In a recent prayer time, I began to hear the scripture Isaiah 61:4 in my spirit, “They shall build up the ancient ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.” In 2020 we’ve been in a season where the Lord has been exposing and tearing that which cannot go into the new. I had a dream in June 2020 where the Lord showed me He was bringing down those who have in high places that have exalted themselves above the Lord. There is more exposure coming to those in places of influence.
In the beginning of August I had a dream where I saw the storm of this season moving out and the sun came out again. As this storm begins to shift we’ll begin to see the things that need to be rebuilt and repaired. Isaiah 58:12 AMP declares, “And your people will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up and restore the age old of foundations of buildings that have been laid waste; You will be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” What is a ruin? A ruin is the physical destruction or disintegration of something, the state of being destroyed, reduced, decay, or collapse (dictionary.com). Part of the Jeremiah 1:10 mandate is to tear down and uproot, but we often miss the part where it says we are to build and plant where things have been uprooted. When we fail to repair or fill the gaps again, it gives the enemy opportunity to build and plant what he wants.
As we step into September and the Hebrew year 5781, one of the word pictures of that year is represented through the ox. Prophetically an ox represents strength and the apostolic grace. In the midst of all that’s going on there will be a grace to build and advance. Remember natural seasons don’t dictate the spiritual seasons. As I pressed into this more, the Lord reminded of the story of Nehemiah. Nehemiah was the King’s cupbearer, his heart was troubled when he heard the news of his people being in exile and the wall was devastated, “They said to me, “The remnant in the province, who survived the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem’s wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned” (Nehemiah 1:3 CSB). Nehemiah was broken and burdened by the state of His people. The Lord gave gave him favor with the king to build and get the resources needed. As you begin to step out and purpose in your heart to do that which God has put upon your heart, I prophesy the favor and resources will meet you.
Know that when you begin to build and advance. There will be opposition. There will be those who don’t have your heart and will come against you to distract you. This was true for Nehemiah. As he began to asses the damage, Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshmen came against Nehemiah. They began to mock and accuse him of being in rebellion to the king (Nehemiah 2). Radical obedience will look like rebellion to those who don’t understand. When you begin to build its important to know your enemy or opposition.
Sanballats carry a spirit of distraction, and is an enemy in secret. Sanballats are those who are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Sanballat was under the rule of the king with Nehemiah, but he hated him. You must be able to recognize and discern your Judas. Sanballats carry a religious spirit.When God increases your influence in heaven and upon the earth, the devil will send people into your life with the intent to derail you from your destiny. Be discerning.
Tobias means the Lord is good. When building be aware of those you call family in the Lord that have lost the understanding for where you’re going. As you advance there will be those who don’t have the capacity to go with you. Good people can become the enemies of your destiny. Don’t get bitter, bless them and move on. Sometimes you have to separate to multiply.
Geshem means rain storm. These are those who are your enemy in the open. Identifying the demonic resistance against you will help direct your warfare. Know and discern the principalities and stronghold in your regions so you can be effective
Throughout the book of Nehemiah these three came against Nehemiah relentlessly. They tried to distracted him, scheme against him, slander and accuse him, and even plotted to kill him. God was faithful to keep Nehemiah and expose the plans of the enemy every time. Nehemiah 4:14-16 says, “ “After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes.” When our enemies heard that we knew their scheme and that God had frustrated it, every one of us returned to his own work on the wall. From that day on, half of my men did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor.” God was faithful to his people and protected them. Throughout Nehemiah it would often say the Lord strengthened their hands to do the work (Nehemiah 2:18) God is going to release a grace upon you no matter the warfare you will succeed and overcome. What made Nehemiah and the people effective was they knew how to build in one and ready to defeat the enemy with the other hand. Don’t fear God is with you as He was with Nehemiah. He will empower you to complete what He has put in your heart to do.
I have a felt a prophetic stirring about the month of September. Where there has been a prophetic pause and reset, I see the pace shifting and picking up. September is the 9th month. Prophetically 9 is the number of fullness and birthing. In July the 7th month, the Lord showed me there was a completion happening, the turning of a new page. In August the 8th month, we stepped in a time of new beginnings, a fresh start. And now as we step into the 9th month, I see many relaunching and launching. What God has been building in you over the past few months in the hidden place, will come in view and fullness in September. September is a month of expectancy. Expect to see. Watch and see what the Lord will do in your life. As confirmation, I see a rocket launch happening in September that will bring confirmation.
Amos 9:13-15 MSG, “ ““Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” GOD ’s Decree. “Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel: “They’ll rebuild their ruined cities. They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine. They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables. And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land. They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.” GOD, your God, says so.”
The past two months have been a time of intense warfare. There have been many winds of opposition blowing in all different directions. In my experience I’ve learned when the heat gets turned up, breakthrough is near. The enemy will always overplay his hand and onslaught believers, right before deliverance takes place. A scripture that keeps coming to mind in this season is Daniel 7:25, “He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.” The word in the Hebrew for wear out is bela. It means to weary, afflict, and harass constantly especially in the sense of coming against the mental state. How many of you know that to be true in this intense season of warfare and the pandemic. There has been a real war against the mind in this season. Fear is one of the things the enemy has used to afflict the minds of people. There has been a warfare for peace of mind. We must allow the peace of God to govern and rule us (Colossians 3:15). The peace of God is a weapon of warfare. It’s something that we must truly hold on to and learn how to use in the years to come. His peace will anchor you in the middle of the storm. Perfect peace isn’t the absence of the storm, it’s maintaining wholeness and confidence in the midst. Jesus gave us the example of that when he was sleeping on the boat in the middle of a fierce storm (Mark 4). Peace ruled in Him so greatly that He was not even bothered by the storm raging around Him. We too can have that kind of peace. Jesus never allowed the storm to get inside of Him. What governs and rules you internally will manifest and govern the external.
Let’s look at the second half of Daniel 7:25 it says, “And shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.” This is a highly prophetic time and moment upon the earth. Like this scripture says, the enemy has tried to accelerate things upon the earth and mess with the timing of God. We must rise up, take a hold, and take back what the enemy has tried to distort. We must remember that God holds our times and seasons in our hands. Where the enemy has tried to delay and get the saints to God off of God’s timing, We must remember to not allow the natural seasons to dictate our spiritual seasons. We’re coming into a season where God is redeeming the time. To redeem means to take possession of. As you partner with God in this season, there is a redeeming of time and the promises of God. God can do in a moment what could take a lifetime. Be encouraged, there’s a promise for you in this season.
During the last week of July, I had a dream on 7/27/20. In the first part of the dream I was walking around the streets of New York City, and I went into this nurses’ clinic. In the clinic I was invisible. They could not see me, but as I watched them they were treating Covid patients. There were other nurses that were messing with vials and fluids. I saw them inaccurately documenting on paperwork their findings to be turned in. The scene switched and I was sitting in my car looking out the front window and I began to see a storm dissipate. As the storm moved on, a huge rainbow appeared in the sky.
As I prayed into the interpretation of this dream. I began to sense more exposure was coming to the things that were hidden, and going on behind the scenes concerning Covid. There is a reality of the virus, but there are hidden agendas that will be exposed in the months to come. The same day I had this dream and posted it, it happened to be the same day the Frontline doctors came forward releasing exposure and information about hydroxychloroquine. We need to pray for the Spirit of Truth to be released to reveal what’s been hidden. There is more to come.
I believe the storm dissipating in the dream, is things with the pandemic beginning to move on and move out. As we stepped into August I felt a shift and there seems to be a lot of prophetic buzz about this month. For August I keep hearing the gusts of August are shifting the storm and releasing the promises of God. Gusts can be defined as a sudden brief, burst of wind, a sudden acceleration of speed. Another definition that caught my attention concerning gusts, was that it also refers to taste. Where many have had a bitter taste in their mouths, I prophesy sudden gusts of God’s goodness is getting ready to hit your life. “You will taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8).
Prophetically rainbows represent the promise of God.
I want to encourage you that this “storm” pandemic has an expiration date. This storm will not be forever. As the rainbow signifies God’s promises, the promises of God are yes and amen over this nation and over your life. God has not changed His mind and He is not done with America. Just as God kept Noah and his family in the midst of the storm and flood He is keeping this nation. Everything that can be shaken is being shaken. God is wanting us to come up higher, He is giving us access. He is a strongtower that we can run into and be safe. I believe we’re going to see an increase of rainbows upon the earth that will
flood social media and the mainstream media. Let it be a confirmation of this word, and a reminder of His
promises to you and this nation.
“I have placed my rainbow among the clouds, and it will be a sign of my loving covenant between me and the earth.”
Genesis 9:13 TPT
I believe July is a very significant month in 2020. There’s a great stirring and shifting taking place this month that will set the course for the rest of the year. Pay attention to what occurs in this month in the natural and in the spirit. As I’m writing this I see the hands of the Lord upon the dials of a radio, and He’s changing the channel. The frequency is changing to a higher level. Recently I was praying, the Lord began to show me July is significant because, there is a completion taking place In the Spirit. The chapter of
last season is coming into completion making way for the new.
The number seven prophetically means divine completion, rest, fullness, lacking nothing. In this divine reset of 2020, there’s a divine completion taking place that is leading us into new beginnings. The completion is necessary to bring you into divine order and alignment for your next assignment. When you rest in God’s completion, it releases fresh revelation. Peace and rest are the seedbed for new revelation to come forth in your life. Don’t allow what’s going on around you or, in earth to distract you from what God is saying and doing in your life. Hebrews 4:1,3 TPT says,“Now God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it. For those of us who believe, faith activates the promise and we experience the realm of confident rest!” This passage here shows that we have a promise of rest that we can step into. As we step into this active place of rest and waiting upon Him, it activates the promises of God to begin to work on our behalf. When it comes to see the promises of God fulfilled in our lives, we don’t have to strive to see them come. We do our part and enter the place of confident faith, and then God does His part and releases angelic assistance to help accomplish the promise. Yes there will be warfare, delay, and things happen but, it really is that easy. This year may look different than anticipated but the promises of God are still working themselves out. God is working on your behalf. Be at peace and trust the process. Don’t give your peace away, its too costly.
Expect in this month and the next few months to come an increase in angelic activity. I especially became aware of increased angelic activity 7/7/20 and 7/8/20. I believe those dates were significant and signified a shift.. There was a completion taking place in the realm of the spirt and we crossed over to new beginnings. New angels have been assigned to your new season, and your new assignments. The Lord is also sending help to our nation to deal with the warfare and pandemic. The angels I’ve seen this month are huge. God is sending in His warrior angels. This reminds of me the story in 2Kings 6 with Elisha and his servant, “Elisha answered, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “LORD, please, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servants eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha” (2 Kings 6:16-17 AMP). I want encourage you and remind you that despite what’s going on, there are more for us than against us. Heaven is sending in back up and resources needed to help believers. I pray the eyes of your to open to see that Heaven is fighting for you.
In this season and month I see the Lord turning back time. Where many of you felt like time has been stolen, wasted, and delayed. To redeem means to by back, regain possession of, regain ownership. Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. It’s important in this hour that you discern the times and seasons, and the most of the opportunities God has given you. Where you have felt delayed or the enemy has stolen “time” from you, the Lord is coming redeem and restore your time. Because God is outside of time, He can restore in a moment what the enemy has taken over a lifetime. Be encouraged, don’t loose hope God is working on your behalf.
As we have stepped into 2020, it's like we've stepped into something out of a Hollywood movie. We are living in unprecedented times, and experiencing things across the world, especially in the United States not seen in our lifetime. On the morning of June 6/26/20 I had a dream I was in Baton Rouge, LA. with my spiritual son. In the dream this thick, dense, black cloud began to come down out of the sky. As far as I could see this cloud stretched. It was like a blanket coming down out of the sky to suffocate the people. The ends of the clouds had a wispiness to it that only looked like hands. It was like a spell coming over the people.
I began to press into the Lord for more understanding. What I thought was just the principality of the region I was in to minister, the Lord showed me it was a principality hovering over the United States. This black cloud reminded me of the books I read by Frank Peretti This Present Darkness and Perceiving The Darkness in high school. These fiction books told a story of the spiritual warfare and the effects of a principality over a city and, how it highly influenced what was going on. Those books stuck with me all these years as I've grown in greater understanding of spiritual warfare. As I was praying into my dream, I was reminded of Isaiah 60:2-3 TPT, "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. Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day. Other versions of this scripture describe the darkness as deep darkness, total darkness, or gross darkness.
What is gross darkness. In Isaiah 60:2 two types of darkness are denoted here. The Hebrew word choshek means obscurity, darkness, night, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness. The next Hebrew word for gross darkness is araphel meaning cloud, heavy, dark cloud, thick darkness, gloom as of a lowering sky. These two Hebrew words for darkness paint a picture for what is going on in the world and in our nation of America. In this season of exposure the Lord is allowing the curtain to be rolled back to see what has been empowering what's going in our nation and beyond. Even though we are seeing manifestations in the natural of riots, covid, racism, etc , these things are being empowered by demonic forces. We must remember we are in a spiritual battle of light versus darkness. Somethings we are experiencing and will experience have not been seen since biblical times. There is sin and darkness manifesting at levels we've not seen or heard of before.
Things are going to worse before they get better. But here is the redemption and promise in that, as the darkness increases so will the glory of God. The answer and antidote to the gross darkness is the glory of God. The cloud of His glory will displace this gross darkness. Its the glory of God that can only unveil the reality of Christ unbelievers and believers. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 says, "And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." This is what we're seeing right now, the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they can't see the light of the gospel. Another antidote needed to war against this gross darkness is the Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Truth is needed to pierce through the darkness because. The word of God says its the truth of God that will bring true liberty and freedom. The truth of God is what dispels the darkness.
Let not your heart be troubled by what you see going on. In this hour there is a dividing line being drawn between the true and the false. We're really going to begin to see who carries the true power and demonstration of Christ, and those who are operating in demonic powers. It's a showdown between light and darkness. The Lord is empowering His people for victory despite the circumstances. In Isaiah 60:2 it says after the gross darkness, "but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you." Despite the darkness, God is releasing a greater measure of glory that we've not seen or known before. His glory is the answer to the darkness because, darkness cannot dwell where His glory is. Where there is a spirit of death, confusion, racism, lawlessness, etc. His glory releases life, healing, wholeness, transformation, and more. More than ever, we cannot settle for anything less than His glory.
JOY IN JULY!
I was getting ready for bed Sunday night (6/28/20) I suddenly felt this sudden surge of excitement and stirring for July. I had a brief vision where I saw and felt a book close, and I began to get an overwhelming sense of breakthrough coming in July. Things that have been totally shut off or closed, the things that you've been contending for are going to begin to move forward. I heard Holy Spirit say. "What has been invisible is coming into visibility. It's coming into real time. This will be reason to celebrate. As joy comes it will bring a refreshing and strengthening to you.
As I pressed in for greater understanding the Lord reminded me July is the 7th month. Seven prophetically means divine perfection, rest, and spiritual completion. Many of you are coming into a place of rest and peace as you enter July. There is a completion taking place where the Lord is closing the chapter of last season, and opening the new. The Lord is tying up the loose ends and misunderstandings of last season. You're going to see and feel a shift on the inside of you that will begin to manifest in the natural. The Lord gave me Psalm 24:7 TPT for this season, "So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny! Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you." The reason of the intensity of battle is because its over your destiny, and the destiny of our nation. But the Lord Himself is going before you through the gates. The gates are places of influence. He is breaking the things at gate that have kept you from moving forward.
Things are coming into visibility that have been invisible. As I heard the Lord share this with me, the story in 1 Kings 18:42-44 of Elijah praying for rain came to mind. After the big showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal, Elijah went up to Mt. Carmel with His servant to pray for the rain to come. The scriptures said that he put his head between his legs and began to pray. He kept sending out his servant to check and see if the rain was coming. On the seventh time the servant came back and said. "And at the seventh time the servant said, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea (1 Kings 18:44)."
What was happening in the spirit was now coming into real time. The cloud was an indicator there was more to come. I believe this word of things coming into visibility is two fold. There's going to be a continuation of exposure and that things have been hidden coming to light. We haven't even scratched the surface of that yet. In this context I want to focus on the positive side of that. Once again the number seven was mentioned in Elijah's story as he prayed. It was the seventh time that the servant looked when things shifted. The season of famine was complete, now it made way for the abundance of rain to come.
Things to make note of in this passage. (1.) Elijah got in the birthing position. The scriptures said he tucked his head in-between his legs and prayed. Its a prophetic picture of how prayer helps birth the breakthrough. Elijah had to get into position. (2.) Elijah heard before he saw. Sometimes the Lord with come in a different way that we're used to receiving Him in. Elijah looked for the breakthrough, but sound of breakthrough came first. (3.) Elijah prayed effectively. James 5:16-17 TPT says, "For tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer! 17 Elijah was a man with human frailties, just like all of us, but he prayed and received supernatural answers." Other versions say. "the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." Elijah was effective because the power of God was being released by the intensity of his prayers. The power of God released through prayer was effective and brought breakthrough to the skies. (4.) The cloud was an indicator of more. After the small cloud was spotted the sky began to multiply and fill the sky with the abundance of rain. The effectiveness of prayer released abundance. In this season and month your going to begin to see the effectiveness of your prayers manifest and come into visibility.
In this hour we are in the best and worst of times. It's important to keep in mind and remembrance of who you are in Christ, what is the truth of God's word, and what is He saying. We don't have to be subject to what is going on in the natural. We can live in God's reality despite what is going on in the earth.
I believe in this season its important to not miss what God is doing. In the midst of the chaos and darkness God is preparing the new to come forth. One of the main ways the Lord speaks to me is through the dream realm. I’ve noticed over the past 3 three months many of my dreams and words that I have gotten, have contained water in them and the deep places of God. In the midst of what has been going, don’t miss the invitation being released to go deeper in the things of God. Where the Lord wants to take us as the Body of Christ requires us to get out of the shallows and into the depths of God. There are only certain revelations that can be found in the deep places of God. In Ezekiel 47 make reference to this. In this chapter, Ezekiel talks about how the angel of the Lord brought him into the river of God ankle deep, knee deep, waist deep, and then to the point it was over his head. This is a picture of how we can grow in the depths and revelations of God. As high as we want to go in God, we also must be willing to dive into the depths of God.
In a recent dream, I was at a gathering of leaders and one of the leaders told me I would have to go to Japan to complete a dive. In the dream I went into an open vision where I was in Japan with a special ops team diving off diving blocks into the ocean. In many of my dreams before I’ve been a part of special ops teams. Just like in the natural, in the Spirit these special ops teams represent specialized teams that focus on specialized missions in the Spirit. Often times through prophetic intercession you can take care of things in the Spirit to stop them from manifesting on the natural. These teams are usually compromised of intercessors and prophets.
As I began to do more research and read articles on the connection to Japan and diving, I discovered there is a specialized group of women divers called “Ama.’ Ama means sea women (wikipedia.com). These ama are Japanese divers famous and known for collecting pearls. This is a Japanese tradition that most likely goes back 2,000 years. The ama even in modern times does not use modern diving equipment to dive. They traditionally wear white to help be unnoticed by sharks when they dive. The ama are able to dive 30 feet holding their breath up to two minutes. Although this practice is dwindling, the ama’s are a distinguished part of Japan’s history.
When I pressed into the spiritual significance of what the Lord was showing, I began to sense the Lord is raising up prophetic companies of women who will carry wisdom and revelation. Throughout the Bible pearls prophetically represent revelation or Heaven’s treasure. In Matthew 13:44-46 Jesus uses parables to teach on the significance of pearls or the pearl of great price, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls. who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” From these scriptures we can conclude in order to obtain a pearl it comes with a price. In the natural in order for a pearl to form, it forms and develops out of a place of great irritation. Many want to carry great pearls of wisdom and revelation, but don’t want to pay the price or go through the irritation process and developmental process. To carry revelation requires a certain stamina in the spirit and the willingness to go deeper. In the natural the ama divers had to build their lung capacity to be able to hold their breath to go down to certain depths to retrieve pearls. It’s the same in the spirit, you build your spiritual stamina but increasing your time in the presence of God, fasting, prayer, and building your capacity to pray in the Spirit (Jude 1:20).
Wisdom throughout Proverbs especially, is personified as a woman. In the first few chapter there is a contrast between Lady wisdom and the foolish woman (Proverbs 1). To have have access to this heavenly wisdom we must submit our hearts to Wisdom. Proverbs 9:10 declares, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.” When we carry reverence or a fear of the Lord it begins to open the door to heavenly wisdom. Wisdom isn’t just having good advice for someone. One of the Hebrew words for wisdom is chokmah meaning skill in war, wisdom in administration, wits. Worldly wisdom is cheap and doesn’t require much of you. If you want to build something eternal that will last the test of time, we need Heaven’s wisdom. “There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end will lead to destruction” (Proverbs 14:12). Wisdom and revelation will lead you to life and realms of glory.
I believe in this hour the Lord is raising up His daughters that will carry His wisdom and revelation. This will be the finest hour for the daughters of God. God is raising up His, Esthers, Deborahs, and Marys. Throughout the Bible and history the Lord has used women to preserve nations, birth generations, judge, prophesy, hold positions authority, etc. This is a counterattack to the demonic agenda of feminism. There will be a dividing line that will distinguish the true from the false. In James 3 it talks about when there is worldly wisdom it breeds disorder, unrest, rebellion, and every evil thing and morally degrading practice (James 3:16). When wisdom is released from Heaven its pure, unwavering, and carries the fruit of righteousness. As the women of God arise In this hour they will carry a weighty wisdom and revelation that will be undeniable that comes from Heaven. These women will not only rise in the Church but in the seven mountains of culture. Proverbs 4:8-9 declares, “Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.” As these daughters of God rise up and continue to forerun, there is a generation of daughters coming behind them looking to and learning how to carry the pearls of wisdom and revelation. The Lord gave me this vision as a mother or grandmother would pass down a pearl necklace, the Lord is passing down pearl necklaces to His daughters. For they have counted the cost to wear the pearls.
In a recent dream I woke up hearing the words, “Not everything is as it seems. There is more going on below the surface.” This phrase gripped me for several days as it was on repeat in my spirit. It carried a fear of the Lord with it. As I pressed into the greater meaning behind these words, the Holy Spirit began to talk with me about the importance of discerning of spirits in this hour. What is discernment? Discernment is the ability to distinguish and judge. Discerning of spirits is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit gives to us. 1 Corinthians 12:10 (AMP) says, “And to another the working of miracles, and to another prophecy [foretelling the future, speaking a new message from God to the people], and to another discernment of spirits [the ability to distinguish sound, godly doctrine from the deceptive doctrine of man-made religions and cults].” I love how the amplified version breaks down the meaning of discernment here. Discernment is more than just discerning what’s in the room or the source of something. Discernment reveals deception. Discernment will be one of the greatest spiritual gifts and weapons needed in the hour, and in the years to come for believers to walk in.
Let me share the dream I had. In the dream I was walking in a familiar neighborhood, and I was on the phone with a seasoned prophet. I was talking and sharing with the prophet, and listening to their wisdom as I ventured deeper into the neighborhood. Suddenly, I came to what looked like flood waters that were keeping me from moving forward. The water didn’t look that harmful and it was clear. As I considered my move, I relayed to the prophet what was going on. It was at this point the prophet told me, “Not everything is as it seems. There is more going on below the surface than what you can see.” I took the caution and proceeded to go a different way, away from the waters.
On the surface this may seem like a simple dream, but there is greater insight and revelation to look at. In the dream the colors were a bit muted and were more of a black and white color. Black and white can represent discernment and the ability to distinguish between something, because of the contrast. Water can be symbolic and prophetically mean many things. In this case, I believe the water represents the waters of the heart, and also the flow of the spirit that comes from ministries. Proverbs 20:5 (AMP) says, “A plan (motive, wise counsel) in the heart of a man is like water in a deep well.” In this season where the world has been on pause, the Lord has been using it to reveal the hearts of people. There is a dividing line being drawn between the pure and those whose motives are impure. Even though the water in the dream was clear in the shallow parts, through the prophet the Spirit of God was telling me there was more to what I was seeing on the surface. What was hidden below the surface didn’t match what was being released. Also, there was danger ahead if I proceeded further. When we’re in communication with the Spirit of God, the Spirit will illuminate what’s hidden. Even as I was talking to the prophet on the phone, a greater impartation If discernment was being released. I believe the Lord is cautioning us and revealing greater discernment is needed in this time to navigate and distinguish between people’s motives, intentions, ministries, doctrines, agenda’s, and so on. Witchcraft, new age, and divination continue to grow and manifest in the Church, and in the prophetic like never before. We must be willing to go deeper and see even if we don’t like what we see. Discernment isn’t just about exposure, it’s about protecting His people from deception and those who have evil intent.
How To Grow Your Discernment
1.The Word of God: We are able to discern to the measure of the Word of God in us. The more Word in us, the easy it becomes to discern, judge, and distinguish. Hebrew 4:12 (TPT) says, “For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, like a two-mouthed sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts.”
2. Practice Leads To Maturity: The more you’re willing to risk and step out on what you’re discerning, the more you will build a track record of accuracy. Find a couple friends or leaders that you can process with, that will help you to navigate through what your sensing and discerning. Hebrews 5:14 (TPT) says, “But solid food is for the mature, whose spiritual senses perceive heavenly matters. And they have been adequately trained by what they’ve experienced to emerge with understanding of the difference between what is truly excellent and what is evil and harmful.”
3.Language: It’s important to build and acquire a language for what your discerning. When you create a language for what you’re discerning through all your senses, it will enable you to articulate and bring understanding to spiritual matters to others.
I believe even as you read this, a greater impartation of discernment is being released in your life. As discernment increases in your life stay grounded in the Word of God so heightened discernment doesn’t cause you to spin out.
This time of reset and refreshing has created the perfect conditions and environment for fresh revelation to fall. The spirit realm is very active and brewing with fresh heavenly downloads, strategy, dreams, visions, and revelation. Whatever you need its there for the taking, Just reach up and grab what you need, the spirit realm is bubbling with the things of God. The peace of God being released in this season allows you to enter into the realm of the mind of Christ. Peace is the seedbed or soil where revelation is produced and released. As we've stepped into 2020, a new era, a sovereign pause button has been pushed. This pause has created the space we need to receive the new. Things will never be the same. The Lord did not cause corona virus, but He's using it to get our attention. This is a major season of renovation, reconstruction, and revamping. Many prophetic voices including myself prophesied about the new as we stepped into 2020. We can't keep doing the same things individually, as a Church, or as a nation and expect something new. To have the new we must do the new. What has worked in past seasons will not work in this new era.
It may seem like a dark season, but it's in and out the darkness where some of the greatest revelation is revealed. We see this in Genesis 1:1-3 AMP,"In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 3 And God said,“Let there be light”; and there was light." Just like in the creation story, in dark times the Spirit of the Lord hovers over us creating something new. When the Lord said, "Let there be light." the uncovering of the darkness revealed what the Lord was creating. Embrace the dark seasons, because it's the place where something new is birthed. Just because it's dark doesn't mean its evil. God loves to work in the dark as much as He does in the light. Throughout the Bible it mentions that God hides Himself in darkness. The greatest revelations are not necessarily found in the places of ascension, but they are in the recesses and depths, the hidden places of God. The Lord declares in Isaiah 45:3, "I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches from the secret places." Great reward is found in the depths of God.
How do we position ourselves to receive revelation? It's not as complicated or as theological as some make it sound. It's simple. It's about the heart. Remember peace is the seed bed of revelation. In Luke 8 Jesus describes four different soils the farmer threw the seed upon and the outcome of what happened to the seed. Four is prophetic and represents creation or creation.
1. Hard Ground: Luke 8:5 TPT says, "A farmer went out to sow seeds for a harvest. As he scattered his seed, some of it fell on the hard pathway and was quickly trampled down and unable to grow and became nothing but bird seed."
2. Rocky Ground: Luke 8:6 TPT says, "Some fell on the gravel, and though it sprouted it couldn’t take root; it withered for lack of moisture."
3. Ground of Weeds/Lies: Luke 8:7 TPT says, "Other seed fell where there was nothing but weeds. It too was unable to grow to full maturity, for it was choked out by the weeds.
4. Fertile Ground: Luke 8:8 TPT says, "Yet some of the seed fell into good, fertile soil, and it grew and flourished until it produced more than a hundredfold harvest, a bumper crop.”
If you've been struggling to receive or discern revelation ask the Lord what does the soil of your heart look like. A good question to ask yourself is; can the soil of my heart yield a harvest? True revelation will always produce fruit and a harvest. As you begin to identify the soil of your heart, ask the Holy Spirit the strategy for having a heart that can foster and grow the things of God. Jesus also gives us this caution and revelation about our hearts, "So pay careful attention to your hearts as you hear my teaching, for to those who have open hearts, even more revelation will be given to them until it overflows. And for those who do not listen with open hearts, what little light they imagine to have will be taken away" (Luke 8:18 TPT).
To receive revelation it's not only about the soil of your heart, but also the openness of your heart. Walking in greater realms of revelation and insight require a greater surrender or yielding of heart. Jesus said in Luke 8:18 that opening our hearts even more would release more revelation to the point it would overflow in our lives. We have access to the secrets of the Kingdom of God. Let's not miss this divine season of insight and revelation. Open your heart and let the soil of your heart be receptive to the seeds of revelation being released, so it grow and produce a harvest in you life and ministry.
I want to encourage you despite what you may be feeling and the world feels like right now, this is not the end. It’s the beginning of what we’ve been praying for. The new era. Don’t lose hope. Beauty is rising from the ashes of this dark season. Recently, I was talking to a seasoned prophet, and I mention how different this year is unfolding. A lot of the prophetic words I released and the words of others are taking on a whole new meaning and dimension. Many times when prophesy into the new, we don’t have the revelation of what that truly means and what it takes to inhabit the new. The prophetic words spoken over 2020 are true. The Lord began to show me that He is using this pandemic to tear down the rest of our structures and ways of doing things that are hindering us still, so we can truly embrace the new. God uses the dark seasons to do something brand new. Just like the Spirit of God brooded over the waters of the deep, the place of chaos, in Genesis 1; the Spirit of God is hovering over the earth. It’s out of the place of darkness something new was created and came forth.
Hear my heart. God did not send the corona virus, but He is using it to work all things together for our good (Romans 8:28). He has used this pandemic to expose the framework of the Church. The Lord gave me a dream in March where I saw the Lord weighing His churches, and many were not making the cut because of the framework and motives. In this season, the Church has had to learn how to adapt and still be relevant in crisis. Some churches will not make it out of this season. The Lord is raising up a remnant that carries the heart of the Father, and that have been tried and proven in crisis. In stripping the Church down to the framework its making room for the apostolic/prophetic mandate and framework to take place. How we’ve done church in the previous years and in the last decade will not work in this era. Behold, the Lord is doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:18). God is using this time to break down the spirit of religion, so the true Kingdom mandate. This is the hour of Apostolic reformation.
Where the Church has been within its walls, the Lord is using this season to provoke and cause the Church to come outside of its walls. The gospel was never meant to stay within its walls. We are called to go and release the Kingdom and the good news. Where there has been a lack of evangelism, the Lord is using this season to challenge the Church to a place of evangelism its not occupied for some time. This is the greatest time for the Church to shine in the midst of crisis. We are called to be that light, a city on a hill for all to see (Matthew 5:14). The division and slandering of one another must stop. We need to be a place people run to, not run away from. This is a year of reset not only individually, but for Body of Christ. Reset can be defined as to adjust or fix in a new or different way (dictionary.com). The Lord is resetting His Church back to original design. For those who have been feeling like its the end, it’s the end in the sense of how we’ve been doing things. The Lord is using 2020 to tear down our mindsets, the way we’ve functioned as a church, and as a society. Things will not go back to normal in a sense because, a new normal has been set. We’re going to see new voices and leaders rise in the Church realm and different facets of society.
In the beginning of the year I released a word, Times of Refreshing. At the time I released it, I didn’t realize the magnitude or the form it would take on. Jeremiah 31:25 says, “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Refresh means to give new strength or energy, to reinvigorate, or revive (dictionary.com). The Lord is using this time to refresh His people. There’s a new grace and empowerment coming upon the the Body of Christ. There’s a new pace being set in the Spirit. To move with and in the Spirit, we must keep in step with the Spirit of God (Galatians 5:25). The word step in the Greek means to be in formation as in military formation. The Lord is resetting and reforming His Body into formation for this next decade and era we’ve stepped into. To embrace this new pace, we must embrace the new, and let go of the old. This is the hour and the era of the new wine and the new glory. A glory and a move of God we’ve not experienced yet. It’s coming. Behold (look, discern) He’s doing a new thing. Don’t lose hope. Things are shifting. The hand of God is causing the tide to turn. We will come out of this season victorious. This is the end of the old, and the beginning of the new. The new is not coming. The new is here.
PROPHETIC DREAM ABOUT CHINA 🇨🇳
On the morning of 4/9/20 I had a dream I was in China on the Great Wall of China. It was night time. I was with a ministry team walking along the wall. I came upon this man who was carving wooden sculptures of Asian/Chinese gods almost. The one he was carving had three tiers to it, it reminded me of a totem pole. I was going to purchase the idol but his price was high for it and I didn’t want to spend the money. An angel came and gave me a $5 bill. The idol was $28 and the $5 put the money I was carrying at $38. I handed the craftsman a $10 bill and a $20 bill to pay for the idol and the dream ended.
Prior to having this dream, earlier in the week the Lord had me reading in Zechariah. Throughout the book Zechariah is interacting with angels as they are measuring Zerubbabel and releasing scrolls from Heaven dealing with the injustice. I believe Zechariah 5 correlates to my dream. In the dream the angel handed me $5. Prophetically 5 represents the number of grace, grace that empowers us. I believe the angel released grace to me to come into intercession for this nation, because I have no connection to this nation. God is calling his intercessors and prophets to rise up and intercede for this nation. There is grace for intercession. I also believe it connects to Zechariah 5. In this chapter the angel of the Lord releases a scroll that is 30ft, which is the amount I gave the man in my dream. The scroll is a decree released to deal with the injustice of the thief. The other numbers in dream prophetically represent , loving affection and eternal life (28), and 38 means slavery.
As I prayed into the dream more, the Lord showed me the night time or the darkness was representative of the darkness covering the nation. The Great Wall of China not only in the natural represents a high place but it also does in the realm of the spirit. In Zechariah 4:6-7 the spirit of Grace speaks grace grace to the mountain to be moved. We need to declare grace grace to this spiritual wall to be moved in China to release freedom.
The idol I purchased is representative of the idols and gods in the high places that have enslaved (38) the people of China for thousands of years, but the Lord longs to release His loving affection and true eternal life (28) to the nation of China and its people. There’s a great shaking coming, even in the natural, that will begin to cause the spiritual wall and veil to begin to come down over the nation and the eyes of the people will be open to a greater freedom. We will see it manifest in the natural, and it will a sign things are beginning to come down. It’s reminded me of when the Berlin Wall came down. Also there is a high price to pay when you sell yourself to idols. Jesus paid the highest price for us so we don’t have to do that.
In Zechariah 5 the angel not only deals with the injustice of the thief, but later in the chapter he shows Zechariah the spirit of wickedness. “Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, “Look up and see what this is that is approaching.” So I asked, “What is it?” He responded, “It’s a measuring basket that is approaching.” And he continued, “This is their iniquity in all the land.” Then a lead cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting inside the basket. “This is Wickedness,” he said. He shoved her down into the basket and pushed the lead weight over its opening” (Zechariah 5:5-8 CSB). It goes on to say that a shrine was built to wickedness and put in a high place. I believe the Lord saying He going to begin to deal with the high places that have been empowered by wickedness. His light is coming to expose darkness and corruption on every level.
The idol. As I began to do more research on the idol I purchased in the dream, I discovered one of the gods was the god of longevity. The god of longevity is apart of a group of three star gods called Fu,Lu, and Sau, the Three Star Door Gods. They are very popular in China and found in most households. Fu is the god of wealth, Lu is the god, of social status, and Sau in the god of longevity. It is that this trinity administered heaven, earth, and the water. This is the counterfeit of the trinity in our Christian faith. I believe the Lord is going to begin to deal with these strongholds and principalities because the Lord desires to encounter the people of China on every level. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy but Jesus came to release abundant life (John 10:10). The Lord desires for the people of China to experience true wealth, prosperity, and life in Him.
I sense the Lord is going to begin to deal with the trade market in China. I had a dream back in the fall of 2019 where I shown the need to pray for President Trump and his dealings with China, and the trade agreement. We need to pray for any corruption to be exposed and that China will fairly price their goods. The Lord is releasing grace to intercede and intervene for the trade market.
Let’s pray for strongholds to come down and for the underground church of China to continued to be strengthened and grow, and for the greatest move of God to hit China. The Lord wants to break the spirit of intimidation that is released from that nation. The night after I had this dream, I had an encounter where an Asian demon god came and shook me out of my sleep and was starring right into my face to release intimidation because of what the Lord had revealed the night before. God loves China. Let’s pray for the government of China and that the Lord would begin to encounter each official on every level of government.
As we step into April, I want to encourage you not to miss what God is doing in the midst of the corona pandemic. In a recent dream, I was with a friend next to a red barn and the season had changed into fall. As far as I could see there were trees filled with red maple leaves, and the grounds around us were filled with these red maple leaves. In the dream I began to declare, “The season has changed, fall is now here.” When I finished speaking the wind began to blow and the leaves began swirl around me and around the property. As I pressed in for the meaning of the dream, Holy Spirit began to speak to me about how fall is a time of transition and harvesting what was planted in past seasons. In the natural it may be spring, but in the Spirit the season has changed to fall or harvest time. Psalm 107: 37-38, “They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest; he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.” Don’t allow what’s going on in the natural to cause you to miss your season of harvest.
This harvest is not just for souls, but for every area of your life Prepare yourself, the Lord is accelerating your harvest. In this season of harvest, many will be stepping into promotion and upgrades. The Lord is rewarding those who have remained steadfast, pure, and obedient even when no one saw what they were doing. Hebrews 11:6 says, “He rewards those who diligently seek.” To those who have been faithful in the secret place, the Lord is going to openly reward you. The Lord is rewarding you according to what you have sown in this past season.
As I asked the Lord about the meaning of the red leaves, He reminded me of Revelation 22:2 TPT “The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations.” I was also reminded of Canada’s flag. It has a red maple leaf on it. Canada’s flag stands for hope, prosperity, and peace. I believe this is what the Lord is releasing in this hour in the midst of this corona virus. I also see the Lord calling forth Canada. A fresh wave of awakening is coming to your land, and new sound will come out of Canada that will grab the attention of the nations. The Lord is wanting to encourage His people that there is healing being released to the nations for this corona virus. I believe and prophesy we’re going to see a shift in April with corona virus and it’s going to begin to dissipate. Don’t stop praying your prayers are shifting things. The red color of the leaves represents power and wisdom. The Lord is going to release His power and wisdom to deal with this pandemic. We will see breakthrough in April. The Breaker Himself is going before His people and breaking open the way (Micah 2:13)
In April be ready for increased angelic activity and encounters. April being the fourth month reminded me of.a dream I had about angelic activity. In this dream I was on FaceTime with another prophet. They were showing me around their house, it was full of angelic activity like Jacob’s ladder in Genesis 28. They showed me and were telling me that the head angel wrote 444 in red on the wall. The angel said, “If you need help use this number 444 to call us and we’ll be here immediately." The Lord is releasing angelic assistance and encounters. In this time of waiting the angelic will be releasing new scrolls, blueprints, manuscripts, new business ideas, creative and innovative ideas, etc; and the Lord is releasing healing angels to help deal with the pandemic.
I want to encourage you not to lose focus in the season. Be intentional in your pursuit of Him, and prepare to reap and gather your harvest that’s coming. Leaves of healing are being released to the nations. The tide is turning.
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.