Jude 1:24 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,

I love this scripture verse! I was reading this scripture one day and after meditating on it I fell into a very deep prayer time with the Lord. I cried for a long time and just couldn’t stop. Every time I thought about the Lord is able to keep me from falling and that he was going to present me faultless I started crying all over again.

I am a perfectionist by nature and the thought of being faultless one day is very exciting to me. But more than that is that the Lord is able to keep me from falling. What is meant by falling? Well let’s take an example of some folks who fell….Well the first one who comes to mind is lucifer aka the devil and some of the angels. Then it was Adam and Eve….our first human examples of falling. This means you and I started out falling because of sin. Jesus Christ who by His blood has washed us clean He is ABLE to keep us from falling into gross errors and sin that could keep us from being presented faultless. This is something to really shout about…or in my case …..Cry good tears.

Jesus has all power in heaven and on earth. He has all say so over our lives and He even gave His own life for us. He has invested a lot in me and has kept me on a path to glory with an eternal Holy God. He has and is helping me to keep from messing up….stumbling….by His grace. I see Him doing this in others and I’m so grateful. What a day it will be when He presents us with great joy before God’s presence all clean in our blood washed robes. I know the Lord’s joy will be great….but I tell you so will mine.

Did you ever buy someone a really nice gift and you just couldn’t wait to present it to them? This is how it will be…..with so much excitement and joy when we are presented to God. Remember how wretched we are in our stinking nasty sin and how we displease God and Jesus forgives us and we do it again? Well Jesus is going to complete His work in me and you and we will be presented FAULTLESS…..100% whole, healed of all sinning forever. We will be in a pure condition (holy) to be with God…we will be free from all sin forever and will have the right to stand before our Holy God. We cannot see Him this way right now because Jesus has to finish the work He started in us. He is keeping us from being tripped up.

Message for today: Are you tripping?….Then grab on to Jesus and don’t let go…. for dear life!  Jesus is the ONLY one who can keep you from stumbling.

Jude 1:24-25 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.