Another use of the word ‘paga’ in the Old Testament is also revealing. In Joshua 19 ‘paga’ is used to describe the extent to which a boundary reaches. It speaks of the ‘boundary’ line.
Through intercession we establish protective boundaries around ourselves and others. We make a gap between ourselves and the enemy, forbidding that he cross certain lines.
“You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the LORD…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.”(Ezek 13:5; 22:20 NKJV)
Proverbs 4:23 tells us that the ‘issues’ of life flow directly from the heart. The word “issues” includes the concept of borders or boundaries (Strong’s #8444). Through consistent intercessory prayer we establish these borders according to the will and Word of our Father, again enforcing and possessing what He has promised for our lives and the lives of our cities and nations.