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Protect Your Family from Home Invasion

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Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.

Job 1:10-11

What would you do if someone was trying to invade your home?

I was binge watching netflix and it was very late. Headlights in my window. A car crept down the street, casing out houses and stopping in front of each one. It was almost to my home. I jumped up in the dark and bumped my head. I put on my pants…backwards. I fell down getting my pants on. I ran downstairs. My family was asleep. I forgot my phone. After that, we practiced being ready. We sat around the kitchen table and discussed the “what ifs”. I’m ready now. We’re ready, God forbid, to deal with a home invasion.

Satan is a burglar. Satan is a robber. The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy (John 10:10). Are you ready to deal with a home invasion? Protect your family.

  • Lock your doors - Pray as a family and claim the protection of Jesus Christ. Do it regularly. Figure out a time.

  • Don’t leave windows open - Leaving sin issues unaddressed or simply compartmentalized is like leaving your window open. Start with: Don’t lie to yourselves or minimize sin - get that part right because you know that’s what we do.

  • Clean your home - Any object including software, playlists, items used in the commission of sin are gateways. These items have to be thrown in the trash. Ask for forgiveness and confess your sins at least once a week and teach them to do so.

  • Stay vigilant - A Kingdom Man talks about faith. It’s a cornerstone to his relationships. We speak life to one another. Spend time talking and make it about Jesus. If you do that, the Holy Spirit will guide the conversation.

  • When in doubt, call 911 - Go up to your room and shut the door. By your bed, take a knee. Say “In the name of Jesus Christ”. He will always answer: “911, what’s your emergency?”

Daily Battle Order:

  • Close your eyes.

  • Pray the Lord’s Prayer, the words we were taught by Christ.

  • Sit quietly and take a breath.

  • Say their names - eac h one and picture them in your mind. Ask that they be protected.

  • Claim the 2 Thessalonians 3:3 promise: “You are faithful, Strengthen _____ and protect ______ from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

Then believe - He keeps his promises!


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Tom Burke
Tom Burke
Sep 13, 2022

Thank you, I needed this! I will begin to put this into practice. I know I need to take this action and not just mentally acknowledge it.

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