Freedom the Navy SEAL Way

In Exodus 15:3, the text reads "The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name." In Genesis 1:27, it says "we are created in His likeness." So, to follow the Biblical truth, here we are warriors. Let that sink in for a second. You are a warrior, created in the likeness of the ultimate warrior- God! And God has already given you the victory, so Freedom is yours to grasp.

I love the discipline and brotherhood that I read about in books about Navy SEALS, but there is a deeper beauty to their methods that parallel what God wants us to do as Warriors for Him. Read this description of part of what a SEAL is and does: Special Operations is characterized by the use of small units with unique ability to conduct military actions that are beyond the capability of conventional military forces. Navy SEALs are superbly trained in all environments, and are the master’s of maritime Special Operations. Navy SEALs are required to utilize a combination of specialized training, equipment, and tactics in completion of Special Operation missions worldwide.

(Do you see Christ followers in there?)

SEAL members are cross-trained in a few disciplines, but all are warriors first. Some are snipers, medics, explosive specialists and on the list goes. They work together in teams and at the smallest scale will go out as a team of four and never split up beyond two men. Ecclesiastes 4:12 "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." The SEALs are on to something! They never go alone, they work better in teams, they are cross-trained and all are warriors. They are warriors in the Sea, Air and Land and ready on all occasions.

As a warrior for God, we are called to be ready in season and out of season. We are encouraged to be in unity and harmony with each other and the Holy Spirit wants to empower you with His gifts. That is like being cross-trained! To walk in Freedom and remain there, of course you need to seek Him first, but then you need to get on a team. Translation get in a Life Group, Men's or Women's Bible Study or a serve team and get a band of 2-3 people you can be real with and start advancing in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The more you fill yourself with Him, the more Freedom you have and you will find yourself, and your team, leading others to Freedom.

Are you ready to become a SEAL for God?

Email: freedom@illuminate.church with questions or for help on your journey to Freedom.

Ed Arnold