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“And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.”
(Ezekiel 22:30)

“God is not looking for people to work for Him, so much as He is looking for people who will let Him work for them.”
(Anonymous)

The supposed prophetic revelations that the leaders in Israel 🇮🇱 were going through were leading the people nowhere because., their actions didn’t match up with their words.

“Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain. Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord had not spoken. The people of the land have used oppression’s, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger.” (Ezekiel 22: 27-29)

They were like a wall made with mortar that had no cement.
It looked nice from the outside, but had no strength and couldn’t stand in a day of trouble.

“And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.”
(Ezekiel 22:30)

God was seeking a man who was not only a builder, but even more importantly a man of prayer, a man with no other motive than to delight and pursue God’s ❤️ heart…

A man like Abraham who believed God and took His Word

“Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.”
(Genesis 20:7)

A man like Moses who was faithful unto God:
“And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people!
Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation
.”
(Exodus 32:9-11)

And so in Ezekiel 22:30 God was looking for a man who would, through prayer, stand in the gap between a holy God and His disobedient, rebellious, people, standing in the gap fighting for and hopefully rescuing God’s people through prayer.

“But I found no one.”
God was looking for one person that was willing to talk with Him who would lead and pray to hold back the judgment; but there was none. Despite godly people present, there was none to fill this role …..at this time…..

Fortunately, for us, God Himself became and still is standing in the gap for us today.
“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.”
(Hebrews 7:25)

Jesus Christ has become the wall of strength, stability, and security for God’s people, because Jesus Christ is the one who ever lives to pray for His people .

God found no one man in Ezekiel’s day, but in Jesus Christ provided this ultimate wall-builder and Man in the gap… today God wants to include us in His work through our praying for each other:
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,”
(1 Timothy 2:1)

And because Jesus is forever making intercession prayers for us we can take heart ❤️ to pray for others because He says:

“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in My Name, there am I among them.”
(Matthew 18:19-20)

Praying isn’t the most popular ministry one thinks of when he or she feels God is calling them…. It’s funny how we can have such a peculiar perspective on this, after all, it is God doing the looking and God doing the calling.
It would seem to make sense that if someone calls you to help them on a project they might be working on, our reaction should be, ‘sure, how can I help you?’
We certainly wouldn’t barge in and give our take on things considering we haven’t seen the blueprint of the scope of the work, right?

God is looking for people who are okay with being the cement God uses with His mortar that in the right measure, as only God knows, the walls in peoples lives would not crumble in their days of trouble, but that they might be strengthened through God.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” (Ephesians 6:10)

A man or woman willing to answer the call of God must be willing to first, be molded into a good communicator with God, His way, through prayer.
When we serve God here, we receive the joy of witnessing His omnipotent power revealed bringing life back into peoples lives.

“What about your church prayer meeting? Is it tucked away somewhere because there is a busy program in operation and folks have no time to stop and pray? What would happen if your whole Sunday school gathered together for one hour to wait upon God, to beseech Him to pour out His blessing on your church? Too frequently our programs make no room for God’s presence or for His power to work. Churches have plenty of people ready to interfere, but very few willing to intercede.”
(Alan Redpath)

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