Posted by: peebles | August 17, 2011

Ecclesiastes 10:8 (KJV) ~ Whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

To be bitten by a snake can be deadly; the poison, if not treated, can be lethal. God puts His hedge of protection around your life, however, you can cause little breaks to appear, little holes through which the enemy of souls can come in by his cunning craftiness, then fix his poisoned fangs onto you, sinking into the very fabric of your spiritual life.

How can you break a hedge?

You can break a hedge by wrong ungodly attitudes

You can break a hedge by having sinful thoughts and ways

You can break a hedge by having unforgiveness

You can break a hedge by backsliding

You can break a hedge through disobedience to the will of God.

There is a story in the Old Testament of the people of Israel who, because of their sinful ways, were bitten by poisonous snakes. This is what God told Moses what to do in Numbers 21:7 to 8 (NIV), “The people came to Moses and said, ‘We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.’ So Moses prayed for the people. The LORD said to Moses, ‘Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.’”

Look upon the cross of Calvary and live, look to Jesus, by faith, and live. If the serpent has bitten you, if sin has had a hold on your life, the cure is found in Jesus Christ. Someone once said, “Life is short, death is sure, sin the cause, Christ the cure.”

My friend, how can you fix up the hedge? How do you restore His protection over your life? Repent before the Lord, and ask His forgiveness if you have sinned. Let Him restore the broad wall, let Him repair your spiritual hedge, and let Him fill the break in the hedge by His love, mercy and grace. Walk in the spirit and you will not gratify the sinful desires of the flesh. As you do so you will walk in His victory. Today, may God cover you with His love, and may He restore your hedge of protection. So instead of the serpents of sin fixing their fangs on you and biting you because of the breakage in the hedge because of sin, embrace God’s forgiveness, so you may walk in victory over sin and crush the enemy ( the serpent of sin) under your feet.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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