Rules of Engagement: A Study in Jude
143 pages softcover, by John Juneman
Jude’s letter to the church in his day was a call for revival. But this was not a call to an event or to specially scheduled services. It was a call to a posture of the heart. Revival is His powerful working among us in a spirit of seeking and responding to Jesus at all costs. There is a hunger and desperation in it. It is the kind of attitude and focus that continually asks the question, ‘Jesus, what do You desire to do in me? What new or deeper level of engagement with You do You want to take me to?’ While a special event or services might help encourage this, it is really something that the Spirit of Jesus has to do in our hearts. Revival is about ‘the eyes of your understanding being enlightened (Ephesians 1:18).’ That’s why Jude’s letter is an urgent call back to Jesus and His Word, and a call to recognize the spiritual battle going on around us. ‘Beloved, let’s get back to Him and the truth! Everything depends upon this!’ . . . As we will go on to discuss in the introduction, the highly encouraging thing about it is if revival is simply this responding to Him, then it means that His moving can really happen in us today, and it can take place from now until Jesus comes again!