18 How they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
Today’s Inspiration: The Book of Jude recognised and watched out for those who cause divisions v18-19. His advice is to build ourselves up in the Holy faith and pray in the Holy spirit. V20. It is necessary to expose their sin of division. They do great damage to believers. As the Book records, these are the ones that the worst judgement is being reserved for.
Without question, they bring divisions to the Body of Christ. They are unreasonable and Jude records woe to them. They have adopted the Cain spirit of envying to the extent of murdering. They have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error and Korah’s rebellious spirit. God is dealing with this divisible spirit through three anointing- Judah the spirit of praises, the Issachar spirit of discernment of the times.
Proverbs 6:16-19 we learn that one of the seven things that the Lord hates is bringing strife to His people.
On the final night before he was crucified, what did Jesus pray for His disciples and all believers? He prayed that they be one with Him and one with each other. John 17:11. Loving God and loving each other are the greatest two commandments reinforced by Jesus when He teaches His disciples. Matthew 22:37-40. God is love and if we love Him to the fullest His love will flow down to us to love others as ourselves.
He prayed for us to have the same kind of unity that He has with his Father. This should also be our prayer even if Jesus has already prayed for us and all believers. Standing in the gap is for the purpose of aligning our heart with God’s heart which is the criteria for attaining eternal life.
Daniel modelled intercession. He not only prayed for wisdom in a foreign land but also prayed for God’s word to come to pass. He calculated and found that 70 years captivity is over. He didn’t rejoice at Jeremiah’s prophecy but he prayed the words come to pass. All prophecies need to be provoked and also be born in the spirit to bear witness.
For every interceding you must indicate the purpose. Jesus prayed for unity for His people and that the people have similar unity as him and his Father so that those who believe in Him through their message may believe that He was the Messiah God has sent. John 17:21.
If unity is found among His Body, it will be an unquestionable miracle. The greatest evangelistic power on earth is unity. John 17:22 the Lord gives us insight into the outcome of unity. Even in prayer He mentioned that if two or three are gathered in unity He is in our midst and where He is there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17.
We should always resist and recognise divisions as the great evil that they are- anything or anyone that causes divisions in the church that tries to draw people away from the church. Only the devil causes divisions. The one who causes divisions sins. God be praised for uniting our spirits! May this unity brings divine health.