Jude 1:6-Demons Cast Into Hell

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6 and the angels who did not keep their own position but abandoned their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains in deep darkness for the judgment on the great day.

“and the angels who did not keep their own position” These angels were not the ones who fell with Lucifer in the beginning, before God created men on the face of the earth. They fell in the days of Noah [Genesis 6:1-4] according to 2 Peter 2:4-5 which says, “4 For if God didn’t spare the angels who sinned but cast them into hell and delivered them in chains of utter darkness to be kept for judgment; 5 and if he didn’t spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others, when he brought the flood on the world of the ungodly”

The fallen angels in Jude 1:6/Genesis 6 were so bad that they received God’s judgment immediately. I believe that these angels are the ones who are mentioned in Revelation 9 as the Locusts. In the Book of Revelation, demons will be released from their prison in hell [abyss] to torment those who rejected Jesus and have the mark of the beast for 5 months. 

 

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Jude 1:4-False Teachers

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4 For some people, who were designated for this judgment long ago, have come in by stealth; they are ungodly, turning the grace of our God into sensuality and denying Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord.

“For some people” is in reference to false teachers who sound and look like Christians. 

“designated for this judgment long ago” There is a specific place in hell assigned for false teachers. The reason is that they purposely try to make Christians if possible abandon their faith in Christ and stop others from getting saved. 

“come in by stealth” It is very hard to see a false teacher coming our way because they blend in very well with the rest of the believers. 

False teachers do not even have an ounce of godliness, their soul filled with pure darkness. One of their tactics is to make Christians accept all types of sexual sin as not being sinful. Through their teachings and behavior, it shows their rejection of Jesus Christ. 

The Parable Of The Ten Minas: Are You Investing For The Kingdom Of Heaven?

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12 Therefore he said: “A nobleman traveled to a far country to receive for himself authority to be king and then to return. 13 He called ten of his servants, gave them ten minas, and told them, ‘Engage in business until I come back.’

The nobleman represents Jesus and the servants are Christians, but not all were true Christians [just like the 12 disciples where one of them betrayed Jesus]. Each person got 1 mina to use it to grow the kingdom of heaven, meaning, to bring the Gospel to people so that they can have a chance to get saved.

Insight: Minas
A mina was a unit of weight which one mina came out to be around 100 denarii. One denarii was a days wage.

13 He called ten of his servants, gave them ten minas, and told them, ‘Engage in business until I come back.’

Every believer regardless of how well they are financially, they are instructed to use part of their money which God gave them to invest it in people lives to know Jesus.


14 “But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We don’t want this man to rule over us.’

Many people are offended at Jesus and show tremendous hatred towards Him. This hatred at Jesus is derived from wanting to keep their sins as it satisfies their cravings and hating believers for pointing it out to them.


15 “At his return, having received the authority to be king, he summoned those servants he had given the money to, so that he could find out how much they had made in business. 16 The first came forward and said, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten more minas.’

At Jesus’ Second Coming to rule on the earth for a thousand years, He will bring with Him the rewards for the saints to give to each one according to what they have done for Christ while they were on earth. We will have to give Jesus an account of the money that He gave us. Jesus in the parable gave three examples of this. This is how it might sound like when Jesus comes back and asks us:

The first one came forward and said “Master, I used with what You blessed me with on earth and supported many ministries, my church, bought many Bibles and gave it out to people, satisfied those who were hungry and let them know that it came from You. Many gave their lives to You Lord.”


17 “‘Well done, good servant!’ he told him. ‘Because you have been faithful in a very small matter, have authority over ten towns.’

The first believer was commended for doing an excellent job in bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Jesus rewarded him with a high position to rule alongside Jesus’ millennial reign over a big city or town.


18 “The second came and said, ‘Master, your mina has made five minas.’ 19 “So he said to him, ‘You will be over five towns.’

The second believer came forward and did half the work of the first one. As you can see, Jesus didn’t say the words, “Well done, good servant!” but nonetheless gave him a position to rule over.


20 “And another came and said, ‘Master, here is your mina. I have kept it safe in a cloth 21 because I was afraid of you since you’re a harsh man: you collect what you didn’t deposit and reap what you didn’t sow.’

The third person came forward and showed that he did absolutely nothing for Jesus while on earth. His excuse was, if you notice, that he had a misunderstanding of who Jesus is. He thought that Jesus was judgmental and takes things from people that He had no right to do. Because this person didn’t take the time to read the Bible thoroughly to find out about Jesus, get convicted and give his life to Him, he got self-deceived. Going to church does not make a person a Christian.


22 “He told him, ‘I will condemn you by what you have said, you evil servant! If you knew I was a harsh man, collecting what I didn’t deposit and reaping what I didn’t sow, 23 why, then, didn’t you put my money in the bank? And when I returned, I would have collected it with interest.’ 24 So he said to those standing there, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’

In Judgment Day, our words will either vindicate us or condemn us.

  • Vindicate-If we confessed Jesus as Lord and believed in Him.
  • Condemn-If we confessed to having nothing to do with Him while on earth.

Jesus responded with a play-on-words by saying that if he thought of Him in that way [not that Jesus agreed with the man], but why didn’t it motivate him to invest with true believers which would have put him in contact with those who knew the truth about the person of Jesus Christ and gotten exposed to the true nature of Jesus for their salvation?


25 “But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’

26 “‘I tell you, that to everyone who has, more will be given; and from the one who does not have, even what he does have will be taken away.

Whatever we do for Jesus, at His Second Coming, He will bless us abundantly, more then what we truly deserve.

What are you doing with the blessings that Jesus has blessed you with? Remember, you will have to give an account for that.