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November 8, 2021 2:00 am
As Jude described the false teachers trying to sabotage the church, he predicted their future. In the message "Gloom and Doom!" Skip shares how Jude called out these apostates and assured his fellow believers.
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So here's the point is make you can have all these false teachers and apostates spell this off and embedding themselves in the congregation, leading people astray. What I want you to know to say is God will always have the last Spanish teachers to deceive and devastate the church today on connect with Skip Heitzig Skip looks to a future judgment.
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And when Paul writes about Dimas second Timothy chapter 4, one sentence he says Dimas has forsaken me, having loved this present world is like to have your name in the Bible like that forever. Dimas has forsaken me, having loved this present world. Some are just so earthbound there just after this momentary comfort is real.
Note no real draw Jesus and spirituality discipleship so persecution mixed emotions. Another reason it can happen because it's hard it's just plain hard to follow Jesus for some Bobby for all of us at one point on Jesus teaching is hard in my accurate about this ever read something I do I coach hard.
I get to teach that I have lived at Harvard.
You know that when people heard Jesus in John chapter 6, he gave a sermon and it wasn't how to have your best life now or how to be prosperous was pretty hard message and they said in John chapter 6 this is a hard saying who can hear it and then we are told from that day forward. Many of his disciples turned back and followed him. No more. The demands were too hard. They were too hard for the rich and ruler. They were too hard for Judas Iscariot fell because it's hard. Another reason that people apostatized is because you might not like this when I say but I'll explain it is or not paying attention.
You know I sound like a teacher right class are not paying attention but you can follow away because you're not really grabbing a hold of the truth you're not paying attention. The approach is a superficial approach. Hebrews chapter 2 Paul the apostle whoever wrote Hebrews said therefore give the more earnest heed to the things you have heard listen, lest at any time. We drift away from them. Another reason it can happen is laziness. Hebrews chapter 10, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but do it all the more as you see the Day approaching. Some people just aren't interested in coming to church. They want to distance themselves from it that I want the influence of people around them and accountability kind of a influence in their lives in a just a few reasons or any number of reasons. The Bible has many more.
I'll give you a quick rundown Satan's devices and unbelieving heart hardened heart rebellion, bitterness, immorality, disrespect of leadership, not mixing God's promises with faith. That's just a sampling of about those 30 or so reasons the Bible gives effect. Let me make this statement because I believe to be true in summing this point out the majority of those people who are exposed to the gospel will turn away from it. The majority of those exposed to the gospel will turn away from it. If you think of the parable of the sower and the seed is never look at that just in terms of percentages, mathematics of all the people that heard the truth in that parable. Only 25% bore any kind of fruit in a very small percentage of that bore what Jesus called a hundredfold.
No wonder the Jesus said why is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction narrow is the gate that leads to eternal life, and very few enter therein. Very few not most, not a lot. Few no wonder Jesus said, many will say to me in that they Lord Lord and he will say, depart from me, you will not enter the kingdom. So great subject matter. That's the gloom. Now let's move on to the doom verse 14. Don't worry it's it's in a it's kind and encouraging.
Now he Nick the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also saying, behold, the Lord comes with 10,000 of the saints to execute judgment on all to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they committed in ungodly way, as we noted in our first message in Jude. He likes this word and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
Okay, we got to get some out-of-the-way letter addresses.
Jude mentions he Nick Nick you remember from Genesis chapter 5 he was a good guy to God.
The guy says he Nick and walked with God.
You want something on your tombstone.
That's a good thing. He walked with God, but scholars note that Jude is quoting from a source that is not a biblical source, the recording from first scenic a nonbiblical book and apocryphal book.
Some even believe a pseudo-per graphical book meaning was a book with somebody's name on a book written by somebody else, but he's quoting from it and that bothersome to already quote something that's not from the Bible. Well I do it all the time. I will say I read a Gallup poll this week Miguel posted this or hearsay. Here's an article from the Albuquerque Journal and I'll quote it bulimia. Not saying the Albuquerque Journal's inspired word of God saw our comment or I'll quote the website or what a preacher said and what I'm doing is quoting the secular source or a believing source but not a biblical source to simply buttress a point and so probably that is what Jude is doing and by the way, Paul the apostle did this when Paul the apostle stood before Athens and preached in acts 17. Did you know that he quoted secular sources did you know the Paul the apostle quoted from pagan poets to the men of Athens. He preprocess out.
Listen to this and see if you remember this, he said, for in him we live and move and have our being. Never read that an act 17 Paul is quoting a six century BC Cretan poet by the name of the PIM and needs who said that who wrote that, and then Paul said to the men of Athens, for we also are his offspring and that is a quote directly from 1/3 century BC poet named emeritus of soul I and when Eric is said, we also are his offspring. He was referring to Zeus. So Paul holds that for the men of Athens because he is making a point about the sovereign God about Yahweh. So I think Jude is doing that here and so that's aside askew back to the point, Jude said. And here's the quote. Behold, the Lord comes with 10,000s of the saints to execute judgment on all perhaps when he Nick said this, he was referring to the coming judgment of the flood because he lived right before the flood, in the judgment of God poured out on the earth in his day was the flood, but what Jude is saying is the final application of this prophecy will be in the end times when Jesus returns. So here's the point. Jude is making you can have all these false teachers and apostates spout this off and embedding themselves in the congregation and leading people astray. But what I want you to know Jude would say is God will always have the last word. God always has the final word. He he he gets as God the right to make the decisive choice about their future and in their case. This case, it is judgment now you can see what a crafty preacher, I am because I said that we have two points to the sermon when if you look at your outline, there's actually 10 right so I kinda divided it in. There are five reasons why these people are dangerous. That's the gloom and then five features of the coming judgment of that's the doom phenomena go through these very quickly something about this judgment. First of all, it will be personal. The coming judgment is personal. Notice it says, behold, the Lord comes, God himself will judge the world. He he won't delegate this to the judgment committee you will be judgment by proxy.
He'll do it, it'll be personal or do you mind if I gave you a quick thumbnail rundown may be a one minute summation of the future judgment. In a nutshell, did that really quick okay so so here's how to roll down his house and come down.
First of all to begin the future judgment judgment is to begin on earth with the seven year tribulation. Called by biblical authors. The worst period of time in human history are described in the book of Revelation chapter 6 through 16 as judgments that are seals, trumpets and Bowls cataclysms that happen on the earth that will culminate in a battle called the battle of Armageddon.
Revelation 16 of Revelation 19 when Jesus comes back when Jesus comes back at the end of that he's gonna set up his kingdom that will be a thousand year reign of Christ on the earth during which time Satan will be bound at the end of the thousand year Satan gets released, there will be one final rebellion that for some reason God allows and then Satan and his minions. His followers will be cast into the lake of fire for ever. After that will come was called the great white throne judgment were all unbelievers stand before God to get the final sentence. So the first phase of the judgment is earthly, the second phase of the judgment is heavenly. That's the that's the nutshell theology of future judgment so thin to be personal.
A second thing to note it's gonna be coalitional. Let let me let me do this for you. Notice it says the Lord comes with 10,000s of his saints. So yeah, he's the one it's going to do it, but he's going to allow others to be witnesses and even help him carry it out because he's coming with 10,000 of the saints. I have a question for you, who are the saints, he's coming with. Who are the RK. Here, the church, I hear us and any other gases angels to hear angels so here's here's the answer now it's either us or his angels or or both right so he's coming back with us rubble of Revelation 19 he's coming back with us also. Colossians chapter 3 verse four says, when Christ, who is our life, shall appear, we will appear with him in glory so could be us but could also be angels because when Jesus spoke about the future judgment, he said, and the Angels are going to be there to help administer that. That's Matthew 24 Matthew 25 and and this in Matthew 13.
Therefore, as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire so it will be at the end of the age, the Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of the kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire that sort of fits with this text with either us or the Angels or both sides was that, but it will be coalitional. The third thing to notice it will be universal because notice it says to execute judgment on all nobody gets a pass. No unbelievers, skates every unbeliever, every one who has said no to God will face this of another important facet and this is important, it will be equitable.
It'll be fair to be fair because we are told this to execute judgment on all to convict all who are ungodly a better translation a better word than convict is convince he will come and convince those that he is about to judge of the fairness of it will be. None of this is not fair to be know that not work on judgment day God will convince them this is right. This is fair.
It was an interesting court scene that is described for us the last judgment because it's going to be not like an earthly court. There's no debate about guilt is not like where we met.
I apologize object that will be a prosecution but no defense. There will be a judge. There will not be a jury Adobe a sentence but no appeal, there will be punishment but no parole and the entire procedure will be absolutely fair and right. Because the Bible says when God judges the anthems of heaven will be this just and true are your judgments are righteous and true are your judgments like that's right.
And they'll be fair because God is presiding over the sea got is a couple of attributes that no human judge has God is omnipresent. He's everywhere at the same time in all places, so that means God is the best eyewitness of every sin ever committed by every person is also omniscient.
He knows everything. So we just didn't know what happened you know's motive, so it will be fair and you should know this in Revelation. When God judges of the great white throne.
This is the books are open. The books are opened. In other words, God has a very complete replete detailed inventory of a person's life. The books are up and I can't prove this, but maybe in those books is a record of every time that person had an opportunity to give their lives to Christ. They every time they heard the Gothic now pass it's like that's brought up that's brought up it will be equitable and, finally, and we close with this is the hardest one. It will be eternal the end of verse 13, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for a week. I'm sorry for a decade now. I hate to tell you that. But the word there is forever, so I have problems with that. Join the crowd. It's not easy to hear this forever, but I gotta tell you this. If hell is not forever than heaven is not forever.
If hell is not eternal than heaven is not eternal. If you have if hell is not everlasting than heaven is not everlasting because when Jesus described in one sentence. In the Gospel of Matthew chapter 25 when he discussed hell and heaven punishment and glory. He used the same word, everlasting, everlasting, eternal, eternal, so if hell is not eternal. The neither is heaven.
Okay, so gloom and doom. How I wanted to walk away with two things.
Number one, just to little foxes we close. We don't judge you here. That's not you. You can, no matter who you are, we welcome you here. We want you to hear truth, we want you to be exposed to the gospel, we want you to hear what the Bible says we are, we don't judge you is not our role, God will judge you and God will judge me nonrecord stand before you a judgment will stand before God. You will not stand before me, you will stand before God, so God will be the judge. We don't judge you. Here we walking the number two I want you to notice here. This judgment is not God's happy place.
I don't want to think of the great white throne judgment of God, waiting for that's like the day because I thought to judge people for a long time. He hates it. He will do it but he doesn't want to do it you now I know that this is he is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
That's the heart of God is one that God said I have no this is Ezekiel 33.
I have no pleasure, says the Lord in the death of the wicked, and then he says to his people turn turn for why will you die. Did you know that hell was not prepared for people when Jesus spoke about how he said it is everlasting fire that's eternal everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Hell was not made for people God and wanted to you I know you think you will know what is he doing because God is pro-choice when it comes to eternal matters. God will honor a person's choice is not a one.
I want God my life finally got control in me. I don't have to hang out with God forever. You have to make you GK Chesterton said hell is God's great complement to the reality of human freedom and the dignity of human choice.
God lets people choose, he will honor your choice. So the gloom that brings the doom is something you don't have to be a part of. I love you James, have mercy triumphs over judgment.
God loves to show mercy God is to pour favor and loves to forgive when somebody says God forgive me but gas.
I get to let that person go to heaven for ever and escape damnation for ever.
I love that that's what he wants.
No member I said that some people turned away from Jesus to this and this is too hard. This is too hard many that they followed him no more. Jesus, after that happened turned to his 12 disciples and said will you also leave and Peter said where else would we go.
You alone have the words of eternal life. When asked you that question you think about like I'm done now I'm done with church. No member with no abilities were were you go La Cienega for forgiveness was you to go for hope and peace and meaning in life in heaven when just want to quit work where else you go don't go hang in there.
Let them protect you. Let them preserve you.
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