Pastor Wrinkles: Hey Jude Pt. 19

They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever. Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jude 1:13-15

We have done enough talking about the qualities of “the secret-slipper-inner”. If you have missed the conversation and wish to catch up just go the categories section of “Reinventing the We’ll” and click on “Hey Jude”.

What I want to talk about today is the fate of the “secret-slipper-inner”. The fact is these are people in the church. They aren’t the atheists out on the street. We know them and we know their families but according to the Scripture if we cannot win them over they will not be with us in eternity. They are blind in the presence of the Light of the World and empty and dry while the Bread of Life, the Living Water stands ready to be received by them.

Our verses in Jude remind me of some verses at the end of Revelation: And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Rev. 19: 11-15

Oh how desperately the “secret- slipper- inner” needs our prayers. May we be the witnesses and encouragement these lost souls need to bow themselves before the cross of Christ in submission at last!

6 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: Hey Jude Pt. 19

  1. Thank you for encouraging us to keep praying for the slipper inners . not turn our backs on them. God bless you, Pastor J . have a blessed way of teaching and helping us!

    • You are welcome Deb! While I know according to Scripture that many “in the church” are not “of the church” and will be judged with sinners my heart’s cry is that somehow the saints of God would be given the grace to open the ears of the lost in our midst and bring them to Jesus by our witness. May our purity resound against all hypocrisy and make saints of the secret-clipper-inners!

  2. The ‘secret slipper-inners’ are among the hardest people to reach. They are usually religious, self-confident, convinced of their ‘rightness’ and in denial of any spiritual need. Only God can break them, and He chooses to work in answer to the prayers of His children . . . so we must pray.

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