Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me,
when ye shall search for me
with all your heart.
The humility of soldiers may be in the very fact that they have voluntarily submitted themselves to another…they may be misunderstood while in warfare to be proud and full of themselves because they go to the enemy with an expectation to inflict a blow that will subject the offender to a higher authority or rule. With ammunition, a mind and body fit for the charge, comrades and a supply system they go out to the battle. The soldier has submitted his will, personal goals and ambition, geographic preferences for living to the army he/she belongs to. Through them the judicial and military strength of their country is represented. In the battle the soldier’s senses are acutely tuned and therefore able to distinguish the enemy from an ally and appropriate the necessary action when either is encountered. Amazingly, they may not ever meet their commander-in-chief before, during or after their military service…
When taken from a spiritual prospective, all of the above is true for the Christian functioning in the leading of the Holy Spirit expect for the last sentence. We have met the Commander-in-Chief. Through the Word (manual for life, provision and victory), Jesus (the predecessor), the Holy Spirit (teacher), and the communion (the Church) we are introduced to the Way (Acts 9:2, ,26, 24:14). Being born of the Spirit (John 3:6) nurtured and built up (Eph. -32) we are then given a commission (Matt. 28:19,20) and our theatre (battleground) is the world and its organized system of thought and action. When we understand these things, there are no conscientious objectors in the call for the deliverance of a soul. Why? Because we have met the Commander-in-Chief; the Lord Jesus Christ.
Incredible as it may be, the greatest opportunity every Christian volunteer/soldier has is not to confront the enemy but to meet the Commander-in-Chief… Not in the battle or in royal, military regalia but rather as a Man with like passions and tempted in every point as we are but without sin, its spots or blemishes. His scars visible but alive—resurrected (Hebrews -16). Greater still is the encouragement of our Commander-in-Chief: that He is with us never to leave us, never to forsake us (Heb. 13:5) and that we are not called to perform in some already fought war nor to strive unto death/blood against things “present or seen” (Heb. 12:1-4). But the battle/war is over (Col. 2:12-15). The battle left is in believing (mental) (II Cor. 10:2-7). And we can simply be renewed in our thinking (Eph. , 24).
Oh what joy unspeakable to have met the Commander-in-Chief alongside my brothers and sisters: Pastor Duke, Ms. Ruth, Sue and Seth from the
Around every turn in Cabo Rojo,
Here are some pictures highlighting the times we shared with those visiting:
Future activities: Attendance at International Convention June 23-28
Summer Harvest: Dates tba
Prayer Requests: Cynthia and children’s visit to their grand-dad (still in hospital) and grand-mom (
Resuming home-schooling in
Permanent Church/Bible College extension location
Team members: students requiring practicum, short/long term commitments: Body members/Bible College & Seminary students…