In the midst of a year of many unexpected events in 2020, November has not disappointed. As we stepped into November, the 11th month, the Lord began to share with me that we had entered into a time of crossing over and He began to remind me of the story of Joshua in Joshua 1. The Lord came to Joshua and told him that Moses was dead. The Lord spoke sharply to Joshua to get his attention, to get him out of the place of grief. Joshua’s grief was causing him and the Israelites to stay stuck when it was time to move forward. As we have stepped into 2020, it has been a year of dying to what used to be and how things used to be. “Moses” is dead. Stepping into the threshold of 2020 was saying goodbye to life as we know it. It has been a divine reset back to divine purpose. we prayed, ask, and prophesied for the new. It’s here. It just didn’t come in the package we envisioned it would. Prophetically the number 11 can represent transition, but it also represents disorder and chaos. Transition is messy. it will often bring disorder and chaos because you’re going from one place to another. The new will always come with a battle and chaos, it’s the enemy’s smokescreen.
Recently, the Lord reminded me of a dream I had in 6/26/20 while I was ministering in Louisiana. In the dream I was with my spiritual son and suddenly, I noticed this thick, dense, black cloud began to come down out of the sky. As far as I could see this cloud was like a blanket coming down out of sky to come upon the minds of the people. The ends of the cloud had a wispiness that made it look like hands. It was like a spell and bewitchment coming upon the land.
As I pressed into the Lord for more understanding, what I thought was just the principality of the region, the Lord showed me it was a principality hovering over the United States. This black cloud reminded me of the books I read by Frank Peretti This Present Darkness and Perceiving The Darkness in high school. These fiction books told a story of the spiritual warfare and the effects of a principality over a city and, how it highly influenced what was going on. Those books stuck with me all these years as I've grown in greater understanding of spiritual warfare. As I was praying into my dream, I was reminded of Isaiah 60:2-3 TPT, "Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you. Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day. Other versions of this scripture describe the darkness as deep darkness, total darkness, or gross darkness.
What is gross darkness. In Isaiah 60:2 two types of darkness are denoted here. The Hebrew word choshek means obscurity, darkness, night, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness. The next Hebrew word for gross darkness is araphel meaning cloud, heavy, dark cloud, thick darkness, gloom as of a lowering sky. These two Hebrew words for darkness paint a picture for what is going on in the world and in our nation of America. In this season of exposure the Lord is allowing the curtain to be rolled back to see what has been empowering what's going in our nation and beyond. Even though we are seeing manifestations in the natural of riots, covid, racism, etc , these things are being empowered by demonic forces. We must remember we are in a spiritual battle of light versus darkness. Some things we are experiencing and will experience have not been seen since biblical times. There is sin and darkness manifesting at levels we've not seen or heard of before.
I believe this dream has many layers to it but I want focus on the “spell” that has seem to blanket our nation this year. The spirit of witchcraft has been at an all time high this year. When we think of witchcraft we tend to think of voodoo or witch doctors. But witchcraft can come in a more subtle form of mind control and it’s just as powerful as the other acts of witchcraft. The signs of witchcraft are confusion, fear, chaos, division,rebellion, anxiety, etc. These are all taking place in our nation right now and it’s infiltrating the Body of Christ. Galatians 3:1 says, “O foolish Galatians who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth.” The Greek word bewitched in this verse means to charm, seduce, to fascinate by false representations. There is an agenda being released by the enemy to get us to come into agreement with what he is releasing especially through the media. as believers we can’t look the other way, we have to come into the season with eyes wide open, because the enemy is trying to put a veil over the people so we can’t see what’s really being done behind the scenes. May we be lovers of the truth and pursue truth, so we can see and discern the tactics of the enemy in operation at every level of society and place of authority. Another definition of the Greek word for bewitch is to speak I’ll of one, to slander, to traduce him. To traduce someone means to speak badly of or tell lies about someone, to damage their reputation. Coming under this “spell” over our nation has caused such division, accusation, and slander. It grieves the heart of God.
This demonic cloud is allowed to operate in our nation because some where in our hearts we’ve come into agreement with it, and we’ve been empowering it by our words. How do we shift this demonic cloud over our nation so the glory cloud can come in? We need to come out of agreement with the lies of the enemy about our nation, and those around us. Where the enemy has released such a spirit of division we have to purpose in our hearts and fight to come together in unity. We need to pray like we’ve never prayed before because, prayer changes things. In Joshua 3 when the Israelites were getting ready to cross the Jordan River, Joshua told the people to put some distance between them and the ark so they could see the direction because they had never been this way before (Joshua 3:4). As we continue to move forward in the midst of chaos and darkness, let the peace of God rise in you. Romans 16:20 declares, “The peace of God is coming to crush the head of the enemy.” The peace of God is one of the greatest weapons we can use to war and advance in a time of chaos. God is not done with America, some of our greatest days are ahead beyond the noise and chaos. Keep moving forward!
As I was getting ready to go to bed Monday night (10/26/20), I was thinking about the prophetic significance of the day because of the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. I heard the Lord say, “The peace of God is coming to crush the head of the enemy” (Romans 16:20). I believe the appointment of this justice is the first fruits of the season of Justice we’re in. In June 2020 I had an encounter where I was in the courtroom of Heaven. I had the books of Justice opened in my hands and I was declaring the hour of Justice, that God was bring low those who have exalted themselves. What we’re battling in our nation isn’t just people against people or political party against political party. Satan himself is coming against the Lord. That’s why we are seeing such turmoil, chaos, and division in our nation. As I was praying Monday night the Lord took me into an encounter where I was at the white throne of Judgement like it depicts in Revelation 20:11 TPT, “Then I saw a great, dazzling white throne and the One who sits on it.” In the encounter the Lord handed me a white mantle of justice and said this to me, “This is the hour of hour of My justice. I will execute it swiftly. Watch and see how swiftly My hand moves. I’m dealing with it. The opposition hasn’t just come against people, they’ve come against Me and My agenda. I will take down that which is high, and bring up that which is low. I’m dealing with it says the Lord. This is My hour of divine and swift justice!”
The peace of God is coming to crush the head of the enemy. The peace of God is apart of the Lord’s justice. Peace isn’t just feeling calm, it’s the government of God that rested upon Jesus and now upon us. The scripture says, “Of the greatness of his government and peace there is no end (Isa 9:7). The peace of God is coming to dismantle and disempowered the enemy. Often in scripture it’s depicted to step on the head of the snake. The snake prophetically represents the serpent, satan, python spirit, lies, confusion, deception, divination, manipulation, and witchcraft. Your feet prophetically represent authority, dominion, and the carry the gospel of peace ( The Kingdom of God). As the enemy rears it head we need to take authority to crush the head of the enemy. Why the head? The head is where the power is at. When you crush the head you disempower the enemy. The Greek word for crush in Romans 16:2o is syntribo. Syntribo means to break into pieces, shiver, break down, tear one's body and shatter one’s strength. A shiver is one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence. This is what happens when take authority over the enemy and crush that python spirit. You’re tearing it and shattering it’s strength. It’s time to rise up Beloved and take authority over the python spirit that’s raging in our nation. It’s not the time to shrink back in intimidation or stand down. It’s time to walk in our authority and trample upon the head of the enemy,
I was reminded of the story in Joshua 10, where Joshua was fighting against five different kings of the Amorites These five different kings represented five different strongholds or principalities. The king of Jerusalem means teaching of peace. The king of Hebron meant association. The king of Jarmuth meant heights, the king of Lachish meant invincible, the king of Eglon meant calf-like which were apart of the Moab’s who oppressed Israel for 18 years, and the Amorite name these kings were under meant sayer. The Amorites were also a people that lived high up in the mountains.they were mountain people. What do mountains prophetically, demonic systems and strong holds. These kings were coming to attack the Gibeonites that had made a covenant with Israel. The people were fearful they would be overtaken. God gave Joshua. Word to not fear because God had delivered them into the hands of Joshua.Later in chapter 10 Joshua was able to find the five kings hiding in a cave. He had his soldiers drag the five kings out of the cave, and told, the soldiers to put their foot on the neck of each king. Joshua declared, “Do not fear or be dismayed (intimidated)! Be strong and courageous, for this is what the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you will fight (Joshua 10:25).
After Joshua made this declaration to the people, he killed the kings and made of spectacle of them, just like Jesus did on the cross to the enemy. I want to encourage you that God is dealing with your enemies. They haven’t just been coming up against you but against the God in you. God is saying enough is enough. Do not fear, get in faith and in the mind of Christ. God did not give you the spirit of fear. It’s time to deal with and dismantle the enemies that have been coming against you and our nation. It’s time to crush the head of the enemy and that power that he’s had in your life. The peace of God is coming to crush the head of the enemy. Watch things begin to shift and turn the tide in your life. This is the word of the Lord as we move into November.
~Prophet Madeline James~
As many of you know we are in very significant and prophetic times. If we’re not careful we’ll miss or misinterpret what God is doing if we look at what is happening in the natural, and not with spiritual eyes. In the middle of September the Lord began to speak to me about October. Since July the Lord has been speaking to me about the prophetic numbers each month represents. July the seventh month representing a completion and the opening of the new, and this is where we began to see a shift in the corona pandemic. August the eighth month representing new beginnings, and the winds of God literally began to manifest in the weather confirming the shift. August represented a breaking forth of the waters so that the things of God can begin to come forth as we stepped into September. September the 9th month representing the fullness of God, and the birthing of many “babies” that the people of God have been carrying in their spiritual wombs.
At the beginning of 2020 the Lord spoke me and declared, “Reset,” I saw the Lord push a huge red button that had reset written on it. To reset means to fix in a new a different way. We have been in a supernatural divine reset. In order for us to step into the new and the new era of the Church, the Lord had to reset us back to original design. As I was praying into October the tenth month, the Lord said, “As we step into October we’re stepping into divine order.” The number ten prophetically represent order, unity, testing, and completion. For most of the year we have been in what seems like chaos. In the midst
of the chaos the Lord is using it to realign nations, leaders, the Church, relationships, and our personal lives. We have been in a great time of testing. The Lord has used the testing to expose hearts, hearts, motives, and burn away what’s not of God. Those who have stood the testing are coming out carrying a greater measure of glory.
As you step through the door of October, you’re going to begin to see a shift and reordering in your life that is bringing order to your chaos. It may seem like there is a lot of chaos in our nation but God has started the order process with the death of Justice Ginsberg. An era of justice has come to an end to begin a new era of justice. The Justice of the Lord. We will see abortion overturned in our lifetime. I know many people have a hard time with President Trump, especially believers because of his personality and things he says. God is using him in this time to set order and deal with demonic powers and principalities. We have to look beyond what we see in the natural and what are political affiliation is, and see that we are in a great spiritual battle over our nation. It’s not about political party, or the man, it’s about partnering with Heaven. Sometimes Heaven will use the most unlikely to bring about change. 1 Corinthians 1:27 declares, “But God choose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” We have to get out of our head and emotions and get into the Spirit and the heart of God. It may seem messy right now but God is in control. He says to be still and know that I’m God (Psalm 46:10). This is a season and hour of exposure and God’s justice. He is allowing and exposing the spirit of racism, the political spirit, exposing leaders in the Church, etc. What seems like chaos God is using it to set order and alignment.
The Decade of The Mouth & 5781
As we stepped into 2020, we stepped into the Hebrew year and decade of the mouth, pey. Because of that there is a special grace and empowerment upon the words we are speaking and releasing on both sides. We are in a war of words. We’re going to see this play out throughout this decade. The night Justice Ginsberg passed away I had a short dream. In the dream I was in my house and I saw an impending storm. As I prayed into the meaning of the dream, the Lord show me the enemy would love to bring storm after storm. What we don’t realize is, we are empowering these storms by our words. We are in a war of words. This was very evident by the most recent presidential debate. This is a reflection of what is going on in the spirit. The enemy is trying to find loopholes in time and us to try and accelerate the end time events. Daniel 7:25 says, “He will speak words against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Most High, and He will intend to change the times and the law.” Be mindful of what and who you’re partnering with. Use discernment and wisdom, see beyond into the spirit and motives.
In the Hebrew year 5781, another concept that is important to discuss is oneness. The one representing oneness with God and unity with each other. Since there is a focus on unity and oneness the enemy is going to do everything he can to fight that. The Lord is wanting us to come in alignment and oneness with His plans for our lives and our nation. I was watching a recent service where Pastor Kimberly Owen of Fresh Start Church was praying over pastors. As she was praying and prophesying over the pastors, I began to see the Lord release new keys and blueprints. Last season’s and last decade’s keys and plans won’t do. Everything has shifted! As we come into order and alignment with God’s plans for our lives, churches, and our nations the Lord is releasing new keys of authority and access. Where there has been great resistance God is now authorizing Kingdom advancement. Another theme of 5781 is the Ox. The Ox represents the apostolic anointing. We have stepped into a time of rebuilding the ruins and advancing and establishing the Kingdom of God.
Prophetic Voices Come Out of The Cave & Take The Muzzle Off
As you know 202o has been the year of the mouth, and we have stepped into the decade of the mouth. I believe many prophetic voices have succumbed to the fear and have isolated themselves in a cave. They have allowed themselves to be muzzled. The face masks we are supposed to wear are a prophetic picture of what the enemy is trying to do to us. It reminds me of the story of Elijah and Jezebel in 1 Kings 19. After Elijah’s greatest victory, he let Jezebel’s witchcraft laced letter invoke fear in his heart. instead of standing up to Jezebel like he did the prophets of Baal, he ran into a cave in fear wanting to die. The Lord encounters him in the cave in 1 Kings 19:11-13, “ “So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD was passing by, and a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind, [there was] an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake, [there was] a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire, [there was] the sound of a gentle blowing. When Elijah heard the sound, he wrapped his face in his mantle (cloak) and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?””
In that encounter Elijah was expecting God to move in the same ways he had know God to move. But God was not found in the wind, earth, or fire. God encountered Elijah in a new way, in His still small voice. God is coming and revealing Himself in a new way, but many are missing Him because they expect the breakthrough to come in familiar ways. Song of Songs 2:13 TPT declares,“Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth.” God is doing a new thing and speaking in new ways. Don’t miss it.
When Elijah hid in the cave he lost his vision and couldn’t hear the voice of God because, he was surrounded by fear and his thoughts. Elijah came out of the cave to position himself to hear the voice of the Lord. When he positioned himself to hear, it says, “behold the voice of the Lord came.” The voice of the Lord released the light of the Lord, restoring his vision. Elijah’s vision had grown dim in the cave. He lost sight of his vision and mission. That’s why the Lord asked him, “What are you doing here Elijah?” We need the prophetic voice of the Lord more than ever! His voice releases vision. As the enemy has tried to muzzle our mouths physically and spiritually, we must not bow to the intimidation and jezebelic warfare. As the Lord asked Elijah I ask you, “What are you doing in the cave?” It’s time to be bold and refuse to be muzzled. If you’ve noticed not many are prophesying about 20201 as they did for 2020. Where are the prophetic voices? The earth needs what you carry for such a time as this!
~Prophet Madeline James~
In a recent prayer time, I began to hear the scripture Isaiah 61:4 in my spirit, “They shall build up the ancient ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.” In 2020 we’ve been in a season where the Lord has been exposing and tearing that which cannot go into the new. I had a dream in June 2020 where the Lord showed me He was bringing down those who have in high places that have exalted themselves above the Lord. There is more exposure coming to those in places of influence.
In the beginning of August I had a dream where I saw the storm of this season moving out and the sun came out again. As this storm begins to shift we’ll begin to see the things that need to be rebuilt and repaired. Isaiah 58:12 AMP declares, “And your people will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up and restore the age old of foundations of buildings that have been laid waste; You will be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” What is a ruin? A ruin is the physical destruction or disintegration of something, the state of being destroyed, reduced, decay, or collapse (dictionary.com). Part of the Jeremiah 1:10 mandate is to tear down and uproot, but we often miss the part where it says we are to build and plant where things have been uprooted. When we fail to repair or fill the gaps again, it gives the enemy opportunity to build and plant what he wants.
As we step into September and the Hebrew year 5781, one of the word pictures of that year is represented through the ox. Prophetically an ox represents strength and the apostolic grace. In the midst of all that’s going on there will be a grace to build and advance. Remember natural seasons don’t dictate the spiritual seasons. As I pressed into this more, the Lord reminded of the story of Nehemiah. Nehemiah was the King’s cupbearer, his heart was troubled when he heard the news of his people being in exile and the wall was devastated, “They said to me, “The remnant in the province, who survived the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem’s wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned” (Nehemiah 1:3 CSB). Nehemiah was broken and burdened by the state of His people. The Lord gave gave him favor with the king to build and get the resources needed. As you begin to step out and purpose in your heart to do that which God has put upon your heart, I prophesy the favor and resources will meet you.
Know that when you begin to build and advance. There will be opposition. There will be those who don’t have your heart and will come against you to distract you. This was true for Nehemiah. As he began to asses the damage, Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshmen came against Nehemiah. They began to mock and accuse him of being in rebellion to the king (Nehemiah 2). Radical obedience will look like rebellion to those who don’t understand. When you begin to build its important to know your enemy or opposition.
Sanballats carry a spirit of distraction, and is an enemy in secret. Sanballats are those who are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Sanballat was under the rule of the king with Nehemiah, but he hated him. You must be able to recognize and discern your Judas. Sanballats carry a religious spirit.When God increases your influence in heaven and upon the earth, the devil will send people into your life with the intent to derail you from your destiny. Be discerning.
Tobias means the Lord is good. When building be aware of those you call family in the Lord that have lost the understanding for where you’re going. As you advance there will be those who don’t have the capacity to go with you. Good people can become the enemies of your destiny. Don’t get bitter, bless them and move on. Sometimes you have to separate to multiply.
Geshem means rain storm. These are those who are your enemy in the open. Identifying the demonic resistance against you will help direct your warfare. Know and discern the principalities and stronghold in your regions so you can be effective
Throughout the book of Nehemiah these three came against Nehemiah relentlessly. They tried to distracted him, scheme against him, slander and accuse him, and even plotted to kill him. God was faithful to keep Nehemiah and expose the plans of the enemy every time. Nehemiah 4:14-16 says, “ “After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes.” When our enemies heard that we knew their scheme and that God had frustrated it, every one of us returned to his own work on the wall. From that day on, half of my men did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor.” God was faithful to his people and protected them. Throughout Nehemiah it would often say the Lord strengthened their hands to do the work (Nehemiah 2:18) God is going to release a grace upon you no matter the warfare you will succeed and overcome. What made Nehemiah and the people effective was they knew how to build in one and ready to defeat the enemy with the other hand. Don’t fear God is with you as He was with Nehemiah. He will empower you to complete what He has put in your heart to do.
I have a felt a prophetic stirring about the month of September. Where there has been a prophetic pause and reset, I see the pace shifting and picking up. September is the 9th month. Prophetically 9 is the number of fullness and birthing. In July the 7th month, the Lord showed me there was a completion happening, the turning of a new page. In August the 8th month, we stepped in a time of new beginnings, a fresh start. And now as we step into the 9th month, I see many relaunching and launching. What God has been building in you over the past few months in the hidden place, will come in view and fullness in September. September is a month of expectancy. Expect to see. Watch and see what the Lord will do in your life. As confirmation, I see a rocket launch happening in September that will bring confirmation.
Amos 9:13-15 MSG, “ ““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! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel: “They’ll rebuild their ruined cities. They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine. They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables. And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land. They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.” GOD, your God, says so.”
The past two months have been a time of intense warfare. There have been many winds of opposition blowing in all different directions. In my experience I’ve learned when the heat gets turned up, breakthrough is near. The enemy will always overplay his hand and onslaught believers, right before deliverance takes place. A scripture that keeps coming to mind in this season is Daniel 7:25, “He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.” The word in the Hebrew for wear out is bela. It means to weary, afflict, and harass constantly especially in the sense of coming against the mental state. How many of you know that to be true in this intense season of warfare and the pandemic. There has been a real war against the mind in this season. Fear is one of the things the enemy has used to afflict the minds of people. There has been a warfare for peace of mind. We must allow the peace of God to govern and rule us (Colossians 3:15). The peace of God is a weapon of warfare. It’s something that we must truly hold on to and learn how to use in the years to come. His peace will anchor you in the middle of the storm. Perfect peace isn’t the absence of the storm, it’s maintaining wholeness and confidence in the midst. Jesus gave us the example of that when he was sleeping on the boat in the middle of a fierce storm (Mark 4). Peace ruled in Him so greatly that He was not even bothered by the storm raging around Him. We too can have that kind of peace. Jesus never allowed the storm to get inside of Him. What governs and rules you internally will manifest and govern the external.
Let’s look at the second half of Daniel 7:25 it says, “And shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.” This is a highly prophetic time and moment upon the earth. Like this scripture says, the enemy has tried to accelerate things upon the earth and mess with the timing of God. We must rise up, take a hold, and take back what the enemy has tried to distort. We must remember that God holds our times and seasons in our hands. Where the enemy has tried to delay and get the saints to God off of God’s timing, We must remember to not allow the natural seasons to dictate our spiritual seasons. We’re coming into a season where God is redeeming the time. To redeem means to take possession of. As you partner with God in this season, there is a redeeming of time and the promises of God. God can do in a moment what could take a lifetime. Be encouraged, there’s a promise for you in this season.
During the last week of July, I had a dream on 7/27/20. In the first part of the dream I was walking around the streets of New York City, and I went into this nurses’ clinic. In the clinic I was invisible. They could not see me, but as I watched them they were treating Covid patients. There were other nurses that were messing with vials and fluids. I saw them inaccurately documenting on paperwork their findings to be turned in. The scene switched and I was sitting in my car looking out the front window and I began to see a storm dissipate. As the storm moved on, a huge rainbow appeared in the sky.
As I prayed into the interpretation of this dream. I began to sense more exposure was coming to the things that were hidden, and going on behind the scenes concerning Covid. There is a reality of the virus, but there are hidden agendas that will be exposed in the months to come. The same day I had this dream and posted it, it happened to be the same day the Frontline doctors came forward releasing exposure and information about hydroxychloroquine. We need to pray for the Spirit of Truth to be released to reveal what’s been hidden. There is more to come.
I believe the storm dissipating in the dream, is things with the pandemic beginning to move on and move out. As we stepped into August I felt a shift and there seems to be a lot of prophetic buzz about this month. For August I keep hearing the gusts of August are shifting the storm and releasing the promises of God. Gusts can be defined as a sudden brief, burst of wind, a sudden acceleration of speed. Another definition that caught my attention concerning gusts, was that it also refers to taste. Where many have had a bitter taste in their mouths, I prophesy sudden gusts of God’s goodness is getting ready to hit your life. “You will taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8).
Prophetically rainbows represent the promise of God.
I want to encourage you that this “storm” pandemic has an expiration date. This storm will not be forever. As the rainbow signifies God’s promises, the promises of God are yes and amen over this nation and over your life. God has not changed His mind and He is not done with America. Just as God kept Noah and his family in the midst of the storm and flood He is keeping this nation. Everything that can be shaken is being shaken. God is wanting us to come up higher, He is giving us access. He is a strongtower that we can run into and be safe. I believe we’re going to see an increase of rainbows upon the earth that will
flood social media and the mainstream media. Let it be a confirmation of this word, and a reminder of His
promises to you and this nation.
“I have placed my rainbow among the clouds, and it will be a sign of my loving covenant between me and the earth.”
Genesis 9:13 TPT
I believe July is a very significant month in 2020. There’s a great stirring and shifting taking place this month that will set the course for the rest of the year. Pay attention to what occurs in this month in the natural and in the spirit. As I’m writing this I see the hands of the Lord upon the dials of a radio, and He’s changing the channel. The frequency is changing to a higher level. Recently I was praying, the Lord began to show me July is significant because, there is a completion taking place In the Spirit. The chapter of
last season is coming into completion making way for the new.
The number seven prophetically means divine completion, rest, fullness, lacking nothing. In this divine reset of 2020, there’s a divine completion taking place that is leading us into new beginnings. The completion is necessary to bring you into divine order and alignment for your next assignment. When you rest in God’s completion, it releases fresh revelation. Peace and rest are the seedbed for new revelation to come forth in your life. Don’t allow what’s going on around you or, in earth to distract you from what God is saying and doing in your life. Hebrews 4:1,3 TPT says,“Now God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it. For those of us who believe, faith activates the promise and we experience the realm of confident rest!” This passage here shows that we have a promise of rest that we can step into. As we step into this active place of rest and waiting upon Him, it activates the promises of God to begin to work on our behalf. When it comes to see the promises of God fulfilled in our lives, we don’t have to strive to see them come. We do our part and enter the place of confident faith, and then God does His part and releases angelic assistance to help accomplish the promise. Yes there will be warfare, delay, and things happen but, it really is that easy. This year may look different than anticipated but the promises of God are still working themselves out. God is working on your behalf. Be at peace and trust the process. Don’t give your peace away, its too costly.
Expect in this month and the next few months to come an increase in angelic activity. I especially became aware of increased angelic activity 7/7/20 and 7/8/20. I believe those dates were significant and signified a shift.. There was a completion taking place in the realm of the spirt and we crossed over to new beginnings. New angels have been assigned to your new season, and your new assignments. The Lord is also sending help to our nation to deal with the warfare and pandemic. The angels I’ve seen this month are huge. God is sending in His warrior angels. This reminds of me the story in 2Kings 6 with Elisha and his servant, “Elisha answered, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “LORD, please, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servants eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha” (2 Kings 6:16-17 AMP). I want encourage you and remind you that despite what’s going on, there are more for us than against us. Heaven is sending in back up and resources needed to help believers. I pray the eyes of your to open to see that Heaven is fighting for you.
In this season and month I see the Lord turning back time. Where many of you felt like time has been stolen, wasted, and delayed. To redeem means to by back, regain possession of, regain ownership. Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. It’s important in this hour that you discern the times and seasons, and the most of the opportunities God has given you. Where you have felt delayed or the enemy has stolen “time” from you, the Lord is coming redeem and restore your time. Because God is outside of time, He can restore in a moment what the enemy has taken over a lifetime. Be encouraged, don’t loose hope God is working on your behalf.
As we have stepped into 2020, it's like we've stepped into something out of a Hollywood movie. We are living in unprecedented times, and experiencing things across the world, especially in the United States not seen in our lifetime. On the morning of June 6/26/20 I had a dream I was in Baton Rouge, LA. with my spiritual son. In the dream this thick, dense, black cloud began to come down out of the sky. As far as I could see this cloud stretched. It was like a blanket coming down out of the sky to suffocate the people. The ends of the clouds had a wispiness to it that only looked like hands. It was like a spell coming over the people.
I began to press into the Lord for more understanding. What I thought was just the principality of the region I was in to minister, the Lord showed me it was a principality hovering over the United States. This black cloud reminded me of the books I read by Frank Peretti This Present Darkness and Perceiving The Darkness in high school. These fiction books told a story of the spiritual warfare and the effects of a principality over a city and, how it highly influenced what was going on. Those books stuck with me all these years as I've grown in greater understanding of spiritual warfare. As I was praying into my dream, I was reminded of Isaiah 60:2-3 TPT, "Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you. Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day. Other versions of this scripture describe the darkness as deep darkness, total darkness, or gross darkness.
What is gross darkness. In Isaiah 60:2 two types of darkness are denoted here. The Hebrew word choshek means obscurity, darkness, night, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness. The next Hebrew word for gross darkness is araphel meaning cloud, heavy, dark cloud, thick darkness, gloom as of a lowering sky. These two Hebrew words for darkness paint a picture for what is going on in the world and in our nation of America. In this season of exposure the Lord is allowing the curtain to be rolled back to see what has been empowering what's going in our nation and beyond. Even though we are seeing manifestations in the natural of riots, covid, racism, etc , these things are being empowered by demonic forces. We must remember we are in a spiritual battle of light versus darkness. Somethings we are experiencing and will experience have not been seen since biblical times. There is sin and darkness manifesting at levels we've not seen or heard of before.
Things are going to worse before they get better. But here is the redemption and promise in that, as the darkness increases so will the glory of God. The answer and antidote to the gross darkness is the glory of God. The cloud of His glory will displace this gross darkness. Its the glory of God that can only unveil the reality of Christ unbelievers and believers. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 says, "And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." This is what we're seeing right now, the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they can't see the light of the gospel. Another antidote needed to war against this gross darkness is the Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Truth is needed to pierce through the darkness because. The word of God says its the truth of God that will bring true liberty and freedom. The truth of God is what dispels the darkness.
Let not your heart be troubled by what you see going on. In this hour there is a dividing line being drawn between the true and the false. We're really going to begin to see who carries the true power and demonstration of Christ, and those who are operating in demonic powers. It's a showdown between light and darkness. The Lord is empowering His people for victory despite the circumstances. In Isaiah 60:2 it says after the gross darkness, "but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you." Despite the darkness, God is releasing a greater measure of glory that we've not seen or known before. His glory is the answer to the darkness because, darkness cannot dwell where His glory is. Where there is a spirit of death, confusion, racism, lawlessness, etc. His glory releases life, healing, wholeness, transformation, and more. More than ever, we cannot settle for anything less than His glory.
JOY IN JULY!
I was getting ready for bed Sunday night (6/28/20) I suddenly felt this sudden surge of excitement and stirring for July. I had a brief vision where I saw and felt a book close, and I began to get an overwhelming sense of breakthrough coming in July. Things that have been totally shut off or closed, the things that you've been contending for are going to begin to move forward. I heard Holy Spirit say. "What has been invisible is coming into visibility. It's coming into real time. This will be reason to celebrate. As joy comes it will bring a refreshing and strengthening to you.
As I pressed in for greater understanding the Lord reminded me July is the 7th month. Seven prophetically means divine perfection, rest, and spiritual completion. Many of you are coming into a place of rest and peace as you enter July. There is a completion taking place where the Lord is closing the chapter of last season, and opening the new. The Lord is tying up the loose ends and misunderstandings of last season. You're going to see and feel a shift on the inside of you that will begin to manifest in the natural. The Lord gave me Psalm 24:7 TPT for this season, "So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny! Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you." The reason of the intensity of battle is because its over your destiny, and the destiny of our nation. But the Lord Himself is going before you through the gates. The gates are places of influence. He is breaking the things at gate that have kept you from moving forward.
Things are coming into visibility that have been invisible. As I heard the Lord share this with me, the story in 1 Kings 18:42-44 of Elijah praying for rain came to mind. After the big showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal, Elijah went up to Mt. Carmel with His servant to pray for the rain to come. The scriptures said that he put his head between his legs and began to pray. He kept sending out his servant to check and see if the rain was coming. On the seventh time the servant came back and said. "And at the seventh time the servant said, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea (1 Kings 18:44)."
What was happening in the spirit was now coming into real time. The cloud was an indicator there was more to come. I believe this word of things coming into visibility is two fold. There's going to be a continuation of exposure and that things have been hidden coming to light. We haven't even scratched the surface of that yet. In this context I want to focus on the positive side of that. Once again the number seven was mentioned in Elijah's story as he prayed. It was the seventh time that the servant looked when things shifted. The season of famine was complete, now it made way for the abundance of rain to come.
Things to make note of in this passage. (1.) Elijah got in the birthing position. The scriptures said he tucked his head in-between his legs and prayed. Its a prophetic picture of how prayer helps birth the breakthrough. Elijah had to get into position. (2.) Elijah heard before he saw. Sometimes the Lord with come in a different way that we're used to receiving Him in. Elijah looked for the breakthrough, but sound of breakthrough came first. (3.) Elijah prayed effectively. James 5:16-17 TPT says, "For tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer! 17 Elijah was a man with human frailties, just like all of us, but he prayed and received supernatural answers." Other versions say. "the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." Elijah was effective because the power of God was being released by the intensity of his prayers. The power of God released through prayer was effective and brought breakthrough to the skies. (4.) The cloud was an indicator of more. After the small cloud was spotted the sky began to multiply and fill the sky with the abundance of rain. The effectiveness of prayer released abundance. In this season and month your going to begin to see the effectiveness of your prayers manifest and come into visibility.
In this hour we are in the best and worst of times. It's important to keep in mind and remembrance of who you are in Christ, what is the truth of God's word, and what is He saying. We don't have to be subject to what is going on in the natural. We can live in God's reality despite what is going on in the earth.
I believe in this season its important to not miss what God is doing. In the midst of the chaos and darkness God is preparing the new to come forth. One of the main ways the Lord speaks to me is through the dream realm. I’ve noticed over the past 3 three months many of my dreams and words that I have gotten, have contained water in them and the deep places of God. In the midst of what has been going, don’t miss the invitation being released to go deeper in the things of God. Where the Lord wants to take us as the Body of Christ requires us to get out of the shallows and into the depths of God. There are only certain revelations that can be found in the deep places of God. In Ezekiel 47 make reference to this. In this chapter, Ezekiel talks about how the angel of the Lord brought him into the river of God ankle deep, knee deep, waist deep, and then to the point it was over his head. This is a picture of how we can grow in the depths and revelations of God. As high as we want to go in God, we also must be willing to dive into the depths of God.
In a recent dream, I was at a gathering of leaders and one of the leaders told me I would have to go to Japan to complete a dive. In the dream I went into an open vision where I was in Japan with a special ops team diving off diving blocks into the ocean. In many of my dreams before I’ve been a part of special ops teams. Just like in the natural, in the Spirit these special ops teams represent specialized teams that focus on specialized missions in the Spirit. Often times through prophetic intercession you can take care of things in the Spirit to stop them from manifesting on the natural. These teams are usually compromised of intercessors and prophets.
As I began to do more research and read articles on the connection to Japan and diving, I discovered there is a specialized group of women divers called “Ama.’ Ama means sea women (wikipedia.com). These ama are Japanese divers famous and known for collecting pearls. This is a Japanese tradition that most likely goes back 2,000 years. The ama even in modern times does not use modern diving equipment to dive. They traditionally wear white to help be unnoticed by sharks when they dive. The ama are able to dive 30 feet holding their breath up to two minutes. Although this practice is dwindling, the ama’s are a distinguished part of Japan’s history.
When I pressed into the spiritual significance of what the Lord was showing, I began to sense the Lord is raising up prophetic companies of women who will carry wisdom and revelation. Throughout the Bible pearls prophetically represent revelation or Heaven’s treasure. In Matthew 13:44-46 Jesus uses parables to teach on the significance of pearls or the pearl of great price, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls. who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” From these scriptures we can conclude in order to obtain a pearl it comes with a price. In the natural in order for a pearl to form, it forms and develops out of a place of great irritation. Many want to carry great pearls of wisdom and revelation, but don’t want to pay the price or go through the irritation process and developmental process. To carry revelation requires a certain stamina in the spirit and the willingness to go deeper. In the natural the ama divers had to build their lung capacity to be able to hold their breath to go down to certain depths to retrieve pearls. It’s the same in the spirit, you build your spiritual stamina but increasing your time in the presence of God, fasting, prayer, and building your capacity to pray in the Spirit (Jude 1:20).
Wisdom throughout Proverbs especially, is personified as a woman. In the first few chapter there is a contrast between Lady wisdom and the foolish woman (Proverbs 1). To have have access to this heavenly wisdom we must submit our hearts to Wisdom. Proverbs 9:10 declares, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.” When we carry reverence or a fear of the Lord it begins to open the door to heavenly wisdom. Wisdom isn’t just having good advice for someone. One of the Hebrew words for wisdom is chokmah meaning skill in war, wisdom in administration, wits. Worldly wisdom is cheap and doesn’t require much of you. If you want to build something eternal that will last the test of time, we need Heaven’s wisdom. “There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end will lead to destruction” (Proverbs 14:12). Wisdom and revelation will lead you to life and realms of glory.
I believe in this hour the Lord is raising up His daughters that will carry His wisdom and revelation. This will be the finest hour for the daughters of God. God is raising up His, Esthers, Deborahs, and Marys. Throughout the Bible and history the Lord has used women to preserve nations, birth generations, judge, prophesy, hold positions authority, etc. This is a counterattack to the demonic agenda of feminism. There will be a dividing line that will distinguish the true from the false. In James 3 it talks about when there is worldly wisdom it breeds disorder, unrest, rebellion, and every evil thing and morally degrading practice (James 3:16). When wisdom is released from Heaven its pure, unwavering, and carries the fruit of righteousness. As the women of God arise In this hour they will carry a weighty wisdom and revelation that will be undeniable that comes from Heaven. These women will not only rise in the Church but in the seven mountains of culture. Proverbs 4:8-9 declares, “Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.” As these daughters of God rise up and continue to forerun, there is a generation of daughters coming behind them looking to and learning how to carry the pearls of wisdom and revelation. The Lord gave me this vision as a mother or grandmother would pass down a pearl necklace, the Lord is passing down pearl necklaces to His daughters. For they have counted the cost to wear the pearls.
In a recent dream I woke up hearing the words, “Not everything is as it seems. There is more going on below the surface.” This phrase gripped me for several days as it was on repeat in my spirit. It carried a fear of the Lord with it. As I pressed into the greater meaning behind these words, the Holy Spirit began to talk with me about the importance of discerning of spirits in this hour. What is discernment? Discernment is the ability to distinguish and judge. Discerning of spirits is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit gives to us. 1 Corinthians 12:10 (AMP) says, “And to another the working of miracles, and to another prophecy [foretelling the future, speaking a new message from God to the people], and to another discernment of spirits [the ability to distinguish sound, godly doctrine from the deceptive doctrine of man-made religions and cults].” I love how the amplified version breaks down the meaning of discernment here. Discernment is more than just discerning what’s in the room or the source of something. Discernment reveals deception. Discernment will be one of the greatest spiritual gifts and weapons needed in the hour, and in the years to come for believers to walk in.
Let me share the dream I had. In the dream I was walking in a familiar neighborhood, and I was on the phone with a seasoned prophet. I was talking and sharing with the prophet, and listening to their wisdom as I ventured deeper into the neighborhood. Suddenly, I came to what looked like flood waters that were keeping me from moving forward. The water didn’t look that harmful and it was clear. As I considered my move, I relayed to the prophet what was going on. It was at this point the prophet told me, “Not everything is as it seems. There is more going on below the surface than what you can see.” I took the caution and proceeded to go a different way, away from the waters.
On the surface this may seem like a simple dream, but there is greater insight and revelation to look at. In the dream the colors were a bit muted and were more of a black and white color. Black and white can represent discernment and the ability to distinguish between something, because of the contrast. Water can be symbolic and prophetically mean many things. In this case, I believe the water represents the waters of the heart, and also the flow of the spirit that comes from ministries. Proverbs 20:5 (AMP) says, “A plan (motive, wise counsel) in the heart of a man is like water in a deep well.” In this season where the world has been on pause, the Lord has been using it to reveal the hearts of people. There is a dividing line being drawn between the pure and those whose motives are impure. Even though the water in the dream was clear in the shallow parts, through the prophet the Spirit of God was telling me there was more to what I was seeing on the surface. What was hidden below the surface didn’t match what was being released. Also, there was danger ahead if I proceeded further. When we’re in communication with the Spirit of God, the Spirit will illuminate what’s hidden. Even as I was talking to the prophet on the phone, a greater impartation If discernment was being released. I believe the Lord is cautioning us and revealing greater discernment is needed in this time to navigate and distinguish between people’s motives, intentions, ministries, doctrines, agenda’s, and so on. Witchcraft, new age, and divination continue to grow and manifest in the Church, and in the prophetic like never before. We must be willing to go deeper and see even if we don’t like what we see. Discernment isn’t just about exposure, it’s about protecting His people from deception and those who have evil intent.
How To Grow Your Discernment
1.The Word of God: We are able to discern to the measure of the Word of God in us. The more Word in us, the easy it becomes to discern, judge, and distinguish. Hebrew 4:12 (TPT) says, “For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, like a two-mouthed sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts.”
2. Practice Leads To Maturity: The more you’re willing to risk and step out on what you’re discerning, the more you will build a track record of accuracy. Find a couple friends or leaders that you can process with, that will help you to navigate through what your sensing and discerning. Hebrews 5:14 (TPT) says, “But solid food is for the mature, whose spiritual senses perceive heavenly matters. And they have been adequately trained by what they’ve experienced to emerge with understanding of the difference between what is truly excellent and what is evil and harmful.”
3.Language: It’s important to build and acquire a language for what your discerning. When you create a language for what you’re discerning through all your senses, it will enable you to articulate and bring understanding to spiritual matters to others.
I believe even as you read this, a greater impartation of discernment is being released in your life. As discernment increases in your life stay grounded in the Word of God so heightened discernment doesn’t cause you to spin out.
This time of reset and refreshing has created the perfect conditions and environment for fresh revelation to fall. The spirit realm is very active and brewing with fresh heavenly downloads, strategy, dreams, visions, and revelation. Whatever you need its there for the taking, Just reach up and grab what you need, the spirit realm is bubbling with the things of God. The peace of God being released in this season allows you to enter into the realm of the mind of Christ. Peace is the seedbed or soil where revelation is produced and released. As we've stepped into 2020, a new era, a sovereign pause button has been pushed. This pause has created the space we need to receive the new. Things will never be the same. The Lord did not cause corona virus, but He's using it to get our attention. This is a major season of renovation, reconstruction, and revamping. Many prophetic voices including myself prophesied about the new as we stepped into 2020. We can't keep doing the same things individually, as a Church, or as a nation and expect something new. To have the new we must do the new. What has worked in past seasons will not work in this new era.
It may seem like a dark season, but it's in and out the darkness where some of the greatest revelation is revealed. We see this in Genesis 1:1-3 AMP,"In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 3 And God said,“Let there be light”; and there was light." Just like in the creation story, in dark times the Spirit of the Lord hovers over us creating something new. When the Lord said, "Let there be light." the uncovering of the darkness revealed what the Lord was creating. Embrace the dark seasons, because it's the place where something new is birthed. Just because it's dark doesn't mean its evil. God loves to work in the dark as much as He does in the light. Throughout the Bible it mentions that God hides Himself in darkness. The greatest revelations are not necessarily found in the places of ascension, but they are in the recesses and depths, the hidden places of God. The Lord declares in Isaiah 45:3, "I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches from the secret places." Great reward is found in the depths of God.
How do we position ourselves to receive revelation? It's not as complicated or as theological as some make it sound. It's simple. It's about the heart. Remember peace is the seed bed of revelation. In Luke 8 Jesus describes four different soils the farmer threw the seed upon and the outcome of what happened to the seed. Four is prophetic and represents creation or creation.
1. Hard Ground: Luke 8:5 TPT says, "A farmer went out to sow seeds for a harvest. As he scattered his seed, some of it fell on the hard pathway and was quickly trampled down and unable to grow and became nothing but bird seed."
2. Rocky Ground: Luke 8:6 TPT says, "Some fell on the gravel, and though it sprouted it couldn’t take root; it withered for lack of moisture."
3. Ground of Weeds/Lies: Luke 8:7 TPT says, "Other seed fell where there was nothing but weeds. It too was unable to grow to full maturity, for it was choked out by the weeds.
4. Fertile Ground: Luke 8:8 TPT says, "Yet some of the seed fell into good, fertile soil, and it grew and flourished until it produced more than a hundredfold harvest, a bumper crop.”
If you've been struggling to receive or discern revelation ask the Lord what does the soil of your heart look like. A good question to ask yourself is; can the soil of my heart yield a harvest? True revelation will always produce fruit and a harvest. As you begin to identify the soil of your heart, ask the Holy Spirit the strategy for having a heart that can foster and grow the things of God. Jesus also gives us this caution and revelation about our hearts, "So pay careful attention to your hearts as you hear my teaching, for to those who have open hearts, even more revelation will be given to them until it overflows. And for those who do not listen with open hearts, what little light they imagine to have will be taken away" (Luke 8:18 TPT).
To receive revelation it's not only about the soil of your heart, but also the openness of your heart. Walking in greater realms of revelation and insight require a greater surrender or yielding of heart. Jesus said in Luke 8:18 that opening our hearts even more would release more revelation to the point it would overflow in our lives. We have access to the secrets of the Kingdom of God. Let's not miss this divine season of insight and revelation. Open your heart and let the soil of your heart be receptive to the seeds of revelation being released, so it grow and produce a harvest in you life and ministry.
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.