Let’s look at the reason for the first hole ~ unconfessed sin. Now look at the definition of an intercessor in Ezekiel 22:30. It is one who makes a wall, and stands in the gap before God on behalf of another.
Sin is sin and it blocks our fellowship with the Lord. The objective in our intercession is to make a wall of truth by speaking God’s word over the person we are praying for. Jeremiah 1:12 says that He watches over His word to perform it.
For example: I know someone who is angry at God. They charge God with wrong. They are self-deceived. They do not recognize that their anger against God is the very thing that is blocking a fulfilling relationship with the Lord.
How do I pray? Open the eyes of their heart (Ephesians 1:18). Colossians 1:10 ~ that they would walk worthy of the Lord…increasing in their knowledge of Him. Ephesians 3:19 Amplified. That they would come to know practically through experience for themselves, the love of Christ.
When we are deceived, we don’t know we are deceived. James 1:22 says, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving ourselves.” It cannot be more clear. When our walk does not reflect the character of Christ, we are deceived. We are controlled by the lies of the enemy we have believed. Remember, our heart is our belief center.
2 Corinthians 13:5 is our path to freedom. The Amplified says, “Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruit of it. Test and prove yourselves (not Christ). Do you not yourselves realize and know (thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience) that Jesus Christ is in you–unless you are (counterfeit) disapproved on trial and rejected?”
When I want to examine the back of my hair, which I cannot see, I get a mirror. That is how God’s word is to us. Hebrews 4:12 says that it discerns our heart. We read His word and compare it to our heart-belief and actions. If there are discrepancies, then we need to course correct.
First, recognize that there is a hole in your life’s hedge. Second, ask a few close friends to make a wall and stand in the gap for you. Stay accountable them. In the meantime you take God’s word and begin to implant it in your heart. James 1:21 Amplified says, “…in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted (in your hearts) contains the power to save your souls.”
The intercessor stands in the gap on your behalf. As you are renew your mind with truth, His word begins to close up the hole. Joshua 1:8 says that we are to meditate in His word day and night, observing to do. We walk in His word, we speak it, and we make it our own.