In the last few days there has been such a stirring in my spirit, I can't shake it. This stirring is for the new the Lord is bringing forth and unfolding in this hour. The momentum is building. As I was ministering recently, the Lord began to speak prophetically through me this was a time of closing out one chapter to start another. Many in the Body are having a hard time moving forward because some of the prophetic promises spoken have expired, or for whatever reason the fullness of some prophetic words were not fully manifest. The promises of God in His word never expire, but certain prophetic words are time sensitive or have a window of time to be fulfilled in. It's time to move forward.
God is working everything together for our good, according to His purposes. Song of Solomon 2:10-11 declares, "Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now is the time, my beautiful one.11 The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth." Things have been shifting and transition for while. The verse numbers in this passage are prophetic, 10 prophetically means to set in order, and 11 is the number of transition. Over the past few days I keep seeing number combinations such as 111, 222 333, 444, 555. This is prophetically speaking that the Lord is setting order and bringing alignment into your life, and in the things of the spirit.
Anytime something new begins, something must die. Recently my oldest daughter had a dream about me relevant to what is happening in this season. In the dream she fell asleep and dreamed I was drinking tea. After I drank the tea, my stomach started to hurt and then I died. In the dream she woke up and realized I was ok, and doing things around the house. Tea comes from leaves which represents healing/detox. Our stomach/belly represents our core, our heart, and the seat of our emotions. Revelation 22:2 says, "The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations." As we receive healing, we can now become leaves that bring healing to the nations. My death in the dream was a spiritual death of dying to self, so the Lord can birth something new. Many times when we desire for the Lord to do a new thing, there's dying to self or a coming to the end of ourselves so the new can be born. Isaiah 43:18-19 is one of the main scriptures for the hour, because there is an ending of an era to begin a new one. It says, "Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it?" To fully receive and walk in what we are hungering for we have to stop looking back, and run forward will all that we have.
In this time of the Lord closing one chapter and beginning another, the momentum is building. As the momentum is building it's causing an expansion and great push to happen in your life. What you've been feeling is growing pains! Momentum can be defined as the strength or force that allows something to continue or grow stronger, or faster as time passes. This is an Isaiah 54:2-3 moment,"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,3 For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left." In the stretching and lengthening there will be disruption. The ground or the foundation that once held will not do. So as you expand there will be an upheaval of the ground around. Don't be distracted by the dust kicking up, or the things being unearthed. Keep pressing forward because this is your season of enlargement.
The momentum is causing a stretching and an acceleration in your life. Just as an airplane accelerates and ascends, there is an altitude and breathing adjustment that must occur to function at a new altitude. What you're experiencing is a horizontal and vertical expansion as the Lord is enlarging your capacity. Just breathe. There is grace to adjust to your new normal. The momentum of the Lord is launching and catapulting you into the greater.
Prophet Madeline James
I believe the greatest days of the Church are ahead. It may seem a bit dark and bleak right now with the government shutdown, and the recent passage of another full term abortion. But there's always hope, because Jesus is the hope of glory in us (1 Corinthians 1:27). In times like these and ones to come, the church cannot remain silent, go into crisis, and remain in self preservation mode. What's happening now are divine opportunites for the people of God to arise. We are Kingdom people with a Kingdom mandate to govern with the influence God has given us. We must remember our place of power and governing is in the place of prayer and intercession. We cannot get mad at sinners for doing what sinners do. The war will not be won over arguments,because the war isn't about flesh and blood. We are in a spiritual war.
One of the greatest tactics the enemy is using in this hour to silence the people of God is fear. Many in the Body are afraid to rock the boat. What will it take to provoke you? The Father is looking for a righteous remnant to rise up and proclaim righteous in our nation. We don't have to stand by and watch, and just let things have. We have to remember we are of a different kingdom, and God's Kingdom trumps this earthly realm. We have the power through prayer to pray out ungodly politicians and those in positions of power, and pray in righteous and godly leaders. Proverbs 14:34 says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people."
In Matthew 22:14 it says, "For many are called, but few are chosen." To do great things for God there is no secret formula. Everyone has been given an invitation into greatness. Those who fully surrender and give God their yes, God uses for great things. This was true of the prophet Daniel. I believe the Lord is raising "Daniels" up in this hour. In Daniel 1:8-9 says, "But Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself by [eating his portion of] the king’s rich and dainty food or by [drinking] the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might [be allowed] not to defile himself. Now God made Daniel to find favor, compassion, and loving-kindness with the chief of the eunuchs." Like Daniel we must determine in our hearts and minds not to defile ourselves, or allow the world to set our standards. The word of God is our standard and always will be. Because Daniel purposed in his to stay pure, it caused the favor of God to fall upon him and his friends.
I had a recent dream where the spirit of the Lord was resting upon my life causing favor and blessing. In the dream those around me began to ask out of distain, "What's so special about you? Why do you keep succeding," I told them it was nothing I was doing, but it was because of the Spirit of God (Zech 4:6). The Lord is looking for people in this hour to mark with His spirit. The definition to mark is, to make a visible impression or stain on. Like Daniel, when we determine in our hearts and minds to walk in the spirit of excellence and purity, we become a landing strip for the spirit of God in our lives. Excellence is the way of the Kingdom. God wants to mark your life with His Spirit so it becomes visible to all. When you prosper in favor, it's not just for you, it affects and benefits those around you. Daniel 1:17, 20 says, "As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all [kinds of] visions and dreams. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king asked them, he found them ten times better than all the [learned] magicians and enchanters who were in his whole realm."
The Lord wants to put His people in every realm of influence in society. We can't fear what's outside the church. We are a kingdom people mandated to govern all realms, and establish God's Kingdom. When you purpose and determine in your heart to walk in excellence and purity, His spirit will mark and rest upon you. You don't have to make things happen, Allow His spirit to work in your lives. When His spirit rests upon you, increase and favor will touch every area of your life. Be a place where His spirit can rest and dwell. His spirit can take you further than any gifting or skill.
Prophet Madeline James
As we continue walk into 2019, the winds of transition and acceleration are blowing strongly. Can you feel it? It's important not to miss this kiaros moment. 2018 was a tough year for many, A year of massive warfare and opposition. But I feel the urgency of the Lord to remind His people, don't allow the trauma or the intensity of the warfare from this past season to paralyze you from moving forward. I see many in the spirit boxed in or afraid to move, because they're afraid of repeating the same cylce of warfare. Beloved, the winds are blowing, and things are shifting and aligning.
A couple mornings ago I was making breakfast, and the Lord suddnely invaded my thoughts. I clearly heard the Lord say, "This is a season of big moves." That phrase was spoken so sharply it began to resonate through my spirit. The Lord reminded me of a recent word I posted for 2019, that it would be a year marked by faith. Faith doesn't hesitate, it sees and moves. In 2018 there was a great contending for the promises and the enemy may have delayed things for a season, but in this season you will make up lost ground. Isaiah 43:18 (MSG) declares,“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?" This is an important scripture to keep in mind for this season. Shake off and let go of whats happened. Stop replaying the video over and over what happend in past seaons. You have to be alert and present in the moment so you don't miss your kiaros moment to take that step or steps of faith.
Faith doesn't take small calculated steps, it follows unabandoned wherever God is leading. Faith isn't subject to the circumstances around it. It causes the conditions around it to become submitted to it. Faith is God's reality for us, that He desires to bring us into awareness of. We are each given a measure of faith (Rom 12:3), in which we function and operate from.This is the season where the Lord wants to stretch and grow your measure of faith. Something can't be stretched until it's pushed to it's limits and beyond. What big move or steps of faith is the Lord calling you to take? Big moves, cause you to move from once place in the spirit to another (2 Cor 3:18). When faith is released it attracts and draw the things of God into your life.
Get ready to take to big steps in this season. Big moves will lead to great advancement. Amos 9:13 (MSG) declares, "Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel." Bold faith will lead to get payoff in this season. There is a reward for those who diligently seek and go after the Lord. This is a season of big moves!
Prophet Madeline James
As we entered into 2019 there was shift. The Body has been in a massive shift over the past couple of years, as we are getting ready to step in a new era. The Church’s finest hour. There has been much contending in the heavenlies over the promises of God for His Church and His people. The warfare has caused a delay and unfulfillment in promises, causing heart sickness. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” The promises of God are yes and amen. I believe we’re moving into a season of promises fulfilled. Where there has been great delay, there will be a great release of restitution and God’s goodness.
On the night of January 1, 2019, I was spending time with the Lord, and an angel of the Lord came to me. I asked the name of the angel, and he replied Dan. I looked up the meaning of the name Dan, and found it means God is my judge, and judgment. I asked the angel of Lord to release judgment in my favor for any cases that were open in the courts of Heaven. Psalm 103:20 says, “Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.” I felt a peace as the angel left to fulfill the assignment.
During the morning of January 9, 2019, I had a powerful dream depicting an upgrade and an increase had occurred over my life. In the dream I had interviewed with the Father for a job position concerning my destiny. I passed the interview and was granted a promotion. This meant a great shift in my life and for my family. As I opened up my journal to write down this dream, the Lord reminded me of my encounter with the angel Dan. It had been exactly eight days since the encounter. The number eight prophetically means new beginnings. The Lord told me I passed the interview because the verdict was ruled in my favor. Psalm 82:1 says, "God stands up to open heaven's court, He pronounces judgement on the judges."
The warfare you’ve been facing the past several months has been about your destiny and your increase. The python spirit has attacked many in the Body of Christ, trying to suffocate and constrict keeping many from walking in promise. The Lord is putting His foot down and saying, “Enough is enough.” Psalm 18:19 says, “He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” The enemy knows the magnitude of what’s getting ready to shift in your life. You’ll literally be moving from one state in the spirit to the next. Glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
I want to prophesy the same grace that was released over my life to yours. I prophesy that as your book of life is brought before the courts of Heaven, the Father is releasing the verdict in your favor. Where the enemy has tried to steal, kill, and sabotage your promise, you shall walk in your promise. Hell cannot stop what Heaven has authorized over your life. The verdict has been rendered.
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.