II Peter 2 and The Book of Jude

Posted October 11, 2005

 

God spoke the word "heresy" to me on Saturday, October 8, 2005, and set my heart free from a heresy. After being corrected God began to talk to me about II Peter 2. I have taught II Peter 2 and the book of Jude for over 20 years publicly. Now God has directed me to put this on the Internet.

 

II Peter 2:1-22, "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies (man's opinion), even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. v.1

 

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.  v.2

 

And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. v.3

 

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; v.4

 

And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; v.5

 

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;  v.6

 

Verses 3-6 warns us of the judgment to come upon teachers who bring in damnable (destruction) heresies. These heresies destroy the hearts of God's people and lead them away from the truth.

And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: v.7

 

(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) v.8

 

We notice in verse 8 that what we see and hear vexes our soul (our will, intellect, and emotion). Proverbs 4:23 says, "Keep (Watch) thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."

II Peter 2 continued.

 

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: v.9

 

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous (bold & daring) are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. v.10

 

Verse 10 describes people that walk after the flesh.

 

Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. v.11

 

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; v.12

 

And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; v.13

 

Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: v.14

 

Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; v.15

 

But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. v.16

 

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. v.17

 

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. v.18

 

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. v.19

 

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. v.20

 

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. v.21

 

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." v.22

 

The Book of Jude

 

Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: v.1

 

Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. v.2

 

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. v.3

 

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness (excess), and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. v.4

 

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. v.5

 

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. v.6

 

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.  v.7

 

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion (strength), and speak evil of dignities. v.8

 

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. v.9

 

But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. v.10

 

Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. v.11

 

These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; v.12

 

Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. v.13

 

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, v.14

 

To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. v.15

 

These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.  v.16

 

But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; v.17

 

How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. v.18

 

These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. v.19

 

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,  v.20

 

I have learned by experience over the years that if a person that prays in the Holy Ghost without a revelation of the gospel, mixed with faith, will not be built up.

 

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. v.21

 

And of some have compassion, making a difference: v.22

 

And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. v.23

 

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, v.24

 

To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. v.25

 

 

God bless you,

 

Doyle Davidson

 

 

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