Out of Sodom

Bible verse and the Spirit of Prophecy insight

Genesis 19:12-15

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: 13 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. 14 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. 15 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.

Many place themselves where it is difficult to maintain integrity and preserve purity. God gives to them the warning to flee out of Sodom. But they cling to their own ideas and think that they know best, and the work that they could do out of the cities, they do for the sake of convenience in the cities. They gather round them workers who ought to be out of the cities. Some of these workers may be unbelievers, but they might be converted if the religious interests were made first.

Ellen G. White – Letters and Manuscripts, Vol 17 (1902), Manuscript 159 par.8

Present day application

There are several examples of God’s people being led out of the cities. Lot’s story is the most widely known, however, let us not forget Abraham coming out of Ur, and also John the Baptist. The Bible does not say where he used to live before he moved into the wilderness, but it surely had been somewhere more densely populated than the wilderness 🙂

If you currently live in a city/town and you would like to come out of it, but do not see how it would be possible, do not despair. God will prepare the way. From our own experience, we know that it may take time. It took almost 10 years from the time we started to plan and work on it, to the actual coming out. The Lord has rewarded our patience and persistence. Even though at times the obstacles seemed to be unsurmountable.

I am sure He will do the same for you!

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