by Kathi Pelton
by Kathi Pelton
by Kathi Pelton
Last night a group of seven of us went to a very oppressed area of downtown Portland to do a prayer-walk (we’ve been prayer walking this area for the past six months). Though we had a very effectual night with amazing breakthrough, what our eyes had to look upon could grieve even the hardest heart. There were so many lives snared in the net of demonic oppression and addiction. Yet, as we stood on a particularly dark corner one of our team members said that the song, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, was running through his mind the whole night but the word “turn” was changed to “fix.” We all stood in the midst of the darkness (even people screaming at us) and began to sing,
Fix your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace…
As we sang, prayed and declared we watched as the things of earth grew dim. We fixed our gaze on the beauty of Jesus and the darkness was dispelled in the midst of His light. From that point on we had miraculous breakthroughs that we had been praying for over many months.
I share this testimony with you because the change and freedom came when we “fixed our gaze upon Jesus” in the midst of darkness.
“I have asked one thing from the Lord; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking [Him] in His temple.” Psalm 27:4
As we fixed our gaze upon His beauty the darkness around us began to tremble. There were physical and natural happenings that we witnessed in response to the light and beauty being brought into the midst of darkness and depravity. We honestly stood in awe at what we witnessed last night because it was supernatural.
Though we shouldn’t have been surprised, honestly we were greatly shocked and surprised at the turn of events. I should know this truth well because in my personal life I strive to continually “fix my gaze” on Jesus and His beauty day and night. The sight of Him and “dwelling in His temple” has become my refuge and my fortress.
When trials or storms come, fixing my gaze upon Him becomes the place where my perspective is aligned with truth and victory. Fixing my eyes upon His beauty lifts me out of the circumstance that seek to “steal my gaze.” It lifts me from the captivity of fear into the freedom of the finished work of Christ.
If you are going through a storm and all you can see is the wind and waves, then now is the time to turn your eyes upon Jesus and fix your gaze upon His beauty. It will not only lift you above the storm but it will also calm the storm.
Often we empower storms or assignments sent against us when we fix our focus on them. The enemy seeks to steal our gaze and our light through darkness and fear. When this happens, we actually become a force that strengthens the storm rather than calms the storm. As you refocus your gaze upon Jesus it releases His power to calm the storm and moves you into freedom.
“For all creation, gazing eagerly as if with outstretched neck, is waiting and longing to see the manifestation of the sons of God.” Romans 8:19
As we fixed our gaze on Jesus last night we saw creation respond. Creation was waiting for the sons and daughters of God to arrive on the scene in a place where darkness was given dominion. Though there is still much work to do, we found that as we fixed our gaze upon His beauty and released what we saw, the mountains trembled and demons began to flee. Light dispels darkness, beauty transforms depravity, love overcomes hate! This works in our personal lives as well as in our cities and nations.
If you need freedom from oppression and circumstances that have left you captive; turn your gaze! Refocus your attention and your eyes upon His beauty and watch as peace comes upon you and the storm is stilled. Your perspective will change but circumstances will shift as well.
Fix your gaze and watch freedom come!
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Dear Ministry Friends & Partners,
First, thank you all for standing with us, praying for us and supporting us in all that the Lord has asked us to do and the places He has asked us to go. It truly takes a “family” and you are that to us!
Our ministry and family has entered a time of great acceleration where we are seeing our young adult children sent out like arrows shot forth from our quiver. Dreams and prophetic words that we have carried for decades are suddenly coming upon us and upon our children.
God has put a deep call and longing in our hearts throughout the years to walk with the younger generation; to see them thrive in the midst of family. We live this out in our immediate family and with our spiritual sons and daughters locally, nationally and internationally.
Jeffrey and I have expanded our walk with the younger generation as we partner with the Awaken the Dawn movement (http://www.awakenthedawn.org/). This is a company and family of amazing Levite’s (musicians, prayer leaders and sold-out sons and daughters) that have given their “Yes” to the Lord to make the worth of Jesus known throughout our nation while hosting His presence in different states and cities. We are stepping in to carry the baton with them and to disciple them as they run. It is the fathers and mothers and sons and daughters running together as one family.
We will continue to be a part of our global team that is walking with many nations to see God’s family joined in the unity and oneness that Jesus prayed for in John 17:20-23. We also will continue to be the young adults pastors to our “Third Watch” young adults team here in Portland, Oregon that is part of the city transformation and focusing on Portland State University’s reformation.
Lastly, we will continue to encourage the body of Christ through our writings, prophesy, teachings and books. Inscribing the vision is one of our greatest passions.
Due to all that God is opening up before us, our travel schedule has increased immensely in this season. This has also increased our need for prayer and financial partners who will commit to support us on a monthly basis.
We would like to invite you to be a part of our ministry family by becoming a financial partner with us.
We need to raise an additional $4000 per month to cover travel expenses, ministry expenses and personal expenses as we give our full focus to the work of the Kingdom.
We are now preparing to have two months of continual travel throughout North America. We will be going to Idaho, Utah, Montana, Boston, Vermont, Ottawa (Canada), Washington DC, Virginia and further between now and September. If you would like to sow into this extended trip, we would be so very grateful.
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We commit to pray for you and your loved ones. We will host quarterly ZOOM calls with our supporters so that we truly become “family” and can pray with you.
Thank you for your love and “yes” to Jesus! He has spoken to me clearly in this season by saying that He is “Prospering His people’s, ‘YES’.” We say, “Yes!”
With Love and Gratitude, Jeffrey & Kathi Pelton
By Kathi Pelton
“My soul yearns for you in the night, and in the morning my spirit searches and looks out for you” Isaiah 26:9
Are you facing a darkness that has left you without sight or light? Throughout my life I have often found that right before the dawn breaks through, the darkness will appear as though it will swallow me alive. I have also learned through those dark moments to stand on the truth that I know rather than on what I see (or in those moments…what I can’t see!).
We often throw around these little quotes such as, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” or “The end is merely signaling your new beginning.” after we’ve come through the darkness. But if you are standing in the midst of the darkest hour, I’d like to encourage you to make that place a holy place. Allow the yearning of your soul in the dark night to become the sound of surrender. Cry out to the One who is the Light of the World and in the midst of the darkness declare that you have been given a great light.
Rather than let the darkness swallow you, let the light of Christ swallow the darkness. The times in life that leave you standing in the dark can become the most holy moments as you learn to declare His faithfulness and goodness in the face of opposing circumstances. As you declare the truth of who He is and offer the worship that He is due, the darkness suddenly becomes swallowed up in victory.
“Death is swallowed up in victory.” “
O death, where is your victory? O death where is your sting?”” 1 Corinthians 15:55
What if you replace the word death with darkness? Surely darkness is swallowed up in victory when we declare His glorious goodness and light.
Some of my greatest victories have been won in my darkest hours. As I learned to allow His light to shine forth in the darkness, I was given victory over the power of darkness that was seeking to swallow me up. It is time to gain victory over the power that darkness has had over you!
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:1-3
The dawn will come and it will illuminate the testimony of Jesus that was forged in the darkness! Just like in Daniel 3 when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego walked in the fire and came forth victorious; so will you!
Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire. And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men. The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed, and no smell of fire had come upon them. Daniel 3:26-27
The power of darkness will not have consumed you, singed you nor harmed you because you know that the Light of the World is standing there with you. Just like the smell of fire was not found upon these three who walked in the flames, neither will despair, depression or hopelessness come upon you as you recognize that you are not alone in the darkness…for there is another standing with you and there is NO darkness in Him!
Now is the time to raise your hallelujah! Yes, right in the midst of the darkness and in the presence of your enemy. That is when you raise your voice and sing a little louder until you see the darkness flee. The power of the cross will swallow up the power of darkness!
The dawn of victory is about to rise. Let the light of the new day reveal the testimony of Jesus that is being formed in the darkness, while no one is looking. Let darkness hear the sound of your victory song and see the dance of the overcomer. Darkness can not withstand the light…so let your light shine.
This just might be your finest hour!
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Thank you to all who have sown into our upcoming six weeks of travel as we go out to make the “worth of Jesus” known throughout the world. We pray abundant favor and blessings upon you and your household!!
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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Thank you to all who sowed into our recent ministry trips! We have seen lives changed, cities changed and unity established. You are a vital part of making these amazing things happen. We pray abundant and overflowing blessings upon all of you who have made these dreams of God a reality. We have many more trips coming up quickly and invite you to be a part of the journey with your offering. Thank you and we credit it back to you!
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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“A huge thank you to all of those who have given to support the many ministry trips and assignments that the Lord has asked us to do! We are declaring Luke 6:38 over you and your household! Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”
by Kathi Pelton
In 2005 my family was living in British Columbia, Canada as directors of a house of prayer called, The War Room. As US citizens we could not receive income and the Lord had asked us to live by faith in His provision.
On one particular Sunday that year we were really in some dire straits. We were out of money with the exception of some change in the bottom of my purse. In Canada they have one and two dollar coins called “loonies and toonies” (the loonie is a one dollar coin and the toonies are the two dollar coin). I had a couple of both coins that I was holding onto for milk for our family.
During the offering that Sunday morning the Spirit asked me to give my all. I thought, “All I have is change.” But once again I heard the Lord ask me to give it all. So when the offering basket came by I put all of my change into it.
Somehow we made it through that week but still nothing came in to help us financially. The next Sunday was an unusually large crowd because our church had just hosted a large conference and many of the attendees had remained onsite to join in our Sunday service. After worship, one of the leaders stood up and said that when he woke up that morning the Lord showed him a couple that had given sacrificially of their lives to move to their nation and lead the house of prayer. He then called us forward. We were taken quite by surprise and went forward. He then placed two chairs in front of the stage and said, “I saw the Lord pouring change over them! Come and pour out the change that you have over them!” He called it a “Loonie/Toonie” offering which was what I had given the week before.
People began to come forward pouring out their coins into our laps. Then they began to give bills and checks (or cheques if you’re Canadian!). We were literally showered in change and provision. When it was done over $7000 was poured over us!!
This memory has been brought back to my mind over and over again for the past month. Whenever it comes I hear the words, “Change for Change!” My sense is that God is about to change the condition of many in “dire straits circumstances” as you give your all. I have found that often in the times where everything stands against us in the natural that we are on the verge of a supernatural intervention and breakthrough. The end is often the signal of a new beginning.
Change is coming! I see it raining gold coins from heaven but as it comes upon you it announces change! It may be a change of circumstances or a change of location, assignments, jobs/positions, etc.—but change is coming!
I see this happening not only for individuals and families but for cities, regions and nations. There is an offering that the Lord is asking His people for in all of these spheres. Whatever the offering He asks for will become the “trip wire” to release the supernatural change that needs to occur. The body of Christ is being invited into participate in an offering that will open up the winds of change!
This is the hour of transition and change for many of you! Do not hold back but give your all. Give an offering of praise, of thanksgiving and of sacrifice that is pleasing to the Lord. Be the trip wire for change!
Today is the day— angels with bags of change are posted and waiting to see who to pour out the “change” upon and the places where the “change” is to break forth! This is a heavenly currency that will manifest as a natural change upon those who enter in and over regions/nations that enter in.
Raise a HALLELUJAH! Change is about to come down!
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by Kathi Pelton
Since 2019 began I have begun to take notice of what I would term as “full circle moments.” From prophetic words over the body of Christ to personal promises from decades ago suddenly coming upon us. It is as if 2019 is taking loose threads and weaving them into the fabric of our stories so that we enter 2020 with a completed garment.
For me personally; much of this has come about in very unexpected ways. It has reaffirmed my confidence and belief in how God orders and establishes our steps in the midst of “my plans.” Suddenly the trajectory of life has shifted and the direction has aligned with promises of old…even long forgotten promises.
My dear friend, Daneen Bottler, wrote a prophetic word on June 14th about being “shot out” like an arrow. She describes the pressure of being pulled back in the bow and then the speed and momentum of being shot out. I believe that this is such an accurate description of what is happening to many at this time. 2019 has been a year where the Lord has taken arrows from His quiver and placed them in His bow. As Daneen says in her prophetic article; there has been a strong pressure as they were pulled back but then suddenly they will be launched.
This full circle time could also be described as a “for such a time as this” moment. Many years of preparation are now coming to completion for a new time of living in the assignment. The past decade has been a time of deep refinement and preparation.
Recently I heard someone prophesy about an eleven year preparation period and as I heard these words I realized that the past eleven years have significantly been marked by a time of great preparation, refinement, purification and redemption in my life. I believe that this prophetic voice nailed a time cycle of eleven years that we have finished and another one that we’ve entered into. I have been meditation for an entire year on Hebrews 11:11 which says,
“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed; and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.” Hebrews 11:11
She judged Him faithful who had promised! She had her full circle moment; though her faith wavered, she even laughed at the absurdity of the promised, etc. Still, she had “judged Him faithful who had promised!” This is a full circle and fulfillment time for many promises that you judged Him faithful to fulfill; even if your faith wavered and you could not see a way for the promise to come to pass.
I believe that in this moment we are all to declare and judge Him once again as “faithful.” This is a kairos moment to speak over your life, the life of your children and over your promises the words, “You are faithful!” We are to declare them loudly over the body of Christ and over our nations. We are to reaffirm that we “judge Him as faithful!”
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6
A long time and season of lingering in the “waiting room of promise” is coming to a close as we finish 2019 and enter into 2020. Though many have felt that what began as a beautiful promise many years ago became an extended time of being place in a quiver; even hidden away. But suddenly you will be taken ahold of, place in His bow and shot into the fulfillment of the promise. The seed will bring forth the promise fulfilled though some of you, like Sarah, even feel too old! Your names are being called and the “waiting room” season will come to an end.
The full circle of a promise given and that promise fulfilled is coming upon us. Though it has tarried for a long time, we are now in a “for such a time as this” moment.
“…And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
Declare with me, “He who promised is faithful to fulfill!” Amen
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by Kathi Pelton
For many days now I have had the song “Holy Are You” by Jesus Culture playing through my mind over and over. As the words, “Holy, Holy, Holy are You” wash over me; a portal between heaven and earth has opened up over my life. My spirit is receiving an outpouring from Heaven as I join in with the angels and the elders who cry out “Holy, Holy, Holy”
There is a fresh baptism and outpouring that is descending upon His yielded ones in a way that I have not personally seen since the days of the great Toronto Outpouring. Once again the tangible and manifest connection between heaven and earth that transforms all that it touches is falling upon many. Surrendered vessels are becoming human portals that bring the longings of heaven to touch the prayers of earth with desires fulfilled. A breaker anointing is within the very vibrations that exist within the sound of these words.
It is as though I can hear the song of Heaven audibly sung and it is inviting those of us on earth to join with them. Sing “Holy, Holy, Holy” with the heavenly hosts and experience heaven touch earth as you join into the song that ushers in true Oneness. It will be your personal breakthrough song because it breaks the barriers that have held you back. These words will break the sound barrier and take send you soaring at new heights and in ways that have seemed previously “blocked”.
It is as if the very words “Holy, Holy, Holy” are a key to unlock an open heaven and a transformational power to come upon you and to be manifest through you. God has placed a longing in my spirit to see all the saints of God enter in, as one voice, with the worship in heaven happening before His throne that cries out “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
Day and night the song goes forth and there is a tangible invitation to join in. Heaven and earth can release one song and one sound that breaks the barriers that demonic powers and principalities have erected. Transformation will be the result of the breaker anointing that this releases. If you need personal transformation then enter into the song of songs and the sound that breaks the barriers.
Holy are You! Worthy are You! We cry Holy…
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“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38
by Kathi Pelton
I woke up today feeling what I can only describe as a “coming whirlwind of God.”
I was taken into the place of this whirlwind prophetically and I saw it rest upon those who have stood in His faithfulness in the midst of adversity. I saw it come upon those who have given out of their own need. And I saw it come upon the faithful remnant that has honored the Lord with shouts of, “Great is Your faithfulness!” in the midst of the storms.
This whirlwind of heaven will displace the enemy and his demonic assignments sent against you and it will bring you what I heard called “crazy favor” that will make a way for you where there appears no way!
A road will suddenly appear in your wilderness, a stream in your desert and a refreshing cool breeze upon your parched soul. I see sudden and sovereign breakthroughs coming that leave His faithful ones wondering if they are dreaming or if it is real.
There will be shouts that say, “Look what God has done for us!” heard across the land! Contagious joy will fuel this whirlwind and the joyful laughter that comes upon those who have been touched by this will create “spin off” whirlwinds that land upon those who have wavered in their faith and they will suddenly rise up once again out of their ashes and beauty will burst forth from their lives.
This whirlwind of heavenly activity will activate faith in many and will cause resurrection power to be released in the atmosphere. The suddenly of God is in this “swirl” and a great movement will come forth from those it touches.
Thank you God for the heavenly atmosphere that is invading earthly circumstances and human vessels!
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