Deliverance Follows Obedience

Deliverance Follows Obedience
Prepare your heart to seek God for obedience that you may observe and do all that Christ has commanded through His holy apostles.
"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent." (Zephaniah 3:9)

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Psalm 1 (Presented by Apostle John Welty on Sunday, August 2, 2015)

Psalm 1

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Blessed: Increasing and prospering in the knowledge of Christ. It is through faith that we gain wisdom from above and exercise discernment with truth as the fulcrum of our discernment. 

Man: not excluding women. 

Walks: This has to do with active agreement. "Can two walk together unless they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3)
Stands: Marking a point of confidence. As in "Taking a stand for something". 
Sits in the seat of: In order to instruct and judge according to a set standard. 

Notice here that there is a need to be able to distinguish between the ungodly, the sinners, and the scornful. If distinction were set only by our own personal feelings concerning these things, we would approve of those things which we find agreeable to ourselves and disapprove of those things which we find disagreeable to ourselves. there would be no blessing in this as we would not increase in the knowledge of Christ but only in the wisdom of the world. 

Ungodly: Fruitless ones. These are those mentioned by Apostle Paul as having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. (2 Timothy 3:5) We see their boast in their giving of counsel which is the wisdom of the world cloaked with a religious shield. 
Sinners: Grace resisters. These build barriers to grace instead of building faith by which the barriers to grace are torn down as brought out by Apostle Paul "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Scornful: Lets look at Isaiah 28:13-15
13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. 
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. 
[Here is the seat from which they instruct and judge:] 15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:  
[We see all of the elements of Psalm 1:1 in this verse.] 

Walks not in the counsel of the ungodly: The activity of our faith is in agreement with the law of the Spirit and not with the imaginations of the heart. The Lord blesses this activity of faith with an increase in His wisdom, knowledge, and understanding from above in confirmation of the foundation laid by His selected steward (scale provided for discernment.)

Stands in the way of sinners: Many stand on the basis of religious convictions while resisting the grace of God (that’s what sinners do). We see this with the Pharisees and Saducees who resourced the writings of Moses to withstand the Jesus who was fulfilling all that Moses and the prophets had written by revelation concerning Christ. There is no blessing in resisting grace.

In contrast, we mark the point of our confidence in the way of the Lord which is faith and patience. We have not selected this way for ourselves but have yielded in submission to the power and authority of our Lord who has shown us this way. This is blessed by God with increased grace. 

Sits not in the seat of the scornful: So this speaks to our daily cycles of growth. From which position (perspective) are we to making assessment? Which scale are we choosing to use? We are called to be watchful and alert and to make distinction between the clean and the unclean that we may obtain the blessing of Christ by exercising faith with discernment. 

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

I was reflecting upon this yesterday while on a prayer walk. What does it mean to delight in the law of the Lord? I was first thinking of the boundaries God set upon the definition of each element of the gospel. Why did God set these boundaries which are not to be moved? Without these boundaries, the knowledge of God would lack clarity and would be open to interpretation. 

I was then thinking of how God assigned a binary pairing to each element of the gospel. In this we learn how to observe the flow of the Spirit and the law of the Spirit. These elements do not work independently and neither can we function in the faith independent from the anointing of God. This speaks to the necessity of submission to grace to learn the law of the Spirit that we may reflect upon it (delighting in and meditating upon.)

So here we see a contrast being made. "But his delight is in..." They take delight in the power they find within their own principle to oppress others. They take delight in the power they find within their own imagination to create new covers for their shame (false justifications.) 

The righteous of the Lord take delight in the restrictions set by God for the expression of our faith and upon His counsel do we continually reflect. The issuances of His grace are stones with which our faith is built up upon the foundation of truth we received through obedience and submission to grace. 

We show a willingness to reflect upon the covenant of our Lord because we intend to demonstrate our obedience to Him as an expression of our love for Him. 

Day and night: Upon waking in the morning until laying our heads down to sleep.Knowing that our thoughts easily drift, we choose to keep our vessel full of faith through the consistency of choices to reflect upon and reciprocate with the knowledge of our Lord.

As Apostle Paul gave commandment, "Pray without ceasing." (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We aren't praying mindlessly but cognitively aware of the kingdom and power we are yielding ourselves over to. 

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Like a tree: finding strength in its roots. (foundation and source of life.)
Planted by rivers of water: Showing wisdom and intention. Not as scattered seed but seed which has been planted in a favorable environment. Grace and truth are given to direct us into this favorable environment. We are transplanted from the kingdom of darkness which has dry and cracked soil into the kingdom of light which is a well watered garden attended by the angels of the Lord. 

Rivers of water: continual flow of that which is necessary for life (grace). 
"And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:4)

Brings forth fruit: The fruit of righteousness which is after His kind and does not reflect the parentage of Adam. This fruit is not brought forth by the sweat of the brow but by our labor of faith with grace and truth (the Law of the Spirit.) This is the offspring of our contact with the Spirit of God. This is the product of faith and is provided for by the Lord. "I have made them and will sustain them."

In season: Not out of aspiration or projection but according to the cycle and power which we have no control over but can cooperate with. A farmer plants seed in cooperation with the seasons. In contrast, the ungodly seek reward at the time of their choosing and teach others to do the same. Their glory is their shame. (Philippians 3:9)

Leaf shall not wither: Withering speaks of losing vitality. The source of Life in the knowledge of Christ. The lips of the righteous shall continue to bring forth ointment for the souls of those who receive His counsel. 

Whatsoever he does shall prosper: We see the confidence of the righteous is rooted in the mercy of God in connection with the promises of His covenant. “I will be your God and you shall be My people.” As we continue to join ourselves to Him we are continually blessed by Him that we may prosper in His knowledge and in the increasing of His Kingdom through fruit bearing.

Ezekiel 47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

We see many examples of trees growing strong because of the waters in Ezekiel. We also see that strong trees can become full of pride in forgetting the source of their strength. The ax is laid to the root of those trees. They that fear the Lord remain rooted in Christ so that they are never separated from the waters which He issues forth from off His throne through the contact points of His covenant.

Revelation 22:1-2
1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Again, distinction is being made. 

Like the chaff: From the dictionary, “Trivial and worthless matter”. The chaff is separated from grains of rice by casting both into the air and allowing the wind to blow away the chaff while the grain which is of substance and value falls back to the tarp to be collected and used for nourishment.

Wind drives away: grace and truth. By faith we are making selection according to the disction God set between that which He values and that which He abhors.

Psalm 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.

"That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;" (Ephesians 4:14)

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Therefore: because of kingdom and power they chose to yoke themselves to for building and increase. 

The ungodly shall not stand: Their principle will have to bow down as they are found to be without a gift before the King. We, as the holy ones, will stand before Him with the fruit of His work made fully manifest in us as fruitful trees in the summertime.

Congregation of the righteous: God makes distinction between those who chose to exercise their sovereignty in the time of testing with faith and those who chose instead to build with earthly things.

God sets disction in faith according to His own standard which is Christ:

Matthew 25:31-34,41,46 
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.  

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Knows the way: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6). The way of the Lord is by the record of His own soul. Out of pride, Adam follows his own record and calls that faith but the Lord has refused to know us by the diversity of our signatures and has selected instead to know us only by the pattern He set for our fruitbearing through faith in Christ.

The way of the ungodly shall perish: For the powers they use to sustain their imagination shall be cut off at the fulfillment of this age. Because they chose to join themselves to death by the things which they thought made life worth living, they cut themselves off from the Light of the Lord which brings healing and fruit to the souls of the righteous.

Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death. 
2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Barnabas 9 – Apostle Barnabas expounds on Psalm 1.

Barnabas 9:3-6
3 Now the sow he [Moses] forbade them to eat; meaning thus much; thous shalt not join thyself to such persons as are like unto swine; who whilst they live in pleasure, forget their God; but when any want pinches them, then they know the Lord; as the sow when she is full knows not her master; but when she is hungry she makes a noise; and being again fed, is silent.
4 Neither, says he, shalt thou eat the eagle, nor the hawk, nor the kite, nor the crow; that is though shalt not keep company with such kind of men as know not how by their labour and sweat to get themselves food: but injuriously ravish away the things of others; and watch how to lay snares for them; when at the same time they appear to live in perfect innocence.
5 (So these birds alone seek not food for themselves, but) sitting idle seek how they may eat the flesh others have provided; being destructive through their wickedness. 
6 Neither, says he, shalt though eat the lamprey, nor the polypus, nor the cuttle-fish; that is, thou shalt not be like such men, by using to converse with them; who are altogether wicked and adjudged to death. For so those fishes are alone accursed and wallow in the mire, nor swim as other fishes, but tumble in the dirt at the bottom of the deep. 

Barnabas 9:10-18
10 Moses, therefore, speaking as concerning meats, delivered indeed three great precepts to them in the spiritual signification of those commands. But they according to the desires of the flesh, understood him as if he had only meant it of meats. 
11 And therefore David took aright the knowledge of his threefold command, saying in like manner. 
12 Blessed is the that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly; as the fishes before mentioned in the bottom of the deep in darkness. 
13 Nor stood in the way of sinners, as they who seem to fear the Lord, but yet sin, as the sow. 
14 And hath not sat in the seat of the scorners; as those birds who sit and watch that they may devour. 
15 Here you have the law concerning meat perfectly set forth, and according to the true knowledge of it. 
16 But, says Moses, ye shall eat all that divideth the hoof, and cheweth the cud. Signifying thereby such an one as having taken his food, knows him that nourisheth him; and resting upon him, rejoiceth in him.
17 And in this he spake well, having respect to the commandment. What, therefore, is it that he says? That we should hold fast to them that fear the Lord; with those who meditate on the command of the word which they have received in their heart; with those that declare the righteous judgments of the Lord, and keep his commandments;
18 In short, with those who know that to meditate is a work of pleasure, and therefore exercise themselves in the word of the Lord.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Book of Jude

Jude - Presented in assembly on Sunday, July 26, 2015
Note that the apostles of Christ keep us mindful of the perpetual plan of God and our part in it as those who were born heirs and called to the priesthood of Christ to learn of Him and grow strong in the fullness of His stature. 

1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Note that Apostle Jude is writing this letter to those who have already received the baptism of the Spirit and have already had the foundation of truth set within their hearts under the oversight of living apostles. He's not addressing this to whom it may concern. 

Also note that Apostle Jude identifies himself as a servant of Jesus Christ, not a servant of Moses. He's making distinction here between the two covenants. 

Sanctified: Requires both the power of the Spirit and a recognizable distinction in order to work with that power for separation. Beginning with the seal and going on to receive instruction in the framework of Christ. This framework of knowledge is called Truth. Truth is necessary for discernment. By these things coming together in our hearts we are able to recognize and respect the boundaries established by God for our sanctification.

As Jesus brought out in Matthew 23:17 and 19, it is the temple that sanctifies the gold and it is the altar that sanctifies the gift. Our faith is sanctified by God when our faith abides in Christ (in the temple with the tools.)

Called: To the priesthood of Christ. This is a separation initiated by God. We were illuminated and made aware of our being without Christ. Being called and sanctified speaks of a separation from a separation. We responded to grace for salvation with faith in our hearts and went on to receive the SEAL of the Spirit in expectation of bonding and building with Christ. 

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Notice these elements. He's reminding them of their foundation. Nothing can be built to last without a firm foundation. 

Mercy: we learn His mercy by attending His altar. The ark of the covenant was covered by the seat of mercy. This speaks of the record (ark) and the witness (mercy seat) coming together to make living our faith (Aaron's rod that budded.) God becomes active in every aspect of our lives when we live by faith. 

Peace: This is not a feeling but a power. Peace is a power that accompanies the power of grace when we grant entrance to grace at the gate of the conscience. Peace acts as a buffer to assist us through the transition from darkness to light. This is known as the peace of God. By our choices of faith, we also have peace with God and are free to serve Him in righteousness. 

Love: Not an emotion but an expression. We cannot separate the elements from their binary pair. Love is the expression of truth in the heart. When we receive the love of God (expression of Christ) it takes the form of truth (substance of Christ) in the heart. We love God because He first loved us. 

Multiplied: Love (Charity) is the distributing factor that brings multiplication. When we steward the grace of God one to another, we are experiencing again and again the feeding of the multitude from a few loaves and a few fish distributed by His apostles. This letter is being written  to provide substance for them to strengthen themselves so that they strengthen others. 

3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Beloved: A friend but closer than a friend. Again, this is not being written to strangers. 

Diligence: careful and persistent labor. The apostles are set as examples in the faith for us. 

Common salvation: Not individualized gospels. We are all called to one priesthood at one altar burning with one fire which is provided by God. And so are we all experiencing the same benefits of mercy, peace, and love being multiplied unto much fruit bearing. 

Needful: Stewardship is necessary. Why didn't he just tell them that the Spirit would teach them? 

Exhort: putting them in mind of their foundation and responsibility of their calling. Why did you respond to the call of grace with faith? Was it not to be cleansed and to learn how to remain clean in the sight of God?

Earnestly contend: Overcoming with conviction. We aren't learning to cope with contradiction but standing fast in opposition by remaining rooted in Christ. 

The faith: The doctrine of our persuasion. Veracity is measured by it's power. We know the doctrine we received is truth because God continually bears witness to it. The ark is covered by the mercy seat. We are called to the service of Jesus Christ. 

Once delivered: Calling upon them to reflect on the diligent laying of the foundation in their hearts when they first came into covenant with God after having received the SEAL of His Spirit with tongues. 

He's also bringing distinction to the singularity of the gospel of Christ. There are not many versions or flavors of the gospel to suite the preferences and tastes of each group of individuals. 

4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Apostle Paul wrote of the same thing: 
Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

We are working with the same Spirit of God. These are working with other powers which have been set over the children of disobedience. 

Ungodly speaks of being without fruit. They are without fruit because they deny entrance to grace and are therefore denying the peace of God and standing in offense to God (because they refuse His gifts.)

Turning grace into lasciviousness: Changing the definition and boundary of this element and removing it from it's binary pair with faith. This is the doctrine of substitutionism. Grace is reduced to being God's unmerited favor and so they can see no need for bonding and building through the tokens of His mercy. 

This is a false liberty which stands ignorant of the judgments of God. 

Denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ: Denying Him the offspring of His Spirit (fruit of faith.)

They aren't denying the existence of God. They didn't creep in unaware as atheists. They were presenting themselves as men of faith in acknowledgment of Jesus but were refusing to mold with and submit to Christ. 

Apostle Paul wrote the same thing:
Colossians 2:18-19
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

Not holding the head: no humbled and willful obedience in submission to the headship of Christ. 

5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

Therefore: Because of this deception that has entered into your assembly to sow confusion and breed doubt. (Needful for me to write to you.)

Remembrance: giving direction to reflect and set in order their thinking by the record of Christ. 

Saved out of Egypt and afterward destroyed: God made a separation for testing and rewarded according to their choices of faith. This is the record of Christ. He continues to do this today within each cycle of our growth. 

We are not fruitful because we received the SEAL. We are not fruitful because we received the foundation of truth. We are not fruitful because we are in recognition of stewardship. We are fruitful because we labor with these things daily for our overcoming and for multiplying. 

6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Kept not their first estate: Refusing the boundaries set by God. These are those referred to in
Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Apostle Jude is reflecting on the writings of Enoch here which bring out the prisons God made for these fallen watchers who took it upon themselves to fulfill their own destinies. God had promised them children in the 7th week but they saw this as a justification to accelerate the timetable. Even these great and mighty angels could not free themselves to do as they wished without concern for the judgments of God.  

7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

And the cities about them in like manner: Sodom and Gomorrha weren't the only cities. God used them as examples and a warning to the others. 

Giving themselves over to: submitting to these powers. Wisdom calls us into the house of God to mate with Christ. Fornication calls us out. 

Fornication speaks of unproductive contact. Seeking pleasure without responsibility. 

In contrast, when we remain faithful to our union with Christ our joy is made full by our fellowship with Him. This is our common salvation. 

Going after strange flesh: pursuing. Setting affections upon. 

In contrast, we are called to set our affections upon those things which are from above and are sanctified by God for our bonding of faith and charity. 

We are set free from the Law to serve God in the righteousness of Christ. We are not set free to pursue our own interests and glory in ourselves. 

8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

Likewise also: submitting to the same spirit of deception which promised liberty by denying the knowledge and power of God. Willful disobedience. (2 Peter 3:5)

The watchers stood in the counsel of God. They were not uninformed. The children of Israel who were delivered out of Egypt were being instructed by Moses. They were not uninformed. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrha were preached in by Abraham and Melchizedek. They were not uniformed. 

Filthy dreamers: consciences defiled by pursuing their projected outcomes. They feel they are breaking through barriers and blazing a new trail which will bring them a form of deliverance they seek over the deliverance offered by God for obedience. 

Despise dominion and speak evil of dignities: They take offense and the man and the method of God's selection. 

9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

This is a very interesting contrast Apostle Jude is bringing out here. The children of disobedience think nothing of casting dispersion on the anointed of God but Michael the archangel would not even do so against the enemy of God. He knew it was not his place to speak his own mind. 

This always brings to mind the preaching and teaching of Kenneth Copeland who promotes a foolish doctrine of railing accusation upon Satan in a vain attempt to stand in the power of God. Michael was contending on God's authority and still didn't take it upon himself to reach beyond the boundaries God set for him. 

10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

Isaiah 5:20-21 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Know not: They are standing outside the house of God and imagining what it's like on the inside. They imagine obedience as being brainwashed and they imagine submission to be weakness under oppression. They imagine that the boundaries set by God are there to prevent them from reaching their true potential and imagine that they can withstand and rival God. This shows the kingdom they are resourcing for knowledge and power. 

Know naturally: inclinations of Man. They live by instinct and not by faith. 

Those things: The tokens they resource for bonding and building. They are resourcing the wrong kingdom and using the wrong tools. Chief Apostle John referred to these as the Lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. Chief Apostle Eric refers to these as Fantasy, finance, and flattery. These come with the pretense of promise but end in destruction.

Corrupt themselves: Corruption of the soul begins with the defilement of the conscience. The soul requires grace in abundance to thrive and being separated from grace causes it to fall into corruption (death). 

11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

Woe: great sorrow and distress. They refuse to suffer the loss of their own principles, aspirations, and imaginations and so they remain without Christ even as they profess to know Him and attempt to get others to see things from their perspective. 

Gone in the way of and ran after: Following a well worn path. This is the broad way pursued by grace resisters.

Cain saw his brother as an obstacle standing in the way of pursing his own pleasure. Balaam acknowledged that God had anointed Moses as the steward of His house but refused to build with him. Korah imagined that their deliverance had sanctified them all to go out and act in God's interest without any further need for stewardship. All of these proved to be unfruitful courses of action which ended without honor in the sight of God. 

12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

Spots: impurity. The assembly is to be an environment free from the expression of one's own principle, aspiration, and imagination. These were chipping away at the stones of the altar, diluting the wine, and seeking to puff up the bread. 

Feast of charity: this is what's taking place in the assembly. The Spirit is feasting upon the ordered knowledge we are ingesting and we are growing strong by it. The Spirit will not feast upon unsanctified knowledge. 

Feeding themselves without fear: They feel justified in their deception and expect to find that everybody else shares in their motives which seem perfectly reasonable in their own logic. 

Clouds without water: casting shadows of darkness and providing no substance for growth. 

Carried about of winds: changing their doctrines to suit their experiences instead of experiencing Christ. They speak of what they know not. 

Trees whose fruit withers: not resourcing the nutrients which are necessary for growth. Cut off from the proper environment. 

Plucked up by the roots: The Lord takes no pleasure in the fruitless fig tree. 

13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

Raging waves foaming out shame: As with tidal waves that leave a path of barren destruction. 

Wandering stars: not following the due course set by God. Has to do with not functioning with government. 

Blackness of darkness forever: eternal separation from the Light of God (which they were denying entrance too.) They prefer darkness to light and God gives them what they wanted. 

14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Again, Apostle Jude is referencing the writings of Enoch. This is from 1 Enoch 1:9. We have recordings and transcripts available from Chief Apostle Eric expounding on these writings. 

The Lord comes with 10,000's of His saints: that will be us at the end of the 7th week and the beginning of the millennial kingdom. (Joel 2:11)

To execute judgment: We will establish the policy of Jesus Christ in the earth as kings and priests of God. (Revelation 5:10)

Convince: present evidence. Truth presents evidence that the soul cannot remain in it's present state of corruption and be received back to God. The Spirit of God bears witness to this. 

Hard speeches: they find a feeling of authority in the pitch of their voice. Their presentation of knowledge looks very convincing to the intellect yet the Spirit of God doesn't dwell within that. Satan packaged a form of knowledge to Eve which was lifeless but because it confirmed her aspiration she fell into corruption in sin. 

16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

Murmurers and complainers: always protesting and never building. 

Walking after their own lusts: following their hearts and doing right in their own sight. 

Great swelling words: puffed up by the imagination and passionate presentation. 

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Having men's persons in admiration because of advantage: Not examining charity for signs of spiritual growth but using one's own scale to measure value while not recognizing the value God set in Christ. 

17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Again, wisdom calls us into the house of God. Reflect, rehearse, stand fast, and prophesy. Think on these things which are from above. 

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Notice again that it was needful for him to write to them. Active and living stewardship was necessary to keep them in mind of the one true foundation and their responsibility to the altar of Christ. 

18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

Mockers: These are scoffers who think their own opinion is more valuable than truth.

Walk after their own lusts: remain confident in themselves walking outside of covenant and seeing no need for spiritual government. 

Apostle Peter also warned of these things: 
2 Peter 3:16-17 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

See also 2 Peter 3:3

19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Separate themselves: unsanctified separation. They are sinners who differentiate themselves from other sinners and remain unwilling to come into covenant with God to be joined to the Body of Christ. 

Sensual: discerning by what the eye can see. Looking for open signs and unable to see the concealed sign of Christ which is openly displayed to the faithful who join themselves to Him in humbled obedience to His voice. 

Having not the Spirit: They turned their circumcision into uncircumcision by disobedience.

Romans 2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Apostle Jude is making distinction between us and them. 

Building yourselves up: multiplication of charity. Reflect, rehearse, build, prophesy. Use these things which have been sanctified for your faith at the altar of Christ. Remain cognitively aware of your responsibility as heirs and priests called out by God. 

Keep yourselves: Remain in the temple using the spiritual tools of the new covenant of Christ. 

Looking for the mercy: Remain alert as a watchman in expectation of the manifestation of Christ. 

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

This is not the expectation of the protester who stands in doubt and is ruled by shame. 

22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:

Giving hope in truth: Offer a course of remedy for correction. 

23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Save with fear: to the arrogant be stern. Exhorting them to continue in the truth and not defile themselves with the vain philosophies which the world calls wisdom. 

Garment spotted by the flesh: 1st covenant priestly garments sprinkled with blood. 

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,

Now: At the time of your hearing. The time is always now when grace is present. 

Presently do these commandments in obedience to Christ and God will assist your faith with grace to break Satan's spell over your thinking.

Keep you from falling: Assisting us with grace. Not making our choices for us but making clear our choices by truth and sustaining our choices of faith with grace and peace. 

Faultless: Without spot and wrinkle. Nothing of pride or vanity nor aspiration nor principle nor male nor female. Being dead in Him (concealed from view.) His work within us is hid from the carnal mind but seen by those of faith. 

Having all offenses removed, we are now the redeemed of the Lord, worthy to enter into the presence of His glory. (Only Light can enter back into Light.)

25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

The only wise God our Saviour: This was His plan that sinners did not want. God selected those that love Him by covenant. We will witness His infinite wisdom by which He saved us. 

Glory: Ever expanding kingdom.
Majesty: Ever increasing Light (both in brightness and intensity.)
Dominion: by which He rules in righteousness perpetually. 
Power: By which He propagates His likeness. Being sanctified by the faith that is of Him. 

This plan has been determined by God. It will fulfill His pleasure. It is forever sealed and will never change but will forever be increasing. It will be fulfilled because this is His pleasure and God will not deny Himself His good pleasure. 

Psalm 135:6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.