“Then you must protect me from the foxes,
Foxes on the prowl,
Foxes who would like nothing better
Than to get into our flowering garden”
Song of Songs 2:15
To all of us, who have been called to the mission of intercession during these troubling times, the Lord has made it very clear that we are not to participate in the conflict that sometimes is happening before us ~ maybe even in our own families. Instead, we are called to be the victors healing the wounded, and the repairers of the broken breaches. To understand this position in Jesus, you must understand the Scriptures in Hebrews, the third and fourth chapters, regarding Paul’s teaching about “resting in Christ.” I will speak about this in more detail next week, but now let’s look at the warning concerning the foxes.
When God’s blessings come with great abundance, most of us are prone to let down our protection system because we are so blessed. We are initially set on loving and accepting everyone. This is why, in the Songs of Solomon, the woman asks the prince to protect her from the foxes that try to act as if they are helpers. In reality, they desire to devour you and every blessing you’ve been given.
Every time I have met someone new that would have a dangerous effect upon my life, God has always warned me in a small way. Usually it’s when I first mention the name of Jesus, or maybe it’s just something to do with His presence ~ that I see who they really are and what they will be in the future ~ simply by their response to that wonderful name. Didn’t Jesus say in John 10:7, “I am the door of the sheep”?
I must remind you that this is not something you can just do by memory, or by repeating the same thing each time. You must be led by the total guidance of the Holy Spirit to discern what type of person you are dealing with, and whether you are to connect with them or not! In today’s news, a powerful editor of a ladies’ magazine shocked her staff because she wore “foxes on her nylons.” I believe the lady with the foxes on her stockings is a message alerting us intercessors that we need to pray.
I’m asking all of you to pray that editors of ladies’ magazines around the world are not influenced by foxes, but by God’s sheep. Join me every day on Periscope as we pray together. t