Where Are You Standing??? A Word from THE WORD!!! #47
I have a simple and brief word for today, yet one that I think is imperative for us to consider when we look at the condition of our world, especially in regard to biblical values. We see “Turkey Day” rather than a day of giving thanks to God Almighty, and His Son Jesus–such an old- fashioned idea, and one relegated to the “religious extremists”! We see “Christmas” completely disconnected from the “Christ” who came to “save His people from their sins” (See Matthew 1:21). I won’t dwell on how we got here, but simply share a profound reminder from Israel’s past, and perhaps our future if we fail to “stand in the gap” without compromise.
“The people of the land have
and exercised robbery,
and have vexed the poor and needy:
yea, they have oppressed the stranger
30 And I sought for a man among them,
that should make up the hedge,
and stand in the gap
for the land,
that I should not destroy it:
but I found none.
31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation
I have consumed them
with the fire of my wrath:
their own way
have I recompensed upon their heads,
saith the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 22:29-31
While this is a dire passage, I believe it is one that God has impressed upon me to share. My only comment is to ask, “Will you and I stand in the gap?” Are we willing to live “speaking the truth in love” (see Ephesians 4:15); or will we cave to the culture’s demands and forsake our God and His Word? If I don’t stand in the gap, who will? If you don’t stand in the gap, who will?
The choice is ours but remember there is a test.
Amen and Amen!!!