SEND IT! This is the command used for snipers when the enemy is spotted through the cross hairs of their optics, and it is not without purpose that they use these words. They know that the bullet they fire has a mission, and it is to take the enemy out!
During World War II, there were 25,000 bullets fired for every enemy combatant killed. In the Korean War, there were 50,000 bullets fired for every combatant killed. During Vietnam, there were 100,000 to 200,000 bullets fired for every combatant killed, and it was during this war while fighting in the jungle, that a popular saying evolved among the soldiers…spray and pray. They would take their weapons and just spray bullets in every direction they could, hoping they would hit something.
This sounds similar to many Christians today. They have a situation that they’re faced with, and out of desperation, they “spray and pray,” hoping that something they say sticks and fixes their situation.
In recent years, the US military has changed its method of warfare. After developing a sniper school in the military branches, they have become much more strategic and effective. Today, a sniper’s kill ratio is 1.3 bullets fired to every combatant killed. That’s a huge difference! They no longer spray and pray. They sight in and know what they are doing, and when they pull the trigger, the business is taken care of.
THIS is to be the picture of the believer! In talking about the position of Jesus and the church in Ephesians 1:21-22 & 2:6, it says, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church…And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
During wartime in enemy territory, there are groups of soldiers assigned to enter buildings from the streets, searching for enemies and information. The enemy gets on the rooftops so they can shoot down at our soldiers, but the sniper goes above the rooftops, giving them the best seat in the land. From that position the sniper is able to take out the guys on the rooftops. This assignment is called overwatch.
Child of God, you have been given this same overwatch position in the realm of the spirit! Because of Jesus, you are seated FAR ABOVE your enemy, and you are seated with Jesus in heavenly places. It is your job to work with the Holy Spirit—your Spotter, and when He shows you something to deal with, SEND IT! Isaiah 55:11 says, So shall my Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
When you recognize your true vantage point and accurately exercise your God-given authority by SENDING HIS WORD, you become deadly and effective where the enemy is concerned.
These snipers on overwatch are given the best of the best equipment. They have the best weapons and the best optics, which can see through the dark and the haze. There is no expense spared in their behalf.
The same thing is true for us believers. There was NO expense spared for us to access the equipment we need to operate supernaturally and successfully in this life. With the seat we have been given and the Holy Ghost as our optics, our kill ratio should be one to one. It only takes ONE Word from God to completely transform an adverse situation.
Psalm 107:20 says, He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Notice He didn’t send His Word to give people a reading assignment or to make them feel happy feelings. He sent His Word on a mission—to heal and deliver, and this is how we are to approach the Word when a situation arises. Recognize that every Word of God is a weapon—a Holy Ghost bullet, and when you SEND IT, it doesn’t take 5,000 rounds to get the job done.