In the day of Ezekiel, Israel was in a bad place. The prophets were corrupt. The priests were corrupt. The princes were corrupt. The people were corrupt. (To see for yourself, read what God says about them in Ezekiel 22.)
Before God poured out His wrath on the nation of Israel, He searched for a man. He tells Ezekiel, “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land….but I found no one” (Ezekiel 22:30).
It’s kinda sad really. There was not a single man who would stand in the gap. What is the gap? It’s that trendy clothe store in the mall, right? The gap that God is talking about here is the distance between where the people were, and where God wanted them to be.
Let’s be honest with ourselves. There is a gap in America. There is a distance between where we are, and where God wants us to be. Sadly, the gap is widening. Who will stand in the gap? Only Jesus Christ can do that. The issues that we are currently facing as a nation are not political problems, racial problems, or social problems. The issues we face are spiritual problems. Let us quickly turn to Jesus, the only One who stands in the gap between man and God. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.