“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
We see it coming. We can tell by what is happening in the world that Jesus is coming soon. We wait with eager anticipation for Him to take us to heaven and end our misery, end the suffering that our whole world endures.
But, He isn’t here yet.
People love to go to church and listen to music and here a good preacher. I think some people seem to even like the conviction of to Holy Spirit, the guilt of their sins and bad choices. It leaves us with the idea that we can do better. Kind of like owning an exercise video, it’s good to see it there and promise ourselves that one day we’ll start.
And then I see God saying He can’t find anyone. He looked and there was no one who would build up the walls of protection, no one who would stand in the gap, sacrificing themselves to save others. I hear His voice calling out to me, inviting me to be that man.
I don’t need guilt. I don’t need encouragement. I don’t need another “Holy” moment. I need to fight for my family. I need to be in prayer for broken and abandoned families. I need to come against the powers and forces of evil that are destroying men, destroying marriages, destroying this country.
I need to be chasing after my Savior with reckless abandon so that, were He to inspire this passage again, He would say, “I found one. I found one…”