Genesis 18:26-33 – “So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.” 27 Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: 28 Suppose there were five less than the fifty righteous; would You destroy all of the city for lack of five?” So He said, “If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it.” 29 And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?” So He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.” 30 Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Suppose thirty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” 31 And he said, “Indeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose twenty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.” 32 Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.” 33 So the LORD went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place. “NKJV
Abraham asked God to spare the city for the sake of the righteous dwelling there. He started with fifty and worked his way down to ten. God agreed to spare the city if Ten Righteous could be found. Abraham probably felt confident that this would not be a problem, but it was. Even the members of Lot’s family rejected the Lord and as a result, only four people left the city, and Lot’s wife disobeyed and did not make the journey leaving only Tree – Lot and his two daughters. What an indictment on any city!
I pray that America will not become another Sodom! You can question my conviction regarding this, but I stand on the precepts of God’s Word. Whenever God says that He hates and judges a particular sin, who am I to question that? When the moral fiber demanded by God, is violated by a nation, a people, a family, or an individual there is a price to be paid. It is my sincere prayer and concern that America will not reach, the point of debauchery and depravity that we become another Sodom, and Ten Righteous cannot be found in this nation or whatever number God should allow to be the cut off for staying the hand of judgment.
I do not mean to be self-serving, presumptuous, or self-righteous in what I am saying for I believe that God would find many more than Ten, but a little leaven leavens the whole lump and when we justify sin and make excuse for it, we tread dangerously on the precipice of judgment. When a nation begins to legislate contrary to the revealed written Word of God it places its people in a perilous position and we are headed in that direction rapidly.
God has a standard that can only be met through the Blood of Jesus. We could never hit the mark without the forgiveness and cleansing afforded in the Atonement. In our flesh we all sin and fall short of the Glory of the Lord. It is only as we allow the Blood to be applied to our lives and have our hearts Gen 18:32-33 – “Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.” 33 So the LORD went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.” NKJV
We are all probably familiar with the account where Abraham interceded for Sodom and petitioned transformed through the new birth that we are able to live as Righteous before the Lord. Then, it is not our righteousness for that is but filthy rags – it is His righteousness that presents us acceptable before the Throne of God.
Therefore, I would ask everyone to join me in continual intercession for this nation! I believe that God has a purpose yet for America and if we continue down the path, we are on destruction will be the end. The world needs an America that honors God, and His Word, and walks with a moral compass that is founded and grounded in God Himself.
May God bless you as you walk before Him with an honest heart and receive His mercy and grace daily! Blessings abundantly!