“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).