Will You Stand in the Gap?
February 19, 2013
The prophet Ezekiel lived during dark days! His country had slid into moral decay and corruption had put it’s ugly tennacles around every institution (political, economic, judicial, and spiritual) in the land. God raised up Ezekiel to preach the truth of God’s love and forgiveness, and also God’s judgment that would come if the people did not repent of their ungodly ways and turn back to God and pledge faithfulness to Him.
In Ezekiel 22:30, we read, “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and STAND IN THE GAP before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.” God was looking for people of prayer. People who would stand in the gap for their nation, and cry out to God confessing their sinfulness and unworthiness, and pleading for God’s mercy and forgiveness. The sad note of the text says that God, “found no one”. NO ONE to pray? NO ONE who cared? NO ONE to stand in the gap against the rush of darkness and ungodliness? NO ONE who would pray earnestly for revival to visit the land?
Our country stands in desperate need today! Spiritual darkness, ungodliness, and violence are bringing decay and rot to our nation. The fabric of our nation, our families, our schools, and our communities is being torn apart. WHO will pray? WHO will plead with God for revival? WHO will stand in the gap for our nation? WHO will fall on their face and intercede for our nation, and our world, so that Jesus Christ will be exalted, honored, adored, and worshipped? Salvation is found in no one else! Jesus is the answer for our world! He died to bring ALL men life and hope!!! WILL YOU STAND IN THE GAP?
“If My people who are called by My Name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14