God is coming to judge all the inhabitants of planet earth. The Bible purposely records some of the previous times when God destroyed the wicked from off the earth—so we would have their examples ever before us that in our day God’s judgments would be coming also:
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.
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.
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. (Jude 1)
God’s judgment will be coming on the wicked very soon! He, in His great mercy, will wait until the very last minute after all things have been considered before He drops the hammer, with the hope, many of the wicked will turn to Him, showing He is merciful. Jude tells us that even the prophet Enoch prophesied of this coming final judgment in preparation for The Millennium of Peace:
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. (Jude 1)
Who is Enoch talking about, who will receive God’s judgment?
- ungodly people, i.e., THOSE WHO HATE AND DESPISE GOD
- perpetrators of ungodly acts, i.e., the self-centered who care for nothing and nobody but themselves
- blasphemers against God, i.e., foul mouthed, spewers of venomous hatred against all that is good and of God
Or in the words of Enoch:
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. (Jude 1)
Enoch was not the only one to prophecy of this predicament, other of the apostles did so also:
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the APOSTLES of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. (Jude 1)
What should we be doing right now?
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (Jude 1)
What we do here on earth WILL determine our ETERNAL place in the next life. Those who take “no thought for tomorrow” are acting foolishly. You would never act that way in this life, why not extend smart thinking to beyond the grave? “Looking for mercy” means, God will judge WICKED PEOPLE and all their WICKED WAYS, not the righteous who can look for God’s mercy upon them.