In April of 2014, the Lord dealt with me about this subject. Others and I began to stand in the gap as the Lord led us to. I got busy in my travels and it lifted somewhat. Now it has come upon me in a greater way than before. I sense a deep need for the church to stand in the gap for the ministers of the gospel because Satan is seeking to destroy them. (1Peter 5:8)
I am speaking of those who are truly called to be Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. It seems the devil works through seducing spirits to deceive ministers so he can lead them into error, and they think it is the Spirit of God. I believe this is a results of a lack of Bible study, seasons of prayer and being unfamiliar with the Holy Ghost (1John 4:1). It can happen to any of us who gets caught up in this world system. (1John 2:15-16)
Dear Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I ask you to forgive us of our sins and lead us back into your Glory. We have gone astray from your perfect will and have opened the door to the devil to come into the church and destroy us. We have opened ourselves up to destruction by walking away from You, Your Word, Your Holy Spirit and your great mercy. Being led by your Spirit seems to have become a lost art among your people. We have lost our way and wandered into darkness until we are now calling darkness light. I ask you to have mercy upon us as I and others repent for the church and nation. Pour out Your Spirit, Power and Glory and allow the Spirit of seeing and knowing to be among us. I ask you to glorify yourself through your people and restore us unto you. Amen.
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, say to her, You are a land that is not cleansed nor rained upon in the day of indignation. There is a conspiracy of [Israel’s false] prophets in the midst of her, like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured human lives; they have taken [in their greed] treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her.
Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things. They have made no distinction between the sacred and the secular, neither have they taught people the difference between the unclean and the clean and have hid their eyes from My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. Her princes in the midst of her are like wolves rending and devouring the prey, shedding blood and destroying lives to get dishonest gain. And her prophets have daubed them over with whitewash, seeing false visions and divining lies to them, saying, Thus says the Lord God—when the Lord has not spoken. The people of the land have used oppression and extortion and have committed robbery; yes, they have wronged and vexed the poor and needy; yes, they have oppressed the stranger and temporary resident wrongfully.
And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. Therefore have I poured out My indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their own way have I repaid [by bringing it] upon their own heads, says the Lord God. (Ezekiel 22:23-31 AMP)