'Tip of the spear' or the force that propels it?
I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S is an acronym used by the red shirts on carriers. (These load munitions onto fighters before they're launched.)
The acronyms means, 'If you ain't ordinance, you ain't s....'
Why? Because they understand their critical place in the projection of the power of the carrier.
Sure, the pilots get glory and attention for what they do.
But as the red shirts say, "Without us, they're just unscheduled airline flights."
The effective projection of the power of the Kingdom requires the work of those who are not physically on the mission.
Esther didn't know her assignment to be the 'tip of the spear' in God's plan until confronted by Mordecai.
But wisely, she did not to move on it until God's people hammered heaven for 3 days so that she was propelled forward with favor.
Likewise in Acts 12, Peter was in a deep sleep in prison the night before a certainly fatal trial.
Just where was the 'juice' flowing that night as he caught up on his beauty rest?
In a home as the Body gathered to war and open up a portal into heaven and so an angel was mobilized for the jailbreak.
Peter would function as a 'tip of the spear' for God, but was clueless and unconscious in this instance until he was propelled forward by the work of others.
We have little clue as to the kind of IMPACT we have RIGHT NOW by releasing prayer for the work here, or for Pakistan, Cuba, or some other remote corner of the country or world.
The 'new' math of Kingdom reward and mobilization isn't new. It's simply reclaiming the biblical truth that while we all can and will function as a 'tip of the spear' at a given time, it is more often that in praise, prayer and declaration we function as the propelling force of that spear.
So get to it!
Loose prayer and praise and allow God to open a kind of supernatural 'wormhole' so you have an active role in shifting the world.
Remember that this action IS key to your joy and reward, both in this life and in the next.
Don't blow it off just because you can't see it.....yet.
Replay of the word from The Deck, click here.