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The Book of Jude

Jude the half-brother of Jesus goes toe to toe with the Pharisees and the Sadducees of his day that corrupt the message of the Gospel. The Book of Jude is full of unique insights from the Old Testament: lessons from Israel in the Wilderness; the angels that sinned; the strange events in Sodom and Gomorrah; Michael and Satan’s contention over the body of Moses; and other insights from Cain, Balaam, Korah, as well as the mysterious person known as Enoch. Jude is the “vestibule” to the book of Revelation. It includes the oldest prophecy uttered by a prophet of the Second Coming of Christ, declared before the flood of Noah. This unique epistle was written for us today: it is the only book of the New Testament devoted entirely to apostasy. Full of surprises for the diligent student, it is a unique pleasure as well as an essential equipping. Judah then challenges the church to contend for the faith and stay faithful to God.

Jude the half-brother of Jesus goes toe to toe with the Pharisees and the Sadducees of his day that corrupt the message of the Gospel.
The Book of Jude is full of unique insights from the Old Testament: lessons from Israel in the Wilderness; the angels that sinned; the strange events in Sodom and Gomorrah; Michael and Satan’s contention over the body of Moses; and other insights from Cain, Balaam, Korah, as well as the mysterious person known as Enoch. Jude is the “vestibule” to the book of Revelation. It includes the oldest prophecy uttered by a prophet of the Second Coming of Christ, declared before the flood of Noah. This unique epistle was written for us today: it is the only book of the New Testament devoted entirely to apostasy. Full of surprises for the diligent student, it is a unique pleasure as well as an essential equipping.
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A friendly note: To those interested in diving deeper into the strangeness <strong>of</strong> life and the<br />

things that are going on around us. I’m finishing my Website soon so that readers who<br />

are interested in this volume <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> will be able to print and download the<br />

entire book onto their electronic s<strong>of</strong>tware.<br />

I will have more books on various subjects such as the books <strong>of</strong> the Bible fully<br />

illustrated. <strong>The</strong> studies on Giants, the Nephilim, angels, UFO’s, strange creatures,<br />

demonology, the Pre-Adamic Civilization, sleep paralysis (and how to break it), etc., and<br />

possibly some articles on time travel (Jesus was slain before the foundation <strong>of</strong> the<br />

world). <strong>The</strong> implications <strong>of</strong> this statement alone are deep with quantum possibilities in<br />

the realm <strong>of</strong> time travel.<br />

Thank you for your interest in my uploads. It is much appreciated, thank you all.<br />

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Who Is <strong>Jude</strong>:<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> the half-brother <strong>of</strong> Jesus goes toe to toe with the Pharisees and the Sadducees <strong>of</strong><br />

his day that corrupt the message <strong>of</strong> the Gospel.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> is full <strong>of</strong> unique insights from the Old Testament: lessons from Israel in<br />

the Wilderness; the angels that sinned; the strange events in Sodom and Gomorrah;<br />

Michael and Satan’s contention over the body <strong>of</strong> Moses; and other insights from Cain,<br />

Balaam, Korah, as well as the mysterious person known as Enoch. <strong>Jude</strong> is the “vestibule”<br />

to the book <strong>of</strong> Revelation. It includes the oldest prophecy uttered by a prophet <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Second Coming <strong>of</strong> Christ, declared before the flood <strong>of</strong> Noah. This unique epistle was<br />

written for us today: it is the only book <strong>of</strong> the New Testament devoted entirely to<br />

apostasy. Full <strong>of</strong> surprises for the diligent student, it is a unique pleasure as well as an<br />

essential equipping.<br />

Judah then challenges the church to contend for the faith and stay faithful to God.


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In this volume I explain “UFO Abductions Compared to Scripture”<br />

UFO Abductions have all <strong>of</strong> the characteristics recorded in scripture;<br />

1. <strong>The</strong> actual abductions have the same characteristics as Luke 4:5<br />

Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the<br />

kingdoms <strong>of</strong> the world in a moment <strong>of</strong> time.


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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> - Chuck Missler<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out <strong>of</strong> the fire; hating even the garment<br />

spotted by the flesh.<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1-4<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOlqlr8beHc<br />

· <strong>The</strong> smallest book <strong>of</strong> the New Testament was written by one <strong>of</strong> the four brothers <strong>of</strong><br />

Jesus Himself and is full <strong>of</strong> unique allusions and insights from the Old Testament: lessons


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from Israel in the Wilderness; the angels that sinned; the strange events in Sodom and<br />

Gomorrah; Michael and Satan’s contention over the body <strong>of</strong> Moses; and other insights<br />

from Cain, Balaam, Korah, as well as the mysterious person known as Enoch.<br />

· <strong>Jude</strong> is the “vestibule” to the book <strong>of</strong> Revelation. It includes the oldest prophecy<br />

uttered by a prophet <strong>of</strong> the Second Coming <strong>of</strong> Christ, declared before the flood <strong>of</strong><br />

Noah. This unique epistle was written for us today: it is the only book <strong>of</strong> the New<br />

Testament devoted entirely to apostasy. Full <strong>of</strong> surprises for the diligent student, it is a<br />

unique pleasure as well as an essential equipping.<br />

Introduction:<br />

Acts – <strong>The</strong> Beginning <strong>of</strong> the Church Age<br />

<strong>The</strong> Acts <strong>of</strong> the Apostles<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> – <strong>The</strong> End <strong>of</strong> the Church Age<br />

<strong>The</strong> Acts <strong>of</strong> the Apostates<br />

Epistles:<br />

• James — good works as evidence <strong>of</strong> saving faith;<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> — evil works as evidence <strong>of</strong> apostasy.<br />

- Tragically neglected ‘by students, commentaries have three pages on the book <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Jude</strong>,<br />

· That said, it’s a book <strong>of</strong> substantial neglect etc.<br />

· it is the only book devoted ENTIRELY to the Great Apostacy. Before the Lord comes, in<br />

fact the Lord proposes A rhetorical question, will he find faith on the earth?<br />

· <strong>The</strong>re is a specific heresy that is emerging throughout the body <strong>of</strong> Christ, it's<br />

happening in the Charismatic movement, it's happening in the Fundamentalist


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movement, it’s happening at the Apologetic level, at the Grass Roots level. It is involving<br />

some <strong>of</strong> the most distinguished leadership throughout America, and secretly.<br />

· Many <strong>of</strong> the leaders in the so-called Christian Church in America secretly espouse the<br />

doctrine that is not only a heresy but maybe laying the very philosophical foundation for<br />

<strong>The</strong> Great Tribulation.<br />

· Again, <strong>Jude</strong> is the only book devoted ENTIRELY to the Great Apostacy.<br />

Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son <strong>of</strong><br />

man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?<br />

Apostosia:<br />

<strong>The</strong> “Falling Away”<br />

· Apostasia is a word that gets kicked around a bit, let's look add a few <strong>of</strong> these critical<br />

passages.<br />

2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,<br />

except there come a falling away first, and that man <strong>of</strong> sin be revealed, the son <strong>of</strong><br />

perdition;<br />

Antichrist is not his title:<br />

· And then it goes on to talk about the Antichrist in a lot <strong>of</strong> ways and I'm using the term<br />

Antichrist in a colloquial sense. You sophisticated students know that it's not one <strong>of</strong> his<br />

titles he has 50 that’s not one them but it’s the one everyone uses, so, you know who I<br />

mean.<br />

· But the main point is an apostasy precedes the end times, it sets the stage for this<br />

leader to emerge, so, 2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2 is a key passage, I won't be real our study into<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> to get into that.<br />

<strong>The</strong> “Departure from the Faith”


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1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall<br />

depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines <strong>of</strong> devils;<br />

· False doctrine is not just superstition, it is not just deviations from the truth, it is<br />

engineered deception by the host <strong>of</strong> darkness himself.<br />

“Unwillingness to Endure Sound Doctrine”<br />

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but<br />

after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And<br />

they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.<br />

· And what's really fascinating is when someone rejects the truth <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ, the stuff<br />

they turn to the most bizarre things.<br />

“False teachers, Damnable Heresies”<br />

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall<br />

be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even<br />

denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.<br />

“Where Is the Promise?”<br />

2 Peter 3:3-4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days sc<strong>of</strong>fers, walking<br />

after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise <strong>of</strong> his coming? for since the<br />

fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning <strong>of</strong> the creation.<br />

· By the way this may sound strange, because on the one hand <strong>of</strong> the characteristics <strong>of</strong><br />

these false teachers is that they are going to cast doubt about the second coming <strong>of</strong><br />

Jesus Christ. Part <strong>of</strong> the viewpoint or doctrine <strong>of</strong> this is them saying, “Where is the<br />

promise <strong>of</strong> his coming?” It's a skeptical rhetorical question about denying the second<br />

coming. <strong>The</strong> argument here doesn’t seem linked at first blessed at all. He says, for since


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the father's first fell asleep all things continue as they were from the beginning <strong>of</strong><br />

creation.<br />

· What's not obvious by the structure <strong>of</strong> that sentence is there is a link here in a doubt <strong>of</strong><br />

creation with the second coming. What has the second coming to do with evolution and<br />

so forth, it's this disparagement <strong>of</strong> the idea that there is a God, who on the one hand<br />

created the universe in the first place, and secondly intervenes in its history by returning<br />

and involving Himself. And one <strong>of</strong> the fascinating links it's not obvious, but it’s worth<br />

you consideration to recognize that a faith in the creation is linked to a faith in<br />

prophecy. It has to do with Uniformitarianism, it has to do with the recognition that<br />

there is a Creator who has a purpose and an involvement in your life as well as mine.<br />

· That's whole idea behind, God's purpose in the first place and His willingness and<br />

interest and involvement in interfering in man’s history and intervening and in fact<br />

intruding none other than His Son on a very special mission. And one in which He will<br />

again, intrude upon history by returning and so forth.<br />

· So, the whole idea <strong>of</strong> the Second coming is related to …Genesis 1 is related to<br />

Revelation 22, it’s all linked.<br />

<strong>Jude</strong><br />

• Parallels the book <strong>of</strong> James<br />

- James — Good works as evidence <strong>of</strong> saving faith;<br />

- <strong>Jude</strong> — Evil works as evidence <strong>of</strong> apostasy.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> apostles <strong>Jude</strong> and James were brothers.<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> is the vestibule <strong>of</strong> the book <strong>of</strong> Revelation.<br />

Structurally it's very handy because it sets the stage for the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Revelation.<br />

· <strong>Jude</strong> will be fun for us because it gives us an excuse to pick into the dark corners <strong>of</strong> the<br />

books in the Old Testament. <strong>Jude</strong> makes all kinds <strong>of</strong> <strong>of</strong>f hand references things he


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assumes you know, and that causes us to scramble for our Concordances and whatever<br />

to find out what on earth is he talking about?<br />

• Filled with fascinating Old Testament references and allusions.<br />

Structural Outline:<br />

· <strong>The</strong>re are 11 parts to the book <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> but structurally, it's quite interesting. <strong>The</strong> first<br />

and the last line is “Assurance for the Christian” it opens with “Assurance for the<br />

Christian” and it closes with “Assurance for the Christian.” That’s no surprise he's going<br />

to talk about apostasy but he's going to talk to you people not the apostates. So, the<br />

one thing that he wants to do is give you is assurance, both up front and at the end.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Second section from the beginning is the same idea, as the second from the end.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Believer and the Faith.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> second and the tenth.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Third from the front end is “Apostates Described”, and the third from the back is<br />

apostates described.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Fourth subject so to speak is “Apostasy in Old Testament History”, the fourth from<br />

the end is, “Apostasy in Old Testament Prophecy.”<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Fifth subject is “Apostasy in the Supernatural Realm”, the Fifth from the end is<br />

“Apostasy in the Natural Realm.”<br />

· And the Middle section is “An Ancient Trio <strong>of</strong> Apostates”<br />

Assurance for the Christian 1-2<br />

<strong>The</strong> Believer and the Faith 3<br />

Apostates Described 4<br />

Apostasy in Old Testament History 5-8<br />

Apostasy in the Supernatural Realm 9-10


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An Ancient Trio <strong>of</strong> Apostates 11<br />

Apostasy in the Natural Realm 12-13<br />

Apostasy in Old Testament Prophecy 14-16<br />

Apostates Described 17-19<br />

<strong>The</strong> Believer and the Faith 20-23<br />

Assurance for the Christian 24-25<br />

· “<strong>Jude</strong>” in the Greek is, Judas here's a book about apostasy, whose name happens to be<br />

synonymous with traitor. (i.e., “Apostasy,” “Traitor”!) It's interesting we call our kids<br />

Samuel, We call our sons “Paul,” “Peter” John, Matthew. How many <strong>of</strong> you named your<br />

kids Judas? <strong>Jude</strong> and Judas was a very common name in Christ’s day. It's four or five <strong>of</strong><br />

them in the New Testament alone. And yet because <strong>of</strong> one by the name <strong>of</strong> Iscariot, the<br />

name has sort <strong>of</strong> gotten tainted it's not a popular name you know you name your dogs<br />

“Nero,” “Caesar” you don't even name your dog Judas.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> only pet that I know who has the name <strong>of</strong> Judas, is at the meatpacking plant in<br />

South Dakota, there actually is a Judas goat. He leads the cattle up the ramp, he turns<br />

right, and the cattle turns left.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Holy Spirit does in fact, more <strong>of</strong>ten than not, indulge in puns. Not for humor but<br />

for a message. When we in the Old Testament read the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Joshua, the name<br />

Yahoshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. And when you realize there's a book in the Old<br />

Testament whose name is a name sake for our Lord, it pauses our attention and all kinds<br />

<strong>of</strong> things to surface and for us to look at that sort <strong>of</strong> thing.<br />

• Joshua comes from the Hebrew name "Yehoshua," meaning "God is<br />

deliverance."<br />

· Here is a book about apostacy that happens to carry the name Judas, is provocative.<br />

1] <strong>Jude</strong>, the servant <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ, and brother <strong>of</strong> James, to them that are sanctified by


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God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:<br />

“Bondservant <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ”: doulos. Is He your LORD, too? Cf. Revelation 1:1, “to show<br />

His servants....”<br />

· Jesus had four brothers.<br />

· This is not the <strong>Jude</strong> listed with the 12 apostles, this is a different <strong>Jude</strong>.<br />

· This is not the James listed with the 12 apostles, this is a different James.<br />

· This <strong>Jude</strong> and James were brothers.<br />

Revelation 1:1 <strong>The</strong> Revelation <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto<br />

his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his<br />

angel unto his servant John:<br />

“Servants” From, doulos (1401)” a slave. doúlos (a masculine noun <strong>of</strong> uncertain<br />

derivation) – properly, someone who belongs to another; a bond-slave, without any<br />

ownership rights <strong>of</strong> their own. Ironically, 1401 /doúlos ("bond-slave") is used with<br />

the highest dignity in the New Testament – namely, <strong>of</strong> believers who willingly live under<br />

Christ's authority as His devoted followers.<br />

· “Brother <strong>of</strong> James”: James was Head <strong>of</strong> the Church in Jerusalem; author <strong>of</strong> the Epistle<br />

<strong>of</strong> James; the “Lord’s brother” (Galatians 1:19); one <strong>of</strong> four “brothers” <strong>of</strong> Jesus (Mark 6:3;<br />

cf. Psalms 69:7,8).<br />

<strong>The</strong> Family <strong>of</strong> Jesus:<br />

Mark 6:2-3 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue:<br />

and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these<br />

things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works


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are wrought by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son <strong>of</strong> Mary, the brother <strong>of</strong><br />

James, and Joses, and <strong>of</strong> Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And<br />

they were <strong>of</strong>fended at him.<br />

· Neither James nor <strong>Jude</strong> were among the 12. <strong>The</strong>y didn’t believe it (at first); cf. John 7:5.<br />

John 7:5 For even His own brothers did not believe in Him. (Berean Study Bible)<br />

· James and <strong>Jude</strong> both, became very active after His resurrection.<br />

Epistles:<br />

• James — good works as evidence <strong>of</strong> saving faith;<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> — evil works as evidence <strong>of</strong> apostasy.<br />

Let’s check our equipment before we plunge into the book.<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1:1b…to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ,<br />

and called:<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are three concepts here.<br />

· “Sanctified ... Preserved ... Called”:<br />

Trinity: Called, Beloved, Kept (Authorized Version).<br />

· <strong>The</strong>re is a “calling”, there is a “loving”, and there is a “keeping.” Who called you? <strong>The</strong><br />

Father. Who loves you? Jesus. Who preserves or keeps you? <strong>The</strong> Holy Spirit.<br />

“Called”<br />

• I have chosen you (John 15:16; John 6:65)<br />

• God hath from the beginning chosen you. (2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:13, 14)<br />

• Foreknew, predestined, called, justified, glorified (Romans 8:28-30)<br />

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that


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love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 9 For whom he did<br />

foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image <strong>of</strong> his Son, that he<br />

might be the firstborn among many brethren. 10 Moreover whom he did predestinate,<br />

them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified,<br />

them he also glorified.<br />

5 Steps:<br />

Foreknow, predestinate, called, justified, glorified.<br />

· This happens to be the structure <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Genesis.<br />

• Abraham (Was foreknown, and predestinated)<br />

• Isaac (His seed was called)<br />

• Jacob (If He can justify Jacob, He can justify anyone)<br />

• Joseph (Was glorified) as a type <strong>of</strong> Christ<br />

Paul has in mind here a structure, <strong>of</strong> the book <strong>of</strong> Genesis.<br />

“Beloved”<br />

Who are the “Beloved”?<br />

(John 14:23; John 16:27; John 17:20, 23).<br />

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words:<br />

and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.<br />

John 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have<br />

believed that I came out from God.<br />

John 17 Is the Most Intimate Prayer in Scripture Between Jesus and the Father:<br />

John 17:20, 23 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on<br />

me through their word; …23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect


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in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as<br />

thou hast loved me.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> letter <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> is not written to the unbeliever, but to you and I.<br />

“Kept”<br />

· “Kept”, is the only salutation in any epistle in the New Testament that has this word in<br />

the salutation, that uses this particular verb “kept”.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> word in the Greek implies, “Watchful care; close attention; it is a present<br />

possession.”<br />

Perfect tense: It actually means, “Continually kept”<br />

Example: <strong>of</strong> the word “kept.” Peter and Paul’s imprisonment (Acts 12:5; Acts 25:4, 21);<br />

our heavenly inheritance (1 Peter 1:4).<br />

Perfect tense: “Continually kept.”<br />

· He will keep us from the hour <strong>of</strong> trial (Revelation 3:10). We are to be kept blameless<br />

unto the coming (1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 5:23). Caution: We need to “keep” ourselves (<strong>Jude</strong> 21)!<br />

“Kept”<br />

· It is used <strong>of</strong> the Fallen angels also, who “kept” not (verse 6) as they kept not their first<br />

estate.<br />

· So, whatever is binding them, they are kept.<br />

· He will keep us from the hour <strong>of</strong> trial (Revelation 3:10).<br />

· Caution: We need to “keep” ourselves (<strong>Jude</strong> 21) in the love <strong>of</strong> God!<br />

· We are to be kept blameless unto the coming (1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 5:23).<br />

2] Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.


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· “ Mercy” rather than Grace?<br />

• Grace is getting what we don’t deserve<br />

- Unmerited favor, what we are not entitled to.<br />

• Mercy, is not getting what we do deserve<br />

- Implies failure<br />

Why is it mercy rather than grace? Because mercy suits the message (Hebrews 4:16).<br />

Law = Death (Numbers 15:32-36), failure (James 2:10)<br />

Works = Chamber <strong>of</strong> horrors (Galatians 5:19-21)<br />

Grace: Ephesians 2:4<br />

· “Peace”: We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1). <strong>The</strong>re is<br />

no peace for the wicked (Isaiah 57:20,21).<br />

• Worry about nothing /<br />

• Pray about everything | Philippians 4:6-7<br />

• Thank God for anything /<br />

Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication<br />

with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace <strong>of</strong><br />

God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through<br />

Christ Jesus.<br />

· Did you know that worry is a sin? I (Chuck Missler) worry a lot, I’m a big sinner, I have a<br />

lot <strong>of</strong> anxieties, it’s all unbelief. I pray a lot about that, I’m worrying less and less because<br />

He’s just taking over more and more, and I wished I had learned that a long time ago.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y don’t pay me by the hour they pay be by the ulcer (Chuck Missler.) He sees us<br />

through, never early but always at the last minute because He’s got to get us to the<br />

point to where we finally give up and realize it’s all in His hands. When we do that, He<br />

comes through and fixes things, and you’d wonder why don't we ever learn to stop


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worrying and we pray about everything and whatever happens we give thanks and so<br />

forth.<br />

2] (Continued) Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.<br />

· “ Love”: This word appears in each <strong>of</strong> the first three verses: it must be important.<br />

· It is our badge <strong>of</strong> identity.<br />

John 13:34, 35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I<br />

have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye<br />

are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.<br />

· Lack <strong>of</strong> love in the end times (Philadelphia is followed by Laodicea).<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Ephesians were very rigorous and steadfast in their doctrine, but they lost their first<br />

love.<br />

· Ephesian pitfall: <strong>The</strong>y lost their “first love...”<br />

· Cf. In <strong>Jude</strong> 20,21; these same elements appear.<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 20-21 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in<br />

the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love <strong>of</strong> God, looking for the mercy <strong>of</strong> our<br />

Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.<br />

· So, we have mercy, peace, and love. Mercy is upward, Peace is inward, and Love is<br />

outward.<br />

Mercy: Upward Peace: Inward Love: Outward<br />

<strong>Jude</strong>’s Objective:<br />

• This is written to the Beloved<br />

- This has very little meaning to those not born into the family <strong>of</strong> God


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1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things <strong>of</strong> the Spirit <strong>of</strong> God: for<br />

they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually<br />

discerned.<br />

• 1 Corinthians 2:14 “agapao”: totally given over to.<br />

3] Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you <strong>of</strong> the common salvation, it was<br />

needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for<br />

the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.<br />

· “Beloved” From, “agapétos (27)” a verbal adjective, derived from 26 /agápē, "love") –<br />

properly, divinely-loved; beloved ("loved by God"), i.e. personally experiencing God's<br />

"agapē-love."<br />

· What the language in the English doesn't get across is what he's really trying to say<br />

here. “…when I gave all diligence to write unto you <strong>of</strong> the common salvation,…”<br />

· That's what he started to do, what he’s really saying is, “When I sat down in all<br />

straightforwardness to write you a letter about our common salvation.” In other words,<br />

we are believers and I sat down, and I was about to write you … I infer that it’s probably<br />

like a letter that Paul would write. He’d be away on a trip, and he’d write his church to<br />

encourage them and pray for them and give them and write about our commonalities<br />

and sometimes include some theological tid bits, but basically just want to encourage<br />

them.<br />

· That’s what <strong>Jude</strong> started to do.<br />

· <strong>Jude</strong>’s objective for the epistle. To whom is the epistle written? To the “Beloved.” It<br />

holds little meaning to those not born into His family.<br />

· <strong>The</strong>re was “A Divine Compulsion” — something changed his mind.<br />

· <strong>Jude</strong> was divinely forced to write what he wrote.


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· <strong>The</strong> word in the Greek means, “to compress; to put pressure on.”)<br />

• Christ: “must needs” (Acts 17:3);<br />

• Paul: “necessity is laid upon me...” (1 Corinthians 9:16).<br />

• Word precise (2 Peter 1:21).<br />

Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again<br />

from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.<br />

· That word, “must needs” is the same compulsion.<br />

· How urgent was it for Christ to suffer and die and to be raised again from the dead?<br />

Pretty urgent, the word in the Greek is pretty intense.<br />

1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory <strong>of</strong>: for<br />

necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!<br />

· Paul says, “necessity is laid upon me;”<br />

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will <strong>of</strong> man: but holy men <strong>of</strong><br />

God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.<br />

Exhortation:<br />

First Exhortation: Earnestly contend for the faith.<br />

· “Exhort” in the Greek is a (verb) = the (noun) is Paraclete: comforter, called alongside.<br />

· Greek “contend” is to agonize upon; to “contend” strenuously in defense <strong>of</strong>.<br />

· “Contend” is an active military word.<br />

How are YOU faithfully following this exhortation?<br />

Examples:<br />

• Do you strengthen the hands <strong>of</strong> faithful pastors and tape ministries (Revelation 3:2)


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• Are you an unflinching witness; diligent preparation (verse 20)<br />

• Do you withhold support and encouragement from those who compromise or deny<br />

the whole counsel <strong>of</strong> God; speak out against the preaching <strong>of</strong> “another Gospel”<br />

(Proverbs 19:27)<br />

• Do you work with a sword at your side (Nehemiah 4:17, 18).<br />

Nehemiah 4:17, 18 <strong>The</strong>y which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with<br />

those that laded, every one with one <strong>of</strong> his hands wrought in the work, and with the<br />

other hand held a weapon. 18 For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his<br />

side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.<br />

· In whatever work you do it is appropriate to have a sword, it is the word <strong>of</strong> God.<br />

“That Ye Should Earnestly Contend For <strong>The</strong> Faith”<br />

· “Epagónizomai (1864)” meaning, to contend with or for.<br />

epagōnízomai (from 1909 /epí, "focused on" and 73 /agṓn, "a contest, competition")<br />

– properly, to contend (literally, "struggle upon, appropriately"), i.e. with skill and<br />

commitment in opposing whatever is not <strong>of</strong> faith<br />

Faith:<br />

· Contend earnestly for the “Faith”<br />

· <strong>The</strong> word “Faith” is a more inclusive term than “salvation” or “gospel.”<br />

· Eighteen occurrences: <strong>The</strong>re are eighteen references<br />

• Examine yourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5)<br />

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your<br />

own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be<br />

reprobates?


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• Mystery (1 Timothy 3:9)<br />

1 Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery <strong>of</strong> the faith in a pure conscience.<br />

· “Mystery” from, “musterion” is something that was hidden, but now I’m revealing it.<br />

· So, there's something about faith, it's not really obvious it's not a glib easy thing.<br />

· Faith is more than “belief.” Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, you<br />

and your house great. I can believe that that chair will hold my weight, I don't have faith<br />

in it until I rely on it.<br />

· Faith has to do with relying on that belief.<br />

• To be departed in the last days (1 Timothy 4:1)<br />

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall<br />

depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines <strong>of</strong> devils;<br />

· Faith is something, that is going to depart from the earth in the Last Days, in some<br />

broad way.<br />

· That's why the epistle to <strong>Jude</strong> is such a last day's issue, apostasy is going to be<br />

something that not just happened in the last days, it is going to characterize the last<br />

days.<br />

• Involves duty to others (1 Timothy 5:8)<br />

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those <strong>of</strong> his own<br />

house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.<br />

· Hey guys did you know that you have an obligation to provide for your families? You<br />

sort <strong>of</strong> knew that I mean you have read the book <strong>of</strong> Proverbs and you wife sort <strong>of</strong><br />

reminds you <strong>of</strong> that.<br />

• Faithful teaching establishes the Church in faith (Acts 16:5)<br />

Acts 16:5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number


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daily.<br />

• All believers need exhortation to stand fast and to continue therein (1 Corinthians<br />

16:13; Acts 14:22)<br />

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.<br />

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls <strong>of</strong> the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the<br />

faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom <strong>of</strong> God.<br />

Apostasy:<br />

· Any claim <strong>of</strong> additional revelation outside <strong>of</strong> the Bible is evidence <strong>of</strong> apostasy<br />

(Deuteronomy 4:2; Revelation 22:18). <strong>The</strong>re is great need for a “Combat Faith”<br />

(Ephesians 6)!<br />

Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye<br />

diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments <strong>of</strong> the LORD your God<br />

which I command you.<br />

· That's typical <strong>of</strong> many, many passages in the scripture it occurs obviously in the Torah<br />

as I've mentioned just here. Let’s go to the other end <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Book</strong>.<br />

Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words <strong>of</strong> the prophecy <strong>of</strong><br />

this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues<br />

that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words <strong>of</strong> the<br />

book <strong>of</strong> this prophecy, God shall take away his part out <strong>of</strong> the book <strong>of</strong> life, and out <strong>of</strong><br />

the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.<br />

· Do you want to add anything or subtract anything? I don't think so.<br />

· All <strong>of</strong> this gives rise to, “Combat Faith.” <strong>The</strong>re is great need for “Combat Faith”<br />

(Ephesians 6)!


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· <strong>The</strong> whole idea is that your faith is not just the passive, private, invisible thing that you<br />

have around family night at the family table.<br />

· Faith isn't just something in the quiet morning hours when you read your morning<br />

devotions.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is great need for “Combat Faith” (Ephesians 6)!<br />

· Faith is a combatant thing.<br />

- Put on the whole armor <strong>of</strong> God<br />

- Both defensive and <strong>of</strong>fensive<br />

- Active warrior for the faith<br />

A Personal Side Note: 1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:19 put on the crown <strong>of</strong> rejoicing before putting<br />

on the helmet <strong>of</strong> salvation.<br />

1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown <strong>of</strong> rejoicing? Are not even ye<br />

in the presence <strong>of</strong> our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?<br />

“Rejoicing” From, “kauchesis (2746)” meaning, boasting, which can either be in the<br />

"achievements" <strong>of</strong> self (negatively) or about God's grace (positively). From kauchaomai;<br />

boasting (properly, the act; by implication, the object), in a good or a bad sense --<br />

boasting, where<strong>of</strong> I may glory, glorying, rejoicing.<br />

· We have to have rejoicing in this war that the Lord has allowed us to partake in, joy in<br />

seeing Him move in us for His glory!<br />

• Why did <strong>Jude</strong> have to write this letter?<br />

· Because there are tares among the wheat.<br />

4] For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before <strong>of</strong> old ordained to this<br />

condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace <strong>of</strong> our God into lasciviousness, and


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denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.<br />

Verse 4: <strong>The</strong> Threat (contrast with 2 Peter).<br />

Why did <strong>Jude</strong> write this letter? Because <strong>of</strong> verse 4<br />

Why must we contend for the faith? Verse 4<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re are Tares among the Wheat (Matthew 1:24-30)<br />

• False brethren have stolen into the Church (Galatians 2:4-5)<br />

Galatians 2:4-5 And that because <strong>of</strong> false brethren unawares brought in, who came in<br />

privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into<br />

bondage: 5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth <strong>of</strong><br />

the gospel might continue with you.<br />

• Saints are in peril (2 Corinthians 11:26)<br />

2 Corinthians 11:26 In journeyings <strong>of</strong>ten, in perils <strong>of</strong> waters, in perils <strong>of</strong> robbers, in perils<br />

by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the<br />

wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;<br />

· “Perils” From, “kindunos (2794)” danger, peril, risk.<br />

• Latter times: doctrines <strong>of</strong> demons (1 Timothy 4:1,6)<br />

• Pre-written warnings: Enoch verses 14,15.<br />

What Is an Apostate?<br />

Parable <strong>of</strong> the sower, the seed, the soils:<br />

• Rocky ground: In time <strong>of</strong> temptation (verb form Apostosia) “receive”: dekomi (Luke<br />

8:13) vs.<br />

• Good ground: “receive”: Paradekomai (Mark 4:20); “welcomed” it into their life.


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· Apostates do not understand the Word<br />

· <strong>The</strong>y do not bring forth fruit (Matthew 13:23)<br />

· “Without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by roots” (verse 12)<br />

What Is An Apostate?<br />

·— it is not indifference, error, or involvement in heresy alone:<br />

— Deliberate rejection is involved<br />

— <strong>The</strong>y received light, but not life; written Word, but not Living Word<br />

— Examples: Judas, Cain, Balaam, Korah (verse 11)<br />

· What manner <strong>of</strong> men are these? “Crept in privily” = “have settled down alongside.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>se are false teachers, privily shall bring in damnable heresies (2 Peter 2:1).<br />

Three Identifiers <strong>of</strong> Apostates:<br />

— Ungodly<br />

— perverts <strong>of</strong> grace<br />

— denying our Lord and Master<br />

• Cain, ungodliness<br />

• Balaam, perversion <strong>of</strong> grace<br />

• Korah, denial <strong>of</strong> God’s appointed leader<br />

— “Ungodly” = Someone who is destitute <strong>of</strong> reverential awe toward God<br />

• Form, but denies the power there<strong>of</strong> (2 Timothy 3:5)<br />

• Denies the Gospel <strong>of</strong> Christ (Romans 1:16)<br />

• Denies the transforming power, new life (Philippians 3:10)<br />

• Heart vs. outward appearances is key (1 Samuel 16:7; Isaiah 66:2)


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• Denies wrath against sin; God’s holiness and God’s acceptance <strong>of</strong> the finished work <strong>of</strong><br />

Jesus Christ on behalf <strong>of</strong> sinners;<br />

• Universal Brotherhood <strong>of</strong> Man vs. John 8:44; John 1:12; Galatians 3:26 All men are not<br />

brothers, some are in the family <strong>of</strong> God and others are not.<br />

John 3:5-7 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born <strong>of</strong> water<br />

and <strong>of</strong> the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom <strong>of</strong> God.<br />

6 That which is born <strong>of</strong> the flesh is flesh; and that which is born <strong>of</strong> the Spirit is spirit.<br />

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.<br />

John 8:18 I am one that bear witness <strong>of</strong> myself, and the Father that sent me beareth<br />

witness <strong>of</strong> me. 19 <strong>The</strong>n said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye<br />

neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father<br />

also.<br />

· Here they are calling Jesus a bastard, they are alluding to his assumed illegitimacy,<br />

because <strong>of</strong> Joseph and Mary.<br />

· Jesus eventually tells them who their father is.<br />

John 8:44 Ye are <strong>of</strong> your father the devil, and the lusts <strong>of</strong> your father ye will do.<br />

He was a murderer from the beginning (Adam), and abode not in the truth, because<br />

there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh <strong>of</strong> his own: for he is a<br />

liar, and the father <strong>of</strong> it. …58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before<br />

Abraham was, I am.<br />

<strong>The</strong> European Union (EU) is a supranational political and economic union <strong>of</strong> 27 member<br />

states<br />

<strong>The</strong> National Anthem is:


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Ode to Joy by Schiller from Beethoven’s 9 th<br />

<strong>The</strong> poem "Ode to Joy" expresses Schiller's idealistic vision <strong>of</strong> the human race<br />

becoming brothers - a vision Beethoven shared. In 1972, the Council <strong>of</strong> Europe adopted<br />

Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme as its anthem. In 1985, it was adopted by EU leaders as<br />

the <strong>of</strong>ficial anthem <strong>of</strong> the European Union.<br />

Perverts <strong>of</strong> Grace:<br />

“Perverts the grace <strong>of</strong> God into lasciviousness”:<br />

· Perversion <strong>of</strong> Ephesians 2:8,9 vs. Titus 2:11-13; rejection <strong>of</strong> the Word <strong>of</strong> God occurs<br />

whenever it is displaced by tradition, custom, creed, loyalty to an organization, etc.<br />

Titus 2:11-13 For the grace <strong>of</strong> God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12<br />

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,<br />

righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the<br />

glorious appearing <strong>of</strong> the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;<br />

· Rejection <strong>of</strong> the Word <strong>of</strong> God occurs whenever it is displaced by tradition, custom,<br />

creed, loyalty to an organization, etc.<br />

· When these things displace, the primacy <strong>of</strong> the word <strong>of</strong> God in your life, that is<br />

perverting the grace <strong>of</strong> God in your life.<br />

Deny Our LORD:<br />

“Denies our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 2:1,2):<br />

• His Sovereignty: Preexistent Creator <strong>of</strong> all things.<br />

• “Lord”: <strong>of</strong> all true believers (Acts 10:36; Romans 14:9).<br />

• “Jesus”: Jehovah the Saviour, our martyr-substitute.<br />

• “Christ”: Messiah, the Anointed One <strong>of</strong> Old Testament Prophecy.<br />

· If we deny Him, He will deny us (Matthew 10:3; 2 Timothy 2:12; 1 John 2:22,23).


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Homework: Numbers 14 (answered prayer); 1 Corinthians 10, Hebrews 3,4.<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 5<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> Session 2 (Verse 5) - Chuck Missler<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydzsAcSWh6Q<br />

Review:<br />

· <strong>Jude</strong> was the brother <strong>of</strong> James and Jesus.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> is subtitled, “<strong>The</strong> Acts <strong>of</strong> the Apostates”<br />

· To whom was the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> written? To <strong>The</strong> Beloved Believers, and the End <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Age.<br />

· <strong>Jude</strong>'s message affects our day.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> book <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> contrasts with the book <strong>of</strong> James<br />

· Why was it written? Exhort Believers to Contend Earnestly for <strong>The</strong> Faith.<br />

- By directly witnessing<br />

- Supporting those who teach the whole council <strong>of</strong> God<br />

Three Examples <strong>of</strong> Apostasy:<br />

Verses 5, 6, and 7<br />

Three Examples (for our learning...) <strong>The</strong> three different groups<br />

Example:<br />

Group:<br />

• Israel verse 5 “saved men”<br />

• Angels that sinned verse 6 “angels”<br />

• Sodom & Gomorrah verse 7 “unsaved men”


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5] I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the<br />

Lord, having saved the people out <strong>of</strong> the land <strong>of</strong> Egypt, afterward destroyed them that<br />

believed not.<br />

Remember:<br />

• Writing to believers, calls to mind some history:<br />

- Remember Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy<br />

- Remember how Israel was miraculously delivered<br />

- Remember how a world empire yielded to God's hand<br />

- God set things up to show His strength and power<br />

• God uses this event for an example to the people<br />

- Not just minimum amount <strong>of</strong> power to do the job<br />

- It was a grand display <strong>of</strong> God's mighty power<br />

• Pillar <strong>of</strong> fire by night and a pillar <strong>of</strong> cloud by day<br />

• Trapped between the Egyptian army and the Red Sea<br />

- <strong>The</strong> water part for them to go through on dry land<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Egyptians drowned in an attempt to follow them<br />

• It was an 11-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-Barnea<br />

Deuteronomy 1:2 Berean Study Bible It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadeshbarnea<br />

by way <strong>of</strong> Mount Seir.<br />

- It took Israel 38 years to make an 11-day journey<br />

• Over a million left Egypt. None returned<br />

- Only two Israelites over 20 years old who left Egypt ever reached Canaan<br />

• That's what <strong>Jude</strong> is talking about here, in part<br />

• A million were delivered from Egypt<br />

• Were those million saved?


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• <strong>The</strong>re was a mixed multitude<br />

- Those that rebelled against Moses got theirs Korah, Dathan, Abiathar<br />

• <strong>The</strong> question is were they saved?<br />

Lessons from Israel’s Wilderness Experience:<br />

• What is the issue?<br />

• NOT: I don't think <strong>Jude</strong> is focusing on the ability <strong>of</strong> the Lord to save these people<br />

- God being able and willing to save this is not the issue<br />

Of all the other lessons that we're not going to talk about is;<br />

- Passover Lamb (the blood on the doorpost)<br />

- How were they saved out <strong>of</strong> Egypt?<br />

- Red Sea Miracle?<br />

- Tabernacle? Priesthood? Offerings?<br />

• <strong>The</strong> issue is APOSTASY:<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Falling Away<br />

- And destruction that falls upon them because <strong>of</strong> that<br />

• <strong>The</strong> lesson is:<br />

· God reserves the right to destroy that people if they become guilty <strong>of</strong> certain forms <strong>of</strong><br />

unbelief, or other sins to which unbelief leads.<br />

· That's the sobering insight that we're going to see dramatized by none other and Israel<br />

herself.<br />

Important Reminders:<br />

Assurance and Safekeeping:<br />

• “<strong>The</strong>y shall never perish” (John 10:28)<br />

John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall<br />

any man pluck them out <strong>of</strong> my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater


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than all; and no man is able to pluck them out <strong>of</strong> my Father's hand.<br />

“...shall never thirst” (John 4:14) Those in hell, always thirst.<br />

John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh <strong>of</strong> the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;<br />

but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well <strong>of</strong> water springing up into<br />

everlasting life.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re are no conditions in the sense <strong>of</strong> being “losable.”<br />

• Don't confuse eternal security with the idea that we can suffer destruction.<br />

Acts 17:11 <strong>The</strong>se were more noble than those in <strong>The</strong>ssalonica, in that they received the<br />

word with all readiness <strong>of</strong> mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things<br />

were so.<br />

Let’s Understand Verse 5:<br />

1) Understand what this salvation was<br />

2) Understand what this unbelief was<br />

3) Understand what this destruction was.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are three examples in these three verses 5-6 and 7, the second two are tied up<br />

with eternal punishment. So, if you read this casually you might imply that it applies to<br />

all three, it might apply to some in verse 5.<br />

• Was Israel truly saved?<br />

- Absolutely that was the reason for the blood on the doorpost<br />

- “My people...” (Exodus 3:7; 5:1; Deuteronomy 33:29)<br />

- Was everyone saved? - No, some have some very peculiar views<br />

<strong>The</strong>re was some that prayed in unusual prayer and God answered it.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y were saved in a deeper sense than just being delivered from bondage.


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• We see over a million people rounded up and leaving Egypt how many returned?<br />

None returned<br />

- Among the multitude there were some that didn't make it<br />

- In Numbers 14:1, 2 — the people prayed a prayer?<br />

- Verses 28, 29 — prayer answered!<br />

- God answered their prayer according to their wishes!<br />

Numbers 14:1-2 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people<br />

wept that night. 2 And all the children <strong>of</strong> Israel murmured against Moses and against<br />

Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the<br />

land <strong>of</strong> Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!<br />

· It wasn't that long ago that they were feeling the sting <strong>of</strong> the taskmaster whip, it wasn't<br />

that long ago that they were abused slaves.<br />

· God through the most incredible theatrics delivers them and how quickly they forget.<br />

· And now they are murmuring, saying, “Would God that we had died in the land <strong>of</strong><br />

Egypt!”<br />

Numbers 14:3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the<br />

sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to<br />

return into Egypt?<br />

Numbers 14:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 27 How long<br />

shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the<br />

murmurings <strong>of</strong> the children <strong>of</strong> Israel, which they murmur against me. 28 Say unto them,<br />

As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:<br />

29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered <strong>of</strong> you,<br />

according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have<br />

murmured against me, 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I<br />

sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son <strong>of</strong> Jephunneh, and Joshua the son


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<strong>of</strong> Nun. 31 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and<br />

they shall know the land which ye have despised. 32 But as for you, your carcases, they<br />

shall fall in this wilderness.<br />

· For 38 years day one until they die <strong>of</strong>f, they got their prayer answered.<br />

Numbers 14:33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear<br />

your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.<br />

· <strong>The</strong>re's a tendency for you and I to read these quaint stories in the Bible, and think,<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y were under the law, and that was then, we’re under grace.”<br />

Let's see what the apostle Paul says about this kind <strong>of</strong> thinking.<br />

Exposition <strong>of</strong> 1 Corinthians 10:1-14<br />

11] Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for<br />

our admonition, upon whom the ends <strong>of</strong> the world are come.<br />

• ALL that’s written in the Old Testament on Israel is for our example ... types!<br />

Nothing is extraneous (irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.).<br />

• Names, numbers, places, all <strong>of</strong> it is for our learning.<br />

· I don't believe there's a name a number a place in the scripture that's not there for our<br />

learning.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Kabbalistic rabbi’s say that when the Messiah comes, He will interpret all things, He<br />

will even interpret the spaces between the letters. <strong>The</strong>y believe that the text is so<br />

mystical, numerical value up letters, every detail has meaning. And they muster up<br />

some amazing insights from all <strong>of</strong> that.<br />

· I lean that way, I may be a New Testament Kabbalist I suppose, I think that they are on<br />

the right track.


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1 Corinthians 10:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how<br />

that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were<br />

all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 And did all eat the same spiritual<br />

meat; 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank <strong>of</strong> that spiritual Rock<br />

that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.<br />

· Take the word “rock” or “stone” throughout the scripture from beginning to end, and it<br />

is an amazing study. <strong>The</strong> rock that was struck, that was smitten for you and I and brings<br />

forth water. <strong>The</strong> second time it was supposed to give forth water and Moses didn't<br />

follow directions he wasn’t supposed to hit the rock and that’s when he lost his<br />

commission.<br />

· But again, it was lessons the Lord was stop trying to teach in terms <strong>of</strong> that rock, the<br />

stone cut without hands. <strong>The</strong> stone in Daniel 2 in Nebuchadnezzar’s vision, all the way<br />

through scripture, it’s a study that you can take with your commentary. It all points to<br />

Yeshua Hamashiach the Messiah <strong>of</strong> Israel.<br />

· And here this is not one <strong>of</strong> those places where this is some coincidental happening, all<br />

himself indulges that pun right here. <strong>The</strong> rock that followed them and that rock was<br />

Christ, Christ is intended to be visible in the Torah.<br />

1 Corinthians 10:5-6 But with many <strong>of</strong> them God was not well pleased: for they were<br />

overthrown in the wilderness. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the<br />

intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.<br />

Types:<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is some typology going on additional to the actual historical event <strong>of</strong> the Egyptian<br />

Pharoah in Israel. <strong>The</strong> holy Spirit also used that typologically, Egypt is a type or model <strong>of</strong><br />

the world.<br />

· True Faith vs. outward relationship only:


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· Egypt Type <strong>of</strong> World<br />

· Pharaoh Type <strong>of</strong> Devil & his armies<br />

· Moses Type <strong>of</strong> Deliverer: Christ<br />

· Red Sea Type <strong>of</strong> Baptism<br />

· Pillar: cloud, fire Type <strong>of</strong> Holy Spirit<br />

· Manna Type <strong>of</strong> Bread <strong>of</strong> Life<br />

· Water from Smitten Rock Type <strong>of</strong> Living Water<br />

· Carcasses fell in the wilderness, not Egypt:<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y were out <strong>of</strong> Egypt but short <strong>of</strong> Canaan.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are probably where you and I are at, out <strong>of</strong> Egypt. <strong>The</strong> very fact that you are called<br />

to his Bible study, implies that you were called out <strong>of</strong> this world with some level <strong>of</strong><br />

maturity. And yet, the presumption that I am making is that we have not crossed over to<br />

the Jordan.<br />

Misconceptions:<br />

• Some naive songs give wrong typology.<br />

· Crossing over the Jordan is NOT dying!<br />

· Canaan the promised land is NOT heaven!<br />

- <strong>The</strong>re are battles in Canaan!<br />

• Crossing over into the Promised Land is the idea <strong>of</strong> entering into what God has<br />

for us. Hebrews 3 & 4<br />

· Recognize that while it's undesirable to wander in the wilderness and desirable to cross<br />

over the Jordan into Canaan land.


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- Don't confuse that with dying and going to heaven.<br />

- <strong>The</strong>re is something that God desires for you to enter into while you're here, in your<br />

walk and into His rest. Taking advantage <strong>of</strong> His promises in a more comprehensive way.<br />

Application to the Church:<br />

· Most <strong>of</strong> us make a 40-year wandering out <strong>of</strong> a 11-day journey, that's what the apostle<br />

Paul is trying to tell us.<br />

- Had Israel accepted God's word on faith they would have entered into the land 38<br />

years earlier. It was their unbelief that prevented them from entering in.<br />

- We need to appropriate all <strong>of</strong> what God has for us.<br />

• Leave behind the wilderness <strong>of</strong> doubt, defeat, failures, and enter VICTORY! 1<br />

Corinthians 10; Hebrews 3&4; Revelation 3.<br />

- When you think <strong>of</strong> Canaan don't think <strong>of</strong> heaven, think <strong>of</strong> VICTORY!<br />

- Is this a theme that applies to the church? Yes!<br />

• “Thou how hast the name that thou livest, and art dead.” (<strong>The</strong> Church <strong>of</strong> Sardis,<br />

Revelation 3:1)<br />

• Cf. Lazarus: Had three stages 1. Dead. 2. Defeated. 3. Dangerous.<br />

1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust<br />

after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some <strong>of</strong> them;<br />

as it is written, <strong>The</strong> people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.<br />

Idolatry:<br />

· Idolatry: When the Leader is no longer visible, they began to indulge into idolatry =><br />

Golden Calf Exodus 32<br />

An idol is anything we place before the Lord ... “Little children, keep yourself from idols”<br />

(1 John 5:21; 1 Corinthians 10:14).


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1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.<br />

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.<br />

What is an idol?<br />

· An idol is anything we place before the Lord ...<br />

- Something we create, embrace, establish …<br />

- Career<br />

- Hobbies<br />

- What we pour our passion into<br />

- Gets between us and God<br />

Jordan is NOT death. Leave behind the wilderness <strong>of</strong> doubt, defeat, failures, and enter<br />

VICTORY!<br />

· It was an 11-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-Barnea (Deuteronomy 1:2). It took<br />

Israel 38 years!! Over a million left Egypt. None returned.<br />

· But only two Israelites over 20 years old who left Egypt ever reached Canaan!<br />

8] Neither let us commit fornication, as some <strong>of</strong> them committed, and fell in one day<br />

three and twenty thousand...<br />

[23,000: “one day” vs. Numbers 25:9 “24,000.”]<br />

· 23,000 fell the first day, 2,000 the next.<br />

• Direct fornication is obviously a gigantic problem in our society, there are<br />

derivative aspects <strong>of</strong> it.<br />

· Uncleanness: Novels, movies, cable TV, modern music; “Ye have been called to liberty;<br />

only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh”<br />

Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an<br />

occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.


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· That broadens the definition considerably,<br />

9] Neither let us tempt Christ, as some <strong>of</strong> them also tempted, and were destroyed <strong>of</strong><br />

serpents.<br />

Tempt Christ? “Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?” Numbers 21:<br />

Numbers 21:5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have<br />

ye brought us up out <strong>of</strong> Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is<br />

there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.<br />

• Neglect <strong>of</strong> manna is tempting the Lord!<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y murmured against the manna! [Response to ingratitude ... lessons as a parent...]<br />

6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and<br />

much people <strong>of</strong> Israel died.<br />

· God doesn't mess around!<br />

7 <strong>The</strong>refore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken<br />

against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents<br />

from us. And Moses prayed for the people.<br />

8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent (saraph), and set it upon a<br />

pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it,<br />

shall live.<br />

9 And Moses made a serpent (nachash) <strong>of</strong> brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to<br />

pass, that if a serpent (nachash) had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent<br />

(nachash) <strong>of</strong> brass, he lived.<br />

• Pole - is traditionally considered to be a cross<br />

• Christ as a Brazen Serpent? (John 3:14,15)


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• Brass = Judgement; Serpent = Sin (2 Corinthians 5:21)<br />

· That brass serpent is a type <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ<br />

John 3:14,15 And as Moses lifted up the serpent (snake/Satan) in the wilderness, even<br />

so must the Son <strong>of</strong> man be lifted up:<br />

- God set this up here technically to call it a pun, He has set up a model <strong>of</strong> none other<br />

than the cross <strong>of</strong> Calvary.<br />

- That brass serpent is a type <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ.<br />

- Jesus Christ would be raised up and put on a pole so that whoever looks to him will be<br />

saved, over him the serpent would have no power.<br />

John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.<br />

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we<br />

might be made the righteousness <strong>of</strong> God in him.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> holy one <strong>of</strong> God was made sin for us, that's why he could say, “My God, my God,<br />

why have you forsaken me?” Psalms 22<br />

[Aesculapius: son <strong>of</strong> Apollo; born in Alexandria; the symbol <strong>of</strong> Aesculapius is a single<br />

serpent on a cross — in Greek mythology the double serpent (medical pr<strong>of</strong>ession’s<br />

symbol) is Hermes, the symbol <strong>of</strong> commerce (trade)!]<br />

· Some 690 years later the brazen serpent was still in the hands <strong>of</strong> Israel, and it was<br />

being worshipped. (2 Kings 18)<br />

· Maybe that's why Noah's Ark is still hidden because we seek to put the creation ahead<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Creator every chance we get.<br />

1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some <strong>of</strong> them also murmured, and were<br />

destroyed <strong>of</strong> the destroyer.<br />

· “Neither murmur”


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• re: Korah, Dathan, and Abiram<br />

Numbers 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against<br />

Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are<br />

holy, every one <strong>of</strong> them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up your -<br />

selves above the congregation <strong>of</strong> the LORD? …<br />

· After Moses tried reasoning with them and got nowhere, he said, …<br />

Numbers 16:30-33 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth,<br />

and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into<br />

the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.<br />

Inserted Note (TWH): This is the same place as Isaiah 5:14 and houses, their property,<br />

people, their stuff are all in hell.<br />

Isaiah 5:14 <strong>The</strong>refore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without<br />

measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth,<br />

shall descend into it.<br />

31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end <strong>of</strong> speaking all these words, that the<br />

ground clave asunder that was under them: 32 And the earth opened her mouth, and<br />

swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and<br />

all their goods. 33 <strong>The</strong>y, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit,<br />

and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.<br />

• “Pit” From the word, “sheol (7585)” meaning, underworld (place to which people<br />

descend at death).<br />

• “Hell” From the word, “sheol (7585)” meaning, underworld (place to which people<br />

descend at death).<br />

· Why shouldn’t we murmur? Because God gave us everything.


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· “He that spared not his own Son,...”<br />

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall<br />

he not with him also freely give us all things?<br />

• Never allow ourselves to become self-confident. (verse 12 teaches us,<br />

“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” “But the<br />

fearful, and unbelieving”<br />

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers,<br />

and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the<br />

lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.<br />

· “Fearful” From the word, “deilos (1169)” deilós (an adjective derived from deidō, "feardriven")<br />

– properly, dreadful, describing a person who loses their "moral gumption<br />

(fortitude)" that is needed to follow the Lord. 1169 /deilós ("fearful <strong>of</strong> losses") refers to<br />

an excessive fear (dread) <strong>of</strong> "losing," causing someone to be fainthearted (cowardly) –<br />

hence, to fall short in following Christ as Lord. [1169 /deilós is always used negatively in<br />

the New Testament and stands in contrast to the positive fear which can be expressed<br />

by 5401 /phóbos.<br />

· “ Unbelieving” From the word, “ápistos (571)” unbelieving, incredulous, unchristian;<br />

sometimes subst: unbeliever. (from 1 /A "not" and 4103 /pistós, "faithful," see there) –<br />

properly, not faithful because unpersuaded, i.e. not convinced<br />

(persuaded by God). 571 /ápistos ("faithless, unpersuaded") does not always refer to<br />

the unconverted – see Jn 20:27. 571 (ápistos) describes someone who rejects or<br />

refuses God's inbirthings <strong>of</strong> faith (note the root, faith, 4102 /pístis).<br />

“Fire” From the word, “pur (4442)” fire; the heat <strong>of</strong> the sun, lightning; fig: strife, trials; the<br />

eternal fire. pýr – fire. In Scripture, fire is <strong>of</strong>ten used figuratively – like with the "fire <strong>of</strong><br />

God" which transforms all it touches into light and likeness with itself God's Spirit,


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like a holy fire, enlightens and purifies so that believers can share more and more in His<br />

likeness. Indeed the fire <strong>of</strong> God brings the uninterrupted privilege <strong>of</strong> being transformed<br />

which happens by experiencing faith from Him. Our lives can become true <strong>of</strong>ferings to<br />

Him as we obey this imparted faith from God by His power.<br />

[This is illustrated by God's fire burning continuously at the entrance <strong>of</strong> the Tabernacle<br />

where the priests made sweet-savor <strong>of</strong>ferings. Compare Leviticus 6:12,13 with 1 Peter<br />

2:5,9.]<br />

11] Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for<br />

our admonition, upon whom the ends <strong>of</strong> the world are come.<br />

“Admonition” From, “nouthesía (3559)” a warning, admonition, counsel. (a feminine<br />

noun derived from 3560 /nouthetéō) – properly, setting (placing) the mind through<br />

God-inspired warning ("admonition"). 3559 /nouthesía ("warning through teaching")<br />

improves a person's reasoning so they can reach God's solution – i.e. by going through<br />

His thought-process. See 3560 (nouthetéō).<br />

[Romans 12:1-3 likewise emphasizes the importance <strong>of</strong> receiving God's thoughts in the<br />

renewed mind, through faith, to reach God's solutions.]<br />

12] Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.<br />

13] <strong>The</strong>re hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is<br />

faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the<br />

temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.<br />

THE KEY:<br />

Hebrews 3 & 4<br />

“Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation...” (Hebrews 3:7-13; cf. Psalms 95).


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<strong>The</strong> BRETHREN must beware <strong>of</strong> “an evil heart <strong>of</strong> unbelief, in departing from the living<br />

God.”<br />

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any <strong>of</strong> you an evil heart <strong>of</strong> unbelief,<br />

in departing from the living God.<br />

Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us <strong>of</strong> entering into his rest,<br />

any <strong>of</strong> you should seem to come short <strong>of</strong> it.<br />

Summary Warnings & Conclusion:<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re is a sin unto death:”<br />

1 John 5:16-17 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask,<br />

and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. <strong>The</strong>re is a sin unto death: I do<br />

not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto<br />

death.<br />

• Sickness, weakness, and death:<br />

· Taking the Lord’s supper unworthily<br />

1 Corinthians 11:29-30 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh<br />

damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30 For this cause many are weak<br />

and sickly among you, and many sleep.<br />

• Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11).<br />

<strong>The</strong>re Is Cleansing Available:<br />

• Israel: <strong>The</strong>re was a laver in the Tabernacle.<br />

• Ephesians: Washing <strong>of</strong> the water by the Word (Ephesians 5:26).<br />

• Christian’s “Bar <strong>of</strong> Soap” (1 John 1:9).


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A Final Lesson Forthcoming re: Israel:<br />

Israel: God’s Timepiece; Christ to take DAVID’s Throne; Israel to be trampled down by<br />

the Gentiles UNTIL the time <strong>of</strong> the Gentiles be fulfilled... God’s promise to Israel was<br />

NOT due to Israel’s faithfulness (cf. Ezekiel 36:21-23).<br />

· Versus “Kingdom Now”/“Dominion” <strong>The</strong>ology: Is the final apostasy becoming evident?<br />

Unbiblical heresy and the anti-Semitic foundation for the “Time <strong>of</strong> Jacob’s Trouble.” This<br />

is a covert movement, with closet leadership in both charismatic and fundamental<br />

camps.<br />

Homework for next time: Read Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28 (<strong>The</strong> origin, career and destiny <strong>of</strong><br />

Satan) and Genesis 6 (“Sons <strong>of</strong> God and Daughters <strong>of</strong> Men”).<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 6<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> Session 3 (Verse 6)<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPTBk12dlCI<br />

I saw some <strong>of</strong> your questions on the Discussion Board, I've been studying this subject<br />

for years.<br />

Apparently, demons are the souls or spirits <strong>of</strong> the Nephilim, they have the ability to<br />

know things that we<br />

don't know, the future to a certain extent, mind reading, etc., these are also the abilities<br />

that some <strong>of</strong> the Nephilim had.<br />

<strong>The</strong> alien grays are basically "meat suits" used by entities to put on as a solid material to<br />

inhabit and to do their evil deeds dealing with alien abductions and insertions <strong>of</strong> eggs in<br />

human females. After the women are impregnated the "fetus" is removed after 3<br />

months and reinserted into another type <strong>of</strong> carrier, the blood and tissue <strong>of</strong> a Bovin is<br />

used in these hybrids. Because cow blood and human blood can be used<br />

interchangeably, they obviously have more advanced technology than humans. Job


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38:4-7 tells us that these beings were here at the creation <strong>of</strong> the earth. Before Adam and<br />

Eve were created.<br />

Angels can have sex with women, that's why the hybrids (Nephilim)<br />

<strong>The</strong> KEY:<br />

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy<br />

seed (the nakash=the shining one) and her seed (the coming <strong>of</strong> the Messiah); it shall<br />

bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.<br />

How To War For Your Loved Ones:<br />

Matthew 11:12 And from the days <strong>of</strong> John the Baptist until now the kingdom <strong>of</strong> heaven<br />

suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.<br />

Isaiah 49:25 But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives <strong>of</strong> the mighty shall be taken away,<br />

and the prey <strong>of</strong> the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that<br />

contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.<br />

Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the<br />

light shall shine upon thy ways.<br />

Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and<br />

stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.<br />

Job was standing in the gap for his family<br />

John 20:23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever<br />

sins ye retain, they are retained.<br />

Satan even knows<br />

Job 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all<br />

that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work <strong>of</strong> his hands, and his substance is<br />

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1 John 4:4 Ye are <strong>of</strong> God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he<br />

that is in you, than he that is in the world.<br />

1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward<br />

another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 13 To the end he may stablish<br />

your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming <strong>of</strong> our<br />

Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.<br />

Matthew 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys <strong>of</strong> the kingdom <strong>of</strong> heaven: and<br />

whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou<br />

shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.<br />

Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound<br />

in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.<br />

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and <strong>of</strong> the same body, and<br />

partakers <strong>of</strong> his promise in Christ by the gospel:<br />

<strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Enoch [Chapter 6]<br />

https://www.ccel.org/c/charles/otpseudepig/enoch/ENOCH_1.HTM<br />

1<br />

And it came to pass when the children <strong>of</strong> men had multiplied that in those days were<br />

born unto 2 them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children <strong>of</strong> the<br />

heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us<br />

wives from among the children <strong>of</strong> men 3 and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was<br />

their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not 4 indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone<br />

shall have to pay the penalty <strong>of</strong> a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us<br />

all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations 5 not to abandon this<br />

plan but to do this thing.' <strong>The</strong>n sware they all together and bound themselves 6 by<br />

mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the<br />

days <strong>of</strong> Jared on the summit <strong>of</strong> Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon,<br />

because they had sworn 7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And


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these are the names <strong>of</strong> their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel,<br />

Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, 8 Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqiel,<br />

Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. <strong>The</strong>se are their chiefs <strong>of</strong> tens.<br />

[Chapter 7]<br />

1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for<br />

himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and<br />

they taught them charms 2 and enchantments, and the cutting <strong>of</strong> roots, and made them<br />

acquainted with plants. And they 3 became pregnant, and they bare great giants,<br />

Daniel 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle<br />

themselves with the seed <strong>of</strong> men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron<br />

is not mixed with clay.<br />

Overview:<br />

Verses 5,6,7 Three historical examples <strong>of</strong> “Corporate Punishment.”<br />

• Three groups are singled out by <strong>Jude</strong> to teach us some things<br />

• Verse 5 deals with the Nation <strong>of</strong> Israel in the Wilderness<br />

• Verse 6 deals with a Strange Series <strong>of</strong> Events<br />

• Verse 7 deals with Sodom & Gomorrah which is more familiar with us and less<br />

controversial<br />

God judged broad civilizations for his reasons<br />

- What lesson does the Holy Spirit desire to convey to the believer?<br />

- Verse 6 has caused all kinds <strong>of</strong> strange controversies, so what we would like to do is<br />

examine verse 6 and figure out when did this take place and what lessons are there for<br />

us?


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· <strong>The</strong> second <strong>of</strong> three historical examples <strong>of</strong> corporate punishment. What lessons does<br />

the Holy Spirit desire to convey to the saved?<br />

6] And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath<br />

reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment <strong>of</strong> the great day.<br />

• Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame<br />

unto him. (To answer before listening-- that is folly and shame.)<br />

- And if you're the average Bible student you come to this reading and say, “What on<br />

earth is that all about?” Because <strong>Jude</strong> gives us this as if we remember this. But before I<br />

venture into this with Dr. Missler, I would like to add some new findings to complement<br />

his teachings.<br />

E = MC 2 (Energy equals Mass which is interconvertible<br />

SCIENTISTS MANAGED TO TAKE PURE ENERGY AND CREATE MATTER — AND NEW<br />

PHYSICS “We wanted to take light and convert it into matter.” Wish fulfilled. BY<br />

DANIELLE SEDBROOK MARCH 16, 2022<br />

https://www.inverse.com/science/einstein-light-matter<br />

Daniel Brandenburg, a physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, … Brandenburg is a<br />

member <strong>of</strong> the STAR collaboration, a group <strong>of</strong> more than 700 scientists from 15<br />

countries who use BNL’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, or RHIC (pronounced “Rick”), to<br />

smash gold nuclei together at 99.995 percent the speed-<strong>of</strong>-light.<br />

A Quantum Collision Just Created Matter From Light<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rGTz3Ck7jo<br />

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel<br />

<strong>of</strong> light.


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… the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath<br />

reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment <strong>of</strong> the great day. …”<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se angels obviously could interact back and forth between Heaven and Earth to<br />

accomplish whatever they were assigned to do.<br />

• Manoah, the father <strong>of</strong> Samson saw an angelic being and he didn’t realize that he had<br />

been speaking to one until it manifested supernatural abilities.<br />

Judges 13:16 And the angel <strong>of</strong> the LORD said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I<br />

will not eat <strong>of</strong> thy bread: and if thou wilt <strong>of</strong>fer a burnt <strong>of</strong>fering, thou must <strong>of</strong>fer it unto<br />

the LORD. For Manoah knew not that he was an angel <strong>of</strong> the LORD.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Angel Ascends In <strong>The</strong> Fire:<br />

Judges 13:19 So Manoah took a kid with a meat <strong>of</strong>fering, and <strong>of</strong>fered it upon a rock<br />

unto the LORD: and the angel did wondrously; and Manoah and his wife looked on.<br />

• “Wondrously” From, “pala (6381)” meaning, to be surpassing or extraordinary. To do a<br />

hard or difficult thing:<br />

Judges 13:20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from <strong>of</strong>f the<br />

altar, that the angel <strong>of</strong> the LORD ascended in the flame <strong>of</strong> the altar. And Manoah and his<br />

wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.<br />

“Flame” From “lahab (3851)” meaning, flame, blade. From an usused root meaning to<br />

gleam; a flash; figuratively, a sharply polished blade or point <strong>of</strong> a weapon -- blade,<br />

bright, flame, glittering.<br />

• To call the word <strong>of</strong> God a lie, is blasphemy, many claim that angels cannot have sex by<br />

twisting a quote Jesus made concerning the angels in heaven neither marry or are given<br />

in marriage, He did not say that they are sexless. <strong>The</strong> scripture from the very beginning<br />

asserts that they have that ability.


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Isaiah 9:2 <strong>The</strong> people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in<br />

the land <strong>of</strong> the shadow <strong>of</strong> death, upon them hath the light shined.<br />

• “Light” From “Or (216)” meaning, a light. From “'owr (215)” meaning (1), illumines (1),<br />

kindle (1), light (5), lit (2), make a fire …<br />

• So, we see that angels can interchange back and forth from seemingly human forms to<br />

becoming what they truly are, light beings.<br />

Genesis 6:2 That the sons <strong>of</strong> God saw the daughters <strong>of</strong> men that they were fair; and they<br />

took them wives <strong>of</strong> all which they chose.<br />

• “<strong>The</strong>y took them wives” <strong>of</strong> whom? “ <strong>of</strong> the daughters <strong>of</strong> men.”<br />

• “<strong>The</strong>y” from this statement are obviously not <strong>of</strong> the seed <strong>of</strong> Mankind then. Reminding<br />

us <strong>of</strong> what God said in Genesis 3:15. Either you believe that statement or you don’t but<br />

do not twist scripture to fit your paradigm.<br />

• This was not <strong>of</strong> the seed <strong>of</strong> Seth; this “they” seed created a different species <strong>of</strong> entities<br />

that had never existed before while the Sethites were making children. Remember, all <strong>of</strong><br />

the Sethites died in the flood.<br />

Daniel 2:43 even speaks <strong>of</strong> “they” … they shall mingle themselves with the seed <strong>of</strong> men<br />

…<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is another passage that may be good to put into our minds.<br />

2 Peter 2:4-5 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,<br />

and delivered them into chains <strong>of</strong> darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;<br />

5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher <strong>of</strong><br />

righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world <strong>of</strong> the ungodly;<br />

“And” From “kai (2532)” meaning, and, even, also, namely. (the most common New<br />

Testament conjunction, used over 9,000 times) – and (also), very <strong>of</strong>ten, moreover, even,


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indeed (the context determines the exact sense).<br />

[After 2532 (kaí), the most common word in the Greek New Testament is the definite<br />

article ("the"). 2532 (kaí) is never adversative, i.e., it never means "however" ("but") –<br />

unlike the principal conjunction (waw) in Old Testament Hebrew (G. Archer).]<br />

<strong>The</strong> Usage <strong>of</strong> “And” in This Case:<br />

Matthew 1:2 begat Judas and his brethren; Matthew 1:3 begat Phares and Zara <strong>of</strong>;<br />

Matthew 1:23 shall be with child, and shall bring forth; … a son, and they shall call;<br />

Matthew 2:4 the chief priests and scribes; etc.<br />

• So, the word, “and” ties these scriptures together as one in explaining why the angels<br />

were cast down to Tartarus. By way <strong>of</strong> saying, “And spared not the old world,”<br />

Why Was the Old World Not Spared?<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Human Genome, the human D.N.A. had become corrupted.<br />

• A genome is the genetic material that makes up a living organism. It is contained in<br />

chromosomes, which are the tiny threadlike structures inside cells. Chromosomes are<br />

made from a chemical substance called DNA, and DNA is a sequence <strong>of</strong> smaller units,<br />

called bases. <strong>The</strong> DNA bases combine to form genes.<br />

Only Noah, his wife, his three sons, and his three daughters-in-laws were <strong>of</strong> pure blood.<br />

• Personal note (TWH) “Hell” here is used differently from where the ground<br />

opened up and swallowed Korah and his crew. Here “hell” is Tartarus, a deeper<br />

darker place, and it is the only time that it is used in scripture.<br />

• Strong's Greek 5020 Only 1 Occurrence (ταρταρώσας) tartaroó: to cast into hell<br />

Definition: to cast into hell<br />

Usage: I thrust down to Tartarus or Gehenna.


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· In Homers Illiad, he calls it the “Prison <strong>of</strong> the Titans” and he states, “Tartaros as the<br />

great cosmic pit beneath the earth. It is located "as far beneath the house <strong>of</strong> Haides as<br />

from earth the sky lies." (See: https://www.theoi.com/Kosmos/Tartaros.html)<br />

- <strong>The</strong> word in the Greek, carried that kind <strong>of</strong> idea.<br />

· “Hell” From the word, “tartaroó (5020)”, properly, send to Tartarus ("Tartaros"). <strong>The</strong> New<br />

Testament uses 5020 (tartaróō) for the netherworld – the place <strong>of</strong> punishment fit only<br />

for demons (I insert what the scripture states…fallen angels or the angels that sinned).<br />

Later, Tartaros came to represent eternal punishment for wicked people.<br />

"5020 (tartaróō) is a Greek name for the under-world, especially the abode <strong>of</strong> the<br />

damned – hence to cast into hell" (A-S); to send into the subterranean abyss reserved<br />

for demons and the dead.<br />

[In Greek mythology, Tartarus was a "place <strong>of</strong> punishment under the earth, to which, for<br />

example, the Titans were sent" (Souter).]<br />

“Chains” From, “seira (4577)” meaning, a chain. To fasten, bind together.<br />

• Personal note (TWH) these beings were being “dragged” from the word, “suró (4951)”<br />

- This is not the same binding <strong>of</strong> Matthew 18:18 Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall<br />

be bound in heaven …“deó (1210)” to tie, bind. I bind, tie, fasten; I impel, compel; I<br />

declare to be prohibited and unlawful.)<br />

John 21:8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land,<br />

but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.<br />

• “Dragging” From, “suró (4951)” I draw, drag, force away.<br />

- This same word is used in the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Acts concerning Saul and the Church.<br />

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock <strong>of</strong> the church, entering into {5734} every house,<br />

and haling men and women committed them to prison.


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• “Haling” From, “suró (4951)” I draw, drag, force away.<br />

Acts 14:19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who<br />

persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out <strong>of</strong> the city, supposing<br />

he had been dead.<br />

Now, Paul who used to be Saul, is experiencing the same thing that he did to the Church<br />

according<br />

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock <strong>of</strong> the church, entering into every house, and<br />

haling men and women committed them to prison.<br />

• “Drew or haling” From, “suró (4951)” I draw, drag, force away.<br />

- It’s also used to describe Satan taking 1/3 <strong>of</strong> the angels a.k.a. stars with him.<br />

Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part <strong>of</strong> the stars <strong>of</strong> heaven, and did cast<br />

them to the earth: and the dragon stood {5758} before the woman which was ready to<br />

be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.<br />

• “Drew or haling” From, “suró (4951)” I draw, drag, force away.<br />

- So, we see that these angelic beings were dragged away in chains <strong>of</strong> darkness.<br />

“Of Darkness” From, “zóphos (2217) ” – murky, appalling gloom, referring to darkness so<br />

dense and foreboding it is "felt"; (figuratively) apocalyptic, gloomy darkness associated<br />

with the nether world bringing its indescribable despair (incredible gloom).<br />

- <strong>The</strong> testimony <strong>of</strong> many people who have died and went to hell confirms “that the<br />

darkness is so dense and foreboding it is "felt".<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he<br />

hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment <strong>of</strong> the great day.<br />

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,


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and delivered them into chains <strong>of</strong> darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;<br />

I noticed that no one answered Question Number 3, is that a rebuke to the Established<br />

Church today not properly preparing the Clergy/<strong>The</strong> Body <strong>of</strong> Christ?<br />

Concerning B'nai Elohim and Nephilim:<br />

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Josephus concerning Giants "For many angels (11- This notion, that the fallen angels<br />

were, in some sense, the fathers <strong>of</strong> the old giants, was the constant opinion <strong>of</strong><br />

antiquity.) <strong>of</strong> God accompanied with women, and begat sons that proved unjust, and<br />

despisers <strong>of</strong> all that was good, on account <strong>of</strong> the confidence they had in their own<br />

strength; for the tradition is, that these men did what resembled the acts <strong>of</strong> those whom<br />

the Grecians call giants."<br />

"<strong>The</strong>se kings had laid waste all Syria and overthrown the <strong>of</strong>fspring <strong>of</strong> the giants. And<br />

when they were come over against Sodom. . ."<br />

"<strong>The</strong>y told them also, that they found at Hebron the posterity <strong>of</strong> the giants.<br />

Accordingly, these spies, who had seen the land <strong>of</strong> Canaan, when they perceived that all<br />

these difficulties were greater there than they had met with since they came out <strong>of</strong><br />

Egypt, they were aftrighted at them themselves, and endeavored to affright the<br />

multitude also."<br />

"For which reason they removed their camp to Hebron; and when they had taken it, they<br />

slew all the inhabitants. <strong>The</strong>re were till then left the race <strong>of</strong> giants, who had bodies so<br />

large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were<br />

surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing. <strong>The</strong> bones <strong>of</strong> these men are still<br />

shown to this very day, unlike to any credible relations <strong>of</strong> other men. Now they<br />

gave this city to the Levites as an extraordinary reward. . "<br />

"A little afterward the king made war against the Philistines; and when he had joined<br />

battle with them, and put them to flight, he was left alone, as he was in pursuit <strong>of</strong> them;<br />

and when he was quite tired down, he was seen by one <strong>of</strong> the enemy, his name was<br />

Achmon, the son <strong>of</strong> Araph, he was one <strong>of</strong> the sons <strong>of</strong> the giants. He had a spear, the<br />

handle <strong>of</strong> which weighed three hundred shekels, and a breastplate <strong>of</strong> chain-work, and a<br />

sword. He turned back and ran violently to slay [David] their enemy's king, for he was<br />

quite tired out with labor; but Abishai, Joab's brother, appeared on the sudden, and<br />

protected the king with his shield, as he lay down, and slew the enemy. Now the


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multitude were very uneasy at these dangers <strong>of</strong> the king, and that he was very near to<br />

be slain; and the rulers made him swear that he would no more go out with them to<br />

battle, lest he should come to some great misfortune by his courage and boldness, and<br />

thereby deprive the people <strong>of</strong> the benefits they now enjoyed by his means, and <strong>of</strong> those<br />

that they might hereafter enjoy by his living a long time among them. "<br />

"When the king heard that the Philistines were gathered together at the city Gazara, he<br />

sent an army against them, when Sibbechai the Hittite, one <strong>of</strong> David's most courageous<br />

men, behaved himself so as to deserve great commendation, for he slew many <strong>of</strong> those<br />

that bragged they were the posterity <strong>of</strong> the giants, and vaunted themselves highly on<br />

that account, and thereby was the occasion <strong>of</strong> victory to the Hebrews."<br />

"<strong>The</strong>y had a man who was six cubits tall and had on each <strong>of</strong> his feet and hands one<br />

more toe and finger than men naturally have. Now the person who was sent against<br />

them by David out <strong>of</strong> his army was Jonathan, the son <strong>of</strong> Shimea, who fought this man in<br />

a single combat, and slew him; and as he was the person who gave the turn to the<br />

battle, he gained the greatest reputation for courage therein. This man also vaunted<br />

himself to be <strong>of</strong> the sons <strong>of</strong> the giants. But after this fight the Philistines made war no<br />

more against the Israelites."<br />

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roots from beneath.


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Giants In <strong>The</strong> Land And Og King Of Bashan, Had A Bed 13 Feet Long:<br />

Deuteronomy 2:20 That also was accounted a land <strong>of</strong> giants: giants dwelt therein in old<br />

time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;<br />

21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them<br />

before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:<br />

Deuteronomy 3:11 For only Og king <strong>of</strong> Bashan remained <strong>of</strong> the remnant <strong>of</strong> giants;<br />

behold, his bedstead was a bedstead <strong>of</strong> iron; is it not in Rabbath <strong>of</strong> the children <strong>of</strong><br />

Ammon? nine cubits was the length there<strong>of</strong>, and four cubits the breadth <strong>of</strong> it, after the<br />

cubit <strong>of</strong> a man.<br />

Verse 11 Holman Christian Standard Bible Only Og king <strong>of</strong> Bashan was left <strong>of</strong> the<br />

remnant <strong>of</strong> the Rephaim. His bed was made <strong>of</strong> iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure... …<br />

Deuteronomy 3:13 And the rest <strong>of</strong> Gilead, and all Bashan, [being] the kingdom <strong>of</strong><br />

Og, gave I unto the half tribe <strong>of</strong> Manasseh; all the region <strong>of</strong> Argob, with all Bashan,<br />

which was called the land <strong>of</strong> giants.<br />

Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons <strong>of</strong> Anak, which come <strong>of</strong> the<br />

giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.


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Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a<br />

shadowing shroud, and <strong>of</strong> an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.<br />

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fingers on each hand and two rows <strong>of</strong> teeth for gnashing, thrashing and showcasing a<br />

smile that was undeniably dashing.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Angels That Sinned: Three Views:<br />

• Personal inserted note (TWH)<br />

Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but<br />

are as the angels <strong>of</strong> God in heaven.<br />

- This scripture does not say that the angels are sexless, or that they have no<br />

reproductive organs.<br />

- Secondly, in heaven we will be married to Christ.<br />

Revelation 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted<br />

that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the<br />

righteousness <strong>of</strong> saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are<br />

called unto the marriage supper <strong>of</strong> the Lamb. And he saith unto me, <strong>The</strong>se are the<br />

true sayings <strong>of</strong> God.<br />

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God<br />

out <strong>of</strong> heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.<br />

Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD <strong>of</strong> hosts is his name; and thy<br />

Redeemer the Holy One <strong>of</strong> Israel; <strong>The</strong> God <strong>of</strong> the whole earth shall he be called.<br />

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot,


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or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Angels That Sinned: Three Views (continued):<br />

1) “<strong>The</strong> Cop Out View” is the excuse to not dig further.<br />

· We are not intended to know any more than what is in this brief statement. <strong>The</strong><br />

problem with this view is that it stands between verses 5 and 7: all three verses draw<br />

upon the familiar Old Testament truths.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Two Alternative Views Are Uncomfortable For Most People:<br />

2) <strong>The</strong>se Angels that sinned are angels that had to do with the fall <strong>of</strong> Lucifer who is a<br />

super angel.<br />

• A Cherub is not an angel, it is a very high special category<br />

- <strong>The</strong> term Angel is used in a very broad generic sense<br />

- But I think we generally wouldn't be surprised if you could prove that the scripture also<br />

used the term Angel in the sense <strong>of</strong> a created being with some very, very substantial<br />

powers.<br />

- But there's a particular Angel that causes us a lot <strong>of</strong> problems in the scriptures, and<br />

there are two passages that give us some understanding <strong>of</strong> who this creature is.<br />

(Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-19). <strong>The</strong>se scriptures are multiples <strong>of</strong> seven.<br />

· Remember that the chapters and verses were added in the 15 th century. I love to see<br />

these ancient documents that people find the Acho volume and others, they quote<br />

scripture by chapter and verse that proport to be in the 1st century. Well, this is kind <strong>of</strong><br />

hard to explain, because chapters and verses didn’t come until later.<br />

• Both passages have a strange attribute, in both cases the prophet is addressing a local<br />

real live tangible king. In Isaiah’s case he's talking to and about the king <strong>of</strong> Babylon. But<br />

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that his actual target or subject goes far beyond a human personage. And what he is<br />

obviously doing is addressing the spiritual power behind the political king.<br />

• Because when we get to verse 12 in this passage without any real warning Isaiah is<br />

shifting gears and he is suddenly talking about something quite different.<br />

• And from verse 12 to verse 17 it is almost like an insert, what parenthesis in which the<br />

Holy Spirit is speaking through Isaiah addressing the power behind the king <strong>of</strong> Babylon.<br />

Isaiah 14:12-17 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son <strong>of</strong> the morning! how art<br />

thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!<br />

• Lucifer, this is where we get his original title.<br />

• Personal inserted note (TWH)<br />

“Lucifer” From, “helel (1966)” meaning, a shining one.<br />

Strong's Hebrew 1966 only 1 Occurrence<br />

Phonetic Spelling: (hay-lale'). From halal (in the sense <strong>of</strong> brightness); the morning-star -<br />

- lucifer.<br />

• “Halal” From, “halal (1984)”, meaning, to shine. Isaiah 13:10; — flash forth light, <strong>of</strong><br />

heavenly bodies, also <strong>of</strong> crocodile ישֹׁתָ‏ יו ָּ֫ תָ‏ הֶ‏ ל אוֹׁר Jobעֲטִ‏ 41:10 his sneezings flash forth<br />

light (shining water-drops). formula <strong>of</strong> worship; Syriac Pa`el<br />

compare Late Hebrew ‏ּלּול ‏ּלֵּ‏ ל ‏,‏praiseהִ‏ ‏,.‏idהַ‏ Hallel (Psalm 113-118).<br />

cecinit, laudavit;<br />

A primitive root; to be clear (orig. Of sound, but usually <strong>of</strong> color); to shine; hence, to<br />

make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively, to<br />

celebrate; also to stultify -- (make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool(-<br />

ish, -ly), glory, give (light), be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, (sing, be<br />

worthy <strong>of</strong>) praise, rage, renowned, shine.<br />

Job 41:10 Berean Study Bible No one is so fierce as to rouse Leviathan. <strong>The</strong>n who is able<br />

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• Kal-El (“Halal”), the “Kryptonian” name <strong>of</strong> Superman a.k.a. Clark Kent. In Kryptonian,<br />

“El” means “Child” and “Kal” means “star”. So, the name Kal-El means “Child <strong>of</strong> the Stars”<br />

or “Star Child”<br />

IMG_1260.JPG<br />

Isaiah 14:12-17 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son <strong>of</strong> the morning! how art<br />

thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!<br />

· Lucifer, a.k.a., helel is fallen from heaven, something occurred to put him in disgrace.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> source <strong>of</strong> his error is there are five “I will” statements.<br />

· Lucifer was the number one angelic being, he was in charge.<br />

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne<br />

above the stars <strong>of</strong> God: I will sit also upon the mount <strong>of</strong> the congregation, in the sides <strong>of</strong><br />

the north:<br />

14 I will ascend above the heights <strong>of</strong> the clouds; I will be like the most High.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> problem started in his heart, with him wanting to be worshiped.<br />

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides <strong>of</strong> the pit.<br />

· Now this is a forecast. <strong>The</strong> prophet Isaiah is saying here, you Lucifer who fell through<br />

pride will be brought down.<br />

· This verse is yet future verse 16<br />

16 <strong>The</strong>y that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this<br />

the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;


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· Jeremiah 4:23 “the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void;”<br />

17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities there<strong>of</strong>; that opened<br />

not the house <strong>of</strong> his prisoners?<br />

• Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the<br />

heavens, and they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and<br />

all the hills moved lightly. 25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds <strong>of</strong> the<br />

heavens were fled. 26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the<br />

cities there<strong>of</strong> were broken down at the presence <strong>of</strong> the LORD, and by his fierce anger.<br />

• “the world as a wilderness”<br />

Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine,<br />

and oil, and fineflour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and<br />

slaves, and souls <strong>of</strong> men.<br />

Why <strong>The</strong> Souls Of Men and Why Are <strong>The</strong>y Kept Prisoner And How?<br />

• “Souls <strong>of</strong> Men” Souls from, “psuché (5590)” breath, the soul. psyxḗ (from psyxō, "to<br />

breathe, blow" which is the root <strong>of</strong> the English words "psyche," "psychology") – soul<br />

(psyche); a person's distinct identity (unique personhood), i.e., individual personality.<br />

5590 (psyxē) corresponds exactly to the Old Testament 5315 /phágō ("soul"). <strong>The</strong> soul is<br />

the direct aftermath <strong>of</strong> God breathing (blowing) His gift <strong>of</strong> life into a person, making<br />

them an ensouled being.<br />

• I have listened to many testimonies over the years <strong>of</strong> Ex-Satanists, witches, warlocks,<br />

sorcerers, S.R.A. (Satanic Ritual Abuse) victims, and others who state, that the soul can<br />

be fragmented and taken to different prisons/places where they are held. Places such as<br />

hate, guilt, traumas, bitterness, unforgiveness, fear, even darker and more horrific places.


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• So, Satan and his emissaries fragment the human soul take those parts to different<br />

prisons, so that the person cannot develop their full personality. <strong>The</strong>y now have a print<br />

on their life and now they take on a false personality, they also take on the personality<br />

<strong>of</strong> the demons inhabiting that individual. And in turn these fragmented personality soul<br />

parts never have the chance to be what the Lord initially intended for that person to be,<br />

they never develop unless that person is born-again and restored.<br />

• Once you give your life to Jesus, they state that you have to go through deliverance<br />

and healing for the restoration <strong>of</strong> your soul.<br />

Chuck Missler’s wife Nancy Missler explains this in such a beautiful way.<br />

Reflections <strong>of</strong> His Image Where Does Self Life Come From? Nans Corner:<br />

by Nancy Missler • October 1, 2007<br />

https://www.khouse.org/articles/2007/739/<br />

• Scripture tells us that when we became “born again,” we not only received a new spirit<br />

and a new heart, but also a new willpower. But our soul and body are not changed,<br />

not renewed and not regenerated. In other words, they remain the same. So, “self-life”<br />

comes from the hurts, the resentments, the doubts, the pride, the bitterness and all the<br />

other things that we have never properly dealt with, but have simply stuffed and buried<br />

in our secret, hidden chambers which are still a part <strong>of</strong> our soul.<br />

• “Self-life” is triggered when we choose to follow what this buried debris is telling us to<br />

do over what God is prompting us to do. Everything we think, say, and do (good and<br />

bad) is stored in these secret, hidden chambers deep within us. God designed<br />

the sanctification process to teach us how to recognize this “self-life,” how to deal with it<br />

and then, how to allow God’s Life from our hearts to come forth. Sanctification is simply<br />

the process <strong>of</strong> restoring the image <strong>of</strong> Christ in us (Romans 8:29). Many <strong>of</strong> us, however,<br />

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pushed down and buried much <strong>of</strong> our pain. Thus, we have given the enemy many<br />

footholds in our soul.<br />

• Our bodies are the “vehicles” (or the carriers) for the expression <strong>of</strong> God’s Life. In other<br />

words, we need a soul in order to express life and we need a body in order to carry that<br />

soul. Thus, our souls and our bodies really cannot be separated. Together they are<br />

known as “the flesh.”<br />

• <strong>The</strong>refore, we can be Christians all <strong>of</strong> our lives, yet because we continue to<br />

make fleshly choices (emotional choices to follow our hurts and pain), no one will ever<br />

see Christ’s Life in us. His Life will be quenched in our hearts, and no one will ever see<br />

the difference between our lives and our neighbors down the street who don’t even<br />

know the Lord.<br />

• This is exactly what a “hypocrite” looks like. This is a Christian who “says” all the right<br />

things but whose “actions” don’t match his words. He says he is a Christian, and yet his


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life shows something totally different. He says that Jesus is the answer, but his life<br />

doesn’t prove it. This is one <strong>of</strong> the reasons why the Christian body is having such a<br />

difficult time these days. Many <strong>of</strong> us have become hypocrites living two lives. Jesus’ Life<br />

is in our hearts, but self-life is what is shown from our souls.<br />

• This is what John 7:38 is referring to when it says, “He that believeth on Me, as the<br />

Scripture hath said, out <strong>of</strong> his belly shall flow rivers <strong>of</strong> living water.” Unfortunately, this<br />

outflowing is not a one-time event. It’s a moment-by-moment choice to be filled with<br />

His Spirit and to let it flow outward. Ephesians 5:17-18 expresses it this way: “Be ye not<br />

unwise, but understanding what the will <strong>of</strong> the Lord is...be filled with the Spirit [all day<br />

long, every day].”….(<strong>The</strong>re is more on this subject if you want to read) …<br />

• “Chariots” Of Latin origin; a “rheda (4480)” i.e. Four-wheeled carriage (wagon for<br />

riding) -- chariot. Mainly cars.<br />

Abduction Cases:


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Alien Resistance:<br />

http://www.alienresistance.org/ce4testimonies.htm<br />

Over 100 Online Testimonies that Alien Abductions<br />

Can Be Stopped and Can Be Terminated as a Life Pattern - In the Name and Authority <strong>of</strong><br />

Jesus Christ.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Most Powerful Evidence in the World Today Showing the<br />

True Nature <strong>of</strong> the Entities Behind the UFO / Alien Abduction Phenomenon<br />

WRITTEN TESTIMONIES:<br />

Kathy L. Lindsey Michael Mark Karen<br />

Nicole Max Kelly Nick Christopher<br />

Anonymous 1 Sue Joel Wade Jason<br />

…. And more<br />

MOST SHOCKING ALIEN ABDUCTION <strong>of</strong> Corina Saebels<br />

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs122/1107177002582/archive/1114747740826.html<br />

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy<br />

seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.<br />

Episode 126: Taken - Interview with Karin Wilkinson<br />

https://bible-mysteries.captivate.fm/episode/episode-126-taken-interview-with-karinwilkinson<br />

Karin Wilkinson Facebook<br />

https://www.facebook.com/p/KarinWilkinson100077471525397/?paipv=0&eav=AfYd5bjI<br />

67VqI6eYJ_wcHgPKO-PzLh8IuptTNXai6WBjdhbmAQB6vFEv7Lv0ZuY9mRI&_rdr<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se are the Watchers taking souls and seeds <strong>of</strong> people.


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• Karin Wilkinson was recently featured in LA Marzulli’s latest film “<strong>The</strong> Coming UFO<br />

Invasion”: Exposing the Dragon’s Dark Secrets: Karin is a saved believer in Christ and<br />

has had the experience <strong>of</strong> being abducted multiple times since childhood. She is a wife,<br />

mother, and grandmother who worked in the tech industry for many years before<br />

retiring to raise her family. Today she has graciously agreed to appear on “Bible<br />

Mysteries” to discuss with us her encounters with extraterrestrial beings and what she<br />

believes their agenda might be.<br />

• I have been abducted since as early as I can remember, and hundreds <strong>of</strong> times. I have<br />

experienced sleep paralysis, traveling through windows and walls, etc. When I call on the<br />

name <strong>of</strong> Jesus, the abductions stop. When I was not born again, or fallen away, the<br />

abductions continued.<br />

• It is a very isolating life. It’s not a club you want to be in, and there really is no place<br />

for people to go to share, to learn how to stop it, or to just feel accepted.<br />

• I do not subscribe to the ancient alien theory. We were not seeded by “these elder<br />

races.” We are the creation <strong>of</strong> the one and only Yahweh. <strong>The</strong>se are not benevolent<br />

space brothers; these are demonic entities.<br />

• I was part <strong>of</strong> a breeding program I was taken aboard ships and to underground<br />

facilities. I saw both humans and non-human entities during my abduction experiences<br />

(Greys, tall blondes, insect looking creatures and a lizardy one, for example)<br />

• I have had a near death experience. I have had an angelic encounter. I have seen<br />

UAP/UFOs. I am Rh-negative O blood type and have green eyes. My family were<br />

Masons, and I was inducted into the “Rainbow Girls” in my teens. <strong>The</strong>re is a lot <strong>of</strong><br />

suspicious family history – but that is a conversation for another day.<br />

• I have suffered emotional and physical ailments and have had surgeries due to the<br />

things these evil entities did to me. A hysterectomy, removal <strong>of</strong> tumors, and eight spinal<br />

reconstruction surgeries, to name a few.


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UFO Abductions Compared to Scripture:<br />

UFO Abductions have all <strong>of</strong> the characteristics recorded in scripture;<br />

2. <strong>The</strong> actual abductions have the same characteristics as Luke 4:5<br />

Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the<br />

kingdoms <strong>of</strong> the world in a moment <strong>of</strong> time.<br />

High Quality, Realistic Cgi Animation Of An Alien Abduction s<br />

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/161467449-high-quality-realistic-cgianimation-alien-abduction<br />

<strong>The</strong> abductees are physically taken from their home, car or from some obscure location,<br />

sometimes they are floated from inside <strong>of</strong> their homes through a window onto a craft.<br />

3. <strong>The</strong> entities match the description <strong>of</strong> Revelation 16:13<br />

Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out <strong>of</strong> the mouth <strong>of</strong> the<br />

dragon, and out <strong>of</strong> the mouth <strong>of</strong> the beast, and out <strong>of</strong> the mouth <strong>of</strong> the false prophet.<br />

“Three Unclean Spirits Like Frogs”<br />

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-4177771-aliens<br />

• “Unclean” From the word, “akathartos (169)” unclean, impure. (an adjective, derived<br />

from 1 /A "not" and 2513 /katharós, "clean, purged") – properly, not pure (because<br />

mixed), i.e. adulterated with "a wrong mix" and hence "unclean" (because tainted by<br />

sin). <strong>The</strong> antonym, 2508 /kathaírō ("clean"), means "free from wrong mixture"


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(unadulterated, unmixed). <strong>The</strong>se beings are basically “hybrids” <strong>of</strong> frogs and human<br />

D.N.A.<br />

• “Like” From the word, “homoios (3664)” like, resembling, the same as. like, similar to,<br />

resembling, <strong>of</strong> equal rank.<br />

From the base <strong>of</strong> homou; similar (in appearance or character) -- like, + manner.<br />

Why Are <strong>The</strong>y Doing This?<br />

Revelation 16:14 Young's Literal Translation for they are spirits <strong>of</strong> demons, doing signs<br />

which go forth unto the kings <strong>of</strong> the earth, and <strong>of</strong> the whole world, to bring them<br />

together to the battle <strong>of</strong> that great day <strong>of</strong> God the Almighty;—<br />

• Satan is creating an army <strong>of</strong> humans (witches, warlocks, Satanists, sorcerers, etc., as<br />

well as hybrid beings to gather them together to prepare them for the great<br />

Armageddon War.<br />

But How Is He Going To Gather <strong>The</strong>m All To That One Spot?<br />

Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a<br />

woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full <strong>of</strong> names <strong>of</strong> blasphemy, having seven<br />

heads and ten horns.. … 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which<br />

have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.<br />

13 <strong>The</strong>se have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.<br />

• “One Mind” From the word, “gnómé (1106)” to come to know, recognize, perceive.<br />

A prolonged form <strong>of</strong> a primary verb; to "know" (absolutely) in a great variety <strong>of</strong><br />

applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly<br />

expressed) -- allow, be aware (<strong>of</strong>), feel, (have) know(-ledge), perceived, be resolved, can<br />

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• I’m certain that cell phones, remote viewing, other means <strong>of</strong> communication, and<br />

extra-sensory perception, such as telepathy, etc., are being used here. Many uninformed<br />

Christians are blinded to this fact and don’t even believe in such demonic phenomenon,<br />

but it is going on all around them, and they have no knowledge <strong>of</strong> it.<br />

• It seems to be world-wide, and because born-again Christians have the mind <strong>of</strong><br />

“Christ”, the world has the mind <strong>of</strong> the “Beast.”<br />

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack <strong>of</strong> knowledge: because thou hast rejected<br />

knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast<br />

forgotten the law <strong>of</strong> thy God, I will also forget thy children.<br />

• “Knowledge” From the word, “death (1847)” concern, know, knowledge, premeditation,<br />

skill, truth, unintentionally*, what. Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and<br />

seal the book, even to the time <strong>of</strong> the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge<br />

shall be increased.<br />

• Many Christians have no answer for the question, “What are these aliens and where do<br />

they come from?” <strong>The</strong>y will tell you, “Shouldn’t we be telling them about Jesus?” My<br />

response is yes, but be prepared to answer in every area, or they will think that you are<br />

not very smart in other matters and will not seek you out for answers. We need to be a<br />

source <strong>of</strong> answers for the or else there will be an unanswered biased directed towards<br />

the Bible, proving in their minds that the Bible has no relevant answers for todays<br />

society concerning this subject.<br />

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst <strong>of</strong> wolves: be ye therefore<br />

wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.<br />

“Wise” From, “phrónimos (5429)” (an adjective, derived from 5424 /phrḗn, "personal<br />

perspective regulating outward behavior," and the root <strong>of</strong> the English term "diaphragm"<br />

which controls key body functions from the inside out) – properly, "how we size things


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up," reflecting our personal ("visceral") opinions, i.e. what we consider "savvy" (smart).<br />

This always roots to our personal perspective ("inner outlook") which regulates our<br />

definition <strong>of</strong> being "shrewd," i.e., reflects personal mind-set (insight).<br />

1. a. knowledge, perception, Isaiah 1:3 <strong>The</strong> ox knows its owner, and the donkey its<br />

master's manger, but Israel does not know; My people do not understand.<br />

<strong>of</strong> prophetic knowledge, especially knowledge with moral quality, knowledge possessed<br />

by God,<br />

2 especially in Wisdom Literature = discernment, understanding, wisdom:<br />

Look the word “Yada” up, it is really revealing. From yada'; knowledge -- cunning, (ig-<br />

)norantly, know(-ledge), (un-)awares (wittingly).<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Occultists and the false teachers who are embedded within the Churches<br />

(unbeknown to many Christians) are spoon feeding many with dead, lifeless theology to<br />

continue to push their own agenda <strong>of</strong> … wait for it …<strong>The</strong> <strong>The</strong>ory <strong>of</strong> Evolution!<br />

• If the supernatural occurrences that are recorded in the Biblical teaching were<br />

excepted then theory <strong>of</strong> Evolution and many other theories would be debunked, and<br />

many more souls would come into the kingdom <strong>of</strong> God.<br />

Matthew 7:15 Beware <strong>of</strong> false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but<br />

inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather<br />

grapes <strong>of</strong> thorns, or figs <strong>of</strong> thistles?<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Roman Catholic Church and her teachings have infiltrated most <strong>of</strong> so-called<br />

Christian Churches today.<br />

Revelation 17:14 <strong>The</strong>se shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome<br />

them: for he is Lord <strong>of</strong> lords, and King <strong>of</strong> kings: and they that are with him are called,<br />

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• <strong>The</strong> princes <strong>of</strong> these kingdoms, and their subjects, become, in time, <strong>of</strong> one religion,<br />

and one mind.<br />

Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried<br />

about with every wind <strong>of</strong> doctrine, by the sleight <strong>of</strong> men, and cunning craftiness,<br />

whereby they lie in wait to deceive;<br />

• I do believe that the Remnant Church is maturing, and immaturity is falling <strong>of</strong>f at a<br />

phenomenal rate. But many who claim to be Christians and deny the clear teaching <strong>of</strong><br />

scripture and simply swallow everything that their pastors are feeding them without<br />

searching the scriptures for themselves are at war with the word <strong>of</strong> God and Spirit <strong>of</strong><br />

God.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y are more concerned with how they feel rather than facts concerning clear Bible<br />

teachings.<br />

Daniel 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries:<br />

but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se are believers who spend time in deep prayer in communion with the Lord and<br />

Bible Study. <strong>The</strong>y will be strengthened in their faith and the scriptures will be life to<br />

them and their faith will be empowered by Holy Spirit.<br />

3D Cgi Vfx Close-Up Of Three Classic Roswell Style Grey Aliens On A Sepia<br />

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/161467370-3d-cgi-vfx-close-three-classicroswell-style-grey-aliens-sep


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4. <strong>The</strong> abductees are basically raped and are not wedded<br />

Alien Abductions Woman<br />

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/161034562-abduction<br />

Alien Abduction Of A Man<br />

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/227468381-alien-abduction-man<br />

Daniel 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle<br />

themselves with the seed <strong>of</strong> men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron<br />

is not mixed with clay.<br />

• “… But <strong>The</strong>y Shall Not Cleave One To Another …”<br />

• “Cleave” From the word, “debeq (1693)” to cling Strong's Hebrew 1693 there is only 1<br />

Occurrence <strong>of</strong> this word<br />

Original Word: דְ‏ בַ‏ ק Part <strong>of</strong> Speech: Verb, Transliteration: debeq, Phonetic Spelling:<br />

(deb-ak'), Definition: to cling<br />

a. figurative <strong>of</strong> loyalty, affection etc., sometimes with idea <strong>of</strong> physical proximity<br />

retained, followed by Genesisבְ‏ 2:24 … (J; man to wife), etc. <strong>The</strong>y are not clinging<br />

together as man to wife matrimonially.<br />

b. Soul ties only.<br />

Genesis 2:24 <strong>The</strong>refore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto<br />

his wife: and they shall be one flesh.<br />

• “Cleave” From the word, “dabaq (1692)” to cling, cleave, keep close. Definition: to<br />

cling, cleave, keep close. A primitive root; properly, to impinge, i.e. Cling or adhere;<br />

figuratively, to catch by pursuit -- abide fast, cleave (fast together), follow close (hard<br />

after), be joined (together), keep (fast), overtake, pursue hard, stick, take.<br />

Origin and Fall <strong>of</strong> Lucifer:


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• Between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2?<br />

Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.<br />

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face <strong>of</strong> the<br />

deep. And the Spirit <strong>of</strong> God moved upon the face <strong>of</strong> the waters.<br />

“Was” From, “hayah (1961)”, meaning, to fall out, come to pass, become, be. A primitive<br />

root (compare hava'); to exist, i.e., Be or become, come to pass …<br />

“Without Form” From, “tohu (8414)”, meaning to be formlessness, confusion, unreality,<br />

emptiness. 1 formlessness, <strong>of</strong> primaeval earth Genesis 1:2 (P), <strong>of</strong> land reduced to<br />

לָ‏ שֶ‏ בֶ‏ ת "") בְ‏ רָ‏ אָ‏ ‏ּה ׳לֹׁא ת Isaiah 45:18 ‏,(אַ‏ בְ‏ נֵּי בֹׁהּו ‏"")׳קַ‏ וֿתֿ‏ primaeval chaos Jeremiah 4:23<br />

city׳קִ‏ <strong>of</strong> chaos (<strong>of</strong> ruined city); = nothingness, empty space, Job רְ‏ יַתאת Isaiah 24:10 ‏;(יְצָרָ‏ ת<br />

Job ;6:18 Job ‏,(מִ‏ דְ‏ בָ‏ ר "") 32:10 ; <strong>of</strong> empty, trackless waste Deuteronomy תֹׁלֶ‏ ה אֶ‏ רֶ‏ ץ ׳עַ‏ ל ‏ֿת 26:7<br />

12:24 = Psalm 107:40.<br />

“Void” From, “bohu (922)”, meaning emptiness. always with ‏.‏qתֹׁהּו v.; — וָבֹׁהּו Genesisתֹׁהּו<br />

1:2 <strong>of</strong> primeval earth; Jeremiah 4:23 <strong>of</strong> earth under judgment <strong>of</strong> קַ‏ וֿתֿ‏ הֹּׁו וְאַ‏ בְ‏ נֵּי בֹׁהּו ‏;׳י Isaiah<br />

34:11, the line <strong>of</strong> wasteness and the stones <strong>of</strong> emptiness, i.e. plummets, employed, not<br />

as usual for building, but for destroying walls. From an unused root (meaning to be<br />

empty); a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin -- emptiness, void.<br />

Verse 2 Should Read Like This:<br />

Genesis 1:2 And the earth became without formless, void and empty; and darkness was<br />

upon the face <strong>of</strong> the deep. And the Spirit <strong>of</strong> God moved upon the face <strong>of</strong> the waters.<br />

· Many credible theologians believe that this event occurred between Genesis 1:1 and<br />

Genesis 1:2.<br />

- <strong>The</strong>re's the possibility <strong>of</strong> an enormous interval <strong>of</strong> time between verses 1:1 and 1:2<br />

better known as the “Gap <strong>The</strong>ory”


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Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that<br />

formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he<br />

formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.<br />

Isaiah 45:18 Berean Study Bible<br />

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens— He is God; He formed the earth and<br />

fashioned it; He established it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be<br />

inhabited: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.<br />

Isaiah 45:18 New American Standard Bible<br />

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth<br />

and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be<br />

inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else.<br />

Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations <strong>of</strong> the earth? declare, if thou<br />

hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures there<strong>of</strong>, if thou knowest? or who hath<br />

stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations there<strong>of</strong> fastened? or who<br />

laid the corner stone there<strong>of</strong>; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the<br />

sons <strong>of</strong> God shouted for joy?<br />

• Two Groups: Morning Stars and Sons <strong>of</strong> God:<br />

1. Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons <strong>of</strong> God came to present themselves<br />

before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.<br />

2. Judges 5:20 <strong>The</strong>y fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.<br />

A Superior Evil Spirit Controls <strong>The</strong> King Of Tyrus:<br />

Ezekiel 28:12-19 Son <strong>of</strong> man, take up a lamentation upon the king <strong>of</strong> Tyrus, and say unto<br />

him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full <strong>of</strong> wisdom, and perfect in<br />

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13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden <strong>of</strong> God; every precious stone was thy covering,<br />

the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire,<br />

the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship <strong>of</strong> thy tabrets and <strong>of</strong> thy<br />

pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.<br />

This Magnificent Creature Was In <strong>The</strong> Garden Of Eden Before Adam And Eve:<br />

Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame<br />

unto him. (To answer before listening-- that is folly and shame.)<br />

• Yeshua has made His Body Magnificent, His Beautiful Church Living Stones:<br />

1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to<br />

<strong>of</strong>fer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.<br />

• We are living, pulsating, vibrant stones, <strong>of</strong> various shapes, colors, frequencies, and<br />

vibrations He has caused us to possess “real life” that is found only in Him. Romans<br />

9:33; <strong>of</strong> Christians: as, living stones <strong>of</strong> which the temple <strong>of</strong> God is built, 1 Peter 2:5; <strong>of</strong> the<br />

truths with which, as with building materials, a teacher builds Christians up in<br />

wisdom, costly stones, 1 Corinthians 3:12.<br />

2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the ministration <strong>of</strong> death, written and engraven in stones,<br />

was glorious, so that the children <strong>of</strong> Israel could not stedfastly behold the face <strong>of</strong><br />

Moses for the glory <strong>of</strong> his countenance; which glory was to be done away:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> stones tablets containing the commandments were good stones, but they were<br />

fading away, because a better corner stone was coming to take it’s place. Lifting the<br />

death and condemnation from anyone who would turn to Him. And in receiving Him, we<br />

become a portion <strong>of</strong> the kingdom <strong>of</strong> God, a building consisting <strong>of</strong> living stones created<br />

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14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon<br />

the holy mountain <strong>of</strong> God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst <strong>of</strong> the stones <strong>of</strong><br />

fire.<br />

Human Trafficking; Lucifer, the Whore, and the Beast Monday, July 29, 2013<br />

http://musings<strong>of</strong>awinsomeheart.blogspot.com/2013/07/human-trafficking-luciferwhore-and.html<br />

When we look at chapter 28 <strong>of</strong> Ezekiel we see the parallel <strong>of</strong> satan to the king <strong>of</strong> Tyre.<br />

<strong>The</strong> king <strong>of</strong> Tyre is probably a veiled look at satan, and the first and second half <strong>of</strong> the<br />

chapter are very much the same. While the king <strong>of</strong> Tyre may have been a person<br />

influenced by satan, both the king and satan claim to be God, both are killed and<br />

thrown to hell and both trafficked God’s people.<br />

Ezek 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick [7404] hast thou increased thy riches,<br />

and thine heart is lifted up because <strong>of</strong> thy riches:KJV<br />

Ezek 28:16 By the multitude <strong>of</strong> thy merchandise [7404] they have filled the midst <strong>of</strong> thee<br />

with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as pr<strong>of</strong>ane out <strong>of</strong> the<br />

mountain <strong>of</strong> God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst <strong>of</strong> the<br />

stones <strong>of</strong> fire.KJV<br />

Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude <strong>of</strong> thine iniquities, by<br />

the iniquity <strong>of</strong> thy traffick [7404]; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst <strong>of</strong> thee,<br />

it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight <strong>of</strong> all them<br />

that behold thee.KJV<br />

Using human beings for pr<strong>of</strong>it is truly our world system. Slavery, migrant workers,<br />

sexual prostitution, child workers, corporate suits, blue collar, white collar, almost<br />

everyone is enslaved. But this does not happen in commerce only, but also in churches.<br />

Lucifer’s sanctuaries were defiled by trafficking. <strong>The</strong>re are a small number <strong>of</strong> oppressors,<br />

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the sons <strong>of</strong> God and it sped up his downward spiral to want to be God and sit in the<br />

place <strong>of</strong> God, people do this to humans today, and also sit it the place <strong>of</strong> God, lording<br />

over the masses. While the creator did not create us to be enslaved to overlords, we are<br />

in fact slaves in this world. Another comparison from Ezekiel 27 <strong>of</strong> the king <strong>of</strong> Tyre and<br />

satan, is in the root word <strong>of</strong> merchandising. … Ezek 27:1-3 <strong>The</strong> word <strong>of</strong> the Lord came<br />

again unto me, saying,2 Now, thou son <strong>of</strong> man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;3 And<br />

say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry <strong>of</strong> the sea, which art a merchant<br />

[7402] <strong>of</strong> the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord God; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I<br />

am <strong>of</strong> perfect beauty.KJV<br />

OT:7402 rakal (raw-kal'); a primitive root; to travel for trading: KJV - (spice)<br />

merchant.(Bibles<strong>of</strong>t's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with<br />

Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006 Bibles<strong>of</strong>t, Inc. and<br />

International Bible Translators, Inc.)<br />

I find it interesting that merchandising, or trafficking, whether spices, foods, or people,<br />

makes one believe they are perfectly beautiful. <strong>The</strong>ir power is deceiving, as well as the<br />

material adornment. This world system will be done away with in the future.<br />

Rev 18:12-13 <strong>The</strong> merchandise <strong>of</strong> gold, and silver, and precious stones, and <strong>of</strong> pearls, and<br />

fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels<br />

<strong>of</strong> ivory, and all manner vessels <strong>of</strong> most precious wood, and <strong>of</strong> brass, and iron, and<br />

marble,13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and<br />

oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and<br />

slaves, and souls <strong>of</strong> men.KJV


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As we read from Revelation, the selling <strong>of</strong> slaves and the souls <strong>of</strong> men are counted<br />

among Babylon’s merchandise. Not only are people being physically sold, just like the<br />

Israelites were, people were selling themselves. This tells us that Babylon is seducing<br />

people into selling their souls, not just simply enslaving non willing participants, but<br />

deceiving people into giving away their own soul to the devil. No one can take the soul<br />

out <strong>of</strong> a person. No one can dissect it in a laboratory. Only the word <strong>of</strong> God can divide<br />

soul and spirit. (Heb 4:12) While the devil cannot have one’s spirit, the devil can be<br />

given one’s soul/life. This is a conscious choice. <strong>The</strong>refore the lure <strong>of</strong> riches and beauty<br />

sway people to give their souls to the devil, for gain on earth. Yet that is such a temporal<br />

thing.<br />

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was<br />

found in thee.<br />

16 By the multitude <strong>of</strong> thy merchandise they have filled the midst <strong>of</strong> thee with violence,<br />

and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as pr<strong>of</strong>ane out <strong>of</strong> the mountain <strong>of</strong> God:<br />

and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst <strong>of</strong> the stones <strong>of</strong> fire.<br />

17 Thine heart was lifted up because <strong>of</strong> thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by<br />

reason <strong>of</strong> thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that<br />

they may behold thee.<br />

18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude <strong>of</strong> thine iniquities, by the iniquity<br />

<strong>of</strong> thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst <strong>of</strong> thee, it shall devour<br />

thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight <strong>of</strong> all them that behold<br />

thee.<br />

19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a<br />

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What Does UFO’s, Cattle Mutilation, and Hybrids Have In Common?:<br />

Blood is congealed Light and Scientists create matter directly from light.<br />

At Scitechdaily:<br />

Scientists Generate Matter Directly From Light – Physics Phenomena Predicted More<br />

Than 80 Years Ago<br />

https://scitechdaily.com/scientists-generate-matter-directly-from-light-physicsphenomena-predicted-more-than-80-years-ago/<br />

What is the big deal in knowing that blood is congealed light?<br />

A. Over 50 million abortions is a lot <strong>of</strong> spiritual currency in the kingdom <strong>of</strong> darkness<br />

B. Let your light so shine; ye are children <strong>of</strong> light; God is Light and there is no<br />

darkness in Him … etc<br />

C.<br />

1. Bovine blood can be used in humans<br />

If bovine blood can be used to create human hybrids, this changes the game, and the<br />

“Days <strong>of</strong> Noah” are upon us. Genesis 3:15, Daniel 2;43;<br />

2. UFO Abductions, women carrying after three months the fetus is gone<br />

3. Women claim to have seen their hybrid children who are without a soul and evil<br />

4. Black Eyed Children<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Prince <strong>of</strong> Tyre = Ittiobalus (Josephus); <strong>The</strong> King <strong>of</strong> Tyre was superhuman (in Eden?)!<br />

· A Different death was predicted (“merchandise” = to traffic; to slander).<br />

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A. Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude <strong>of</strong> thy merchandise they have filled the midst <strong>of</strong><br />

thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: … O covering cherub …<br />

B. Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude <strong>of</strong> thine<br />

iniquities, by the iniquity <strong>of</strong> thy traffick; …<br />

C. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,… which didst weaken the<br />

nations!<br />

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D. Isaiah 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities<br />

there<strong>of</strong>; that opened not the house <strong>of</strong> his prisoners?<br />

E. Revelation 18:12 <strong>The</strong> merchandise <strong>of</strong> gold, and silver, and precious stones, and <strong>of</strong><br />

pearls, … 13 … wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and<br />

horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls <strong>of</strong> men.<br />

• This is where the 50 million plus abortions and other sacrifices can be added … (souls<br />

<strong>of</strong> men) not just in America, but worldwide.<br />

When We Fall, We Go Back To Our Old Haunts/Way, So Do <strong>The</strong>se Entities:<br />

2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, <strong>The</strong> dog is<br />

turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the<br />

mire.<br />

F. Matthew 12: 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out <strong>of</strong> a man, he walketh<br />

through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.<br />

44 <strong>The</strong>n he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when<br />

he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.


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45 <strong>The</strong>n goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than<br />

himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state <strong>of</strong> that man is worse<br />

than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation<br />

G. Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast <strong>of</strong> the field which<br />

the Lord God had made. … 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not<br />

surely die: (See: Isaiah 14:17) He wants more prisoners.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Death <strong>of</strong> Adam and Eve:<br />

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Genesis 3:7 And the eyes <strong>of</strong> them both were opened, and they knew that they were<br />

naked;<br />

<strong>The</strong> enemy <strong>of</strong> humanity sent mankind back to the dust <strong>of</strong> the earth, instead <strong>of</strong> the<br />

enemy being under the feet <strong>of</strong> those who have the birthright to subdue the earth; man<br />

is willingly giving his authority over to the enemy.<br />

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He Was A Murderer From <strong>The</strong> Beginning:<br />

John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I


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have heard <strong>of</strong> God:<br />

John 8:44 Ye are <strong>of</strong> your father the devil, and the lusts <strong>of</strong> your father ye will do. He was a<br />

murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in<br />

him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh <strong>of</strong> his own: for he is a liar, and the father <strong>of</strong> it.<br />

Goals (Revelation 12:1-6): One-third <strong>of</strong> the angels fell with him (Revelation 12:4).<br />

<strong>The</strong> Answer To All Of This Is Yeshua/Jesus:<br />

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Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and<br />

grounded in love,<br />

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and<br />

depth, and height;<br />

19 And to know the love <strong>of</strong> Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with<br />

all the fulness <strong>of</strong> God.<br />

Destiny (Matthew 25:41; 12:24-27): Neither Satan’s demons nor angels are now bound<br />

(Revelation 12:9; Matthew 10:8). Some are which <strong>Jude</strong> talks about. Two governing<br />

bodies are to be punished (Isaiah 24:21).<br />

3) Genesis 6:1-4: LXX: B’nai Elohim = “Angels <strong>of</strong> God.” Mentioned four times in the Old<br />

Testament (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7).


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<strong>The</strong> Nephilim, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Giants, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Enoch:<br />

Nephilim_Giants_20.jpg<br />

DEAD SEA SCROLLS TEXTS - <strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Giants<br />

http://www.gnosis.org/library/dss/dss_book_<strong>of</strong>_giants.htm<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> the Giants - By W. B. HENNING<br />

https://sacred-texts.com/chr/giants/giants.htm<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Enoch - tr. by R.H. Charles [1917]<br />

https://sacred-texts.com/bib/boe/index.htm<br />

· Genesis 6 indicates that the “sons <strong>of</strong> God” (B’nai Elohim) took wives <strong>of</strong> the “daughters<br />

<strong>of</strong> men,” which gave birth to the “Nephilim.” What on earth was going on?<br />

· <strong>The</strong> B’nai Elohim is a term that refers to angels. It occurs four times in the Old<br />

Testament and is rendered “Angels <strong>of</strong> God” in the ancient Septuagint translation. <strong>The</strong><br />

intrusion <strong>of</strong> certain angels into the human family resulted in unnatural <strong>of</strong>fspring termed<br />

Nephilim, which derives from the Hebrew naphal (to fall), or the Fallen Ones.


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· (<strong>The</strong> Greek Septuagint renders this term gigantes, which actually means “earthborn.”<br />

This is <strong>of</strong>ten misunderstood to mean “giants” — which they also happen to have been,<br />

incidentally.)<br />

· <strong>The</strong> “Line <strong>of</strong> Seth?” <strong>The</strong> early church viewed the B’nai Elohim as angels up through the<br />

late fourth century: Justin, Athenagoras, Cyprian, Eusebius, et al. (also Josephus, Philo,<br />

<strong>Jude</strong>aus, and the Apocrypha regard this traditional view). Celsus and Julian the Apostate<br />

exploited the older common belief to attack Christianity. Cyril <strong>of</strong> Alexandria, in his reply,<br />

repudiated the orthodox position. Julius Africanus (a contemporary <strong>of</strong> Origen) introduced<br />

the theory that the “sons <strong>of</strong> God” simply referred to the genealogical line <strong>of</strong> Seth,<br />

which was committed to preserving the true worship <strong>of</strong> God. Seemingly more appealing,<br />

the “Sethite theory” prevailed into the Medieval Church, and many still hold this view.<br />

This view, however, has several serious problems. <strong>The</strong>re is no indication that the Sethites<br />

were distinguished for piety; they were not exempted from the charge <strong>of</strong> general<br />

wickedness which brought on the flood. In fact, Seth’s son Enosh was the one who<br />

introduced apostasy to that world. This is masked by a mistranslation <strong>of</strong> Genesis 4:25,<br />

which should read “...then men began to pr<strong>of</strong>ane the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord.” Furthermore,<br />

when the faithful marry the unfaithful, they do not give birth to unnatural <strong>of</strong>fspring! And<br />

the “daughters <strong>of</strong> men” were not differentiated with regard to the Flood. All were lost.<br />

· (Incidentally, the Nephilim didn’t completely end with the flood. Genesis 6:4 mentions,<br />

“...and also after that....” We find the sons <strong>of</strong> Anak, the Anakim, later in the Old<br />

Testament.) Anakim.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> bedstead <strong>of</strong> one <strong>of</strong> them was 13 feet long (Deuteronomy 3:11). Compared to them<br />

the men <strong>of</strong> Israel were “as grasshoppers.” (Numbers 13:3; Amos 2:9).<br />

[Why does Israel refer to their second appearance as Nephilim (fallen ones)?] Goliath<br />

and his four brothers were sons <strong>of</strong> Anak.<br />

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,


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and delivered them into chains <strong>of</strong> darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;<br />

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a<br />

preacher <strong>of</strong> righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world <strong>of</strong> the ungodly;<br />

· Tartarus = A pit <strong>of</strong> darkness in the unseen world; Greek term for dark abode <strong>of</strong> woe.<br />

Homer’s Iliad: “as far below Hades as the earth is below heaven...”<br />

• “And” From “kai (2532)” meaning, and, even, also, namely. (the most common New<br />

Testament conjunction, used over 9,000 times) – and (also), very <strong>of</strong>ten, moreover, even,<br />

indeed (the context determines the exact sense).<br />

[After 2532 (kaí), the most common word in the Greek New Testament is the definite<br />

article ("the"). 2532 (kaí) is never adversative, i.e., it never means "however" ("but") –<br />

unlike the principal conjunction (waw) in Old Testament Hebrew (G. Archer).]<br />

<strong>The</strong> Usage <strong>of</strong> “And” in This Case:<br />

Matthew 1:2 begat Judas and his brethren; Matthew 1:3 begat Phares and Zara <strong>of</strong>;<br />

Matthew 1:23 shall be with child, and shall bring forth; … a son, and they shall call;<br />

Matthew 2:4 the chief priests and scribes; etc.<br />

• So, the word, “and” ties these scriptures together as one in explaining why the angels<br />

were cast down to Tartarus. By way <strong>of</strong> saying, “And spared not the old world”<br />

Why Was the Old World Not Spared?<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Human Genome, the human D.N.A. had become corrupted.<br />

• A genome is the genetic material that makes up a living organism. It is contained in<br />

chromosomes, which are the tiny threadlike structures inside cells. Chromosomes are<br />

made from a chemical substance called DNA, and DNA is a sequence <strong>of</strong> smaller units,<br />

called bases. <strong>The</strong> DNA bases combine to form genes.<br />

Only Noah, his wife, his three sons, and his three daughters-in-laws were <strong>of</strong> pure blood.


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· In Homers Illiad, he calls it the “Prison <strong>of</strong> the Titans” and he states, “Tartaros as the<br />

great cosmic pit beneath the earth. It is located "as far beneath the house <strong>of</strong> Haides as<br />

from earth the sky lies." (See: https://www.theoi.com/Kosmos/Tartaros.html)<br />

- <strong>The</strong> word in the Greek, carried that kind <strong>of</strong> idea.<br />

· “Hell” From the word, “tartaroó (5020)”, properly, send to Tartarus ("Tartaros"). <strong>The</strong> New<br />

Testament uses 5020 (tartaróō) for the netherworld – the place <strong>of</strong> punishment fit only<br />

for demons (I insert what the scripture states…fallen angels or the angels that sinned).<br />

Later, Tartaros came to represent eternal punishment for wicked people.<br />

"5020 (tartaróō) is a Greek name for the under-world, especially the abode <strong>of</strong> the<br />

damned – hence to cast into hell" (A-S); to send into the subterranean abyss reserved<br />

for demons and the dead.<br />

[In Greek mythology, Tartarus was a "place <strong>of</strong> punishment under the earth, to which, for<br />

example, the Titans were sent" (Souter).]<br />

- So, we see that these angelic beings were dragged away in chains <strong>of</strong> darkness.<br />

• “Of Darkness” From, “zóphos (2217) ” – murky, appalling gloom, referring to darkness<br />

so dense and foreboding it is "felt"; (figuratively) apocalyptic, gloomy darkness<br />

associated with the nether world bringing its indescribable despair (incredible gloom).<br />

- <strong>The</strong> testimony <strong>of</strong> many people who have died and went to hell confirms “that the<br />

darkness is so dense and foreboding it is "felt".<br />

“Hell”, From, “tartaroó (5020)” meaning, to cast into hell. properly, send to Tartarus<br />

("Tartaros"). <strong>The</strong> New Testament uses 5020 (tartaróō) for the netherworld – the place <strong>of</strong><br />

punishment fit only for demons. Later, Tartaros came to represent eternal punishment<br />

for wicked people.


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"5020 (tartaróō) is a Greek name for the under-world, especially the abode <strong>of</strong> the<br />

damned – hence to cas them into hell" (A-S); to send into the subterranean abyss<br />

reserved for demons and the dead.<br />

· In Greek mythology, Tartarus was a "place <strong>of</strong> punishment under the earth, to which, for<br />

example, the Titans were sent"<br />

<strong>The</strong> language <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> 7 seems to require the same view <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> 6:<br />

· “...strange flesh...” meaning, another <strong>of</strong> a different kind.<br />

“Strange” From, “héteros (2087)” – another <strong>of</strong> a different kind. 2087 /héteros ("another<br />

but distinct in kind") stands in contrast to 243 /állos ("another <strong>of</strong> the same kind"). 2087<br />

/héteros ("another <strong>of</strong> a different quality") emphasizes it is qualitatively different from its<br />

counterpart (comparison).<br />

[2087 (héteros) sometimes refers to "another" <strong>of</strong> a different class group or type.]<br />

Nature <strong>of</strong> Angels:<br />

· <strong>The</strong>re is a great deal revealed in the Bible about angels.<br />

· <strong>The</strong>y can appear in human form (Genesis 19:5, 10, 16), they spoke as men, took men by<br />

the hand, even ate men’s food (Genesis 18:8; 19:3, 16).<br />

· <strong>The</strong>y are capable <strong>of</strong> direct physical combat (death <strong>of</strong> the firstborn in Exodus 12, Sodom<br />

and Gomorrah in Genesis 19, and the 185,000 troops slaughtered in 2 Kings 19:35), and<br />

some are the principal forces behind the world powers (Daniel 10).<br />

· Angels don’t marry, at least in heaven (Matthew 22:30), and are apparently capable <strong>of</strong><br />

much mischief.<br />

Are Demons Angels? (Acts 23:9; Revelation 9:1, 2,10)<br />

· Not all are bound; not all are free. Demons tend to seek embodiment.


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· <strong>The</strong>y are aware <strong>of</strong> their destiny (Luke 8:26). Two thousand swine were involved in Mark<br />

5:1-20; Matthew 8:28-34. Why did they seek embodiment in a herd <strong>of</strong> swine? Why did<br />

the Lord acquiesce? Demons seem to be different from angels—if this is so, then where<br />

did the demons come from?<br />

Azazel:<br />

Trent (Blurry Creatures): His name was Azazel, he showed me his beginnings and how<br />

his origins began and everything, so he said that his job was to teach mankind how to<br />

do warfare. And then he said he's been bound for the whole time. <strong>The</strong>se are the fallen<br />

angels that have been imprisoned underground. …<br />

Leviticus 16:8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and<br />

the other lot for the scapegoat (Azazel).… 10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the<br />

scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him,<br />

[and] to let him go for a scapegoat (Azazel) into the wilderness.<br />

“Scapegoat” From “azazel (5799)” meaning, entire removal. From ez and 'azal; goat <strong>of</strong><br />

departure; the scapegoat -- scapegoat.<br />

abstract, nounאזֵּל [masculine] entire removal (reduplicated intensive (Ges § 30 n. Sta § 124 a ),<br />

= Arabic ‏[עזל]‏ √<br />

remove, see Bähr Symb. ii. 668 Win ii. 659 ff. Me Schenkel BL. i. 256 ; > most,<br />

Hastings, DB<br />

proper name <strong>of</strong> spirit haunting desert, <strong>The</strong>s Di Dr<br />

[a fallen angel, Leviticus 16:8ff. being late, according to Che ZAW xv (1895), 153 ff., Ency. Bib. , who<br />

derives from ל ‏;עזזאֿ‏ compare Benz Ency. Bib. ], as in Jewish angelology, where probably based<br />

on interpret. <strong>of</strong> Leviticus 16:8ff.; name not elsewhere); — Leviticus׳ע 16:8,10 (twice in<br />

verse); Leviticus 16:26 in ritual <strong>of</strong> Day <strong>of</strong> Atonement, = entire removal <strong>of</strong> sin and guilt<br />

from sacred places into desert on back <strong>of</strong> goat, symbol <strong>of</strong> entire forgiveness.<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> Session 3 (Verse 6 Continued) - Chuck Missler<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPTBk12dlCI&t=655s


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Overview:<br />

• Verses 5, 6, 7 Three historical examples <strong>of</strong> corporate punishment.<br />

• Verse 5 deals with the Nation <strong>of</strong> Israel in the Wilderness<br />

• Verse 7 deals with Sodom and Gomorrah<br />

• Verse 6 - When did this take place?<br />

- What lessons does the Holy Spirit desire to convey to the believer?<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he<br />

hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment <strong>of</strong> the great day.<br />

• And if you are the average Bible student you will say what is that all about? Because<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> gives it the back <strong>of</strong> his hands as though you remember this <strong>of</strong> course.<br />

- <strong>The</strong>re is another comparable passage in Second Peter.<br />

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to<br />

hell, and delivered them into chains <strong>of</strong> darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;<br />

• Peter also makes an allusion the same as <strong>Jude</strong>, to an event that the writers in each case<br />

presumed that you know.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Angels That Sinned: Three Views:<br />

1) “<strong>The</strong> Cop Out View” is the excuse to not dig further.<br />

· We are not intended to know any more than what is in this brief statement. <strong>The</strong><br />

problem with this view is that it stands between verses 5 and 7: all three verses draw<br />

upon the familiar Old Testament truths.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Two Alternative Views Are Uncomfortable For Most People:<br />

2) <strong>The</strong>se Angels that sinned are angels that had to do with the fall <strong>of</strong> Lucifer who is a<br />

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• A Cherub is not an angel, it is a very high special category<br />

- <strong>The</strong> term Angel is used in a very broad generic sense<br />

- But I think we generally wouldn't be surprised if you could prove that the scripture also<br />

used the term Angel in the sense <strong>of</strong> a created being with some very, very substantial<br />

powers.<br />

- But there's a particular Angel that causes us a lot <strong>of</strong> attention in the scriptures, and<br />

there are two passages that give us some understanding <strong>of</strong> who this creature is.<br />

(Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-19). <strong>The</strong>se scriptures are multiples <strong>of</strong> seven.<br />

· Remember that the chapters and verses were added in the 15 th century. I love to see<br />

these ancient documents that people find the Acho volume and others, they quote<br />

scripture by chapter and verse that proport to be in the 1st century. Well, this is kind <strong>of</strong><br />

hard to explain, because chapters and verses didn’t come until later.<br />

• Both passages have a strange attribute, in both cases the prophet is addressing a local<br />

real live tangible king. In Isaiah’s case he's talking to and about the king <strong>of</strong> Babylon. But<br />

as he gets wrapped up in that subject a place in the discourse occurs where it is obvious<br />

that his actual target or subject goes far beyond a human personage. And what he is<br />

obviously doing is addressing the spiritual power behind the political king.<br />

• Because when we get to verse 12 in this passage without any real warning Isaiah is<br />

shifting gears and he is suddenly talking about something quite different.<br />

• And from verse 12 to verse 17 it is almost like an insert, what parenthesis in which the<br />

Holy Spirit is speaking through Isaiah addressing the power behind the king <strong>of</strong> Babylon.<br />

Isaiah 14:12-17 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son <strong>of</strong> the morning! how art<br />

thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!<br />

• Lucifer, this is where we get his original title.


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- But he fell, he's fallen from heaven, and something occurred to put him in disgrace,<br />

but then we get into verse 13 and 14 and we find the source <strong>of</strong> this error there are five “I<br />

will” statements.<br />

- This Lucifer was the number one angel, we’ll find that in another passage, he was in<br />

charge anyway verse 13.<br />

Isaiah 14:13-14 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my<br />

throne above the stars <strong>of</strong> God: I will sit also upon the mount <strong>of</strong> the congregation, in the<br />

sides <strong>of</strong> the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights <strong>of</strong> the clouds; I will be like the most<br />

High.<br />

• That's Satan’s ambition to be worshipped, you get the message very powerful but still<br />

not #1. And he aspired apparently in some strange time, in some strange way a<br />

rebellion which we’ll look at shortly.<br />

Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides <strong>of</strong> the pit.<br />

• Now, this is forecast Isaiah is saying here, “You Lucifer who failed through pride shall<br />

be brought down. From 16 is an interesting one this is yet future.<br />

Isaiah 14:16 <strong>The</strong>y that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying,<br />

Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made<br />

the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities there<strong>of</strong>; that opened not the house<br />

<strong>of</strong> his prisoners?<br />

• Now as you could probably guess behind each phrase there are acres <strong>of</strong> theological<br />

commentary <strong>of</strong> what that might mean.<br />

Origin and Fall <strong>of</strong> Lucifer:<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re are those who believe that this whole event occurred sometime between<br />

Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.


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- Possibility <strong>of</strong> enormous interval. <strong>The</strong>re is linguistic reasons to recognize that an<br />

enormous interval <strong>of</strong> time may have transpired between verse 1:1 and 1:2 this is called<br />

the Gap <strong>The</strong>ory.<br />

- And the earth was = (became) without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face<br />

<strong>of</strong> the deep.<br />

And the verb (was) here in the Hebrew is a transitive verb implying action, and that the<br />

earth wasn't originally but became without form and void. And this gets intensified<br />

because <strong>of</strong> Isaiah 45:18,<br />

Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed<br />

the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be<br />

inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.<br />

• Another translation says that God did not create it to be empty, (tohuw = formless)<br />

(bohuw = void) but formed it to be inhabited.<br />

Isaiah 45:18 Berean Study Bible<br />

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens— He is God; He formed the earth and<br />

fashioned it; He established it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be<br />

inhabited: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.<br />

• So, on this apparent discrepancy occurs the possibility that there is an enormous<br />

interval between verse 1:1 and 1:2 this is called the Gap <strong>The</strong>ory.<br />

Gap <strong>The</strong>ory:<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re are aspects <strong>of</strong> “Gap <strong>The</strong>ory” that I think are correct but, if you subscribe to the<br />

Gap <strong>The</strong>ory that also probably implies all kinds <strong>of</strong> things that you do not ascribe to so<br />

be cautious about that. Many people through that small little crack drive trucks through<br />

them and come up with all kinds <strong>of</strong> ideas but I don't want to get into that tonight. We've<br />

covered that on the Genesis series you can listen to that on the Genesis tapes.


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That's Isaiah 14 and that's a pivotal passage that you should be aware <strong>of</strong>.<br />

• A comparable passages Ezekiel 28:12-19. Ezekiel in his case is also a prophet dealing<br />

with a particular king. I'll use the term prince here because it keeps it straight.<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Prince <strong>of</strong> Tyre = Ittiobalus (from historian Flavious Josephus); Josephus tells us his<br />

name was Ittiobalus, here spoken to as the Prince <strong>of</strong> Tyre. But as Ezekiel wraps up his<br />

message to the Prince <strong>of</strong> Tyre, at about verse 11 or 12 he shifts gears.<br />

• And the scope <strong>of</strong> what he is saying clearly does not fit this human king.<br />

- King <strong>of</strong> Tyre was superhuman (in Eden?)!<br />

• If you study the whole chapter, you'll find that the Prince <strong>of</strong> Tyre that is the human<br />

ruler gets killed by being pierced through.<br />

• But the king <strong>of</strong> Tyre is going to be burned, so you recognize that there are two<br />

different people or entities involved here. Linguistically here you can see that he's<br />

talking about two different people using two different titles. And their destinies are<br />

different.<br />

- Different death predicted (“merchandise” = to traffic; to slander).<br />

Ezekiel 28:11 Moreover the word <strong>of</strong> the LORD came unto me, saying, 12 Son <strong>of</strong> man,<br />

take up a lamentation upon the king <strong>of</strong> Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord<br />

GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full <strong>of</strong> wisdom, and perfect in beauty.<br />

• Son <strong>of</strong> man here is not a title it is a nickname <strong>of</strong> Ezekiel.<br />

• Ezekiel was just talking to the Prince <strong>of</strong> Tyre, now he's speaking to the king <strong>of</strong> Tyre.<br />

“Thou sealest up the sum, full <strong>of</strong> wisdom, and perfect in beauty”<br />

• <strong>The</strong> person that he is talking to is the epitome <strong>of</strong> Wisdom and Beauty, that's extreme<br />

language in fact the expression in the Hebrew is that there can be no more extreme<br />

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13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden <strong>of</strong> God; every precious stone was thy covering,<br />

the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire,<br />

the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship <strong>of</strong> thy tabrets and <strong>of</strong> thy<br />

pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.<br />

• “Thou hast been in Eden the garden <strong>of</strong> God”<br />

• “I don't know <strong>of</strong> any king <strong>of</strong> Babylon who goes back to Genesis 2.” So, suddenly we<br />

realize that there has been a shift in the subject here. <strong>The</strong> person who is being<br />

addressed has been in Eden, the garden <strong>of</strong> God.<br />

• One thing that should strike you is that the Eden described here doesn't seem to be<br />

the Eden described in Genesis chapter 2. Because in Genesis chapter two we tend to<br />

visualize it with trees and foliage and terrestrial kind <strong>of</strong> place.<br />

• This Eden is described in the same vocabulary that we use Post Millennially, <strong>of</strong> the New<br />

Jerusalem and so forth. Part <strong>of</strong> what overlays this whole study, Acts 3 speaks <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Second Coming <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ as the time <strong>of</strong> the restitution <strong>of</strong> all things. Restitution<br />

meaning, put back like it used to be. Put back like Eden could be, maybe it's a different<br />

Eden than you and I think <strong>of</strong> a Pre-Fall Eden.<br />

• And so, when we read Revelation 22 and we talk about new Jerusalem, and<br />

foundations. <strong>The</strong> whole hyperspace that you and I probably have no capacity to deal<br />

with precious stones may be just their way vocabulary wise, <strong>of</strong> talking about light. Or<br />

talking about a dimensionality that goes beyond our three-dimensional physics as we<br />

think <strong>of</strong> it.<br />

• But also, this person was in Eden, and he was big news, “perfect” but, he was created<br />

another side <strong>of</strong> this is don’t forget, he is not some kind <strong>of</strong> super god. He may be<br />

superhuman, but he is created, as fantastic as he may be or was at one time, he is still a<br />

created being. This is easy to forget there is a popular book in demonology called,<br />

“Between Christ and Satan” by Kurt Koch, this is a tragic title because it implies equality.


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• Christ is not a created being (John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the<br />

Word was with God, and the Word was God.) Satan was created.<br />

Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou<br />

wast upon the holy mountain <strong>of</strong> God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst <strong>of</strong> the<br />

stones <strong>of</strong> fire.<br />

• “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth” that’s clumsy language saying that he<br />

was appointed to <strong>of</strong>fice, what <strong>of</strong>fice? In other words he was in charge <strong>of</strong> everything, we<br />

would say it differently, but the King James translators say, that “he is the anointed<br />

cherub that covereth.” Another way <strong>of</strong> saying that he was in charge.<br />

- Appointed to <strong>of</strong>fice that she was in charge!<br />

- He is a cherub which is the …<br />

- Most powerful kind <strong>of</strong> angel Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4<br />

Inserted Note: Isaiah 6 is describing Seraphs<br />

Cherubs Are An Order <strong>of</strong> Angels and Described In Ezekiel 10:14:<br />

Cherubs Have Four Faces Apiece And Four Wings:<br />

Ezekiel 10:21 Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the<br />

likeness <strong>of</strong> the hands <strong>of</strong> a man was under their wings.<br />

Cherubs Have the Form <strong>of</strong> a Man’s Hand Under <strong>The</strong>ir Wings:<br />

Ezekiel 10:8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form <strong>of</strong> a man's hand under their<br />

wings.<br />

Cherubs are Full <strong>of</strong> Eyes:<br />

Ezekiel 10:12 And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings,<br />

and the wheels, were full <strong>of</strong> eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had.


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Cherubs have four faces:<br />

- Face <strong>of</strong> a Cherub, and the second face was the<br />

- Face <strong>of</strong> a Man, and the third the<br />

- Face <strong>of</strong> a Lion, and the fourth the<br />

- Face <strong>of</strong> an Eagle<br />

Ezekiel 10:1 <strong>The</strong>n I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head<br />

<strong>of</strong> the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the<br />

appearance <strong>of</strong> the likeness <strong>of</strong> a throne.<br />

Ezekiel 10:2 Berean Study Bible<br />

And the LORD said to the man clothed in linen, “Go inside the wheelwork beneath the<br />

cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim and scatter<br />

them over the city.” And as I watched, he went in. 3 Holman Christian Standard Bible<br />

Now the cherubim were standing to the south <strong>of</strong> the temple when the man went in,<br />

and the cloud filled the inner court. 4 <strong>The</strong>n the glory <strong>of</strong> the LORD rose from above<br />

the cherub to the threshold <strong>of</strong> the temple. <strong>The</strong> temple was filled with the cloud, and<br />

the court was filled with the brightness <strong>of</strong> the LORD’s glory. …<br />

Ezekiel 10:14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face <strong>of</strong> a cherub, and<br />

the second face was the face <strong>of</strong> a man, and the third the face <strong>of</strong> a lion, and the fourth<br />

the face <strong>of</strong> an eagle.<br />

Seraphim Are Serpent Like Beings:<br />

Seraphs have Six Wings:<br />

Seraphs have Four Different Faces:<br />

- First beast was like a Lion …<br />

- Second beast like a Calf …


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- Third beast had a face as a Man …<br />

- Fourth beast was like a Flying Eagle …<br />

Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he<br />

covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.<br />

Revelation 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and<br />

the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.<br />

8 And the four beasts had each <strong>of</strong> them six wings about him; and they were full <strong>of</strong><br />

eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,<br />

which was and is and is to come<br />

• Inserted note: Did Dr. Chuck Missler mean to say seraph instead <strong>of</strong> cherub?<br />

You know four cherubim that are around the throne <strong>of</strong> God we find them in Isaiah 6?<br />

And in Revelation 4, whenever we see the throne <strong>of</strong> God, we see these four cherubim<br />

and they’re strange creatures. Apparently, Satan was one <strong>of</strong> those.<br />

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was<br />

found in thee.<br />

• What was the iniquity well if you go back to Isaiah 14 t will tell you. God hates pride<br />

that's how the whole thing started.<br />

16 By the multitude <strong>of</strong> thy merchandise they have filled the midst <strong>of</strong> thee with violence,<br />

and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as pr<strong>of</strong>ane out <strong>of</strong> the mountain <strong>of</strong> God:<br />

and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst <strong>of</strong> the stones <strong>of</strong> fire. 17 Thine<br />

heart was lifted up because <strong>of</strong> thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason <strong>of</strong><br />

thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may<br />

behold thee. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude <strong>of</strong> thine iniquities, by<br />

the iniquity <strong>of</strong> thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst <strong>of</strong> thee, it shall


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devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight <strong>of</strong> all them that<br />

behold thee. 19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee:<br />

thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.<br />

• Merchandise – Means to “go about” … Trafficking or Slander (Feminine passive<br />

participle <strong>of</strong> rakal; trade (as peddled) -- merchandise, traffic.)<br />

- Satan = slanderer (rakal כַל]‏ ‏[רָ‏ verb probably go about, from one to another (for<br />

trade or gossip) (? connected with ‏;רגל compare Arabic<br />

kick a horse, to make him<br />

go [? properly use the foot, compare<br />

‏,רוֹׁכְ‏ לָ‏ א Aramaic ‏,רוֹׁכֵּל ;[? Late Hebrew<br />

trader, Late Hebrew כִ‏ ילּות ‏.(‏slanderרְ‏<br />

Satan’s Whole Strategy And Goal:<br />

Revelation 12:1-6 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with<br />

the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown <strong>of</strong> twelve stars:<br />

2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And<br />

there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having<br />

seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the<br />

third part <strong>of</strong> the stars <strong>of</strong> heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood<br />

before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it<br />

was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod <strong>of</strong><br />

iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled<br />

into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared <strong>of</strong> God, that they should feed her<br />

there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.<br />

• Who is the red dragon?<br />

- Defined in verse 9, the devil, Satan


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Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil,<br />

and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his<br />

angels were cast out with him.<br />

- This is where we understand where Satan rebelled, and he was thrown out.<br />

- His angels rebelled and were cast out with him.<br />

• Ezekiel 28, Isaiah 14, and Revelation 12 these are the three key scriptures<br />

there's obviously more.<br />

• Satan clearly was very powerful at one time, he was perfect at one time, he was in<br />

charge, he rebelled a third <strong>of</strong> the angels apparently were alive with him who blew it and<br />

they were thrown out.<br />

• So, we know who the red dragon is at this point.<br />

• Who is the woman?<br />

- Not the church! the (Church is the virgin bride)<br />

- Many commentators that are very competent commentators would identify the<br />

woman as the church.<br />

- Check Smith puts it if this woman is church, she’s in trouble, because she’s pregnant.<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Church is uniformly used in the New Testament as a virgin bride, not a one to give<br />

birth.<br />

- <strong>The</strong> woman is identified with the sun, moon, and 12 stars this is not the Zodiac.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is only one place where the sun, moon, and 12 stars show up in the scriptures<br />

and your principle in the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Revelation the entire thing is in code but every code is<br />

deciphered somewhere in scripture, the Holy Spirit engineered the <strong>Book</strong> so it will take<br />

you to every other passage within the Bible if you take it exhaustively.


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And the only place where you will find the sun, moon, and 12 stars is …<br />

- Joseph’s dreams Genesis 37:9-10 Jacob understood the dream<br />

Genesis 37:9-10 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said,<br />

Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the<br />

eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren:<br />

and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast<br />

dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves<br />

to thee to the earth?<br />

• Who is the woman?<br />

- Israel – going back to Eve in the Garden. It's Israel in the sense that she starts with Eve.<br />

- <strong>The</strong> man child is the “seed <strong>of</strong> the woman” Genesis 3:15. What woman, Israel in the<br />

sense that she doesn’t start with Abraham, Israel in the sense that she starts with the<br />

declared war.<br />

- Starting when God declared war on Satan Genesis 3:15<br />

• “I will put enmity between thee and the woman”<br />

• What woman? <strong>The</strong> woman in Chapter 12 <strong>of</strong> Revelation<br />

• “and between thy seed and her seed”<br />

• Two seeds<br />

- Predicts <strong>The</strong> Virgin Birth – proper name Isaiah 7:14<br />

Isaiah 7:14 <strong>The</strong>refore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall<br />

conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.<br />

• Who is the man child?


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- Jesus Christ<br />

- Israel “gives birth” to Jesus Christ<br />

• Israel was ordained from Eve on<br />

- God's plan was to present the Deliverer through her<br />

• His commitment to Adam in the Garden <strong>of</strong> Eden<br />

• Satan took a third <strong>of</strong> the angels with him<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y stood before the woman to devour her child<br />

Revelation 12:3-4 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great<br />

red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.<br />

4 And his tail drew the third part <strong>of</strong> the stars <strong>of</strong> heaven, and did cast them to the earth:<br />

and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour<br />

her child as soon as it was born.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> whole history in the Bible<br />

- Satan’s plan to thwart the will <strong>of</strong> God<br />

• It starts in Genesis 3:15 he goes after Eve<br />

• Satan narrow fix focus <strong>of</strong> attack<br />

- Anti-Semitism is not just racial prejudice it goes much deeper<br />

• Satan’s objective is to thwart the Messiah plan which he attempts to do by attacking<br />

Israel<br />

• We have Cain and Abel satanically that was an attempt to get rid <strong>of</strong> the seed, the seed<br />

was Seth. As we go through the scriptures as God reveals more and more <strong>of</strong> His plan it<br />

allows Satan to focus his attack.


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• <strong>The</strong> call <strong>of</strong> Abraham occurs he doesn't have to mess around with anybody else he can<br />

focus on Abraham. Isaac Jacob, as God confirms his covenant. When you become the<br />

tribe <strong>of</strong> Judah all throughout the scripture you see again and again plot and counter<br />

plot.<br />

• You have several occasions where all <strong>of</strong> the babies were killed, Moses and the infants?<br />

Was that pharaoh? No, it was Satan because he has to thwart the Messianic thread. Go<br />

all the way through to Bethlehem, it wasn't Herod slaying the babes it was Satanic,<br />

Herod was just an instrument. All through the Kings you find the children who are heirs<br />

hidden by someone who attempts to slaughter all the children but always misses one.<br />

<strong>The</strong> point is the concept <strong>of</strong> anti-Semitism is not just noxious because <strong>of</strong> racial prejudice,<br />

it goes much deeper.<br />

Racial prejudice <strong>of</strong> any kind I'm sure is an <strong>of</strong>fense to God.<br />

Anti-Semitic ties and trends and so forth go even deeper, as you understand the<br />

scriptures you understand that Satan’s objective is to thwart the Messiah plan which he<br />

attempts to do by attacking Israel.<br />

Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a<br />

rod <strong>of</strong> iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.<br />

• Verse 5 appears to be historical his - Ascension<br />

• Verse 6 appears to be future pointing to the - Tribulation<br />

• Gap between these virtues versus Church Age<br />

- Appears in Daniel 9:26-27 and Revelation 12:5-6<br />

- Some 1,900 years between verses 5 and 6 so far<br />

- That gap appears 24 times in Scriptures, the number <strong>of</strong> the church is 24.<br />

- Those <strong>of</strong> you who have read Daniel 9 are not uncomfortable to allow for the idea <strong>of</strong> a<br />

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We call it the Church Age that gap appears between Daniel 9:26-27 and Revelation<br />

12:5-6. <strong>The</strong>re are 1,900 years between verses 5 and 6 so far.<br />

• Used to view that as the ascension <strong>of</strong> the Lord. But there was a guy by the name <strong>of</strong><br />

Pember who wrote a book about Genesis and the Earths Earliest Ages. Which blew me<br />

away because he sees this differently and I don't know if he's wrong. He says that child<br />

is the body <strong>of</strong> Christ.<br />

• He says that child is the body <strong>of</strong> Christ<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Rapture<br />

- It doesn't alter the text because from verse 6 on is the Tribulation.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> devil's attack on Israel is part <strong>of</strong> prophecy<br />

- And it climaxes with what the Old Testament calls Jacob Time <strong>of</strong> Trouble<br />

• Great Tribulation – Daniel<br />

- Jesus quotes from Daniel in the Olivet Discourse, it's in Christ’s quote from the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Daniel that that period <strong>of</strong> time gets its classical label among Bible scholars “<strong>The</strong> Great<br />

Tribulation.”<br />

• Focus <strong>of</strong> the Tribulation is in Israel<br />

But in that we tend to forget the focus <strong>of</strong> the tribulation is Israel.<br />

- <strong>The</strong> more we know about the Holocaust the more we understand their plea “never<br />

again.”<br />

- What is coming in the future will make the Holocaust look like a warmup to the real<br />

thing.<br />

- Trouble such as the world has never seen until then<br />

• What made the Holocaust possible?


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- Philosophy <strong>of</strong> Nietzsche and others<br />

• <strong>The</strong> philosophical or religious rationale that Israel deserved punishment<br />

- Fallacies <strong>of</strong> the church for over 1,900 years<br />

• We will see Christian teachers arguing a theology which main attribute is a prelude to<br />

anti-Semitism<br />

- A Sign <strong>of</strong> the time<br />

• <strong>The</strong> battle against Israel and Ezekiel 38 will not be won because <strong>of</strong> help from <strong>The</strong><br />

United States <strong>of</strong> America<br />

• When the Soviets invade Israel and 5/6 <strong>of</strong> them get wiped out, the Lord makes it very<br />

clear that it happened by His Hands and not by the power <strong>of</strong> the United States.<br />

- Sometime before then all nations will turn against Israel<br />

• God will use that battle to show His Hand just as he did in Egypt.<br />

- Israel will still be in unbelief when it happens not observing God's intervention.<br />

- God will keep His promises for His Name’s Sake before the heathens.<br />

Matthew 25:41 <strong>The</strong>n shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye<br />

cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:<br />

Destiny:<br />

Isaiah 24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host <strong>of</strong><br />

the high ones that are on high, and the kings <strong>of</strong> the earth upon the earth.<br />

• Two governing bodies to be punished<br />

1. “Host <strong>of</strong> the High Ones that are On High”, you see this punishment doesn't just<br />

come on people, but upon the High Ones whoever they are.


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• Neither Satan’s demons nor angels are now bound Revelation 12:9; Matthew 10:8 they<br />

may have to restrictions, but the point is they are not bound, yet.<br />

• Some are, which <strong>Jude</strong> is talking about.<br />

• More than just you and I are being redeemed<br />

- Heaven and earth will be cleansed also Isaiah 65:17: Revelation 21:1 … Behold, I see a<br />

new heaven and a new earth …<br />

Are Demons Angels?<br />

Now let me point out to you that there are those that make a big distinction between<br />

demons and angels.<br />

• Angels apparently have the capability <strong>of</strong> being embodied by themselves Genesis 19:5,<br />

10, 16. We find angels in human form.<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y spoke as men<br />

- Took people's hand<br />

- Ate food with them<br />

- No necessity to be embodied (there is a special situation in which Satan entered Judas)<br />

• In contrast to that, the demons are a whole other story.<br />

Acts 23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were <strong>of</strong> the Pharisees' part<br />

arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath<br />

spoken to him, let us not fight against God.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> concept that that time was that Angels and Demons<br />

- Were two different things<br />

Luke 8:26-28 And they arrived at the country <strong>of</strong> the Gadarenes, which is over against


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Galilee. 27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out <strong>of</strong> the city a certain man,<br />

which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the<br />

tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud<br />

voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son <strong>of</strong> God most high? I beseech<br />

thee, torment me not.<br />

• That's a shocker because up to this point in the gospels he had not acknowledged his<br />

role. So, the personage that was inside <strong>of</strong> this man recognized something that was<br />

beyond the knowledge <strong>of</strong> the people at that time.<br />

So, this shows that the demons are knowledgeable, this is not something that a cracked<br />

pot demented person would say, he has not announced his real role the fact that they<br />

recognized his deity, the Son <strong>of</strong> God Most High “I beseech thee that thou torment me<br />

not.”<br />

• Out <strong>of</strong> this we know who is<br />

• That they are destined for torment<br />

• And they know that they have a very specific time<br />

Luke 8:29-30 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out <strong>of</strong> the man. For<br />

<strong>of</strong>tentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he<br />

brake the bands, and was driven <strong>of</strong> the devil into the wilderness.) 30 And Jesus asked<br />

him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered<br />

into him.<br />

• A Legion is not 1,000 by the away a Roman legion is 6,000 troops. So, when you say<br />

this the first legion, the 2 nd , 3 rd , and 4 th legions are smaller, that’s the way the Romans<br />

organized them. <strong>The</strong> point is a legion is a lot. <strong>The</strong> demons in this man ultimately go into


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a herd <strong>of</strong> swine do you know how many swine there were? Mark tells us 2,000! That's a<br />

large herd.<br />

• I used to be bothered asking myself, “What are they doing for raising swine in a kosher<br />

country?” the answer is, it isn’t kosher it’s on the East <strong>of</strong> the Jordan. <strong>The</strong>y are the Greek<br />

cities <strong>of</strong> the Decapolis there are five cities that were Gentile so, economically you can<br />

understand why there would be swine raised at all. You wouldn't expect that in <strong>Jude</strong>a<br />

they may have been there too to support the gentile contingency.<br />

Luke 8:31-32 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into<br />

the deep.<br />

• “<strong>The</strong> Deep” From, “abussos (12)” boundless, bottomless. <strong>The</strong> abyss, unfathomable<br />

depth, an especially Jewish conception, the home <strong>of</strong> the dead and <strong>of</strong> evil spirits.<br />

• This is one <strong>of</strong> the passages <strong>of</strong> the Bible that I do not understand, they do beseech him<br />

don’t send us back to the pit. Which is apparently one <strong>of</strong> the places that he would<br />

normally do, he would cast them out and they would go back to the “abussos”<br />

apparently for a long time.<br />

Luke 8:32 And there was there an herd <strong>of</strong> many swine feeding on the mountain: and<br />

they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.<br />

• What puzzles me even more is that the Lord agreed to cast them into the herd <strong>of</strong><br />

swine.<br />

- Maybe to teach us that these things are not psychiatric problems and so forth. People<br />

who say that have never attended an exorcism; or they would know better.<br />

Luke 8:33-34 <strong>The</strong>n went the devils out <strong>of</strong> the man, and entered into the swine: and the<br />

herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.. 34 When they<br />

that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the<br />

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• And he obviously becomes unpopular because he upset their economy there.<br />

Are Demons Angels?<br />

• Demons appear to be quite different from angels.<br />

• Where do demons come from?<br />

• Much speculation, without Scriptural basis that are really built from the gaps from<br />

what we do understand, there are those who believe that there was a Pre-Adamic<br />

creation that was destroyed and judged and that the demons are the disembodies<br />

spirits <strong>of</strong> those entities. <strong>The</strong>re is no scriptural evidence for that, and they place all <strong>of</strong> this<br />

hypothesis between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 that’s part <strong>of</strong> the Gap <strong>The</strong>ory that gets<br />

way out into the left field.<br />

Now, actually I personally believe there appears to be a hierarchy among the angels.<br />

• Appears to be a hierarchy among the Angels, in the Old Testament there are the …<br />

• Shedim = “mighty ones” (Deuteronomy 32:17)<br />

• Seirim = He-goats, satyrs, demonic hairy creatures<br />

• Lilith, Tsiim, Iim...<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se Hebrew words are all translated “demons.”<br />

• “Principalities, Powers …” these are ranks, angels seem to come in different kinds.<br />

- Are demons just “junior members” <strong>of</strong> that?<br />

Three Views:<br />

1) Not intended to know any more than what is here.<br />

- Draws from familiar Old Testament truths<br />

2) <strong>The</strong>se angels that sinned are angels that had to do with the fall <strong>of</strong> Lucifer Isaiah<br />

14:12-17.


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I believe that the fall <strong>of</strong> Satan and those angels in Isaiah 14, number one are not bound.<br />

- Not bound – yet … the ones that <strong>Jude</strong> is talking about are bound, they are in chains <strong>of</strong><br />

darkness reserved for the Day <strong>of</strong> judgement.<br />

- Satan not bound - not till the end <strong>of</strong> tribulation<br />

- Satan’s angels still free to do mischief<br />

<strong>The</strong>n what on Earth are we talking about in <strong>Jude</strong> 7?<br />

3) This leads us to a passage in the Bible that is very strange in Genesis 6:1-4<br />

• We all know about Noah's flood, but I don't think one person in 100 knows the reason<br />

for Noah's flood, except in maybe a very broad sense. to<br />

• Yes, there was wickedness, and the wickedness was very widespread, and God chose to<br />

wipe out the whole earth at that time. I don't think the flood was local.<br />

But Genesis chapter six verse one and verse two has a phrase that scholars wince,<br />

squirrel around and try to explain. You know it's amazing how much trouble you can get<br />

into how much work you can put on to yourself if you decide not to accept what the<br />

Bible tells you. <strong>The</strong>re are people who spend years trying to talk about first Isaiah<br />

and 2 nd Isaiah because they never read John 12.<br />

John 12:38 That the saying <strong>of</strong> Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake,<br />

Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm <strong>of</strong> the Lord been<br />

revealed? 39 <strong>The</strong>refore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He<br />

hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their<br />

eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.<br />

41 <strong>The</strong>se things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake <strong>of</strong> him.<br />

• Just like in Genesis 6:2 the libraries are filled with speculations as to what it means but<br />

if you just take it at face value it tells you would it means.


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Genesis 6:1-2 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face <strong>of</strong> the<br />

earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons <strong>of</strong> God saw the daughters <strong>of</strong><br />

men that they were fair; and they took them wives <strong>of</strong> all which they chose.<br />

• Now, “the sons <strong>of</strong> God saw the daughters <strong>of</strong> men that they were fair”,<br />

Two Basic Views:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> common, Church “acceptable” view …<br />

- “Sons <strong>of</strong> God” is reference to believers <strong>of</strong> the line Seth<br />

- “Daughters <strong>of</strong> men” this is supposedly reference to ungodly unbelievers<br />

• Suggesting intermarriage that was not appropriate<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re are problems with that first <strong>of</strong> all that is not what it says,<br />

1) B’nai Elohim = “Angels <strong>of</strong> God.”<br />

- 4 times in Scriptures Genesis 6:2; Job 1:6; Job 2:1; Job 38:7<br />

- Always means “angels”<br />

By pro<strong>of</strong> <strong>of</strong> that is that when the Septuagint was translated three centuries before Christ<br />

they translated it as angels.<br />

- “Angels <strong>of</strong> God” in the ancient Septuagint translation<br />

A Side Note by Troy H:<br />

Angels versus Sons <strong>of</strong> God:<br />

Psalm 34:7 <strong>The</strong> angel <strong>of</strong> the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and<br />

delivereth them.<br />

‏ּומַ‏ לְ‏ אַ‏ ַ֖ ‏ְך “malak: Psalm 35:5 and 35:6 “Angel” from,


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“Angel” from, “malak: (4397)”meaning, a messenger. From an unused root meaning to<br />

despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically, <strong>of</strong> God, i.e. An angel (also a prophet,<br />

priest or teacher) -- ambassador, angel, king, messenger.<br />

Hebrews 1:5 For unto which <strong>of</strong> the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day<br />

have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?<br />

Sons <strong>of</strong> God:<br />

Genesis 6:2 That the sons <strong>of</strong> God saw the daughters <strong>of</strong> men that they were fair; and they<br />

took them wives <strong>of</strong> all which they chose.<br />

“Sons” From, “ben (1121) ”meaning, son.<br />

(1121) ben: son = בֵּ‏ ן<br />

2:1; (1121) applied to supernatural beings Genesis 6:2,4; Job 1:6; Job בְ‏ נֵּי<br />

(1121) heavenly beings Psalm 29:1 Berean Study Bible בְ‏ נֵּי<br />

(1121) my son, as term <strong>of</strong> kindliness or endearment, used by Eli to Samuel 1 Samuel בְ‏ נִי<br />

3:6, 16;<br />

Psalm 29:1 {A Psalm <strong>of</strong> David.} Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the<br />

LORD glory and strength.<br />

Psalm 29:1 Berean Study Bible<br />

A Psalm <strong>of</strong> David. Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD<br />

glory and strength.<br />

2) Daughters <strong>of</strong> men are not limited to non-Sethites<br />

3) when a believer and an unbeliever get married …<br />

<strong>The</strong> Nephilim:


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- <strong>The</strong>y don't have “giant” <strong>of</strong>fspring and what these people give birth to are some<br />

strange creatures.<br />

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he<br />

also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.<br />

Bear in mind that his longevity is decreasing to 120 years later becoming three score<br />

and 10 = 70 years. (Threescore used to be used for sixty plus ten = 70 years)<br />

Genesis 6:4 <strong>The</strong>re were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the<br />

sons <strong>of</strong> God came in unto the daughters <strong>of</strong> men, and they bare children to them, the<br />

same became mighty men which were <strong>of</strong> old, men <strong>of</strong> renown.<br />

• So, whatever happened here the “sons <strong>of</strong> God” and the “daughters <strong>of</strong> men” gave birth<br />

to something unnatural, not normal.<br />

• What on earth is going on<br />

• Greek Septuagint renders this term “gigantis” <strong>of</strong>ten misunderstood to mean giants<br />

- Now the Greek word “gigantis” actually means “earthborn.”<br />

• <strong>The</strong> word Nephilim here it's from the Hebrew word naphal meaning (to fall, the Fallen<br />

Ones)<br />

• Offspring from the sons <strong>of</strong> God and the daughters <strong>of</strong> men were the “Fallen Ones”<br />

• Only makes sense if you view these as angels<br />

- Which some have left their appropriate domain<br />

• Took on the mode that allow intercourse with women and they gave birth to the<br />

Nephilim<br />

• Found before and after the flood Numbers 13<br />

• Now the Nephilim happened to be very large, 13 feet tall and so forth. <strong>The</strong> Nephilim<br />

are strange so that suggests something bizarre is going on here.


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Line <strong>of</strong> Seth?<br />

• <strong>The</strong> early church viewed the B’nai Elohim as angels up through the late 4 th century:<br />

• Justin, Athenagoras, Cyprian, Eusebius, et al.<br />

- Also, Josephus, Philo, <strong>Jude</strong>aus, and the Apocrypha regard this traditional view, so this<br />

was the common belief up until the 4 th century.<br />

Julius Africanus (a contemporary <strong>of</strong> Origen)<br />

- Introduced the theory that the “sons <strong>of</strong> God” simply refer to the genealogical line <strong>of</strong><br />

Seth. Stating this isn't really the angels these are from the line <strong>of</strong> Seth, they intermarried<br />

with the other people.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re was an attack on the church …<br />

• Celsus and Julian the Apostate<br />

- Exploited the older common belief to attack Christianity<br />

• Cyril <strong>of</strong> Alexandria, in his reply, repudiated the orthodox position <strong>of</strong> the angels<br />

• Seemingly more appealing<br />

- the “Sethite theory” prevailed into the Medieval Church,<br />

- Many still hold this view today<br />

• This view has several serious problems<br />

1) <strong>The</strong> Sethites were not distinguished for piety;<br />

- Seth’s son Enosh introduced apostasy to that world.<br />

- Masked by mistranslation <strong>of</strong> Genesis 4:26, should read<br />

“…then men began to pr<strong>of</strong>ane the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord”<br />

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- If they were believers they perished in the flood<br />

3) When the faithful married the unfaithful, they do not give birth to unnatural <strong>of</strong>fspring!<br />

<strong>The</strong> Nephilim:<br />

• Incidentally, the Nephilim didn't completely end with the flood<br />

• Genesis 6:4 mentions, “…and also after that….”<br />

• We find the sons <strong>of</strong> Anak, the Anakim, later in the Old Testament<br />

- A very famous one was named Goliath<br />

- David picked 5 stones from the brook, he only needed one!<br />

• David new Goliath had four brothers and he was ready<br />

<strong>The</strong> Anakim:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> bedstead <strong>of</strong> one <strong>of</strong> them was 13 feet long (Deuteronomy 3:11)<br />

• Compared to them, the men <strong>of</strong> Israel were “as grasshoppers” (Numbers 13:3; Amos<br />

2:9) when the spies spied out the land, they were terrified because they had seen<br />

something that they had never experienced before. Joshua and Caleb said, “That's no<br />

problem, the Lord is on our side he's bigger than them.” But the people didn't buy that<br />

so it cost them about 38 years.<br />

• Numbers 13:3 Why does Israel refer to their second appearance as Nephilim (Fallen<br />

Ones)? <strong>The</strong>re is something about them that harks back to the days when the angels<br />

communed with the daughters <strong>of</strong> men. As you can tell from this presentation, I hold to<br />

the view personally, that there was something supernatural going on.<br />

• Noah was “perfect in his generations” Genesis 6:9<br />

- “He was a just man…he walked with God”<br />

- His genealogy was clean, and untarnished


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- This point makes no sense outside <strong>of</strong> Genesis 6:2<br />

• This paints a bizarre picture <strong>of</strong> life before the flood<br />

- Life and Eden was quite different than we can understand<br />

- Adam walked with God, clothed with light<br />

- Prior to sin, prior to the curse, a different dimension<br />

• <strong>The</strong> whole situation was so different that there is no way to communicate it properly to<br />

us<br />

After the fall, from Adam through Noah<br />

- <strong>The</strong>re was a whole different lifestyle<br />

- People lived for hundreds <strong>of</strong> years<br />

• “Sons <strong>of</strong> God and daughters <strong>of</strong> men” idea is embodied it all <strong>of</strong> Greek Mythology<br />

- Titans (large) partly heavenly, partly earthly origins<br />

- Rebelled against the “king <strong>of</strong> heaven” (Uranus)<br />

- Defeated by Zeus after a prolonged conflict<br />

- Thrown into a prison called Tartarus<br />

• Greek Titan = Chaldean Shitan = Hebrew Satan<br />

- Even in the mythology <strong>of</strong> our classical, cultural roots, there are veiled remembrances <strong>of</strong><br />

a time when strange things were happening on the earth, pre-flood.<br />

• We play a part in that – Satan’s strategy<br />

- Deliverance is from the “seed <strong>of</strong> the woman”<br />

- Satan wants to contaminate the race so that there are no pure humans to become heir<br />

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- “No man was worthy to open the book…” Revelation 5<br />

- Jesus Christ our deliverer had to be a “Man” he had to be an heir <strong>of</strong> Adam<br />

Genealogies <strong>of</strong> Jesus:<br />

• Two genealogies (Matthew and Luke)<br />

• Luke was a doctor who goes from Adam to David<br />

- From David to Mary<br />

• Matthew, a Levite starts with Abraham and goes down to David<br />

- Through Solomon the royal life to Joseph<br />

• Joseph has legal title to the throne <strong>of</strong> David<br />

• In Jeconiah’s day God put a blood curse on Jeconiah and all the rest <strong>of</strong> the royal line<br />

- And Satan rejoiced<br />

Because there was a blood curse on the royal line<br />

• When we get down to Jesus Christ, we find that he is the legal son but not flesh and<br />

blood son Joseph<br />

- Joseph carried the blood curse<br />

• <strong>The</strong> two genealogies divide at David<br />

- Matthews follows the legal line that has heir to the throne<br />

- Luke goes through Nathan, another son <strong>of</strong> David to Mary the mother <strong>of</strong> Jesus<br />

• Jesus was <strong>of</strong> the “house and lineage <strong>of</strong> David”<br />

- In a way that made him legally entitled but not subject to the blood curse<br />

- So again, and again as you study scripture you find Satan plotting, and God<br />

outsmarting him every step <strong>of</strong> the way.


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• But the more you study the scriptures the more you become fascinated with God's<br />

methodology and how clever He is. But you also recognize that every detail fits into a<br />

plan. Every number, every number, every detail <strong>of</strong> these 66 books is woven tightly by a<br />

Super Engineer and it’s just incredible.<br />

2 Peter 2:4:<br />

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,<br />

and delivered them into chains <strong>of</strong> darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;<br />

• Satan has all kinds <strong>of</strong> fallen angels<br />

- Doing all kinds <strong>of</strong> things but are not bound<br />

- But these angels broke some deeper rules, so they were all cast down to Tartarus – the<br />

same place as in Greek mythology – Titans, etc. Notice where Peter goes on …<br />

2 Peter 2:4-5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a<br />

preacher <strong>of</strong> righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world <strong>of</strong> the ungodly; 6 And<br />

turning the cities <strong>of</strong> Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an<br />

overthrow, making [them] an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;<br />

• Tartarus = pit <strong>of</strong> darkness in the unseen world;<br />

- Greek term for dark abode <strong>of</strong> woe<br />

- Homer’s Illiad: - “as far below Hades as the earth is below heaven…”<br />

• Peter presumes that his readers are as familiar with all this as they are with the Flood<br />

<strong>of</strong> Noah and with Sodom and Gomorrah.<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> does the same thing in verse 7<br />

- Referring to Sodom and Gomorrah’s lifestyle, that the angels did the same thing<br />

engaging in unnatural sexual perversion and going after strange flesh<br />

- Angels did the same thing - unnatural sexual perversion


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• “Going after strange flesh”<br />

- <strong>The</strong> language appears to indicate that is the nature <strong>of</strong> the sin <strong>of</strong> the angels in verse 6<br />

Lessons:<br />

• Warnings against meddling with the spirit world (the scripture warns us)<br />

- Throughout the Old Testament and New Testament – We are to “Flee all occultic<br />

things”<br />

- Party games, horoscopes, etc., these are entries<br />

- Subtle, “innocent” things serve as entry points<br />

• Can lead to an entanglement with the “spirit world”<br />

• Involvement that grows and deepens to an addiction<br />

- <strong>The</strong> end <strong>of</strong> which is your own destruction<br />

• Not dangerous just because they are “stupid” and these are superstitions that the Bible<br />

doesn’t even comment on, but they are still malevolent<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y are malevolent, and driven by demonic spirits<br />

• Whose goal is to undo you and who command huge resources<br />

<strong>Jude</strong>’s point is …<br />

• Punishment which overtook the angels that sinned and emphasizes the serious nature<br />

<strong>of</strong> apostasy:<br />

- Beings <strong>of</strong> a higher order than ours have been hurled down into a dark place <strong>of</strong><br />

confinement where they have remained for thousands <strong>of</strong> years.<br />

• God has not changed his attitude toward them;<br />

- Time has not mitigated the seriousness <strong>of</strong> their sin


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• False teachers are pre-written into condemnation 1 Timothy 4:1<br />

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall<br />

depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines <strong>of</strong> devils;<br />

• Ideas impacting your life that are not Biblically sound have a very malevolent source<br />

- Some are obviously anti-Biblical that they prey primarily on the secular world<br />

- New age - are old ideas repackaged in modern technology<br />

• Greater danger in pseudo-Christian doctrines<br />

- That are just one degree <strong>of</strong>f - that's all it takes. If I'm aboard the ship as a spy and I'm<br />

trying to get this ship <strong>of</strong>f course, my shrewdest way is to get the autopilot 1° <strong>of</strong>f.<br />

Because they won't notice it for a while, until they are so <strong>of</strong>f course there was no hope.<br />

That is exactly what Satan has done throughout the ages.<br />

• What's your protection against that?<br />

- <strong>The</strong> whole council <strong>of</strong> God! Genesis 1:1 – Revelation 22.<br />

• Try to absorb as the Holy Spirit gives you opportunity the whole council <strong>of</strong> God<br />

Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power <strong>of</strong> his<br />

might. 11 Put on the whole armour <strong>of</strong> God, that ye may be able to stand against the<br />

wiles <strong>of</strong> the devil.<br />

• You don't stand a chance by yourself<br />

- Satan is smarter than you he has had centuries to study<br />

- He has enormous resources and focus<br />

- He is bright, he was “perfect and wisdom”<br />

- Sin has corrupted him for a very long time


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- You make a gigantic mistake if you underestimate him<br />

- Never fool around in spiritual matters without proper armament<br />

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,<br />

against the rulers <strong>of</strong> the darkness <strong>of</strong> this world, against spiritual wickedness in high<br />

places.<br />

• Spiritual warfare Daniel 10; 2 Kings 6<br />

• Spiritual forces behind what happens on earth<br />

• <strong>The</strong> “hints” become very explicit in Ephesians<br />

- We do indeed, “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against<br />

powers, against <strong>of</strong> the darkness <strong>of</strong> this world, against spiritual wickedness and high<br />

places.”<br />

• Prince <strong>of</strong> Persia and Prince <strong>of</strong> Greece (Daniel 10)<br />

- A ruler and his minions over each government<br />

- 200 years between Persia and Greece, so their time domain is a little different than<br />

ours because their physics are different than ours.<br />

• Is there a Prince <strong>of</strong> the United States? Yes!<br />

• Who owns the media in this country?<br />

Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour <strong>of</strong> God, that ye may be<br />

able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.<br />

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the<br />

breastplate <strong>of</strong> righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation <strong>of</strong> the gospel<br />

<strong>of</strong> peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield <strong>of</strong> faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench


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all the fiery darts <strong>of</strong> the wicked. 17 And take the helmet <strong>of</strong> salvation, and the sword <strong>of</strong><br />

the Spirit, which is the word <strong>of</strong> God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication<br />

in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;<br />

How do you put on the whole armor <strong>of</strong> God?<br />

• Take Ephesians 6 and layout each article<br />

- Really dig into them,<br />

- Build yourself a preparation<br />

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet <strong>of</strong> him that bringeth good<br />

tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings <strong>of</strong> good, that publisheth<br />

salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!<br />

• We should be preparing for spiritual battles<br />

- With a sense <strong>of</strong> urgency that is very, very high<br />

• Bible studies, public and private<br />

• Prayer and devotional life, the Holy Spirit will lead<br />

• God is getting ready to charge the earth again<br />

- Some events will occur prior to that judgment<br />

• For lots <strong>of</strong> reasons we know that time is near<br />

• Events that happened prior to the Flood <strong>of</strong> Noah<br />

- Are going to happen again<br />

• Widespread wickedness,<br />

• Small minority in God's grace – in the since <strong>of</strong> being taken care <strong>of</strong><br />

• We are headed for some strange times!


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<strong>Jude</strong> 7-8<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> Session 4 (Verses 7&8)<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1-lL6DNkTc<br />

7] Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving<br />

themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an<br />

example, suffering the vengeance <strong>of</strong> eternal fire.<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> is writing to the church as a warning to you and I.<br />

· It is a very solemn thing that Sodom and Gomorrah are set forth as examples for<br />

instruction to the Church!<br />

· What can believers learn from the record <strong>of</strong> the old cities <strong>of</strong> the plain which God<br />

destroyed because <strong>of</strong> their terrible wickedness?<br />

It is prophetic <strong>of</strong> the apostasy within Christendom in the last days:<br />

• “turn the grace <strong>of</strong> our God into lasciviousness” verse 4<br />

• “defile the flesh” verse 8<br />

• “corrupt themselves as beasts” verse 10<br />

• “walk after their own lusts” verse 16<br />

• Apostasy begins with intellectual doubts; it’s certain to end with physical degradation.<br />

• Sodom and Gomorrah are mentioned in connection with apostasy,<br />

- <strong>The</strong>refore, they once had knowledge <strong>of</strong> the truth!<br />

· It was only 450 years since the Flood;<br />

• Shem (Noah’s son) still walked the earth, having 50 years left before him.


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Sodom and Gomorrah:<br />

· Its first mention is in Genesis 10:19 “...the border <strong>of</strong> the Canaanites...”<br />

• Archaeological notes by Dr. Melvin Grove Kyle show that at Jebel Usdum (on the<br />

southern shore <strong>of</strong> the Dead Sea) the Zoar ruins were identified, with oil and bitumen<br />

(“slime” in Genesis 11:3; Genesis 14:10).<br />

• <strong>The</strong> other cities are believed to be under the southern part <strong>of</strong> the Dead Sea.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> Dead Sea is 1,286 feet below sea level.<br />

• It is the terminus <strong>of</strong> the Jordan River and is 40 miles long, 10 miles wide.<br />

• Its northern segment is very deep — 1,400 feet in places, there is no outlet;<br />

• <strong>The</strong> southern segment (10 miles long) is only 10 - 20 feet deep. It now covers the “Vale<br />

<strong>of</strong> Siddim” (Genesis 14:3,8,10) in which five cities existed:<br />

• At the time <strong>of</strong> Abraham and Lot, it was a fertile area in which five cities existed:<br />

• Sodom, Gomorrah, Zoar, Admah, and Zeboim. <strong>The</strong>y were very prosperous cities; over<br />

one million tombs were discovered.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> population <strong>of</strong> these cities was very substantial.<br />

• First mention was Genesis 10:19 on the border <strong>of</strong> the Canaanites.<br />

Abraham and Lot:<br />

• Abraham and his nephew Lot settled together<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y both had large herds that were growing very large (Genesis 13)<br />

• It was decided they needed to split up, conflicts were rising between their herds<br />

• Abraham may have been one <strong>of</strong> the wealthiest people alive at that time<br />

- He had 318 trained soldiers born in his tents to go to battle


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• To rescue Lot and his household from captivity<br />

• He defeated an alliance <strong>of</strong> four kings<br />

• Abraham was a very powerful man!<br />

• Lot chose the Vale <strong>of</strong> Siddim<br />

Lot’s Walk:<br />

1) “Lifted up his eyes” attractive to flesh sight rather than faith (Genesis 13:10);<br />

2) “Chose him” all the plain <strong>of</strong> Jordan, rather than having God direct him;<br />

3) “Separated himself” from Abraham (Genesis 13:11),<br />

- Abraham chose the heights <strong>of</strong> Hebron meaning, “Communion”<br />

- In spite <strong>of</strong> his mistakes Lot is described as a righteous man 2 Peter 2<br />

- God goes to great lengths to save Lot a second time<br />

4) Lot elects to “Dwell in the cities <strong>of</strong> the plain”; We are pilgrims, passing through, our<br />

home is heaven. We are not Democrats or Republicans, we are Monoarchists.<br />

5) “Pitched his tent toward Sodom” (Genesis 13:12);<br />

- Abraham saves Lot the first time: (Genesis 14:11,12).<br />

<strong>The</strong> First War - Genesis 14:<br />

• 4 kings from the sons <strong>of</strong> Shem make war on five kings from the sons <strong>of</strong> Ham<br />

• But the focus should be on Abram – he never took sides<br />

• This is the first recorded war in the Scriptures<br />

• <strong>The</strong> five kings from the South or from the five wicked cities<br />

- Each has the name <strong>of</strong> a major demon god


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- <strong>The</strong> five kings to the South lost<br />

Genesis 14:10-16 And the vale <strong>of</strong> Siddim was full <strong>of</strong> slimepits; and the kings <strong>of</strong> Sodom<br />

and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.<br />

- <strong>The</strong> term for slide pits in the King James version, is translated in the Hebrew as<br />

“bitumen” think <strong>of</strong> it in the term <strong>of</strong> oil.<br />

Genesis 14:11 And they took all the goods <strong>of</strong> Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their<br />

victuals, and went their way. 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in<br />

Sodom, and his goods, and departed.<br />

• What was Lot doing in Sodom in the first place?<br />

• Lot, after being rescued, returned there to live.<br />

• God changed the names for Abram and Sarai<br />

• Abram, Sarai, and Ishmael together = 961<br />

- 961 = the square <strong>of</strong> 31; 169 =the square <strong>of</strong> 13<br />

• Law <strong>of</strong> the Square – Hebrew Letters and words have a numeric value<br />

- 961 is said to be the signature <strong>of</strong> God<br />

• <strong>The</strong> opening stanzas <strong>of</strong> the Creation hymns in the book <strong>of</strong> Genesis and the closing<br />

stanzas <strong>of</strong> the hymn in the book <strong>of</strong> Genesis add up to 961. So, they look for that and<br />

they see that that's one <strong>of</strong> God's appointed seals, why? 31 is the number <strong>of</strong> El, the name<br />

for God. 961 squared discovered all kinds <strong>of</strong> interesting places, example. Why did I bring<br />

all <strong>of</strong> this up? Abram, Sarai, and Ishmael together all add up to 961.<br />

• Abraham, Sarah, and Ishmael do not = 961 … BUT! …<br />

• Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac do = 961<br />

• When God changed the name <strong>of</strong> Abram to Abraham his name was given breath, and


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that breath was the “ruach” <strong>of</strong> the spirit. But this event takes place prior to the name<br />

change.<br />

Genesis 14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he<br />

dwelt in the plain <strong>of</strong> Mamre the Amorite, brother <strong>of</strong> Eshcol, and brother <strong>of</strong> Aner: and<br />

these were confederate with Abram.<br />

• This is the first time the word Hebrew is used in scripture, it means “<strong>The</strong> one who has<br />

crossed over.”<br />

Genesis 14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his<br />

trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them<br />

unto Dan.<br />

• “Trained Servants” appears only once in the Bible.<br />

- It also appears in some early Egyptian documents<br />

- It is used for “trained mercenary soldiers”<br />

- Practiced, expert at the art <strong>of</strong> war<br />

• Abram is not a docile pacifist but a steward <strong>of</strong> considerable resources<br />

- Anticipated the need to bear arms<br />

• 318 pros defeated a confederation <strong>of</strong> 4 kings<br />

- Who had just defeated a 5-King alliance<br />

Genesis 14:15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and<br />

smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand <strong>of</strong> Damascus.<br />

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his<br />

goods, and the women also, and the people.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> “Mud Gate” <strong>of</strong> Laish a gate that even Abraham might have gone through! A rare<br />

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• Abram comes home to a hero's welcome<br />

• <strong>The</strong> king <strong>of</strong> Sodom <strong>of</strong>fers a reward and he is rebuffed<br />

- Abram sees himself as senior to the King <strong>of</strong> Sodom<br />

- But he does do obeisance to another king<br />

• Melchizedek, King <strong>of</strong> Salem blesses Abram<br />

- Abram pays tithes to Melchizedek (Who is found in the Psalms and the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Hebrews)<br />

• Melchizedek is a King, Priest, and receives tithes<br />

- In the scriptures he is presented as having no beginning and no end<br />

- Some people believe that this was the Old Testament appearance <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ<br />

- Jesus Christ is a priest after the order <strong>of</strong> or the similitude <strong>of</strong> Melchizedek<br />

- Secondly, he is not some Angel he is a Man the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Hebrews tells us<br />

- Some believe he was Shem, but he was still alive at this time and he had a genealogy<br />

- When God anointed the Levitical priesthood, He made it plain that they were priests<br />

and that kings were for kings, they were separate<br />

• <strong>The</strong> only other group <strong>of</strong> persons who are Kings and Priests is Jesus and the Church<br />

- <strong>The</strong> 144,000 don’t have that distinction<br />

Genesis 18:1-6 And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains <strong>of</strong> Mamre: and he sat in<br />

the tent door in the heat <strong>of</strong> the day;<br />

2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw<br />

them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,<br />

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray


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thee, from thy servant:<br />

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under<br />

the tree:<br />

5 And I will fetch a morsel <strong>of</strong> bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass<br />

on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.<br />

6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three<br />

measures <strong>of</strong> fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.<br />

Abraham’s Visitors:<br />

• Introduces in both the Jewish and Arab cultures 3 measures <strong>of</strong> meal as a Fellowship<br />

Offering – the meal is Unleavened<br />

• In the Bedouin and Judaist traditions have roots back to this event right here<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Kingdom <strong>of</strong> Heaven is like a woman who hid leaven in 3 measures <strong>of</strong> meal<br />

Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; <strong>The</strong> kingdom <strong>of</strong> heaven is like<br />

unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures <strong>of</strong> meal, till the whole was<br />

leavened.<br />

• “Leaven” From, “zumé (2219)”, meaning, leaven. 2219 zýmē – leaven (yeast);<br />

(figuratively) the spreading influence <strong>of</strong> what is typically concealed (but still very<br />

dramatic). Leaven is generally a symbol <strong>of</strong> the spreading nature <strong>of</strong> evil but note the<br />

exception at Luke 13:20,21 (parallel Matthew 13:32,33).<br />

- 3 measures <strong>of</strong> meal = <strong>The</strong> Fellowship Offering<br />

• Why is there leaven in this Fellowship Offering?<br />

- Leaven is always a measure <strong>of</strong> sin because it corrupts by puffing up and is used as a<br />

model <strong>of</strong> sin. It is quoted three times in the Gospels and three times in the Pauline<br />

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- Jesus prophecy <strong>of</strong> heresy introduced into the Church<br />

- Here is a Rabbi talking to Jewish disciples - the meaning is understood<br />

• Abraham received these three men<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y look, feel, and talk like men and eat with him<br />

- Who are they? <strong>The</strong> Lord Jesus Christ and two angels<br />

• This is a pre-incarnate presentation <strong>of</strong> our Lord<br />

• Two <strong>of</strong> these three have an appointment in Sodom and Gomorrah<br />

Genesis 18:16-2 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and<br />

Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. 17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide<br />

from Abraham that thing which I do; 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a<br />

great and mighty nation, and all the nations <strong>of</strong> the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I<br />

know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall<br />

keep the way <strong>of</strong> the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon<br />

Abraham that which he hath spoken <strong>of</strong> him. 20 And the Lord said, Because the cry <strong>of</strong><br />

Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21 I will go down<br />

now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry <strong>of</strong> it, which is<br />

come unto me; and if not, I will know. 22 And the men turned their faces from thence,<br />

and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. 23 And Abraham<br />

drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?<br />

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not<br />

spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25 That be far from thee to do<br />

after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should<br />

be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge <strong>of</strong> all the earth do right?<br />

26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all<br />

the place for their sakes. 27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken<br />

upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: 28 Peradventure there


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shall lack five <strong>of</strong> the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack <strong>of</strong> five? And he<br />

said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 29 And he spake unto him yet<br />

again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do<br />

it for forty's sake. 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will<br />

speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find<br />

thirty there. 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord:<br />

Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for<br />

twenty's sake. 32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this<br />

once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's<br />

sake. 33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham:<br />

and Abraham returned unto his place.<br />

• Abraham stopped at 10 - he backed <strong>of</strong>f<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re was actually only one righteous (Genesis 19)<br />

• We need to understand that God’s ways are not our ways<br />

• Jesus points to Lot in Luke 17 and makes a prophetic analogy<br />

- We are instructed to look at this situation in terms <strong>of</strong> the coming judgment on the<br />

earth<br />

- This is one <strong>of</strong> the reasons that I believe this points to the rapture <strong>of</strong> the church<br />

preceding the wrath <strong>of</strong> God being poured out on the earth (1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 5)<br />

• God lays down the principle that Jesus uses later<br />

Genesis 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate <strong>of</strong><br />

Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face<br />

toward the ground;<br />

• Lot sat in the gate - He was one <strong>of</strong> the elders. Now that’s just not a location it’s an<br />

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• What was he doing there?<br />

Genesis 19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's<br />

house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your<br />

ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.<br />

• This would be like taking a stroll in Central Park at night and that would be a very<br />

dangerous situation, there are places in certain cities that visitors are warned to avoid<br />

for fear <strong>of</strong> their lives.<br />

Genesis 19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and<br />

entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and<br />

they did eat. 4 But before they lay down, the men <strong>of</strong> the city, even the men <strong>of</strong> Sodom,<br />

compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:<br />

• That's bizarre this is not just the young toughs but the old men too.<br />

Genesis 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which<br />

came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> population is broadly homosexual. We don't see any euphemism in the King<br />

James version calling them gays or using polite terms, these guys are perverts. And they<br />

have visitors in town, and they want to take advantage <strong>of</strong> them. <strong>The</strong>y are upset with Lot<br />

for not accommodating them.<br />

Genesis 19:6-7 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,<br />

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters<br />

which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to<br />

them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they<br />

under the shadow <strong>of</strong> my ro<strong>of</strong>.<br />

• What a bizarre proposal it's hard for you and I too imagine Lot <strong>of</strong>fering that. <strong>The</strong>re is<br />

another principle implied here if you are in an Arab country, and you are the guest <strong>of</strong>


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the host you need fear nothing from the host.<br />

Genesis 19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to<br />

sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them.<br />

And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y are speaking to Lot who is sort <strong>of</strong> one <strong>of</strong> them but isn’t. And now that he is<br />

obstructing them they are threatening him who was sort <strong>of</strong> a lynch mob.<br />

Genesis 19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them,<br />

and shut to the door. 11 And they smote the men that were at the door <strong>of</strong> the house<br />

with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.<br />

• So the angels indulged in a supernatural ability and blinded this mob that was there.<br />

Genesis 19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and<br />

thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out <strong>of</strong> this<br />

place: 13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry <strong>of</strong> them is waxen great before<br />

the face <strong>of</strong> the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.<br />

• What was the mission <strong>of</strong> these two guys? It was to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, but<br />

there is a pre-requisite condition before they can destroy the city.<br />

Genesis 19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his<br />

daughters, and said, Up, get you out <strong>of</strong> this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But<br />

he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. 15 And when the morning arose,<br />

then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which<br />

are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity <strong>of</strong> the city. 16 And while he lingered, the<br />

men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand <strong>of</strong> his wife, and upon the hand <strong>of</strong> his<br />

two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set<br />

him without the city.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> angels physically took them by their hands and dragged them out <strong>of</strong> the city,<br />

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Genesis 19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he<br />

said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to<br />

the mountain, lest thou be consumed. 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:<br />

• It's hard to visualize this you know we read these stories and it seems so hard for us to<br />

picture, we in our life can picture this kind <strong>of</strong> degradation because all you have to do is<br />

visit a big city. But Lot you think he's a slow learner.<br />

Genesis 19:19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast<br />

magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot<br />

escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die: 20 Behold now, this city is<br />

near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?)<br />

and my soul shall live. 21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning<br />

this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.<br />

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither.<br />

<strong>The</strong>refore the name <strong>of</strong> the city was called Zoar (which means little).<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Angel tells us something here, the angels hands are tied.<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Angel can do nothing until Lot is gone.<br />

- Big enough issue to concede on sparing the city <strong>of</strong> Zoar if that's what it takes to get<br />

Lot out <strong>of</strong> the way.<br />

- Zoar was not destroyed with the other four cities<br />

Genesis 19:23 <strong>The</strong> sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. 24 <strong>The</strong>n<br />

the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out<br />

<strong>of</strong> heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants <strong>of</strong><br />

the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.<br />

Lot’s Wife:<br />

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• She apparently lingered, and straggled behind<br />

- This was more than just a look over the shoulder<br />

- She apparently had trouble letting go<br />

• She was not clear <strong>of</strong> “Ground Zero”<br />

- She was hit with “brimstone” and turned into a pillar <strong>of</strong> salt<br />

- We have to put the life <strong>of</strong> the flesh behind us<br />

• It was not safe with Lot and their daughters in Zoar<br />

- Perhaps turn back to get something<br />

• “No man having put his hand to the plow and looking back is fit for the Kingdom”<br />

(Luke 9:62)<br />

Sodom and Gomorrah:<br />

• God honors even one righteous person<br />

• How can Lot be considered righteous?<br />

• <strong>The</strong> deal he tried to make with the lynch mob is he righteous?<br />

• Lot is recorded in Scripture as a righteous man 2 Peter 2:4-8<br />

2 Peter 2:4-8 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,<br />

and delivered them into chains <strong>of</strong> darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And<br />

spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher <strong>of</strong><br />

righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world <strong>of</strong> the ungodly; 6 And turning<br />

the cities <strong>of</strong> Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow,<br />

making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7 And delivered<br />

just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation <strong>of</strong> the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man


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dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day<br />

with their unlawful deeds;)<br />

• “Vexed” From verse 7, from “kataponeó (2669)” to wear down. Usage: I exhaust by<br />

labor or suffering, wear out, overpower, oppress. From kata and a derivative <strong>of</strong> ponos; to<br />

labor down, i.e. Wear with toil (figuratively, harass) -- oppress, vex.<br />

Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out<br />

the saints <strong>of</strong> the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given<br />

into his hand until a time and times and the dividing <strong>of</strong> time.<br />

• “Vexed” From verse 8, from “basanizó (928)” to torture. Usage: I examine, as by<br />

torture; I torment; I buffet, as <strong>of</strong> waves. 5. Passive to be harassed, distressed; <strong>of</strong> those<br />

who at sea are struggling with a head wind, Mark 6:48; <strong>of</strong> a ship tossed by the<br />

waves, Matthew 14:24.<br />

• Just = Justified, righteous<br />

• Vexed – Life around him was in total conflict with his soul.<br />

Lot:<br />

• In Sodom Lot had no pleasure<br />

• Lot was not at peace<br />

• Lot was not in the Lord’s rest<br />

• Was Lot saved?<br />

- Once by Abraham’s 318 troops<br />

- By the angels that dragged him out <strong>of</strong> Sodom<br />

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2 Peter 2:9 <strong>The</strong> Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out <strong>of</strong> temptations, and to<br />

reserve the unjust unto the day <strong>of</strong> judgment to be punished:<br />

• With all the adverse comment on his walk<br />

- Lot is regarded in the New Testament as one who is saved!<br />

• He was saved literally in terms <strong>of</strong> being removed from Sodom and Gomorrah for our<br />

learning<br />

• Lot was saved by the Grace and Mercy <strong>of</strong> God<br />

- Just like we are<br />

• We can take enormous comfort from Lot<br />

- Looking at the apostle Paul is humbling<br />

- Looking at Lot gives us hope for our imperfect walk<br />

- This is a spiritual issue<br />

- God is seeking to save even one (Genesis 19; Ezekiel 22:30-31; Jeremiah 5:1)<br />

Ezekiel 22:30-31 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge,<br />

and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found<br />

none. 31 <strong>The</strong>refore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed<br />

them with the fire <strong>of</strong> my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads,<br />

saith the Lord GOD.<br />

Jeremiah 5:1 Run ye to and fro through the streets <strong>of</strong> Jerusalem, and see now, and<br />

know, and seek in the broad places there<strong>of</strong>, if ye can find a man, if there be any that<br />

executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.<br />

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• God's posture with Sodom and Gomorrah is not unique at all<br />

- He will spare the city for one righteous if there is one<br />

• This lends credence to the idea that the church will not see the wrath <strong>of</strong> God but from<br />

a distance<br />

Earth Dwellers:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> main scenario in the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Revelation is about Earth Dwellers<br />

• Earth Dwellers – <strong>The</strong>y that dwell upon the earth<br />

• Believers are not Earh Dwellers<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Earth Dwellers are blaspheming God<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Old Testament punishment for blasphemy is stoning<br />

- Revelation predicts 200-pound hailstones will fall<br />

- This is consistent from beginning to end<br />

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is<br />

Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones,<br />

wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall<br />

declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work <strong>of</strong><br />

what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall<br />

receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he<br />

himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.<br />

• Our works will be tested by the living God<br />

• Depending on what foundation you built upon<br />

- You will either be rewarded or suffer loss


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- May suffer loss <strong>of</strong> our works for still be saved<br />

• We work to please Him and to fulfill His call upon our lives for his Kingdom anything<br />

else is dead works, dross.<br />

• Lots daughters resort to incest and they give rise to the Moabites and the Ammonites<br />

and it rather a grim story to the whole scene.<br />

Luke 17:22-32 And he said unto the disciples, <strong>The</strong> days will come, when ye shall desire<br />

to see one <strong>of</strong> the days <strong>of</strong> the Son <strong>of</strong> man, and ye shall not see it. 23 And they shall say<br />

to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. 24 For as the<br />

lightning, that lighteneth out <strong>of</strong> the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part<br />

under heaven; so shall also the Son <strong>of</strong> man be in his day. 25 But first must he suffer<br />

many things, and be rejected <strong>of</strong> this generation. 26 And as it was in the days <strong>of</strong> Noe, so<br />

shall it be also in the days <strong>of</strong> the Son <strong>of</strong> man. 27 <strong>The</strong>y did eat, they drank, they married<br />

wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the<br />

flood came, and destroyed them all.<br />

• He is not saying that eating, and drinking, and having married wives, and being given<br />

in marriage, is bad. He’s saying, it’s business as usual.<br />

Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days <strong>of</strong> Lot; they did eat, they drank, they<br />

bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out <strong>of</strong><br />

Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus<br />

shall it be in the day when the Son <strong>of</strong> man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be<br />

upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away:<br />

and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot's wife.<br />

“…As <strong>The</strong> Days Of Lot”<br />

• “Remember Lot's wife” (Luke 17:32)<br />

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• Even with the Angel taking her by the hand<br />

- She still didn't get the message to flee<br />

- She was cleaning too tightly to the world, the flesh, and to things<br />

Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose<br />

his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the<br />

one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together;<br />

the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall<br />

be taken, and the other left.<br />

• You have night, morning, and day and it all happens like that.<br />

• Does the Lord know that the world is round you bet. This is an interesting study in<br />

astronomy right here.<br />

- This is no Ptolemy cosmology there this is strictly Copernican cosmology.<br />

• Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance polymath, active as a mathematician,<br />

astronomer, and Catholic canon, who formulated a model <strong>of</strong> the universe that placed<br />

the Sun rather than Earth at its center. He determined that the earth was round.<br />

Born: February 19, 1473, Toruń, Poland<br />

• What was going on spiritually in Sodom and Gomorrah? (Romans 1:18-32)<br />

Romans 1:18-19 For the wrath <strong>of</strong> God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness<br />

and unrighteousness <strong>of</strong> men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that<br />

which may be known <strong>of</strong> God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y had two witnesses, Lot and the word <strong>of</strong> God/the heavens.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> heathen are accountable; “without excuse.” God’s whole creation holds them<br />

accountable without excuse.<br />

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things <strong>of</strong> him from the creation <strong>of</strong> the world are clearly


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seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and<br />

Godhead; so that they are without excuse:<br />

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither<br />

were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was<br />

darkened.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y once knew God, everyone does<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y knew God<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y glorified him not as God<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y were not thankful<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened<br />

Romans 1:22 Pr<strong>of</strong>essing themselves to be wise, they became fools,<br />

• “Fools” From, “mórainó (3471)” to be foolish. Usage: (a) I make foolish, turn to<br />

foolishness, (b) I taint, and thus: I am tasteless, make useless.<br />

(Mōrós) – dull, sluggish ("without an edge"); (figuratively) acting "stupid or silly,"<br />

"insipid, flat." . . . "to play the fool" (WS, 30). See 3474 (mōros) ("moronic")lacking a grip<br />

on reality (acting as though "brainless").<br />

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory <strong>of</strong> the uncorruptible God into an image made like<br />

to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.<br />

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts <strong>of</strong> their own<br />

hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y gave God up, so, God gave them up …to dishonor their own bodies between<br />

themselves.<br />

- Is there a link between sexual perversion and the denial <strong>of</strong> the Living God … Yes!<br />

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth <strong>of</strong> God into a lie, and worshipped and served


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the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God<br />

gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into<br />

that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use <strong>of</strong> the<br />

woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is<br />

unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence <strong>of</strong> their error which was meet.<br />

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over<br />

to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with<br />

all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full <strong>of</strong> envy,<br />

murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters <strong>of</strong> God, despiteful,<br />

proud, boasters, inventors <strong>of</strong> evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without<br />

understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:<br />

32 Who knowing the judgment <strong>of</strong> God, that they which commit such things are worthy<br />

<strong>of</strong> death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.<br />

“…As <strong>The</strong> Days Of Lot”<br />

• <strong>The</strong> most pr<strong>of</strong>ound philosophical insights will not preserve you from indulgences <strong>of</strong><br />

the flesh<br />

• Recognition is not a cure<br />

• <strong>The</strong> highest goal <strong>of</strong> philosophy, ethics, or morality in the philosophical sense at best<br />

can only give you a consciousness <strong>of</strong> it, but not the power to overcome this<br />

- It is only done by the Holy Spirit<br />

• Every headline in America: Is a renewed outbreak <strong>of</strong> ancient sins Romans 1:18-32<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y once knew God - failed to glorify Him – became vain in their reasoning – their<br />

hearts darkened<br />

• God gives them up to uncleanness, vile affections, and a reprobate mind. (John 12:39,<br />

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• Remember Lots wife this is the message <strong>of</strong> the day<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and<br />

speak evil <strong>of</strong> dignities.<br />

• Three times: Used Old Testament examples (Genesis 14, 18, 19)<br />

- defile the flesh “Walking after their own lusts” 2 Peter 3:3<br />

- set at nought dominion<br />

- rail at dignities<br />

• Defile the flesh “Walking after their own lusts” 2 Peter 3:3<br />

- Linked to a belief in Evolution<br />

- Belief in prophecy is antithetical to belief in Evolution<br />

- Creation and <strong>The</strong> Second coming imply God intervening in the history <strong>of</strong> mankind<br />

- Today's commitment to evolution is attempting to undermine any belief in the second<br />

coming <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ<br />

• Defiling the flesh list is found in (Galatians 5:19-20)<br />

• “Out <strong>of</strong> the heart…defiles a man” (Matthew 15:19, 20)<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y Set At Naught Dominion:”<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y deny authority:<br />

• “Denying our only Lord and Master” verse 4<br />

• “No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:3)<br />

• “Every knee shall bow” (Philippians 2:10, 11)<br />

• God sets up authorities<br />

• “New” social order: Kingdom Now: not people <strong>of</strong> the world; “crept into”; Doctrines <strong>of</strong>


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Demons (1 Timothy 4:1)<br />

Rail at Dignities:<br />

• “Rail” = speak evil, revile dignities verses 9,10<br />

• Speaking in judgement <strong>of</strong> authorities…<br />

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and<br />

strength, and the kingdom <strong>of</strong> our God, and the power <strong>of</strong> his Christ: for the accuser <strong>of</strong><br />

our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.<br />

• Satan = “Accuser <strong>of</strong> the Brethren”<br />

- Aren’t we doing his work each time we open our mouths against the Lord's chosen<br />

vessels?<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Ultimate Dignity: Our Lord Jesus Christ!<br />

• <strong>The</strong> <strong>of</strong>ficial state religion <strong>of</strong> the United States - Secular Humanism - attacks Jesus<br />

Christ, our Lord and Savior<br />

<strong>Jude</strong>’s Message:<br />

• Remember Sodom<br />

• Remember Lots wife<br />

- Actual Historical event that the Holy Spirit calls to our attention many times<br />

- Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Jesus points us to these truths so that we can learn<br />

some lessons for our spiritual walk<br />

• Written for Believers<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 9-10<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> Session 5 (Verses 9&10)


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB4cmwwDUe0<br />

Michael vs. Satan Over the Body <strong>of</strong> Moses<br />

9] Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the<br />

body <strong>of</strong> Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, <strong>The</strong> Lord<br />

rebuke thee.<br />

• I believe that the battle for the body <strong>of</strong> Moses had everything and something to do<br />

with the “Battle Between the Gods.” Moses had bought the Israelites by the Hand <strong>of</strong><br />

God out <strong>of</strong> Egypt, by defeating all <strong>of</strong> the gods <strong>of</strong> Egypt in the form <strong>of</strong> plagues that<br />

totally humiliated the System <strong>of</strong> the Egyptian gods. I’m sure that if Satan could put<br />

Moses’s head on a pike the systems <strong>of</strong> this world could claim that it is futile to stand<br />

with the God <strong>of</strong> Israel, because in the end you will ultimately be defeated.<br />

A. Remember, Balak the king <strong>of</strong> Moab tried to have the prophet Balaam curse Israel,<br />

only to find the LORD would only allow Balaam to bless Israel.<br />

B. King Og <strong>of</strong> Bashan, which we associate with the Golan Heights, God led the Israelites<br />

to kill certain giants before entering the Promised Land.<br />

C. <strong>The</strong> battle has always been about kings and gods, and whether we trust the true God<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Torah or do we trust the princes <strong>of</strong> this world system.<br />

Genesis 3:1-5 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast <strong>of</strong> the field which<br />

the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not<br />

eat <strong>of</strong> every tree <strong>of</strong> the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat <strong>of</strong><br />

the fruit <strong>of</strong> the trees <strong>of</strong> the garden: 3 But <strong>of</strong> the fruit <strong>of</strong> the tree which is in the midst <strong>of</strong><br />

the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat <strong>of</strong> it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.<br />

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know<br />

that in the day ye eat there<strong>of</strong>, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods,<br />

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Luke 4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son <strong>of</strong> God…<br />

D. Secondly, if there was any way that the body <strong>of</strong> Moses could be re-animated, cloned,<br />

or duplicated, can you imagine the chaos that could have ensued if the enemy could<br />

speak through the mouth <strong>of</strong> a false Messiah/Moses. <strong>The</strong> Ten Commandments could be<br />

annulled or revised to totally refuted what God originally told Moses.<br />

I also believe what Dr. Chuck Missler stated, “<strong>Jude</strong> 1:9 tells us that Michael the archangel<br />

fought with Satan over the body <strong>of</strong> Moses. Why? Nobody on earth knows besides the<br />

Holy Spirit. Moses and Elijah (who never died) show up at the Transfiguration<br />

in Matthew 17. I suspect that these are the Two Witnesses <strong>of</strong> Revelation 11, partly<br />

because the Two Witnesses have abilities that match miracles that were accomplished<br />

through Elijah and Moses. It is possible that Moses’ ministry on earth is not finished.”<br />

Blurry Creatures Episode 203 <strong>The</strong> Bones <strong>of</strong> Moses with Dr. Joel Muddamalle<br />

Dr. Joel Muddamalle returns to Blurry Creatures and we delve into a peculiar story found<br />

in the book <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> about a supernatural fight over the body <strong>of</strong> Moses. Why would the<br />

location <strong>of</strong> the body <strong>of</strong> Moses matter in cosmic space and time? What did the ancients<br />

believe about the importance <strong>of</strong> where our bodies are buried? Join us for a fascinating<br />

conversation about the unseen realm and one <strong>of</strong> the stranger stories in scripture. Dr.<br />

Joel is currently the Director <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong>ology and Research for Proverbs 31 Ministries and<br />

Lysa TerKeurst and is passionate about teaching the brilliant truths in Scripture.<br />

Guest: https://muddamalle.com<br />

A curious fact: It is almost impossible to find a sermon or article on this strange dispute<br />

between the chief <strong>of</strong> the holy angels and the chief <strong>of</strong> the wicked spirits.<br />

“Speak evil <strong>of</strong> no man” (Titus 3:2).


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Review verse 8: Three Outstanding Marks <strong>of</strong> Apostasy<br />

• Defiling the flesh<br />

• Despising dominion<br />

• Railing at dignities<br />

Railing judgment is important enough to merit further illustration!<br />

Two mighty angels once disputed over the body <strong>of</strong> a creature <strong>of</strong> a lower order than<br />

they:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> angel who was faithful to his Creator said nothing against his evil opponent...<br />

• Even though he himself was doing the work <strong>of</strong> God in obedience to a divine<br />

command, and...<br />

• Even though the Devil who opposed him was seeking to thwart God’s purposes!<br />

Other “New” Revelations Given by Allusion:<br />

<strong>Jude</strong>: Prophecy <strong>of</strong> Enoch verses 14,15<br />

Peter: Noah as a preacher <strong>of</strong> righteousness 2 Peter 2:5<br />

Paul: Words <strong>of</strong> Christ not in Gospels Acts 20:35<br />

“More blessed to give than receive”<br />

Names <strong>of</strong> the two magicians in Egypt 2 Timothy 3:8<br />

James: Elijah prayed to stop rain for 3 1/2 years<br />

(1 Kings 17:1 & 18:1 do not link long drought in<br />

Ahab’s reign to the prayers <strong>of</strong> the prophet) James 5:17<br />

Stephen: “another Pharoah” heteros, not allos;<br />

Moses learned wisdom <strong>of</strong> Egyptians Acts 7


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Michael<br />

Archangel: “Chief Angel”; always in the singular: only one. Michael = “who is unto like<br />

God?” (vs. Satan, which means “Adversary.”)<br />

· First reference is in Daniel 10:13: After three weeks <strong>of</strong> prayer and fasting, delay and<br />

assist (Ephesians 6:12). Michael “one <strong>of</strong> the chief princes” = “the first <strong>of</strong> the Chief<br />

Princes.” He is assigned to defeat Satan’s purpose against God’s people:<br />

· Israel Daniel 10:13,21<br />

· Time <strong>of</strong> Jacob’s Trouble Daniel 12:1; Revelation 12:7-9<br />

Summary:<br />

Satan seeks to defeat God’s program; Michael is God’s chosen instrument for<br />

overcoming Satan’s purpose.<br />

Why Are <strong>The</strong>y Both Interested in Moses’ Body?<br />

· <strong>The</strong>re are over 500 Old Testament references to Moses: Only one refers to his body:<br />

Deuteronomy 34:5,6.<br />

Deuteronomy 34:5 So Moses the servant <strong>of</strong> the LORD died there in the land <strong>of</strong> Moab,<br />

according to the word <strong>of</strong> the LORD. 6 And he buried him in a valley in the land <strong>of</strong><br />

Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth <strong>of</strong> his sepulchre unto this day.<br />

7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim,<br />

nor his natural force abated. 8 And the children <strong>of</strong> Israel wept for Moses in the plains <strong>of</strong><br />

Moab thirty days: so the days <strong>of</strong> weeping [and] mourning for Moses were ended.<br />

Traditions:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Torah tells us that Moses was buried by God. (Deuteronomy 34:6)<br />

• Targum <strong>of</strong> Jonathan, on Deuteronomy 34:6:


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- <strong>The</strong> grave <strong>of</strong> Moses was given into the special custody <strong>of</strong> Michael.<br />

- Ancient Jewish traditions speak <strong>of</strong> a contest about Moses’ soul at the time <strong>of</strong> his burial.<br />

- It is widely believed among Jewish scholars that there was a contest<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> tells us about the contest<br />

Questions:<br />

• Why did God Himself bury Moses?<br />

• Why is the place <strong>of</strong> the sepulcher kept secret?<br />

• Why is Satan interested in the body <strong>of</strong> man...this man?<br />

• Why is Michael dispatched to oppose?<br />

1) Fetish Risk? <strong>The</strong> potential <strong>of</strong> being worshipped (Josephus, Antiquities <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Jews, IV:8:49).<br />

- Satan’s goal is deception and false worship, we find him doing that very thing (<strong>The</strong><br />

Beast “wounded to death” in Revelation 13:3,4); veneration <strong>of</strong> Prophet (Deuteronomy<br />

18:15,19).<br />

Revelation 13:3,4 And I saw one <strong>of</strong> his heads as it were wounded to death; and his<br />

deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they<br />

worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the<br />

beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?<br />

• Veneration <strong>of</strong> Prophet<br />

Deuteronomy 18:15,19 <strong>The</strong> Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the<br />

midst <strong>of</strong> thee, <strong>of</strong> thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 16 According to<br />

all that thou desiredst <strong>of</strong> the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day <strong>of</strong> the assembly, saying,<br />

Let me not hear again the voice <strong>of</strong> the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire<br />

any more, that I die not. 17 And the Lord said unto me, <strong>The</strong>y have well spoken that


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which they have spoken. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren,<br />

like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that<br />

I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto<br />

my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it <strong>of</strong> him. 20 But the prophet,<br />

which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to<br />

speak, or that shall speak in the name <strong>of</strong> other gods, even that prophet shall die.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Brazen Serpent and King Hezekiah’s reform — 690 years later (2 Kings18:4).<br />

2 Kings18:4 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the<br />

groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those<br />

days the children <strong>of</strong> Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan (brazen).<br />

• God sent a plague among the people (Numbers 21)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Brazen Serpent on a cross was the remedy<br />

• Jesus made reference to that event<br />

Fetishes:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Shroud <strong>of</strong> Turin<br />

• Noah's Ark<br />

Two Groups <strong>of</strong> Ideas:<br />

2) Future Role? Future Roles: Moses and Elijah<br />

• Two ministries in the Old Testament that were interrupted, that were incomplete<br />

John 1:19 And this is the record <strong>of</strong> John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from<br />

Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re were three people they thought he might be, three were expected in John 1:20-<br />

21


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John 1:20-21 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.<br />

21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that<br />

prophet? And he answered, No.<br />

• Not the Messiah – He told them right up front<br />

• Elijah – some confusion in Matthew 11:14; 17:10,11 (Jesus makes a remark about the<br />

spirit <strong>of</strong> Elijah)<br />

- John the Baptist was NOT Elijah John 1:21; Matthew 17:11<br />

• He was Not that prophet – Prophet <strong>of</strong> Moses Deuteronomy 18:15-18<br />

• He was none <strong>of</strong> them<br />

Promise <strong>of</strong> Elijah:<br />

Malachi 4:5-6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming <strong>of</strong> the great<br />

and dreadful day <strong>of</strong> the LORD: 6 And he shall turn the heart <strong>of</strong> the fathers to the<br />

children, and the heart <strong>of</strong> the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth<br />

with a curse.<br />

• John the Baptist came in the spirit <strong>of</strong> Elijah<br />

• But there is a day that is coming, that Elijah will come before the Great and Terrible<br />

Day <strong>of</strong> the Lord.<br />

• If you observe Passover in a Jewish Orthodox home, you will find that there is an<br />

empty chair for Elijah.<br />

• Messiah<br />

• Elijah (confusion in Matthew 11:14; 17:10,11);<br />

John the Baptist NOT Elijah (John 1:21; Matthew 17:11);


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• Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-18).<br />

Numbers 20:7-12 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 8 Take the rod, and gather<br />

thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock<br />

before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them<br />

water out <strong>of</strong> the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. 9 And<br />

Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him. 10 And Moses and<br />

Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear<br />

now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out <strong>of</strong> this rock?<br />

• Moses was upset, God was not upset = false witness<br />

• Who's taking credit for this?<br />

Numbers 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice:<br />

and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.<br />

Moses Ministry:<br />

• 180 degrees out <strong>of</strong> step with what God intended<br />

• Moses is going to be placed into the “penalty box”<br />

• This is a heavy penalty, he is through, out <strong>of</strong> the game<br />

• Bring in the substitute!<br />

Numbers 20:12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not,<br />

to sanctify me in the eyes <strong>of</strong> the children <strong>of</strong> Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this<br />

congregation into the land which I have given them.<br />

Deuteronomy 3:23 And I besought the Lord at that time, saying, 24 O Lord God, thou<br />

hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is<br />

there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy<br />

might? 25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that<br />

goodly mountain, and Lebanon. 26 But the Lord was wroth with me for your sakes, and


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would not hear me: and the Lord said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto<br />

me <strong>of</strong> this matter. 27 Get thee up into the top <strong>of</strong> Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward,<br />

and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou<br />

shalt not go over this Jordan. 28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen<br />

him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land<br />

which thou shalt see. 29 So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.<br />

• Moses blew it, and there was a price to pay.<br />

• Moses is superseded by Joshua (Numbers 20:7-12 vs. Exodus 17);<br />

• Compare this to a similar event in Exodus 17<br />

1 Kings 19:13-16 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his<br />

mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in <strong>of</strong> the cave. And, behold, there came<br />

a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? 14 And he said, I have been<br />

very jealous for the Lord God <strong>of</strong> hosts: because the children <strong>of</strong> Israel have forsaken thy<br />

covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I<br />

only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. 15 And the Lord said unto him, Go,<br />

return on thy way to the wilderness <strong>of</strong> Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael<br />

to be king over Syria: 16 And Jehu the son <strong>of</strong> Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over<br />

Israel: and Elisha the son <strong>of</strong> Shaphat <strong>of</strong> Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in<br />

thy room. 17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword <strong>of</strong> Hazael shall<br />

Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword <strong>of</strong> Jehu shall Elisha slay. 18 Yet I have<br />

left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and<br />

every mouth which hath not kissed him.<br />

2 Kings 2:1- And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a<br />

whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. 2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry<br />

here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As<br />

the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.<br />

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him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he<br />

said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. 4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I<br />

pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as<br />

thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho. 5 And the sons <strong>of</strong> the<br />

prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that<br />

the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know<br />

it; hold ye your peace. 6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for<br />

the Lord hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I<br />

will not leave thee. And they two went on. 7 And fifty men <strong>of</strong> the sons <strong>of</strong> the prophets<br />

went, and stood to view afar <strong>of</strong>f: and they two stood by Jordan. 8 And Elijah took his<br />

mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither<br />

and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground. 9 And it came to pass, when they<br />

were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be<br />

taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion <strong>of</strong> thy spirit be<br />

upon me. 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me<br />

when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. 11 And it<br />

came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot <strong>of</strong><br />

fire, and horses <strong>of</strong> fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind<br />

into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot <strong>of</strong> Israel,<br />

and the horsemen there<strong>of</strong>. And he saw him no more: and he took hold <strong>of</strong> his own<br />

clothes, and rent them in two pieces. 13 He took up also the mantle <strong>of</strong> Elijah that fell<br />

from him, and went back, and stood by the bank <strong>of</strong> Jordan; 14 And he took the mantle<br />

<strong>of</strong> Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God <strong>of</strong><br />

Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and<br />

Elisha went over. 15 And when the sons <strong>of</strong> the prophets which were to view at Jericho<br />

saw him, they said, <strong>The</strong> spirit <strong>of</strong> Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him,<br />

and bowed themselves to the ground before him.<br />

• Elijah was superseded by Elisha (1 Kings 19:13-16 @ Horeb; 2 Kings 2:11).


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[Elijah, had 8 miracles;<br />

Elisha, had 16 miracles, he had a = double portion.]<br />

Two Witnesses <strong>of</strong> Revelation 11:<br />

Revelation 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a<br />

thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 4 <strong>The</strong>se are the two<br />

olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God <strong>of</strong> the earth. 5 And if any<br />

man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out <strong>of</strong> their mouth, and devoureth their enemies:<br />

and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6 <strong>The</strong>se have power to<br />

shut heaven, that it rain not in the days <strong>of</strong> their prophecy: and have power over waters<br />

to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as <strong>of</strong>ten as they will.<br />

7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out <strong>of</strong><br />

the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.<br />

• Overcome = Prevail<br />

• Jesus told Peter that the gates <strong>of</strong> hell will not prevail against the church<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se two witnesses are not part <strong>of</strong> the church<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y are Jewish, Old Testament Saints<br />

Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street <strong>of</strong> the great city, which<br />

spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9 And they <strong>of</strong><br />

the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days<br />

and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. 10 And they that<br />

dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one<br />

to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. 11 And<br />

after three days and an half the spirit <strong>of</strong> life from God entered into them, and they stood<br />

upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 12 And they heard a<br />

great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to<br />

heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.


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Identified 4 Gifts:<br />

Revelation 11:5-6 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out <strong>of</strong> their mouth, and<br />

devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.<br />

6 <strong>The</strong>se have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days <strong>of</strong> their prophecy: and<br />

have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues,<br />

as <strong>of</strong>ten as they will.<br />

Elijah:<br />

• Fire from Heaven (1 Kings 18:36,37 @ Carmel); 2 Kings 1:10,12 (3 times total!);<br />

• Shut heaven from rain (1 Kings 17:1; James 5:17; cf. Luke 4:25);<br />

Moses: • Water to blood (Exodus 7:19);<br />

• All manner <strong>of</strong> plagues (Exodus 8-12).<br />

- Why not Enoch? [“Die but once?”]<br />

- Hebrews 9:27 is a principle, a denial <strong>of</strong> reincarnation<br />

- (Hebrews 9:27 vs. Lazarus, Jairus’ daughter, widow <strong>of</strong> Nain’s son...]<br />

• Enoch didn’t die but was a Gentile!<br />

Matthew 17 “Staff Meeting”:<br />

Matthew 17:1-3 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and<br />

bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and<br />

his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there<br />

appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.<br />

• Jesus, Moses, and Elijah had a staff meeting!<br />

• How did they know that this was Moses and Elijah?<br />

- Nothing tells us that we don't know how they knew<br />

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Matthew 17:4-5 <strong>The</strong>n answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be<br />

here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses,<br />

and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and<br />

behold a voice out <strong>of</strong> the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well<br />

pleased; hear ye him.<br />

• Jesus spoke <strong>of</strong> His Crucifixion (Luke 9:31); His Sufferings and Glory (1 Peter 1:10-12);<br />

and His Second Coming (2 Peter 1:15-18).<br />

Luke 9:30-31 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:<br />

31 Who appeared in glory, and spake <strong>of</strong> his decease which he should accomplish at<br />

Jerusalem.<br />

• It's a prophetic discussion between Jesus, Moses, and Elijah<br />

1 Peter 1:10-12 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently,<br />

who prophesied <strong>of</strong> the grace that should come unto you: 11 Searching what, or what<br />

manner <strong>of</strong> time the Spirit <strong>of</strong> Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified<br />

beforehand the sufferings <strong>of</strong> Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 Unto whom it<br />

was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which<br />

are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the<br />

Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.<br />

• If you study this passage he is speaking about that event between Jesus, Moses, and<br />

Elijah on the mount <strong>of</strong> transfiguration.<br />

2 Peter 1:15-18 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have<br />

these things always in remembrance. 16 For we have not followed cunningly devised<br />

fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming <strong>of</strong> our Lord Jesus Christ,<br />

but were eyewitnesses <strong>of</strong> his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honour<br />

and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my


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beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we<br />

heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.<br />

• Not only did Moses and Elijah appear with Christ<br />

- But the discussion had to do with the Second Coming <strong>of</strong> Christ<br />

“Wetmore Hypothesis Mount Pisgah”:<br />

Is this mountain the same location as Moses’ sepulchre and Elijah’s departure?<br />

• Elijah’s translation across Jordan, east <strong>of</strong> Jericho taken up by a whirlwind in the valley<br />

at the foot <strong>of</strong> Mount Pisgah (2 Kings 2:1-14);<br />

• Moses’ sepulcher at Beth-Peor, at the base <strong>of</strong> Mount Nebo near the foot <strong>of</strong> Mount<br />

Pisgah (Deuteronomy 34:1,6)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Transfiguration was not in Galilee (Mark 9:30). Could it be the same Mount<br />

Pisgah? (cf. Matthew 17:20).<br />

• Is it possible that this staff meeting with Jesus took place on the very mountain which<br />

Moses saw last and where Elijah was there last?<br />

Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because <strong>of</strong> your unbelief: for verily I say unto<br />

you, If ye have faith as a grain <strong>of</strong> mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove<br />

hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y just come from the Mountain <strong>of</strong> Transfiguration<br />

- That's the mountain that he was pointing to<br />

- What mountain was Jesus speaking <strong>of</strong> Mount Pisgah?<br />

• Everyone believes that the Mount <strong>of</strong> Transfiguration was in Galilee<br />

Mark 9:30 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not<br />

that any man should know it.


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• <strong>The</strong>y had just come down from the Mount <strong>of</strong> Transfiguration<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y couldn't leave Galilee to go to Galilee<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y were NOT already in gallery<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y were east <strong>of</strong> the Jordan, in Moab, not in Galilee<br />

• Elijah’s translation was across the Jordan, east <strong>of</strong> Jericho (2 Kings 2:1-14)<br />

• Moses’ sepulcher at Beth-Peor, at the base <strong>of</strong> Mount Nebo near the foot <strong>of</strong> Mount<br />

Pisgah (Deuteronomy 34:1,6)<br />

Moses’ sepulcher is at Beth-Peor, at the base <strong>of</strong> Mount Nebo near the foot <strong>of</strong> Mount<br />

Pisgah (Deuteronomy 34:1,6)<br />

<strong>Jude</strong>’s Point:<br />

• Michael is on a mission for the Lord contesting the body <strong>of</strong> Moses against Satan<br />

• Even then Michael does not bring a railing accusation against Satan<br />

• This has to be the most extreme example <strong>Jude</strong> could have presented<br />

- Not really about Revelation 11 - the two witnesses<br />

- Discussed Michael, Satan, and the Moses issue<br />

- Link between Moses body and his future role<br />

- Two witnesses will surface representing the Law and the Prophets in a uniquely Jewish<br />

ministry<br />

• Satan understands that, and he is doing all that he can do to thwart that mission<br />

• Michael was sent to hold the devil back<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re are these casual songs within the Christian community that do not treat Satan as<br />

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• Michael dared not bring railing accusations against him<br />

- We shouldn’t make him bigger than he is,<br />

- We shouldn't treat him trivially<br />

• We also shouldn't fear him only because, “1 John 4:4 Greater is he who is in us than he<br />

that is in the world.”<br />

Conclusion:<br />

Example <strong>of</strong> Michael = This is a terrible warning against “evil speaking.”<br />

• Attacking God’s people;<br />

• Speaking accusations against institution which honor the Lord and are honored by<br />

Him<br />

· <strong>The</strong>se are acts which point to a falling away from the teaching <strong>of</strong> the Bible rather than<br />

to a subjection to it.<br />

• Contending for the faith is one thing (verse 3), being contentious is another (Titus 3:9).<br />

· In the mouth <strong>of</strong> two witnesses every word shall be established:<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Lord rebuke thee, O Satan...” (Zechariah 3:2).<br />

• Michael’s words were restricted to his adversary alone.<br />

• If words are publicized, no one can tell how far it will go, how twisted it will become, or<br />

what harm it will ultimately do.<br />

Verse 10: Like Creatures Without Reason:<br />

10] But these speak evil <strong>of</strong> those things which they know not: but what they know<br />

naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.<br />

• One thought linking verses 8,9 & 10: Railing at Dignities.


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· <strong>The</strong> archangel, although dealing with Satan himself, and possessing a more perfect<br />

knowledge than ours, dared not to speak in judgment.<br />

· “But these rail at whatsoever thing they know not.”<br />

• An apostate does not hesitate to speak out in condemnation concerning matters<br />

about which he does not know enough to make him a judge over others.<br />

“Rail” = Greek root, blasphemeo, transliterates “blaspheme” means to<br />

“vilify” “speak reproachfully” or “calumniate.”<br />

• What are the “things they know not” (cf. Revelation 13:6; 1 Peter 3:16; 2 Peter 2:12...).<br />

Two words for “knowing”:<br />

· “Oida” = deeper knowledge;<br />

· “epistao” = perception by animal senses and faculties.<br />

• Unreasoning beasts have knowledge <strong>of</strong> the natural world, but only a superficial, if any,<br />

understanding.<br />

- Marks <strong>of</strong> an apostasy, in verse 10, in reverse order (vs. verse 8).<br />

• verse 8: “defile” = to dye, or stain<br />

• verse 10: “corrupted” = spoiled, or ruined (cf. Ephesians 4:22)<br />

· <strong>The</strong> apostate limits himself to mere natural knowledge, rails at the truth, and finally<br />

perished eternally in his own corruption.<br />

Next Time: Downward acceleration highlighted in verse 11, the heart <strong>of</strong> the epistle’s<br />

structure:<br />

• Midway between illustrations from the supernatural realm (verse 9) and from the<br />

natural realm (verses 12,13)<br />

- preceded by apostasy in history, and followed by apostasy in prophecy.


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- It makes personal, individual examples to follow those already set forth in corporate<br />

examples.<br />

Homework: Read about<br />

• Cain (Genesis 4)<br />

- Why was Able a Shepherd?<br />

- What made Abel’s <strong>of</strong>fering acceptable over Cain’s <strong>of</strong>fering?<br />

• Balaam (Numbers 22-25,31)<br />

- Balaam was a prophet, how much <strong>of</strong> A prophet? He prophesied the Christmas Star<br />

- Greedy, he prophecies for hire<br />

- We have the error <strong>of</strong> Balaam, the doctrine <strong>of</strong> Balaam, and so forth<br />

- He shows up in the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Revelation in a letter by our Lord to the churches<br />

- Because Cain and Balaam do mistakes that you and I are very likely to do also<br />

• Korah (Numbers 16)<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 11-13<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> Session 6 (Verses 11-13)<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDkVMRs1zSY<br />

11] Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way <strong>of</strong> Cain, and ran greedily after the<br />

error <strong>of</strong> Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying <strong>of</strong> Core.<br />

Overview:<br />

• Some plain, blunt, tough details<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is no hope for apostates to be found in all <strong>of</strong> the book <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong><br />

• <strong>The</strong>ir doom is sure


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To them is reserved the blackness <strong>of</strong> darkness forever Hebrews 6:4-6<br />

• Words are in past tense, they have already perished<br />

• All <strong>of</strong> the amended ability <strong>of</strong> history can't be changed<br />

• Past tense is intended to connotate its certainty<br />

Prophetic apostates are still future, still to happen<br />

- <strong>The</strong>ir doom is sure<br />

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions <strong>of</strong> the world through the<br />

knowledge <strong>of</strong> the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and<br />

overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been<br />

better for them not to have known the way <strong>of</strong> righteousness, than, after they have<br />

known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22 But it is<br />

happened unto them according to the true proverb, <strong>The</strong> dog is turned to his own<br />

vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.<br />

• As a kid, seeing that when a dog gets upset throws up, but to see him turn around and<br />

lap it up is disgusting.<br />

• How do you think God feels after we knowing the truth fall into error.<br />

• Like this swine <strong>of</strong> 2 Peter 2:20-22, they were never true sheep <strong>of</strong> the Good Shepherd<br />

- <strong>The</strong> word “knowledge” here is “head trip” not experiential trip<br />

Three Men From the Past:<br />

· This verse is the heart <strong>of</strong> the epistle’s structure. Midway between illustrations from the<br />

supernatural realm (v. 9) and from the natural realm (verses 12,13).<br />

· It is preceded by apostasy in history, and is followed by apostasy in prophecy. This<br />

verse also supplements previous corporate examples with personal, individual examples.


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Apostasy is not confined to one class <strong>of</strong> person:<br />

• Cain a tiller <strong>of</strong> the soil<br />

• Balaam a prophet<br />

• Korah a prince in Israel<br />

Individually, each speaks <strong>of</strong> a particular aspect <strong>of</strong> what it means to fall away from<br />

the truth; collectively, they present a complete process:<br />

First, they enter upon a wrong path;<br />

they run riotously down that path;<br />

finally, they perish at its end.<br />

· <strong>The</strong>re is no hope for apostates to be found in all <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong>. <strong>The</strong>ir doom is sure. To them is<br />

reserved the blackness <strong>of</strong> darkness forever (Hebrews 6:4-6).<br />

• Like the swine <strong>of</strong> Mark 5:13, they run violently down a steep place into God’s wrath;<br />

• Once they come under the power <strong>of</strong> the “doctrine <strong>of</strong> demons” (1 Timothy 4:1)., they<br />

turn from the truth (John 14:6).<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se three men commit individual sins<br />

- <strong>Jude</strong> rolls them all together to portray a process that all apostates go through<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y knowingly choose the way <strong>of</strong> Cain for the way <strong>of</strong> Christ;<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y choose the error <strong>of</strong> Balaam for the truth <strong>of</strong> Christ;<br />

• And the perishing <strong>of</strong> Korah for the life <strong>of</strong> Christ.<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way <strong>of</strong> Cain, and ran greedily after<br />

the error <strong>of</strong> Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying <strong>of</strong> Core.


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<strong>The</strong> Literal rendering <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong> 1:11: “In the way <strong>of</strong> Cain, they went away, and in the<br />

wandering <strong>of</strong> Balaam for reward they rushed headlong, and in the rebellion <strong>of</strong> Korah<br />

they perished.”<br />

Way <strong>of</strong> Cain:<br />

Proverbs 16:25 <strong>The</strong>re is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end there<strong>of</strong> [are]<br />

the ways <strong>of</strong> death.<br />

Proverbs 14:12 <strong>The</strong>re is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end there<strong>of</strong> [are]<br />

the ways <strong>of</strong> death.<br />

• Our natural judgment is not a reliable guide for spiritual things<br />

- <strong>The</strong> creation shows the Creator, and His handiwork<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Heavens declare the glory <strong>of</strong> God<br />

• From the creation we know there is a Designer, an Architect, a personality behind all<br />

that we see<br />

• <strong>The</strong> creation cannot communicate His redemptive plan<br />

• Redemption is God's greatest work; it occupies the most space in all <strong>of</strong> the Bible<br />

- Creation has maybe a handful <strong>of</strong> chapters in the Bible<br />

- Redemption, most <strong>of</strong> Genesis, Exodus, Ruth, the Gospels, the whole New Testament,<br />

Revelation<br />

• Which work cost God the most?<br />

- God breathes into existence entire universes<br />

• <strong>The</strong> creation we see is under the curse<br />

• Redemption is revealed supernaturally by his Word


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Genesis 3:23 <strong>The</strong>refore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden <strong>of</strong> Eden, to till the<br />

ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the<br />

east <strong>of</strong> the garden <strong>of</strong> Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to<br />

keep the way <strong>of</strong> the tree <strong>of</strong> life.<br />

Genesis 4:1-2 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said,<br />

I have gotten a man from the Lord. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was<br />

a keeper <strong>of</strong> sheep, but Cain was a tiller <strong>of</strong> the ground.<br />

• Don’t presume that one calling is above another, there are documents claiming that<br />

shepherding was a higher call this is nonsense<br />

Genesis 4:3 And in process <strong>of</strong> time it came to pass, that Cain brought <strong>of</strong> the fruit <strong>of</strong> the<br />

ground an <strong>of</strong>fering unto the Lord.<br />

• That seems natural enough he's a farmer, he’s tilling the soil, he grows crops, and he<br />

brings the fruit <strong>of</strong> the ground as an <strong>of</strong>fering to the Lord<br />

Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought <strong>of</strong> the firstlings <strong>of</strong> his flock and <strong>of</strong> the fat there<strong>of</strong>.<br />

And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his <strong>of</strong>fering: 5 But unto Cain and to his<br />

<strong>of</strong>fering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re's a concept in business that you ought to know your market, if you are selling a<br />

product you ought to know what your buyer prefers<br />

Genesis 4:6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy<br />

countenance fallen?<br />

What Was Cain’s Mistake?<br />

- He did not deny the existence <strong>of</strong> God; was he a Believer? Yes! <strong>The</strong>re is scholastic<br />

traditions with reasons to believe that in this time the way <strong>of</strong>fering was accepted by God<br />

was accepted literally. Not through the pastor or through the Church or the priesthood.<br />

Fire came down from heaven and consumed it!


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- He did not refuse to worship Him;<br />

- He was not in rebellion<br />

- He simply failed to satisfy God by approaching Him on the revealed basis <strong>of</strong> vicarious<br />

atonement.<br />

• Cain: a sacrifice <strong>of</strong> works = a setting aside <strong>of</strong> God’s Word.<br />

Our “Way <strong>of</strong> Cain”<br />

• “Christians” have those same qualities…<br />

• How do we know God's attitude towards our approach is any different than God's<br />

reaction to Cain’s?<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hall <strong>of</strong> Faith:<br />

Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is the substance <strong>of</strong> things hoped for, the evidence <strong>of</strong> things<br />

not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand<br />

that the worlds were framed by the word <strong>of</strong> God, so that things which are seen were not<br />

made <strong>of</strong> things which do appear. 4 By faith Abel <strong>of</strong>fered unto God a more excellent<br />

sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying<br />

<strong>of</strong> his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.<br />

• What was there about Abel’s <strong>of</strong>fering?<br />

- Made by faith<br />

- “Faith comes by hearing...” Romans 10:17<br />

• Abel had heard something not detailed in the summary in Genesis<br />

Abel’s <strong>of</strong>fering was in response to a commandment<br />

Genesis 4:1-7...Abel, a sacrifice by faith<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se insights are not open to the casual readers <strong>of</strong> the book <strong>of</strong> Genesis


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Genesis 3:7 And the eyes <strong>of</strong> them both were opened, and they knew that they were<br />

naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.<br />

• Adam walked with God, Adam was perfect, from the Psalms and some other places in<br />

the scripture we can draw the Biblical inference …<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y had been clothed with light before they sinned<br />

• After they sinned, they were no longer righteous, they lost that covering, what they did<br />

caused them to realize that they had lost that covering<br />

• By being conscious <strong>of</strong> that they attempted to clothed themselves<br />

• So, they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons<br />

Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother <strong>of</strong> all<br />

living. 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats <strong>of</strong> skins, and<br />

clothed them.<br />

• Adam and Eve had garments that were apparently inadequate<br />

• God made coats <strong>of</strong> skins and clothed them<br />

• <strong>The</strong> fact that God personally did that should get our attention<br />

• If we just had Genesis 3:21, we would be out on the limb<br />

- But if we take the rest <strong>of</strong> the Torah, Exodus and the Passover lamb, and Leviticus and<br />

wrap it all together<br />

• We discover that from Genesis 3 through Revelation 19<br />

- God consistently presents the principle that without the shedding <strong>of</strong> blood there is no<br />

remission <strong>of</strong> sin. “without the shedding <strong>of</strong> blood there is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22).<br />

• As we really understand the whole scripture<br />

- We recognize a preoccupation with shed blood


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• We miss the vivid object lessons <strong>of</strong> Judaism in the Old Testament<br />

- God, throughout Israel’s history ordained rituals<br />

• <strong>The</strong> slaughtering <strong>of</strong> animals, shedding their blood<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Tabernacle’s nickname is “<strong>The</strong> House <strong>of</strong> Blood “<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Temple had special aqueducts for the blood to flow<br />

• All <strong>of</strong> the barbaric ritual is God's way <strong>of</strong> showing us that sin is serious, that sin has to<br />

be paid for<br />

- Not by the blood <strong>of</strong> sheep and goats, that's just the model a tutorial<br />

- It all points to the sacrifice on the cross<br />

• I'm suggesting to you that the cross was preached in Genesis 3:20-21<br />

• Do you notice why Adam called Eve the mother <strong>of</strong> all living? Because <strong>of</strong> these coats <strong>of</strong><br />

skin<br />

• Suggesting the cross was preached in Genesis 3:21<br />

• Some believe the altar was at the gate<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y were outside the garden but instructed to bring <strong>of</strong>ferings to the altar<br />

• God instituted the Levitical system in Genesis 3:21<br />

- Elaboration is found in Genesis 22, (Gensis 22 is the most fascinating Prophecy Study<br />

in the Bible) when Abraham <strong>of</strong>fers Isaac, and 2,000 years later another Father would be<br />

<strong>of</strong>fering His Son on that hill and Abraham knew that. (Hebrews 3; Romans 4)<br />

• This presumes and amplifies a sacrifice long before Moses<br />

• God instituted the concept <strong>of</strong> the faith <strong>of</strong>fering the blood sacrifice as prophetically<br />

pointing to Jesus Christ, as earliest Adam and Eve. Now we can look at Cain with much<br />

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- “Without the shedding <strong>of</strong> blood there is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22).<br />

• Cain was a tiller <strong>of</strong> the soil - no problems there<br />

• Abel was a tender <strong>of</strong> the sheep - we have a problem with that<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y didn't eat meat, not until after the flood, meat was forbidden<br />

• What are they doing raising sheep?<br />

- Wool for clothing? Offerings?<br />

• Able’s <strong>of</strong>fering was by faith (Hebrews 11:4)<br />

• What’s Cain doing then?<br />

- He failed satisfy God by approaching Him on the revealed basis <strong>of</strong> vicarious atonement<br />

• God had ordained then and still does today tell us that the only way we can approach<br />

God is by shed blood <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ<br />

• Cain didn't do that, he brought the works <strong>of</strong> his own hands<br />

• <strong>The</strong> way <strong>of</strong> Cain: to blaspheme God, declaring His Salvation incomplete by trying to<br />

add to it<br />

<strong>The</strong>re's two ways to get to heaven<br />

Plan A Is by works<br />

Plan B Is, hey we can't do it we need help<br />

We can't make it by our own efforts<br />

- “<strong>The</strong>re is a way that seems right to a man, but the end there are all the ways <strong>of</strong><br />

death” Proverbs 16:25<br />

<strong>The</strong> basis for our approach to God is His completed work on our behalf<br />

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- Good works are not an attempt to earn anything<br />

- Attempting to earn a position with the Lord declares the position you have by faith in<br />

Christ is inadequate<br />

• Cain perished because <strong>of</strong> it; he was made an example for us to avoid<br />

• God wants <strong>of</strong>ferings by faith, not works<br />

That's what the way <strong>of</strong> Cain is all about<br />

- <strong>The</strong> blasphemy <strong>of</strong> God by declaring His salvation is incomplete through our attempts<br />

to add something to it<br />

• We can't add anything to the completed work <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ on the cross-no matter<br />

what we do<br />

• Faith versus works reverberates throughout all <strong>of</strong> scripture<br />

- It starts right here with Cain and Abel<br />

- Both were believers; both brought <strong>of</strong>ferings; one was saved, one was not saved. One<br />

followed God's instructions, one chose his own way, and it didn’t work<br />

Error <strong>of</strong> Balaam:<br />

Greek Balaam - “ran riotously,” “have been poured forth,” “rampage.”<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y are lovers <strong>of</strong> pleasures more than lovers <strong>of</strong> God (2 Timothy 3:4).<br />

Balaam: A prophet greedy for gold, hired by the enemies <strong>of</strong> the people <strong>of</strong> God to curse<br />

them; warned not to by God (Numbers 22:12).<br />

- Balaam was a prophet, he was not a false prophet, he had a gift,<br />

Numbers 24:15-17 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son <strong>of</strong> Beor hath<br />

said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: 16 He hath said, which heard the<br />

words <strong>of</strong> God, and knew the knowledge <strong>of</strong> the most High, which saw the vision <strong>of</strong> the


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Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: 17 I shall see him, but not now: I<br />

shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out <strong>of</strong> Jacob, and a Sceptre shall<br />

rise out <strong>of</strong> Israel, and shall smite the corners <strong>of</strong> Moab, and destroy all the children <strong>of</strong><br />

Sheth.<br />

• Some believe that this is the Christmas Star<br />

• Balaam has some prophecies, some important<br />

- He is best known for his major “screw ups”<br />

- Greedy for gold, hired by the enemies <strong>of</strong> the people <strong>of</strong> God to curse them; warned not<br />

to by God (Numbers 22:12)<br />

Numbers 22:1-33<br />

• Who is the Angel <strong>of</strong> the LORD?<br />

- He allows himself to be worshipped<br />

• Most believe that the Angel <strong>of</strong> the LORD is the Lord Jesus Christ (Joshua 5)<br />

- Old Testament appearance, the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ<br />

• Not satisfied with this (sufficient) answer, he makes a further request to go, and is<br />

given permission but not allowed to utter anything but blessings. Basically he was a<br />

hireling.<br />

- Moses’ summary (Deuteronomy 23:4,5).<br />

Deuteronomy 23:1-5 He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut <strong>of</strong>f,<br />

shall not enter into the congregation <strong>of</strong> the Lord.<br />

2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation <strong>of</strong> the Lord; even to his tenth<br />

generation shall he not enter into the congregation <strong>of</strong> the Lord.<br />

• Link verse 2 to Ruth 4:18-22


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Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation <strong>of</strong><br />

the Lord; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation <strong>of</strong><br />

the Lord for ever: 4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way,<br />

when ye came forth out <strong>of</strong> Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son<br />

<strong>of</strong> Beor <strong>of</strong> Pethor <strong>of</strong> Mesopotamia, to curse thee. 5 Nevertheless the Lord thy God<br />

would not hearken unto Balaam; but the Lord thy God turned the curse into a blessing<br />

unto thee, because the Lord thy God loved thee.<br />

• Deprived <strong>of</strong> rewards promised by Balak, King <strong>of</strong> Moab, Balaam’s covetous heart<br />

conceived an evil thought:<br />

- As you recall, they were camped by the borders <strong>of</strong> Moab.<br />

• If he could counsel the women <strong>of</strong> Midian and Moab to tempt the Israelites and cause<br />

them to sin,<br />

• God would have to punish His people:<br />

- Balak’s purpose would be served, and Balaam would be rich.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> seduction worked (Numbers 25:2,3; 31:16)<br />

- How did they get that insight? From Balaam’s council.<br />

Numbers 31:15-17 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?<br />

16 Behold, these caused the children <strong>of</strong> Israel, through the counsel <strong>of</strong> Balaam, to commit<br />

trespass against the Lord in the matter <strong>of</strong> Peor, and there was a plague among the<br />

congregation <strong>of</strong> the Lord. 17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill<br />

every woman that hath known man by lying with him.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Error <strong>of</strong> Balaam for Hire:<br />

• “Error <strong>of</strong> Balaam” <strong>Jude</strong> 11


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- Natural reasoning = supposed a righteous God had to curse the evident immorality in<br />

Israel<br />

· Sacrificing <strong>of</strong> eternal riches for temporal gain. Lust for the “pleasures <strong>of</strong> sin for a<br />

season”; greed for the “treasures <strong>of</strong> Egypt” (Hebrews 11:25; Mark 8:36). Demas: “Having<br />

loved this present world” (2 Timothy 4:10). Cf. “Error <strong>of</strong> Balaam” (<strong>Jude</strong> 11): natural<br />

reasoning = supposed a righteous God had to curse the evident immorality in Israel.<br />

• “Way <strong>of</strong> Balaam” (2 Peter 2:15):<br />

- A Hireling = making a “market” for his gift.<br />

• “Doctrine <strong>of</strong> Balaam” (Revelation 2:14):<br />

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that<br />

hold the doctrine <strong>of</strong> Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the<br />

children <strong>of</strong> Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.<br />

- Spiritual unchastity; marriage with the world.<br />

• Balaam took the way <strong>of</strong> Cain,<br />

- Lived riotously afterward, he got his reward from Balak<br />

- But perished miserably with the enemies <strong>of</strong> God at last (Joshua 13:22).<br />

• Sacrificing <strong>of</strong> eternal riches for temporal gain<br />

• Lust for the “pleasures <strong>of</strong> sin for a season”<br />

• Greed for the “treasures <strong>of</strong> Egypt” (Hebrews 11:25; Mark 8:36)<br />

• Demas: “Having loved this present world” (2 Timothy 4:10)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> passion for worldly enticements to interfere with your eternal riches<br />

• You know many times people say, “Well what's wrong with doing X?”<br />

• That’s not the question, what’s right about it?


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• • <strong>The</strong> issue is does it get in the way <strong>of</strong> your relationship with Jesus Christ? Things<br />

don't have to be great momentous sins to separate you from God.<br />

• A light touch on the things <strong>of</strong> this world, that’s our challenge<br />

Rebellion <strong>of</strong> Korah:<br />

(Note: Not in chronological order...(Numbers 16)<br />

- Chronologically it should have been Cain, Korah, and Balaam<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> is illustrating a process that occurs<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Way <strong>of</strong> Cain<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Error <strong>of</strong> Balaam<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Rebellion <strong>of</strong> Korah<br />

• In your Bible it may say, the Gainsaying <strong>of</strong> Korah<br />

• “Gainsaying”: Greek antilogia = “against the word.”<br />

• Korah was a Levite and a cousin to Moses (Exodus 6:18-21).<br />

• Under his leadership, He and his associates, Dathan and Abiram,<br />

- Rejected God’s appointed mediator Moses... and went down alive into the pit<br />

(Numbers 16:31-3).<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y rebelled against the type <strong>of</strong> Christ (Hebrews 3);<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y dared to think “all are holy” (Numbers 16:3):<br />

Numbers 16:1-3 Now Korah, the son <strong>of</strong> Izhar, the son <strong>of</strong> Kohath, the son <strong>of</strong> Levi, and<br />

Dathan and Abiram, the sons <strong>of</strong> Eliab, and On, the son <strong>of</strong> Peleth, sons <strong>of</strong> Reuben, took<br />

men: 2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain <strong>of</strong> the children <strong>of</strong> Israel, two<br />

hundred and fifty princes <strong>of</strong> the assembly, famous in the congregation, men <strong>of</strong> renown:


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3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said<br />

unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one<br />

<strong>of</strong> them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the<br />

congregation <strong>of</strong> the Lord?<br />

• Are all are sons <strong>of</strong> God? (Genesis 3:5)<br />

- “Ye are <strong>of</strong> your father the devil…” (John 8:44)<br />

• That was Jesus comment on the Brotherhood <strong>of</strong> Man<br />

• Is a mediator needed? Moses was a type<br />

- Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the father but by me”<br />

(John 14:6);<br />

• Only One Way<br />

• Is the Cross unnecessary? 3 times! (Matthew 26:36-44);<br />

- Gethsemane means “<strong>The</strong> oil press”<br />

- He took with Him Peter, James, and John. Judas was gone to betray Him.<br />

- How many were left behind? Eight, how many were left in the Ark eight.<br />

Matthew 26:36-44 <strong>The</strong>n cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and<br />

saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him<br />

Peter and the two sons <strong>of</strong> Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38 <strong>The</strong>n<br />

saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and<br />

watch with me. 39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O<br />

my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as<br />

thou wilt. 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto<br />

Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not<br />

into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 He went away again


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the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from<br />

me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he came and found them asleep again:<br />

for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the<br />

third time, saying the same words.<br />

- If there is any other way for anybody ever to get into heaven other than the way <strong>of</strong> the<br />

cross, did Jesus Christ died in vain and his prayer was not answered<br />

• We like to think the way is much bigger than that<br />

- “Narrow is the way and straight is the gate that leads to salvation. But broad is the<br />

gate that leads to destruction.” (Matthew 7:13-14)<br />

• Korah and the guys that rebelled against Moses didn't feel that Moses had any special<br />

ordination<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y are about to get a lesson on Moses ordination<br />

Numbers 16:28-33 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to<br />

do all these works; for I have not done them <strong>of</strong> mine own mind. 29 If these men die the<br />

common death <strong>of</strong> all men, or if they be visited after the visitation <strong>of</strong> all men; then<br />

the Lord hath not sent me. 30 But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth open her<br />

mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick<br />

into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord. 31 And it<br />

came to pass, as he had made an end <strong>of</strong> speaking all these words, that the ground clave<br />

asunder that was under them: 32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them<br />

up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.<br />

33 <strong>The</strong>y, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth<br />

closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> places Korah third; by doing that Cain, Balaam, and Korah describe a process<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y choose a way


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- <strong>The</strong>y rush headlong into that way<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y perish at the end<br />

• <strong>The</strong> craftsmanship <strong>of</strong> the book <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong><br />

- <strong>The</strong> Holy Spirit skillfully picks every word and has structured this precisely<br />

Woe unto Apostates (Luke 10:1-16).<br />

All three statements in <strong>Jude</strong> 11 are in the past tense: those who go the way <strong>of</strong> Cain ...<br />

have already perished.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Coming Grand Apostasy (2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:10-12)<br />

• All <strong>of</strong> what <strong>Jude</strong> is talking about is prophetic<br />

2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:1-5 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming <strong>of</strong> our Lord Jesus<br />

Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind,<br />

or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day <strong>of</strong><br />

Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,<br />

except there come a falling away first, and that man <strong>of</strong> sin be revealed, the son <strong>of</strong><br />

perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is<br />

worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple <strong>of</strong> God, shewing himself that he is<br />

God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?<br />

2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall<br />

consume with the spirit <strong>of</strong> his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness <strong>of</strong> his<br />

coming:<br />

• This is a flash future<br />

2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working <strong>of</strong> Satan with<br />

all power and signs and lying wonders,<br />

• This guy is not a phony, he’s not a charlatan, he is not pretending


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- Some Greek words used <strong>of</strong> the miracles in the Gospels<br />

2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness <strong>of</strong> unrighteousness in them that<br />

perish; because they received not the love <strong>of</strong> the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And<br />

for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:<br />

• Not just a lie, they will believe the lie<br />

- <strong>The</strong> ultimate lie, this is a definite article<br />

2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had<br />

pleasure in unrighteousness.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> only way to get through this is to be supernaturally selected by God and<br />

empowered by the Holy Spirit<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is an ultimate super apostasy coming<br />

- We are very close, we are on the threshold <strong>of</strong> seeing it happen<br />

• All three statements in June 11 are past tense<br />

- Those who go the way <strong>of</strong> Cain<br />

- Run greedily after the error <strong>of</strong> Balaam<br />

- Participate in the rebellion <strong>of</strong> Korah<br />

• Have already perished<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 12 <strong>The</strong>se are spots in your feasts <strong>of</strong> charity, when they feast with you, feeding<br />

themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about <strong>of</strong> winds; trees<br />

whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;<br />

Hidden Rocks:<br />

“Spots” From “spilas (4694)”, a ledge <strong>of</strong> rock (over which the sea dashes), i.e. a reef.


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• Greek: Reefs below the ocean, threatening safe navigation<br />

- Rocks that are known are less <strong>of</strong> a problem…! <strong>The</strong>se guys came to eat and to plunder.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are people hidden among us who are really not <strong>of</strong> the Body <strong>of</strong> Christ<br />

“Feasts <strong>of</strong> charity”<br />

• Agape feasts; abuses rebuked 1 Corinthians 11:21<br />

- Some began to “pasture” themselves<br />

Clouds Without Water:<br />

• Deceit and discouragement = thirsty (Proverbs 25:14)<br />

- Opposite <strong>of</strong> Luke 12:54<br />

• “Without water” = “dry places” where evil spirits are said to wander (Matthew 12:43)<br />

• “Carried aside by winds”; winds = ruach (Old Testament) = pneuma (New Testament)<br />

John 3:8 (Same word for Spirit)<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y are bondslaves to Satan<br />

- Clouds never go where it pleases, it goes where the winds carry it<br />

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his<br />

servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether <strong>of</strong> sin unto death, or <strong>of</strong> obedience unto<br />

righteousness?<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 13 Raging waves <strong>of</strong> the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to<br />

whom is reserved the blackness <strong>of</strong> darkness for ever.<br />

Autumn Trees:<br />

• Greek “autumn” + “to wane” = Late Autumn Trees (fruitless)<br />

• Harvest is ripe


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- Believers are to be gathered into His barn (Matthew 13:30)<br />

- Others are rooted up (Matthew 15:13)<br />

- Transgressors are rooted out (Proverbs 2:22)<br />

• “Twice Dead”<br />

- Dead to the fruit <strong>of</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>ession (1 Timothy 5:6)<br />

- Dead to the fruit <strong>of</strong> possession = second death (Revelation 20:14)<br />

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake <strong>of</strong> fire. This is the second<br />

death.<br />

• All <strong>of</strong> us have two deaths it's important in what order they come, our second death<br />

was taken care <strong>of</strong> at the cross. So, the death that remains has no fear for us.<br />

• Tragic for those who’s got it in the wrong order, the second death is final<br />

• Contrasted to these trees are the trees planted by the rivers <strong>of</strong> living waters Psalms 1:3;<br />

Jeremiah 17: 7,8<br />

Wild Waves:<br />

• Sea = People who do not know God (Isaiah 57:20-21)<br />

-Idiomatically the sea is always used <strong>of</strong> humanity it’s crass, self-serving, unhappy, state<br />

• God has imposed limits on the sea (Psalms 104:9)<br />

• Nothing shall hurt you Luke 10:19<br />

• All to account to His glory 1 Peter 2:12<br />

• He rules, stills, the sea Psalms 89:9<br />

- He rebuked the sea Matthew 8:26 Who’s causing that storm? Satan<br />

- In the New World, New Heaven New Earth, “there was no more sea” Revelation 21:1


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- Speaking idiomatically, there’s something negative consistently used about that idiom,<br />

in any case these apostates are raging waves <strong>of</strong> the sea foaming out their own shame<br />

Wandering Stars:<br />

<strong>The</strong> phrase implied here is …<br />

• Meteorite: Falling star<br />

- Illumination derived<br />

- Flashing brilliantly for a brief time<br />

• Stars in orbits are ordained by their Creator<br />

- Or destined for the blackness <strong>of</strong> (outer) darkness forever Matthew 8:12<br />

• Black holes<br />

- Certain stars have no light because light can't escape from it<br />

- Draws all into it because <strong>of</strong> the intense gravitational pull, even light can’t leave it<br />

- It is believed that within them “Time does not exist”<br />

- “<strong>The</strong>se are wandering stars not in orbit, without ordination to whom is reserved the<br />

blackness <strong>of</strong> darkness forever.“<br />

- <strong>The</strong>se guys spiritually speaking is destined for a black hole<br />

Five Word Pictures:<br />

Selected and assembled in a definite order (e.g., craftsmanship!)<br />

Graph<br />

Hidden rocks<br />

Waterless clouds<br />

Autumnal trees<br />

Significance<br />

Unseen danger<br />

False promise<br />

Barren pr<strong>of</strong>ession


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Raging waves<br />

Wandering stars<br />

Wasted effort<br />

Aimless course<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se five graphical ideas present the same downward degeneration as verse 11<br />

Summary:<br />

Five graphs present the same downward degeneration as v. 11: Men present at Christian<br />

love-feasts...<br />

...carried away;<br />

...fruitless, uprooted, dead;<br />

...shame, outer darkness their territory.<br />

Contrast With Our Lord:<br />

Hidden rock threatening shipwreck<br />

Clouds with no blessing<br />

Trees <strong>of</strong> death<br />

Restless troubled sea<br />

Wandering stars in darkness<br />

Rock <strong>of</strong> Our Salvation<br />

He who Comes With Clouds<br />

Tree <strong>of</strong> Life<br />

Leads Beside Still Waters<br />

Bright and Morning Star<br />

Contrast With True Believers:<br />

Dangerous Rocks Living Stones 1 Peter 2:5<br />

Waterless Clouds Sources <strong>of</strong> Living Water John 7:38<br />

Dead Trees Trees <strong>of</strong> Righteousness Isaiah 61:3<br />

Raging Waves Peace like a River... Isaiah 48:18<br />

Wandering Stars Shine as Stars forever Daniel 12:3


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Observe the craftsmanship <strong>of</strong> the Holy Spirit!<br />

Homework for Next Time: “Methuselah was the oldest man in the Bible; yet he died<br />

before his father...”? (Genesis 5). Enoch<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 14-16<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> Session 7 (Verses 14-16)<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFTIt4InnR0<br />

14] And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied <strong>of</strong> these, saying, Behold, the<br />

Lord cometh with ten thousands <strong>of</strong> his saints,<br />

15] To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them <strong>of</strong><br />

all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and <strong>of</strong> all their hard<br />

speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.<br />

Prophecy Before the Flood:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> earliest recorded prophecy by a prophet<br />

- Genesis 3:15 is a prophecy uttered by the LORD Himself as He declared war on Satan<br />

• If it were not for <strong>Jude</strong>, we would know practically nothing about prophecy before the<br />

flood.<br />

• We know <strong>of</strong> cities, cattle raising, fine arts, education, and manufacturing (Genesis 4:17-<br />

22).<br />

- But prophecy doesn’t show up there<br />

• Enoch is the only prophet whose words are preserved for us<br />

- [Words similar to <strong>Jude</strong>’s appear in the apocryphal <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Enoch, a patchwork <strong>of</strong><br />

fanciful and unscriptural material.]


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Review: Examples <strong>of</strong> “New Revelations” by Way <strong>of</strong> Allusions<br />

<strong>Jude</strong>: Michael’s dispute over body <strong>of</strong> Moses <strong>Jude</strong> 9<br />

Peter: Noah as a preacher <strong>of</strong> righteousness 2 Peter 2:5<br />

Paul: Names <strong>of</strong> the two magicians in Egypt 2 Timothy 3:8<br />

Words <strong>of</strong> Christ not in Gospels Acts 20:35<br />

James: Elijah prayed to stop rain for 3 1/2 years James 5:17<br />

• Don’t get uncomfortable with the idea that Holy Spirit has preserved this truth even<br />

though the form <strong>of</strong> it is an allusion to something the writer presumes you already know<br />

Enoch:<br />

Enoch: “Seventh from Adam.”<br />

- Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch<br />

- vs. there was another Enoch, (bad apple) son <strong>of</strong> Cain in Genesis 4:17<br />

• Genesis 4:26 has a misunderstanding in it<br />

• Descendants <strong>of</strong> Cain Genesis 4:1-24<br />

- Some names are used <strong>of</strong>ten, common names at the time<br />

• <strong>The</strong> birth <strong>of</strong> Seth found in Genesis 4:25<br />

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name<br />

Enos: then began men to call upon the name <strong>of</strong> the LORD.<br />

Call on the Name <strong>of</strong> the LORD:<br />

• Didn’t Abel and Adam, and others call on the Name <strong>of</strong> the Lord?<br />

• What happened in verse 26 with the son <strong>of</strong> Seth?


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- It’s slightly mistranslated<br />

“<strong>The</strong>n men began to pr<strong>of</strong>ane the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord” (Genesis 4:26)<br />

• Genesis 4:26 International Standard Version Seth also fathered a son, whom he<br />

named Enosh. At that time, pr<strong>of</strong>aning the name <strong>of</strong> the LORD began.<br />

• “<strong>The</strong>n men began to pr<strong>of</strong>ane the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord” (Genesis 4:26).<br />

- 19 commentaries out <strong>of</strong> 20 don’t bring this out<br />

• In the Hebrew text it reads - “Call something by the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord...”<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y “Called something else the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord”<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y are pr<strong>of</strong>aning the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord<br />

Ancient texts read as follows…<br />

• Targum <strong>of</strong> Onkelos: “...desisted from praying in the name...”<br />

• Targum <strong>of</strong> Jonathan: “Surnamed their idols in the name...”<br />

• Kimchi, Rashi, & other ancient Jewish commentators agree<br />

• Jerome indicated this opinion <strong>of</strong> many Jews <strong>of</strong> his day.<br />

• Maimonides, Commentary on the Mishna (Is a constituent part <strong>of</strong> the Talmud), A.D.<br />

1168, ascribes the origin <strong>of</strong> idolatry to the days <strong>of</strong> Enos.<br />

Before the Flood:<br />

• We have a very myopic, naïve view <strong>of</strong> the period before Genesis 6<br />

• We have many misconceptions about Adam & Eve and their descendants<br />

- Adam probably lived to see 5 million people, his <strong>of</strong>fspring<br />

• Make a chart and lay out their life spans and calculate how many children each person<br />

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- Recognize that their long-life spans can be taken literally<br />

- <strong>The</strong>ir life spans also overlapped by many years<br />

- In the time <strong>of</strong> Noah there were 5-7 key people still alive<br />

- Shem, the son <strong>of</strong> Noah, lived 54 years after Abram was born<br />

• So, you get a whole different perspective <strong>of</strong> this early era because <strong>of</strong> these extremely<br />

long-life longevities<br />

• By the end <strong>of</strong> Genesis 4 we find apostasy, rebellion against the Name <strong>of</strong> God<br />

- Adam and Eve and there forebearers lived outside <strong>of</strong> the Garden, but not far away.<br />

• We jump to a lot <strong>of</strong> conclusions because the record we have is such a summary.<br />

Four Hebrew words for “Man”:<br />

Adam “origin” the “dust <strong>of</strong> the adamah” (ground)<br />

Ish “sex” a male<br />

Geber “strength” a mighty man<br />

Enosh “infirmities” a physically mortal; character - incurable a loser (used over<br />

500 times)<br />

Enos =<br />

frail, weak, sickly, incurable:<br />

• In his days men began to pr<strong>of</strong>ane the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord, when you understand that,<br />

that gives rise to the raising <strong>of</strong> a prophet and that’s where Enoch comes in<br />

Enosh:<br />

• Third from Adam: Enosh is the third from Adam: Adam, Seth, Enosh, he’s Adams<br />

grandson


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• Third from Moses (grandson) Jonathan, was the first idolatrous priest in Israel (Judges<br />

18:30)<br />

• Son <strong>of</strong> Seth: Destroys the “line <strong>of</strong> Seth” theory <strong>of</strong> Genesis 6. If the line <strong>of</strong> Seth was so<br />

good, let’s take a look at his first son. That was “Enosh”, you see that whole theory is<br />

based on a misunderstanding <strong>of</strong> verse 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a<br />

son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord.<br />

Genesis 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 22 And Enoch<br />

walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and<br />

daughters: 23 And all the days <strong>of</strong> Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24 And<br />

Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.<br />

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not<br />

found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony,<br />

that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that<br />

cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder <strong>of</strong> them that diligently<br />

seek him.<br />

• Enoch did not die, he was translated<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re are two people who did not see death<br />

- Enoch was one <strong>of</strong> them Genesis 5:21-24; Hebrews 11:5-6<br />

- Elijah is the other one 2 Kings 2:1-14<br />

• Enoch was translated midway between Adam and Abraham; Enoch was Gentile<br />

• Elijah, midway between Abraham and Christ; Elijah was Jewish<br />

• Both <strong>of</strong> these men ministered in times <strong>of</strong> deep apostasy.<br />

• Enoch walked with God “by Faith” (Hebrews 11:5).<br />

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- (verse 22 continues in verse 24: 300 years later!)<br />

• That walk involved several things<br />

- Agreement; surrender, witness for 300 years (Amos 3:3)<br />

- Enoch had to surrender to God every day<br />

- That leads to a witness down through the millennia <strong>of</strong> time<br />

- This privilege is available today! (Colossians 2:6; Galatians 5:25; 2 Corinthians 5:7)<br />

Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:<br />

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.<br />

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)<br />

• Enoch’s earliest prophecy was not these words in <strong>Jude</strong>,<br />

- But the name <strong>of</strong> his son Methuselah (Noah’s grandfather):<br />

• Enoch had a revelation<br />

• Enoch had a son<br />

• Enoch then, walked with God, the result was then this prophecy<br />

• Methuselah: “Muth (4191)” = “to die” (found 125 times in the Old Testament; 8 times<br />

in Genesis 5 alone)<br />

Shalak = “to send forth” (used over 60 times in Old Testament: send judgment on the<br />

earth, plagues <strong>of</strong> Egypt, famine, fire, pestilence <strong>of</strong> prophets, etc.)<br />

• MuthShalak makes up the word, Methuselah<br />

Names in the Bible have meaning:<br />

• Eve = life-giver; mother <strong>of</strong> all living (Genesis 3:20)<br />

• Cain = acquired (Genesis 4:4)


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• Seth = appointed (Genesis 4:25)<br />

• Abraham = father <strong>of</strong> many nations (Genesis 17:5)<br />

• Enoch = teaching; initiation; or commencement.<br />

• Methuselah = when he dies it shall be sent<br />

· When Methuselah died, judgment was sent. Jewish tradition says that he died seven<br />

days before the Flood.<br />

• Methuselah’s life becomes a model <strong>of</strong> grace and longsuffering:<br />

- He is the oldest man in the Bible (969 years—Genesis 5:27). - Enoch “walked with God”<br />

after he begat Methuselah (Genesis 5:21-24).<br />

- He received the revelation ... named his son ... became a prophet.<br />

- [Was his incentive any different than ours?]<br />

- God is not willing that any perish (2 Peter 3:8,9).<br />

Four Facts Emphasized by Enoch’s Prophecy:<br />

• Enoch’s prophecy is <strong>of</strong> the Lord’s Second Coming<br />

1) We know the Lord’s coming is sure;<br />

2) We know who will accompany the Lord;<br />

3) We know the purpose <strong>of</strong> His coming;<br />

4) We know the result <strong>of</strong> the Lord’s coming.<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied <strong>of</strong> these, saying, Behold,<br />

the Lord cometh with ten thousands <strong>of</strong> his saints,<br />

1) We Know the Lord’s Coming is Sure:


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- We have the assurance <strong>of</strong> this prophecy spoken in the past tense (Cf. Revelation 19:11-<br />

14).<br />

• Written as history, but written in advance<br />

- Like history, nothing can change it.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se prophecies are written the same way<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y are not contingent on anything<br />

- He is “able to subdue all things to Himself” (Philippians 3:21)<br />

2) We Know Who Will Accompany the Lord:<br />

• He will come “with His holy myriads”: “myriads” found in other passages (Zechariah<br />

14:5; Revelation 19:4; Daniel 7:10).<br />

• Moses: ten thousands <strong>of</strong> “holy ones” (Deuteronomy 33:2) = Angels (Acts 7:53;<br />

Galatians 3:19)<br />

• Christ’s return: “All the holy angels” (Matthew 25:31);<br />

- Believers also (Colossians 3:4; 1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 3:13);<br />

- “we shall judge angels” (1 Corinthians 6:2,3)<br />

3) We Know the Purpose <strong>of</strong> His Coming:<br />

- First and last prophecy (Revelation 22:20) given through a man focuses on His Second<br />

Coming in judgment.<br />

• First prophecy came through Enoch<br />

- He will come to bring judgment (krisis) (Hebrews 9:26-28).<br />

Hebrews 9:26-28 For then must he <strong>of</strong>ten have suffered since the foundation <strong>of</strong>


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the world: but now once in the end <strong>of</strong> the world hath he appeared to put away sin by<br />

the sacrifice <strong>of</strong> himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the<br />

judgment: 28 So Christ was once <strong>of</strong>fered to bear the sins <strong>of</strong> many; and unto them that<br />

look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.<br />

• “krisis” is used <strong>of</strong> Sodom (Luke 10:14);<br />

• “a certain fearful looking for krisis” (Hebrews 10:27);<br />

• “the day <strong>of</strong> krisis ...<strong>of</strong> ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:7)<br />

- <strong>The</strong> use <strong>of</strong> that word, is the judgement <strong>of</strong> the unsaved<br />

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him<br />

that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed<br />

from death unto life.<br />

• Word used is krisis<br />

No believer will ever come into krisis (John 5:24);<br />

• A Believer before the Judgement Seat <strong>of</strong> Christ uses a different word<br />

• A different word is used: This is the Bema Seat (Romans 14:10; 2 Corinthians 5:10)<br />

where the judge sat to pass out the rewards at the end <strong>of</strong> the race<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is a different kind <strong>of</strong> judgement for believers<br />

- Apocryphal “<strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Enoch” error: “<br />

• “He comes with myriads <strong>of</strong> saints to execute judgement on them.”<br />

• <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Enoch was written by a fraud, a false prophet<br />

• It was not written by Enoch<br />

“ All”: Who will be judged?<br />

• He cometh to judge the earth (Psalms 96:13).


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• ...all nations (Joel 3:12; Matthew 25:32).<br />

• ...with their cities (Matthew 11:22; 12:41).<br />

• ...every man, living or dead (2 Timothy 4:1; 2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 1:7-9).<br />

• ...fallen angels (verse 6) et al. (Isaiah 24:21).<br />

• ...and demons (Matthew 8:29).<br />

Who will be this judge?<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment to the Son” (John 5:22) •<br />

“...according to truth...deeds... my gospel” (Romans 2:2,6,16).<br />

Romans 2:2 But we are sure that the judgment <strong>of</strong> God is according to truth against<br />

them which commit such things. 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:<br />

16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets <strong>of</strong> men by Jesus Christ according to my<br />

gospel.<br />

4. We Know the Result <strong>of</strong> the Lord’s Coming:<br />

- All the ungodly will be convicted <strong>of</strong> all their works <strong>of</strong> ungodliness...<br />

• Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire (Matthew 25:31-46);<br />

• books opened...according to their works (Revelation 20:11-15);<br />

• heavens and earth reserved unto fire... (2 Peter 3:7)<br />

- ...which they have ungodly wrought.<br />

• He looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7)<br />

- ...hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him<br />

•...every idle word which men shall speak (Matthew 12:36).<br />

• <strong>The</strong> description <strong>of</strong> the Anti-Christ in scripture is a Big Mouth (Revelation 13; Daniel 8)


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Enoch’s Role In Prophecy:<br />

• Much is said about Noah and the Ark<br />

- Noah is called by God to build this barge, ark - 8 people are saved<br />

- <strong>The</strong>re is no reason to believe that Noah had only three sons!<br />

- Made the ark, miraculously preserved through the flood<br />

• Where would you have the Ark land after the flood?<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Ark’s resting place was by God’s design<br />

- It was placed on a geographically unstable mountain, where it is too high to live<br />

- God seems to have placed the ark in a place where it is impossible to use it as timber,<br />

etc.<br />

• 14,000 feet plus on Mount Ararat, with very inhospitable conditions<br />

- It is preserved in ice<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Ark was sealed inside and outside with pitch in Genesis 6:14<br />

- It was built to be preserved; it was deposited to be preserved<br />

• Hypothesis – <strong>The</strong> Ark’s role is prophetically not over<br />

- It was a testimony to an unbelieving world <strong>of</strong> coming judgment back when it was built,<br />

it will be again<br />

- It implies A testimony to the reality <strong>of</strong> Genesis 6 and the reality <strong>of</strong> Noah<br />

- God intervenes in the lives <strong>of</strong> men, and he holds them accountable<br />

• Pitch: <strong>The</strong> word “pitch” within and without in Genesis 6, is used throughout scripture,<br />

but it’s translated “pitch” only in that chapter<br />

- Everywhere else in the Old Testament “pitch” is translated = Atonement


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- <strong>The</strong>re is a gigantic “pun” here<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se eight people were preserved by Atonement<br />

- <strong>The</strong> ark is a type <strong>of</strong> Christ preserving the chosen through the judgment to become a<br />

new beginning at the end<br />

- <strong>The</strong> ark when it comes to rest, when they leave the ark, the Holy Spirit tells us it was<br />

the 17 th day <strong>of</strong> the 7 th month. In the book <strong>of</strong> Exodus when the Passover is Instituted, He<br />

makes that month, the first <strong>of</strong> the month. <strong>The</strong> Passover is on the 14 th <strong>of</strong> Nissan, which in<br />

Genesis is the seventh.<br />

- If Jesus Christ is crucified on the 14 th <strong>of</strong> Nissan, what happens 3 days later? His<br />

resurrection. You mean to tell me that God let Noah leave the ark on the third day after<br />

the 14 th on the Anniversary thousands <strong>of</strong> years in advance <strong>of</strong> the Resurrection <strong>of</strong> Jesus<br />

Christ? Absolutely!<br />

- It's mind blowing how the Lord orchestrates all <strong>of</strong> this<br />

• Is the ark a type <strong>of</strong> the believer?<br />

- <strong>The</strong> ark is not removed from the judgment, it was preserved through it<br />

- <strong>The</strong>re is a difference between it and the Church<br />

• “not appointed unto wrath, but unto salvation” (1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 5:9)<br />

• “I will keep you from the time <strong>of</strong> tribulation” (Revelation 3:20)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Ark is a type <strong>of</strong> Israel, preserved through tribulation<br />

• Where is the Church?<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Church is non-Jewish – Enoch<br />

- Enoch was removed from the scene before the judgment<br />

Note: Rapture Models in the Old Testament


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• Enoch’s translation before promised judgment (cf. Noah’s Ark, preserved through<br />

judgment.<br />

• Lot’s deliverance from Sodom prior to judgment.<br />

• Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace: WHERE WAS DANIEL? (Daniel 3)<br />

- When the music plays everyone was to bow down to the image<br />

- Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down<br />

• Nebuchadnezzar built the image 66 cubits high and 6 cubits wide - he commanded<br />

everyone to bow down<br />

- Nebuchadnezzar is a type <strong>of</strong> Anti-Christ<br />

- Forces all to worship him at the pain <strong>of</strong> death<br />

• Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego a type <strong>of</strong> Israel<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y are in the fiery furnace fire is an idiom <strong>of</strong> the tribulation in the Old Testament,<br />

they are preserved through the fiery furnace they are not kept out <strong>of</strong> the furnace<br />

- Fire = Tribulation no harm came to them<br />

• Where is Daniel?<br />

- He was not around, for whatever reason, at that time he was probably on an errand <strong>of</strong><br />

the state, and his enemies used that time to attack his second string<br />

Enoch’s Role In Prophecy Pre-Trib Rapture:<br />

• Lot’s deliverance from Sodom prior to judgement<br />

- It was clear as Abraham was interceding for Lot if there was one righteous the<br />

judgement would have been stayed<br />

- <strong>The</strong> two angels get Lot out <strong>of</strong> Sodom


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• <strong>The</strong>y could not carry out the mission until Lot was gone!<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Seventy Weeks Prophecy (Daniel 9)<br />

• A period <strong>of</strong> time <strong>of</strong> 69 weeks; then 1 week after that<br />

- Scope verse, (Daniel 9:24)<br />

- Detailed description <strong>of</strong> the 69 weeks (Daniel 9:25)<br />

- Description <strong>of</strong> events between 69 th and 70 th week (Daniel 9:26)<br />

- Description <strong>of</strong> the 70th week (Daniel 9:27)<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is a gap between 69 th ( ) 70 th<br />

weeks<br />

- That ( ) is paramount to understanding the 70 weeks prophecy <strong>of</strong> Daniel<br />

- <strong>The</strong> same gap is in Revelation 12:5-6<br />

“Dispensational Breaks”<br />

• Israel and the Church are “mutually exclusive” (Daniel 9). [See the list below for 24<br />

dispensational “gaps” in Scripture.]<br />

1) Genesis 1:1-2 2) Psalms 22:21-22 3) Psalms 118:22<br />

4) Isaiah 9:6 5) Isaiah 53:10 6) Isaiah 61:2<br />

7) Lam 4:21-22 8) Daniel 9:26-27 9) Daniel 11:20-21<br />

10) Hosea 2:13-14 11) Hosea 3:4-5 12) Amos 9:10-11<br />

13) Micah 5:2-3 14) Hab 2:13-14 15) Zephaniah 3:7-8<br />

16) Zech 10:9-10 17) Matthew 10:23 18) Matthew 12:20<br />

19) Luke 1:31-32 20) Luke 4:18-20 21) Luke 21:24<br />

22) John 1:5-6 23) 1 Peter 1:11 24) Revelation 12:5-6<br />

In all <strong>of</strong> those God's dealing with Israel and God's dealing with the Church are mutually


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exclusive. 12 Israel 12 Church = 24<br />

• When Israel rejects her Messiah the positioning <strong>of</strong> the Church is established<br />

- From then (Age <strong>of</strong> Grace) until the Rapture is clearly a parenthesis in which God’s focus<br />

is on the Gentiles /Church<br />

- Believers in the Old Testament and prior to the Church; they are believers<br />

- <strong>The</strong> apostles were sent to Israel, two by two a specific mission set up there<br />

- <strong>The</strong>re is an era that we enjoy, we take it all for granted, very peculiar things abound to<br />

us that were not true then and are just unique to us …the Church<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re will come a time when that is over, God will have accomplished His purpose<br />

- God will again choose to deal with the world through Israel<br />

- <strong>The</strong> insight to unraveling the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Revelation is to understand it’s Jewishness:<br />

Chapters 4 – to the end are Jewish; Israel<br />

- <strong>The</strong> 7 letters to the 7 Churches are a Gentile parenthesis<br />

Enoch’s Role in Prophecy:<br />

• Ruth and Boaz<br />

- Naomi represents Israel<br />

- Boaz is the kinsman redeemer<br />

- Ruth is the Gentile Bride<br />

• Where was Ruth during the Threshing floor scene?<br />

- At the feet <strong>of</strong> Boaz (Ruth 3)<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re Are Two Models <strong>of</strong> the Rapture in the Old Testament:<br />

• Explicit in Isaiah 26:19-21; Zephaniah 2:3


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Isaiah 26:19-21 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise.<br />

Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew <strong>of</strong> herbs, and the<br />

earth shall cast out the dead. 20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and<br />

shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the<br />

indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out <strong>of</strong> his place to punish the<br />

inhabitants <strong>of</strong> the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and<br />

shall no more cover her slain.<br />

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek <strong>of</strong> the earth, which have wrought his<br />

judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day <strong>of</strong> the<br />

LORD'S anger.<br />

Amos 8:9-10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause<br />

the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: 10 And I will<br />

turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up<br />

sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the<br />

mourning <strong>of</strong> an only son, and the end there<strong>of</strong> as a bitter day.<br />

• This is talking about crucifixion <strong>of</strong> Christ (Amos 8:9-10)<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 16 <strong>The</strong>se are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their<br />

mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because <strong>of</strong><br />

advantage.<br />

Occurrences <strong>of</strong> “Dispensational Breaks”<br />

<strong>Book</strong><br />

Gap Evident<br />

1) Genesis 1 1, 2 *<br />

2) Psalms 22 21, 22 *<br />

3) Psalms 118 middle <strong>of</strong> verse 22 *


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4) Isaiah 9:6 after first clause *<br />

5) Isaiah 53 middle <strong>of</strong> verse 10 *<br />

6) Isaiah 61 middle <strong>of</strong> verse 2 *<br />

7) Lamentations 4 21, 22 *<br />

8) Daniel 9 26, 27 *<br />

9) Daniel 11 20, 21 *<br />

10) Hosea 2 13, 14 *<br />

11) Hosea 3 4, 5 *<br />

12) Amos 9 10, 11 *<br />

13) Micah 5 2, 3 *<br />

14) Habakkuk 2 13, 14 *<br />

15) Zephaniah 9 7, 8 *<br />

16) Zechariah 10 9, 10 *<br />

17) Matthew 10 middle <strong>of</strong> verse 23 ( )<br />

18) Matthew 12 middle <strong>of</strong> verse 20 *<br />

19) Luke 1 31, 32 *<br />

20) Luke 4 18-20 (our Lord quoting Isaiah 61:1,2)<br />

21) Luke 21 middle <strong>of</strong> verse 24 *<br />

22) John 1 5, 6 ?<br />

23) 1 Peter 1 middle <strong>of</strong> verse 11 ?<br />

24) Revelation 12 5, 6 *


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Recognition <strong>of</strong> An Apostate:<br />

• This is how you recognize an apostate!<br />

- “<strong>The</strong>se are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts …<br />

• Complainers – Angels’ dissatisfaction with their assigned place<br />

Walking after their own lusts – Sodom and Gomorrah<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 16-25<br />

Recognition <strong>of</strong> an Apostate:<br />

<strong>The</strong> Church will be without excuse if it fails to recognize apostates when they appear<br />

(verses 8, 10, 12, 13...).<br />

1) Murmurers – Israel in the wilderness verse 5<br />

2) complainers... Angels’ dissatisfaction with their assigned place;<br />

3) walking after their own lusts... Sodom and Gomorrah.<br />

Murmurers:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> noun “murmurers” is found nowhere else in the New Testament. <strong>The</strong> verb form is<br />

found in several passages:<br />

• “Jews murmured at Him...Bread <strong>of</strong> Life (John 6:41).<br />

• “Disciples murmured...walked no more... (John 6:61,66; Ephesians 2:2,3).<br />

• Murmuring was a sin <strong>of</strong> no minor importance: it is the hallmark <strong>of</strong> apostasy (Psalms<br />

106:24-26; 1 Corinthians 10:10)<br />

Complainers:<br />

Again, this noun is found nowhere else in the New Testament.<br />

• Pharisees “found fault” ...traditions... (Mark 7:2,6,8).


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- Making the Word <strong>of</strong> God <strong>of</strong> no effect through tradition is a form <strong>of</strong> apostasy wherever<br />

it is found.<br />

• Faultfinding may mark a pr<strong>of</strong>essing Christian as one who has turned his back upon the<br />

truth! Complainers may be apostates (verses 8,10; cf. 2 Corinthians 11:15; 1 Corinthians<br />

5:11).<br />

- “ ...displeased the Lord in the Days <strong>of</strong> Moses” (Numbers 11:1);<br />

- “ ...displeased the Lord” (Mark 7);<br />

- “ ...Today”? Compare “those dissatisfied with their lot” (angels verse 6) with<br />

- “whatsoever state we’re in” (Philippians 4:11).<br />

Walking After <strong>The</strong>ir Own Lusts:<br />

• This is the same word as the Lord uses in the Parable <strong>of</strong> the Sower (Mark 4:18,19). “<br />

- ...sc<strong>of</strong>fers, walking after their own lusts...” (2 Peter 3:3:5).<br />

Trio in the Old Testament, mixed multitude (with Israel, not <strong>of</strong> Israel):<br />

• Murmurers (Numbers 14:2);<br />

• Complainers (Numbers 11:1);<br />

• “Fell a lusting” (Numbers 11:4).<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir Mouth Speaketh Great Swelling Words:<br />

• This is the same expression found in 2 Peter 2:15-21;<br />

- the Doctrine <strong>of</strong> Demons (1 Timothy 4:1);<br />

- Identified <strong>of</strong> the Last Leader Anti-Christ (2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 2:3, 11; Revelation 13:5,6).<br />

• Having Men’s Persons in Admiration...<br />

- “Pr<strong>of</strong>essionalism” replacing the call <strong>of</strong> the Holy Spirit (cf. the Calvary Chapel history:<br />

read the book Harvest by Chuck Smith).


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<strong>Jude</strong> Session 8 (Verses 17-25)<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbLAk_M7eYE<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 17-25<br />

17] But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before <strong>of</strong> the apostles <strong>of</strong><br />

our Lord Jesus Christ;<br />

• Remember the word (Word)<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong> opened with quotes from the Old Testament<br />

- He closes with references to words spoken by the apostles<br />

• Protection against apostacy – To remember the words<br />

- Remember implies you know the words; it also implies you have read the words<br />

• You cling to the Word <strong>of</strong> God<br />

- Remember, cherish, and rejoice: HIS WORD (Proverbs 30:5)<br />

- Rejoice …as those who find great spoil (Psalms 119:162)<br />

18] How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk<br />

after their own ungodly lusts.<br />

19] <strong>The</strong>se be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.<br />

Remember <strong>The</strong> Word:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Doctrine <strong>of</strong> Inspiration is Paramount:<br />

- Not in man’s wisdom, but by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:13)<br />

1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom<br />

teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.


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2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will <strong>of</strong> man: but holy men <strong>of</strong><br />

God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Primary Mission <strong>of</strong> these Studies:<br />

- To know’ love, understand, to be passionate about, and to know the Supernatural<br />

origin and role <strong>of</strong> the Word <strong>of</strong> God<br />

Apostolic Warnings:<br />

<strong>The</strong> apostle Paul warned <strong>of</strong> grievous wolves , not sparing the flock (Acts 20:28-30)<br />

Acts 20:28-30 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which<br />

the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church <strong>of</strong> God, which he hath<br />

purchased with his own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous<br />

wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also <strong>of</strong> your own selves shall men<br />

arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.<br />

• Paul was warning the Ephesian Church<br />

- “Christian” cults go after members <strong>of</strong> the Body <strong>of</strong> Christ<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y don’t bother with the unsaved<br />

- Built around some extravagant truth<br />

• Fail to embrace the whole council <strong>of</strong> God<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Lord Jesus Christ authored “Seven Epistles” Revelation chapter 2 and 3<br />

Revelation 2:1-2 Unto the angel <strong>of</strong> the church <strong>of</strong> Ephesus write; <strong>The</strong>se things saith he<br />

that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst <strong>of</strong> the seven<br />

golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou<br />

canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are<br />

apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:


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Four Levels <strong>of</strong> Meaning:<br />

<strong>The</strong>re appear to be at least four levels <strong>of</strong> application to these letters:<br />

1. Local: <strong>The</strong>se were actual, historic churches, with valid needs. Archaeological<br />

discoveries have confirmed this.<br />

2. Admonitory: In each <strong>of</strong> the letters there appears the key phrase, "Hear what the<br />

Spirit says to the churches". Note the plural, churches. It turns out that each <strong>of</strong><br />

the letters applies to all churches throughout history. As we understand the<br />

sevenfold internal structure, the uniquely tailored messages, and the specific<br />

admonitions in each <strong>of</strong> the letters, we discover that any church can be "mapped"<br />

in terms <strong>of</strong> these seven composite pr<strong>of</strong>iles.<br />

3. Homiletic: Each <strong>of</strong> the letters also contains the phrase, "He that hath an ear let<br />

him hear..." Doesn't each <strong>of</strong> us "have an ear"? Each letter applies to each <strong>of</strong> us.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are some elements <strong>of</strong> each <strong>of</strong> these seven "churches" in each <strong>of</strong> us. Thus,<br />

this may be the most practical application <strong>of</strong> the entire <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Revelation.<br />

4. Prophetic: <strong>The</strong> most amazing discovery, however, <strong>of</strong> these seven letters is their<br />

apparent prophetic application. <strong>The</strong>se letters describe, with remarkable precision,<br />

the unfolding <strong>of</strong> all subsequent church history.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se letters describe, with remarkable precision, the unfolding <strong>of</strong> all subsequent<br />

church history. If these letters were in any other order, this would not be true!<br />

• <strong>The</strong>se letters appear to fill the interval between the 69th and 70th "weeks" <strong>of</strong> Daniel 9.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Acts covers about 30 years; these two chapters <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> Revelation<br />

cover the next 1,900 years.<br />

Revelation 2:3-5 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast<br />

laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because<br />

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repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy<br />

candlestick out <strong>of</strong> his place, except thou repent.<br />

Epheses:<br />

Meaning - <strong>The</strong> Desired One<br />

• Jesus: <strong>The</strong> Church at Ephesus, they were doctrinally sound<br />

- But they had lost their first love for Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:1-7)<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y were so busy about the Lord’s business, that they had no time for the King<br />

2 Peter 3:1-3 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up<br />

your pure minds by way <strong>of</strong> remembrance: 2 That ye may be mindful <strong>of</strong> the words which<br />

were spoken before by the holy prophets, and <strong>of</strong> the commandment <strong>of</strong> us the apostles<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days<br />

sc<strong>of</strong>fers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise <strong>of</strong> his<br />

coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the<br />

beginning <strong>of</strong> the creation.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Second Coming and the Creation are linked, they both are based upon the<br />

premise that there is a God, who intervenes in history. A disbelief in one leads to a<br />

disbelief in the other.<br />

• Peter: Sc<strong>of</strong>fers, after their own lusts (2 Peter 3:1-4)<br />

- Willing ignorance; deliberate rejection<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1:19 <strong>The</strong>se be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y who make separations verse 19<br />

Martin Luther: Translated this, “those who make factions”<br />

- Those who bring about divisions because <strong>of</strong> borderlines, or limits = sin, in the sense <strong>of</strong><br />

the law<br />

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Obverse: <strong>The</strong> reverse <strong>of</strong> this idea, the positive side is (1 Corinthians 11:19)<br />

• Why is it, that in general you find a minister who is right on just about everything but<br />

one thing? But there is always something that you may stumble on.<br />

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are<br />

approved may be made manifest among you.<br />

- This problem is not a local one, it’s not a problem that’s just unique to <strong>Jude</strong> it is<br />

intrinsic in the whole gamut <strong>of</strong> building the Body.<br />

3 John 1:9-10 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the<br />

preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember<br />

his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content<br />

therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that<br />

would, and casteth them out <strong>of</strong> the church.<br />

Who Make Separations:<br />

• Diotrephes caused division in the Church;<br />

- He refused to receive John; he loved his own preeminence …<br />

• Christ is to have the preeminence (Colossians 1:18)<br />

• Let each esteem the other better…(Philippians 2:3)<br />

• Diotrephes was an apostate:<br />

- Speaking evil <strong>of</strong> John, malicious words;<br />

- Refusing to receive the brethren;<br />

- Forbidding others who would have done so;<br />

- Even casting brethren out <strong>of</strong> the church;


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3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth<br />

good is <strong>of</strong> God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.<br />

Sensual:<br />

• This is not lasciviousness verse 4<br />

- Not walking after ungodly lusts verse 6<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Greek word is “psychikos”<br />

• It is “soulish”, in the realm <strong>of</strong> the senses<br />

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Hear, O Israel: <strong>The</strong> LORD our God is one LORD:<br />

5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and<br />

with all thy might.<br />

Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, <strong>The</strong> first <strong>of</strong> all the commandments is, Hear, O<br />

Israel; <strong>The</strong> Lord our God is one Lord:<br />

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and<br />

with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.<br />

• Jesus added a phrase<br />

• Tripartite Man: Spirit, Soul, and Body (1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 5:23)<br />

1 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 5:23 And the very God <strong>of</strong> peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God<br />

your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming <strong>of</strong> our<br />

Lord Jesus Christ.<br />

Blueprint <strong>of</strong> a Believer - Nan's Corner: by Nancy Missler • August 1, 1997<br />

https://www.khouse.org/articles/1997/21/<br />

<strong>The</strong> Temple <strong>of</strong> Solomon:


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• I believe Paul is making a correlation (in the two above Scriptures) between Solomon's<br />

Temple, which used to be the dwelling place <strong>of</strong> God's Spirit, and our bodies that<br />

are now the dwelling place <strong>of</strong> His Spirit. I believe he is saying that in some mystical way,<br />

Solomon's Temple was a model, a blueprint, or a type <strong>of</strong> the believer indwelt by the Holy<br />

Spirit.<br />

Now, the reason I refer to Solomon's Temple and not the other temples is because<br />

Solomon's was very "special." 1) It was the only Temple where all the detailed plans (not<br />

only the construction <strong>of</strong> the Temple but also the furniture) were given to David by the<br />

Spirit <strong>of</strong> God (see 1 Chronicles 28:12,19). 2) It was also the only Temple in which God's<br />

Spirit "dwelt permanently" until the Temple was destroyed. And lastly, 3) It was the only<br />

Temple in which the Ark <strong>of</strong> the Covenant rested. None <strong>of</strong> the other Temples contained<br />

the Ark.<br />

Sensual:<br />

• Getting back to <strong>Jude</strong> 1:19 Sensual here is soulish, it is meant in a neutral sense, but<br />

that makes it more telling<br />

- <strong>The</strong> soul is self-consciousness, our personality, our emotions, our will, psychology<br />

- <strong>The</strong> spirit is God-consciousness, the highest element <strong>of</strong> communication with Him<br />

What is the best English equivalent for the soulish man = natural man (1 Corinthians<br />

2:14)<br />

1 Corinthians 2:13-14 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's<br />

wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with<br />

spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things <strong>of</strong> the Spirit <strong>of</strong> God: for they<br />

are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually<br />

discerned.<br />

Holography:


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A Provocative Analogy<br />

Holographic Properties (Fourier Transform)<br />

• Useless in Natural light – it looks foggy<br />

- Requires proper illumination<br />

• What makes it dramatic is that it is 3 dimensional<br />

- Move your eyes to look around things in the picture<br />

- <strong>The</strong> picture appears to have substance as you move<br />

A Biblical Analogy<br />

When one examines a hologram in natural (uncollimated, noncoherent) light, it has no<br />

apparent form nor attractiveness. However, when one examines it with the laser with<br />

which it was formulated, a three-dimensional image appears.<br />

When one examines the Bible in unaided, natural light, it ''has no form nor comeliness<br />

that we should desire it.'' 4 But when we examine it illuminated by the Light that created<br />

it, the Spirit <strong>of</strong> God that put it all together in the first place, we see an image: the image<br />

<strong>of</strong> the One that every detail in it illuminates, the promised Messiah Himself.<br />

From Genesis to Revelation, Gods program for the redemption <strong>of</strong> mankind is carefully<br />

distributed throughout 66 books, 5 penned by more than 40 different individuals spanning<br />

over a thousand years! And, indeed, this abused collection has survived the<br />

jamming and interference <strong>of</strong> its enemies over many centuries without material damage!<br />

(However, if we illuminate the hologram with a laser <strong>of</strong> a different frequency, it will yield<br />

a false or distorted image. So, too, the Scriptures!)<br />

How Do Holograms Work?<br />

A hologram is a form <strong>of</strong> lensless photography in which a laser simultaneously<br />

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light waves hitting it directly and the light waves reflected from the object. It is, in effect,<br />

a frequency record rather than a spatial image.<br />

Fourier Transforms<br />

<strong>The</strong> hologram is one <strong>of</strong> the most remarkable examples <strong>of</strong> a Fourier Transform.<br />

Holographic principles were first formulated in 1947 by Dennis Gabor (who later won a<br />

Nobel Prize for his efforts) as he was trying to improve the electron microscope, then a<br />

primitive and imperfect device. His approach was a mathematical one, leaning on a type<br />

<strong>of</strong> calculus invented by an 18 th century Frenchman, Jean B. J. Fourier.<br />

Fourier had developed a mathematical way <strong>of</strong> converting any pattern, no matter how<br />

complex, into a language <strong>of</strong> simple waves. He also showed that these wave forms could<br />

be converted back into the original pattern, just as a television set converts those<br />

frequencies back into the original images. Engineers frequently exploit Fourier<br />

Transforms to change a time series into a frequency series. <strong>The</strong> use <strong>of</strong> frequency<br />

response curves in the evaluation <strong>of</strong> audio equipment is a common example.<br />

Modern holographic images are derived from the work <strong>of</strong> Emmet Leath at the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Michigan. (I had the pleasure <strong>of</strong> exploring computer-generated holograms with him<br />

in his laboratory in the early 60s.)<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is …No loss from dropouts or holes<br />

- Information is spread over the entire bandwidth, meaning, there is no chapter on<br />

“baptism”, there is no specific chapter on “salvation”, there is no specific chapter on the<br />

“rapture”, etc. It is spread over the entire <strong>Book</strong> <strong>of</strong> the Bible<br />

- This anticipates hostile jamming<br />

- It is resilient to specific interference<br />

Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand<br />

doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For


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precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here<br />

a little, and there a little:<br />

• It’s distributed, the same way that you would do with a hologram, it’s the same<br />

properties…<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Natural man cannot perceive the truth <strong>of</strong> God<br />

- Without the light <strong>of</strong> the Holy Spirit (which put the Word together in the first place)<br />

- Intellectual debate won’t usually convert them<br />

• Only the proper illumination <strong>of</strong> the Holy Spirit<br />

- That’s how we came to God, it’s ok to use apologetics, but the drawing to God is by<br />

the word and the Holy Spirit<br />

• In <strong>Jude</strong> sensual means soulish<br />

- Having not the Spirit verse 19<br />

Is An Apostate Saved?<br />

• Believers are normally spiritual, if they are obedient to the Word <strong>of</strong> God (1 Corinthians<br />

2:15)<br />

• Although they may be carnal, or babes (1 Corinthians 3:1)<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y are never said to be sensual or natural men<br />

• <strong>The</strong>y are born <strong>of</strong> the Spirit<br />

• No matter how noble or giving, doesn’t mean that they are saved<br />

- Only saved by Jesus Christ<br />

- An apostate never became a child <strong>of</strong> God<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is no passage <strong>of</strong> Scripture which could be made the basis for the concept that


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a natural man ever was anything else but an unsaved man<br />

• <strong>The</strong> unsaved are natural men, dominated by the senses <strong>of</strong> the self<br />

- Dominated by the psyche<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y receive not the things <strong>of</strong> the spirit for they are “foolishness” (1 Corinthians 2)<br />

• What is the foolishness <strong>of</strong> God?<br />

• From beginning to end God goes out <strong>of</strong> His way…<br />

• To do things in a way that we would never think <strong>of</strong><br />

- Saving eight people in a barge, using the jawbone <strong>of</strong> an ass, Naaman bathing in a<br />

muddy river<br />

- “<strong>The</strong> foolishness <strong>of</strong> God is wiser than men” (1 Corinthians 1:25)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> ultimate foolishness, the most ridiculous idea to us<br />

- <strong>The</strong> entire universe is redeemed by the death <strong>of</strong> a carpenter’s Son<br />

• On a Roman Cross, in <strong>Jude</strong>a over 1,900 years ago<br />

• That event would be the pivotal fulcrum <strong>of</strong> all history<br />

• That’s Foolish!<br />

- “<strong>The</strong> preaching <strong>of</strong> the Cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are<br />

saved it is the power <strong>of</strong> God” (1 Corinthians 1:18; Romans 1:16)<br />

• “If any man have not the Spirit <strong>of</strong> Christ, he is none <strong>of</strong> His” (Romans 8:9)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> apostate lacks the distinguishing mark <strong>of</strong> the true believer: the seal until the day <strong>of</strong><br />

redemption (Ephesians 1:13, 14)<br />

A Christian Is:<br />

• Baptized by the spirit into the body <strong>of</strong> Christ


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• Sealed by the Spirit<br />

• Indwelt by the Spirit<br />

• Taught by the Spirit<br />

• Led by the Spirit (Romans 8:14)<br />

• Can cry … “Abba, Father…” (Galatians 4:6)<br />

• An apostate knows nothing <strong>of</strong> these things<br />

Building, Praying, Keeping, and Looking:<br />

20] But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy<br />

Ghost,<br />

21] Keep yourselves in the love <strong>of</strong> God, looking for the mercy <strong>of</strong> our Lord Jesus Christ<br />

unto eternal life.<br />

Building Up Your Faith:<br />

• We bear the responsibility for self-development<br />

“Building” is a present participle and lifelong task<br />

• Spiritual Building:<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Church (Matthew 16:18)<br />

- Foundation <strong>of</strong> apostles, prophets;<br />

• Christ = Chief Cornerstone; (Ephesians 2:20)<br />

- We = “living stones…spiritual house”; (1 Peter 2:5)<br />

- Our works: stones versus stubble (1 Corinthians 3:10-15)<br />

2 Peter 1:5-7 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue


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knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to<br />

patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness<br />

charity.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re are Nine steps to building a spiritual house<br />

• “Building Up Yourselves”<br />

- How do we do that? (Acts 20:32)<br />

- Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word <strong>of</strong> God (Romans 10:17)<br />

- Cleansing from sin (Ephesians 5:26; John 17:17)<br />

- Obedience brings blessings (James 1:25)<br />

- When we desire it, we grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2)<br />

- Whoso keepeth… in Him…love is perfected (1 John 2:5)<br />

• “Praying in the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 6:18; Romans 8:26-27)<br />

• “Keep yourself in the love <strong>of</strong> God”<br />

- We are kept for Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:5; cf verse 1)<br />

- Also, (cf. angels who “kept” in everlasting bonds…) Verse 6<br />

- This does not say – “Keep on loving God”<br />

• It’s His Love, not our love that is in view (John 15:9)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Prodigal Son removed himself from the place where he could enjoy the benefits <strong>of</strong><br />

his father’s love to the fullest. He did not keep himself in the love <strong>of</strong> his father…(Luke 15)<br />

- Listen to His call for obedience (John 15:10; 1 John 3:23) also, draw close to God and<br />

He will draw close to you (James 4:8)<br />

• Verse 21 “Looking for”


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- “Looking for” in the Greek is translated = (4 times) “waiting for” (Luke 12:36) and<br />

“looking for” in (Titus 2:13)<br />

- Awaiting, expecting, anticipating<br />

• Progressive: faith = love = blessed hope<br />

- Holy Spirit/Father/Son<br />

22] And <strong>of</strong> some have compassion, making a difference:<br />

23] And others save with fear, pulling them out <strong>of</strong> the fire; hating even the garment<br />

spotted by the flesh.<br />

Ex-Warlock Reveals SHOCKING Truth About <strong>The</strong> Agenda Against Christians<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYeKBBlznzk&t=327s<br />

James Kawalya who was an Ex Satanist & High-Ranking African Warlock shares what<br />

types <strong>of</strong> Christians he saw in the spiritual realm when he was in the Kingdom <strong>of</strong><br />

Darkness. This revelation will absolutely shock you and you will never want to sin again<br />

after seeing this. James is a powerful man <strong>of</strong> God who the Lord is using mightily in this<br />

hour to expose the things most churches won't even talk about anymore.<br />

Response = Sacred Duty:<br />

• What’s Our Response to all <strong>of</strong> the previous exhortations?<br />

1) Compassionate understanding<br />

- Some people have sincere doubts, it’s our mission to deal with those doubts<br />

• Mercy<br />

- <strong>The</strong> first mention <strong>of</strong> “mercy” (compassion) is in Matthew 5:7; the last mention is here<br />

• Doubt


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- <strong>The</strong> first mention was when Peter was sinking (Matthew 14:31)<br />

• Refute: In a punitive sense (Hebrews 12:5)<br />

- “and some refute while they dispute with you” (cf. verse 9)<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Word <strong>of</strong> God can refute, punish, convict, and convert<br />

- Be ready to give every man an answer (1 Peter 3:15)<br />

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an<br />

answer to every man that asketh you a reason <strong>of</strong> the hope that is in you with meekness<br />

and fear:<br />

• Don’t conclude form that that it is reason that causes a person to believe, on the other<br />

hand you still have an obligation to defend, and the classical term is to apologize. -<br />

Meaning to have apologetics by having the background by what you believe sound<br />

enough that you can stand up and be counted in that way.<br />

- You may say, well that sounds kind <strong>of</strong> tough to do. James gives you a key tool<br />

- Ask for wisdom (James 1:5)<br />

James 1:5 If any <strong>of</strong> you lack wisdom, let him ask <strong>of</strong> God, that giveth to all men liberally,<br />

and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.<br />

• This is a very specific kind <strong>of</strong> ask and you shall receive promise from James, the Lord’s<br />

other brother<br />

2) “Save with fear, pulling them out <strong>of</strong> the fire;”<br />

• Urgent Boldness: If they are to be snatched from an eternity <strong>of</strong> fiery judgement;<br />

- When you recognize that the unsaved person that you are dealing with is in peril, and<br />

your diligence and effectiveness what God may have called you to do at that<br />

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• Eternal Fire: verse 7<br />

- <strong>The</strong> first mention was the unquenchable fire (Matthew 3:10-12)<br />

- <strong>The</strong> last mention (Revelation 21:8)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> same idea is found throughout the Scriptures<br />

- Lot and his daughters (Genesis 19:15, 16, 24) they were extracted from the fire<br />

• Only by intercession?! Lot was saved by the intercession <strong>of</strong> Abraham. Sometimes this is<br />

our only option.<br />

• How do you witness the family? It’s tough!<br />

• What can you do best? Intercede! God is in the miracle business, spouting <strong>of</strong>f some<br />

Bible verse or arguing some Biblical point, is not likely to yield a commitment to the<br />

Lord.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Lord can use those instruments, but usually when dealing with family, He responds<br />

to prayer and have somebody else or some event reach that person<br />

- Firebrand plucked out <strong>of</strong> the burning (Amos 4:11)<br />

Amos 4:11 I have overthrown [some] <strong>of</strong> you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,<br />

and ye were as a firebrand plucked out <strong>of</strong> the burning: yet have ye not returned unto<br />

me, saith the LORD.<br />

- Even a high priest is snatched (Zechariah 3:1-2)<br />

Zechariah 3:1-2 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel <strong>of</strong><br />

the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.<br />

2 And the LORD said unto Satan, <strong>The</strong> LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that<br />

hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out <strong>of</strong> the fire?<br />

• I don’t think anyone is ever saved without intercession


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3) Cautious Compassion: Lest the soul winner himself be endangered with their sins<br />

• Godly Fear<br />

- We are at risk; mingle zeal with Godly fear (Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 9:10; 14:16; 4:14-15)<br />

- Don’t be tempted to “tone down” the Gospel (Proverbs 19:27; 28:4)<br />

- “Hating even the garment spotted by the flesh” this seems to point to the spotted<br />

garment in Joshua 7, remember Aiken?<br />

• “Spotted garment”: Don’t covet that which is denied us (Joshua 7)<br />

• <strong>The</strong> desires <strong>of</strong> this world spotting the life, we need to have a hatred <strong>of</strong> those things<br />

that interfere with the walk<br />

Grand Benediction/Doxology:<br />

• <strong>Jude</strong>’s epistle is on apostacy<br />

• But he both “Began and ends the epistle with Assurance” to the believer<br />

24] Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless<br />

before the presence <strong>of</strong> his glory with exceeding joy,<br />

Psalm 37:4-5 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires <strong>of</strong> thine<br />

heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.<br />

…7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because <strong>of</strong> him who<br />

prospereth in his way, because <strong>of</strong> the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.. …<br />

23 <strong>The</strong> steps <strong>of</strong> a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24<br />

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his<br />

hand.<br />

• My personal scripture from the Lord<br />

2 <strong>The</strong>ssalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from


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evil.<br />

• We may stumble and fall, but we are not cast aside<br />

• <strong>The</strong> “Secrets <strong>of</strong> our walk” was penned long before (Proverbs 3:19-23)<br />

Proverbs 3:19-23 <strong>The</strong> LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath<br />

he established the heavens. 20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the<br />

clouds drop down the dew. 21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound<br />

wisdom and discretion: 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.<br />

23 <strong>The</strong>n shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.<br />

• I have listed - Over 30 New Testament admonitions concerning our walk…(1<br />

<strong>The</strong>ssalonians 4:1)<br />

• Paul said to “run”<br />

Hebrews 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud <strong>of</strong><br />

witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and<br />

let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author<br />

and finisher <strong>of</strong> our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,<br />

despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand <strong>of</strong> the throne <strong>of</strong> God.<br />

• Looking unto Jesus…<br />

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall<br />

mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk,<br />

and not faint.<br />

• It’s in climactic order<br />

- “<strong>The</strong>y that wait upon the Lord”<br />

- Shall “Renew their strength”<br />

- <strong>The</strong>y shall “mount up with wings as eagles”


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- “they shall run and not be weary”<br />

- “they shall walk and not faint”<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you<br />

faultless before the presence <strong>of</strong> his glory with exceeding joy,<br />

• “Faultless” – (Greek “amomos (299)” – “…without blemish” blameless<br />

Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and<br />

gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing <strong>of</strong> water<br />

by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot,<br />

or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.<br />

• He imputes to the Church, His righteousness, that’s His goal that’s His mission<br />

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons <strong>of</strong> God, and it doth not yet appear what we<br />

shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see<br />

him as he is.<br />

1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood <strong>of</strong> Christ, as <strong>of</strong> a lamb without blemish and<br />

without spot:<br />

Hyperspace:<br />

<strong>The</strong> History <strong>of</strong> Hyperspace Physics and the Bible: by Lambert Dolphin • October 1, 1997<br />

Lambert Dolphin, Physicist Website<br />

https://khouse.org/articles/1997/29/<br />

"Flatland"<br />

In 1884 the Christian headmaster <strong>of</strong> the City <strong>of</strong> London School, Edwin Abbott, wrote a<br />

wonderful novel about creatures who lived in an imaginary world called "Flatland." 2 It


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was now immediately easy for ordinary people like you and me to imagine what it<br />

would be like living in a two dimensional world-on a flat sheet <strong>of</strong> paper-with occasional<br />

intrusions <strong>of</strong> "beings" from a higher three-dimensional "hyperspace." Even more<br />

fantastic science fiction now unfolded into being overnight and by the turn <strong>of</strong> the<br />

century the common man's perception <strong>of</strong> his world would never be the same.<br />

• If four dimensions are not only possible, but now certain, why not 5 or 10 or 26<br />

dimensions? Indeed, if we jump from Einstein to the present time, that is precisely what<br />

has happened in modern physics. All this has taken place because introducing<br />

(mathematically) additional dimensions to the physical world "unifies" the laws, forces<br />

and fields <strong>of</strong> physics, and leads (usually) to simpler and more "elegant" ways <strong>of</strong> looking<br />

at the universe in which we live.<br />

• Discussion <strong>of</strong> hyperspace rapidly became very complex after Einstein-we must save<br />

that for another article. But let us note several things: It is indeed quite likely that the<br />

physical, material world we live in has many more than four dimensions.<br />

Ten is a reasonable number to make our physics simple. Discussion <strong>of</strong> hyperspace still<br />

leaves the issue <strong>of</strong> where God now lives, since he was long ago excluded from the<br />

"fourth" dimension. Unfortunately, some modern Christian apologists have implied that<br />

God is merely a higher-dimensional being, a cosmic giant who pokes his fingers into our<br />

world from time to time, alarming us with visions or miracles which we cannot fully<br />

understand. Is God a super being from another dimension?<br />

• I don't mean to imply that miracles, visions and UFO intrusions from higher<br />

dimensions do not occur! <strong>The</strong>y most certainly occur, and I believe they are all real extradimensional<br />

happenings. <strong>The</strong> point is: God is not made <strong>of</strong> matter; He is Spirit and spirit<br />

is something fundamentally different from matter.<br />

• <strong>The</strong>re is an all-important point to keep in mind in our discussions <strong>of</strong> modern physics<br />

and that is that "God is a Spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit<br />

and in truth." (John 4:24) Spirit is not the same thing as matter!


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• We can talk endlessly about matter/energy, space and time in the created material<br />

world, but that still leaves a higher realm <strong>of</strong> God and his angels. Who are they and<br />

where do they live? What are the unseen worlds they inhabit? Beyond our amazing<br />

physical world is yet another realm where different laws apply and where time flows at a<br />

different pace.<br />

• To talk first <strong>of</strong> matter and now <strong>of</strong> spirit is also to go beyond the scope <strong>of</strong> this short<br />

introductory article. Suffice it to say, our knowledge and understanding <strong>of</strong> the physical<br />

world comes through the scientific method, which is based both on observations and on<br />

mathematical models that can be tested and verified by measurements and<br />

experiments.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> spiritual world is something we know about by personal revelation from our<br />

God. 3 Most marvelous <strong>of</strong> all, God has created man to live simultaneously in the material<br />

and in the spiritual world. He wants us to be at home in two worlds-he wants us in His<br />

training program designed to prepare us for an amazing greater world which is to come.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> opening <strong>of</strong> doors for us to enter into other worlds was accomplished by the<br />

sacrificial work <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ on the Cross-we live in a moral universe, and much more<br />

than physics is involved in the superhyperspace the Bible calls the "heavens."<br />

"Since we have the same spirit <strong>of</strong> faith as he had who wrote, 'I believed, and so I spoke,'<br />

we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us<br />

also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that<br />

as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory <strong>of</strong><br />

God. So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature<br />

is being renewed every day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an<br />

eternal weight <strong>of</strong> glory beyond all comparison, because we look not to the things that<br />

are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are seen are transient, but<br />

the things that are unseen are eternal."<br />

2 Corinthians 4:13-18


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25] To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both<br />

now and ever. Amen.<br />

• “God our Savior “: (1 Timothy 2:5)<br />

• Believing in God is insufficient<br />

- <strong>The</strong> Cross is essential! (John 14:6; Acts 4:12)<br />

• Same expression:<br />

- New Testament (1 Timothy 1:1; 2:3; Titus 3:4-6)<br />

- Old Testament (Psalms 106:21; Isaiah 60:16; Psalms 80:1-3)<br />

<strong>Jude</strong> 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you<br />

faultless before the presence <strong>of</strong> his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God<br />

our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.<br />

Glory, Majesty, Dominion and Power:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> only other New Testament verse where all four these is wrapped up in one verse is<br />

(Hebrews 1:3)<br />

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness <strong>of</strong> his glory, and the express image <strong>of</strong> his<br />

person, and upholding all things by the word <strong>of</strong> his power, when he had by himself<br />

purged our sins, sat down on the right hand <strong>of</strong> the Majesty on high;<br />

• Glory: <strong>The</strong> Divine radiance that shines (Luke 2:9)<br />

- Blinds (Acts 22:11)<br />

- Protected by smoke (Revelation 15:8)<br />

• Majesty: Only here and in Hebrews 1:3 and (Hebrews 8:1)<br />

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- Suggests the omniscience <strong>of</strong> God upon the throne<br />

• Dominion: <strong>The</strong> infinite extent <strong>of</strong> His rule throughout the Universe (Hebrews 1:3;<br />

Colossians 2)<br />

- Suggests the omnipresence <strong>of</strong> His Majesty throughout the universe (Psalms 103)<br />

• Power: Irresistible divine authority and might; omnipotence<br />

- Omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience<br />

• One gets the feeling that <strong>Jude</strong> has run out <strong>of</strong> words<br />

• This demonstrates the poverty <strong>of</strong> the human language (cf. David 1 Chronicles 29:11)<br />

1 Chronicles 29:10-12 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation:<br />

and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God <strong>of</strong> Israel our father, for ever and ever.<br />

11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the<br />

majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom,<br />

O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honour come <strong>of</strong><br />

thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine<br />

hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.<br />

Some people pray A.C.T.S.<br />

• Adoration<br />

• Confession<br />

• Thanksgiving<br />

• Supplication<br />

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• Having comprehended the glorious brightness, the unutterable regal Being <strong>of</strong> the One<br />

who sits on the throne, the limitless extent <strong>of</strong> His rule, and the unlimited strength <strong>of</strong> His<br />

might<br />

- <strong>Jude</strong> can write no more<br />

• “before all time”<br />

- Before the most distant stars were created<br />

• “<strong>The</strong> Lord knew you, before the foundations <strong>of</strong> the world…”<br />

• That’s when you were saved, that’s when you were foreordained, that’s when He had<br />

you on His mind, by name. That’s when He knew how many hairs on your head, before<br />

the foundation <strong>of</strong> the world was laid<br />

• “…and now” (the only epoch that we can impact) He has given us a segment <strong>of</strong> time<br />

that we get to choose where we will spend eternity, we are here to make a decision<br />

• “and forever more”<br />

Amen<br />

When God created the first humans, they were holy and had no laws, except one, and<br />

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mankind has been steeped in sin, and rebellion from God.<br />

Since, the creator <strong>of</strong> the universe is HOLY.<br />

How to become “Born-Again” In Jesus Christ<br />

<strong>The</strong> Roman Road to Salvation<br />

https://www.teenmissions.org/resources/roman-road-to-salvation/<br />

New American Standard Bible<br />

Romans 6:23 For the wages <strong>of</strong> sin is death, but the free gift <strong>of</strong> God is eternal life<br />

in Christ Jesus our Lord.<br />

1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard <strong>of</strong> him, and declare unto you,<br />

that God is light,and in him is no darkness at all.<br />

He has set laws in place for his creation to obey. What are these laws?<br />

<strong>The</strong>y begin with the 10 Commandments.<br />

While you might consider yourself ‘good’ compared to most people, how do you<br />

measure up against God’s law?<br />

Romans 3:10 As it is written, <strong>The</strong>re is none righteous, no, not one:<br />

Have you ever told the smallest lie? <strong>The</strong>n you are a liar.<br />

James 2:10 For whoever keeps the entire law, yet fails in one point, is guilty <strong>of</strong> breaking<br />

it all.<br />

Disobedience to God is sin, and not one person can keep the Law <strong>of</strong> God.


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Steps down the Roman Road to Salvation… Read on!<br />

I consider myself a ‘good person’… won’t that be enough?<br />

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short <strong>of</strong> the glory <strong>of</strong> God;<br />

Romans 3:10 As it is written, <strong>The</strong>re is none righteous, no, not one:<br />

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;<br />

and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:<br />

New American Standard Bible<br />

<strong>The</strong>refore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin,<br />

and so death spread to all men, because all sinned--<br />

Is sin really THAT big <strong>of</strong> a deal? If it is… what HOPE is there?<br />

Romans 6:23 For the wages <strong>of</strong> sin is death, but the free gift <strong>of</strong> God is eternal life in<br />

Christ Jesus our Lord.<br />

Disobedience to an infinite eternal God deserves an infinite eternal consequence.<br />

God shows us His character and his laws in his creation, the world around us.<br />

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WORD the Bible.<br />

No good judge would let the guilty go free, or will allow the criminal to go unpunished.<br />

Neither can a holy righteous God allow sinful man to go unpunished… but God LOVES<br />

man whom he has made in his image and He has provided a way <strong>of</strong> escape by sending<br />

his only son to die in our place.<br />

After what I’ve done to grieve God...HOW could He willingly die in my place?<br />

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet<br />

sinners, Christ died for us.<br />

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever<br />

believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.<br />

While he died on the cross, he was mocked, spit upon, and cursed.<br />

Yet Jesus cried out, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do…”<br />

Luke 23:34<br />

With such love, Jesus died in your place… knowing every evil act, word, and thought you<br />

would commit. What powerful love! He loves you unconditionally even to the point <strong>of</strong><br />

death when you are at your worst!<br />

HOW can I be saved?<br />

Romans 10:9-10<br />

That if you confess with your mouth Jesus [as] Lord, and believe in your heart that God<br />

raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 For with the heart man believeth unto<br />

righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.<br />

You can never be saved by trying to be a good person, nor can you be saved through<br />

any amount <strong>of</strong> ‘good works’.<br />

Ephesians 2:8,9<br />

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not <strong>of</strong> yourselves: it is the gift <strong>of</strong> God:<br />

9 Not <strong>of</strong> works, lest any man should boast.<br />

You and I can be saved only by confessing our sins and placing our faith in God’s son,


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Jesus Christ who died and paid for our sins on the cross. We must also surrender our<br />

life to His lordship… placing him in charge <strong>of</strong> every area <strong>of</strong> our life because we now<br />

belong to him.<br />

Both John the Baptist and Jesus himself began their preaching with the word, ‘Repent’.<br />

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the<br />

kingdom <strong>of</strong> heaven is at hand.<br />

To repent means ‘change one’s mind’ or to turn — to go in another direction.<br />

How can we be led to repentance?<br />

<strong>The</strong> first step toward repentance is true sorrow for what we’ve done wrong.<br />

2 Corinthians 7:10<br />

For the sorrow that is according to the will <strong>of</strong> God produces a repentance without<br />

regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow <strong>of</strong> the world produces death.<br />

Worldly sorrow is more like the regret <strong>of</strong> a criminal who’s just been caught whereas<br />

godly sorrow is the deep remorse or conviction that produces a change in direction.<br />

Have you ever felt convicted after doing something wrong?<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bible says that the Holy Spirit is the one that convicts us <strong>of</strong> our sin.<br />

John 16:7-8<br />

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not<br />

away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.<br />

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world <strong>of</strong> sin, and <strong>of</strong> righteousness, and<br />

<strong>of</strong> judgment:<br />

Did God HEAR me? Did He accept me?<br />

Romans 10:13<br />

For whosoever shall call upon the name <strong>of</strong> the Lord shall be saved.<br />

God promises that<br />

John 1:12<br />

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons <strong>of</strong> God,


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even to them that believe on his name:”<br />

Yes, God does hear and accept ALL who come to put their faith in Him.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is no need to fear death any longer because Jesus BROKE the power <strong>of</strong> sin and<br />

death on the cross with his own shed blood.<br />

<strong>The</strong> price for your sin has been paid in full and it is God’s promise to receive all who<br />

come to Him by placing their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.<br />

As a believer, you have a new life in Christ. Jesus did NOT remain in the grave. He rose<br />

from the dead after three days.<br />

Read: Mark 16<br />

2 Corinthians 5:17<br />

<strong>The</strong>refore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away,<br />

and look, new things have come.<br />

• Our old "Spirit Man" was dead to the Life <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ, we had to be born-again<br />

according to John 3:7. So that we could be raised from death to life in Jesus Christ.<br />

John 3:7-8 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 <strong>The</strong> wind bloweth<br />

where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound there<strong>of</strong>, but canst not tell whence it<br />

cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born <strong>of</strong> the Spirit.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Lord says, <strong>The</strong> wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but you<br />

don’t know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Spirit.”<br />

When I was Born-Again, I Died to Live In Jesus!:<br />

Romans 6:8-11 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with<br />

him: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no<br />

more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he<br />

liveth, he liveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto<br />

sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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• We are dead to sin in our Spirit Man, and alive with God through Jesus Christ our Lord.<br />

But, we still live in a Fallen Body, therefore we are at constant war between following the<br />

will <strong>of</strong> the Father versus following the will <strong>of</strong> the Flesh.<br />

• That is why we are told to not allow sin to dominate over us in all that we do.<br />

Romans 6:12-14 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey<br />

it in the lusts there<strong>of</strong>. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments <strong>of</strong><br />

unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the<br />

dead, and your members as instruments <strong>of</strong> righteousness unto God. 14 For sin shall<br />

not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.<br />

Holman Christian Standard Bible<br />

6:13, says, this...And do not <strong>of</strong>fer any parts <strong>of</strong> it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness.<br />

But as those who are alive from the dead, <strong>of</strong>fer yourselves to God, and all the parts<br />

<strong>of</strong> yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness.<br />

• as weapons for unrighteousness...This means, that we on occasions are able to use our<br />

bodies as weapons against God's kingdom in unrighteousness, we become alliedin a<br />

sense with the opposing forces.<br />

Thayer's Greek Lexicon<br />

STRONGS NT 3696: ὅπλον<br />

ὅπλον (allied to ἐπω, Latinsequor, socius, etc.; Curtius, § 621), ὅπλου, τό, as in classical<br />

Greek from Homer down, any tool or implement for preparing a thing (like the<br />

Latinarma); hence,<br />

1. plural arms used in warfare, weapons: John 18:3; 2 Corinthians 10:4; metaphorically,<br />

τῆς δικαιοσύνης, which ἡ δικαιοσύνη furnishes, 2 Corinthians 6:7; τοῦ φωτός, adapted<br />

to the light, such as light demands, Romans13:12 (here L marginal reading ἔργα).<br />

2. an instrument: ὅπλα ἀδικίας, for committing unrighteousness, opposed<br />

to ὅπλα δικαιοσύνης, for practicing righteousness, Romans 6:13.


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• If we could live a perfectly “Sin Free Life” these verses would not be needed, these<br />

verses remind us, that we are at war within ourselves.<br />

• If ever you meet any person who claims to live a sinless life, he or she is a<br />

liar.<br />

• When we sin, we sever fellowship with God, we are still saved, but our sin separates us<br />

from fellowship with God, so we have to confess our sins to restore instant fellowship<br />

with the Father.<br />

• If we say, “ We have fellowship with Him,” yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are<br />

not practicing the truth.<br />

1 John 1:6-10 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie,<br />

and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have<br />

fellowship one with another, and the blood <strong>of</strong> Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all<br />

sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If<br />

we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us<br />

from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and<br />

his word is not in us.<br />

What do I do now?<br />

This is the work <strong>of</strong> God, believe in the one whom He has sent.<br />

John 6:29<br />

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work <strong>of</strong> God, that ye believe on him<br />

whom he hath sent.<br />

Romans 10:17<br />

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word <strong>of</strong> God.


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Your journey as a child <strong>of</strong> the King <strong>of</strong> Kings has just begun! You must begin by spending<br />

time daily in prayer and in God’s Word, the Bible.<br />

Most <strong>of</strong> the Churches today are in apostasy, we need to read and study the entire Old<br />

Testament and New Testament to get a "grasp" in learning the entire Bible.<br />

Here is a great Bible teacher Dr. J. Vernon McGee.<br />

Here you can download all <strong>of</strong> the teachings verse by verse free <strong>of</strong> the entire Bible.<br />

Free 5-Year Series MP3 Downloads:<br />

https://www.ttb.org/resources/free-5-year-series-downloads<br />

Morning Power <strong>of</strong> Prayer<br />

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrB6Bab0nng&t=108s<br />

My Blogspot: https://troycutt.blogspot.com/<br />

Bibliography<br />

Barnes, Albert, <strong>Jude</strong>, Baker <strong>Book</strong> House, Grand Rapids MI, 1884.<br />

Coder, S. Maxwell, <strong>Jude</strong>, <strong>The</strong> Acts <strong>of</strong> the Apostates, Moody Press, Chicago IL, 1958.<br />

Fausset, A. R., <strong>Jude</strong>, Critical, Experimental, and Practical Commentary on the<br />

Old and New Testaments, Vol VI, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids MI, 1948.<br />

Green, Michael, 2 Peter and <strong>Jude</strong>, Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester, England, 1968.<br />

Ironside, H. A., <strong>The</strong> Epistles <strong>of</strong> John and <strong>The</strong> Epistle <strong>of</strong> <strong>Jude</strong>, Loizeaux Brothers Inc., Neptune NJ, 1931.<br />

Kistemaker, Simon J., Peter and <strong>Jude</strong>, Baker, Grand Rapids MI, 1987.


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Salmond, S.D.F., et al., <strong>Jude</strong>, <strong>The</strong> Pulpit Commentary, Vol 22, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand<br />

Rapids MI, 1950.<br />

Additional contributions by Troy Hunnicutt<br />

About <strong>The</strong> Cover Design<br />

<strong>The</strong> “Front” cover:<br />

<strong>The</strong> intricate Hardbound was A.I. generated, the lettering was by Troy Hunnicutt using Word.<br />

<strong>The</strong> font used is “Gabriola” with a shadow<br />

<strong>The</strong> “Back” cover:<br />

None created yet.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Spine:<br />

None created yet.

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