Stay In The Moment

Kathi Pelton

There were so many things that I have learned throughout the past years as the Lord continually goes deeper and aligns my life with the plumb line of heaven. One of the most amazing things has been a simple and foundational truth that was somehow not being lived out in my daily journey to the full degree that the Lord desired.

That truth comes in this simple phrase,

“Stay in the moment!”

The Bible speaks of this in many different ways,

““So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬

“Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things? “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” Luke‬ ‭12:22-28‬ ‭

In the “seen” or natural world I could easily find so much to worry about; and for many years I did just that! What a waste of time and joy. The enemy, who is a thief, takes great pleasure in casting shadows upon God’s people in hopes that they will abandon His peace and promises and take up the heavy yoke of worry. Whether it be finances, jobs, health or relationships, he comes to attack the natural areas seeking to disrupt the spiritual areas. If we begin to focus on the problems we will lose faith and let go of the peace and grace that today offers through faith.

I personally had a number of things throughout 2018 that could have easily stolen my peace (which is one of the greatest gifts the Lord has given me!). Each time the enemy would come to “cast a dark shadow” on a natural circumstance I’d hear the Lord whisper to me,

“Kathi, stay in the moment; remain in Me.”

As I allowed the Spirit of the Lord to reign my thoughts and heart back into the moment, His peace would flood me and guard my heart and mind (Philippians 4:7). If I ever allowed my mind to wander into the shadows I would immediate loose my peace and meet a spirit called “dread”. Dread holds hands with fear and the result for those caught in their trap is panic and anxiety.

God has called us to stay in the moment, stay in the day and stay in His peace. This is how we remain in Him. In that place you will hear His whisper of instruction and you will apprehend faith through prayer and praise. Peace will flood you once again.

There was a particular situation that I was facing in the latter months of 2018 that “in the natural” could have caused great anxiety and worry. Each time the enemy would extend his hand to offer me worry and to cause my mind to wander down his dark path, I’d once again hear the Lord speak, “Trust me daughter and stay in the moment.”

When the situation that I was facing finally materialize, there was almost immediately provision for every need that stood before me. Had I allowed my heart to worry about tomorrow it would have wasted two months of my life. Instead of allowing dread and fear to rule my soul, I allowed my faith to be joined with His peace and promises which did not fail me!

We can make our needs known to Him through pray but then we must enter into the thanksgiving that He has heard us and will answer us. Dread and fear are a killer of faith and peace and where there is no peace there is no joy.

I encourage you to make 2019 a year that you train your soul to “stay in the moment!” Remain in peace, in rest and in the confident assurance of His provision for tomorrow. Remain in Him! Put worry under your feet and let His peace guard your heart and mind.

He is forever faithful!

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Wrestling Until God Wins

Kathi Pelton

Many are experiencing a type of spiritual warfare and wrestle as we finish 2018 and prepare to enter 2019. It may feel like an overwhelming sense of failure, regrets, condemnation, fear, or other issues that cause your soul to feel separated from the unconditional love of God. Some believers are wrestling with a sense of great spiritual hunger that leaves them craving deeper realms of God, requiring further surrender and yielding to the Spirit in ways that feel unfamiliar and uncertain.

Whatever feelings might accompany the wrestle, be assured that the wrestle is worth the reward! It may cause pain–it may even cause confusion–but as you wrestle down the defenses in your soul that have become barriers to the deeper experience of oneness with Christ, it will be the best fight you will ever lose!

When Christ is forged and formed in you, He will overthrow other things have occupied you, taking up space within your life and your heart. Often these things are so familiar and comforting that they cause blind spots in our lives, until circumstances crash us against the shores of false beliefs. We don’t see the dark places until we enter into the wrestle to see Jesus formed in us.

The enemy does not want greater surrender or refinement in our lives because he knows that the more yielded we are to Jesus, the more light we will reveal that will dispel darkness.

2019 will be a doorway into occupying land for the Kingdom of God. The Spirit of the Lord is preparing many by occupying further territory in His people’s lives. This requires us to war against strongholds that the enemy has held in our lives. To wrestle these places down we must face the fears that have fortified these strongholds. We must battle down false securities, idols, and comforts that we’ve carried like a child’s security blanket. We are being asked to leave behind childish things so that the enemy has no place in us as we are sent to take back lives and land for the Kingdom.

The ways of the Holy One are upside-down and backwards to the ways of man or the ways of human reasoning. Therefore when we begin to enter the ways of God, we can experience a type of spiritual and emotional vertigo. This vertigo can cause us to try to regain balance through old ways and by relying on strongholds that have caused us to feel in control. It is vital that we begin to be still and allow the Spirit to reorient us to the atmosphere He creates.

This is not a time to back down or to run ahead, but rather to wrestle down the “flight” mode of the discomforts that accompany change and transformation. This is a time of fight, not flight. Fight for stillness, fight for surrender, fight for yieldedness, and fight to see Christ formed in you!

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.” Colossians‬ ‭1:27-29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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Lift Up Your Impossible!

Kathi Pelton

I awoke early this morning to a vision of many of God’s people picking up the impossible circumstances in their natural lives and “by faith” carrying these things to a heavenly place where the supernatural not only makes it possible but fulfills that possibility.

It was as if these people suddenly woke up out of a circumstantial “stupor” that was creating fear, doubt and hopeless despair and realized that they are not citizens of this world but citizens of a Kingdom that makes a way where there is no way and where faith ushers them into the realm where all things work together for good for those who love God.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Faith is the doorway to enter into God’s Kingdom where there are no limits, no impossibilities and no lack. We can bring every impossibility into that place that is higher than the natural (circumstantial) realm and watch God do what only He can do…make a way!

Today, pick up the very things that are keeping you “earthbound” and by faith bring them to the place where everything that is bound gets loosed! This is where the miraculous will begin to transform your impossible into a testimony that declares His faithfulness.

Tell your soul to put it’s hope in God! Say to your heart, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:11

Finish 2018 in faith not fear! God is able and He is willing to rescue and save you from every impossible circumstance. Put your hope in God and begin to praise Him. Let faith arise and lift you above what has been disturbing you.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20

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Christmas Eve: The Wonder!

Christmas 🎄 Eve is my favorite day!

I love the wonder and excitement in the face of children, the carefully chosen and colorfully wrapped gifts nestled under the tree, the stockings hung and filled with little treasures, the Christmas story being read by fathers, the smell of freshly baked cookies coming from kitchens, new Christmas pajamas being worn and little ones being cuddled and the glow of Christmas lights that bring peace and joy to all who see them.

May this day be all of those things and more for you and your family. Most of all…may the lasting joy of the Savior that was born to us be what makes this Christmas one to be treasured and cherished throughout the years to come. Love came down and He still brings wonder, excitement, gifts, treasures, warmth, embrace, light, joy and peace to all who let Him in.

Merry Christmas Eve from the Pelton family!

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Prophecy Fulfilled!

Kathi Pelton

I woke up to a text from a close friend asking me about the numbers 12:22. I stopped to ask the Lord if He had something to say about this (because there are many amazing 12:22 scriptures) and this is what He gave me!!

““Son of man, you’ve heard that proverb they quote in Israel: ‘Time passes, and prophecies come to nothing.’ Tell the people, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will put an end to this proverb, and you will soon stop quoting it.’ Now give them this new proverb to replace the old one: ‘The time has come for every prophecy to be fulfilled!’” Ezekiel‬ ‭12:22-23‬ ‭

I felt Him say that after 12/22 (December 22nd) we will be moving from a time where often we saw “prophecies come to nothing” into vs. 23…THE TIME HAS COME FOR EVERY PROPHECY TO BE FULFILLED!!

The end of 2018 will mark a time where a new “proverb” or saying will replace the old. Delays, disappointments and doubt will be replaced by faith, fruit and fulfillment!

Begin to declare and prophesy the new proverb (saying) over your life, family, church, city and nation!

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Thank You and Merry Christmas!

“I Felt A Disturbance In The Force”

Kathi Pelton

Our family has been having such a beautiful holiday season but yesterday something felt “off” from the beginning of the day. I thought it was because our sweet five year old grandson fell hard while running to his bus (face first in a mud puddle) but even after his little crisis the “off” feeling continued.

Being a discerner I try to remember that sometimes an off day is not merely circumstantial but spiritual in nature. I often joke with my family and say, “I felt a great disturbance in the force.” (a line from Star Wars when the dark side has released something evil).

As the day progressed yesterday the “disturbance” continued, finally catching my attention that this was not circumstantial but indeed spiritual. By the end of the day I had confirmation that the enemy was releasing a surprise attack to steal peace, joy, unity and to create irritation and discord. I began praying immediately.

I woke up this morning at exactly 3:33 a.m. from a dream where there was a double death, a lot of confusion and disunity. I knew that I was to get up and pray from an offensive posture and bind the assignments sent from the “dark side” and declare life, peace, joy, light, wonder, unity, oneness and awe over God’s people and over the land.

Did you feel this disturbance? If so, you may be discerning an assignment! The next step is intercession. We do not have to tolerate spirits that provoke the soul to offense, twist words, badger, irritate or even push you face first in the mud! We can arise, wipe ourselves off and get the strategy of our King to tear the assignment down. When we discern a disturbance it is time to get on our knees and battle in worship and prayer!

So…I declare over you, over the people of God and over the land “peace be still”. Peace to every storm that has come to cause unrest, division, discord and destruction. By the authority of Jesus Christ I bind every demonic spirit that stirs up strife, provokes the soul and robs God of the worship that He is due. I loose the peace of God, that surpasses understanding, to guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7). I call upon the Spirit of the Lord to take control of every place in your soul that would react defensively rather than respond offensively. Holy Spirit cause Your people to discern rightly and then to move in both humility and authority to put all offense and all accusation under our feet. I declare a release of love that confounds this assignment and sends it back upon the enemy’s camp.

Today, be mindful of the atmosphere around you, be wise in your actions, be aware of those moments that provoke your soul and take hold of the peace spoken of in Philippians 4:7. Release it over your life, your home, your family, your church, your city and your nation.

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

When there is a disturbance in the force the people of God take it by force and restore peace!

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Christmas Blessing

On that bright night, so long ago in Bethlehem, the Savior of the world came to us in the form of a tiny baby. He was born to a young Jewish girl who began the high honor of being the mother of the long awaited Messiah with the words,

“Be it unto me according to your word.”

Her words of surrender made a way for the ultimate surrender; His life. His existence on earth began with her surrender and ended with his surrender.

Today, we honor the legacy of Mary by continuing a posture of surrendering our all to the One who gave His all for us. His “all” ushered us into freedom from sin, death and captivity. Our surrender allows us to enter into the fullness of that freedom.

What a joy to be grafted into the bloodline of that baby who changed the world at the moment of his conception as his young, virgin mother spoke the words that now rest on our lips,

“Be it unto me according to your word.”

The stars that shone so bright on that night still light up our darkness and announce that a Savior has been born unto us. The angels that witnessed the birth of our Messiah still today sing,

“Glory to God in the highest, and peace, goodwill to man.”

Let us join in with their song and give our lives as an offering to Him. Let us bring the very thing that He came and died for…you and me.

How can we say thank you for this gift that cost His all? By holding nothing back! If there is anything that has been held back in your life or heart today go and lay it at His feet. He takes every offering and breathes life and salvation upon them. Every offering becomes blessed when surrendered to Jesus.

I bless you this Christmas with my prayers that you will have courage and grace to offer your all. It is the gift He paid for and that will come back upon you abundantly more than you could ever ask or imagine.

Merry Christmas and Glory to God in the Highest…peace and goodwill upon you and your household!

With Love~ Kathi Pelton and the entire Pelton Family

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Prisoners Who Held Onto Hope- You Will Now Receive Double Blessings For Each Of Your Troubles!

Kathi Pelton

I heard in my spirit the sound of many crying out for help from what felt like dungeons of the soul. The sound of their pain seemed like too much to bear and yet their cries were toward the One in whom they still had hope.

These cries and calls for help were 911 calls to heaven and I heard the response , “911, what is your emergency?” Then the people would frantically share their emergency (relationships, finances, health, jobs, etc.). After they made their emergency known I heard, “Help is on the way.”

As this vision or scenario played out I was directed to Zechariah 9:11,

“Because of the covenant I made with you, sealed with blood, I will free your prisoners from death in a waterless dungeon.”

‭‭Jesus has made a promise—He made a covenant with you—that was sealed with His blood and He will free you from what has felt like sure death in a “waterless dungeon” of despair. The one thing that you have held onto is your hope in Him! Zechariah 9 goes on,

“Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” Zechariah‬ ‭9:12

For a number of weeks I have been hearing a declaration in my spirit that is a direct line from the worship song, “You Have Won Me.” The words are as follows,

“Shout it out and lift up one voice in worship

Sing it out until all the earth can hear it

Jesus is alive and He saves, He rescues and saves”

These words have poured out of me many times over the past couple of weeks in deep intercession for those in distress. I hear myself declaring, “Jesus is alive and He saves, He rescues and saves.”

It is a declaration of our very hope and help. Now, Help is on the way! The Lord will not only rescue you but He will give you double blessings for all of the troubles that you have faced.

Safety will come, your hope will not disappoint. This VERY day He says,

“I promise I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.”

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Light and New Beginnings

On this final night of Hanukkah, as you light the eighth candle, may the full restoration of your temple (A temple of the Holy Spirit) be established, the full restoration of His Kindgom within you and your home be established and may the oil that releases miracles be fully prepared and purified within you.

I declare and decree purity, restoration, the return of all things that have been taken from you, the manifestation of unprecedented miracles come upon you, new beginnings and a great light in the places that darkness has held you or your city captive.

Glory to God in the highest!

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The Impossible Is Now Made Possible!

Kathi Pelton

The Lord led me to read out of 1 Kings 18. This chapter tells the story of when the prophets of Baal challenged Elijah as to “who is God?”; Baal or the God of Elijah. They both set up offerings and then called on their Gods to send fire upon the altar.

As I recounted how Elijah made his altar impossible to be consumed by fire (by pouring water on it, putting water trenches around it, etc) I thought of all the “impossibilities” that are even now upon many of the lives of God’s people. Maybe we are in a time that God will prove Himself to every false god and false prophet.

The prophets of Baal shouted to their god, they cut themselves until blood gushed out, they pounded their chests and yet their god did nothing. But Elijah drenched his offering with water and then prayed this prayer,

“O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, prove today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant. Prove that I have done all this at your command. O LORD, answer me! Answer me so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God and that you have brought them back to yourself.”

Then after his prayer, fire fell and consumed his offering.

And when all the people saw it, they fell face down on the ground and cried out, “The LORD —he is God! Yes, the LORD is God!”” 1 Kings‬ ‭18:36-37, 39‬ ‭

Your life and circumstances may feel like a “drenched altar” where you have offered your best. It looks impossible but may the faith and assurance that Elijah walked in come upon you to believe that our God will prove Himself faithful in your “impossible”.

Many of the prophetic voices have been prophesying with faith like Elijah had! They are prophesying the breakthrough of your impossible; often in the midst of their own impossibilities.

Fire will fall and consume your impossibilities!

1 Kings 18 goes on to tell of when Elijah prays for rain. Though there was no sign of rain he sends his servant seven times to look for rain clouds after he prayed. Finally his servant returns the seventh time and reports that he saw a small cloud, only the size of a man’s hand. Elijah tells his servant to go report to Ahab to go swiftly because an “abundance of rain” will come quickly…and it did!

For many weeks now I keep seeing in my spirit a small cloud, the size of a man’s hand and I know that it is a sign to prepare for a downpour or an abundance of rain to fall.

The impossible is possible with God and the spirit of Elijah is prophesying that the fire will consume the offering and the abundance of rain will pour down upon the dry land.

Get ready! Fire will fall and rain will pour down.

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