Rank-and-file followers of Jesus who do not possess a significant ministry platform have been engaged in decisive battles in the spiritual realm. These believers have proven themselves as faithful warriors of prayer and faith. Their coming recognition will be similar to a battlefield commission. They have no idea of their coming promotion. Their surprise will be evidence of the kind of heart God is looking to promote and use in future confrontations with darkness.
Wikipedia defines a battlefield commission as “A battlefield commission is awarded to enlisted soldiers who are promoted to the rank of commissioned officer for outstanding leadership on the field of battle. The granting of a battlefield commission has its historical precursor in the medieval practice of the knighting or ennoblement of a plebeian combatant on the battleground for demonstration of heroic qualities in an exceptional degree.”
Paul wrote that our battle is not against flesh and blood but spiritual forces – spiritual forces not discerned by our natural senses. The battles fought in this field of spiritual conflict will determine the course of humanity in the coming days. A dark army has been assembled by Satan to confuse the saints and disrupt Great Commission efforts on Earth. God is raising up men and women who will confront this effort – an effort not realized by many in the Church because they continue to battle with human intellect and reasoning, weapons destined to fail in the heat of spiritual battle.
Men and women with the heart of David are emerging to encounter and defeat spiritual giants embedded within the nations of Earth. Future Generals of the faith are being formed in battle. They will be commissioned as a result of their spiritual heroism and promoted by God to lead His people into acts of spiritual heroism.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Garris Elkins