Many in this season have been in the midst of their toughest warfare and refining fire. The Father has allowed the intensity of the opposition to increse to produce endurance and patience. James 1:3 says, "For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things." God allows the opposition to come to release fresh oil for what He has for you next.
The last four weeks many of you have experienced the peak of your warfare, and thought you wouldn't make it. For those who have endured, promotion is being released. This season has been about the testing of hearts. The Lord has allowed multiple situations to come and occur to reveal the posture of your heart. It was to oppose the things in your heart that could not go with you into the next season. Many of you have felt stuck in a holding pattern. The Lord is breaking the limits and opposition of the enemy. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, " We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously." I had a recent dream where I was in a prison with another person, and we were being tortmented by the guard. As the guard was coming back to torture us again, I began to look for a way to escape out of the room, I was able to find a door that was unlocked, and we escaped to freedom. God allows the testing, severity, and the timing of the testing in our lives. The Lord will always provide the way out, but we have to discern when to move.
Over the last couple days I have been feeling such a sense of breakthrough. Where many of you have been in that prison, hidden place, holding pattern, your release is coming. Where hope has been deferred, hope and your vision is being restored. Songs of Songs 2:11 says, "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." Where you have felt dry and barren the spirit of God is releasing fresh rains of refreshing. A new realm of breakthrough is opening up for us to step into.
Song of Songs 2:13 declares, "Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers,“There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me." Breakthrough is being released and a new day is dawning. It's time to go from the hidden place to the high place. July will be a month of clarity. As you begin to ascend in new places with the Lord, He's releasing fresh vision and perspective. There has been an attack against vision in this season. I prophesy the clouds are lifting, and clarity and percision are coming to your spiritual sight.
Songs of songs 2:15 says, "You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together." Now that you are coming out of this season of testing and cloudiness, you're going to be able to see the litte foxes (the heart issues) that have stealing your harvest. It's important to shut down the access of the enemy in your life. If you don't catch the little foxes they will steal your harvest, and erode your foundation.
Be encouraged today the breakthrough is being released, and your moving out of your stuck place. Malachi 2:13 says, "The breaker goes before you breaking open the way." Allow the Lord to lead you and go before you. Many times we get ahead of God and miss the timing of breakthrough. Allow the Lord to go before you this day. He is leading you into another realm of breakthrough.
~Prophet Madeline James
In the Body of Christ there has been a spirit of assasination that has been released across body in this season. This spirit has partnered with divination or the python spirit to release words to pierce and wound one another. We are called to be a prophetic people to release the heart of the Father. In this season many have tapped into witchraft to curse, kill character, and murder our brothers and sisters in our hearts. This grieves the heart of the Father. We have to do better.
Divination is often aquated with the image of a snake. Prophetically snakes represent deceit, lies, manipulation, charm, and they have an ability to mesmerize before they go in for the kill. Many times we don't realize others around us are operating in it until we feel the sting of the venoumous bite. Divination hates the truth prophetic spirit. The true prophetic releases the heart of God, releases life, releases revelation, is able to shift things in the spirit. Divination is a false prophetic representation, and its goal is to kill. John 10:10 says, "The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy." We all have the ability to tap into divination when we have rebllion in our hearts, offense, and wounds. Those are gateways for the enemy to come in and start influencing us.
It's important as a prophetic people to continue ask the Lord to purify ours hearts and to heal wounded places. When issues are not dealt with in our hearts when can begin to partner with the agenda of hell, and become a mouth piece for hell instead of heaven. Our words carry prophetic power. When someone begins to operate in divination it may sound good, but to the discerning they can feel the motive and intention released behind the words. Their words are laced with venom to wound and kill in the spirit. Psalm 140:3 says, "They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent, poision is under their lips." In the natural when snake venon is released it immediately works to kill or paralyze. The same is true in the spirit.
Many in this season have been bitten by divination. Words that were laced with poison to kill and infect you, because the person releasing it is infected. Like Paul in Acts 28, we must stay close to the fire of God. The fire of God will bring out the snakes, but they won't be able to stand the heat. Divination cannot operate where the true fire of God resides, because its a purifying fire. For those who have been bit in this season allow the fire of God to purify and cleanse your wounds. I prophesy the sting of divination is breaking, The assingment that was intended to kill and wound you spiritually is breaking off now. In Acts 28, when Paul was bitten the people with him began to say he must be a murderer and they expected to him to die (Acts 28:4-5). But Paul shook off the sting of death, your haters are going to be surprised of your outcome. I prophesy every lie, slanderous word, gossip, manipulation, false accusation is falling off into the fire God. The Father is causing you to triumph over what meant to take you out.
~Prophet Madeline James
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
In a recent service I was getting ready to release a word over the Body of Christ and I heard the Lord say, "It's time for the people of God to change their garments to match the season I've placed them in." In the beginning of April the Lord gave me a word that April would be a very pivotal month for many that would shift the course of their year. Little did I know I myself would be experiencing some major shifts and transitions in my life that have altered my path this year.
As the people of God we must get better at transitioning in and out of the seasons God has ordained for us. As sons of God we are called to be led by the Spirit of God. Too many times we are led or paralyzed by our fears and insecurities. It's important to be become sensitive to the Spirit, and find the balance of not being ahead of or behind the Lord but walking in step with the Spirit. Galations 5:25 says, "If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit."
The Lord began to show me many hold on so tightly to what the Lord has given them in past seasons, Fear has caused many to be unable to lay down what was given to them, for God to given them the greater. In the story of Abraham and Issac in Genesis 22, the Lord asked Abraham to sacrifice what was most precious to him. The Lord was testing his heart to see if he was willing to give up the gift God has given him for more. It wasn't just about his son, God wanted to give him a nation but he had to let go first. We are called to be people who move and live by faith. Faith sees in the realm of the spirit, and pulls it into our now. Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith brings into our hopes into reality anf 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 Lord is requiring a greater measure of faith to step into the things He has ordained for your life in this season. To fully step into it, you need a garment change. Many have trouble stepping into new seasons, because they go into new seasons wearing past season's garments and wonder why things aren't going right. Every season requires a new garment to walk in. Past season garments carry the stains and marks of previous seasons that can hinder or give the enemy access into your life. I'm reminded of the story of the priest Joshua in Zechariah 3: 1-7. Joshua was standing before the angel of the Lord on one side, and Satan the accuser of the bretheren on the other side. You see the enemy had a legal right to accuse him because his clothes were stained and filthy. The Lord said to change his clothes. When Joshua's garment was changed it no longer gave the enemy access into his life. The Lord also put a new and clean turban on his head. The Hebrew word for turban in that verse, tsaniyph, means headress, diadem, hood, a piece of cloth that wraps around. The turban represented a sign of royalty, and I believe a new mindset and how Joshua saw himself.
Each season requires a new garment/mantle, strategies, and mindsets. What God is doing in the earth has never been done or seen before, and is being released in a greater measure and acceleration. 1 Corninthians 2:9 declares," This is why the scriptures say: Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine these are the many things God has instore for all His lovers" (TPT). You are entering a new season. It's time to change your garment to match the season the Lord is bringing you into. Put on your new garment, and step into your new season with boldness and courage. There is no need to fear, the Lord is with you. What hindered you in this past season is becoming your stepping stone into the new and greater things. The enemy can no longer hold over your past seasons failures and mistakes. Your garments are new, step into your season wholeheartedly and unabandoned.
Prophet Madeline James
Recently, I was getting ready to head to bed and felt prompted to spend some time with the Lord. As I sat on the couch waiting on the Holy Spirt, I saw an inner vision. In the vision I saw this huge mountain standing before me, and then I saw the Spirit of God come and move the moutain out of my way. After the mountain moved I heard the Lord say, "Speak grace grace to the mountain. It's not by might, by power, it's by my Spirit that the mountain shall be moved." That powerful statement resonated deep within my spirit. The days the days that following that encounter, at least once a day I would hear the verse Zechariah 4:6, "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord."
I believe this is a word for the Body of Christ. The Lord began to show me many in Body have become so frustrated because they have not seen the mountains or the obstacles in front of them move. They have not moved because many have been trying to move their mountains in their own strength or flesh. You cannot move a spiritual obstacle with a carnal act. 2 Corinthians 10:4 declares, "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds." At times we need to be reminded that we are in a spiritual war, and must use spiritual weapons to war.
In the Bible and in the spirit realm, mountains tend to represent a high place. They are a place of influence and authority that can be godly or demonic. I believe there has been a great push back by the enemy in these season, because a great advancement is being released upon the Body of Christ. The enemy is frustrating the people of God by placing these mountains or strongholds in front of them. The Lord is releasing an apostalic anointing in this hour upon His people to tear down, throw down, and uproot anything standing in the way of the Kingdom of God being established.
I believe this word is a caution and reminder that we must advance and move in the grace of God. The grace of God is His empowerment that allows us to advance and move in the realm of the spirit. His grace puts His super on our natural. Phillipians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." We must learn to stay in that place of grace, empowerment, and walking in the spirit. We must stay connected to our power source, because apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5).
Zechariah 4 gives us some great insight to moving our moutains. We must stay planted in God. When we stay planted in God we can produce the oil needed to fulfill the assignment. The lampstand in Zechariah 4 represents the seven spirits of God. There were two olive trees planted right next to it. Trees tend to prophetically mean people. These trees were always blooming with olives and oil that would continuously cause the bowl of oil to overflow. Zechariah 4:11-14 says, "Then I answered and said to him, “What are these two olive trees—at the right of the lampstand and at its left?" And I further answered and said to him, “What are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden oil drains?” Then he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?”And I said, “No, my lord.” So he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.”
We must be people of His presence. When we are people of presence the oil, or the anointing will continuously flow. It's the anointing that breaks the yoke or enables us to move the mountains before us. You must be the keeper of the anointing in your life, be careful who you give access to the oil in your life. When there is flowing oil, revelation is released. When revelation is released, insight is given to know what to do with the mountain infront of you. Many are frustrated because they are don't have a revelation on what to with their mountain. Stay planted in His presence. His presence causes us to flourish no matter the season, or circumstance before us.
No only do we need to stay connected to His presence, we need faith to move our mountains. In Mark 11:23 Jesus tell us, "Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go throw yourself in the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen it will be done for them." Faith and grace are required to move the mountains before you. Faith knows, sees, and believes it's already done. It's a confident trust, taking God at His word, believe that when you release His word the mountain will shift. The word of God is weapon against the things that rise up against you.
If there is a mountain or mountains standing before you don't be discouraged, put your trust and hope in God. Step into grace His empowerment, and begin to speak, "Grace grace," to your mountain and watch it begin to shift. Remember it's not by might, nor by power, but it's by God's spirit your mountains will move.
Prophet Madeline James
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
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.