Except the LORD Keeps the City

“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.” (Psalm 127:1)

If you listen to the news of happenings round the world, you will discover that many countries are in one crisis of the other. No nation is free of these bad happenings. That is to let you know that it is only the Lord that can keep us, and except the lord does something about it, it will be bad. “Except the lord keeps a city…”


God is the feeder, helper and provider. If God does not feed you, help you and provide for you, you won’t be able to feed or help others.

God gives wisdom and power. He strengthens the weak and provide for the poor.


Many people have securities but the devil still enters to attack them. It is God that protects. The bible tells us of how Saul was surrounded and protected by his men but David still found his way to get to him.

“And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him…So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul’s bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw [it], nor knew [it], neither awaked: for they [were] all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them.” 1 Samuel 26:5-12


From the above scriptures, I can deduce that human securities are meaningless. God is the only one that can keep, save and protect. “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.”

I speak into your life, powers trying to waste and kill you before the day of your glory, such powers shall be wasted. God will fight for you. Powers waiting for you at the edge of your breakthrough shall die. By the authority in the name of Jesus, I command every power withholding your file of promotion and do not allow it to be approved, I command that power to be wasted.



Except the Lord builds the hedge around you, the enemy will be able to harass you.

The horse [is] prepared against the day of battle: but safety [is] of the LORD. (Proverbs 21:31)


Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. (Psalm 20:7-9)


An horse [is] a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver [any] by his great strength. Behold the eye of the LORD [is] upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (Psalm 33:17-19)


God is the only one who can remove evil stigma from you or arrest every challenge facing you. Security and safety are in God. His power surpasses the wisdom of Mr. Death irrespective of how he showcases it. The bible says, “[There is] no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither [hath he] power in the day of death…”  Ecclesiastes 8:8


By the power in the name of Jesus, I command every power laying ambush against you to perish. I soak your unguarded period with the blood of Jesus. Your enemies will not write the last chapters of your life.


This is the reason you have to hold unto Christ tenaciously because he has paid the price for your sufferings of any kind. He won permanent victory on the cross. Jesus is more than enough to close the door against anything confronting you. He answers whenever you call. He can heal, save and provide for you. He guarantees safety.


What are the hidden things in your life? Take it to Him in prayer. Sin is the only thing that can allow the devil to have power over you. Seek for the mercy of God and repent.


Prayer point:

Any door that i have opened for the devil and his agent to enter, Lord by your power and mercy, close the door in the name of Jesus.