Spiritual Garden Protection

Exodus 23:25 – “You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you” (ESV).
Genesis 22:17 – “I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his[d] enemies.” (ESV).

In continuing with our theme Pulling Weeds, Planting Seeds and what it takes to ensure that you are an Ambassador and Disciple of Jesus Christ by for maintaining our Spiritual gardens; this article address Spiritual Garden Protection. Exodus chapter 23 verses 20-33 shows us how God will help us protect our Spiritual Gardens and ensure that every single thing in it glorifies Him.

God will protect us if we turn to Him and seek His protection. He can remove illnesses from us as His word states.

God knows what we need even before we ask for anything. Through our prayers and spending time with Him, we can receive discernment and the knowledge to protect our spiritual garden and ensure it receives the proper nutrition so that we can grow with it. As we follow the Great Commission Jesus gave us to GO and make Disciples in Matthew 28:19-20, we must ensure we are doing it with love and God will be with us to protect us. Keeping our Spiritual garden filled with the proper fruits of the Spirit, we can accomplish anything with the Lord on our side.

To ensure we have Spiritual Garden Protection, we must plant good seeds. What are good seeds and bad seeds? If we look at Galatians chapter 5 verses 22-23, the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Take control of yourself in a situation and make right decisions in the eyes of our Lord. Taking self-control denies the enemy power over you as we make the right choice to follow God’s instructions.

Spiritual Garden Protection

Exodus 23: 20-33

This article focuses on Exodus 23 verses 20 – 33; how God helps us with our Spiritual Garden Protection. Proverbs 15:2 tells how a wise man uses the tongue with knowledge but a fool spills out foolishness. We must protect family and ourselves from the foolishness that people may speak. We must continue to protect our children from those whose mouths let out unclean words, unclean actions, and even the wolves in sheep clothing. Be obedient to God’s Word and will for our lives.

Enemies

If we obey God, he will send His angels in front of us to prepare the way. Always listen to His voice and obey Him. If we obey Jesus, He will lead the way we are to go. Do not be against God because we know if God is with us, then no one can be against (Romans 8:31). God wants us carefully to obey His voice so He can fight our battles when we need him. God will be an enemy to our enemies and friendly to our friends and He will lead the way with His angels slashing down all our enemies in front of us so that none can pursue after we pass by. Do not serve their gods, do not act the way they act, and God will break the foundations they have set themselves on. Deuteronomy 32:22 states, “For a fire is kindled by my anger, and it burns to the depths of Sheol, devours the earth and its increase, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains” (ESV).

Sickness

It does not matter your mental or physical state, God can remove sickness and restore health if ask Him to. God will bless everything you eat and drink to keep you safe. We pray and thank Jesus for everything we put into our bodies every day and every time. Even pray and thank Him for the coffee, tea, milk, juice, water, etc. you have in the morning and throughout the day.

Good Fruits

When we are doing God’s will, we will be fruitful and multiply because He has blessed us. Genesis 22:17 states, “I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies” (ESV). Minister Caroline Savage stated, to be the “honorable farmer, worship daily, remaining in tune with God’s will, faithfully planting, walking, and ministering to Jehovah’s seeds” (Uncertainty and Reasoning Page 27).

Victory and Glory

God will use everything in His arsenal ensure we are victorious and that He gets all the glory. God will use terror, confusion, hornets, and make our “enemies turn their backs to you.” His power and might will shine through on you. Your enemy will look at you and see Christ leading you by the hand and run as fast as they can. No man will be able to say that they did this or that; God must get all the credit for delivering your victory to you from your enemy. He will do it slowly, Little by little right before your eyes so the land will remain good soil for you plant your seeds. Reflecting upon our Spiritual garden, opposing forces will arise and try to damage the good fruits you are sewing. Standing still on the word of God, we know that victory is ours and He will protect our actions and bring others to justice. Seek God’s face, do His will, and Protect your Spiritual garden.

Protection

Not only will he drive them out slowly as the continue to work the land for you, once he drives them out God will set up a border so they can never return, as long as you follow His voice in obedience and not make a covenant with them. A covenant is like a contract and normally made between friends. We know they are enemy because God will pluck that weed from our garden and will protect it with His Holy Spirit not allowing them to return if we stay obedient. The only way your enemy or weed can reenter your garden once God has removed it, is if you forsake God and forget to continue to give Him all the honor and glory. To protect God’s spiritual garden, follow Him and not worry about distractors, God will help us Pull the weeds that our enemies have planted.

Do not let God be a snare to you! Do not sin against God; do not worship other gods because there is only one God. Hallelujah! Give Him thanks and sing Songs of Praises while you are attending to His garden. Our body is His and we must protect it.

Blessings

God is going to bless us if we follow His voice and give Him the honor of everything in our lives. Proverbs 3:9-10 states, “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine” (ESV). When God blesses us, and our good seed that Jesus has planted start to sprout, it is our obligation to protect the fruits. We must give our first fruits to God, which are our tithes and offerings. If we obey Him by honoring His words, Malachi 3:10 says that God will open the floodgates of heaven and give us so many blessings that we will want for nothing. We should bless Him with tithes and offerings.

Discernment

Others ways to protect our Spiritual Garden is to avoid advice that may not be biblical. Jesus said many false prophets will come in His Name and many out there are misinterpreting the Bible so that is why it is so important to seek God’s understanding. Proverbs 3:5 tells us to, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” (ESV) Too many are trying to read the Bible and receive discernment without the Holy Spirit. It is only with the Holy Spirit operating in you that will reveal the secrets within God’s Word. We must pray and ask Jesus to give us the discernment of the Scriptures. We must listen to the sermons in church because God raised the ministers to help us understand as we are maturing spiritually.

Thanksgiving

We provide thanksgiving for our Creator as He created everything under the heavens and the earth. He gives us instructions on how to cultivate our Spiritual garden and seek His face as we emulate His ways. God loves us! His love is deeper than the seas. Our Spiritual garden should reflect the beauty of the rainbow as that is the covenant He established with us in Genesis. Praise the Lord! Keep God first in your life and continue to engage in eternal Thanksgiving to our Lord. We thank you Heavenly Father, we give you all the praise, honor, and glory; Blessings in the name of Jesus!

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