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Thursday, October 25, 2012

KNEELING IN THE GAP

Are you standing in the gap for the place where you live? In Genesis 18:17 the Lord said to the two men who were headed to Sodom and Gomorrah. “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” And so in the permission of God Abraham pleaded for the city to be spared. Moses interceded for God to spare Israel in their rebellion. Psalm 106:23 says,
Therefore he said he would destroy them—
had not Moses, his chosen one,
stood in the breach before him,
to turn away his wrath from destroying them.
God spoke about Israel in Ezekiel 22:30 saying He sought for a person to stand in the gap so He would not destroy them and He found none.
Will you become the intercessor for your neighborhood? For your city? For cities in your region? For America? O that there might be intercessors. Will we wait until the day that Noah, Job and Daniel (Eze.22:30) could not intercede for America to begin to pray seriously about her?

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  1. Haggai 1:14 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
    “The LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, the spirit of the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. They began work on the house of Yahweh of Hosts, their God.”

    Notice the cause of this great spiritual awakening … God stirred the hearts of the people. God used His spokesman, but there has always been spokesmen. Unless the Spirit of Yahweh stirs the spirit in man, man remains spiritually dull, dead, indifferent.

    What is the measure of man’s indifference? When he cares for his own affairs … and cares little for God’s. Man’s only hope is for the movement of God to fall on his callous and indifferent heart. We see the purpose of God’s stirring the heart of man back up in verse 8, “Then I will be pleased with it and be glorified," says the Lord.”

    We should pray that we would have a greater burden for the glory of God to be revealed in life … than in anything that God can provide for us. We should pray that God will stir our hearts ... for His glory.

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  2. This is again better than the orriginal blog entry. May God stir the hearts of men in our day. May He be glorified as never before!

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  3. I have always thought that two claps of thunder are more pressing than one. :-)

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