Weekend of October 5th & 6th, 2002
Have you ever wondered what the Lord meant when He said:
Then began Jesus to upbraid the cities wherein most of His mighty works were done, because they repented not:
Jesus said: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. (Matthew 11:20-24)
Have you ever wondered to yourself, how it could possibly be worse for cities of the Jews at the time of Jesus than it would be for Sodom and Gomorrah when it comes to judgement time? Sodom and Gomorrah, the two cities of the homosexuals that God totally, completely and emphatically destroyed. How could it possibly be better for them, come judgement time, than cities of Israel and Judah at the time the Lord God Creator of all things walked the earth as a man named Jesus?
Look at what the Lord is saying here: "But I say unto you (Capernaum) , That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." Do you comprehend how serious that is? Think about it for a moment, Sodom and Gomorrah were totally destroyed by God and here is that same God telling His people that compared to them, Sodom and Gomorrah will have it easy on the day all stand before Him and are judged.
How can that be? How could God possibly judge the horrors of Sodom and Gomorrah less severely than He will His own people? The answer is really quite simple and the answer should be a serious wake up call for us here in the USA. Turn with me to Romans.
For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of Him that was to come. (Romans 5:13&14)
Now, when was the time of Moses? Around 1877 BC or about 3880 years ago, or just about 2535 years after the fall of man. And when was the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? Well, right around 2035 years after the fall of man, so around 2400 BC, 4380 years ago or so. Now, let us go back and look at what God said through His chosen Apostle Paul: He said that before the time of Moses and the Law, while there was sin in the world, the original sin of Adam carried down from generation to generation, and while that sin was judged, as evidenced by what God did to the people at the time of Noah and to those homosexual deviant sodomites in Sodom and Gomorrah, the sin was not imputed to them.
Now, let's go back to the words of the Lord Himself. In John chapter nine, we read about an instance where Jesus had healed a blind man. When this blind man came before the Sanhedran, they turned a deaf ear to him and throw him out. We will pick it up in verse 30, where the blind man is literally teaching the Sanhedran.
The man answered and said unto them; "Why herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence He is, and yet He hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, He could do nothing."
They answered and said unto him, "Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us?" And they cast him out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? The blind man answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him?"
And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee. And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshipped Him.
And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with Him heard these words, and said unto Him; "Are we blind also?"
Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. (John 9: 30-41)
God healed and gave sight to a man who had been born blind, the man was over thirty years old when this happened. The members of the Sanhedran, the ruling council of the jews, refused to accept what Jesus had done. Jesus then says that those who refuse to accept what He has done are really the blind ones, not the man who had been blind, for they are blind to the fact that He is God. They, the members of the Sanhedran who were there, now say to Jesus, "Are we blind also?". Now understand this: Jesus than says to them;
"If ye were blind, ye should have no sin:
now ye say, "We see";
therefore your sin remaineth."
What the Lord is saying to them is this, if you did not have the law and the writings of the Prophets, you would not be guilty of the sin of rejecting Me, but, since you yourselves say that you not only have the books of the law and the Prophets, you are guilty of rejecting Me.
OK, let's recap. The reason that, in the time when all men stand before the throne of Jesus to be judged, those who lived and sinned during the time of Sodom and Gomorrah will be judged less harshly than those at the time Jesus walked the earth, is because when the Lord came to earth 2002 years ago, the Jews, should have known who He was. They should have known it because it was written all about in the books of the Law and by the Prophets. While the sodomites will be judged for their actions of sodomy and other things, the people of Israel and Judah will be judged for the act of rejecting the Messiah.
Now, if the Lord were to come back today, He would say this: And thou, cities of the United States of America and Europe and Canada, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the cities of Sodom, Gomorrah and Capernaum had, had the New and Old Testament Bibles the way you have had them, they would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, Gomorrah and Capernaum in the day of judgment, than for thee!
You see, God will judge Israel more harshly than He will judge Sodom and Gomorrah because Israel had the Old Testament. But, He will judge us even more severely because we have both the Old and New Testaments.
Today's world has rejected Jesus more than any time in the past. And since He has not returned for His bride yet, we still have time to change, to repent, to dress ourselves in sack cloth, sit in ashes and repent. Are we smart enough to? Being neither a prophet nor a son of a prophet, I wouldn't even hazard a guess. But this I do know. Those who continue to reject the offer of salvation that the Lord made available to all by His returning to earth and shedding His perfect and sinless blood. Judgement will be so severe that none who reject Him will even see the inside of heaven, but will spend all eternity with satan and his devils in the most horrible place imaginable. The lake of eternal damnation and fire.
Forget what the world thinks, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature! For, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
If you are not saved, this is the time to do it! If you are saved, this is the time to prove it! We as a nation are under attack, men and women are being killed daily, the news makes it sound like they are just a few nuts. You, who read the word of God, should know better. We are under attack by the forces of satan, satan is using his islamic fundamentalists to wage war against us, to get us while we are still sleeping in our sin, while we are still a heathen nation. Satan is using his so called religious leaders to lie to us, in an effort to get us to think it is only a few nuts attacking us. Thank God that President Bush seems to understand this.
The Lord be with you all, may He have the patience with you that He has with me. Me, who as His servant that passes Paul as for being the chief sinner.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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