Jude 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
We are living in a time period described as perilous times. Times when darkness would cover the earth, gross darkness would cover the people, while at the same time God’s people would arise and shine and His glory would be seen on us (Isaiah 60:1, 2). We must be aware that God’s keeping power is ready to be revealed (1 Peter 1:5, 6) and He is able to keep us from falling all the way until we are before His presence in Heaven.
We must also be aware of the seduction going on toward apostasy or departing from active Christianity. The Book of Jude was actually given to warn us by the historical record and six examples of apostasy in the first eleven verses. Apostasy is an abandoning of what one has once believed as a faith, cause, or principle. It is an abandoning of active Christianity. Our world is wallowing in a swamp of perversion, filth, and darkness and it seems too few want to talk about it, preach about, or warn about it. Some go so far as to pretend sin doesn’t exist, that there isn’t a devil, and that there is no such thing as the flesh. But sin does exist and every believer has to learn to face the enemies of Godly living; namely, the world, the flesh, and the devil. First Timothy 4: 1, 2 gives us some insight of how the seduction toward apostasy begins:
1. Giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines (teachings) of devils 1 Tim. 4:1.
2. Speaking lies in pretense. They start pretending and covering things with lies 1 Tim. 4:2.
3. Conscience becomes seared. They are not bothered by the sin they used to be bothered by or they become less and less bothered by it 1 Tim. 4:2.
If we find this happening in us to any degree we ought to run to God, His Word, and His house. Seek out a holy man or woman of God full of the Word and Spirit of God who will love us enough to tell us the truth.