New Beginnings In 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I would like to wish each of you who follow my journey and read my messages a very happy new year that is filled with joy, happiness, peace and God’s presence.

Each day is a new beginning that has new mercies and renewed hope to all who are in Christ. As you enter 2023, I pray that any and all discouragement that touched your heart in 2022 would be left behind. I pray that all dread and fears for your future would be replaced by your faith in our God who has promised favor and blessings for His people. May expectations of good fill you and may He give you even more than you can ask or imagine.

I pray the words of Psalm 23 over your year, 2023,

“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.”
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These words are a promise over you and your family. Surely goodness and unfailing love will pursue you— and overtake you! The Lord spoke to me and said that He will lead His people on paths forged by His favor this year. I am believing and receiving that for me and my household— and for you and yours!

“Behold (look), I am making all things new!”

I love these words— grab hold of them— behold them! They are yours today. Look and see how He makes all things new! He is able and He is willing. He is the God that restores, God that saves and the God that has prepared a path for you that will amaze you.

Happy New Year to all of my precious readers and supporters! My family and I are declaring His delight over you on this day— the first day of 2023!

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SOW YOUR SEED INTO 2023

Now is the time to sow a seed of faith into 2023! God loves a faithful and cheerful giver and we can joyfully sow into what we are believing for 2023.

If you would like to sow into the soil of our ministry, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/partner-with-us.html

Or, you can mail your 2023 seed to:

Inscribe Press/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

God Will Sing Songs of Victory Over You As You Enter 2023!

By Kathi Pelton

Last night I was having a beautiful conversation with an old friend about an encounter I had with the kindness of God. In the encounter everything that appeared as “defeat” on earth was transformed into absolute victory in heaven— EVERYTHING!

I was explaining to my friend how the only two words that I could use to describe what I experienced in this encounter (that was transforming everything) was: His kindness. His kindness was so generous, so patient, so enduring and so overwhelming that I was brought to my knees in awe and deep gratitude. It was a song that penetrated every part of my being until I was fully immersed in His victory.

This morning I was meditating upon Psalm 32 and as I read these words I began to hear the song of victory once again.

“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalms‬ ‭32‬:‭7‬-‭8‬ ‭

I then heard His Spirit say,

“In 2023, I will surround my people in songs of victory. I will hide them from trouble and I will lead them upon the pathways forged by My kindness.”

Although we do not know what the year ahead holds for each one of us personally or for mankind globally— each one of His children can receive this word as a promise. He will turn every defeat (or the earthly appearance of defeat) and He will release songs of victory over you. He will hide you in the endless kindness of His love and He will guide you to the pathways that have been prepared and forged for you out of his merciful kindness— paths of victory, paths of hope, glory and salvation.

This is salvations song! He is surrounding you with songs of victory. You are not leaving 2022 in defeat or despair but immersed in His kindness and His song. Even now He is releasing songs of victory over you that are transforming you and redeeming you. You are being invited into the song of the redeemed— the song of victory that will surround you and deliver you from trouble.

The pathway of 2023 for you has been prepared by His kindness, mercy and victory. Right now, go to Him as your hiding place and receive all of the benefits promised to you in Psalm 32:7-8. Here they are once again,

“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

If you will remain in Him as your hiding place and refuge— you will experience miracles and see amazing signs and wonders that your children and your children’s children will tell the stories of. Your life will become a song of victory!

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Sow into your 2023!

We invite you to sow a seed of victory into your new year by giving to this ministry. To give your new year gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/partner-with-us.html

You can also mail a New Years gift to:

Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

The Response That Conceives Your Miracle

By Kathi Pelton

We are all familiar with the Biblical account of when the angel of the Lord visited Mary announcing that the Holy Spirit would overshadow her and she would conceive a son— the Son of God. She was betrothed to Joseph and knew that neither he nor her family nor her community would believe that a young virgin could be with child. Yet, she responded with one sentence that changed the course of history and allowed a miracle to be conceived. Those words were,

“Be it unto me according to your word.”

These words are remain the segue that is spoken by many believers around the world. They are the words of those who are willing to be history makers and birth the purposes of God in a world that may not understand what they are carrying. They are the ones who have trusted God when he asked them to do something, go somewhere or yield to something that they did not understand at the moment it was asked. And in their “Be it unto me…” posture— they conceive a miracle.

Just like with Mary, the Father asks each one of his sons and daughters to carry his Son within their hearts and to birth his purposes through our yielded yes. Our willing response causes each of us to conceive a miracle that will change our lives and the lives of others.

There are often times in our lives that the miracle or breakthrough that we so desperately need is just waiting for our willing response— a response that lays down what we thought our path forward would look like and yields to God’s plans for our furture. Sometimes we receive an invitation to say yes without any explanation or details of what is ahead— but that is the life of faith and trust. Miracles happen through yielded vessels that don’t have to understand the path ahead— they merely need to know the One who is inviting them to walk upon the path that he has prepared for them.

Mary’s response to the Angel of the Lord was a cue card for every person who would ever walk with the Son that she carried. We can mimic the response that of a humble and wise girl that said, “Be it unto me according to your word.”

Today you may be in need of the Holy Spirit to come upon you and overshadowing you so that you will conceive a miracle— it is “Christ in you” that will bring forth all that he has for you. He has good for you. He has a future and a hope for you. He has abundant life for you. He will birth the extraordinary through the ordinary yielded vessels…and that is YOU! What will your response be?

Though Mary had an undeniable visitation from the Angel of the Lord, you may be unaware of the angels that are with you at this very moment to bring you a message from heaven— but believe me— they are with you and are carry invitations to live a life marked by miracles, signs and wonders. You may be ordinary, but your “be it unto me” response will transform your life into the extraordinary. May your daily response to the Lord be the same as Mary’s was over 2000 years ago.

“And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.” Luke‬ ‭1‬:‭38‬ ‭

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~~~I Am Giving Away Gifts!!~~~

During the month of December I am giving gifts away to all of our ministry supporters as a way of saying, “Thank You!” 

I will send you a download (ebook) of either my new devotional, JOY, or— our holiday devotional, THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS for a gift of any amount. 

For gifts over $25* I will let you pick one of my paperback books to be sent to you as a thank you gift.

We have these to choose from:

• Finding Home: A Doorway of Hope
• The Yielding: A Lifestyle of Surrender
• COURAGE: A 30 day devotional
• PEACE: A 30 day devotional

*US residents only are eligible for the paperback offer. International residents will receive an ebook download link of my new devotional, JOY.

To give a financial gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/partner-with-us.html

Or mail a gift to: Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

My Christmas Wish List

By Kathi Pelton

If I was to ask for one thing for Christmas, I would follow Solomon’s request and rather than asking for wealth or long life— I’d ask for wisdom.

Proverbs 8-10 says,

“Accept my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can compare with it.”

God’s wisdom will lead you upon the right paths, it will lead you to make the right decisions and it will cause you to walk in the way of righteousness— bringing you peace and success in all that you do.

Wealth without wisdom is a snare! Just look at the rich elites that have not obtained God’s wisdom— it has led them only to misery and death. The dependence upon our gifts, talents, opinions, education or human strength apart from God’s wisdom will always lead man down a slippery slope— bringing a fall.

But, the man or woman who humbles themselves before the Lord, bringing before him all that they have— and asking for wisdom; will see all that they have multiplied. Our gifts and talents were never given to us to be used apart from God’s wisdom, they were given to us like the talents that were entrusted to the servants in Matthew 25.

In the parable of the talents, the man who received five bags of silver used wisdom and gained five more, the man who received two bags of silver used wisdom and gained two more and the man who received one bag of silver did not seek wisdom but in fear he buried the silver and returned it to his master with no gain. Because of this, the bag of silver was given to the one with ten bags.

We do not know what to do without God’s wisdom— we will either hold onto our talents in fear or we will squander them in arrogance and greed. Yet, as we receive wisdom and wear it— everything multiplies and we are entrusted with more.

I have watched this principle in my “writing talent.” I invested it in wisdom, not holding onto it or squandering it and God multiplied it far beyond what I ever imagined. As wisdom was added to my one bag of silver (my talent)— it was multiplied over and over. What began in my childhood as a love for writing letters became written prayers, then written visions and then entire books.

If you are wondering what to ask for this Christmas, I have a suggestion— ask for wisdom! Wisdom for every area of your life.

• Wisdom for how to have thriving relationships with family, friends, neighbors, business partners and ministry partners.

• Wisdom for how to invest what you’ve been given— your talents, gifts, education, experiences and passions.

• Wisdom for how to multiply and increase all that you’ve been entrusted with— even if it only feels like one bag of silver.

• Wisdom for how to use the pain of your past or even past failures to bring His restoration, reconciliation and recovery to others.

• Wisdom for how to steward your finances and possessions.

• Wisdom for how to bring His Kingdom to earth and His gospel to mankind.

All I want for Christmas is instruction, knowledge and wisdom for the year ahead. That is my Christmas list to Jesus.

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~~~I Am Giving Away Gifts!!~~~

During the month of December I am giving gifts away to all of our ministry supporters as a way of saying, “Thank You!”

I will send you a download (ebook) of either my new devotional, JOY, or— our holiday devotional, THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS for a gift of any amount.

For gifts over $25* I will let you pick one of my paperback books to be sent to you as a thank you gift.

We have these to choose from:

• Finding Home: A Doorway of Hope
• The Yielding: A Lifestyle of Surrender
• COURAGE: A 30 day devotional
• PEACE: A 30 day devotional

*US residents only are eligible for the paperback offer. International residents will receive an ebook download link.

To give a financial gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/partner-with-us.html

Or mail a gift to: Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

You Are Held

By Kathi Pelton

There is a quote by Elizabeth Elliot (the wife of the martyred missionary, Jim Elliot) that says,

“We are not adrift in chaos. We’re held in the everlasting arms.”

If you feel adrift— look again. Jesus slept in the boat that was being tossed violently in the chaos of the storm because he knew that his Father was holding him and had plans for him beyond the current storm. The chaos had no power over the One who held him in his everlasting arms.

You may be in a personal storm— chaos may be surrounding your life and pressing in to invade your thoughts and beliefs. If you belong to Jesus— you are not adrift or subject to the will of the storm or the outcome of the chaos— you are being held in the everlasting arms of God. You are secure in his plans for you.

His plans for you and will for your life (and for the number of your days) are not determined by the wind and waves, they were determined before the foundations of the earth and what God has determined, he will accomplish. Find rest for your soul by knowing that you are being held. Held in his arms and in his will for your life.

We remember how the disciples panicked and feared that the storm would take their lives— while their Savior slept. Yet, his sleep was a posture of absolute trust in his Father. God is not sleeping while you think you might not survive the storm. Jesus slept knowing that his Father was fully awake and aware of the storm that they were in. He knew that even the wind and waves were subject to a greater power.

There is another story in 1 Kings 19 where we find Elijah in a moment of great fear for his life. The prophets were being put to death and his life was threatened as well. He was so caught up in the chaos of the storm that surrounded him that he prayed that the Lord would take his life. After the angel of the Lord visited him and strengthened him for the journey ahead— God spoke to him,

“…Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” 1 Kings 19:11-12

God was in the whisper and showed Elijah the way forward. Though the world loves to put on a display of power to create fear and chaos. Yet, often the gentle whisper brings the answer that is needed. We tend to focus our attention upon the powerful winds, the quaking and the fire— yet God was not in any of that. He was still in control and he was found in a gentle whisper.

I have found that I hear the gentle whisper when I remember that I am constantly being held by his everlasting arms and allow myself to find rest and peace there. I am not subject to the will of the chaos or the powers of this world; I am held in a whisper that says, “You are mine!”

Just like Elijah, we have angelic help as well. Angels come to strengthen us and sustain us with all that we need for the journey ahead.

We must trust him with determining the days and path of our lives. We must trust that he will whisper wisdom. We must trust that we are not adrift in the chaos of life but held by the One who has obtained our victory through the ultimate act of love— his life in exchange for our sin.

No matter what chaos is surrounding you today— you are being held. You are held in the everlasting arms of God and held in his everlasting victory. The storms may come but your fate is not determined by the power of the storm but by the gentle whisper that spoke and created the earth and all that is in it. The voice that declared over all chaos, “Peace be still.”

So— peace and be still in his everlasting arms.

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A NEW GIVEAWAY!

Beginning today through December 23rd I will be giving away signed copies of my book, Finding Home: A Doorway of Hope, to our financial supporters*.

To donate go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/partner-with-us.html

OR— you can mail a donation to: Inscribe Ministries/149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

(If you prefer a digital copy of my new devotional, JOY, we can send you that instead. Physical copies are on order now and will arrive soon if you would like that— just send me a note stating which you would like with your donation)

* To receive your signed copy you must be a US resident (international residents will receive a digital download) and give a gift of $20 USD or greater.

In The Waiting

By Kathi Pelton

This morning I woke up early with my soul beginning to strive for some personal things I’ve been carrying in prayer. I could immediately sense a striving in my heart posture, in my prayers and in my thoughts. This is an easy place to go when something is hanging in the balance between a request and an answer— or a promise and a fulfillment.

Then the Lord quieted my soul and said, “Just sit silently before Me in a posture of trust and take a deep breath.”

I reminded my soul that He is never late, He has not forgotten and He is able to do what I am not able to do. I do not need to strive or force His hand— for He is willing and wise in all of His dealing with me.

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” Psalm 62:5

Then I remembered the verse above and a stillness and quiet trust came upon my heart and mind. He is my hope and I can trust Him so completely that rest replaces worry and stillness replaces striving.

Just like in this Christmas season we remember how mankind waited for a Savior— the Messiah. Then, after a long time of waiting, the angel of the Lord appears in a field where sheep and shepherds rested to announce that the waiting was over.

“Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”” Luke‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬-‭12‬ ‭

God had appointed the time and place where the promise would be birthed and it was announced to nearby shepherds who were guarding their flocks. They were not crying out for the promise or striving to force God’s hand. They were merely tending the sheep entrusted to them. Long before that night, God had made a promise that a Messiah would come— a child would be given to us that would bring hope and salvation.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬ ‭

He came! On a silent night when most men slept unaware…He came. After all the generations of waiting, most had lost hope in the promise of a savior coming to pass. Yet, God had not forgotten and He had an appointed time.

You may have promised that you have been given but the wait has been so long that you wonder if He’s forgotten. He has not forgotten and what feels slow to us is but a moment with Him.

‘But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’ 2 Peter 3:8-9

We are keenly aware and conscious of time. We keep time, we watch time, we wait while counting time. We often interpret time gone by as delay— yet, with God there is an appointed time and that time is but a moment after the promise was made from His perfect perspective. He is not being slow and He is patient with our process and perspective that feels so very slow— yet we must continue to hope and rest in the One who promised. He will fulfill it.

If this is you— sit back and take a long deep breath. Quiet and still your soul and take comfort in the moment of hope that you are in. Wait in trust and stillness.

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;” Psalm 30:5

He has not forgotten you. He has not abandoned you nor is it His desire to bring you harm. Our lives often feel as though they have more seasons of waiting then of obtaining and yet I have (and still am) learning to not miss the day and moment that I have been given by begging God to do what He has already promised to do in a moment yet to come.

I have meditated often this year on the statement that Bill Johnson made when his precious wife, Beni died. He said,

“Worshiping in pain is only possible on this side of heaven so this is a privilege.”

He did not want to miss anything that God had for him in the season of pain. He wanted to learn everything about God that he could amid pain because then it would not be wasted. Yet— most of us shy away from pain and try to fill it with other things or avoid it all together so that it is not experienced. Yet, then we miss the encounter offered to us with the God of Comfort. We miss experiencing the overflow of His compassion and grace that is poured out in pain and waiting.

Waiting for a promise can be painful. I have waited many times in my life but I have experienced some of the most tender and loving moments with God in those times. He truly is near to the broken-hearted. I have prayers and promises that I am waiting for even now and some of them hurt— but I do not want to miss experiencing His comfort, His compassion, His patience, His mercy or His love in this time of waiting. Joy will come but I want the waiting to be as rich as the fulfillment.

So— worship in your pain and in your waiting. Get still in the posture of trust and encounter Him in the moment at hand. You’ll never get this moment back again so live it well and hold nothing back from Him.

“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” Isaiah 30:18

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To support this ministry with a financial gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

Throughout the month of December we will send all of our supporters a link to receive a download for my new devotional, JOY. This is our of giving back to all who give to us.

His Presence Will Create Room For The Occupation of His Kingdom

By Kathi Pelton

I have been having visitations from the Lord in the middle of the night for many days now. Last night I was taken into an experience where I saw the tangible presence of the Lord come upon individual lives in a way that transformed them and anointed them to do the “greater works.” As His presence rested upon these lives (and even upon corporate bodies), they became a dwelling place for His presence to rest.

Then I saw His very presence increase with a powerful anointing. It was making room in their lives for His Kingdom to come. His presence was literally clearing out things that had no eternal significance or value. I saw things being removed that we’re occupying space in lives. These things were merely being held onto for the sake of familiarity but they had become clutter in their souls and were taking up room that was created for His Kingdom.

It reminded me of a garage full of boxes that held items that were once valued or sentimental but now had become obsolete and burdensome to hold onto. His presence was clearing lives and hearts which was creating room that was now to be occupied by His presence and His Kingdom.

Yesterday I wrote about the Lord interceding through me regarding the “Increase of His Government.” As I saw His Kingdom coming to occupy lives I understood that His Kingdom and His Government are not separate but one and the same.

As I saw His Kingdom and His Government occupy lives, it grew and increased, creating an overflow wherever those who carried it went and upon whatever they touched. Where their feet touched, His presence touched, causing space to be cleared for His Kingdom and Government to occupy.

We need His presence like never before! We must content for a life that nurtures and protects a “presence focused life” because we are the dwelling place and resting place for His presence and His Kingdom on earth. We can ask Holy Spirit to make us a dwelling place (resting place) and to reveal to us anything that is thwarting that or keeping us from becoming “presence occupied.”

“This is what the Lord says, “Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where, then, is a house that you could build for Me? And where will My resting place be?” Isaiah 66:1

I believe that we are being prepared for the greatest outpouring of His presence and His Kingdom coming to earth that mankind has ever seen. When His presence comes, everything changes— the depressed begin to dance for joy, the oppressed break forth in freedom, those who mourn begin to rejoice again and the lost find their way home. Men change, women change, the youth change and even cities and nations change.

He is preparing His bride for this great outpouring. It will come and had already begun in lives and even in corporate “houses.” He’s asking you if you are willing to be prepared? Are you willing to be emptied of what you’ve been holding onto that is occupying space that was destined to receive the manifestation of His Kingdom and His Government— and His presence.

He has assigned angels to help you and to assist you in this time of preparation as you posture your heart to receive a revival of His presence. The anointing that comes as His presence is revealed will break the yoke of oppression your life, your family— over people and over nations.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Isaiah 10:27

May your hearts be stirred and your souls be awakened with great expectation for a greater outpouring of His presence than the world has ever known— more than you have ever known.

“Even so come…”

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Please consider sowing a Christmas gift into this ministry to help us to continue building up the body of Christ. To give a Christmas gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

During the month of December we are giving gifts to all of our partners and supporters! You will receive my new devotional, JOY, as a downloadable link. For all gifts over $25 we will send you the paperback versions signed personally by me (US residents only for paperback offer).

OR— you can mail your gift to: Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

The Increase of His Government

By Kathi Pelton

Two nights ago I woke up out of a deep sleep at 4 am declaring these words,

“Bring the increase of your government, Lord.”

I was then taken in the spirit over people, homes, cities and nations where over and over the words, “The increase of the government of God” came forth as a decree. This went on for two hours.

I could see how great shifts would occur as God’s government increases on earth. Peace would replace chaos, favor would replace resistance, prosperity would replace famine, unity would replace division and true healthy families would replace broken households. I even saw physical health shift and was aware that the peace upon hearts and minds would stop ailments that anxiety and fear were creating in many people’s bodies.

Isn’t it beautiful that the Lord would speak these words during the season that we celebrate “the Child that was born unto us?” Those words are found in the very verse in Isaiah that speaks of the increase of His government and peace,

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭

As this encounter was happening I had such a deep desire to cry out to all believers to call forth the increase of His government. To call it forth over your lives, over your family, over your city and over your nation. To call it into all the earth!

Over the past 48-hours the revelation of the increase of His government coming to earth has only increased and caused me to declare it more and more. I believe the Spirit of the Lord was interceding through me when I was awakened with these words. As we see the clash of kingdoms manifesting in natural governments, nations and people groups around the world— God is giving us a weapon— this weapon is a a double edged sword that decrees and establishes the increase of His government on earth as it is in heaven.

Our decrees and declarations have authority. Angels are being sent to God’s people with scrolls and proclamations inscribed upon them that are being given to God’s people to release. They are weapons of peace that carry great authority. I believe that we are interacting with angels far more than we realize. The awareness of this amazing partnership is also increasing. As we receive the instructions and messages that God is sending us through His angelic messengers— we will see shifts and witness the increase of His government and kingdom come to earth like never before.

This brings such hope! Just like when “the Child that was born unto us” brought eternal hope to mankind— our authority to establish the rule of heaven on earth brings hope to the families and people throughout the nations. So many people, both young and old, have begun to fight tyranny in the streets of their nations with the only weapons that they know— waging war according to the flesh. But we know that the weapons of we have carry divine power to destroy strongholds.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.…” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

It is time to release the divine power given to us through Christ Jesus. We will obey Him and release the decrees that His messengers are bringing to us. Let us decree THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT over the earth and watch divine power destroy the strongholds that are holding nations and people captive.

Amen!

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Please consider sowing a Christmas gift into this ministry to help us to continue building up the body of Christ. To give a Christmas gift, go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

During the month of December we are giving gifts to all of our partners and supporters! You will receive my new devotional, JOY, as a downloadable link. For all gifts over $25 we will send you the paperback versions signed personally by me (US residents only for paperback offer).

You can also send your gift by mail to:

Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

The Blessings of Uncompromising Trust in God

By Kathi Pelton

In 2 Chronicles 14-16 we read about Judah’s King Asa. His story begins with the words, “Asa did what was good and right in the sight of the Lord his God.”

King Asa tore down all of the pagan altars and told the people of Judah, “Seek the Lord God and carry out his instructions and commandments.” Because of the king’s dedication to the Lord, the land and his people experienced great peace and rest from their troubled former years. They were able to hold the land because of their covenant with God.

2 Chronicles 14:7 says, “…The land is still ours because we sought the Lord our God. We sought Him and He gave us rest on every side.”

King Asa kept his uncompromising vow to seek the Lord his God for the first 36 years of his reign— and the land and the people enjoyed peace and rest.

This story is such a wonderful example of what a nation looks like when they turn to God alone as the one they put their trust in. It is no different with our individual lives— as we live a life of uncompromising trust in God alone we will find peace and rest.

Unfortunately, in his 37th year as king, he compromised his trust in God alone by making a treaty with another. When this happened he was rebuked by “the seer Hanani.” This caused him to act in pride and he imprisoned the man of God. This began his quick decline and ultimate death due to a disease that attacked his feet. This is why we cannot let our feet stray from trusting in God alone.

Many people put their trust in the “gods of this world.” Many are depending upon the power of men to save and deliver them but it is only when a nation or a person puts their trust in God alone that they experience peace and rest. Their feet are established in the blessings of the Lord.

Many years ago the Lord dealt with my heart regarding compromising my trust when trials would come. He did a deep work in my heart that caused me to trust him in a way that brought peace the the deepest parts of my soul and ultimately, peace to our household. Prior to this work of his Spirit in my heart, I would see trouble approaching and rather than only calling upon Yahweh for help, I would begin devising a plan of escape that created a scenario that compromised my trust in God alone. This almost always resulted in creating a pathway for my feet into a battle God didn’t intend for me to walk into. Learning uncompromising trust in God has been the one greatest gifts I have ever known. Peace and rest are priceless in a world that creates an atmosphere of chaos as it trusts in other gods.

One of King Asa’s prayers (when an army was approaching Judah) was this,

“Lord, there is no one besides You to help the mighty and those without strength. Help us, Lord our God, for we depend on You, and in Your name we have come against this large army. Yahweh, You are our God. Do not let mere mortal hinder You.”

God gave them a great victory (even routing the enemy army away from them so that they could pursue them and overtake them.)

Whether you are leading a family, a business, a ministry or a nation— true peace and rest only comes through an uncompromising posture of trust in God and keeping his commandments. King Asa was such an amazing example of this during his first 36 years of reigning over Judah. Compromising your trust and making “peace treaties” with other gods (other things that you have put your trust in) will merely result in your downfall.

Today you can break every treaty (alignment or agreement) with anything and anyone that you’ve trusted in, other than God alone. He is your help, your defense, your provider, your Savior, your peace and your rest! Make a peace treaty with Yahweh and watch peace and rest come to the land of your life!

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I am giving away a gifts throughout December!

This month all of my monthly partners and supporters will receive my newly released devotional, JOY, as a downloadable link for any sized gift or for a gift over $25 I will mail you an author signed paperback copy of JOY (US Residents only for the paperback offer). This is my way of saying Thank You and Merry Christmas!

To give a gift of support— go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/contact-us.html

Or, you can mail a gift to: Inscribe Ministries/ 149 NE Ocean Loop/ Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Online Global Christmas Gathering: Let Us Adore Him

Our global family (Watchmen For The Nations/Revive Israel) will be hosting an online Christmas gathering on December 12th, 2022 which will be streamed on the Watchmen For The Nations Facebook page and Youtube Channels.

Please share with your families, friends and communities. Details below.

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Oh Come, Let Us Adore Him!

We have witnessed the Lord’s never ending faithfulness and we want to come together as a global family and praise our King.

Join us as we gather from many nations on Monday, December 12th at 5 AM PT (Pacific Time) and 3 PM IT (Israel Time).

Information can be found at: https://www.watchmen.org

Our YouTube channel can be found at: https://youtube.com/@WatchmenfortheNations

*We will be having communion together so please have your elements ready.