ASV notes on Genesis 18:23-33

YAHAWAH had revealed to Abraham that He was going to annihilate all the sinning people in the cities of the Jordan valley. Abraham knew that Lot was living in Sodom one of these cities. Abraham had in the past saved Lot from the four kings of the east, now he wanted to save Him again for a second time. 

Abraham was righteous in the eyes of YAHAWAH because of the coming of Jesus to earth to make things right, destroying the acts of the devil. Because of Jesus, on credit, Abraham had the right to confront YAHAWAH with His personality, Abraham was humble and worshipped YAHAWAH, but he was also brave in knowing that YAHAWAH was a righteous God, but also a good and loving God that would do all He could to save His creation, created for His pleasure; Revelation 4:11.

Abraham bargained with God emphasizing who YAHAWAH was; “will You really sweep it away and not spare it for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it? 25 Far be it from You to do such a thing—to strike the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right 

Abraham said that he understood YAHAWAH’s judgement on those unrighteous sinners down in the city area, but down there were also righteous sinners, like Lot and his family saved by Jesus by their saving credit cards. Abraham told God by his reasoning that YAHAWAH had to make a difference between unrighteous sinners and righteous sinners, YAHAWAH had to protect His people who had the spirit of Jesus inside.

YAHAWAH is a just God, but He doesn’t treat all alike, He treats all fairly. YAHAWAH looks to your heart to see if your spirit is of Him, if you are a new creation, free from the old trash and that everything has been changed and is new. The condition is to be in Jesus and Jesus to be in you. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Abraham bargained with YAHAWAH all the way down to 10 righteous people in the city and God said; “I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten” it meant that those righteous people would have saved the city from the wrath of God.

The righteous, being temples of The Holy Spirit, will be a protection for other people not from God, but from the devil, the wrath of God did hit Jesus, He fulfilled the law and payed the price for our sin. But one day The Holy Spirit will be taken up to God the Father and God the Son and they will all three be in heaven together. Then the devil will be on the stage alone and hell breaks loose on earth.