3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our fcommon salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you gto contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For hcertain people ihave crept in unnoticed jwho long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert kthe grace of our God into sensuality and ldeny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
5 Now I want mto remind you, although you once fully knew it, that nJesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, oafterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 Andpthe angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— 7 just as qSodom and Gomorrah and rthe surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and spursued unnatural desire,4 serve as an example by under going a punishment of eternal fire. – Jude 1: 3-7
How quickly can it happen right? They have “crept in” unnoticed… then we are surprised when the sin arises amidst a strong group of believers? Verse 5 states again that JESUS destroyed those who did not believe. Often we forget the wrath of God, or forget how He cannot and will not allow continued sin in His Kingdom. Angels left bound under gloomy darkness… no thank you, keep watch brothers, keep attentive on all fronts! Check your house, guard your heart, and be the protector of your family or realm of influence… do not allow someone evil to “creep in” and bring damage to that which you are working so hard to maintain. Ask God for vision and insight in your protection, and allow Him to make your eyes aware of evil or deceit. Be vigilant to watch, always watch, that NO ONE MAY SEIZE YOUR CROWN.