Standing in the Gap

Standing in the Gap: Pleading With God

This post is long-overdue, but the topic has also been on my mind a lot lately. Ezekiel 22:30 says, “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one." We have a number of examples in the Bible of men who stood in the gap before God, pleading with Him to have mercy on His people.

Beware of False Shepherd Rob Bell

Every once in a while, I am reminded of something that I wish everybody knew: Rob Bell is a very smooth and deceptive man. Today I was reminded of this again when I read this post by Justin Taylor. Read it, and then warn your friends to stay away from Rob Bell--not to listen to him, read him, or watch his videos.

He has been leading people astray for long enough. It's time for the warning to go out. 

Standing in the Gap: Warning God's People

In my last post, I was speaking of the necessity of shepherds fighting God's enemies. I explained that it requires warning God's people away from those enemies. But that is only half of the story.

Standing in the Gap: Fighting God's Enemies

In a recent post, I explained that Standing in the Gap means three things. This post will focus on the first one: Fighting against the enemies of God to protect His people.

The first thing to note is that this work is still necessary today. 

Standing in the Gap: What Does It Mean?

When discussing what is unique about ClearNote Church, one of the things I usually bring up is the concept of "Standing in the Gap". I'm referring to a biblical analogy of a protective wall around a city. If the wall is broken in a certain place, that is a gap in the wall. In case you are wondering, gaps are not good. Ezekiel 13:4-6 says:

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