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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Jude 1:20
1:20 But ye, beloved, not separating, but building yourselves up in your most holy faith - Than which none can be more holy in itself, or more conducive to the most refined and exalted holiness. Praying through the Holy Spirit - Who alone is able to build you up, as he alone laid the foundation. In this and the following verse St. Jude mentions the Father, Son, and Spirit, together with faith, love, and hope.
View People's Bible Notes for Jude 1:20
Jude 1:20 Building up yourselves on your most holy faith. Instead of separating from the faith. Praying by the Holy Spirit. See PNT "Eph 6:18".
vicki's comment on 2013-03-12 10:42:38:
To be filled with the Holy Spirit is to be filled with Christ. The Holy Spirit came to glorify Christ. Therefore, if I am filled with the Spirit, I am abiding in Christ. I am walking in the light as He is the light, and the blood of Jesus Christ will cleanse and keep on cleansing me from all unrighteousness. I am controlled by Christ because the word "filling" means to be controlled. And if I am controlled -- not as a robot but as one who is led and empowered by the Spirit -- the Lord Jesus will walk around in my body and live His resurrection life in and through me.
Eahoue's comment on 2012-01-02 18:58:25:
A beautiful verse if understood correctly. Since vs.19 infers that believers *have* the Spirit then *praying in the Spirit* would not make sense and be redundant.
I researched the Greek word *In G1722* and found that the preposition *to* makes better sense.
Jude 1:20 "Praying to the Holy Spirit (fully God)",
who teaches, guides, sanctifies, etc and speaks to us makes much better sense.
Would we not converse back? This is a form of trust, love, worship, prayer and fellowshipping.
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