DON'T LEAVE YOUR PLACE OF COVERAGE

in HeartChurch3 years ago

GENESIS 34:1-2

Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. Vs. 1
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her. Vs. 2


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Most times, when we feel we are left behind or feel that we are living an archaic life, we tend to leave the place of coverage God has kept for us or put us under.

Dinah, the daughter of Jacob is a typical example of such persons. She refused to be under the coverage her father left for her, she went to visit the women of the country and because she left her place of coverage, she was raped.

Anytime we leave the place of coverage God kept over us without His permission or asking if to leave, we are bound to get into trouble or fall prey for the enemy.

Leaving the place of coverage is telling God you are tired of the place He has kept you, telling Him that you can stand on your own and can do without Him.

Most times, the place God as kept us that serves as a coverage is the best place to be because He knows and sees the future and knows that if you leave that place now, you will fall into temptation.

For many of us that leave or have left our place of coverage because of what people are saying or what they will say, I am charging us today that we all are unique so is our place of coverage.

She wasn’t from that country, she was brought to that place as a place of protection but because she felt left out and wanted to feel among, she left her place of coverage.

Scripture says

PSALMS 91:1

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Vs. 1


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The above scripture is serving as a warning and advice to us that only those who decides to dwell in the secret place of the Almighty, shall abide under His shadow. Note that as far as you decide to give your total submission and let God’s will be the will for your, His shadow goes with the persons all the days of their lives.

CONSEQUENCES OF LEAVING HIS COVERAGE

GENESIS 34:1-31

  • You get ripped of your God’s given ability

When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her. Vs. 2

  • Then comes in permissive will

His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her. Vs. 3
And Shechem said to his father Hamor, “Get me this girl as my wife.” Vs. 4
But Hamor said to them, “My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife. Vs. 8
Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves. Vs. 9
You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade[b] in it, and acquire property in it.” Vs. 10

Scripture says, do not be unequally yoke with the unbelievers, these people never worshiped the God of Israelite and didn't understand our ways.

  • There will be coarse spiritually

Meanwhile, Jacob’s sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were shocked and furious, because Shechem had done an outrageous thing in[a] Israel by sleeping with Jacob’s daughter—a thing that should not be done. Vs.7

  • There will be war and shed of blood

Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male. Vs. 25
They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem’s house and left. Vs. 26
The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where[c] their sister had been defiled. Vs. 27

Most times, not staying in the place God has kept for us, causes not only problems for us but also for our families and our loved ones.

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