John 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.
In Genesis 18, The Lord comes to Abraham's House and Abraham immediately opens up His home and fellowships with Our Lord, while there ...Our Lord deliberates "should I hide what I am doing from Abraham?" (Amazing) and then proceeds to share His heart with Abraham, telling him of the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and the justice it demands
but it's here I want to stop and expound...
think of what Abraham is hearing... He is hearing of a "neighboring" place where he has family, that it's about to be destroyed... stop and think for a moment please, if that was Now and that was You hearing that From Your Lord, ...that there is an "outcry" against your neighbor (ing) town and you have family there, what would you do with that news?
Abraham heard the news and instantly began to lay down everything else upon his mind and began to pray ..to intercede to share a burden for his family!! What was he praying for? ...I'm sure a state of panic hit him..."I HAVE FAMILY THERE!!!!" He prayed, He cried out...
Right Now if God was to tell you there was an outcry and Justice was demanding wrath be poured out ...would or should we do no less, than to lay down our lives and lay down time for our friends and family?
You see, we live at a very similar time, in fact Jesus said in the last days it would be "as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah" ..we are in those days and there is an outcry...many are crying out against "injustice and violence and murder and greed and lawlessness and sin in all it's vilest of forms" and Our Lord has stated there is coming a time He will be moved to visit this earth in Wrath and even told us what was coming
100 lb Hailstones Rev 16:16-20
The Great Earthquake leaving NO ISLANDS on earth
also, taking down every mountain on earth. Rev 16:17-21
1/3 of the Earth is burned up, 1/3 of trees, and all the grass Rev.8:7
1/3 of the Sea is turned into Blood Rev 8:8-9
The Abyss (bottomless pit) opens and locust-like scorpion creatures arise Rev 9:2-3
Evil angels released to kill 1/3 of mankind Rev 9:13-15
Painful sores break out on people that have taken the Mark of the Beast Rev16:2
The sun will scorch people with fire Rev 16:8-9
reading this and knowing God's Word says that unless the days were shortened "no flesh would survive" ... and realizing that he was talking about a place where "we have family and friends"... should we not be moved with the greatest of urgency to stand in the gap, praying with all our hearts "Lord will you have Mercy, will you spare?" It's His Heart to do so, but He has chosen to work in us and through us at a time such as this...
God did NOT spare Sodom, He will NOT spare this earth, but He will rescue those He will lay upon our hearts..He answered Abraham's prayer's, because He had put it on Abraham's heart to pray...
There are people who our God wants to put on our hearts
He stands at the door and knocks...to him who opens up ...He will Come in and fellowship and "share His Heart" ...will you?