Thursday, July 05, 2007

Hedge of Protection

Job 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

You know how you are always expecting your mom to understand you best? How you expect your husband or wife to be faithful and loyal to you to the end? How you think your friends will always be in your corner and have your best interests at heart? Or how you expect your dad to be the first one out to help you change your tire when it goes flat?

Aren't we all just looking for that hedge of protection around us? For women, we usually dream we'll finally be 'safe' when we meet the man of our dreams, get married and have children. We picture the house on the hill, the pretty garden we will have and a loyal and faithful man who comes home at 6:00 pm on the dot, plays with the children and makes love to us in the privacy of our bedrooms.

For men, they usually find their safe haven in the things that they own or how many women they can pull. As long as they are making a good income, driving a fancy car and can talk some woman into going home with them, life is good.

But what if you don't have those things? What happens when your spouse is unfaithful, your car gets re-possessed or you no longer have a job? Where is your security then?

We all believe that somewhere, or with someone, we will find protection. We will find a place or assume an identity that conceals our childish fears of being alone or being unhappy. For those of us that are blessed with warm and loving relationships with our parents, we suffer untold agonies at their passing wondering, how will I go on?

Here is the sad and painful truth of it all: there is no safety, no security and no hedge of protection with anybody but God.

Let me say that again: There is no man, no woman, no mother or father who can shield you from the pains and fears of life. No one is going to come and rescue you to get you out of that rut, out of that chair, help you to lose 10 pounds or find the life of your dreams. It's all up to you.

We often pray and ask God to place a 'hedge of protection' around this person or that as they struggle or experience the problems that come with living this life. But I don't think we understand what that really means.

See, in the book of Job, Satan was unable to get close to Job because God had placed a 'hedge' around him. Strong's Concordance says that 'hedge' means

A primitive root; to entwine, that is, shut in (for formation, protection or restraint): - fence. (make an) hedge (up).

Do you get that? That hedge was to 'shut' Job in for his 'protection.' In no other place in the Bible does God use the hedge analogy to describe a relationship other than the one He has with his people. In other words, God has not promised you that your mother will be your hedge of protection. He has not promised you that your father will be your hedge of protection. He has not promised you that your husband, wife, son, daughter, pastor, friend or neighbor will be your hedge of protection. For that matter, He did not promise you that your job, your figure or your good looks would be your hedge of protection either.

The only true place of safety; the only true place of refuge is in God.

Reflect on this as you ponder the rest of your day:

Psa 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psa 27:2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psa 27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Psa 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

Psa 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Psa 27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

God is your only Source of protection. In Him you will find refuge, peace and safety.

Today - I wish you protection in Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Amen....

8 comments:

Ashe.Selah said...

True and timely post, Sonya. Choosing and allowing God to be source, hedge, protection...is one of the toughest lessons I've experienced as I mature in Him. It's like Mama used to say....when you're sick and tired of being sick and tired lol...God has proven that He'll always be the last (and best) One standing. I'm learning to depend on Him more and more now =)!

DocBoone said...

I really don't like how this makes makes men seem so shallow and "dogly" like. I honesly do not find protection in how many women I can pull, what my house looks like, or how my car looks. My life isn't measured solely by material things... but rather my fear of God. My house, car, and women do not mean that everything is fine for me. Other than that... Interesting post. Bless you.

Over and Out, DocBoone.

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Sonya C. Triggs said...

docboone:

I appreciate your taking the time to comment. I guess in my journey to making a point (that only in God will we find security), I took a short pitstop along the way :) I didn't mean to imply that all men find their self-worth in material things or women. I was purposely pointing out those (men and women) who live in the 'shallow' end of the pool. where the material world or other people hold the key to their happiness. What's interesting about that phenomenon is that women and men get these messages from society that tell them how to measure their self-worth (for a woman - beauty and a husband; for men - money and international 'player' status) and then, in some ways, we begin to internalize that message. A woman who feels she is unattractive is one of the unhappiest women in the world. A man who is in a low-paying job (with no girlfriend) seems to be equally as depressed.

I'm very glad that you seem to be enjoying the deeper part of life. I am so happy to hear of someone who finds their value in fearing God. That absolutely is the most important thing.

God bless.

Sarah Onderdonk said...

Sonya... we tackled the book Inside Out by Larry Crabb in a seminary course a while back. Dr. Crabb makes the point, as you have, that leaning on anything or anyone other than God will leave us disillusioned and hurt. He went as far as to say that everyone will ultimately let us down... even those with whom we enjoy loving, stable relationships. I thought this was a stark and depressing thing to contemplate at first (btw... you make the same point without being so stark and depressing :). But the more it sunk in... the more I realized that by throwing our dependence totally on God, we liberate ourselves from hopelessly high and unrealistic expectations of others... and we free those around us to be who they are... not who we think they should be. In the end, this makes for stronger, more authentic bonds with others... and a deepening relationship with God.

Thanks for posting on this. I'll enjoy reading more of your blog!

God bless,

Sarah

Sonya C. Triggs said...

sarah:

I recently ran across this daily devotion from Charles H. Spurgeon:

“The cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted.”
- Psa_104:16

"...the cedars of Lebanon are not dependent upon man for their watering; they stand on the lofty rock, unmoistened by human irrigation; and yet our heavenly Father supplieth them. Thus it is with the Christian who has learned to live by faith. He is independent of man, even in temporal things; for his continued maintenance he looks to the Lord his God, and to him alone."

I thought that was really insightful. Principles that we are just discovering have been covered, lived and experienced by our great Christian teachers. I truly believe our sustenance is from God alone and the more that I embody this principle in my daily life, the more satisfaction, contentment and happiness I experience.

A Servant Of The Lord Of Host said...

Deuteronomy, chapter 13

1: "If a prophet arises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,
2: and the sign or wonder which he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, `Let us go after other gods,' which you have not known, `and let us serve them,'
3: you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4: You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him, and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and cleave to him.
5: But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to make you leave the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from the midst of you.
10: You shall stone him to death with stones, because he sought to draw you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Ezekiel, chapter 20
49: Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?

The word parable (Hebrew mashal; Syrian mathla, Greek parabole) signifies in general a comparison, or a parallel, by which one thing is used to illustrate another. It is a likeness taken from the sphere of real, or sensible, or earthly incidents, in order to convey an ideal, or spiritual, or heavenly meaning. As uttering one thing and signifying something else, it is in the nature of a riddle

so lets solve the riddle and find out the prophet THE LORD OF HOST told us not to obey becuase he is evil so here is a list of things to look for go back up and find clues
clue number one a prophet will arise among you so the prophet have to come from the tribe of judaha because he is talking to the house of jacob later would be call the house of judah so the prophet have to come from the house of judah clue number 2 the prophet have to give you a sign of a wonder clue number 3 the prophet shall be put to death clue number 4 you should stone this prophet to find the answer to this parable you have to read the entire bible so i did the reading for the ones who want to know the answer right now this is what i am going to do i am going to show you what THE LORD OF HOST THE GOD OF JUDAH THE GOD OF MOSES THE GOD OF Abraham THE GOD OF ALL FLESH 1 Chronicles, chapter 17 20: There is none like thee, O LORD, and there is no God besides thee, according to all that we have heard with our ear Isaiah, chapter 46 9: remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,.now lets get back to the riddle so you got your clues now read on and find your prophet the one he said was evil the one you should not obey remember find all four of your clues and see did judah obey god and stone this prophet and put this prophet to death or did this prophet give you a sign and a wonder here are your clues now go find your prophet




John, chapter 19

5: So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"
6: When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no crime in him."
7: The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law he ought to die, because he has made himself the Son of God."

John, chapter 8

57: The Jews then said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?"
58: Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."
59: So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

John, chapter 10
30: I and the Father are one."
31: The Jews took up stones again to stone him.

John, chapter 4
48: Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe."


Acts, chapter 4
30: while thou stretchest out thy hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of thy holy servant Jesus."

for all you people who still dont believe here is a quote from MY GOD THE GOD OF ABRAHAM he is not your god your god name is baal
translation any god other than THE LORD OF HOST Isaiah, chapter 51 12: "I, I am he that comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass,
13: and have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and fear continually all the day because of the

figure this one out you dont fear THE LORD THY GOD BUT YOU FEAR A MAN THAT CAN DIE THE SON OF MAN wake up people these are not my words these are
the words of THE LORD OF HOST MY GOD knows none of you he has never heard any of your prayers your savior is jesus a man that can die now here is my saviour

Hosea, chapter 13 4: I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and besides me there is no savior.
can anybody tell me what the word no mean no mean no God but me, and besides me there is no savior. so you have a choice you can believe a dead man or
you can believe THE LORD OF HOST you people dont even know his name how can you know him

Jeremiah, chapter 51

19: Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob, for he is the one who formed all things, and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance; the LORD of hosts is his name.

THE LORD OF HOST despise jesus he hates this man this is the last riddle to figure out do THE LORD OF HOST despise jesus lets solve this riddle

Ezekiel, chapter 33 11: Say to them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel

the clue we get from this is GOD get no pleasure in the death of any one but check this out it is HE THE LORD OF HOST whom have shown me this

Isaiah, chapter 53 8: He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9: And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10: Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

okay the first clue is GOD get no pleasure in the death second clue is find out who is god talking about this wicked man the made his grave with the wicked go back up and look at the passage he makes himself an offering for sin now lets think here who can this be

Matthew, chapter 26
26: Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is my body."
27: And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you;
28: for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

second clue jesus 28: for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

remember the first clue GOD get no pleasure in the death now go back and look at verse 10: Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin 9: And he made his grave with the wicked, Isaiah, chapter 53 8: He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.GOD get no pleasure in no ones death but it brought GOD pleasure in the death of jesus peep this 8: He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken 10: Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin,

the moral of this story is first lets find out what the word moral mean

Moral
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A moral is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader or viewer to determine for themselves, or may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim. As an example of the latter, at the end of Aesop's fable of the Tortoise and the Hare, in which the plodding and determined tortoise wins a race against the much-faster yet extremely arrogant hare, the moral is "slow and steady wins the race."

so the moral of this story is no one can forgive sin but THE LORD OF HOST THE GOD OF MOSES also to you muslims THE LORD OF HOST THE GOD OF JUDAH is not your god this is not your allah to you chirstain look what happend to your god jesus when he tried to offer himself as a offering for sin THE LORD OF HOST cut him off from the living hello your god is dead it pleased GOD it made THE LORD OF HOST happy to bruise him and put him to grief and make his grave with the wicked
The Lord do not want you to worship jesus are any other god because He Is A Jealous God He will give His Glory to no one not even your jesus


Isaiah 48:11-12 11 For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it; For how should My name be profaned? And I will not give My glory to another. 12 " Listen to Me, O Jacob, And Israel, My called: I am He, I am the First, I am also the Last.



Psalm 7:11-13 11 God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day. 12 If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready. 13 He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; : "`You shall have no other gods before me. He is angry

Now jesus says i and the father are one i am his son but The Lord says Isaiah, chapter 46 9: remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, so people you have to make a choice you can believe jesus or you can believe The Creator Of The Heavens And The Earth The God Of All
Flesh The God Of Moses The God of Abraham you can not turn God words around these are His Words not mines if you have a problem with it take it up with God
So which line will you be in on the day of judgement come I know which line I am going to be in what about you think about it you have a lot riding on your choice your soul
So why not be safe and choose The creator The One Who Shaketh The Earth now do you think God will cut your soul off for believing in Him only the answer is no he want
Can you be 100 percent sure that jesus is the way to go the answer is no it is like playing the lottery now going with The God of Moses you can be 100 percent sure
That your soul will be save but if you go with jesus your odds of your soul being saved is not 100 percent you have 0 percent chance of being saved



Psalm 14:1-3 abominably; there is none that doeth good. 2 The LORD looked forth from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God. 3 They are all corrupt, they are together become impure; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
My Lord says 3 They are all corrupt, they are together become impure; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

My Lord search the whole earth for any one that have the understand and the knowldge to seek The Lord and He says They are all corrupt, they are together become impure; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Not one person has the knowldge to seek Him not a one do you know why because everybody worship jesus and allah and other Gods not a one of you


Things The Lord Of Host The God OF Abraham The God Of Moses says not to eat pork is number one the list


Deuteronomy 14:8-10 8 and the swine, because he parteth the hoof but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you; of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch. 9 These ye may eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales may ye eat; 10 and whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye shall not eat; it is unclean unto you catfish and shrimp

Isaiah 65:4-5 4 That sit among the graves, and lodge in the vaults; that eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; 5 That say: 'Stand by thyself, come not near to me, for I am holier than thou'; these are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

Isaiah 65:4-5 5 That say: 'Stand by thyself, come not near to me for I am holier than thou'; these are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

The Lord Says

Deuteronomy, chapter 5



7: "`You shall have no other gods before me.

9: you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Exodus, chapter 34

14: (for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),

The Book of Malachi, chapter 2


10: Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?


Isaiah, chapter 46

9: remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,

you ask your self did THE LORD OF HOST shown me these things why should we believe what this man tell us

should we believe this man over the leaders of our churches

but i say unto you the great word that i bring to you are not my words they are not your preacher words they are the words of THE MOST HIGH THE GOD OF ALL FLESH
THE LORD HOST THE GOD OF Moses these are not my words i did not say

10: Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?

mencari kebenaran said...

1 would like to ask you baby..where is the story of jesus when he was at thirteen tiil twentynine years old
in bible??

and the second is when the first time jesus was potreted?
and who was his photograper?
what kind of brand of camera was used?

the third is.. is jesus the GOD OR human being?

did jesus ever give instruction to pray on sunday?

is there in bible if jesus one hundred present human and one hundred present GOD?

is there in bible said if you believe jesus as the GOD you will be entered to the heaven

1 need your answer as fast as possible..ok

Tim Stewart said...

Very thoughtful and heartfelt post... and comments.

For anyone interested in more details about the Biblical origin of the prayer phrase "hedge of protection," there's a helpful definition in the Dictionary of Christianese specifically for hedge of protection.