May 29, 2015


When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.” And imgreswhile he lingered, the men took hold of his hand and his family.

“Oh the mercies of God who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth,” brought them outside the city and said “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape…lest you be destroyed.”

“Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, out of the heavens……..”  But his wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” Gen 16:23-26 (NKJV Paraphrased) My friends have you noticed when you read this tragic story, the part, that should be the motivating factor as to why we must start, not tomorrow, but today, becoming, unattached to the things of this world that we know the god of this world controls.

And that is, Not just the fact that Lot’s wife did not focus on where God was taking her and  disobeyed His command and allowed her heart to return to this sinful and despicable place 59840eb7cdf4fac2971cc43fc62f74b6where sin had abounded to such an extent that God had to destroy it.

But, those four words, which to me tells the whole story, “and while he lingered,” meaning Lot, who had to be literally carried out, before he would leave from the clutches and influence of the forces of evil. Once again, the love grace and mercy, of our Savior and what He will do to save us.

This was the patriarch of the family, the provider, who was not able to come to terms with the fact that he had already lingered in sin to long and it was time he gave it all to the Master.  And as we focus today, on those four words “And while he lingered,” they only solidify where we should be on our journey, and that is, if Lot would have had a stronger and more focused relationship with the Master, His wife probably would not have remained focused on to the things of this world that cause her to lose her life.

My friends, God has placed each of His chosen, in situations and circumstances where our influence is being duplicated to others as far as what we watch, and what we listen to, and where we go, and what we put into our bodies, that is detrimental to our health, and as God’s chosen generation, He has commissioned each of us to follow His lead, as we lead others to Christ.

Hourglass Sand Timer Beach SunriseIn addition, as designated leaders for the “unity of Christ,” we must transcend beyond tomorrow, as we present a vision to others that takes them to places they never thought possible through Christ who is “the way, the truth, and the life” As you allow them to in-vision walking through those streets of gold with you, in God’s Kingdom.

In others words, make Salvation a “Unity of Purpose” as we inspire and motivate others through the way we live our lives. We must also each become pioneers for Christ, as we pave the way to the promise land in the final days of this life’s history.

And as the world sees us they will only see “Men, and women who will not be bought or sold; men and women who in their inmost souls are true and honest; who do not fear to call sin by its right name; whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.” (E.G.White)


So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



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