By Nathan D. Pietsch
The Intercessor's Summit
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Dawn and I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at the 2018 Intercessor's Summit. During the night before the event, the Lord gave me a precise dream. The interpretation of the night vision revolved around the Book of Revelation 9:1-11. In these Scriptures, I believe the Bible indicates there is a future wave of demonic forces that have not been released yet upon the earth. I believe the Lord was emphasizing to me there are evil forces soon to manifest that the western world church is not prepared to handle or combat in our current condition.
In general, the western church has grown lazy and complacent. The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 13:11, "And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep...” At the Intercessor's Summit, the Lord made it clear through the Scriptures it is time to "arise and shine" (Isaiah 61:1), and prepare ourselves spiritually. The preparation phase consists of several components.
1) Enter the Secret Place. In Psalms 91:1 the Bible says, "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." 2) Take up the Full Armor of God. In the Book of Ephesians 6:10-18, Paul wrote about the necessity of God's armor. 3) Lay Aside the Obstacles that Ensnare You. The Scriptures say in Hebrews 12:1, "...Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." As we prepare for this new season in human history may we triumph victoriously in the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.
ThankfulnessBy Dawn R. Pietsch
For me, November was about "Thankfulness." I saw the Lord's hand in everything... the small things, and the big things. Jesus is always mindful of everything about us... and there is nothing that the Blood of Jesus didn't cover. As we had many one-on-one prayer appointments, praying for inner healing with people, we saw the hand of God on it all. The finished work of the Cross paid for it all, as it always goes back to the Cross, and Jesus was victorious overcoming sin and death! We won, because Jesus is alive and victorious! He paid for it all! Thank you, Jesus!