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Scriptures About the Power of Fortified Borders
Are your doors locked? Alarm set? Guards in place? Have you checked the perimeter?
No, we’re not talking about your house or cars—we’re talking about your spiritual borders. In the Bible, a fortified city was considered a blessing, a place of security and strength, and something to be desired.
We, too, should desire the blessing of fortified walls around every area of our lives—health, finances and family. But the devil is roaming around like a lion looking for the tiniest breach at any point of entry in your life.
Learn the importance of guarding your spiritual walls with these scriptures about the power of fortified borders.
All scriptures are referenced in the English Standard Version.
- Exodus 23:31
And I will set your border from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates, for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.
- Deuteronomy 1:28
The cities are great and fortified up to heaven.
- Deuteronomy 3:5
All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides very many unwalled villages.
- Deuteronomy 9:1
Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, cities great and fortified up to heaven.
- Numbers 13:28
However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.
- Numbers 32:17
But we will take up arms, ready to go before the people of Israel, until we have brought them to their place. And our little ones shall live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
- 2 Chronicles 8:5
He also built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars.
- 2 Chronicles 14:6
He built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had rest. He had no war in those years, for the Lord gave him peace.
- 2 Chronicles 21:3
Their father gave them great gifts of silver, gold, and valuable possessions, together with fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram, because he was the firstborn.
- 2 Samuel 20:6
And David said to Abishai, “Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom. Take your lord’s servants and pursue him, lest he get himself to fortified cities and escape from us.”
- Isaiah 60:18
And violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
- Jeremiah 1:18
And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land.
- Nehemiah 1:3, 2:17
And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire…. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.”
- Psalm 147:13-14
For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you. He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
When you use these scriptures to get a revelation about the power of fortifying walls and borders in the natural, it will help you see how critical it is to do the same in the spirit realm. Spend time locating scripture to fortify each specific area of your life—your health, your family, your finances, your faith—and speak them aloud regularly. (Try 7 Strategies for Building a Psalm 91 House.) Defend your territory from the enemy, and keep him out for good!
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