September 04, 2017: SOAP #2832: Ezekiel 17-19; Revelation 7 Scripture:  Ezekiel (NIV) 22:30 “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so that I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. 31 So I will [...]

September 04, 2017: SOAP #2832: Ezekiel 17-19; Revelation 7

Scripture:  Ezekiel (NIV) 22:30 “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so that I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.
31 So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.”

Observation:    God was promising to bring judgment on Israel.   In these verses, we see that God's love is strong in His heart.   He looked"He searched for a man to intercede for the nation.   He longed to answer a prayer on behalf of His sinful people, but He found no one to intercede.   (Later, God would send His Son, Jesus, to stand in the gap and make the necessary sacrifice to pay for our sins!)

Application:   Today God is looking for intercessors, people to stand in the gap on behalf of lost people in the world.    Will He find in me what He is looking for?

The President of the United States called for Sunday to be a National Day of Prayer on behalf of those affected by the hurricane in Texas and Louisiana.   The Sunday School Class and both Worship Services we attended had specific prayer for our nation.   Let us continue into the week what was started on Sunday.

Prayer:    Heavenly Father, I pray that you find what you are looking for.   I pray that I can be an answer to that prayer and satisfy your search.    Amen

Pastor Leon
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