“3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the Grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.” Jude 1:3-5
There are many today who the Lord has saved out of the land of Egypt but they believe not. They do not believe in the Cross of Christ Jesus for dominion over sin. They believe for Salvation and praise the Lord for such but they do not believe unto Sanctification.
Why? Because there was no one who contended for the faith. There was no watchmen on the wall who recognized the enemy coming to steal, kill and destroy the Saints faith. Instead there were ungodly men; men who turned the Grace of God into a license to sin and denied the power of the Cross of Christ to break the power of sin and set out in their own ways; their own vain philosophies cloaked in Scripture for the victory that they seek.
“10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be Saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Because they did not receive the love of the Truth and had pleasure in unrighteousness, these who were saved out of the land of Egypt but believed not will be and have been sent a strong delusion that they shall believe a lie.
This is the Endtime Apostate Church spoke about in Revelation. The Laodiceans who are in need of nothing. The harvest is great but so is the falling away…the falling away of those who were saved out of the land of Egypt but did not receive the love of the Truth. The delusion is in the church house. Commandments of man are being taught as Biblical doctrine as the laity follow along blindly.
Sadly, the ditch is straight ahead. Many have fallen away. Nevertheless…Lord, here am I.
“8 Also I heard the Voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9 And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” Isaiah 6:8-10
Go and tell. Go and tell them that the answer in which they seek is found in the Cross of Christ. He has made the way if we will just believe upon His Name and not merely use His Name as a magical trinket. WHO HE is and WHAT HE has done for whosoever will believe is the power of God unto us who have been saved out of the land of Egypt.
Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren