Wednesday, February 4, 2015 5:53 AM

Jude 24

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 5:53 AM
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 5:53 AM

Jud 24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

First: The word keep” is the same as “guard”. God is able to guard you from stumbling. The Greek word used here for guard means “to be kept under a military guard for safe conduct;” “for safe custody.” God is able to keep the believers in safe custody.[1]

Example:

Ac 23:31 So the soldiers, according to their instructions, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. Ac 23:32 And on the next day they returned to the barracks, letting the horsemen go on with him. Ac 23:33 When they had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they presented Paul also before him. Ac 23:34 On reading the letter, he asked what province he was from. And when he learned that he was from Cilicia, Ac 23:35 he said, “I will give you a hearing when your accusers arrive.” And he commanded him to be guarded in Herod’s praetorium.

Second: God is able to set you in the presence of his glory without blemish. The Greek word for without blemish is a sacrificial term; as the Passover lamb was to be without blemish. God is able to set believers in the presence of His glory, which will be true at the Rapture when they are taken up into Heaven. Therefore, when the believer is in the presence of His glory, it will be in exceeding joy. In noting what God is able to do, Jude makes two statements; one statement pertains to the present and the other statement pertains to the future. At the present time, God is able to keep believers from stumbling. Because He is able to do this at the present time, in the future, God will be able to set believers in the presence of His glory.[2]



[1] Fruchtenbaum, A. G. (2005). The Messianic Jewish Epistles: Hebrews, James, First Peter, Second Peter, Jude (1st ed.) (446–447). Tustin, CA: Ariel Ministries.

[2] Fruchtenbaum, A. G. (2005). The Messianic Jewish Epistles: Hebrews, James, First Peter, Second Peter, Jude (1st ed.) (446–447). Tustin, CA: Ariel Ministries.

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