I heard the Lord say recently, "I'm raising up my Dread Champions in this hour." The term dread champion comes from the verse Jeremiah 20:11, "But the Lord is with me like a dread champion; therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, with an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten" (NASB). The Hebrew word for Dream Champion is El Gibbor. El Gibbor means mighty hero, mighty warrior, someone to be dreaded or feared.
I believe in this hour the Lord is raising up a remnant army of Dread Champions. Those who know how to advance the Kingdom agenda, and tear down the works of hell. This army will carry the anointing and the fear of the Lord, because they will do much damage to the kingdom of darkness. There has been a lack of reverance and fear of the Lord carried by those truly anointed of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is an anointing that Jesus walked in. Isaiah 11::2 says, "And the Spirit of the will rest on him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of counsel and might, the knowledge, and the fear of the Lord."
Dread Champions are deliverers. Each time God would raise up a deliverer in the Bible, they were anointed and carried the fear of the Lord, The fear of the Lord would cause the people to follow and honor who God raised up. Deliverers would walk in a realm of wisdom, power, and miracles that would leave their enemies astounded and dumb founded. Dread Champions carry the personhood and character of God himself. Many in this hour are carrying gifting and the anointing for their gift, but they are not carrying the character of the Lord. The enemy doesn't respect or honor gifting, the demonic realm respects rank and the character of Christ.
Many times throughout the Old Testament it was recorded how the nations feared the God of Israel, the One who fought on their behalf. 2 Chronicles 20:29 says, "When all the surrounding kingdoms heard that the Lord himself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them." The Body of Christ has not carried the fear of Lord in a very long time. I prophesy those warriors who God is raising up in this hour will carry the fear of the Lord, power, and might.
Many of you prophetic and apostolic people have gone through some of your greatest warfare this past season. The Lord is using what the enemy has thrown at you, to train you for greater realms of influence and jurisdictions. There is a seperating and a setting apart happening in the Body of Christ. As the Lord told Gideon in Judges 7:4, "The people are still too many, bring them down to the water and I will test them for you there. Therefore it shall be that he of whom I say to you, 'This one shall go with you, he shall go with you, but everyone of whom I say to you, this one shall not go with you, he shall not go.'" In this season, the Lord has been testing and revealing the hearts of the people around you. He has cut some people away from you in this season, because they could not go into your next.
The Lord is raising up a mighty army of Dread Champions. They will execute the government of God. God's mighty warriors will do the greater works (John 14:12). God is raising up His Dread Champions to bring deliverance to nations that have been ruled by demonic principalties. God is raising up and releasing His Dread Champions in this hour. It's time to take the land!
~Prophet Madeline James
There was much anticipation coming into 2018 because of the weight of what this year represents, the year of the open door and new beginnings. Over the past few weeks I have sensed such transition happening in the realm of the spirit. This is manifesting in the natural through transitions and uncoverings in the governmental realm, entertainment world, sports mountain, and in the Body of Christ. Most notablely in the last few weeks transitiions are occuring in ministries and relationships. I recently released a word that God was issuing a garment change to the body of Christ.
The Lord began to show me 2018, the year of the open door, is really the open door to transition for the body of Christ on a large and personal scale. Transition can be defined as movement, passage, or process of changing from one state or condition to another (dictionary.com). Many in this hour are in the hallway or the passage of transition. Transition is the space between your last season to the promise of your new. Transition is the place of transformation and metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is defined as a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means (dictionary.com). As a believer we should always be in a place of movement and transformation. The more we behold Him, the more we become like HIm going from glory to glory. He's maturing the immature places in us.
According to the Hebrew calendar 2018, is the year 5778. The prophetic meaning behind these numbers is significant. 5 is the number grace. Grace is God's supernatural empowerment that enables you to do or accomplish what He has ordained for your life. Zechariah 4:6 declares, "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord." The Lord is going to release the grace you need to empower you through this transtion. 7 is the number for perfection and completion. In this season you're going to begin to see the Lord close a lot of chapters in your life in ministry, relationships, etc, because He is opening new chapters in your life. 8 is the number of new beginings. In order to walk in new beginnings, you have to let the old things go and die. So many times we try to put a comma where God has put a period. This is especially concerning relationships in this hour. When God removes someone it can be because the assigment is over, they can't go where He's taking you, or He's protecting. Soon enough you will see what the Lord is doing.
The Lord showed me 2018 and 2019 will be years of massive transition that will pervade every realm of society. Recently, the Lord revealed the gates of nations would be opening up. There's a changing off guards getting ready to take place in different govenments. Where there have been no access for the gospel or change, the Lord is dealng with those principalities and nations that were closed off will be to open us. There will also be uprisings of nations where the people have become tired of the corruption, and they will take back their country.
The shaking is going to continue to intensify. The Lord is shaking everything that can be shaken, and causing the pure to rise in this hour. Many of you are going through the growing pains of your tranistion. He's prunning you in this season. The Lord is cutting off dead branches that are no longer producing fruit, and cutting back areas that are overgrown or overshadowing other things. Your decrease is positioning you for more. Behold I"m doing a new thing (Isa 43:18). Don't miss it.
There will also be changes in the Body of Christ. The Lord is raising up houses of prayer and houses of glory. Those who will throw out the church agenda and contend for the glory of God, will experience a move of God like never before. God is also shifting, disconnecting, and connecting different voices in the Body for new assignments for such a time as this. Don't get consumed will all the "noise" going on. Stay humble and keep your eyes on the Lord. He will lift you up at the right time. In 1 Corinthians 16:9 Paul, says. "A great door has opened wide before me, but there is many who oppose me." Don't let the warfare distract you, keep pressing forward and stay hidden in HIm. The enemy wants to provoke to step out of the shelter of the Most High so he can take you out. Stay hidden and humble, and let the Lord fight for you. It's a season of revealing hearts. Those are are willing to humble themselves and bow low to the open door of this year shall prosper.
~Prophet Madeline James
As I began to pray about the month of May the Lord said, "May would be a month of divine encounters and impartation." I believe May will be a month of miracles and mountain moving faith. May being the fifth month of the year, five is the number of grace. The Lord is speaking, "Grace, Grace" to your mountains. At times mountains are obstacles, but they are also a place of encounter and revelation. David says in Psalm 24:3-4, "Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god."
I believe May will be momentous, but the Lord is calling His people back to a heart surrender. I heard the Lord say, "May will be a month filled with divine enconters and impartation not from man, but from the secret place. The Lord is adding the weight of His glory to you. What you were not able to do last season, you will do and be able to accomplish because of a new measure of glory being released over you. Many of you will begin to walk in new and greater realms of the miraculous. Walking in the glory and miraculous requires wisdom and instruction.
As the Lord repositioned, shifted, and realigned many of you in April, He is also realigning your heart. Some of your hearts have gotten off track or discouraged but, He is encountering you in this season. Your heart is coming alive again. Ezekiel 36:26 says, "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." For you shall see like you've never seen before. You shall hear like you've never heard before. You shall know like you've never known before. The Lord is heightening your spiritual senses in a greater measure than in past seasons.
For those willing to humble themselves, I will bestow My glory upon them in such a great measure. Who will be My glory carriers? Those will clean hands and pure hearts. I'm calling forth My burning ones. I see the Lord doing heart surgery, removing hurts and dead places. These encounters will revive those whose hearts have been dead, hardened, and going through the motions. Deep is calling out to deep in this season. You must go deeper to go higher. Position yourself. Posture your heart. Make room for the Lord to encounter you this month. The instruction and impartation being released will give you direction for the rest of the year leading into the beginning of 2019.
~Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.