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#366 GEN 19:17-29 "REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE."

Abraham and Lot were just like Elias; they were men of like passions as we are. They were subject to human reasoning and grievous sins. By nature, they all had a depraved heart just like you and I.

Elijah had enough faith to stand alone to face King Ahab and all the armies of Israel together with the four hundred prophets of Baal; yet we see how he waffled in human reasoning the very next day as he fled from the voice of a woman. Understand that the Lord gives exceptional grace for an exceptional commission and exceptional faith to be able to stand in an exceptional hour. That doesn’t mean, however, that the prophet Elijah was such a man of faith that he was capable the very next day of withstanding the threats of a single woman.

1KI 19:2-3 says, "Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there." Then he lay under a juniper bush and asked the Lord to take away his life. This is the same Elijah who the day before slew the 400 prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel. He bravely stood before the king of Israel and all his army who had been chasing him for three years to kill him, but then turned to human reasoning, concerned about what a woman was going to do to him.

It was with Elijah as it was with Asher in DEU 33:25: "Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be." We read those words, but many times do not understand the words, "as thy days, so shall thy strength be." When we have to stand on Mount Carmel, our strength is sufficient for that day, but when we have no special need, we, like the prophet Elijah, will tremble at an insignificant occurrence. These words mean we will have strength according to the need of the day. Elijah could walk in the way the Lord led him for three years while the King of Israel was seeking him. In his time of need, he was able to live with a widow and with meal in a barrel that did not waste and oil that did not wane. The Lord provides sometimes in such a miraculous way. At other times, our strength waffles with human reasoning.

Notwithstanding all the human reasoning of these men, God heard and answered their prayers. What a consolation this is when we come before the Lord and looking back, see how foolish we have been, and how we have forfeited the least of His blessings. We know that if the Lord dealt with us according to our sins, He would strike us into hell in a moment. Yet, we have this wonderful consolation. These men were of like passions, and they also had to fight human reasoning and the sins that so easily beset them. And yet, their prayers were answered. This gives us great consolation when we come before the mercy seat knowing we are unworthy of even the least of His blessings; He still answers prayer.

JAM 5:16-18 tells us to "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. [We don’t realize how important it is to confess to one other that we are hell-worthy sinners and have no right or title to any of God’s blessings.] Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit." The effective, fervent prayers of the righteous avail much.

We want to consider how, though Abraham "...was a man subject to like passions as we are," yet Abraham’s prayers availed much. Even though the Lord had reproved Abraham time and time again because he often walked in human reasoning, his prayers did avail very much.

GEN 19:29 says, "And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt." Sometimes our loved ones seem to be beyond our reach in a city of destruction where they do not hear. We tend to despair because there is no obvious answer to our prayers.

When the Lord prepared to destroy Sodom, it says, "God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow?" Did God remember Lot? That is not what it says. Lot had forfeited the least of God’s blessings. However, the fervent prayers of the righteous avail much. See how earnestly Abraham pleaded for Sodom for Lot’s sake. Abraham beseeched the Lord; he strove with the Lord on behalf of Sodom for Lot’s sake.

GEN 18:30-32 says, "And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry [Abraham was afraid he would provoke God’s wrath because he kept pleading with the Lord.], and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. [Abraham was bringing the terms a little closer and a little closer. We see that the Lord is long suffering, and that the fervent prayer of the righteous avails much.] And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. [He started with fifty, and now he is down to twenty.] And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. [See how Abraham ventures once more.] And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake." Consider that Lot, his wife, and two daughters made only four, and by the time sons-in-law were added, there were six. If Lot had brought up his family as Abraham had, and had walked and taught his children according to the will of God, it may have been different. What happened? Lot failed to bring up his children according to the Word of God.

We must see the distinction between Abraham and Lot as the Lord's reason for revealing His plan to destroy Sodom unto Abraham! God’s reasoning is written in God’s Word that we may understand how God looks at the condition of a man’s heart and reasons in His decree.

GEN 18:19 reveals God’s reasoning behind his plan to destroy Sodom. "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him." God knew Abraham would bring up his children to do justice and judgement that the Lord could grant His blessing. That is where Lot failed; Lot did not bring up his children according to that principle. Therefore, the Lord did not spare Sodom for Lot’s sake.

Do you see the responsibility parents have in bringing up their children? Yet, who can lay his hand in his bosom and it does not come out leprous? Who can say he has brought up his children according to what the Lord saw in Abraham. We find our children are by nature born under the power of sin. We may instruct them to the best of our ability, but we find that they stray away from the Lord.

In GEN 19:14, we see where Lot failed. "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 will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law." The Lord may have spared the whole city of Sodom if Lot had taught his family as Abraham had. Lot’s problem was covetousness. He saw the plain and the wealth and took up his abode in the city of destruction. See how it affected his family.

Because of the awful state of unreadiness found in Lot's wife and family to come out of the city of destruction, the Lord could not find ten righteous people. The Lord had heard the cry of the city; He went down to see if it was altogether as He had heard. He sent two angels who would have been forcefully taken by the city in sodomy. The cry was altogether that bad. Lot’s wife, daughters, and sons-in-law were not in a state of readiness or prepared to leave the city of destruction. Therefore, the Lord could not find ten.

The Lord Jesus Christ used Lot's wife to illustrate to this generation the solemnity of the awful state of unreadiness, which shall dominate mankind at His Second Coming. The Lord Jesus uses this example to illustrate the condition of the world when He comes again.

LUK 17:26-32 states, "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 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. Remember Lot's wife." He is allowing us to see the state of unreadiness for the coming of the Son of man.

GEN 19:26 tells us, "But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt."

This warning is highlighted with, "Remember Lot's wife." The Lord uses this as a beacon for the church in this generation. We are to remember what happened to Lot’s wife; she was not ready to leave. Her heart still clung to things of this life; her heart was still fixed to the city of destruction, and she was not prepared to leave. Having put our hand to the plow and then looking back, we are not fit for the kingdom of heaven. When our hearts are divided and entangled in the things of the city of destruction, we must remember the warning about Lot’s wife. She looked back. Her heart was still attached to the things she was leaving behind, and she had to take that last look because her heart was not yet fully cut off from the things of this life.

There are many lessons to be learned from Lot's wife. She only appears on the stage of history long enough to have her disappearance become a beacon to this generation. We don’t read in history a lot about Lot’s wife. We don’t hear who her father and mother were or read her genealogy or even know her name. All that is recorded of her is that, in her disappearance, she became a beacon to this generation. Why? She was almost saved. Ponder the solemnity of that illustration.

"Remember Lot’s wife." She was almost saved. In her generation, she was looked upon as one of God’s followers. Today she would have been called a Christian who had a Christian husband. She had lived with a man who was righteous. What is it that we are to remember about Lot’s wife? There is no history of her beginning or her life. She was almost saved because she was almost a Christian. She was living a double standard. Her heart was never separated from the entertainment of Sodom. They had such a grip on her heart that in leaving the city of destruction behind and knowing it would be destroyed with fire and brimstone, she had to have one last look at the things that were being destroyed.

 

She left Sodom with her husband on the day Sodom was destroyed. See how close she came to being saved. In GEN 19:16 we read, "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 being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city." She was literally taken by the hand by an angel from heaven and placed on the outside of the city of destruction. Is that almost being saved? Yes. Think of the rich experience she had, but her heart still clung to the things of this life and the entertainment of this world.

This history of Lot's wife is a special warning to this generation. She was privileged above so many. There were so many in Sodom who had no call of the gospel at all, none whatsoever. The Lord Jesus tells us in MAT 11:21-24, "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."

Do you understand what the Lord Jesus is saying to this generation? Sodom had no warning; they did not know the mighty works of God or the love of the Father in giving His Son. The love of God was never revealed to Sodom. If it had been revealed, they would have remained to this day. Now the importance of remembering Lot’s wife is brought to light. She had seen these mighty works. She had physically been delivered outside of the city. However, her heart still clung to the things and entertainments of Sodom.

Lot's wife was almost saved by means of outward opportunities, but also by means of knowledge of the God of Abraham. Lot’s wife did not have the excuse Sodom had. In the days of Lot there were no Bibles; yet she was aware of the blessings of Abraham.

In GEN 12:1-3, we read: "Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." It was on the basis of these blessed promises that Abraham left. Because Lot left with Abraham, he was certainly aware of those blessings and promises.

GEN 12:5 says, "And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came." Lot was aware of these things. We may not question that Lot’s wife knew of the promises of God. When her husband was taken captive by Chedorlaomer and delivered by God's intervention, Lot's wife was there. GEN 14:16 reads, "And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people." She was there when the Lord intervened. Lot's wife saw the angels when they came to Sodom and warned her, her husband, their daughters, and their sons-in-law to flee. She was inexcusable. We understand the warning to this generation, "Remember Lot’s wife."

The Lord has told us that in this generation, it shall be as it was in the days of Lot, the days of Sodom. They will eat, entertain, laugh, and play until the day that Christ comes. The state of unreadiness is our warning. Lot’s wife saw the angels, and it says in 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." The possible number of people involved could easily add up to ten.

As we remember Lot's wife, we must remember her escape as well as her destruction! She had escaped the city of destruction. In other words, we might be in the gospel, and we might be under the proclamation of His Word; we might be almost saved and have only one thing lacking? Our hearts may not have been severed from the things of this life. They may still cleave unto the things of this world, always looking back. We’re going to go to heaven, but we want to keep one hand behind us to drag along all we can. We want to "Remember Lot’s wife." She was almost saved. We have to remember her deliverance as well as her destruction.

She was one of those whom the angles took by the hand and led out of the city of destruction. She was told to flee for her life and not look back. GEN 19:14-16 states, "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 will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. 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. 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 being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city."

Lot’s wife was set outside of the city of destruction. She knew what she was doing. She wasn’t excusable like Sodom. The Lord Jesus said that if these mighty works had been done in Sodom, they would have remained until that day. They would have repented.

What was the sin of Lot’s wife which Jesus admonishes this generation to remember? GEN 19:17 says, "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." Her sin was not having enough reverence for the authority of God’s Word. She was bartering the authority of God’s Word for her own human reasoning. Verse 26 continues, "But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt." Can you imagine, at such a time, not having enough reverence for God’s authority to believe? She did not stand in holy awe and reverence for the authority of God.

Do you see the sin of this generation? Do you understand why there is abortion, sodomy, and sin covering the face of the earth. It is not that the people do not know. The Bible is quoted in the newspapers, arguing back and forth. It is amazing that they will use the verses pertaining to the sinfulness of sodomy, but they do not back up a verse that says they worship the creature more than the Creator, and therefore God left them over to those sins. The holy reverence for the authority of God’s Word is not being proclaimed.

 

 

People look behind, use human reasoning, and justify their sins. Like Lot’s wife, they turn and look behind rather than going forward to escape for their lives. What was her heart seeking that caused her to look back after she was almost saved? Many on the Judgment Day will be almost saved. They will probably have had as many experiences as Lot’s wife and almost be saved, but they are lacking the holy reverence for the authority of God’s Word. They have a divided heart that wants to serve the lust of the flesh as well as serve God. What was the heart’s desire of Lot’s wife? Look at EZE 16:49, "Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy."

I want you to realize that it was this sin of "...fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness," which Jesus said preceded the days of Noe and Lot. Isn’t this rampant in our day? We are going to raise more taxes so we can have more free handouts so we can have more entertainment and things that please the flesh.

LUK 17:26-31says, "And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." This is what we must remember when we are admonished to "Remember Lot’s wife."

Now what is our Saviour's earnest warning really telling us when He said, "Remember Lot's wife?" She had a pious husband; she had a divine warning; she had seen the reward of the wicked. After she was almost saved, she acted on an impulse and couldn’t count the cost. When she looked at what she was losing, she couldn’t give up her entertainment. She couldn’t give up her fullness of bread and her idleness. She couldn’t give up her pride. She just could not give up the luxuries of Sodom. She exhibited a total disregard for God’s divine command: "Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed." She had no regard for the authority of His Word.

The heart of Lot's wife clave unto these sins of Sodom, and she looked back against God's express command and was struck dead at once and turned into a pillar of salt. It is a solemn warning to this generation that Jesus singled out Lot's wife, whose soul was lost, as a beacon to His Church. Ponder that. The Lord set up a beacon, which is a place to notify people of danger as a lighthouse that warns of rocks that could sink a ship. Here the Lord takes Lot’s wife as a beacon for the church in this generation. Jesus says, "Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."

Jesus did not single out faithful Abraham, but the unbelieving wife of Lot to illustrate the church’s state at His coming. We are taught in HEB 11:8, "By faith Abraham . . . obeyed," but we are admonished by the Saviour to "Remember Lot's wife," to warn against the sin of unbelief which is rebellion and disobedience. This is so rampant in our day? The prevailing attitude today is to do evil that good may come.

Jesus says "Remember." Jesus admonishes us that we are in danger of forgetting! You and I are in danger of forgetting what happened to Lot’s wife. He cries out, "Remember Lot's wife." Why? She was almost saved.

Faith cannot be separated from obedience, and without faith it is impossible to please God. In Heb 11:6 we read, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Lot's wife was led by the hand out of Sodom by an angle from heaven, but her heart remained in Sodom. What was her sin? GEN 19:26 says, "She looked back from behind her husband, and became a pillar of salt." Her heart still clung to the things she was leaving behind. That look might seem like a little sin, but it revealed the true character of Lot's wife.

Let’s consider that quick look over her shoulder that seemed like a little sin. That sin may seem little, but it showed the state of her mind. Why? When a person learns to understand what it means to believe on the name of the Son of God, which means to stand in holy awe and reverence of His will, then committing the little sin isn’t the offense. The offense is against the authority of the Lawgiver. The Lawgiver has been slighted; it was too small a command. That is why little sins are so grievous. Those little sins show a state of the heart that is filled with irreverence for the Lawgiver who gave the command. The heart shows a lack of a true Godly fear in many of those who make the greatest professions. They treat the little sins with a laugh; they’ll sport over them.

In MAT 5:19 we read, "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Why? Those who break the least commandment are slighting the Lawgiver; they set the Lawgiver at naught as if it is below their dignity to observe such a trifling command. However, it was not below the dignity of the God of heaven to make that command. It is important for us to understand what it means to violate little commands, committing little sins.

One time when I was buying a refrigerator, the salesman said, "It is guaranteed against everything but an act of God." So I asked him what he meant by an act of God. "Oh," he said, "a tornado or if it is hit by lightning." The man was a blasphemer, but yet he recognized something major to be an act of God. If you have a heart that is tender in the fear of God, then you don’t need a tornado or some magnificent display of God’s power to have reverence for God. Reverence for His smallest command becomes vitally important. Why? It is the Lawgiver we reverence. It is the same God who sends the tornado that has given the little command. Why does He give little commands? It is to see if you will put your hand to the plow without looking back.

When a person can trifle with what they call little sins, they reveal that rebellion and disobedience against God have never been broken. It is a demonstration of rebellion against God. The angel had said "Look not behind thee," but Lot's Wife trifled with that command and disobeyed. That action distinguished her from Abraham. Abraham was saved; Lot’s wife was not. Why? Abraham, by faith, obeyed.

The Holy Ghost spoke by the mouth of Samuel in1-SA 15:22-23, "...to obey is better than sacrifice...Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft." Understand the principle involved here. If a person has learned to understand his own heart, and to understand its deceitfulness, he will cry out as Paul in ROM 7:24, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" Now from his heart, he loves the law, but he finds that in his flesh he is not capable of keeping the law. To such a person, the Lord has regard and a pardon. The person who would trifle with His law and say, "Oh well, the blood of Christ washes me from all sin" is putting the blood of Christ under the soles of his feet and tramping on it. It is slighting the price Christ paid and the love of the Father. God, the Father, restrained such love when He saw His Son agonizing and pleading that the cup might be removed from Him. Why? It was the love He had for His church. If you and I are not moved in holy awe and reverence at such love, then all the lightning and thundering of Mt. Sinai will never drive us to Christ. If that love doesn’t draw us, nothing will.

The Lord is concerned with attitudes of the heart. He says, "...to obey is better than sacrifice." The sacrifice of Christ is to take care of sins which you and I have, through our infirmity, committed against our own desires, but slighting it is rebellion. God says, "Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft." Why? Witchcraft is a power play; it means to control the mind. When we walk in rebellion and want to place it on the account of Christ, we are trying to alter the mind of God. That is why rebellion is like the sin of witchcraft.

What a fool we are if we think, as King Saul, that we can trifle with sin because God will be pleased with the sacrifice! What a fool we are if that is our religion. How little do we realize that what we may count as small sins are revelations of the proud rebellion and unbelief in our hearts. When the Lord truly opens a person’s eyes to see sin, then there are no small sins. Anything that comes under the label of sin is a transgression of the law. We must see and understand that God would rather bring His own Son to pay the penalty of that sin than to leave it go unpunished. Now, how do you trifle with such a sin? This is the warning in "Remember Lot's wife." Don’t trifle with the will of God! She was almost saved. Don’t trifle with sin and plead sacrifice to cover that sin.

That look of Lot's wife told of her secret love for the sins of Sodom and /or the world, and how little do people realize what we read in JAM 4:4, "The friendship of the world is enmity with God." Her heart still clung to the entertainment, luxuries, and pleasures of the world. We seldom realize that the friendship of this world is enmity with God.

May the words of our Saviour prove to be a spur to quicken us when we are falling back and a bridle to turn us when we are turning aside! "REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE!" Think back in our own lives how we must come before the Lord with a heart that is trembling to think how often we have forgotten Lot’s wife.

May the God of all grace grant that "effectual fervent prayer" which "availeth much" in the hearts of the righteous for our loved ones. Lot was in Sodom; his wife was in Sodom as were his daughters. GEN 19:29 says, "And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt." It does not say God remembered Lot. He remembered Abraham because the fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. If we have sons and daughters and their spouses that are yet in the city of destruction, we have two obligations. The first one is to be like Abraham who came before the Lord pleading in behalf of his loved ones. May we have the grace to remember our loved ones before the throne of grace. May God give earnest prayer that we might truly be able to say we came with fervent and effectual prayer.

See where effectual prayer lies. Turn to JOH 15:7, which says, "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." See where effectual, fervent prayer lies. It must not only be fervent, but it must be effectual. In other words, we must have our hearts right before the Lord to have effectual prayer. If our prayers are to be effectual and fervent, then we must be like Abraham who started with fifty, then went forty, then to twenty, and finally to ten. He ended at ten because it would have included the family of Lot. He did not restrain his prayer for Lot. God remembered Abraham. He didn’t spare Sodom, but He did spare Lot. May it be the Lord’s will to give you and me the grace to pray for our young loved ones, and may it be effectual. In other words, may our hearts be right before the Lord that we might have unwavering, effectual, and fervent prayer. May our prayers be unfaltering and unsurrendering because this is a pleasing sacrifice unto the Lord.

In MAT 9:2 we read, "And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." He saw the faith of those who bore the sick person. God sees the faith of those who bear our loved ones in prayer before the throne of grace. The faith of those who bear the loved ones in prayer cause the Lord to say, "be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." The effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous avails much. That kind of prayer brought Lot out of Sodom. The Lord says, "Remember Lot’s wife." We must watch that we don’t come to where we are almost saved. She had rich experiences, but she was lost because her heart still clave to the things of flesh. Amen.


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