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Gen 13:10-13 And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other. 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the Lord.

2 Peter 2:6-10 “…and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority.”

Abraham gave Lot a choice to select his place of living when there was a dispute among their servants. When Lot looked at many places, he saw Sodom a very good place for living and for his cattle. He chose that place, went, and lived in. The scripture says that the people of that place oppressed Lot with their wicked ways and thoughts. Even after going into captivity, Lot did not select somewhere else to live but persisted with his selection. The message here is there are many places for him to choose and he chose to live among the wicked. Even after knowing that the place is wicked, he did not moved from that place but went and gave his daughters in marriage in midst of the wicked land.

Likewise, many in our times are being struck in a land where there is more wickedness than ever before. When they chose this land, they looked at the prosperity, lifestyle and comfort of living. After they settled, they can not go elsewhere because of their children’s education or given their children into marriage with the locals, bought property and assets or simply too difficult to give up the comfort of the lifestyle that the land offers them. Even in their hearts, they know that there is going to be an impending punishment on the land by God; they are unwilling to give up the comfort. Many are oppressed because of the wickedness in the land, which roam around freely when they want to live a holy life for God. The sad part of it, they did not know it is an oppression from the enemy and not the physical aliment.  If anyone who want to know the will of God to move from a place, which they chose before because of various reasons, pray earnestly about it and heed the voice of the Holy Spirit and His leading in this matter. If you delay then you may have to leave all your possessions as Lot did and leave in a hurry.

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