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A most startling Bible forecast speaks of God’s wrath coming upon the wicked cities of our world. Luke 17:28-31 contains the prophecy of this terrifying event. The destruction will be the same as that which was visited upon Sodom in the days of Lot when balls of fire fell upon that city.

Here is the Forecast from the Lips of Jesus Himself:

“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.” Luke 17:28-31.

The phrase “In that day” refers to the day when the Son of man is revealed, which is yet in the future. This “day” cannot be the second coming of Jesus because, on that day, human probation will have been over. No one can choose to be saved on that day. But on the “day” spoken of in this prophecy, people can choose to escape if they heed the warning. On that day in Sodom, Lot and some of his family escaped. You, too, can escape this punishment if you choose to.

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 1:7.

The sins of Sodom included those evils that the Apostle Paul listed in the first chapter of Romans: Romans 1:18, 21, 24-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

There is coming a day when the Son of man will reveal the wrath of God against those cities that pervert the institution of marriage that God established in the Garden of Eden.

On that day, the Son of man will plead with man by fire. God wants man to repent from this evil.

“For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.” Isaiah 66:16.

“I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.” Amos 4:11.

“And 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;” 2 Peter 2:6.

“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.” Luke 17:31.


Why can’t you come down and get your stuff if you’re upon the housetop? Why can’t you come back from the field to get your stuff? Because fireballs from heaven will strike the cities suddenly, just as they did in Sodom.

In the early part of the 20th century, a woman by the name of Ellen White* commented on this prophecy that Jesus gave:

“We are living amid the perils of the last days. The wrath of God is preparing to come upon all the cities—not all at once but one after another. And if the terrible punishment in one city does not cause the inhabitants of other cities to be afraid and seek repentance, their time will come. When the Lord ariseth to shake terribly the earth, He will not cease until His work in punishment is done. The destruction will begin in certain places, and the destruction of life will be sudden and but few will escape.” {Manuscript 233-1902.4}

“The wrath of God will come upon all cities, upon dwellings, upon large buildings, so suddenly that they who have the slightest intimation have no safety in dallying at all. They are to flee at once.” {Manuscript 233-1902.3}

“The Lord is soon coming in the clouds of heaven with power and with great glory. His terrible judgments are soon to fall upon our world. Are we doing all we can to warn earth’s inhabitants of these things? While I was in the South a few months ago, I had a very impressive dream. I seemed to see a great ball of fire come from heaven and strike the earth. Great houses were in flames, and many were looking on in great distress. Someone said, ‘I knew that this was coming. I knew that God’s judgments were soon to fall.’ ‘You knew that these things were coming?’ said another. ‘Why did you not tell us? Why did you not warn us, and show us the prophecies, that we might also know?’” {Manuscript 158-1904.30}

“The Lord calls for His people to locate away from the cities; for in such an hour as ye think not, fire and brimstone will be rained from heaven upon these cities. Proportionate to their sins will be their visitation.” {Letter 158-1906.3}

“When I was at Nashville, I had been speaking to the people, and in the night season, there was an immense ball of fire that came right from heaven and settled in Nashville. There were flames going out like arrows from that ball; houses were being consumed; houses were tottering and falling. Some of our people were standing there. “It is just as we expected,” they said, “we expected this.” Others were wringing their hands in agony and crying unto God for mercy. “You knew it,” said they, “you knew that this was coming, and never said a word to warn us!” They seemed as though they would almost tear them to pieces, to think they had never told them or given them any warning at all.” {Manuscript 188-1905.13}

“There was a scene presented to me. It was the night before the Sabbath. That is when that scene was presented. I looked out of the window, and there was an immense ball of fire that had come from heaven, and it fell where they were casting buildings with pillars, especially the pillars were presented to me. And it seemed as if the ball came right to the building and crushed it, and they saw that it was branching out, branching out, enlarging, and they began to cry and mourn and mourn, and wring their hands; and I thought some of our people stood by there, saying, “Well, it is just what we have been expecting; it is just what we have been talking about. . .” {Manuscript 152-1904.21}

Here is the building in Nashville that she saw being built. This building, called the Parthenon, will take a direct hit from a fireball (meteorite).


This building, called the Parthenon, will take a direct hit from a fireball (meteorite).

Inside this building is the Greek goddess Athena, who is the offspring of Zeus – pagan idolatry.

They constructed this monument in 1897 but didn’t use casted pillars in its construction. They made it using wooden pillars covered with plaster. They built it as a temporary building for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The city council decided to rebuild this building and used a casting technique recently developed and patented by John Early of Washington, D.C. In a vision, Ellen White saw this building being reconstructed with casted pillars.

“…there was an immense ball of fire that had come from heaven, and it fell where they were casting buildings with pillars, especially the pillars were presented to me.” After the molds were made and the final figures cast, the plaster casts remained as part of the Parthenon’s permanent exhibits. The exterior was finished in 1925.

“The world will have forgotten the admonition and warnings of God, as did the inhabitants of the Noatic world; as did also the dwellers in Sodom. They awoke with all their plans and inventions of iniquity; but suddenly the shower of fire came from heaven and consumed the godless inhabitants. ‘Thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed’ [Luke 17:30].”  {14 Manuscript Release 96.2}

“Christ declared, ‘As it was in the days of Lot, . . . even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.’ The daily record of passing events testifies to the fulfillment of His words. The world is fast becoming ripe for destruction. Soon the judgments of God are to be poured out, and sin and sinners are to be consumed.” Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 166. 

“It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.” Psalm 119:126.

“…for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” Isaiah 26:9, 10.

* Who is Ellen White? “Survey Reveals the Books and Authors that have Most Influenced Pastors."

“In a remarkable report, the Barna Group, a nationally recognized polling/survey organization, recently declared Ellen White to be one of the most influential authors among a cross-section of young pastors in the United States. Surveyed pastors under 40 years of age listed her as one of the top authors that impacted them personally in the last three years.” <>.

“Ellen G. White is the most translated female non-fiction author in the history of literature, as well as the most translated American non-fiction author of either gender. . . . Her writings covered creationism, agriculture, theology, evangelism, Christian lifestyle, education, and health. She advocated vegetarianism. She promoted the establishment of schools and medical centers. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books. Today, including compilations from her 100,000 pages of manuscript, more than 100 titles are available in English. Some of her most famous books include The Desire of Ages, The Great Controversy, and Steps to Christ. Her work on successful Christian living, Steps to Christ, has been published in more than 140 languages.”

The Smithsonian magazine named Ellen G. White among the “100 Most Significant Americans of All Time”.

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