Apr 18th, 2002
|Gen 18:26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
Gen 18:30 And he said [unto him], Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do [it], if I find thirty there.
Gen 18:31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for twenty's sake.
Gen 18:32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for ten's sake.
Gen 18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
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SODOM IS KEY
To understand why nuclear war will be waged against citizens, it needs to be understood that God uses the evil that men do against those He wishes to punish. This occurs again and again in the Bible. God is not mocked, what we sow, so shall we reap.
As in the days of Noah, they will be eating, drinking, having a merry ol' time--and then the flash of light, or the blast of a volcano, or the slipping of the earth, or the deluge, or the drought, and famine, and disease, and biological attack, and mass death.
IF THERE WERE ONLY TEN RIGHTEOUS, THE LORD WOULD SAVE THE CITY
Are there ten, or 10 million righteous in this world today?
In your community, nice as it seems on the outside, are there 10 righteous in your social circle?
Of course not.
Then why should you be spared?
Don't worry about the children of God--to die is gain in Christ. True Christians (not hypocrites) who walk on the right hand of God worry not about what the world worries about.
But you do.
You care very much about three things:
1. What they think of you
These things plague you because you do not know the truth.
You must be baptized in the Holy Spirit to understand the Bible or God's ways or the Perfection of Christ the Eternal through the Only Sacrifice of the Living God.
To receive the Holy Spirit, do the following:
1. Get on your face and beg for mercy from your Father, the Creator of all things.
2. If He comes to you--you will know it. You will have the peace that surpasses all understanding. All healing, all knowledge--everything God made you for will be known.
He will tell you that He will never leave you nor forsake you.
He will comfort you and guide you.
3. Follow what He says.
4. Do not attempt to change anything in your life. Do not try to be "good." Do not.
Let Him change you--welcome the Holy Spirit (A Person) to live inside you, for He is your heart. Not her (the world).
5. Trust and obey. Trust Him--that still small voice inside you. Ask Him to lead.
6. Most things He tells you will not make sense to you. His ways are above ours. So that's how you can tell. It will seem insane or foolish or wrong or implausible. But it will work gloriously--for He made you, beloved. He made you and He knows everything you need. But you must submit to His Voice and not yours any longer.
Can you hear Him?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear this?
Look, we have about a week and a half to go before the worst period you have ever known will occur.
You can do all this in your bedroom, alone...it's about RELATIONSHIP. Kindle it.
Bring all the sins to Him. Even the ones so embarrassing you can't even tell yourself--bring all of the filth to Him. He will wash it all away with the Blood of the Lamb. He will cure you. He will bring you new friends.
He might want you to move out of Sodom, like Lot, and tell you not to look back (just before He destroys the city).
Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.
Freedom, comfort, confidence, blessings upon blessings are yours if you can drop the pride, admit you were wrong, and
TURN TO THE LIVING GOD, JESUS, NOW.
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