Righteousness that Guards the Land


“ I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land.”
I watched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land; but I found no one.” Ezekiel 22:30

During the time of Judah’s Babylonian captivity, the people continued to rebel against God and their sins increased, to the point they were beyond repair. There was no one interceding on their behalf, no one cared.

What struct me as I was reading in the book of Ezekiel was the phrase,
“ I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land.”

Great cities and nations have relied on a structure surrounding them that would protect them from invasion and harm that would destroy their land. And when the wall became vulnerable, they would send men to repair. But we are not looking at a physical structure here, but a spiritual realm of protection – called righteousness which is our stronghold and defense against not a fleshy adversary, but rather a spiritual one.

Notice the scriptures speaks of not building, but “rebuilding” or a rebirthing process. When a nation rebels against God and His righteousness, they lose His defense. In His sovereignty, and with His mercy and grace, He chooses one to repair the breeched wall  by our prayers. It isn’t a foreign adversary that threatens our way of life and peace, but the enemy within, the rebellious one, who prevents God’s restoration from taking place. 

God has chosen an instrument as a result of prayer. As His instrument, God’s servant is restoring our way of law and order, justice and truth, and restoring opportunity for our nation to become, “one” under God again;  restoring the Judeo-Christian roots. In order for the rebuilding to take place, we call upon His Name – the Host of Heaven, the Lord of Heavens Armies. For apart from Him ( our Lord and Savior) we can do nothing.

“See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc; no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,”
Isaiah 53: 16-17

 There is no condemnation for those who have faith in Christ Jesus. Who is the enemy coming against God’s righteousness? And what in heaven is taking place?

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 

It seems God’s Word has been hidden for many generations. Therefore, the wall that would protect our children can only be restored when they are taught His law and His Word flows unobstructed,  revealed again.

God reveals our sins, as we pray for our enemies and put away the accusing finger. Then,  by faith not in our righteousness but His, the moment we believe and confess our trust in Him, He intervenes, stands in the gap, and places underfoot our enemies, while we proclaim His Name.
(2 Chronicles 7:14, Isaiah 58)

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

And from the cross, Jesus prayed, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:44-45

 God reveals our iniquities while we intercede for our nation. As we pray for our nation, we pray for our enemies, Why? Because, in doing so, we invite the God of our salvation to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh and then, revival comes through His mercy and grace and heals our land.

” And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Therefore, Who is He that stands in the gap between God’s wrath and us? The Lord Jesus Christ, our only mediator, and defense, Who makes us righteous through faith in His salvation, alone?  It is the Lord, at the right hand of the Father, interceding for believers who have come to faith.  

“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers—and it was not there. . . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests—and it was not there. . . . .in her rich mines and her vast world commerce—and it was not there. . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution—and it was not there.  Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.  America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville 1838

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.”
1 Timothy 2: 1-6

 

 

About Doula Faith

I am first and foremost a child of God, "born again" into the Kingdom of God through faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has called me to be an "Encourager" of faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. I have learned through some painful trials of His unconditional love. The apple of my eye, is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Living Word.
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