By accepting Christ as our Savior, we became the children of God, the family of God, heirs of righteousness and citizens of God’s Kingdom. At the same time we accepted Christ as our Lord we also enlisted in the Army of God to defend and increase His Kingdom. We are to take on the whole Armor of God and fight the good fight of faith.
Armor is a military term. Every Soldier knows there are times of war and times of peace. They also know a Soldier must be alert and ready to fight and defend the Kingdom at a moments notice. One of the great things about being in God’s Army is the benefits, blessings, and favor that flow into our lives. And the retirement plan is simply out of this world!
God’s Army has a military structure. Allow me to show you how a military functions...
Sergeants, Admirals, first class, second class and so on. Each position is due to training, responsibility, maturity and wisdom. You do not start out a General but as a trainee. As you learn you progress in position. God has placed His children in different positions depending upon their talents, abilities, wisdom and obedience.
2. Authority is understood, respected and followed. Opinion carries little weight in the military. When authority is rebelled against there are prices to be paid. Disobedience in the military can bring punishment and even a military discharge. When we fail to respect those in authority we to bring punishment upon ourselves. God has placed people over us to help us grow and mature.
3. Everyone knows what is required of them. If we fail to word together then we all suffer. An Army works as one. When someone does not do their job someone else can be hurt as a result. Everyone is needed to make the WHOLE work as it was intended to work. It is the same with the Body of Christ. Things flow smoothly when everyone works together.
4. Victory and Survival is a Team effort. Unity is a powerful force. It allows people to feel they are a part of something bigger than themselves. Loneliness is a dangerous enemy. A Team wins together and they loss together. We are on the winning Team but we must all do our part. When a person sacks off it causes someone else to shoulder more of the load.
5. No Lone Rangers in the Military. This is not a one man show. Too many people have tried to do ministry by themselves. Our bodies are made up of many parts and so is the Body of Christ. Every part is important. Generals do not win wars by themselves. God expects us to work together to defeat the enemies. Even the Lone Ranger has Tonto.
"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit."
During our walk in Christ we learn the basics of what is required of us before we learn how to do more in Christ. Many churches and pastors have been accused of "sugar coating" the bible to keep Christians in their seats. This page is designed to overcome that. "Special Forces" is not meant to imply some super Christian, but a Christian that wants more than their weekly prepared dose of Enfamil from the Sunday service. Special Forces Soldiers have the knowledge, drive, and the dedication to tackle the objectives that the rest of the world would like to ignore. There are things going on that threaten our faith and how we choose to worship. These missions are for one who is prepared, and with the full armor of god, is ready to step to the front lines.