The Enemy’s Shouts of “Where is Your God!” Will Be Used for Your Double Portion Breakthrough 

Kathi Pelton

Yesterday my husband (Jeff) and I experienced the death of yet another friend to an inoperable brain tumor. Following hearing this news we were driving to a worship event and I noticed that Jeff didn’t quite seem to be himself. He said that our friend’s passing was really heavy upon his heart. Then he said that he was just tired…tired of not seeing the healing that he’s believing for. 

In that moment I heard the the enemy shout the words,

“Where is your God?” 

As I shared what I heard, Jeff said that as I spoke out the words, “Where is your God?”, his entire being jolted and his spirit was shifted from being weighed down to the sudden awareness of the source of the heaviness and weariness that he was carrying. It lifted immediately as the understanding of the attack came forth. 

Immediately we began to pray. We declared,

“Our God is here and He will show Himself faithful!” 

Then I remembered when Elijah was taken up by the chariot leaving Elisha in distress. Elisha was separated from this man who was a father to him and he shouted similar words,

“Elisha picked up Elijah’s cloak, which had fallen when he was taken up. Then Elisha returned to the bank of the Jordan River. He struck the water with Elijah’s cloak and cried out, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” Then the river divided, and Elisha went across.”

‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭2:13-14‬ ‭

The enemy shouts these words in accusation but Elisha shouted them out as a cry for help. As he did the river parted and the “spirit of Elijah” or mantel rested upon him and was recognized by the prophets. From that point on miracles followed him.

We can cry out, 

“Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” 

 
God is taking the very words of the enemy (that come with accusation), who shouts “Where is your God?” and as His people cry out “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” in their distress, He will part the waters before you and the spirit of Elijah will fall upon the Church causing miracles to follow. 

I have known for months now that we are on the cusp of seeing miracles, like those that we read of in the Bible, begin to fall upon God’s people with signs and wonders that will display the love, power and wonders of our God. I have also been hearing that we are in a 10:10 time (John 10:10). The Spirit defined this 10:10 time as a double portion of restoration for all that the thief has killed, stolen or destroyed. 

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

‭‭John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭

Elisha walked with a double portion of what Elijah had walked in. As we pick up the cloak of what was lost and cry out to the God of Elijah there is a parting of the river and a double portion that will come upon God’s people. 

The very accusation and question of the enemy will be answered with the parting of the waters that stand in your way and miracles on an unprecedented level to follow. 

In a time that accusations are being shouted in the streets of our nation we will see God arise. It is time to turn the table on the enemy and His shouts. Our God is here and He will show His power before the powers and principalities that have risen. Hate has risen to accuse and scream, “Where is your God?” Love will answer and display the beauty, power and mercy of our God. Hate creates chaos and love restores peace. 

I hear the lyrics to the Christmas song by Casting Crowns, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”,

“And in despair I bowed my head

There is no peace on earth I said

For hate is strong and mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good will to men

But the bells are ringing (peace on earth)

Like a choir singing (peace on earth)

Does anybody hear them? (peace on earth)

Peace on earth, good will to men.”

This is our double portion time! It is a time to pick up what is left from what was lost and strike the impossible with it (like Elisha did with Elijah’s cloak). Miracles will come up out of the ashes of loss and despair. New mantels, new assignments and the double portion will come. 

Rise up from the heaviness and call to the Lord, the God of Elijah. Take what is left and strike the river that lies before you and watch it part! Our God is here and He will show Himself strong.

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Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Kathi Pelton

I was not planning to write an article today but as I sat down to relax I began to hear that old familiar song play in my mind,

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His wonderful face,

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.”

The enemy has been highlighting the things of this world. He is loving all of the attention he is getting as his “hate campaign” spreads. As John 10:10 begins, 

“The thief comes to kill, steal and destroy…” 

He has been actively doing that throughout the world. But that is not the end of the verse, 

“…I (Jesus) have come to give abundant life.” 

We must guard our eye gates. There is a spirit out there that wants to steal your abundant life and take your eyes off of our victorious king. Fix your eyes back on Jesus and watch the things of this world grow strangely dim. His glory has not dimmed due to recent events or the unveiling of hate and rage. His glory is as bright as ever, as healing as ever and as glorious as ever. 

As His people turn their eyes upon His glorious face it will fill them with the light and the love that those caught in darkness and gloom are so in need of at this time. As the enemy plows through crowds like a thief (producing terror) may God’s people go to the crowds with restoration, hope and peace. We carry the Light of the World within us that they need. 

I saw a momentary vision of a light beginning to dim and it needed recharging. The light was turned to toward a great light source and it brightened right up. This is what happens to us as we turn our eyes upon Jesus. His glory and light recharges us and brightens His light within us. 

Make sure that you take time today to turn away from the brightness of your TV, computer or phone in order to look upon His face. 

“…even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.”

Psalm 139:12

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Hitting the Target

Kathi Pelton

I woke up this morning and the first email I opened was from the US department store, Target. They were introducing their new brands: “Project 62” and “A New Day” 

Immediately I knew that they hit the target of God themes for this season! A rush of hope hit my spirit as if God had just announced His purposes for this new day and time. Though the enemy makes announcements of doom, hate and darkness, our God makes announcements of hope, light and peace! 

Project 62 is Isaiah 62,

“…The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the LORD will name. You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God. You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For the LORD delights in you, And your land shall be married.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭62:2-4‬ ‭

A New Day is Luke 1:78-80,

“A new day will dawn on us from above because our God is loving and merciful. He will give light to those who live in the dark and in death’s shadow. He will guide us into the way of peace.”

Luke 1:78-80

God’s people do not interpret times and seasons by the natural but by the Spirit. And yet, the natural things reveal the invisible.

“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭

I believe that many in this new day will have the blindness that has come over their natural and spiritual eyes opened to see God for who He truly is. He will reveal light to those in darkness and suddenly they will see that Him in His divine light and truth. 

As darkness comes more apparent so does the Light. As the shadow of death looms over nations, people will suddenly see God as the Good Shepherd who will lead them into light and life. 

“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:2-6‬ ‭

This is a time of salvation and a time to sing out salvation’s song. This is a time that God’s people will hit the target and see the longing of God’s heart for those trapped in darkness set free. This is a time of the Church truly being that city of light on a hill and a light in the darkness. 

Matthew 5:14-16 says,

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

The light that has been kept under the roof of church buildings will now be revealed and become a lamp stand on darkened streets and in darkened cities. It will light the way for many to come into the family of God.  

My spirit is literally alive with this announcement! Can you feel it? Can you see it? The blind will see! 

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Get Above the Distraction, Depression and Division

Kathi Pelton

For those of us who live in the United States this has been a week of living in an atmosphere of chaos, hatred and divisions. The tragic events in Charlottesville were nothing short of demonic in nature and designed by the “god of this world” (Satan) to further his agenda to divide. He comes to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10) but in the midst of all of the bad reports within our nation and throughout the nations, there is another report that you need to hear.

It is vital in times of Earthly chaos to make sure that you are not dwelling on the bad reports but receiving the good report that God has. We must not be immerse ourselves in the media reports or the arguments on social media sites. Our victory is secured in Christ Jesus. It cannot be taken from us and His Kingdom cannot be shaken. 

When the nations rage and shake we must posture our lives within the good news of our Savior and of His unshakable Kingdom where our true citizenship lies. We must listen to the voice of our true King that gives wisdom, understanding and brings peace in every storm. We do not fear the natural shaking because we live in the fear of the Lord and that is where wisdom begins. 

Psalm 46 addresses the chaos of nations and the hope that we have in God,

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! 

A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. 

The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1-7‬ ‭

Did you hear that? The Lord of Heaven’s armies are here among us! He is not worried and He is not shaken by the chaos in the nations. His victory is secure and we are secure within His fortress. As we posture our lives within His victory we will also posture ourselves in His authority which enables His people to release His decrees and truth from Heaven to Earth. 

It is important to know that the Earthly atmosphere around the world, especially in this season in the United States, has assignments of distraction, depression and division. The enemy seeks to see God’s people become distracted by what he is stirring on Earth so that they will become depressed and divided. He desires to see them leave the fortress of their Heavenly authority and alignment. He knows that God has been aligning and uniting His people and this has been moving us into a corporate authority that terrifies him. 

We must remain in the fear of the Lord, not the fear of what the enemy is releasing. As we remain in peace and humility (as we remain in the fear of the Lord) we will see thrones that the prince of this world has erected begin to topple. 

“He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him. His mighty arm has done tremendous things! He has scattered the proud and haughty ones. He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:50-52‬ ‭

We are not putting our heads in the sand by not focusing on the evil happening on Earth but rather we are positioning our lives with the true Head (Christ Jesus). From that place we can be effective in our prayers and decrees for mankind. We can call out for the depressed and divided to find refuge within the only true fortress of salvation. 

Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name. “They will be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”

Malachi 3:16-17

Do not allow political spirits or views to divide spiritual sons and daughters. The other day I asked for prayer for our president and it caused a number of people to lash out at me in accusation regarding his leadership. Though I was not making a political statement but rather following the Spirit’s leading to ask for prayer, still some became enraged at the mere mention of his name. Whether we like a leader or not, agree or disagree with their leadership or character, it is our responsibility to pray and follow the leading of the Spirit in all that we do. If love is the issue then we must respond in love. We must remain united in prayer and in love. 

“Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:10‬ ‭

We remain in the fear of the Lord when we remain in love and we remain in the fear of the Lord as we remain united in Christ. We all have one Savior and King and in Him there is no division.

Here is a wonderful description of the fear of the Lord,

“The fear of God is an attitude of respect, a response of reverence and wonder. It is the only appropriate response to our Creator and Redeemer” (Nelson’s NKJV Study Bible, 1997, note on Psalm 128:1).

Let us respond to our Creator and Redeemer rather than respond to the atmosphere and anger of creation. If distraction, depression or divisions have impacted your life then run back to the place of refuge and reverence where nothing has been shaken. He will wash you and restore you back to the place of wonder, victory and authority. 

Let us agree in prayer that what the enemy has meant for evil will turn and bring many to Christ. May many be saved! 

“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭50:20‬ ‭

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You are Surrounded By Heavenly Help

Kathi Pelton

In a world that continually surrounds mankind with circumstances and trials that can make even the strongest person cry out for help; we have not only been given the promise of God’s continuous presence with us but we are also surrounded with Heavenly help.

“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.” -Psalm 91:11-12

We are not alone nor without help. Our lives are surrounded by His angels who guard us from harm. There is nothing that we have faced or will ever face apart from Heavenly help. We can be brave in the face of any Earthly circumstance knowing that God is not only with us but He has commanded angelic help to surround our lives.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Deuteronomy 31:6

Although we do not worship angels, we surely give praise and thanksgiving to the One who commands the angels to assist us in our journeys. 

“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” -Exodus 23:20

God sends angels to prepare they way, guard us along the way and to assure that we arrive in the right place that God has prepared! This has been such a truth “lived out” in my life. As our family has obeyed the instructions and voice of the Lord, step by step, we have been amazed at how things have been prepared for us even before we took the step of faith.

More often than not the Lord has prepared a greater blessing than we could have imagined as we go forward in faith. 

As an example, when our family moved outside of our country to be the directors of a house of prayer, we had no idea where we’d live or how God would provide. All we knew was that He was calling us to go and to trust Him. Through a series of events we not only received a home for our family to live in but a local physician gave us an incredible six bedroom home that overlooked a lake to live in for a rent that was exceptionally low. Then God provided for it to be furnished with new furniture. I truly believe that God commanded angels to go ahead of us to prepare the way.

As God’s people we can confidently go forward in the path He is calling us to walk down; knowing that He is not only with us but has send His angels before us to prepare the way. Do not let fear hold you back or keep you from obeying His voice. He will surprise you with His goodness all along the way. 

I want to share another couple of instances where angels assisted us. I truly believe that angels love to hear the testimonies of the times that they assisted God’s people and that these testimonies result in greater activity in the lives of those listening. 

When my husband and I were newly married we moved across the country to attend a Christian college. It was our first big step of faith since we only had enough money for the move and for the first tuition payment (we didn’t even have jobs secured). When we arrived at our new apartment we didn’t realize that the electricity wouldn’t be on and that we needed a deposit to get it turned on. That evening there was a church service at the college. During the service I was feeling quite vulnerable due to all of the change and this financial need for the deposit. As I stood there in the midst of hundreds of worshippers I noticed a white haired man wearing a trench coat walking down the isle. He stood out to me because it was extremely hot and humid outside and he was wearing a coat. Then he walked straight up to me and said,

“I was sent to give this to you.”

He handed me a handful of cash and then turned and walked back down the isle and out of the building. The walls were all glass windows and as I watched him leave he suddenly was no where to be seen. When I counted the money in my hand it was the exact amount needed for the deposit to turn on our electricity. 

Another time we were sending our daughter to fly back to the United States to visit her grandparents. We prearranged her to be assisted by the airline to help her get to each connection. On her way home she arrived in a large international airport to catch her final connection but the airline forgot to assist her. She wandered through this airport with no idea what to do or where to go (this was before the days of kids having cell phones). Finally, she sat down in the middle of the terminal feeling confused and alone. At that moment a tall blonde woman in a white pantsuit approached her and asked her if she was going to the city that we lived in. She said, “Yes I am.” 

Then this woman told her that she was there to take her home. She walked our daughter to the train that would take her to the right terminal, then to the right gate and she even sat next to her on the airplane (it was not a full flight). This woman never showed a ticket at the gate and never was served a beverage when our daughter was served. She talked to her during the flight and kept her company. When the flight landed and our daughter disembarked she turned to introduce us to this woman and she was not there. We had watched everyone who had gotten off of the plane but no one with a white pantsuit had gone by. We know that an angel assisted her.

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”

-Hebrews 1:14

 
There are angels with us to guard us and to guard our children as they journey through this life (and through airports). As we come into this “back to school” time, know that as you leave your child that they are not alone. Not only is God with them but they have angels watching over them to guard them in every step. 

Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my Heavenly Father.” -Matthew 18:10

Go out today in confidence and joy knowing that your good Father has commanded His angels to guard you, minister to you and go ahead of you. Watch for angelic encounters and invisible help as you walk through your day. 

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Every Believer: STOP! Take a Moment to Pray for the United States of America 


Kathi Pelton

I awoke this morning with a strong alert in my spirit to ask everyone that sees this post to pray with me for the United States of America. God is asking for His people throughout the world to pray. Please share this and join in with the prayer below. 

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

“Heavenly Father, we come before you in humility and gratitude for your mercy. We thank you that you are a God of justice and mercy, kindness and forgiveness, patience and love. There is no one like you.

We now bow before you in reverence and humility to pray for the United States of America. The enemy has brought great division in a nation that you have created to be united. The ‘god of this world’ has blinded the eyes of our citizens from seeing your glorious light and their minds from hearing the truth of your great love and grace (2 Cor. 4:4). Luke 10:19-20 says that we have been given authority over all the power of the enemy, therefore according to your Word we take authority over the darkness that is blinding the eyes of the people who are calling evil good and good evil. We take authority over the darkness that has divided our nation and spread hate throughout the streets and cities. We take authority over every spirit that is blinding eyes, minds and hearts of the people from receiving your love and salvation.


Now we pray and decree the light of God to be shed upon all darkness that the god of this world has spread. We speak forth the love of God to flow like a mighty river through every highway and byway, through every neighborhood and every home, through every heart and life. We pray that eyes will be opened so that people will turn from darkness to light. May Your love wash away the hate, division and deceptions that have cast a shadow over this nation.

As citizens of the Kingdom of God, we stand on behalf of the United States of America and we repent for turning away from you. We repent and ask forgiveness for the sins of the nation and for calling what is evil good and what is good evil. We declare that you alone are God and you alone can save us. We ask for your standard to be raised over the United States of America and for the fear of the to be that standard. 

We pray for protection and divine wisdom to be upon the nation’s leaders. Send angle armies to assist them and to deal with the principalities that war against your truth, light and salvation. We pray for the body of Christ in the nation to know the steps that you have laid out before them to see the nation turn back to you. We ask that the violence would cease, divisions and racism would halt and that reformation would come upon this nation. 

We declare the words that are inscribed upon our currency, “In God We Trust”. We trust you God and pray that you will have the inheritance that belongs to you throughout the United States. You took the sins of this nation upon you shoulders, therefore we receive your forgiveness and plead the blood of Jesus over the United States. May your name be made glorious in our streets, cities and states. 

Now, may the depth, heights and width of your amazing love be made known to the people in this great nation and may we, in turn, love the nations of the world with your limitless love and be a blessing to Israel and to the nations.

We pray all of this in the mighty and marvelous name that is above every other name, Jesus Christ. Not by might, not by power but by Your Spirit we declare all of these things.

Amen”
Thank you for joining me in prayer; especially those who are from other nations. I pray the same upon your nation and citizens. 


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He Makes All Things New

Kathi Pelton

Recently I was praying for a friend who had been dealing with a lot of guilt and shame. As I prayed for her the Spirit took me into a vision regarding her. 

In the vision I saw the Lord come upon a old clay jar that was chipped, cracked, dirty and appeared to have no value. He was thrilled to find this clay jar, as if He’d found something of great value. He picked up this jar and He placed His hand upon it. As He did so it began transforming. First, all of the dirt washed away, then the chips and cracks disappeared restoring it to its original shape and form. Last, He held this clay pot to His chest (like an embrace of love) and I saw “who He is” come upon this jar and it transformed into a beautiful clear glass jar that held within it the most colorful and radiant jewels that anyone could imagine. It was exquisite.

As I watched this vision I was reminded of how the Lord sees us and transforms us into the treasures that He created us to be. It was such a vivid picture of how He puts His purity, righteousness and His beauty upon us and presents us before His Father in the fullness of our restoration. A spotless bride. 

“I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

Isaiah 61:10

The enemy loves to shout accusations of guilt and shame upon the people of God in order to keep them from walking in the fullness and authority that they were created for. When we feel shame we act accordingly but when we know that we have been clothed in Christ and all of His righteousness then we can go forth as the extraordinary treasure that we are in Him. 

One of my favorite portions of scripture is found in the Book of Zechariah 3: 1-5. It is the story of Jesus the high priest,

‬ ‭“Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua. And the Lord said to Satan, “I, the Lord, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. This man is like a burning stick that has been snatched from the fire.” Jeshua’s clothing was filthy as he stood there before the angel. So the angel said to the others standing there, “Take off his filthy clothes.” And turning to Jeshua he said, “See, I have taken away your sins, and now I am giving you these fine new clothes.” Then I said, “They should also place a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean priestly turban on his head and dressed him in new clothes while the angel of the Lord stood by.”

‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭3:1-5‬ ‭

What a beautiful picture of what God does for us. I receive letters every month from believers that are plagued by guilt and shame. The enemy uses legalism, religion, works and accusation to keep people stuck trying to earn their salvation or make themselves clean by their own works. 

You are saved (by grace alone; this free gift that cost us nothing but cost Jesus everything), you are given new, clean garments and your sins are removed to be remembered no more. You stand before our great High Priest without blemish and the accuser is rebuked along with all of His accusations against you. He makes you new! 

As you go through life after salvation, you will have times that you stumble and fall (sin) but that is where the beautiful gift called repentance comes upon the scene. I personally call repentance “freedom”. Though it comes with a momentary sorrow, it is a sorrow that reveals truth. This truth is the doorway to walk, once again, through the grace of forgiveness. True repentance changes our minds and actions so that we are set free. 

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

Psalm 51:10

This is a prayer that I pray from His Word often so that I am postured always to receive the gift of freedom through true repentance. Guilt and shame do not create a clean heart. Momentary guilt may accompany the sorrow that comes but it should quickly lead you to repentance and freedom. If it doesn’t, it is most likely the Accuser coming to keep you stuck in sin and shame. 

If you have been stuck in this place, go before the Lord and ask Him to do for you what He did for Jeshua the high priest. Allow Him to change the soiled garments and to remove your sin. Ask Him for the gift of repentance that cleanses your heart and sets you free. 

The amazing thing that “being made new” does is that even when the sins of our past reap current consequences, we are given the grace, humility and wisdom to walk those consequences out without shame or condemnation. We can walk out the old while clothed in the new. 

He makes all things new but the first thing that He makes new is YOU! As you receive this gift it becomes like the opening of floodgates that allow all things that pertain to you to be made new. A cleansing flood will overtake your life and make all things new. 

It is time for God’s people to shake of the guilt and shame and receive the truth that has set you free. He has given you new garments; do not go digging in the trash to put back on the old ones. He has clothed you in His righteousness by grace. He paid the price for your sin because you could not. Repentance is available; freedom awaits those who take Him at His Word and allow the momentary sorrow to lead you back to His cleansing flood. 

He eagerly awaits to make all things new in your life! I will close with the words of an old hymn that expresses this so well.

“O Now I See the Cleansing Wave”

O now I see the cleansing wave!

The fountain deep and wide;

Jesus, my Lord, mighty to save,

Points to His wounded side. 

The cleansing stream I see, I see;

I plunge, and O it cleanseth me!

O praise the Lord it cleanseth me!

It cleanseth me, yes, cleanseth me. 

I see the dear Redeemer raised,

I hear the speaking blood;

It speaks! My spirit is amazed!

And quickened by its flood. 

I rise to walk in God’s own light

Above the world and sin,

With heart renewed and garments white

And Christ enthroned within.

Amen.

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How to Pray for Your Lost Loved One

Kathi Pelton

Most of us have a friend or family member that has not surrendered their lives to the Lord that we are praying for. It is the source of such grief to see that the precious Cornerstone that has become the strength and song of our lives is the stumbling block within their lives.

“For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:6-8‬ ‭

“Which is also what they were destined for.” These lost loved ones were created for and destined to have Jesus become the cornerstone of their lives. But how can you pray that what now is a stumbling block for them will be recognized as the cornerstone they need to secure their lives? Why are the prayers and “pleadings” for their salvation not having the effect that we desire? Here is a key for you…

The “god of this world” (the devil) is the source of your loved one’s deception. He darkens their eyes (blinds them) from the Light. Truly blind people cannot see any light and this is how the lost live; in total blindness.

“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:4‬ 

If you spend most of your time praying for your loved one to see, to understand and to surrender without dealing with the source of their blindness then often results are limited. “They are unable to see the glorious light…”. Their eyes cannot see and their minds cannot understand.

But there is good news! You have authority over the “god of this world” and the demonic forces that are blinding and binding your loved one. 

“Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:19-20‬ 

You can bind the strongman with your authority in Christ. You can bind the blindness that the enemy has put upon their minds and hearts. Until you bind the one who is blinding them it is difficult to make headway with the words of truth that you present to them. They are unable to see, hear or understand truth and love. It all becomes a stumbling block to them and you can be labeled as that stumbling block. This can often cause a division in relationship between you and your loved one. 

In Acts 26, when Saul is changed to Paul by having his eyes opened to truth and light, God says to him that he is being sent out to,

“…to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’”

‭‭Acts ‭26:18‬ ‭

What is blinding their eyes from seeing? The power of Satan! We can pray for supernatural encounters like Saul had when he turned to God (renaming him Paul) but we should also use the authority given to us through Christ to bind the power of the evil one that is binding their minds from receiving or understanding truth.

A number of years ago I was on a journey with the Lord to see the deliverance and salvation of someone very precious to me. They had experienced a lot of spiritual and emotional abuse that had resulting in their spiritual blindness. Step by step I was directed by the Lord in how to pray and what to say. Prayer had to come before words. Anytime that I would release words of truth without first entering into prayer and binding the strongman it would merely result in a stumbling block for them. When I’d take the time to pray with authority first my words would result in seeing the light of Jesus overcome darkness. This loved one not only came to the Lord but to this day continues to make Jesus the cornerstone of his life. 

There are times that these things happen instantaneously and there are times that you have to patiently walk with a loved one. Remember that once a house (life) is swept clean the enemy will try to return. Sometimes it is a process to see God fully occupy their lives and it will require you to bind the enemy again and again until all darkness is gone. Truth and light must occupy their lives leaving the enemy no room to enter in again. 

““When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, searching for rest. But when it finds none, it says, ‘I will return to the person I came from.’ So it returns and finds that its former home is all swept and in order. Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭11:24-26‬ ‭

We must be wise to the fact that the enemy is relentless in gaining back what he has lost. This is not to bring fear of a heavy yoke but to cause you to be relentless in prayer and in your authority. In peace and faith you can calmly stand in authority on their behalf. In the case of my loved one, it was a journey of seeing light overcome darkness. I believe that this is true with our own lives as well. We are becoming more enlightened all the time as we grow in truth. We are being freed from past strongholds that have blurred truth or filtered light. We have authority to bind the “god of this world” from our own lives as well. 

““I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:18‬ ‭

Matthew 18 goes on to say that when two or more agree there is even more authority and power. It may be a good idea for you to ask a brother or sister in the Lord to come into agreement with you regarding your loved one.

It’s time to forbid the “god of this world” from blinding the God of Heaven and Earth from being seen and received in the lives of your friends and family. He is trespassing in a life that was destined to have Christ as their cornerstone. Be sure to stand in faith and thanksgiving along the way. Be led by the Spirit and always be sure to exercise your authority before you release the words of truth. You may be the one who prays and takes authority and God may send another to speak truth and message of His love. If the Spirit isn’t leading you to speak, ask Him to send the one who your loved one will listen to. Pray Matthew 9:38,

“So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.””

Be sure to follow the leading of the Spirit in all of these things because He knows what is best and His ways are higher than ours. We want to partner with Him always according to His wisdom. Lastly, love must be in all that you do and say. Anything said outside of the realm of love is merely a banging gong or resounding cymbal.

“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:1-2‬ ‭

Now is the time to see our loved ones set free from the blindness that has kept them from truth and light. 

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Superheroes Are Arising!

Kathi Pelton

In Hebrews 11 we read about the heroes of faith that believed in the unseen as they trusted in the God. They reached beyond natural limitations to see the fulfillment of supernatural promises.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1-2‬ ‭

I had a vision of capes coming down from Heaven to Earth. I saw the sky filled with different colored capes that were falling and landing upon the shoulders of men and women. I understood that a new breed of “Heroes of Faith” were arising that would believe for the unbelievable and walk in the miraculous.

These new superheroes have stood in faith during long seasons of trials and preparation. They have stood, believing for the impossible, even as others looked on with disdain and contempt. Like Noah, when he built an ark on dry ground and was scorned by those who looked on, these modern day heroes of the faith have done acts of faith at God’s direction that have brought personal scorn. Many are now beginning to see the rain coming that will fulfill what they have believed for. Others will soon see the fulfillment of what they have stood in faith for. 

We are entering a time where an unprecedented number of heroes of faith will arise and will stewart the miraculous and supernatural in humility and absolute yielding to the true Hero of all…Jesus.

They will hear and obey! The Spirit of the Lord will speak specific instructions and they will walk forth in the steps of the Lord and miracles will follow. Miraculous healing will happen as they hear and obey, miraculous provisions will occur as they hear and obey and miraculous ways will open up where mountains had stood. 

I saw these superheroes open their mouths in faith and people caught in deception, sin and demonic strongholds suddenly come to their senses. Freedom and salvation followed in their paths. I also saw the younger generation (teens and young adults) come to their senses and turn to the truth. They raised a white flag of surrender to the true Hero. As they surrendered their lives to Jesus capes came down upon them and they too walked as superheroes of faith. 

The superheroes are receiving their capes and are now arising. Heaven will come to Earth as they go forth!

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The True Treasure is Breaking Through

Kathi Pelton

“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭

Within every person ever created there is an eternal treasure placed within their “clay jar” that was put there to bring forth the light of Christ and to be revealed in the dark places. 

Way too often we stop short by seeing others according to their clay jar or outward identity rather than by the treasure that God placed within them. Often we view our own lives in this way as well. True identity is not found in the “earthen vessel” but by the treasure of the One whose image we were created in.

When we allow our focus to be on the jars rather than the true treasure and light within, we immediately enter into judging by the flesh and not by the Spirit. In John 8:15 Jesus tells the Pharisees that they judge according to the flesh when He calls Himself “the light of the world”. 

“You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.”

‭‭John‬ ‭8:15‬ ‭

Not only is there great treasure within every person ever created but for those in Christ there is the “activator” of this treasure imparted to us…the Spirit of God. He is the light within us that draws forth the treasure.

“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

1 Corinthians 3:16

Being a mother has been such an amazing gift to train me in how to take these beautiful little lives (the precious jars of clay) and to call forth the treasures within each of them. Every act of nurturing (though imperfect in execution) was to guard these fragile jars and to draw out the treasure and light within them. As parents, it was our honor, privilege and responsibility to guard (through the Holy Spirit) these treasures.

“Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭

We not only must guard the treasure within our children but also within our own lives. We guard them through the Holy Spirit. We must learn to treat the treasure within our own lives with honor. It is not arrogance to show honor to what His Word says is truth. It is the opposite, it is humility. It is not by your hand that the gifts and treasures were placed within you but by God alone. You have great light and great worth within your fragile jar. Do not be hindered by the flesh but rather allow His Spirit to birth the limitless freedom that comes from the treasure within. 

Whenever I hear someone say something negative about themselves or claim that they have no gifts I immediately long to go on a treasure hunt to find the beauty within them. God has been allowing many prophetic voices to speak and call out the treasures within people. It is such a beautiful thing to see men, women and children becoming aware of their great value and then begin to live in it.

We live in fragile jars that, in many cases, have been mishandled, harmed and judged wrongly. God is restoring and drawing forth the treasures within. As He does this the light is breaking forth in His Church. This is causing the sons and daughters of God to be revealed; for all creation groans and longs for this.

“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:19‬ ‭

It reminds me of the jars that Gideon’s army carries with light in them in Judges 7. When they reached the enemy’s camp the jars were broken and the light was revealed causing the enemy to turn on themselves and be defeated. The light within our fragile jars is our weapon of victory. Our victory is not in numbers or in our own strength but it is the light within our broken jars.

Gideon’s army not only carried jars containing light but trumpets that would sound at the same time. There is the sound of truth that is happening in conjunction with the breaking of jars. The sound of the “fear of the Lord” is returning to the Church and will be a sound that brings terror and confusion upon the enemy. It is the sound of reformation and the sound of sons and daughters being revealed.

There is something about August that God is highlighting as a time of victory and of Jesus being revealed through His Church. I liken it to a picture of a light upon a lighthouse being turned on or the sound of these jars being broken. Mid-August is a kairos time for sons and daughters. It is a time of slavery being broken and the fear of the Lord replacing the fear of man and of darkness. I believe that 8/15 will began a time of treasures revealed, light in darkness and a spirit of sonship (adoption) coming with great power.

“For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!'”

Romans 8:15 

The sound of “Abba Father” will come forth in worship and intercession to reveal sons and daughters and to birth sons and daughters into the Kingdom. Hidden treasures will be revealed as the spirit of adoption breaks open the jars of clay.

What a wonderful time we are living in. What a wonderful Savior and what a merciful God. 

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