Your Fresh Start is Here

Kathi Pelton

Yesterday I was praying for a group of young adults that we walk with and the Spirit of the Lord showed me a large whiteboard filled with words: words of accusation (some that were true and some that were false), words that recounted past failures and shortcomings, words that spoke wrong identity, and words that held them captive. Then Jesus came and washed the whiteboard clean until it was pure and white once again. What awaited them was a fresh start. If your are reading this then know that this is for you too!

The enemy mocks God’s people with relentless accusations and condemnation, but Jesus comes and washes away every word that has become a weapon formed against you. These weapons are formed to steal away your peace, your joy, your identity in Christ—and most of all, the intimacy with Him that transforms you. His relentless love removes every stain and pursues you with a constant longing to be one with you.

I have discovered that every word that comes from my precious Jesus draws me close to Him—even the words of correction that lead me to repentance—for they usher me into new freedoms. His words always break down my walls, revealing His love and true nature. His words wash me and at the same time wash over me like the ocean waves upon a beach that time and time again remove the day’s debris. His words awaken me to new life, new depths, as they draw me into that sacred place where deep calls unto deep. His words give me a fresh start morning by morning.

If the “whiteboard” of your mind is cluttered with accusations or reminders that weigh you down with guilt and condemnation, then invite Jesus to wash it all away. He is your fresh start and His words will set you free to truly live again. He will write upon the canvas of your life His truths and His story that He carefully planned for you before the world began.

Today is your fresh start…your new beginning. The waves of His love are washing all the debris away and you can now be overcome by His beauty and His glory, and go deeper into the intimacy that comes when all the clutter is removed.

“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-23‬ ‭

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Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled

Kathi Pelton

Once again, this is a reminder to not let your heart be troubled by distractions that the enemy is sending as his “weapon formed against you.” They will not prosper in any way as you remain in the peace that God provides and keep your focus on Him.

Seek His wisdom regarding engaging in things that try to pull you out of peace and the deep work He is doing in your heart.

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” JOHN 14:1

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Keep Your Focus!

Kathi Pelton

This is a short word but I heard the Lord say today, “KEEP YOUR HOLY FOCUS!”

There are distractions being sent by the enemy to get you to look to the right or the left and to focus on things that are not yours to focus upon. It is just noise!

The Spirit of the Lord has placed you on a path with a clear vision and focus that will keep you moving forward with momentum. If you allow the noise coming from behind and to the sides of you to shift your focus it will merely stop momentum and cause you to get caught in a storm. You will begin to sink if you take your eyes off of the One who calms every storm and causes you to walk upon paths of peace.

This is a time to keep your focus on the thing that the Lord has put before you and upon the Author and Finisher of your faith…Jesus.

Pray with me,

“Holy Spirit, we ask that you would place blinders upon us, like those put upon horses, so that we do not look to the left or to the right and lose our holy focus. We bind all distractions sent by the enemy to stop the momentum and forward movement of the path that you have placed our feet upon. We receive the clarity and focus that keeps us in step with your will and your ways. We silence every voice that is not your voice. Thank you Lord for imparting to us a holy focus that will not be broken. In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen”

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A Brief Warning and Exhortation

Kathi Pelton

I felt a quick but strong warning and exhortation hit my spirit today:

Be very careful regarding reactions to things that grab at your emotions (soul) because the enemy is setting traps to distract and offend. Watch your words and what you engage in…let the peace of God guard your heart and soul.

These traps are designed to bring divisions and disunity; they are even formed as a weapon to steal away your promise and promotion. Go low and be slow to speak!

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.” James‬ ‭1:19-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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Watch As God Vindicates You!

Kathi Pelton

Has the enemy formed a weapon against you? If you are a believer then he surely has. He may have even wielded that weapon against you. But that is not the end of the story because God will vindicate you and bring justice on your behalf!

“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17

I hear in my spirit the sound of weapons being formed, and the mocking of the enemy as he plans how to use these weapons; but at the same time I hear the sound of the wind that accompanies myriads of angels that have been sent out to do battle on your behalf. I hear the sound of the Lord rising from His throne and baring His arm of justice on behalf of His sons and daughters.

What the enemy has formed against you will suddenly backfire upon him and his cohorts. Not only will you be vindicated, but the very areas in your life that allow “passage” or open doors to some of the attacks that have come against you will be healed and replaced by God’s perfect love.

The enemy will wish that he never touched you!

“For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.” Psalm 135:14

You will not only receive God’s vindication, but you will be shown His compassion, which will heal you.

Rest now in the knowledge that God has not abandoned you, nor has he been unaware of the afflictions sent as a weapon against you. You can enter into His peace in the storm, knowing that He will vindicate you and not allow the weapon that has been formed against you to prosper. You will be the one who prospers as God turns the tables.

“Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.’” Isaiah 35:4

Keep your heart pure, rest in His love, and walk in His counsel and righteousness, so that you do not align with the weapon that has been formed. As “tongues” (words) have become weapons formed against you, be sure that your words remain pure and undefiled.

It is time to deal with the tongues of demons with the tongues of the Spirit. I have been praying in my heavenly language more than ever before. There are prayers and intercession that are going forth that bring agreement with the intercession of Jesus. This deep and powerful intercession is aiding the angelic armies who have been released to fight on your behalf. The sound of your heavenly language is silencing the tongues of demons that have become a weapon formed against you.

Watch and pray…you will see the vindication of the Lord.

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A Decree Over Your Life

Kathi Pelton

Today I decree over you the prayer of agreement that aligns with the original intent of Jesus Christ for your life. May it now be brought forth in you and your true identity be set in place.

May the perfect love that caused Him to shed His precious blood permeate your body, soul and spirit and cause every chain to fall away and every lie to be washed away.

I declare life, blessings, abundance, favor, health and wholeness over you today. May everything that pertains to you now come into alignment with the truth and victory of Jesus Christ.

Together we declare, “Holy is the Lord who resurrects us just as He was resurrected. May we become the inheritance that He rightly deserves.”

Amen~

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Cry Out “Holy”…It Will Open the Heavens Over You and Release Your Personal Breakthrough

Kathi Pelton

For many days now I have had the song “Holy Are You” by Jesus Culture playing through my mind over and over. As the words, “Holy, Holy, Holy are You” wash over me; a portal between heaven and earth has opened up over my life. My spirit is receiving an outpouring from Heaven as I join in with the angels and the elders who cry out “Holy, Holy, Holy”

There is a fresh baptism and outpouring that is descending upon His yielded ones in a way that I have not personally seen since the days of the great Toronto Outpouring. Once again the tangible and manifest connection between heaven and earth that transforms all that it touches is falling upon many. Surrendered vessels are becoming human portals that bring the longings of heaven to touch the prayers of earth with desires fulfilled. A breaker anointing is within the very vibrations that exist within the sound of these words.

It is as though I can hear the song of Heaven audibly sung and it is inviting those of us on earth to join with them. Sing “Holy, Holy, Holy” with the heavenly hosts and experience heaven touch earth as you join into the song that ushers in true Oneness. It will be your personal breakthrough song because it breaks the barriers that have held you back. These words will break the sound barrier and take send you soaring at new heights and in ways that have seemed previously “blocked”.

It is as if the very words “Holy, Holy, Holy” are a key to unlock an open heaven and a transformational power to come upon you and to be manifest through you. God has placed a longing in my spirit to see all the saints of God enter in, as one voice, with the worship in heaven happening before His throne that cries out “Holy, Holy, Holy.”

Day and night the song goes forth and there is a tangible invitation to join in. Heaven and earth can release one song and one sound that breaks the barriers that demonic powers and principalities have erected. Transformation will be the result of the breaker anointing that this releases. If you need personal transformation then enter into the song of songs and the sound that breaks the barriers.

Holy are You! Worthy are You! We cry Holy…

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Declare LIFE! The Wind of the Spirit is Blowing Away the Darkness

Kathi Pelton

This morning I felt the wind of the Spirit blowing and I asked the Lord, “What is this wind?”

His answer came almost immediately saying, “I am blowing away the darkness and blowing the breath of life into people and places that will carry My resurrection power.”

It is interesting that these words come right on the heels of the tragic suicides of well known men and women like Kate Spade (fashion designer) and Anthony Bourdain (celebrity chef).

Darkness is often a trap that leads people to death and destruction, but the Lord has come to give abundant life and to light up the places where darkness has held many captive. People who have been trapped in darkness will suddenly see a great light; they will feel the wind of His Spirit blowing away the darkness and resurrecting their life. Lands (cities, regions, nations) will also experience a wind that comes to blow away the darkness that the enemy has brought upon it and God will breathe resurrection life into His original intent upon the land.

The spirit of death that dwells in dark places is being uncovered and blown away. The enemy has been whispering lies of torment to bring people to a place of utter hopelessness and despair, leading to an agreement with death. But the Lord has been raising up those who will stand in the gap through deep intercession and “groanings too deep for words” as conduits of resurrection life and light into the dark places. The prophets are prophesying life, freedom, light, and reformation and the revivalists are going out and bringing deliverance into the byways and highways.

This is the time of a great shift…in lives and in nations. A shift from darkness to light, from death to life. It is a battle that is being won on our knees, through our voices and upon the feet that bring good news.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.” Isaiah‬ ‭61:1-2‬ ‭

There will be resurrection power unleashed to breathe life into what has been called dark and dead; these people and lands will carry life and carry light that becomes a portal of deliverance and refuge for many in the days to come. It is time to prophesy the words found in Ezekiel 37:9-14

Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”‘” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished We are completely cut off.’ read more.

“Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel. “Then you will know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. “I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken and done it,” declares the LORD.'”

Prophesy, release your intercession, groan and watch the wind of His Spirit blow away the darkness. It is time and it is upon us!

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Do You Feel Like the Enemy Keeps Calling “Checkmate” On You? God Has Provides an Escape Move!

Kathi Pelton

Over the past couple of months the Lord has been showing me a spiritual chessboard. It is a demonic chessboard and all of the enemy’s pieces are black. The white pieces on this board are God’s people who have been tricked into (or trapped into) being a part of his game. Every time one of the white pieces made what they thought to be a strategic move, the enemy would change the rules and the ways that his pieces could move, causing the “white piece” (the believer) to be trapped in checkmate over and over again. No matter the move, even when a move put the enemy’s piece in jeopardy, he would change the rules and how his pieces could move.

Each time that I have seen this chessboard and the cheating hand of the enemy controlling it, I’d hear the Lord say, “Tell My people to stop playing on the enemy’s board and being no controlled by his rules.” I did not feel the release to share this until today.

Sometimes God’s people get tricked or trapped into battling upon a field that is not the field where God has called them. This can happen through an open door of offense, unforgiveness, jealousy, envy, a sense of justice that is attached to a fleshly reaction, moving out of human wisdom (understanding), or a defensive reaction due to insecurity. Bottom line, the entrance point to this chessboard—this demonic battlefield—was through a “gateway of the soul.”

If this is you, there is no condemnation, but there is an escape that God has provided through the gateway of your spirit to where His Spirit dwells. There is the doorway of mercy and grace. I saw a picture of His people upon this chessboard calling upon the name of Jesus and pleading the blood of Jesus over their lives (as if they were raising a red flag), and then angels rushing in to carry them to the escape door. His name and His blood turned the white pieces on this chessboard red and it overcame the enemy.

“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” Revelation 12:11

The blood of the Lamb will give the overcoming power needed to be set free from this game that cannot be won by soulish moves. As His name was declared, His redemptive blood was applied, and the song (testimony) of salvation was sung, it caused a holy surrender, not to the enemy but to the Spirit of God.

Allow His Spirit to show you the reactions in your soul that have allowed you to enter this place, and then repent and renounce them. This is a time where the Lord is rescuing His people from the trappings of the enemy and He is searching out every dark place that the enemy has hidden trap doors. It is the mercy of God that has been stirred to rescue many from places of compromise that have put them in harm’s way on fields that the enemy controls.

You have been given an escape door through the name above every name and the blood of the Lamb. Go through the gateway of the cross today to receive your freedom from this place of “checkmate.” God is calling checkmate upon the enemy!

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“I Will Go Before You…”

Kathi Pelton

I heard the Spirit speak to me saying,

“Tell My people that I am going before them. Do not be afraid!”

Whatever the Lord has called you to do and wherever He has called you to go, He has already gone ahead of you to establish His word and His will. If you have the call of a spiritual pioneer who is forging new paths and opening new territories, He has already gone ahead of you to make the way.

“Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched, he said to him, “Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors he would give them. You are the one who will divide it among them as their grants of land. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”” Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:7-8‬ ‭

The enemy would have you think that the burden is on your shoulders but the Lord says to remind you that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. You must only trust and obey. It is in your weakness that He will manifest His strength and establish His will. Like Paul, you can boast in your weakness knowing that Christ will be made known despite the limitations of human strength and wisdom.

The Spirit is asking you to go forth in faith. He has also spoken to me that this is a time to pray for wisdom. I continue to hear the prayer of Solomon when he was placed in the position of king,

“Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted! Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” 1 Kings 3:7-9

Solomon was aware of being “like a child who doesn’t know his way around” and yet he was chosen by God to lead a great nation and people. In his weakness, he called upon the Lord for the wisdom and discernment to lead and to know right from wrong. It wasn’t his great strength or understanding that qualified him, but rather it was his dependence upon God to go before him and to stand with him.

The Lord was so pleased with Solomon’s request that He gave him far more than only wisdom,

“The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So God replied, ‘Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies— I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life.’” 1 Kings 3:11-14

Many are being asked to step into positions that have caused them to become keenly aware of their human weakness. Many are being asked to take up mantles that feel too weighty for any man to carry by himself. The Lord wants you to know that He has gone before you and the mantle that He has placed–or will soon place–upon your shoulders is a light burden, and yet this mantle will cause you to have a heavy impact on all that you do as you follow His steps and instructions and heed the counsel of His wisdom.

Mantles of kingly authority are being laid upon many sons and daughters in this hour. As people receive them, families will be restored, regions will be transformed, and nations will be reformed. Do not focus on your natural disqualifications, because they are the very things that qualify you. It is because of your weakness that His strength has room to be made manifest. It is because you are willing to lay down your crown that He will now exalt you to a place of greater authority, which will usher in the reformation needed in the spheres where He has placed you.

The Lord has gone before you! He is establishing the victory that accomplishes His word and His will even before you arrive in the moments that are ahead. His wisdom is now coming to you. His mantle of authority is laid upon your shoulders, enabling you to call forth the fruit of all the seeds that you have planted in the land and spheres that He has placed you in. This is a time to receive the positions and callings that He has chosen to place you in; a time to posture yourself in the fear of the Lord which is the beginning (foundation) of wisdom.

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4

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