What if you could be protected from the turmoil of this world? What if the things that affect others didn’t affect you?
I’m going to share something with you about the favor of God that I have never taught quite this way before. I want to show you something that I had never seen before in Scripture until just recently. And at the end of this letter, I will offer you the opportunity to receive a copy of this message from the first time I preached it publicly just a few weeks ago.
If you will grab hold of this teaching and apply these principles in your life, you will begin to experience the favor of God like never before.
In John 17:15 Jesus prayed to His Father saying, “Not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” Jesus also said in the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew it is possible to live in a world that is full of trouble and chaos and yet not be troubled by it.
In other words, what controls them, shouldn’t control you…what destroys them, shouldn’t destroy you…what limits them, shouldn’t limit you! Why? Because as a follower of Christ, Jesus prayed that you would be protected from the Evil One!
There is something that separates you from the rest of the world! You are in it, but you are not ofit.
We can see this was true in the life of Job. The Bible says that God had built a “hedge” around Job (Job 1:10). A hedge is a wall or a barrier that provides protection. That means God insulated Job from the things that Satan wanted to do to him. In fact, Satan accuses God of protecting Job. The Messagetranslation records Satan as saying, “No one has ever had it so good. You…make sure nothing bad ever happens to him or his family or his possessions. You bless everything he does – he can’t lose.”
Satan was fully aware that Job had this hedge or wall of protection around him and that he couldn’t penetrate it. He even tried to get God to take it down but He wouldn’t do it.
This is so important, God wouldn’t remove it and Satan couldn’t remove it. This means that the only one who could remove this wall of protection was Job himself. And as you continue to read, you discover that Job eventually did remove God’s wall of protection by opening the door to fear. After the hedge came down and Job began to experience destruction on every side, he said: “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me” (Job 3:25).
You don’t develop great fear overnight – these verses reveal to us that this fear had been going on for quite some time. Some translations say he was heavy with fear. It was on him night and day. Fear is the opposite of faith, and just like faith is the substance of things hoped for, fear is the substance of things dreaded.
Job’s fear brought down the hedge!
In Isaiah, chapter five, we are told that when a hedge is removed, that which had been protected will be “trodden down by the enemy.” And in Ecclesiastes, chapter ten, we are told that “whoso breaketh a hedge, a serpent will bite.”
Now, what about you and me? Through what Jesus did for us at Calvary, through grace and favor, we have now have a hedge or wall of protection from the Evil One.
You Have A Wall Of Favor Surrounding You!
David wrote in Psalm 5:12, “For surely, O Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Yourfavor as with a shield.” David is revealing that God’s favor is like a wall of protection – His favor is a protection for His people.
Recently, I discovered the Hebrew word translated grace or favor actu
God’s favor is designed to separate us from everything that is happening in the world and to do so for the entirety of our lives. That is why the psalmist wrote, “His favor lasts a lifetime” (Psalm 30:5, NLT).
God’s wall of favor is designed to protect you for as long as you live. Now, like Job, you’re the only one that can pull it down in your life. And you do it in the same way that he did – FEAR!
Let me ask you this question: “How does fear come?” The same way that faith comes…by hearing. Paul tells us in Romans 10:17 that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. But did you know that fear comes from hearing the words of Satan? James tells us that there is a “wisdom that descendeth not from above, but is earthy, sensual, devilish” (James 3:15).
There will always be voices in your life telling you that you can’t do it, you’re going to lose, it’s not going to work out. If you listen to those negative voices long enough, it will produce in you what it produced in Job – GREAT FEAR!
I can assure you, when you allow great fear to develop on the inside then you are no longer looking to the favor of God to protect you. Don’t subject your spirit to all the negative opinions trying to distract you from God’s promises.
That’s why I’m so passionate about declaring God’s truth to you and others around the world. You need someone in your life who will be a positive voice – building your faith and driving out fear. I’ve done that for over 40 years and it is needed now more than ever!
Let me encourage you like the writer of Hebrews by saying, “Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. [God] always keeps His Word” (Hebrews 10:23, The Message). Keep your faith strong! Watch faith-building television like our broadcast, listen to Spirit-filled messages, and read uplifting, truth-packed books. Be intentional about what you give your attention to.
If you seek to have a deeper understanding of the wall of favor that God has surrounded you with, respond NOW and get your copy of my new message, Our Wall Of Favor. As my thank you for your financial support this month, I will send you this message from the FIRST time I spoke this new revelation just a few weeks ago!
Your continued, faithful support not only positions you for a harvest, it also enables this ministry to continue speaking truth and encouragement to more people. Thank you!
P.S. Please know that my family and I along with our entire ministry team are standing and believing with you for unprecedented favor to manifest in your life! Stand strong and stay in position to receive…don’t pull your wall of favor down.