(I originally posted this article on another blog back in 2020. The Storm is upon us now. It’s time to wake up and make intercessory prayer a priority.)
Storm clouds are approaching America at a rapid speed. The time is now to allow the LORD to examine our hearts. It’s time to turn from our willful disobedience to God. It’s time to return to Jesus. Much of the Church in America has compromised with spiritual darkness. We have allowed the values of our culture to shape our thinking.
While we must stand up for justice, we must not align ourselves with movements with dark spiritual roots. Riots in our streets, pestilence, and anarchy abound. Civil war seems to be a real possibility and foreign enemies could take advantage of this situation. God is not the author of this chaos.
Those of us who follow Jesus have a responsibility to seek and pursue peace. But, compromising with evil is never the answer. Christians are called to live out the gospel and to stand in the gap. The gap is an opening in the wall of an ancient city. Walls were important to keep out foreign invaders.
Watchmen were placed there to fill in the opening that was caused by the attack of an enemy. And to be lookouts on behalf of the city. We stand in the gap today by praying for the protection of our cities and for God’s mercy. Without repentance in the church, we can do very little to help the world around us.
“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” – Ezekiel 22:30