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. (Ezekiel 22:30 NIV)

What does a person who stands in the gap look like?

A person who stands in the gap is faithful, loving, kind, full of compassion, hope. A light in the darkness bursting forth that others may see. This is a righteous person who is a beacon of hope that God can use to draw others into His bosom. Through trials, tribulations, and storms of all sorts, this person stands, in faith. This person is the light of the world as it is written in Matthew 5:14-16.

This person is the light of the world and not a person who hides under a bushel. His light shines before men that they may see his good works and glorify God who is in heaven.

This person is a tree planted by streams of living water in fertile soil. This person who stands in the gap is vulnerable yet still stands. Standing firm in faith wearing the full armor of God. The belt of truth buckled around his waist, the breastplate of righteousness in place, his feet fitted firmly with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. He holds up his shield of faith to quench all of the fiery darts of the evil one. He wears the helmet of salvation and holds the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. This is a person who is alert and is always praying in the Spirit, lifting up supplications to God for all of the saints. This person reads the Bible.

This is a person like Moses, who, in Exodus 32:32, asked that God forgive his people their sin, but if not, requested that his own name be blotted out from God’s Book of Life. A person such as Elijah stood before the prophets of Baal and spoke to all the people, declaring that they choose between God or Baal. There were many such people; judges, prophets and finally, Jesus, who stood in the gap. The book of Hebrews 11-12 speaks of people who stood in the gap. A “great cloud of witnesses.”

A person standing in the gap declares the truth of Jesus’ victory, our victory, over the darkness declaring, “it shall not pass. Darkness will not prevail.” You are a warrior of the Kingdom of God. Such a person lives his life to please God and doesn’t allow himself to get entangled with the affairs of this world for he is not of this world. He is always alert, always watching, always aware of the still small voice of God.

A person who stands in the gap is one like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who refused to bow down to evil. Who, with unwavering faith, knows that God will deliver him from anything, but if He doesn’t, still will not bow down. Such is a person who stands to intercede for all the saints.

We know this person, his name is Jesus, and each one of us strives to be like him. So, stand and stand firm, speaking life, knowing that nothing can separate you, the person who stands in the gap, from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord and though you may face death all day long, we are more than conquers, through He who loves us. We are Kingdom Warriors, and we must not falter in our intercession for all the children of God.