For the past few weeks I have felt a stirring about the month of April. I heard the Lord say, "April will be pivotal, and a game changer." At the beginning of the year the Lord told me the first three months, would be months of quiet time and consecration before the Lord to prepare us for the rest of the year. Coming into the year many were hit with massive warfare. It was an attempt by the enemy to get those in battle to give up. Just as many of us have sensed 2018 will be mega, the enemy has been trying discourage many by sendind mega warfare.
Warfare if we're not careful has a way of clouding our judgment, The enemy uses warfare as a smokescreen, we have to push past the smoke or wait till it clears. Many of you have felt frustrated because you feel the enemy has cut of the pathway to your next. This is a season where we must truly learn to see with the eyes of our spirit and not our natural eyes. I want to prophesy for those of you who feel stuck, or without vision, you're not stuck. You're about to pivot into somewhere new. You're about to step into a game changing moment.
April is the is the fourth month of the year. Prophetically the number four represents, creativity. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." So often we get stuck on the Lord doing something one way. We must learn to elevate our thinking and capacity. The word says we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Within the mind of Christ are endless solutions and pathways to step into what He has for you.
Just as the game of basketball requires plays and strategy, the Lord is asking you to use your pivot in this season. A pivot can be a game changer. A pivot in basketball allows you to keep the ball from the opponent, it opens the floor up to you to see the whole floor, and it allows you to switch your direction to take another pathway to the goal. This reminds me of the story of Elisha and his servant in 2 Kings 6. The city where they were surrounded and the Elisha's servant was overcome with fear. Elisha prayed for his servant and told him to look again (2 Kings 6:17). When he looked around he was able to see clearly, and see the situation through the Lord's eyes.
As we come into April be ready for the Lord to release a pivotal moment in your life. A game changer, is coming to help you change directions to help set the course of your year. I prophesy new doors and opportunities are coming, new connections and relationships, and positions are being released in this season. As Elisha told his servant, it's time to look again.
~Prophet Madeline James
In a recent service during the worship, the Lord showed me a vision of a vessel breaking and the anointing or the spirit of God was being released. I heard the Lord there is a breaking forth or an eruption be released through your worship in this hour.
I believe we're in a season of breaking through, and breaking off the limitations that have held us back in previous seasons. The Lord had me look up the Hebrew word for breaking forth, which is patsach (paw-tsakh'). The meaning is to cause to break or burst forth, break forth with, break out, break into pieces (http://lexiconcordance.com/hebrew/6476.html). Your praise is powerful. When you release your praise is causes a breaking forth. Isaiah 14:7 says, ""The whole earth is at rest and is quiet; They break forth into shouts of joy." Isaiah 44:23 declares, "Shout for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout joyfully, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into a shout of joy, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it; For the LORD has redeemed Jacob And in Israel He shows forth His glory."
Your praise releases the spirit of God, that removes the things or resistance set before you. That which has be damned up in your personal life or ministry I prophesy a patsach over you. When we don't experience the patsach or the breaking forth in our lives, it causes us to become stagnant. In John 7:38 Jesus says "Whoever believes in Me, just as the Scripture has said: ‘Streams of living water will flow from within him.’” As believers we should always be at a place of flowing. When we're not flowing we get backed up, and our waters begin to get contaminated. The Spirit of the Lord should always be free flowing in your personal life and church. When the Spirit is unable to flow freely, it can quench the Spirit causing it leave.
I believe in this hour the ceiling that you've been hitting is going to become the floor to your next level. Don't allow the enemy to silence your praise. There is power in your sound and voice. Your voice carries the prophetic DNA to bring breakthrough. When a prophetic sound is released it has an edge that cuts through or breaks through so the Spirit of God can burst forth. As a people and a Body we were meant to carry revival within us. Revival is here and stirring in the land. Revival is within us waiting to be released. Let your praise release the patsach! In the Bible in the Old Testament, when the Isaelites when into battle the worshipers would lead the way. The sound they released brought breakthrough and victory.
I believe the Lord is releasing unprecendted breakthrough in all areas and the seven mountains of society. The Lord showed me a vision of a medical lab last week, and said uncommon breakthrough is coming to the medical field. Breakthrough and discovery is coming in new medicines, and there would be major break through in cancer research and cures.
I prophesy the patsach is hitting every area of your life. What has been shut up, shut down, stopped up is breaking forth now in Jesus name!
~Prophet Madeline James
As we stepped into March I felt a significant shift in the spirit realm. I believe it's a time of taking and possessing the promises of God. The Lord is calling us to slay the giants that have stood in the midst of our promises, and it's time to take down the walls of your Jericho in your life. To the Israelites Jericho seemed impossible because it was one of the most secured cities. Despite how defended and secure Jericho was the Lord told Joshua, "I have given Jericho, it's king, and its men of valor into your hands" (Joshua 6:2). The Lord gave Joshua the word, but he still had to show up to the battle.
In warfare its important to partner with the word of the Lord. God is your greatest partner and help in battle. You must guard against getting frustrated and feeling like the Lord is against you. Joshua was feeling the same way in Joshua 5:13-15, "Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a manstanding in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” It's important to have the right perspective in the midst of battle,because it can make or break you.
When you partner with the word of the Lord it brings victory. Jericho seemed impossible. It says in Jericho 6:1 says,"Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in." You will experience the greatest resistance right before the breaktrough. It's an intimidation tactic of the enemy. I believe in this season your movement or prophetic acts is what will bring the victory. There is a time to pray and seek, but there comes a time to possess the land. We are in a season personally and corporately of possessing the land. Boldness and courage is a must in this season. Joshua 1:6 says, "Be strong, confident and of good courage for you shall cuse this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them." The Lord is with you every step of the way.
The Lord told Joshua to have the people march around the city for 7 days, once a day for six days then seven times on the seventh day (Joshua 6:3). The word march in the Hebrew is cabab. It means to surround, encircle, change direction, to encompass. Often times when we hear of encircling its the enemy surrounding us. In warfare we must to go on the offensive, and take it to the enemy. As the Israelties were marching around Jericho they were staking their claim and declaring their victory. I saw in the spirit each time they circled the walls they began to cut them down layer by layer. Their movement in the natural was setting in motion their victory in the spirit.
I believe two things were happening in the spirit as the people marched. Even though the Lord told the Israelites Jericho was theirs, they had to prepare their hearts to possess the promise. God takes us through a procces every time to test and refine our hearts. When the walls fell they still had a choice to make. They could've remained on the outside and never stepped into what God had given them. The second thing happening as they marched around was the word of the Lord was being applied to the walls of Jericho. Every step was a step of faith bringing down the walls.
I prophesy that your Jericho wall is coming down in this season. Partner with the word of the Lord that has been released over you, and begin to march around your Jericho. Stake your claim and declare what is yours. What has seemed impossible and immoveable is coming down. The things that have hindered you will become your stepping stones of victory into your promise.
~Prophet Madeline James
The week going into March I sensed a significant shift beginning to take place. There were things going on in the natural as well to indiciate the shift in the spirit following Billy Graham's death, and the first two days of March had unprescendented recorded winds. One of the mornings I woke the Lord gave me a vision where I began to see the limitations, and the things that bound this person began to break off as they moved forward causing them to ascended higher.
The first couple of months of the year was a time of initmacy, refining, and recalibration. Now its time to march forward in March. The second day into March I was praying and I literally felt things began to break off of me, and I felt myself start to ascend higher. I prophesy what has held you back in past seasons is going to begin to break off as you step out in faith. There is a time to pray and cry out to God, but there comes a time where we have to shift things by our movement. There's not only power in your declaration, but in your prophetic act. Your physical movement is a picture of the movement set in motion in the spirt.
This season and this year will require great faith, boldness, and courage. This is a season to slay your giants that have stood in front of you and your promise. Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen" (TPT). The Father is looking for those who carry a now faith to pull down the things of the spirit into your now. To combat fear in this season you must walk in a now faith, let it encompass and empower you. It's important in this season to guard the foundation of your faith. Don't allow fear, doubt, unbelief, etc to undermine your faith. Hebrews 11:33-34 says, "Through faith’s power they conquered kingdoms and established true justice. Their faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality! It was faith that shut the mouth of lions, put out the power of raging fire, and caused many to escape certain death by the sword. In their weakness their faith imparted power to make them strong! Faith sparked courage within them and they became mighty warriors in battle, pulling armies from another realm into battle array" (TPT). Allow faith to empower you and take down the giants that stand before you, and ascend the hill of the Lord.
Recently, there is have been a wave a jezebelic witchcraft being released against the prophetic voices rising and stepping forward. I had a dream recently where this woman came to me, and was telling me she had made three pacts with the devil against three different people. She admitted to me I was one of the people she made a contract against. I recently just came through a wave of jezebelic warfare. Jezebelic warfare wants you to bow to it's intimidation, mind control, and fear. Don't be surprised as you advance in this season the warfare you may face. Fasting and intimacy with the Lord will help you through. The warfare will always try to get you to believe that it's powers are stronger than the Lord, but it's not. Stand upon the word of God, gather people to pray with you, and don't allow the warfare to push you back. Release your roar. Roar back at the enemy when he roars at you. The righteous are as bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1).
Too many times we get on the defensive side, instead of being on the offense. In this season refuse to partner with fear. Choose to partner with faith. It will cause you to suceed and breakthrough, Faith has a made up mind that is unshakeble. Move forward in faith, the limitations are breaking off in March.
~Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.