A Call to Intercessors, Gap-Standers, and Restoration Workers

“What are these feeble people doing? Will they restore their wall? … Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble – burned as they are?” (Nehemiah 4:2 NIV)

Is there hope for revival in the American Church? Only to the degree that we – the intercessors, gap-standers, and restoration workers – are willing to ask God for it, to plead with Him for His mercy in spite of our grave sins, and to strengthen His people.

“Comfort, comfort My people,” God admonishes Isaiah. To comfort means to strengthen.

“I looked for someone among them, who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of [My people], so I would not have to destroy it” (Ezekiel 22:22 NIV).

“Remember the LORD, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes” (Nehemiah 3:14b NIV).

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2 thoughts on “A Call to Intercessors, Gap-Standers, and Restoration Workers

  1. I know exactly what you mean. The city where I live has many old and aging congregations with dwindling memberships. It took a few years of visiting around until I found a church where I felt I could grow spiritually. We are reminded every Sunday that we are the Body Of Christ on this earth and charged with being Christ’s presence in the neighborhood and in the city. I think it’s this realization that we are serving as Christ to those around us that makes the big difference. If we are not Christ’s presence for the hurting and needy, who will be? Anyway, nice post!

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