Luke 17: 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
If we remember Lot’s wife as someone judged for failing to obey the angel asking her not to look back, and that the judgement on her is troubling then our theology is sad indeed for we have deliberately missed her sin which is sharing in the judgement of Sodom. What is the sin of Sodom, they were vile worshippers of Baal subjugating nations around them and having sex with the male prisoners to abuse them (not because they were gays) thus making them women. When Lot’s wife looked back, she shared in their judgement.
Why would a straight lady so comfortable in Sodom because it was not a gay town but full of straight alpha males and warriors. It was a rich and powerful city. But the judgement of God came upon them suddenly with no warning because they tried to poke the angel of God as if they were raping their male prisoners. They didn’t have a messenger sent to them as a warning. Jesus spoke in matt 11:24 of the greater judgement of those who had rejected Him. This world has forgotten about Lot’s wife because they thought Sodom was about homosexuality or merely looking back at the past.
Why would Jesus say “remember Lot’s wife?” Because it could be easily located being an actual landmark. It is an actual pillar of salt located near the dead sea at Mt Sodom in Israel. Jesus was not a conservative Christian declaring that the greatest sin of Sodom was homosexuality because it was not. He said remember Lot’s wife so contrary to the teachings of liberal christianity who does not believe in judgement day nor the second coming even though warned.
Jesus was in essence declaring:-
- He will come back again and in that split second of the second coming,
- there will be the destruction of the entire planet earth thus redeeming the land belonging to Satan.
- The judgement is coming with the 2nd coming without any warning. In a split second, rapture will come and then destruction.
Lot’s wife was warned by the angels but she did not believed just like many mainline Christians. Being associated with a church just isn’t enough just as Lot’s wife was warned because she was associated with lot.
We are not to look back like Lot’s wife even though belonging to Lot suffered judgement because she didn’t believe that judgement nor destruction would come. Surely they exclaimed God is a god of love and wouldn’t kill hundreds of thousands including women and children. But innocent they are not. When the men worship Baal, a deeply sexual occultic religion, judgement of God comes on the entire family.
For the Christian gate keepers, the problem of God’s judgement would not come to Singapore because gays are put into prisons and denied basic rights. They fail to remembers Lots wife and her daughters who were straight and had married the men of Sodom. Their sin was pagan demonic worship which one can see in every corner of the land. If God were to judge Sodom, He would also judge Singapore 100 times more and we have no excuse having the good news gospel.
If we were to remember Lot’s wife, it would change our lives because it would mean Jesus would come back anytime and the whole world destroyed and all would suffer judgement other than those taken away and raptured because they have believed Jesus Christ as Lord and Messiah. If we are like Lot’s wife and looked back in unbelief even though warned, ie we may even belong to a church but do not believe the Gospel of eternal life, we also bear the judgement and suffer destruction. One day there will be no more kindom on earth.
We are all on a pilgrim journey if we are true believers in Jesus Christ. Lot chose Sodom to settle his family and surely it was not a gay town. Her daughters found their husbands in the city and Lot was brothers with the men of sodom. Lot chose a city at the centre of demonic sex cult worship. And we as Christians often make wrong choices just like Lot.
Leaving Sodom was a lost to Lot because he would have lost everything. When we remember Lot’s wife, we remember that to gain the whole world but to loose our lives is not worth it. Even if we have lost everything in life, as Christians, we don’t loose because we still have our precious lives and one day we as child of God purchased by His blood will have eternity in heaven. Lot’s wife should have treasured her life more than all her treasures for life is eternal.
One day when Jesus comes back, the entire world will be destroyed and suffer judgement, so all our good works and treasures will perish one day. And when that day comes in a twinkling of an eye even as the world is happily drinking, eating, merry making, and making love, and then suddenly the end comes and all is no more.
In remembering Lot’s wife, a Christian pilgrim life is about treasuring life and walking a journey of faith in Jesus Christ as God, Lord, and Saviour looking forward to His coming at any moment of time. My treasures are laid up in heaven and not on earth. The rapture is coming. The day of Judgement is coming. Will we be taken up? Only believe.
I am reminded of the chorus as a Christian pilgrim:
This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through.
My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue.
The angels becon me from heaven’s open door, and I can’t feel at home in this world any more.
Oh Lord, you know , i have no friend like you. If haven’s not my home, then Lord what will i do.
The angels beckon, from heaven’s open door, and I can’t feel at at home, in this world anymore