He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaks an hedge, a serpent shall bite him

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He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaks an hedge, a serpent shall bite him (Ecclesiastes 10:8)

Every one of God’s children has a hedge of protection around them; put there by God Himself, whether they know it or not. It is important to know that you are the only one who can break this hedge of protection and allow the enemy access into your life. In the opening Scripture, we read that the one who breaks the hedge has opened the way for the serpent to bite him and the serpent is symbolic of the devil. You must realize that the devil has no right and no business pulling his strings in your life; however, if you break the hedge, then you leave yourself exposed.

So, how can one break the hedge? Through speaking negative words, contrary to God’s Word. This was what happened to Job in the Bible. Reading on the surface, you may think that job suffered the entire calamity he did merely as a trial of his faith. However, Job was the one who opened the way for the enemy to attack him. The devil himself knew Job was protected and that’s why he asked God, “Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?” (Job 1:10). But what was Job’s testimony? He said, “I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came” (Job 3:25). How could Job talk that way when even the devil knew he was protected? Because of his ignorance of the hedge.

You’re the architect of your own blessing or danger. You have the power to create your own danger, so speak only those words that will keep the hedge in its place. Speak words of faith; declare all that God has said about you, irrespective of what the circumstances show you. Remember that the devil can have no access into your life, except you let him.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your hedge of protection around me. I recognize that there are angels all around me, and that your anointing has distinguished me from all evil. I walk in dominion and victory every day of my life, reigning and winning, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, Amen!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

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  1. I do agree with a few things you said, but I do not believe that Job brought his calamity on him. He was always honoring God, even made sacrifices for his children just in case they may sin. Job had no idea what was going on behind the scenes in the heavenlies. Chapter 3 is Job contemplating as anyone would after all these things that happened to him. He wished that the day never happened when he was born etc. He is just expressing his anxieties, fears and frustrations. God allowed Satan to do these things to Job, not because God wanted Job to learn a lesson or to suffer, but to show Satan that faith and love triumphs over evil. Besides in the end God restored Job ten fold. Yes, we all have a hedge around us and at times God allows for us to go through trials and sufferings, without any trials or sufferings we would not learn. That is my opinion. Kind regards, Freddy.


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