Squad – C-4 #2
Opening Scripture: II Corinthians 10:3-6
II Corinthians 10:3-6
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
Why do we need a squad? Because we are waging war!
C-4 The Explosive
C-4 has a texture similar to modeling clay. It can be molded into any desired shape. C-4 is stable, an explosion can only be initiated by a shock wave from a detonator.
I want a Squad that has the attributes of C-4.
We can be moldable.
We are stable.
When the enemy attacks, we are Explosive.
If we are going to have a C-4 Squad, choosing the right people is mission critical.
We are going to talk about 3 types of People, Comrades, Constituents, Confidants. The only thing that separates the 3 is motives.
Comrades – These are people who are “against” what you are “against.”
These are people who love to fight, but just for the sake of fighting. They are a valuable ally but do not confuse their motives.
They may seem like someone you want on your Squad but the minute you become for something they are against they are gone.
Also, when the victory is won they won’t even celebrate with you. They will go to the next fight.
Example: Pharisees and Sadducees didn’t like each other at all. Then Jesus showed up and they unified to kill him because they were against the same thing, Jesus.
Constituents – These are people who are “for” what you are “for.”
They are with you because of the cause, not because of you.
The attraction is the mission.
They will look a lot like a Confidant but if you confuse the two you always end up broken hearted.
The difference is when the cause fails they are gone while the confidant stays.
They are not bad, you just have to understand their motive.
Example: John 6:51-John 6:67 “Eat my flesh and Drink my Blood.”
66 After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?”
When the mission changed they changed.
Confidants – They are for “You!”
You got to have someone you can Trust. This is you smallest category.
Jesus Fed 5000, Sent out 70, chose 12, but only 3 when up on the Mountain of Transfiguration.
Jesus had Peter, James and John.
This was Jesus’ GroupLife. GroupLife = You+2.
Peter – The Crazy one – The Blood Guy
James – The Logical one – The Sweat Guy
John – The Loving one – The Tear Guy
These are the people who are there in the Up’s and the Down’s.
Someone with who you can be transparent and honest.
They know about the things you are afraid of everyone else finding out about.
Being around them is so comfortable you can behave as if you were by yourself. You do not have to change your behavior in their presence.
The reason you get tired of being around people is because you are putting on. You want them to leave so you can relax and “be yourself.”
The message is titled C-4
Comrades, Constituents, Confidants but what is the 4.
24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste. He declared to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” 25 He answered and said, “But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.”
Comrades, Constituents, Confidants are great but there has to be 4thwith you in the Fire.
It does not matter how many Comrades you have with you.
It does not matter how many Constituents are for your cause.
It doesn’t matter how many Confidants that will go with you into the fire if the base of your life in not founded in the 4th.
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