Boundaries and parameters!
There is not one thing a believer can come up in life with that is not completely covered by the brilliant promises of divine protection in God’s powerful Word. Yes, God has given us boundaries, parameters, and commandments to follow that undeniably provide absolute safety and protection for us all. He has provided a shelter so secure and fortified.. and it is ours for the taking!
Psalm 61:3, “GOD has been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”
God Himself is our shelter and refuge. There is absolutely nothing that gets passed our mighty and powerful God… He is omniscient, He is omnipresent, nothing escapes him!
I have visited many ancient castles and towers in overseas countries that have been standing for centuries… they are so braced and strengthened by stone and powerful reinforcements… That no matter what wars, or elements these towers have endured, they are still standing strong and mighty...Get a vision in your head about a strong tower, a powerful shelter over and around you and your family.
See the mighty covering and divine protection from the Lord...a refuge, a place where you are so protected that you can actually rest…
The definition of refuge is ...That which protects, secures, and shelters from danger, distress or calamity; a stronghold which is abundantly fortified in strength; or a haven and a retreat which secures safety by its guarantor; it is a place so reinforced that it is totally impenetrable to an enemy...!
God also gives us boundaries through His commandments… They likewise are also meant to protect us from all evil… They are like a strong, supernatural tower providing us a hedge of protection… they are parameters and boundaries That one followed bring great protection from the enemy . We we follow God's word, obey him, and his commandments, we are covered and not bound by the wages of sin and the dangers they attract.
Like any parent, or one who owns pets… We set boundaries of protection for them , we often protect our homes with baby gates and outdoor fences… Designed to keep our children and pets safe…
Very similarly does God puts these hedges around us… It's not because God doesn't want us to have fun or because he wants to set limits on us..
Quite the contrary… When we follow God's rules and listen to and apply his boundaries and parameters to our lives we can live a blessed, happy, safe, and secure life… He gives us a holy hedge of protection so large that the enemy complains about it(Job)
By trusting God and listening to his word and following his commandments, He hems us in
a garment of protection and sends His waring, ministering angels to give watch over us and to guard us in all of our ways…
The enemy prowls around the earth seeking for whom he can destroy...
Stay in the shelter, stay in the parameters and in the boundaries of God's mighty word… There you will be divinely guarded and protected… God's word is truth and it will not return void… Seek him first in all things… He will order every step you take, He will make sure your footing is on solid ground and that you do not give the devil an opportunity to wreak havoc in your life!!
Let's stay in the parameters and boundaries divinely protected by God and where overwhelming victory is ours in Jesus!
Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.