MISSIONS OF LIGHT SERIES
Mission 5 — Pray/Encourage
by Aspen — ABCU|8 team
“Many in this movement are people of faith. Those who select this mission encourage and support other warriors.” 
How to exercise one’s faith is an individual matter. Each of us has different gifts. Some warriors are comfortable on the front lines, becoming active in civic affairs and local politics, sharing information on social media, writing, podcasting, or meming. Others prefer to remain inconspicuous. They are equally committed to the Great Awakening, but their chosen role is in the back room, helping and encouraging others. There are many ways to help.
“Do (You) truly grasp what it means to have non-corporeal enemies? If (Your) enemies are non-corporeal, how can (You) fight [them]? If (You) do not know what [SPIRITUAL FORCES] are, how can (You) fight [them]? If (You) do not know what [RULERS] are, how can (You) fight [them]?” 
Ephesians 6:12 states that our enemies are not [flesh and blood], but [PRINCIPALITIES], [POWERS], [RULERS] of the darkness of this world, and [spiritual wickedness] in [high places]. The Aramaic to English/DIRECT translation of sheds light on non-corporeal enemies:
“Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious. Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart.” 
The Invisible Enemy is no match for the Army of God’s concerted spiritual weapons. “Pray one for another to be healed, for the power of the prayer which a righteous person prays is great.”  “Pray without ceasing.”  “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.”  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.” 
Whether you believe in a Deity or not, you may wish to focus your intention in a very specific way. Think of the goals, hopes and dreams, and expectations that you have for the Great Awakening. Think how these goals may be manifested in the actions of digital warriors and friends. Put your attention on someone who needs help, and direct thoughts of loving encouragement their way. Why not try it!? Make some quiet time every day, for prayer, directed intention, or silent contemplation. Are there non-corporeal beings (some say angelic messengers, dragon energy, etc.) that respond to our thoughts? Is the human spirit likewise a non-corporeal entity outside of time and space? Do the electrical vibrations of our nervous system interface with the quantum field of the universe? Do our thoughts ripple outbound throughout infinite time and space? You could meditate and try to find out!
If someone is struggling or having a down day, give them encouragement. Let them know you appreciate what they are doing, and that you care about their success. Positive messages of encouragement can make a huge impact on others’ lives! Sincere words of praise and appreciation can empower others by increasing their confidence and providing useful feedback that helps them fine-tune their efforts. Your voice always matters, whether one-on-one or to a wider audience.
You may learn of a person or a cause that needs financial support. If you are in a position to contribute, do so! Leverage your donations by carefully selecting individuals and groups with potential for the greatest positive impact. Ask them what kind of help they need; perhaps they need volunteers or equipment rather than money.
Above all, never, ever, ever give up!
1. Missions of Light – Introduction, https://abcu8.co/2020/11/21/missions-of-light-introduction/
2. Bible, James 5:16, https://www.biblehub.com/james/5-16.htm (several translations)
3. Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, https://biblehub.com/esv/1_thessalonians/5-17.htm
4. Bible, Ephesians 5:19, https://www.biblehub.com/ephesians/5-19.htm
5. Bible, Psalms 46:1-2, https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+46
6. “We Are Here With You”, https://qresear.ch/?q=[DEMON-GODS]