“Standing In The Gap” LATE MR. N. DANIEL
Ezekiel 13:3-11 "Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord."
We are called to stand in the gap. A Christian stands in the gap in the time of trouble. The hosts of heaven are with him. He is never alone. So he stands in the gap and fights for God. His warfare is not with carnal weapons. 2 Cor. 10:4 "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds." A Christian who is truly converted and established, pulls down every imagination and brings it to the foot of the Cross. Anything of faith is eternal. Every thought of the Spirit of God is eternal. Our weapons are not carnal. We wi1l not use the weapon of vengeance. We will not use harmful weapons at all.
Romans 12:19 "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." A revengeful spirit deprives you of the faith attitude and the power of prayer. Genesis 12:3 “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee, and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” God has so constituted nature that anyone who blesses a humble man of God will be blessed. Jesus said, even if you give a cup of cold water to a disciple, you will be blessed. Nature is groaning because of sin. Romans 8:22 “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.”
A sinner sends out vibrations that destroy the good things of nature. The trees and clouds of rain are affected. As man becomes righteous and his thoughts become pure, the nature around will be blessed. In a family, if there is the fear of God, there comes in happiness. They may not be very rich but they will be contented. God's blessing will be different from what you imagine. You will stand in the breach. You will fight. with the armour of God. All the while you will have rest in your heart. You will have the faith that God will do everything for you. God will give us a restful heart. Under His wings you will have perfect shade and protection. You will enjoy the peace that passeth all. understanding.