Sodom Cities are Places of Hope

Yeah, that title doesn’t make sense. When Jesus was talking about the days of Noah and the days of Lot he was talking about the swiftness of the coming of the Lord. Where is the hope expect for the believer?

I was reading God is Good by Bill Johnson and he was talking about a certain scripture when the disciples were sent out by twos to perform miracles. In one city the miracles had no effect on the spiritual climate of the people – there was no change. In Matthew 11:23 he tells his disciples, “If the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day.”

Okay, whoa.

Do you know what this means? How often do you hear Sodom in correlation with a point of hope? Probably never. Yet here we have something Jesus spoke as a promise to attach our faith to for our day-and-age. In Luke he talks about the signs of the last days and uses Sodom as an example – he could have used the city that didn’t turn to repentance upon experiencing his ministry – but he didn’t. He used Sodom.

Even up until to the very last days repentance is POSSIBLE even in what we would consider the farthest gone of the gone. THIS is the ministry of Jesus – hope and reconciliation. If we would but GO and demonstrate the Kingdom regardless of reputation (1 Cor 2:4).

Our call is not to curse cities, our call is to bring cities to an encounter with Christ.

All you can do is what God has called you to do. So go do it.

 

Ephesians 6:10, “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”

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