Summary: There are many throughout history who have made a difference. Many today are making a difference too! Are you making a difference today?
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Those Who Make A Difference
By-Evangelist Gary Huckaby
I would like to take our text today from the book of Ezekiel 22:30 "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."
The verse before us is a message from God to Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 22:23 "And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,"
God in this chapter is telling Ezekiel the prophet that He is going to judge the city of Jerusalem, and His chosen people Israel, unless He can find a man to stand in the gap for them. Someone to do as Moses did many years before in being the go between for the people and God. Someone who does not care what is said about him, nor is seeking for the approval and praise of men. God is looking for a man to be His man, not a man of the world. Dear friends, God today is looking for the same kind of man. One who will not seek the praise of others. One who is not seeking for his own glory. One who will not compromise with the world. One who will take a stand and say, "Thus saith the LORD God" and then tell it like it really is! There are far too many today who want to please the people. They want to feel the pat on the back from the congregation. They seek to have a pleasant ministry. They preach not for convictions nor results, but to appease those who hear them. That man is not the man who is standing in the gap! That kind of preacher is not of God, he is of himself, and for himself. If trial comes he will run from it. If temptation comes, he will jump right into it. If criticism is aimed at him he will quit the ministry.
That kind of man is not the one God is looking for to stand in the gap for the people.
My dear friends, today we need God’s man to stand in the gap, without fail!
My message today is a simple one. There are four points which I would like to give to you. Four simple lessons that will divide those who make a difference from those who don’t.. Two of these points are history, and one deals with the present, and the other deals with the future. God is looking for a GAP man today!
Those Who Made A Difference In History.
There are many who changed the course of this world throughout history, some for good, and many for bad. If I came to you and ask you to name some people who had an influence on the history of this world, I am sure you could come up with a few names too. Names such as, Christopher Columbus, who sailed to the North American continent in 1492. Maybe you would remember George Washington, the first president of the United States. What about John Hancock, the one who’s name appears larger than any other on the constitution of the United States? You might remember a man by the name of Ben Franklin, the one who discovered the use of electricity. Maybe Alexander Graham Bell, the great inventor of many of our useful machines and tools, such as the telephone. What about Abraham Lincoln, look at what he did to change this country for good. Think of the unknown men and women who have changed the history of the world, and of every Nation on earth. Many who’s names will never be known to us, but who were the instrument of God to move this world to a different way.