Stand… in the Gap

“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me
in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.“ 
Ezekiel 22:30

A gap indicates a disconnect, a break in continuity, a breach that separates. There is a gap that is cavernous, treacherous, and threatening—the one that exists between us and God. It is the ultimate gap. A person may sense its presence but not its danger.

Yes, Jesus closed that gap, allowing us to become God’s children, but many are unaware of that miraculous bridge. They’ve not yet crossed it and felt God’s embrace. They remain in the gap, alone, and God searches for people who will stand in it with them, for them. He looked for gap-fillers in Ezekiel’s day, and He looks for them today. This excerpt clarifies what God wants:

In the ancient world of the Bible, cities had walls surrounding them to provide protection from enemies. When the wall was breached, the city was vulnerable to destruction; the only way to secure it was for people to risk their lives by literally standing in the gap in the wall and fighting the enemy. (

Our friends and family, our nation and world, need us to stand in the broken places and fight for them in prayer. Will you stand in the gap for their protection, reconciliation, or return to God? When He looks at the world today, may God find us armed and unafraid, resolutely standing in the gap.

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