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Here Comes The Judge Jude 14-16 Adapted from a sermon by Steve Shepherd http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/here-comes-the-judge-steve-shepherd-sermon-on-judgment-127854.asp

Here Comes The Judge Jude 14-16 Adapted from a sermon by Steve Shepherd http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/here-comes-the-judge-steve-shepherd-sermon-on-judgment-127854.asp

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  • 1. Here Comes The Judge Jude 1:14-16
    Adapted from a sermon by
    Steve Shepherd
    http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/here-comes-the-judge-steve-shepherd-sermon-on-judgment-127854.asp
  • 2. Jude 1:14 NET Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, "Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones, 15to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
  • 3. 16These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain.
    A young Bible college student was witnessing in a suburb of Atlanta.
    As he approached one house, there was an elderly gentleman sitting on the porch. He said, “Are you a Christian?” The old man said, “No, I’m a Smith.
  • 4. The Christians live two doors down.” “You don’t understand. I mean, are you lost?” The old man said, “No, sonny, I ain’t lost. I’ve lived here for 25 years.” “But are you ready for the Judgment Day?” The old man said, “When’s it going to be?” The young man said, “Well, it could be today or it could be tomorrow.” The old man replied,
    “WELL, PLEASE DON’T TELL THE MRS, BECAUSE SHE’LL WANT TO GO BOTH DAYS.”
  • 5. Make no mistake about it, judgment is coming and it won’t be a fun day for a lot of people! Many people will not want to experience that day!
    Hebrews 10:30 NETFor we know the one who said, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people."31It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
    HERE COMES THE JUDGE!
  • 6. The idea of hell and judgment are nowhere to be found in Betty Eadie’s book, “Embraced By The Light.” (1992) It sold 6 million copies and stayed on the Times bestseller list in hardcover & paperback for more than two years, including more than a year in the #1 position. In November 1973 Eadie allegedly died following routine surgery, and she returned with a life-changing message revealed by Jesus.
  • 7. As for Hell she refers to “The Ripple Effect,”her 3rd book, page 89
    I can say that I did not see “hell,” and also that I find it hard to conceive of such a place, given what I experienced. I felt greater mercy and understanding from God than I had ever imagined. To say that the fires of hell will claim anyone forever is to deny the extent of God’s love, of his understanding, and of his willingness to forgive.
  • 8. We doubt his judgment in the first place if we believe he would send us here, block us from heaven, and then expect us to return to him unblemished.
    Somewhere else she said:
    Hell is separation from God, but he loves all his children, and though we may move away from him for a time, eventually, I do not believe one of his children will be lost.
    http://www.embracedbythelight.com/
  • 9. Eadie says that Jesus "never wanted to do or say anything that would offend me" while she visited heaven.
    Someone commented: Indeed, Jesus seems to be relegated to the role of a happy tour guide in heaven, not the Savior of the world who died on the cross. It seems that book contains many fallacies in opposition to the Word of God.
  • 10. Jesus is not pictured in scripture as some kind of happy tour guide or as Santa Claus. He is Savior! He is Lord! He is God in the flesh!
    HERE COMES THE JUDGE!
    Just before the death of actor W.C. Fields, a friend visited Fields’ hospital room and was surprised to find him thumbing through a Bible. Asked what he was doing with a Bible, Fields replied, "I’m looking for loopholes."
  • 11. There are no loopholes at the judgment but there is hope, but only in Christ as our Savior!
    Court cases are sometimes labeled: “Stevenson vs. The People”
    or “Jones vs. Texas."
    But at the Last Judgment, every case may be labeled
    “So-n-so vs. God!”
  • 12. The Lord will judge everyone! Me too? The Lord is not a respecter of persons when it comes to judgment. However, the conclusion is yet to come.
    2 Corinthians 5:6 NET Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth we are absent from the Lord —7for we live by faith, not by sight.
  • 13. 8Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please him. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil.
  • 14. 11Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade people, but we are well known to God, and I hope we are well known to your consciences too.
  • 15. Everyone and every thing they do will be judged on the judgment day but there are some specific matters that the Lord may judge more critically. Here they are:
    1- God will judge ungodly acts2- God will judge ungodly words
  • 16. GOD WILL JUDGE UNGODLY ACTS
    Jude 1:14 NET Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, "Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones,
  • 17. 15a,bto execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed,…
    What a way to say it.
    The floorwalker got tired of his job. He gave it up and joined the police force. Several months later a friend asked him how he liked being a policeman.
  • 18. “Fine,” said the ex-floorwalker. “The pay is good and so are the hours, but what I like best of all is that the customer is always wrong.”Some people are wrong and the police are going to get them! Some people escape being caught for their wrongdoing for a while. Eventually they’ll be caught, however, not by the police but by God Almighty!
  • 19. A Milwaukee woman’s funeral was over, and the body was about to be cremated when suspicious officials ordered an autopsy. This revealed that death had been caused by strangulation. The medical examiner called it murder. The victim’s sixteen-year-old daughter was arrested and held without bail. Had the authorities acted a few minutes later than they did, the evidence would have been destroyed forever.
  • 20. No, not forever. Whatever happens in this world (murders, rapes, abuse, violence, etc.) is carried over into the next world, meaning that God sees it and will make the right judgment about it.
    NO ONE GETS AWAY WITH ANYTHING.
    God sees everything and will judge all. And all the ungodly acts committed by ungodly people are numerous.
  • 21. In Chicago, a man named David Johnson was on a scaffold eight stories high, when he heard a snap and saw his partner fall and felt himself sliding into space. “My whole life flashed before me,” he said. “It was very clear. I could remember when I was a kid. But it happened so fast that I can’t remember much of it now.”
  • 22. Johnson seized wildly at a hanging cable and found himself perched on top of an air conditioner. Johnson slipped through the window unharmed. Asked about going up again, Johnson said, “That’s it for me. I’ll never go up there again. I’ve got to find a new trade. It’s hard to explain how terrified I was.”
  • 23. Some people should be terrified at the thought of death and the judgment! We can even name some of those people but the Lord knows them better than anyone.1 Timothy 5:24 NET The sins of some people are obvious, going before them into judgment, but for others, they show up later. 25Similarly good works are also obvious, and the ones that are not cannot remain hidden.
  • 24. 2 Timothy 2:19 NET However, God's solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from evil.“
    No one gets away with anything. God will judge the ungodly acts of people. And the Lord knows those who truly belong to Him.
  • 25. GOD WILL JUDGE UNGODLY WORDS
    Jude 1:14 NET Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, "Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones,
  • 26. 15to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
  • 27. Lynchburg, VA—In 1983-84 The Rev. Jerry Falwell filed a $45 million lawsuit against publisher Larry Flynt. Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority, contended in his suit filed in U.S. district court, that the ad portrayed him as immoral and an alcoholic. Larry Flynt, from his Los Angeles home, said he was “really tickled” about the lawsuit “because I want to get him in the courtroom.”
  • 28. Flynt said at the bottom of the ad that it was not to be taken seriously. He said, “I don’t really think any of it is true,
    do you?”In his suit, Falwell said the ad’s “inferences and innuendos” falsely said he “commits illegal, immoral and reprehensible acts, that he is an alcoholic and that he is insincere and hypocritical in his work as a fundamentalist minister.”
  • 29. Larry Flynt is still alive and still slandering others in order to get a hearing and sell his magazine. In June 2007, he placed an ad in the Washington Post offering $1 million for documented stories involving sex with current congressional members or high-ranking government officials. It’s one thing to speak harshly to other human beings or about them but it is an entirely different matter to speak harshly about the Lord!
  • 30. 14b“Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones, 15to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
  • 31. 16These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain.
    These people The ungodly men first mentioned in v. 4 and subsequently referred to repeatedly in (vv. 8, 10, 12, 14, 19;). They are the libertine false teachers who pervert the grace of God.
    (NIV Study Bible)
  • 32. “grumblers and fault-finders”
    A man joined a monastery where you are only allowed to speak two words every ten years. At the end of ten years he said, “Bad food!” Ten more years went by and he said, “Hard bed!”
    Finally, on his 30th anniversary with the brothers, he thundered, “I quit!” And the priest in charge responded, “You might as well. All you do is complain anyway.”
  • 33. A letter in which Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as the product of human weakness and the Bible as “pretty childish” has sold at auction for more than $400,000. The sale price was more than 25 times the pre-sale estimate.
  • 34. Bloomsbury did not identify the buyer, but managing director Rupert Powell said, “it was someone with a passion for theoretical physics and all that that entails. This extraordinary letter seemed to strike a chord, and it gave a deep personal insight into one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.”
  • 35. The letter was written to philosopher Eric Gutkind in January 1954, a year before Einstein’s death. In it, Einstein said that “the word ‘God’ is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.”
  • 36. Einstein experts say the letter supports the argument that the physicist held complex, agnostic views on religion. He rejected organized faith but often spoke of a spiritual force at work in the universe.
    Copyright 2008, The Associated Press.
  • 37. 14b“Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones, 15to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
  • 38. No person dare speak badly about the Lord God Almighty. People do, but these people (no matter who they are or how rich and famous they are) are wrong.
    God will judge all the ungodly of their ungodly acts and harsh, ungodly words. But where does this leave us who are in Christ?
  • 39. Baptist preacher, Harry Ironside, once told this story: One of the first gospel illustrations that ever made a real impression upon my young heart was a simple story which I heard a preacher tell when I was less than nine years old.
    It was of pioneers who were making their way across one of the central states to a distant place that had been opened up for home-steading.
  • 40. They traveled in covered wagons drawn by oxen, and progress was necessarily slow. One day they were horrified to note a long line of smoke in the west, stretching for miles across the prairie, and soon it was evident that the dried grass was burning fiercely and coming toward them rapidly.
  • 41. They had crossed a river the day before but it would be impossible to go back to that before the flames would be on them. Only one man seemed to have understanding as to what could be done. He gave the command to set fire to the grass behind them. Then when a space was burned over, the whole wagon train moved back on it.
  • 42. As the flames roared on toward them from the west, a little girl cried out in terror, "Are you sure we shall not all be burned up?" The leader replied, "My child, the flames cannot reach us here, for we are standing where the fire has been!“
    Ironside said, "What a picture of the believer, who is safe in Christ!"
  • 43. “On Him Almighty vengeance fell,
    Which would have sunk
    a world to hell.
    He bore it for a chosen race,
    And thus becomes
    our Hiding Place.”
  • 44. The fires of God’s judgment burned themselves out on Him, and all who are in Christ are safe, for they are now standing where the fire has been.
    OUR HOPE AND SALVATION IS IN CHRIST, NOT OURSELVES.