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What does Jude 1:21 Mean?

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (Jude 1:21)


This epistle, written to all men implores people to abide in the love of God. Abiding in His love is crucial as we move deeper into the end of the age. First, it was having His word abide in us; later, it came to the threshold of love. Even John had earlier, through revelation, gave the brethren who were journeying unto eternal life another commandment of Life. Often, towards the end of faith, the commandments that will be given to us is the commandment of love. 

John said to those who already overcame the wicked one through their constant obedience to faith that “love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” You can see that it is similar to what Jude said concerning keeping ourselves in the love of God—which is the love of the Father. When we are able to keep—meaning to abide continually without wavering, then we should look for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
This looking for mercy is the final lap of the end of faith. It is the mercy that will bring men unto eternal life. At this point, a believer needs a lot of mercy to enter eternal life, so as not to draw back. No wonder Jude ended the epistle with Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling’ and present us faultless…why? Some turned and fell along the way because they were not able to abide in His love. 

The world was still appealing to some, and whoever still loves the present fading age do not possess the love of the Father because the love of the Father will make you hate this present world totally without any iota remaining. What we are called to love is the Father who will birth the world to come.
Right now, it is essential we give earnest heed to the things of God, not religion, nor men’s doctrine, or rudiments of this world. Let’s pursue the Life of God which is in Christ Jesus. Let’s by our continuous obedience to faith enter the Kingdom of God and His Christ, and through the doctrine of the Son and the Father have the Father’s seal on our foreheads. The grace of God be with all believers scattered across the world. Amen.


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