By Nathan D. Pietsch
September 27, 2010
Today, is my birthday. Dawn, Jonathan W. (20's), and I all decided to go to Wal-mart for an outreach. We love to see people encounter the Living God—the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. God is so awesome, and we want everybody to know how awesome He really is.
Once we arrived at Wal-mart, an older gentleman (60’s) was highlighted. He was sort of struggling with his shopping cart, so we didn’t want to miss any opportunity. We walked over to ask if he needed some help. After a few minutes of small talk to break the ice, and learning his name is, Bob, we asked him if he needed any prayer.
“Yes,” Bob replied. “I was reaching up to grab something off the shelf for my wife, and I felt a tear in my abdomen. I think I have some sort of hernia.”
Jonathan,—who is a radical for Jesus—commanded healing in Bob’s body in the name of Jesus. Dawn and I stood in agreement. We didn’t see any instant healing miracles, but Bob was certainly touched. He just had a love encounter with God.
We continued to minister to several other people inside the store. There wasn’t much receptivity, but we released the Kingdom, and prayed over the Halloween section of the store. Halloween is a poison filled “holiday,” that pollutes the mind of people. Halloween is a serious stronghold over this nation. Since Dawn, Jonathan, and I are constantly on the front lines in spiritual warfare, dealing with severely demon possessed people, I think we have authority to say, “The stronghold of Halloween needs to come down. Why should we let our children participate in a 'death related holiday?'" We see way too much in the spirit realm to think Halloween should be tolerated.
Lord, we pray for a fresh revelation for Your church to see the seriousness of the darkness associated with Halloween. Release Your revelations now. May Your church be a people who chooses life. May we be people who go out and pray over people and regions on Halloween night. May we release the love of You onto others. It is Your perfect love that casts out all fear. Halloween is primarily a fear-fest. Please transform it into a Holy love-fest of You. Thank you, Lord. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.