The Apostle Jude gave us insight as to what we are to expect in the last days:
"But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit." Jude 17-19
As we study these seemingly, simple scriptures, they reveal much. By and through the Spirit, the apostles have warned us of the times in which we live. We are warned of "mockers" in the last times. This same word was translated "scoffers" in I Peter 3:3. These mockers and scoffers are not only in the world, they are also standing in the pulpits of many ungodly churches. These mockers and scoffers have denied the virgin birth. They want to do away with the masculinity of Jesus. They have denied the blood, ordained Sodomites as pastors, and teach only the precepts and doctrines of their denominations, instead of what the Spirit is saying to the churches in this hour.
Truly, they walk after their own ungodly lust. Jude also spoke of those who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. Today we witness most denominations, including the Pentecostals, who have separated themselves. If you do not belong to this group or embrace that doctrine, then, according to them, you are not part of the body, and they separate from you. One of the doctrines that has separated the body of Christ more than anything else is "Tongues". The teaching is, "if you do not speak in tongues, you are not baptized in the Spirit". There is only one true test to know if one is baptized in the Spirit, and that is "Do they exhibit the twelve fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, righteousness, lowliness, and patience?" Without these being evident in their lives, no matter how much they speak in tongues, they have not the Spirit. They simply work up the emotions, and call it Spirit. These are sensual, carnal, operating by the five senses. The Lord spoke, "You cannot tell what kind of tree it is by listening to the wind blow through the leaves". The only way to tell what kind of tree it is, is by checking the fruit it bears. If there is no fruit of the Spirit, then as Jude proclaimed, ". . . they have not the Spirit."
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