As I was preparing to minister at my church last week, the Lord began to talk to me about vision and how many have become weary carrying the vision. In the beginning of the year, the Lord spoke to me to guard the vision, because the enemy would come to attack what the Lord was unfolding. 2019 has been mark by many things, but 2019 has been a war for the vision over your life and where God is taking you as we step into 2020. The war has been so great over the past 3-4 years because many and the Body of Christ have been in a massive transition. We have been exiting one era, and entering a new era. How we leave one season will determine how we enter the next season.
The Lord told me, "2019 has been a war over the vision of your life. I'm releasing glimpses of your next. As you step over the threshold into 2020 clarity is coming to the vision." Many are on the threshold of stepping into the vision God has purposed for your life, but the enemy has unleashed great warfare to push you back. A threshold is a place of entering or crossing over. Paul declares 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." Don't back down or bow to the intimidation of the enemy. It's time to crossover into the vision God has placed in your heart.
The Lord showed me many have become weary carrying the vision. Some have even laid down the vision and have been asking the Lord, "Why has it not come forth yet." I want to encourage you to pick it back up again, continue to run with the vision. The Lord is releasing a fresh wind, a second wind to breath upon the vision again. I prophesy the vision shall not die but it shall come forth. Lord showed me many of you have a valley of dead dreams and visions, like the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37. It's time to prophesy the breathe of God once again over your dreams and visions and watch them come back to life. Ezekiel 37: 9-10 says, "Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army." Dead dreams and visions are coming alive once again!
We must steward the vision well. In Habakkuk 2:1-3 we can learn how to manage and steward the vision. In the first verse he says,"I will go up to my watchtower and wait to see what the Lord will say." I want to encourage to ascend with the Lord to have Him reveal once again what is the vision for your life. When we ascend with the Lord we can see from His vantage point, and see further than we can on the ground. In verse two the Lord told Habakkuk to, "Write the vision and make it plain, engrave it on the clay tablets." Allow the Lord to write the vision once again upon your heart. The Lord showed me many dreams and vision were waiting to be pulled down and established as people would write the vision. When the vision is written and engraved upon your heart no one can take it from you. The word write in this passage is the Hebrew word for decree. In Job 22:28 it declares, "When you declare and decree a thing it shall be established for you." The word decree in this passage in the Hebrew means to cut down, cut off. When you begin to write down and decree the vision the Lord will remove every vision that's not of Him, and establish what has been declared over you!
In Habakkuk 2:3 it says (AMP), "For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time. It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it, Because it will certainly come; it will not delay." A lot of times we struggle and get hung up on the appointed time. Every word and vision God has given you for your life and ministry, has an assignment and angelic help attached to it, to see the fulfillment of it. Don't get caught in the tension of the now and where you're going. Remain present in the now. If there has been delay, discern what the delay is to break it. Sometimes the delay is us, demonic interference, or sometimes the vision needs to marinate a little longer. As you discern the delay don't give up hope. The Lord will give you a strategy to break the delay. Isaiah 55:11 (AMP) declares, "The Lord watches over His word until it performs what it was intended to do."
Pick up the vision again because you are on the threshold of crossing over. The vision hurries toward the goal of fulfillment. The Lord is releasing a fresh wind and mantle of grace to see the vision come forth. I prophesy the vision shall come to pass and not die. New life is coming upon your dreams and visions in Jesus name!
~Prophet Madeline James
In light of what some prophetic voices have spoken or declared over California, I believe the Lord is not done with California, and California's best days are ahead. On the morning of July 19, 2019 as I was waking the Lord took me above a map on the United States. The state of California was highlighted to me, it came forth out of the map, and a star was highlighted in southern California. Suddenly I was there in Southern California where the star dropped, although I'm not sure of the exact location, I sense it was around Palm Springs and Los Angeles. In the dream I translated to a fairgrounds possibly in Orange County. I was with an angel named Lisa (means oath/covenant of God), and with a known prophet from Southern California, Holly Watson.
We were getting ready to leave the fair to go and drink the new wine of the spirit that was being released. As we were leaving this mother and father brought their daughter to me, she was demonized. The parents of the girl told me they had taken her every where to get help or deliverance but no one could help her, no minister could deliver her. This demon had taken control of her mouth and tongue. I laid my hands on the girl and began to declare and speak deliverance over her until the demon left. I began to tell the family I had recently released this word over a congregation, where the Lord was changing their taste buds from bitter to sweet. The people would taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps 34:8).
I believe California is on the Lord’s heart in this hour. This little girl and the fairgrounds in the dream represents a territorial spirit, and the mixture of witchcraft in Southern California. I believe this spirit the girl had represents bitterness, hatred, anger, death. The word of God says there is the power of life and death in our tongues (Prov 18:21). This little girl reminded me of the story in Matthew 17 about the epileptic boy the disciples could not deliver. Matthew 17:19-21 (AMP) says, “Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why could we not drive it out?” He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and-most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. [But this kind of demon does not go out except by prayer and fasting.]” The reason the disciples could not cast out the demon, was because it represent ed a governmental or territorial spirit when you break down the Greek. The disciples needed to pray and fast more to grow their faith and authority. I believe this is a key to dealing with this terroritorial spirit in Southern California. There is a cry of deliverance being released from the people. The Lord is wanting to use His prophets to release deliverance to the people and the land. When the people get free the land can get free. Where there has been a bitterness and a bitter taste in Southern California, He’s turning the waters from bitter to sweet, and the people will begin to taste and see His goodness like never before in California. The Lord is pouring out the new wine and new awakening. When the Lord brought the state of California before me it was completely geeen. Prophetically the green represents growth, and prosperity. Where there has been barrenness and broken economy, the Lord is bringing restoration and prosperity to California’s land and economy.
The little girl in the dream also reminded me of minister Joshua Mills’s daughter, Liberty, who has been fighting for her life with issues concerning her tongue. Her name is Liberty. The Father wants to release liberty in Southern California that will ring throughout the state.
The angel in the dream represented God’s covenant with California. He has not forgotten His promises over California. His covenant speaks a better word. There shall be another move and a greater awakening than what California has experienced before.
Prophet Madeline James
I'm sure many of you have noticed in the last few years there has been an increase of warfare, and opposition. This will continue to increase as we approach the last days, but the Lord wants us to be strategic in our warfare. The enemy is strategic and evolving his tactics, we must do the same. The Lord recently reminded me of a dream I had in the fall of 2017. In the dream I entered this church that represented the Church at large. I was dressed in a military uniform as a lieutenant, and I was reporting to a general who is a known prophet in the Body of Christ. As I entered the sanctuary this prophet and another prophet were strategizing about the war and battle at hand. When the general allowed me to speak I reported from the battlefield that the prophets and prophetic people were getting taken out. We were losing so many because, they are getting caught up in the second heaven warfare.
The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:12 (TPT) the type of war we're up against, "Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage." We must remember we are in a spiritual war that requires spiritual weapons and strategies. Logic doesn't work in this realm.
To understand warfare a little better, let's take a look at the different realms we can operate in. We are made up of body, soul, and spirit. The body correlates to the earth realm which is the first heaven (Deut 28:12). Our soul which is our mind, will, and emotions is correlated to the second heaven where the angels and demons fight (Daniel 10, Eph 6). And our spirit correlates to the third heaven which is where the Lord dwells (2 Corinthians 12:2). Depending which realm we operate in, we are subject to the law and rules of that realm. For example, in Genesis 32 we read about Jacob wrestling with the angel of the Lord. The reason Jacob was able to overpower the angel because the angel had come into the earth realm where man had been given authority. In Daniel 10 we see a glimpse of the second heaven warfare, The prophet Daniel had been fasting and praying for revelation, and discouraged because there was no answer yet. The angel finally comes to Daniel and says, "Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia" (Daniel 10:12-13). We see here the second heaven is where the angels and demons are warring. And lastly, the third heaven is made reference to by Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:2 (ESV), "I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows."
In warfare, to be effective we must recognize what realm we're warring in. As a believer we should always be fighting from the third heaven, the place of glory and victory. So often we allow the enemy to pull us out of character into that second heaven warfare, and we get pounded with mental warfare and our emotions go all over the place. Ephesians 2:6 (ESV) declares, "He raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Being seated with him means we are above the second heaven warfare and principalities, That place with Christ, is a position of authority and triumph. When we allow the enemy to pull us from the place where we're seated, to his turf, we'll loose every time. When we fight from the place of glory, in our identity as a son and daughter, and the authority of Christ, the victory is guaranteed every time.
When we stay stuck in second heaven warfare, its the place of striving and fighting in our own strength. You don't have anything to prove. You don't have to fight on our own, His power empowers us with everything we need to be victorious. In Psalm 18:33-35 (TPT) David shares his warfare strategy,"Through you I ascend to the highest peaks of your glory to stand in the heavenly places, strong and secure in you. You’ve trained me with the weapons of warfare-worship; now I’ll descend into battle with power to chase and conquer my foes. You empower me for victory with your wrap-around presence.Your power within makes me strong to subdue." To be effective and victorious, we must allow the Lord to train us and mantle us for the warfare we face,
You are anointed to face and overcome your warfare. Don't allow the enemy to keep you stuck in the second heaven warfare and mental warfare. You have to fight in the spirit not in your logic. Our weapons are not carnal but mighty and energized with divine power (2 Corinthians 10:4 TPT). Many are getting taken out because they get caught up in a battle the Lord has not authorized them or empowered them to fight. Keep the battle on glory's turf. Come up higher Beloved, there's a higher way and different level of thinking to your battle. When you keep the battle in the glory, you have the advantage against the enemy.
Prophet Madeline James
During a time of recent worship I was pressing in for more, and suddenly I began to see in the spirit several mantles being released to the earth. I asked the Lord what He was showing me, and He said, "I'm releasing new mantles of glory upon My people." I believe this is a continuation of the Isaiah 60 mandate God is releasing over His people. Isaiah 60:1-2 (TPT) declares, "Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned. Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you." For those who are willing to grab it, there are fresh mantles of glory being released from Heaven. Fresh can be defined as not previously known, new, unprocessed, not altered, different, pure. God desires for His people to walk in a new glory they've not known, or that the world has not experienced yet. Despite what may be taking place upon the earth and in the Church, the glory of God will continue to increase. Habakkuk 2:14 (ESV) declares, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."
What is a mantle? Mantle is term we see in the Bible used and worn by prophets. The mantle carries a supernatural realm and authority, and everything the prophet would need to carry their assignment out. Mantles empower us to carry out the assignments the Lord gives us. Many have been in a season of transition for the past two years, because the Lord is birthing new assignments. One of the things that hinders us from stepping into new seasons and new assignments, is keeping our mantles from past seasons and assignments. New seasons require new mantles, and new anointings.
We're stepping into new era of glory. Don't miss the mantle the Lord is releasing for your next. The mantle of glory you wore in previous seasons won't do in this new season. New mantles release new influence, a greater measure of faith, and greater measures of wealth and inheritance. Isaiah 60:3-6 TPT, declares the nations will be attracted to the glory on your life. In this passage Isaiah tells us to lift up our eyes, look around and believe. And Isaiah 60:5 (TPT) says, "The fullness of the sea will flow to you and the wealth of the nations will be transferred to you." The warfare and the contending you've been going through over the past few years has been for the more and the increase.
As the Lord mantles you for this new season, own your mantle and wear it with confidence. Stop dulling down or trying to hide your shine, because it may upset others You were made to shine, and its your time to shine. Go forth with your new mantle and release His glory!
Prophet Madeline James
As we begin the second half of 2019, the pace is going to shift and pick up. Many of you have been experiencing a lull the first half of the year. In that waiting time the Lord has been enlarging your capacity to carry what you're going to begin to manifest the second half of this year. For things to manifest in the natural, it must first be birthed in the spirit. Each prophetic word is like a seed the Lord puts in our spirits. The seed has to grow and mature, so it doesn't die prematurely. Each prophetic word released has an assignment. Isaiah 55:8-11 (MSG) declares, “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work. For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them." What you've been experiencing these past few months is the birthing pangs of these prophetic words. For many of you, the pressure you've been feeling is the pressure of the "baby" that has dropped into position to come forth. The head is crowning in the spirit.
Many are pregnant with promise, but prophetic words just don't happen. We have to partner and co labor with Holy Spirit to see the manifestation of His promises in our lives. The Holy Spirit is your midwife. Romans 8:26-27 (MSG) says, "Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God." Don't give up now, you've come too far. There is grace and help to birth what the Lord has been growing and developing in you.
Many of you feel like Mary, and can't believe what you're carrying. When the angel of the Lord came to Mary in Luke 1, she had a hard time wrapping her head around what Gabriel just told her. Gabriel told her she would carry and birth Jesus. She would be the mother of God Imagine hearing that. She asked Gabriel how can this be? He told her not to fear and worry, and that, "Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37 TPT)! Some of you feel like Mary, have been asking the Lord how can I birth what you spoke over me. As the angel told Mary, I encourage you today there is power in the promise the Lord has given you. Mary may not have understood how it was all going to work out, but she came into agreement with the promise. Mary told Gabriel, "Then Mary responded, saying, “This is amazing! I will be a mother for the Lord![ad] As his servant, I accept whatever he has for me. May everything you have told me come to pass" (Luke 1:38 TPT). Mary accepted the promise and partnered her faith with the word to activate it. Some of you have come out of agreement with what God has spoken over you. It's time to come back into agreement with the word over your life, Partner your faith with each promise, and watch them become activated in your life again. It's not too late. As Gabriel told Mary, "There's nothing impossible with God."
Position yourself as we enter the second half of this really. The pace is shifting and picking up. Jump into July, and get ready to go full speed ahead. Door are opening, opportunities are coming, promotion is being released. The new is now!
~Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.