For many years now, I have been having the Spirit highlight the number 10:10 to me.
It began one October night in a parking lot as I waited for my husband to grab some items in a grocery store after a long drive home from first an international trip followed by speaking at a conference. I was too exhausted to walk through a grocery store.
As soon as my husband stepped out of the car, I was taken by the Spirit into a vision where I was shown a calendar with 10:10 upon it and told that it was our 10:10 moment. It was a mysterious vision that only lasted for a few minutes but it was as if the numbers 10:10 were branded upon my spirit.
When I came out of this vision or trance, I was disoriented and was sure that the date was 10/10 (October 10th) but as I became reoriented I realized that it was actually 10/20 (October 20th). My husband arrived back at the car right after this experience and when I told him that something unusual happened while he was in the store he told me that as he got out of the car the Spirit told him that God was going to show me something significant while he shopped.
This short experience truly was branded upon me. The treasure hunt for its meaning began. What was our “10:10 moment”? My sense was that it would unfold through time and revelation.
There were two scriptures immediately highlighted to me regarding the 10:10. One was the familiar and obvious verse out of John 10:10,
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Then the less obvious verse that was given to me comes from Matthew 10:10,
“Don’t carry a traveler’s bag with a change of clothes and sandals or even a walking stick. Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve to be fed.”
Since we traveled often and lived by faith, the Matthew 10:10 verse was a comfort and confirmation of us continuing to follow His steps in faith knowing that He will provide as we go. It was a personal message to us. But the John 10:10 has been both personal and corporate.
Since that night in October 2014, we have been seeing the redemption and reversal of all that the enemy came to steal, kill and destroy in our lives. God’s “moments” are rarely a moment as we understand but more like a period of time. As a prophetic person, I often will live something out on a personal level that will later be manifest on a corporate level. I sense that a corporate 10:10 moment has come and with it great and abundant life will be restored.
I hear two words ringing in my spirit. They are, “Choose Life!”
These are familiar words to me as they were words that many years ago saved my life. My young life had what I would call a “taproot of death” within it. When things would get hard I’d truly want to die. It was a deception of relief and escape that wanted to steal the truth of God as my helper and the One who gives abundant life to me.
As a child with a difficult home life, I had learned to escape in my soul to this place that opened the door to the spirit of death that wanted to steal and destroy my life. It became my “comforter” rather than the Holy Spirit being my Comforter (I didn’t know the Lord at this time).
This was carried into my life as an adult and even into my life as a Christian. When times got hard, I’d first call on God but quickly resort to this deceptive place of false comfort. Eventually this turned into a place where addiction was introduced.
The Lord took me through a three year period where He was removing this taproot of death from my life. It was the greatest war that I ever experienced as the enemy sought to keep this root secured in my life. One day, in a time of the greatest point in this battle, the Lord loudly spoke to my spirit saying, “Kathi, CHOOSE LIFE!”
The verse from Deuteronomy 30:19-20 called out to me,
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
In a final and intense moment, I left the threshold of death and walked over the threshold of abundant life. As I did this, the root was cut off and my entire life changed. It was a complete reversal and I began to experience life and love in ways that I never dreamed possible. It was truly an Ephesians 3:20 experience!
I believe that there are some of you who are reading this article right now that God has been after this taproot of death. He has been in the process of removing the roots that have formed out of this taproot and now it is time to pull out the main root which is death. God desires your life to be free of the expectations of living with a thief in your life to living the abundant life that comes from havIng the Root of Jesse (Jesus) the source of your life.
This is your 10:10 moment where the root cause of your pain and disappointment is removed. The open door to the thief will be removed and the “Root of Jesse” will replace it.
“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; for the Gentiles shall seek Him, and His resting place shall be glorious.”
Your 10:10 moment of seeing the thief removed will secure the 11:10 life of seeing the Root of Jesse established and enthroned in your life. It will give you rest and be glorious! You will become a glorious resting place for Him as well.
Today the Spirit is calling for you to “Choose Life!” Allow every alignment with death to be removed by His precious Spirit that gives life. Allow every word that speaks death to be silenced, every belief that expects robbery to be removed and every false comfort to be replaced by the true Comforter. He desires you latter part of John 10:10 for you,
“…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
We have been reborn from a death sentence to the grace that gives us life. Death must go and the thief must be cast out. Ask the Spirit for the Root of Jesse to be planted as the taproot in your heart and life.
As I have been writing this article, the Lord keeps saying that this is a 360 degree adjustment in your life— a full rotation, reversal and turn around from death and disappointment to life and abundance. This is the time of divine turn around. The stone will be removed so that you can come forth in resurrection power.
Justice and mercy will be poured out upon your life to restore you from all that this spirit or root of death has stolen from you. His favor will come upon your life as you choose life and his blessings. Believe for nothing less!
“Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you; give justice to those with honest hearts.” (Psalms 36:10)
Author: Kathi Pelton
Jeffrey and Kathi Pelton are teachers and authors who understand our culture’s need for encouragement and hope. They escort individuals into awareness of God’s profound compassion and mercy that heals brokenness, and they have a unique ability to help anyone seeking pathways into His kind embrace. For several years, they have led a house of prayer located in Kelowna, British Columbia. Currently, they travel internationally, working with prayer and prophetic movements. Kathi writes articles and books and contributes to various blogs that she and Jeffrey maintain. They live in the Washington DC region and have four adult children, three are married and three grandsons.