Brother Copeland delivered a word from the Lord at the 2010 Southwest Believers’ Convention that began this way, The world is in serious trouble. But for the household of faith, everything is going to be all right. In spite of all the “breaking news,” believers in the household of faith are going to be all right. The devil can’t touch us.
No matter what happens or what is going on, we are the untouchables. We have God’s covenant of protection, and the devil cannot touch us when we are safely behind the following four walls of protection:
1. The Word
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” –John 17:17 (NIV)
God’s Word is referred to as our protection throughout Scripture. Psalm 91:4 (KJV) says His truth is our “shield and buckler.” The shield protects from in front and the buckler protects behind. The Hebrew translation of this verse says He is our “circle of protection.”
When we stand on God’s Word, we become rooted and grounded in something that is unshakable and unmovable. We are surrounding ourselves with God’s impenetrable shield. As long as we stand on the Word, stay out of fear, walk by faith and exercise our authority, we will remain completely protected in the household of faith.
Of the protection found in the Word, Gloria Copeland says, “If you’re in fear, it’s not the secret place. If you’re having trouble with fear, go back to scripture until you get rid of fear.”
When we stay in the Word of God, we keep the wall of the Word up and protecting us. It separates us from the evil the world is subject to. That’s when we are in the world, but not of it.
To keep your wall up and standing strong, read the Word, meditate on it, and let it become so real on the inside of you that when pressure comes, the only thing that comes out is the Word.
2. The Blood
“When I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you.” –Exodus 12:13 (NIV)
As Christians, we know about the blood, sing hymns about it and remember it during Communion. But how many of us truly know how deep its power runs, and all that it has provided for us? Even more importantly—how many of us use it and apply it in our lives every day?
The blood of Jesus is one of the four walls of protection God has given us. From Genesis to Revelation, the words the blood are kept before our eyes—a reminder of its importance and significance to God and to us. The blood symbolizes cleansing and purification—the settling of a matter.
God is Love. And the greatest expression of His love toward us is the blood of Jesus. That love covers every need man has had or ever will have, and every time we apply the blood, we experience an outpouring of this love. It is love, through the blood, that has created a barrier—a wall—between you and all the works of the devil (Revelation 12:11).
To live behind the protection of this wall, we have to elevate the blood of Jesus to the same place in our hearts that it has in God’s heart—and awaken in our spirits those powerful things the blood has procured for us. The power of the blood of Jesus has provided everything you need to live a life of victory.
When we apply the blood of Jesus to the doorposts of our lives in faith, we access the power to defeat every part of the curse that tries to take up residence. When you speak the Name of Jesus in the face of sickness, disease or danger, the blood of the Lamb is behind it, and you are protected!
3. The Angels
“He will give his angels charge over you.” –Psalm 91:11 (NKJV)
It’s not an exaggeration to say that every one of us, or someone we know, is facing some kind of problem today—some kind of trouble we can’t escape without God’s help.
For one person, that trouble may be a disease that medical science can’t cure. For another, it may be financial problems or a family crisis. But no matter what kind of wall the devil has backed you up against, you can count on one thing: God will deliver you!
One way He does this is by giving His angels charge over you. He charges them to protect you, to keep you, to minister to you, and to deliver you. It’s one of the four walls of protection God has given you. But you are responsible for keeping the wall up!
Angels are at your service—to carry out God’s will—to protect you from danger and harm (Hebrews 1:14). When you plead the blood of Jesus over yourself, your vehicles, your home—you’re employing angels. Declaring Psalm 91 over your life—you’re employing angels. When you speak out, “Angels are protecting me. I send forth ministering angels to protect me and my family”—you’re employing angels.
4. The Name
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous run to it and are safe.” –Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV)
The Name of Jesus is your supernatural protection, your emergency number and your rescue vehicle, all wrapped up in one. It responds immediately, acts perfectly, and gets the job done without delay or hiccup. It should always be your first line of defense and will help you when there seems to be no way out. And it is one of the four walls of protection God has given you for a fully constructed spiritual fortress.
That is what happened to a Christian man who was on a 747 airplane that crashed into another commercial airliner, killing most of the passengers. Both planes went down and were on fire. All the exits were blocked or engulfed in flames, and he was trapped inside. In his moment of impossibility—he did what he knew to do—he called on the Name of Jesus.
Now, before he had left on this trip, he had prayed over his travel and believed God for safety. He put his faith stake in the ground before he even left. And now, as he called on the Name of Jesus, the next thing he knew, he was out on the wing. He didn’t use an exit—he was just translated out. He was just suddenly out of danger without any natural explanation.
That’s the power of the Name of Jesus—one of the four walls of protection given to you by God for your use!
A Greater Purpose
Though God’s protection is an amazing blessing to us individually, we aren’t protected just to be protected. First Peter 1:9 reveals that the goal of our faith is the salvation of souls. The Body of Christ has an important end-time mission to the people who will experience the ravages of the world’s evil.
That’s why, when trouble comes, we don’t just “head to the hills and hide out in the household of faith” until the storm passes over. We walk right into the midst of trouble, being totally insulated by our circle of protection. Our mission is to rescue those who are caught in the devil’s reign of terror and pull them into the household of faith. We are protected, so we can get people to the place in their lives where everything is going to be all right.
The Word, the blood, the angels and the Name—when you build these four walls of protection around your life, you are covered on every side! No person would build a house with only one, two or even three walls. You have to have all four to make it work. The same is true in the spirit realm. It’s time to live with the full protection of God!