Beauty For Ashes

By Kathi Pelton

Yesterday, our global family (Watchmen For The Nations and Revive Israel), had a Shavuot online gathering. During that time David Demian asked me to share a vision that I had recently had. Since then a number of people have asked for a written version of the vision so I will share it here for those asking.

Vision of the Ash Heap

As I was praying I was taken into a vision where I saw a large and deep pile of ashes. The enemy and his demons where looking upon this ash heap and celebrating with a sense of great victory. They were laughing at what they had accomplished and mocking God— for it appeared that the enemy’s plans had reduced everything to ashes.

These ashes were not like those found in a fireplace or fire pit but rather like the very fine and sifted ashes that remain after a death and cremation. No substance remained that could ignite. I could feel the presence of people all around the world viewing these ashes and the grief was so deep that it took my breath away. How could anything good come of this because it was as if nothing remain but death and ashes.

Then, suddenly the hand of the Lord came and he began to dig deep within the ashes. I wondered what he was looking for because every layer was just more ashes. But finally, I looked and saw that very deep under this heap of ashes the Lord had revealed many glowing embers. The Lord smiled as he looked upon them and I knew by revelation that no amount of ashes could have snuffed these embers out— for they were the prayers of the saints. He had protected these embers and allowed them to be hidden for such a time as this.

He then began to blow upon the embers (prayers). As his breath touched the embers, they began to glow a very bright amber color and his holy presence touched them and they suddenly ignited into a great fire. Then, out of the ashes a golden crown and scepter arose and as it did, in a moment, the ashes blew away as a sudden burst as his love brought a heavenly oxygen to the fire.

This scene immediately reminded me of fire falling upon the altar in the showdown between the prophets of Baal and Elijah. It was an impossible “set up”— wet wood surrounded by water— and yet when God touched it, his fire fell and consumed it!

How could God ignite a fire upon ashes or resurrect that which has died and been reduced to fine ashes? But suddenly he will come with his hand to reveal the embers of prayers and he will breathe life upon these hidden embers. His crown of dominion and scepter of authority will be revealed and the ashes will be no more.

We will see a “BEAUTY FOR ASHES ACT OF GOD.”

“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.” Isaiah‬ ‭61:3‬

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