The current warfare over the Egyptian Curse which we are directing through the www.SLGCoaching.com blog has brought about a distinct shift in the culture of Sapphire. For the first time, we are moving as a legal unit whether people know and care about it or not.
It feels critical to me that I define both some terms and some motivations, since how I use language is not always the same as the vernacular.
First let’s explore the definition of “The SLG Tribe” which I use consistently throughout the warfare prayers.
I have always been captured by the language of John 6:44. “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him . . .” AV
This frames the rights side of the equation. On the responsibility side, He came to offer salvation to all of mankind. But even though He was tightly focused on delivering the goods in a huge way, He did not presume to reach for any rights at all. He depended on the Father to send people to Him. He claimed no one. He picked no one.
I hold the same perspective. I seek no one. I hold no one. I own no one. Ever.
But Christ has directed a lot of people to walk with us for a season. When someone chooses to become part of the SLG tribe, informally, they represent a responsibility for me, not a right or a prize or a treasure.
Each person has their own season to be with us. Some for an hour, some for a decade. Each is free to leave, with or without the King’s permission. I hold no one.
So I define “The SLG Tribe” as everyone who God has assigned to walk with us at this moment, who has agreed to do so. Simple and clean. No record keeping on my part. No place for anyone to officially join or leave. All the bookkeeping is done in heaven. I don’t even know the majority of the people who are walking with us in any degree.
Now, my motivation for the aggressive use of this term comes from the intensity of the battle we are facing.
A couple of weeks ago a painful situation surfaced in my life. We went poking and prodding and found that it seemed to be rooted in the Egyptian Curse. We had known about this curse for a long time, but primarily in application to childbirth.
Suddenly, it seemed that it was potentially quite pervasive in my life and in other people’s.
I floated a query on Facebook to see if this was just my unfinished business or whether there was a broader problem, and there was a flood of affirmative responses.
I felt that since I have high authority here and significant perspective, it would be incumbent on me to resource the hurting people not only with teaching but also with prayer. At that time, I decided to make it a class action lawsuit for all the people in “The SLG Tribe” whether they were actively tracking with my writings or not.
By mobilizing the thousand or so who track closely, and by coming into agreement, we can hopefully put a major hurt on the King’s ancient enemy. I do not feel at all that we have the manpower to dismantle this strategy over a city, or nation or the world. But it did seem viable for me to actively mobilize those who are closest in and to extend the prayers to those furthest out in the reach of SLG.
I am not trying to build an organization I can “use.” I don’t have any grand vision that will surface in a few weeks asking for volunteers or money. I simply hate the devil and love to see God’s people walk in freedom.
So that is the legal construct and the motivation for my defining this term before God and before you. It would be my joy to see our tribe become dramatically free of this curse. If we were to walk in the positive numbers of God-speed, it would position us to build more effectively in each of our Kingdom endeavors.
To summarize: I own no one. I claim no rights over you or from you. I focus on my responsibility to serve you with strategy, some light handed leadership, and sharing my spiritual authority.
There is one other small agenda running in the background. There are a lot of people who have had traumatic experiences with Christian leaders. Being “under” a leader is synonymous with high risk of being commoditized and exploited.
It would bring me joy if I could contribute a little bit to the healing journey of some, by being a leader who does not come across as one who exploits people for his own good. I certainly cannot lay claim to being kind and gentle all the time, so there are people who have left bruised from their association with me. But hopefully no one will leave this project feeling used – only empowered.
That said, we are already seeing some individual victories over this demonic strategy. There are enough glory stories for us to know it is not the placebo effect and to motivate me to press in. Only a small percentage of people have reported movement, but the movement they see comes from many different facets of their lifestyle. That is exciting.
I believe we will need to stay focused for several months. Of the thousands walking with us now, many will not be able to stay focused so long. Many others will become content with a significant measure of release and will not fight for God’s best.
Will those who continue on be enough to get the victory for the entire tribe and move us into significant positive numbers?
I have no idea. Time will tell. For now, we lean in while we have high enthusiasm and high engagement.
Copyright July 2015 by Arthur Burk