Some of you may wear a polyester uniform (yes, some still wear polyester, trust me, I know!), a badge and patrol the mean streets of our country. Some of you may wear, MARPAT, CADPAT, Blueberries or Aquaflauge (Navy NWU if you don’t know), Digital Tiger stripes, Multi Cam or maybe you’re a “puddle pirate” taking on drug cartels smuggling illegal narcotics into our country. (Nothing but love for you Coasties- hardcore and under appreciated). The fact of the matter is if you take the fight to the enemy, specifically to their doorstep, you’ve heard “Breacher Up”!
We step into the unknown and take them by surprise with speed and violence of action. But what then do we do when the enemy brings that fight to our doorstep? 1 Peter 5:8 - Be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. What if from the moment we wake, we are “breaching” once again into the world? What tools and armour are you bringing to the fight?
We had a saying during my time serving on a SWAT team, “You can’t win if you can’t get in.” Just like we have to “Breach” doors or barricades to achieve our objectives, so does the enemy to achieve theirs. We tend to mistake the “enemy” for a physical being that can physically hurt us. We can gear up in “full battle rattle”, Lock & load, set defcon 1, call a “danger close” fire mission, call for “backup”, hammer down on that “ Ma-duec”, fix bayonets and unleash hate!
But what exactly do we do when the enemy is the very world we live in and one we may not see? Ephesians 6:12 - “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of the dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
I don’t know about you but I don’t think I have a “halligan tool”, Rabbit tool, “Thors hammer”, ram, or breaching rounds that can breach in the “spiritual realms of evil”. But I do know a breacher that has no problem joining you in that fight and stepping up to that door. He will even be your “ point man” and walk through first.
Exodus 14:14- The LORD goes before you and fights for you, that you may have peace. Jeremiah 29:11 - “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and hope. “
Not only is He faithful to you and has and will continuously lay down his life for you and us, he even looks the part. (You know how we love hardcore tattoos and anything with camo and can attach to a vest, or weapon, or has a cool saying like “ Pipe hitter”!).
Revelation 19:11-16 -” Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! ( Probably an A-10 warthog, I’ll give this one to the Air Force.) The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. (Straight out of the Marine Corp NCO School Manual!.) His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. (A radio call sign so secret only he knows it! Awesome!) He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, (so hardcore, beat that Multi cam!) and the name by which he is called The Word of God. (And you better follow that with “Sir!”). And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. (probably the spirits of Marine Raiders, just saying!). From his mouth comes a sharp sword (probably a Marine NCO sword. Again, just saying) with which to strike down the nations, (nix the sword, a Marine Corp K-bar) and he will rule them with a rod of iron (a ram rod for artillery units of course!) He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. (That's like black belt level in MCMAP). On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” ( Greatest tattoo ever!!)
So maybe it's something you shouldn’ t be looking at or a conversation you should walk away from. Or maybe it’s a thought in your head that you know is wrong but not “THAT wrong”. How is the “enemy” going to breach the door to your mind, heart, body and soul? Don’t let them!!! Wake up! Call on the mightiest breacher, pointman, rear guard and operator ever. Trust in him and take the fight to the enemy. DON’T let the enemy bring the fight to you!..............”BREACHER UP!”