God is Imparting His Story Upon Your Life

Kathi Pelton

Many times in the past I have written about how we are to believe God’s narrative over our lives and our futures but today I want to take it a bit further.

This morning I was watching a Facebook Live broadcast by Shawn Bolz where he was sharing about a significant healing he received in his life. Toward the end of the broadcast he began talking about believing “God’s story” for your life. As I was listening I felt the Spirit strongly bring a witness to my spirit that we need to pull down His narrative and His story into the current timeline of our lives and even into our bodies and our souls.

I immediately began to be aware of areas in my own body and soul that had not received or fully believed God’s story and narrative. There were places where a contradicting narrative was taking place. As I began to break those agreements over my life I was suddenly taken in the spirit over many of God’s people. I could hear their thoughts about themselves, thoughts so contradicting of what they thought of God. I’d hear a voice declare the goodness and faithfulness of God and seconds later the same voice saying “Why am I so stupid.” Then I’d hear another voice declare in worship that God is healer and deliverer followed by, “I’m always sick and always depressed!” I heard these kinds of thoughts over and over again. It was as if there were two narrators within God’s people…two opposing opinions and two belief systems; it was a double-minded narrative.

Immediately after this I saw a vision of people reaching into their bodies, into their minds and into their souls and pulling out books that were marked “fiction”. There was a huge book burning party and these fictional books were being thrown into the fire.

I knew that the fictional books represented the false narratives and stories in their lives that had been accepted as truth and their reality. Each time a fiction book was pulled out, a new scroll or script would come down from heaven and replace the place that the book had held within the person’s life.

I saw inside of these lives two sections, like you’d see in a library; non-fiction (which was God’s Word) and fiction (which was the enemy’s narrative). But suddenly, as they pulled out the fictional books from their thoughts, from their emotions and even from their bodies, they became “one spirit with Christ”.

“But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.” 1 Corinthians 6:17

God’s narrative and story overtook every contradiction, every negative thought, every wrong belief system bringing everything together (body, soul and spirit) into oneness and unity. As this happened the double mindedness that had become a block to living in His promise of abundant life was broken.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James‬ ‭1:5-8‬ ‭

Today speak life, blessings and truth over your body and over your soul. Ask God what His story for your life is and then speak it into every part of you. Pull out every stronghold of the enemy’s narrative and story that rests upon the shelves of your life. Throw them into the fire to be consumed.

Are there parts of you that you hate? Are there areas in your body, your emotions or your mind that you despise, judge harshly and curse? Today is the day to change that narrative! Speak blessings over your body, speak blessings right into the weaknesses and wounded places in your soul and speak blessings into your very thoughts and mind.

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy‬ ‭30:19‬ ‭

Speak life and blessings over the places of sickness, brokenness , weakness and where those “fictional beliefs” have caused divisions and double-mindedness within your life.

It’s time for a spiritual book burning of every story that is not God’s story in your life. He is about to add His story to the places that you thought had no worth within you. You will stand in amazement at what He does as you burn these books!

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Throw Your Net on the Other Side

Kathi Pelton

Everywhere l look I am seeing God’s people in the most beautiful and most painful time they’ve faced. It is beautiful because of the manifestation of the loving kindness of God and painful because of the loving kindness of God. His amazing grace that is causing all things to align with His love is also exposing every thing that has not received His glorious light. Not one stone in our lives is being left unturned.

It is such a time of dependency and surrender, as well as a time of absolute awe as we experienced His grace that ushers us into the depths of His heart. He is exposing every place that the enemy has hidden. Like snakes under a rock, the enemy is being exposed and crushed. Every lie and every place that has held us captive is being exposed to His light; preparing us to be carriers of His glory.

For those who will surrender there is great freedom and healing but for those who insist on holding onto the stones that these snakes hide under it will become a stumbling block for them. Let go! Do not fear the dark places because His glorious light will shine and set you free from every stronghold that has held you back from being fully His.

-Vision of The Boat and Net-

This past week I was taken into an experience in the Spirit where I found myself upon a boat. I was aware that I had been on the boat for a very long time and Jesus had been there with me. He had taught me how to navigate rough waters through dependency on Him and how to enjoy the times of still waters by resting in Him. The boat had become my ministry, my secret place, my battleground and the place of learning His ways. Then suddenly I turned around and realized that Jesus was no longer on the boat with me. I looked for Him but He was not there. Then I heard His familiar voice but it was coming from the opposite side of the boat. He was calling to me from beyond the boat. I looked and I saw Him upon the surface of the water. As I looked at Him I knew that the season of our time on the boat had been completed.

Then I heard the words,

“Daughter, throw your net on the other side. It’s time.”

As He said this I saw my life become the net. Angels were present on the boat to throw me out to Him into the depths. As I was cast out I began to be filled with His glory and the mysteries of His love that had been stored up for such a this as time. I was being filled like I never dreamed possible; filled to the point that I didn’t know if I could take anymore. He was filling me with His glory.

-Our Lives Are Being Mended-

Angels have been so present in assisting the Lord in mending the nets of our lives. Many are suddenly keenly aware of the activity of the angelic around the lives of God’s people at this time. It is because they have been sent to accomplish the word of the Lord. Even now they are preparing us to be thrown off the other side of the boat to be filled with His glory.

We say yes! We yield to the mending of our lives. We say yes to the angels who have been sent to mend and to cast us out into the depths of His glory and the deep mysteries of His love.

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Transitions

Kathi Pelton

Today is the last day that our youngest lives with us. Tomorrow he will live 600 miles away and today my heart aches to hang on just a bit longer.

Moms never believe that this day will come and when it does every rhythm and movement you’ve known in your life for decades suddenly shifts. The day that you become a mom your life becomes focused on raising, loving, nurturing, and praying for the amazing gift you’ve been given. It is your main ministry; and what an honor and high call! Then, suddenly the years have flown by and the youngest is ready to set off. You’re never ready for this…never ready to not be present for every first and their daily hugs…but nevertheless the day comes. For me it is today. Transition is here.

This is a time of transitions for many. It is a season where so much is changing, and what was once sure and familiar is now behind you. Jesus stands out upon the water that is before you and He is calling you to come to Him. His hand is a familiar hand, but the surface and place that He’s calling you to walk on is completely unfamiliar and unsure to all of your natural senses.

During times of transition it is vital to focus on His gentle and loving eyes that say, “Come; it will be alright; I’ll hold you up.” If you look at the unfamiliar surface or what looks like a place that you’ll surely sink then you will become overwhelmed and fearful. Look into His eyes and take His hand, then it will be a seamless transition into the new.

The rhythm is changing all around the world and in the spiritual atmosphere. Don’t try to hang onto the old or you will be sure to step on the feet of those God has called you to dance (move) with at this time. We must, like a flock of starlings, move and turn together according to the leading of His Spirit. The familiar dance and movements are shifting and we must take His hand as one body and learn the new movements.

If you find your life in sudden turmoil, make sure that you are not holding onto something old that is keeping you “out of step” from where the Spirit is calling His people. If suddenly you are stepping on toes or having your toes stepped on, check if your steps need to be reordered to align with the new rhythm, movements, and pulse of heaven.

As my son leaves our home tomorrow, my greatest prayer is that he will keep His eyes fixed on the One who is calling him out into this new place; that as he lets go of my hand, he will grab hold of the hand of the One who loves him even more than I do (how can that be!). My heart calls out, “Let Him teach you the new way to walk, Son.”

I hear the same prayer coming from your Heavenly Father for you. He is saying,

“Take the hand of My Son! He is trustworthy and will teach you to walk in the new place. Keep your eyes fixed on Him and He will take you from the shallows into the deep; for the deep is the new surface that you will walk upon.”

It’s okay to shed tears, but don’t look back for too long or, like Lot’s wife, you might get stuck in what was behind rather than what is ahead.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.

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In Your Weakness His Strength Will Prove True

Kathi Pelton

I would love to say that my life’s journey is marked by great personal strength but quite the opposite is true. It has been marked by personal weaknesses where God showed up and made His strength manifest time and time again.

It is not out of self loathing or insecurity but I am very aware that my life has been a living testimony of one verse,

“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” 1 Corinthians 1:27

My life in Christ literally was birthed in His sovereignty. He chased after me and would not let me go until I surrendered to His unconditional love and passionate pursuit. Then, time and time again in my early years of walking with Him, He miraculously kept me safe from my own wayward heart as I was taught by His Spirit how to walk in honor and integrity (even while my character was far from displaying those qualities). Like a child learning to walk or a teenager learning to love, He was patient and forgiving…and so happy to manifest His strength in the midst of my weaknesses.

Now, thirty-five years later, I stand in awe at how His strength is proven true in the midst of my human weaknesses. My character has developed and changed due to His amazing grace but somehow I’m always vividly aware that all that I’ve been given and all the opportunities that have come my way have little to do with my strengths and everything to do with God making known His strength in the midst of my weaknesses.

In the company of the amazing men and women that I have been given the honor to walk in relationship with, I often feel like the “odd man out”. I am loved, received and shown such honor and yet I know that my only qualification for the platform or position that I’ve been given is “my weakness.” I have learned to surrender to His love, to embrace my weakness by understanding that it is only in absolute dependency that His strength and sovereignty will been proven true once again. Surrender is my life song and the awe of His kindness has become my focus.

Do not despise who He made you to be. He creates every vessel differently. As much as I’d love to be an intricate vessel that stands out in a crowd, I’d rather embrace that He made me a simple vessel that causes Him to stand out in a crowd.

Every person; from the genius to the one who struggles to read, from one who turns heads due to their physical beauty to the one who has always been in invisible…all were created with great purpose. Each one has weaknesses that offer them the opportunity to be ushered into the place of surrender and dependency. It is in that place that our God shines the brightest and it is there that the glory of the Lord is made manifest.

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

May His power rest upon you in the place that your human weakness has tried to disqualify you. In every weakness, every hardship, every insult and accusation…may His power and strength become “Christ in you…the hope of glory” so that many may come to know Him and experience His grace.

“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27

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Shout “Mercy” Over Your Prodigal

Kathi Pelton

I recently heard a story during one of our Sunday services that the Spirit of God has been bringing back to me again and again.

The story was about a young man who had committed the crime of desertion from Napoleon’s army for which he received a sentence of death. His distraught mother went before Napoleon and begged for mercy for her only son. He said to her,

“Your son does not deserve mercy.”

The mother replied,

“If he deserved mercy he would not be in need of it.”

When Napoleon heard this he was moved with compassion and showed her mercy by pardoning her son and returning him to his mother.

Mercy is what is shown to one who deserves judgement; it is completely unmerited by the recipient. Mercy flows out of a place of compassion and unconditional love toward the guilty and the condemned. Grace, on the other hand, is unmerited favor. It is what brings forgiveness and provides salvation to the one who cries out in repentance.

In the story that I shared above, the son didn’t cry out for mercy; his mother did. Since hearing this story I have heard the Lord ask me again and again to “Shout for mercy!” over the prodigals.

My husband and I have four beautiful children; our oldest daughter we adopted when she was a year old. Her adoption was the most radical miracle I’ve ever personally witnessed. The day that we brought this beautiful baby home was the best day of my life. I remember sitting in the back seat of our car with her sleeping next to me in her car seat. I touched her little hands and toes and wept in awe of this gift that God had delivered into our hands. She was perfect and she was ours…she was a desire and promise fulfilled for us.

When she became an older teen we watched the enemy bring an assignment upon her life to steal her away. For the past decade she has lived as a prodigal in a life that is so much less than God’s plans for her and our dreams for her. Although all of our other children are walking strong in the Lord, our hearts live with a daily ache to see our “promise baby” return to the Lord (we know that she will!).

As the mom of a prodigal, this exhortation to “shout for mercy” for the prodigals and the story of the mom begging the judge for mercy for her son, has deeply stirred my heart. I find myself driving in my car shouting “Mercy” over her and “Mercy” over all the prodigal sons and daughters. Like the father in the story of the prodigal son, I am always watching down the road for our daughter to return home. I will run to her when she does.

Though these prodigals are not crying out for mercy, their moms can cry out for them. There is a judge in heaven who is full of mercy and full of compassion. Go before the mercy seat of God and plead mercy for your prodigal child or loved one. In Exodus 25:22 God makes a promise regarding the mercy seat saying,

“There I will meet with you.”

In the Old Testament, the mercy seat was sprinkled with blood when the priest came before it. It had two gold cherubim on either side of it and it was the place where God’s presence rested. When Jesus rose from the dead, there were two angels dressed in white at the head and foot of where the blood stained body of Jesus had laid. It was a perfect picture of the mercy seat.

You are invited to go before the mercy seat of God, where He will meet with you, and ask for the blood of Jesus to come upon your prodigal and mercy to be declared over their lives.

Shout mercy! Mothers…shout mercy! Wives…shout mercy! The Merciful One is saying, “Shout Mercy”! There is an agreement between your shout and His compassion that will bring the breakthrough. Don’t stop!

“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:13

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Cultivate Faithfulness! This is Your Key to Breakthrough

Kathi Pelton

“Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms‬ ‭37:3-4‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness! That is what we are to do wherever we go; we feed on His faithfulness, we rest in His faithfulness, we live in His faithfulness, and we feast upon His faithfulness.

His faithfulness is never ending and never changing. It is our hope and our song—“Great is His faithfulness!”

Cultivating faithfulness is like planting it into the soil of our lives so that a great garden can be harvested and fed upon. Some Bible versions of Psalm 37 read like this, “Trust in the Lord and feed upon His faithfulness.”

I love the New American Standard Bible that says, “cultivate faithfulness.” It reflects how the Spirit has spoken it into my life. He has shown me that as I pull up the weeds of doubts and fears and replace them with the seeds of His faithfulness, I will surely reap the harvest of the manifestation of His faithfulness in every area of my life.

Yesterday the Spirit began to speak to my heart about the need within His people to “cultivate faithfulness.” As I spent the morning weeding my garden I took note of how fast the weeds grow and how much slower the fruitful and flowering plants grow. As a matter of fact, when the weeds are left in place, they spread throughout the garden, choking out the life of the fruitful plants. They spread and take up the space that fruit would have grown.

Doubts and fears are the weeds that choke out the fruitfulness in our lives. We must pull them out by the roots and replace them with the truth of His faithfulness! As we then daily cultivate these seeds in our lives, there will suddenly burst forth the manifestation of His faithfulness that will yield a harvest of continual breakthrough in our lives through every season.

I saw a vision of “gardens of faithfulness” and there were rows of different plants growing. Each row had a marker or stake that named the plants in that row. The one that was the clearest to be was a row marked by the word, “COMPASSION.” As I saw this the words from Lamentations 3 flowed through my spirit,

“The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-23‬

His compassions NEVER fail!

I then was reminded of the story of the women with the issue of blood for twelve years. As she pushed through the crowd of her doubts and fears to merely touch the hem of His garment, “dumanis” power flowed from Him and she was healed. Compassion released the power that caused His faithfulness to heal her and change her life story. Her seed of faith reached out to touch the faithful One causing compassion and power to flow forth.

As you cultivate seeds of faithfulness in your life you will receive a harvest of compassion and “dunamis” power will arise in your life. Miraculous power will be activated in every place that you cultivate faithfulness. This is a key to your breakthrough!

Today is a day to do some spiritual gardening. Pull up the weeds and plant the seeds that cultivate faithfulness. Then you will feed upon the fruit of His faithfulness every day of your life!

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The Restoration of Fathers and Sons…and Daughters!

Kathi Pelton

Our Father God loves restoration. He loves to heal hearts and heal broken relationships; He loves His sons and daughters.

Today as I was spending time with my precious Heavenly Father, I saw a vision of fathers and sons who had experienced turbulent and broken relationships suddenly weeping in one another’s arms. The fathers’ eyes were open to see the hearts of their sons and the sons’ eyes were open to see the hearts of their fathers. In that moment the anger, hatred, and rage melted the hardened places, causing them to forgive and start anew. The fathers called out, “My son!” And the sons responded, “My Dad!”

Then I saw God pick up broken daughters who had been shattered deep within, and He held them in His lap. As He held them closely, their hearts that carried deep wounds from the men who were supposed to be “daddy” began to heal. The pain of abandonment and the pain of being raised by men who didn’t understand the Father’s love for themselves was touched by the perfect love of the heavenly Father. Then as these daughters were made whole I saw the Father hold their “daddies.” He held them until they realized that it was safe to love again. His arms once again melted the selfishness and hardened hearts, and the first thing these men did was run to their daughters to pick them up and hold them in their laps.

I saw this happening in many lives, families, and cultures that are not given to expressions of such tender love between fathers and sons or fathers and daughters. This healing that will restore families will spark healing that goes far beyond homes and individual families. It will touch the church and then the world.

For those whose fathers have long passed from this world, or whose fathers do not respond to this, God will raise up fathers to stand in their place; and you will understand that God is your father, and He will heal the deepest wounds that have caused your very identity to be impacted. He will call out to you, “My son!” or “My daughter!” and you will call back, “My Daddy!”

He will call you by your true name and hold you. He will not withhold anything from you but He will give you all that belongs to Him.

“He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.” Malachi 4:6

This restoration will heal lands! As fathers and their children have their hearts turned back to one another it brings a blessing even upon the land.

The move of God that is coming will restore the hearts of the fathers! God is about to move upon fathers so that their hearts are made whole and they will be turned back to their sons and daughters. Many prodigals will return to the family of God as their fathers weep before them and repent for withholding their love, their affections, and their time from them.

There are many mothers in the Kingdom of God that are carrying this longing of the Father in their spiritual wombs. It is nearing the time to birth this into the tangible realm and see it come forth with breath and life. How we long to see the heart of the fathers turned to their children and the children’s hearts turned back to their fathers.

It’s time to push and see this birthed. Moms are needed now to once again give birth; and this time you are birthing both fathers and sons and fathers and daughters.

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PLEASED TO KNOW YOU

This is an beautiful piece written by my husband, Jeffrey Pelton…

“Zion is called to rejoice in God because God rejoices in her. She is to shout for joy and sing because God’s joy too has a voice, and breaks out into singing. For every throb of joy in man’s heart, there is a wave of gladness in God’s. The notes of our praise are at once the echoes and the occasions of His. We are to be glad because He is glad: He is glad because we are so. We sing for joy, and He joys over us with singing because we do.”

Alexander MacLaren, Zion’s Joy and God’s (exposition on Zephaniah 3.)

“God enjoys our presence. He loves to hear us laugh and sing, and He sings over us with His own songs of joy as we live and eat and work and play.”

Preston Sprinkle, Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us

Many Christians with sensitive consciences carry unwelcome and uncomfortable baggage in the form of a nagging feeling that “something isn’t quite right,” suffering a kind of low-grade spiritual fever that enervates and leaves them lethargic. Their prayer life is mainly duty; they wonder why it is difficult to feel deeply engaged with God’s presence, and they are troubled by their lack of zeal for the things of God–especially after they have fallen short in some way, whether through inadvertent stumbling, or deliberate compromise or rebellion. They echo the cry of David, “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.” (Psalm 51:3.)

It is important to realize that the Lord never intended to have a family that focused on its failures. However, such an idea arouses our inner Pharisee, who with puffed chest and foaming disapproval, bellows: What! Would you minimize your sin? How then will you remain pure before the Lord?

We need to repent of sin; yes. We must watch and pray–yes; and humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God–indeed, yes; and love and encourage each other–yes and amen! It is vital that we humbly submit our lives to God’s love and counsel and rule. He has called us to holiness because He is holy. Paul reminds us that we have the promise that we are sons and daughters of God–He is our loving Father and He dwells with us–and because of that, we can cleanse ourselves of defilement, “perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 6:17–7:1.) And the beautiful, wonderful reality hidden in that truth is that He is the LORD Who Sanctifies us! (Exodus 31:13.) It is His power; it is His work. He accomplished our salvation not only because He loves us, but also for His own sake and glory (Isaiah 43:25; 53:10; Ephesians 2:4-7).

Because that is true, then continually bemoaning and bewailing our sin and foolishness does not honor our Father, nor does it show gratitude for the astonishing, eternal redemption purchased and provided for us by Jesus our Savior. We have available to us His “once for all” sacrifice (Hebrews 10:10-14; 1 Peter 3:18) and the “how much more” cleansing through His blood (Hebrews 9:11-14).

So, access into the presence of our Lord is a gracious, glorious privilege–a wonder. We are wanted; we are loved; we are passionately urged to draw near. Through faith in Jesus, we have been sanctified–set apart, dedicated, and made holy–so that we may have intimate communion with the eternal Holy One, who is purity and love. But beyond every magnificent benefit to us is the overarching reality that what we experience is for the glory of God Himself. When we are in right relationship with Him and with each other (Matthew 22:37-40), then creation resonates with the wonder of His name and opens the way for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

God’s desire is that all His creation would flourish. He delights in our flourishing. He is grieved when we fail to live as we ought; when we gratify ourselves with paltry pleasures, defiled by lust and greed and seduced from genuine joy by cheap promises of exhilaration and the hubris of self-sufficiency. He is dismayed also when we cower away from Him in dread, quivering and whimpering with self-loathing.

We were meant to find our identity and our fulfillment in Him. By walking in fellowship with our Maker we discover who we are actually meant to be. But that does not involve working, grasping, clawing to “enter in.” We are drawn in; we are desired. Our Father knows completely who we are, and who we will become.

But some cry out, I have done so much wrong; I don’t know how to come near Him; I do what I shouldn’t do, and don’t do what I ought to do! I am so weary, and I’m not sure I even desire to “press in.”

Is your heart cold? That is nothing when you are face-to-face with unquenchable flame (Daniel 7:9-10; Hebrews 12:28-29). Have you been foolish, selfish? Your actions do not supersede or negate His wisdom working in you (Proverbs 1:20; 1 Corinthians 1:21-30). Your stubbornness is not enough to shake off His “easy yoke” (Matthew 11:29). Your isolation cannot shut out the One to whom the darkest night is as bright as day (Psalm 139:12). Your delusion and disengagement is banished by His invitation to “Come up here” (Revelation 4:1). Your fear and loneliness are dispelled by His tender mercy and love (Isaiah 49:14-16; John 10:10-11; 15:9; 16:27).

The Father is pleased–genuinely, truly, unabashedly happy–to know us. He delights in our fellowship. Often, we don’t “feel” as though He would love us and want us, and we can list the many reasons He wouldn’t and shouldn’t. But we submit to the truth that He does, and Jesus the Son came to prove it to us and to win our hearts.

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Has Your Life Been Shaken? Shakings Will Come But The Unshakable Will Stand Firm!

Kathi Pelton

There are shiftings happening all across the earth. Governments are changing, alignments are changing, alliances are changing, and hearts are changing. These shiftings are both redeeming and exposing. Where there is exposure, there is a “shaking” that accompanies it.

We have seen a great number of men in Hollywood exposed; men who—because of their powerful positions and notoriety—have felt free to use women inappropriately. We are seeing politicians exposed for inappropriate behaviors and practices. Things are being shaken so that secrets are being exposed and the abuse of power is being removed.

Just as we see these thing happening in the secular world, God is securing the people of His Kingdom. There has been, and continues to be, a great securing of those who are citizens of His unshakable kingdom. The Spirit of God has been active in shoring up every place that needs to be securely grounded upon the foundation of Christ. Where there have been compromises, double-mindedness, doubt, faithlessness, lies, unbelief, and sin…suddenly these areas are being dealt with and truth is coming forth.

There are great shakings happening and many more to come, but the good news is that His Kingdom is an unshakable Kingdom! What is shakeable will be shaken but what is unshakable will stand firm and secure.

God is being so intentional in securing the lives of His people so that they are unshakable! Now is the time to yield and surrender to the work of the Spirit happening in your life. Do not resist Him, because resistance will open you up to the shakings. Repentance comes as a gift that brings change, relief, and joy, but shakings cause great pain. Now is a time to humble yourself before the Author and Finisher of your faith so that your life is securely grounded upon the unshakable Rock of Jesus.

This is a prayer that is being prayed by many in this season,

“Search me, God, and know my heart;test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24

Pray this with me,

“Holy Spirit, I am asking you to make me aware of every place that isn’t fully yours! I want to know every place that is not fully surrendered, every place that does not honor you or bring you pleasure and every part in my life that remains ‘shakeable.’ I not only want to be aware of these areas, but to also yield in order to allow you to change these areas so that they fully belong to Jesus. Give me a humble and willing heart that allows your work to be done in my life. Shore up every shakeable place in my life so that your glory may be revealed through me.”

When the world is shaken they will look for places of refuge and for people who have not been shaken by what happens around them. This will be His church, and they will prove to be a lighthouse and a refuge in times of trouble. Those that have experienced the trauma of shakings will seek you out; even though you’ve been in the furnace with them you will not smell of smoke because God is with you and His Kingdom has been established in your heart!

The shakings of earthly powers, governments, and kingdoms began a couple of years ago and they have continued to increase, but the church has been clothed anew in robes of righteousness and the authority of Jesus Christ. The shiftings that are happening in the spirit realm are about to release the greatest move of God the earth has ever seen. We must allow Him to make us ready for the day of His visitation so that we become a place of His habitation. This time it will not be a merely a “move” of God but an establishment of His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

The work of His Spirit in our lives creates a ripple effect; it first begins in our hearts, then moves into our relationships, families, churches, communities, and then into the nations.

“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” Psalm 2:8

We ask Him for the nations and we surrender our hearts so that we bring forth the unshakable Kingdom in the midst of the great shakings of the kingdoms of this world.

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” I Peter‬ ‭5:6-11‬

Amen!

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Beware of Getting Caught in the Enemy’s “Swirl”

Kathi Pelton

There is most obviously a strong and twisting demonic tornado that has been unleashed upon God’s people to pull them into a swirl that will displace them from their posture of peace and joy. God is sending forth a “warning alert” against engaging in these distractions that have been sent against relationships and your posture of being seated with Christ.

These swirling assignments will come to accuse, offend, question your love and motivations, challenge truth, and point a finger. This spirit will use the weakness or brokenness in one person to try to create a weakening of another person by wearing them down through accusations and offenses. Do not get caught in the swirl!

This is a spirit that uses broken areas in people as its landing ground to release this unholy tornado. It will chase you down, try to pick you up, spin you around…and then spit you out. As we are seated in heavenly places we are not subject to this earthly spirit. It thrives on chaos and offense; therefore peace, joy, and love are like “kryptonite” against this spirit.

It is important to discern when this assignment is coming against you because you will need the wisdom of heaven to know how to walk, speak, and respond if it touches your life. Often engaging with it (or whomever it is working through) will merely cause the “swirl” to come upon you and it will twist in order to turn the tables on you. This swirl you find yourself in will suddenly produce accusations against you. Your love and truth will be turned into accusations of judgements and hate, leaving you to wonder how this transpired.

Begin even now to be sure to posture your life in the heavenly places with Jesus and be sure to discern clearly before you engage in any “swirling activity.” If you need additional wisdom, seek counsel from mature believers around you so that you have greater clarity. Proceed with wisdom and caution; not fear but wisdom!

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭

Let us walk in the fear of the Lord so that we have the wisdom and knowledge for the days ahead.

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