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Standing in The Gap

  • I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 WEB

    When the Lord planned to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 18:24), Abraham stood in the gap and asked God if He would destroy it if there were fifty righteous men there. God said that He would not.

    Then Abraham asked what if there were forty-five righteous people, forty, thirty, twenty, ten, and then he stopped. It appears that God would have kept going as long as He had someone to intercede for them. Abraham was the one that stopped at ten.

    God seeks intercessors that will pray for the nation, and for each other. If you have someone who is lost, do not stop praying for them. Jesus told us 'No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up in the last day' (John 6:44). Pray for the Lord to draw their hearts to Him.

    Remember also to pray for the nation that you live in. You live there, and if it prospers, you will prosper. 'Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to Yahweh for it; for in the peace of it shall you have peace' (Jeremiah 29:7).

    If you know the Lord today, chances are that someone has stood in the gap for you already. Now your prayer could be the one thing that changes everything for someone else. God is still seeking those who will stand in the gap for others.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for saving me, now please draw the rest of my family to You. May my whole family come to know and love you for all things are possible with You. Put the lost in my path and the words in my mouth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
January 29, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen 
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro AMEN
January 29, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles YES! Amen! I pray for all the lost daily and I have a few in my family that I pray special prayers over. I know one day our Father will touch their hearts and open their eyes to his goodness and love. Thank you pastor! Blessings Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for saving me, now please draw the rest of my family to You. May my whole family come to know and love you for all things are possible with You. Put the lost in my path and the words in my mouth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen!
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen. 
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza amen
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
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Ilia Jefferson
Ilia Jefferson Thank you for this message.  Absolutely need to pray for our country.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey A great,powerful and timely word. I will continue to intercede for lost love ones and this nation. Thank you!
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Deleted Member Amen, I come in agreement with prayer over our lost loved ones and our nation. Amen and Amen.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.  I pray that I will stand in the gap for the lost. God does not want any one to perish. I will continue praying for the lost that they will respond to the Holy Spirits calling.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! I know are prayers will be answered! 
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Lasheika Simmons
Lasheika Simmons This really put things into perspective for me to stand my post and continue to stand in the gap for my family. Thank you so much for this entry Pastor Todd. God bless you!
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Deleted Member Amen, and I will be praying and standing in the gap for you and your family too. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Lasheika Simmons
Lasheika Simmons Thanks my sister. We love you as well. Bless you:)
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman Amen!
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froeseedited: January 29, 2016 I understand the idea of standing in the gap. I have a friend who is on the fence about being a Christian. I have needed her as a friend and lately she has been talking to me about God. She knows that hearing about God makes me feel better. But I am also hoping that by her talking about God that she will come to know our Lord Jesus Christ as her own personal savior too. I pray that she continues to talk about God. She is sounding more comfortable about it so it will just take some time I think. It is exciting. I know I have stood in the gap before and prayed for her to be in relatinoship with God before when she has had struggles in life. Thank you for this reminder to pray for others. We could be the only ones who are praying for something like this for that person. Amen.  I also remember hearing after my divorce from my sister-in-law who had prayed that I have a close relationship with God. When I told her a few years ago how my relationship had changed, she was really happy and had told me how she had prayed for me. It truly does happen that we find Christ when others stand in the gap.
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Deleted Member Amen, what a beautiful testimony, and we will be standing in the gap for your friend too. God bless.
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Amen. God bless you as well Tamara. :-)
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Kyia Thomas
Kyia Thomas Amen. 
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Deleted Member A wonderful message. Thank you so much. 
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I've been praying for my family for years--one day, I know they will come to know the Lord!
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! There is no better place to stand than in the gap. There is nothing as rewarding as lifting up someone in prayer and having God answer it! It is such a blessing to pray for others!
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen  
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese So true Carol! I totally agree! I see so many little changes happen to people when I pray for them to find Christ. My friend only recently started to talk about God to me. I wonder how she will be in a few months. It is so cool how God moves!
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse Thank you for this message today.  I know that my mom and grandma prayed for me for years and many years later I am now praying for my own children and others I love. I do feel discouraged at times and I'm sure my mom felt the same way. Your message has given me hope and encourages me to keep praying for those who are lost and have turned away from the Lord. 
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Amen sister! :=)
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman My mother prayed for my brother to get saved until she died.  He was finally saved several years later.  Our prayers were answered, neither our mother or father lived to see him saved.  Thank the Lord he was saved several years before he died.
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann  Awesome job pastor Dion You sure do know how to put Gods words to paper thanku thanku thanku God Bless u my Brother in Christ sincerely Scott Riegelmann.
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh AMEN.
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Father, hear our cry from within our hearts for friends and family that we have shared about your Love for them,and what a friend we have in Jesus.Father we pray they will hear your voice today,soften their hearts Lord,We pray that they will seek you and your righteness with all of their heart, In the name of Jesus I pray.
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Pam Christ
Pam Christ Amen. I'm going to print  out what pastor said and hang it on my wall
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Use me where you want in Jesus  name Amen!
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message! Even I wish to stand as a wall for my country, dear India. When riots rage here and people kill each other in the name of religion, I truly feel sad...and this is the exact thing I am trying to do; through my presence on social media and in my prayers, to be the voice of nationality. I declare myself to be an Indian Christian who loves our Government, our army, our culture and our diversity.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thanks!  Yes, good reminder!  
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander What a much needed reminder,  AMEN
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Amen! I pray for my family my brothers.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, use me to draw others to you!
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Thank you Pastor. 
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Obioma Ukegbu
Obioma Ukegbu MY ULTIMATE DESIRE IS TO BE IN THE GAP ALWAYS( MATT.6:33),AMEN
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for your prayer which is just what I need. May I stand in the gap for someone who needs it. I pray for peace and wisdom for our leaders and salvation for all my family and friends.Thank you Pastor Dion.
February 1, 2016