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!

Tom Moore is the Gospel Preacher for the Park Heights church of Christ in Hamilton, TX. "I stand for and defend the truth of God's word. All other degrees and diplomas mean very little in comparison."

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8 Comments

  • Kalev says:

    The Commands of God are found in the Torah, the first five books of the OT and most Christians keep none of those commands, the most glaring is not keeping the Sabbath on the day God commanded. Instead they follow the false teachings of the Roman Catholic Church founded by Emperor Constantine.

    • Jeremiah 31:31ff tells of a new covenant to come. Isaiah 2:2-3 tells that the law will come forth from Zion. The Old came forth from Sinai or Horeb.

      The New Covenant has come, Matthew 26:28, and the law has come forth from Zion, Acts 2.

      • Kalev says:

        If one studies the Word, and only the Word without the traditions and doctrines of men, then one learns that the New Covenant is the Old Covenant (Torah) renewed. Unless one has an understanding of the Hebraic perspective of the Word one will never realize that truth. No man can perfectly keep Torah, that’s why God sent His Son to save us from the condemnation of failing to perfectly keep Torah.

        • Paul said that the law was nailed to the cross, Colossians 2:14, abolished, Ephesians 2:15, taken away to establish the second, Hebrews 10:9.

          Beside this the law specified who the law was for, namely, the Jews, Deuteronomy 5:3. I am not a Jew and have never been under the Old Law.

          • Kalev says:

            Sorry G. E. but you show your biblical illiteracy by saying the law was for the Jews, it was for all of Israel and any other person that aligned themselves with Israel. What is left today of Israel, for the world to see, is the Tribe of Judah (the Jews), Benjamin and Levi (though a number of people from the other 10 tribes returned to the Southern Kingdom before the Northern Kingdom was conquered by the Assyrians). The “Law” as you call it is called The Torah, or in Hebraic terms the “Instructions in Righteous Living” given by God to Moses to teach Israel. Torah was never meant as a vehicle to salvation but was given to show Israel they needed a Savior, which God gave to all mankind through Jesus the Messiah, or in Hebrew proper haMashiach Yeshua. And Paul never hung Torah on the Cross, he upheld Torah to all he taught but also he taught complete faith in Jesus to avoid the condemnation Torah brought as no man can perfectly keep “The Law”. Maybe you should spend some time with http://www.seedofabraham.net for some good understanding.

          • I just have to point out that you are pontificating. You are making statements but are offering only yourself and the website you cite as authority. This I cannot accept. If I am going to get more of the same at that site I think I’ll pass.

          • Kalev says:

            Pontificating? Why do you obificate the truth, try this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_cSxGn3PXU ad have a great day.

          • You don’t answer my counter arguments and you don’t cite authority for your claims. Yes, you are pontificating. The speaker on that video is not commenting here on my site. You are.

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