There’s a finishing grace being released right now to help close out 2019 well, and step into 2020 anew. As I began to ask the Lord more about that, He began to tell me there is grace to breakthrough where many have felt stuck, immobilized, and unable to finish what the Lord had put on their hearts for 2019. There was a wave of warfare that was released in the last quarter of the year to stop you. But the Lord is saying, “Breakthrough is here. I am breaking you out, and through.” Isaiah 61:7 TPT declares, “Because you received a double dose of shame and dishonor, you will inherit a double portion of endless joy and everlasting bliss.” There was a 1-2 punch the enemy tried to take you out with, but the Lord is releasing His 1-2 counter punch over your life.
I had recent dream depicting this. In the dream I was with some people in a room, and suddenly I noticed there were two yellow jacket wasps flying around the room. Prophetically wasps represent a demonic attack meant to sting and hurt you. Sometimes this can be represented through people or words. In the natural yellow jacket wasps are more aggressive than other wasps and other stinging insects. Unlike other bees or wasps, yellow jackets don’t loose their stinger. They can attack and sting provoked or unprovoked. Yellow jackets aggressively protect what’s theirs. They can kill people by number of stings causing toxic effects and those allergic to them. To dig a little a deeper prophetically, the colors of the yellow jacket are yellow and black. Yellow can represent fear, and black the demonic. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy.” This was the agenda of the attack sent against you in this last quarter, to instill fear and kill what God is doing in your life. But it didn’t work. In the dream I was able to kill both wasps. What the enemy sent to hurt you and sting you with, it’s not going to work! Take out the wasps!
Many prophetic voices in this season are calling it and prophesying it the double double. To see the double manifest you must grab a hold of the word of God. It’s the word of God that carries the power to break you through and out. The word is living and active. For the word to become active in our lives we have to partner with the word. As we are stepping into 2020, many of the prophets have been declaring 2 Chronicles 20:20. It says, “So they rose early in the morning and went and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established, believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” In the Hebrew Tekoa means stockade, a fence, a barrier. Prophetically many of you are in the wildness of Tekoa. There is a fence or barrier that has been standing in the way of walking in victory and breakthrough. As the Israelites stood in Tekoa, King Jehoshaphat reminded the people of what the prophet had said before, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord who is with you ( 2 Chronicles 2:17).
In order for the Israelites to see the Wilderness of Tekoa be removed before them they had to: 1. Believe in the Lord. Their belief or trust would cause them to be established. Established in the Hebrew is aman meaning made firm, secure, verified, lasting. When you trust in the Lord he will cause you to become a pillar, one that is immovable and not easily overcome. When God establishes you, it will dethrone in your life what’s not of the Lord. 2. Believe His prophets. More than ever its going to be important to discern the prophetic voices you allow to speak into your life. It will determine your level of success. The Lord is adding weight to the voices of the prophets as we step into a new era in 2020. In the days to come it will be vitally important to head the word of the true prophets, especially when they are prophesying similar words. When prophets prophesy similar words, its because Heaven is trying to release something, and trying to get the attention of the people. In the scripture above the king said if you believe the prophets it will cause you to succeed. Succeed is the Hebrew word tsalach meaning to progress, prosper, and advance. When you receive the prophet and the word, you receive the prophet’s reward (Matthew 10:41). A part of the prophet’s reward is the spirit of breakthrough. Breakthrough is released when we embrace the word.
What will cause you to advance in this hour is not your agenda, strength, or skills. It will be the word of God that will cause you to advance, prosper, and succeed. We see this time and time again throughout the Bible when the people heeded the word of the Lord. I declare and decree your Wilderness of Tekoa is being removed. The barrier and fence that has risen up and stood before you is coming down low as you advance with the word of the Lord. The word is going to cause you to advance and breakthrough into 2020!
Prophet Madeline James
Lately the Lord has been speaking to me about the power of the Word of God. When we release the Word of God it carries the anointing to break us through to our next. I know “breakthrough” can seem a bit clique at times, and its been worn out. I truly believe we are in a season of breakthrough as we get ready to step into. This is significant and necessary because we are stepping into a new era and time. Breakthrough can be defined as a sudden, dramatic important development (dictionary.com) Also, it can be an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle (Merriam-Webster.com) I truly believe these definitions are what Heaven is desiring to manifest in our lives. Breakthrough is your portion.
As we move into the last few weeks of 2019, I want to encourage you that God has not forgotten you. It may seem like the opposition around you is caving in, and another year is going by without any change. There is always hope because Jesus is the hope of glory. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). Your night season is shifting. Another word we often use is “shift.” Shifting can be defined as changing, especially, unpredictability, take a new direction (dictionary.com). I believe the God of the breakthrough is coming to shift into a new direction. For many of you, you’re going to find yourself going in one direction, then suddenly the Lord is going to shift you and break you through to a new direction. Breakthrough is here. It’s now.
What is the word or scripture the Lord has give you for this season. It’s time to pick it back up again. Jeremiah 23:29 declares, “Does not my word burn like a fire says the Lord, Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock into pieces.” When you begin to declare and decree the word it becomes like a hammer to smash the obstacles and the stubborn places that have blocked you from moving forward. The word of God is not just words written on paper. The word of God is living and active. We have to learn to activate the word of God in our lives by releasing the word of God. When we learn to work the word it will work on our behalf. The Lord watches over His word until he sees it complete the assignment it was intended for. When we release the word the angelic is dispatched to help assist us bring the word of God forth into manifestation in our lives, ministries, and business.
When the word of God is released is carries a force behind to break the toughest and hardest walls and opposition. Ezekiel 26:9 states, “He will pound your walls with battering rams and demolish your towers with sledgehammers” The battering rams and the sledgehammers are a representation of the word of God, and the force behind it. In ancient times battering rams were a weapon used to break through the gates or walls of a besieged city or castle (britannica.com). I want you to envision writing the scripture or the prophetic word the Lord gave you for this season on the battering ram. As you begin to declare the word with the backing of heaven, the word of God like a battering ram, breaking through the gates and walls that have kept you from breakthrough to your next.
In closing, I want to share some revelations from the story of King Jehoash and the prophet Elisha. 2 Kings 13: 14-19. In this story Jehoash comes to visit Elisha on his death bed, desperate because he fears Aram. In verse 15 the prophet tells the king to grab the bow and arrows. The arrows represent the word of God, and the prophet words that have been spoken over your life. They are weapons we can use to fight back. When the enemy releases his arrows or words, we can prophesy back with the arrows of the Lord. In verse 17 the prophet tells the king to open the eastern window. It’s time to open your spiritual vision to see as the Lord sees. In the Bible the east can represent the place from which the glory or His presence is. The prophet told the king to shoot the arrow where the glory was. The prophet called the arrow, “The Lord’s arrow of victory.” The glory and His word will manifest the victory every time.
In verse 18 Elisha tells the king to grow the other arrows (word of God) and strike the ground. This was a prophetic act declaring the victory of the Lord. The king struck the ground only 3 times, and the prophet got mad at him and told him, “Why didn’t you strike the ground 6-7 times?” The king struck the ground accordingly to the measure of his faith. Striking the ground only enabled a partial victory and breakthrough. The prophet what the king to strike the ground 6-7 times to bring the total victory and breakthrough. Seven prophetically represents completion, the prophet says this in the 18th verse which prophetically represents victory. We have to stop settling for partial breakthroughs and victories. Take the arrows of the word of God, and strike the ground for the complete manifestation of victory. As you strike the ground with the arrows of the Lord, God is bringing a completion to your warfare and the season you’ve been walking through. As you step into the new, your going to walk in the manifestation of the breakthrough. A sudden act of moving beyond the obstacles that have hindered you in past season. Breakthrough is here and now. Strike the ground and release the breaker!
~Prophet Madeline James
THE APOSTOLIC & PROPHETIC ANOINTING IS BEING RELEASED IN KENTUCKY TO UNEARTH THE HIDDEN TREASURES & UNCAP THE WELLS OF REVIVAL
I had a dream about Kentucky 3 months ago that I finally feel led to share. In the dream I was in Turlock, CA getting ready to attend a service at Harvest Church. I walked into the sanctuary before the service as the prayer team was praying for the service, and the worship team was practicing. One of the main worship leaders came up to me and began to prophesy to me that there is so much treasure to be found and discovered in Kentucky. He then turns and points to this huge map of Kentucky hanging on the wall. On the map I can see all the treasures and wells throughout KY waiting to be found and unearthed. I then began to tell my friend about the rich history of revival in Kentucky, that Kentucky is known as a revival state, and there have been some big moves of a God. But there is a greater move coming to Kentucky.
I believe me being in California in the dream is significant because California is a forerunner state. California is known for mining especially in the 1800’s because of the gold rush. This is and was a prophetic picture of what the Lord wanted to do in California. It was a prophetic picture of the glory that was getting ready to be unearthed, that caused great moves of God throughout California that touched the world. There’s another wave and move of God being released and getting ready to hit California.
This same anointing is getting ready to hit Kentucky! Just like I was at Harvest Church, harvest time is now! Yes Kentucky has had great moves of God and revivals, but the greatest revival is ready to hit. God is releasing the apostolic and prophetic anointing across Kentucky to unearth the spiritual treasures and wells. And it will be a sign in the natural that new resources and minerals will be discovered in Kentucky. This is the Isaiah 45 anointing. Isaiah 45:2-3 declares, “I will march out in front of you and level every obstacle (mountain). I will shatter to pieces bronze doors and slice through iron bars. 3I will give you hidden treasures from dark, concealed places and wealth waiting in secret sites so that you recognize me, for it is I, Yahweh, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name!”
The Lord is raising up apostolic and prophetic voices in Kentucky to break open new regions and territories that have been hard and shut off. The word of the Lord is going to come like a hammer to bust open and break the spiritual mountains (territorial spirits) into pieces that have been hindering the move of God (Jeremiah 23:29). To the places where there have been great moves of God and revival stirrings, its time to dig a little deeper. There’s greater treasure, and deeper wells to uncap.
Keys to seeing this come to pass:
1. Prophetic Worship and IntercessionProphetic and apostolic worship and intercession will be key to helping govern and sustaining the move of God across Kentucky. The Lord is looking for houses of worship and prayer that will govern and sustain the open heaven over each region.
2. Partnering With The Angelic and the Word
We must partner with the angelic, we cannot not do this on our own. As we partner with the prophetic words spoken, we release them for the angelic to war on our behalf and go get what we need. The breaker angels and angels of awakening are being released across Kentucky help break open regions that have been shut off to the things of God. The angelic have strategies from heaven to release to help build in this season.
To see this move of God in Kentucky we must come together in unity. Different streams need to cross pollinate. There needs to be forgiveness among leaders. Unforgiveness has brought division in our state. We must also deal with the racial division. As Kentucky's motto says, "United we stand divided we fall." Let's come together so we can see a great move of God come forth out of Kentucky!
Prophet Madeline James
Prophetic scribes are arising like never before in this hour. The Lord is raising up a company of prophetic scribes to release the pure word of God. The other morning I had a dream I was in my bedroom, the whole room was white. I was staring at the window next to my bedside. Suddenly I noticed a white feather lodged in the blinds. I plucked the white feather out, and noticed the stem was long and pointed at the end. During my prayer time I began to meditate on this dream, asking the Lord for more insight. Suddenly I was taken in a vision into what looked like the writing room of heaven. I found myself sitting at a white desk, in a white chair, and I had the white feather in my writing hand. It was a white scribing pen issued by heaven. As I looked around my surroundings I noticed everything in the room was white. You didn’t even need a lamp, because the glory of God illuminated the room. His tangible presence was in the room. There were angels surrounding me around the desk, and around the room. They were holding scrolls waiting for the scribes to take them, to write and release the revelations of Heaven that have not been heard upon the earth yet.
As I meditated on this dream and vision I heard the Lord say, “Here come the revelators!” A revelator is one that reveals, who especially reveals the will of God (merriam-Webster.com). When I heard the Lord speak out the revelators, I immediately thought of John the Revelator. The Lord is raising up a company of John The Revelator’s. The window with the blinds in my dream represents a new window of revelation and insight. It’s time to grab the pen and pull up the blinds, so illumination can fill the room of your heart. In Revelation 1:10-11 says, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet say, ‘Write on a scroll what you see, and send it to the seven churches.’” Revelators write what you see.
Heaven is releasing new pens to the scribes. This is a new season of writing. Ps 45:1 declares, “My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” These new pens will carry a greater glory, and weight as words are written from heaven. These pens were distinctly white to distinguish purity among the scribes. Where there has been mixture, those releasing false words and encounters, purity will mark the true scribes of the Lord. The Lord is assigning new scribing angels to help you write the visions and revelations. Position yourself to receive and be ready to write. What gave John the Revelator access to heaven and those amazing encounters? It was his love relationship with the Lord. The Bible records in reference to John, “One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was laying on his chest (John 13:23). The intimacy and the heart to heart connection with Jesus gave John access to heaven and the revelatory realm. The Lord shares His secrets with His friends. The Lord does nothing without revealing His secrets to His servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). Intimacy opens the realm of revelation.
Get ready to write like never before in this season. There a fresh grace, glory, and anointing being poured out to the revelators and scribes. Grab a hold of the pen of revelation and write the visions, dream, and revelations. These revelations will bring transformation to the Church, and those who will read them. Where there has been opposition in this season to write, the Lord is sending angelic assistance to break you through. As you release the revelations and insights, the word of Lord will be like a hammer breaking through the hard places. Here come the revelators!
-Prophet Madeline James
From Madeline James
Recently, I had a dream concerning President Trump and his relationships with other nations in trading. We need to pray for him to have the right counsel around him and use wisdom in these trade deals. In the beginning of the dream I found myself in a massive cargo ship gliding along the ocean. The colors of the boat that stood out were red, white, and blue. Suddenly, the ship hit some type of severe turbulence causing the ship to go all the way on its right side, then quickly rotated all the way over to its left side before it went back to being upright on the ocean. When the ship was turning from side to side, everything was being turned upside down and flying around, and I didn’t know if I would survive the turbulence.
The scene shifted and I was sitting with President Trump at a table watching T.V. The news was on reporting about U. S’s trading and shipping routes and the U.S. Navy. The news showed a route in red starting off at the northwestern part of Africa all the way through the Middle East. I began to tell Trump emphatically, “Why would they show this on the news. They are giving away our position to our enemies.” Trump did not respond but stared intently at the T.V. as he was thinking about what his next move would be.
After having this dream, I woke up with a call to pray for President Trump and the United States concerning the Navy and sensitive trade deals. I believe the cargo ship represented the United States. The ship went through a severe patch of turbulence that caused everything in it to be shaken and turned upside down. The Lord is alerting his watchman to pray so this turbulence can be avoided or lessened. I sense this possible turbulence is connected to the trade deals Trump is conducting on a global level, more specifically to Muslim nations as the news depicted.
I felt led to reach out to Wanda Alger for further counsel and discovered that she had a similar dream several months ago concerning the need to pray for the President as he deals with other nations. In conferring, we believe Ezekiel 27 & 28 gives some insight to this prayer assignment for President Trump. In these two chapters the Lord chastises King Tyre for trading with nations He did not authorize. The wealth King Tyre gained through his trading caused pride to rise in his heart. We need to pray for President Trump’s heart to stay humble and tender before the Lord with wisdom to know which countries to connect and trade with.
From Wanda Alger
Several months ago, I had a dream where I was taken into a board room where President Trump was speaking. There was a discussion about some major developments that were taking place. I saw him hold up a map that had circles all over it, indicating key areas that were being targeted and needed to be considered. The President wanted me to see this and was urging me to consider the ramifications of decisions being made. Because there were no specific details indicating a particular time or event, I understood this as a call to pray for him as he is processing ongoing intelligence as Commander in Chief over this nation.
Upon hearing Madeline’s dream, I believe there is a correlation between these two dreams concerning the need to pray for President Trump as he makes decisions on a global level. The actions he is taking concerning other nations, especially his trade deals, will open or close doors in the spirit that will directly influence the United States. These are not just economic deals, but spiritual transactions with spiritual implications. The trade deals and alliances he makes with other countries will either align us with other sheep nations or compromise us with goat nations (see Matt 25:32).
In both of these dreams, it was prophetic watchmen who were given access and invited to pray for the President concerning these alignments. He needs our prayers for divine wisdom and supernatural strategies in dealing with the nations of the world. He needs prophetic insight to see beyond the natural realm in order to rightly detect any hidden agendas and motives that are counter to God’s purposes. His God-given ability to make deals and accumulate wealth must come under the Lordship of Christ and righteous rule in order to secure God’s blessing over our nation. This is a critical issue that needs prayer as President Trump considers trade agreements and international alliances.
The tossing of the ship in Madeline’s dream also brings to mind the scripture in James 1:6-8 that speaks of being tossed to and fro when one is double-minded. In Trump’s dealings with other nations, we can pray that his faith in God is secure and free from any conflicting doubts or ambitions. In my dream he was not only open to our prayers, but earnestly desired them. His invitation gives heaven the legal access to govern through him with wisdom that carries the favor and blessing of the Lord. Even in his desire to make America great economically, let us pray that he has the eyes of an eagle, an ear towards the throne, and a heart that is fully submitted to heaven’s agenda.
Over the past 3-4 months there was a sudden wind of opposition that arose against many who are stepping into the new things of God. This wind tried to stop, hinder, delay, and invoke fear to the point of succumbing to the opposition. We must realize the enemy always has a counterfeit for the things of God. If you notice, it never fails, the counterfeit tends to come right before the real unfolds. Despite the winds of opposition blowing, there's a sudden wind of breakthrough being released to break you through to the next. There will always be opposition as you cross over the threshold. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9 TPT, "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."
A couple weeks ago I was in a church service worshiping, when suddenly there was a wind that blew by me. I thought maybe someone had walked past me, but when I looked no one was there. I continued to press into worship, and again suddenly gust of wind blew by me, even blowing my hair. It was like someone had opened the door and the gust of wind was let in, but like before no one was by me. The Lord quickened my spirit, and told me the angels of breakthrough and awakening are being released in this hour. This is an hour of great angelic activity we must partner with. I prophesied this word before the church about the sudden winds of God being released, and later that day Dallas, TX had a freak storm system that produced an EF3 Tornado that had not been seen in that region in years. In the last couple weeks its been reported in different places around the U.S. of record winds. The winds of change, transition, and awakening are blowing across the land.
When we go through seasons of great opposition, it has a way of dulling our senses and spirit if we let it. We are stepping into an Isaiah 52:1-2 season. It's time to arise from the desert place, the place of testing, and shake of the dust. Put your strength and glory garments on. It's the garments of who you are in Christ. Don't let your desert place define you. It's time to awaken to destiny. Now is the time for destiny.
The last 3-4 months have been a time of great intensity and pressure. But the Lord is using the intensity and pressure to form and fashion you for your next. Many of you came into this past season looking one way, but you will come out looking different than when you entered. There is a rebranding that is taking place in the realm of the spirit as we get ready to step into 2020. To rebrand something means to present a product or organization to the public in a new way, for example by changing its name or appearance (collinsdictionary.com).
The Lord has been using the crushing and the intensity of this season to do a new thing. Diamonds don't become diamonds overnight. They have to go through a process of intense heat, different chemicals, gasses, and pressure underneath the earth before they rise to the surface for all to see their beauty. Song of Songs 8;5 TPT declares, "Who is this one? Look at her now! She arises out of her desert, clinging to her beloved. When I awakened you under the apple tree, as you were feasting upon me, I awakened your innermost being with the travail of birth as you longed for more of me." This is the season those around you will say who is that one that arises from the desert. Those close to you will not recognize you because, the Lord has released a fresh glory upon your life. The spirit of the Lord is coming to break you through to a new place.
We find an example of this in Acts 12 when Peter was imprisoned with no hope of getting out. Herod made sure Peter was heavily bound with two chains, and guarded between two guards with other guards outside the prison cell. Peter was sleeping when suddenly an angel came. Acts 12:7 TPT says,"When at once an angel of the Lord appeared, filling his prison cell with a brilliant light. The angel struck Peter on the side to awaken him to hurry up, and the chains instantly fell off." Just like the angel came to break out Peter, there is a sudden wind of breakthrough being released to come and break you into a new place. The angel told Peter to move quickly. This is not a time to drag your feet or be double minded. It's time to step into the things of God now.
Not only is there a wind of breakthrough being released, but there's a wind of awakening hitting your life.In Acts 12:7 it says the angel hit Peter in the side. Some commentaries say it's a prophetic picture of when Jesus was hit and pierced in his side. It was a prophetic picture of hearts being awakened. Where you have felt dull or unaware of the things of God awakening is being released to your heart and senses. It's time to come alive once again!
In Acts 12:8 TPT it says, "The angel told Peter to get dressed. Put on your sandals, bring your cloak, and follow me." Where this past season has tried to strip you of who you are, it's time to put on your strength and glory garments (Isa 52:1). As the angel helped Peter escaped they went to the home of Mary and her son, John Mark. They had been praying for Peter's release. Peter knocked on the door and a girl named Rhoda answered and recognized Peter. She tried to tell everyone Peter was there but they did not believe it was him, or recognize him (Acts 12:13-15). They eventually realized it was Peter, but Peter did not stay he went ahead of them.
When Peter came out of his hard season (prison) God had rebranded him. The people that were closest to him did not recognize him and his voice, and did not believe he was there. The glory had transformed Peter for his next assignment. The people didn't recognize his voice because He gained a new authority. Also notice Peter did not stay back, he went ahead to the new. Don't stay in the familiar because it's safe Not everyone can go with you to your next. Know the season you're in.
This is a time of great destiny. Now is the time to step into destiny. God has rebranded you for the for the new, for 2020. Step into it with boldness and confidence.
Prophet Madeline James
One morning a couple weeks ago I woke up, and when my feet hit the ground I heard the Lord say, "The time is now." I began to inquire of the Lord and I ask what He meant, and He led me to Song of Songs 8:5, "Who is this one? Look at her now! She arises out of her desert, clinging to her beloved. When I awakened you under the apple tree, as you were feasting upon me, I awakened your innermost being with the travail of birth as you longed for more of me." Many of you have been in a desert season, but the Lord is calling you forth to arise, and saying its time. Your time. Time in the Hebrew is not necessarily equated to a linear time span. Time is representative of a season, or a window time span open in the realm of the spirit. We can find out more about this in Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes 3 talks about times and seasons under heaven. We must learn to discern the time and season we're in, and discern the season we need to step into.
Many have prophesied stepping into 2020 is not just another year or decade, it's a new era. There is a new kingdom dispensation getting ready to be released and manifest upon the earth. The books of heaven are opening up to new chapters. Where many of you have been in transition, dormancy, wilderness, God has been positioning for you to arise and emerge on the scene in this new era. What does it mean to arise? Arise means to become apparent, emerge, to rise from a sitting or laying down position (dictionary.com).To go a little deeper lets look at the definition of emerge. Emerge is to come into view from concealment, into sight, to become manifest (dictionary.com). The hidden ones are coming into view in this season.
How does one arise from the desert and trying seasons, and what does arising do? Lets take a look at Isaiah 52:1-2 TPT, "Wake up! Open your eyes! Beautiful Zion, put on your majestic strength! Jerusalem, the sacred city, put on your glory garments! Never again will the unclean enter your gates! Arise and shake off your dust! Sit enthroned, Jerusalem! Break off your shackles of bondage from your neck, you captive daughter of Zion!" There is a wind of awakening being released in this season, that is breaking the slumber and dullness of the past season off of you. It's time to open your eyes and look again. Where your vision has been cloudy and dull, 2020 vision is being restored.
As you arise, its time to put on your majestic garments of strength and your glory garments on. Who took your strength in this past reason? What came to steal the glory
the Lord has bestowed upon your life? Garments are significant and identify who you are and what you function in. Sometimes we can allow our season, others, or the enemy to put garments on us that are not ours. What we wear will influence how we carry and see ourselves. Our garments carry our identity, authority, and the anointing and skills needed for each season. Don't allow your season to define you. Define your season by walking in who you are in Christ. You were made to carry His glory and shine bright. Don't let others or your season snuff out your light. When we put on the garments of who we are we shut the door to the enemy having access in our life.
In Isaiah 52:2 Isaiah tells us, "To arise and shake off your dust!" What was meant to bury you in last season is going to launch you in this season. You have to make the choice to arise. Nobody else can make that decision for you. When you arise you must shake the dust off. The dust is the residue of the trials and situations you've walked through. Residue can be defined as something that remains after a part is removed (dictionary.com). Residue is a reminder. The Lord doesn't want you to stay stuck or be reminded of the negative. He wants to take the bitter taste out of your mouth.
The next part of the verse after Isaiah tells us to shake it off, he says to, "sit enthroned!" That means once you shake off the residue, sit in your seat of authority. Ephesians 2:6 says, "God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in heavenly realms in Christ Jesus." We have to take the fight to the spirit, and fight from the place of victory and who we are in Christ. Victory isn't something we strive for, it's something we walk in. When we walk in victory we can break off the shackles of bondage that ensnare us (Isaiah 52:2).
Beloved I want to encourage you to arise in this season. Shake off the dust and residue of this past season. Put on your strength and glory garments. Grab a hold of what God has for you and run with it.
Prophet Madeline James
As the Body of Christ, we are in an exciting time as we have stepped into October and 5780, We have stepped into a new season, a season of the double portion. Have you noticed the Lord highlighting the number 2 in this season? It prophetically represents the double. Despite there being much to celebrate, many are entering this season battle weary, wounded, tired, dishearten. This past season, was one of great warfare. Although there are many excited about this new season, there are some in the Body that are having a hard time celebrating the new, because they have lost hope. While there are many promises being fulfilled, there are those who are heart sick and discouraged because the promises of God have not come to pass yet in their lives. Proverbs 13:12 TPT says, "When's hope's dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life's sweetness will satisfy your soul."
What is hope? Hope is the confident expectation in God. Because of certain circumstances that have occurred over this past season, its caused a disappointment in many hearts. It's caused many to question God's goodness. But I want to encourage you to not lose hope, or throw away your hope. I want to encourage you from the words of David in Psalm 27:14 TPT, "Here's what I've learned through it all: Don't give up, don't be impatient be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting for he will never disappoint you." Although you're circumstances may have left you in disappointment, we serve a God who will never disappoint. In this season you're going to begin to see the tide turn and shift in your favor. Where you have experienced great shame, dishonor, and disappointment, God is going to give you double honor and a double portion of favor. (Isa 61:7). Tears will no longer be your portion. Joy unspeakable full of glory will be your portion. Laughter shall fill your mouth in this season. You will taste and see the goodness of the Lord like never before.
It's important we don't throw away our hope. When we throw away our hope we throw away our confidence, our authority, our identity (Hebrews 10:35) It's time to put your crown of confidence back on. When we hold onto hope, hope becomes the doorway to faith. He desires to turn your Valley of Achor (trouble) into a doorway of hope. Hosea 2:14-15 AMP, declares,“Therefore, behold, I will allure Israel and bring her into the wilderness, And I will speak tenderly to her [to reconcile her to Me]. 15 Then I will give her her vineyards from there, And make the Valley of Achor a door of hope and expectation [anticipating the time when I will restore My favor on her]. And she will sing there and respond as in the days of her youth in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt." The Hebrew word for Achor means a valley of trouble or disturbance. That's where many of you have been in this past season a valley, a season of trouble, disturbance, and agitation. You may not feel this, but it's in the trouble and disturbance that God has been strengthening you and preparing to walk through the door of hope. You're valley of trouble is turning into the door of hope and expectation. It's ok to hope again. Hope is rising in the land. I saw the Lord releasing the Angel of Hope across the land touching households. and bringing restoration. As you encounter the angel of Hope, where you've been hopeless and depressed, you're going to find yourself suddenly filled hope and expectation once again. I saw in a vision the Angel of Hope handing out balloons to those who were encountered. Prophetically balloons represent celebration, and childlike faith. He's restoring your childlike faith!
God doesn't just want us to stay in hope, he wants us to walk in faith. Because faith is the substance of things hoped for (Hebrews 11:1). Faith brings your hopes into reality. This is the season your hopes are going to begin to manifest. A couple months ago I had an encounter with the Angel of Promise in my living room. It has a rainbow that surrounds its head and can be found in Revelation 10:5-6. The Angel of Promise breaks delay. Where many destinies and promises have been held up in the spirit, the Angel of Promise is being released on your behalf to break the spirit of delay and every hindrance that has been opposing the promises of God in your life. His promises are yes and amen over you. He's not changed his mind about you or your destiny. Many of your are going to see a sudden shift and acceleration from the fruit of the Angel of Promise touching your lives.
As you wait to see the manifestation of hopes and promises, continue to wait patiently and with expectation before the Lord. Be entwined as one before him. In waiting before the Lord, he's going to strengthen and quicken you, where you have lacked the stamina and strength. He also wants to speak tenderly to you. He wants to draw you back to that place of first love. A place of remembrance and passion. When we become one with Him everything else fades away. I want to encourage you to position your heart in this season to hope again. Hope is rising in the land! Get ready to encounter the Angel of Hope and the Angel of Promise. Things are getting ready to dramatically shift in your life. A double portion of honor and favor is being poured out. Don't give up and don't loose hope. Hope and promise is being released.
Prophet Madeline James
In this season of transition we are stepping into a new era prophetically and in the natural, In the new are realms and portals of angelic visitation opening up to the people of God like never before. What has seemed hidden and inaccessible in this realm is opening to us. The veil between heaven and earth is getting thinner and thinner. As the veil gets thinner our eyes will begin to see like never before. Angels are recorded all through out the Bible and were a natural part of the lives of those who served the Lord. As time has gone on, that was never meant to stop but meant to grow. Hebrews 1:14 TPT says, "What role then, do angels have? The angels are spirit messengers sent by God to serve those who are going to be saved."
Recently, I had a dream where I was on facetime with another prophet, and they began to show me around this house that had an angelic realm in it. It was a place where Jacob's ladder was present (Genesis 28:10-19). The house was full of angelic activity, angels were descending and ascending from this house. This prophet showed me marked places around the house where the angels had been. On one wall they showed me where the angels had written 444 across the wall. It was the angelic call number in the spirit. The angel said anytime they needed something or needed help, to release or dial in the spirit 444 and they would come immediately to help.
For so long there has been a focus on the demonic and demons. It's time for the Body of Christ to shift their focus and begin to learn to not only discern the demonic but the angelic. What we focus on we will attract. Discerning of spirits is not just to discern the demonic, its to discern the presence of the Lord. If we only choose to focus on the demonic, we will miss where the Lord is working and miss partnering with the angelic. We have unfortunately made it taboo to talk about the angelic. In reality, the angelic has always been apart of the picture, and seen through out the Bible.
What is the purpose of the angelic? The angelic has been sent to help us as the heirs of salvation. As we partner with them in the realm of the spirit. Psalm 104;4 TPT says, "You make your messengers into winds of the Spirit and all your ministers become flames of fire." We also see in the Bible angels can be referred to as lightning. Job 36:32 NLT says, "He fills his hands with lightning bolts and hurls each at its target." In the Bible we see angels going to war on behalf of God's people (2 Kings 6), the often brought messages to prophets (Daniel 8), they release the judgments of God (Psalm 78:49), the help strengthen and minister to us (1 Kings 19:5), they stand in the presence of God (Job 1:6), they bring answers to prayer (Acts 12:5-10).
Once again the angelic is becoming relevant to the Body of Christ. Many of our angels are waiting to be sent on assignment, but we have failed to do so for lack of knowledge. Angels are released when we release the word. Psalm 103:20-21 TPT "So bless the Lord, all his messengers of power, for you are his mighty hereos who listen intently to the voice of his word to do it. Bless and praise the Lord, you mighty warriors, ministers who serve him well and fulfill his desires." In this season you can expect to start having angelic encounters and in greater measures in your dreams and visions. New angels are being assigned and reassigned in this hour to ministries, ministers, and the people of God, I also see new angels being assigned over nations to deal with demonic systems to make way for the harvest that's is coming upon the earth. There will be greater angelic activity in services as we allow.
How can you recognize when the angelic is present? The gift of discerning of spirits will discern the angelic presence. You may feel a wind, a touch, or fire come on you. Sometimes you just have a knowing the angelic is present. You may see a flash, an outline, or you may see the whole angel as the Lord opens your vision up. Angels also show up in dreams. Sometimes you may also find angel feathers that confirm that they were there.
Position yourself in this season to be sensitive to the angelic activity around you. As you partner with the angelic you're going to begin to see great breakthrough and the promises of God manifest!
Prophet Madeline James
In a recent time of prayer, I had a vision of standing before double doors. As I opened one set of doors, I came before another set of double doors. I sought the Lord for more understanding, and I heard Him say, "This is the season of double doors and double favor." The Body of Christ is in a massive place of shifting and transition. To those who can endure the shifting, the shifting is positioning them for promotion. Over the last several weeks the Lord has been highlighting the numbers 22, 222, or 2222. The number two prophetically represents double. Two scriptures that are important and being highlighted in the season is Daniel 2:22 and Isaiah 22:22, Daniel 2:22 ESV says, "He reveals the deep and hidden things." Isaiah 22:22 TPT declares, "I will place upon his shoulders the key to the treasures of David's palace. He will open doors that no one can shut, and he will shut doors that no one can open." The year 2020 is a prophetic sign in the natural of the double being released in the spirit.
The shifting in this season is positioning us for fresh encounters and new revelation, because the books of Heaven have closed one chapter and have opened to a new chapter. The opening of this new chapter is releasing new mantles, a new wave of emerging prophetic and apostolic voices, new prophetic songs and anthems for the Body, new prophetic words and revelation for the Body of Christ. As we press into the hidden and deep things of God we will acquire the hidden treasures. Its the Isaiah 45 mandate. Isaiah 45:3 TPT says, "I will give you hidden treasures from dark, concealed places, and wealth waiting in secret places." His glory being released over your life is releasing a greater measure of influence and favor, steward it well.
Don't stop at the first set of double doors, go through the next set and next as they come. Each set of double doors is inviting you into new realms of God and interacting with the angelic. It's the key of David. Each realm in God has angelic assistance to co labor and operate with to navigate these realms. Many of you are going to begin to notice greater angelic activity and encounters, because the Lord is assigning new angels to your life, ministry, businesses, and assignments. The angels are releasing new blueprints in how to build and release the Kingdom in this new era. How you built and functioned in last season will be different in this season. Shift to what Heaven is releasing and you will be successful and flourish.
Not only is this a season of the double doors, but I heard the Lord say, "Its a season of the double portion anointing." For those who have gone through much warfare, and those who have been slandered and disgraced, you shall receive a double portion of blessing. Isaiah 61:7 declares, "Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy." Rejoice because you're coming into a season of double honor and joy. The Hebrew word for double in this verse is mishneh which means, double, copy, second, repetition, twice as much. I prophesy you're going to have twice as much honor and twice as much joy than you had before!
I've also noticed in my dreams lately prophetic mothers and fathers in the Body have been showing up in my dreams. It's a prophetic picture of the Elijah's and Elisha's coming together for the double portion spirit to be released. In 2 Kings 2:9 Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah's spirit. The Hebrew word for double in this scripture is shenayim, it means dual, twice, couple double. There's an exchange happening in the realm of the spirit. As the emerging, the Elisha's, honor the prophetic mother's and father's there will be a double portion of their spirit released to the emerging that will catapult them.
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.