Is There A Man Among Us? Stand In The Gap!
The Almighty declared, “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” (Eze. 22:30). The Lord is looking for the same type of men today — those who will not allow the church to be destroyed, those who will stand and fight. The great God of heaven is looking for men who will “make up the hedge” and who will “stand in the gap.” The question is, Will there be any to fulfill this charge?
The Lord is looking for men who will be faithful examples to the church in their attendance, in their dress for worship, in leadership, in sound doctrine, and in courage. He is looking for men who will be “an example of the believers” (1 Tim. 4:12). God is looking for those who will be an example of “good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you” (Tit. 2:7-8). Will the Lord find such a man among us? Are you this kind of man?
The Creator is looking for men who bring up their children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). He is looking for men who will be the head of the home (Eph. 5:23), and men who will demand that their family be faithful (Gen. 18:19). The Lord is looking for men who will teach their children concerning their duties to the Lord (Deut. 6:7), who will train them in the ways of the Lord (Pro. 22:6), who will discipline them (Pro. 13:24), who will control them (1 Tim. 3:4), and who will provide for them (2 Cor. 12:14). Will the Lord find this kind of man among us? Are you this kind of man?
Jehovah is looking for men who will be sound in doctrine and who will oppose that which is false. He is looking for men who will “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3, ASV), for men who are “set for the defense of the gospel” (Phil. 1:17), and for men who will sharply rebuke false teachers, “that they may be sound in the faith” (Tit. 1:13). The Lord is looking for men who will speak “the things which become sound doctrine” (Tit. 2:1). Will the Lord find this kind of man among us? Are you this kind of man?
God is looking for men who will be leaders in His church. He is looking for men who will prepare themselves to be faithful elders in the church (1 Tim. 3:1-7), for men who will prepare themselves to faithful deacons (1 Tim. 3:8-13), and for men who will prepare themselves to be bold and faithful preachers of the word of God (2 Tim. 2:2). Will the Lord find this kind of man among us? Are you this kind of man?
The Lord’s church needs men — real men who are truly concerned about the beautiful bride of Christ. Men who want to keep the church pure and undefiled. The church has too many “sissy boys” who will not take a stand for truth and faithfulness.
David on his deathbed gave his son, Solomon, some very important instructions, he said, “I go the way of all the earth; be thou strong therefore, and show thy self a man” (1 Kgs. 2:2), in other words, BE A MAN! David then tells Solomon how to be a man, “keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself” (1 Kgs. 2:3). If you want to be a real man — KEEP THE COMMANDS OF GOD!
The Lord is looking for real men to be leaders in His church and in the home. Will He find any? Are you that kind of man — a real man of God? Will you prepare yourself to be a real man of God? Will the Lord find a real man of God among us?
Shake or Nod!