The Crossover: 5777 to 5778

            

Kathi Pelton

We have come into the moment of “crossover” from the Hebrew year 5777 to 5778. A time from what prophetically has been called the “Year of the Clashing of Swords” to the “Year of the Door”.

The summer months have been months of refining and purification to prepare His people to enter through the door. The Spirit spoke to me in May saying that it would be a summer of miracles. Although many of those miracles looked different than we’d have expected, they were nonetheless miracles. These months produced the miracles of deliverance from lies into truths, old habits that brought about warfare to new ways and behaviors that bring peace and life and it brought forth the shedding of the old wineskins and the putting on of the new wineskin (old garments to new garments). These have been miracles that have prepared you for what will be poured out in this new year of open doors and new beginnings. 

I saw a vision of the bride going through what looked to be a hidden doorway that led to a secret garden. As the bride entered into this garden she was given new wine to drink and fresh baked bread to eat. It was His blood and His body; great healing and restoration came upon her as she partook of these gifts of grace. She then was taken to a place where she received a deep refreshing that was very much needed for her parched soul after a year of preparations and purifications. Jars of pure water were poured over her that refreshed her soul and revived her heart with new vision and renewed love. As she stood in this new place the smell of the grapes being pressed, fresh bread being baked, green grass after a rain and fragrant flowers mingled together in a cool breeze that blew gently upon her. These scents went into her very being and filled her with new beauty where the ashes had once been. Then a garland of the flowers from every season was placed upon her which caused a new sound of praise to come forth from her. This filled her with joy and revived first love for her Bridegroom to well up within her and then pour out from her.

As this vision ended I was aware that we are passing through a doorway at this time where we are invited into a secret place where all things are made new. New wine will fill the new wineskins and He will “restore our souls”. It was like walking into Psalm 23 and our cup was filled to overflowing with His beauty. 

As a young child (I was 4 years old), every night I would lay down in my bed to go to sleep and immediately I’d be taken into a long corridor or hallway where I saw in the distance door, after door, after door. At the time I could not reach the doors no matter how hard I tried. There were so many doors ahead and such a long and narrow corridor that it would overwhelm me and even frighten me. I somehow knew that beauty was on the other side of these doors but the hallway to get to them was too long. 

As we have come upon this time of Rosh Hashanah (5778) I have been reminded of this experience and suddenly heard the sound of the unlocking of all of these doors. No longer were they in the distance and unapproachable, but they were standing before us. It is the time to go through and crossover. We must leave behind what was carried through the years before this one. It is time to take off the hiking gear and allow the white garments that a bride wears to adorn us.

This year will mark a 50 year period since I had those experiences as a four year old child. It is like a jubilee time to leave the old and come into the doorway of the new. The old wineskins will not be able to hold the new wine therefore the old must be left outside the door. 

These are heavenly doors that will affect earthly things. The beauty and blessings will not only heal and restore your soul but will cause favor, wisdom and beauty to touch the places that your feet will step. 

…How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

This will be a key verse that will anoint His bride as she passed through new doors. Good news and good tidings will come forth from her, peace and salvation will be her proclamation and shouts of “Our God reigns!” will fill the atmosphere. 

The secret door is unlocked that will usher you into the place that you experience the restoration of your soul. 

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In Our Weakness He Makes His Strength Known

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By Kathi Pelton

As we enter into this New Year (according the the Jewish Calendar) of 5776, it helps us to be aware that this is a Jubilee Year–a time when debts are canceled, land is returned and strength is given in place of weakness.

God is the One who will do for you what you cannot do for yourself. Have you been crashing into your own weakness and inability to help yourself? If yes, then you are to know that as you surrender your weakness to God that He will come in and manifest His strength on your behalf.

2 Corinthians 12:9-11

9 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. 10 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.

Yesterday I was sharing with a couple of young adults that the greatest dilemma we face as believers transitioning into adulthood is that, even as we must learn to shoulder greater levels of personal responsibility, it is vital that we also learn to become absolutely dependent on God. Dependency on God is the key to freedom and independence from the bondage of the world’s call to rely on our own strength. Self-dependence merely reveals our desperate need for God.

We are living in a time that God is being very deliberate, inviting His sons and daughters to live in the safety and refuge of His strength. This process first exposes our greatest weaknesses, and areas where we have been living independently from His strength, exercising our independence through self-protection, striving and insecurities. But the good news is that surrender is as easy as “raising your white flag”: turning in humility to a loving Father who is very present to scoop you up into His strong and loving arms and embrace you.

We are a people in need of God and each other, My area of weakness may be your area of strength and my strength may be your weakness and together we can hold one another up as God holds us all. We were not created to live independently from one another or from God. We shine through dependency and His power is revealed in our weakness. Unity and dependency are like a two edged sword. It is the truth revealed to His sons and daughters who live in a world that tries to deceive us into living apart from Him and one another.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

This is a beautiful truth that speaks of the unity of marriage and of friendship. I love that I have my husband, my family and many friends who can pick me up and keep me warm–and I can do the same for them.

God’s strength makes the impossible possible. You can let your faith arise as you are facing impossible situations, because God’s strength and power comes to do for you what you cannot do for yourself.

Matthew 19:26
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”

Psalm 37:39
“But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.”

As you enter this New Year, celebrate His strength and power. Celebrate His invitation into Jubilee, where He does for you what you cannot do for yourself. Boast in your weakness, knowing that His power will make a way where there is no way.

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God is Working Behind the Scenes

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By Kathi Pelton

As I sat down to write this morning I immediately saw God planning many surprises for His kids in September. It was like watching parents preparing all of the surprise gifts that they plan to give their children on Christmas morning.

I personally love preparing surprises for my children. I am always taking note of both little and big things that they mention in passing that would bring them joy or that they dream of having. Then I take those secret wishes and do whatever I need to do to make them come true. I am always working behind the scene to fulfill their heart’s desire.

This is true with God as well! He is hears your prayers and even sees and takes note of your secret desires. He has been working behind the scene on your behalf to surprise you with what your heart has been desiring. He has angels on assignment to help fulfill both your needs and your longings. It is like parents preparing for Christmas morning…He is making the final touches, the final preparations for the great reveal!

Just as December is the end of the year for our calendar, our September is the end of the year on the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year (begins the evening of September 13th and ends the evening of September 15). December is our Christmas but this year I hear the Spirit saying that September will be His Christmas gift to His family.

Watch the second week of September…this will be the week before the Jewish New Year. I sense that many surprises will be revealed during this time period. Rejoice!

I keep hearing the chorus to the song, “Good, good Father” being sung as I write this. These words are your reality and your truth! Be blessed today because you have a good, good Father and you are loved by Him.

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You’re a Good, Good Father
It’s who you are, It’s who you are,
It’s who you are
and I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, It’s who I am,
It’s who I am

Because You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us

here is a YouTube link to hear it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0gwz_IDY7w