We in the FBSN get together every Saturday morning on Zoom. We call it Sheepdog Coffee. Sometimes we have a topic (next Saturday will be pre-attack indicators). Last Saturday was sharing our favorite scripture passages pertaining to protection. Following are the favorite protection passages of some of our members across the country.
Nehemiah 4:9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day & night
Nehemiah 4: 16-18: From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me. (NOTE: Nehemiah kept the radio man right with him).
Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city the watchman stays awake in vain.
Genesis 2:15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (NOTE: The Hebrew word “keep” means to “defend, protect, save life.”)
Genesis 3:24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. (NOTE: God Himself posted guards)
Luke 22:35-38 (“The Message” translation) 35 Then Jesus said, “When I sent you out and told you to travel light, to take only the bare necessities, did you get along all right?” “Certainly,” they said, “we got along just fine.” He said, “This is different. Get ready for trouble. Look to what you’ll need; there are difficult times ahead. Pawn your coat and get a sword. What was written in Scripture, ‘He was lumped in with the criminals,’ gets its final meaning in me. Everything written about me is now coming to a conclusion.” They said, “Look, Master, two swords!” But he said, “Enough of that; no more sword talk!”
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This is just the first of three weeks of TAI’s devoted to meaningful protection passages.