The enemy of our soul hates it when the gaps he made are detected, and the work has begun to close those gaps. We see this in Nehemiah 4:7 when their enemies heard what they were doing. It says, “…heard that the walls of Jerusalem were being restored and the gaps were beginning to be closed, they became very angry.”
What are gaps? They are demonic infiltrations to control. Isaiah 7:6 says, “Let us go up against Judah and trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them…”
Is it any different in our day? No. We have gaps in our nation. The Lord called for intercessors back in Israel’s day. He is still calling for intercessors. Ezekiel 22:30 says, “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”
Let me take you back to chapter 8. The Lord showed Ezekiel a hole in the wall. He instructed him to dig into the wall where he found a door. Verse 9 says, “…Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there.” In God’s temple they were worshipping the sun and other abominations.
You can read the chapter for yourself. In Ezekiel 9 the Lord had a man do his work. Verse 2 says that he was clothed in linen and had a writer’s inkhorn at his side. Verse 4 says, “…put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over the abominations that are done within it.” Verse 6 says, “…do not come near anyone on whom is the mark…” Everyone else was killed, “…So they began with the elders who were before the temple.” In chapter 10 the glory of the Lord departed.
I’m sure you have had this happen to you, or you know of others. They gain great victory. The gaps are beginning to close, and then the enemy comes in to trouble them. Fiery darts fly left and right. Their minds are attacked with a barrage of lies.
The work of an intercessor is never done. The Lord chooses us, mere humans, to do His work. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
The word ‘mighty’ in Hebrew is better understood through the words ‘isolated’ or ‘inaccessible.’ The Lord shows us the hidden that He desires to show us, so that we are able to pray more effectively.
Let’s go back to the word ‘paga’ that I wrote about weeks ago. It means that the Lord intercepts our thought process to impart information to utilize in our intercession. We do not know, but He does and reveals them to us for strategic warfare.
Our part is to be attentive. The Jews who were rebuilding the wall had to keep their weapon in one hand and their tools in the other. The enemy was determined they would not do the work that the Lord had called them to do.
It is the same with us. We are His instruments. He uses our readiness to set up ambushes through prayer. There is nothing like concerted prayer. He calls His intercessors from all over, and unites us with His purpose, in the moment of the call. Let us be attentive and ready when our paga comes.