And the LORD answered me:"Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it."
A Dream about Washington, DC
In May, 2019 I was in Washington DC with the Awaken the Dawn family for a gathering. My first night there I had a dream about Washington DC and our nation that was so real and vivid that it shifted everything in my life. I have not shared it publicly before now.
In this dream I found myself standing in a large room in Washington DC and when I looked around I saw Christian ministry leaders that I know from all across the world. I saw leaders from Israel, Germany, Japan, Canada, England, Egypt and many other nations. I was completely surprised to see them with me in Washington. I turned to them and said, “Why are you here?”
The leader from Germany looked at me and said, “The Lord came to each one of us and said to us, ‘You must go and stand with the United States in this hour. If the United States doesn’t make it then your nation will not make it.’”
Then many of the leaders began to tell me how they were told to “bring their trust in God” and pour it into America. As they spoke about pouring their trust in God into our nation I was immediately taken in the spirit over the national mall in DC.
It was night and nothing was lit. No monuments, no buildings— not even the Capitol Building— and the streets and national mall were void of people. It was dark and void of life.
Then I heard the sound of these international men and women, along with those from the United States, begin to release the sound of “In God We Trust” and as they did this the entire national mall lit up— but with a light so bright that it wasn’t just “lights coming on” but a glory that shone with a brilliance that I’d never seen before.
Then an enormous silver coin appeared over Washington DC, but it was blank. As the nations--and our nation--continued releasing this sound of trust in God, suddenly the illuminated view of the national mall appeared on the coin with the same brilliance I had seen on the ground. After it was imprinted, suddenly the illuminated words, “IN GOD WE TRUST” appeared upon this enormous coin. I knew that something had been established and restored as these international leaders came to stand with us.
The coin remained hovering over DC.
As I woke up, I immediately felt that this would actually happen—men and women from many nations will be asked by the Lord to come and stand with us in a time of great darkness to restore our trust in God.
In May 2019, when I had this dream, I didn’t understand why it felt as though this would occur soon because our nation appeared to be stable and secure. Now, a year later— I have much greater understanding.
This dream also was the trigger that the the Lord used to ask our family and ministry to move to the Washington DC region from the West Coast. We were told we must be here as 2020 began, so we arrived in January.
I believe that the enemy is trying to destroy our nation in order to trigger a domino effect for many other nations' destruction. I know that many say, “As the United States goes, so goes the nations.” I have heard that for many years, and it is not in any national arrogance or pride that I repeat it; but rather because in this dream these international church leaders spoke those words to me.
I am yearning and praying that at the right time the Spirit of the Lord would speak to our international family and ask them to come to our nations capital to stand with us and to bring their trust.
The unifying of many nations with our nation would heal so many wounds. I have traveled internationally and have wept many times as I heard great hatred spoken (sometimes screamed) about my nation— even by Christians. God is bringing a John 17:20-23 movement and global “oneness” within His ecclesia. We must forgive, repent, and love our neighbor as ourselves.
“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.” John 17:20-23
Last night on the drive home from the 4th of July fireworks we pulled up behind a car with a Virginia license plate with the words upon it, “In God We Trust” and the American flag waving. The license plate letters and numbers read, “KATHI17” (I wish I had gotten a photo!).
I immediately knew that God was speaking to me on our 2020 Independence Day regarding this dream. I believe that one day, and one day soon, the nations will come and gather with us in Washington DC; oneness and trust will bring the glory of the Lord to illuminate our nation and restore it to trust in God again. I believe that this “coin” will be given to other countries as a gift and a prophecy for their nations to be restore as well. This may also represent that the US will bring about widespread economic restoration as we turn back to God. Remember, a coin can be a symbol of “change!”
Yes Lord! “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!”
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Who(se) Are You?
(from "Freshly Pressed")
“Wow. Look at this! This is an aspen. You can tell it’s an aspen because of the way it is.” The Neature Guy, Episode One.
If you recognize the really neat quote above, then you are familiar with Lenny Pepperbottom and his series of silly (and very funny) videos on YouTube. It’s a silly statement, but like all silly statements, sometimes within them you can uncover truth. You can determine what a tree is by the “way it is”: it’s appearance, habitat, type of leaves and bark, etc.
You can also tell about a person because of they way he or she is. (I’m not referring here to taking a posture of criticism or judgment.) Does the person live vibrantly, with a sense of expectancy and hope? Or does the individual trudge through life, barely existing, waiting for a joy that never really appears?
History has long been made by men and women who live with passion, and courage, and hope, regardless of circumstances and irrespective of their abilities and talents. These are heroes who have prevailed in the midst of dreadful calamities, or who have overcome severe personal disabilities, or have chosen to discard lives of privilege to serve others selflessly. We honor such people for their extraordinary accomplishments and their indomitable spirit. We wish we could be like them.
Of course, I am ordinary. You are too. But we all desire to be heroes, which is why our culture has diluted the concept, the word itself, so that every small act of kindness or performance of civic duty is now referred to as “heroic.” We are heroes if we volunteer to feed people at a homeless shelter once a month or we pay our taxes on time. These are good things to do, but I don’t think it feeds the longing for the heroic that stirs within each of us.
I have good news for us. We belong to the Hero of heroes, and in his eyes we, too, are heroes. You belong to Jesus. So do I. Maybe that sounds crazy, because you don’t see him as anything other than a Jewish teacher who lived millennia ago. But it doesn’t change the truth that God the Son, the Word, is the Creator of everything that exists; nothing was made that he did not make. That means you, me, squirrels, elephants, blue whales, oak trees, the Himalayan mountain range, the earth, the sun, quasars, black holes, super spiral galaxies, superstrings, Higgs boson particles. Go up and out, further and bigger and deeper into infinity; or down and in, burrowing into the tiniest infinity; God is there beyond it all: reaching far beyond the most infinite expanse; existing in detail below the most infinitely tiny quantum vibration.
This great personal God created you, and he created you for wonder. You were created to be a wonder. You have a purpose. You are not an accident.
We hear that often in our culture nowadays. It is common parlance in all sorts of “reality” shows and therapeutic sound bites and feel-good social media posts. “This is what I was born to do,” we hear people declare, whether the “this” is singing or acting or playing baseball or forming corporations or flying jets or mud wrestling. Something within all of us speaks to us from the deep places: “There is more.”
Why the relentless drive? And why do we think we were “made” for anything, “born” for any particular purpose? The drive to excel, to exceed our limitations, to throw ourselves headlong into a great and noble adventure that takes out outside and beyond ourselves, is a part of our human condition.
I find no explanation of that, except that God made men and women in his image, and placed eternity and a realization of that great and noble identity within each of us.
Much about our present world condition argue against this. That doesn’t make it less true. I won’t argue that it is hard for many of us to believe there is something significant about each of us. It doesn’t appear to be true. But deep inside, each of us knows it is true.
And, just like the aspen tree in the silly video I quoted, you can tell you are made for something more, something wonderful, because of the way you are. What do you dream of? When do you truly come alive? How do you see yourself living for something greater and grander than some mundane day-to-day existence? Perhaps those dreams and ideas are markers placed into your very soul by a loving Father who desires for you to flourish and know his goodness and lovingkindness as you reach higher in passion and zeal to accomplish more than you ever dared to dream.
When you are alive and flourishing under the mighty hand of God, led by his good and gracious Spirit, you are living authentically and have more to give than you thought possible. When you live this way, you will not be dismayed by setbacks nor seduced by successes. You will not cease advancing in the face of turmoil or shrink back to find tranquility. The adventure before you beckons, and you do not fear the unknown or long for the soft couch of the familiar. Frederick Buechner wrote: “Neither the hair shirt nor the soft berth will do. The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” (Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC)
Reach out to Jesus and discover who you are. We will look at you and say “I can tell you are a child of God because of the way you are.”
The Yielding: A Lifestyle of Surrender
Newly reformatted, with a new afterword by Jeffrey and Kathi Pelton.
This book is a fresh look into a life of yielding, which gives a renewed mind and greater trust in the mercy of your heavenly Father of Lights, who sets you free and catapults you into oneness with Jesus that is beyond what you could ever have dreamed possible.
"The Yielding is a road map for the heart in the pursuit of intimacy. It inspires, compels and inflames fresh surrender to the one your heart longs for..."
~Ben & Jodie Hughes
Pour it Out Ministries
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