Bridging the Gap
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.
Spiritually, there is a gap between man and God, but…
The Gap is Bridged by the Savior
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
He is our Mediator
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
He is our Advocate
1 John 2:2
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
He is our Intercessor
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
He is our High Priest
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
The Gap is Bridged by Salvation
1 Peter 2:5
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
We are branches grafted into vine
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
We are members adopted into the body
1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
We are children born into the family
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name
We are sheep in God’s flock
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me
The Gap is Bridged by Suffering
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you
The Gap is Bridged by the Scriptures
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ
The Gap is Bridged by Supplication
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
The Gap is Bridged by Soul Winning
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
The Gap will be Bridged be the Second Coming
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
The gap between man and God has a fix and it’s Jesus Christ!