Watch As Goodness and Mercy Are Poured Over Your Life

Kathi Pelton

Today the Spirit of the Lord showed me a picture of a liquid substance being poured over the heads of His sons and daughters. As it was being poured great joy was coming upon them. Then I heard the words from Psalm 23:6(a)

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…”

The liquid substance was His goodness and mercy being poured out in great abundance over our lives!

The verse the proceeds this one (verse 5) says,

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:5‬ ‭

This is a “cup running over time”. You will see and experience His goodness and His mercy being poured over your life and you will feast upon the fruits of what He has done for you!

You will shout, “Come and see what the Lord has done, the amazing things he has done on the earth.” Psalm 46:8

Not only will He display His goodness and mercy in the lives of His people but the Lord will show Himself as “God of the Nations” in the days ahead. Though there will be shakings and clashes within nations, the Lord will subdued enemies and bare His mighty arm of power to do what only He can do.

We will be witnesses of the sovereignty of God in the days ahead. Posture yourself in that truth and apply your faith to His sovereign ability to do what no man can do; for you and for nations. Look beyond the natural and see how the arm of the Lord is reaching into the earthly impossibles to show His goodness and mercy.

Look up and receive the outpouring of goodness and mercy. Let the joy of this gift revive you and fill you into new life. Allow your cup of thankfulness to overflow as He causes your cup to overflow with favor and blessings.

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Lift Up Your Impossible!

Kathi Pelton

I awoke early this morning to a vision of many of God’s people picking up the impossible circumstances in their natural lives and “by faith” carrying these things to a heavenly place where the supernatural not only makes it possible but fulfills that possibility.

It was as if these people suddenly woke up out of a circumstantial “stupor” that was creating fear, doubt and hopeless despair and realized that they are not citizens of this world but citizens of a Kingdom that makes a way where there is no way and where faith ushers them into the realm where all things work together for good for those who love God.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Faith is the doorway to enter into God’s Kingdom where there are no limits, no impossibilities and no lack. We can bring every impossibility into that place that is higher than the natural (circumstantial) realm and watch God do what only He can do…make a way!

Today, pick up the very things that are keeping you “earthbound” and by faith bring them to the place where everything that is bound gets loosed! This is where the miraculous will begin to transform your impossible into a testimony that declares His faithfulness.

Tell your soul to put it’s hope in God! Say to your heart, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:11

Finish 2018 in faith not fear! God is able and He is willing to rescue and save you from every impossible circumstance. Put your hope in God and begin to praise Him. Let faith arise and lift you above what has been disturbing you.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20

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God Will Do For You What You Cannot Do For Yourself

Kathi Pelton

The Lord showed me people who were lying in bed with their minds filled with anxious thoughts that led them to conclusions of dread and doom for the days ahead. But the Father came to comfort them saying,

“Do not fear, do not worry, and do not dread the days ahead for I will do for you what you cannot do for yourself. You can trust me.”

As the people responded in confident trust, the gripping fear washed away and peace restored them to rest in His promises.

If you are being driven by fear and anxious thoughts then the Lord wants you to hear His words of truth and words of hope. He is not unaware of what you are facing and He will do for you what you cannot do for yourself.

Your sleepless nights that lead your thoughts down dead-end roads and hopeless prospects are being exchanged for the deep sleep of a baby in its mother’s arms and the thoughts that bring your hopes into a vast space with abundance before you.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

You will lie down in peace and wake up in joy because the Lord has taken up your cause! Though you have not been able to find your way though the tangled net that you are caught in, watch now: the Lord will rescue you.

I declare peace over you, peace over your mind and peace over your body. Though you don’t feel adequate or able to find your way out of the place that you find yourself in, know this: He is able to rescue you!

“Such is the confidence and steadfast reliance and absolute trust that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency and qualifications come from God.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:4-5‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Christ qualifies you for success, for breakthrough and for a positive outcome. It is in yielding your life to the place of “absolute reliance and trust through Christ toward God” that your confidence is restored and you are saved.

Have you ever seen a wild deer caught in barbed wire fencing? It will flail in fear only to find itself held tighter in the snare’s grip. When rescuers come to free the deer they must hold it still in order to free it and keep it from greater harm. The Lord is holding you still and cutting away the barbs and snares that you find yourself caught in. Do not fear for He is with you and freeing you from the tangled snare that you are caught in. He is doing for you what you cannot do for yourself!

Be calm, be still and watch to see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf.

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Transitions

Kathi Pelton

Today is the last day that our youngest lives with us. Tomorrow he will live 600 miles away and today my heart aches to hang on just a bit longer.

Moms never believe that this day will come and when it does every rhythm and movement you’ve known in your life for decades suddenly shifts. The day that you become a mom your life becomes focused on raising, loving, nurturing, and praying for the amazing gift you’ve been given. It is your main ministry; and what an honor and high call! Then, suddenly the years have flown by and the youngest is ready to set off. You’re never ready for this…never ready to not be present for every first and their daily hugs…but nevertheless the day comes. For me it is today. Transition is here.

This is a time of transitions for many. It is a season where so much is changing, and what was once sure and familiar is now behind you. Jesus stands out upon the water that is before you and He is calling you to come to Him. His hand is a familiar hand, but the surface and place that He’s calling you to walk on is completely unfamiliar and unsure to all of your natural senses.

During times of transition it is vital to focus on His gentle and loving eyes that say, “Come; it will be alright; I’ll hold you up.” If you look at the unfamiliar surface or what looks like a place that you’ll surely sink then you will become overwhelmed and fearful. Look into His eyes and take His hand, then it will be a seamless transition into the new.

The rhythm is changing all around the world and in the spiritual atmosphere. Don’t try to hang onto the old or you will be sure to step on the feet of those God has called you to dance (move) with at this time. We must, like a flock of starlings, move and turn together according to the leading of His Spirit. The familiar dance and movements are shifting and we must take His hand as one body and learn the new movements.

If you find your life in sudden turmoil, make sure that you are not holding onto something old that is keeping you “out of step” from where the Spirit is calling His people. If suddenly you are stepping on toes or having your toes stepped on, check if your steps need to be reordered to align with the new rhythm, movements, and pulse of heaven.

As my son leaves our home tomorrow, my greatest prayer is that he will keep His eyes fixed on the One who is calling him out into this new place; that as he lets go of my hand, he will grab hold of the hand of the One who loves him even more than I do (how can that be!). My heart calls out, “Let Him teach you the new way to walk, Son.”

I hear the same prayer coming from your Heavenly Father for you. He is saying,

“Take the hand of My Son! He is trustworthy and will teach you to walk in the new place. Keep your eyes fixed on Him and He will take you from the shallows into the deep; for the deep is the new surface that you will walk upon.”

It’s okay to shed tears, but don’t look back for too long or, like Lot’s wife, you might get stuck in what was behind rather than what is ahead.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.

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The Lord Will Defend You

Kathi Pelton

Our family has a tiny dog that frightens easily. Whenever he becomes frightened by a loud noise or stranger he will run away and hide under a chair, sofa or table. We will immediately try to get to him in order to hold him, comfort him, and defend him, but he makes it very hard by running and hiding in a hard-to-reach place.

Many of God’s people are much like this. When the enemy comes to frighten them they run away from the One who is there to comfort and defend them rather than TO Him. He is calling to you who have been gripped with fear to come out of your hiding place. He will be your defender and your comforter. He is longing to lift you up from the pit of fear and hold you in His arms where no enemy can touch you.

It is in the refuge of His arms that you will learn to “be still.” Instead of your wrestle for self-preservation and self-defense, you will surrender to the stillness of knowing that He is God and He is your helper.

“You have made the Lord your defender, the Most High your protector, and so no disaster will strike you, no violence will come near your home.” Psalm 91:9-10

This is your promise and your legal right as a son or daughter of God. When I sense the enemy bringing a threat or assignment against my home or family, I know that it is illegally trespassing upon a promise given to me. This is the time that I run to the arms of my Defender so that He can deal with the approaching thief. My weapon of war becomes the stillness of trust and the surrender to His authority over all the battle.

“How I love you, Lord! You are my defender. The Lord is my protector; he is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; he defends me and keeps me safe. I call to the Lord, and he saves me from my enemies. Praise the Lord!” Psalm 18:1-3

The first Scripture I learned as a new believer thirty-five years ago was Psalm 23. If you study this portion of Scripture in the Hebrew language, you will find that throughout the verses the different names of God are used that declare who He is to us. Praying this Psalm with His names within it is a powerful tool to draw you out of hiding and back into His loving arms.

1. The Lord is my shepherd;

(Yehovah-Roi, my Protector)

I shall not want.

(Yehovah -Yireh, my Provider)

2. He makes me to lie down in green pastures:

(Yehovah– Adonai, my Master – our Sovereign Lord)

he leads me beside the still waters.

(Yehovah -Shalom – The Lord is my Peace)

3. He restores my soul:

(Yehovah– Rophi, my Healer)

he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

(Yehovah – Tsidkenu , my Righteousness: meaning the Lord our Righteousness, Lord is there or the Lord is with me.)

4. Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shades of death,

(Yehovah– Shammah, my Divine Presence/You are with me. Meaning: You are always with me.)

I will fear no evil: for you are with me;

(Yehovah – Tsebaoth, my Warrior: meaning our Lord will fight for you)

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

(Yehovah-El Elyon, my Defender – means: The Lord God Most High, or The Lord God, my Defender)

5. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies:

(Yehovah – Nissi, my Encourager meaning: The Lord, my Banner or the Lord who rallies us to Himself. )

thou anointest my head with oil;

(Yehovah-Mekaddesh, my Righteousness or Sanctifier meaning: The Lord, my Sanctifier or the Lord makes me Righteous)

my cup overflows.

(Yehovah – El Shaddai, my Nourisher meaning: The Lord my Nourisher or our All-Sufficient, Extra Ordinary, Supernatural God)

6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

(Yehovah – El Elohim , my Protector meaning: The Lord God is My Strong Protector. Also means our Eternal Creator)

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

(Yehovah – El Olam, my Eternity meaning: The Lord God of Eternity or our Everlasting God. The Hebrew word “olam” can be translated either “eternity” or “secrets”. The LORD will take care of us forever as that is what Yehovah– El Olam stands for.)

Psalm 23:1-6

He is your defender and so much more.

Today is a day to come out of fear and come out of hiding. It is time to let Him be your Shepherd (protector) and watch how your “cup will overflow”.

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He Has Promised to Prosper You and Not Harm You

Kathi Pelton

God’s promises are real! Do you believe that? His promises of blessings and help are not just nice words to give you false hope but they are promises from God and He cannot lie!

Human hope is more of a “wish” than Biblical hope which is “assurance” but many believers live expecting adversity and lack and “hope” (wish for) a more positive outcome.

I had the privileged of spending a number of years as a part of Patricia King’s team in Kelowna, B.C., Canada. I think the one of the most powerful thing I received during those years was her constant conviction that said,

“If you put your faith out for lack that is what you will get but if you put your faith in His promises then you will receive what He has promised.”

Our family has spend many of years in full time ministry, being paid through the generosity of those who were moved by the Holy Spirit to support us. In the early days I would spend more time fretting and worrying that we would lack then believing what He promised. This was often how things ended up which reinforced my fear and doubts. It is where I put my “faith”. God dealt with me according to His love and did a deep work in my heart that moved me from fear to true faith. True faith releases the hope that assures the good result (fruit).

God walked me through a process that took my life from fear to peace. It is a peace that surpasses what my eyes see or my mind understands. It is a peace that is founded in the truth that it is my Father’s good pleasure to keep His promises and to bless me with all the benefits of being His daughter. It is not your Heavenly Father’s desire to harm you in any way…it is His great desire to bless you with every good and perfect gift.

One of the things that I discovered as He began to walk me out of the bondage of fear was to show me who He is as a Father. I was operating out of an orphan spirit; the poverty spirit is like conjoined twins with the orphan spirit. They walk hand in hand (or head to head); always believing that the Father seeks to punish, demand performance and then leave you suffering with lack, confusion and harm. The person with an orphan spirit deeply desires to be wanted and yet finds it inconceivable that they actually can be wanted or loved. The orphan spirit chains the believer to unbelief because it cannot coexist with the true love of the Father or the peace that comes from this truth. The poverty spirit easily coexists with the orphan spirit because they both are founded on lies, doubt, unbelief and hope deferred.

When I was set free from the orphan spirit the poverty spirit had to go as well. I began to KNOW and BELIEVE every promise of God. Rather than spend my nights in a sleepless state of trying to figure out how I would find my way out of constant pending disappointment and lack; I was able to lay my head down at night knowing that my Heavenly Father had everything I needed and even things that I desired for me. I didn’t have to have a back up plan or try to convince myself that God was good but somehow I was bad and deserved this treatment. My faith had been based on outcome; not His promises.

Do you dare to believe with the hope that assures that God (Your Father) desires to prosper you and not harm you? The Word of God is 100% truth! You can lay down tonight knowing that He will keep His promises.

Jeremiah 29:11-14

11 For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope. 12 When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers. 13 When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul, 14 I will make myself available to you,’ says the Lord.

The Spirit of the Lord says to you tonight, “My child, you can rest assured of my love and promises for good and not evil in your life. Only believe.”

The words “Rest Assured” means that you will receive the best of care…this is the truth!

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Be Still! God is in Control

Kathi Pelton

This morning I awoke to a text from a friend. She sent me a photo of the still waters of the harbor that she lives on and wrote the words,

“Be still and know that I am God.”

She did not know that I had gone to bed with a bit of a wrestle in my soul against concerns that are out of my control. Whenever this happens I am aware that the “stirring of the waters” is merely to steal my peace, my stillness (posture of trust and abiding in His faithfulness), and create striving. The enemy comes to make waves in order to block the view of Jesus.

When Jesus called Peter to walk to Him upon the water, they were on a stormy sea with waves that would have easily hindered Peter’s view of the Lord’s outstretched hand. As the waves blocked his view, fear set in and Peter began to sink beneath the raging sea. This is such a clear illustration of what the enemy tries to do with the storms of life and the waves of circumstances.

The One who calms the seas calls us to come out from the natural into the supernatural (walking on the water of faith) but the one who stirs the waters of fear will always try to block our view so that we will sink under the powerful force of the natural (seen) realm so that we will abandon faith for fear.

God speaks over the storms of life, “Peace be still”

He speaks over your life, “Be still and know that I am God.”

Our faith in this truth calms the storms of our souls and takes us into the supernatural ability to walk upon the water. Faith makes a pathway in which we can walk out to take hold of the outstretched hand of the One who has authority over every natural, created thing.

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Psalm 118:6

Do not fear! If God is for us then who can stand against us? Who can stop the Lord Almighty? No one…not one!

Today, speak in faith to your soul, “Be still.” Walk out upon the natural storm that surrounds you and do not sink under the waves that rage with fearful intimidations of doom. Take hold of the outstretched hand of Jesus who will lift you above the natural into the supernatural stillness, peace, and rest of abiding in the shadow of His wing.

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”” Psalms‬ ‭91:1-2, 4-16‬

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Do Not Fret…Trust Him

Kathi Pelton

For any of you who follow my writings, you are aware of the 40-day time of “Yielding” that God has been leading us in. When I saw that today is day 37 I immediately thought of one of our life verses, Psalm 37:

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 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 ‭37:3-6‬ ‭

One of the greatest lessons of my life has been learning to trust God. I discovered, after years of unnecessary fretting, that He is faithful, true, and trustworthy in all things. There are often times that I don’t understand His ways or find Him leading in the direction that I’d naturally choose, but as I rest and trust, His faithfulness anoints my steps and draws me into peace.

He has become the absolute desire of my heart because in Him there is such peace, light, and unfailing love.

Psalm 37 continues,

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.” Psalm‬ ‭37:7-9

Do not fret!

I have found that the moments I allowed my heart to turn away from trust and enter into fretting only led me away from the Lord’s green pastures and still waters into dark alleys where my enemies had set a trap for me. Decisions made in a fretful state of mind were reactions to natural circumstances rather than the response of a yielded and trusting daughter.

Psalm 37 finishes with these words,

“The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.” Psalm‬ ‭37:39-40‬ ‭

Today turn your heart to trust fully in the salvation of the Lord. Let fretting be removed like an old garment and put on the garments of faith and trust. He will not forsake you or leave you without help. The impossible is merely an invitation to see the sovereignty of the Lord made manifest in whatever you are facing. Lay your head upon His chest and be still. Trust Him!

(Day 37: The Yielding)

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Self-Protection or Trust? An Invitation into Trust

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By Kathi Pelton

During a time of worship I saw a large wood and iron gate that was closed. The gate was so high that I could not see over or beyond it. Then I saw fire fall upon the gate that was so intense that both the wood and iron were instantly incinerated. Then where the wood and iron gate had been appeared a beautiful open gate made from gold. This new gate was wide open and light was everywhere. I saw angels rushing through this golden gateway.

I asked the Lord what the wood and iron gate was and I heard the words, “Self-protection”. I was shown how when God’s people go through broken relationships, painful experiences or disappointments they can easily enter into a place of self-protection. Unfortunately self-protection not only walls us off from the body of Christ but it also walls us off from experiencing the fullness of joy and beauty that we receive by trusting God.

God is inviting His people to allow His Spirit to incinerate these walls of self-protection so that you can fully experience His love and healing. Yes, it does require vulnerability but that is where trust comes in. I remember a time many years ago when a friend asked me if I promised that I would never hurt her. My response was this,

“I promise that if you walk closely with me I will at some point cause you pain but I also promise that I will walk through that pain with you and we will allow God to heal any pain that we unintentionally (or intentionally) cause one another.”

All relationships and love is a risk but to protect yourself from relationships and love is guaranteed to cause you pain. The only love that is not a risk is the love of God. He promises to heal you and walk with you through any pain that you experience as you allow the gate of self-protection to be removed. It is an invitation into trust. It requires vulnerability but it will result in beauty that can never be found behind the gate of self-protection.

I also saw angels flooding into the open golden gate. They were angels that came with everything needed to heal the pain and fears that resulted from past experiences. These angels had basins and towels to wash God’s people from the journey and the pain they had experienced. They also had new blueprints for the journey ahead. Some carried bread, fruit and provision for the new season and some carried new clothes, new shoes and balm to heal. The angels would not (or maybe could not) go through the wood and iron gate but quickly rushed through the open gate that replaced self-protection.

Let’s open up to the King of Glory, who is a loving Father and our precious Savior. We can be vulnerable with Him and trust Him to protect us and heal us if we experience pain as we open our hearts once again. Remember; Jeremiah 29:11 promises us this,

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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