I believe we're in a crucial kiaros (appointed) time. It's a season of stepping into the calling God has upon our lives. From the foundations of the earth you were destined for for greatness. Psalm 139:16 talks about the book the Lord wrote about your life, all the amazing things you are destined for. And Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, plans for a hope and a future." As we have recently left the Hebraic year 5777, the year of the clashing of swords, and have stepped into 5778, the year of the door, it's time to step over the threshold into the promise God has for you. Stepping into promises will always require faith.
Earlier this week I had had a short dream about flying to London. We should never discount short dreams. They can be jam packed with wisdom, instruction, and revelation. I've had many flying dreams over the past couple months. Flying represents going higher in the spirit, or can be literally God taking you some where. In the dream I was on my way to make a flight to London,England. There was an urgency in the dream, I had to run to make the flight and dodge many obstacles on the way there. And before I could board my flight, I came to this huge waterfall that looked like Niagara Falls. It stopped me dead in my tracks. Water in dreams tends to represent the Spirit of God. When I came to the waterfall, I had to make a choice. Miss my flight because I was too afraid too jump, or let go and jump into the waterfall and be fully immersed in God and let His current lead me. In the dream I jumped and was able to board the flight just in time.
Even though we're coming into the year of the door, we have a choice to step over the threshold or stand outside the door and miss stepping into our promises. We can miss our appointed time or flight. I believe the urgency in the dream reflects the urgency of the hour. We don't have time to waste, we have to run with abandonment and not let the obstacles the enemy puts in our way to stop us. Hebrews 12:1 says, "Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." It's worth the fight and run to step into the promises of God. We are in a "now" faith season. Hebrews 11:1 declares, "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen, gives us assurance about things we cannot see."
Beloved are you ready to leap and start soaring into the promises and destiny the Father has for you? It's time to jump! What you've been praying for is on the other side of the waterfall.
Prophet Madeline James
I believe the Lord is raising up a mighty prophetic remnant in Kentucky that's going to set the standard for the nation to follow. There have been many prophetic words spoken over this state by Chuck Pierce and Dutch Sheets, that Kentucky would a first fruits state of revival. Revival is not just about services, it brings transformation. Kentucky is called to set an apostolic and righteousness model. Kentucky is close to being an abortion for state. Adoption is rising and it was prophesied Kentucky would lead the nation in adoption, which is a reflection of sonship and the Father's heart. I believe some of the main things on the Father's heart in Kentucky is unity and breaking the spirit of racisim. Kentucky we must learn to converge our streams and come together, to show others how it can be done. The Kingdom of God is multifaceted, and we must learn to be as well.
As I have attended conferences over the year, and more recently at East Coast Emerge, the topic of racism continues to be brought to the forefront. God has his finger on it, and wants to deal with it. This issue is not going away, and we have not seen the last of it. Apostle Jeremy Gibson at the Emerge Conference in Lexington, KY this past weekend, said "To deal with and break the spirit of racism in America, we must first deal with it in the Church." Judgement/repentance starts in the house of God first (1 Peter 4:17). As he began to talk about that, the Lord gave me a vision. In the vision I saw a television, and on the television Fox News was covering a march. But this march was not out of control or violent, it was unified and peaceful. The Lord began to show me this was the Church marching, declaring they would no longer stand for racism and injustice.
I believe the issue of racism will rear its head again, especially in 2018. During this Emerge conference on the last night, the spirit of racism was prayed against and broken. The Lord reminded me that Lexington has a history of slavery and racism, and it's a stronghold that has to be dealt with to truly see revival. From the 1820's until the the civil war, Lexington was one of America's largest slave markets (kentucky.com). Many of the slaves were sold in downtown Lexington at Cheapside park. Although it wasn't a reflection of all the people, it was something that still went on and people looked the other way.
I believe God is raising up a mighty remnant in Kentucky that will say enough is enough, it's no longer being swept under the rug. The Father is waiting and looking for those who will stand up for justice. I believe in my vision Fox News was covering that march because it's very rare for the Body of Christ to come together and be in unity. 2 Chronicles 16:9 says, "The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him." I believe God wants to use Kentucky to be a voice and break the spirit of racism. If we continue to remain silent, the world will write it's own narrative according to their fleshly and soulish desires. Kentucky let's be the voice and, set the standard of righteous for the nation to follow. Kentucky it's time to emerge as a prophetic voice for the nation. "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people" (Proverbs 14:34).
Prophet Madeline James
In light of the recent events in our nation and a flood of "prophetic words" released trying to speak to what has been happening, I believe it's important to remember there's a prophetic protocol to releasing words. As we look over the history of prophetic words, we find in the Old Testament the prophets were the only ones to give prophetic words. In the New Testament we see the gifts of the spirit being released including the gift of prophecy (1 Corinthians 12:10), and the outpouring of His spirit. In the New testament the prophets were not the only ones prophesying, those in the Body of Christ now have the gifting of prophecy to prophesy as well. In Joel 2 and Acts 2 the word says, "In the last days I will pour our my spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions."
The prophetic is about releasing the heart, mind, will of God. Because of the outpouring of the gifts and the Holy Spirit, we can all tap into a measure of knowing the heart, mind, and will of God. We are called to be a prophetic people, but not all are called to be prophets. Over the past couple weeks I've seen many people self appointing themselves to a prophetic office they are not called to. A prophet is called by the Lord, at the right time recognized by church leadership and appointed to the 5-fold ministry. A prophet is someone who has been proven and tested to stand in their office. We must remember, just because someone can prophesy well or have dreams and visions about events, does not make them a prophet. A prophet can prophesy and see things, but the distinction is they have a governmental authority in the spirit realm. They have a jurisdiction or realm of influence they operate in. All prophets do not operate the same. Some are called to the local body, city, a region, a state, a nation, internationally, or the different mountains of culture. Even within the prophetic office it's important to learn how to stay in your lane.
Those who are not prophets need to follow the model Paul gave us for prophecy. The purpose of prophecy for the body to operate in is to strengthen, encourage, and comfort (1 Corinthians 14:3). In 1 Corinthians 12:27-29 Paul says, "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?" It's important as the Body that we learn to operate in where God has called us. We need to stop trying to appoint ourselves into offices or giftings the Father has not given to us.
As stated above, prophetic words should reveal the heart, mind, and will of the on matters going on in our lives, nations, and the world. The words being released lately make the Lord appear as if He is schizophrenic. Prophetic words that are released should bring clarity not confusion. Even if it's a stern sobering word is released, it should bring the fear of the Lord not the spirit of fear. As many have been releasing what they call "prophetic words" over the past couple weeks, I've heard static and felt swirlings going on in the realm of the spirit. Many are throwing weight/worries on others instead of carrying the weight for the word they have, when really confusion and fear is being released.
I do believe the Lord gave dreams and communications about the events that have happened. But some of the words being released were just a small piece of the prophetic word, and they needed to wait upon the Lord for the totality of the word. Many are so eager to release words that are not fully mature to release. Any time the Lord gives you a word, dream, or vision about life changing events you must consider the weight of the word, and how that will affect many who will hear. There must be a reverence and respect for the word of the Lord. You need to realize and understand when you release a "prophetic word" you are accountable for those words. Matthew 12:36 says, "But I tell you that everyone will have to give an account on the day of judgement for every empty word they have spoken." Many are trying to make a platform for themselves that God did not them to promote themselves. Sometimes God gives His people a dream, vision, or word just to pray about. God is restoring accountability to the prophetic. If you feel God has given you a word about something going in our nation or world, submit it to a prophet to be judged. Even prophets must humble themselves and submit their words to be judged by fellow prophets. 1 Corinthians 14:29 says, "Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said." Prophetic words should always line up and bear witness to the word of God.
Beloved it's important we grow and mature in this area. The prophetic is a powerful tool. You can be used as a prophetic voice for the Lord or enemy. We have to be stop being so flippant to release words. Consider the impact they carry. God does not give us words, dreams, and revelations to leave us fearful and helpless. In Genesis 41 the Pharaoh had a dream about a famine coming to affect his country. He called on Joseph to come an interpret the dream. And because the Lord gave Joseph the interpretation, He gave Joseph revelation and wisdom to help prepare the country to help it endure during the time of famine in Genesis 47. God used Joseph to save a nation from famine. We also see this in the book of Daniel. The Lord used Daniel to interpret King Nebuchadnezzar's dreams to bring revelation and understanding.
In closing I want to encourage you to not take the prophetic words you get lightly. Steward them well so you can get the full revelation to release, and not only a piece of a word that causes fear and confusion. Stay in your lane. There is grace to stay in your lane and operate in what God has called you to. There is no grace for what you self appoint yourself to. In this hour God is raising up the true prophetic voices, the Daniels and Issachar's that will rightly be able to interpret the signs and seasons. They will bring clarity, wisdom and revelation. God will expose and silence the false voices. Remember you will give an account for the words you release. Speak wisely.
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.