Farmers know what it means, “clouds without water”. Your crops really, really need water – and off in the distance you see large dark clouds. They look so nice. Water at last! But they arrive, and …pass right on by, with nary a drop. You’re left dry, not refreshed. THAT is “clouds without water”.
Like promising “friends”, who seem to be, but are not truly friends, as they arrive with nothing to give. No water. (“Friends must show themselves friendly.” “…being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing…” Hebrews 13:2. Also: Proverbs 18:24.)
Scripture describes folk without Christ as “lost” (Matthew 18:11). They are “clouds without water”, empty shells – nothing to them.
Jude 1:12 World English Bible
These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Desperately lost without Christ
Reading the tiny book of Jude we see how desperately lost people are without Christ. It is no small matter, rejecting the soul-cleansing power of salvation in Christ. The entire Gospel is shared in this tiny book.
You think you are just fine, hunky-dory, ready for eternity? Have you considered how God sees you?
Read: Jude 1:7-13. Interesting, the descriptive terms used by Jude to visualize folk who have rejected Christ. These are just plain, common folk… who reject Christ:
hidden rocky reefs
An even playing field
Without Christ we are one sorry bunch. We are vile to Jesus – without His forgiveness. But at least it’s an even playing field, being lost without Christ. No other matters weigh-in… except “me, myself, and I”, “you, yourself, and you alone”. We need Jesus.
– Source: God takes care of sinners
All sins are horribly vile to Jesus. After all, He is the holy holy holy God. How easily some forget the vileness of their own sinning life before God put their feet on solid ground! That’s why the warning in Scripture (in my words): “Be careful [tough guy] lest you fall….”
God is calling us to listen to Jesus’ message, or your sin will damn your soul to hell.
He loves us just as we are, sinful sinful sinful humans. However, God does ask us to repent of our sin. You most certainly don’t want to be a fake Christian, one of the many God Damned “Believers”, especially during these Apostate days of the End Times.
It is what it is: the Bible is God’s Word to us
Being God Damned… Being God damned in hell is to be…
God Damned On Earth… Being God damned on earth is to be…
There is a broad road that says Heaven but goes to Hell
Who In Hell Do You Think You Are?
Right on the edge of trusting Him forever
Why all my pain and sorrow, my sickness and worries?
“…make damn sure 1
If not, you are truly damned.
– Source: Why do church
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