Rejoicing and Weeping Together: This Is Family

By Kathi Pelton

This week families all over our nation gathered around tables to share in the celebration of Thanksgiving. As I viewed many pictures of families smiling together I thought of the “stories behind the smiles” that often are much different than what a social media post relays.

This past week one family that we know lost their wife and mom in a car accident. Another, spent the day remembering a child that they lost recently and still another faced pending cancer treatments. Behind our family photos we are feeling the ache as we prepare for some family members to move 3000 miles away, one child was not present and is facing homelessness, one has just fallen in love and can’t stop smiling, and one couple going through the pains of infertility. A true mix of joy and pain.

There is always incredible beauty and deep felt pain in the background of every picture, every life and every family. No one is exempt from the joy or the pain. But what makes it all worth it is that we are a part of a family. We rejoice together, we weep together and we risk experiencing pain to experience the joy and beauty.

Why did Jesus go to the cross? It wasn’t to give a “hero of the day” social media post…it was to make a way for His family to be together for all eternity. Family was the “joy set before Him” as He endured the cross. Before the creation of man and woman; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit weren’t bored or unhappy but they knew that making a family in their image would be good! When sin, pain and heartbreak touched that family they knew that no sacrifice was too great to gain them back.

This is what God is still longing for! His mission has not changed. He wants to bring back all the sons and daughters who have gone astray or who are not experiencing family. There are still members of the family missing from the picture! He rejoices with the family gathered around Him and yet there is deep pain for the ones that are missing. There are stories behind the smiles that compel Him to send His sons and daughters to leave everything to try to fulfill the longing to see His family united as one.

Our family moves many times and the majority of those moves have been to go where His heart is calling us to in order to fulfill His longing for the family in that city and nation. This is the story for many who have said, “Here I am, send me.”

God loves family!! He is the One who sets the lonely in family. If you are lonely then there is family for you! They are all across the world and waiting to receive you. Don’t sit alone…find family! Wherever we have been there has always been a family there to be a part of. Is it a perfect family! No, there is pain, brokenness, imperfections and dysfunction of some sort within every natural and spiritual family but there is love, joy and beauty to be found if you’re willing to embrace the “weeping and the rejoicing.” You can’t have one without the other.

As we enter into the holiday season, let’s remember that perfection isn’t the goal…family is. So sit with the broken and comfort them, hear the voices of the ones who feel unheard, hug the ones who feel unloved and ache with the one who is struggling to find hope. Then and only then will joy come and rejoicing come. May the story behind the smiles in pictures be one that says, “Through it all I have been well loved!” That is what makes family.

Let us love well! As we finish this year and prepare for a new year let us strive to be more present with the one standing in front of us, let’s listen more attentively, love more deeply, give more readily and “feel” more sensitively.

A social media post is merely the cover photo of a book that tells a much longer story. It’s a story of joy and pain, successes and failures, gains and losses, tragedies and triumphs. The story is what makes true family; not the picture. Our God isn’t looking for the perfect family, He’s merely wanting every person ever created to be a part of His family. Let’s see His dream come true by loving well…in weeping and rejoicing we can truly be a family.

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The Shout That Releases A Heavenly Rescue Mission

By Kathi Pelton

We truly are in a time of battle against the enemies of God! Or maybe I should say that the enemy is in a battle with those who are lovers of God! But we know that “love wins!”

I woke up with a song lyric going through my mind. Often God will put a song in my spirit to speak to me about what He is doing. This time it was the line from the song, “You Have Won Me” (Brian & Jen Johnson/Bethel Music) that says,

“Shout it out and lift up one voice in worship, sing it out until all the earth can hear it, Jesus is alive and He saves, He rescues and saves!”

There is a battle cry (or shout) to be released! Let’s shout it out as one voice until all the earth can hear it, “Jesus is alive and He saves…He rescues and saves!” The enemy hates truth, hates unity and oneness and hates the sound of salvation. Why? Because it is a frequency that shatters darkness and sets the captives free.

“The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name.” Psalms‬ ‭91:14‬ ‭

He will rescue and save you! He will rescue and save this generation! His salvation will come like a flood in response to our battle cry because it carries “salvations sound!”

I see in the days ahead stadiums full of desperate and passionate people shouting out, “Jesus is alive and He saves, He rescues and saves!” Their sound will not be contained within the stadium walls but it will fill the atmosphere of cities and regions with the song of salvation that sets slaves free! It will release a rescue mission to a generation!

I see mom’s on their bedroom floor shouting out the same words over their prodigal children and in response Jesus releases a rescue mission to leave the ninety-nine to save the one.

I see nations shouting these words over the unborn and a mighty rescue mission to save the babies in the womb! The sound with bring triumph over death.

Shout it out!! It’s time! It’s the sound of salvation and the sound that signals a rescue mission to loose the captives and to shatter the darkness…even the darkness that has opposed you, oppressed you and tried to shut your mouth. It’s time to shout! Jesus is alive and He saves, He rescues and saves!

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Oil Is Being Poured Out Upon The United States of America

by Kathi Pelton

On October 28th, 1886 the Statue of Liberty was dedicated and unveiled by President Grover Cleveland in the New York harbor. Today marks 133 years since this occurred. Here are the words from Psalm 133:

“How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony! For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil that was poured over Aaron’s head, that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe. Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.” Psalms‬ ‭133:1-3‬ ‭

Though most looking from the outside would say that our nation is surely not living in harmony together. But we are not those who look from “outside” but we have been brought into “insider information” through Christ. God always works through His chosen remnant and I hear Him shouting, “My remnant is so pleasant to Me! Their harmony, love, yielding and longing for purity is so pleasant to me! Their labor and oneness has captured My attention and released My oil and blessing!”

I suddenly saw His pleasure dripping like oil down the robe of “Lady Liberty.” It was renewing her strength and rebirthing (renewing) God’s original intent for our nation.

I heard the words from Isaiah 40:31

“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”

God’s remnant is establishing “trust in the Lord” that is covering the nation in the blessing that comes for the nations that says, “In God We Trust!” This is the blessing that is spoken of in Psalm 133:3,

“…And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.”

God’s remnant is and has been allowing the deep work of His Spirit to give them clean hands, a pure heart and unity that is so pleasant to the Lord. There is a standard being raised like the torch in Lady Liberty’s hand; that standard establishes the fear of the Lord that declares, “In God We Trust.”

On the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty is a verse from a sonnet by Emma Lazarus that says,

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

I sense that even the last name of the author of this sonnet is prophetic in nature as the Lord is calling us to life; awakening the original intent for our nation to “strengthen the weary, give breath to the faint and give shelter to those without a home.” Just as He called out, “Lazarus, come forth.” He is calling out, “America, come forth.”

He is strengthening us to run and not grow weary, to run again and not faint! He is calling the orphans to find family and those without a home to be sheltered in His love.

“…I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

May we lift our lamp of the light of the Lord up and welcome the King of Glory into our nation. May we take up the cause of the poor and make our land a resting place for the Lord and all that He carries in His heart.

“Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— He is the King of glory.” Psalm 24:7-10

On this day, October 28th, 2019 we declare and establish the standard of absolute trust in the Lord within our nation. We lift up a light that declares the fear of the Lord. Let unity and harmony release the oil that drips down the robe of our nation and saturates our land and people with the oil of gladness. Make us a resting place for the King of Glory.

We welcome You, King of Glory, into the gateways of our nation. We lift up our heads to welcome you. We bow down before you in honor and reverence. We call out to our nation, “Lazarus, arise, come forth!” Resurrect Your original intent for our nation and who we are to be to the nations of the world. Set Your holy standard; established it in our day!

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He Makes The Darkness Tremble

by Kathi Pelton

As many of you know, I asked for prayer yesterday (and wow, I got it!). I have an amazing prayer team that covers us, our ministry and our family so I don’t normally “go public!” Yesterday I did because I knew that the name of Jesus makes the darkness tremble and that my faithful friends and followers would speak His name and each time they would that light would dispel darkness.

I don’t know if what I’ve been dealing with recently is warfare, just being worn-down or witchcraft (or all three) but I do know that, whatever the case is, His name sheds light and changes the atmosphere! Just the mention of His name makes the darkness tremble! Through His grace I can handle difficult circumstances and physical challenges (not that I invite them!) but when I can’t find the One my heart longs for it becomes time to make the darkness tremble at the mention of His name!

There has been a increased level of warfare coming at God’s people. I don’t say that to glorify the enemy or to focus on the battle but as God’s people have been arising with such beauty, unity, power and surrender they are taking back ground that has been long held by the enemy. His “kingdom” is being shaken by the unshakable Kingdom of God! A great army is arising…dry bones are coming to life! This has created a great battle in the heavens and on the earth.

As we witness tragedies like the death of Toby Mac’s young son, the suicides of well-loved and known young pastors, and the intense warfare over our leaders and president, we must remember that we have a name that we can all upon who rescues and saves. When I’m at a complete loss I will often just sit and repeat His name over and over. His name washes over me like waves of mercy that remove the fog and confusion. Within His name is every answer needed to rescue and save us from even the greatest despair.

As I read about the loss of Toby Mac’s, and his wife Amanda’s, sudden loss of their precious son, all I could do was speak the name of Jesus as a prayer over them. Jesus knows what it is like to feel the weight of the deepest grief and our Heavenly Father has also watched His Son die. He is acquainted with with our sorrows and deepest grief.

“He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.” Isaiah 53:3

Jesus took all grief, sorrow, sin and hopelessness upon Himself on the cross and purchased victory. We are no longer hopeless, even in death! We are comforted by the victory of eternal life and a grace that carries us into His resurrection. Jesus not only made the darkness tremble but He defeated death and the grave! He is always the joy set before us; there is no circumstance in which we have been left to utter hopelessness. His life and light gives us an abiding place where hope is alive.

When you feel the darkness closing in around you, declare the name of Jesus and watch the darkness tremble. When death surrounds you, Jesus brings the hope of resurrection life! When sorrow overwhelms you, Jesus comforts you and lifts you up out of despair. When lack is all you see, Jesus blesses your “small offering” and feeds the multitudes; leaving you with much more than you began with (see Mark 8:8). Victory is sure, no matter the circumstance; for nothing can reverse what He has already done!

We do face sorrows and suffering but not without hope. We face battles but with victory assured, because the greatest battle is death and that has already been defeated!

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

The darkness cannot separate you from the love of God that is in our precious Savior! He makes the darkness tremble and He opens graves with resurrection life! Just the mention of His name brings light and life.

Thank you to all who mentioned His name over my life yesterday! You brought light and lifted me above the darkness. Let’s do that for those in need today. Let’s call out on the name of Jesus for those suffering and in deep grief

. We are an army of light and His name is written upon our hearts. We will arise and declare into the atmosphere and into nations the worth of Jesus. We will shout about the victory of our King.

Let’s join Him in making the darkness tremble today! Release so much light that even graves burst open with resurrection life! An army of light is rising up declaring the name of Jesus!

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East Coast to West Coast Ministry Update

Ministry Tour Update

After a month on the East Coast (Boston, Vermont, Ottawa, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC) we have now landed on the West Coast.

There is too much to write out concerning the places that we prayed, the people that we met and the National gatherings we were a part of. Some of the highlights were praying on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and then on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., praying at Gettysburg, David’s Tent (DC), doing a “Silent Siege” with Bound for Life on the steps of the Supreme Court, being a part of the team (family) in Canada that gathered in Ottawa for the “As One” National Gathering, being a part of the team that gathered in Fredericksburg, Virginia for the Awaken the Dawn Prayer Gathering and of course spending time with old friends, new friends and family that joined us along the way.

We loved getting to minister to those who served us along the way in restaurants or as Lyft drivers. Giving them words of life and watching them encounter Jesus was so beautiful. It’s amazing how you minister to nations as you travel through Canada and the United States.

We are currently spending two days at home (Portland, Oregon) before heading to California. We will be there for a week to connect with both family (performing a family wedding) and then ministry friends in the San Francisco Bay Area that we will be partnering in the days to come. Then we will head to British Columbia, Canada to teach at Accelerate Prophetic School.

We are also gearing up for a pre-gathering rally (9/21) in Portland, Oregon for the Awaken the Dawn/Tent America 2019 event on October 17-19 where the nation will host tents across America that will release a love song to Jesus for 50-hours. If you want to host a tent in your region go to: http://www.awakenthedawn.org/tent-america/

There is a “go” invitation that is being met with a “Yes, here I am, send me.” response. It is sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers…all going to see the lost saved, the sick healed and the worth of Jesus made known in a world that needs a Savior. There is also an invitation to go into your neighborhood, your city, your workplace or your school that is being heard and responded to. Many of those “going to their own cities” are rising up to support those who are going to the nations. It is one family making sure that every part and every function is healthy and whole.

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The Triple Grace Anointing: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Prophecy

By Kathi Pelton

Yesterday our son-in-law drove us to the train station so that we could take the train to Washington, D.C. to catch a plane today. As he dropped us off he said something about “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and I jokingly said, “Watch because God will give me a word about that tomorrow.” Well, I woke up this morning and this was what I heard as I was coming out of my dream,

“The call to go out by means of planes, trains and automobiles is coming upon a three strand cord generation of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They will move in the unity and oneness of the Three-in-One God that they serve. They will possess a triple grace anointing that carries salvation, healing, and deliverance wherever they go. They will heal the sick, raise the dead, and make disciples of men. When they pray the deaf will hear, the blind will see, and the lame will walk.

“Look for the triples in the days ahead because the combination of generations, anointing, and gifting will intermingle and converge to make new wine. It will be the best wine ever served! Watch for gatherings of this Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob company to come forth in barns, tents, and stadiums because this is where the wine will be poured out. Then out of these venues will arise training/discipleship schools, home churches, and hubs that host community that will nurture and train those coming into the family of God.

“They will be like a glory train filled with thanksgiving and joy. They will be unstoppable because they will carry the glory of ‘oneness’ that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit continually enjoy. ‘This oneness will be the answer to Jesus’ prayer in John 17:21 and then the world will know that Jesus truly is the only Savior!”

Wow, what an amazing word from our God! I also heard is that this will be an “eve” or night before a great celebration (such as Christmas Eve). This move will be the eve or night of preparation before the true celebration…the wedding feast.

On a personal note, every year our family gathers on Thanksgiving Eve to watch the movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”; it is a fun night before the big celebration of Thanksgiving, where family gathers around the table for a feast. The Lord said to me, “This time will mark an ‘eve era’ that comes before the great feast.”

We are already seeing tents, barns, and stadium gatherings arising now; but they are like a “dress rehearsal” or “wedding rehearsal” for what is about to come. God is first putting His divine order on the details; He is purifying His bride and He is making the preparations during this eve of the “eve era” that will gather and invite those to the wedding feast.

It is the parable of the wedding feast we read of in Luke 14,

“At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’ “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ “ ‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’ “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.”” Luke‬ ‭14:17-23

We will go to where they are: the byways, country lanes, city streets—and invite them to come. We will compel them to come and they will fill His house. Get ready!

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Habitation or Visitation?

by Kathi Pelton

Each day that I live I become more aware of the “place of habitation” that we must dwell in. The presence and person of Jesus isn’t a place that we visit during a worship service or a prayer time; it is and HE IS to be our continual dwelling place and habitation day and night.

“Those who live (dwell) in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” Psalms‬ ‭91:1-2‬ ‭

The dwelling place of the Most High is not a swinging door that we are to go into and then out of; it is to be our “constant.” Whether we are resting on our beds or traveling the nations we are to dwell in His shelter and become a place of habitation for His presence. The oneness and unity that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit share is a constant and unbroken flow of communion and connection. This is what we have been invited into…the “constant indwelling of God.”

I recently heard someone say, “The Lord will visit and bless many things that He does not inhabit.”

Yet He longs for a habitation!

I love David’s heart and desire that he expresses in Psalm 132:4-5,

“I will not let my eyes sleep nor close my eyelids in slumber until I find a place to build a house for the Lord, a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.””

It is the response to God’s longing in Psalm 66:1

“This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place?””

The amazing reality is that He is our resting place and we are to be His resting place. He who dwells (inhabits) us is to be our habitation and dwelling place. He is not to merely be a visiting place but a constant and permanent place that we live in and carry; no matter where we are or what we are doing. It is then that His glory (His manifest presence) will bring heaven to earth wherever we go.

This is one of the greatest mysteries that any person can spend a lifetime discovering…God with us! He is the God who says, “Come up here…” (Revelation 4:1) and the God who “bends low to hear our prayers” (Psalm 116:2). There is a constant and continual (unbroken) communion that we have been invited into. There is ascending and descending always happening as we dwell with Him and allow a habitation of His Holy Spirit to be a river of life that flows to us and through us.

The indwelling of God with us is our unspeakable joy! One moment we find ourselves at His feet in humble adoration and the next we are gazing into His eyes with an awe that causes everything to stand still. He is the One who picks us up to dance with us and who leaves us terrified at His power and might. The place of habitation with God is never boring but rather always amazing. It is a holy place of great power and authority and a humble place of comfort and rest. All are welcome and all receive what they truly need.

Let us pursue habitation rather than visitation. May we see a generation of “inhabitants” arise instead of “visitors” who are always “up and down.” Let us see a generation come forth who will be a resting place for the glory of the Lord. Then His manifest presence will come and transform orphans into sons and daughters.

There is no lack in His presence…no want…no depression. There is fullness of joy that ushers in a yielding to absolute trust. This yielding brings the peace that surpasses understanding. This is the beauty found in habitation, dwelling and abiding in His presence. Let’s not settle for anything less!

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God Says, “Daughters Arise!”

by Kathi Pelton

On this day 99 years ago it was ratified throughout our nation that women had the right to vote. It became the “Law of the Land.” No longer could women be forced to sit by and watch men only exercise their rights.

I was recently asked to write a story for a book that is concerning the challenges of being a woman in ministry. Though the challenges can appear subtle and overlooked because of familiarity, they still exist and are often “not so subtle.” The stories I’ve heard from other women in ministry and even experiences that I’ve had would shock many at how far we still have to go to live in the truth that we were created equal. We have come a long ways but still have a long ways to go.

I am not a “women’s rights activist” but I am a believer in equal rights for race and gender— and the church should be leading the way in this.

As I sat down with the Lord today I felt His strong passion for seeing what He has placed in His daughters given the value and place that they are due. His Spirit is not less in women or His gifts somehow diminished; yet often we still see a “token women” thrown into a line up of a dozen male speakers (as if to prove that there is an honor for them being given). I sense that the Lord is about to deal with an age old prejudice that has existed in the world and in His family of God for far too long. I hear Him say, “Daughters Arise! Women Arise! No longer will you be held down or held back!”

God, in His mercy, is dealing with all areas of prejudices that have misinterpreted His scriptures and His creation. God has a dream of “oneness” and that oneness prefers and sees other of any race or gender as equal or better than themselves.

Let Him examine our hearts and wash away all remaining prejudices that have infected His people with wrong beliefs or actions. May His might women arise in this hour in both humility and authority to reveal Christ in them unashamedly and without being censored.

We are His workmanship— created to fully express Him without being held down.

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Washington, D.C. Ministry Update— and More!

After our week in the capital of Canada (Ottawa, Ontario) to be a part of the Watchmen for the Nations “As One” gathering and to pray on Parliament Hill, we headed to Washington, D.C. to pray in our capital city.

Stopping In Gettysburg to pray along the way was a surprise request from the Lord but turned out to be a powerful time.

After arriving in DC we have gone to numerous places to pray together; the Lincoln Memorial, Viet Nam Memorial Wall, David’s Tent, Arlington National Cemetery, The US Capitol, US Archives and the Supreme Court.

Yesterday we gathered with Bound for Life and did a “Silent Siege” for the unborn at the US Supreme Court. After the silent siege we prayed and took communion together.

Tomorrow we will be speaking at a church just outside of DC in Virginia. We are looking forward to connecting with more of the body of Christ in this area.

On the 20th we will leave for Fredericksburg, Virginia to prepare for the Awaken the Dawn National Prayer Gathering with Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Brian Francis Hume, David Bradshaw and others. Please pray that all the the Lord has on His heart for this time will be accomplished. The gathering is August 22-24.

Once again we want to give you the opportunity to invest in the fulfillment of this prayer journey that we have been on along with many others who have prayed and stood with us in financial support. We stepped out in faith to say “yes” to the Lord’s request for us to go on this lengthy journey that spans two nations and many states and provinces. Thank you for stepping out with us– we know that your reward will be great!

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Humility & Trust Will Establish You

by Kathi Pelton

The Spirit of the Lord woke me up in the middle of the night speaking to me about “establishing a remnant that walks in humility and trust.” I turned over and the clock read 3:12 and I knew that He was speaking to me out of Zephaniah 3:12,

“Those who are left will be the lowly and humble, for it is they who trust in the name of the Lord.”

God is dealing with pride, the strength of men, the unjust power of men, boasting and wickedness throughout the nations. We will see the “judgements” against the arrogant play out as the days go by. But, for those who are humble and contrite and for those who have put their full trust in the Lord (His remnant); they will be strengthened, He will prosper them and He will show His kindness to them (Zeph. 2:7). In their weakness, He will show Himself strong and mighty.

For those who have turned away from the Lord or who have turned to trusting in their own strength, there is an invitation to return to Him as their “stronghold of hope.”

“Seek the Lord, all who are humble, and follow his commands. Seek to do what is right and to live humbly. Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you— protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.” Zephaniah‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭

God loves the humble but in His righteousness He opposes the proud. I believe that what has prevented the remnant of God’s people from “dwelling together in unity” and prevented the glory of the Lord that comes from the oneness share by God (John 17:21-24) is residual pride. We all should be asking the Lord to rid us of the stumbling block of pride that causes men to fall and our brothers to stumble as we run together.

I continue to hear in my spirit the word, “preference.” Over and over I will hear it and see the full circle and unbroken fellowship of the Father, Son and Spirit. It is perfect and divine preference that yields to the other in absolute unity. Preference is like a rhythm that releases the glory of the Lord.

We cannot allow national pride, judgements, personal pride, boasting or our strength to lead us onward. We must humble ourselves in personal relationships and in corporate relationships. We must lay down our prejudices against one another and pick up preferences!

Just last week my youngest son had a believer speak a word of judgment on the basis of him being “American”. Though he is sensitive in his spirit, he is not emotionally frail in any way— yet, his spirit was so grieved, not for him as an American, but for the break in oneness that this judgement carried, which is so precious to the Lord. It left him in tears and deep intercession.

We must humble ourselves and lay down judgements and boastfulness. We must ask the Lord to examine our hearts and give us humility. Our strength and trust is to be in Him alone. He will judge the proud but as He does that He will exult the humble with authority and strength that brings great light in the midst of darkness and shaking.

Humility and trust will establish you and cause His kindness to be poured out upon you. This is the hour to pray for the washing away of pride and self-sufficiency so that He will be exulted in the nations.

For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”” Luke‬ ‭14:11‬ ‭

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