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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