Time To Align

By Kathi Pelton

When I was a child, every Saturday my siblings and I were required to thoroughly clean our rooms. One time I remember not wanting to clean so I took all the clothes that had been scattered through my room and threw them on my closet floor. Then I took the papers, books and homework and shoved them in my desk drawers in a haphazard way. Finally I took everything else and just pushed it under my bed to hide it from sight. After vacuuming and dusting I called my mom to let her know that I was done. She walked in (probably realizing that it was too soon for me to have properly cleaned) and when she saw a “seemingly” immaculate room she became suspicious and opened my closet door. Of course my hidden mess poured out and what didn’t fall out tossed out by her. Then she headed to my bed and lifted the bedspread to look under it and the true hidden mess and deception was revealed. Everything was thrown out and my room looked worse than before I had begun.

I thought of this memory as I’ve observed the state of our nation.

Less than six months ago everything looked clean, in order and right but suddenly something came and opened our closet doors and pulled out all that was hidden from sight and suddenly we have a bigger mess than before.

But, just like when I was a child and hid my mess— nothing was actually cleaned at all. The mess in our nation was merely hidden from sight. Most didn’t want to deal with it or see it exposed because we don’t like “mess.” We had learned to live contently without uncovering the mess or exposing all that was hidden.

When my mess was exposed (as a child) I was forced to truly clean it up; to bring order and alignment to every area. But first everything had to be pulled out from the hidden places and exposed. That is where we are at.

So, God first began with His bride. From March through May God opened the door of our hearts and exposed the clutter and mess that was keeping us from making room for Him. Many in the body of Christ took these months to get our hearts clean and make room for Him. Remember, God always looks for a remnant to work through.

Once He had cleaned, prepared and aligned His remnant’s hearts it was time to pull out everything under the bedrock of our nation. Yes, it’s a mess and it’s all been pulled out and thrown into the light for all to see. Although it may not feel like “our mess”— we need to know that it is the mess we knew existed and yet did not want to look at or even know what to do about. Now it is laid out for all to see and it is the Church that will be given authority and wisdom regarding what to do to bring it back into divine order.

We can’t just push it back under the bed or hide it behind closed doors because it’s already been exposed. We must begin the step by step process of cleaning it up.

We need the help of our Father because it’s quite honestly too big of a job for us! But…He is happy to give wisdom and hold the plumb line that will reveal alignment. We must ask for wisdom and be willing to steward the clean up process.

We may wish that we could just go back to the way it was before 2020 but to have 20/20 vision and to make decrees that establish righteousness, we first needed to know what was hidden from sight.

It can be better than it was before! If we will go before the mercy seat and then follow His lead, then we won’t merely have the appearance of being clean but purity can be established— even in the hidden places.

Exposure is good when it is exposing that which is unclean. We must all begin the work but first we must align with God’s heart and His steps to lay down personal agendas and picking up heavenly blueprints that draw us into the oneness that Jesus prayed for in John 17:21-23,

“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.”
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We may have to lay down names, titles, brands and differences to come into the oneness that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit share and sweet it come upon the church.

I am praying for His plumb line to come and for His bride to yield to the true alignment of Heaven.

Let us lay everything at the feet of the One who is worthy and release the perfume of oneness over His feet so that it fills the atmosphere with “Christ in us.”

God is aligning hearts, He is aligning His remnant church and He is aligning together those who will be entrusted to carry out His purposes in humble surrender as well as confident authority in His leadership. We serve a humble king who is searching for those who will lead and serve as He does.

Pray for a holy alignment to continue and to usher us into the oneness that causes “the world to know.” May all that has been exposed now be made clean by our God and His faithful remnant.

Perfect love is the alignment. Like Bob Jones was asked when He was taken to heaven, “Did you learn to love?” Let us ask for reformed lives that align with His love.

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It’s Time For Your Vats To Overflow!

By Kathi Pelton

Did you know that as believers we are not under the control of the chaos, confusion and circumstances of the world around us? The promises of God are above the bad reports of the earth below.

Today I was praying through the first and second chapters of the Book of Proverbs and I was so taken by the amazing wisdom that produces the promises of God to be made manifest in our lives as we “listen and obey.”

Here are just a few of them:

• If you cry out for insight and understanding, God will give you wisdom, knowledge and understanding. (2:1-4)

• As you receive wisdom, knowledge and understanding you will gain success! (2:6)

• As you live in integrity God will guard and protect your path. (2:7-9)

• As you walk in the wisdom of God you will be rescued from darkness. (2:9-20)

• As you live an upright life you will “inhabit the land and remain in it.” The wicked will be cut off and uprooted from it. (2:21-22)

• As you keep God’s commands He will give you many days, a full life and well-being. (3:1-2)

• As you hold fast to loyalty and faithfulness you will find favor WITH GOD AND MAN! (3:3-4)

• As you trust in the Lord and acknowledge His ways (not depending on your own understanding) He will guide you on the RIGHT paths. (3:5-6)

• As you fear the Lord and turn away from evil, healing will come to your body and strength to your bones. (3:7-8)

And, one last promise! This is a key one…

• As you honor the Lord with your processions and the first fruits of your increase He promises that YOUR BARNS WILL BE COMPLETELY FILLED AND YOUR VATS WILL OVERFLOW WITH NEW WINE!!

There are so many more promises that a lifestyle of wisdom and obedience ushers in. This is part of the amazing alignments that have been taking place. To live apart from obedience that comes from His wisdom is like trying to take a drink from a water fountain and turning it on but not aligning your mouth with the stream of water. The lack of alignment causes the flowing water to pour down the drain; never quenching your thirst.

We must open our spiritual mouths and then align our lives with the flowing wisdom that fills our lives to overflowing! Then our barns will be filled completely and the “vats” of our lives will overflow (a vat is a large tank that holds liquid). It’s time to hold the liquid of the new wine of His glory and His promises!

While the world eats of the “grapes of wrath” let us, as God’s people, be filled with the new wine that is grown in the vineyards of wisdom and oneness.

It’s time to align to drink the new wine!

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Affections and Idols

By Kathi Pelton

As I was surveying the current state of the world around us, I was struck by the reality of the vast amount of distractions that have pulled on our “affections” prior to this Covid-19 quarantine.

From the activities of going to a restaurant for a meal– to seeing a movie– to shopping for one more thing– to attending a sports event(or watching one on TV)– we are constantly having our time filled with things that entertain and comfort us. Even Christian conferences, concerts and events have become a form of entertainment that has consumed the affections of many believers.

But suddenly they have all been removed. As I was pondering the issue of how all of these things that pull on our affections and how they have suddenly been removed I had a quick vision of idols falling. I don’t think that most people set out to or intentionally make any of these things idols but anything that exults itself above Christ or is vying for our attention and affections above God becomes an idol.

God, in His mercy, is aligning!

Prophetic voices have been prophesying “alignment” for a long time. We’ve been taking about the plumb line of God coming to align His people. It’s been happening on a small scale but not like we’d hoped or like we could see in the spirit. Now, suddenly it’s happening. We now can see the pull that these other things have had upon our affections— yes, even conferences and ministry events.

Are they bad? NO! Of course not. They are wonderful gifts but they were never meant to replace the personal, face to face time with our God. But if they become the focus of our affections that have replaced personal time with God and time in His Word then alignment is needed.

I remember when my husband and I had young children we felt to turn off cable and get rid of our TV because it had become a distraction to true face to face family time. The first week of its absence was like “going through withdrawals!” It had become the background noise in our home and it called for our attention to be turned toward it all the time. After that first week we adjusted and began spending greater quality time with God and with one another. Alignment took place in our family. We removed the thing that was becoming an idol because it was demanding our affections. Our souls wanted to be appeased which left our spirits malnourished.

As we go through this time let’s begin to take personal inventory of those things that have been removed that pull for our affections even more than God. We can repent and ask for alignment so that when these things are once again available we will live in alignment and balance. Let’s not have this crisis be a “mere moment” of sobriety from things that have become idols or distractions that have gained our affections above the Lord.

Ask the Holy Spirit to realign your priorities and the affections of your heart and soul. This truly is a moment in time that we are “coming back to our senses!”

I also want to encourage you to get face to face with your family members; those who are closed in with you! Let God rekindle the love between you and your spouse and let this be a time of restoration between parents and children. Share your hearts, carve out time that you walk together, play together, talk together and even heal together.

Let’s see our affections redeemed and those things that have become idols fall. Soon we will be able to eat out, see a movie, enjoy a sports event or attend a Christian gathering but let’s never again allow these thing to have a higher place then Jesus! May His throne in our private lives have the highest place!

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Promotions, Plum Lines and “The More”

Kathi Pelton

Our Heavenly Father is looking for sons and daughters that He can trust. As a parent, it always brings me great joy to watch my children grow into mature and trustworthy adults. As they grow in Godly character, integrity, wisdom, humility and a strong work ethic, I know that they will be entrusted with more and more.

God is raising up children that He can entrust with His house and His household. Wise children, who heed the wisdom of their father and mother, become a blessing to the whole family but foolish children, who are reckless and careless, bring hardship upon the whole family. The foolish ones do not act as sons but live independent from the wisdom offered to them; opening up the for the enemy to come through.

In Luke 12:42-45 the Lord tells us a story that paints this picture,

A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns.”

He then goes on to tell about the servant who does not heed the instructions of the master but instead acts foolishly while he is away; that servant is banished.

Just as in this story, the Lord is looking for “faithful and sensible” servants (sons and daughters) who will be rewarded and given charge over more. It is important to be faithful and sensible with the small so that you can be trusting with the more! We must not despise the time of small beginnings because that is where we prove ourselves trustworthy.

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10

The plumb line is the tool that checks vertical alignment. In the scriptures it is a term used to keep God’s people from crooked ways. As we allow the plumb line of God’s ways and truth to become the plumb line of our life we will be found faithful and sensible in all that we do; whether small or large.

I believe that the Lord is raising up a generation that will walk according to His righteousness plumb line and they will be entrusted with “the more”. Many want more but have yet to be found faithful with the small. This is a time for the sons and daughters that will heed His voice, His instructions and His plumb line to receive their reward and to be given more. It is also a time for the gift of repentance to be given to those who have not been rightly aligned; it is not too late.

“…When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” Luke‬ ‭12:48‬ ‭

I see in my spirit the Lord preparing to “entrust more to faithful sons and daughters”. His plumb line is being held over many lives and ministries (even businesses) in order to bring alignment for the sake of promotions with “the more.” Now is the time to ask for the Spirit of the Lord to align you (and all that you have been entrusted with) with His perfect ways. It is time for the crooked ways to be made straight because there is a great work ahead. Allow His plumb line to be held over you so that a vertical alignment will come upon you and all that you are building.

Just as Jesus prayed this over His disciples, I pray it over you today,

Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.” John‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭

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