Saturday, May 7, 2016

We are a covenanting people, are we not?



General Clifton on covenant:

"Dear Fellow Salvationists, we are a covenanting people in the Army. As I write to you I am pleading with the Father to help me keep my sacred covenants. I am pleading also for you, that you will know that grace from above which helps us each to be faithful. Let us kneel together, you and I. Let us find our way to the mercy seat in our hearts, though separated by many miles, to give thanks for our gracious, covenanting Father in Heaven, and to receive from his generous, gracious hand all that we need to help us press on until he calls us home."

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In a past blog we mentioned three issues the New York Times Magazine raised about military issues: the nature of officership, future warfare, and the future of The Army. Here is a leading stab at each issue:

1. Officership. Theoretically, officership is great. It is a highly covenanted band of committed warriors. Hallelujah. Practically, in some places in the west, there have been comforting accretions to what in other places is still a sacrificial vocation such that some people have written it off as 'the soft option'. We're doing what we can to make it the heroically sacrificial option again (as it still is in some 2/3 world situations) as officership has not reached it 'use-by' date.

2. Future warfare. I'm all for cell-based, incarnational/bi-vocational warfare. Its flexibility lends itself to reaching the tribes and the villages of various millennium 3 societies. It is cheaper. It rips the ceiling off of potential growth. As for what we'll be fighting - sin. The flesh, the world, and the devil remain the same. Sometimes tactics of the enemy change, but if we're solid on the basics (i.e. Bible, HoD, and O+R) we're equipped to handle the changes. We're dreaming of new outposts in 2,000 cities in 200 countries in 20 years (network with us - revolution @ mmccxx.net).*

3. Future of The Army. Well, this has been prophesied already, so I defer to General Catherine Booth: "The decree has gone forth that the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and that He shall reign whose right it is from the River to the ends of the earth. We shall win. It is only a question of time. I believe that this Movement shall inaugurate the final conquest of our Lord Jesus Christ."

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MAJOR STEPHEN COURT
CO, Edmonton Canada

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