The Charges and Accusations Against You Have Been Canceled

Kathi Pelton

The enemy has sent many “charges and accusations” against those who have been purchased by grace and made right (righteous) by the blood of Jesus. As God’s children we are to have no agreement, nor entertain any charges or accusations, that would in any way reduce the fullness of what Christ did on the cross for us. Though our lives are being refined, purified and renewed daily, our shortcomings and maturing process does not reduce or diminish the fullness of the grace that paid for ALL of our sins.

“He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.” Colossians‬ ‭2:14-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There is a seduction of legalism and religiosity that tries to take hold of the believer, to entice him or her into agreeing with the accuser that there are pending charges against us. If the bait is taken, we will quickly move from the humble posture of grace into the works of the flesh that come out of human strength. The grace that comes from the cross of Christ will move us into renewal and transformation faster than any works that condemnation could ever attempt to accomplish. True conviction comes from the place of recognizing our absolute weakness and inability to save or redeem ourselves.

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬

When we agree with Christ regarding our pardon from all charges against us because of the blood He shed on the cross, in turn we humble ourselves before the grace of God so that His power can work in us, bringing His power that transforms and purifies.

Grace is not a license to sin; that attitude reveals that grace has been misunderstood and misdefined. Such a posture is foolish. True grace saves a person from the old, arrogant, and careless ways that led them into foolishness and defilement. It also saves a person from self-deprivation and condemnation that leads them into works and the strength of flesh. The grace that came from the shed blood of our Savior, who bore the sin of all mankind, causes us to bow down in humility and human weakness to receive the strength and power that comes from Him alone.

This is to be our agreement and our authority. This is what disarms the enemy (spiritual rulers and authorities in unseen realms) that come to try to diminish the finished work of the cross in your life and in the body of Christ as a whole.

We will agree with the blood of Jesus that speaks a better word! We will agree with the truth that the charges brought against us have been paid in full by the blood of Jesus upon the cross. We will agree with, and even boast in, our weakness so that there is room for His strength and power to be made manifest within us.

If you are feeling accused, condemned, charged, or sentenced: today is the day to put those things under the blood of Jesus that washes away all guilt through His innocence. Settle the matter in humility so that the transformational work that has happened in the spirit will begin to manifest in the natural. Do not agree with the accusation against Christ that says His blood was not enough to cancel the charges against you.

His grace is sufficient!

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Things Are Not As They Appear

Kathi Pelton

The morning after the US mid-term elections I woke up hearing the Spirit of the Lord speak the words,

“Things are not as they appear.”

Although He was speaking of the election outcome, I knew in my spirit that He was also speaking about many things that look one way but there is more going on than we can perceive with our eyes.

I knew that things nationally, corporately and personally should not be judged by sight but by the Spirit of the Lord and according to His faithfulness.

Then, just days later on 11/11 I was drawn to to Hebrews 11:11 that says,

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.” Hebrews‬ ‭11:11

For Abraham and Sarah things were not as they appeared either. The promised of a child appeared to reached its “expiration date”. Sarah was no longer in her child-bearing years. But here is the key of faith that most people miss in this verse, “…because she judged Him faithful who had promised.”

Far too often I receive letters or hear Christians talking about how they are disappointed in God because He did not keep His promise to them or a prophetic word did not come to pass in the time frame that they expected.

I have a number of promises and prophetic words that “if I were to judge by my eyes” would appear to be past the season of possible fulfillment. BUT…I do not judge my God on what my eyes see but rather upon who I know He is! He is faithful and I will never cease to declare this or “judge/discern” Him as such. His promises are true and He is forever faithful.

November has been a month of amazing contrast. The natural (seen) world seems to be declaring defeats and destruction but the unseen world is announcing that we have entered a time of “promises fulfilled”. What report will we believe? Will we walk by faith or by sight? Will we judge God as faithful or accuse Him of not keeping His promises or fulfilling prophetic words?

One thing that I have discovered through walking in the prophetic culture for almost thirty years is that I must trust His timing and to posture my life in His faithfulness; even when my eyes see another story playing out before me. In a moment everything can turn and change.

At the time that Sarah received her long-awaited promise everything in the natural realm was narrating the story as one of failure of defeat. But God had the final word and He was the author of her promise and her story. He had a surprise ending that brought forth the promise of a son. She believed God to be faithful and she received her promise.

I see in my spirit long awaited promises that look like the nine month belly of a pregnant woman. The due date is upon these promises to come forth! It is as though I can feel the fullness of time regarding promises of old being fulfilled. Your natural surroundings may be shouting a different outcome and story but the One who is faithful is bringing forth Hebrew 11 promises that seem past the time of possibility.

Posture your life and your faith in the place that declares Him faithful and true. Your story is not finished and He has the final word. Take hope and strengthen your soul in the truth of His faithfulness.

John 11:11 also speaks of a different outcome than the eyes can see and a far more dramatic one,

“After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.”” John‬ ‭11:11‬

Just as God awakened Lazarus from the dead so He will awaken dead promises and dreams that you have buried. They will come forth and live! He is faithful!

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Today Marks Your Eleventh Hour Victory

Kathi Pelton

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 100 years ago today the 1st World War (WW1) ended. It was called, the “war to end all wars.” Today many of you have been in a war that has hit every front in your life but just watch what God will do in this 11th hour.

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:11‬ ‭

He will now shift you into promises that are old and seem past the time that they can be hoped for or carried! Watch God fill you with strength to carry the fulfillment of His promise. For those who have stood and judged God as faithful and true…this is your time to receive the promise!

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A Divine Turnaround: Faith Will Move That Mountain

Kathi Pelton

There is so much in this world to cause hearts to live in constant anxiety. To be anxious is to think about what might go wrong; it is negative faith. Negative faith is like cancer in the believers life, bringing death to peace and joy. True faith brings a cure; peace, joy, confidence and resurrection life occurs as we walk by faith and not by sight.

God wants your thoughts and mind be renewed by the faith that can move mountains! Replace all the thoughts that have filled your mind with worry and an alignment with beliefs that do not make Jesus true to His promises with the KNOWING that as you seek first Christ and His Kingdom that ALL the things you need will be added to you!

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs‬ ‭23:7‬ (a)

If you think, “I’m doomed!” Then that is where your faith is attached. If you say in your heart, “No good thing comes to me!” Then you have aligned your mind with the Accuser who wants you to believe that God is not faithful or good.

On the contrary, if a man thinks, “I am highly favored with every good and perfect gift that comes from above because God is good and his love is perfect toward me in every way.” That faith will align your life with the Kingdom of God creating a portal of provision and promises fulfilled.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭

To seek first the kingdom of God means that your salvation, your relationship with God, is always placed first…before the cares of this world. What is your mind drawn to first? Worry and anxious thoughts about the things of the world or joyful anticipation in the hope of your salvation? If your thoughts and beliefs do not align with the character and nature of God then they are aligned with lies.

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭

“According to His riches!” not according to the wisdom of the world that comes from a night of sleepless worry. His glorious riches have all that you need and all the wisdom that you need to walk in His ways.

“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”” Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ ‭

You can’t out give God. So put God first and trust in His word. Stop being anxious with thoughts that bring you into a negative faith but begin to focus on what is good and what is true; for you will reap a bountiful harvest in your field of faith. Sow seeds of faith into your field of confident faith and watch God move. A field of worry that has been planted with seeds of lack and unbelief will only bring up weeds that choke out fruit and leave you with a harvest of disappointment.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

As a man thinks so he is! So think on the things above, the things that are true, the things that are right because God wants your breakthrough even more than you want it. He wants you to live in abundant life, abundant peace, abundant joy.

It is time to enter into the faith that moves mountains and leave behind the way of life that leaves you disappointed and defeated! He is faithful…seek Him first! This is your divine turnaround.

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It’s Time To Get Ready For Your Promise To Be Fulfilled

Kathi Pelton

I saw in the spirit heaven bustling with busyness and great activity. It reminded me of the childhood scenes of Santa’s workshop just before the arrival of Christmas Eve. Angels were preparing things to be delivered, scrolls and heavenly blueprints were being looked over with great detail and a great preparation was underway. I also saw angels that were overseeing the preparation of hearts and the lives who were about to receive these gifts…for the gifts were promises fulfilled.

I immediately had an urgent sense of “get ready”. I found that interesting since our family is in the midst of a huge preparation as our oldest son and his family prepare to relocate from New York in order to move the the Pacific Northwest (where we live) to be a part of what God is doing here. At the very same time our youngest son is moving from California to the Portland area to also be with us as well. Our house has been bustling with activity and preparation as an influx of six more people come to join us at the end of the month. Even our hearts are being prepared for what is required to walk in unity, intimacy and oneness of hearts together.

This is a time to get ready and be prepared. First we prepare our hearts and then our lives to make room for what He is bringing. Far to often we want the promise but the ground work and preparation has not taken place. This causes chaos and warfare to immediately ensue when the promise arrives. Preparation is key to the fullness of joy that is to come with the fulfillment.

I am reminded of when one of our family members bought a pre-fabricated house and the great work that had to take place prior to its arrival. The land had to be cleared, a foundation had to be laid, electricity and plumbing had to be prepared and a wide space made for the massive trucks delivering it. It was an “all hands on deck” time. I see the preparation in His people’s hearts and lives in a similar way.

This is an “all hands on deck” kind of season. It’s a “get ready” and be preparing time and season. Something is arriving that must be prepared for. There must be room made in your heart and life for the gifts that are arriving. Do not be caught unaware because it will create unnecessary problems and warfare that will spoil the joy of this fulfillment.

“Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!” Isaiah 40:3

Mountains are being lowered and valleys raised up! Stones and obstructions are being removed. A great clearing has begun both internally and externally.

“Be it unto me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

Get ready!

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Stay In The Moment

Kathi Pelton

I woke up this morning and heard the Spirit of the Lord say,

“Stay in this moment; for that is where you will find grace, strength and peace.”

This is not to say that you should not dream of tomorrow but do not fret about tomorrow. This moment is where grace is found so don’t use it up on tomorrow. God lives outside of time so He is in your yesterday, today and tomorrow…and every day thereafter. He is already there for you and making a way for everything that you need.

Find Him in your now and you will find grace, strength and peace in this moment. His breakthrough has been promised to you and His promise is sure. Take a moment to get back into “this moment” and then realize that He is sitting there with you, holding your hand and longing for intimacy with you. Let everything else go as you trust in your Beloved Savior…He is mighty to save you!

Now breathe!

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He Invites You To “Come In” and Rest

Kathi Pelton

As we move into the chilly days of fall and winter there tends to be a greater desire to experience the “comforts of home”. A crackling fire, a warm blanket, dim lights, a hot beverage and the comfort of being surrounded by those we love. Although we get precious moments like these that bring great comfort, the majority of our time is spent working, preparing meals, driving in traffic, cleaning and paying bills.

As I sat down to spend time with the Lord this morning I remembered a photo of our home from a couple of years ago. It was taken as we walked into our front door after returning from a long ministry trip. The warmth and light of “home” (see picture above) was almost overwhelming. It was one of those moments that catches you off guard and immediately fills you with welcome, comfort and love.

This morning as I sat down to be with Jesus I saw Him in this very same way. The door of His heart was open and inside was beauty, light, comfort and love. Peace flooded me as I stepped inside of the secret place where I could rest in His arms. Within His heart there was no demands, no lack, no burden…just warmth and beauty. Today He wasn’t opening up with any expectation except to be together.

Though there are times where the secret place becomes a place where we share His burdens through deep intercession and receive wisdom and strategies for the days ahead; there are also days that He merely invites us to sit before the fire of His love and drink of His lovingkindness. He sets a meal of kindness for us to feast upon and He blankets us with comfort that remains; surrounding us with the welcome of heaven.

For me, today is one of those time. I see Him inviting you into His heart where a “living room” awaits full of the comforts of His love. He will be your holy escape from the chill of the day and He will warm you with all of His goodness. He is not just a comforter for those who grieve but He is also the comforter that gives us a place of home and rest from the busy and fast paced world that we live in.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

He is inviting you today to “Come in.” The door of His heart is open.

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The Wind of His Spirit is Blowing…Igniting His Burning Ones

Kathi Pelton

My husband and I have the honor of pastoring an amazing group of young adults. On Monday night we had our worship and equipping night in downtown Portland. We have been teaching a series on “Discernment” and as we prepared to teach we discerned that we were to wait (rather than teach) because we sensed a wind of the Spirit beginning to blow upon our time together. As our worship team began to sing, what had began as a gentle breeze of His Spirit suddenly became a mighty wind upon every person present. We were sovereignty taken into what I’d call “throne room worship” as we joined with the angels and sang, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” The wind of His Spirit was blowing away obstacles and fanning into flame the beautiful gift of God upon this generation. They fully yielded to His wind and they became burning ones. We were taken into encounters that lasted the whole night.

Then, early this morning as I sat down to spend time with the Lord I noticed a lot of noise outside. When I looked out the window the wind was blowing so hard (it still is as I write this) that things were being blown over. Again, I discerned that a wind of His Spirit has come to blow upon His people. This sovereign wind will blow away the darkness and fan into flame the “burning ones”. You may feel as though you are merely a spark or ember but when His wind touches you…you will burn with a holy fire. Darkness will flee from lives, families, cities and nations because the light of these burning ones will expose the darkness. It will bring deliverance (a way out) for those who have been lost in darkness. It will bring revival and reformation for those who have hungered for the Lord and it will ignite cities to be “lights on a hill” and a refuge for all.

A shift has happened which has released the wind of heaven to blow upon the earth. The worship of heaven will become the worship on earth and will come upon earthly vessels. When you discern the gentle breeze of His Spirit beginning to blow…STOP! Let it blow upon you and enter into it. Let it fan into flame the very gift of God within you and ignite you with a fire that is unquenchable.

I hear the Lord saying to the United States of America,

“Do you feel the wind of My Spirit beginning to blow? Can you discern that the small cloud overhead is the sign of an abundance of rain? Do you see that fire is about to fall on your offering? Watch for the wind, the rain and the fire of Heaven to fall upon your nation. Prophesy it, declare it and believe it!”

We come into agreement with His word and we prophesy to the gentle breeze that a mighty wind is about to blow. We prophesy to the cloud that an abundance of rain is about to fall. We prophesy over the offering that His revival fire is about to ignite us! Blow on our nation, reign over our land and send holy fire upon Your people. May Your wind send the sparks of what is ignited in the United States to our neighbors in the north and our neighbors in the south; igniting them with your holy fire. May it blow over the waters and touch the nations with the elements of heaven.

Today, we invite your wind to blow away the darkness and ignite the holy fires of revival. Your rain (and reign) of abundance will fall upon your people causing a tsunami of power and love to flood the nations.

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Guidelines for Prosperity and Success

Kathi Pelton

It is God’s great pleasure to bring you and all of His people into a place of prosperity and success. Like any good father, He takes no joy in watching His children struggle, fall or live in lack. From the time of creation onward, God has continually been giving His people guidelines that will lead them into abundance.

In the first chapter of Joshua we read these words,

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful.” JOSHUA‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The guidelines of God’s Word are not there to oppress you or burden you but to guide His people into the fullness of all that He has. It is no different than when children play in a fenced yard where they have absolutely freedom to abandon themselves to the joys of childhood and yet if you put those same children on a grassy medium between a two-way interstate with cars speeding nearby they would be at high risk of injury or death if they played freely. Fear removes the freedom.

His Word, His ways, His instruction and His commandments are your freedom! They are also the compass that will lead you into success and prosperity. All the way back to the time of Abraham, Moses and Joshua the Lord spoke of inheritances, land and wealth that He had for His people. This has not changed but neither has the condition that we are to keep and obey His Word and “then” we would prosper and walk into the promised inheritance.

It is not too late to move into living in His ways and obeying His voice. The Lord makes it clear that if we lack wisdom that He is happy to reveal it to us.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5

Repentance is like an amazing invitation to breakthrough and change. When men and women leave the place of disobedience (even rebellion) that have robbed them of their very inheritance and submit their lives to the path of obedience then they receive restoration and success.

Let today be the day that all disobedience and rebellion against God and His ways are put aside. What a joy it is when a parent sees their child walk in wisdom and obedience. Their heart is at rest and it brings them great joy. The same is true with our Heavenly Father! What joy it brings Him to see His children walking in His ways and raising up their children in His ways. It creates a generational blessing of abundance, wisdom, success and prosperity.

Far too often do we see young children who are out of control; even within the body of Christ. This is because disobedience breeds disobedience. When we are out of control and view discipline as harsh or cruel (or controlling) rather than as love and the path to inheritance then we create a generational cycle of pain and hardship where people “labor in vain.” Parents who withhold discipline; who view teaching their children wisdom and self control, are actually robbing them of their inheritance. How will they know how to obey the Lord if they have never learned to obey their father and mother? But it’s not too late!

You may not have been raised up by parents who taught you to walk in the safety and beauty of an obedient life; but it’s not too late to learn. We have a wonderful Spirit living within us that reveals our amazing Father. He will train you up in the way you should go so that you and your children can gain the inheritance of favor and blessing that He has planned for you. Peace will follow you, joy will fill you and your children will rise up and bless you.

There is an invitation to all today, it is the invitation into to come into your promise land, into your inheritance and into the fullness of sonship. Invite God to search your life and adjust every place that opposes His ways and His truth. Watch as He turns your mourning into dancing as you walk in the guidelines of God that will prosper you in every way. This could be the first day of breakthrough for you and your loved ones!

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You Are Not Alone In The Battle!

Kathi Pelton

There is a reality that we must grasp as those who have given their lives to the King of Kings…we are in a continuous battle! The problem occurs when the battle becomes our focus rather than the King. That battle is the real battle!

The enemy is always plotting ways to draw our focus and our affections away from the One who holds us in the arms of grace and perfect love; desiring to cause our focus to be upon the darkness rather than the light. We are children of the Light and within the light of His promises, His victory and His perfect love we will find peace and rest in the midst of the battles. Yes, the battles are real but the victories are already established in the finished work of the cross.

You may be facing battles that have touched your family, your body, your resources, your mind and your emotions but know this…YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THE BATTLE! Not only are you not alone but the reality is that the battle is not yours but it belongs to the Lord.

Have you taken ownership of the battles that are before you? If so, give them back to the Lord. He has victory in His hand and rest for you that will refresh you and bring you victory.

Refocus your gaze and affections on the Lover of your soul…Jesus! Not only are you not alone in your battle but the King desires to take your battle upon Himself. As you focus your affections and attention upon Him, He will bring you rest. Praise Him for who He is! Praise Him for the beauty of His holiness, the brilliance of His light and the perfection of His love. These are the only weapons you need in the battle and the Lord will do the rest.

You cannot fight these battle in the strength of man but rather they are won in the position of surrender. Not surrender to the enemy but surrender to the Lord. He will bare His mighty arm on your behalf and His strength will defeat the enemies that have surrounded you. It is in the place of our weaknesses that we see His strength made manifest, but we first must embrace the place of “boasting in our weakness” (acknowledging our weakness) so that He can be shown strong.

Remember the words that the Lord spoke to Jehoshaphat,

“…The LORD says this to you: ‘Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15‬(b)

Jehoshaphat’s response to the Lord’s promise was to fall on his face and worship. Of a matter of fact, all the inhabitants of Jerusalem did the same thing. They bowed to worship the Lord.

The next morning they went out to face their enemy and this is what happened,

“When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the LORD and those who praised Him in their holy (priestly) attire, as they went out before the army and said, “Praise and give thanks to the LORD, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever.” When they began singing and praising, the LORD set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were struck down [in defeat].” 2 Chronicles‬ ‭20:21-22‬

Lift up your voice and praise the Lord for His mercy and lovingkindness! Praise Him as you go out today to face your enemy. Do not focus on the enemy but on the Lord! Do not fear, do not be dismayed…worship and watch God strike the enemy down in utter defeat!

You are not alone but you must surrender the battle to the Lord, who will set an ambush against the enemy and bring him down in “utter defeat!”

WORSHIP! His mercy and lovingkindness is never failing and never ending. Victory is in the hand of your King. You are not alone but the Warrior King has gone before you with victory.

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Our new book, “The Yielding: A Lifestyle of Surrender” is now available. This book will take you by the hand and lead you into a life of victory and oneness with God. You can purchase it at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732770700/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_LVk0BbYAFK4KQ

Our 25-Day Christmas devotional is now available as well. This is a beautiful book that will walk you through the first 25 days of December with revelations of the true light of this season of joy and hope. “The Sounds of Christmas” will be loved by you and your entire family year after year. To purchase your copy go to: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732770727/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_U0k0BbPMD0X2Z