One of the biggest reasons why Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed is because of homosexuality. This is a grievous sin in God’s sight. We know to be true just by reading verses Genesis, chapter 19. This story begins with two angels of God coming into Sodom, in order to find at least ten people righteous, as God promised Abraham. However, this was not possible as we will read in part 2 of this message. As for now, we will look at the homosexual acts of the people. It reads, “and there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.” (Genesis 19:1-3) So we learn of the urgency of getting people in their houses and locking the doors behind them before any creeps can enter. Unfortunately, there are places we live in today that we need to do the same.
And so the people’s grievous transgressions before God and man became very evident because of what took place next. As the angels were having dinner with Lot, his wife, and his two daughters, many people who saw them enter their house wanted to have sexual relations with them. Not heterosexual, but homosexual acts. Fornication is evil, but homosexuality is grievous in God’s sight for it is unnatural in every way. The words used here are “know them”, which in that time frame meant to know them sexually and as is bolded below, these were men of Sodom. How sick is this that these wicked men tried to have sex with angels? These verses read, “but before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.” (Genesis 19:4-7) So please know that God is not happy with anybody who is involved in a homosexual relationship. Therefore people involved in this sin need to repent and get right with God as soon as possible. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will come and take many people out of the homosexual lifestyle, that they may experience a life change like never before. These people do not have to be punished and go to hell when they die, for there is forgiveness while in this life. I rebuke the lies of the enemy for making people think that they cannot change once they are already a homosexual. If You have the power to lead a friend of mine in Utah and Idaho that were once homosexual to become straight, You can do that to anyone. I am so happy that one of them is also happily married now, as man and woman. They do have a story to tell people, of which came from Your mighty hand. A change like this is not possible in the eyes of people in the world, but through Your mighty hand, all things are possible. If people just knew about the miracles You performed while on earth Jesus, then they would not doubt what You can do in their lives. Thank You, Lord, for changing my wicked heart who was also once into pornography, lust, fornication, and adultery. You gave me a new heart that is cleansed by Your blood. I still am tempted by these things, but these temptations don’t make me a sinner. It is when I give in to the temptation that I transgress against You. So I ask, God, that You lead me from temptation. I love You more than what the flesh wants. Have Your way in my life. I trust in You. Amen.