It was the same as it was in the days of Lot. People were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building [carrying on business as usual, without regard for their sins]; but on the [very] day that Lot left Sodom it rained fire and brimstone (burning sulfur) from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.
But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
Remember Lot’s wife!
Abraham was warned that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were so corrupt that God would destroy them. Despite interceding in prayer for the city, God found no one to stand in the gap of righteousness, resulting in the destruction of the cities. God granted Abraham's request to spare his nephew. Despite Lot and his family conforming to the vile sins and lifestyle in Sodom and Gomorrah, God sent an angel to Lot's family telling them to leave the city and not look back as Abraham had prayed for his nephew. The heart of Lot's wife yearned for the wicked ways of Sodom and Gomorrah. In addition to the ashes of the city, she was transformed into a pillar of salt because she looked back at the wickedness she believed and agreed with.
The Lord's divine judgment stopped the lawlessness of Sodom & Gomorrah when the iniquity of the city became so great and grievous, that he burned down the corruption of the cities into ashes. Law and order were rebelliously violated by those who turned their backs on God. In a lawless society, violence is inevitable. A society that openly forces an agenda against the morality, purity, and holiness of the law pushes a corrupt agenda that leads to God’s judgment. In response to those who are not in favor of forced agendas, the word of God says the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, but the violent take it by force (Mat 11:12). The United States has become a place where corruption is so loud, where decency is diminished, and where the flaunting and boasting of the defiling of God's name is not defended but is praised. The faithful stand by their faith in God and the principles of his Kingdom. It is impossible for Kingdom people to conform to the patterns of this world (Rom 12:12). In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire (Jude 1:7). Ezekiel 16:50 talks about how Sodom & Gomorrah was proud of their homosexuality. Here we are in “Pride” again. God says judgment is coming to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isa 5:20).
What caused the destruction of these two cities? There was no one right standing with God who stood up for the souls of the people of the city. Almost daily, we see perverted agendas forcing people to agree with lifestyles that God hates. Many people suffer in the heaviness of their sins, and their minds turn to things that alter their ways of living to help them forget the pain of what they have done or experienced. Their lives are vile without any desire or reverence for the things of God or understanding that the power of God can deliver them from such lifestyles. There was no doubt that God would deliver Sodom and Gomorrah from their wicked ways if there was a person right standing with God in the city. God also desires to deliver you from a lifestyle that is impure, unholy and ultimately destroys your soul.
This city and our nation are in need of our prayers and fasting. When people want to go back to their wicked ways they have no concern for the sin that burns against them. When the day of the Lord comes that's it, their choice is made. That day is coming quickly. God says He has a better way for them, a hope of a prosperous future if they will give their life to God and believe he can save them. How many more heavy-restless nights do they need to answer the call of God in their life guiding them to the goodness of the Lord? The purpose of Jesus' death and resurrection is for you to receive the Kingdom of God, so you can come to God and He will answer your prayer and have eternal life. You might say that it is not important, but it is. The following is a reliable saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of which I am the worst (1 Tim 1:15). Despite their sin, we loved them, not for their sin, and we pray for the worst sinners you could possibly imagine. We have all sinned, even in thoughts we sinned but God saves and sanctifies our souls by the power of the Holy Spirit when we are transformed by renewing our minds from our wicked ways and confessing our sins in faith. As a result of your restlessness and lack of satisfaction, your spirit is crying to the Lord. You go to all these places, addicted to pleasure that temporarily soothes your soul, but nothing works because your spirit is suffocated by the sins you permitted and accepted because that is what the world tells you to do, it's popular, it might be “fun” but it’s killing you. Today, God says I will deliver you from the fires of hell. Do not look back; look to God instead. Give God a chance since your lifestyle does not work for you. You will see that He is good & merciful. You are not too far gone to accept Jesus.
Father, I want to be set free from the torment I have suffered. I ask you to heal my mind, break the demonic power that tries to control me, take away my sin nature, and purge me of all that grieves you. You are my God and I trust in you. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and give me the power to achieve things I've never done before. Father, please grant me a new heart and a new mind, and forgive me for all my sins. Let me be transformed by you, Father. I ask in Jesus' name Amen.
Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
2 Peter 2:6-9
and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds) then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,