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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, and because of that, God had built a hedge of protection around Job and all that he owned. God also 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 is that hedge that I want to talk about. In a sense, God was proud of Job (1:8) and knew that Job could pass the 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 that he will not' and then He removed the hedge from Job 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 things got really bad for Job. 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: 'Well 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. Why did God tell us to not commit adultery? Because we can choose to commit adultery. We are not a mindless robot, we get to choose our path in this. When we choose bad things, our 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 (Philippians 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. Please wash me Lord, and I will be clean. Guide me, and I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah for all Hedge of protection That you have provided for me and my family and my grandchildren and my friends! Thank you Pastor Dion!
Jun 3
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father please be in control of my life, keep me in Your will.

Jun 3
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I choose to follow you Lord. Amen

Jun 3
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 3
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 3
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus.

Jun 3
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen very well said pastor Dion thank you! Thank you Father for your Hegde of protection around myself and my church family and friends I love you!

Jun 3
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

For your will is mine in jesus name amen 

Jun 3
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jun 3
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord for being just who You are!

Jun 3
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. A much needed reminder for me this morning. Thank You Holy Spirit and pastor Dion.

Jun 3
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for the hedge around my life! May I never break it, Amen.

Jun 3
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know I'm a sinner and have broken Your protection around me and our family, I ask you for the forgiveness of our sins and for Your help to get up and follow Your designs. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. Lord without You we are nothing. 

Thank you Pastor once again for this great message, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jun 3
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

thank you Lord , Amen!

Jun 3
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Jun 3
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Jun 3
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Jun 3
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!  O Lord, my God, dear Heavenly Father, please keep Your hedge and shield round about me, my loved ones far and near, all my Christian brothers and sisters, and all the many people and contacts that You put in my path, for it is in the holy name of Jesus that I  humbly ask and pray, Amen!  The assembling with all of my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus means so very much to me, and I'm so sorry to have missed this Wednesday's Prayer and Worship service once more!!! 

Jun 3
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 3
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thanks once again for this awesome word Pastor Dion Todd! I love to read these, they make me think and they encourage me to pray and seek the Lord daily!! None of us are sin free, as we all sin probably on a daily basis, but God is faithful to forgive us when we confess our sins and repent, doing a 350 turn away from sin.  God loves us so much and He doesnt want any of us to suffer or to be injured but sometimes our actions lead to things that God allows to change our hearts and convict us of our sins. Father God forgive me for my sins and please keep me from temptation and sin. Help me to always keep you first in my life and pray without ceasing and read your word daily!! In the name of Jesus I pray!

Jun 5
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen. 

Sep 12