10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
The judgment and destruction of those who worship the beast are similar to the judgment and destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Biblical passage I like to use in Genesis chapter 18 and 19, in 18, 3 men or messengers visit Abraham. The Lord and Abraham have a friendship-type relationship, Abraham has a nephew, (Lot) living in Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord, tell Abraham, He plans to judge Sodom and Gomorrah, evil and wicked ways.
Genesis 18:20 And the Lord said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave. 21 I will go down now and see whether they have done entirely as the outcry, which has come to Me indicates; and if not, I will know.”
Abraham interceded, for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, asking if God found any righteous start with 50 people all the way down 10, would God spare the whole city if only 10 righteous live there. God listened to Abraham’s request and agreed with him. Messengers of God visit Sodom and Gomorrah and Lot sees them and recognizes they were from God. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah also visited their town. The residents of Sodom wanted cruel perverted things to God’s messengers, Lot said no, and wanted to protect his visitors. The wicked men would not take no for an answer, and Lot wasn’t strong enough for them and tried to break their way in Lot’s house, so the messengers of God, made the evil men go blind. Then the messenger of God saw enough and told Lot to take his family and leave the city, cause the Lord is going to destroy it.
Genesis 19:13 For we are about to destroy this city completely. The outcry against this place is so great it has reached the Lord, and he has sent us to destroy it.” 14 So Lot rushed out to tell his daughters’ fiancés, “Quick, get out of the city! The Lord is about to destroy it.” But the young men thought he was only joking. 15 At dawn the next morning the angels became insistent. “Hurry,” they said to Lot. “Take your wife and your two daughters who are here. Get out right now, or you will be swept away in the destruction of the city!”
When the sun was high in the sky, the Lord wanted to make sure all of Sodom and Gomorrah, the Lord rained down fire and brimstone. Everyone who listened to the warning from God, was left alive, Lot’s wife, had a doubt, looked back, and she perished. When woke up saw the smoke and fire coming from the now destroyed city, but God hadn’t forgotten Abraham’s prayers and saved His nephew.
Genesis 19: 24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of heaven, 25 and He overthrew those cities, and all the surrounding area, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26 But Lot’s wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. 27 Now Abraham got up early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before the Lord; 28 and he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the surrounding area; and behold, he saw the smoke of the land ascended like the smoke of a furnace. 29 So it came about, when God destroyed the cities of the surrounding area, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the destruction, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had lived.
Now the smoke of Sodom and Gomorrah, cannot be seen here and now, or has been in a while. The city of Sodom and Gomorrah, cannot be seen, nor does anyone ever know where it is. There are no remains whatsoever, and the same will go for those who worship the beast and refuse to listen to the warnings of God’s word. The word of God says that belief in Him gives life, John 3:16, those who don’t will perish, and the wages of sin is death, Romans 6:23. If there is anyone everlasting, forever and forever from disobey and disbelief in God, the person or place, existence will be done away with. As for me, I will worship the Lord and not the beast and choose life, what is your choice. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you and so do I, Samuel J H.
Luke 17:28 It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, and they were building; 29 but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, the one who will be on the housetop, with his goods in the house, must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one in the field must not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever strives to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will keep it. 34 I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. 36 [Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”] 37 And responding, they *said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, “Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered.”