Report to Headquarters

Headquarters in the military serves for multiple purposes. It is a command center, a place to be briefed, a place of support, a place of discipline, a place to plan, a place to be updated, a place to receive information,  etc. The local church serves in similar ways, if it is meeting its full responsibilities. There is one very significant difference! The church is an organism; a military headquarters is an organization. Nevertheless, the church is a place where the “Commander-in-Chief’s” orders are explained. It is a place for keeping God’s soldiers updated, for deploying them strategically, for supplying needed information, for giving support, for discipline, for appropriate recognition, having a plan for effective service, even a place away from the heat of battle in order to be re-charged. It is even a place for healing those who have been wounded and preparing them to return to the “front lines.” Are our local churches (Spiritual headquarters) properly functional? Or, do we swing by, greet everyone we see, and then return to our private lives; ill-prepared for battle? Let’s make our local churches all that God intended them to be. We should report to headquarters weekly! There is leadership there for our mission. Ephesians 4:11-12 explains,  “And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” (Read also Verses 13-14). Selah! Headquarters is not a place to quietly relax and only pretend to listen to our leaders. They have information from “on High!” Pay attention and then carry out your orders!  Ron 

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