In the early 1900s, warriors trained with bayonets for warfare that was highly intense, personal and risky. But presumed necessary.
Today, technicians sit at a computer screen several nations away from combat and attempt to cause enemy casualties without any risk to themselves.
War has progressively evolved from a primary mindset of doing damage, to a primary mindset of self-preservation.
Now, imagine flipping it. You take the drone operator out of his air-conditioned office and put him on the ground, facing a White nationalist demonstration that has turned into a full blown race riot.
He might feel just a tad bit ill equipped.
This is most of the church today. We have become drone operators praying valiantly, asking God to deploy His angels to do prodigious feats at our command.
A few people staff the hospital in the rear echelons, offering deliverance and inner healing to civilian and military casualties of war. Good people. We need more of them.
But most Christians are unarmed believers, living in a war zone, wishing for peace, while doing all kinds of work-arounds to avoid the people who are hurtful.
Unfriending or banning someone on Facebook is simple. However, it gets awkward and expensive to keep firing your boss, your pastor, your spouse or your doctor.
That means, we need to become skilled at hand to hand combat. We need to be able to silence the demons in other people without drama, against their will, effectively, so we can do Kingdom work.
Work-arounds is another word for running. This is not our primary calling as Noble Subjects.
So do an assessment of your environment.
-Do you have a boss who is routinely unjust to you and others, or who violates your boundaries with time, or who uses shame as a tool? It might be he simply has a rotten management style on top of a broken soul, but it might also be that he is packing a load of critters who need an education.
-What about your family? Do you have a spouse or a child who is routinely verbally cruel or who has a hair trigger temper? Might be their junk. Might be their critters.
-What about your community? Is there someone overtly making a play for your spouse? Is there someone with a foul mouth who you just can’t avoid? Is there someone who routinely steps into your space and violates your boundaries — knowingly?
Have you cried out to God relentlessly about these situations and nothing changes? Have you tried to keep low profile but that just draws those people even more? Have you broken every curse you can imagine and done deliverance on yourself and nothing has improved?
Then it might be time for a new style of warfare — hand to hand combat. This is where you deliberately, overtly engage their demons and neutralize them.
I will be teaching on this and modeling it on the Live Stream on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. This is going to be a new chapter in SLG’s history as we change our culture significantly to include frequent use of these tools.
Warfare doesn’t heal wounds. But it sure is helpful at neutralizing demons in people who don’t think they have any.
I believe you owe it to your community to listen to this teaching. Even if you are living at peace with all men, there are those you know who are not and they may need it.
I am well aware that some people will find this approach unacceptable for whatever reasons. This is SLG, after all, and we are each on our own journey.
But the amount of devouring the enemy is doing these days is so immense, that I respectfully ask each person reading this to consider at least listening to the broadcast, live or from the archive, before discarding the tool.
Here is the link for the Live Stream on May 5th.
Copyright April 2018 by Arthur Burk