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 John 10:7, “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am
the door of the sheep.”
In the book of Job chapter 1 and
verse 10 the Scripture says, “Thou hast made a hedge about him.” Proverbs 15:9
talks of a hedge. Isaiah 5:5 says, “I will take away the hedge.” Ezekiel 13:5
says, “No man was found to make up the hedge.” 
The same thing is mentioned
later on in Ezekiel. Micah 7:1 says, “Sharper than a hedge.” Mark 12:1 says,
“Hedge about it.” Hosea 2:6 says, “I will hedge up.” Job 3:23 says, “Whom God
hath hedged.”
Lamentations 3:7 says, “Hath hedged me about.” Matthew 21:33
says, “And hedged it.” I Chronicles 4:23 says, “Amongst plants and hedges.”
Psalm 80:12; 89:40 says, “Broken down hedges.” Jeremiah 14:3, “Run to and fro
by the hedges.”
Luke 14:23 says, “The highway and hedges.”
The hedge in Bible times were
tall stiff, sturdy, and sharp plants that made a fence around the vineyard in
order to keep the oxen and animals from trampling or destroying the vineyards. However,
workmen had to trim those sharp hedges inside and out in order to keep
passer-bys from cutting themselves. The ones who cut and trimmed the hedges
were the blue-collar workers of that day.
These hedges had an entrance into
the vineyard. This was the door into the vineyard. Someone would be posted at
the door to keep out and to let in. In Ezekiel 13:4-5 the redeemed are not the
hedge but rather the door for the hedge.
Now, Jesus is called the door and
the redeemed are His vineyard. Jesus stands in between those that could destroy
the redeemed. There are two things that Jesus does as the door.
To let in
To keep
I have a question? How could the
Apostle Paul say, “in everything give thanks.” He did not say “for everything”
it says, “in everything give thanks.” How could Paul say, “I have learned in
whatsoever state I am therewith to be content.”
He had never been to Arkansas I
promise you! 
How could Paul make these statements having been in imprisonment,
scourging, being stoned to death, beatings, and narrow escapes of his very life
how could he say these things? How could Paul say, “In whatsoever state I am to
be content”? How can the Apostle Paul say, “All things work together for good.”
All of us could very easily put
pen to paper and share our individual griefs and heartbreaks. Here is how the
redeemed can take it and make! God has placed a hedge about me and about you.
God had placed a hedge about Job and Satan pointed out, rightfully so, that he
could not get to Job because of that hedge. Then, God being the door of that
hedge said to Satan Job can stand the test!
Please take note! Satan could not
have done a thing to Job without being able to go through the entrance or the
door of the hedge to get to Job’s life. In other words without God’s permission
Satan could not have done to Job what he did because God is the door of the
hedge. Thus, nothing comes to the redeemed that does not come through the door
and the door is Jesus Christ!
It had to come through God before
Satan could take Job’s riches, his health, his ten children, his loss of
loyalty, loss of his wife’s faithfulness, and the loss of his friends. God is
the door of the hedge. Jesus is the door of the hedge.
God has
placed a hedge about the redeemed
God is
the door to that hedge
decides what comes into my life
decides what does not come into my life

Nothing comes into the life of
the redeemed that does not come through God the door. What a great truth!
Likewise God decides what to keep out of the life of the redeemed. Why, because
the redeemed are His children and He loves them and knows what is best for

He is the One Who loves me! He
stands at the entrance of the hedge that He Himself created to protect me. He
stands as the door and decides what is best for me. He loves me more than
anyone in the whole world loves me! This One Who loves me unconditionally is
the door and the entrance through my hedge of protection. He stands at the
entrance of that hedge and says nothing can get to me that does not come
through me first.
God has to personally approve
everything that gets to the redeemed and that which is to be kept out of their
lives. Being a child of God means that God Himself built a hedge around His
children and God is the door through which comes into their lives what is best
for them.
God has
placed a hedge around His children
God is
the door to the hedge
decides what is allowed in
decides what is not allowed in
What God
decides to allow in is best for His children
What God
decides to keep out is bad for His children
God loves
His children

WOW! This is no indifferent
keeper of the gate or entrance! This is no nonchalant gatekeeper. This is the
One Who loves me more than anybody else loves me! This is the One Who decides
what is permitted in my life and what is not permitted in my life!

Wait a minute! It is possible to
love someone and to not know what is best for them, but this One Who is the door
not only loves me but He is Omniscient! He KNOWS what is best for me because He
knows everything! He KNOWS what to let in and what to keep out! He Who is Agape
love is the door and He who KNOWS all is the door.
Our ways are not His ways. Our
thoughts are not His thoughts. Our ways are imperfect while His ways are
The One
Who is all love is the door
The One
Who wants what is best is the door
The One
Who knows what is best is the door
The One
Who is able to do what is best is the door

There is a hedge about the
children of God. There is only one entrance to that hedge. God is the One Who
is the door. God is the One Who wants what is best, knows what is best, and is
able to do what is best.
God never has a helpless feeling
as he watches His children suffer, have heartaches, and have heartbreaks, being
attacked, being slandered, filthy Internet lies, and personal threats. Not one
second does God possess a helpless feeling. He Who is the gate, the entrance,
and the door of the hedge that surrounds us has the ability to let in and keep
God is the door! Jesus is the
door! God never wonders what to do! God never says, “Uh oh” or “Oops” or “I
didn’t know that happened” or “Really?” or “Your kidding”, or “How can that
The sad thing is that God’s own
children blame and criticize far too often God for doing what He knows is best
for us!
redeemed criticize God for not doing it like they would
redeemed thus are criticizing God for loving them
redeemed are also criticizing God for wanting what is best for them
redeemed actually are blaming God for not being human

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