Sodom and Gomorrah

In this story, we learn that one of our righteous ancestors, Abraham, had a nephew named Lot, who was living in a very sinful city. Yeshua was ready to use his heavenly power to spare Lot and his family in order to fulfill a promise he made to Abraham, our beloved forefather.

One morning, Yeshua spoke to Abraham about the people who lived in two wicked cities named Sodom & Gomorrah. Yeshua said, “These people do not follow any of my laws and commands. Instead they do as many evil deeds as they please. They are not being spiritually fruitful. So I will destroy them and their cities.”

Abraham remembered that his nephew Lot lived in Sodom, along with his wife and Hebrew daughters, and it saddened him to think that they too would be destroyed. He asked Yeshua, “Are you really going to destroy the good people along with the ones who are doing evil? I know you are a fair and just Elohim. What if there are fifty good people there who are obeying your laws, statutes, and commandments? Would you punish them by destroying them also?”

Yeshua replied, “No. If I find fifty good people, either Hebrews or gentiles, I will not destroy the city, but leave it standing.”

Abraham humbled his heart before Yeshua. Hoping he would be even more merciful, Abraham said, “Forgive my boldness. Please don’t be angry with me, but what if there are only twenty good people, or even ten?”

Yeshua said, “For you my servant, Abraham, if there are ten good people, I will not destroy the city.”

As the sun was going down that very same day, two heavenly messengers who looked like ordinary men went to Sodom and met Abraham’s nephew, Lot, at the city gate.

Lot bowed before them in humility and said, “I am here to serve you. Please come to my house and stay the night.”

So they went, and Lot helped his wife and Hebrew daughters prepare a meal for the two men. They made them feel welcomed.

Later, when a big, bright silver moon hung in the night sky, a large crowd of rowdy, misbehaved men from the city gathered in front of Lot’s house and banged on the door really hard. They yelled, “We know you have two strangers in there. Let them out so we can do bad things to them.”

Lot came out of the house and stood in the doorway begging them to leave and not to think about doing such evil things. Lot even offered to give them both his daughters in exchange for the two strangers who were special guests in his house.

But the rowdy men of Sodom only yelled louder and were ready to trample Lot and break down his door. That is when the two heavenly messengers in disguise pulled Lot back into the house and blinded the rowdy crowd of men outside using the powers of heaven. Being unable to see, the crowd of men could not find the door to break in.

The two heavenly messengers then gave Lot a very urgent warning, saying, “If you have any family living in Sodom, you must hurry and get them out of here. Take them someplace safe. Yah has given us an order to destroy this city and every wicked person in it!”

As dawn broke the next day, the messengers again warned Lot to get to safety with his family. But Lot was still not sure what to do. He couldn’t accept what was happening, and he could not believe that Yah was about to destroy his home with all his treasured stuff in it. Because Lot took a long time to make up his mind to leave, the heavenly messengers had to grab Lot, his wife, and their daughters by the hands and lead them to safety outside the city walls.

“Quickly!” the heavenly messengers shouted. “Time is running out! Run to those hills straight ahead and save your lives. And no matter what you hear, don’t look back!”

Lot and his family ran to get away, and as the sun rose over the hills in the distance, Yah sent a devastating hail storm of burning sulfur to rain down on the cities of Sodom & Gomorrah. Feeling sorrowful for leaving the rest of her family, her friends, and all her possessions, Lot’s wife could not stop herself from looking back. She disobeyed the final command of the heavenly messengers. Instantly, she became a solid pillar of salt!

Early the next morning, all that was left of Sodom & Gomorrah were puffs of smoke rising up from the place where the cities once stood. Everyone and everything had burned up, and every living thing died. But Abraham was thankful and praised Yah for giving his nephew Lot a chance to escape with his family.

HalleluYah!

Will you hesitate and try to hold on to your favorite toys, electronics, games, sneakers, and other things when your parents say, “Let’s go! Let’s go! A heavenly messenger has spoken!”


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Yeshua to the Rescue Series Summary

In Isaiah chapter 59 verse 14 to 18 we read:

14 Injustice is everywhere; justice seems far away. Truth is chased out of court; honesty is shoved aside.

15 Everyone tells lies; those who turn from crime end up ruined. When Yah noticed that justice had disappeared, he became very displeased.

16 It disgusted him even more to learn that no one would do a thing about it. So with his own powerful arm, he brought salvation.

17 Justice was Yah’s armor; saving power was his helmet; anger and revenge were his clothes.

18 Now Yah will get furious and do to his enemies, both near and far, what they did to his people.

Did you see that, in all these stories, Yah and his son made promises to rescue his people, which they followed through on and were able to keep? In fact, they always keep their promises. Numbers chapter 23 verse 19, says:

19 Elohim is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

Have you noticed that, whenever our nation was in captivity, Yah and Yeshua always rescued us? In these last days, he has also promised us that he will come and rescue us one final time and bring us to New Jerusalem, where we will dwell for all eternity. Continue to set yourself apart. Stand watch with us here at Little Kingdom Preppers, and be ready, both physically and spiritually, for Yeshua’s return.

Yeshua was the Savior and Redeemer of our ancestors, and he remains the same for us as well, for, in Jeremiah chapter 16 verses 14 and 15, he tells us:

14 “But the time is coming,” says Yah, “when people who are taking an oath will no longer say, ‘As surely as Yah lives, who rescued the people of Israel from the land of Egypt.’

15 Instead, they will say, ‘As surely as Yah lives, who brought the people of Israel back to their own land from the land of the north and from all the countries to which he had exiled them.’ For I will bring them back to this land that I gave their ancestors.

All praises to the Most High Yah.

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