Thursday, December 29, 2016

Frontlines :: December, 2016 :: Global Response Team :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

In early December, I was able to make a road trip to Redding, California. I am part of the Bethel Global Disaster Response Team. As a member of this team, I could get deployed anywhere in the world following a major disaster. A disaster could include: wild fires, tornadoes, floods, mud slides, avalanches, hurricanes, or the like.
I was able to help train new members of the team through disaster simulations. For the simulation, I got to "act" like a stressed-out Haitian pastor following a major earthquake. It was the trainees responsibility to calm me down, gather information, pray for me, and plan relief aid. Even though the situation was only a simulation, it was a wonderful way to begin training for a real disaster.

I was also able to help train up the attendees in food distribution. Food distribution is perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects of relief aid. When people are scared and hungry, they can become violent and forceful. We were able to train the group on how to prepare for a real-life food distribution.

It is exciting to be trained in Disaster Relief, and I'm prepared to go if I should get called, but it's never fun having a disaster strike a region. Our teams have already been deployed to numerous areas around the US and to Africa. Please pray for safety and protection.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Frontlines :: November, 2016 :: Do You Need a God Encounter? :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Dawn and I recently spoke to some people regarding having an encounter with God. We have found that many people run away from wanting an "experience" with God. They prefer to read, study, or talk about God rather than experience Him. Some questions arose that I feel should be addressed. Is it even Biblical to desire an encounter with God? In the Bible, God actually encountered people on a regular basis. In Exodus 3, God encountered Moses in the form of a burning bush. In Revelation 1:19, Jesus encountered John and said, "Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this."

If God encountered people in Biblical times, is it possible to experience God today? According to Hebrews 13:8 we are told, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." It is highly likely God is desiring to encounter you on a regular basis.

What are some reasons why God would encounter people? As I look in the Bible, I believe God encounters people to give comfort and encouragement (Acts 23:11), commission a person for ministry (John 20:19-22), release revelation (Revelation 1:10-20), give marching orders and direction (Ezekiel 2:1-5), and/or to lead them to salvation (Acts 9:3-6). If you need any of these reasons in your own life, I encourage you to position yourself to encounter the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Frontlines :: October, 2016 :: Wonderful Transition :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

The trees have put on their Autumn colors. They have transformed from their brilliant green leaves into dashing reds, yellows, and oranges. The hot summer weather has faded into cool breezes, rain showers, and temperature drops. Summer has transitioned into Fall.

There have been many people Dawn and I have ministered to lately who are in major transitions of life. People are suddenly facing major health situations, financial downfall, job termination, home eviction, and marital collapse. These are real-life major struggles.

If you are finding yourself in an uncomfortable transition, let's look at some Biblical council to receive comfort, insight, wisdom, and revelation to help see you through.

1) Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Know that whatever situation you are facing, God is working in the midst of it for your good.

2) 1 John 4:16b: ...God is love... Remember, God loves you with an everlasting love.

3) 1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing. During transitions in life, spend more time seeking the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit in prayer.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Frontlines :: September, 2016 :: Your Birthday :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

Nathan D. Pietsch

September is always an exciting month. It is the transition month between summer and fall, and the month both Dawn and I celebrate our birthdays. As our birthdays approached, it made me think about birthdays in general. Unfortunately, I have found many people lately longing for the day of their death more than their birthday. I can understand the desire to leave this earth if they know where they are going once they depart this earth. However, many people are longing to depart based out of depression and misery.

In the book of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon wrote in 7:1 saying, "A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one’s birth." Solomon basically said it is better to die than live, but he wrote this book in a place of deep depression and utter misery because he had forsaken the Lord and followed his own rebellious path.

The reality is, your life and the day you were born was very well thought out by the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit. Hear the encouraging words from the Bible, for they apply to you as well. Jeremiah 1:5a: "Before I [God] formed you in the womb I knew you..." Psalm 139:13-14b: “For You [God] formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." I encourage you not to long to depart from this earth before your time and destiny is fulfilled.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Frontlines :: August, 2016 :: Uproot Destructive Mindsets to Achieve Victory :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Did you know the way you think could possibly be keeping you from achieving victory in your life? Perhaps you need victory over poverty, negativity, or even the fear of success. Whatever you need victory over, you might overcome your obstacle with a mindset transformation.

Recently, the Lord revealed to me there were areas in my life I have been unable to achieve success because of destructive mindsets. I would actually expect failure instead of success. The dictionary defines success as, “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame.” I'm not necessarily talking about this, but how the Bible defines success.

In Genesis 39:1-6, we are told the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man. Joseph prospered in all that he did, though not void of difficulties. This resulted in him finding great favor. Joseph received promotions and had great authority.

So what was the antidote to my destructive mindset?

1) Repent of my mindset according to Proverbs 28:13, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”

2) Make Kingdom declarations of success. I declared the opposite of failure, "Father God, I declare victory over negative unhealthy expectations in Jesus' name."

If you have any destructive mindsets, it's time to overcome and receive your victory.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Finding Your Voice and Reclaiming your Hope!

By Dawn R. Pietsch

In these days and in these times, we are all searching for who we really are, but that identity can only be found in Jesus!  There is no other name under heaven in which we must be saved.  Our hope alone is found in Jesus...  There is a parallel to all of these things, and it is in Jesus!  He is our everything!

And when we look to Jesus, it is a cross to all of these things.  It's time to appropriate the finished work of the cross in our lives and move forward into our destinies!  Jesus has all the answers!!!!!

Frontlines :: July, 2016 :: The Spirit World is Real :: Nathan Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

I had the amazing privilege to pray for and minister to a former drug addict. He is now clean of drugs and has a great call of God on his life. However, the lingering effects of years of hard core drug use has left him in great turmoil. "John" would get physically attacked and tormented by demonic entities on a very regular basis. John told me at times he would be watching television on the sofa when dark

hands would appear out of thin air, physically grab him, and pin him to the couch. At other times, these demonic forces would burn his body resulting in great pain. He was also tormented by the "chatter" he heard in his mind. John told me there have been many times he thought he was going to be killed.

Jesus spoke to His disciples (including you and I) in Matthew 10:8 saying, "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give." Then in Mark 16:17-18 Jesus spoke injunction with the Great Commission saying, "These signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

During my prayer time with John, he said he heard the demonic beings saying, "Ok, ok, we're leaving!" As followers of Jesus Christ we are all called to release those bound to the devil, and like Jesus in Mark 5:7, bring torment to the dark forces who are binding people.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Frontlines :: May, 2016 :: Recalibrate :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By: Nathan D. Pietsch

I feel the Lord has been speaking to me a lot about the need to "recalibrate." I believe this is a word not only for me personally, but for all people. The word recalibrate simply means, "to calibrate something again or differently." I believe the Lord is saying the body of Christ needs to carefully consider how we are living, and the plans we are making. I really believe there is a major shift getting ready to take place. We need to recalibrate ourselves with the Lord to make sure we are in the correct place and alignment He has for us.

I have found that many people are simply "going through the motions" of life. They are involved in "this or that", but don't really know why they are doing what they are doing. Now is the time to recalibrate ourselves with the will of the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit to make sure we are really doing what They have called us to do.

A classic example in the Bible of somebody who needed to recalibrate their lives was Judas Iscariot. Judas was one of Jesus' twelve disciples. Judas regularly saw Jesus perform miracle after miracle. However, Judas didn't believe in Jesus. Judas eventually betrayed Jesus to death, and then went and hung himself (Matthew 27:5).

I encourage you to set some time aside and connect with the Lord. Ask Him if there are any areas in your life that needs to be recalibrated.

God Has You Covered!

By Dawn R. Pietsch

God, You are our rock, and there is no other!

The Lord is our strong fortress... When we press into the Lord and trust Him with all of our heart, He is faithful...

The Bible says in Proverbs 3:3-5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

You are to lean not on your own understandings, but press into Him, as He knows all things concerning you. He is the One who will direct your paths, no more striving, no trying to figure it all out, He has you covered.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Frontlines :: April, 2016 :: Joy in Colorado Springs :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

April brought a lot of excitement for Dawn and I as frontline missionaries. We spent some time in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs is a highly important city in the United States. It is home to multiple military bases, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort, and the University of Colorado. Dawn and I had several "Holy Spirit Assignments" while in the Springs.
Dawn and I also went to Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs has a high concentration of occultism, satanism, and New Age. Dawn and I have a lot of experience dealing with occultism, satanism, and New Age from our missionary assignments in New Orleans.

A week after we left Colorado, we received this email from a contact in the Springs saying, “Tonight at my women's group, someone said a friend of hers was talking to someone who owns a tarot card shop in Manitou. The tarot card guy said they are all leaving the area because their channels are all cut and the vortex isn't there anymore! Isn't that awesome.”

If the Lord is calling you to heal people and the land from the enemy, there are numerous ways to bring down strongholds. Some of those ways include: praise and worship (2 Chronicles 20), release forgiveness (John 20:23), apply the blood of Jesus (Revelation 12:11), and take Holy Communion (Matthew 26:26-29, Colossians 2:15). If you have questions regarding any of these strategies, be sure to contact us. We would love to help.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Frontlines :: February, 2016 :: Cleansing the Land of Murder :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

Dawn and I spent all of February in the state of Oklahoma. We have had many opportunities to
minister, and a  joy was being able to bring healing to the land and people of the Osage Native American Tribe. Since we have connected with an amazing ministry in Oklahoma, we were all part of a large ministry team. When we first entered the region of the tribe, we could see the poverty and oppression over the area. The land and people were still under bondage by the hand of the oppressor.

Back in the early 1920s, there was a series of murders of the Osage Indians. The newspapers called it the "Reign of Terror." Estimates are that 60 or more wealthy Osage were killed from 1921 to 1925. The Osage's land was producing valuable oil, and the murders appear to have been caused by greed. We believed the land and people were still under bondage from those past atrocities.

The bible seems to make it clear sin not only affects people, but also the land. The bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

On our ministry adventure, we went to the site of the first murder. We prayed over the people and land, and ultimately cleansed it with the purifying blood of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Frontlines :: January, 2016 :: Releasing the Kingdom in Sedona, Arizona :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By: Nathan D. Pietsch

Dawn and I had a great opportunity to go to Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is a true oasis in the arid Arizona desert. It is also a renowned place of spiritual gatherers to embark on trips of enlightenment. There is also a specialized New Age tourist industry in Sedona.

The New Age movement has drawn heavily upon traditions that have emerged from the occult. Occultism is the study of occult practices, including (but not limited to) magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, religion, and divination.

If you look at the Bible, which I believe is the standard for living, the Bible clearly rejects occult practices. In Leviticus 19:31 the Bible says:

31 Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

When Dawn and I drove into Sedona we found the "center for the New Age superstore." Upon seeing this, the only logical thing to do as a Christian was to go inside and release the true light of Jesus Christ into the dark places.

All I did was walk in and begin to silently pray for Jesus to forgive the sins taking place at this location. I then asked for Jesus to wash the place with His precious blood. This is one way to advance God’s Kingdom. We are all called to release Heaven here on earth.