Ezekiel 22:30-And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
In this text, God speaks of searching for a man among the people. God was searching for those who would respond to His message. He was looking for people of action. His prophets had done what they were called to do in proclaiming His Word. He was now looking for those who heard the Word, to respond by standing up for truth that is only found in His Word.
God sought for a man and found none! HUMMMM!! Is there any in the world today who are willing to stand in the gap?
We are living in a day where the foundational truths of God's Word is being challenged by men and women who once stood for the truth. We are living in troubled times! Morality somehow seems to be nothing more than words and standards of righteousness have been reduced to every man doing what is right in his own eyes. Pride and greed seems to be the order of the day in our world. These 2 deceivers are creeping above and beyond God's standard of truth in the lives of many people, including some in the Church!
A stand has been taken against God's truth and people have made their own truth. Look around you! Do you see it? If not, ask God to show you in the Spirit. There are some things that you can not see, but in the Spirit.
Proverbs 14:12 declares that there is a way that seems right unto a man, but its end is the way of death. Eternal death, eternal separation from God.
To proclaim salvation, morality and God's Word has become unpopular to many, but as far as I am concerned, that may be the way of the world and those that love it, but it is not the way for me. I am willing to take a stand for God's truth, even if it means standing alone! In other words, I have committed myself to taking a stand against the way of the crowd and stand for what I know to be true in God's Word.
The time for the Church (body of believers) to stand up with a made up mind is now! IT'S TIME TO TAKE A STAND! It's time to be the Church. It's time to fill in the gap and "stand."
What are we preparing to do? Is it stand or conform and compromise? What is it that we are determined to do as a body of believers? What we should do is "Stand Up in unity against what the world calls truth and stand for what we know to be truth according to God's Word!"
Christians today must stand up against the flood gate of worldliness that is sweeping across every path we take and is knocking at the doors of our homes, families, marriages and our Churches. It is time to stand as a unified body of believers against what we know to be not Godly.
Its time for the believers to stand in the gap with with passion, persistence, and perseverance.
God was searching then and He is still searching today for those who are willing to proclaim the Gospel truth without compromise.
God is searching for those who are willing to put what they have heard (Gospel) into their heart, feet and mouth. In other words, God is saying its time to put action to what you have heard in my Word. The time to respond is now! Faith without works is death! Faith requires us to do something. We are to be hearers and doers of God's Word.
The people God is searching for are those who not only hear, but obey!! In other words, He is searching for those who are willing to STAND UP!
Will you stand in the Gap? I pray you do because scripture declares in this text that God searched and could not find one.
Let's come together saints in unity to promote God's Gospel truth. Believe it or not, satan and his entourage are working hard every day to make their lies the truth and God's word a lie. We know God's Word is true and therefore we must take a stand in anything that is contrary to it. Scripture declares in Romans 3:3-4 3 What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? 4 Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:“So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.”
The world is doing all it can to attempt to tear down God's kingdom on earth and we as Christians must take the same approach in doing all that we can do to stand in the gap for Gospel truth and righteousness.
Those who have heard the message of God are needed to respond to the message of God and stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the gap to fend off the enemy. Look around God's People! Spiritual warfare taking place right before our eyes.
Are you willing to take a "Stand" for God's truth that has been proclaimed to you on today? Are you willing?'
TELL GOD THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOU THE COURAGE TO STAND WHEN STANDING UP FOR BIBLICAL TRUTH HAS BECOME UNPOPULAR AMONG THE AINT'S AND SOME OF THE SO CALLED SAINTS!!
GOD BLESS AND TELL THE LORD THANK YOU!!