Week 3 DAY 1

Week 3 Jude 1:8-16


  1. LOOK at the 3 Characteristics to recognize these ungodly, false persons in the church.
  2. LISTEN to God speak as you focus on the LEARN/LIVE Questions.

What do these certain men do that is just like Israel, the angels and S/G? 

Am I like these men? Or, do I know anyone like these men?

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Let’s Pray

And Continue With an Attitude of Prayer

Perhaps. . .

LORD, we come to You hungry and helpless apart from Your divine grace, love and mercy that we have in Christ. Gather our thoughts today, and help us to focus on You and what You are saying. We are ready to learn, hungry to hear and ready to respond to You. Thank you!

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Now READ These Verses With Purpose 

 Read Jud 1:8-16  asking the who, what, where, when, why and how questions.

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 Focus on verse 8 asking the who, what, where, when, why and how questions.

 What do these men do in ‘the same way’ as the OT examples?

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What these certain persons do is Key

What they do unmasks these ungodly false persons!

THINK: By Dreaming, The Ungodly –

1. Defile the flesh

As the immoral angels and Sodom and Gomorrah.

2. Reject Authority

As Israel, the angels, and Sodom and Gomorrah disobeyed God.

3. Revile –> speak evil, blaspheme angelic majesties 

As Sodom and Gomorrah.

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THINK: What do the false have to do to seem to have authority and be convincing?

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DREAMINGenupniázō; something seen in the sleep, a dream. Used and spoken of visions in dreams (Acts 2:17 [cf. Sept.: Gen. 28:12; Joel 2:28]). Pres. mid. part. nom. enupniazómenoi, dreamers, meaning ones holding vain and empty opinions, deceivers (Jude 1:8).


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Remember as you readask the 5W and H questions.

1. According to Peter, who quoted Joel –

What are dreams associated with?

So what would these dreams be about?

Act 2:17-21

2. What is synonymous with dreamer?

What does the dreamer do?

What are we (believers) to do? Why? What is God doing?

Deut 13:1-2

Deut 13:3-10

3. According to Jeremiah, what are the shepherds doing?

You might read this entire chapter.

What do you learn about God?

What do the prophets, the dreamers, do?

Who should we listen to?

Jer 23:1-3, 25-31

4. What’s the warning?

Where do visions, from defrauders, come from?

Col 2:18

What Did You LEARN

Dreams are associated with prophecy – the proclamation of God’s Truth.

Dreams by the prophecy of Joel and the confirmation of Peter have to do with God revealing Himself.

God used dreams in the OT to communicate His messages to His people.

God’s primary way of speaking to us today – is through Christ, through His Word, Heb 1:1-2.

God may use dreams today (2020) to reach those who do not have access to His Word, such as the many Muslims who give testimony that Jesus has come to them in their dreams, revealing Himself to them.

If believer’s have a dream they must test the spirit, and line it up with the Word of God.

“God may communicate through dreams or visions even today, but we need to carefully check any such guidance we receive with Scripture and godly counsel to be sure it is from the Lord. Anything which contradicts Scripture is not from God. Our minds and even Satan are capable of producing great deception in such subjective areas.” BGEA Staff


False Teachers dreams always want to direct you away from the Truth.

False Teachers dreams are not revelatory, but rather of their own imaginations, coming from fleshly minds.

Even if their dream comes true –

Believers are not to listen to the False Prophets.

Believers are being tested.

If we follow them, listen to them, we prove we do not love God.


THINK: Who comes to mind? Who says God speaks to them in their dreams?

Does Joseph Smith come to your mind, the founder of the Mormon Church?

I think of a very well known teacher, who now claims and takes a stand on endless accounts of visions from God that subtly contradict Truth, and she regularly teams up with heretics, and the church welcomes her with open arms.

What are you to do?

Can you detect error before it infects your life?

“The best protection against the darkness of error is the light of truth.” John Piper



Defile Flesh

Reject Authority

Revile Angelic Majesties


  Word Meanings

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DEFILE THE FLESH, miaínō; contaminate (ceremonial or morally):—defile. To stain. In the NT: pollute, defile: (I) In the Levitical sense (Jn 18:28). (II) In a moral sense (Jude 8).

They are immoral.

The Grammar: The Present Indicative Active (pin)


REJECT AUTHORITYathetéō; To displace, to abrogate, abolish, get rid of. In the NT: (I) To make void, render null, such as a commandment; (II) To deny, despise, condemn, such as Moses’ law.

If they deny God’s Word, then they disobey it.

The Grammar: The Present Indicative Active (pin)


REVILEblasphēméō; to vilify; specially to speak impiously: blaspheme, defame, rail on, revile, speak evil.

They have no respect for angelic majesties.

The Grammar: The Present Indicative Active (pin)

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 Do Some Cross Referencing, (aka CR)

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Remember as you readask the 5W and H questions.

What does it mean to:

1. Defile the Flesh

2Pe 2:10, 18

Gal 5:18-21

Jdg 21:25

Rom 8:13

1Pe 2:11

Tit 1:15

SEE: They are of the flesh, not the Spirit, and they do the deeds of the flesh.

2. Reject Authority

2Pe 2:10

Jud 1:4

Eph 1:21

Col 1:16

Rom 10:9

SEE: Jesus Christ is Lord, and they don’t want Christ ruling over their lives.

3. Revile Angelic Majesties

Jud 1:8

2Pe 2:10

How do they do this?

Let’s LOOK at the ministry of angels.

What do you learn about the angels and the giving of the Law?

Deut 33:2

Act 7:53

Gal 3:19

Heb 2:2

Jud 1:14

The angels had a role in the giving and the ordaining of the Law.

“They are guardians of the sacred Word of God.” John MacArthur

Do You See: To blaspheme angels, is to blaspheme God and His holy Law?

SEE: This goes back to rejecting authority, the authority of the Word of God over their lives. The ungodly have little regard for the Word of God, thus, not willing to submit to it.

The angels, who have been blasphemed will come when the Lord comes to judge the ungodly.



The false –

who change Truth and deny our only Master and Lord,

who are immoral, disobedient to the Lord and blasphemous,

will direct you to do the same.


 Concentrate on Jude 1:9 – asking the who, what, where, when, why and how questions.

 Do you see Jude contrasts these men with Michael?

Who is Michael?

 What did Michael do in contrast to these men?


Michael the Archangel

 Michael is contrasted with these certain persons.

Out of curiosity, I checked out Michael in the dictionary:

MICHAELMichaeâl, “who is like God?”

ARCHANGELarchággelos; a chief angel. Of these there are said to be seven, who stand immediately before the throne of God (Lk 1:19; Rev 8:2), who have authority over other angels (Rev 12:7), and are the patrons of particular nations (Da 10:13; 12:1).


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1. How is Michael described?

What does he do?

Dan 10:13, 21; 12:1

Rev 12:7-10

2. What do you learn about the devil?

DEVILdiábolos; specially Satan:—false accuser, devil, slanderer.

Rev 12:9-10

1Pe 5:9

Jam 4:7

3. What do you learn about the body of Moses?

Deut 34:1-6

NOTE: Scholars say there must have been an argument over Moses body that was revealed to Jude by the Spirit (1Pe 1:20-21); (2Ti 3:16-17).

What we need to focus on is what Michael did.

Did Michael argue with Satan and tell him what to do?

SEE: Michael, the archangel, a holy angel, doesn’t even blaspheme Satan.

THINK: Have you ever been with people who were audacious enough to rebuke Satan and/or demons, spirits, telling them what to do?

Knowing God uses Satan as His instrument (Job 1-2), why would we think we can tell Satan, and/or the demons, what to do if God has a purpose in using them as His tool?

Jude perhaps is showing us how we are to deal with Satan.


 Zoom in on Jude 1:10.

Why do these men do these things?


Revile Things They Don’t Understand

Remember what revile means? To blaspheme, defame.


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Remember as you readask the 5W and H questions.

1. Why do the ungodly false do this?

What is their condition?

What will happen to them, that goes in line with all Jude has said thus far?

2Pe 2:11-12

2Co 4:4

2Ti 3:13

2. What do they profess? But, what are they?

Rom 1:22

What Did You LEARN


Check out GODcha’s #7 and #8 LEARN Questions.

7. What do these certain men do that is just like Israel, the angels and S/G? (v8)

8. What do you learn from the contrast of these men, versus Michael, the archangel, the chief leader of the angels? (v9-10)

Sum It Up!

These certain persons, the ungodly, do what Israel, the angels, and S/G did.

These false:

1. Defile the flesh: meaning they are immoral, indulging their fleshly desires;

2. Reject all authority: meaning the authority and control of Jesus who is God in the flesh, their Creator, who died, but was raised from the dead.

They deny Jesus as Master and Lord over their lives.

3. Blaspheme angels, even the devil.

Angels were associated with the giving of God’s holy Law, and will come with Jesus when He returns.

But Michael, God’s holy angel, would not blaspheme the devil, a bad angel. Michael dealt with Satan, by turning him over to the Lord,  “The Lord rebuke you.”

4. They Do These Things because they don’t understand, they are spiritually ignorant.

They revile, blaspheme where they have no knowledge.

They are blinded and deceived.

They profess to be wise, but they are fools.

Their ungodliness drives them like an unreasoning animal.

They will be destroyed.


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What might God be asking you?

LISTEN to His Voice In GODcha’s #7 and #8 LIVE Questions.

Perhaps. . .

7.  Am I like these men? Or, who do I know that has:

a. Come up with their own truth by dreaming from a distorted mind;

b. Defiled the flesh;

c. Rejected authority;

e. Even reviled angelic majesties?

What am I willing to do?

8. How do I handle the devil?  


Perhaps the Spirit wants to be more pointed . . .

Can I recognize such persons in my church? 

Or, do I profess Christ, and I am one of these people?

Do I claim to have visions and dreams?

Do I defile my flesh? Am I living an immoral life?

Do I profess Christ, but reject His authority and rule over my life? 

Do I go around telling Satan, the devil what to do? Why?

Do I realize God sent Satan to Job?

How could I possibly know what God is doing with Satan, His servant, His instrument? 

Am I ignorant of the knowledge of the Truth, the Word of God? 

Am I in the natural condition, not able to understand the things of God, like a dumb animal?

What will I do?

Respond to Him. . .LIVE it out!

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Let’s Call It a Day!

Chew on all you have LEARNED today about the ungodly, false persons in the Church! 

Can you recognize those who are false within the church?

Chat with God!

He loves you and wants to help you!

Now, Record What God Has Taught You

Put your discovery in your Notes.

Record the personal things God has touched you with.

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Let’s Bow Before the Father

GRACIOUS FATHER IN HEAVEN, we thank you so much for Your Word to us! Thank you that it is indeed a sure Word of Truth, that is a light to our path, to train and equip us for the battle against Your Truth! Cement these characteristics down deep into our being so we will be able to recognize such persons who are false within the church, perhaps our very own church families. I can think of so many today who are dangerously taking a stand claiming God speaks to them in their dreams, and yet if we line up what they say, their visions contradict Your Word, which then is rejecting the authority of Your Word.  I can think of a well known woman writer who talks about making love to You, God, and so on and so on. And others who I have heard audaciously rebuking the devil. Oh Lord, help each of us to stand firm, and faithfully contend and defend Your Truth, the faith.

And, if there is anyone on this journey who has examined themselves, and realizes they have rejected Your gospel, seeing these characteristics in their own life, may Your Truth set them free! May they bow the knee to You, Lord Jesus, in repentance and belief receiving forgiveness for their sin. We ask these things in Your precious name, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!


I am so proud of you! You are doing great!

NextWe will look at the 3 Paths the false teachers take.

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