Family And Group Protection

Family and Group Protection


Protection - individual, collectively

Protection for the family in the Bible

Locking our shields together

Requirements for Family / Group Protection

Some brave and experienced warriors from the tribe of Gad also defected to David while he was at the stronghold in the wilderness. They were expert with both shield and spear, as fierce as lions and as swift as deer on the mountains. - 1 Chronicles 12:8 (NLT)

2 Chron 25:5

Baby dedications over the last 12 yrs. Spoke Is 54:17 over every child.


It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before.…Hebrews 11:7 (NLT)

Ark was a safe place for his family and any others who chose


Announce to the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each family must choose a lamb or a young goat for a sacrifice, one animal for each household. ….After slaughtering it……They are to take some of the blood and smear it on the sides and top of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the animal. But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you… Exodus 12:3, 7, 13 (NLT)

House was a safe place for the family and any others who chose


When we come into the land, you must leave this scarlet rope hanging from the window through which you let us down. And all your family members—your father, mother, brothers, and all your relatives—must be here inside the house. - Joshua 2:18 (NLT)

House was a safe place for the family and any others who chose

Paul’s letters to the church:

Used the example of Roman soldiers - Ephesians and 2 Timothy - They had seen it.

Paul had been real close to it from prison in Rome.

Not trying to be like Rome.

But Rome utilised Kingdom Principles that made them invincible

Eph 6 - armour

Focusing on the Shield during this look at Protection from God

Single shield efficiency and group shield efficiency

Weren’t the first and not unique to Rome but they were famous for it

Testudo - a shelter formed by overlapping oblong shields, held by soldiers above their heads.

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raise their shields over the heads of all the others so that nothing but shields can be seen in every part of the phalanx alike and all the men by the density of the formation are under shelter from missiles. Indeed, it is so marvelously strong that men can walk upon it and whenever they come to a narrow ravine, even horses and vehicles can be driven over it.

The Roman army was a very organized force with a very clear hierarchy. The officers were in complete control of the soldiers and the soldiers were trained to do exactly what was expected of them. 

The key feature that gave Rome an edge over other militaries was their strategy and formation training. The cooperation that soldiers were trained to show on the battlefield maximized the effectiveness of the legions. 


Vercingetorix (Latin: [u̯ɛrkɪŋˈɡɛtɔriːks]; c. 82 – 46 BC) was a king and chieftain of the Arverni tribe who united the Gauls in a failed revolt against Roman forces during the last phase of Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars. Despite having willingly surrendered to Caesar, he was executed in Rome.