I'm Standing In The Gap

Ezekiel 22:30-31

July 25, 2021 • Dr. Delman Coates

God calls each and every one of us to stand in the gap whenever, however, and wherever there is a need in the world, in the community, or in our families. Where there is injustice in the world, we are to oppose it. Where there is pain and suffering in our community, we are to confront it. And whatever threatens the spiritual, physical, and mental stability of our families, we must stand against it. God is looked for bold, courageous, and spirit-filled believers who will stand in the gap for the less fortunate, minorities, and the downtrodden – those who are often forgotten, ignored, and pushed to the margins of society. Such a position in the church is called being an intercessor. Intercession entails some act on behalf of another. It could be an act of advocacy, an action of meditation, and most importantly, it can be and is often in scripture an act of prayer. Throughout the Word of God, the Lord calls and challenges those of us who claim to be concerned about the well-being of the world to stand against the forces of death and darkness that seek to destroy what God has established.