Sunday, June 22, 2014


(The Days of Lot)

     The Lord Jesus Christ's prophecy concerning the Days of Noah in Luke 17 was immediately followed by this statement:
"Likewise, also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."(Luke 17:28-30)

     Here, again, the Lord foretells the 'Business as Usual' attitude of the unbeliever during the time right before He comes to rapture His church.  His description of that day shows that the normal activities of the average person will go on as though nothing out of the ordinary is about to happen revealing the 'thief in the night' (I Thessalonians 5:2) is also testimony to the fact of the indifference and hardness of heart of this wicked generation that will continue on it's merry way in the face of vile and heinous sins being performed on every side without protest!

     Additional information on the days of Lot is found in Genesis 18, 19. The Lord reveals to Abraham (Lot's uncle) 'the cry of Sodom (Lot's hometown) and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous' (Genesis 18:20).  Just as ‘the blood of Abel cried to God from the ground (Genesis 4:10) causing God to take action against Cain, Abel's murderer, the 'cry of Sodom and Gomorrah' came up to heaven into the ears of God because of their grievous sin.

     The Lord, with two of His angels, visits Abraham and his wife Sarah, and after Abraham successfully intercedes with God on behalf of his nephew Lot, the two angels proceed to carry out the rescue of Lot and his family from the coming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah caused by God's fiery judgment.

     The sins of Sodom and Gomorrah become evident when the angels, who are met by Lot and taken to his home, are sought out 'by the men of the city, even the men of Sodom' (Genesis 19:4) who wanted to 'know them.' (Genesis 19:5) This word 'know' refers to the desire for the perverted sexual relations these men wanted to engage in with the two angels.

     The Sodomites openly approached Lot concerning these complete strangers, the two angels, and boldly, under no uncertain terms, let their perverted homosexual intentions be known. They violently tried to enter Lot's home coming 'near to break the door' (19:9), and although they were supernaturally blinded by the angels, their lustful desires drove them to continue to try 'to find the door' (19:11) of Lot's house in an attempt to satisfy their inordinate, wicked  passions!

     Although Lot, his wife and two daughters escaped the next morning, Lot's attempt to save his daughter's husbands was in vain due to his lack of credibility in the eyes of his sons in law. Lot had no authority with them and they died with the multitudes when 'the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.' (19:25)

    The Days of Lot demonstrate the following conditions: 
                                                                            1. God's people deeply involved in politics (Genesis 19:1)

                                                                            2. Streets of the cities unsafe (19:2, 3)

                                                                            3. Sodomy widespread among all people (19:4)

                                                                            4. God's people identify with sinners (19:7)

                                                                            5. God's people willing to sacrifice family (19:8)

                                                                            6. Sodomites demonstrate violence (19:9-11)

                                                                            7. God's people without credibility (19:14)

      All of these ungodly conditions described above are prevalent in our society at this very moment! The extent of their prevalence might not be at quite the same magnitude as in Lot’s day, but, it is obvious, by the 'Business as Usual' attitude of the lost and saved alike, that we are very close to the execution of God's judgment, which is the Day of the Lord! 

     However, we, the born-again the Bible way believers, the saints, the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have been promised deliverance from this time of fiery destruction (I Thessalonians 5:9)! Just the way Lot and his family, and Noah and his family, were supernaturally rescued from danger the same day judgment fell, so too we will be taken out of the sphere of danger by ‘the blessed hope’ (Titus 2:13), which is the Rapture of God's people!

     This 'Business as Usual' attitude which says everything is fine, this widespread unawareness of the impending danger of God's judgment will be prevalent and will contaminate the thinking of the lost  people and the religious alike.  Jesus said when these conditions prevail His Coming to Rapture the saints and same day, 'Day of the Lord' judgment is near!  Just as it was in the days of Noah and in the days of Lot 'so shall it also be in the days of the Son of man.'

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