The God of Peace will Crush Satan Under Your Feet

by Kathi Pelton

As I was waiting upon the Lord I heard the verse from Romans 16:20 that says,

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”

The Lord knows how you have stood firm. He has seen how you have resisted the temptations that have come to cause you to act according to the flesh. He has seen every act of obedience and trust that you have walked in. He has also seen how Satan has been harassing you!

The Lord says one word,

“Enough!”

I hear this once again regarding what you have been facing. You may be wondering why you have not yet seen the change and help that you have hoped for but I sense that He wants you to know that it will come soon! The declaration has been made and soon your enemy will be crushed under your feet.

This is not a time to “sit down” in defeat but to continue to stand firm in the posture of faith that you have fought so hard to hold on to. Put every lie, every lack, every temptation to concede defeat under your feet. Resist the devil!

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

James 4:7

The devil comes when you are feeling weak and tired to try to create divisions, offenses, jealousy, envy and even bitterness. But God is able to manifest His strength to you in the midst of your time of weakness. Stand in His strength to resist the evil one.

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

You are not weak! You are strong because the Word of God does not lie! Allow this truth to revive you. You are so close to your breakthrough. The enemy works the hardest to get you to “give in” to his schemes right before your victory. Stand firm in the strength of His grace and put every one of his schemes under your feet.

You are an Overcomer! You have not been defeated. You can walk in your victory even before you see the manifestation of it in the natural realm.

Now is the time to stand in Christ, your Overcomer! His victory is your victory. All that He has belongs to you. Declare your freedom, declare your victory and declare what is true.

I encourage you to do a prophetic act of writing down the lies that have wearied you and write down the things that you need to overcome. Then put that paper on the ground and stand on it. Put those things under your feet and declare truth that through Christ you have overcome and received victory.

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12

A crown is coming to you because you have stood and resisted the evil one. You have overcome by the blood of the Lamb. Now is the time to see all that has come against you crushed under your feet.

Isaiah 41:13

For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

Amen!

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Humility & Trust Will Establish You

by Kathi Pelton

The Spirit of the Lord woke me up in the middle of the night speaking to me about “establishing a remnant that walks in humility and trust.” I turned over and the clock read 3:12 and I knew that He was speaking to me out of Zephaniah 3:12,

“Those who are left will be the lowly and humble, for it is they who trust in the name of the Lord.”

God is dealing with pride, the strength of men, the unjust power of men, boasting and wickedness throughout the nations. We will see the “judgements” against the arrogant play out as the days go by. But, for those who are humble and contrite and for those who have put their full trust in the Lord (His remnant); they will be strengthened, He will prosper them and He will show His kindness to them (Zeph. 2:7). In their weakness, He will show Himself strong and mighty.

For those who have turned away from the Lord or who have turned to trusting in their own strength, there is an invitation to return to Him as their “stronghold of hope.”

“Seek the Lord, all who are humble, and follow his commands. Seek to do what is right and to live humbly. Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you— protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.” Zephaniah‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭

God loves the humble but in His righteousness He opposes the proud. I believe that what has prevented the remnant of God’s people from “dwelling together in unity” and prevented the glory of the Lord that comes from the oneness share by God (John 17:21-24) is residual pride. We all should be asking the Lord to rid us of the stumbling block of pride that causes men to fall and our brothers to stumble as we run together.

I continue to hear in my spirit the word, “preference.” Over and over I will hear it and see the full circle and unbroken fellowship of the Father, Son and Spirit. It is perfect and divine preference that yields to the other in absolute unity. Preference is like a rhythm that releases the glory of the Lord.

We cannot allow national pride, judgements, personal pride, boasting or our strength to lead us onward. We must humble ourselves in personal relationships and in corporate relationships. We must lay down our prejudices against one another and pick up preferences!

Just last week my youngest son had a believer speak a word of judgment on the basis of him being “American”. Though he is sensitive in his spirit, he is not emotionally frail in any way— yet, his spirit was so grieved, not for him as an American, but for the break in oneness that this judgement carried, which is so precious to the Lord. It left him in tears and deep intercession.

We must humble ourselves and lay down judgements and boastfulness. We must ask the Lord to examine our hearts and give us humility. Our strength and trust is to be in Him alone. He will judge the proud but as He does that He will exult the humble with authority and strength that brings great light in the midst of darkness and shaking.

Humility and trust will establish you and cause His kindness to be poured out upon you. This is the hour to pray for the washing away of pride and self-sufficiency so that He will be exulted in the nations.

For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”” Luke‬ ‭14:11‬ ‭

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He Will Establish Your Steps!

by Kathi Pelton

One of my favorite verses is from Proverbs 16:9,

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

This is a promise to all His sons and daughters! In the midst of being those who merely “see in part” and then make our plans according to partial seeing and understanding; we are assured that the Lord will step in to establish our steps! This is such an incredible revelation of a truth that brings us both peace and rest from striving or anxious thoughts.

I have watched the Lord interrupt my plans with the establishment of His steps for my life so many times. I have learned to rest in the assurance that “if I get it wrong” that He will intervene and establish my steps according to His perfect will. We obey and make our plans according to the best of our hearing and understanding; then we can rest and rely upon Him to establish those steps.

I’ve shared the following story before but it’s worth repeating. Three years ago my son-in-law, Luke, called me to ask me to pray for him. He had some huge decisions to make that were causing him a lot of anxiety. He wanted to be a faithful son to God and husband to our daughter by making the right decisions. As I went to prayer I heard the Lord speak to me saying,

“Tell Luke that he cannot miss!”

To be honest, I didn’t believe I heard right! I know my Father’s voice but these words didn’t seem right. I pondered about all of the ways we can “miss God!” I prayed again and heard the exact same words. This happened three times. Finally, I said to the Lord,

“If this is You, I need it confirmed through Your Word!”

Immediately I heard the verse from Proverbs 16:9. Then He said,

“Kathi, when you commit your plans to Me, I promise to establish your steps. The ones who do this can’t miss!”

This was so freeing! It not only became a word of assurance for my son but for my life as well. He was able to make a decision based on what he felt was right in his heart and we have watched God establish his steps in the most profound ways since that time.

Today, my husband and I set off on another “walk by faith, not by sight” ministry journey (I’m writing this in a plane at 35,000 feet). This particular journey took a lot of planning and a lot of faith. When resistance came we sought the Lord and continued with our plans according to the understanding of our hearts and His promise to establish our steps. Even the provision of this journey was resisted but we heard, “Go forward and watch me establish your steps and the provision as you go.”

Yesterday, we miraculously had provision come in to begin the journey and then this morning we woke up at 3 a.m. to catch an early flight only to find that more provision had come forth from a “spiritual son”. Then, as we were boarding the plane more came through. It was as if our steps were splashing favor and blessing upon us as we walked forward. Isn’t our Father faithful!!

I share this with you to encourage you! We know that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophesy; therefore may our testimony prophesy over your plans and steps. As you commit your plans to Him, He will surely establish your steps. You can’t miss! Just as we stepped forward, not seeing what was needed but hearing to go forth (then within the first 24-hours we saw provision establish our steps), so the same will happen for you.

We have watched this happen for over twenty years now but it has been happening for God’s people from the days of Noah, Abraham and all those who committed their plans to the Lord.

He will establish your steps so do not fear making your plans. You will watch as divine redirections, interruptions and supernatural resources touch the path you walk on. Your steps will slash favor and blessing upon you as you step forth in the assurance of His faithfulness.

He is so, so good!

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His Presence Changes Everything

by Kathi Pelton

What an amazing reality to know that when you wake up each morning that His presence is right there with you. Then, when you lay down at night He remains present— and in every moment throughout each day.

When I was a young believer and newly married I got up one morning to see my young husband prostate on the floor in prayer. I could tell that he was weeping and I was deeply moved by the tenderness in my husband’s heart. When he finally got up from the floor I looking at his tear stained face and said,

“Wow, you must have had a powerful time with Jesus!”

He shocked me because he responded by saying, “No, I wasn’t able to breakthrough into His presence.”

I stood before him utterly confused because I had read the verse from Deuteronomy 31:6-8 that says,

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

I had only been a believer a short time but I was sure that we didn’t have to “breakthrough into His presence!” Somewhere in my young husband’s sensitive conscience and desire to “be holy” he had come to believe that he had to work to gain access into the presence of God; the enemy was only too happy to convince him that he’d never done enough to arrive (thankfully, God set him free of that lie!).

We may have to “strive to enter into rest”; not because we have to earn it but because we have to train our souls to surrender to trust and peace; but His presence is with us always. He’s not absent, distant, mad or critical— He waits, watches and does not ever waver in His faithfulness to be with us always.

The knowledge that He is always with me and His Spirit (which is Him!) dwells within me changes everything. The God who spoke the entirety of creation into existence is with us always! There is nothing that you will go through or face alone. NOTHING!

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2

You continually have all that you need because He is with you. Your comforter, deliverer, provider, protector, friend, warrior, counselor, teacher, helper, lover, King and Savior is present with you day and every night. Not because you did anything to earn it but because His death on the cross tore the veil that separated us. It is grace that opened up the way. He paid the full price for His presence to be opened up to us. We can boldly and confidently go before His throne!

I want to say it again…HIS PRESENCE CHANGES EVERYTHING!! He is before you, behind you and beside you. He’s been where you are going and He’s been where you have already gone.

I am continually in awe when I look back on my life at how at every turn He’s prepared the way for me. Of course I’ve faced my share of hard times and even seasons of deep grief, but He was always present to comfort me and make a way through the wilderness. The older I get the more I can look back on my own journey as a living testimony that declares, “He has never left me, nor forsaken me!”

I woke up today with such a tangible awareness of His presence with me and around me. It filled me with such expectation of wondering what He will do next— because everything changes in His presence!

“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

What amazing and unfathomable thing will He surprise us with today? Yesterday He surprised dear friends of ours with a testimony that left me in such awe! When I heard the testimony of what God did, I wanted to run into the arms of Jesus and embrace Him for being so very good and faithful. His faithfulness toward them overflowed onto me like a flood of joy.

He is with you and in His presence is joy (Ps. 16:11) , peace and rest (Ex. 33:14), refreshing (Acts 3:20-21), help (John14:26), wisdom and instruction (Ps. 25:5-9), mercy and grace (Heb. 4:16), salvation (Zep. 3:17), justice (Ps. 37:5-6), fruitfulness (Jer. 17:7-8)…and so much more!

Release His presence into all that is around you…and watch as it changes everything.

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The Wilderness You’ve Been Going Through Is Your Door of Hope

by Kathi Pelton

Some of you have been going through a time of deep pain, deep longing and what you’d describe as a wilderness time. Many years ago I went through such a time and during those few years I honestly wondered if I’d survive the pain and darkness that surrounded my soul.

During that time I was often awake in the middle of the night trying to find my way through the unrelenting pain. One night, in the midst of the thick wilderness, I began to hear the words from the Book of Hosea flowing through my heart like a stream of hope upon my dry and thirsty soul. The words are from Hosea 2:14-23,

““Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. “In that day,” declares the Lord, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master. ’ I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked. In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety. I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord. “In that day I will respond,” declares the Lord — “I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth; and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel. I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one. ’ I will say to those called ‘Not my people, ’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’ ””

These verses became my lifeline! They gave me purpose in the pain and points for prayer. God hadn’t taken me into the wilderness to ruin me but rather to restore me! In His incredible mercy, He drew me into a place that was set apart because He loved me too much to leave me content with less than the fullness of what He intended for my life.

There, in the wilderness, I became aware of all the “masters of my soul” and I became keenly aware of the captivity that the busyness of my life had hidden in the locked closets of my soul. I was laid bare and in the midst of naked vulnerability He covered me with His love, He healed my wounds, dressed me in His righteousness and He betrothed me to Him; changing my identity to, “I am my Beloved’s and He is mine.” (Songs of Solomon 6:3)

‭Though it was the most painful time of my life; it was the most important time in my life. I am forever grateful that He “allured me into the wilderness to speak tenderly to me and to restore me.” During that three year wilderness my life was saved and everything changed. I was set free to truly live, truly be loved and truly breathe in the beauty of salvation.

The wilderness is not without purpose! Rarely is it only a moment but rather a journey. My wilderness changed when I began to understand that there was a divine purpose in it. Prior to that it was merely agonizing pain that was leaving me stuck. As soon as I found the purpose through the verses in Hosea, I began to partner with God to walk into freedom upon the path He had forged for me.

Your wilderness is not without purpose. Winter is for only for a season but you must go through that season to get to the springtime. If you are in a wilderness season; you are not in the wilderness alone. God is with you there. You are surrounded by angelic hosts that have been assigned to you— to minister to you. Holy Spirit is with you to reveal the purpose and the path to you. It’s not a place to build homes or remain but a place to journey “through.”

It is a place of redemption! It is a place where you are set free and a place where you are betrothed. My life truly began in the wilderness when I discovered He was there with me. From that point onward I moved forward and left behind the masters I had served and the chains that had held me captive. Some call it, “the dark night of the soul” but I call it the “door of hope.” My valley of weeping became the threshold of true joy and freedom.

When I emerged from this season into my springtime my husband gave me a gift. It was the verses from Songs of Solomon 2:10-13 engraved on slate. They read,

“My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.””

Don’t stop moving forward because the purpose of your wilderness is redemption! The winter will pass and flowers will appear. The sound of the dove’s song will be heard once again. You will bear fruit once again and intimacy will surround you like the fragrance of a garden in full bloom.

You are in a doorway of hope. Though weeping lasts a night…joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5).

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It’s Transition Time! Your Segue To Something New

by Kathi Pelton

I returned last night from a trip where we helped facilitate a thirty-hour worship an prayer burn. During these thirty hours there was a “transition” every two hours where the musicians and prayer leaders would change. The beautiful flow that had been carried and unbroken for the previous two hours would reach a segue moment, where as smoothly as possible a new group of musicians and prayer leaders would take their place. Then a new sound and “flavor” would begin taking us into new realms of beauty.

As I woke up this morning in a personal transition from one event in Florida, back to a few days at home, and then onto another event this weekend, I heard the Lord speak to me about these transition moments or “segue” moments in our lives.

First, we need to understand that a segue is defined as a “smooth transition.” We experience segues in worship sets when skilled musicians can transition from one song to another, possibly in a different key. There is an art and skill to make that transition smooth rather than abrupt so the flow is not disrupted. There are segues in conversations that cause a change of subject to flow smoothly rather than being confusing and disruptive. The listener may be completely unaware that a transition has occurred; the flow was not broken because of a skilled segue. Learning to navigate life’s transitions or segues is just as important.

Today the Lord spoke to me saying that many of His people are about to be—or are already in—transition moments. He said that if you will allow His Spirit to navigate you through them He will cause it to be a “segue” (smooth transition) rather than an abrupt interruption. When the old (what you were previously doing) abruptly and suddenly stops, it can interrupt the flow and be jarring emotionally and spiritually and cause disruption to those around you. But God desires to give you a segue rather than an interruption.

A segue is still a transition from one thing to a different thing, but the difference is that it is smooth and does not stop the flow. The Spirit of the Lord is so skilled at creating segues in our lives. When He navigates these times they do not bring trauma or disrupt flow. They become a beautiful corridor that ushers you smoothly from one place to another. The place of transition can be beautiful when Holy Spirit is in it.

I think by nature many of us live for the “peak” moments where experiences and events crescendo isn’t breakthrough, but there can also be such beauty, peace, and joy found in the transition times. When you invite the Spirit of the Lord to turn your transition into an anointed segue then the people around you will hardly notice that a change has occurred, because it happened so naturally and peacefully. You will flow smoothly into your new season without disruption, disturbance, and stress.

I have been through many transition moments in my life and ministry. In the early years they were rough! I tried to navigate them with my understanding and found myself stressed and overwhelmed by the process. By the time the transition was completed, I was depleted! But throughout the years I have discovered that as I yield to the Spirit that a beautiful and peaceful segue from one season to another is created for me. But it truly takes an unbroken flow of surrender and of remaining “in the Spirit” to embrace and encounter them.

If you are sensing that one season of your life is coming to a close and another is about to begin, ask the Lord to give you an anointed, Spirit-led segue. This will assure that peace and joy remain in the transition.

On a side note: in my experience, when we don’t yield to seeing a smooth transition it not only creates a break in the flow for you personally but it is disruptive to those around you. What does not occur naturally and smoothly will feel “unnatural and harsh.” This will often create an atmosphere where people become offended, confused, and disheartened and “breaks” occur. We do not want our transitions to cause a break but to usher everyone into the new with unbroken beauty.

It is time for spiritual segues to occur in place of rough and intrusive breaks. “Spirit come! Come and usher us through spiritual segues that flow naturally and are hardly noticed. Thank you that You are the God of the crescendos and the God of the segues. We yield to the sound and the movements of the way transitions are supposed to be experienced.” Amen

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There Is A “Sound Swell”— It’s The Sound of Revival!

by Kathi Pelton

There is a sound that is swelling in the atmosphere that will ignite revival throughout the world— it is the sound of the “laid down lovers” intermingled with the sound of the One who laid His life down.

I was taken into an encounter where I found myself before our precious Jesus as His hands were being nailed to the cross. With each pound of the hammer He let out a great cry. Yet in this encounter His cry was heard in my spirit as, “Yes! I lay Myself down!” Each cry was His yes given to save us— the “Yes” of One who is purchasing back His Bride.

Then I was taken to crowds of believers who were giving their “Yes” to lay down their lives for the sake of Christ. Their “Yes” was an unconditional and fully abandoned “Yes!” Then, suddenly the “Yes” of Christ from 2000 years ago, as He was being nailed to the cross, and the “Yes” of His sons and daughters today went forth as one sound. The echo of His yes and our yes intermingled into a sound of revival. I saw billions (not millions but billions) come to Christ in response to this sound!

An explosion of the sound of “Yes” is the trip wire that will signal revival…worldwide revival. No man, no law and nothing will be able to stop the sound. Old and young will run to hear the sound, to encounter the Man and to add their “Yes!” The “critical mass” required to for a chain reaction of salvation and purification is about to occur!

Do you feel and hear the swell of this sound? Release your “YES!” It is the unconditional yes that holds nothing back but rather it lays down all for the sake of the One who laid down His all. It is the yes of those who are completely dependent and surrendered. It is the yes that declares, “He is worthy of it all!”

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Watch As The Chaos Sent Against You Suddenly Becomes A Wave Of Destiny

by Kathi Pelton

I was taken into a vision this morning where I saw a swirl of fear, chaos and distraction sent against many of God’s people. This demonic assignment was causing people to feel disoriented and disconnected. It came so fast and furious that it caught them off guard.

I’m from Northern California where the coastline is known for what are called, “sneaker waves”. These are very large and powerful waves that suddenly and unexpectedly come upon the shoreline. These sneaker waves a known for pulling a swimmer or a person walking on the shore out into the turbulent sea.

This is an appropriate description of what this assignment looks like. It is as if you were swimming in the refreshing glory of God or walking with Him upon shores of grace and suddenly you are caught by a sneaker wave and are pulled out into the chaos and turbulence of the sea.

In this vision I saw those who were caught in the chaos of this sneaker wave struggling to reorient themselves. I saw their arms flailing like a person who was drowning. As I saw this I saw the Lord with them and heard Him speak these words,

“Stop fighting, stop flailing and let Me rescue you. Trust Me and watch what I will do.”

When someone is drowning, the worst thing that they can do when help arrives is to fight and flail in fear. As they rest and relax into full dependency upon the one who has come to save them the rescue is far easier and much less traumatic.

The Lord is with you in the sea of chaos that has caught you by surprise. Relax and rest in His arms because He is right there with you. The fear has been blinding you from seeing Him but know this; He is there to rescue and save you.

The vision continued and I saw these people as they began to recognize the Lord’s presence with them. They began to relax into the peace that comes with absolute dependency upon His saving power. As they ceased striving and flailing, the sea of chaos that they had been drowning in suddenly became a wave that lifted them up carried them to the shore. Yet it was not the shore that they began on but it was a shore of destiny. A wave of destiny brought them to a shore of destiny.

So often God will use what the enemy has sent against us as an opportunity to get us further and faster to the place He has for us then had the attack not come. This is happening for many right now. We know from scripture that when the enemy comes…like a flood the Lord raises up a standard against him. It is the Lord that floods the atmosphere with His ways and will.

Years ago the Lord told me to be aware that the demons feed on fear and chaos. It is like a feeding frenzy for demons when the atmosphere is charged with the fear that produces chaos. Then He showed me that when there is peace and trust in Him it releases an atmosphere that is complete confusion to the enemy. He and his army fall into absolute chaos and confusion…and they must flee! Peace and trust attract the hosts of heaven!

If you have been caught by a spiritual “sneaker wave”that has pulled you into its grip, threatening to pull you under and drown you, then now is the time to close your eyes and see with the eyes of your spirit. God is with you to rescue and save you. Enter into peace and trust. Watch the chaos suddenly become a wave that you were destined to ride to the shore of destiny where that which you’ve longed and waited for is suddenly before you.

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

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It’s Time To Be Awakened!

by Kathi Pelton

For the past month I have been having the Lord take me back to the memories, the songs, the stories and the beauty of when I first knew came to know Jesus as my Savior. It truly was a “first love” encounter; I was experiencing such excitement, hope, joy and I was being overwhelmed with awe as I experienced new life.

I remember often saying to myself and those around me in those early days of knowing Jesus that I was sure that God was “cheating for me!” I would say that because He was continually rescuing me from my own lack of understanding, lack of knowledge and lack of wisdom. It was like having a jealous lover nearby all the time who would not let me go astray but pursued me day and night with such a lavishing of His love. His love overwhelmed me and caused me want to pursue Him with the same intensity that He was pursuing me with.

The gospel was such good news to me and I couldn’t get enough of it. The simplicity of His grace and the depths of His love that saved me was my breath and my song. The week that I fully gave my life to the Lord was the same week that I met my husband. During that first year of walking with Jesus I was in the midst of a double portion of “first love.” Everything was new and every day was marked by the excitement of newly discovered love.

It’s been 36 years since that time and there have been seasons where that love became too familiar to me; with both the Lord and my amazing husband. In those times I have chosen love and chosen covenant but felt far from the place of “first love.” Dreaming became more difficult and my “yes” to God became more of a default answer than a passion to pursue Him more.

If we are not careful, time can produce a sort of lethargy that numbs passion and weakens love. We can become familiar with the sound of His voice and lose the way that it once took our breath away. We can become familiar with His presence to the point that the awe of “God with us” is lost. But there are depths and mysteries yet to be discovered in His love.

During this past month I have sensed an awakening happening. It is as if the prince has arrived to kiss Sleeping Beauty and awaken her to first love once again. I sense the kiss of God coming upon His Bride that will break the spell of slumber and the dullness of familiarity off of her so that she becomes alive and in love once again.

I have had many moments over the past few weeks that I feel the excitement of first love the way I did when I was an 18 year old new believer. The simplicity of His grace and wonder of His love feels so near; almost like I’ve come full circle back to the place that I once began. I have a sense that I will be saying to myself (and many of you will be saying to yourselves), “God is cheating for me!” For He will once again surprise you with what He does and how He moves on your behalf.

We will stand in awe of His pursuit and we will not be able to hold back from telling others about the One that we love and how well He loves us. He will overwhelm you with how He moves and how He causes your “Yes” to be from a place of deep desire rather than daunting duty.

One of my friends and I keep saying to each other (since mid-February) that we feel like Alice in Wonderland…we’ve gone down the rabbit hole and find ourselves living in a continuous journey of “awe and wonder” once again. Of course there are still trials that we face and days of difficulties but they are continually being overcome by “signs and wonders” that we aren’t even looking for.

There are themes that we will see emerging in these days such as first love, awe, awakening, full circle, signs and wonders and convergences. This awakening will be a renewal; a renewal of love, of youthfulness, of passion and of strength.

Isaiah 40 has stood out to me and the end of it is part of this awakening,

“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah‬ ‭40:29-31‬ ‭

It is time to run again! It is time to receive first love’s kiss that will awaken you to an “all things new” season. What joy we will feel once again!

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It’s A Good Friday To Have A Passover!

by Kathi Pelton

For only the second time this century, Good Friday and the first night of Passover will coincide. While Christians around the world will be remembering the “Lamb that was slain” to set us free from the captivity of slavery to sin, the Jews will be gathering around that table to remember the blood of the lamb that was put upon the doorposts and their freedom from the captivity of Egyptian slavery.

For months the word, “convergence” has been coming out of my mouth as I witness divine convergences emerging everywhere. Yet, the greatest convergence ever known to mankind is that which converged the hopeless depravity of man (and sin) with the perfect hope of the shed blood of Jesus that cleanses our sin. His blood has become our freedom from captivity and slavery!

When we read about the terrible conditions that the Jewish people endured, enslaved in Egypt for 400 years, it is almost unthinkable. From heavy labor in despicable conditions, to the killing of their first born sons, they had all but lost hope.

Sin is the same kind of slavery! It causes men and women to take on such a heavy load (yoke) and brings death to every good thing. Sin causes even the most wealthy to live in vile conditions from which no money can set them free.

Good Friday is the day we remember the price that was paid, not in money, but in blood and in love, to set us free. It cost Him everything and cost us nothing but our “Yes!” We will declare, “I believe and I receive the blood that sets me free.”

Let us pray for the Jewish people around the world, that today as they sit down for their Passover meal that their eyes would be opened to see the true Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ. As these two days that represent freedom from captivity converge, let us declare over all who are still in slavery to sin and the captivity of the world: FREEDOM!

Roar out the good news! Don’t hold back but allow the sound of freedom and the sound of salvation become the sound of chains falling to the floor. Roar it over your family, roar it over your city, roar it over your nation, and roar it over all of creation!

“Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.’” John‬ ‭8:34-36‬ ‭

The blood that was shed by our Messiah became the ink that signed our adoption papers. We are no longer slaves but now we are sons. Our “yes” and His blood become the grace that puts us in family and restores to us the full inheritance of a son, and to the Son His full inheritance in us.

This is a very Good Friday! Our Passover Lamb has redeemed us and sets us free from the slavery of sin. May His blood be placed upon the “doorpost” of every person that has yet to come to the knowledge of the cross. Pray and decree the blood of the Lamb over all that you are carrying.

The blood of Jesus speaks a better word over their life and over your life!

“You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.” Hebrews 12:24

Today there is a better word being spoken over your life and over your loved ones. Where you have cried out for vengeance begin to cry out for the blood that speaks forgiveness and releases the new covenant. There is power in the blood!

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