Genesis 19:17 Flee For Your Life

As soon as they brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” Genesis 19:17

Danger from forest fires, floods or extreme storms occur in different areas with expectation of their coming. People are often warned ahead of time of the coming danger to leave the area immediately for protection and safety.

Some people will heed the advice and leave, while others ignore the advice and stay at their own peril. Those that stay do not see the danger as a real threat.

As God was getting ready to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, He had angels get Lot and his family out. The angels told them to flee for their lives and to not stop along the way to avoid being destroyed.

Most people will probably never have to flee their home due to a natural disaster occurring that threatens their home and lives. However, there is another disaster that is occurring in which people need to flee, but most do not flee as they ignore the warnings.

This is fleeing sin to avoid the disaster of eternal judgment of death that is coming against sin. Looking at sin, it is seen as fun, with no danger and pleasurable. It is a given right to have all of this fun and it appears to be safe.

While the world lives in sin due to ignorance, many believers dabble in sin, despite knowing that it is wrong. Instead of fleeing sin, some will stay in it believing God will have mercy on them and understand their ‘need’ to sin.

Jesus said to stop sinning and be holy. One is to resist the devil and temptations to sin and run to God, not towards sin. Judgment will come, but only if one did not flee to Jesus.

Prior to knowing Jesus, you were on a path that led to destruction and death by judgment of God against your sins. Jesus is willing to remove those judgments and the sin in your life.

Do not allow yourself to stay in sin, nor to turn back to sin. Flee away from all sin as fast as possible and as far as possible. Flee to Jesus and receive forgiveness and be made holy, removing the judgment of death upon your life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will strengthen you to flee from all sin and temptation; that you will run to Jesus for your salvation; that you will not stop on the journey God has for you; and that God will help you to not look back to a life of sin.

Genesis 6:13 Destruction Will Come

So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.” Genesis 6:13

Living on this earth, the majority of people believe they can live as they want and there will be no consequences. Very few people live in a way of being aware of the consequences of their actions. Living in the moment for self pleasure is all that counts.

In Genesis, mankind had grown corrupt and was living in extreme sin and violence on the earth. God tells Noah that He is going to destroy the earth and all the people.

The majority of people around the world are familiar with the story of Noah and the flood. Most do not believe that is actually occurred, but that it is a made-up story.

Since the majority of people do not believe it happened, they also believe that they can live however they choose to live. There are no absolute standards to live by.

As a result of this type of thinking, the world is getting more and more corrupt. There are things that are being allowed and promoted more and more all the time. Nations that were once known as being ‘Christian’ are no longer Christian as a whole. Sin and violence are spreading like a rapid, raging fire across the lands. God is being rejected and believers are being persecuted.

It appears as if God will never do anything, and that the world is winning. Yet, there is coming a day when Jesus will return and destroy this world and all that are in it that are disobeying God. Judgment is coming for all who do not follow Jesus.

God loves you and does not want to have to destroy you when Jesus returns. He sent Jesus to pay for your sins and make you right before God. This was done so that you can have eternal life with Him in heaven.

Choose today to repent and turn from all of your sins and follow God with all of your heart. If you do not do so, then when you die or when Jesus returns you will be included in the destruction for eternity in hell.

Although it looks as if the world is winning, God will win in the end and destroy all sin and this earth. Will you be destroyed?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will strengthen you to turn from all sin; that you will live your life serving and obeying God; that God will not have to destroy you in the end; and that you will tell others about Jesus returning someday.

Revelation 20:15 Will You Be Thrown Into The Lake Of Fire?

Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

Going through pain, suffering and judgment is something that most people want to do. The desire of most people is to eat, drink and be happy each and every day of their lives, with very little to no concern or worries about tomorrow.

Outside of having pleasure in mind, most people are not concerned about the future, especially long term such as eternity. Days are taken one day at a time with just a desire for more fun filled days.

In his vision, John sees death and hell tossed into a lake of fire. Along with death and hell, everyone whose name is not in the book of life is also thrown into that lake of fire.

While it appears that everyone is free to live life as they want with no consequences, this is not true. As people live their lives, they are building up judgments of God either for or against them. Every action and every thought are being recorded to determine what will occur in the end.

The majority of the world is living to please self and ignoring God each and every day. They have no focus upon eternity or God. As it is they are living in sin and rebellion, whether consciously or not, against God.

Since God is a holy and just God, He has to make a judgment someday against the sin against Him. Jesus has provided a way to have all of those sins and judgments removed, but one has to choose to accept it.

Upon accepting what Jesus provides, one will have his name put into the book of life. He will be made clean and pure before God, saving him from the lake of fire. Any who has not accepted Jesus will be cast into the lake of fire.

God loves you and wants the best for you. Jesus is ready to forgive you of all sins against God, but you must choose to accept what Jesus did and repent of all sins. Until you choose to repent and be forgiven, you are doomed to be cast into a lake of fire with Satan, death and hell in the end.

Choose today to repent and believe upon Jesus and obey Him. Allow your name to be written in the Lamb’s book of life to give you eternal life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of all sins and follow Jesus; that your name will be in the Lamb’s book of life; that you will be holy and righteous before God; and that you will know the true life you can have in Jesus.

Revelation 18:14 Luxury Will Be Destroyed

They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ Revelation 18:14

Wealth and luxury are the things that the majority of the world strive to get. For many it is seen as a status of having succeeded successfully at something and have all that one needs. The more things that a person has, the more successful he is in the eyes of many.

Losing everything that one has is seen as a disgrace. Those who have lost everything are often asked what did they do that was wrong.

In his vision, John describes Babylon, a former wealthy and successful place, as being destroyed. All their luxury and splendor are gone forever.

There is nothing wrong with having great wealth. However, many make their great wealth and luxury their god, rather than just something they have and use.

All throughout the world people strive to gain more and more wealth. Dreams of large mansions and fancy cars are on the minds of many, though for most, completely out of reach. Feelings that once a person has all these things, he will be set for life, with no worries or cares left.

Much of the wealth and luxury that the world enjoys is built upon sinful practices that go against God. Along with being sinful, will also bring on many worries and concerns.

Every piece of luxury will someday be destroyed, either with wear and tear or by someone else. In the end God will destroy the luxury of this world in judgment against sin. Nothing will last the test of time, except the human soul.

Rather than chase after the things of this world, one must seek God. He must pursue the things that will bring eternal life and last for eternity.

Regardless of how much you have or how little you have, there is always more things out there. All of those things are only temporary and will be gone some day. God will destroy all the things of this world in the end.

Do not seek the things of sin of this world but put your focus and attention on the things of God. Build up the kingdom of God so that your reward will be great with eternal things when you step into heaven when God calls you home. Live for God, not self-pleasure.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek the things of God in your life; that God will strengthen you to resist the false luxury of this world; that God will guide you in fleeing from all sin; and that you will know the value and reward of following Jesus.

Revelation 14:7 Fear God And Worship Him

He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Revelation 14:7

Every day people drive down the roading going well above the speed limit, breaking the law, because they do not expect to be caught or judged. Since judgment does not occur immediately, people feel that they are free to do as they please.

The world has chosen to live in sin with no fear of God’s judgment. They do not see what is coming.

John records an angel telling everyone to fear God and worship Him, because the time of judgment has come.

It is easy for the world to continue to live in sin, pleasing self, since they have no fear of God, nor do they know God. At the same time there are many ‘believers’ who do not fear God and live in sin, while claiming to be a believer and worship Him. They put off changing and repentance, thinking that they can do it some other day.

God is a merciful and patient God who waits to punish wrongdoing. He does not want to punish anyone but wants all to repent and follow Him. With this, God is waiting to inflict punishment upon all who reject Jesus, but the time is coming when He will punish and judge the world.

Instead of rejecting God, every believer must be willing to give God the respect and fear He deserves and worship Him with their lives, turning away from all sin. Living in this way can start immediately in the life of every person. God’s Holy Spirit will guide a person on how to live for Him and worship Him with all of one’s heart, soul, mind and strength, so that he will be ready on the day of judgment.

You may know of God but ask yourself if you fear God. Do you allow yourself to dabble in sin or do you reject sin and flee from it?

Things may be going well for you today, but God is watching and sees all that you are doing or not doing for Him. Put God first in your life and worship Him with your life. Do not give God a reason to have to punish you in the end.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will fear God with all of your life; that you will worship God with all of your life; that you will repent and turn from your sins against God; and that you will allow God to lead you in how to live for Him.