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
There are people who are mediators that stand in between two people or groups of people to represent both. Their whole purpose is to help both groups out for each one’s best interest. It is helping the weaker one be able to move up and the stronger one to step down into agreement.
Doing something like this is a difficult job, because it requires understanding of both sides. Some will hate a person for doing something like this, because it may feel like it is going against their way of doing things.
God was getting ready to destroy the land. He searched for person who would stand in the gap for the land and the people. This person would plead for their cause and seek to restore them to God. However, God was unable to find anyone willing to do that.
Although God may or may not be getting ready to destroy a land or people physically, there is soon a coming day in which He will judge all people and destroy the earth. This is the final judgement against sin and every person will be judged.
He is still looking for someone to stand in the gap. This person is what Jesus called the witness. Everyone who follows God is to be His witness to everyone else he meets. Being the witness is standing in the gap letting the people of this world know that there is a coming judgement. This judgement can be escaped by believing in and following Jesus with all of their heart and life.
Sadly, many in the church do not want to stand in the gap. They want God to judge and destroy the world and their enemies.
You have a choice to make. God is calling you to be His witness. He is calling you to stand in the gap for the people.
As His witness you are His representative upon this earth. You are also their representative before God. You can plead their challenges and struggles before God to bring the walls down in their lives. You can plead for God to change their heart and call them towards Him. This is standing in the gap for the lost.
Are you standing in the gap for others today?
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be His witness to this lost and dying world; that you will stand in the gap before God for the lost; and that many will come to Jesus and be saved through your stand.