“I Searched for a Man Who Would Build Up the Wall”
“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.”
“Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads,” declares the Lord God.
When there is a breach in the wall of a city or nation, the enemy can pour in unhindered and overwhelm those defending the city or nation. We see ample evidence of this in Europe today as millions upon millions of immigrants from all across Africa, Syria, Iraq, from Libya, and Ethiopia, flood into Europe and England.
The same course of events was taking place in the United States until, by the grace of God, the flood of immigrants from the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and Central America was abated with the election of Donald Trump.
In the prophetic words written in Ezekiel, over 2,500 years ago, the God of Israel sent a warning to His people through the prophet Ezekiel. He was searching for just one man to stand in the gap for the land, yet he found not one.
The word “Gap” here in Hebrew literally means “breach.” The word “Land,” in Hebrew means “Territory over which a political system will govern and rule.”
Israel is a nation set apart to God. Yet in Ezekiel’s day, the Israelites were co-mingling with the nations around them who worshipped idols, who practiced the act of sacrificing their children to their foreign gods, and committing heathen acts regarding everything that was immoral and an affront to the God of Israel.
God was searching for a man who would stand-in the gap before Him, a man who stood for the commandments and laws of the God of Israel. A man who would declare that the God of Israel is the living God. A man who would say clearly, “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
Joshua admonished the Israelites declaring: “You will not be able to serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgression or your sins. “If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you after He has done good to you. ”The people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua then said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen for yourselves the Lord, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.” Joshua 24:18-22
Yet, Israel witnessed against themselves and forsook the God of Israel, and worshipped idols, and served other gods. Because of their disobedience the nation of Israel was conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar, taken into captivity in Babylon, and ceased to be a nation for almost 2,500 years.
Is there a parallel for America today, regarding these verses?
America is a nation founded on Judeo Christian principals. Yet, over the past 40 years plus, the very foundational principals of the nation have been systematically destroyed through its Supreme Court.
The Bible and its teachings has been removed from our schools and public institutions. The Ten Commandments have been removed from public buildings and schools. Abortion, the murder of unborn babies have become the law of the land. Gay marriage is now the law of the land. Prayer has been banned from our schools, sporting events, and political gatherings.
Is it possible the Lord is speaking similar words to America that He spoke through the prophet Ezekiel more than 2,500 years ago?
“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.”
Could it be that In His Mercy, the Lord raised up a man to become President of the United States, who declared it was his intention to “Build a Wall,” on America’s southern border. He wanted to stem the flow of illegal aliens, drugs and drug dealers pouring into America, to stop human trafficking of both children and adults, and to close our borders to the criminal gangs that crossed our borders bringing with them violence, rape, murders, kidnappings, drugs, and crime.
Nehemiah is Raised up by God to
“Rebuild the Walls of Jerusalem.”
In Scripture, there is a real parallel between what is taking place today in America and what took place in Babylon and Israel in 445 BC.
In 586 BC, Israel had been taken captive by the Babylonians, their Temple destroyed, the city walls of Jerusalem had been breached and torn down, and the gates to the city burned with fire.
Yet, God raised up an Israelite named Nehemiah, who received a report that Jerusalem was in great distress. He was so distressed by the news that he mourned for days, and began fasting and praying to the God of Israel to remember Jerusalem in mercy.
He confessed his sins before the Lord and the sins of the sons of Israel, because they did not heed the words of Joshua. They turned from God’s precepts and commandments, defiling the Temple and their God.
Nehemiah concluded his prayers as follows:
“O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man (the King of Babylon).” Now, I was the cupbearer to the king.”
That very day he stood before the King of Babylon and his wife sitting beside him and the King said to him:
“Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.” Then I was very much afraid. I said to the king, “Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?” Then the king said to me, “What would you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”
The King charged Nehemiah to return to Israel and to rebuild the city, its walls and gates. So Nehemiah departed and began the long dangerous trip from Babylon to Jerusalem.
Upon arriving in Jerusalem he surveyed the situation for three days. He then gathered the leaders, elders, priests, and people of Jerusalem together and said to them:
“You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach. I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their hands to the good work.”
Yet, the moment they began to rebuild the walls of the city, opposition immediately arose to oppose them.
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard it, they mocked us and despised us and said, “What is this thing you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?”
So I answered them and said to them, “The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem.”
God’s Men Always Face Opposition
When the Lord anoints and raises up a man for a specific mission, both history and Scripture reveal the devil will almost immediately raise up men to oppose both the man and his mission.
In Scripture, we see this played out in the lives of Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Daniel, Elijah, Nehemiah, and many others. This is also true today in America.
Many believe God raised up Donald Trump, and a major part of his platform was to “Build a wall,” on the US southern border. Like Nehemiah, President Trump has faced incredible opposition from the day he took office on practically everything he has set out to accomplish. Yet, despite almost 100% negative reporting by the main stream media, he is succeeding on a scale not attained by any President in modern history.
Could it be that God was looking for a man today who would stand in the gap before Him, and build a wall, both physical and spiritual for the land, so that He would not destroy it?
Could it be that America has committed so many abominable acts before the Lord that He, in His mercy has raised up a man, who no one believed could defeat 17 other candidates and the most famous Democrat alive today, to become President of the United States?
Could it be that the Lord is giving America one last chance to repent from its sins? Could it possibly be that He chose the most unlikely of men to build a wall before Him for the United States?
If that is the case, one must choose where they will stand as well.
Remember, God’s ways are not our ways, because His ways are unsearchable. His ways are always higher than our ways. His ways always have eternity in mind, and eternal consequences for both nations and people.
God said to Abraham in Genesis 12:2-3, regarding those who would bless Abraham and his descendants, the Jewish nation and Jewish people.
“And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
God said He would bless those who blessed the descendants of Abraham. Regarding Israel, what declaration did President Trump just make, one that no other President has declared since Israel became a nation in 1948?
He blessed the Jewish nation of Israel, declaring that Jerusalem is the eternal Capital of the nation of Israel! He was vehemently opposed by a majority of nations in the UN, yet, he stood firm.
Could it be that because of the recent declaration that his actions activated God’s promise to Abraham regarding the blessings and cursings?
Could it be that because the blessings and cursings in Geneses 12 have been true through out human history, the Lord, in His mercy, has for a time forgiven America’s sins, and put His Almighty blessing on America once again, all because of Donald Trump’s actions towards His people, His Holy City, and His Holy Land?
Watch and Pray!