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"Gap Standers"

posted Jun 17, 2014, 12:40 PM by Welch Creek Baptist Church   [ updated Jun 17, 2014, 12:45 PM ]
From Pastor Baker:
"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." Ezekiel 22:30

        Our land is going through a terrible drought. This drought is not of water or rain, but of real manhood. I'm talking about men who are Godly and refuse to walk the way of the world. Manhood is not measured by how much beer he can drink, how many tattoos he has, how strong he is or how long his hair or beard is. It's not measured by how many women he has had, or how good looking he may be, or even how much money he may have.
        Satan's cleverly devised schemes have had a deadly effect on the family, the church, and our nation. The death knell began ringing many years ago, but no one seemed to see or care to see it. With each ticking of the clock, we are seeing a segment of humanity almost gone... Godly men.
        A father can be masculine and not be Godly. A father can sit in church and not be Godly. He can be faithful to his wife and his children and still not be Godly. He can work hard to provide for his family and not be Godly. 
        Godly men are second mile Christians. They possess a spirit that is not ruled by the world or its traits. The Godly man is a prayer warrior, a Bible studier, a sin hater, a God lover, and yet have a deep compassion for the lost sinner or the wounded and wayward Christian. Hear the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 12:1, "Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth' for the faithful fail from among the children of men." may each man who reads this strive to be that man who will, with God's help, "Stand in the Gap".

Pastor James Baker
 
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