Standing in a gap means interceding for somebody or a group of people. It means filling the place of someone. For instance, when you are invited to an event and you go, you then ask someone to represent you. That person is standing in the gap for you.
The person takes all responsibilities and accolades on behalf of that person. A watchman is a man that stands in the gap for the environment he protects. In ancient times, they are usually set upon a tower to watch over the whole city.
Today, God is also making us a watchman to stand in the gap for our Families, Churches, Nation, and the World as a whole.
As a Christian, you are placed in that environment to be a watchman. You need to take up the work of an intercessor in your family.
As a woman, you need to stand up to the responsibility of standing in the gap for your family. The man is also not left behind in this mandate.
Abraham stood in the gap for both his immediate and extended family members. You must be a representative of God wherever you are. You must be that one person that God can see and say “because of this one I will not destroy this family, I will not destroy this Nation”.
Pharaoh was blessed because Joseph was there. This is because God was with him. Wherever you are, always seek its peace.
It is your duty as a Citizen of your country to always pray for your country. In the peace of your country lies your own peace too.
“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.
Will you be that man that God is looking for to stand in gap for his Nation?
It is your duty as a member of your extended family to intercede for your extended family members because when anything happens, you will be called upon.
When you intercede for others, you are interceding for yourself.
” Son of man I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me” Ezekiel 3:17.
It is your duty as an intercessor to pray for the salvation of others.
Are you standing in a gap? If yes, keep standing the Lord will uphold you.
To stand in the gap means to defend or fight a battle on behalf of someone. The Watchman is always the first to be attacked when the enemies come to attack the city in which he protects.
An intercessor is just like a Watchman standing in the gap for someone. As a defender that he is, he needs to protect himself with an armor.
Ephesians 6:10-18 explains the whole armor of God that you need to put on as a Christian. You need to be equipped to be able to face any battle you will be faced with.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” Ephesians 6: 11.
The devil is always against anyone who wants to stop him from achieving his goal. Therefore, you need to put on the armor of God.
This armor includes but not limited to;
The belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.
Another armor that you need is the blood of Jesus which you have the right to when you have been saved
The Bible says; ” And they overcame by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony……..” Revelation 12:11.
It is the blood of Jesus that can make you overcome.
However, you need to be truly born again and live a holy life before you can stand in the gap for someone.
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place?
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul into vanity, nor sworn deceitfully” Psalms 24: 3-4.