Summary: The end time is here. The Church is expecting the return of the Lord. So, there is a battle going on.The last battle of the end time is inside the church.
THE ENEMY WITHIN
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In this edition, we are going to look at some of the dangerous events and spirits prevalent in this age. They can be seen in a life, church, society and nation. The knowledge of these facts will help you understand where we are and what to expect,because a lot of things are happening these days.
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In the Name of Jesus Christ......Amen
Our Heavenly father, sanctify us with your word for your word is truth. Minister knowledge and wisdom to us through your revelation and bring us to the fullness of your understanding. Thank you Lord,as all glory will be returned to you through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The subject today is ‘THE ENEMY WITHIN’
The Epistle of Jude verses 3 to 13.
“Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in privily, even they who were of old written of beforehand unto this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Now I desire to put you in remembrance, though ye know all things once for all, that the Lord, having saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And angels that kept not their own principality, but left their proper habitation, he hath kept in everlasting bonds under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, having in like manner with these given themselves over to fornication and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire. Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities. But Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing judgment, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these rail at whatsoever things they know not: and what they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, in these things are they destroyed. Woe unto them! For they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah. These are they who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness hath been reserved for ever.
You should know that the Epistle of Jude has one chapter only.
The author of the epistle was Jude, the blood relative of Jesus Christ who introduced himself as the bond servant of the Lord. His message were centered on the people that are called, sanctified and preserved. What a privilege to hear from the servant of The Lord today about the final hour we are living in,the works of the enemy on it and the plan of God.
I want us to know that the last battle of the end time is inside the church. You should know that many things are failing mankind today. I mean, the economic , moral, and political institutions are falling apart and so the enemy's target now is the body of Christ. With what you are seeing, you will know that there is problem. The enemy we now face is not outside but inside, all to discredit the truth and make people believe lies. With the rate things are going, if the days are not shortened, there shall be more great falling away.
That's why, Jude is directing here, saying with all diligence, that you should contend earnestly for that original faith, that old path religion that was once delivered to the saints.
a. Because of many things you shall hear today.
b. Because that the enemy looks wiser, knowing that he has but a short time
c. Because of the enemy within.
D. Because God wants to save your soul.
When you hear the word, "contend" At least, the first thing that will come to your mind is, "there is problem" "there is battle" . The Greek root word for " contend" is " to fight or to "stand for". It refers to battling, warring and struggling. When Jude writes, he used the present form of verb, which indicates a continuous action. He is referring on our faith based on what we believe about salvation.