HEDGE OF PROTECTION
This posting is taken from one of my Bible lessons conducted for new converts attending the CFM market place ministry in the City. This one is from Part 1 Series. I hope this posting will help you to understand more on what Apostle Peter called it “The Precious Blood of Jesus“. The meditation explores on the precious principle taught in the Book of Job that we can have “Victory through the Blood of Jesus”.
It is such a precious gem and more should learn of this revelation as to how important it is for believers, especially as the Head of the Family, to take authority over all demonic attacks of the enemy against God’s people by covering ourselves everyday with the Blood of Jesus. Psalms 91 gives us a snapshot of the many wiles of the devil and how we can seek God’s protection through our daily decree and declaration of the Promises of God. Knowledge of the “Power of the Blood” as revealed in chapter 1 and 2 of the Book of Job can set believers free and enjoy their freedom in Christ.
The book of Job reveals some very important truths about Satan with respect to God’s people. Among them are these:-
* Satan does not have a free hand toward God’s people. He must operate within certain limits set by God.
* Satan’s intention toward God’s people is far more hateful than most of us realize.
* We can experience God’s active protection by His mercy and grace towards us through the daily application of the Blood as Job did.
Knowing these truths will help us better understand some of the negative things happening to us and what we can do about them in our daily living. It is necessary therefore that we must be adequately prepared to protect ourselves, our possession and our family. Job’s way of praying for protection is a good example how we can continue to appropriate the promises of God’s Word in our daily walk with Him.
How Job built the “Hedge” to protect his Family and Possession
Let’s read the Scripture Text in Job 1 to 2 to learn some keys :-
1. Job applied the Blood (Job 1:5)
2. God’s protection – Satan cannot cause harm unless God allow it (Job 1:10-12)
3. First Test – Satan destroyed (Job 1:13-19):
- (a) His cattle
- (b) His sheep and workers
- (c) His camels and workers
- (d) His children
4. Second Test – Satan put sickness on Job 1:4-6)
5. Job’s complete Trust in God (Job 1:22, 2:10)
6. Restoration (Job 42:10-12)
PRAYER FOR PROTECTION ACCORDING TO JOB 1:10
1. Revelation 12:11-Victory
2. Exodus 12:21-23-Passover
3. 1 Corinthians 5:6-Jesus Our Passover Lamb
Prayer for the Hedge of Protection
Father, in the name of Jesus, We ask for your hedge of protection to cover me, my family and all our possession against any and all evil spiritual forces assigned against us.
According to your word, I now by faith sprinkle the Blood of Jesus:-
1) over my spirit soul and body and every member of my family, my wife, sons and daughters and their spouses (name everyone)
2) over our houses and everything within
3) over our finances, savings and investment
4) over our work, job, and everything we do
5) over our work of the ministry in your service
I thank you that through the Blood, we have been redeemed from the power of darkness, we have been justified, made righteous just as if we have never sinned and we have been sanctified, made holy, separated from the world unto you and that Jesus our Lord is our Passover lamb of God and that through His Blood, we have overcome satan and all his cohorts.
We thank you Father for this Hedge of Protection over us.
In Jesus’ Name. AMEN
Daily Confession of the Power of the Blood Is Important!
We must consistently daily confess to possess. Speaking and hearing will increase our faith in the Blood of Jesus. Meditate on the following scriptures on the Blood to receive the Truth and Power of the Blood:-
1. WE HAVE THE VICTORY THROUGH THE BLOOD
Revelation 12:11 – “And they overcame him by the blood of theLamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
“We have the Blood of Jesus and we declare our Victory over all evil forces assigned against us”
“Exodus 12:21-23 (NIV)
21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. 23 When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.”
Prayer: “Our Lord Jesus is our Lamb of God. He died for for our sins and is our Passover. Through His shed Blood over us, the destroyer has to pass over our house. Only God can and will enter our house to be with us to watch and protect us”.
3. CHRIST OUR PASSOVER LAMB
1 Corinthians 5:6
… our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Prayer: as in 3 above.
Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-20
“Through the Blood of Jesus I have been redeemed out of the hand of satan.”
5. PEACE AND RECONCILIATION
Colossians 1:20-22 (NKJV)
“Through the Blood of Jesus I received His peace, having been reconciled to Him and He has made me holy and blameless before Him.”
Romans 5:8-9 (NKJV)
“Through the Blood of Jesus I am justified, acquitted, not guilty, made righteous just as if I have never sinned.”
7. OUR CONSCIENCE PURGED
Hebrews 9:12-14 (NIV)
“Through the Blood of Jesus my conscience has been purged from dead works to serve the Living God.”
8. CLEANSING (CONTINOUS)
1 John 1:7; Psalms 51:7
“When I walk in the light, the Blood of Jesus cleanses me now continually from all sins.”
Hebrews 13:12-13 (NKJV)
“Through the Blood of Jesus I am sanctified, made holy, set apart to God, separated from sins, made holy with God’s holiness.”
10. LIFE OF GOD
Leviticus 17:11; John 6:53-57; 1 Cor 10:16
“Lord Jesus, when we receive your Blood, in it we receive your Life, the Life of God, divine, eternal and a endless Life.”
“..to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel”
“Thank you Lord that even if I cannot pray, the Blood of Jesus is pleading for me in heaven.”
12. ACCESS TO GOD
“Thank you God that through the Blood of Jesus I have access into your presence, into your most holiest place.”
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