Jude 1:8-The Lifestyle Of A False Prophet, Reveals Their Spiritual-Rottenness

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8 Yet in the same way, these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.

  • Dreaming-Assuming and imagining to be something they are not.
  • Defile the flesh-Could refer to sexual immorality or using their bodies in a way that displeases God.
  • Despise authority-Points directly to God’s authority through His Word. A false prophet will always pick and choose which bible verse he will consider inspired and others he will reject.
  • Slander celestial beings-The glorious ones could refer to holy angels, but most likely is in reference to fallen angels as verse 9 sheds more light.

Putting it together, we see the quality of a false prophet.

First of all, he convinces himself to be from the Lord, but his true devotion is imagining himself to be great [self-worship] and indulges in any type of sexual perversion. It will indicate that he is driven solely by the flesh and not by the Holy Spirit.

Secondly, he rejects the Bible as his final authority and goes by some other unbiblical source.

Lastly, he spews curses at the fallen angels/demons thinking that he is superior, not knowing that he is putting himself in a dangerous position as it might get their attention and turn on him.

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Jude 1:7-The Punishment Of Homosexuals And fallen Angels

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7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having, in the same way as these, given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are shown as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.

Two cities are used as examples of what happens when it gives in to homosexuality. God’s righteous judgment gets poured out on them which causes their death and their sentence is to be an eternal place of fire.

The angels mentioned here are in reference to Genesis 6 when they left their positions that God assigned to them and caused humanity to become extremely evil through union with women. These fallen angels are to be distinguished from the ones who rebelled with Satan in the beginning. To this day, these fallen angels are chained up in a deep section in hell.

A Holy Kiss: Show Affection To The Community Of Believers In Christ

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1 Thessalonians 5:26
26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

Romans 16:16
16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings.

2 Corinthians 13:12
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

A holy kiss in Greek means to show with other genuine believers in Jesus who are set apart for God’s good work a warm affection, for we share a common bond. See Strong’s Greek 40-Holy & 5370-Kiss

The bond that binds all the saints is the Holy Spirit living inside of us. 

Sometimes is hard to tell who truly belongs to God’s family. We have to be very careful as Satan with the aid of demons plants his children next to God’s children for deception.

Matthew 13:24-25, 36-39

24 He presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while people were sleeping, his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left.

Jesus’ interpretation of the wheat [genuine believers] and the weeds [false believers]

36 Then He dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached Him and said, “Explain the parable of the weeds in the field to us.”
37 He replied: “The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38 the field is the world; and the good seed—these are the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

We have to love the community of believers, but at the same time be very vigilant in detecting the fake ones. Remember, if you belong to Jesus Christ, you are a target and a demon or demons have been assigned to you. Their purpose is to stop you from bringing people to Jesus at all cost. 

Love and defend the Word of God for we are living in unparallel times when the truth is thrown out of one’s house and “do what is right in your own eyes” is its replacement.