He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him (Ecclesiastes 10:8).
Every child of God has a spiritual force-field around him; it's a hedge of protection that repels the enemy. Did you ever read about Job in the Bible? Satan had tried unsuccessfully to attack the man, and so he asked God, "Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? "(Job 1:10).
Even satan acknowledged that there was a hedge of protection round about job and everything he had, until Job unfortunately breached it through his wrong confessions as revealed in Job 3:23-26: "Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in? For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came."
Here was a man who even satan acknowledged was hedged and divinely protected by God, yet he said "I was not in safety" Little wonder he suffered terribly and lost everything he had to satan; He broke the hedge of protection placed around him by God through his negative confession. How important it is for us to keep speaking faith-filled words and not fear! Negative confessions breach the hedge of protection God has placed around you.
No child of God ought to experience sudden calamities or be overtaken by dire misfortunes; because there's a hedge of protection around everyone of us. No matter how the enemy tries to come at you, the Spirit of God will erect a repellent barrier against him: "So [as the result of the Messiah's intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]." (Isaiah 59:19 AMP). But guess what? He does it through you, for he functions and carries out His ministry in the earth through His children.
So it's your responsibility to fortify the hedge of protection placed around you by God and extend its perimeter. How? By talking right, and then also by praying in tongues! When you feel the pressures of life coming at you; maybe at your job, business, academics or in any area of your life, that's not time to cry, cower or talk fear! Instead, pray fervently in other tongues and talk your faith up until the power of God inundates your whole being and saturates the environment. As you do this often, the spiritual force-field around you gets wider and wider, repelling the enemy farther and farther.
Dear Father, thank you for your hedge of protection around me. The perimeter of that hedge is activated to keep satan and the forces of darkness at bay, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities June 10, 2011
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome