Tuesday, 23 April 2013
THE RESCUE OF LOT AND HIS FAMILY AND ITS RELATION TO THE VERY VERY IMMINENT RAPTURE WITH A CLARION CALL OF: “FLEE FOR YOUR LIVES!!!”
This moment in time we are going to share and have a deeper understanding, meaning and the lesson that is relevant to the present situation as far as the rapture of the bride of Christ is concerned taking into account what happened in the olden times during the days of Lot and his family.
So before we get a deeper insight of the meaning and the significance of what happened during Lots time and its significance and relation to the rapture; let’s read the book of Genesis 19:1-29“The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.” But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, “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.” “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. But the men inside 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. The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who 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.” So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said,“Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking. With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.” When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” But Lot said to them, “No, my lords, please! Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.” He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.) By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord. He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace. 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 lived.”
It is very important to note that The LORD states that in the last days, wickedness will increase very tremendously and people will call what is evil, good and what is good, evil. This mirror image of the last days before the rapture is well captured during Lot’s time; and this is where you find it as we have read above in the book of Genesis 19 where it states: “Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” So therein, you find that sexual immorality in the form of homosexuality had taken root and people left the natural way that The LORD God Almighty had designed and men were filled with lust with one another. The abomination had taken root in the society. Lot who lived in the fear of The LORD even went to an extent of pleading with these wicked, devil-possessed men: “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing.” Instead of even taking into consideration what Lot, a servant of The LORD was telling them, they screamed back at him: “Get out of our way,” Don’t we see the mirror image of the same today? where whole nations, states etc. declare things like: “We don’t want to infringe on anyone’s Human right to choose whom they want to love, because after all they were born that way”
Such a society has thus plunged herself into the extreme form of disobedience of God Almighty’s laws and natural guidelines. No wonder Isaiah, The prophet of The LORD states the following in the book of Isaiah 5:20-25 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks, who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent. Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore the Lord’s anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.”
It also very important to note that; those who live in the fear of The LORD are the light of the earth. They are thus to illuminate the glory, honour and the anointing of The LORD on the society so that the people of the earth can be guided onto the right path; A path of light and straightforwardness. But if a society lacks or has got a very serious deficiency of those who live in the fear of The LORD, then almost the whole society is plunged into darkness; because the question that arises is: who will lead the masses onto the light? So if even the elders of the society are themselves covered with darkness; who will then lead and direct the young ones and other members of the society onto the path of lightness? And so as we have read in the book of Genesis 19 above where it states: “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.” So you find that the men of Sodom and Gomorrah were living in a very terrible darkness; from the old who were supposed to be the elders of the society so that they could even guide the youngsters, but yet they themselves they were in darkness because of evil and abomination. Despite the fact that Lot was trying to direct them onto the path of lightness; but they would hear none of that and that’s why they found themselves in a very terrible darkness occasioned by blindness for they decided to choose darkness over light. The LORD Jesus Christ described such a people in the book of Mathew 15:14 “Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” So you find that in the present situation on the earth, many false teachers and false prophets have taken centre stage in the society and they are leading people to a compromise and what they call modernized path which is essentially a path to darkness and eternal destruction. These are them whom The LORD describes in the book of 1st Timothy 4:1-2 “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”
It is also very important to note that when a people become so foolish and turn away from the laws and the teachings of The LORD God Almighty; and even with constant warnings from The LORD, they will still not Repent; then such a people eventually face the Judgment of The LORD. That’s why as we have read in the book of Genesis 19 above, where it states: “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who 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.” This is the same mirror we have on the earth at the present time, moments before the rapture. You find that many people have refused to embrace absolute Repentance and living in Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. So just as it was during the days of Lot; the LORD is going to rescue those who live in the fear of the LORD through the rapture as the earth is eventually plunged into the Great Tribulation. The LORD Jesus Christ even stated this clearly in the book of Luke 21:36 “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” And this is also well expounded in the book of Isaiah 26:20-21 “Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the bloodshed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer.”
It is also very important to note that God has been sending out His servants to the people of the earth with a message to prepare the way for the very very imminent coming of The Messiah Jesus Christ to rapture His bride. They have been passing a message of preparing the way in absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. But the problem is that just as during Lot’s time some people are taking the message of preparing the way for The very very imminent Coming of The LORD as a joke; they think the servants of The LORD God Almighty are joking or have taken their jokes too far. Some even tell the servants of The LORD: “Get your life back!!!.” But the truth is that when The LORD comes to rapture (rescue) those who live in the fear of The LORD; He will pick only those who are ready, because the moment of departure shall have arrived and this moment is irreversible and when it arrives the rescue mission has to take place. That’s why you find servant of The LORD, Lot experiencing what is stated in the book of Genesis 19 “So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking. With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.” When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them.”
But at times some people are infact snatched from the fire as we have noted above and this is well expounded also in the book of Jude 1:20-23 “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.” And so you find that for one to be rescued and so raptured they need to have a full lamp of the oil of The Holy Spirit. And so they need to remain under the guidance and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. So you find that when the rapture and the rescue is about to happen; then everybody should be on alert and on guard; no one should be found to have let their guard down and this is well illustrated by the experience that Lot found himself in where He had to actually be snatched and this is stated where it states in the book of Genesis 19: When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them.” The people of the earth waiting for the rapture can thus not afford to put their guards down lest they be left behind.
The requirement by The LORD for people to come out of the world and separate themselves for the glory and honour of The LORD is very essential when the rapture (rescue) is about to happen. That’s why The LORD through His messengers told Lot and His family as we have read in Genesis 19 above “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” So This is the moment to find and stick to the narrow road that leads to eternal life in The Kingdom of God Almighty; the narrow road of absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. Whoever stops or turns back to the broad road that leads to eternal destruction and damnation; the broad road of evil and worldliness described in 2nd Timothy 3:1-5 “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” So whoever stops or turns back onto this broad road is eventually lost into eternal destruction. This is what befell Lot’s wife who refused to be obedient to instructions and guidance of The LORD and chose to look back in admiration of what the evil world had to offer her. That’s why it is stated: “But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt”. Therefore a moment has arrived on the earth when the rapture of the bride of Christ is about to happen; and so it is a moment to flee for your lives and we should not stop anywhere or look back on what the world has to offer in terms of its pleasures and persuasive evil practices and desires.
It is also very important to note that once The LORD raptures (rescues) those who are obedient, faithful to Him and are living in His wisdom, and then He will unleash His wrath and judgment on the earth. Those who are to bear the wrath and the judgment of The LORD include all the evil men and also those who are half-hearted (The lukewarm). And that’s why it is stated in the book of Genesis 19 as we have read: “Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” The Prophet of The LORD Daniel was also shown the fate of what awaits the earth after the rapture (rescue/deliverance) and Daniel stated it in the book of Daniel 12:1-3 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”
It is also very very important to note that it was because of the Righteousness of Abraham (Lot’s brother) that The LORD had mercy on Lot and his family. The LORD showed Lot mercy due to the Righteousness of the Righteous man; the father of Faith (Abraham). That’s why you find it stated as we have read in Genesis 19: “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 lived.”
So in the same way, The LORD God Almighty is going to show mercy on the bride of Christ to be raptured; due to the blood of The LORD Jesus Christ. And so The LORD God Almighty will remember the blood of His son The LORD Jesus Christ that He shed at the cross of Calvary so as to pay ransom for the sins of mankind. And when The LORD God Almighty will see this blood covering and protection on the bride of Christ; then He will rapture them.
FLEE FOR YOUR LIVES!!! DON’T LOOK BACK, AND DON’T STOP ANYWHERE ON THE BROAD ROAD!!!
AND PREPARE THE WAY IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I repent and turn away from all sin.
Please cover me with your precious blood,
and establish your word in my life,
that I may be found in righteousness and holiness
and write my name in your book of life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Shalom!!! Shalom!!! Shalom!!!