As soon as you are born again, you are part of the Family of God. You also have the opportunity to be trained and become part of the Army of Christ. Like every
promise and blessing in the Bible, it is up to you to become proactive and commit to living on the earth the life God intended for you, it is your job to work out your salvation (Phil. 2:12).
Soldiers enroll in the military, go through boot camp and intensive training in order to be ready to protect their country at the right time.
The soldier of Christ is that Christian that believed in God and His Word and has decided to obey him. The soldier has a strategic place on the earth and has to gain authority with faith and obedience. By doing so he becomes like a spiritual door that connects heaven and earth. When Christians are trained, rebuilt on the inside (character and mind), and fully equipped (Eph. 6), they are able to fulfil the function God has for them.
Our goal is to grow and learn as fast as possible, without distractions, fits and tantrums, or a rebellious heart, to fight the good fight of faith (1 Tim. 6:12) and demolish strongholds (2 Cor. 10:3-4).
In the boot camp of the Army of Christ, the Holy Spirit teaches us 3 lessons.
1. Docility, the ability to be readily trained or taught. This is the same as being teachable. The Lord needs us to think like He thinks. If we want to become soldiers in the Kingdom, it is absolutely necessary that we start thinking with God’s mind.
1 Cor. 2:16 But we have the mind of Christ.
2. Attention. God wants us to pay attention and apply what He teaches us in our daily lives. By not being distracted, we act like soldiers who are focused on their mission.
3. Discernment. Since we are learning to think like God thinks, we want to be aware and look beyond appearances.
What happens if a soldier isn't teachable, is distracted or doesn't look beyond appearances?
As we learn these 3 lessons we grown in knowledge, faith and authority.