The Mission Impossible series follows the exploits of the Impossible Missions Force, a small team of secret agents used for covert missions against evil organizations, dictators or crime lords. Most episodes begin with the leader getting orders from a hidden tape recorder and an envelope of photos and information which explains the mission. It ends with the words, “Your mission, should you decide to accept it…”
God wants to give us (corporately) spiritual assignments. It may be specific spiritual battles we are to fight, or certain declarations we are to make in heavenly places. It may be time of intercession for specific people or situations. There may be prophetic acts we need to perform or certain locations we need to take under his control (Josh 1:?). We may not see the full picture, but our Commander in Chief has the overall strategy. Our part is to hear our own assignment and accomplish the task he has given us to do. What if increasing number of groups came together with no other agenda but to listen to God and do what he says. If one small group getting together could change a city, what could we do collectively?
I have blogged extensively about this subject of gathering to listen over the past month or so (see bl ogs posts here, here and here). I find my imagination captivated by the potential of the concept of groups of people intentionally on mission with God, listening to him and obeying what he tells them to do.
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4 replies on “On mission with God in 2011”
yes, yes, yes! that’s what paul & his buddies did in antioch… they didn’t start with a plan to change the world. they just started with a plan to listen.
kiwi in perth
i like to read your posts. thanks for this one.
Yes! You are so right. Why should we do anything unless the Head tells us to? In a Kingdom, there is only one opinion that matters; the Kings. He is the Master. As slaves, we have given up our rights. And let’s take it one step back to what is really needed here; mental and emotional healing. For how can we listen to Him, take orders, and obey if our souls are screaming lies and wounds at us? This is why Paul encouraged us to get transformed to be able to listen more effectively (Romans 12:2).
I’m convinced that listening to God is the key skill we need in the Kingdom. And sadly, so many Christians don’t know how to hear him. I’ve heard estimates of 90% who really don’t ever hear God speaking to them. I don’t mean audibly, but where they know his voice in their hearts. And until we hear, how can we obey.
Mental/emotional healing may be necessary for people to recognize his voice.