Hedges Series - Hedges

It is a bad thing to do … to destroy a “hedge”. A “hedge” is meant by God to be a protection. It is meant for a defense for a man.

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

Hedges Series - Hedges

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.JamesHedge of Thorns


The word “hedge” is found nine times in the Bible.

Every time the word “hedge” shows up in the BOOK we can see it is God behind the placement of the “hedge”.

 It is God that makes the hedges.

Anyone who destroys a “hedge” is going to get into trouble. “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.” [Ecclesiastes 10:8]

It is a bad thing to do … to destroy a “hedge”. A “hedge” is meant by God to be a protection. It is meant for a defense for a man.

But, when a “hedge” is taken down, or is taken away by God, it is for the destruction of those who were protected by the “hedge”.

This is the very thing we see in Isaiah chapter five, in verse five: “And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:” [Isaiah 5:5].

When the hedge is gone, all WHO lived within will be destroyed.
Please, my friend, see these things.

They are true:

• A hedge is good.

• A hedge is from God.

• A hedge is a bound.

• A hedge is a limit.

• A hedge is a fence.

• A hedge is a border.

• A hedge is protection.

• A hedge is blessing.

• Without the hedge … bad things happen.

• Without the hedge … God’s blessings are withheld.

• Without the hedge … is chaos.

• Without the hedge … is lawlessness.

• Without the hedge … the enemy comes in.

• Without the hedge … is the loss of your heritage.

• Without the hedge … is your destruction.

• Without the hedge … is the loss of all blessings.


Consider Job: “Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.” [Job 1:10]

Who is speaking here? Why, it is the Devil himself who is speaking. Now, can Satan tell the truth? Well, he certainly can! He will USE the truth if he can use it to his advantage … to gain the upper hand against God, or one of the servants of God. The Devil recognized that it was God Who set up the hedges in Job’s life.

• It is true … that God made the “hedge” around Job.

• It is true … that God made a “hedge” around his house.

• It is true … that God blessed the work of Job’s hands.

• It is true … that the “hedge” made Job’s substance to be increased in the land.

The presence of the “hedge” brings all things that are good to the person, or persons, that have those hedges. Let me go further than that.

The man of God … in any age … is a hedge to his nation. The Lord seeks such men and women. Look in Ezekiel with me in chapter thirteen, verse five: “Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.” [Ezekiel 13:5]

The righteous man or woman in an unrighteous nation is standing in the gap for that land, which restrains God’s judgment. [This same thing is true today. The standing in the gap by a believer in Jesus Christ will restrain God from destroying a nation otherwise deserving of judgment.] You can see this thing for yourself in Ezekiel chapter twenty-two, verse thirty: “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” [Ezekiel 22:30]

One of the preparations involved in planting a vineyard is to “set an hedge about it”. The hedge’s purpose is to protect the vineyard. [Mark 12:1] “And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.”

a. The “hedge” for a son is his father and mother. Fathers and mothers … prepare “hedges” for your son. Protect him!

b. The “hedge” for a daughter is her father and mother. Fathers and mothers … prepare “hedges” for your daughter. Protect her!

c. A “hedge” for a husband is his wife. Wives … prepare “hedges” for your husband. Protect him!

d. The “hedge” for a wife is her husband. Husbands … prepare “hedges” for your wife. Protect her!

e. The “hedge” for a family is the man. Husbands and fathers … prepare “hedges” for your family. Protect your family!

f. The “hedge” for a local church is the pastor. Pastors … prepare “hedges” for your flock. Protect your sheep!

g. The “hedge” for Israel is her prophets. The prophets … prepared “hedges” for Israel in obedience to God. Amen!

h. The “hedge” for Israel is God. God will protect them!

i. The “hedge” for the Church of the Firstborn is Jesus Christ HIMSELF!

j. The “hedge” for a Bible-believing Christian is God. Amen!

Remember this, every time we see a “hedge” showing up in the Bible … we can see that it is God behind that “hedge”.

It is God that makes up the “hedges” for a man, or a woman, or a nation.

We have also seen how trouble will come … every time … whenever someone destroys a “hedge”. “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.” [Ecclesiastes 10:8]

Therefore, we can safely conclude with this. It is a bad thing to destroy a hedge.

A “hedge” is meant by God to be a protection. It is meant for a defense for man, or a nation.

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4. Hedges
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Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
[Verse 1]

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.  [Verse 2]

The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: [Verse 3]

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? [Verse 4]

 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. [Verse 5]

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [Verse 6]

Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.         [Verse 7]

The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. [Verse 8]