Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kingdom MinuteMen: Rapid Mobilization Forces (Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network)

HAPN Minute Men: Rapid Mobilization Forces

Recently through divine leading of the Lord, I found myself standing in a Confederate Cemetery as a part of a state and nationwide prayer initiative. One of the intercessors that was with our team called me over see a monument that was set to honor the genealogy of the Gaines family. What she did not know was that that monument turned out to be to a part of my family lineage from my maternal grandfather's family. The genealogy listing went back to the mid-1600's, and right in the middle was this inscription: "Richard Gaines, Revolutionary War Minute Man.". I cannot accurately describe what Holy Spirit began to drop into my spirit in those few moments.

Needless to say, this encounter began a season of seeking the Lord to discover what He was trying to speak to me regarding being a part of a company of "Kingdom Minute Men." This journey is just beginning, but I felt it was time to begin sharing what I am discovering, and invite you to begin a dialogue with you in hope that the Lord will birth a greater clarity of God's call for us to raise up a company of Kingdom Minute Men across this nation from state to state.

The following information was taken from a Wikipedia site and it provides an amazing picture for us to consider for this hour of revolution for the heart of this nation.

"They (revolutionary leadership) recommended to the militia to form themselves into companies of minute-men, who should be equipped and prepared to march at the shortest notice. These minute-men were to comprise one-quarter of the whole militia, to be enlisted under the direction of the field-officers, and divide into companies, consisting of at least 50 men each. The privates were to choose their captains and subalterns, and these officers were to form the companies into battalions, and chose the field-officers to command the same. Hence the minute-men became a body distinct from the rest of the militia, and, by being more devoted to military exercises, they acquired skill in the use of arms. More attention than formerly was likewise bestowed on the training and drilling of militia." [Source: Sparks, Jared: The Life of George Washington, page 134-135. F. Andrews, 1853]

As a specialized force within the Body of Christ that need to be mobilized quickly and kept informed and prepared for special initiatives, and kept employed in ongoing activity to stay sharp and prepared for speedy deployment to action, we are faced with a need to recruit, train, position/assign to "battalions", fortify the troops, and develop means of clear communication that alerts, rallies, and mobilizes the troops into their positions at a moments notice.

As modern day expressions of the King of King's messengers or couriers releasing the decrees of the Lord to mobilize the people of the King's domain to be prepared for what is coming and to mobilize the social militia for quick response and rally the troops for concerted efforts across the land....Will we answer the call and determine to pay the price to be the Kingdom Revolution MinuteMen in this crucial hour in our nation?