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(2 Pet 2:6-8) And [God] turning the cities of Sodom [false doctrines] [1] and Gomorrha [false works] [2] into ashes condemned [Gk: judged against, sentenced: damned] them with an overthrow [Gk: overturn (“catastrophe”), demolition; fig. apostasy] [Dict.: an abandoning of what one has believed in], making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered [Gk: rescued] just [Gk: innocent, holy: righteous] Lot [Heb: a veil: covering], vexed [Gk: #2669; to labor down, (to) wear (out) with toil] [Dan 7:25] with the filthy conversation [Gk: behavior] of the wicked [Gk: criminals]: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed [Gk: #928; tortured: pained, tormented] his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful [Gk: lawless: wicked] deeds;) [3]

1.    Sodom = Heb: to scorch; burnt (volcanic or bituminous [Dict.: tar]) district near the Dead Sea.

2.    Gomorrha = Heb: a place near the Dead Sea /// a ruined heap /// to gather grain [people]: bind sheaves, make merchandise of [i.e., businesses for profit rather than for love].

3.    Commentary: we and our believing families are about to go up, to be spiritually “raptured” as exemplified by Lot and his family. This will happen before the world-wide nuclear devastation of the great tribulation that is even now being symbolically introduced (revealed) as the fourth seal of the Apocalypse, namely, “a pale horse” (Rev 6:7,8).



Ultimately, there are only two ways (natural or spiritual) of perceiving and thinking of things,

and the consequences of perceiving each way

(Gen 19:1-8) And there came two angels to Sodom [symbol of false doctrines (false beliefs, false thoughts)] at even; and Lot [Heb: a veil: covering] sat in the gate of Sodom [a social position of eminence, prominence]: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground [for Lot spiritually perceived the two men to be angels]; 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 [dwell] in the street all night. And he pressed [Heb: urged] upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house [the House of God] [1]; and he made [Heb: served] them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. 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 [“be intimate with” Amplified Bible] them [for the men of the city naturally perceived the two men to be beautiful men]. And Lot went out at the door [“I am the door” John 10:7,9] unto them, and shut the door after him [a shadow of Noah’s ark], And said [preached unto them], I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters [“who are virgins” Amplif.] which have not known man [intimately]; 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 [hospitality, protection, responsibility] of my roof

1.    (2 Cor 6:16) Know ye not that ye are the temple [house] of God, and that the Spirit [Angel (Psa 104:4; Heb 1:7] of God dwelleth in you? [angels (the thoughts of God) enter into us].


(Gen 19:9-11) And they said, Stand back [withdraw!, retreat!, go away!]. And they said again, This one fellow [Lot] came in to sojourn [temporarily dwell in Sodom], and he will needs be [he thinks he is] a judge: now will we deal worse with thee [Lot], than with them [the two men]. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door [but “A bone of him shall not be broken” John 19:36b]. But the men [the two angels] put forth their hand [Heb: power], and pulled Lot into the house to them [a type and shadow of Lot being “caught up” (1 Thes 4:17) in the rapture], and shut to the door [like Noah’s ark]. And they smote [Heb: wounded] [vs. “killed” (i.e., judged), an action that may be healed, suggesting that they might recover their angelic (spiritual) sight] the men that were at the door of the house [(temple)] with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door [the way to heaven]



(Gen 19:12-14) And the men [the two angels] said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides [you]? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the [evil] cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy itAnd Lot went out, and spake [Heb: teached] [i.e., preached] unto his sons in law, which married his daughters [who were still virgins (Gen 19:8)], and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked [Heb: played, made sport] unto his sons in law



(Gen 19:15-17) And when the morning [Heb: dawn] arose, then the [two] angels hastened [Heb: pressed, hurried] Lot [Heb: a veil: covering], saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity [Heb: perversity, moral evil: sin] of the cityAnd while he [Lot] lingered [Heb: hesitated, by implic. be reluctant: delayed], the men laid hold [Heb: seized] upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful [Heb: compassionate: (having) pity] unto him: and they brought him forth [Heb: pulled (him)] [like being birthed, born-again into heaven, into another dimension (of understanding)], and set him without [Heb: separated, outside] the city. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he [one of the angels] said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou [Heb: dwell] in all the plain [Heb: region]; escape to the mountain [of God], lest thou be consumed.



(Gen 19:23-26) The sun [Son] was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar [Heb: little /// fig. ignoble, be brought low]Then the LORD rained upon Sodom [false doctrine] and upon Gomorrah [false works] brimstone [Heb: sulfer] and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him [“look not behind thee” v.17], and she became a pillar of salt [Heb: powder, (pulverized and dissolved) /// to disappear as dust: vanish away]




(Rev 6:8) And I looked [the first direct mention of John actually looking in the apocalypse, thus an emphatic and commanding phrase], and behold a pale [Gk: green] horse [of great power]: and his name that sat on him was Death [prophetically referencing to the climax of the current government doctrine of “The Green New Deal,”an environmentally “green” climate change], and Hell followed with him. [we are not destined to go to Hell; therefore, previous to this time of Death and Hell, we were “raptured” and are no longer here] And power [“God shall send them strong delusion” (2 Thes 2:11); strong delusion is symbolically portrayed in Rev 6:1,2)] was given [sent] unto them [unto the antichrists] over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword [war (Rev 6:3,4)], and with hunger [famine (Rev 6:5,6)], and with death [pestilence, i.e., diseases (Rev 6:7,8)], and with the beasts [Gk: a dangerous animal: (venomous, wild)] [1] of the earth. 

1.    (Eccl 3:18) I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest [make apparent to] them, and that they might see [Heb: discern] that they themselves are beasts [i.e., without the Holy Spirit]



(Heb 13:2) Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.