"A Month to Cry Out for Mercy"
The other day, our church family was blessed to have Jonathan Tremaine Thomas (JT) from Civil Righteousness with us. During our time together he shared a profound
dream about this time that we are living in and then shared these words:
"Our nation is under judgment and is on the brink of another civil war where there will surely be blood in our streets. But, we
need to remember that we can cry out to God the words, 'In judgment—remember mercy!' This is our only hope for America. Cry out for mercy!"
I fully agree with JT's words. I believe that October is a month to "cry out for mercy" like never before. As he spoke these words, I saw in my spirit people in cities across our nation marching in unity and oneness, while crying out for mercy.
I saw the words, "Mercy Marches."
My family lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the location of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, and our home is located on a Civil War battlefield. I do not
believe that it is a mistake or coincidence that God moved our family across the nation in January 2020 to occupy this ground with intercession and peace. From this place we will continuously cry out for "mercy to triumph over judgment!" No longer will we
be a nation of brother against brother, but rather we will link arms with our brothers and sisters to "be one even as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one!"
I want to encourage you, wherever you are,
to prayer walk the streets of your city, to call to the Ecclesia in your city and to bow your knee and ask God to render a verdict of mercy upon our nation. I believe that there is a short window left before we see a real life civil war break out, if we do
not turn the heart of God through cries of mercy.
We are seeing many initiatives in our nation that have been gathering the Ecclesia to repent, worship, return and humble ourselves to pray. We were at
"The Return" in Washington D.C. (and the Franklin Graham Prayer Walk); I could feel a shift during this time. I was with Sean Feucht in Portland, Oregon and will be again, here in Washington DC, on October 25th.
October - the Final Strike
Around the nation God's people are striking the ground over and over. My sense is that October is the final strike to turn the tide from judgment to mercy. Let us
pray and cry out like never before!
"I have heard all about You, LORD. I am filled with awe by Your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as You did in years gone by. And in Your
anger, remember Your mercy." (Habakkuk 3:2, NLT)
God loves mercy, He loves justice and He loves America. But because of His righteous justice, He will bring forth judgment. Though God never changes, did
you know that His people can change His mind from executing judgment to pouring out mercy? This is a time that we, His people, can turn a nation to be "saved in a day!"
Today, cry out for mercy!
Do not delay but rather raise your voice, bow your knee and walk your city to cry out for mercy. It is time for "Mercy Marches" to take place across our nation!
If you would like to organize one in your
city, write to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Kathi Pelton
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321