Continuing on in my quiet time with Abraham’s journey I saw a correlation with Lot in Sodom and the Lord’s people in America – where homosexuality is pushing forward with our lawmakers giving in to their demands, which in turn results with the increasing propaganda that ‘biblical’ Christianity is evil and destructive to a “progressive” society and must be stopped as well as shamed and punished.
America is guilty before God of abortion, and because we have not stopped the progression of this evil industry – the progression of evil has continued with homosexuality making more and more demands. What’s next on the list of the “progressive movement?” Can a society/nation take the outcome/results? I believe it can’t!
How does a city or nation come to the place where the LORD says: “The outcry against this is so great and their sin so grievous that I will do down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached Me.” Genesis 18:20
The result of man’s uncontrolled sin nature causes a great outcry up to God from those who have been harmed and terrorized by it.
There were 3 men that came from heaven: one was the LORD and the two with Him were His angels of destruction. The LORD remained with Abraham as He sent His two angels on to Sodom because the LORD considered Abraham in His plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. The LORD said to His two angels before sending them on, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” (Genesis 18:17) The LORD knows when His servants need to have a truthful conversation with Him. God does nothing that will affect a whole city or nation or world, without telling His servants first; for our God wants the warning to go out to all His children, even though most will cast it off with unbelief, as some of Lot’s family did.
After Lot brought the two visitors (angels of the LORD) into his home, the biblical record says that all the men of the city, young and old, surrounded his house and demanded Lot to give over his visitors so that they could have sex with them. (Genesis 19:4-5) Now it doesn’t take much thought to understand that the reason God was destroying these cities was because of open homosexuality which God calls “sexually immorality,” in Leviticus 18, and that the LORD states in the last book of His Word (Revelation 22): “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the City of God. OUTSIDE are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.” (vs. 14-15 – these are the very words of JESUS CHRIST – KING ETERNAL)
Our King says, “Look, I am coming soon! My reward (those who are faithful to Him) is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (vs. 12-13)
There are people today who call themselves Christians that believe homosexuality and transgendering is not evil or a sin. They have believed the lie of Satan who convinces people that evil is good and good is evil so that they become self-deceived refusing the truth that would set them free. Jesus said, “The truth shall set you free.” “I am the Truth, the Way and the Life.” “No one comes to the Father except by Me.”
If God calls having sexual relations with the same sex, sexually immoral, then it is! God has a lot more to say about what sexual immorality is in Levitcus chapter 18. God did not create you to be one sex, just to have you think that a mistake was made in how you were formed in your mother’s womb. That thinking comes from who raises you and controls what you learn.
Conception and the womb have been tampered with by evil men and women and this has brought harm and destruction to not only marriage and the family (as God designed) but to the individual who practices falsehood of any kind. They may not get it now how they are being harmed and deceived, but in the end they will – when it’s too late.
What really spoke to me in the Word was what Lot said to the men of Sodom (to the demand of homosexuals): “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”
The compromise of Lot’s faith in God – was seen in that he first calls them “friends,” and then second of all, offers them his virgin daughters instead of the two men (angels of the LORD). Had Lot become friends with these men? God says that a friend of the world is an enemy of His, and that the Spirit He puts in us wants us to be His own. (James 4:4-5)
Where is Lot’s courage of faith in God to stand up to these evil men and make ‘no deal’ and refusing to compromise in any way? Where is his priority to protect his daughters and their virginity – trusting in God to help him? Why was he more afraid of these homosexuals than he was of facing God in the end? I believe the answer is why these Sodomites didn’t fear Lot’s God. Here we have the reason for why Christianity in America is not taken seriously either. The Church has compromised in too many ways, working to be friendly to the world instead of faithful to God.
Why did Lot think that by answering his enemies with, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing,” that they would respect him and leave? Instead, the young and old Sodomites yelled, “Get out of our way. This fellow Lot wants to play judge in our city. We’ll treat you worse than them!” (Genesis 19:9)
We are being made to think that homosexuality is harmless and that we need to treat homosexuals and transgender people as normal peaceful people. But, the devil has a secret, and we see what he’s up to and why the LORD came in response to the outcry against homosexuality. This lifestyle is NOT harmless or peaceful, and it is abnormal and unnatural; therefore it is destructive to life and it will end with destruction and never be thought of again. This will be one of our coming King’s great works on the earth when HE returns with His faithful ones.
“The Holy Spirit testifies: ‘This is the covenant I will make with them, says the LORD. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds….Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.’” Hebrews 10:16-17
What should we do now, as the Lord’s people? Jesus said, “Be holy as God is holy – speak the truth about Me, and let the love of God be seen in you.”
My husband Mike tells all his children and grandchildren to be “heads not tails.” Do what is right no matter what; don’t follow the crowd but be a leader of righteousness for the Lord.”
What will the LORD do for His people who will not compromise? God will act on behalf of the faithful:
“The men (the LORD’s two angels) inside Lot’s house reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and SHUT THE DOOR. Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.” Genesis 19:10-11
These wicked men had never felt the fear of God before this. When the Lord’s people “compromise” the results are that the wicked have no respect and fear of God’s people, as they should have. These men did not fear Lot, but they feared these men who came in the Name of the Lord.
God will act on behalf of His people when they are representing Him truthfully and confidently, without compromise. He tells us over and over in the Bible to not be afraid of our enemies but to face them with the truth and love of God, no matter what they threaten us with. If we entrust ourselves to our Savior – we will live out His promises to us. We need to take courage and persevere with truth and righteousness so that when we have done the will of God we will receive what He has promised. (Hebrews 10:36a)
God was faithful and not because Lot was faithful, but because of God’s word to Abraham, God’s chosen servant! We can trust that God will be right on time to fulfill His Word to us.
“In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay……My righteous one will live by faith. And I take NO pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” Hebrews 10: 36b-38
These two angels of the LORD struck these men with physical blindness because of their spiritual blindness to what they had become and where they were headed with such wickedness.
The LORD told Abraham that He would not destroy the city where Lot lived if 10 righteous remained there, but obviously there weren’t 10 because:
“The two men (angels of the LORD) said to Lot, ‘Do you have anyone else here – sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in this city that belongs to you? Get them out of here, because WE ARE GOING TO DESTROY THIS PLACE. The OUTCRY to the LORD against its people is so great that HE HAS SENT US TO DESTROY IT.’” Genesis 19:12-13
But Lot’s sons-in-law thought he was joking, and they remained there with their wives and children, as the angels led Lot, his wife and two virgin daughters out of town – telling them all “not to look back – or be turned into a pillar of salt,” (Genesis 19:26) which Lot’s wife did in disobedience – and remains a lesson for us all.
“So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, He remembered Abraham, and He brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had live.” Genesis 19:29
This whole story – remains a lesson for us all here in America!
What is God saying to His people here in America? What does HE require of us? Is it too late to ward off HIS judgment on all the millions of abortions and the ungodly laws made to protect and promote homosexuality with all their demands?
Does God hear an “outcry” that is against all this wickedness rapidly increasing? How loud does it have to get? Has HE come down to deal with it? If so, how? What is God wanting to accomplish with “His own people” in America?
Unlike what the two angels told Lot and his family, we can NOT flee and go somewhere else to start over like he did with his daughters, or like Noah and his family after the flood. Our founding fathers fled and started here with their uncompromising faith in God, and founded this great nation upon His truth and love, righteousness and justice. But there is no place left on earth with open frontier that is not under the control of a government or the rule of a dictator, unless we figure out how to live underneath the seas. So we either get our courage to stand up and do what is right, being faithful to God, or we continue as we have “compromising” more and more as “friends of the world.”
“Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.” James 4:4
God is eager to show His favor and power again on behalf of the united prayers of His faithful people who have repented and turned from their own wicked ways. There are signs that He is all over America!