TOPIC: STANDING IN THE GAP
TEXT: Jeremiah 50:44; Ezekiel 22:30-31; Matthew 18:18
Every chosen or believer should know our roles in this present world in our family, yard, village, city, state, nation or even in the house of God as God's representative. 2 Corinthians 5:20. He has specially chosen us to stand in the gap for sinners and the people of the world; to intercede and also, evangelise to them.1 Peter 2:9-10; Jeremiah 51:20-23.
So, we shall consider the following sub-headings:
(1) THE REASONS AND COUNSEL
We are in the very last days and a lot of things are happening thereby fulfilling the prophecy of the end time (2 Timothy 3:1-5; Matthew 24:7-8); and as these prophecies abound; we that are saved are the only ones who are qualified to pray for the unsaved to be saved; and also, we are to pray for one another, our rulers, nation and the suffering people; and also evangelise through them.1 Thessalonians 5:17; Luke 18:1; Jeremiah 51:20-23; Ezekiel 22:30.
So, we must make ourselves available and stand in the gap so that God will not destroy this world.
(2) OUR RESPONSE AND THE BENEFITS
Remember, God is looking for those who will plead and preach for these souls to be saved. Ezekiel 22:30. Remember, Abraham stood in the gap for Lot and he was saved Genesis 18:22-23. We must do something urgently to stop all the evil in our world; and God will hear us and save them.