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Power of One

“I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.” (Ezekiel 22:30, NASB95)

What is the power of one? What difference can one make? It depends upon whether that person is acting solo or in conjunction with a greater power.

For some reason God chooses to work with people. He most certainly doesn’t need us. He is all-sufficient and all-powerful. He can, if He so desires, work completely independently of man. Yet He seeks out a person who will cooperate with Him.

God called Ezekiel to speak to the nation about their sins. God was ready to bring judgment, but first He searched for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Him, so that He would not have to destroy the land. The wall of righteousness was broken down and desperately needed repair. If something wasn’t done soon, God would step in and judge.

God looks for an intercessor that will build up the wall and stand in the gap. We know that ultimately Jesus Christ is the One who has brought righteousness and bridged the gap between God and man. Nevertheless, God is still searching for those to intercede. In Ezekiel’s day He found none. Never has the need been greater. The sins of our nation cry out to God and judgment is imminent. By God’s grace may we accept the challenge on behalf of our family, church, city and nation!

What is the power of one? More than we can imagine if that one is called, equipped and empowered by God. Lord, help us to be such people.

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