God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I am has sent me to you.'" Exodus 3:14
I had an experience a few nights ago that was short, but very clear. I was suddenly awakened from a sound sleep, and as if in a vision, saw the words: "ISIS – the great pretender!" Then I saw, "I AM THAT I AM – the Head that cannot be removed!"
It then seemed as if I was in a large city and everywhere I looked, I could see this truth being proclaimed. It was as if a declaration was broadcast throughout the earth and people were beginning to align themselves enthusiastically with the awareness of I AM. I saw "IAMIAM" emblazoned on peoples' shirts and on car bumper stickers. It seemed as though the proclamation that I was seeing everywhere was providing a shield for this city.
Do Not Be Afraid
Our God Almighty is our Head! There is no terrorist group, no human force, no power or principality that can remove the truth of His headship. It is time for all of us in the Body of Christ to allow the Holy Spirit to search every aspect of our lives, and reveal anything that is not under submission to the Lordship of our Head – Jesus Christ. The Spirit is reminding us not to be afraid or do things from a place of fear, but out of a longing to have the Body completely aligned with the Head.
The fear of the Lord is our safety. It is time to rightly align all that you are doing in ministry, in your homes and in your families with this truth. This is a part of rebuilding the wall that many are prophetically seeing. Just as it is recounted in the Book of Nehemiah, great threat and opposition came from the enemies of Israel as they worked tirelessly to reconstruct the walls of the city.
In the spirit, we are seeing the rebuilding of the wall around God's people. We are also seeing great threat and opposition. We must continue to rebuild and realign our lives. Christ is to be the Head of all that we do.
Now is an important time for the watchmen and gatekeepers as they remain at their posts on the wall. A call is going out for families and individuals to hear God, find their place and begin to work there. The enemy always goes through holes or gaps in our walls. This is true in the spirit and the natural.
The enemy schemes and looks for gaps in the walls of our nations, our lives and the Church. He makes threats to attempt to drive us to decisions made from fear, instead of waiting to receive wisdom from the Lord. If you read the Book of Nehemiah, the threats were the same.But God gave them strategy, strength, courage and success.
Let us pray and worship as did Israel during that time:
"...Blessed be Your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of Heaven worship You." Nehemiah 9:6
Peace Be With You
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace. Psalm 29:10-11
The Lord is the One who gives us both strength and peace in every situation. If you need peace, ask Him for it. He is our Prince of Peace. He rules in righteousness! If we live within the borders of His peace then we will make wise decisions in the days to come. The wisdom of the Lord is the clearest in the midst of our peace and trust.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
One of the keys to discerning areas that need more alignment is to look at the places in your life that cause you the greatest fear and anxiety. It is most likely that those areas have not been fully placed into the trusting hands of Jesus. We all have these areas and there is no shame in this; but because of His great love, He is inviting you into His peaceful borders with every area, even the ones that have caused you great pain and many sleepless nights. Ask Him to surround those areas with His peace.
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love. Extol the Lord, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion. He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you. He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat. Psalm 147:10-14
Let's pray together:
Father I ask, along with every person reading this, that You would rightly align our lives with You, as our Head. You are the great I Am, and no one can put an end to Your reign or Your authority. We give You every area that has brought our lives fear and turmoil. Those areas that have caused our trust in You to waver we place back under Your care. We ask that our delight would be in the fear of the Lord and our hope would be in Your unfailing love.
Thank You that You surround the borders of our lives with Your peace. We also ask that both joy and wisdom would come as we move forth in peace. We pray for our leaders, our borders, our nations to have peace and safety. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. You are our Head and we declare that You are the great I Am.
Kathi Pelton has a passion to encourage, uplift, and serve. As well as being a published writer, she has traveled extensively with Watchmen for the Nations, spoken at conferences, been a member of a national prophetic round-table, and co-directed a house of prayer. Her favorite pastime is to spend time with her husband and children.
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