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.