Sunday, May 22, 2016
Don't End Like Lot!
DON’T END LIKE LOT!
2 Peter 2:6-8 “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered JUST (holy, righteous, blameless, spotless, faithful) LOT, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8 (For that RIGHTEOUS MAN dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed HIS RIGHTEOUS SOUL from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)”
Lot, just like Abraham, was a Chaldees, an inhabitant of Hur, before he sojourned with Abraham and came to the land of Canaan. He was an idol worshipper just like Abraham before divine mercies caught up with him as a result of his association with Abraham, who already has accepted the LORDSHIP of JESUS CHRIST over him through obedience to the call of GOD. The mercy of GOD first caught up with him when he was taken in captivity. It was this same mercy of GOD on him that spared him from being consumed alongside the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah and all the plains round about when they were overthrown with fire from heaven as a result of their sinful and wicked practices. Read Genesis 11:27-28, Genesis 12:1-5, Genesis 14:12, Genesis 19:29.
Lot once had a testimony that he was a righteous man, but this testimony was soon destroyed when he became careless as a result of taken into drunkenness, which later led him to sleeping with his two daughters, which ultimately eroded his previous righteousness testimony. Today, have you ever considered where LOT is spending his eternity? Can a man that ended up in sin be in a righteous heaven at his death? The Bible in Proverbs 6:27 and 6:28 asked: “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? Yes, he will surely be burned. Hence, Ezekiel 18:24-26 says “But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.”
Please don’t end like LOT. Amend your ways today now that you still have life and opportunity to do so. JESUS said in John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” Friend, if you die right now in your sin without obtaining true forgiveness from GOD, I am sorry you will be welcomed in hell fire. JESUS CHRIST is the only escape route from hell. Accept Him as your LORD and personal savior today, and you will obtain mercy.
GOD bless you.