1. PROTECTION FROM HURTING YOURSELF WITH ARROWS OF SORROWS
“…And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows”. (I Timothy 6:10 NLT)
“It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.” (Proverbs 10:22 NASB)
2. PROTECTION FROM THE UNSEEN ENEMY (THE DEVOURER)
“ ‘And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Malachi 3:11 KJV)
3. PROTECTION FROM A BIZARRE SWARM OF LOSS
“ ‘I struck your farms and vineyard with blight and mildew. Locusts devoured all your fig and olive trees. But still you will not return to me,’ says the Lord.” (Amos 4:9 NLT)
4. PROTECTION OF YOUR FUTURE
“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11 NIV)
TREASURE: Gr. “THESAUROS”
“…And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another way.” (Matthew 2:12 NIV)
5. PROTECTION OF YOUR HEART
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matt.6:21 NIV)
Life Group Action:
Work on creating a personal budget plan for 2020.
Indicate first on your expense: A) Tithe. On the second line of expense is B) Offering. Then, “Mortgage or Rent” expense; Utilities (List it); Food or Groceries; Entertainment; then list all other expenses; Savings etc. Calculate accordingly.
Pray over your budget, and ask God to bless it. Ex. Thank God for your income; to bless it. Ask God for financial freedom!
Look for God’s blessings and miracles in your life. Write it down.
From Pastor Kent: “Thank You for your faithful financial support! Together, we are making an eternal difference in people’s lives!”