By Muoka Lazarus
Beloved, it is not in doubt that the wickedness that is been committed by the present generation could be liken to that of Sodom and Gomorrah. The hearts of men have become corrupt and desperately wicked. What is trending now is iniquity after iniquity. Sin has pervaded the face of the earth. It is no longer out of place to say that God is angry with the world, and might have sent angels to destroy it as He did to Sodom. And the Angels are calling those on God’s side as they did to Lot to identify themselves and escape before the wrath of God prevails on the world.
Gen. 19: 15 and 17 says, “And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city….17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed”
When the Angels sent by God arrived to minister God’s wrath upon the wicked in Sodom, they saw that Lot had found grace in the eyes of God and decided to warn him to escape from been destroyed together with the wicked. They made him understand that he was in danger of been destroyed and that his life and soul are both at stake. Therefore he should make haste to escape from the judgment that was descending. That favour came to Lot because he maintained righteousness not minding the influence of the multitude of sinners around him.
It is very unfortunate that the case of Lot and Sodom is prevailing in our today. Thus, same warning has been sent to the believers to maintain holiness and escape from been contaminated with the evil of the world. Pastors and preachers are warning and informing people about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but many are making jest and mocking the gospel. They do not take it seriously rather they regard preachers as jobless and aimless people. It is advisable that we repent from this attitude and escape now, so that we will not be like those in Noah’s days who were adamant and as a result were drowned by the great flood.
God wants to restore and recover those who are careless, those who attend church services as church goers but do not take the gospel seriously, that is why He brought this message to you. If you are one of those who have not decided to live your life for Jesus, but want miracle, I want you to understand that Christ did not die for your miracles alone. Jesus died that you may have life because all had sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
Jn 1:12 says, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”
As many that will accept Him as Lord and Saviour, He gave them the privilege to become the children of God. So, if you are a child of God, you must live a life that is devoid of sin to be able to escape the imminent wrath coming upon the wicked. Nowadays people are negating all the commandment of God and committing wickedness. The rate of robberies, kidnapping, prostitutions, abortions, divorces, stealings, etc are alarming. Women have chosen to wear all clothes pertaining to men contrary to the injunction of the Almighty God. Deut 22: 5 says, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”
The rates of activities of cult members in the tertiary institutions are alarming. Almost all the students in the higher institutions have one thing or another to do with cult wickedness. Armed robbers, kidnapping and other violent crimes are now an everyday occurrence in our society. Our politicians are corrupt likewise all other public and private institutions. It is now very difficult for a righteous man to transact business. The cry of wickedness has risen to God and calling for the destruction of the world. If you do not run to the side of God, the side of holiness and righteousness you may not escape the wrath that is to come. Therefore escape before evil prevails.
If you claim to be a Christian and are enviously looking back to the things of the world, like joining village or town meetings, masquerade cults, palm wine drinkers club or any other associations with unbelievers, or you indulge in wearing micro mini-skirts and etc, you are not yet ready to escape. If you are there and not preaching the gospel of salvation and you claim to be a Christian, you may not escape the impending doom. A sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a sinner. If you will escape the anger and judgment of God, you must be a Christian indeed.
In the days of Noah such evil abound and God destroyed that generation save only Noah and family who found grace in the eyes of God. Noah lived a righteous life and did not join them in unrighteousness. He preserved himself in righteousness and was on the Lord’s side, and that was the reason he was not among those destroyed.
Beloved, on which side are you? Are you on the Lord’s side? Anywhere you are, you should identify yourself and let them know you are a true Christian. By doing this you will escape.
Exodus 32: 25-26 says, “And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:) 26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him”
In the above context, the Levites were asked to slay the ringleaders and their cohorts in their wickedness; but some were not executed because they quickly realized themselves, repented from their sin and showed remorse by identifying with Moses on God’s side. But those who openly stood forth with sinners and refused to come to the side of God were executed. You are marked for destruction if you persist in sin.
When God visited Sodom with His wrath, He rained fire and brimstone upon the city saving only Lot. It was a judgment that laid all waste but Lot. It overthrew the cities, destroyed all the inhabitants, and all that grew upon the ground. All the wicked who broke the established order of things in that generation and who afflicted and tormented both themselves and others, were destroyed except Lot to show the distinctions between right and wrong.
If we must escape destruction, we must be ready to flee from all appearance of evil, surrender our lives to Jesus Christ and make up our mind to sin no more. This we ought to do in order to escape before evil prevails.