God’s Quest

Commentary:

“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

standin the gap

We see from this verse God was on a quest for a person who would pay the price of time, energy (Isa.64:7), sleep, (Matt.26:40), purity of motive (Matt.6:6), and would require greater faith than most other things we do. God is still searching for those who will “Stand in the Gap.” Please do not be part of the passivity of “We are saved by Grace, goodnight.” Salvation is of the Lord (ps.3:8) and by Grace (Eph. 2:5-9). There is still a need for intercession for the lost; to be where the good news could be spoken to them in a way that melts their heart.

The lost are not in church, they are out in the streets.

There is an outflow that is the result of intercession. “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom towards those who are outside, redeeming (buying back every precious minute) the time.” Colossians 4: 2-5.

God has made it clear from Genesis to Revelation that prayer is the match that lights the fuse to release the explosive power of the Holy Spirit in the affairs of men. Let us give it priority time.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 03:24:51

    It is a must for a Christian to pray. I have not always been the best prayer, but lately I have been more active. We must pray, as you suggest, for the lost. We should ask that the Holy Spirit melt the hearts of those who are hardened and to help those who are hurting.

    May God bless our efforts my friend…

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    • Mannyr
      Mar 23, 2013 @ 16:42:44

      I have joined with some others from our fellowship in what we call “Drive by Prayer.” We have a tent on the drive way of our church that folks can drive up in their cars and ask for prayer, and we pray as per their requests. It has been going on a little over a year. I always ask if they know Jesus on a personal level, and if not I jump on that with both feet (figuratively) glory to God we have had salvation’s. There are signs all over the grounds like “Free prayer” etc. It is amazing to see the responses.

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