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Be Careful Which Way You Pitch Your Tent (2 Chronicles 7:12-15, 2 Peter 2:6-9)Thomas Vananda, April 22, 2020
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Wednesday service
We should be laying up treasure not here on earth but up in Heaven. Lot pitched his tent too close to Sodom and he began to watch Sodom. Little by little he began to lust after what he seen there and then left and began living in Sodom. Lot’s army was then captured due to his lust. In the life of David we see that he began to lust after another woman. Those that are saved, you’re living in a world that you’re not supposed to live. Doing things that you’re not supposed to do. You don’t have to live like that because God has a recipe to cure those lustful temptation and lifestyles. God knows how to deliver His children!
Lot lived in the tent everyday. He didn’t have to go to Sodom but he was just as we are. The children know what they are supposed to do. Reflect back to the times that you were in Gods house, singing His songs, revival times, to where God just filled you up and you just began to praise Him. You got beside yourself and didn’t care about what others thought about worshipping the Lord. It’s about a relationship between you and God. There is a way out. Not a single person knows your life but you and God.
How many times have the men and women of God held us up with their prayers? They touched Heaven trying to keep us afloat while we lusted in our flesh. God knew where Lot was, He knows where you’re at. Lot lived there for so long that he didn’t want to leave that place. Even when the angels showed up he still didn’t want to leave. The angels had to grab their hands and pull them away.
He lived, linger and he lost. Lot never reached his full potential due to his decisions that he made. There was something that made his wife look back. Just as the commandment was given to not look back, we should be doing the same. When God brings you out of something, turn from it and don’t look back. How many times has God sent a word to you and yet you went right back to the way you were living?
Are you tired of losing?
Remember what and who God is. Humble yourself, pray, seek Gods face and repent, then God will hear from you. Let God be God in your life.
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2 Chronicles 7:12-15
12And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. 13If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 15Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. (KJV)
2 Peter 2:6-9
6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 9The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: (KJV)