Family And Group Protection


Family and Group Protection


Insurance

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.


Noah


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


Israelites


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


Rahab


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