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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Misunderstood? Misrepresented? Mistreated? You Are Becoming More Like Jesus!

by Kathi Pelton

The prayer in John 17:21 is one of my life verses because I want to see the longing of Jesus fulfilled.

“…that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

God created us to enjoy the riches of oneness with God and with one another. There are such beautiful blessings found in unity but first we must receive the invitation to “be in Him” and become a true representation of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Because we were created for this oneness and unity it makes it all the more painful and disorienting when we are misunderstood , misrepresented and mistreated within the body of Christ. People write to me all the time telling me the stories of the heartache and pain they have experienced within the family of God. It truly breaks my heart that we have yet to see the prayer of Jesus fulfilled (out of John 17:21) and yet I have hope because I see a remnant rising up!

The truth is that we must first come into the oneness that the Father, Son and Spirit share before we will experience that with one another. There is a yielding to “oneness with Christ” that causes our souls to heal and align with His truth and His ways.

Today, a friend who is going through one of these “family trials”, said to me that she realized that the warfare and pain of betrayal was being “exalted” above Jesus in her mind and emotions. That is always what the enemy seeks to do! He wants to rob God of worship by robbing us of our focus on Him. He also wants to rob Jesus of the answer to His prayer.

Lastly, the enemy loves to divide family because it is in those divisions that men most readily begin to erect walls against intimacy and love. Family betrayal is the worst kind of pain. Yet God says that we are to “count it all joy when we face various trials.”

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

These trials test our faith but produce the very things that we need to “lack nothing.” They make us like Jesus who lacks nothing! He, too, was misunderstood, misrepresented and mistreated but His love never wavered and His walked it out perfectly. His truth infuriated the Pharisees but His love attracted the sinner. May we become like Him.

It is true that there will be some people who claim to be a brother or sister in Christ but even when you speak the truth in absolute love, they will still accuse you, misrepresent you and slander you. Even so, you count it all joy to pick up your cross and follow Him. In those times you must shake the dust off and move forward without compromising truth or love. We must please God even when we are misunderstood by men.

So, if you have been facing trials that test your faith then count it all joy and know that what is being produced in you will cause you to lack nothing! You are becoming like Jesus as you continue to exult Him over the warfare and accusations.

He is worth it all!

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New England Trip Update

First, I want to tell all of my readers and followers who rose up and gave financially to help fund this trip…THANK YOU! All that has happened and that has begun is counted as your reward as well. We are declaring abundant multiplication upon you and your household.

We are still in Boston and will fly back to the West Coast Thursday afternoon. The trip has been one that has been marked by heart connections. From the divine appointment that healed a mother’s heart on the plane to the touching the heart of our nation.

Though I cannot yet share all of the details from our time (because they are still unfolding), I want you to know that God is gathering His family throughout the nations and yes, even in our beautiful nation. We are seeing the unfolding of Jesus’ prayer in John 17:21,

“…that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they may also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

This week I saw many strong leaders and ministries come to understand that we are not separated by giftings or callings but that as we come together as one, we form the fullness of His heart and His body.

There is a great humility coming upon those who will lay down their crowns (their personal ministries, their titles, their rights and their names) for the sake of being one. We are one family and one body made up of different parts but as we are rightly joined we function as we were created to be…as one bride.

Every time we sat down with an individual or a group or leaders of a ministry we found that we share the same heart. We realized in a greater measure that what we are carrying may all be the same and as the puzzle pieces of our hearts and lives are joined we reveal Jesus and we become a light that the world will be drawn to.

As the details become more defined I will share more. What I did want to share is that God began a convergence of hearts. Many ministries as well as fathers, mothers, sons and daughters now are connecting as one family. We joined in the place where our nation’s foundations began and witnessed new foundations of God’s original intent for His people…oneness with Him and one another.

Continue to pray that as we walk upon the historic foundations of our land today. Pray that we will release the love of God and the unity of the Spirit into the atmosphere and into the people that we meet.

Thank you once again for your prayers and financial support. If you desire to sow into this trip to cover the final cost or desire to help us with the our next trips (a tour through California, British Columbia, Boston, Ontario and Washington D.C.) you can donate at: https://www.inscribeministries.com/

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My Divine Appointment

by Kathi Pelton

I am in awe at how God orchestrated the divine appointment I had on an airplane this past Friday.

I was flying Southwest Airlines which is an airline that gives you three group that you board with and then it is a matter of getting whatever seats are available. I always pre-check 24-hours ahead when flying Southwest in order to get in the first group boarding. Somehow for this trip I completely forgot until not many hours before the flight. I am traveling with my 25-year old daughter, Amy, so now we were both put into the last group to board which would mean we wouldn’t sit together and we’d both get middle seats. Honestly, I was a bit frustrated at my forgetfulness since pre-check in had been on my mind and Was not something I ever forget to do.

When it was time for our last group to board the plane the counter person announced to our group that it will be a full plane and to take the first seat available. As I walked onto the plane I set my purse on the first seats available directly in front of my daughter. I then realized there wasn’t any overhead room for my carry-on. Leaving my purse on my seat, I went further down the aisle find an overhead compartment to store my carry-on case.

After storing it about ten rows back from where I’d set me purse down the flight attendant asked if I could sit down near where I was. I first began to sit next to a man and she said, “No, not there.” (he was a very large man so I think she was being kind to us both). So I looked on the other side and saw two women talking; one on the aisle and one by the window and asked if I could sit between them. They agreed even though they were obviously traveling together.

My daughter brought me my purse from the original seat that I had chosen and as she did I immediately thought, “God moved me for a reason.” So I began to listen.

About thirty minutes into the flight I looked at the lady near the window and heard the Lord say, “Tell her that daughter will be okay.” Then I asked the Lord if He had more to say and He said, “Ask her if her daughter’s middle name is Rose because she will fully blossom and fulfill her purpose in life.”

She had headphones in so I waited so as to not interrupt her. Finally, I just excused myself to speak to her. When I told her that the Lord spoke to me to tell her that her daughter was going to be okay her eyes filled with tears and she said, “My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer in November.”

This mom was far more scared than her daughter. She said that her daughter was incredible and brace but she was struggling as she watched her daughter going through chemo and losing her beautiful hair. Her daughter had started donating her hair to “locks for love” (they make wigs for children with cancer who have lost their hair) at four years old. Every year her daughter would grow her hair out and then have it cut to donate it to this organization. She even got her community and peers involved in joining her. Now she had cancer and had lost all of her hair.

Then I asked her if her middle name is Rose (honestly doubting my “hearing” because not too many 16 year olds have the name Rose nowadays!). I shared with her that the Lord showed me that she would fully bloom. She said, “Yes! When I was pregnant with her I saw her as a beautiful rose that would bloom over time so I named her Elizabeth Rose.”

There was more but this mom’s heart was put at ease that her daughter would be okay and God confirmed it with a “rose”. She had already believed in God and believed that God was the one who showed her to add the name Rose to her but I could see how this very personal word was taking her brief to a new place and revealing His love in a very tangible way.

I was reminded through this encounter of how God orders and establishes our steps. He orchestrated every step to assure that I would sit in that very seat because a mom’s heart needed the comforting assurance. I could have remained frustrated at forgetting to do early check in, for having to lose my seat, for a crowded plane and for not being near my daughter but the Spirit has taught me that He has my steps and my seats planned ahead of time. Pay attention when you lose your seat or something disrupts your plans because God may be setting you up to be His mouthpiece. What a good, good Father!

Let us all become more aware of God’s divine orchestration and appointments that He puts before us. I’m so grateful that I didn’t give into doubt and hold back the part about her daughter’s middle name being Rose because that was His signature upon the word that made it unmistakable to this mom.

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” Psalm‬ ‭37:5-6‬ ‭

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way…” Psalms‬ ‭37:23‬ ‭

Let us become more aware of how He is ordering our steps!

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Thank you so very much!

You Will Catch the Swift Current

by Kathi Pelton

For a few weeks now I have been seeing a reoccurring vision of God’s people being pulled into a spiritual current (such as a strong ocean current) that suddenly propels them forward. In the vision I saw people moving along slowly but faithfully but then suddenly they were pulled into a swift moving current that accelerated them with ease and a strength that was not their own.

I believe that many people who have been faithful with the little and who have kept moving forward, despite resistance and opposition, will be (and even now are) experiencing a sudden pull into this spiritual current that causes even things in the natural and the spirit to move faster and with greater ease. You will get from one place to another with greater ease, you will see answers come more swiftly and you will feel the power and force of His might free you from a heavy yoke of your own strength that has caused exhaustion and resistance. You will suddenly find yourself yoked to His power and the move of His Spirit.

I also heard the Lord say that those who have been held back due to opposition will suddenly become “current” as they are pulled into this spiritual current that catches them up. You have not missed anything but will be found “in His timing” at the very time that you are needing to be there.

If you are feeling a negative “pull” that is trying to convince you to stop or give up it is merely the enemy’s attempt to keep you away from being pulled into this swift current that will propel you forward and put you into this move of God that will impact you personally and us corporately.

This current will create a “slipstream” that aligns you with heaven’s movement. Your natural circumstances will be caught in this slipstream and we will see the Kingdom of God established in earth and in our lives like never before. Keep moving forward and do not be hindered by the pull that wants to stop you. The swift current is closer than you think!

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April Will Be A Month That Open Doors and Opens Blossoms of Promise!

by Kathi Pelton

When I sat down this morning to write this word about April being a month of open doors, my phone sent me an alert of a new message. That message read, “April literally means ‘To Open’.”

I just about jumped out of my skin! I quickly went and googled the meaning of the name April and here is what I read,

“April goes way back. … One is that the name is rooted in the Latin Aprilis which is derived from the Latin aperire meaning “to open” – which could be a reference to the opening or blossoming of flowers and trees, a common occurrence throughout the month of April in the northern hemisphere.”

April is the fourth month of the year; and the fourth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is “dalet” which means or signifies a door. Though April comes each year as the fourth month, I have never experienced a spiritual awakening or blossoming such as I sense this year. God has highlighted the words “open doors” to me from the moment April began and though we are only a week into it there are daily signs in the spirit and in the natural that is an announcement from heaven that something has opened up!

For me personally, April is one of my favorite months because of the budding or blossoming of the flowers and trees here in North America. Around our city cherry trees are in full pink displays of color. Many of our streets look like they’ve been lined with cotton candy. The dogwood trees are in full bloom and the tulips and daffodils have come out of the ground to announce that Spring has sprung.

Each year I am like a child in a candy shop as I see this visual display of life appearing in the land. But this year there is something more! This year there is a convergence of what is happening in the land and in the Spirit. I know that something has opened! The Lord is speaking the words from Isaiah 22:22,

“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.”

If you have read my articles from the past two days about 4/4–isn’t it interesting that this verse is from Isaiah 22:22? Mathematically 22 + 22 becomes 44. I am not being superstitious or over-spiritual because, as a friend pointed out to me yesterday, God has a personal language that is to be found by each one of us. For some of us He uses pictures, numbers, and visual signposts as His signature for us to see. That is often how He confirms things for me. As I put these things together they always add up to a clear confirmation that He is speaking. They will include my seer gift, His voice, the Word of God, and natural signs converging together to bring a clear message.

Jesus is our open door! God is opening doors that no man can close and He is closing doors that no man can open. These open doors will bring new life to His people. Long awaited promises will blossom and times of waiting will end. This open-door time for God’s people will also open doors for those who are ready for a “born again” experience. The seeds, or bulbs, of salvation will suddenly burst forth with great joy as many come into the knowledge of the love of Jesus.

The joy these new believers experience will also become our joy as we cross into this era of birthing new life. I saw a vision of the body of Christ sitting in a “critical care” unit in a hospital (where trauma and loss permeated the air) to suddenly being in a maternity ward where new life, birth, promises fulfilled, and great joy filled the atmosphere!

These open doors will also bring forth open doors for the rights of the unborn to be upheld. Doors will close that take make a way to take life from the doorway of the womb. Adoption will replace abortion!

April is an opening that will cross His people into experiencing “abundant life” like never before. I believe we will even see a baby boom in the natural, and in this baby boom we will see many baby girls that are given the name April!

Begin to declare open doors over your life, children, household, ministry, business, and city! Call forth the new life and begin to praise Him for the blossoming of life and promises being fulfilled.

As April began, the Lord spoke to me and said that there would be no April Fools this year because this is real! This is not a time where we will feel disappointed, as though we were fooled into believing something that didn’t manifest. We will see doors open that bring life and blessings and we will see doors close that have let the thief in (who steals, kills and destroys).

Lastly, I heard the words from His Spirit saying, “I rename you Beulah land.”

“No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married.” Isaiah‬ ‭62:4‬ ‭

This is His declaration over you! His delight will come upon you and overtake you!

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Testimony of a 4/4 Open Door!

by Kathi Pelton

On Sunday, March 31st, my husband and I were given a financial gift and amazing prophetic word. The word was that the gift was the key to open doors…many doors. The Lord had us use this financial gift to open our ministry’s new bank account that will fund the open doors. As we opened the account the 25-year old bank account specialist began to open up her heart to us and we immediately had an open door into her life and spent two hours ministering to her. We knew that this was a “first fruits of the open doors.”

Then, yesterday on 4/4 (the fourth letter of the modern Hebrew alphabet is dalet and means “door.”), I had a call with a leader from a national ministry that suddenly became another open door. God opened the door for me to go to Boston and Rhode Island next week with some of the Awaken the Dawn national leadership team to join them with meetings in those areas. I had asked the Lord for confirmation prior to the call about converging with them and the confirmation came in the most personal and prophetic way (I won’t share the details but I was literally speechless).

Then, the Lord spoke to me and said that He was going to raise up people to partner with Him to fund this “last minute” trip (as you know, plane ticket fares go up a lot when you book them right before a trip). Within 4-hours the full amount for two plane tickets came in. I thought that I would be going with my husband but the Lord spoke to me and said, “Ask your daughter, Amy.”

It made no sense to me why He was asking this but I obeyed. When I asked her she immediately responded with a yes and reminded me that one year ago she received a prophetic word that said,

The Lord will send you to Boston in 2019.”

Prophecy fulfilled! I had totally forgotten about this.

Later that afternoon, I sat to write my very first check out of our new ministry bank account (for open doors) to cover the plane tickets and as I signed the check a notification alert came on my phone and one of my dearest friends had sent me a screenshot that was 4:44 on 4/4. I had written the check for our first open door out of our “open door account” on 4/4 at 4:44!! You can’t make this stuff up!!

I wanted to share this with you because we often hear prophetic words but don’t often hear the testimonies that fulfill them. I want to encourage you in this time of open doors and suddenlies. God is on the move!

As a side note, if you would like to partner with the Lord for the expenses of this week long trip that we are going on (plane tickets are covered but there will be expenses as well) then you can go to our website at: https://www.inscribeministries.com/ and donate through the homepage. I believe that the Spirit spoke to me and said that those who partner with Him in this time will also see doors open in their lives.

April is an open door threshold we can cross over and there is no “April Fools” about that!

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Urgent Request For An Open Door

Dear Friends and Partners,

Today we received an invitation to be strategically involved in several national meetings that will take place next week in Boston and Rhode Island.

We are based in Portland, OR; therefore this would require us to book a last-minute cross-country flight.

We felt the Spirit ask us to invite you to partner with Him (and us) to quickly raise the funds to get us there.

We have been asked to take part in private and public meetings in these areas that will be pivotal in what God is doing in our nation to establish His Kingdom of righteousness.

If you feel to partner with us by financially investing in this open door, please go to: https://www.inscribeministries.com/

All donations are tax deductible. You can also send a US check or money order (for those outside of the USA) to:

Inscribe Ministries

15959 SW Sundew Drive

Tigard, Oregon 97223

Thank you for prayerfully considering sowing into this sudden open door.

With Love,

Jeffrey & Kathi Pelton

God is About to Send Fire Down Upon Your Offering. He Will Prove that He Alone is God!

by Kathi Pelton

The Holy Spirit has been drawing my attention to the story in 1 Kings 18, when Elijah and Ahab and the prophets of Baal had their showdown.

As you recall, Jezebel had been killing the prophets of God and supporting the prophets of Baal and Asherah. When Elijah shows up to meet with King Ahab, Ahab accuses him of making trouble in Israel but Elijah declared that it was the king and his family that had made trouble for the nation by turning away from God to worship Baal.

Elijah then tells Ahab to call the prophets of Baal and Asherah to be gathered (along with the worshippers of these idols). There were 450 prophet of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah and one prophet of the true God, Elijah. Elijah instructed the prophets of Baal and Asherah to build an altar of wood and place a cut up bull upon it and then to call to their gods to send fire to consume their offering. From morning to evening they called, shouted, danced and ritualistically cut themselves to summon their god. Fire never fell.

Then Elijah built an altar of stone and wood. He then placed the cut up bull upon it. Then the altar was drenched with water; even a trench was dug around it and water filled it. Then He called upon the One true God.

“At the usual time for offering the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet walked up to the altar and prayed, “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.” Immediately the fire of the LORD flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench! 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 ‭18:36-39‬ ‭

I felt to remind you of this story because many of you are facing impossible circumstances and yet you have not turned away from the One true God. You have seen the lives of prophets taken, you have watched the evil one try to kill the word of the Lord that you have been standing on and you have watched your countrymen turn to serve idols and false gods.

Today you stand like Elijah before your drenched offering, knowing that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the true God. Those against you outnumber those who are for you but God is on your side and He is about to send fire upon your offering.

I hear you praying the words of Elijah that say,

“…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.”

This showdown is not merely for your breakthrough but it is the kindness of God that brings those who have turned to false gods back to the One who loves them and gave His life for them. It is for you, for God and for those who have been lost.

The spirit of Elijah is upon the Church and we are about to see the fire of God fall upon the impossibilities and upon nations! Many will turn to God as they see Him prove that He alone is God.

Declare that the spirit of Elijah will fall in a greater measure upon our sacrifice. Believe that God’s true and pure fire will fall. Declare that those who worship and serve idols (false gods) will turn back to God. The spirit of Elijah defeats every spirit of deception when God’s fire falls and reveals Him as the One true God.

This is the hour that the glory will return! The glory train is arriving and a shout that calls “All aboard” is heard throughout the nations. Those who carry the spirit of Elijah will board this train and be carriers of His fire and glory. They will call back that which belongs to God! The whistle has sounded and it is the time of glory and fire to go forth with light and power.

We call upon the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! Prove that we have done all these things at your command. O LORD, answer us. Answer us so the people will know that you, O LORD, are God and that you have brought them back to yourself.

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Breaking the Roots of Poverty

by Kathi Pelton

When we think of poverty we usually think of those who lack basic needs and live in less than desirable conditions. Yet, a poverty spirit can exist in a person who lives in a mansion, drives a fancy car, and takes extravagant vacations. Often the poverty spirit will mask itself in greed. Greed is defined as an intense and selfish desire for something; especially wealth, power, or food.

Greed is addictive and often insatiable. It always needs more and feels a lack even in the midst of abundance. Why is this? It is because often greed is just the pain of a poverty spirit taking control. It may start with a true need but if not dealt with it can quickly become a black hole that can never be filled or satisfied.

Psalm 23 says, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…”

There is a filling up and overflow of every good and perfect thing when we become part of our Good Shepherd’s flock.

“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” Luke 12:32

When we come to know Christ as our Savior we become sons and daughters of God. As we fully leave the “orphan spirit”—which walks hand in hand with a spirit of poverty—in order to receive the spirit of sonship, we become aware that we not only are a part of a family but are also joint heirs with the Kingdom of God; a kingdom that has no lack. His Kingdom is filled with abundance, beauty, fruit, resources, relationship, love, and every good and perfect gift.

In the place of sonship our lives go from having our roots planted in a dry and desert land, where there is always lack and thirst, to being planted by streams of refreshing waters and fruitful orchards where we thrive in every season.

Greed often begins in need! The deep need for a father, a family, a place to call home is inherent in every person because that is how God made us. When that need is not met we take on an orphan spirit that believes that there is no one to watch over them, therefore the person becomes their own self-protector and “self” becomes the focus for the sake of survival. Eventually this “self” focus will take root and give place to greed.

In the Book of Luke, chapter 12:13-21 we read about the parable of the rich fool who stored up his treasures on earth but did not have relationship with God. He stored up an abundance and then decided to live to satisfy the desires of his flesh. That night he died leaving his earthly storehouse behind yet having no heavenly treasure stored up.

“Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.”” Luke‬ ‭12:15‬

The end of this parable says this,

““Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”” Luke‬ ‭12:21‬ ‭

Need that is filled outside of a rich relationship with God merely becomes greed that will make you a fool. The person who invests in a rich relationship with God will be a person who gives generously and yet lacks no good thing. That person will be rich in life and when death comes he will have eternal treasures stored up that will have no end.

God desires to give you the gift of sonship which will satisfy you and make you generous in every way. A greedy person becomes an idolater, worshipping the things of this world (Ephesians 5:5), and never being satisfied. As sons and daughters we have been given the Kingdom of God which lacks nothing. We can give to others in need without fear of being left in want. We can love others more than ourselves without fear of not having our needs met. We can become selfless and still know that we have a Father that watches over every detail of our lives.

Part of the amazing gift that God is giving His people in these days is the gift of freedom that has kept His people from the fullness of sonship. We were not created to live in the grip of “want” that leads to the captivity of greed. If you sense a root of greed that stems from a poverty or orphan spirit then God is reaching out to you to set you free. He will exchange the orphan identity for the identity of a son or daughter. He will exchange the deep fears of poverty and lack for the assurance of His Kingdom that has peace and plenty. He will exchange the greed that never satisfies with the riches of relationship with Him that make you generous. Lastly, He will set you free from being self-focused to being Christ-focused, which will make you a light to the world.

It is His great love that offers you this supernatural exchange!

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