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Jude 20-21 Faithfully Build, Pray in HS, Love God, & Look for Hesed Part 4




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Jude 20-21 Faithfully Build, Pray in the HS, Love God, & Look for Hesed

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19 These  sensual 1Cor 2:14, (ungodly lust chasers v18separate themselves/cause divisionsnot having the Spirit (indwelling Rm 8:9)

20 But you, beloved, building pres/act yourselves up on your most holy faithpraying pres/mid in the Holy Spirit,   21 keep aor/impv yourselves in the love of Godlooking mid for the hesed/mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto reward/dominion of  The Age/eternal life.

Rm 8:9 not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed HS dwells in you. if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ (indwelling), he is not His/of Him


RECAP (III.) The Ungodly don't Know nor Do what God requires Jn 9:31 does His will, and will suffer just recompense/punishment Lk 12

I. The Godly wisely Build up themselves (and others) on the foundation of their faith  (vv3-4 contend for faith cx Lordship deniers)

20a But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, (belief in God's work/way/promises/expectation of ?  Cf Heb 11:6) 

See TOYL “Christian Career Path” on Truthbase.net for ten milestones to guide your sojourn during your time on earth  (Gal 6:7-9 reap)

Eph 2:20  built (into a temple) upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

2Pt 1 diligently add to your faitharete, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brother affection, agape ?fruit...rich welcome!

1Cor 3:10 Acc to the grace of God as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and...but let each one take heed how he builds on it. 12 gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 14 work built endures...shall receive a reward...burned=saved but suffer loss

Col 2:7 Rooted pft and built up in Him, and being steadfast pres in the faith, as taught, abounding in it/faith w/ thanksgiving. 2Thess 1:3;  2Cor 8:7

Acts 20:32 commend you to God..the word of His grace, which is able to build you up...inheritance among all which are sanctified 

1Pt 2:1 lay aside all malice, deceit, hypocrisy...2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,

Heb 5:12 ought to be teachers 13 only milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. not trained to discern good/evil

II. The Godly humbly Pray acc the HS to draw on His grace/power to both pray, discern & do His will (not ours = in the flesh)

20b praying in the Holy Spirit   Spirit of God  uses the Word of God to produce in us the mind of Christ and Will of God

cx praying in the flesh cx filled/controlled by HS/His Word (link Jn 15 words abide-ask; and Eph 5:18 not drunk w/ wine but filled w/ HS

Eph 1:13 heard..believed..sealed with HS 17 God give the spirit of wisdom and revelation in/by the knowledge of Him, 18...know what is the hope of His calling..glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 greatness of His power toward us who believe

3:16 grant...strengthened with might thru His Spirit in the inner man 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts thru faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love...19 know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Eph (5:18 filled w/ HS) 6:17  take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end (unity) with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints 

Rm 8:26 the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession...for the saints acc to the will of God. (being guided by HS in our daily lives enables us to be guided by Him in prayer)

1Jn 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything acc to His will, He hears us. 15And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.  Prayer aligns our will with His

III. The Godly develop a disciplined self-denying lifestyle of loyally loving God (rather than themselves/their temporal glory)

21a keep yourselves in the love of God =MVP aor act impv, Js 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 

1Jn 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world --- the lust of the flesh.. eyes..pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of the world.  Self denial? Rm 12:1-2;  Lk 9

1Jn 5:3 this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome.  (we want what He wants)

2Jn 1:6 This is love, that we walk acc to His commandments. This the commandment...heard from the beginning, you should walk in it

Lk 10:27 love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind...28 do & live

Rm 8:39  height/depth, nor any created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God (obj gen) which is in Christ Jesus our Lord

1Cor 2:9 Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him

IV. The Godly eagerly expect their Lord to bless/reward them in The Age to come acc to His Hesed (because they've been faithful) 

21b looking(rcv/expect) for the hesed/mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.  v2 Mercy/hesed be Multiplied

Rm 6:22 now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

Lk 2:25 Simeon; was just and devoutwaiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

Lk 2:38 Anna coming that instant gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem

Lk  12:35 waist girded..lamps burning 36 like wait for their master knocks..open to him immediately 37 Blessed those watching

Lk 23:51 (not consented to the counsel and deed of them;), who also himself waited for the kingdom of God

Mr 15:43 Joseph Arimathaea, honorable counselor, also waited for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

Heb 10:34  For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and  took/accepted joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that you have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 11:35  Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting  deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

2Cor 9:8 God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in ALL things, may have an abundance for every good work (Secret to getting more grace is submission– humbly embracing God's will in holy devotion and trust)