Thursday, March 12, 2015

"One, Two, Three... March Forth!" - Kathi Pelton, Eugene, OR

The Body of Christ today is living out a modern day expression of the story found in the Book of Joshua when the Israelites entered the Promised Land.

Near the end of 2014, God sent many "prophetic spies" into the "land of 2015" and they brought back a good report. It was reported that we would once again see fruit on our vines; that our vats would overflow; that we were poised to move into a new land flowing with milk and honey.

Some also noted people fighting fear regarding giants in the land. It is true that there are giants who will resist and attempt to overpower God's people, but God's report always assures victory for His children.

As we passed into 2015 and moved forward to enter this Promised Land, many experienced a circumcision of their hearts. The pain was surprising and unexpected—but necessary—so our true identity in Christ could be more clearly established. We must know "who we are" to proceed. The awareness of our identity is directly linked to our ability to walk in authority and favor.  

Do not be dismayed if you have been going through both pain and healing up to this point in the year. We have heard of many who have been having God go to deep-rooted issues in their lives so that they can go forth in freedom from oppression. This could have confused some due to all of the words coming forth about promises fulfilled and double blessings. God desires that your promise is received in a healed heart. Healing is part of the break through that you have been waiting for.

March Forth

Joshua 6:1-5 Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. Then the Lord said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in."

God is saying that it is time to march in March! I feel that from now to March 4th, God is giving divine instructions regarding how to move forward and see walls of hindrance fall down.

During prayer the Lord showed me the day March 4th and said, "By March 4th you will march forth free from the grip of your oppressors."

March is the month to possess the land! God has been establishing breakthroughs in February, and in March you will begin to possess your breakthrough. It will be a time of establishing God's authority and His divine sudden turnarounds.

The Jewish festival called Purim begins the evening of March 4th and ends the evening of March 5th (I did not know this when I heard this word regarding "march forth"). The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman's plot "to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day."

A Call to Fast and Pray for Your Suddenly

Esther and Mordecai were used to usher a sudden turnaround for an entire people group. In a moment, a death sentence was reversed. Although there was a sudden moment of reversal and release, the process to getting to that moment most likely created a lot of anxiety and fear for both Esther and Mordecai.

With Purim beginning the evening of March 4th, many whom we have talked with are feeling called to pray and fast during March 1—3 for their nations as well as their personal turnaround. We are in a time where the spirit of Haman (enemies such as ISIS) has declared death to Christians around the world. We can pray that this spirit is stopped in a moment.

This call to fast and pray—March One, Two, Three!—may be our Jericho march that will cause walls to fall.

Join many around the world and let us contend for the breakthrough as we go into Purim.

Kathi Pelton
Email: jkpelton@sbcglobal.net
Website: oceansinthedesert.com

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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