Apostle Grace Lubega
Ezekiel 22:30 (KJV); And I sought for a man among them, that 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.
Our theme scripture points us to a pattern in the fulfilment of divine purpose. Before a man can stand in the gap, that man ought to make up the hedge. Ultimately, if you cannot make hedges, you cannot stand in the gap.
When the Lord speaks of hedges, He is not referring to physical hedges but the hedge of knowledge. This is because when it comes to the realm of the spirit, one of the greatest fortresses of divine preservation is knowledge.
In Proverbs 11:9, the Bible says that THROUGH KNOWLEDGE, the righteous shall be delivered. In Hosea 4:6, the Lord says, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”
There is a Christian who wants God to use them to redeem their nation, there is another who wants God to use them to revive a continent and there is another who wants God to use them to change their community.
The question is, have you made up the hedge? Have you applied yourself to His Word, to understanding His voice and to the power of His presence? If not, then you have not understood the immensity of the burden you seek to carry or the price that must be paid to bear it.
Men who stand in the gap are those that have made up their minds to know God, to explore the bottomless depths of His person and to let Him lead them through the paths of unsearchable truths.
FURTHER STUDY: Hosea 4:6, Proverbs 11:9
GOLDEN NUGGET: Men who stand in the gap are those that have made up their minds to know God, to explore the bottomless depths of His person and to let Him lead them through the paths of unsearchable truths.
PRAYER: My loving Father, I thank You for this Word. I thank You because we are living in a dispensation of the broadness of the Word. Thank You for the revelation that is available in abundance. Knowledge and wisdom are the stability of my times and the strength of my salvation. I am spent and spend for deeper insights into Your person. As I do, I am sharpened for world changing responsibilities. In Jesus’ name, Amen.