Read what the New Testament has to say about Lot and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah:
- And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment. (Jude 1:7 NLT)
- God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and turned them into heaps of ashes. He made them an example of what will happen to ungodly people. But God also rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a righteous man who was sick of the shameful immorality of the wicked people around him. Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day. (2 Peter 2:6-8 NLT)
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Lot was tormented. Tormented literally means to cause to experience severe mental or physical pain and suffering. Do you ever feel like Lot because of the rapid unchecked spread of wickedness in America? I know, I know! We should be joyful as Christians. But I also believe when we try to live righteous lives in an unrighteous society, the heaviness of sin around us will cause us from time to time to grieve in our spirit. Look what the Lord Himself said:
- Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (Genesis 6:5, 6, 8 NKJV)
- “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. And now, look, your house is abandoned.” (Luke 13:34, 35 NLT)
Lately I have felt a tremendous heaviness of grief and torment of my soul because of the advancement of wickedness around me. What is the most burdensome to see is those that claim to be Christians around me that indulge in sin so non-chalantly. I’ve witnessed Church praise teams where sexual misconduct was common place causing the once prevalent move of God to become almost non-existent in their Church services. The reports of Churches and Ministers caving in to sin is now common place. We have a generation growing up right before our eyes where any traces of the knowledge of the true God is being wiped out. I find myself at home, at work, and in the market place trying to find a corner to weep in solitude so people don’t think I am crazy.
Nine days before September 11, 2001, I was alone in my home while my family was out shopping. Suddenly out of nowhere I fell to my knees weeping uncontrollably with a heaviness that something was about to occur that would affect not only America, but the world. The Holy Spirit did not reveal the details, but just that something truly momentous was about to happen. My family knew something happened to me when they got home because it was evident in my appearance. I feel that same way again right now.
My prayers lately have been for the Lord to give us one last revival before His wrath is unleashed. I pray that it will be a revival that will be openly visible on the street corners and marketplaces. I pray that miracles and healings will also be visible as part of it. I ask the Lord to use me mightily during it as He sees fit.
My question is, “Are you prepared if this occurs? Is your lamp ready and filled with oil, or are you dabbling in the things you shouldn’t be as a Christian?” Only you can answer this and only time will truly reveal the exact details of the days ahead.