Yesterday, during conference call prayer, the Spirit ministered to me that God is commissioning restorers of the breach. God desires for you to restore the breaches around you.
A breach is a gap or a place in the wall that has been broken through.
Isaiah 58:12 says, “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”
First, God wants us to restore the breaches in our own lives.
Shortly over a week ago, during a powerful warfare experience incomparable to any other I've ever had, I was directed to a verse in scripture: Luke 22:31, where the Lord told Simon “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
I could attempt to describe the experience, but I will simply say, I felt a fortifying in my spirit, and I knew that the Lord was strengthening me.
Since the beginning, Jesus has been and continues to war for you and I, so we may be strengthened. He wants you strong!
Through Christ, God has given us the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18), and once we ourselves are reconciled, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to go forth to reconcile and restore others—in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, in our land. But, it begins with you first!
Can you identify the sifting that has been taking place in your life? Feels as if things, people, and situations in our lives have been shaken up and tossed around a bit. That’s the sifting, but the strengthening is just as necessary. During this particular experience with the Lord, the strengthening of the Holy Spirit is what was heavily impressed upon my heart:
“When you have been strengthened, strengthen your brothers.”
It is not until we are strengthened; it is not until we are repaired; it is not until our breach is restored that we are most effective in restoring others.
The children of Israel had neglected to repair the breaches in their walls and, therefore, when war was at their door, they were susceptible and vulnerable. They were open to the attacks of the enemy and exposed to invasion. They were threatened with not being able to stand in the time of war. It was only a matter of time before their enemy found out that their walls were breached!
Ezekiel 13:5 “You have not gone up to the breaches in the wall to repair it for the people of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD.”
Anything that is breached is broken. It is compromised and not fortified. The compromise undermines the efforts of resistance. Defenses are weakened. The infraction causes inferiority against any attacks.
Just as God told Israel, He tells us: The old waste places need rebuilding; the foundations of many generations need raising up again; the paths need to be restored before we can dwell in them securely.
Spiritually, a breach signifies an infraction of truth. Breaches are enlarged in our lives when we fail to uphold the Word of truth or when we neglect to walk in obedience and righteousness. Whatever the area and no matter how we try to justify the breaches in our lives, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our land, in any case, they still MUST NEEDS be restored. (Somebody will get that.—John 4:4)
Ezekiel declared the word of the Lord to Israel: "I looked for someone among them who would build up [restore] the wall AND stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one” (Ezekiel 22:30).
God is seeking for those willing to restore the breaches, and to stand before Him on behalf of the land, that the inhabitants may escape destruction.
My prayer is “Lord, How can I be one? How can I be found of You? Let me be a restorer of the breach.”