Time To Rule and Time To Occupy!

By Kathi Pelton

“There are times for the work of warfare and times for the work of ruling— now is the time for ruling.” –Larry Sparks

America— we prayed, we struck the ground, we gained the spiritual victory and now we must occupy that ground.

The government of God must now sit in the seats of authority given to us in Christ Jesus. When He ascended to His throne— we ascended into a place of authority with Him. Now we must occupy those seats and exercise our spiritual authority on earth as it is in Heaven!

This is not a time to forfeit the ground gained through assignments of “emotional defeat” (which leads to a deep physical weariness) but rather it is time to sit in the seats of victory that were gained prior to the U.S. election. God’s government has been called into session for such a time as this. The scepter has been extended— it is time to decree, time to exercise authority and time to rule from the seat of spiritual authority.

There is a spiritual “United Nations” that has gathered together to rule and reign with Christ Jesus. America is no longer standing alone but rather we stand as one with the Ecclesia of the nations of the world to decree righteousness, justice and liberty in Jesus. Together we will raise the standard of the Lord over America and over the nations. We will occupy the land that we have warred for!

Take your seats, sons of God! Touch the scepter and release the decree that delivers our nation and the nations of the world.

Esther said, “If it please the king, and if I have found favor with him, and if he thinks it is right, and if I am pleasing to him, let there be a decree that reverses the orders of Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, who ordered that Jews throughout all the king’s provinces should be destroyed. For how can I endure to see my people and my family slaughtered and destroyed?” Esther 8:5-6

We decree:

If it pleases our King, and we have found favor in your sight, if you find it right and we are pleasing to you— let there be a decree that reverses the orders of the evil one— the Haman spirit— that has ordered the destruction of our people and of Zion. He has ordered the destruction of righteous laws and leadership in our nation. How can we endure to see our people and families slaughtered and destroyed? Decree our deliverance, King Jesus!

Just as King Xerxes responded favorably to Esther, so will our God respond to us— His bride. Esther risked everything to approach the king (without an invitation) but we have not only been invited to approach Him but invited to sit with Him and reign with Him.

We are in a “for such a time as this” point in history. It is time to occupy and decree!

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Come Into The Embrace of the Overcoming One

By Kathi Pelton

While I was in worship and prayer yesterday I was suddenly encircled in the most intimate and powerful embrace I’ve have ever experienced— which immediately had me undone. As this happened I saw the “overcoming arms of Jesus” outstretched upon the cross with torn flesh and pierced hands that flowed with blood. I heard the words, “The Lamb has overcome.” Then, suddenly, I found those very arms around me, holding me in an embrace that was releasing love, mercy and overcoming authority into my life.

“But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:31

His “overcoming arms” around me became like a shield— my glory— and it lifted my head with renewed confidence and courage. I immediately felt an inner-rest come upon me only came through all that He had overcome and defeated. I was no longer weary from all that I saw that needed to be defeated. It became the tangible reality of Zechariah 4:6,

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” Says the Lord of hosts.

His Spirit that is in me carries His overcoming power and authority. His Spirit was allowing me to come into the embrace of the overcoming arms that paid the price for me and defeated sin and death. He overcame all the world! It was like being embraced by the words, “For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son.” (John 3:16).

A supernatural inner rest washed over me and through me like a cleansing flood of His finished work. I was brought into the arms of the author and finisher and all striving washed away.

“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

Rest in Christ can be present even in the ongoing activity of the believer because it is an inner-rest that goes with you and silences demands while putting an end to striving. It wraps you in the victory and confidence of His finished work as His Spirit works through a yielded vessel. Striving ceases, fears are calmed, demands are silenced and a canopy of love comes over you like the wing of a mother hen over her chicks.

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:41

He is in us, around us, before us and behind us. We have overcome because the Overcomer lives within us. The world may scream loud and demand an audience but the blood of Jesus speaks a better word and defeated the voices of threat and accusation. So we can rest in Him— our Risen King.

“Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” 1 John 5:51

Come and find rest in the arms of the One who has overcome. Yield to His arms of love that will anoint you with His overcoming authority and seat you in Heavenly places where you will reign with Him forever.

Because He has overcome— you have overcome! Victory is yours.

“To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Revelation 3:21

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Do You Want Authority and Influence?

By Kathi Pelton

This week I have been thinking and praying about why there are so many in the body of Christ who have many talents and gifts but they are not being used or walking in leadership/authority within the spheres of the talents allotted to them. Why?

I believe that we can find the answer to this question in Luke 19. Beginning in verse 11 and ending in verse 27 we read the parable about the ten talents (minas). In this parable a noble man travels to a distant country to receive authority and become king over that region. He has servants back home and he gives each of them ten talents (minas) and told them to “engage in business” until he returns.

Jesus came to the earth where He will be our eternal king. Mankind (especially His sons and daughters who are servants by choice) have been given talents and asked to “engage in His business” until He returns.

This noble man’s “subjects” hated him and decided to send out a delegation who declare, “We don’t want this man to rule over us!” Maybe this is why he goes to find another country to be king over? (Doesn’t this sound like the delegations filling our country’s city streets with rebellion and anarchy!— not the peaceful protests or voices of reformation but the mobs bent on destruction). Let’s pray that God does not go looking for another country that will honor His authority!

Back to the parable…

When this noble man returns having “received authority to be king” in a far away country, he calls the ten servants that he gave money (talents/minas) to so he can find out how much they made in business. Or— what they did with the talents given to them?

The first one (vs. 16) gained ten more! Then the master told him, “Well done— because you have been faithful in a ‘very small’, I will give you authority over ten cities.”

The second one came and had made an increase of five talents. So, the master gave him authority over five cities. But another servant came and gave the master back only the talent originally given to him because he was his master’s severity so he hid it away. He didn’t even deposit it in the bank where it would earn interest! Because of this the master took away even the talent given to him so that he was left with nothing and was given authority over nothing.

The story concludes with these words,

“‘Yes,’ the king replied, ‘and to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” Luke‬ ‭19:26‬

This may sound like a hard word but we must understand the truth of sowing and reaping— of stewarding what has been given to us or hiding it away out of fear. We also must understand both the kindness and the severity of God! We cannot separate them or call one good and one bad. A good father is both kind in times of praise and pleasure as well as severe in times of discipline; because he desires to save us, protect us and teach us wisdom.

“Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off.” Romans 11:22

God is looking for those who can be trusted to steward what He has given to them. As we watch a “delegation of rebellion” take to the streets of our nation, God is looking for those who He can give authority to in different spheres of influence. We do not want to lose Him as the king over our nation!

But— first we must be faithful with the “small” talents entrusted to us and “do God’s business” with them. We must multiply and invest what we have been given so that we are trusted and given authority over more. I believe that this parable is both for this time and for the ages to come after the Lord returns. What we are entrusted with during this time will be handed to Him when we stand before Him and then authority will be given in the world to come.

If you have not been seeing increase with the small (or large) talents you’ve been given then know this: “It’s not too late!” You can begin today to take what you’ve been given and invest it (do business with what you have) to see increase and multiplication. Talents are not only in the form of gifts like public speaking, writing, singing, playing an instrument, etc. (the ones we focus on in the church world) but they are all that the Lord has invested in you— your story, your compassion, your service of “helps,” your relationships, your family, your finances and all of your blessings.

The church needs to unfold the cloth that has hidden the talents given to them and deposit them in ways that will reap increase. It’s time to receive authority so that we can see our nation saved.

We each need to be about our Father’s business and then watch as God comes and announces over you, “Well done! Because you have been faithful with the small I will give you authority over more!”

God is looking for those that He can give authority and influence to. His eyes are watching how we “do Kingdom business.” Jesus understood this and was our example of this,

And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Luke 2:49

It is time to be about our Father’s business and multiply that which He has entrusted us with.

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Keys, Mysteries and Purification

by Kathi Pelton

At the beginning of the year the Lord told me that 2019 would be a “Year of Demarcation.” I knew that February would be a significant month that highlighted moments of demarcation. Beginning 2/12 to 2/22 there was a significant shift, moving the body of Christ into a greater authority that will expose things hidden in darkness, bring forth light, open and close doors, and see both mercy and judgement released.

There are three Scriptures that the Spirit of the Lord highlighted to me. All three of the verse references have the numbers 222 within them.

They are Isaiah 22:22, Daniel 2:22 and Revelation2:22. Let’s look at them and then begin to unpack them a bit.

“I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.” ‭Isaiah‬ ‭22:22‬ ‭

“He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” Daniel‬ ‭2:22‬ ‭

“So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.” Revelation‬ ‭2:22‬ ‭

In Isaiah 22:22 we see a key of authority given that can open and shut doors. We have entered a time of possessing the keys of authority to shut doors that the enemy has held open to bring about demonic laws, agendas, deceptions, defilements, and darkness; these doors will begin to close through the power of prayer and the authority of Jesus Christ given to the church. The word “Holiness” will be written upon these keys.

The authority that comes to those who will follow His ways and walk in His truths (not adding or subtracting from His Word) will receive keys of authority such as Jesus had when He walked on earth.

“To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, To them I will give authority over all the nations. They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots. They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star!” Revelation‬ ‭2:26-28‬

“They will have the same authority…” Incredible!

Daniel 2:22 is upon us as God is revealing deep and hidden things: both truths and deceptions. He is using the most unlikely men and women to bring this about! In the midst of deep darkness His light will be revealed. The enemy’s “underbelly” will be exposed; shields that have protected and hidden satanic strongholds will suddenly be removed, allowing the light to penetrate the darkness. The enemy will be found vulnerable and exposed in many ways and arenas.

Lastly, Revelation 2:22 deals with the spirit of Jezebel. In this chapter the Church of Thyatira is rebuked for “tolerating that woman- Jezebel.” Verse 22 not only brings judgement upon this spirit of deception and defilement, but it calls those who have joined with her into repentance or they will also be judged.

This is a time that we are seeing this spirit exposed (judged) and “those who have joined with with her” given a chance to repent. It is very sobering because it says that those who do not repent will suffer greatly. How merciful it is of our God to offer a time of repentance. This is His mercy because He does not desire to bring judgement.

The end result of this purification, exposure of darkness, and closing doors will be the return of “Holiness unto the Lord” upon His bride.

We will see righteousness, mercy, light, purity, truth, integrity, and the fear of the Lord come upon the church, and this will result in great authority that replaces the kingdom of darkness and deception with the Kingdom of light and of truth.

This is a time of demarcation that is removing the filthy garments from God’s priests as we see in Zechariah 3. We pray for mercy to triumph over judgement and for the fear of the Lord and holiness unto the Lord to come upon His bride.

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He Puts the Lonely in Family

Kathi Pelton

In the latter months of 2017 the Spirit began speaking to me about a revelation and awareness that would come upon the body of Christ regarding corporate authority and His original design regarding family. I knew that we would see a great alignment happen as His sons and daughters joined together in unity and as one family.

We saw a picture of the beauty and authority of Unity in December and early January when two-year-old Jaxson Taylor (son of the CEO of Bethel Music & Media) was sickened by E. coli. The family of God around the world linked prayers and arms around that family to see their son live. It was one of the most amazing sights to see. It was a picture of what happens when His family joins together, leaving behind theological differences, and becomes united together because we all share the same blood…the blood of Jesus.

This will be happening in the lives of those who have long desired family. God will move people and shift circumstances to bring you into a place where you can be a treasured part of a family. This has always been the desire of God but we have entered into a kairos time where we will see it happen over and over.

If you are one of those longing to be placed within a family, then you merely need to surrender any resistance to change or circumstances that would try to convince you that you must stay in your place of loneliness. Ask Him to place you within true family and then yield to His movements. He will open doors and close doors.

“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia. This is the message from the one who is holy and true, the one who has the key of David. What he opens, no one can close; and what he closes, no one can open:” Revelation‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭

The grace for being alone or being a “Lone Ranger” is over. We are one body, and an arm cannot function apart from the whole body. If it is cut off it dies and ceases to function. We are one family with one Father, one Savior and one Spirit. The army called “God’s Family” is rising up and as we come into the unity and oneness that Jesus prayed for in John 17, we also come into the fullness of the Spirit being released and into the authority of the whole family. What we witnessed in Jaxson Taylor’s life will become the norm.

“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.” John‬ ‭17:21-23‬ ‭

There are far too many casualties that have occurred due to people being outside of God’s design for family. This was not always by their choice, but no matter the reason, God is now opening doors for the lonely to be placed in family. Family provides comfort, protection, provision, strength, counsel, joy, and love.

“God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy…” Psalm 68:6a

The Lord showed me a vision of a beautiful family home with the front door wide open, a welcome mat and a family waiting to embrace those who have been separated or felt separated. Those who entered experienced deep healing and were nurtured, nourished, and loved deeply. They were surrounded by strength and unconditional love.

Now is the time for the lonely to come into family. As the lost come in they will need a family, so we must lay aside all that hinders the joining of family and go through the open doors of home.

Welcome home!

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The Winds and Waves Still Know His Name

Kathi Pelton

During a worship service recently I was praying in the back of the room and I could feel a weariness in the room. I sensed that many were tired from the storms of life. I was praying and decreeing a breakthrough for the people and into the atmosphere so that Jesus would receive all that He is due. 

As we worshiped to the well-loved song from Bethel Music, “It is Well” we began to sing the line that says,

“The waves and wind still know His name…”

As we repeated that line I could feel a shift occurring. The storms over lives began to respond to His name and the people entered into a renewed freedom. Then the very atmosphere in the room changed from what felt like a confined place to a broad place that was carrying His name beyond the boundaries of the room. 

I don’t know who first said the following quote but I have heard this quote many times over the past few weeks,

“We were created to be a thermostat not a thermometer.” 

We weren’t created to merely measure the spiritual temperature but “Christ in us” changes the temperature (atmosphere) in a room, a city and even a nation. We carry His name and the winds and waves still know His name. The enemy would like you to believe that you have no authority or power to see darkness dispelled or sickness flee but your authority and power flows from the name that you carry. 

Just as a prince carries authority and power based upon the name that he carries from being the king’s son, so is the same with God’s sons and daughters. It is time to shake off every lie that puts any other name upon us that robs us of the authority that comes from His name alone. Your bloodline is royal and you wear the signet ring of the King of Kings. 

It is time to allow “Christ in you” to arise in the fullness of who He is and see atmospheric change, situational shifts and even demons flee. As you attach your faith to the name above every name, you will become that thermostat that brings change and brings His Kingdom authority into every place you go. This is how revivals begin and moves of God on the Earth begin to swell. It happens as God’s people begin to understand and believe in the One that lives within them. We are carriers of His glory, carriers of His love, His light, His presence and His salvation. 

We read the verse from Romans 8:19,

“For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].”

I believe that ALL creation longs to be brought back under the rulership and dominion of their Creator and His original design. “In the beginning” this was how the earth was created and man was created to walk in authority and rulership over the earth. 

“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.””

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:26-28‬ ‭

The serpent continues to lie and his lies undermine the authority that he knows is within us and was restored to us through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. His Spirit within us has not weakened over the ages but the lies of the enemy to keep God’s people unaware of our true identity and true authority has increased.

Jesus redeemed us from the curse of sin and creation longs for the redemption that we have been given…the land longs for redemption, the winds and waves roar; longing for redemption. The very circumstances surrounding your life long for redemption and they long to see you release His name so that order is restored.

This is the inheritance of His sons and daughters and we, as His inheritance, need to reach out and receive the truth and authority that redemption has provided. 

“The winds and waves still know His name…” It is time to be carriers of His name into all the Earth. 

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