Words To Live By

By Kathi Pelton

I love words! Being a writer means that paper is my canvas and words are my paint. Finding the right word to describe something seen in the spirit or in the natural is vital to helping the reader to understand and have vision.

Our ministry is called, “Inscribe Ministries” based off of the verse from Habakkuk 2:2 that says,

“Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.”

To write a vision requires the right words which bring about understanding to the reader or listener of “how to run!“ It’s so powerful.

Jesus is called the 𝐿𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑑 because He encompasses everything found within the Word. All creation came forth from the words He spoke. There is power in words; to bless or to curse, to speak life or speak death, to empower or disempower and to build up or to tear down, to create or to destroy.

Our words matter! We must ask the Lord to train our mouths to speak words that bless, give life and empower those around us to run. Your words are usually a good way to x-ray your heart,

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.“ Luke 6:45

This is why we must follow the wisdom found in Philippians 4:8,

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

As we think on these things they renew our hearts and minds causing what comes forth from our mouths to profit those who hear our words. When I was a new believer my heart and mind still needed to be renewed by the Word therefore critical, negative, fretful and judgmental words would leak out; always exposing what needed to be cleaned out of my heart. God was not condemning me, but if I were honest, my words were a clear sign of where my heart needed to be cleaned and renewed.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

When my husband and I were directing a house of prayer for Patricia King she would lead prayer sessions with us where we would “decree the Word of God.“ These times trained our team and all who attended how much power comes forth as we decreed His written Word! I quickly saw the fruitful harvest that would come when I spoke aloud His Word over my life and my family’s lives. Decreeing His Word is like allowing your heart to be strained through the Spirit of Truth; filtering out all the dross.

I remember asking the Lord to put a coal of fire near my lips so that I would not speak anything unholy.

“So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.”” Isaiah‬ ‭6:5-7‬ ‭

These verses come right before the verse that says, “Here am I, send me.” This is so important before being “sent.” We must be sent with words of life, hope, truth that prosper and edify the hearer. We must go forth with hearts that have been made clean.

As we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel regarding this global quarantine, I believe that the eyes of the Lord are searching the earth for the ones He might send. But let us first pray the scriptures written above. We need pure hearts, clean hands, words that have been freed from the grip of iniquity and thoughts that profitable to the hearer! We need words that release vision and cause the sent ones to run with purpose.

Today, listen to your words so that you can do a ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘. Then, if you find that your words are revealing areas that need to be renewed and cleansed; don’t enter into guilt or condemnation because God loves it when we receice His lovingkindness that brings discipline. He is so happy that you desire a clean heart and He has provided you 𝑊𝑂𝑅𝐷𝑆 𝑇𝑂 𝐿𝐼𝑉𝐸 𝐵𝑌.

It’s time to prepare to be sent ones! We must carry words of life that bear fruit wherever they are sown.

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Thank you to each of my readers who have stood with us in prayer and financial support during this time. We are praying and decreeing all of His blessings and promises over your life and family.

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Inscribe The Vision- Then They Will Run

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Breaking the Power of Sin and Picking Up the Sword of Victory

Kathi Pelton

Many years ago I learned the power of praying the Scriptures aloud. When I was a new believer the Holy Spirit instructed me to spend an extended period of time reading aloud all 150 psalms each day. I was to personalize them and make them my prayers and my worship. That season of obedience set me free from things that had enslaved me, it renewed my mind, and it released the power of prayer and the power of His Word into my life.

Hebrews 4:12 says,

“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”

‭His Word became the sword of freedom in my life. It held the power to break me free from old mindsets and from wrong beliefs that held me captive. It renewed my mind and taught me the ways of God. Praying His Word set me free from the slavery of sin, and I will never stop using it to give me life and allow His power to purify my thoughts and desires.

This past month I have been praying through the Book of Romans. When I awoke this morning, the Spirit said to me,

“Romans is a book of freedom from sin. It is a sharp sword that will set people free as they pray and decree its words over their lives.”

Right then, Romans chapter six was highlighted to me and I knew that I was to write it down and change the wording to a personal declaration for people to declare aloud.

Your voice and words have power. Proverbs 18:21 says that your tongue carries both life and death. It is time for life to be released through your voice! Let heaven hear it, let hell hear it, let angels and demons hear it, let your soul and spirit hear your tongue declare life and truth.

I strongly encourage you to get somewhere that you can read aloud the personalized version of Romans 6 that I have written below. Pray it, declare it, and join yourself to its truth. It is time for the power of sin to be broken off of the lives of believers. A sword has been put in our hands and the power of life flows from our mouth; together they set the captives free.

Psalm 149:6 says, “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand.”

It is time to be free and to set free! His Word is powerful and it is your sword. To live without it is to live as a warrior with no weapon in your hand. Sin has lost its power over your life so declare the words below each day until you see the chains that have bound you—or a loved one—fall away. Here we go…(Romans 6: “Sins Power is Broken”)

“I know that my old sinful self was crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in my life. I am no longer a slave to sin.

And since I died with Christ, I know I will also live with Him. I am sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and He will never have to die again. Death no longer has any power over Him. When He died, He died once to break the power of sin. But now that He lives, He lives for the glory of God. So I also should consider myself to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

I will not let sin control the way I live; I will not give in to sinful desires. I will not let any part of my body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, I will give myself completely to God, for I was dead, but now I have new life. I will use my whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Sin is no longer my master, for I no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, I live under the freedom of God’s grace. Since God’s grace has set me free from the law, does that mean that I should go on sinning? Of course not! I now realize that I become a slave to whatever I choose to obey. I can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or I can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.

Today I choose to become a slave to righteousness. Thank God! Once I was a slave of sin, but now I wholeheartedly choose to obey this teaching that he has given to me. I am now free from my slavery to sin, and I have become a slave to righteous living.”

(Romans‬ ‭6:6-18)

Pray the Word over your life, over the life of your loved ones, and over your city and nation.

Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

The Sword is in your hand and the fire of the Spirit is upon your sword. Use it to cut down all that has exalted itself against the truth and life of Christ in you. There is life in your mouth and the fire of the Spirit is igniting your tongue to release resurrection life. We must stop wrestling against flesh and blood and begin to be the warriors that carry freedom and life into all that we do and everywhere that we go. You carry resurrection life within you because Christ is in you. He is alive! You are free from the slavery of sin and carry the righteousness of Christ in you. His righteousness is your righteousness!

It is time to pick up your fiery sword and allow the words of your mouth to defeat all that has been exalted against God’s ways, truth, freedom, and life. We are warriors with the sword of victory in our hands.

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Your Words Can Be the Turnaround Needed!

Kathi Pelton

This morning the Lord showed me mighty winds howling against a large ship in the ocean, but the ship was not pushed off course by the wind and waves. Then he took me below the ship and I saw a small rudder that kept it on course. The rudder had something written on it and as I looked closer it said, “WORDS

This is like the verse in James 3:4-5,

“Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.” James‬ ‭3:4-5‬ ‭

It is time to align our words with the words of God so that the ship “stays on course”. Our words are powerful and release life and death, blessings and cursing. We must speak life over the people that the Lord puts in our paths; no matter what we see with our human eyes we must yield to what the Lord has planned and created for them. We must all prophesy with our mouths words of life. You do not have to be a prophet to prophesy! Call forth and speak what is not as if it is.

God took me on a long journey with a young man who came into our family to teach me about the power of words. As a teenager his life was manifesting pain, anger, and abandonment but the Spirit showed me who He created him to be. No matter what I saw with my eyes I was required by God to speak “what wasn’t as if it was” over his life. Now, ten years later he is walking and living out what the Spirit had shown me about him. God raised me up to speak what no one else was speaking. Every time I spoke to him I was prophesying truth and destiny over his life.

God is searching the earth for those who will be His rudders to bring great and corporate turnarounds. He is calling upon these leaders to prophesy life and blessings in their conversations, meetings, counseling, prayers, and families. The apostolic leaders will have fire come upon their tongues that purify their words in order to pilot “Kingdom Ships”. This fire will bring the blessing of purity that releases authority upon the body of Christ.

This will not only be in church leadership but will also come upon parents, business leaders, political leaders, worship leaders, and all who have been entrusted with leadership positions. No longer will the Father allow hours of negative words to steer the ships that they “pilot,” but the love and revelation of the Father for those struggling will fall upon leaders and the spirit of prophesy will replace the spirit of death. As this happens, leaders will suddenly see chains break off of those that they lead and parents will see their sons and daughters arise into who they were created to be.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8

This is a year that we will see a spirit of prophecy come upon all who will yield their voice and their lips to be touched by the coals from the altar of God. As lips are touched with these coals, eyes will be cleared to see the intentions of God. As they see the redemptive purposes of God upon lives they will prophesy what they see and those lives will be steered toward God.

“He touched my lips with the burning coal and said, “This has touched your lips, and now your guilt is gone, and your sins are forgiven.” Then I heard the Lord say, “Whom shall I send? Who will be our messenger?” I answered, “I will go! Send me!” Isaiah 6:7-8

God has sent out angels with coals and He is searching the earth for all who will ask Him to place the coal upon their lips. They will become “sent ones” who carry with them words of life and blessing.

Words have the anointing and power to turn a life around! They have the power to turn a city or nation around! They have the power to turn YOUR life around. It is time to ask the Lord to touch the “rudder of your life” with the burning coal that burns away the negativity and sets your mouth afire with the power that resurrects and turns things in the right direction.

“Come Spirit of God! Touch my lips with the burning coal that both purifies and ignites me with words that bring Your life!”

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Releasing Healing Words

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Monday Morning Meditations

by Kathi Pelton

 
Begin this week with words that are pleasing to the Lord. Align every word that comes from your mouth with God’s heart. Let them be seasoned with life and love. The Word says that what flows from our mouths comes from the abundance of our hearts (Matthew 12:33-35). If your words do not align with purity, life and love then ask the Spirit to search your heart and cleanse any place that is not pleasing to Him. He is the one who can renew our hearts.
 
Words are far more powerful than we realize. Not only can words harm but they can heal. Each day I start my day by praying and declaring words of life over my husband and every one of my children. We need to be coming into agreement with all that God says about our spouses, our children and those around us in our prayers and declarations.
 
Let’s look at some key verses in the Bible about the power of our words,
 
Proverbs 12:18 “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
 
Once again, words can harm or heal. Be wise and release words that heal. This is not only in our prayers but in our communication with one another. I have witnessed (as I am sure you have) married couples whose words become like a sword fight when a conflict arises. They cut deep and divide. Asking God for the tongue of a wise man is wisdom! Wisdom speaks life and healing.
 
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
 
We want our words to give grace to the one who hears us, not defile the listener. Words that devalue character, are depraved, perverted, wicked or evil would be considered “corrupt”. We do not want to devalue (debase) our character or another’s character through our words. And, we do not want to devalue God’s character by speaking words that harm another or misrepresent Him since He is our Father.
 
Matthew 12:36-27 “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
 
Once words are released from our mouths, we cannot gather them back in. It’s like firing a gun, once the trigger is pulled we cannot stop the bullet from hitting the target at which it was aimed. Regret is almost immediate. We must continually be allowing the Holy Spirit to renew our minds, conform our hearts and transform our lives to be aligned with His character. God desires that our words will justify us rather than condemn us.
 
Last, we all know this verse very well,
 
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
 
Let us eat the fruit of words that are sweetened with life and truth. Healing words, soothing words, words that build up and words that edify…these are pleasing to both the Lord and the one who hears you. Begin this day with a commitment to speak life over yourself, your family and every person you encounter this week.
 
I declare life and purity over you this day!