God’s Divine Hedge of Protection
“This present evil world” [Gal.1:4] Controlled by Satan [Jn.14:30] prince of this world [2 Cor.4:4] god of this world [Eph.2:2] prince of the power of the air
Satan’s Objectives [Jn.10:10] to steal, kill and destroy, [1 Pet.5:8] devour, [Rev.12:9] deceiver
So, how do we possibly survive? [Gal.1:4] we are promised deliverance from this “present evil world”[Job 1:6-12] God built a divine hedge about Job.
Verse 10 – About him – a personal divine safety zone
About his house – included physical things
About all that he hath on every side – included “all”
Hast blessed the work of his hands – fruitful
His substance is increased in the land – profitable
God has built a divine hedge around each of us or we would not stand a chance against the god of this world.[Ps.80:1-19] God can break down a divine hedge around you (the nation of Israel) [Ps.89:38-45] “thou hast broken down all his hedges” ( Prophecy of Jesus Christ’s treatment) The Lord broke down Jesus’s hedge of protection, you think you are bullet proof? [Ecc.3:1-3] There is a time to breakdown and a time to build up
The divine hedge of protection is conditional [2 Chron.7:14]
Condition #1 WHO? Not: abortionist, sodomites, Hollywood, politicians, drug dealers
Who is God talking to? “My people” that’s you!
Condition #2 WHAT?
First – Humility [1 Pet.5:6] submission, Peter had surely been humbled by this point
Second – Prayer [1 Tim.2:1-2]
Third – Seek His Face – Not his hand, as in give me, give me. Seek a personal relationship
Fourth – Turn from your Sin – Repent. Who’s wicked ways? Yours.
Results: Hear your prayer
Forgive your sin
Heal your hedge