Again I refer you to Acts 17:11
Even as I have read the books  Enoch, Book of Jubilees, Jasher ....
I see more and more to support the above statement.
Understand where the people were at. They were where you and I are at.
1. called out of Egypt
2. called out of the world
The point I am making is that we are NOT crossed over yet.
Crossing over Jordan is not dieing.
The promised land is not heaven.
You would ask: What do you mean ?
There is battles there !
We don't expect when we get to heaven to have to draw a sword.
The promised land has battles. It has victories and there are also defeats.
The idea of crossing over into the promised land was to enter that which God has for us.
You and I are in the same boat. We do not apropreate to ourselves all that God has for us.
This is the main theme in ICor 10 and Hebrews 3-4 and other passages of like kind.
When you think of the promised land don't think of heaven, but think of victory.
Is this a theme for the church ?
YES
Remember the letter to Sardis ?
Before we get to proud as prodestants read Thyatira carefully
" Thou hast a name written, but are dead" said Jesus to the church at Sardis.
A name
A denomination
A label
A banner
But no life
We being in the same boat as mentioned above, are not embracing the Whole counsel of God.
WHAT IS IDOLATRY ?
It can be anything we create in our life that can stand in the way of our relationship with God.
Examples I Cor 10:8
Fornication....direct fornication is a problem in our society.
1. movies
2. Novels
3. T.V
4. Music
Some of the music we listen to would shock Paul. Music that we sometimes don't even listen to. TURN IT OFF !
Gal 5:13 Ye have been [called ] unto liberty; only use not liberty for an ocasion to the flesh, but by Love SERVE ONE ANOTHER.
That broadens the definition conciderably.
This whole idea of murmering sounds so innocent but lets murmer off by looking at Rev 21:8
It lists a whole bunch of really bad things.
In this list of those things notice how it starts with who is FIRSTon the list.
The FEARFUL, the UNBELIEVING and the ABOMINABLE .
FEAR being the first mentioned.
Worry is a sin. Worry is assuming a responcibility God did not intend you to have. When we worry.....we are not trusting him.
Candidly I don't trust him enough. I learn day by day and week by week to trust him, even for the little things.
The KEY in I Cor 10 is verse 13
THERE HATH NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT WHICH IS NOT COMMON TO MAN: BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YE ARE ABLE; BUT WILL WITH THE TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO BARE IT.
I suggest you skim through Hebrews chapter 3. It is the same kind of thing.
Harden not your hearts.
Heb 4:1 also concerning fear.

THE CHRISTIANS BAR OF SOAP.
Where do we find the christians bar of soap ?
How do we scrub up ? There is a specific verse that will solve our problem. It is  I John 1:9 So as we study this and become frightened go strait to I John 1:9 and scrub up.
If we are faithful...don't get smug, because of Eph 2:8-9 tells us it was a gift. Nothing we did. If you have faith in Jesus Christ it is because the Holy Spirit gave it to you.
For by Grace are we saved through faith and not of yourselves, it is a gift.
WHY ? So no flesh can boast.
We as believers already know these things, but I felt a refresher could be due.
It is His faithfulness that is our refuge, not yours. Our Faith is a gift from Him.
I am so greatful for that cleansing because He does it so completely right.
When we talk about Israel in the wilderness it could go on and on.
It seemed approiate in verse 5 to explore the lessons of Israel.
THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL IS THE BURDEN OF JUDE. [ APOSTASY]

I want to share what is going on in the body of Christ; because of the whole tinner of this letter. [Jude]
I will try to discribe some things to you.
The early church; somewhere, along the way errors started to creep in.
I think Augustine, somewhere along the way, the christian church got it into it's head that the Jews crucified their
Messiah. A notion emerging that the promises that were made to Israel were forfited because she rejected and crucified her Messiah. And those promises devolved upon the church. And the spiritual Israel Idea.
That theme dominated, roughly from Augustine onward to the denominational christian church, and became the excuse for Anti
Semitisum. It became the theme by which the crusaders could have contests to see how many Jewish babies they could get on a sword. It became the trama that Today still represents a cultural gap of people of Jewish background and so-called-christians.
Bare in mind that in their mind a gentile is equivilent to the christian. Which ultimately lead to the Holacost.
You and I in this body have the benefit of a re-discovery of this scriptures posture on Israel. We recognize that the promises
that God made to Israel are UN-CONDITIONAL.
Her promise to the land was and IS UN-CONDITIONAL. The promise that the Angel Gabriel gave to Mary was that her child would sit on David's throne. That is Not the Father's throne, it is a political throne. There was not a throne of David at that time.
Harod was Not Jewish. Harod did Not sit on David's throne.
We who study and know the Bible know that Israel is God's Time Clock. We can tell what time it is in History by what is going on in Israel.
The Promise to Isaiah; " When I gather My people the 2nd time, they will never again be up-rooted."
May 14th 1948 celebrating it's 63rd year.
Luke 21:24 Jesus' wept and predicted it would be tread down by the gentiles; UNTIL the Times of the gentiles be fulfilled.
Let me tell you that in " the body of Christ" there are some doctrines emerging. And these doctrines have some strange aspects.
I" personally do Not get involved with doctrines. And this ONE that is emerging is Scary.
You will hear theology called:
Kingdom Now
Dominion Theology
This is widely growing and permiating " The Body" like Aids. It is not only growing, but it is closet. Only NOW is it coming out of the closet. Many of the leaders of the evangelical movement. The Bibically fundamental, and Charismatic movement.
Espouse Kingdom Now Theology and will not Admit it to the congregations. It Surfaces and you Must watch for it.
And in the privacy of their own counsels they descuse it.
IT IS A VIEW THAT IT IS TIME THAT THE CHURCH GOT POLITICALLY ACTIVE, TO TAKE OVER AND STRAITEN OUT THE SICK WORLD.
A foot note here:
Just this week July23 , 2011 the leaders of the many churches gathered together and decided that "Israel" was the cause of all the christian killings.
Heads UP Beloved ! Apostasy is upon us.
It is a re-prise of the Old Theology that derailed the christian church for centuries. [ THE NOTION THAT THE CHURCH IS DESTINED TO RULE ON THIS PLANET]
My friends: we rule when the Lord Returns !
The reason I am touching on this is that it Shocks me, how wide spread it is, and it goes by many names.
Elements of that theology have many different diminsions.
The emergence of the church as The Active Political Ambition is part of the thing that should Throw Up The Causion Flag.
This dear beloved is Not how I read the New Testament.
THE ROOT:
This is what Kingdom Theology says about Israel. and this is Why it is Closeted.
[ The Kingdom Theology Promanants Argue That Israel Is An Imposter, She Has No Right To The Land]
And What is The Kingdom Theology / Dominion Theology lay the Roots for ?
ANTI-SEMETIC MOVEMENT FOR THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
That dear beloved is frightening scocialogically, and setting the stage for another Holacost.
Why Concern ?
Because from Prophecy, and when Jesus came to the desciples privately and they asked; " How will we know when you are coming back ? " He gives them a 2 chapter private Olevet Discourse.
He points out that there will be a time of Troubles such as the World had never seen at that time, nor would there ever see again.
JESUS is quoting from Daniel [ Called Great Tribulation] spoken by Jesus in Matt 24:25. The Old Testament calls it the Time of Jacobs Trouble.
Israel' is set for a time of Trouble that it was never seen to That Day, and would never be seen again.
THAT DAY IS YET FUTURE, but we can see that it is not too far future while we NOW watch Daily.
This means that Israel is being set up for a time that will make Germany a Picnic.
AND WHAT IS IT SETTING THE STAGE FOR ?
We are Now in an Era in which we are going to be challenged !
MAKE SURE YOU ARE BIBLICALLY GROUNDED.
[ It is not a FAD that comes and goes] This is setting the stage for " The Lie "
BACK TO JUDE:
Verse 6
We are going to get into " The Angels who kept Not their First Estate "
FIRST LET ME SAY THAT " THE BOOK OF ACTS" IS THE BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH. AND " THE BOOK OF JUDE" IS THE END OF THE CHURCH.
ACTS is The Acts of the Apostles
JUDE is the Acts of The Apostates
REMEMBER in the beginning of this study that JUDE was Compelled to Write other than he first intended by the prodding of 
The Holy Spirit unto US, The Beloved. Those who are Called, Not the Unbeliever.
The Book of Jude presumes that we already have all kinds of background in The Word of God. He also speaks of the Faulacies,
Apostasies of the End Time.
The more we study the more we see The End Time is happening and is upon US.
We believe we are in the Climaxed period where God is going to deal with Man.
TODAY we the church know we are at the very threshold of The Rapture, and the beginning of Tribulation.
As you plunge into Jude with me, we see the Herecies in the Churches and in the World Right Now.
JUDE is very Timely for US to understand fully The Apostasy / Falling Away.
That we The Bond Servants of the Lord will be Steadfast and Unmovable in our Love for the Truth of the Gospel of Christ.
Jude is also a Preimble for Revelation.
Jude 5,6,7 take examples from history of corporate punishment. Meaning; A group of people were punished, fallen away from the truth, deni the truth.
Here in Verse 6 we will see a strange set of events.
Verse 7 deals with Sodom and Gomorah
Verse 6 Has caused many kinds od contravercy, but Today we see more and more of the body of believers who are Open of mind and can see the Darkness that was begun Long Ago.
We are going to examine verse 6 and see when this took place. And more importantly, what lessons are there for US.
LETS READ IT;
Verse 6
And the Angels which kept Not their forst estate, but Left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto The Judgement of The Great Day.
Are demons and fallen angels the same thing ?
I Don't Think So.
What is the difference of a Fallen Angel and a Demon ?
Demons aspire to body possession, Angels do Not.
These angels are confined. There is No evidence that demons are confined at all.

A foot note:
You may file it where you wish, but I felt it might comfort by a mention.

 That in the Book of Jubilees, Noah's son Shem came to him after man was multiplying upon the earth, and his children were being afflicted by these demons and were becoming sick. Shem asked Noah to seek God's help to rid them of these demons. Noah prayed and ask God to rid his children of these demons that the New beginning of man upon the earth would not suffer as was the case before the flood with the corruption of flesh caused by the fallen angels.
When God was to answer Noah concerning these, Lucifer came before God and ask that he not rid all of them, because he needed them to complete what he had to finnish.
Therefore God allowed 1/10th to of their numbers to remain. Their numbers were 200 that remained, the rest were sent into the abbyss. ( the pit)

One thing we should ask ourselves: What was unique about Noah ?
In Gen 6 we ask : Why was there a flood ? What was really going on ?
Also II Peter 2
Review also Isiah 14 The origin of Lucifer, his abominations, and his destiny.
Also Eze 28 In that dialog The King of Babylon was not in Eden. Satan is who he was talking to.

What is a Fallen Angel ? You can go into Rev 12
Are these in JUDE the ones who get released in Rev 9 ?
We will use these to dig out and gleen what we can as we move forward.
JUDE also assumes we know some of the books of Apocrapha. ( these are the books I have mentioned in many of my leters to you Doves in the past as well as the above mentioned " The book of Jubilees"
I believe everything in JUDE can be dealt with in the Bible, and you do not have to go to these other books.
We are going to stay in the Bible as we study JUDE.
Here we should apply Act 17:11
When we read verse 6 of JUDE we might ask; What is that all about ?
Tartarus in II Peter
Homers Illiad states that Tartarus is as far below Hades as the earth is below heaven.
God spared Not the angels but cast them down in chains of darkness to be reserved unto Judgement.
Acts 3 talks about the restitution of all things. { meaning ; put back the way they used to be }
I think " a pre-fall Eden "
As fantastic as Lucifer was at one time, he is Still a created being.
A popular book on demomology called " Between Christ and Satan " a tragic title because it implies equality.
CHRIST was Not a created being !
The first 3 verses of the gospel of John should straiten that out for you.
Satan was created.
Rev 12 Some feel it is the most difficult chapter in Revelation.
It is Important that we really understand Chapter 12, especially in view of the coming year, or perhaps months, or Days.
And what we are going to see, and are Now seeing in the USA.
Revelation 12:
A great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed etc.
And another wonder, A great Red Dragon etc.

1. First question: Who is the Red Dragon ?
No guess because in verse 9 he is defined. That old Serpent called the Devil and Satan.
He was cast out and his angels with him. Eze 28, Isaiah 14, and Rev 12 together, and a lot more; but these are key to passages to try and get an understanding 1/3rd of the angels with him were cast out.
2. Second question : Who is the Woman ?
Many identify the woman as the church. NOT SO ! This woman is pregnant.
The church in the New Testament is reffered to as a VIRGIN BRIDE.
The woman is Israel in the same sense that she starts with Eve. Because the Man Child is the SEED of the woman.
WHAT WOMAN ? Not the woman in the sense of starting with Abraham, but Israel in that she starts with God's declaration of War on Satan.
The Declaration of War on Satan is Gen 3:15 'I will put enmity between thee and the woman. The woman of Revelation 12.
Between thy SEED and her SEED.
2 SEEDS: The seed of the woman, "predicts the Virgin birth" Isaiah 7:14 and Matt, It is " THE VIRGIN" not A virgin
( proper name very important)
The Man Child is Jesus Christ. Israel gave birth to Jesus Christ.
God's plan was to present " The Deliverer " that was his Commitment to Adam.
Satans Plan begins in Gen 2 and Ends in Revelation.
THE POINT IS THAT ANTI-SEMETISM ISN'T JUST RACIAL PREDUDICE. RACIALISUM OF ANY KIND I'M SURE IS AN OFFENCE TO GOD.
These Anti-Semetic tides and trends go much deeper. As we understand the scripture, you understand that Satan's Objective is to Thwart the Messianic Plan. And his attempt at that is to Attack Israel.
The period between Jesus Christ and His 2nd coming is called " The Church Age ". That gap occurs between Verses 26 and 27 of Daniel 9. 1900 years that occurs between verses 5 and 6 of JUDE so far. That gap occurs 24 times in scripture.
The Attack of Satan on Israel is is part of Prophecy. And it climaxes at a time in history called " A Time of Jacobs Trouble "
Daniel refers to that time as " Tribulation " as the world has not seen, nor shall be again.
It is " GREAT TRIBULATION " the last 31/2 years of the last set of years called " The 70th Week "
7 yrs =1 week.
69 have past up to the "church period". The Final 7 years after the Church has been Removed. " Rapture"
THE FOCUS OF TRIBULATION IS NOT THE WORLD AT LARGE, BU ISRAEL.
The more we think of the Holacost in Germany, the more we understand their Plee " Never Again !"
TRAGIC NEWS !
WHAT IS COMING YET IN THE NEAR FUTURE IS GOING TO MAKE THAT LOOK LIKE A WARM UP.
The Lord Said : A Time of TroublesSuch as The World Had Not Seen Up To That Time. This is Future, and Not That FAR Future. More like around the corner.
SAD my beloved , but in Our very Near future and now present day we are seeing the Charismatic Christian Body, Teachers who argue a theology that has as One of it's Atributes the Prelude to Anti- Semetisum. This is said through a prophetic view of the scriptures. We are seeing this Now and we are Shocked. Those of us who Rest in the Truth of God, and yet we can Praise God, because we know The Time is Close.
When Eze 38 happens and Russa invades Israel, we know it is by God's Hand and not by the Support of Israel"s help from the USA.
The USA has now turned on Israel ! God will use this occassion to show His Hand on the People of Israel.
REMEMBER in Eze 36, God say's it is for HIS NAME SAKE, that He will Keep those promises for Israel's best behalf.

Back to The Apostasy in JUDE
Matt 25:41 Sheep and Goat Nations
There are 2 governing bodies.
Isaiah 24:21
And it shall come to pass in THAT DAY the Lord Shall Punish.
1. The Hosts of the High Ones
2. And the Kings upon the earth
He punishes not just the people, but the High Ones. Satan and his angels are not bound yet, they are free.
Except those in JUDE 6, who kept Not their first estate, but left their own Habitation, hath God reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the Judgement of The Great Day.
Notice it doesn't say UNTIL it says, UNTO the Great Day. These are bound and await the Judgement of The Great Day.
THERE IS MORE BEING REDEEMED THAN JUST YOU AND I.
John said BEHOLD I SEE a New Heaven and a New Earth.
Not only  the Earth is cleansed, Heaven itself is Cleansed.
A WHOLE OTHER STUDY !

The Question Is : Are Demons Angels ? NO !
These demons are the souls of the offspring of the union of fallen angels and women.
There is Only One Time where an Angel entered into a Man. SATAN ENTERED JUDUS.
These Souls are cursed and have No habitation, And Seek A Habitation in the bodies of men and women. They are known to inhabit objects as well.
Example: Rachael took her father Laban's idol gods when Jacob and all that he had, and left the house of Laban after completing his 2nd set of 7 years for Rachael.These gods were then known to be able to reveal to an individual where someone had gone.
Rachael did not want her father to know where they went, so she took them and hid them. Not to worship them, but to avoid her father in useing them to find their where abouts. " Reference : Book of Jasher  chapter 31: 40-45 "
In Acts 23:9
This points out that angels and demons are 2 separate things.
Luke 8:26-29
This demon recognized something in Jesus that the people of that time did not. Demons are knowledgable. They knew Jesus as The Son of God. They knew they were destined for torment at a certain time.
A LEGEND is Not a thousand. A Roman Legend is 6,000 troups.
The POINT is that a Legend is a Lot !
Mark tells us that a herd of swin is 2000. This is a large herd.
These demons asked Jesus not to send them to the PIT / Abyss. They seem aparentaly to be there for a long time.
It is puzzeling that Jesus allowed them to go into the swin. But not if you recall where I told you the story of Noah praying on behalf of his children concerning the demons aflicting his children and God left the 10th of the original number, and leaving 200 to remain due to Lucifer's request."
Jesus knew this. I think Jesus did this also to show us that these things do exist.
Psycology would not receive this literally that a person could have demons. But rather see a person as mentally ill.
The gentiles living in that area were very unhappy over the swin dieing and wanted Jesus to leave.
Obviously this loss effected their economy. LOL

In the New Testament demons are reffered to as principalities, and powers etc.
These are Ranks.
We see and understand that JUDE in verse 6 writes as though the reader and the Beloved [US] are assumed to have knowledge of the Angels that kept Not their first estate.

Continued in part Two


Be blessed and Ready
KML