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MISC Mission Trip Devotions

PREEMPTIVE STRIKE: An attack made upon an enemy as a precautionary response to an anticipated or impending war.

by Jill Lienemann, Kesher International Missions | ©2009

The organizer in me decided I should type up a several blogs prior to posting them on the site. This would give me time to proof read and tweak my thoughts. I had a good start only to be thwarted by the untimely destruction of my flash stick prior to having backed up the information on my computer. In the back of my mind I knew the dangers but became ambivalent to staving off a preemptive strike.  “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” John 10:10 I allowed myself to become vulnerable and paid the consequences.

When we purposefully step into the enemy’s territory, we must be prepared for retaliation warfare. If you have chosen to participate in global missions in whatever avenue or level (prayer, short-term trips, long-term mission field, or financial, administrative or emotional support), you should be aware that strategic attacks from our adversary are magnified due to positioning ourselves on the frontlines. “…be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 AMP

The exciting news is that Jesus has commissioned us to share the Gospel on this earth, Satan’s temporary kingdom, with the full authority that He was given by the Father. (Matthew 28:18-19) So stay watchful and prepared – put on your full armor which makes you impenetrable from targeted assaults.

KESHER TIP: Enlist prayer partners/intercessors. Everyone needs a minimum of 3 mature Christians who will commit to pray for them and their global ministry. “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT

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About Kesher International Missions

Kesher International Missions desires to see individuals realize their potential by being stretched out of their comfort zones and using their skills and talents in an extraordinary way for God! Jill's passion for global outreach started in 1993 after she participated on her first mission trip to Russia where she experienced first-hand the life-changing impact on the people who heard the Gospel, the mission team members and her own life. In just a few years and many trips later, Jill is using her mission skills and knowledge to mentor and train leaders in mobilizing their own teams to share Christ’s love with the nations.

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