The Gospel of Jude: An Apostle of Jesus Christ
To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
Jude 24, 25 – NIV
The author Jude, who wrote this short letter of only twenty-five verses, is not even positively identified by modern Bible scholars. Yet he has made an enormous contribution as an author of Scripture.
Nevertheless, his challenging letter ends with one of the most beautiful doxologies or words of blessing and encouragement for the suffering believers in the early Church.
Jude gives all praise and glory to Him, the God and Father of Jesus, who was able keep the first struggling Christians from stumbling, or losing their faith.
These former sinners redeemed by the blood of Christ will be presented and received into the glorious and majestic presence of the one all-powerful God without even the slightest defect or sinful fault. And this will be a great and joyful celebration in heaven!
This grand homecoming of fallen men and women is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ. All the scars and stains of this difficult life will be washed away and we will, at last, regain the perfection lost by our ancestors Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This homecoming is not temporary. It is for all eternity and will last forever.
God has planned our grand homecoming long before we were even born! Perhaps it seems like our all too brief lives on this earth will end like the life of Jude. In a few thousand years we too will be long forgotten and our names lost to history. But take heart! Our future is in heaven with Jesus for all eternity!