“A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse, a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.” (Song of Solomon 4:12).
When I was newly married, I had to face many evil acts of wizardry and sorcery. We were living in a house filled with demonic struggles. Lemon fruits, eggs and dolls with black dots kept on falling into my home. One day, a serpent perpetrated against me came leaping towards my face. At that time the Holy Spirit of God filled me. I woke up from the sleep, spoke in tongues and rebuked it.
The serpent which was thus far looking furiously at me quietened and withdrew. Then I was kneeling down. I prayed “God, what is the protection you give to us? What is the refuge? Why are these witchcrafts follow us?” After half an hour of fervent prayer, God told me “You will be a garden enclosed, a spring shut up and a fountain sealed.” Hearing these words, a big peace came into me. I felt God confirming that nothing will happen to me thereafter.
Next day when I was reading the Scripture I found that those words of God were there in the Bible. Here, God speaks of three protections. First, it is a garden which is enclosed. It denotes the body. To keep the body within a fence, God shed his Blood with sufferings in the body. Second, comes a spring which is shut up. The spring denotes the soul. One has to show special care in maintaining a spring otherwise the trash might get into the line and block the water. He poured out his soul unto death to protect the spring, which is the Salvation.
Third comes the well. He has sealed it with his Spirit to protect it. It denotes the spirit of the man. “Who knows the spirit of the sons of men, which goes upward, and the spirit of the animal, which goes down to the earth? (Ecclesiastes 3:21). “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30).
Dear children of God, in order to save your spirit, soul and body God suffered a lot in his spirit, soul and body. His soul was exceedingly sorrowful in the garden of Gethsemane. (Mathew 26:38). God has poured the Holy Spirit on you in order to protect your soul.
To meditate: “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in him I will trust.” (Psalm 91:2).