Prepare for Autumn!

Prepare for Fall with new books that will take you deeper with God. Order all three today.

• The Yielding: A Lifestyle of Surrender

• 30 Days to Breakthrough: Stepping into Peace

• 30 Days to Breakthrough: Becoming Bold and Courageous

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As the autumn leaves fall you can watch your life grow. The Yielding will walk you through the amazing truths and miracles that happen when we yield to a lifestyle of surrender. The two 30 Days to Breakthrough books will walk you through a thirty day journey of seeing the peace that surpasses understanding and a bold courage imparted to your life.

This is the perfect combination of how to rise in the fall season.

Faith, Finances and Fruitfulness

by Kathi Pelton

Today I was reminded of the story in John 6 of the boy who offered his lunch (loaves and fish) to the Lord. It is such a beautiful example of what God can do with our offering.

“‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many? Jesus said, ‘Have the people sit down.’ Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost. ‘ So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, ‘This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!’” John‬ ‭6:9-14‬ ‭

The offerings that we bring often feel insignificant compared to the great need that is before us. But when all that we have (both small and large) is placed into the Lord’s hands, He blesses it and multiplied it to feed the multitudes. Not only that—there is always more than enough with leftovers that exceed the original offering. In this story the boy who offered his lunch not only still ate and was “filled” but I believe that this increase was counted to his credit! Not only were the people’s hunger satisfied but the miracle of multiplication revealed Jesus to the masses. They believed!

This seemingly small act of faith on the part of this boy brought increased fruitfulness not only for him but for the multitudes. It is still revealing Jesus today and increasing the faith of those who merely have “a lunch” to offer.

My husband and I have been in full-time ministry for many years. The majority of our time in ministry we have been supported by those who the Lord prompted to support us financially. On an emotional level this was a hard adjustment for us when we started on that path. We had been used to being the ones who supported others and suddenly needed to be supported. When God called us to live in another country to oversee a house of prayer, we had to “go” and trust that the Lord would bring generous givers to surround our lives as we gave our “yes” to His call. We quickly had to learn absolute trust and thanksgiving in times of plenty and times of hunger.

Throughout the years of living upon the support of others (amazing and beautiful people!), we had to come to terms with the truth that Paul speaks of in Philippians 4 regarding his own ministry and support, when he writes, “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.”

Our hearts, like Paul’s, have always been to give our all and give our “yes” to all that the Lord asks of us (whether giving or going). Though there are times of great struggle and sacrifice, we know that He is worthy of it all. We have come to understand through these verses in Philippians 4 that the burden or weight that we often felt as people supported us was wrong thinking. Let’s look at what Paul says about those who supported him and the work he was doing,

“Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Philippians‬ ‭4:14-20‬ ‭

God equally credits the fruitfulness of Paul’s ministry to those who stood in the place of support. Although Paul was the mouthpiece (and he was credited for that), those who offered financial support gave “an acceptable and pleasing offering to the Lord” and it was credited to them for all the fruit that came forth.

It is a partnership! One is not greater than the other because one cannot exist without the other. I live in the confident assurance that those who give are benefiting from the fruitfulness that comes from the work of those they give to. In light of this truth we all can focus on the work before us and pray for the increase of Kingdom fruitfulness; being confident that those hard working supporters are being blessed equally as much. The reward for the one who goes and the one who gives is the same!

I am sharing this because there is so much misunderstanding about this partnership and about the role of those who give and those who go. Often people hold back because they feel as though they give with no return. Or they give only a small measure because they feel as though all the fruit goes to those who are the mouthpiece or instrument of “going.” But according to Paul, he is able to “seek the fruit that was increased because of those who gave!” There must be those who plant the seed and those who water the seed. God sees both with equal importance, impact. and honor.

The one that “goes” and the one that “gives” are rewarded the same and credited for the increase of fruitfulness. Both take a posture of faith and live by faith even in two different roles.

I pray that this understanding takes the pressure off those who go and adds a blessing upon those that give. I have been in both roles; those who have given and those who have gone, and one was not above the other or more honorable than the other. No matter what role the Lord has called you to stand in; the increase of fruitfulness is credited to you. It is a pleasing sacrifice that will bring the increase of fruitfulness upon your life as well.

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Time to Prosper!

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Though the quote “Live long and prosper” is a well-known quote from the Star Trek series, it is also God’s desire for His people and I hear Him reminding us of this truth today. I am not what we’d call a “Treky” but I do love this quote! God words it a bit differently,

“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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:11-13

God desires His people to walk and live within His plans for our lives and those plans do not involve lack and hopelessness but they are filled with prosperity and hope.

Many of His children have been facing what are “impossible” circumstances and situations in their lives. Recently we went to see “Star Trek Beyond” at the theater and during a scene that mirrored the impossible situations that many are facing, the character Spock makes this statement,

“We will find hope in the impossible.”

This line hit my spirit with such a sense of truth and hope!

“Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.””
Luke 18:27

Are you facing the IMPOSSIBLE? Then God is announcing good news to you! Put your hope in the impossible! Take the “im” out of the word impossible and give it over to the great I AM and watch the impossible become possible!

There are those of you who have risked everything to follow Him. You have left everything and followed His instructions and now you need a miracle. You are about to see the impossible made possible!

You will walk in the fullness of His plan for your life and it involves hope and prosperity.

Rejoice and lift your head up! The I AM of your impossible is coming to your aid!

Kathi Pelton

jkpelton@sbcglobal.net

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Becoming Stealth: A Vision

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Becoming Stealth Vision
Kathi Pelton
www.inscribeministries.com

This morning I was meditating on the verses in Colossians 3. In the midst of reading this important chapter on “how to live as believers” I was taken into a vision. Before I share the vision I encourage you to read all of Colossians 3. This chapter basically sums up what it looks like to change our spiritual clothing (ways) when we come alive in Christ. Verse 5-8 tells us what we should take off,

“Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.”

And then verses 12-14 tell us what we are to put on,

“…you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.”

As I was meditating on these verses I saw a vision God’s people changing their clothes. In the vision I saw the people clearly and vividly as they were wearing their old nature and as they began to take off the old nature and clothe themselves in the new nature (the image of God) they became more and more invisible. This continued until I could no longer see them.

I asked the Lord why His people were becoming invisible and He replied, “I am making my people stealth to the enemy as they are clothed in My image.” Wow, in this time of great spiritual warfare God has given us strategy for both Christian living and for spiritual warfare. As we clothe ourselves in these virtues we become stealth.

A number of years ago the Lord showed gave me a dream about demons being attracted to the atmosphere of fear, chaos, anger and perversions and how the peace, faith, joy and love completely confused the enemy and attracted the angelic to rush to us. I absolutely loved this dream. This is one of the reasons that I began to really pursue peace in my life and ultimately wrote me devotional, 30 Days to Breakthrough: Peace.

The virtues spoken of in Colossians 3 are not mere suggestions but vital for every believer. The enemy has had far too much access in the lives of the sons and daughters of God through the areas of still wearing and walking in the old nature rather than the new nature. The Holy Spirit is both willing and able to help you to shed the old and put on the new. It is a work of the Spirit with the cooperation and yielded heart of the Believer.

It’s time to become stealth and Colossians 3 in your guidebook to get there!

 

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A Time to Rise and Shine

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By Kathi Pelton

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”  Isaiah 60:1-2

Tomorrow night the Jewish festival, Hanukkah, begins. This is also known as the “Festival of Lights“. The origin of this festival began over twenty-one centuries ago when The Holy Land was being ruled by the oppressive Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks). At this time, a small band of faithful Jews (known as the Maccabees) defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth and drove these Greek oppressors from the land. The Holy Temple in was recovered and rededicated to the service of God.

When they went to light the Temple’s menorah they found only enough olive oil for one night that was still pure (the olive oil used to burn the lamps had to go through a purification process). But miraculously, the one-day supply burned for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.

This is an accurate picture of what the body of Christ has been going through. The enemy has been oppressing God’s temples (sons and daughters). He has stolen what rightfully belong to them and oppressed them in their own land.

But God has been having small remnants of Believer’s go forth in faith (at His direction) to stand in His truth in the
midst of this demonic oppression. They have the spirit of the Maccabees that understand that though they are small in number they have the might of the Lord’s Heavenly Army at their backs. They have gone forth and declared His name and His might before the powers that have sought to oppress God’s people. There are small bands of “Maccabee-type” movements all over the world who have been rising up against this great oppressor to see what belongs to God returned and to lift up His name above every other name.

Meanwhile, the Spirit of the Lord has been preparing and purifying His sons and daughters to be pure oil that will burn bright in days of darkness.

This Hanukkah season is a significant time to see God’s people arise from the grip of their oppressors and reclaim what belongs to the Lord. Once again light will come to these temples and a re-dedication to be temples of the Lord will take place.

Take time this Hanukkah season to rededicate your life (your temple) to the Lord and to ask Him to pour the pure oil that He has prepared into the lamp of your life. He is the Light of the World and you are the lamps that are to carry this great Light.

During this Festival of Lights let us arise and shine for the Light of the World has come to dispel darkness and freedom from oppression!

Hanukkah Blessings!
Kathi Pelton

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Discount Code! 30 Days to Breakthrough ~ Peace Companion Journal Now Available!

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Kathi Pelton’s new book is available today!

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30 Days to Breakthrough: Peace is available today on Amazon.com

Peace is vital for believers in this hour as we navigate today’s world of anxiety and confusion. But how can someone possess that quiet, inner assurance that comes from knowing God is intimately involved with every detail of their life? Jesus freely offers peace to us, but too often our experience of His rest is as fleeting as our changing circumstances. It doesn’t have to be that way. No matter your situation—whether you are in abundance or in great need; whether you dwell in safety or find yourself in the midst of turmoil—you can experience the joy that comes from living in peace. In this book you will encounter: • Real-life stories of struggle and triumph • Powerful, Bible-based promises of God’s peace • Keys for living in purposeful trust despite painful loss and disappointment • Tools to help you overcome lies that promote fear • Renewed assurance of the Father’s goodness in your life If you seek a path to genuine peace in the midst of our hectic culture, let Kathi Pelton be your traveling companion as she shares Scripture and candid personal experiences. Your journey to breakthrough can start today.

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