in strategic warfare
No Command No action
A commando moves according to commad. His spirit is not moved by fear, needs, and wants. He is fearless in the dark, obeying every word of God, logos and rhema.
Calling & Training
A commando is called and trained. He/she is chosen among the warrior saints. Criteria: love God above all; die to self; hear and obey.
The commando is ruthless in dealing with Satan and his army. His zeal and faithfulness are based on his deep love for God
Order & Discipline
This is more than learning the discipline of performance and action. It is a holistic discipline from inside out. Military service calls for tough discipline because combat may take place in the worst conditions. That is why physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fitness is required. One who is not fit is not called to war. Fear is contagious so commanders are asked to screen their men.
In high risk combat, warfare commando is effective. Sending the army will only incur heavy loss. This is also true in spiritual warfare. However, not all battles must be fought by commandos. The non-commando soldiers of the air force, navy, and army are equally important because they have their significant roles and responsibilities in the battle.
The soldier of this world is more of a killing machine carrying orders to the letter. The soldier of the Lord is not a killing machine because he cannot kill Satan and his angels who are hostile spirits operating without mercy, grace or battle code of ethics in human wars.
The commando must excel in establishing his contact, relationship, discipline, obedience, understanding, loyalty and faithfulness to Jesus, his commander.
Loyalty & Commitment
Combat fitness and skills can earn you medals of valor but lack of loyalty and commitment could be dangerous. Teams, groups, churches and organizations were destroyed by disloyal comrades. The Judas virus can infect any of the best member of the team. Those who are prone to fail under this attack are comrades who are not loyal and faithful. They become traitors and serve the purposes of the enemy. The Church was not spared of this vicious spirit.
Cause of Disloyalty and Unfaithfulness
One of the tough requirements of a good soldier is dying for his country. In Christendom, it is not dying for your beliefs nor dying for your religion but dying to self. A dead self cannot become disloyal and unfaithful to the Lord nor to his leaders. Many brave and skillful soldiers were excellent in their mission order of battle. Their loyalty and faithfulness can be rated as excellent but only for a period of time, as long as their commanders and comrades are also performing according to their expectations and mind sets.
In the Lord, loyalty and faithfulness is not based on the spirituality of leadership. A commando must be loyal and faithful because his loyalty and faithfulness is to Jesus, the head of God's armed forces. Usually when disappointed or hurt, they leave their local Church and shop for a local church that will accommodate their preferences or will serve as their hideout. This should not be. A Christian must grow with his Church. The only legitimate reason to leave our local Church is when God wants us out not because of any fault or problem encountered there. It is Jesus who positions us in strategic locations, this includes the local Church where we must belong because He knows where we should train and gain.
One of the best training grounds is where our sins and weaknesses are exposed, where blind and vulnerable spots are identified, where people and living conditions there are uncomfortable to us. Let us remember that a DEAD SELF will excel and overcome any problem or situation. So we should not be led nor be misled by situations. We are led by the COMMAND of our God.