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The Hedge

  • Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, 'Does Job fear God for nothing? Haven't you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face.' Job 1:9 WEB

    Job was a righteous man who feared God. It also tells us that God had built a hedge of protection around Job and all that he owned, and that God blessed the work of his hands. There were many times when satan wanted to test Job, to sift him as wheat like Peter (Luke 22:31), but he could not get to him because of this divine hedge that God had placed around him.

    It was that hedge that I want to talk about. In a sense, God was proud of Job (1:8) and knew that Job could pass this test. God even told satan: 'Have you considered my servant Job? There is none like him in the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil.' To which satan sneered: 'Yea but take away his stuff and he will curse you to your face." God basically said, 'Test him and you will see" and then He removed the hedge for a season.

    When the hedge was gone, satan went after Job and his family in full force, but that was not enough to break Job's spirit. So satan came back wanting even more access, to be able to touch Job's physical body. 'Skin for skin, all that a man has will he give for his life' (Job 2:4) were the words that he used. Again, God gave him access through the hedge. The test was to see if satan could make Job curse God, and it got really bad. In the end, Job passed the test and God restored everything that Job had owned before, double (Job 42:12).

    Jesus told Peter: 'satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat' (Luke 22:31). He had to ask God for permission to sift Peter. If I was Peter, I would asked: 'What did You tell him???'

    That said, not everything that we suffer in this life is a test. Some things we bring on ourselves by making bad choices. If we max out a credit card on frivolous shopping, it is not God's fault when the bill comes due. Paul wrote 'Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap' (Galatians 6:7). Solomon wrote that whoever breaks a hedge, may be bitten by a snake (Ecclesiastes 10:8).

    God puts a hedge around each of His children, but just as a parent can warn a child not to touch a hot stove, it is up to the child to obey. If you don't believe this then why did God tell us to not commit adultery? It was because we can choose to commit adultery. We are not a mindless robot and we get to choose our path in this. When we choose bad things, the hedge is broken.

    Stay the course and keep a positive attitude about what you are going through. When you fall, be quick to get back up and don't wallow there. Yea, though it seems like hell on earth, it is only temporary. Resist the temptation to get angry at God. Learn to be content in your circumstance like Paul (Phillipians 4:11). When this is over, the enemy will have to restore double of everything that he took from you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You repair the hedge around my life. I am sorry if I have broken it and I ask that You forgive me of anything that I have ever done wrong. Wash me Lord, and I will be clean. Guide me, and I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Chikela  Cruse
Chikela Cruse

Amen. That is what I'm learning how to do is be content. I ask God to help me everyday with it and to work his plan in my life.

March 31, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

AMEN Lord Jesus. 

March 31, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Heavenly Father, repair the hedge around my life. I am sorry if I have broken it and ask you to forgive me for anything Ive done wrong. Wash me Lord and I will be cleam. Guide me Lord  and I will follow, in Jesus' name! I pray, Amen.

March 31, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

I am loving this this morning, imagine being shifted like wheat. The story of Job is so special to me. I love when GOD, says to the devil. Did you see my Job. GOD claimed him.As his own. Just like he claims each of us. Job and Peter, even through times when they wrestled with the devil. They didn't give up on GOD. I won't either. Because he doesn't give up on me.

March 31, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You repair the hedge around my life. I am sorry if I have broken it and I ask that You forgive me of anything that I have ever done wrong. Wash me Lord, and I will be clean. Guide me, and I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you <3

March 31, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 31, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

March 31, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

March 31, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Beautiful message and prayer, thank you Pastor Dion. I pray for a hedge around all to keep Satan out. Please forgive us for breaking that hedge through sin and disobedience. Restore us and double what was taken! Amen.

March 31, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!!!!!

March 31, 2017
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Khalilah Horton- Spencer
Khalilah Horton- Spencer

GM, Pastor Todd I just love the daily devotional. Be Blessed!

March 31, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

March 31, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Dear pastor,I get angry at God when I get an increase in anxiety and can't sleep.  I guess sometimes God uses our suffering to bring us closer and more dependent on Him.   Sometimes I want to use worldly things to get happy like making more money or positive self talk, healing my childhood wounds etc.  God is there never leaving me, but the world like weeds pushes Him out and I get mad at Him for not removing the weeds. Please God remove my weeds, my worldly flesh that I may see you and find your comfort!  

March 31, 2017
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Beverly Zahler
Beverly Zahler

I have trouble with the very last line that is in the writing today. It is GOD who restores. In Job 42:10, specifically. 
"After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before."    But, I think this applies always. The LORD restores. How could we possibly give the credit elsewhere? 

Orherwise, a very encouraging reminder of God's control. 

March 31, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You repair the hedge around my life. I am sorry if I have broken it and I ask that You forgive me of anything that I have ever done wrong. Wash me Lord, and I will be clean. Guide me, and I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

I prayed the divine hedge right back where it belongs around me and my family. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen. <3 

 

I always pray to God, to place the divine hedge around me, my family and all my loved ones. Amen. <3

March 31, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Another great message Pastor Dion.I pray the Pastors prayer.... Amen. May you and Sylvia have a very special weekend.

March 31, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father I pray that you repair the hedge around my life. I am sorry if I have broken it and I ask that you forgive me of anything that I have ever done wrong. Wash Me Lord, and I will be clean. Guide me, then I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 31, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

March 31, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor Dion and Sylvia for all your tireless work at RHM!! You are a Blessing in my life and inspire me with your Love of Jesus and the bible, sincerely Scott R.

April 1, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I pray that You repair the hedge around my life. I am sorry if I have broken it and I ask that You forgive me of anything that I have ever done wrong. Wash me Lord, and I will be clean. Guide me, and I will follow. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

April 1, 2017