Special Forces Christians Series – Activate the Three Vs
Click on these links to read Special Forces Christians Part 1, “Are You a Special Forces Christian?” and Part 2, “Is Your Church Missions Minded?” In this #3 of the Special Forces Christians Series, we learn how to “Activate the Three Vs.”
As mega-churches grow internally to accommodate self-seeking religion, Christian missions are taking a crippling blow. How will you respond to that Voice that tells you to step away from the lukewarm? Here are some ideas:
It all begins with a local movement in your church. Let’s say you want to become a more active soldier for Christ. Most will ignore you or pat you on the back. But a few might say, “I’ve been watching for someone with whom I can stand!” Is your pastor supportive, prayerful?
As a Special Forces Christian, you can: 1) mention your intentions on Facebook, at school, at work, on your bumper; 2) pray for international as well as local Christian ministry efforts; 3) be willing to coordinate a Bible smuggling effort from your area to Vietnam (or another country); 4) look for other believers to mentor new Christians in Syria and other countries via the internet.
Turn your intentions into action. Serving Christ actively is exciting! Spiritual excitement is contagious. When you share your passion with others in your church, if you are seeking God’s will, others should get behind you. They will in turn get vocal. As a Special Forces Christian, you’ve started a movement, also known as a revival!
Now you’ve got a team. Now, when you approach your church and other local church leaders for a joint missions’ conference, you won’t be alone. Have a plan. You can share the burden of housing and feeding visiting missionaries.
The movement will grow as you press forward. You will branch out and deploy believers from your own group for special operations, maybe Bible-smuggling missions, trips into a city slum, or public speaking to bring awareness of Christian persecution.
Christian Special Forces “field agents” are under constant attack from agents of darkness. You will face barriers—financial, spiritual, and even legal. Satan will want to shut you and your zeal for Christ down.
Some attacks will make us trip, but we are already saved, our eternity reserved and secure with the Lamb of God. We rely on the Word of God for our marching orders and we march, suited and booted, armed and anticipating.
Maybe after all your efforts to become a Special Forces Christian, you’ve been abandoned by your church and left alone. It’s time to dust off your sandals and find others like yourself. In the future (Rev.19:14), we are called armies. You are not alone. Your mission is not worthless. Be not afraid.
Hope to see you in the field!
Your fellow servant, David Telbat