Fences were made to separate things. To give a clear distinction between a metaphorical “what’s right and what’s wrong”. Fences keep out the things that want to harm us and protect the things we want to keep safe. Noticed this. One word translated to offence in Greek is hamartia (2 Corinthians 11:7). It literally means “to miss the mark”. The Greek word apologia (Philippians 1:7) is translated defense in English and literally means, to apologize in the sense of a plea. This is where you are defending yourself before the judge. You can see fence in both of these words. Another word used for offence is skandalon (Galatians 5:11). Notice it is similar to scandalous? It is a snare or a trap. It is something that can offend you and then entice you to sin.

Another term for a fence is a hedge. In Job 1 Satan was sitting about Job in the thrown room of God. He used śûk which means a fence of protection. “Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.”

Think of it like this. If you go over this fence or protected area onto the wrong side, you are in fear of being unprotected ( ie committing lawlessness/sin) and in fact have missed the mark. If you stay in your side of the fence and are covered by the Holy Spirit, the enemy can’t cross that line or hedge. But what if you are straddling this metaphorical fence and walking the fine line?

What’s Jesus say to be those of us who sit on this fence? “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16) I think it’s pretty obvious. It is easier to be one either side of this fence than to just sit there and play both sides. Hot and cold have a chance, but lukewarm doesn’t. We aren’t Americans at this point but Jesus sees us as liberty justice freedumb wallowing Laodiceans, who have everything physically but are spiritually broke. Look up the meaning of Laodicean for yourself.

The days have come where we are to get off our metaphorical fences, stop being lukewarm and stop trying to do this circus balancing act. Who does circus acts? Clowns do. Clowns are a symbolic spiritual gesture of the Nephilim, the ancient evil spirits of old. Don’t be a clown. Let’s stay on the right side of the fence.


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