The Lord is sending individuals into frontiers of spiritual conflict to become Kingdom force multipliers. They will work in concert with people of very different faith expressions, so different it could be prematurely concluded the two groups could never get along, let alone work in unison.
In military terms, a force multiplier is a tactical capability that when applied in a combat scenario dramatically increases the potential for mission success. Special operations groups like the Green Berets are considered a “force multiplier.” When these special ops units are embedded in a nation under conflict, they help to improve the combat capability and readiness of a foreign military force as they attempt to defend their nation.
These special ops units are not just about physical combat. In many cases, they are assigned to educate and train foreign forces on how to repel invaders using their existing national defense resources. Green Berets learn the language of the nation where they serve. They also study the politics, economics, and culture of the nation. These skills help them work more strategically with foreign forces.
In matters of the Spirit, the Lord is assigning some believers to join with individuals or faith groups to multiply their effectiveness in Kingdom endeavors. These assigned ones will be missionaries at heart willing to step across the borders of familiar relationships and environments to learn the culture, language, and relational dynamics of those they are called to serve. They go not trying to change people but to assist them to be more effective in their unique expression of faith. The hallmark of these spiritual Green Berets will be their ability to help people and faith groups flourish in their Kingdom assignment, even at the expense of their personal preferences.
In the coming season, familiar faces will disappear from existing places of service to be deployed in clandestine assignments of the Spirit. They will become embedded in settings they would have never imagined. These spiritual force multipliers are not abandoning the faith as some would unwisely determine – they are following the leading of the Lord. What they are doing requires levels of courage unimagined by most of us. Their sacrifice will bring about strategic levels of victory that will advance the Kingdom of God and expedite the fulfillment of the Great Commission in ways only force multipliers can accomplish.