Sodom and Gomorrah in Bible Prophecy

Sodom and Gomorrah in Bible Prophecy

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is a foreshadow of the destruction about the occur to Israel and the invading nations prior to the coming of the Lord.

 

The Emergence of the Two Angels?

In Genesis 19 two angels arrive at the city of Sodom and approach Lot.  Lot sees the angels and bows before them. He knows these angels are sent from God so he invites them into his house and prepares a feast for them. SodomBefore they all go to bed the men of the city, both young and old desire to have homosexual relations with these angels. Lot tries to dissuade them, but the men of the city overcome him and begin to force their way into his house. The two angels intervene and strike the men with blindness.

In the morning the two angels gather Lot and his family and compel them to leave because God’s destruction is imminent. Lot hesitates so the angels grab the hands of Lot, his wife and his two daughters and force them out of the city.

 

The angels instruct Lot and his family, “Escape for your life, don’t look back, run to the mountains or you will be killed in the valley.” Lot pleads with the angels to stay in the valley and he goes to the city of Zoar. Once Lot enters the city God destroys the cities of the valley with fire and brimstone. Lot’s wife looks back and is killed instantly.

Now lets see the correlation of this story to God’s prophecy of end times.

 

The Story to be Repeated Again

Story of Sodom and Gomorrah End Times Scripture
People unaware of the coming disaster People unaware of the coming disaster Luke 17:28-30
Two angels inform Lot and his family of God’s coming destruction Two witnesses prior to God’s destruction Revelation 11:3-19
Lot and his family removed prior to God’s destruction on the same day People of God removed prior to God’s destruction may be on the same day 2 Peter 2:7-9
God’s destroys the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah God’s destroys the wicked nations and unrighteous in Israel Luke 17:29, Matthew 11:23-24, 2 Peter 2:6, Deuteronomy 29:22-28, Revelation 19:15-16
Moab and Ammon (daughters of Lot) live after the destruction Moab and Ammon enter into the Millennial Kingdom Daniel 11:41

Luke 17:26-37

And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.” And answering they said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, “Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered.”

  • Prior to the Lord’s return people live wicked but normal lives.
  • On the very day God rescues the righteous, He destroys the wicked.
  • Jesus is revealed to the world on the same day He destroys the wicked.
  • When warned by God, run to the mountains. Don’t turn back to get your stuff.
  • Lot’s son-law and sons were left in the city (Genesis 19:12).
  • Lot, his wife and two virgin daughters were rescued. The righteous (2 Peter 2:7) are taken.

Luke 21:20-24

“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city; because these are days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled. Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people; and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

  • When Jerusalem is surrounded by armies, recognize destruction is near.
  • Those in Judea flee to the mountains.
  • Many Jews will be killed and others taken captive.

Matthew 11:23-24

And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.”

  • The destruction of Israel will be far worse in the last days than in those in the time of Lot.

2 Peter 2:6-9

And if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment.

  • God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their immorality and lawlessness.
  • The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was to be an example to us.
  • Lot was righteous.
  • God rescues the righteous.
  • God destroys the wicked.

Deuteronomy 29:22-28

“Now the generation to come, your sons who rise up after you and the foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues of the land and the diseases with which the Lord has afflicted it, will say, ‘All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.’ All the nations will say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land? Why this great outburst of anger?’ Then men will say, ‘Because they forsook the covenant of the Lord, the God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods whom they have not known and whom He had not allotted to them. Therefore, the anger of the Lord burned against that land, to bring upon it every curse which is written in this book; and the Lord uprooted them from their land in anger and in fury and in great wrath, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.’

  • God’s wrath came to Jerusalem in 70 AD by the Romans and it will happen again.
  • The Lord will destroy Israel again because they have forsaken the Lord.

Amos 4:11-12

“I overthrew you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, And you were like a firebrand snatched from a blaze; Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the Lord. “Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel.”

  • God will overthrow Israel again like He did with Sodom and Gomorrah.
  • All Israel will one day see God when He returns at His second coming.

Written by Tim Brown

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