But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” 19 These are the ones who cause divisions, [r]worldly-minded, [s]devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on some, who are doubting; 23 save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.
24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and [t]forever. Amen.Jude 1:17-25 (emphasis added)
Jude 23a – “save others, snatching them out of the fire…”
“The Deceived are fully convinced they have the real truth. We are to be in full rescue operation mode with them – boldly confronting their errors and calling them to repentance. Like a coast guard helicopter flying into an offshore storm, we’re on the lookout for those drowning in the sea of apostasy, dropping the rope, and pulling them up. And if they reject the rope? We never stop praying, never stop trying, and never stop hoping they will be awakened to the danger they are in. Jude undoubtedly understands the sovereignty of God in saving His children and in keeping His children saved, but he’s equally aware of the vessels through which God so often saves. That is, the faithful witness of His people! (Acts 1:8; Romans 10:17). Snatching (harpazo) is the same word used in John 10:12 of the wolf snatching the sheep away from the hireling shepherd, and in John 10:28 of no one being able to snatch Jesus’ sheep from His hand. Jude has in mind a quick and alert state of readiness to rescue people. Notice there is no opt-out clause. No amendment. No free pass because of God’s sovereignty. No giving up because they reject you. A true Christian is patiently, yet relentlessly looking for opportunities to snatch brands from the burning.”Commentary by Costi Hinn
ABOUT SNATCHED FROM THE FLAMES
“Snatched from the Flames” is an online support group specifically for Christian women (currently) who have been rescued from the deception of various types of movements/false doctrines- Word of Faith (WOF), New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), prosperity gospel, hyper-charismatic/some sects of Pentecostalism, moralistic therapeutic deism/purpose driven/seeker sensitive/mega church, progressive Christianity, Christian Science/New Thought, New Age, Eastern religions, Scientology, Social Justice gospel/CRT, etc. This group will be a safe place to share our stories as we rejoice in our freedom from false teaching and learn how to heal from the wounds that run deep from coming out of deception. We will encourage one another on this often painful and confusing journey to remind each other that we do not have to walk it alone. We will share our burdens with one another, fellowship, lift up each other and loved ones in prayer, and spur each other on in grace and truth. We will also learn how to rescue others from the grips of deception. Just as our eyes have been opened from the false teaching we once believed, we continue to pray the Lord would open more eyes. May we see many more snatched from the flames!
Since this is an online support group, we will be meeting via Zoom. We will begin with gathering once a month. This may change as time goes on to becoming more frequent.
Our prayer is that as this group grows, it may branch out to various locations where hopefully we can gather together in person as well.
Date/time of first meeting: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Noon EST
In the meantime, please feel free to browse our resource page and CONTACT US if you have not done so TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING!
In your email please include:
- First and Last Name
- Location (you do not have to disclose the city)
- Time Zone
- Why do you want to join this support group?
- How long have you been away from false/unBiblical teaching?
- Would you ever be interested in sharing your testimony with the group in the future?
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support as we continue in this ministry the Lord has entrusted to us.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Paul & Emily