For Ten Sake references the historical event of Abraham beseeching the mercy of God on behalf of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:16-33. This story captures the Love and mercy of God and how He has always chosen to work with man individually, personally, like only a Father (The Father) can do. And Abraham drew near to God and said, “Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?” (v23). And there Abraham asks, peradventure, “wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?” Verse 26, And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. And now Abraham still knowing he is but dust and ashes, proceeds to implore the Lord, what about for the sake of 45, then 40, then 30, and then 20. And each time the Lord responded, “I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.” Finally, in verse 32, we find the inspiration for this website, And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake. God, The Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and all that exists, was moved by a man the bible calls the friend of God – Abraham (James 2:23). And God was willing to spare Sodom for the sake of ten righteous within the city. Sadly, we know from the scriptures in Chapter 19 that follows, that God couldn’t find even ten righteous to cause Him to withhold His righteous judgment and Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground (Genesis 19:24-25).
The purpose of For Ten Sake is to create an online community of Christians that love the Lord, love our once great country, the United States of America, and want to see her restored and reconciled to her Christian roots. Like Abraham, our goal is to beseech the mercy of God on behalf of our Nation, not because we deserve it, because we don’t. But, because we serve a loving and merciful God that might be willing to withhold His righteous judgment on our land for ten’s sake. So long as the Lord tarries His return, we should be about the business of the Father, fulfilling the Great Commission to share the gospel unto every creature, giving preeminence to the Lord Jesus Christ in all things and to lead and protect our homes, our marriages, and our families. To protect our God given inalienable rights that have been bought and paid for by the blood of American patriots for over 200 years. To protect the very foundation of our country – families! Built on the God fearing foundation of marriage between one man and one woman. Be the voice for the hundreds of babies that are murdered every day. It’s time to get political. To vote, to stand, to march, to be heard, to be seen, and to be accounted for.
Christians need to stop cowering around the water cooler at the job site, we need to stop thinking that someone else will show up to the capitol steps to sound the battle cry, or that God called us to be passive. It’s time we stand up and be counted, to turn over the money changer’s tables, and like the prophets of old, declare the judgment of God if we don’t turn from our wicked ways. Our precious land is in dire need of a spirit filled revival. And that revival starts with God’s people. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Will you stand and be counted for the Lord? Will you stand and be counted for our dear Nation? What might God be willing to do in our lifetime for ten’s sake?
As Christians, we serve a risen, living, loving, merciful, righteous, and holy Saviour. While we tend to focus on the love of God because God is Love, it’s truly God’s Holiness that required a sinless blood offering (Hebrews 9:22), the perfect Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, to atone for the sins of the world.
What might God do for ten’s sake?