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What do you remember? As Jude writes, he asks us to Remember in verses 17-19. Knowing the deceit of false teachers, Jude writes, Jude 17~But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. (ESV) The apostle Paul, even as early as during his missionary journeys, warned the Ephesian elders of false teachers who would come. Acts 20:29~I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. (ESV) Our Lord also warns us saying in Matthew 24:11~and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. (NIV) 

Jude reminds us of the apostles’ warning: How they told us there would be mockers in the last time (18). The last time refers to the period in which we live, the time between Christ’s resurrection and His Second Coming. During this time, people will ridicule the Second Coming and will walk after their own ungodly lusts (18). Jude has already described these people in verses 4 and 15-16. Reminding us to Jude 19~It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. (ESV) They try to promote themselves as superior, causing divisions and separating believers from those who faithfully preach and teach the inspired Word of God. Our mission at Mt. Gallant is to lead people to Jesus and help them become dedicated followers of Christ. If not in our local community, then in another Bible believing and preaching faith practicing church. Only Authentic Christians can properly interpret the Bible. 

Why? Because Authentic Christians live by the Spirit, Jesus says in John 16:13~But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. Leonard Ravenhill wrote: Preaching is a spiritual business. A sermon born in the head reaches the head, but a sermon born in the heart reaches the heart. Unction cannot be learned, but only experienced through prayer. Unction is like dynamite–it pierces, sweetens, softens. When the hammer of logic and the fire of human zeal fail to open the stony heart, unction will succeed. Authentic Christians have a spiritual unction that enables us to know the truth and thereby recognize false teaching. Authentic Living in the last days requires us to Remember the predictions about false teachers and live in a way that all people will know that you live according to God’s holy word.

Today, take time to place your whole life under the blood of Jesus Christ and ask God to reveal how you can help others remember the amazing gift we have been given in Jesus Christ. While doing this allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to pray for the needs of our community and friends. And be sure to get the unction of the Lord, who will guide you and provide you the words necessary for those you meet. With all thy getting, get unction. Leonard Ravenhill.

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