Abraham asked God if He would destroy the city if there were fifty righteous people in it, or less. Regardless of the number of righteous people, God said He would spare the city for their sake.
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD. And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Genesis 18.22-25
It is very clear here that Abraham asked God a question, reminding Him of His justice with those who are righteous. We can also see Abraham reminding God, in other words, about the difference there must be between the righteous and the wicked, which He promised.
However, I would like to emphasize verse 25 again, where it is written:
Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
Each state and country has their own presiding judge, such as in Brazil, England etc. But if Brazil’s judge goes to the United States, he cannot arrive there and judge a case. The same applies if a judge from the United States goes to Africa. There, he does not have the power to judge over any case.
But God does. Abraham said: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? God is the Judge of ALL the Earth!
I ask you: do you think God loses His power, when going from one state to another, or from one country to another? I answer you: No! Because He is the Only Judge of all the Earth.
This is the same Judge who will be on the Altar on October 19th, and He will not allow you to be destroyed.
This was the same Judge who said: A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand (the wicked), but it shall not come near you. Psalm 91.7
This is why Abraham had the feisty, bold, fierce faith to ask God for the salvation of the righteous, even if there were only fifty, forty, thirty, twenty or just one righteous person.
Those who are living this faith, my friend, represent these righteous people!
You cannot be found among the sick; you should not be standing in the unemployed line, or with the homeless; you should not be troubled, or among the divorced; you cannot be waiting in a prison line to be searched so you can visit your child in jail; among those who are constantly in need of a helping hand because they depend on others…
And why can’t you be found in these situations? I repeat: because you are a righteous person whom God said He would spare.
Just as God said in this passage that he would not let the righteous be destroyed, I say to you: Because He loves you, God will not let you be destroyed along with other cancerous people, who are losing everything in life. He will not let you be destroyed and go to hell with the unbelievers. Your place is in heaven. It’s not fair that you follow Jesus and go to hell.
So this Campaign of Justice is for ALL the areas of your life.
And my question is: “Shall not the Judge of ALL the Earth do right?”
He will come down. Where will He descend? On the Altar!
I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know. Genesis 18.21
And when God descends on the Altar, He has to see what you are doing, what is righteous and He will do justice in your life.