Sunday, June 7, 2015

Standing in the Gap


Today’s sermon by Pastor Allan is digested from my notes.  Pastor stated that our congregation today was a small crowd, but small groups should not scare us.

Jesus began with a small company of followers.  Gideon’s band was reduced to a small number that God could use mightily.  Be faithful in your walk.  We are here to serve and to expect the Supernatural to happen.  There is a wide spread move of God happening.

Ezekiel 22:30 (KJV) 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.

Our country is disgracing a lot of us with what they call entertainment.  Even the commercials are telling us that wrong lifestyles are normal.  They desire to shame us to NOT stand up for righteousness.  We are right in the middle of a transforming attitude that is being forced on us to believe that sin is normal.

We have loved ones deep in sin, and we love them for who they are and not because of the wrong choices they made.

Who will stand in the gap for these we know, who need deliverance?

We are talking about people who have NO desire to know God.

Pastor stated that he wanted a church willing to stand in the gap.  Write down their name and what is needed in their life, and it is between you and Jesus.  We will place them on a bulletin board that carries the Title, “Power of Prayer.”  Don’t carry your burden alone.

We can reverse the Curse with Intercessory Prayer, in behalf of another. That is standing in the gap.

The seed was sown in the man’s heart and he came searching for Jesus.  When he found him the man said to Jesus, “Come heal my son who is dying.”  Jesus said, “Your son lives because you believe.

We have access to Christ Jesus, and there is a new generation who don’t know anything about Him.  Our faith has been altered and weakened because we often pray, “If you want to you can heal? Or if it is your will to heal and if not make them comfortable.”

The woman with the issue of blood had tried everything available but received no help. When she heard of Jesus, she pushed in, pressing into the crowd so she could touch even the hem of His garment.  She refused to take no for an answer.

So many are out there are without a praying grandmother or family member.  They have grown up in a Godless society.

We are to intercede even if it “seems hopeless.”  Even if you are weak in faith, you are qualified to intercede and to stand in the gap.

Remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for it is God’s will to protect Israel and he promises favor over those who pray thus.

Look around you and see the faces, even if you don’t know their names, pray for those faces.  The enemy has broken into our families and broken the security.  Prayer will heal the breach.  Pray for your family, your neighbors, your city and its officials, and your Nation.

James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 

We need the supernatural.  It might not be as you expect, for God is not in a box.

In the Bible, there was a crazy man who lived in the tombs.  Many like him are walking our streets today.

God says, ‘I hear your voices and your cry and it is not in vain.


  1. Oh Hazel, I can feel your urgency in these words. Yes, we need to pray for this, our broken world. It really bothers me when our family tries to find 'family-friendly' shows to watch together after dinner. We can find the shows, but then the station plays commercials that exude horror, or sex, or violence. We've begun recording the shows so we can skip through the offensive commercials. But that's just the start. I love that you write about intercessory prayer as a way to stand in the gap for this world, for these people, for our friends and families. "Prayer will heal the breach"

    Heavenly Father, I do believe, help me overcome my disbelief.

  2. Oh, dear Lord, help us all! We NEED to say "Here am I, send me", like Isaiah said. If ever there was a time that we need to stand in the gap, it is now.

  3. Good post Hazel, for sure we need to stand for righteousness, for what is scripturally right. Thank God this world is not our home but while we are here we need to live like a born again believer, where all things are new.

  4. Good post Hazel, for sure we need to stand for righteousness, for what is scripturally right. Thank God this world is not our home but while we are here we need to live like a born again believer, where all things are new.

  5. Good call on the comparison of the madman in the tombs. Praying for this nation.

  6. Great reminder Ms. Hazel! Thank you. I'm so thankful for those that are generous with the gift of Prayer!



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