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 Striking of the Match of Revival

Kathi Pelton

For a number of years now God has been speaking to His people out of Isaiah 43:19,

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

The threshold into “a new thing”, more often than not, is a longer earthly time period then we expect. It involves preparation, purification and perseverance to fully move into the new. The new thing begins in individual hearts that willingly go through reformation and transformation. Then those lives spill out the overflow causing a corporate remnant to carry the same heart of unity and agreement.

When this happens the sounds we hear begin to change to a new sound that has never been heard before, the desires of His yielded ones change and align with the desires of the Lord, the language changes releasing words that shift atmospheres and invite others in and lastly; hearts change! The change of heart is a softening, a surrender and a purification from flesh to spirit.

The past few years have been the preparation individually and corporately so that we may know how to embrace the new thing without being held back by old things. The old isn’t necessarily negative but it would be if brought into the new. Just as a single old piece of fruit will spoil an entire basket of new fruit harvested or the mixing of old into new wine will spoil the whole batch so it is with the “new thing” that the Lord is doing.

We must be taught how to walk in it and keep it pure. I believe that 2019 will begin to open up the way to walk in the new way. It will not be the fullness but rather the beginning. It will be a year of revelation and instructions that bring about the manifestation of a “new move” that has never been seen before. It will be like the lighting of a match that sets seasoned wood aflame. It will catch afire and spread upon all that it touches that has been “seasoned” through the time of preparation. It will touch drought filled lives that thirst for what is real and pure causing them to burn with holy fire.

I hear the words in my spirit from Isaiah 30:21 that say,

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

God is bringing wisdom, blueprints and instructions of how to walk in the new way. As doors open and the “seasoned ones” that have been set aflame move through those doors they will understand how to walk in a new way that keeps the way pure.

Even as we have seen the horrific fires throughout California over the past couple of years, this is merely a destructive counterfeit of the pure fire that brings life, harvest and great joy to all that it touches. As the natural conditions in California were ripe for wildfires that have destroyed so are the spiritual conditions ripe for that which will redeem and transform. The church in California will be a spiritual match for the whole nation (and nations) in the days and years to come.

Do not fear or be dismayed by the natural conditions of your city, state, nation or even of your current life situations because God is about to strike the enemy down and strike the match of revival that brings forth great victories.

December is a striking of the matches of new beginnings. Just as we’ve now entered into the Hanukkah season where eight matches are struck over eight nights (eight is the number of new beginnings), this month will usher us into a time of great light in the midst of darkness and the restoration of the temple. This will be a time of taking back lands and the things that were stolen. It will be a time of revival fire and abundant rain.

“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” Hoses 6:3

“Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” Joel 2:23

Revival fires and the latter rain are coming upon us!

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It Is Completed!

Jeffrey & Kathi Pelton

We have been invited into the complete work of the cross. Over the past forty days a remnant of the global family of God has received the invitation to yield their body, souls, and spirits to that completed work. It has been a supernatural work of the Spirit, partnered with our prayer,

“Not my will but Your will be done.”

God gave instruction to Israel, and also, to us: “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (Leviticus 11:44-45; 1 Peter 1:15-16). We have been yielding to the Lord to bring us into an encounter of greater purity and intimacy.

Yet so often we’ve bowed our heads in despair rather than lifting our hands in surrender as we looked upon our human weakness. Even this season of “yielding” that we have taken part in could have become a source of discouragement if we allow ourselves to be measured by any human understanding of God’s commands to us.

But here is a precious truth: Our Father wants us to be holy even more than we want to be holy.

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean from all your uncleanness and from all your idols. Moreover I will give you a new heart. I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the stony heart from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Ruach within you. Then I will cause you to walk in My laws, so you will keep My rulings and do them. Then you will live in the land that I gave to your fathers. You will be My people and I will be your God. So I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful. I will not bring a famine upon you.”

(Ezekiel 36:25-29 TLV)

The same promise is spoken in Jeremiah 31:32,

“I will put My Torah within them. Yes, I will write it on their heart. I will be their God and they will be My people.”

So, the cleansing He has done this season has been a work of His own hand, by His authority, according to His power and mercy. And, we are astonished to discover that our great and awesome God wants us. He desires to fellowship with us, because we are His treasure and we belong to Him—corporately and individually. He has called us each of us by name, so that we become aware of His individual concern and care. He nurtures and protects and cherishes us.

Every unique individual bears an imprint of the Eternal, and He loves the personality and gifts and expressions He has placed within each of us. Before creation—before anything was—He prepared promises and treasures for each of us, to give Him glory and bring us pleasure and fulfillment.

These gifts, and the close fellowship with our Maker, create who we are and release wonder in the earth. He does not stand in opposition to us because of our weakness; rather, He is for us, and nothing can condemn or stand against us.

So, at the end of these forty days, with the eyes of our hearts open and filled with light, we see Joshua the high priest, no longer condemned, but clothed in purity because the Holy One decreed it. We see the menorah in the temple glowing brightly, miraculously, with pure oil, day after day, because the Holy One created it.

We see ourselves, cleansed and purified and fully clothed in righteousness because of our Savior. We are ravished by His love; we are fearfully and wonderfully made; and we are beckoned to continue into the romance of becoming one spirit with Him, joined forever.

First love has been restored and becoming one spirit with our precious Savior has been completed by the miraculous power of His Spirit who lives within us. We have yielded to our King and He has been faithful to do for us what we could never do for ourselves. We prayed, like Mary,

“Be it unto me according to your word.”

It has been done and is now complete. Our Messiah came and purified our lives and created a resting place for Himself in each of our lives. Our light shines brightly—just as the Son—for all the world to see.

We complete these forty days of yielding with the knowledge that we have crossed a threshold into a new realm where the shadows of old have passed away and unfiltered light shines like a lamp stand in a darkened world. We declare today,

“Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let Earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare him room and Heaven and nature sing!”

May peace and joy, and the depth, height, and width of His love rest upon you and your loved ones. The King has received and responded to our yielding!

Amen~

(Day 40: The Yielding)

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God is Purifying All That the Enemy Has Defiled

Kathi Pelton

As I’ve taken the past two months to meditate on Zechariah 3–a story that is marked by God’s miraculous grace to save a man defiled by his own iniquities—I have become keenly aware of this continual work of grace happening in the lives of God’s sons and daughters even now.

As believers we stand before the Father fully clothed in the purity and righteousness of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Yet still, we are being transformed in our souls— our minds, character, thoughts, and feelings. Our minds are continuously being renewed in order to obtain the mind of Christ, our belief systems are being aligned with truth, and our actions are being adjusted to mirror only what we see the Father doing. Condemnation has been removed and we have been set free from guilt and shame, even while our souls are being purified from all that the enemy has defiled from the old patterns of this world.

As I awoke this morning I saw in my spirit a scene of snow falling. As it fell it began to cover the branches of each individual tree, then the soil and brush beneath the trees, causing the entire landscape to be clothed in this pure white snow. It was a gradual and peaceful transformation. The land did nothing to receive this gift, it merely received it.

The same is true in Zechariah 3 with Joshua the high priest; he merely stood and received the new garments (white linens) just as the land received the white covering of snow.

There is an accuser who desires to replay and remind God’s people of their past iniquities, hoping to cause them to return to the pig pens of his demonic defilement. He wants to keep our souls in his defilement so that our light will be hidden. The definition of defilement is to sully, mar, or spoil. impair, debase, degrade; desecrate or profane (something sacred), desecrate, profane, violate, or to violate the chastity of (a woman). Jesus has clothed us in new, white garments and removed our sins as far as the east is from the west. He has set us free from sin and it’s defilement, He is the pure oil that renews and transforms us into a bright and pure light that reveals Christ to a darkened world.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

Remember that just as it took time for the landscape to be fully covered in the white snow, and as the oil that was used to light the flame of the menorah took eight days to purify, so our souls are in a process of purification. Though we stand blameless before God because of the blood of Jesus, our souls are still being transformed.

Today is a day to yield to the transformational work of the Holy Spirit. I heard the Spirit say that there is a deep work of grace happening even now. He is removing defilement from lives. I saw the “landscape” of lives being purified from all the mire of iniquities of the soul and He is covering places that had been left uncovered.

The landscape represents all that pertains to your life. Just as in the scene of the snow falling, not only were the individual trees covered in snow, but the ground that they were planted in was covered and the growth around them was covered in white. Even the atmosphere was permeated by the falling snow. God is removing defilement from spiritual atmospheres, from lands, people groups, families, and from your life. He is covering every detail. All you have to do is to be still and receive it.

“Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm‬ ‭46:8-10‬ ‭

(Day 36: The Yielding)

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The Miracles that Happened Before Will Happen Again

Kathi Pelton

For a couple of months now I’ve been hearing the Spirit speak the words,

“What has happened before will happen again.”

I wasn’t sure specifically what this meant and didn’t want to assume a meaning, but today I heard these words again. As I heard them this time the Spirit showed me miracles that had happened before suddenly beginning to happen again.

We are in the middle of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah that recalls a miraculous victory followed by a miraculous eight nights of the temple menorah remaining lit when there was only enough oil for one night. As I heard, “What has happened before will happen again,” in my spirit I saw miracles happening. They were like the ones that Hanukkah commemorates: miraculous defeat of enemies, miraculous restoration of land, miraculous provision from lack, miraculous light in darkness.

Not only did I see Biblical miracles of old about to happen again, but miracles that had previously been experienced in individual lives and families that had been lost or stolen, I saw them restored and returned, never to be stolen again. Their miracles would accompany an anointing to release the power of breakthrough onto others as well.

Expect miracles! Expect beyond what you have experienced before; miracles that give you victory over your enemies, that restore what is rightly yours in Christ Jesus, that bring provision out of lack and that cause lost things to be returned! I declare over you, “What has happened before will happen again.”

Today, yield your faith to an expectancy of miracles!

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Star of Wonder

Kathi Pelton

As I pondered the beauty of the candlelight that is seen in the Hanukkah and Christmas celebrations, it bought me back to the light that shone so brightly in the night sky two thousand years ago. It was a light that led wise men to the eternal Light that would offer deliverance to all mankind from the darkness of sin and death.

That light came in the form of a tiny baby. While Bethlehem slept in their beds, the Savior was born and laid in a manger. A King became a helpless baby in a town that had no room for him. He allowed Himself to leave His throne and become fully dependent on the ones that He Himself had created.

As we have been led like the wisemen to the King, who once again sits upon His throne, will we allow ourselves to become fully dependent upon Him? Will we make room in our hearts and our cities for the One who the angels announced to shepherds and a star led wise men to worship? For He is the perfect light and there are no shadows within Him. As the Christmas carol says,

O Star of wonder, star of night

Star with royal beauty bright

Westward leading, still proceeding

Guide us to thy Perfect Light

The Holy Spirit is our “Star of Wonder” that leads us by His light. He is “Emmanuel- God with us”. Never are we to fear darkness again, for we have received the greatest gift known to man…Christ Jesus, our Lord.

We worship with hearts fully yielded to the babe that once laid in a manger and the King who sits upon a throne called “Mercy”. What light and love came that night and shines with great brightness still.

Do you need a light to lead you forward? A star that brings you into wonder and delight? Today, your humble king has grace, mercy and delight to be poured over you. He will lead you where miracles never cease and light always dispels darkness. Present yourself before Him, like the gifts the wisemen set before the babe…the Messiah who slept in a manger. Surrender all.

Together we sing…

Glorious now behold Him arise

King and God and Sacrifice

Alleluia, Alleluia

Earth to heav’n replies

(Day 34: The Yielding)

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Light Shines in the Darkness

Kathi Pelton

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John1:5

During this time of Hanukkah that is celebrated by the Jewish people all around the world, I am reminded that even the smallest flame overcomes the darkness. It takes but one lit match to bring light.

I recently had someone write me and ask me this question,

“What is my purpose here on Earth?”

They felt purposeless. Yet, as a believer they contain the light of the Holy Spirit and their mere existence dispels darkness. Though their life (and every life) is created with a call to great purpose, if all they did was let their light shine it would have a significant impact.

No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:15

I have a friend whose son was severely handicapped. In the 29 years that he lived he brought significant light to all who would come in contact with him. He could not speak, walk, or even feed himself but he could reveal light. His smile, his love for God and mankind was brighter than some of the most able-bodied people you’ll ever meet. He didn’t hide the light that was placed within him but let it shine like the steady flame of a candle.

During these eight nights of the Hanukkah celebration let us let our light shine forth for all to see. What greater purpose is there than to reveal the light that Christ has placed within us? He is the Light of the World and the darkness CANNOT overcome it.

Today we ask that our lives would shine with the light of Christ. In anymanner that we have placed our light under a basket we say, “No! I’m going to let it shine.”

(Day 33: The Yielding)

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He Gives Us Pure Oil

Jeffrey Pelton

This evening begins the celebration of Hanukkah with the lighting of the first of eight candles. The miracle that occurred over 2200 years ago is a picture of the light that has illuminated our hearts—a light of purity and a light of the miraculous.

We pray as Paul did in Ephesians 1:18; that the eyes of our hearts would be enlightened—“filled with light”—that we would know the hope of His calling and His glorious inheritance in us, and that we would understand the greatness of His power to us who believe. This power is like the mighty strength He exercised when He raised Jesus from the dead and seated Him at the right hand of the Father (Ephesians 1:19-20).

This is a work of grace in our hearts and our lives. It is our Lord’s mighty power at work in us. We don’t earn it; we don’t cause it to come to us through effort. We posture ourselves humbly; yielding, trusting, believing that He is true and faithful, and that His Word is true. He will fulfill His purposes and promises in our lives. He is the Alpha and Omega—the beginning and end, the initiator and perfecter of our faith (Revelation 1:8; 22:13; Isaiah 44:6; Hebrews 12:2).

He faithfully began a good work in us, and He will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6). This work unites us with our Bridegroom, creating worship and faithfulness within our hearts, that we would be the “five wise virgins” with our lamps full of oil (Matthew 25:1-13), purified by the Holy Spirit, watching with the eyes of our hearts wide open and full of light.

The darkness of our present age is no match for the burning devotion—fueled by pure oil—that the Lord Himself is producing in His family. Just as the Maccabees refused idol worship and refused to be intimidated by the enemies of God, so we too enter the temple of the Lord to worship, to set aright those things that have been displaced, and to receive a miracle of power and devotion placed within our hearts by the One who performs miracles.

We need the oil of the Holy Spirit within us to keep our light burning in the night season until the return of our Bridegroom. His truth shines more purely and brightly within our hearts, and the light we release to others—bringing the light of hope to their darkness—will continue to grow in authority and power as we have yielded and find ourselves united in one spirit with the Lord.

This will display the true light that lights every man (John 1:9) and will release the power of the Holy One to restore us, our families, and our lands.

(Day 32: The Yielding)

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A Time to Rise and Shine

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By Kathi Pelton

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”  Isaiah 60:1-2

Tomorrow night the Jewish festival, Hanukkah, begins. This is also known as the “Festival of Lights“. The origin of this festival began over twenty-one centuries ago when The Holy Land was being ruled by the oppressive Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks). At this time, a small band of faithful Jews (known as the Maccabees) defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth and drove these Greek oppressors from the land. The Holy Temple in was recovered and rededicated to the service of God.

When they went to light the Temple’s menorah they found only enough olive oil for one night that was still pure (the olive oil used to burn the lamps had to go through a purification process). But miraculously, the one-day supply burned for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.

This is an accurate picture of what the body of Christ has been going through. The enemy has been oppressing God’s temples (sons and daughters). He has stolen what rightfully belong to them and oppressed them in their own land.

But God has been having small remnants of Believer’s go forth in faith (at His direction) to stand in His truth in the
midst of this demonic oppression. They have the spirit of the Maccabees that understand that though they are small in number they have the might of the Lord’s Heavenly Army at their backs. They have gone forth and declared His name and His might before the powers that have sought to oppress God’s people. There are small bands of “Maccabee-type” movements all over the world who have been rising up against this great oppressor to see what belongs to God returned and to lift up His name above every other name.

Meanwhile, the Spirit of the Lord has been preparing and purifying His sons and daughters to be pure oil that will burn bright in days of darkness.

This Hanukkah season is a significant time to see God’s people arise from the grip of their oppressors and reclaim what belongs to the Lord. Once again light will come to these temples and a re-dedication to be temples of the Lord will take place.

Take time this Hanukkah season to rededicate your life (your temple) to the Lord and to ask Him to pour the pure oil that He has prepared into the lamp of your life. He is the Light of the World and you are the lamps that are to carry this great Light.

During this Festival of Lights let us arise and shine for the Light of the World has come to dispel darkness and freedom from oppression!

Hanukkah Blessings!
Kathi Pelton

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