Stand In The Gap

19 Or if I send a pestilence into that land and pour out my wrath upon it with blood, to cut off from it man and beast, 20 even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, declares the Lord God, they would deliver neither son nor daughter. They would deliver but their own lives by their righteousness.” ~ Ezekiel 14:19-20

Often, we have this idea that we can save our loved ones if we’re good enough. If we can just do enough good and love God enough, our loved ones can enter in on our good name. But they can’t. We each have to give an account for our own lives, not the lives of someone else. Not even Noah, Daniel, or Job could deliver someone else from their own fate.

Just as we can’t win a race for someone else, we can’t receive Salvation for them either. All we can do is stand in the gap. Intercede on their behalf as Moses did. Teach them the ways of righteousness, as Abraham did. Be an example of righteousness and faith as Daniel was. Take the good and the bad as Job did. Preach the Truth, even if no one listens, just as Noah did. We may not be able to deliver someone else from their fate, but we can show them another way and pray that they follow it.

Stand in the gap for your loved ones. Be an example for them. And maybe they will be able to stand for themselves on the Day of Judgment without fear because they have been saved.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Stand In The Gap.

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