By E L Thornton
(Gen 19:12) “And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. 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. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. 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.”
Luke 17:28-30 “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”
There is not a doubt that we are living in the days Jesus talked about in these scriptures. We are the generation on whom the ends of the world has come. Every Preacher, every bible Teacher, every Prophet of our day will tell you, without second thought, that we are living in the last day. The alarm of God’s time clock is about to strike, declaring that time shall be no more. The sun is about to go down on this world for its last time. The sands, in the hour glass of time, is about to proclaim that time is running our for lost humanity.
Yes! I said lost humanity. For never, in the history of our world, has sin been on such a wholesale scale. Satan has sold humanity a bill of goods that is pulling the souls of men down, down in morality, down in sensuality, down into depravity, and with a final execration, down to hell.
Every news cast, every head line, points to the future head line that will read, “Thousands missing, some say it’s the rapture.”
One writer said, “If God don’t do something with America soon He’s going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” God will never apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah but he will eventually judge America. Men will be brought to their knees.
In an hour when men want pray, in a day when people make light of holiness, in a generation when men and women are unconcern about righteous living, never giving God a thought, I would like to tell you, you can be saved
You cannot be lost. You must be saved. You cannot leave this church and go to hell. You know too much to be lost. You must be brought to God. You will be brought to God. What will bring you to God? Will it be———–
Coincidence: (John 4:6) “Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.”
A Witness: (2 Ki 5:3) “And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.”
An Invitation: (John 1:45) “Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
A Miracle: (Acts 9:1) “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”
A Disease: (John 4:46-50) “So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.”
A Tragedy: (Dan 4:37) “Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.”
Death: (Luke 7:11) “And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
Judgment: Romans 14:11 “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
2 Cor. 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”