The story about the 3 messengers of Yehovah who came to Abraham in the appointed time, the moed which is called the “Time of Life” in Genesis 19 and Yasher 18 is in both cases followed immediately by the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Is this just a coincidence or is Yehovah trying to tie these two events together? The Time of Life is what Passover was called before it was called Passover; this is what I discussed in our last lesson. The spiritual son (Isaac) was born in the Time of Life.
Sodom and Gomorrah Will Be Judged
Genesis 19 tells the story of the two messengers going down into the city of Sodom with a plan to stay in the town square, but Lot would not let them. He brought them into his house and served them unleavened bread. It appears to me that this is Passover, the Time of Life: and this night seems to have fallen on a spring equinox as well.
And he [Lot] said, “Here now, my lords, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.” But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. [Why? The righteous are indoors on the night of the Passover!] Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. (Gen 19:2-3)
The wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah
Yasher 18:9 And when they had done eating one of them said to him, I will return to thee according to the Time of Life, and Sarah thy wife shall have a son.
10 And the men afterward departed and went their ways, to the places to which they were sent.
11 In those days all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and of the whole five cities, were exceedingly wicked and sinful against Yehovah and they provoked Yehovah with their abominations, and they strengthened in aging abominably and scornfully before Yehovah, and their wickedness and crimes were in those days great before Yehovah.
12 And they had in their land a very extensive valley, about half a day’s walk, and in it there were fountains of water and a great deal of herbage surrounding the water.
13 And all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah went there four times in the year [Sun worship – summer & winter solstice, and the spring and autumn equinox], with their women and children and all belonging to them, and they rejoiced there with timbrels and dances.
14 And in the time of rejoicing they would all rise and lay hold of their neighbor’s women, and some, the virgin daughters of their neighbors, and they enjoyed them, and each man saw his woman and daughter in the hands of his neighbor and did not say a word.
The men of the city had been partying all day and were just getting warmed up when they discovered that strangers had come to their city.
Easter is now what has replaced the spring equinox and Christmas has replaced the winter solstice celebration for most people today. The day that the earth is going to be turned into a wilderness is going to follow a True Passover, the day that the called-out nation of Israel is born in a single day; and that day is Passover.
2G23 Yasher 18 – 19:44 – Sins of Sodom
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