Our number one adversary, as people of God, is Satan. He is to Steal, Kill and Destroy. He wants to destroy us with poverty, sickness, unemployment, broken heart, fear, etc. He has power, together with his angels but he can’t touch us as God’s children. Satan doesn’t have a free hand toward God’s people. He must operate within certain limit set by God.
In Job 1:9 Satan said “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? This reveals that God has put a hedge around us. And the good news is that God’s hedge of protection is around us, our household, and everything we have. If we are not careful, we will go through life in fear, instead of faith. You are not alone.
It would be nice to think that God builds a hedge of protection around everyone, but the truth is He is looking for people who have surrendered their lives to Him to become His servants.
Do you want to have a divine hedge in your life? Then your goal should be to become a servant of God through Jesus Christ.
It is true that strange things are happening: accidents, strange diseases, stress, earthquakes, tsunami, typhoon, hurricane, terrorism, etc. but let us say what David said that “even though I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” Have in mind that the Creator of the universe is watching over you. You are under the shadow of the Almighty. He is your refuge and your fortress.
There is an invisible hedge around you, your household, and everything you have that can’t be broken without God’s permission. The Hebrew word for hedge really means “WALL”. It is an invisible wall which can’t be seen physically. Job couldn’t see the hedge, but Satan could. There are so many things in the spiritual world that are invisible to our eyes, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Satan can’t attack you as God’s child without your Father’s permission. From the scripture, Satan only chance of getting to Job was to go to God and try to get the hedge readjusted, so that something pertaining to Job would be within his reach. Know this that nothing within this hedge is vulnerable to Satan’s attack.
You are the apple of God’s eye. Whoever touches you touches your maker. Jesus said in John 14:19 that “Because I live, you also will live.” In verse 20, He said “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me, and I am in you.” That means you are in Jesus, Jesus in God, and Jesus is in you. Before Satan can touch you, he must attack God, then through Jesus.
Today be encouraged that you are not ordinary. You are the greatest person the world ever saw. God’s eyes are on you. He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. No evil shall befall you, and no disaster will come near your tent.
The Lord is watching over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep your from all harm – He will watch over your life. The Lord will watch over your coming in and going both now and forevermore.