Friday, February 27, 2015

February, 2015 :: Update from the Mission Field :: Nathan and Dawn Pietsch

American Sniper

By Nathan D. Pietsch

I rarely go to the movie theatre, but I really felt compelled to see the true story, American Sniper. In the movie, the US soldiers were hunting a horrific man known as, “the Butcher.” The Butcher would capture people and then torture them to death.

I was reminded of what the apostle Paul wrote in the Bible. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age... (Ephesians 6:12.) The Butcher, along with other extreme terrorists are really not the problem. The problem is the satanic spirits that rule and control those people to commit such brutal acts of crime.
US soldiers are in the Middle East waging war on terror in an effort to protect civilians. That is extremely honorable. However, the real war needs to be waged in the spirit realm so real transformation can take place. The church can no longer sit idly by and turn our heads to evil. Some things are so horrific it demands a response.

The body of Christ needs to arise into the true power and authority that Jesus purchased for us on the cross. A few ways this can be accomplished is by praying, renewing your mind, declaring scriptures, receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and pursuing the spiritual gifts. Let the church arise and fight back the devil who inspires the evil.