Holy Spirit · last time · Love · Mercy · Wait on Him

wait on Him… Jude 17-23…

But you must remember, beloved, the predictions
of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you,
“In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own
ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people,
devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up
in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep
yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy
on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire;
to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained
by the flesh.
Jude 17-23 ESV
Another Word on waiting in the last time…
there will be scoffers… worldly… Spirit-less people…
dividers… both in the church… and outside the church…
They will follow their own passions… and not God…
we wait with these people…
and in a way… wait on…
Through holy faith… and Spirit-filled prayer…
we prepare to wait…
offering mercy to doubters…
snatching some right out of the fire… by our love and witness…
showing fearful mercy… to those whose garments are stained…
remembering to love the person… but hate the sin of the flesh…
Through faith and prayer…
we keep ourselves in love with God…
who enables us to love as He does…
to truly love… with Spirit-filled godly love…
and not the perverted sympathetic love of the flesh…
True love sees right from wrong…
let’s God define sin…
and hates to see anyone led astray from His Truth…
Love does not allow a child to play in the street…
Love does not allow a brother in Christ to play around with sin…
both deadly games…
We now reside in the last time…
waiting on Him…
How are you at loving scoffers…?
being merciful to the lost…?
offering love to those with ungodly passions?
The temptation I’ve faced lately…
one pointed out to me recently…
is to check out… back off…
quit offering what I have…
because nobody seems interested…
in Truth… in His Word… in His Way…
As the thought flew threw my mind Why continue…?
He quickly brought to mind His Word…
“No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar
or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter
may see the light. …”
Luke 11:33 ESV
Light… those of us who know Him…
have Him shining in our hearts…
have an obligation… to let Him shine…
share Him with others…
even the scoffers…
the uninterested…
and those who don’t want it…
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts
to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6 ESV
That’s what we’re called to do…
in the last time… in a dark world…
shine with all the faith He blessed us with…
This last time message…
is the last in the series of…
wait on Him…

So now I wait…
to see what’s next…
Amen…

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