I am... An Advocate| Week 3: RESCUE

RESCUE

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BEHIND ENEMY LINES

One of the most famous military units in the world is Seal Team Six. They are amongst the most elite soldiers in the world. This unit specializes in impossible missions. Missions like going into hostile territory to rescue hostages or captures comrades. They go where few would even dare to go.

We Christians are called to be just like this team.

We are at this very moment behind enemy lines, in the enemy’s territory. Our territory is heaven, this world is not our world, we are merely on a mission to rescue as many of the hostages that the enemy has and to disrupt and defeat as many of his plans as we can before we go home. Our primary mission as God’s people is to liberate as many people as we can before the Lord comes with His army to defeat the enemy.

We want the people we share the gospel with to have the choice of being set free from the oppression that they experience. God wants them to be free and to enjoy true peace and the beauty that is in our heavenly territory. The Lord will return one day, with the full army of heaven behind Him and when he does those, we have helped to rescue will get to join in the victory celebration.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to advocate for as many people to be freed from the  clutches of the enemy. We strike quick, often and unexpectedly. Until the whole world has heard the gospel of the Kingdom.

Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.
— St. Francis

Read and underline the verses on below in your Bible. Write any verses that jump out at you on some paper or a journal, so you don’t forget them.

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LOOK DEEPER

Read and underline the verses on the following page in your Bible.

2 Corinthians 1:10 (ISV)

10 He has rescued us from a terrible death, and he will continue to rescue us. Yes, he is the one on whom we have set our hope, and he will rescue us again,

1 Timothy 4:8-9 (ISV)

8 Physical exercise is of limited value, but Godliness is very dear,
    a pledge of life, both there and here.

9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves complete acceptance.

Hebrews 12:11 (ISV)

11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, for those who have been trained by it, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace..


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • How does it make you feel knowing that God has placed you behind enemy lines?

  • Why should we try to rescue as many people as possible?

  • What would change if you more fully accepted that God has placed you where you are to rescue people?

  • Take a few moments to reflect and thank God for setting you up as part of the elite force that will help rescue people.

 

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