Your Hedge of Protection

How can an obscure verse in Ecclesiastes transform your future?

  • Giving toward the Gospel puts you in a safe place.

  • We protect our tomorrows by being a lover of the Gospel today.

  • When God says that a seed can protect us from evil, this certainly includes financial ruin.

How can a relatively obscure verse in Ecclesiastes transform the future for you and your loved ones?

God has placed a powerful word on my heart about this passage of Scripture that I know is specifically for this hour to help you build a financial hedge for your future! It says, “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a serving to seven, and also to eight, for you do not know what evil will be on the earth” (Ecclesiastes 11:1-2, NKJV).

The longer I serve Him, the more I understand that the safest place for anyone is in God’s hands, hiding in His fortress and living within His hedge of protection. And it begins with a seed.

Your Fortress, Your Protection

In this passage from Ecclesiastes, “bread” represents the Gospel, and “waters” symbolize the world, meaning that giving to spread the Gospel to the world protects your future against evil!

This passage tells us to “give a portion to seven” (a common seed) and “also to eight” (an uncommon, extraordinary seed).

In other words, giving to spread the Gospel to the world protects your future against evil!

There is no doubt that we live in a troubled world. Many bad things happen and the evil upon the earth is more apparent than ever. It surrounds us, permeating every level of society in every region and nation. When God says that a seed can protect us from evil, this certainly includes financial ruin.

It means that when we give toward the Gospel, we’re building a hedge of protection against the uncertain and chaotic times that can happen.


In Bible times, people used stones to build hedges for protection and blessing. The psalmist David spoke of an impenetrable hedge when he wrote, “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust” (Psalm 18:2).

In this passage from Ecclesiastes, however, we are being told to build a hedge of protection by casting our bread upon the waters.

Casting your bread (sowing your seed) upon water might seem to be an exercise in futility, but even though you may not know what the actual results will be when you are generous, you can expect a future return.

The Word of God points to this truth many times, including these verses:

He who sows righteousness will have a sure reward. (Proverbs 11:18, NKJV)

Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9, NKJV)

We protect our tomorrows by being a lover of the Gospel today. As a giver toward the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ, we have legal rights and protection provided by God Himself. The apostle Paul said, “That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come” (1 Timothy 6:18-19, KJV).

Every time you sow seed toward the Gospel, it’s as if God places another stone on the hedge around you!

The righteous, the givers, are promised protection:

“His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever” (Psalm 112:2-3).

Giving toward the Gospel puts you in a safe place physically and financially!

Giving to the Gospel is your protection for the future!

In the passage that follows the admonition to “cast your bread upon the water,” we see the wisdom of the ages understandably passed to us:

He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike will be good. (Ecclesiastes 11:4-6, NKJV)

If you are more concerned about the conditions around you—the winds blowing or not blowing, the rain coming or not coming—you will likely worry more about the circumstances than in your faith that God will produce the harvest.

Storms will come, even if you give and are righteous, but when that happens, you can choose not to focus on the storms.

Paying utmost attention to the storms will damage your faith, cause you to fear, and even cause you to stop sowing.

Instead, look to God!

Keep sowing, even when the storms come!

We must never stop sowing seed, for in that seed is our assurance for tomorrow — our hedge of protection.

God tells us clearly that we don’t know which seed will produce. He selects the seed that causes the harvest. He can even bring a harvest from long-dormant seeds. And when He begins to pour out a supernatural harvest, He can truly create an overwhelming abundance!

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Sow continually.

If you want to protect your tomorrow, God has provided you with the secret: Build a hedge of protection and blessing for tomorrow by consistently planting seed toward the Gospel.

Don’t miss it!

Two Crucial Points

Do you want protection that is endless and bountiful? God supplies the seed. All you need is a sowing heart, and God will use what you plant:

Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over and make up your own mind what you will give. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving. God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it, He throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. His right-living, right-giving ways never run out, never wear out. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8, MSG)

God has placed two important points on my heart for you during this season.

  • Prayerfully sow a seed. We are told to “give a portion to seven, and also to eight” (Ecclesiastes 11:2). Some are being led by God to give a portion to seven” (a common seed) and “also to eight” (an uncommon, extraordinary seed). This portion is seed for your future, your protection from disaster. This is your hedge from bankruptcy, misfortune, the fear of poverty, and lack!
  • Invest God’s way. The world tells us to invest money in the stock market, insurance policies, and other things that can vanish in moments. All these can be very good, but true abundance comes through investing in His work. When you plant toward spreading the Gospel, you are sowing an indestructible investment that will reap an enduring, eternal harvest. It cannot be destroyed. It is backed up by the riches in heaven, and its dividends are endless. God personally guarantees your investment (see Matthew 6:19-20).

Secure your tomorrow by planting an uncommon, extraordinary seed — a portion “to seven” and “to eight”.

You will be protecting yourself from the evil that is on the earth and securing your harvest for tomorrow. Whatever God is placing on your heart, plant it into the fertile soil of this proven international ministry and watch what God does with your seed!

I love you beyond measure, and I want the very best God has planned for you during the coming season of supernatural abundance and protection.

Make the divine connection between your need and your seed. Whatever need you have right now in your life, sow in faith toward the harvest God has placed on your heart!

God doesn’t need your money, but He chooses to bless you so you can be a blessing. And He notices your giving toward the spread of the Gospel to see if He can trust you for even more blessing.

Trust is the key, and as He learns to trust you, faithfulness in giving attracts His attention like nothing else.

He even issues this timeless challenge:

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse [where you are fed spiritually], That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven, And pour out for you such blessing, That there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes.” (Malachi 3:10-11, NKJV)

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I look forward to hearing from you.

I love you dearly! Thank you for being my precious partner, and thank you for giving to our wonderful Lord Jesus, whom we love and adore.

For the glorious and eternal cause of our precious Lord, Jesus Christ,

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As we move into a powerful season of anointing for plenty and protection during 2021, are you ready to be overtaken by prosperity? God is looking for people today whom He can trust with abundance! Join your faith with Pastor Benny and be obedient in your giving. Plant your precious seed into the fertile soil of this proven, seasoned international ministry. Then watch for God to work mightily with a powerful, supernatural overflow and a hedge of protection around you and your loved ones!