Dream: Jesus Is Swaddling Soul Wounds

By Kathi Pelton

Last night I had the most unusual dream that felt more like an encounter than a dream. In this dream, I was spending time with the Lord and as I did he drew my attention to a place deep in my stomach were there was some anxiety that I had learned to live with (and even ignore). As he drew my attention to it, he began to take me into that very place. As I went there I could feel the “shaking” from a trauma I had been through this year. There was a deep place of shock from some real life events that I’d personally gone through. Though I had processed most of the grief and pain— the shock and trauma remained in this hidden place. It had become a knot deep in my gut that seemed to store trauma.

Then I began to see scenes of things that are shocking people at this time that we are living in; in their families, cities and nations. People were holding onto the shock and trauma as these events were getting more and more familiar. But the place of trauma in their souls was getting larger because we it was not being dealt with. I understood that it was a huge threat to their peace and joy.

Then, in my dream, Jesus came to me with a swaddling blanket, like the ones you swaddle a new born infant with. He then went to that place of trauma in my soul and he swaddled it. He folded it around the trauma until it fully and tightly enfolded all the anxiety that was in that place. Suddenly the “knot in my stomach” was replaced by peace and rest. I saw this swaddling blanket as “Christ himself being wrapped around my soul”— bringing peace and healing to that hidden place where trauma had touched me.

Then I saw him go to many believers who had experienced trauma (some from childhood, some from recent events and some from both), and he began to fold, tuck and swaddle this blanket of peace and of “him” around the wounded areas and people began to be healed.

I doubt if there is a person on earth who has not looked upon or personally experienced something that left shock or trauma upon their souls— especially in the hour that we are living in. Though there is great hope and joy for the believer, we still need to make sure that we aren’t ignoring these areas of trauma. We cannot allow them to go untouched by God. He desires to heal all trauma, set you free from the anxiety caused by shock and allow his peace, rest and healing to swaddle your soul until you become still and comforted.

In 2008 my husband and I began being foster parents for beautiful baby boy that had been exposed to drugs. This sweet baby was so restless and stiff that could not be comforted. A doctor suggested that we swaddle him in a special swaddle blanket. We would have to wrap him so tight— to the point that he could not thrash and move but would allow us to hold him close and walk the floor with him. We did this for months. It kept him still and feeling safe until finally was free and could be at peace in our arms without the swaddling.

I believe that what I experienced in my dream was real and that Jesus has swaddled a deep place in my soul that experienced trauma a number of months ago. He will keep it swaddled until I can be whole and rest in his comfort once again in that area deep area.

If you have gone through a shock or a trauma— or even looked upon another’s trauma or tragedy that has brought a wound to your soul— invite Jesus to come and swaddle that area with his peace, his love and his healing embrace. It is time for us to be whole and to stay whole.

What a wonderful and healing Savior!

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I Just Want You

By Kathi Pelton

I have made it a habit to begin my days by asking the Lord what he desires. I want to know what is on his heart, what he is saying, what he is doing and how I can be “one with him.” Today, when I asked, I heard, “I just want you.”

Suddenly my mind was taken to how much I love just sitting with my children. I have very personal things I share with each of my kids that mean more than anything that they can do for me. One of my sons makes it a habit to walk up behind me and hug me with my back to his chest. It is his way of saying, “Here I am Mom— I love you.” Another son has made it a habit to walk by me and extend his hand to touch my hand or to sit next to me and reach over and hold my hand— this is his very personal way of saying, “I’m always your son and I love you.” One of my daughters gives me her time and looks for thoughtful gifts— she is my constant companion, which says, “I love being with you Mom.” Then another son takes time to explain his many projects in detail with me— he is always sharing with me what he is doing and how it works. He loves that I love what interests him, it says, “I love that your my mom.”

As the Lord brought these details of my children to my thoughts, I realized that these are my favorite moments. They mean everything to me. Jesus was saying, “I just want to be with you in that personal way that only we share.” He is saying that to you too.

Sometimes we get so focused on what we think Jesus wants us to do for him that we forget that above all else, he just wants us! He loves it when we stop “doing” and we take time to linger in that moment where we touch and connect heart to heart.

Yesterday I was standing outside in a place where there were many trees. While I stood there alone, taking in the beauty of the trees, a breeze began to blow and all of the leaves began to “dance and clap” together. The sound was like creation praising— I just stood there and let the sound and beauty of it wash over me. I began to feel my soul dance and clap with them. Then I began to hear, “I love you daughter” through the sound. These are the “touch points” that Jesus and I share. Just like my son reaching out his hand to touch mine or my other son coming up being me to hug me. Jesus causes creation to do something beautiful and we share that moment with a mutual, “I love you this much.” I love to linger in those moments without any thoughts of doing but rather just being his and he being mine.

There is so much to do but it is in the moments of lingering and sharing the sweetness of touching “heart to heart” that moves his heart and refreshes our souls. There will always be an abundance of things to do but developing personal touch points and an intimate love language with God is what makes the doing personal and meaningful.

He wants you! He loves to be with you; to have you share the details of what you love, to reach out and brush your hand against his, to spend time with him or to stop and embrace him in the midst of your busy day. He waits and he longs for these moments. Let your back lean against his chest and linger there.

This is the place where the oil in my lamp is filled and I leave these moments shining brighter. His heart is moved and my heart is strengthened.

Take time to just be together. Share with him the details of what you love, what you are doing and be sure to receive his “touch.”

Linger there!

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Christmas In Autumn

The years 2020 and 2021 have proven to be difficult years for many around the world. Yet, there is beauty to be found if only you look for it. Let’s prepare now to start the season of giving early by getting or gifting this wonderful book.

“The Sounds of Christmas” book is one of our most popular books. It has become a family favorite that provides 25-days of devotionals and stories based on 25 different faith based Christmas songs. This book will usher you through the first 25-days of December with joy and wonder as you journey with us to discover the sounds of Christmas.

This hardbound, gift-edition is a wonderful family devotional, personal devotional or early Christmas gift to carry you or someone special to you through the holiday season with hope and awe.

We are offering an author signed copy, that will be personally inscribed to you or to whomever you’d like to gift it to. We would like to send each of our followers and supporters a copy of this book for only a one-time, special gift of $20 or more to Inscribe Ministries (shipping is free).

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Happy Fall! Watch… it’s snowing leaves 🍁!

Jeffrey & Kathi Pelton

Light Will Dispel The Darkness

By Kathi Pelton

Jesus came to bring light to a world shrouded in darkness. He brought hope, fulfillment of prophecy and promises, he brought healing, truth, compassion, cleansing, deliverance, provision and salvation. His light and life paid the price for all darkness. Everything he brought provided light. Even when he turned over the tables or confronted the Pharisees— it was to confront darkness with truth and light.

We are to be light in the darkness. But to do so we must become consumed with the true Light. We are called to be a “city set on a hill” and a light that is not hidden or covered. So, here is my concern— has much of the church become more consumed with gazing upon the darkness and fixing their thoughts on the things of this world than beholding the One that provides oil for our lamps?

We can be informed and aware of the darkness and deception that is upon the land and throughout the world but rather than becoming fixated on darkness, why don’t we fill our lamps with oil and become the light that dispels darkness?

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Even the unbelievers see the darkness (not understanding that their “enlighten” ways are actually darkness in disguise). They long for light but need to see the Church as true light— the city on the hill that lights up the darkness. We need to be more than “those with a different opinion or belief” (more that the “opposition”)— we need to be good news and a light that leads them to a path of life. Jesus is the only one that puts mankind on the “path of life.” Every person born begins a path to death— it is the one thing that mankind gets closer to each day— but Christ provides a different path that leads us closer each day to the promise of eternal life. Human death merely becomes a doorway to greater life.

Many are gazing upon or meditating on the darkness and the “testimonies of evil” that is broadcast over the airways and on social media platforms everyday. If this is where your focus is, then that is what you will become consumed with. Love will begin to fade under the fixation of the oppression of tyranny and hatred, leaving your voice to be a resounding gong in the noise of controversy and opposition. We cannot abandon the banner of love as we hold up a banner of truth.

As we look upon Jesus, beholding who he is and allowing his light to penetrate all the darkness in and around us— only then will we reflect what he came to give— LIGHT! Often the Church becomes so busy trying to expose darkness that we forget to be the light that will expose darkness (often without ever having to address it).

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8

Fill your thoughts with praiseworthy things. Let the light of Christ show you the “path of life” that will lead you and your family into greater light and life. Go up on that mountaintop and get face to face with the Light of the World so that when you come down your face shines with the reflection of his glory. Become obsessed with light, love and our Lord. Then, “Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!”

We can become the light that is needed to expose the darkness surrounding the unborn, gender confusion, tyranny, injustice, deception and sickness. It begins with gazing upon him, meditating upon his Word, letting his love saturate our souls and filling our lamps with oil. May our light speak louder than our words- our love be more powerful than what we oppose and Christ be seen more than our gifts or our eloquent speech.

“Wrap us in the light and love of our wonderful Savior!”

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Greater Is He!

By Kathi Pelton

For many years I truly wondered if my life was a continual case of “mistaken identity.” I found myself in places that I never dreamed of being, walking with people that I was sure I’d never know and doing things that I knew I was not qualified to do!

As time went on and these occurrences continued to happen and even accelerate, I realized how my life wasn’t a tribute to my strength, my abilities, my training or my gifting…it was a tribute to how God can take the weak and foolish things of this world to confound the wise. I began to understand more and more how full dependency upon the Holy Spirit can bring wisdom and favor that is undeserved and cannot be earned.

As we (the body of Christ) face so many mountains that appear impossible to scale or remove, I am once again reminded that it only takes the faith of a mustard seed to move a mountain and it is “by His Spirit” (not our strength or might) that great things are accomplished.

“…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

You may not be qualified to move a mountain, to stand in places of authority, to walk with kings and princes, to speak with wisdom and knowledge from on high— BUT GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN YOU THEN HE WHO IS IN THE WORLD!

If the “you” that you are familiar with is stopping you from a life of influence— then that is your mountain that needs to be removed. It is not “you” that will be raised up— it is God in you! He will be exulted and he will be made known as you humble yourself before him and trust His Spirit within you!

Everywhere we turn we find that we can no longer trust in the laws of our land that were put in place to protect us, the governments and leaders that were put in place to serve and represent us. We cannot trust the earth not to shake or mankind to walk in the fear of the Lord. BUT— we can trust in the Lord with ALL our hearts and not lean on our own understanding. We can trust His Spirit in us to do what we cannot do. We can offer our mustard seed sizes faith and plant it into the soil of “Yahweh” to see what will grow or what will be removed.

Do not become weary or discouraged by what your eyes see; not about your life or about what man is doing. God is greater and he has not changed. He lives in you and you are a tabernacle of His glorious presence and the place where His power flows from. One day, every knee will bow— but today, we willingly bow our knee and acknowledge that he is greater, stronger and wiser than any man or any power on earth.

Greater is He!

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5782– Shmita Year: Threshold of Grace

By Kathi Pelton

Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year, is September 7. September is the ninth month of the year on the Gregorian calendar and the first month of the year on the Hebrew calendar. It is interesting to note that when you put the two together you have both an end and a beginning.

Nine is a number of completion or an end (biblically): Jesus died in the ninth hour of the day. His earthly life and mission to redeem mankind from sin and death was finished and the door of salvation and forgiveness by grace was opened to all.

The number one is symbolic of God: there is one God in heaven and on earth. Jesus’s final prayer before going to the cross is found in John 17:21-23 where he prays that we would be one, even as he and the Father are one. One is also a new beginning, or a threshold, from one season or year to another— a new year.

The Hebrew year that we are entering is 5782. This is a Shmita Year— or a seventh year. The seventh year is a commanded year of rest.

In Deuteronomy 15 we learn that during the Sabbath year debts would be canceled and slaves set free. We are crying out to the Lord to “forgive us our debts” as nations and as people. We have been laboring under the weight of our sins—our debts—as people and as nations that have turned away from God. But there is a remnant throughout the earth that has stood in the gap to humble themselves and pray. The Word of God says that debt makes you a slave to the debt holder, therefore it is interesting that in the Sabbath year debts are canceled and slaves set free.

Many years ago, the Holy Spirit spoke clearly to me about “crossing thresholds” in the spirit. He showed me how there is great opposition whenever God’s people are about to cross into a new land of inheritance and promise. I saw a picture of a bride not being able to enter the doorway into her bridal suite because many violent enemies were standing in her way. Just then I saw the Lord dressed as a bridegroom and he towered over these enemies. He stopped at the threshold to pick up the bride and carry her into the room. As he did this she was lifted above all opposition. She was carried by grace, and face-to-face intimacy, into the fullness of being joined as one with him.

We must understand that the enemy fears the “oneness” that Jesus prayed for in John 17 more than any other thing. Bridal intimacy represents spiritual oneness. Just as the “two become one flesh”, we are brought into oneness with Christ and Jesus intercedes for oneness in the body of Christ to be established.

We stand at a threshold moment—a time where we are to be carried in the arms of intimate grace. You cannot cross this threshold on your own and you were not meant to. This is a time to surrender your strength, your might, and your power to the Lord. It is a “be still and know” season that we are entering, and it is “by his Spirit” that victories will be won and his glory revealed to a world that needs answers and salvation.

We enter the Hebrew year 5782 this week, and in less than three months we will enter the year 2022. The 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Tav. All the letters in the Hebrew alphabet have numeric value, and the value of Tav is 400. As we know, 400 is a significant threshold number in the Bible that marks ends and beginnings:

• It was after 400 years that the children of Israel were released from being slaves in Egypt.
• There was a 400 year “time of silence” from last of the Old Testament prophets until the birth of Jesus.

It is interesting to see how this Sabbath year aligns with a “400” where debts are paid, slaves set free, his voice is heard, and God’s people are set apart.

Additionally, the letter Tav symbolizes two things: to mark or sign something; and truth.

We are in a time of being “marked.” This is not a demonic marking but a “set apart” marking that says, “This one is Mine!” Just as the children of Israel, living as captives in Egypt, put the blood of the lamb on the doorposts of their homes to mark them as belonging to Yahweh, so that the death angel had to pass by, so there is a marking of the blood of Jesus that identifies you as a son or daughter of Yahweh. Salvation is coming to your household!

We have been marked with the truth that has set us free. I believe this year will mark many people with truth of salvation’s message through the blood of Jesus. Those who have already been saved by Grace are entering a greater surrendering of our strength and a submitting to his strength and power to save. We will be marked by his power and authority as sons and daughters.

The delineation between those marked by the blood and those who demand law and works will become clearer and clearer. Peace, rest, and fruitfulness will be found by those who have “ceased striving” and allowed the arms of the Bridegroom to carry them into his house of blessing and oneness.

This will be a year of crossing out of debt, slavery, striving, and the strength of men. It will be a year of entering into a new rest, freedom, and a “lighter load” (Matthew 11:28-30) as you have been marked by the blood.

Blessings will be poured out upon believer’s homes, houses of worship, and prayer gatherings. The manifest blessing of Psalm 91 will be made known to those who have made the Lord their refuge. Plagues and death will pass by.

Let the first three months of this Jewish New Year set your course for the nine months following as you rest in his strength and his grace. The Lord will renew the soil of your life causing it to be full of health for the planting that is coming.

“Shanah Tovah”

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Breaking the Log Jam and Releasing the Flow of Blessings

By Kathi Pelton

Many years ago the Lord spoke to me about a “log jam” that was happening within his people that was stopping the flow of blessings that he had stored up for them. When I asked him what the source of the “log jam” was, he said, “Judgements and offense.”

Then he brought me to Matthew 7:1-2,

“Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with the judgements that you use, you will be judged, and with the measure that you use, it will be measured to you.”

I have always encouraged my physical children and my spiritual children to walk in the fear of the Lord regarding how they honor one another and how they should stay clear of judging one another. And— the moment I become aware of a block of blessings in my life or the life of one of my children, I will first check for one of those “log jams.” I will ask the Holy Spirit to see if I subtly have entered into judgements of another or if I become offended by someone.

Honestly, during these days it would not be a bad idea to do a daily check in with Holy Spirit regarding these things since there is so much to provoke anger, judgements and offense in the atmosphere. Looking into the mirror of God’s insight to see if any logs are present will prevent a potential log jam from occurring.

Recently I was given the honor of walking someone through this very process. This person had observed that nearly every area of their life was hindered and lacked the blessings that are promised to those who believe. I encouraged them to make sure that all judgments, lack of forgiveness, bitterness and accusations were dealt with in their lives. They had just come through a very hard season that would have deeply affected even the strongest of believers. They took my counsel and went to seek the Lord regarding these areas. The Holy Spirit revealed that there was one of those “log jams” in their lives and they repented, forgave, released offenses and cut off the roots of bitterness. Within a week, their entire life began to turn around and the free flow of blessings returned. Amazing!

There are spiritual laws and truths that we all live with that can bless or curse, bring life or death, joy or sorrows. As we daily ask Holy Spirit to search our heart and check our eyes for logs (or specks) we will discover a greater flow of blessings and favor coming upon us.

One of the things that probably grieves my heart the most is the “harsh judgements” that I see happen between people. It can be the harsh judgements toward a stranger (who looks different or acts different) or the critical judgements I see between people who claim to be friends. The most grieving place that I see judgements (and cynicism) is within the church. That should always be a “judgement free zone!”

Of course I am not talking about discernment or the observation of blatant sin (bad fruit) but even then we can walk out the gift of discernment or the correction of a wrong action without judgements— we can judge the fruit as bad without judging the person. But it seems in these days, with all of the divided opinions regarding vaccines, masks and political parties and so much more, that some assume that this has given even the ambassadors of Christ permission to pass judgements and to have a critical spirit. May I just say, “No, it doesn’t! The Word of God never changes.”

We must learn to “believe the best” about other people. We also need to learn that when we have a “friend or brother/sister in Christ” that we are concerned about or who is bearing bad fruit— that we can honor and love them enough to have a conversation with them. This will enable you to hear their heart, understanding their struggle and open a door for you to be an instrument or helping them to get free. You may find that what they are doing stems merely out of a broken area or area of fear that they need someone’s help with.

When the posture of intimately honoring one another is replaced by “standing at a distance” to accuse with harsh judgements; it is then that we have entered a very dangerous place. Those very judgements and that form of measuring another’s life will surely be measured back upon us.

Matthew 7 goes on to say,

“Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own?” (vs. 3)

Did you know that people can actually train their eyes and hearts to be looking for the specks in everyone else’s eyes? God creates us to look for the treasure, the secret garden and the beauty of his image in each person but the enemy seeks to train our eyes to be critical, cynical and judgemental. He knows that this will divide and that it gives him a legal right to send all of those judgments back upon us.

How clever!! It begins subtly but over time a person’s default is only to view life and others through critical judgements and arrogant irritations. Then that person is left to wonder why so many negative things are happening in their lives. It is because they’ve become so far sighted (seeing and judging everyone from afar) that they no longer have the near sightedness that allows them to see the log in their own eye.

If you find your eyes looking at life and others through a critical lens, ask the Holy Spirit to allow you to see your own eyes. Repent for judging others and for measuring them with a rod that is absent of love and grace. Then ask the Lord to release you from the judgements that this has brought upon your life and to help you to remove the “log” from your own eye.

It is time to clear the log jams that are dividing the body and blocking the flow of blessings.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

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A Baptism of Fire Will Fall and Change Lives and Nations

By Kathi Pelton

This morning at 3 am I woke up with intercession in my mouth for someone that I have not seen in over a decade. I was immediately taken into a vision of the fire of the Holy Spirit being poured into him and baptizing him anew. This fire consumed him, refined him, purified him and awakened him to such a degree that it transformed every area of his life. Joy consumed him so much that it caused everyone around him to receive the overflow.

As the vision of this man continued and the intercession poured out of me, it shifted from this one individual to seeing this happen upon person after person that I know. Some of the people that I saw have been existing with barely an ember of what they once had for the Lord or a spark of what they could have but never has sparked into flame. But this fire came with a wind that fanned the burning embers and the sparked into flame these people’s lives. It baptized every part of them with a consuming love and passion for God. They were set ablaze and transformed to the point that all who knew them were talking about their transformation. This fire was also accompanied by great joy and by favor for success and influence.

As I continued seeing this and interceding in the spirit— suddenly I was taken to see the mass crowds in Afghanistan. As I looked I saw the fire of the Holy Spirit fall upon a man and it ignited him with great joy (and all fear fell away). He began to shout and worship and the fire that was upon him ignited the person next to him and then they ignited another and still another. It was like dry kindling that had been doused with the fuel of desperation and cries for help. The answer came in the form of fire from heaven that revealed Jesus as Savior. People began dancing in the streets without fear for their lives because they were not only baptized by fire but great joy filled their hearts. All they could see was Jesus and they did not fear the Taliban or even losing their lives. The joy of salvation consumed them.

Then I saw massive angelic armies being revealed to the Taliban and those who would seek to harm them. These enemies became so terrified that they turned on one another. It was like watching Gideon’s army as they defeated the mighty Midianites with a shout, a broken jar and a torch of light. The fire that was upon those who were being baptized by the Holy Spirit was like the breaking of the jars to reveal the torches in the story of Gideon’s army (Judges 7).

As I experienced this, it did not feel like merely a vision but a prophesy and a coming reality. The joy that filled my heart and spirit during this time was overwhelming. It was most definitely marked by fire and joy! The joy seemed to remove all fear and despair that had touched these lives. Grieving was replaced by uncontainable joy.

Let’s agree in prayer for a baptism of fire to ignite our loved ones, our friends, the lost and those who have been persecuted. Let us also agree that this fire falls upon those who stand like Saul to bring persecution upon the saints.

“God, send your fire!”

“John answered their questions by saying, “I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Luke‬ ‭3:16‬

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Supernatural Inversions Will Take Place

By Kathi Pelton

As I waited on the Lord, I heard the word “inversion”. As I prayed and waited further I could see the Lord causing a supernatural reversal to assignments that the enemy had sent against your life. I also saw the enemy turned on his head as the Lord brought these reversals.

I looked up the definition of inversion and this is what it means: a change in the position, order, or relationship of things so that they are the opposite of what they had been.

Though it feels like the momentum of what the enemy has unleashed against you is unstoppable, God is about to cause this supernatural inversion that will not only stop this momentum of destruction and pending “doom” but will suddenly change of order or reversal of it and as He does you will receive double back for all that has been taken and touched during this time.

Receive and believe! This is your posture.

“When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Restore our fortunes, Lord, like streams in the Negev. Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Psalm‬ ‭126:1-6‬ ‭

We are on the threshold of supernatural inversions that will bring mighty and divine turnarounds. Remember, that the crossing of thresholds can be met with opposition. The Lord desires to carry you over the threshold, which will also carry you above the warfare and opposition. This is a time to be carried, look into his eyes and know that he has sent angelic armies to fight for you as you experienced this time of “inversion.”

Believe it, receive it and give your “Amen!”

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Father, Forgive Them

By Kathi Pelton

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34

While Jesus was hanging on the cross, he looked down at the soldiers who had nailed him there and prayed these words. They were dividing up his garments (after stripping him naked) and casting lots. The response of our Savior, who was suffering unimaginable pain, was to ask his father to forgive them, “…FOR THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.”

I believe that Jesus gave us an example in that moment of how we need to pray as we look upon those who, “Don’t know what they are doing.”

Yesterday, a friend who was reading my article about praying for “Saul’s to become Paul’s” commented and reminded me of the stoning of Stephen in Acts 7. Stephen prayed a very similar prayer as Jesus had prayed during the time of his execution (stoning). This is what he prayed as he took his final breath,

While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. Acts 7:59-60

As I read my friend’s comment, I remembered that Saul as at Stephen’s stoning and the witnesses laid their coats at Saul’s feet as they stoned him. Saul heard Stephen’s prayer and I agree that in that moment, Stephen’s prayer was planted into Saul’s heart. Just two chapters later we read of Saul’s experience with Jesus on the road to Damascus where the Lord spoke audibly to him. Following that experience, Jesus speaks to him clearly, heals his blindness and sets him as an apostle to the gentiles. This man who was most known for “persecuting and killing those who followed Jesus” suddenly become one of the greatest preachers of the gospel of Christ ever to live.

I believe that we must practice the ways of Jesus in this hour and begin to prayer, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.” Or “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” The fact is that those who are deceived are exactly that…deceived. If you are deceived, then you do not know that what you are doing is wrong. You, like Saul, believe that you are upholding truth and executing justice upon the “infidels.” We are seeing this throughout the world right now. The situation in Afghanistan with the Taliban is like a mighty Saul coming forth in absolute deception to destroy the infidels.

But we have the prayer of Jesus in Luke 23:34 and of Stephen in Acts 7:59-60 to show us how to pray. May we even pray that if any are martyred will release this prayer with their final breath. Let us ask our Father to forgive them—for they do not know what they are doing. Let us ask the Lord to not hold this sin against them. It is time for us to release the heart of Jesus into the atmosphere of hatred and deception so that many will encounter Jesus on the way to persecute men and women who do not believe as they believe. Then the scales will fall off their eyes (just as it did for Saul/Paul) and they will see truth, they will be filled with the Holy Spirit, and they will be baptized.

We have been given instructions of how to pray through Jesus and through Stephen. Let us begin to pray in this way so that we can be witnesses of the conversion of many who are caught in blindness and deception. “God, forgive them and do not hold these great sins against them.”

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