I Sought For A Man
We all know of someone that is living far from the Lord.
We might know someone that once lived for God, but
the cares of this life has turn their hearts away from
the Love of God.
Life can be very cruel, and we have to always
be ready to hold on to our Faith in God and what Jesus did
at Calvary to bring us through all life's ups and downs.
When we see a loved one, or family member, or friend, or
any brother or sister that has known God,
fall down spiritually,
we need to be willing to spiritually,
"Make Up the Hedge and Stand in the Gap"
for that individual.
It is so easy to kick someone when they are down.
Satan would want us to focus in on anothers faults,
failures, and shortcomings.
We are not to encourage or overlook sin in our own lives, or
in the lives of others.
However, when a fellow believer messes up, we are not to take
an opportunity to destroy them, but we are to be willing to make up
a hedge of prayer about them and stand in the gap for their
In this Bible Study we will ask the Lord to give us a
Desire and Willing Heart to
be the Man (or Woman) He is
to stand in Prayer before Him
for the land and the people of God.
Ezekiel 22: 30
"And I sought for a man among them,
who should make up the hedge,
and stand in the gap before Me
for the land,
that I should not destroy it:
but I found none."
The World is in so much trouble,
it really does not matter what Country
you live in, we all need to be praying for our
leaders and our country.
Just like in the days of Ezekiel,
God looks for men and women that
are willing to stand in the gap and build a hedge of prayer.
Sister Joy lives in the United States.
I am seeing my Country fall apart because of the leaders
that we here in the U.S. have voted into office.
We,as a people,
(not me personally, but the majority of voters)
have voted in leaders that do not
Honor the God that our Country was founded upon.
These leaders have made many decisions that go against
how Father God instructs us to live in His Word.
It sound a lot like what Ezekiel shared about the Northern and
Southern Kingdoms of Jerusalem and Judah in His days.
Sin and Wickedness was everywhere and the Leaders did not
care. In fact Ezekiel tells us that the leaders were leading
the people by their very sinful example.
"Her Priests have violated My Law, and have profaned My Holy Things:
they have put no difference between the holy and profane,
neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean,
and have hid their eyes from My Sabbaths,
and I am profaned among them." (Ezk. 22:26)
This sounds so much like our leaders today!
Some do take a stand for righteousness, and I Thank God for them.
However they are few and far between the majority.
When our God looks down from Heaven
and sees all the sin,
does He looks over and see
you or Sister Joy
Building a Hedge of Prayer
Standing in the Gap for our Country?
"I exhort therefore that, first of all,
supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and giving thanks, be made for all men;
For Kings, and for all
who are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all Godliness and honesty.
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;"
(1 Timothy 2:1-3)
God is not asking but requiring us as
His Children to pray and stand in the gap
for His People.
I could spend this entire Bible Study on
How we need to be praying for our Country.
There are so many areas I could cover.
I believe though that I have made it clear
that God looks for a man or woman that is
willing to pray for their country.
If we are willing to obey,
God will see us and He will not say as He did in
"...but I found none."
God will say,
"I see you son, I see you daughter,
every time you pray and talk to me about the problems,
and the sin in your land."
God will see you and Sister Joy
every time we go to Him in prayer.
Along the same subject,
How many people do we personally know that have been tricked
into turning their hearts away from God?
The Lord wants us to know today that He also looks for us
that are willing and obedient to
Stand in the Gap and Build a Hedge of Prayer around those
family members, or friends that have been hurt in some way or
another and tricked by the evil one into believing that God
does not care about them anymore.
We are not to use our opinions or our mouths to pushed anyone
further away from God.
When we see our sons or daughters, or any of our loved ones living in sin,
we have the responsibility to
Stand in the Gap and Build an Hedge of Prayer about them.
We can Speak into the Spirit World on our Knees.
If we can only "Whisper" a prayer
it has more power than any deception the enemy can scream
over our loved ones.
No matter how bad things might look in our eyes about our loved ones,
always remember we do not allow what we see to dictate how we
pray. We do not fight against flesh and blood.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
(our enemies are not human)
(rulers and beings in highest rank in satan's kingdom)
(the rank immediately below the "Principalities")
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
(those who carry out the instructions of the "Powers")
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
As we obey God and Pray for our Loved Ones and Friends,
let us be very aware of the true enemy. It is not
flesh and blood. We are in a Spiritual fight for the souls
of those who we love. We cannot pray effectively when we
have offense against that person. The enemy know this and that
is why satan tries to get those we love to hurt us. Then we
cannot pray for them as we can when we see who the true enemy is.
We lay down our feelings of hurt and betrayal for the love of God.
Then our Spiritual Eyes can see into the Spirit World and we see
who the true enemy is and what he is attempting to do.
Satan is a thief and he wants to steal, kill and destroy
us and our family members and or friends.
Oh, how Sister Joy has so much to teach in the Bible Study.
I have so many more notes and thoughts, however I will
save them for another Bible Study.
Father God is calling us to Prayer.
He wants us to know He is Looking for a man or woman that is
willing to stand in the Gap for
Country, Loved Ones and Friends.
Let us be willing to pray!
Let us be the sons and daughters
that God will see kneeling somewhere
praying and build a hedge around
When we realize that Prayer Makes a Difference,
We Will Pray!