God is Intermingling the Old and the New

by Kathi Pelton

The uncompromising message that I heard as a young believer that taught foundational truths, holiness, and freedom from sin and death has often been lost in the desire to let the world know that we walk in love. Yet, no one had to water down the truth that brought conviction of sin when I came to know the Lord. Sin was devastating my life, and the love found within the message of freedom from sin and a God who would die to redeem me from it was greater love than I had ever imagined possible!

Somehow many have concluded that any message that brings real conviction or exposes sin is not love. Yet, there is more love than we can imagine in the message of an invitation into freedom. The truth that the wages of sin are death and hell is now a politically incorrect message, yet it is the truth that Jesus died for; the one that saved my life and the lives of countless men and women.

The teaching of universalism is that there is ultimately no hell, no final judgement for any individual. There are those who tell us that it is unloving to proclaim the truth that rejecting Christ’s payment for sin will result in eternal separation from God. Such ideas have the appearance of kindness, but they are merely a recipe for watered-down Christianity.

Hell is real, but it was not designed for men; instead, it was meant for Satan and his demon army. Jesus made a way, through His death on the cross, for every man and woman to be redeemed, because He paid the price for our sin. We have the opportunity to receive the free gift of salvation and righteousness before our God. It is amazing that God has not forced His love upon us, but has given us free will to accept it or to reject it. Love offers a choice; not a compromised choice, but real freedom to chose.

When I was a new believer I understood these important truths, but unfortunately there were not a lot of true “fathers and mothers” who would come alongside us new sons and daughters in order to nurture us. Many of us who had chosen Christ and received the gift of eternal life still struggled with deeply wounded souls. I was one who carried scars from my childhood and from the many bad choices I had made that brought great harm to my young life.

Though I had experienced the amazing love of God during my salvation experience, rigid “Do no sin!” messages—apart from the healing of my soul to replace the orphan spirit I carried—merely reinforced an unhealthy demand to perform and set me up for failure.

We are seeing a wonderful shift in this season, and messages of love, healing, intimacy, our true identity in Christ, loving family, and generations walking together are now nurturing new converts and healing wounded souls. However, this does not negate the need for us to understand our hopelessness outside of Christ. We must understand the message of holiness and healing found in Jesus.

What I see happening in the Spirit is an intermingling of the message of uncompromising holiness, true conviction of sin, and Jesus redeeming men from the penalty of sin (which is death and hell) with the message of intimacy, family, sonship, identity, grace and His “reckless love.” It’s “not either/or” but “both/and.”

Either message without the other brings about unbalanced living. One demands holiness apart from healing, and the other creates compromise that makes people “feel good”; but they are being comforted within the constraints of their captivity. We need both! We need holiness and we need healing, we need uncompromising truth and unconditional love, we need to displace the enemy and then fill that place with the true identity that God created men to live in.

There is an intermingling of holiness and healing! There is an intermingling of conviction of sin and healing of hearts! There is an intermingling of uncompromising truth and intimacy! And there is an intermingling of foundational teachings and His reckless love that creates true disciples that know they are sons and daughters.

This will release light to those caught in darkness. It is the message the world longs to hear and the balm that souls need to receive. It is new wine poured into new wine skins. One without the other causes the wine skins to burst and the wine to be wasted.

Let us enter into a yielded life that allows the Spirit of the Lord to intermingle the fullness of all the aspects and characteristics of God within our lives. May a bride who is both holy and healed emerge in this hour!

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Are You Needing Wisdom?

by Kathi Pelton

Many in the body of Christ are in times of transitions that involve decisions that require wisdom. We always want to walk in the wisdom and counsel of the Holy Spirit as we proceed forward. During those times of life that require supernatural wisdom and understanding, I love to pray the scriptures because then I am praying from a “starting place” of foundational truth.

As we know from Proverbs 16:9, “We make our plans, but it is the Lord who determines our steps.” I always begin by committing my plans to the Lord and then asking Him to determine, order and establish my steps according to His wisdom and will.

From there I pray that the Spirit of the Lord would “fill me with the knowledge of His will with ALL spiritual wisdom and understanding.” The words from Colossians 1:9-11 perfectly express the longing of my heart regarding every step taken and decision made,

“…asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy…” Colossians‬ ‭1:9-11

Often during times of transition the warfare can increase; especially against our minds and emotions. The unknown can cause us to fear making a wrong decision and the enemy always uses fear as an open door for harassment. The end of the verses above say, “…be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might…” Therefore, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with the strength that comes from the Lord’s glorious might!

Since the enemy uses fear as an entrance point to harass men and women with confusion and insecurities; I turn the tables and use fear against the enemy! I turn to the “fear of the Lord.”

Proverbs 1:7 says,

“Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

Ask for the fear of the Lord because that is your foundation. Walking in the fear of the Lord requires humility. You must humble yourself before the Lord and lay down human wisdom in exchange for true knowledge, wisdom and even discipline that submits to adjustments that need to be made in our lives. The fear of the Lord will displace the fears sent by the enemy to thwart your place as part of those who are advancing the Kingdom of God and declaring His good news to a world in great need. The world is looking for wisdom but it is looking in all the wrong places. As your life becomes a testimony of the fruitfulness that comes forth as you walk in His ways; we will see the world turn to the Church for wisdom and counsel.

Last, never lean on your own understanding! This will cause you to measure your decision according to sight and the standards of the world. Human understanding does not take into account the supernatural power of God to do the impossible. Proverbs 3:5-7 says,

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”

He will make your paths straight as you trust Him with all your heart and acknowledge Him in all your ways!

If you have decisions to be made, steps to be directed or the need for wisdom, start by aligning your prayers upon the foundation of His Word! Then watch as your paths are made straight and your steps are ordered of the Lord.

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

by Kathi Pelton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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An Answer To Your “Why God?”

by Kathi Pelton

By nature the human race desires answers to our questions from a young age. Around two years old a toddler will discover the word “why” and it will become one of their most frequently used words. The discovery of answers is how we learn and how we learn to navigate this world.

As we grow in maturity and develop our personal relationship with God we must learn to trust Him without always demanding an answer to the many “whys” that surround our journeys as we walk with Him. We know that He is good and that His plans are to bless us so we follow Him into unknown paths by faith believing that He will order our steps.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭

Our family has followed His voice by moving to other cities, states and even other countries while not understanding the many questions that flooded our minds in the process. After thirty (Yes…THIRTY) moves to different homes in thirty-five years of marriage we could just stop unpacking and say, “Why bother?” But we always decide to bloom where we are planted; even if it’s for a short time.

You could spend sleepless nights trying to figure out the answers to so many of life’s “Why?” moments but in our journey we have learned that when the answers are hidden that God has a reason for that as well. Your journey may not be a move to a new home or city but you may be in the midst of a change or transition that causes you to have more questions than answers. You can ask Him why but if He doesn’t answer then know that he has a reason for His silence. You can trust Him in the unknown; knowing that He is holding you and leading you with plans to prosper and not harm you.

When I look back upon my many years of this “walk of faith” that my life has been on, I can truly say that I am grateful that He’s left many questions unanswered. If I had known more then I did at the time I might have feared that which I did not yet have grace to walk through. Or, I may have tried to orchestrate things to cause that answer to manifest in a wrong timing or way that wasn’t His way.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Proverbs 16:9,

“A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the LORD directs his steps and establishes them.”

I’ve told this story before but it’s worth repeating. One day I was praying for my son-in-law, Luke, while he was facing a big transition and decision. As I prayed for him I heard the Spirit say to me,

“Tell Luke that he cannot miss My will.”

Honestly I thought that I heard wrong because he has a free will and could go the wrong direction so I asked the Holy Spirit how this could be true. His answer amazed me. He said,

“If a man’s steps are committed to Me then even if he makes plans that are not right I will redirect them and establish them according to My will.”

Wow, what comforting words that brought great peace! These words have been proven to be true in my life and it has been true in the lives of my children. Worry flees when I believe those words. I can’t miss because my steps are committed to Him! Even if my steps begin to get off track He will redirect them and establish them according to His will.

There is a song called “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott. It is a prayer of surrender yields to the One who holds every answer in His hands. Here are some lyrics that can be your prayer when facing unanswered “why’s”,

I know you see me- I know you hear me, Lord- Your plans are for me- Goodness you have in store

I know you hear me- I know you see me, Lord- Your plans are for me- Goodness you have in store

So…

Thy will be done- Thy will be done- Thy will be done

Like a child on my knees- All that comes to me is- Thy will be done

Thy will be done- Thy will be done

I know you see me- I know you hear me, Lord”

(Writer(s): Hillary Scott, Emily Weisband and Bernie Herms)

Like a child we can trust our Father, even when we don’t understand. You may have many things that you’re facing right now that you don’t have answers for but you only need to understand one thing...HE IS GOOD and His plans for you are good!

This is your reality. He is good and in the midst of your “whys” you will see His goodness come forth. You will be the recipient of His goodness and a witness of His faithfulness.

Trust Him!

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Ask and You Shall Receive

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.Matthew 7:7

We are hearing reports from believers all over the world that are suddenly receiving answers to prayers they’ve prayed and are suddenly seeing doors open that they have been knocking on.

There is an acceleration in the spirit that is moving lives forward with great momentum. Though the wait has been long, the spiritual muscles of faith and prayers have been built up! It is as if the body of Christ has been like an runner preparing for the the biggest race of their lives. The training had been long and it has been brutal but it’s also been effective. The gun signaling the beginning of the race has gone off and the race has begun.

If you are still waiting then don’t stop asking and don’t stop knocking! I declare the following words over you today…

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

He will do it and He is faithful. The dawn is breaking to announce the new day!

On a Personal Note:

As our faithful readers know; many doors have been opening for our family. Not only Jeffrey and I but our grown children as well.

On May 29th through June 4th I will be traveling to Washington DC with our daughter and son-in-law to meet with a national team and ministry that is shifting the spiritual climate of our nation. It is called, “Awaken the Dawn” Please pray for us as we seek wisdom for decisions needing to be made in this new day.

We booked our tickets and lodging in Washington DC today. We are asking and knocking on that door of faith to release the full amount needed financially for this trip. It will cost us over $2,500.00 for this trip alone (we have numerous trips throughout the summer months).

If you would like to help fund this trip, please go to our ministry website homepage and click the donate button: https://www.inscribeministries.com/

We thank you and pray that as you sow into our answered prayers and acceleration that it will release the answers and acceleration you’ve been waiting for. May you move into all that God has prepared for you in the dawning of the new day.

“MAYDAY, MAYDAY!!”

by Kathi Pelton

On May 1, 2002 my very first word was published on The Elijah List. This word was a “breaker-word” for our lives and ministry. As I awoke this morning, May 1, 2019 the Spirit reminded me of it and said, “Kathi, this is a full circle moment and that word is for now once again.”

Here is the word…a then and now word!

MAYDAY! MAYDAY!” May 1, 2002

On April 30 the Lord told me to pay attention to May Day which was May 1st. I watched and listened all that day but nothing significant seemed to happen.

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THE SHIP, TOSSED VIOLENTLY

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Then last night I was taken into a vision in the middle of the night to a ship that was being tossed violently upon a very turbulent sea. It was very dark and the fog bank was so thick that you could not see a foot in front of you. As I was taken closer to the ship I could see that it had been storm tossed for some time now.

This ship was lost at sea. There was no way for the crew to find its way back to where it had come and yet it couldn’t see ahead to know where it was going. It seemed to be at the mercy of the storm which looked as though it would never end.

Nothing was secure upon this ship, everything was being tossed into the sea except the crew. Then I was taken into the ship where I saw one of the crew on the communications radio saying over and over, “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!” I heard no response.

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THE LORD WAS ASKING ME TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE DISTRESS CALL

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At this point I came out of the vision and realized that the Lord wasn’t asking me to pay attention to “May Day” (The date, May 1st) but He was asking me to pay attention to the distress call, “Mayday, mayday!”

I asked the Lord what this meant and He told me that many lives and ministries had recently been in the middle of a storm. Their vision had been blocked and their lives and plans tossed upon the rough sea. They had used up every means of self effort to find their way back to safety but the storm and lack of vision had left them lost at sea.

The Lord said that He has heard our distress calls. He has heard our call to Him, “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!”

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RESCUE HOST IS ON THEIR WAY

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Though we do not yet see it, a rescue host is on their way. God has commissioned a great rescue host to come to us with all the provision to get us to safe harbor. This harbor will not be where we started because we can not go back there but it will be a new place, with new ships, new cargo, new crew members, new scenery, new life.

It was necessary to have everything tossed into the sea in order for the “New Order” to come. We have new orders and this host will bring to each one of us those orders. We have new passages that we have not known about but these will also be revealed to us.

We will have new vision, clearer vision.

We have new provisions that are on there way, provisions that we have not known of because they are not coming by “our efforts” but by His grace and help.

Our distress call has been heard…help is on the way.

Proverbs 16:9 “The mind of man plans his ways but the Lord orders his steps.”

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Mercy Is Falling Upon You!

by Kathi Pelton

As I waited on the Lord I began to hear the words, “Mercy is falling, mercy is falling!” Then I saw what looked like a waterfall of mercy coming from the mercy seat of God. It was pouring down upon those who were crying out for mercy.

God’s mercy is a powerful and amazing gift that comes out of His love and compassion upon those who deserve judgement. It is defined like this:

Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

“For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13

I then saw people who were relentlessly being accused by the enemy; even of things that had actually occurred (legitimate accusations but ones that had been covered in the blood of Jesus). They were overcome with regret, guilt, remorse and deep sorrow. They were bowed down begging the Lord for mercy and the Lord’s great compassion met their cry. He bent down to comfort and have mercy upon them.

The mercy seat is sprinkled with the blood of the Lamb and I saw those that were bend down suddenly being before the mercy seat where the blood of Jesus brought forth forgiveness, compassion, and redemption. The waterfall of mercy was flowing and washing away regrets, guilt, and judgement. The accusations suddenly were “thrown out” and silenced because mercy was triumphing with victory over judgement.

His mercy was releasing divine help needed to redeem circumstances that were caused by past actions that created hardships and a heavy yoke that weighed down upon people. True repentance was bringing great freedom upon lives spiritually and overflowing to touch natural circumstances.

There is mercy flowing down from the mercy seat of God for you right now. It is the blood of the Lamb that has provided mercy and grace for those who will come before Him in surrender and humility.

“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” Romans‬ ‭3:23-26‬ ‭

Oh, how amazing is the blood of Jesus that washes away our sins and is the justifier for those who have faith in Him!

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He Will Do It Again! Let Hope Arise!

by Kathi Pelton

The Lord showed me His heart for many of you who are in the grip of impossible situations that seek to steal your faith and rob you of hope. I experienced His heart and it is filled with love and compassion for you. I then began to hear the words to the song, “Do It Again” that say,

“I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

You made a way, where there was no way

And I believe, I’ll see You do it again”

Heaven was singing words of faith over those whose faith is even now being tested. It was like a choir of those who had gone before us reminding God’s people of the miracles He has done and the mountains that He has moved. They were declaring over you, “He will do it again!”

Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forevermore! His promises never fail and His faithfulness is sure! There is an invitation into the song of faith that declares, “He will do it again!” Though your emotions may be experiencing fear and pain, let your spirit arise with the unfailing hope that does not disappoint! The worship that is released in the midst of the impossibilities and pain change the atmospheres and bring honor to God in a mighty way.

Faith is not an emotion, it is a conviction and a choice. Circumstances and emotions will try to pull you to a place that usurps truth and silences the sounds of praise but faith scales that mountain and stands on top of it to declare His faithfulness! It cries out with the sound of the redeemed and says, “He will do it again!”

Let your mountain cause your faith and your hope to arise with a sound that brings honor and glory to the One that is worthy of it all. Let your impossible circumstances cause your faith to be strengthened and your soul to be tamed by the declaration of hope!

Do not hold back! Let faith arise, let hope arise and let the sound of worship surround the mountain that stands before you. Train your soul to respond to truth rather than fear. Remember, the testing of your faith produces Christ in you.

“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

Lacking nothing! Enter into the fullness of the One who lacks nothing and let Him move in you and for you! His faithfulness has gone before you and surrounds you even now!

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It’s A Good Friday To Have A Passover!

by Kathi Pelton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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