Many in this season have been in the midst of their toughest warfare and refining fire. The Father has allowed the intensity of the opposition to increse to produce endurance and patience. James 1:3 says, "For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things." God allows the opposition to come to release fresh oil for what He has for you next.
The last four weeks many of you have experienced the peak of your warfare, and thought you wouldn't make it. For those who have endured, promotion is being released. This season has been about the testing of hearts. The Lord has allowed multiple situations to come and occur to reveal the posture of your heart. It was to oppose the things in your heart that could not go with you into the next season. Many of you have felt stuck in a holding pattern. The Lord is breaking the limits and opposition of the enemy. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, " We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously." I had a recent dream where I was in a prison with another person, and we were being tortmented by the guard. As the guard was coming back to torture us again, I began to look for a way to escape out of the room, I was able to find a door that was unlocked, and we escaped to freedom. God allows the testing, severity, and the timing of the testing in our lives. The Lord will always provide the way out, but we have to discern when to move.
Over the last couple days I have been feeling such a sense of breakthrough. Where many of you have been in that prison, hidden place, holding pattern, your release is coming. Where hope has been deferred, hope and your vision is being restored. Songs of Songs 2:11 says, "The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone.The rains have soaked the earth." Where you have felt dry and barren the spirit of God is releasing fresh rains of refreshing. A new realm of breakthrough is opening up for us to step into.
Song of Songs 2:13 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. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers,“There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me." Breakthrough is being released and a new day is dawning. It's time to go from the hidden place to the high place. July will be a month of clarity. As you begin to ascend in new places with the Lord, He's releasing fresh vision and perspective. There has been an attack against vision in this season. I prophesy the clouds are lifting, and clarity and percision are coming to your spiritual sight.
Songs of songs 2:15 says, "You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together." Now that you are coming out of this season of testing and cloudiness, you're going to be able to see the litte foxes (the heart issues) that have stealing your harvest. It's important to shut down the access of the enemy in your life. If you don't catch the little foxes they will steal your harvest, and erode your foundation.
Be encouraged today the breakthrough is being released, and your moving out of your stuck place. Malachi 2:13 says, "The breaker goes before you breaking open the way." Allow the Lord to lead you and go before you. Many times we get ahead of God and miss the timing of breakthrough. Allow the Lord to go before you this day. He is leading you into another realm of breakthrough.
~Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.