– A Word by Kathi Pelton
On August 21st, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be seen across the United States of America. People are calling this the “Great American Eclipse”. Though the sky will go dark for only a few minutes as the sun, moon and earth align, people have been preparing for this months in advance.
It is no coincidence that August 21 is also the first day of the Jewish season of Teshuvah, a forty-day season of repentance and return to God leading up to the Day of Atonement.
Alignments and Unity
Numerous prophetic voices have been hearing about alignments, preparations, repentance and many turning back to the Lord. Often we will see events in the natural realm illustrate spiritual realities. I believe that this is one of those times.
As we entered 2017, the Spirit spoke to me and said that the first half of this year would prepare God’s people to align in unity with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit according to Jesus’ prayer in John 17:20 (17:20 in 2017), just as the sun, the moon and the earth will align. However, God’s alignment will not be momentary, but eternal. He also spoke to me that July would be a month of completion that would usher God’s people into resurrection, restoration and true repentance. I keep finding myself saying the words,
“Repentance is freedom from wrong alignments.”
When I began to hear about the “Great American Eclipse” I knew in my spirit that it was a prophetic sign in the sky of a spiritual manifestation on earth, specifically for America.
Momentary Darkness Turning to Light
The months since our presidential elections have been a momentary darkness that is aligning our nation, and God’s people, to move into unity, restoration and the resurrection of God’s original intent. The forty-day season of Teshuvah will be the culmination of alignments, preparation and repentance to enter into authority. Repentance produces humility, and authority is a product of godly humility.
A little more than a week after these forty days of repentance, an event will take place on the Washington D.C. Mall called “Awaken the Dawn- America’s Tent of Meeting” (http://www.awakenthedawn.org/). From October 6-9, fifty tents from all fifty states will be set up on the Washington Mall to pour forth prayer and worship 24/7 for three days straight. I believe that this will be a time of “divine reset” after the forty days of repentance.
Over a million people are expected to travel to our state of Oregon to view the eclipse; so may we see a million people gather on the DC Mall this October to see darkness turn to light in our nation’s capital!
“Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.” Psalm 139:12
No Longer Status Quo
It is time to align with the light of our God, even in the midst of earthly darkness. Then darkness will not be dark to the people of God. They will be the light of Christ to a world in darkness that searches for light. This is a time to truly take the seasons of God seriously. The Holy Spirit is calling, asking us to “Come up higher” in order to discern the times and seasons. It is not “status quo” any longer; now is the time to see a nations turn back to God.