and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that
I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”
The Lord searches the whole Earth, and when He has found a person who sees that Purpose, and daily orders their life according to that Purpose, and (here is the key!) consistently rises up to pray for the fulfillment of that Purpose, then God will move Heaven and Earth on behalf of that person; for He has found, at last, some ground to build upon.
That person is numbered with the Remnant because, I promise you, men and women like that are few and far between.