Hast not thou made a 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. Job 1:10
Hedge is a protection round about a person or thing that prevents attacks from enemies outside. The enemy pointed out the hedge around Job as the reason why he was untouchable and prospering. It is only when the hedge is broken that the serpent bites. Campers in the bush or wilderness understand this very well. During the day, they stay inside a circle and pour certain chemicals that ward off dangerous insects that their eyes may not see on time to kill. At night, they light a fire that even when dangerous animals perceive their human odor and come close, they can’t go through the fire to attack them.
Hedge is a formidable means of protection that is given to every believer because God knows that the enemy goes about like a wounded lion looking for whom to devour. There are different instruments of protection God has made available to us, viz: Angelic presence: For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.(Psalm 91:11). The blood of Jesus: For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are : and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you , when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:12-13). The fire of the Holy Ghost (Zech 1:4, 2:6). The glory of God
However, certain truths should be noted; Only those who are known by the Lord will have the hedge. No matter how much God is committed to protecting you, if you break the hedge through sin, disobedience, the enemy will get you. Keep you hedge up.
SAY THIS PRAYER
Father, thank You for the hedge over my life. I decree, no weapon formed against me shall prosper in Jesus name.
I decree, no plan of the enemy will touch you. I scatter every plan of the enemy against you in the mighty name of Jesus!
1. Father, help me live a life that will please you in Jesus name!
2. Every evil habit and addiction that affects my walk with God is destroyed now in Jesus name!
3. Lord Jesus, let the conviction power of the gospel overtake everyone during each church service.
4. Let the fear of the Lord come upon this nation in Jesus name!
5. I plead the blood of Jesus over my life, my family, the church and this Nation in Jesus name!
*Spend time on these prayer points for effectiveness.