When the angel of death visited Egypt, only those whose doorposts were painted with lamb’s blood were protected from ‘the destroyer’. And the blood of Jesus [the Lamb of God] is still your best protection from the enemy who ‘…prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour’ (1 Peter 5:8 NLT).
One author writes: ‘When [Satan] sees a person or home that’s covered by the blood…he moves on. He’d rather find easy prey than mess with one who belongs to the Lord. Just like a robber prefers someone who is unaware of his surroundings, is not paying attention, and appears weak, the enemy chooses his victims based on what seems like a sure thing. Make him look elsewhere… cover your home and loved ones with the…blood of Jesus.’
God put a hedge around Gomer, the prophet Hosea’s wife, to protect her from adulterous relationships and draw her back to her husband. He said, ‘…I will fence her in with thorn bushes. I will block her path with a wall to make her lose her way’ (Hosea 2:6 NLT).
Before your family leaves home in the morning, ask God to place His hedge of divine protection around them, to safeguard them throughout the day and block their path from wrong influences. God has given you authority over Satan, so tell him: ‘You’ve no right to harm my loved ones in any way. I take authority over you in the Name of Jesus and through the power of the blood. I declare null and void any strategies and schemes you’ve planned.’
‘…He will see the blood…and…not permit the destroyer to enter your houses…’ Exodus 12:23 NIV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Matthew 14:27-31; 21:21, 22; Mark 9:23; 10:27; John 11:40
Take heart; it is I. do not be afraid! Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water. He said, “Come!” so peter got out of the boat & walked on the water & came to Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid, & beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand & took hold of him, saying to him, “o you of little faith, why did you doubt?” truly, I say to you, if you have faith & do not doubt, even if you say to this mountain, be taken up & thrown into the sea, it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith! If you can! All things are possible for one who believes. For all things are possible with God!
Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God!
Do not fear your storms! Only believe in Him & He will guide you through the storm! He has promised you so much! Believe & you will see!