|“In the last days, God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.'” (Acts 2:17-18, NIV, and through whole book).||“ .. a crowd came together, each one heard .. in his own language, Parthians, Medes, Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt .. Libya .. visitors from Rome .. Jews .. Cretans, Arabs .. we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues! ..” (Acts 2:6ff).|
Our purpose is to receive and obey the Holy Spirit moving in us to create corps of true, trained, skilled, full-time laborers in effective service going into the world to the end of our age – in impossible missions.
A special purpose of this forum is to host collaborations between a small number of full-time trainers and a small number full-time students who desire maturity in daily receiving and daily obeying the Holy Spirit in services out in the world.
The number of full-time trainers oscillates slightly between twelve to sixteen on-average. All trainers and students participate in a far larger, massively parallel real-life and online network of other relationships – so the purpose and value of this online forum is quite small. The ratio of trainers to students is also deliberately kept small: one trainer to one student, one to two, seldom greater than one to six. For reasons why this ratio is purposely kept small, see here and here. Our real work is far less online and is far more in the real world with trainers and students laboring side by side – mostly as equal peers – in practical services in our vocations at worksites and in work in the world in uncommon, unconventional, unusual missions in dark, and very dark situations. See here for more on “Limits – Limits to this Online Forum.“
Commitments to full-time training and full-time learning are rigorous. They require 40-80 hour work weeks. These commitments can last 2-5 years on-average and involve full-time workloads at high levels that already exist for trainers and students currently working full-time in their businesses, clinics, hospitals, military service, sciences, vocations, shops, and skilled trades (see a sample list of generic vocational requirements, here; for a rare exception to this long time span for training, see the example of Jeremy Davies, here). This training demands dedication on the same order as full-time programs in training hospitals where chief residency trainers oversee full-time residency students learning advanced care for patients with difficult, new, and impossible cases – full-time residency students learning by daily practice and one new case at a time (sample residency requirements, here). This service commands fidelity of self-sacrifice at levels of military service by soldiers long graduated from boot camp and hardened by multiple deployments in the field, who know by special training and field experience that battles are not won by lukewarm, unrefined, unsharp skills mixed with halfhearted and part-time training and hardness (some of us are vets; see sample special training requirements, here).
The added rigor of this training is not because of adding more time to 40-80+ hour work weeks. The added rigor of these commitments is because of the practice of adding more listening in full-time prayer and the practice of adding more obedience to the Spirit. The integrity of listening and obeying in practice is in learning through all our senses and by actions how God manifests in practical, physical, on-earth effects that are the wonders of God (see, Hebrews 5:14, on all senses in practice; and see, Acts 2:6, on the wonders of God) – the integrity of this training in part is to experience and cooperate with the wonders of God on earth to God’s credit Alone. Please see our confessions about falling short of this standard of giving God due credit, here.
Full-time trainers have labored a minimum of 20 years in their vocations (bios here). Trainers have incorporated full-time prayer into current vocations and in missions in the world through thousands of trials and errors. Trainers have experienced God manifesting in physical, on-earth, practical results in answers to prayer (see a short list of physical, on-earth results here) – including simple love for others and kindness for the brokenhearted. Trainers have endured and have not given up through tests and trials that include many mistakes and failures. They have learned across years of trials and errors – “solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to judge-discern good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14; and, NASB 2020, i.e., “judge,” click here on diákrisis, meaning practical judgment to bless good and destroy evil, not just discerning as seeing good and evil; because “mature” means seeing and then doing something about them in “practice“). Trainers and students are still learning maturity in judging to bless good and to destroy evil by constant practice.
Full-time students have gone beyond apprenticeships and have worked in their vocations for five years on-average before undertaking this extra training (bios here and here). Students have practiced daily prayer step by step in their workplaces and in missions in the world and have seen God manifest through practical, physical, on-earth results (same list above, physical results here). Students have endured through failures, obstacles, and hard tests. Students share with trainers the common desire to integrate full-time listening in prayer in order to hear the Holy Spirit pour out dreams, prophecy, visions (Acts 2:17-18), followed by full-time obedience to the Holy Spirit. We share a common desire for more effective service in judging to bless good and destroy evil (1 John 3:8) and by experiencing God manifest in physical, on-earth, practical results that people of all languages may understand (Acts 2:6ff).
Our focus on corps and mandatory teamwork – not on solo lone rangers – is because the nature of the specific exponential increase in skill and effectiveness is an increase that matures only by practice in hearing and in obedience to the Holy Spirit in teams as corps – “one will chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to flight” (Deuteronomy 32:30, and Leviticus 26:8; and, for current fact-based research on this exponential increase, see here and here). A major value at worksites and missions in the world is for trainers and students to have each other as full-time prayer partners who provide the second, third, and more partners in prayer and agreement, and for correction in double checking each other, in the numbers that are necessary – mandatory – to make this exponential increase come true – to see 10,000 problems, sicknesses, maladies, confusions, broken hearts, oppressions, and dark, very dark evils put to flight. Solo lone rangers may put 1,000 to flight. There are, however, new visions made real on earth and new battles won only by teamwork in corps – that mature together as corps – only over time by training and only with constant practice (Hebrews 5:14, ESV, “mature by .. constant practice“). More reasons why teamwork is mandatory are here.
Where to join?
To continue this introduction, Mission Impossible (continued)
For more about impossible missions, Definition of Impossible Missions ~ And Why We Do Them
submitted by Michael (M.D.), Celie∞Hilbert/CRH
update, T.J. (Jurist) of original materials by H. Behr (Brown Navy Vet), September 1, 15, 2021
edited, approved by Admin PLB Accountant, R. Roma, September 16, 2021