In a time of absolute corruption, the Lord met with the prophet Ezekiel and declared something heartbreaking: God couldn’t find anyone who would agree with Him about the provision of mercy. When judgment is clearly deserved the Lord remains longsuffering until He finds no one left standing in the gap. We absolutely must continue to intercede for the mercy of God to be shown in a powerful way that miraculously turns the heart of the people back to Him. Jesus be glorified in this generation for the mercy, grace, and love that you show even when we deserve nothing but judgment. Never give up the fight of intercession and forgiveness.
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, say to her: ‘You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.’ The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain. Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord had not spoken. The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God.Ezekiel 22:23-31