A Preemptive Strike of Prayer— A Shaking For Awakening!

By Kathi Pelton

For days now I have had a deep sense that the enemy is trying to change times and seasons. His plan is to prematurely initiate things that would “buy him more time” and stop the Church from occupying land that he has held.

God will use this “pandemic/epidemic” to usher the Church into a greater purity and into the governmental authority that we were intended to walk in. As many of God’s people have joined in the 40-day “Jesus Fast” and now (beginning March 18th) a three-day Esther fast— I believe that this fast is unto a greater purification and authority for the days to come.

The enemy’s plan is to take this global crisis into a global shift that would change times and seasons but as I was woken up at 3 a.m. to pray, I heard the words,

“I have enacted a preemptive strike of prayer that will cut this global demonic assignment short!”

Corporate prayer will stop this in its tracks! As prayer is partnered with the fasting that is happening on a global scale, we will see this come to a sudden and miraculous halt. In this hour we have all witnessed prayer meetings move from the boundaries of buildings to the seemingly limitless expanse of the internet. Nations are joining together as ONE FAMILY to pray, stand with one another and to be the corporate voice of the Bride. Theological differences (opinions) and cultural differences are being set aside to raise our voices as one voice.

In the midst of a global tragic pandemic a global incense of prayer is being released and it is beautiful! It is uniting His people in an offering of prayer and praise. It is John 17:21-23 coming upon the Church.

“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.” ‭

In the midst of what was sent to separate us and isolate us; God has raised up a way to come into times and places of corporate authority, unity and agreement in order to launch a preemptive strike of prayer. We may not be physically together but we are joined in our spirits and online as nations gather to humble themselves and pray as one!

We are praying with nations and names that we never have joined with before this crisis began. Our schedules and lives have been interrupted but God is using it to awaken us from a slumber that was allowing the enemy to dictate time and change seasons.

On Monday morning I was at a prayer meeting and while I was there I went into a vision. In the vision I was trying to wake up my oldest son, who is a very heavy sleeper (VERY heavy sleeper!). I heard his alarm go off but it did not wake him up so I went into his room and began to gently shake him; still he did not wake up. I then realized that the hour was late and began to shake him harder. Finally I shook him with a force that shook everything around him. With that he was awakened— just in time to not be late.

I immediately knew that it was a vision revealing that there are those who have been in a “hard sleep” that needed a forceful shaking to finally awaken. My oldest son is part of the millennial generation and I felt that is was also to further awaken those upcoming leaders who are now young adults. The enemy wanted to have these ones sleep through his attempt to change times and seasons until it was “too late.”

God is using this shaking to awaken many to keep and align with His times and seasons; with His heart and longings. As I went into intercession following the vision I found my mouth crying out the words, “Awaken us from this ‘hard sleep’ that has caused our hearts to slumber in the hour of need.”

A couple years ago I was given a very detailed dream of a younger millennial generation. In this dream they would not sleep as the disciples did while Jesus prayed in the garden on the night of his betrayal. They would remain awake and “give Him no restuntil the end…” (Isaiah 62:7). In this very detailed dream (which I’ll share at another time) God called this generation His “Third Watch Generation.”

The third watch of the night is the midnight to 3 a.m. hours. There are four watches of the night; the fourth being from 3 am to 6 am which finishes the night. Many believe that we are in the “fourth watch” of the ages but in this dream the Lord clearly spoke and called the young adults of this day “The Third Watch Generation.” They may be the trip wire for the third great awakening. But it may take a great shaking (as we are experiencing) to awaken many of them from a “hard sleep” so that they, “Give Him no rest!” They may be the ones to usher in the fourth and final watch?

Let this shaking awaken every place in each of us that has been in a “hard sleep.” Let’s awaken to first love and not turn him away when He comes to knock upon the door of our hearts.

Throughout this week the words from Songs of Solomon 3:1-4 have been going through my spirit,

“By night on my bed I sought the one I love; I sought him, but I did not find him. “I will rise now,” I said, “And go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I will seek the one I love.” I sought him, but I did not find him. The watchmen who go about the city found me; I said, “Have you seen the one I love?” Scarcely had I passed by them, When I found the one I love. I held him and would not let him go, Until I had brought him to the house of my mother, And into the chamber of her who conceived me.”

In this time of shaking, prayer and fasting may we be like the bride running through the streets looking for the “one we love” and may we find Him, hold Him and not let Him go!

This shaking is causing a preemptive strike that stops the enemy from changing times and seasons but even greater— it is awakening first love!
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What If This Is A Dress Rehearsal?

By Kathi Pelton

The late John Paul Jackson prophesied about two pandemics that would come; the first would mainly produce fear but the second one would be very serious. I am sobered by the fact that God gave us words that we see coming to pass in our current days through voices that “left us too soon” like John Paul Jackson, Kim Clement and Jill Austin. “Give us ears to hear, Lord!”

As I’ve watched fear empty the shelves of grocery stores and even online warehouses I began to think about Joseph and how God gave him the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream (Genesis 41) where there would be seven years of abundance and seven years of famine. Because Joseph was given the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dream he was given Pharaoh’s signet ring and put in charge of Egypt during this fourteen year period. Joseph took from the abundance of the seven years and stored grain “beyond what they could measure” that would provide in the days of famine that were coming. During the famine the nations went to Egypt to receive from Joseph’s storehouses the provision that would sustain their lives.

Yesterday I kept hearing in my spirit three words, “Fill Joseph’s Storehouse!”

What if what we are experiencing today with the COV-19 is merely the dress rehearsal for a much more serious pandemic? If it is a dress rehearsal then we, as the church, were not prepared! Where is the wisdom of Joseph that fills the storehouses with grain for the days of famine?

Will the Church arise and take the signet ring of the Lord to take charge and become storehouses that are “filled beyond measure!”

Yes, we want to fill the vats of heaven with prayer first and foremost; we are doing that. Yes, we want to prepare by turning the hearts of sons back to fathers and daughters back to their mothers! We are longing for that! Yes, we want to return to the fear of the Lord that releases wisdom; we are humbling ourselves to receive that wisdom. But, maybe we have forgotten to steward the practical provisions that will be greatly sought after in days of “famine” (or in another global pandemic).

What if the church had storehouses of abundant supplies that were “beyond measure” for the days to come? The nations of the world would come to where the storehouses are in the days of great need.

I am first an intercessors and worshipper; but I want that intercession to release wisdom that has foresight for the days to come. I love the prayer of Solomon in 1 Kings 3,

“…And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”

We need to be given an “understanding mind” to govern this great people! Both Solomon and Joseph were given “understanding minds” to know how to lead and govern; both spiritually and practically. Again, first and foremost, we need to see our nations (our hearts) turned back to God. Solomon’s prayer in 1 Kings 8:22-61 while dedicating the temple confirms that (read and pray those verses for your nation) but often we forget that we need an understanding mind to know how to prepare practically (to steward the abundance we’ve been given). Will we be the much needed storehouse when famine comes?

Let’s begin to ask the Lord to give us wisdom (an understanding mind) of how we, the Church, can become Joseph’s storehouse that is filled with grain for the days that are coming. I looked around my house this week and realized, “I am not prepared! Have I eaten my seed that was for the days of famine?” It’s a real question. This isn’t shame or condemnation but rather a sobriety of the current state of things.

Will God in His great mercy give us time to prepare? Will He give us seven years of plenty so that we will steward abundance for the sake of times of famine? Will we eat the “above and beyond” or store it for the days ahead? God, have mercy upon your people and sober us in this time to humble ourselves and ask for wisdom and an understanding mind.

If we will do this we will see the very ones who “threw us in the pit because of our dreams” come to us in times of great need and hold their hands out to receive from us (spiritually and practically). They will be like Joseph’s brothers and be restored to us; they will show honor the ones that they had previously mocked and threw into a pit.

We are to be the answer to a world in need; spiritually and practically. It’s not “either or” but “both and…

I do not know if what we are experiencing is a dress rehearsal but if it is we have been found wanting and must let this be a wake up call to both dedicate the temple AND to fill the storehouses!

Give us understanding minds God!

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It’s Time To Prophesy His Answer!!

By Kathi Pelton

All day yesterday I kept hearing the Spirit of the Lord say,

“Turn your prayers into prophetic decrees over those areas that refuse to move! I have heard your prayers so now prophesy My answer!”

It’s time to prophesy what the Lord has said over that area, that person or that circumstance that seemingly will not budge! You have His Word to back you with authority over every place of resistant and opposition!

Faith is the ASSURANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR— ASSURANCE!! Not hope deferred but assurance! It’s time to enact Hebrews 11:1.

The enemy is trying everything he can do to get you stuck in disappointment and hope deferred. He wants to make you heartsick! Don’t give him any part of your heart because Jesus is your assurance and your great fulfillment. Prophesy to that which is shouting “you’re defeated!” You are not defeated— the enemy is the defeated one and he’s just trying to put that off on you! You are VICTORIOUS! Prophesy your victory, your healing, your breakthrough. He is the Lord of the Breakthrough!

Your prayers have already been heard so now prophesy His faithfulness and His answer NOW! 🙌🏼🔥💥

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He Delights In Helping You!

By Kathi Pelton

During a past season of refinement that I was going through, I had began praying prayers that were not familiar to my ears. They were prayers that resembled begging— they sounded like the voice of an orphan not a daughter. Since some of my needs during that time stemmed from my own mistakes, unbelief and “taking matters into my own hands”, I felt deserving of the burdens that I was carrying. I found myself apologizing to God constantly and agonizing over the fact that I’d made some choices that brought about personal hardships. My prayers went from “Thank you Father…” to “Please help God…”

One night while I was struggling with guilt, worry and regrets over my predicament I began apologizing once again and praying (begging) this way, “Please help me God…” Immediately the Lord interrupted me. He said, “Daughter, why are you praying like an orphan when you are a loved daughter?”

I replied, “Because I acted out of doubt and unbelief and now I’m paying the price. I knew better!”

With such love and compassion He spoke again, “When one of your children make a bad choice, even when they knew better, do you withhold love or help when they truly apologize and need your help out of their troubles?”

I answered, “No, I run to their aid and comfort their hurting hearts. I restore them to peace, to sonship and purity. I don’t think twice about it!”

He said, “Do you not know that I am far more patient with you? Do you know that My love for you far exceeds your love for your children? And do you not understand that it is My delight to help you?”

That night my prayer changed! It went from begging God for help to thanking Him that He takes delight in helping me. My heart released the heavy burden of the responsibility for my failure. When I repented I was released from the burden and Jesus took it upon Himself. I allowed the rain of His love to wash away the guilt, the shame, the regret and the orphan spirit that had taken hold of my heart. He baptized me anew in His mercy, grace and love. He restored my place as His daughter.

Whether what you are facing is by the fault of your own choices or even merely by circumstances beyond your control— know this: He takes delight in both helping you and comforting you! You are His beloved child and His greatest longing is to be near to you, comfort you and help you. He does not want you to suffer under burdens that you were not meant to carry. Just as a natural parent would carry something too heavy for their child to bear or pick them up to carry them when they are too tired to walk on, so will your Heavenly Father. He far exceeds any human love or compassion— even that of a father or mother.

I awoke this morning feeling the depths of His love and compassion for those who feel separated from Him because of the grief of their own failings or choices. He longs to take from you all that you cannot bear. He takes delight in helping you and setting you free. Turn your words from the words of a beggar back to the words of one who knows they are a loved son or daughter.

When my kids come to me feeling broken and burdened, I drop everything to do everything I can to both comfort and help them. God is doing that for you right now. The amazing thing is that He has no limits in His ability to help and He knows exactly what to do to comfort you. As a parent I am limited in my abilities— He is not! He dispatched angels on your behalf , He opens the doors of Heaven’s storehouse, He comes as Comforter, Redeemer, Deliverer and holds nothing back.

Thank Him! Thank Him that He delights in helping you! Thank Him that He loves you and has taken you as His own child! Don’t beg but go to Him knowing that He takes great delight in you.

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

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Freedom From The Religion of Regret

By Kathi Pelton

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:10‬ ‭

This morning my “verse of the day” once again struck my spirit with such joy because it carries such freedom! Years ago the Lord spoke the words to me, “No regrets— only repentance!” The Godly sorrow that leads to repentance brings freedom from guilt, shame and regret. God disciplines His sons and daughters; He doesn’t punish them. Punishment lingers on and brings regret but God’s discipline invites us into a procession of freedom that goes from “Godly sorrow” to repentance to freedom. It sets us free to change and not repeat the same action.

I always ask Holy Spirit to replace my human sorrow (which often involves feeling sorry for myself, beating myself up, feelings of regret, defeat and shame) for true Godly sorrow that takes my hand and leads me out of captivity and into freedom. It puts me on the right path and takes me off the “hamster wheel” of repetitive sin and regrets.

You can’t make Godly sorrow come; you must ask for it. It is a work of the Spirit. Often believers will spend years in religious regret which robs them of joy and enslaves them to human effort rather then asking the Spirit of the Lord for the gift of “Godly sorrow.”

“Not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit” says the Lord.

We have entered a time of great deliverance from religious regrets. That has been a spiritual Egypt for so many with a hard taskmaster ruling over their souls. Some have spent their lives in this land of regret. But true Godly sorrow, which lasts but a day and sets the captives free will come upon those that have been oppressed with guilt, regret and condemnation…which is not repentance! Your Deliverer has come to set you free!

If you’ve been caught in this cycle (even for decades) then exchange your human sorrow for Godly sorrow. Ask the Holy Spirit for a divine and supernatural exchange. Shake off religious regrets and allow the sorrow that will lead you to salvation and freedom!

I speak over you what the Spirit spoke over me many years ago, “NO REGRETS— only repentance!”

Be free in Jesus mighty name!

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Step Into The River That Rages Between You And Your Promise

by Kathi Pelton

The body of Christ is in a great time of crossing over. This is happening in both the spirit and in the natural realm. Many are packing up everything as they prepare to cross over from the wilderness home they have known into the land of inheritance they will possess.

As the crossover time from one decade to another is now less than two weeks away, God’s people are experiencing a preparation and call to stand up out of the familiar, out of the comfortable, out of the stagnant place, and move into the new land. Once again, for some this is a shift in their spiritual posture, and for others it is both spiritual and physical.

For my family it it both. The Lord began to speak to us almost nine months ago about a move to the Washington D.C./Virginia region. We have lived on the West Coast our entire lives so this came as quite a surprise and honestly, quite a challenge. When we determined (and discerned) that this move was certain we suddenly were hit with great opposition. Our finances were hit (even our monthly support took a large hit), my physical health was hit so hard that it looked like the possibility of any move would have to be delayed for many months, and circumstances that needed to fall into place were just not happening. Impossibilities were surrounding us like a great army of opposition.

So— we waited. We paused and we ascended the mountain of God to get face to face with Him. During one of my mornings in prayer I heard Him say, “Daughter, it’s time to step your feet into the river that rages between you and your land of inheritance. That which opposes you will stand up and honor you.”

I asked Him if this was a spiritual or a natural step? He replied, “Both.” He then revealed to me what the natural (physical) step needed to be and in obedience I took that step. It was a costly and risky step of faith, but within twenty-four hours everything shifted and the raging waters began to part. Not every detail was in place but we were able to place our feet upon dry ground, and with every step forward the waters of opposition have stood up and made a way for us.

Absolutely impossible circumstances that had no answers suddenly had answers and all of the physical symptoms that I had been experiencing—and that were leaving doctors baffled—stopped overnight. We began crossing over!

I sense that our testimony is a prophetic announcement over many of you. It is time to put your feet in the river that has been raging between you and your Promised Land. What has opposed you will stand up like a soldier that salutes you as you pass by. This may require a spiritual step or a natural step; or like us—both. Ask the Lord what it looks like for you to step into the river of spiritual or natural circumstances that is preventing you from crossing over. He will “direct your step(s).”

As you go forward you also need to know what to bring and what to leave behind. For us, this is occurring in the physical realm and the spiritual realm. In both cases there have been good things, and even useful things, that the Lord has said would not be needed in the next season. Parting with these things that have always been fruitful or useful has been an act of faith but we know they are making room for the new. We’ve never been this way before so we don’t know what we will need in the days ahead, but we know that we must make room for the new by leaving behind some of the old.

One thing I am experiencing (which I believe is a prophetic picture) is that, in the natural, even what I have loved and found “homey” in regards to the way I decorate my home is having to change. I will be about to pack something for our new home and the Spirit will say, “That is part of the old design. I have something new.” To me this speaks of taking off old mantles and making room for new ones. We are stepping into new mantles that will radically change the way we function, and even alter the appearance of “who we are.” There are days that I spend so much time getting rid of things that I wonder if I’ll have anything to fill the new with. But we must trust that the Lord is making room for the new, and not try to fill the empty space with something just because it feels empty at the moment. There are many provisions that will come as you step into the new.

Do not be overly concerned with what you don’t have as you move forward, but be careful about what you do have that you need to let go of. Those are the things that will hinder you, slow you down, and become obstacles in the days ahead. You don’t have to understand His ways but you do have to trust His wisdom! Letting go and trusting Him is key in this hour.

In this process you can be experiencing times of stress or sudden anxiety. That is normal because you may be crashing into the “boundaries” of your faith. We don’t like to believe that our faith has boundaries, but in times of transition you will most likely run headlong into a boundary line of faith. It is the level to which your faith has been tested and proved in the past seasons, but suddenly God is calling you to cross over beyond that point of faith that you’ve walked in before. The moment you begin there is a new giant waiting there to mock you and intimidate you with fear. I find it so helpful to pray out of Philippians 4:7 each day,

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Let His peace be the guard over your heart and mind as you go into new territory and as you expand your spiritual walk further than you have gone before. He is extending the tent pegs (Isaiah 54). You may be confident in facing a lion or a bear but a giant is altogether something new!

So, be patient with yourself and with those around you, because so many are in transition and it is a very vulnerable place to be. Change is hard. The unfamiliar is just that: unfamiliar and unknown. We are entering new cultures and assignments, and the boundaries of people’s faith are being expanded and stretched. This involves our souls being refined, and fears that we have never had to face are suddenly “in our face”! This process is challenging motives of the heart and purifying aspects of our lives that needed to be made pure. So, don’t be too hard on yourself or on your neighbor, your spouse, your friend, or your leader. We are all being stretched and what was normal is no longer normal.

Finally, pray for the grace for yourself and others found in Ephesians 4:2-6,

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

‭‭It’s time to step into the river!

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In My Weakness He Becomes So Strong!

By Kathi Pelton

Have you ever been in the midst of God launching you into new and amazing things and suddenly you are hit with the reality of your own weakness so strong that it knocks you to your knees? That is my life currently.

It’s not a bad place because it increases dependency, breaks boundaries that you didn’t know you had and humbles you to enter into the new place in a posture of being bowed down and transformed.

Each time that the Lord has brought me into something new it has required a new level of faith and trust. Of course it is such an honor to be chosen, to be called, to be asked to “go for Him”…but it requires not only my “yes” but my surrender, my death to self and the severing of any dependency on my “gifting.”

The other day I found myself in one of those “knock you to your knees” moments. Suddenly I felt as though I ran full force into a brick wall. It hit so hard that I began weeping. I asked the Lord, “What was that?” His answer took me to my knees. He said, “It’s the comfort boundary that your ‘yes’ hit.”

Oh my heart! I was immediately undone. I am keenly aware of my propensity to deeply desire comfort, traditions, the familiar and a “picket fence” life. This is probably why God keeps me from a life of human comforts; He is jealous for my heart. But in this particular moment I realized that my faith had a comfort boundary or picket fence that looked like “great faith” to the outsider but still created a limited habitation for my God that my transition had hit.

Creating a boundary wasn’t a conscious decision but when I became aware of it I also was immediately aware of every lingering insecurity, weakness and fear that existed beyond the boundary I had set. I felt cripple and it crumbled me to the ground all day long. It wasn’t condemnation but rather a dismantling of securities that are not founded in Him.

As I looked at these weaknesses and these limitations I could only weep. Then I bundled them up and carried them to the feet of Jesus. As I laid them before Him I could only bow low before my humble King. I presented my pain, my fears, my desires for the “safe road”, my weaknesses and then asked Him to be King over them.

Suddenly I was filled with strength that was so sovereign that it reminded me of when Daniel was in the presence of the Angel of the Lord and it took him to his knees,

“Then the one who looked like a man touched me again, and I felt my strength returning.” Daniel 10:18

My strength returned and I was able to get up. Then I was given courage to move beyond the familiar boundaries that my soul had erected. I felt courage imparted to me, His love filled me and His goodness carried me beyond what I had known.

Human weakness is merely the fertile soil for the strength of Christ to be made known and displayed. Throughout my life there have been key seasons where God has prepared to go beyond where I am comfortable and each time it is as if the Lord has bought a field just beyond what I’ve known and invites me to expand my boundaries to be planted there. It is usually a field that is untouched and needs great work before it can receive seed.

When I say yes this becomes the field where I my life is once again tilled, weeds are pulled (roots of weeds are removed), stones are removed, hard ground is softened and fertilizer is added. It’s a messy process and I long for the fruit of the familiar field behind me. But this process prepares me to bear new fruit and to know Him in greater ways; and to trust Him more.

If you are in the grip of the crippling reality of your personal weakness, then allow yourself to fall at His feet. Bring all of your lack, your fears, your pain and your insecurities and place them at His feet. He can turn anything into an offering of praise. Watch as He turns the broken pieces into beauty and the weakened places into strength and courage. Christ in you will become your strength and your song. You will find yourself moving beyond the boundaries that you have known and dancing on the heads of giants that mocked the “God in you!”

It’s okay to cry, to feel weakness and to be afraid…but you must not stop there! You must fall at His feet and present even what doesn’t seem beautiful to you. He makes all things presented to Him beautiful.

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

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Your Pause Has Purpose

by Kathi Pelton

We are in the midst of a great “crossover” time in the body of Christ. It is a time of great movement and leaving the familiar to enter the land of promise and inheritance.

Yet, for many, their crossover began but then was seemingly “stopped” right as they stepped forward. For my husband and I, we began crossing over and after a couple of steps we heard the words, “Now pause.” This was very confusing but we obeyed. Then the Lord took me to the Book of Joshua where I read this,

“Give this command to the priests who carry the Ark of the Covenant: ‘When you reach the banks of the Jordan River, take a few steps into the river and stop there.’”” Joshua‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭

“TAKE A FEW STEPS AND STOP THERE…pause!” Why the pause or stop? Because God sent the priests in first that carried His presence so that the river would dry up and the rest of the people can cross over first! What if your pause is so that by faith you can stand in the river and watch it part for others to pass through? Your pause and our pause may be to intercede, encourage and carry His presence for others to cross over.

This journey of faith can often cause us only to see our walk and our call but we have been called to make sure that the whole family crosses over and no one is left behind.

If you stepped out in faith to cross into the land of inheritance and after only a couple steps you found that you had to stop then maybe this word is for you and your pause has great purpose upon it! So stand with purpose and stand as one carrying His presence so that the multitudes can cross over ahead of you. Rejoice that you have been called as a priest and take joy that you can be one who is making a way for all to crossover.

“Meanwhile, the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant stood on dry ground in the middle of the riverbed as the people passed by. They waited there until the whole nation of Israel had crossed the Jordan on dry ground.” Joshua‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭

Stand! Hold the ground until all have crossed over.

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Do You Desire Blessings? Here Is The Key to Experiencing Abundant Life and Blessings

by Kathi Pelton

I remember the day as a young woman when I heard an audible voice that shouted over me, “Daughter, choose life!”

I had come from a very difficult childhood and as a young Christian I still had propensity towards self-harm and addiction. As I grew in my walk with Jesus as my Savior, I somehow continued to drag these things from my former life into my new life. My mind needed renewing and my choices needed to change. Though there was no “obviously outward blatant sin”; what was present was many agreements with death, with lies and with the identity that the enemy had scripted for my life. It was hidden sin that denied Christ’s redemption in my life.

When I finally realized that I could not thrive and grow in Christ with these agreements and behaviors I invited the Holy Spirit to transform me into who He created me to be.

One of the issues that comes with living in agreement with an identity scripted by the enemy is that it will cause you to compromise. Lies, self-hatred, victim mentalities and shame will lead you to drink from polluted cisterns. These deceptions must be fed and “nurtured” to remain in the life of the believer. I fed these lies through bulimia, negative self-talk, self-harm, shame, etc.

In the midst of my early years in Christ I would spend hours a day reading the scriptures aloud. I prayed constantly and only listened to worship music. I was battling for Jesus to have His way in my life but I had not yet “chosen life!” Often after spending hours in prayer and the Word I’d return to the idols of my past and end up throwing up all night and dwelling in thoughts of self hatred and shame. It was so confusing and defeating.

The day that I heard the words, “Daughter, choose life!” became my turnaround day. In the midst of choosing Jesus I was entertaining and believing things that were partnered with a spirit of death…death to true identity, destiny and blessings.

I knew that I had read the words, “Choose Life”, somewhere in the Bible so I searched it out. I found the words in Deuteronomy‬ ‭30:15-20,

“See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

I had crossed into the land of promise when I asked Jesus into my life but I brought Egypt with me. I was living like a slave in the land of freedom. I was bowing down to the idols of fears, lies, addictions that were continually usurping my freedom and kept me a “captive in Canaan.”

Then the Lord led me the the verses in Deuteronomy 11:26-28 that say,

““Look, today I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse! You will be blessed if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today. But you will be cursed if you reject the commands of the Lord your God and turn away from him and worship gods you have not known before.”

‭‭I not only needed to choose life but I needed to choose blessings! It was time to believe that He is who He said He is and to believe that “He makes all things new!” It was time to let go of the spirit of death that was killing truth and my identity in Christ. It was time to stop cursing my life while worshiping the Lord. I could no longer continue to bow to the lies that had become more powerful than the voice of my Beloved.

The day that I made a choice for life and for blessing I intentionally put the curses and death under my feet and under the blood of Jesus (and all the attributes, actions and beliefs attached to them). I began to walk in truth which meant that I had to walk away from the habits and actions associated with death and curses. I no longer feasted at the table of the enemy but began to eat from the table of the Lord each day (refusing the constant invitation to return to the foods of shame that I had developed an appetite for). I began to obey the Lord and repented of mixture and idolatry (idolatry for me was to bow daily to something that was not Christ!)

Immediately my life began to change and transform. The blessings that opened before me were almost too many to comprehend. Doors opened before me, honor came like a flood upon me, favor surrounded me and blessings overtook me. Within two years of that moment of “choosing life” I found myself traveling internationally and walking in the identity that the Lord has intended for me…His original intent for my life was being lived out.

If you are struggling with not seeing the promised blessings upon your life; perhaps ask yourself if you are choosing life and blessings or if you have agreed with the lies associated with death and curses. If so, there is no shame but there is a choice that you need to make. Choose life! Choose blessings! Choose Christ and His original intent for your life. Cast down every lie that goes against the Word of God and begin to walk in truth. Truth will align your steps with obedience and will stop compromise. It will release life, favor and blessings that cannot be contained upon you!

Today is the day of life and of blessings!

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It’s Time To Ascend The Mountain!

By Kathi Pelton

“Don’t be afraid,” Moses answered them, “for God has come in this way to test you, and so that your fear of him will keep you from sinning!” Exodus 20:20

The people of Israel had seen the smoke, the thunder and the display of the glory of God upon Mount Sinai from a distance and they became afraid. They were sure that if God spoke to them directly (face to face) that they would surely die. So, they sent Moses as a mediator to go before the Lord (for he understood the holiness and the grace of his God). Yet, their “fear” didn’t stop them from building a golden calf soon after and dancing around it; proclaiming it as the god that delivered them from Egypt.

Why am I sharing this verse and story? I sense that as we enter 2020 we will do so with a remnant of the church having come into a new “fear of the Lord” that purified us and delivered us from areas of defilement. In 2020 we will see many more come into this and it will bring a massive deliverance from sins and idolatries that have kept many separated from putting God first. I also believe that it will be an era where we no longer look to one man or a even a few “gifted men and women” to ascend the mountain of God and hear for us. God has invited His people to ascend the mountain of the Lord together so that we each hear directly from Him in face to face encounters.

Jesus is the mediator that opened the way for all to enter in by the grace provided by His death on the cross. The penalty for sin was paid and we can draw near and ascend the mountain of the Lord without fear of death but rather in the fear of the Lord.

The glory of the Lord is about to be displayed in ways that we have not seen before (only read about). Those that understand that Jesus is our mediator will not run from these glorious displays but rather run to them. It will become normal for God’s people to ascend the mountain and receive instructions, strategies and intimate encounters with Him.

The other day I was having a conversation about the account in Exodus 24 when Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel climbed up the mountain and dined with God. Here is that story,

“Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel climbed up the mountain. There they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there seemed to be a surface of brilliant blue lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself. And though these nobles of Israel gazed upon God, he did not destroy them. In fact, they ate a covenant meal, eating and drinking in his presence!”
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭24:9-11‬ ‭

I sense that God is blessing His people to come up in corporate mountain top experiences where we eat a “covenant meal” in His presence together. There He will reveal His glory and we will have our hunger filled and our thirst satisfied in glorious ways.

2020 will bring about displays of the tangible glory of the Lord that will create a renewed fear of the Lord that is both reverently holy and yet full of grace. Jesus is our mediator as we ascend the mountain where we will meet with Him face to face. He is longing to hide us in His glory in order to speak directly to His people.

The enemy cannot come into the glory where God will hide us as He speaks mysteries and strategies in the days ahead. His voice will be heard in corporate gatherings in ways that we have not seen before. His smoke will hide us as He meets face to face with His people. His glory will tabernacle us in these holy moments. The fear of the Lord will deliver many from sin in these times. Oneness, first with God and then with one another, according to Jesus prayer in John 17:20-23,

““I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 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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This glory that we will experience, where the mysteries of God are revealed, will usher us into a wisdom “beyond our years.” This wisdom of God will bring us into exponential growth and maturity beyond our ability and years.

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

God is inviting His people to ascend the mountain of God so that He can speak directly with us. Let’s not send a man or a mediator because the true Mediator has come and made a way to enter in through His blood.

It’s time to ascend!

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