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What to Do Until He Comes (4 of 4)
Series: Face Off: Fighting for the Faith
Pastor Jeff Schreve
I want to speak to you today on this subject: "What to Do Until He Comes." What do we do now? We've been in a series on the book of Jude, and Jude is an interesting little book, just one chapter, 25 verses tucked right before the book of the Revelation, right before the book that speaks of the Second Coming of Jesus and the time of the tribulation and all the things that are going to come upon planet earth before the Lord comes. It's interesting that Jude is a book that speaks of an alarm. "Sound the alarm" was God the Holy Spirit speaking to Jude. "Send this message out." He wanted to send a message that was going to be warm and fuzzy and loving and encouraging, but God wouldn't let him do that. He said, "No, you tell the people to contend earnestly for the faith, to fight for the faith." Well, what was the problem? Why the red alert? Why the alarm? He says in verse 4, "That certain persons have crept into the church unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ."
Jude paints a very sobering picture of what the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is going to be like in the last days; what the church is going to experience in terms of attacks. And they're not going to be the attacks from without. The church has had attacks from without since its inception. The church is going to experience, in the last days before the Lord comes, attacks from within where the devil releases the sharks into the water to eat and chew up God's people and to eat and chew up the truth. They're termites that come into the very fabric and the foundation of the church of the living God and they chew at the foundations. The Bible says, "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" I find it very interesting that in the par ...
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