In Your Walk of Grace, Is There Room for Intercession?

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” Ezekiel 22:30

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Gap, perets; Strong’s #6556. A break, gap, or breach; especially a gap in a wall. Perets is derived from the verb parats, “To break forth, break open, or break down.” Isaiah 58:12; and Amos 9:11, show that gaps or breaches need to be repaired. The Isaiah verse refers to the physical and spiritual ruins of Zion. The latter verse refers to the tabernacle of David.

In Ezekiel 22:30, standing in the gap is a metaphor for committed intercession. An intercessor is a person who prays to close the gap between God and mankind, as well as interceding for lost souls. Prayer as well as intercession is an adventure in God that is about someone else and their needs.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 03:51:02

    There are so many who need someone to stand in the gap for them. Praise the Lord, Jesus has done it for all of us.

    As you have written, Manny, we too may intercede for those in trouble.

    Another great word study…

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    • Mannyr
      Mar 21, 2013 @ 17:26:32

      Yes, for sure intercession is needed for all that are lost . I especially take great joy in Hebrews 7:25 “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Thank You Father!

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