Topic: Intercessors Needed [Tuesday May 2, 2017]
Text: Ezekiel 22:23-31
Key Verse: “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” (Ezekiel 22:30).
While taking a stroll down the street one day, John Wesley came upon a man who was down on his knees breaking stones. Whatever instrument it was that the man was using, he seemed to be doing so with much ease from his kneeling position.
Wesley made a spiritual application of what he saw and exclaimed: “Ah, I wish I could break the hearts of some who hear me as easily as you are breaking these stones!” Looking at Wesley, the man replied: “Did you ever try breaking them on your knees?” Like the question of the man in the story above, God is searching for those who will go on their knees and intercede for our society for the high level of corruption virtually in every of its segment: the diversion of resources, the collapse of ethics and moral values, cultism on our campuses, inter-ethnic squabbles, fraudulent practices, infidelity among couples and large-scale immoral lifestyles among the youth and adults and worship places becoming a place of profanity.
Is it a small thing to you? Don’t you realise that your own children are in this society and can be negatively influenced? Are you complacent about the wrath of God coming on all those who practise these evils? God is still searching today as He did in the time of Ezekiel for people of prayer, who will change the darkness in our society and nation to light.
Ours is to intercede and God’s is to answer. If we refuse to stand in the gap, there is no guarantee that we and our children will be spared the consequences of the evils in our nation. Many innocent people have become victims of calamities and wars that were triggered by the indiscretions of a few. Thus we cannot afford to fold our arms, while the agents of Satan continue to wreak havoc in our communities and nation.
Thought for the day: God needs intercessors today.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.