2 Timothy 2:3-4 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
What does the term “CHARLIE MIKE” mean? In the Special Operations world – Navy SEALs, Delta Force, Green Berets, Rangers, Marine Force Recon, Air Force CCT/Para-Rescue, to name a few, they use the term CHARLIE MIKE as a code for Continue Mission when speaking on the radio to higher command or other teammates. Whether you’re about to jump from an airplane, dive from a boat or assault a target – CHARLIE MIKE is all about making the mission happen – it’s about Never Giving Up until you have completed the mission and hearing the words MIKE CHARLIE: Mission Complete.
In 2 Timothy 2:3-4, Paul, an older battle tired veteran of the gospel ministry is encouraging a young preacher named Timothy to be faithful to the mission given him and to endure till the end. Jesus said in John 4:34 that his “meat” was to do and finish his father’s work. “Meat” or food refers to the substance that keeps the body nourished, moving and active. Jesus was saying, the work given to him of his father, that is the work of dying on the Cross to save mankind; kept him motivated and drove him to continue and complete his mission. Think of that, when Jesus thought of you it kept him going and motivated him to complete his mission.
As Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ we will face many battles and hardships. We will have battles until we see the gates of Heaven’s fair city, there will always be a trial to bear or a mission to complete. Trials will come in our work, home, church and personal lives, but we must purpose in our hearts and minds not to give up. We must determine to finish and complete our mission objective. We are to be working for our Lord, sharing his message of forgiveness and hope; we are to raise our children and influence others for His great cause, we must finish. Shout it loud, CHARLIE MIKE!
One day when our work here is finished and only after the mission is complete; we will hear the trump of God sound its final call. The Lord will return from Heaven and from the clouds call his children home for the last time. The battle will be done, the Mission Complete! We will stand in our ranks before the great General of Heaven, and one by one receive the rewards for our work here below. We will be judged on our faithfulness and how we ran our mission. We will in some points receive rewards and sadly, in some cases we will suffer loss. It should be the desire of every child of God to faithfully conduct our mission so that Christ is pleased and our mission is successful. Until the Trumpet sounds, CHARLIE MIKE!