24 August 16

“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has…?” (Job 1:10).


Above quotation was Satan’s answer to God when He (God) was telling him about Job’s faithfulness. Even Satan knows that every child of God has a hedge of protection around him or her that makes it impossible for him to touch or hurt such a person. Satan knows that except the hedge is removed or except by God’s permission, his attempt to harm God’s child will be futile.

God expects all of His children who are daily living to please Him to live with this understanding. Jesus speaking in Luke 12:7 says “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are numbered. Don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows”. Psalm 91:1-2 says “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most high God shall rest under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord He is my refuge and my fortress in whom I trust”.


Every child of God need to understand that he or she enjoys a covenant of divine protection with God by reason of he or she being born again and lives a consistent life of separation from sin. The scripture says “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). Yes, our life is hidden with Christ, that’s why the devil cannot have access to us since he cannot go pass God and Jesus and get to us. Hallelujah!


This is a glorious revelation that God wants us to have that will make us to fear less, be safety-conscious, and walk tall always, knowing that we’re divinely secured. The name of the Lord, we’re told is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and is safe (Prov. 18:10). Let’s understand that our lives are hid in Christ with God, and because the devil cannot touch God, he won’t be able to access us as well. We are untouchable!

The only time we become susceptible to the devil is when we deliberately break the hedge we are surrounded with. “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it, and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him” (Ecl. 10:8) KJV. So long as the hedge God puts around us remains intact, the serpent, representing the devil cannot bite (hurt) us.

So in order to continue to enjoy this provision of divine security, and protection, which is our birthright as God’s elect, we’re to shun sinful acts, sternly refuse to compromise with anything that doesn’t glorify God, but live to please Him at all times. This is the key to ensuring our hedge is not broken, and as long as our hedge remains unbroken, the devil’s effort to reach and harm us will perpetually remain a fiasco.

INSIGHT: let’s understand that our life is hid with Christ in God, and as long as the devil cannot touch God, he won’t be able to access us.

Revd. A. U. Akpan is the President of Faith Activation Global Ministries, Lagos, Nigeria, in divine partnership with The Ministry of the Word.