The promises of God are a reality meant for us to step into. His promises are His reality for our lives. We must refuse to live below the promises of God. Psalm 34:8 declares, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." The Hebrew word for taste is ta'am, which means to taste, perceive, and eat. The Hebrew word for see is ra'ah, which means to see, look at, inspect, perceive, consider, have vision, observe, discern. to gaze. Your taste is connected to your spiritual sight. If your taste or perception is off your spiritual sight is off.
It's important to check the fruit of what we're eating. What we are partaking and digesting affects are spiritual sight. We all have the ability to see in the spirit. Jesus said in Matthew 13:16, "But blessed are your eyes, because they see." Our spiritual sight in connected to the eyes of our understanding. The heart. In Ephesians 1:18 Paul says, "I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those called." The more we allow God's light or the illumination of His spirit to come into our hearts, the greater we can see with clarity and accuracy.
I believe many are struggling to see because, there has been a bitter taste that has crept in. Bitterness has crept in because of promises unfulfilled, and harsh seasons of warfare. Bitterness can be defined as sharpness of taste, lack of sweetness, causes deep pain and anger (dictionary.com). Bitterness will taint the well within you. Hebrews 12:15 TPT says, "Watch over each other to make sure that no one misses the revelation of God's grace. And make sure no one lives with a root of bitterness sprouting within them which will only cause trouble and poison the heart of many." When we have bitterness in our lives we'll fail to see God's goodness and glory in our lives. We can see this in the story of the Israelites in Exodus 15.
The Israelites had just seen the greatest miracle of their lives. The Lord had taken them through the Red Sea, and had swallowed up their enemies. They were singing songs of victory as they walked into their new found freedom. For three days they traveled through a desert without water, and the people began to complain. They came to a place called Marah that had an oasis. Marah means bitter. Some of the people took a drink but realized the waters were bitter. The people began to let some of that bitterness get in them, and they began to become unruly and complain. They had forgotten what God had did for them a few days ago with the Red Sea. Bitterness will hinder your ability to see the goodness and glory of God. Moses cried out to the Lord. Exodus 15:25 AMP says, "Then he cried to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a tree, a branch, which he threw into the waters, and the waters became sweet."
As I was ministering recently I began to speak about the knowledge of the glory of God increasing. One of the ways we're going to experience that is, we're going to be able to taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps 34:8). Some have been unable to experience and see the glory and goodness of God because, they have a bitter taste in their mouths. I felt my mouth begin to salivate because I could feel the people's taste buds changing. I prophesied God was changing the taste buds of the people, and they would begin to taste the sweetness of God. The change in their taste would enable them to see His goodness where they had not been able to.
I prophesy to you today the Lord is taking the bitter taste of last season, disappointments, harsh warfare, hope differed out of your mouth. Your spiritual eyes are going to begin to see with clarity and accuracy once again because, you're going to begin to taste God's goodness in your life where you have not been able to. I declare His goodness, mercy, and glory will overtake you in this season.
Prophet Madeline James
As I was getting ready for church this past Sunday, 3/31/19, I kept hearing the verse, "This is the day the Lord has made, I will be glad and rejoice in it (Psalm 118:24)." As soon as my feet hit the floor Sunday, I felt an excitement and stirring in my spirit. I could feel another shift/transition as we were getting ready to step into April. I felt another chapter close and a new one open in the heavenlies. Throughout the morning I kept hearing the Lord repeat, "This is the day I have made. This is the day I have made. This is the day I have made."
I honestly hadn't heard that scripture in quite some time. And when I did it was used for an attempt to help pull myself out of days or moments that were frustrating. I felt the Lord wanted me to look at the Hebrew for the word day. The Hebrew for day is yown, which means time, year, period, a space of time. I also looked up the Hebrew word for made, asah, means to do, fashion, produce, to make, prepare, to appoint. As I began to put these meanings to together I heard the Lord say, "This is the day, the time, the season, I have prepared, ordained, and fashioned for you. It's time to rejoice and step into what I've prepared for you." I believe this a word for the Body of Christ. This is the season, the day, the hour for the Bride of Christ to step into what the Father has prepared.
The massive transition that's been occurring in the realm of the spirit, is huge because one era is closing and a new era is opening. As I began to seek the Lord for more about this word I heard Him say, "The night season is over, there is a new day dawning." In this time of transition and birthing I want to encourage you, you're night season is really transitioning to a new day, a new season. Psalm 30:5 TPT declares, "We may weep through the night, but at daybreak it will turn into ecstatic joy." When a new dawn is coming over the horizon it breaks and dispels the darkness. That is what is occurring in this season, the new dawn is dispelling your night season.
The Lord is highlighting the oil of joy in this season. The oil of joy carries the anointing to break the yoke of heaviness and despair. In Isaiah 61:1-3 and Jesus prophesies it again in Luke 4, that the Lord has anointed him to preach the good news, declare this is the favorable year (season) of the Lord. In Isaiah 61:3 ESV it declares, "To grant to those who mourn in Zion, to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit." The Father in this season desires to exchange your sadness for joy, your heaviness for praise because this is the day and season He has prepared for you. In this season praise, celebration, joy, rejoicing will enable you to inhabit the new. In Philippians 4:4 TPT Paul tells us, "Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let joy overflow, for you are united with the Anointed One." Joy, praise, and celebration will enable you to access, inhabit, and walk in what He has prepared for you.
As we enter this new season and appointed time, pay attention to the dreams you're having and who shows up in them. In Joel 2 and Acts 2:17 TPT it's prophesied, "This is what I will do in the last days, I will pour out my Spirit on everybody and cause your sons and daughters to prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will experience dreams from God." Dreams and visions are the language of Heaven. Wisdom, direction, and strategy are being released in dreams to help in this season of transition. And the Father is releasing angels of transition to help things transition more smoothly in the midst of some turbulence.
Rejoice for this is the day, the season, that God has prepared and fashioned for you to step in to.
~Prophet Madeline James
This is a season of great transition and movement. It's important we allow the doors the Lord is shutting, the relationships that are changing, and the things you've been involved in are now shifting. Individually and as the Body of Christ, the Lord is doing a new thing (Isa 43:18-19). So many times we try to take old habits, mindsets, and garments into new seasons. It doesn't work. What has worked in previous seasons will not work where God is taking His people. In the spirit I've seen many stuck in mud, and others with strings attached to them trying to pull the weights of last season into the new. It's time to get unstuck,and stop looking back over your shoulder.
We are moving into a season of the greater! Greater visitations, greater dreams, greater glory, greater miracles. The greater! Ephesians 3:20 (TPT) says, "Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you." It's important we prepare our hearts and minds to receive and inhabit what the Lord is releasing. So often we can reject the things of God because it doesn't look like, or didn't go down like we thought it should. We must set in our hearts to be those who will be led by His Spirit. We can't bow to our flesh or our fears. Fear will always keep us out of the promises of God. Mature Sons of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14 TPT). When we allow the Holy Spirit to lead our lives, He will always take us to places that require greater risk and faith. Romans 8:5 (TPT) says,"Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities." When we press past our fears and securities, we'll experience and encounter greater realms of glory. This is the season of greater!
As I was meditating on this season, the Lord reminded me of the story of Mephibosheth. Mephibosgeth is first mentioned in 2 Samuel 4:4. When he was five years old. Saul and his father Johnathan were killed in battle. His nurse picked him up to flee, because they feared David would kill the rest of the family. In the chaos the nurse dropped Mephibohseth, and he became disabled and couldn't walk anymore. Fear will cause us to run from promise. They didn't know in 1 Samuel 24 David made an oath to Saul he would not kill off his descendants. Instead of waiting to see what would happen when David became king,fear caused Mephibosheth to run which caused him to become lame. How many of you have become crippled because of fear? Fear has a way of paralyzing and crippling us so we can't walk in promise.
Mephibosheth ended up exiling himself to a place called Lo-Debar (2 Sam 9:4). In the Hebrew Lo Debar means low place, not a pasture, desolate. Mephibosheth was royalty yet he was living in a place of constriction and desolation. What a contradiction. Mephibosheth had every right to be at the palace, but he allowed fear to keep him in an isolated and constricted place. In 2 Samuel 9 David asks if there are any decedents left of Saul. He finds out Mephibosheth is left. David calls for him to come to the palace. Mephibosheth fears what David has to say. David says, "7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”11 Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons ( 2 Samuel 9:7-8,11)."
Mephibosheth lost his identity as a royal, he saw himself as a dead dog. King David is a type and shadow of Christ. David restored to Mephibosheth his identity and what was his. Christ wants to do that for you. When we forget who we are, we can't walk in what is ours. Our inheritance and position in Christ comes from who we are in Him. It says in verse 11 above Mephibosheth ate at David's table like one of the king's son. I want to remind you, you are a King's kid. You are seated in Christ in royalty. It's time to stop living in Lo Debar. The Father is calling you out of Lo Debar to the palace to restore what is rightfully yours. You were never meant to live in Lo Debar. You were always destined for the palace.
Prophet Madeline James
In this season I've been feeling the burden of the Lord for the Body of Christ. Recently, the Lord has given me a series of dreams that have grieved my heart for the Church. Many are hurting, especially leader, and the enemy is looking for ways to expose and take out leaders. The week before we entered into March, I began to feel the wind of God blow again. This was prophesied by many this would be a year of the wind or winds. Where there had been a lull in the spirit, I felt the wind of God picking up again. I heard the Lord say, "My winds of transition are blowing again. It's time to finish of projects, assignments, and even some relationships are shifting from this season. My grace is lifting from things of this past season, and will be on the new I'm releasing." John 3:6-8 TPT, "For the natural realm can only give birth to things that are natural, but the spiritual realm gives birth to supernatural life! “You shouldn’t be amazed by my statement, ‘You must be born from above! For the Spirit-wind blows as it chooses. You can hear its sound, but you don’t know where it came from or where it’s going. So it is within the hearts of those who are Spirit-born!” As believers we are called to walk in and by the Spirit. We must learn to keep insync with the Spirit. When we digress from being insync with the Spirit, we risk missing the things of God or being a target for the enemy,
Recently I had a dream that shook me a bit because of the intensity of the dream. I sense we're coming into a season that will be very polarizing. I believe as much as the Wind of God will be blowing so will the winds of the enemy, the winds of adversity. The enemy always makes a counterfeit to the things of God. We have to use wisdom and discernment to know the difference. In the dream it was evening, and I had gotten in my car to go somewhere. I had just just buckled my seat belt and was getting ready to turn the ignition. Suddenly, out of nowhere the most violent wind I've ever experienced began to blow and push my car. The wind took my car for several miles until I ended up in a neighborhood. There were two cars in front of me that survived, and there was a car behind where the driver didn't survive the impact and had died. The others drivers tried to call 911 but I knew the driver was gone.
Sometimes we won't always see what's going to come at us. The enemy can't necessarily stop what God is doing in your life, but he will cause a sudden wind or opposition to arise. 1 Corinthians 16:9 TPT says, "There’s an amazing door of opportunity standing wide open for me to minister here, even though there are many who oppose and stand against me." I believe this is a season of great opportunity, but with opportunity comes warfare. The winds of warfare will try to distract, take you off course, cause you to loose momentum, or literally take you out. In the dream above, cars can be a prophetic representation of ministries. I believe me buckling my seat belt in the dream represented the belt of truth, being girded with truth is imperative when the winds of adversity begin to blow. The truth of God's word protects us in the midst of the winds of the enemy.
In the dream above, one of the drivers (ministries) didn't survive because of the impact. In this season there's going to be some casualties. No everyone or every ministry will handle the shaking well. The winds bring a separating and a defining to our lives. To survive the winds of adversity we have to be anchored in God. When we aren't anchored in God's word and His truth, we become easily shipwrecked. In 1 Timothy 1:18-19 TPT Paul tells Timothy, "So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work of ministry, in keeping with the prophecies spoken over you. With this encouragement use your prophecies as weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean conscience. For there are many who reject these virtues and are now destitute of the true faith (shipwrecked faith)." The word of God and prophetic words are weapons of warfare we must use to overcome. The word of God releases the power to overcome.
We can't be afraid to go through things. No matter the intensity or duration of what's going on, we must remember greater is He that's in us than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). You are anointed to fight and overcome your warfare. The winds may blow, but we don't have to be shaken. The Lord will use what the enemy make for harm to work in your favor. In the last part of the dream I found myself miles away from where I started. The enemy's push back is God's set up to catapult you beyond the opposition. I prophesy and declare the winds of adversity are turning in your favor, are going to work in your favor. The push back is releasing the momentum and acceleration that will launch you.
Prophet Madeline James
I believe the Lord is highlighting the joy of the Lord, and the oil of joy in this hour for His people to once again walk in. I believe joy is a forgotten anointing we can carry as the people of God, and its a great weapon of warfare. It's the anointing that destroys the yoke of bondage! In Isaiah 61 and Luke 4 Jesus begins to prophesy about himself,and tell how the Lord has anointed him. Isaiah 61:2-3 declares, "The Lord has anointed me...to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion--to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."
In the passage above we see the oil of joy is the antidote for mourning, heaviness, and it releases strength to stand as an oak of righteousness to display God's glory in our lives. When we walk in heaviness, sadness, oppression, depression, it dims the light and glory of God in our lives we are supposed to carry. Heaviness, oppression, and the spirits associated with them have a way of permeating our bones and spirit, that causes us to lose our strength and joy. Psalm 34:5 says, "Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;no shadow of shame will darken their faces." When we walk with heaviness and oppression it causes us to walk with our heads down because of the weight of the oppression, and it often comes with shame. It's important for us to learn to look up to the Father. Looking to the Father, releases His light and glory upon us dispelling darkness and releasing joy over us. If the enemy can get us to look away we loose the source of our strength.
Joy is needed for our spiritual strength and stature. In Nehemiah 8, The Israelites are coming back from a place of bondage and captivity and Nehemiah tells them, "Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:9-10). Once again there is exchange for grief and oppression, His joy is our strength.
Joy brings elevation and ascension. Hebrews 1:9 say, "You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” When you are anointed with the oil of joy, it causes a separation. The word in the Hebrew for above is para means from, beside of. What is meant to hold us down and keep us in a dark place, the oil of joy causes us to break away and live above whats trying to hold us down. When anointing is released its often done on the head. The head represents authority and mindsets. As the oil of joy is released, it releases authority to break off thoughts, mindsets, and strongholds that are not of God. "God has not given you the spirit of fear but love, power, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)."
The oil of joy upon our lives releases the fragrance of Heaven. Psalm 45:7 (TPT) says, "You are passionate for righteousness and you hate lawlessness. This is why God, your God, crowns you with bliss above your fellow kings. He has anointed you, more than any other,with his oil of fervent joy, the very fragrance of heaven’s gladness." Once again here we see the oil of joy crowns us causing us to rise in authority and glory, and it releases the fragrance of heaven over our lives. The fragrance of God attracts the things of God to our lives, favor, honor, grace, joy, peace, victory, etc.
The oil of joy is connected to and releases breakthrough. David said in Psalm 51:12 (TPT), "Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say." The oil of joy protects your passion, and no matter the circumstance joy helps us to obey which brings lasting joy and breakthrough. As Jesus was going to the cross Hebrews 12:2 says, "Because of the joy set before him he endured the cross." Joy causes us to endure through the pain into glory. We need to let go of happiness and grab unto joy. Joy is eternal and cannot be moved by circumstances. It's been tested and proven. When we walk in joy it causes us to walk in the things of the spirit because, its the fruit or the character of the spirit (Galatians 5).
When the oil of joy is released is releases overflow in our lives. Isaiah 35:10 says, "and those the Lord has rescued will return.They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads.Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away." Have you been overtaken by His joy? God wants to over take your life with His joy. When His joy flows in your life it removes every hindrance and obstacle that is blocking you from experiencing His fullness. The joy of Lord brings refreshing and releases the fullness of God into our lives (John 15:11).
I believe one of the markings of the move of God will be the oil of joy released over His people. I saw the Lord pouring the oil of joy our over His people. Services will be marked by laughter, joy, dancing, and the expressions of joy. The people of God need to learn how to laugh again, to really experience the joy of our salvation. As we begin to marinate and saturate in the oil of joy, heaviness, oppression, mental illness, depression, will begin to lift and break off of God's people. His joy brings the strength we need to stay in the battle and win the victory. Let the Lord overtake you with His joy and watch your enemies flee, oppression lift, and your strength be renewed again. The joy of the Lord is your strength and will cause you to prosper!
Prophet Madeline James
We are in a great time of acceleration, transition, and upgrade. It's essential and important to position yourself to move with the leadings of the Holy Spirit. Many times we think we're waiting on God, but more often than not he is waiting on us. The things are of the Spirit are always moving, birthing, creating, producing, etc. Sometimes we are hindered, or have trouble flowing with the momentum of the spirit we don't have the capacity need. Capacity can be defined as the maximum amount that something can contain, the amount something can produce (dictionary.com). Our capacity is enlarged when we allow the Lord to take us beyond our natural limits and logic, into His realm where anything is impossible to those who believe (Mark 9:23). We grow from glory to glory when we allow the Lord to break our natural barriers and limitations. The place where He puts His super on our natural.
Often times we pray for the Lord do things we're not really willing to step out for. Our capacity will only grow when we're willing to do something we've not done before. We pray prayers to walk in the supernatural and miraculous without counting the cost. To truly walk in those things requires a surrender and death to self. When we are willing to let go, we can move with the speed and the momentum of the spirit of God. Amos 9:13-14 (MSG) says,“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree.“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings!"
I had a dream recently where I received a call to have my bags packed and ready to meet at the Chicago O'Hare airport for a trip. Chicago is nicknamed for the Windy City. I believe in the spirit it represents the place to catch the wind and the momentum of the spirit to go in the direction He is leading. As I arrived at the airport, I stood in the parking lot looking at the planes taking off. I noticed these planes were different. There were very high tech, almost star trek like. As the planes would take off I noticed during their take off when they were ascending they had to do a certain flip to catch the current of the spirit in the direction it needed to go. Looking at these planes maneuvering in the air gave me butterflies, but I knew what needed to be done to go where we needed to. The things of the spirit will always take you out of your comfort zone. I buckled in and closed my eyes we took off. You have to be willing to face your fears to reach new realms and places in God.
A couple other things to look at in the dream. When I got the call I had to be willing to go at a moments notice. Are you ready to answer the call when the Lord says it's time for this or that. I also had to be ready, packed, and at the airport by a certain window of time. Timing is everything when it comes to the things of the spirit. Ecclesiastes 3:1 declares "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." When it talks about a season and time, the Hebrew talks about a set appointed time for the things of God to occur. We must be a prophetic people that can discern the now moments and appointed times to maximize the activity of Heaven. Right now we are in kiaros moment, a now moment where there is window of time in the realm of the spirit to advance and excel. When we miss our kiaros moments it releases delay and stops the momentum of God in our lives. It's my prayer you remain sensitive and discerning of the times and seasons in your life to know when to launch forward.
Not only do I believe its a time of acceleration and momentum, but it's a time where God is releasing His velocity over us. Velocity can be defined as the measure of how fast something is moves in a particular direction (dictionary,com). Velocity is speed with direction. When I read that it hit my spirit. Many of you have been moving with acceleration and momentum, but have lacked direction. When we lack direction, we miss our mark or intended target. There is less impact, and sometimes can make things messy because we are shooting in the dark. The Lord is releasing a spirit of accuracy and velocity, to those willing to submit to His instruction. Accuracy is defined as freedom from mistake or error, precision entry (merriam-webster.com). It's not that we can't make mistakes, there is grace for that. But we're in a season where we can't afford to miss it, we need direction and precision. The plane in the dream was very high tech and technologically advanced. With advancement comes precision and accuracy.
It's my prayer you not only ascend with the momentum of the Lord, but that the velocity and accuracy of the Lord cause you to hit your target to release maximum impact.
Prophet Madeline James
In the last few days there has been such a stirring in my spirit, I can't shake it. This stirring is for the new the Lord is bringing forth and unfolding in this hour. The momentum is building. As I was ministering recently, the Lord began to speak prophetically through me this was a time of closing out one chapter to start another. Many in the Body are having a hard time moving forward because some of the prophetic promises spoken have expired, or for whatever reason the fullness of some prophetic words were not fully manifest. The promises of God in His word never expire, but certain prophetic words are time sensitive or have a window of time to be fulfilled in. It's time to move forward.
God is working everything together for our good, according to His purposes. Song of Solomon 2:10-11 declares, "Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now is the time, my beautiful one.11 The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth." Things have been shifting and transition for while. The verse numbers in this passage are prophetic, 10 prophetically means to set in order, and 11 is the number of transition. Over the past few days I keep seeing number combinations such as 111, 222 333, 444, 555. This is prophetically speaking that the Lord is setting order and bringing alignment into your life, and in the things of the spirit.
Anytime something new begins, something must die. Recently my oldest daughter had a dream about me relevant to what is happening in this season. In the dream she fell asleep and dreamed I was drinking tea. After I drank the tea, my stomach started to hurt and then I died. In the dream she woke up and realized I was ok, and doing things around the house. Tea comes from leaves which represents healing/detox. Our stomach/belly represents our core, our heart, and the seat of our emotions. Revelation 22:2 says, "The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations." As we receive healing, we can now become leaves that bring healing to the nations. My death in the dream was a spiritual death of dying to self, so the Lord can birth something new. Many times when we desire for the Lord to do a new thing, there's dying to self or a coming to the end of ourselves so the new can be born. Isaiah 43:18-19 is one of the main scriptures for the hour, because there is an ending of an era to begin a new one. It says, "Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it?" To fully receive and walk in what we are hungering for we have to stop looking back, and run forward will all that we have.
In this time of the Lord closing one chapter and beginning another, the momentum is building. As the momentum is building it's causing an expansion and great push to happen in your life. What you've been feeling is growing pains! Momentum can be defined as the strength or force that allows something to continue or grow stronger, or faster as time passes. This is an Isaiah 54:2-3 moment,"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,3 For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left." In the stretching and lengthening there will be disruption. The ground or the foundation that once held will not do. So as you expand there will be an upheaval of the ground around. Don't be distracted by the dust kicking up, or the things being unearthed. Keep pressing forward because this is your season of enlargement.
The momentum is causing a stretching and an acceleration in your life. Just as an airplane accelerates and ascends, there is an altitude and breathing adjustment that must occur to function at a new altitude. What you're experiencing is a horizontal and vertical expansion as the Lord is enlarging your capacity. Just breathe. There is grace to adjust to your new normal. The momentum of the Lord is launching and catapulting you into the greater.
Prophet Madeline James
I believe the greatest days of the Church are ahead. It may seem a bit dark and bleak right now with the government shutdown, and the recent passage of another full term abortion. But there's always hope, because Jesus is the hope of glory in us (1 Corinthians 1:27). In times like these and ones to come, the church cannot remain silent, go into crisis, and remain in self preservation mode. What's happening now are divine opportunites for the people of God to arise. We are Kingdom people with a Kingdom mandate to govern with the influence God has given us. We must remember our place of power and governing is in the place of prayer and intercession. We cannot get mad at sinners for doing what sinners do. The war will not be won over arguments,because the war isn't about flesh and blood. We are in a spiritual war.
One of the greatest tactics the enemy is using in this hour to silence the people of God is fear. Many in the Body are afraid to rock the boat. What will it take to provoke you? The Father is looking for a righteous remnant to rise up and proclaim righteous in our nation. We don't have to stand by and watch, and just let things have. We have to remember we are of a different kingdom, and God's Kingdom trumps this earthly realm. We have the power through prayer to pray out ungodly politicians and those in positions of power, and pray in righteous and godly leaders. Proverbs 14:34 says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people."
In Matthew 22:14 it says, "For many are called, but few are chosen." To do great things for God there is no secret formula. Everyone has been given an invitation into greatness. Those who fully surrender and give God their yes, God uses for great things. This was true of the prophet Daniel. I believe the Lord is raising "Daniels" up in this hour. In Daniel 1:8-9 says, "But Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself by [eating his portion of] the king’s rich and dainty food or by [drinking] the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might [be allowed] not to defile himself. Now God made Daniel to find favor, compassion, and loving-kindness with the chief of the eunuchs." Like Daniel we must determine in our hearts and minds not to defile ourselves, or allow the world to set our standards. The word of God is our standard and always will be. Because Daniel purposed in his to stay pure, it caused the favor of God to fall upon him and his friends.
I had a recent dream where the spirit of the Lord was resting upon my life causing favor and blessing. In the dream those around me began to ask out of distain, "What's so special about you? Why do you keep succeding," I told them it was nothing I was doing, but it was because of the Spirit of God (Zech 4:6). The Lord is looking for people in this hour to mark with His spirit. The definition to mark is, to make a visible impression or stain on. Like Daniel, when we determine in our hearts and minds to walk in the spirit of excellence and purity, we become a landing strip for the spirit of God in our lives. Excellence is the way of the Kingdom. God wants to mark your life with His Spirit so it becomes visible to all. When you prosper in favor, it's not just for you, it affects and benefits those around you. Daniel 1:17, 20 says, "As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all [kinds of] visions and dreams. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king asked them, he found them ten times better than all the [learned] magicians and enchanters who were in his whole realm."
The Lord wants to put His people in every realm of influence in society. We can't fear what's outside the church. We are a kingdom people mandated to govern all realms, and establish God's Kingdom. When you purpose and determine in your heart to walk in excellence and purity, His spirit will mark and rest upon you. You don't have to make things happen, Allow His spirit to work in your lives. When His spirit rests upon you, increase and favor will touch every area of your life. Be a place where His spirit can rest and dwell. His spirit can take you further than any gifting or skill.
Prophet Madeline James
As we continue walk into 2019, the winds of transition and acceleration are blowing strongly. Can you feel it? It's important not to miss this kiaros moment. 2018 was a tough year for many, A year of massive warfare and opposition. But I feel the urgency of the Lord to remind His people, don't allow the trauma or the intensity of the warfare from this past season to paralyze you from moving forward. I see many in the spirit boxed in or afraid to move, because they're afraid of repeating the same cylce of warfare. Beloved, the winds are blowing, and things are shifting and aligning.
A couple mornings ago I was making breakfast, and the Lord suddnely invaded my thoughts. I clearly heard the Lord say, "This is a season of big moves." That phrase was spoken so sharply it began to resonate through my spirit. The Lord reminded me of a recent word I posted for 2019, that it would be a year marked by faith. Faith doesn't hesitate, it sees and moves. In 2018 there was a great contending for the promises and the enemy may have delayed things for a season, but in this season you will make up lost ground. Isaiah 43:18 (MSG) declares,“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?" This is an important scripture to keep in mind for this season. Shake off and let go of whats happened. Stop replaying the video over and over what happend in past seaons. You have to be alert and present in the moment so you don't miss your kiaros moment to take that step or steps of faith.
Faith doesn't take small calculated steps, it follows unabandoned wherever God is leading. Faith isn't subject to the circumstances around it. It causes the conditions around it to become submitted to it. Faith is God's reality for us, that He desires to bring us into awareness of. We are each given a measure of faith (Rom 12:3), in which we function and operate from.This is the season where the Lord wants to stretch and grow your measure of faith. Something can't be stretched until it's pushed to it's limits and beyond. What big move or steps of faith is the Lord calling you to take? Big moves, cause you to move from once place in the spirit to another (2 Cor 3:18). When faith is released it attracts and draw the things of God into your life.
Get ready to take to big steps in this season. Big moves will lead to great advancement. Amos 9:13 (MSG) declares, "Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel." Bold faith will lead to get payoff in this season. There is a reward for those who diligently seek and go after the Lord. This is a season of big moves!
Prophet Madeline James
As we entered into 2019 there was shift. The Body has been in a massive shift over the past couple of years, as we are getting ready to step in a new era. The Church’s finest hour. There has been much contending in the heavenlies over the promises of God for His Church and His people. The warfare has caused a delay and unfulfillment in promises, causing heart sickness. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” The promises of God are yes and amen. I believe we’re moving into a season of promises fulfilled. Where there has been great delay, there will be a great release of restitution and God’s goodness.
On the night of January 1, 2019, I was spending time with the Lord, and an angel of the Lord came to me. I asked the name of the angel, and he replied Dan. I looked up the meaning of the name Dan, and found it means God is my judge, and judgment. I asked the angel of Lord to release judgment in my favor for any cases that were open in the courts of Heaven. Psalm 103:20 says, “Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.” I felt a peace as the angel left to fulfill the assignment.
During the morning of January 9, 2019, I had a powerful dream depicting an upgrade and an increase had occurred over my life. In the dream I had interviewed with the Father for a job position concerning my destiny. I passed the interview and was granted a promotion. This meant a great shift in my life and for my family. As I opened up my journal to write down this dream, the Lord reminded me of my encounter with the angel Dan. It had been exactly eight days since the encounter. The number eight prophetically means new beginnings. The Lord told me I passed the interview because the verdict was ruled in my favor. Psalm 82:1 says, "God stands up to open heaven's court, He pronounces judgement on the judges."
The warfare you’ve been facing the past several months has been about your destiny and your increase. The python spirit has attacked many in the Body of Christ, trying to suffocate and constrict keeping many from walking in promise. The Lord is putting His foot down and saying, “Enough is enough.” Psalm 18:19 says, “He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” The enemy knows the magnitude of what’s getting ready to shift in your life. You’ll literally be moving from one state in the spirit to the next. Glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
I want to prophesy the same grace that was released over my life to yours. I prophesy that as your book of life is brought before the courts of Heaven, the Father is releasing the verdict in your favor. Where the enemy has tried to steal, kill, and sabotage your promise, you shall walk in your promise. Hell cannot stop what Heaven has authorized over your life. The verdict has been rendered.
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.