Ezekiel 22:30-31 “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the first of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.”
Isaiah 58:11-12 “And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”
God is looking for a faithful few who He can use to make up the hedge, stand in the gap, and repair the breach. When a society is diverging from Him, He simply seeks those who will act righteously to forego judgment and forestall wrath. In doing so, these faithful individuals can build up the old waste places, raise up stable foundations, and restore the paths of protection and provision. This is exactly what our society needs today.
The righteous remnant that acts for the Lord and relies upon His strength can have a national, multi-generational impact. They would revive those things from the past that are good and right. They would mend those things that created division and discord. They would provide opportunities for human flourishing. They would create the conditions for a thriving and prospering community. They would establish stable structures of societal success. They would cast a bold vision for the future and create plans to bring it to fruition. They would provide the true and meaningful leadership that God directs and that human-nature demands.
Their results stem from a continual outpouring of the LORD’s presence!
This is not an idle fabrication or an idealistic fantasy. It can be a reality in our society today. But it requires us to live up to God’s contingencies of righteousness and Christ-centeredness (to be discussed more in future posts). And it saddens the Lord when He is unable to find the faithful few who can carry out His plans for such a community, such a society, and such a nation.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO RISE UP TO GOD’S STANDARDS SO THAT WE CAN MAKE UP THE HEDGE, STAND IN THE GAP, AND REPAIR THE BREACH. What a blessing it would be to live in a land where our paths have been restored. A future like that is contingent upon us and reliant upon God.