Gen. 19:1 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;
Gen 19:2 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.
Gen 19:3 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.
Gen 19:4 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:
Gen 19:5 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.
Gen 19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
Gen 19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
Gen 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
Gen 19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said [again], This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near to break the door.
Gen 19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
Gen 19:11 And they smote the men that [were] at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
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:
Gen 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord (YAHWEH the covenant keeping All Mighty One); and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
Gen 19:14 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 (YAHWEH the covenant keeping All Mighty One) will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
Gen 19:15 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.
Gen 19:16 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 (YAHWEH the covenant keeping All Mighty One) being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
Gen 19:17 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.
Gen 19:18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord (YAHWEH the covenant keeping All Mighty One):Gen 19:19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
Gen 19:20 Behold now, this city [is] near to flee unto, and it [is] a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, ([is] it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
Gen 19:21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
Gen 19:22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Gen 19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
Gen 19:24 Then the Lord (YAHWEH the covenant keeping All Mighty One) rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;
Gen 19:25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Gen 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Gen 19:27 And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord (YAHWEH the covenant keeping All Mighty One):
Gen.19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Gen 19:29 And it came to pass, when God (ELOHIM ‘the creator’) destroyed the cities of the plain, that God (ELOHIM ‘the creator’) remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
The blindness was caused by dazzling of light. This is an example of demon spirit, sexual perverseness. At the time this history took place, there were no such bright lights, they were driven, even though they could not see.In our time, bright lights are on cars, trucks, airports, prisons and more.
But at the time of Genesis 19:11 took place, there were no such lights. American inventor Thomas Edison, invented the electric light sometime between his birth and death of 1847 and 1931.You will think it would surprise the unexpected homosexuals, to see such a bright light! But they were driven by a demon spirit of perverseness.
I put Genesis 19:1-29 before Genesis 17 and 18 to show that, a man or woman, bound by a demon of PERVERSENESS cannot help themselves, no matter what, like drugs.
But the All Mighty GOD = EL-SHADDAI loves you as much as He loves me, and He wants to set you free.The Pastors that are bound by perverseness, as they minister to their congregations, taking them down to hell with them, Yahweh is ready to deliver them.
Back in 1960’s, I was employed in a program called, ‘man to man’. My job was to recruit volunteers who would befriend a prisoner. And visit them for a year while they were still in prison; and help them when they were released for a year, to find jobs and start a new life free from crime and not to give them money.I would go to different churches to ask for volunteers.
I went to a Lutheran church and walked in the front door, I was given a vision, and saw a man with both hands jammed down in both pockets, stressed out.
The pastor saw me through the glass door into the main meeting room for the congregation. The Lord told me he was a homosexual, I was overcome with embarrassment to know of his perverseness. I am at a loss of words, to explain my feelings.
The best I can do, is think how low down I would feel, if I was exposed as one who would be involved in such corrupt sexual behavior, but for the Grace of God = ‘Yahweh’ there go I, but Yahweh Had set up this meeting long before I got there.
Yahweh saw in the heart of this pastor that he wanted to be free of this spirit of perverseness.The pastor came to me because the spirit of the Lord impressed him to, and asked me for help. I did not tell him about the vision, as I write this article, I am thinking I should have told him.
It would have given him great confidence in the love of Yahweh (God) for him, and wanted to set him free from perverseness. I set a date for the next Sunday, and brought my scrolls with the definitions and taught Romans 10:9.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
“If you talk to Yahweh with your mouth, and believed it in your heart that Yahweh raised His Lamb; our Lamb, from the dead, you will have a blood covenant, for all of the benefits of being in Covenant with Yahweh, i.e. be safe, to save, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively) : heal, preserve, (Life) save, (self) do well, make whole…The congregation was there, the pastor received his deliverance.
I am aware of that. The almighty had plans for my life before I was born. He started this ministering at 16 or 17, I was on the job training. I could have commanded that spirit of perverseness to come out and the pastor would have been free.
The All Mighty was already drawing the pastor.This is the song we sang at the church I grew up in. “who is that knocking, calling, seeking? Who is that troubling your soul? Surely its Jesus asking, seeking and wanting to make you whole. Luke 19:10. The Son of man is come to seek and save that which was lost.
There are many former homosexuals and lesbians that have experienced the love of the All Mighty One who knocked at the door of their hearts, and they let Him in. Part of a song sung by many “O’ how I love Him, how I adore Him, my life, my sunshine, my all and all, the great creator became my savior and all God’s fullness dwelt within”.
The word ‘SAVIOR’ in the Hebrew is YASHA, it means : To open wide or free (by implying) To be safe; causing, to free or succor: – at all, avenging, defend, deliver, deliverer, rescue, be safe, being (having) salvation, save, savior, get victor SAVIOUR IN THE NEW COVENANT (GREEK) IS “SOTER” ‘4990’ It means: A deliverer, God or Christ. SALVATION IN THE GREEK IS ‘SOTERIA’ 4991 It means: (Rescue or Safety physically or morally; deliver, health, salvation, save, saving).
THE HEBREW WORD FOR SALVATION IS “YESHUAH 8668” It means: Rescue (Literally or figuratively) preserve, (naturally or spiritually): deliverance, help, safe, salvation, victorySAVE IN THE GREEK IS “SOZO” 4982 It means: “BE MADE WHOLE”, ‘Safe’; to save, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal, preserve, (life) save, (self) do well, be (make) whole.
SAVED IN THE GREEK IS “SOZO” 4982 It means: “BE MADE WHOLE”, ‘Safe’; to save, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal, preserve, (life) save, (self) do well, be (make) whole. There are fire men, police men, military, mothers, fathers, neighbors who have saved people from death, and some have lost their lives saving others.
But they could not save themselves from their own sins! You who used to be a homosexual, lesbian, drug addict and such were some of you. (To be continued).
By Pastor David Leroy Matthews of Sozo Ministries “Ohio”
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