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Stand In The Gap

Posted: Monday, November 10

Pastor Shawn Follis // Student Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Student Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Ezekiel 21:1-22:31
Hebrews 10:1-17
Psalm 108:1-13
Proverbs 27:12


Verse of the day:

I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30)

The outer wall has been breached. Where there was a strong protection from the enemy, now there is a hole, a gap. Soon the enemy will see the weakness in the defenses and begin to pour into the city. It seems that all hope is lost. Then a brave warrior, seeing the weakness in the defenses, repositions himself to stand. He will become the strength that the wall has lost. He will stand in the gap. He may not successfully repel the hordes of the enemy as they attack, but he will stand. He will hold as long as he has strength. He will give hope.


When we look around at our communities we see that our morals and principles have holes. Once strong sources of protection, now they are gaping with places that our enemy can attack and try to destroy us. We must make a decision. Will we stand?


God tells Ezekiel that judgment is coming to the city of Jerusalem. He informs him that he is not without mercy, for he has looked throughout the city for someone to stand in the gap for the people. Someone to stand between their sin and their judgment. Sadly, he finds no one.


Many feel that we are living in a day where judgment is coming to America and to the Church. Do you see the gaps? Do you see the places of weakness? Are you willing to stand in the gap for your nation, your family, and your church? We need people that will take a stand.


Today, make the effort to pray for our President, Congress and Senate Leaders, Governors, and city officials. Pray for our pastors, Church leaders and board members. Take the time to stand in the gap today through prayer.