I'm sure many of you have noticed in the last few years there has been an increase of warfare, and opposition. This will continue to increase as we approach the last days, but the Lord wants us to be strategic in our warfare. The enemy is strategic and evolving his tactics, we must do the same. The Lord recently reminded me of a dream I had in the fall of 2017. In the dream I entered this church that represented the Church at large. I was dressed in a military uniform as a lieutenant, and I was reporting to a general who is a known prophet in the Body of Christ. As I entered the sanctuary this prophet and another prophet were strategizing about the war and battle at hand. When the general allowed me to speak I reported from the battlefield that the prophets and prophetic people were getting taken out. We were losing so many because, they are getting caught up in the second heaven warfare.
The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:12 (TPT) the type of war we're up against, "Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage." We must remember we are in a spiritual war that requires spiritual weapons and strategies. Logic doesn't work in this realm.
To understand warfare a little better, let's take a look at the different realms we can operate in. We are made up of body, soul, and spirit. The body correlates to the earth realm which is the first heaven (Deut 28:12). Our soul which is our mind, will, and emotions is correlated to the second heaven where the angels and demons fight (Daniel 10, Eph 6). And our spirit correlates to the third heaven which is where the Lord dwells (2 Corinthians 12:2). Depending which realm we operate in, we are subject to the law and rules of that realm. For example, in Genesis 32 we read about Jacob wrestling with the angel of the Lord. The reason Jacob was able to overpower the angel because the angel had come into the earth realm where man had been given authority. In Daniel 10 we see a glimpse of the second heaven warfare, The prophet Daniel had been fasting and praying for revelation, and discouraged because there was no answer yet. The angel finally comes to Daniel and says, "Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia" (Daniel 10:12-13). We see here the second heaven is where the angels and demons are warring. And lastly, the third heaven is made reference to by Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:2 (ESV), "I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows."
In warfare, to be effective we must recognize what realm we're warring in. As a believer we should always be fighting from the third heaven, the place of glory and victory. So often we allow the enemy to pull us out of character into that second heaven warfare, and we get pounded with mental warfare and our emotions go all over the place. Ephesians 2:6 (ESV) declares, "He raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Being seated with him means we are above the second heaven warfare and principalities, That place with Christ, is a position of authority and triumph. When we allow the enemy to pull us from the place where we're seated, to his turf, we'll loose every time. When we fight from the place of glory, in our identity as a son and daughter, and the authority of Christ, the victory is guaranteed every time.
When we stay stuck in second heaven warfare, its the place of striving and fighting in our own strength. You don't have anything to prove. You don't have to fight on our own, His power empowers us with everything we need to be victorious. In Psalm 18:33-35 (TPT) David shares his warfare strategy,"Through you I ascend to the highest peaks of your glory to stand in the heavenly places, strong and secure in you. You’ve trained me with the weapons of warfare-worship; now I’ll descend into battle with power to chase and conquer my foes. You empower me for victory with your wrap-around presence.Your power within makes me strong to subdue." To be effective and victorious, we must allow the Lord to train us and mantle us for the warfare we face,
You are anointed to face and overcome your warfare. Don't allow the enemy to keep you stuck in the second heaven warfare and mental warfare. You have to fight in the spirit not in your logic. Our weapons are not carnal but mighty and energized with divine power (2 Corinthians 10:4 TPT). Many are getting taken out because they get caught up in a battle the Lord has not authorized them or empowered them to fight. Keep the battle on glory's turf. Come up higher Beloved, there's a higher way and different level of thinking to your battle. When you keep the battle in the glory, you have the advantage against the enemy.
Prophet Madeline James
During a time of recent worship I was pressing in for more, and suddenly I began to see in the spirit several mantles being released to the earth. I asked the Lord what He was showing me, and He said, "I'm releasing new mantles of glory upon My people." I believe this is a continuation of the Isaiah 60 mandate God is releasing over His people. Isaiah 60:1-2 (TPT) declares, "Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned. Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you." For those who are willing to grab it, there are fresh mantles of glory being released from Heaven. Fresh can be defined as not previously known, new, unprocessed, not altered, different, pure. God desires for His people to walk in a new glory they've not known, or that the world has not experienced yet. Despite what may be taking place upon the earth and in the Church, the glory of God will continue to increase. Habakkuk 2:14 (ESV) declares, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."
What is a mantle? Mantle is term we see in the Bible used and worn by prophets. The mantle carries a supernatural realm and authority, and everything the prophet would need to carry their assignment out. Mantles empower us to carry out the assignments the Lord gives us. Many have been in a season of transition for the past two years, because the Lord is birthing new assignments. One of the things that hinders us from stepping into new seasons and new assignments, is keeping our mantles from past seasons and assignments. New seasons require new mantles, and new anointings.
We're stepping into new era of glory. Don't miss the mantle the Lord is releasing for your next. The mantle of glory you wore in previous seasons won't do in this new season. New mantles release new influence, a greater measure of faith, and greater measures of wealth and inheritance. Isaiah 60:3-6 TPT, declares the nations will be attracted to the glory on your life. In this passage Isaiah tells us to lift up our eyes, look around and believe. And Isaiah 60:5 (TPT) says, "The fullness of the sea will flow to you and the wealth of the nations will be transferred to you." The warfare and the contending you've been going through over the past few years has been for the more and the increase.
As the Lord mantles you for this new season, own your mantle and wear it with confidence. Stop dulling down or trying to hide your shine, because it may upset others You were made to shine, and its your time to shine. Go forth with your new mantle and release His glory!
Prophet Madeline James
As we begin the second half of 2019, the pace is going to shift and pick up. Many of you have been experiencing a lull the first half of the year. In that waiting time the Lord has been enlarging your capacity to carry what you're going to begin to manifest the second half of this year. For things to manifest in the natural, it must first be birthed in the spirit. Each prophetic word is like a seed the Lord puts in our spirits. The seed has to grow and mature, so it doesn't die prematurely. Each prophetic word released has an assignment. Isaiah 55:8-11 (MSG) declares, “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work. For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them." What you've been experiencing these past few months is the birthing pangs of these prophetic words. For many of you, the pressure you've been feeling is the pressure of the "baby" that has dropped into position to come forth. The head is crowning in the spirit.
Many are pregnant with promise, but prophetic words just don't happen. We have to partner and co labor with Holy Spirit to see the manifestation of His promises in our lives. The Holy Spirit is your midwife. Romans 8:26-27 (MSG) says, "Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God." Don't give up now, you've come too far. There is grace and help to birth what the Lord has been growing and developing in you.
Many of you feel like Mary, and can't believe what you're carrying. When the angel of the Lord came to Mary in Luke 1, she had a hard time wrapping her head around what Gabriel just told her. Gabriel told her she would carry and birth Jesus. She would be the mother of God Imagine hearing that. She asked Gabriel how can this be? He told her not to fear and worry, and that, "Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37 TPT)! Some of you feel like Mary, have been asking the Lord how can I birth what you spoke over me. As the angel told Mary, I encourage you today there is power in the promise the Lord has given you. Mary may not have understood how it was all going to work out, but she came into agreement with the promise. Mary told Gabriel, "Then Mary responded, saying, “This is amazing! I will be a mother for the Lord![ad] As his servant, I accept whatever he has for me. May everything you have told me come to pass" (Luke 1:38 TPT). Mary accepted the promise and partnered her faith with the word to activate it. Some of you have come out of agreement with what God has spoken over you. It's time to come back into agreement with the word over your life, Partner your faith with each promise, and watch them become activated in your life again. It's not too late. As Gabriel told Mary, "There's nothing impossible with God."
Position yourself as we enter the second half of this really. The pace is shifting and picking up. Jump into July, and get ready to go full speed ahead. Door are opening, opportunities are coming, promotion is being released. The new is now!
~Prophet Madeline James
A couple days ago the Lord gave me another dream about the new glory and new oil He is releasing. The dreams are increasing because the Father desires for His Bride to partake of the new He is releasing. The new is not coming its now. The Bible says that, "The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former" (Haggai 2:9). This is the season and hour to step into the new the Lord is releasing. He has saved the best for last.
In the beginning of my dream, I was being escorted by an angel named Grace.through a warehouse that had many levels. The angel took me up this ramp to a door opening that led to a stairwell. An angel of the Lord named, Brandon, came down the stairs carrying a savory type of pie he had been eating. I asked him what the pie was, he said, "This the new glory. Go upstairs and get a piece, there is plenty for everyone." The scene switched and I was with the angel Grace again, and then a lady named Sally came in the room through another door. I asked her, "Have you tried the new oil yet? Oh wait you haven't yet, you'll love it!" As I went to open the vile of oil to pour some on her, I noticed the container was clear, the lid had a silver screw top, the oil was clear, and there was vine on the inside of the container. She loved the oil, and she rejoiced.
As I sought the Lord for the interpretation and some prophetic council, the Lord began to unfold the significance of the dream. In the beginning of the dream, and angel named Grace began to escort me through the warehouse up a ramp. I believe the Lord is releasing and guiding us with His grace to come up to a higher place. The warehouse represents a storehouse in the heavenlies that carries this new glory and new oil. Proverbs 3:10 (ESV) says, "Then he will fill your barns with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine."
The angel Brandon came down the stairs and was carrying a pie that represented the new glory. The name Brandon means beacon hill. The pie that we was carrying didn't look very appetizing, but he said it was the new glory, and he encouraged me to go upstairs to get a piece. I sense the Lord is saying to access the new glory we have to go up higher, to a new place, where His glory shines. There is piece of pie or "glory" for all of us to eat. But this glory or pie is not like the glory we've been used to. As the Body, we have desired the sweet things, and have rejected the meat. In the "old world" they would make meat pies that were meaty, savory, and filling. Savory means to be full of flavor. If we're not careful we'll miss the new glory because expecting it to come a certain way. At first it didn't look appetizing but it was delicious one I ate it. The Lord wants to change the taste buds of His people. There is a new glory that is more, full of Him, and satisfying.
The scene where Sally comes in and I offer her the new oil is pivotal. The name Sally means princess. She represents the Bride of Christ, the remnant. In the vile the oil was clear, there was a vine in it, and the top was silver. This is the new oil the Lord is offering to His Bride. The silver represents redemption. The Lord is bringing His Bride out of the dark places, and the things that have stained her dress. He is redeeming love. The vine in the oil represents the antidote to combat what the enemy has thrown at the Church. It reminds me of Exodus 15:25 where the Lord told Moses to throw the branch into the water so the water would turn from bitter to sweet. The Lord is purifying His Bride with fresh oil that is not tainted or broken down. This oil will empower His Bride to overcome where she has not be able to. The Lord is releasing an empowering anointing to His Bride in these last days, that will release a great joy and rejoicing. His Bride will be filled with joy unspeakable full of glory (1 Peter 1:8). Full of Him. But once again we must not miss the new oil because it will be different than we've known before. When Jesus turned the water to wine in John 2, the ruler of the feast said, "Every host serves his best wine first until everyone has had a cup or two, then he serves the wine of poor quality. But you, my friend, you've reserved the most exquisite wine until now" (John 2:10 TPT). He's saving the best for last.
Beloved the new wine, the new oil, the new glory is here, and being poured out to those who chose to partake in it. Don't miss it because it looks, smells, and taste different. Break off the religious mindsets and wineskins. Don't be so quick to judge and criticize what you've not seen or known before. We're getting ready to experience a glory we've known or tasted. Open your hearts, your minds, and your spirits to receive the new. The greater.
"Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now is the time, my beautiful one. 11 The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. 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" (Song of Songs 2:10-11, 13 TPT).
Prophet Madeline James
I was in my car a couple days ago getting ready to go somewhere, when the voice of Holy Spirit broke through my thoughts. I clearly heard Holy Spirit say, "This is a season of fresh glory." The word fresh caught my attention, so I looked up the definition. Fresh can be defined as, not altered or processed, pure, not previously known, new, and different. In the last few months the Lord has been highlighting Isaiah 60 and the release of a new glory upon His people, As I was preparing to minister for a Sunday service the Lord brought me back to Isaiah 60. This is the hour of the new glory. The glory is now. The new wine is not coming, its now. It's here. It's for the whosoever is willing to pursue and drink from new places in God.
Many of you are getting ready to walk in new anointings and mantles. That's what a lot of this warfare you've been experiencing is about, the new that's coming. With that will come a measure of persecution. Don't fear the persecution. 1 Peter 3:14 (TPT) says, "But even if you happen to suffer for doing what is right, you will have the joyful experience of the blessing of God. And Don’t be intimidated or terrified by those who would terrify you." As the persecution increases, so will the glory on your life. People will criticize and persecute what they don't understand, and have not experienced yet. God will allow persecution to come in our lives to keep us from becoming stagnant.Sometimes we can get too familiar or comfortable with the glory, we loose our reverence for it. We have to be careful not to treat what is holy as common. A new season of fresh glory, means there are new miracles, new healings, the new we have not experienced that the Lord wants to manifest upon the earth and through you and I.
As this fresh wave of glory comes it will require you to rise up. Isaiah 60:1 (TPT) declares, "Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and Yahweh's glory now streams from you." It's time to rise up Beloved and position yourself. Some of you have been hiding and afraid to step out of the shadows. But the Lord is saying, "Your time is now! It's time to shine!" There are others who have been in darkness and heaviness, you must make a decisive choice to stand. As you stand those things that held you in bondage the past will not longer. It will fall off as you stand. From the foundation of the earth, the Lord has crowned us with glory and splendor to display who He is. As you rise up and take your position, His glory is going to stream from you to those around you. The Lord is also going to remove those from your life that have been hindering your shine. You've been called as an oak of righteousness to be a living display of His glory (Isa 61:3 TPT).
In this season we must also look carefully. Isaiah 60:2 (TPT) says, "Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and think gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you." It's important to discern what's going on around us and upon the earth. Most noticeably, there is a gloom, a depression, a heavy heartedness that is trying to overwhelm and take many out. There is a demonic assignment of suicide being released upon the earth like never before, to take out many before their time. Despite the darkness and gloom, we can be a light the shines brightly, like a lighthouse in the midst of a storm. Isaiah 60:2 declares, Yahweh will rise upon you and the brightness of His glory will appear over us. It will get darker upon the earth in the days to come, but the Church will shine brighter than ever, and so will His Bride because we have the Hope of Glory on the inside of us. Because there's Jesus there will always be hope.
To receive this fresh glory, we need to lift up our eyes. Isaiah 60:4 (TPT) states, "Lift up your eyes higher! Look all around you and believe." The Lord is calling you and giving you an invitation to see from a new and higher place in the spirit. To lift up means to pick up, bring up, raise from a lower position to a higher position, elevate, lift upward. As a child of God we were never meant to look down. Psalm 34:5 (NLT) declares, "Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces." Looking down has to deal with shame, heaviness, oppression, etc. It's hard to see what the Lord is doing when we hang our heads. What we behold or focus on we become. As we look up we're able to move forward and towards the high calling He has for us. Any time we stop looking upward we stop growing.
The Lord desires to give you a new and fresh perspective, but you have to partner with Him. He wants to grow your faith to be able to see what He sees. When we come up higher, we're able to sit in His eyes and see from the realm of glory, the God realm. The Lord is increasing your faith to see and believe. Don't be afraid to look around. Lift up your eyes, look around, and believe. Have faith that God is working all things together for your good. Step in to what He is doing with now faith.
A new season of fresh glory is upon us. Expect the unexpected. Position yourself to see and experience what you haven't yet. The new is now. It's time to rise up and shine, for the glory upon your life is breaking forth in this hour. Don't look back, rise up and shine bright. You were created to display His glory. Receive His fresh glory in Jesus name!
~Prophet Madeline James
In this season the Lord has been speaking to me through several dreams, using airplanes. Dreams and visions are the language of heaven. It's important to pay attention to your dreams and visions Job 33:14-15 (NLT) says, "For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds." When your dreams begin to have certain or recurring themes, we must take note because the Lord is highlighting significant markers to pay attention to. As you take note of your dreams and steward them, God will build a dream language with you so you can begin to understand what He is saying to you in your dreams.
Over the last few months I've noticed a theme of airports and airplanes in my dreams, along with the Lord highlighting the numbers 747. I believe and as stated by many prophetic voices, as the Body of Christ and individually we are in a massive season of transition. Not only are we in a time and season of transition, the Lord is calling His people to new heights and altitudes in the realm of the spirit. In dreams airports represent a place of transition, waiting on Holy Spirit, and waiting on destiny. You have to be aware and make sure you get on the right planes to get to where you need to go. Airplanes in dreams can represent ministries, flying in the things of the spirit, new heights, and traveling to you're next destination. I recently, discovered that 747 in the Strong's Concordance makes reference to being a pioneer leader, the first, to lead. Pioneers go first, and make the way for others to come. Many pioneers have been going through their fiercest battles yet because, they are birthing the new and carrying the new wine.
Two recent dreams about airplanes have stuck out to me. One I was in a large airport waiting to board a flight to go where I needed to go. The line to the airplane was really long and curved around the corner. I believe the line represented those in the Body waiting to board for the next season. Most were waiting patient, but there were a few that began to get unruly, impatient, and began to curse the people and the airline. Don't allow the wait of the season to pull you out of character, and cause you to loose your place in line. To ascend the heights of the Lord we must keep a pure heart and clean hands (Psalm 24:4). Purity and humility is your ticket to access the new places of the Lord.
The other dream I had a couple days ago, I was once again in the airport boarding multiple flights on my way to whatever my destination was. In the dream, the Lord had me focus my attention on the company symbol on the tail of the plane. I noticed every plane I took in the dream had the Delta symbol. When I woke, I felt led to look up the motto of Delta airlines. On the Delta website it said, "Keep Climbing." I believe that's a word for the Body of Christ. Keep climbing, don't give up! You're about to breakthrough to a new horizon and new heights in the Lord.. The Lord wants you to keep pushing because you've not reached the altitude of where He's taking you yet. Habakkuk 3:19 (AMP) declares, "The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet and makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility]." As you continue to ascend, the Lord is strengthening you and causing you to be sure footed as you climb on new heights. Don't bow to fear, keep climbing.
Don't become impatient in times of waiting as you wait to transition and "switch planes." Enter into the promise of Isaiah 40:31 (TPT), "But those who wait for Yahweh's grace will experience divine strength. They will rise up on soaring wings and fly like eagles, run their race without growing weary, walk through life without giving up." As we actively wait, stay humble, and expectant, the empowerment of His grace is released as divine strength. I prophesy divine strength and joy is filling you, enabling you to keep climbing. Don't give up, new heights are ahead!
~Prophet Madeline James
I had a recent dream that caught my attention and gave insight and revelation to what many have been dealing with in this season in the Body of Christ. Dreams, visions and revelations are the language of Heaven. The more we have a grid for the revelatory realm, the more we can understand the things of the spirit and inhabit the realms of the spirit. Many are in a season of transition, movement, and promotion, but have been experiencing great warfare.
Over the last couple weeks I began to have a series of dreams were accusations were being made against me, I was being chased by the demonic, and I felt unusually drained. I began to inquire of the Lord what was going on because it was abnormal. I had a dream last week where I was on a plane with a known Apostle, on the way to somewhere. Planes represent going to higher realms in the spirit. On the plane we were served dinner. I took the cover off of my food, and immediately noticed there was a dead snake in my salad. The Apostle leans over and asked if I liked snake. I replied no I don't like snake or have a taste for it. He begins to tell me there is a way to deal with snakes. The Apostle told me to take the snake and you have to bite the head off first. In the dream it was exaggerated and he actually ended up eating half the snake in one bite. When he was done, he told me this is how its done in the apostolic, you have to take the head off and eat it. What attacks you can become your meal and nourishment.
I didn't realize I was dealing with a python spirit until this dream. I believe many of you have been dealing with this spirit as the Lord has been promoting you, and enlarging you in this season. The python spirit comes to constrict and choke out the prophetic breath in you. In Acts 16 when Paul and Silas where on the way to pray when they met a slave girl who was a diviner, and they encountered the python spirit. The Greek word for divination there is pythos where we get python. (Acts 16:16). She began to boast the men where men of God here to tell the town how they could be saved. What she was saying was right but it irritated Paul's spirit. It irritated his spirit because, that spirit was mocking them. The python spirit is a counterfeit to the prophetic. We see this in the Old Testament as well. In Exodus 8 Moses and Aaron had a showdown of power with Pharaoh and his diviners. The Lord caused Aaron's staff to turn into a serpent. Pharaoh commanded his diviners to do the same. Their staffs turned into serpents but Aaron's staff swallowed up the diviners staff. There is no substitute for God's power. The enemy may try to mimic the power of God, but God's power will swallow it up every time.
The python comes to control regions and choke out the prophetic voice. In Acts 16 the slave girl and her owners had the who city bought, and it prohibited the spirit of God from truly moving in their city, it was a false form of religion. When Paul cast the python spirit out of the slave girl it caused an uproar in the town, because the python spirit had been dethroned. It caused the people to come against them with false accusations and they were imprisoned. They tried to stop what God was doing,
The python spirit comes to constrict you in multiple ways. A lot of times we don't even realize we're dealing with a python spirit. In the natural, a snake will slowly began to wrap itself around a person or thing without much alarm, until it's too late and you can't get out of it's grip. When it has you right where it wants you, it goes in for the kill. Just like the natural, the python is very strategic in its attack, When you feel stifled and constricted in the spirit, its a sign of the python spirit attacking you. I really felt the python spirit constricting your mind in this season, and even using people around you to keep you in a place of constriction because of their words. When the python spirit limits your thoughts, you're not able to think God thoughts, or receive where God is trying to take you. Proverbs 23:7 (TPT) says, "For as he thinks within himself, so is he." Our thoughts and what we think about ourselves play out in our behaviors.
The enemy will also use people to constrict you by releasing word curses, accusations, and lies. Sometimes people can't celebrate what God is doing in your life, and because they have open doors the enemy will come in and use them against you. Remember our fight is not against flesh and blood, but in the spirit (Eph 6). You win the battle when take it up in the spirit. To defeat the lies, accusations, and curses, you must release the word of God. The truth of God's word will break the power of the lies and accusations. The word of God is the sword of the Spirit. Take the sword of the spirit and sever the the head of that python or serpent coming against you. When you sever the head, it has no longer has power.
Another way to defeat the python and serpent spirits is to stay close to the fire of God. We see this in Acts 28. Paul arrives on the island of Malta and starts a fire. As he adds more wood to the fire a viper can't take the heat of the fire, and comes out and bites Paul on the hand. He shakes it off back into the fire to kill, but the people are waiting for him to die because of the deadly venom. Paul was fine and the people ended up revering him because he survived. It's important to stay close to the fire, glory, and presence of God because it reveals pythons and vipers that try to hide, and lie in wait to attack. You don't have to fear the attack. The attack will come, but like Paul shake it back into the fire for the Lord to deal with it. You may have people watching and waiting for you to drop, but your life is going to be testimony of God's goodness and power. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that rises up against you shall be put down (Isa 54:17). The very thing that's come against you is going to become your meal to your next!.
I prophesy and declare over you every accusation and slanderous tongue that has come against you is being brought down. I take the sword of the spirit and sever the head of the python. I speak the breath of God to be loosed over you and in you. Where the enemy has tried to constrict you bind you its being broken in Jesus name.
~Prophetess Madeline James
Recently during a church service in worship we were singing the song "Way Maker," and the Lord gave me an inner vision. In the vision I saw a person holding a lantern, and walking on this pathway in complete darkness. The Lord spoke to me and told me, "This is how many feel in the Body of Christ right now, that they are walking in complete darkness." Many feel this way, because we have been in a massive time of transition individually, and as the Body of Christ. When we have Christ with us we can never truly walk in darkness. The lantern in the vision represents the word or revelation the Lord has given you to walk this season out with. Psalm 119:105 (NLT) declares, "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path." It's important to hide and store God's word in our hearts (Ps 119:11). The revelation we store in our "lamps" will guide us and be enough light for every step we take, even when we can't see what's ahead. His word illuminates the way.
The Lord is releasing revelation in this season that's causing your night season to break forth into a new day. As you come out of your place of darkness, the Lord is placing a fresh measure of glory upon your life that will cause many to turn their heads and look. The glory of God will be undeniable in your life. Over the past few days I kept hearing in my spirit the phrase, "It's time to shine," and the Lord began to confirm that word as different people would speak that phrase.
It's time for you to shine Beloved. Isaiah 60:1 (AMP) declares, "Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come,
And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you." I prophesy to you that it's time to come out of the place of spiritual darkness, depression, and oppression, because you're being clothed with fresh glory. This glory is restoring your vibrancy and brilliance where it has been dulled. Even though there is much darkness upon the earth, it cannot stifle the brilliance of His glory upon you (Isa 60:2). You're going to shine even brighter!
Isaiah 60:3-4 says, "Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.“Lift up your eyes around you and see; They all gather together, they come to you.
Your sons will come from far away, And your daughters will be looked after at their side." The measure of glory the Lord is bestowing upon you is going to cause the nations, those, in leadership, and governmental positions to notice. The glory carries influence to govern. The nations need what you have. We become the "leaves" God uses to bring healing to the nations (Revelation 22:2).
It's time to shine and be unapologetic about the glory the Lord is releasing over your life. The glory is not a quiet thing, it will speak for you. The glory will attract the right things and relationship, and will repel whats not of Him. God places His glory upon your life for a purpose and assignment. Isaiah 60:5 says, "Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will tremble [with joy] and rejoice Because the abundant wealth of the seas will be brought to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you." As the Lord places this glory on your life it will cause every area of your life to increase and grow. You can't stay small in the glory. You must position your heart for the increase.
As the glory begins to increase in your life you're going to begin to see a physical manifestation of it through glory dust, oil, and signs and wonders. Get ready! A few weeks ago I had a dream where I was ministering in a service. The glory of God was so thick there was a cloud in the service, and as I was praying over people they were getting healed or falling out in the spirit. When I woke up I found glory dust all over my body, bed, and the floor next to the bed. The atmosphere in my dream manifested in the nature. As I began to release this to my church members the glory dust began to manifest upon them and within the church. The glory causes everything it touches to come alive!
I prophesy to you it's time to arise and shine and come out of the place of darkness. The glory is increasing upon your life, releasing increase and influence. The glory is attracting kingdom connections and cutting away what's not of God. Embrace what He's doing in your life. Don't apologize for it you've caught heaven's attention. It's time to shine bright!
~Prophet Madeline James
A few nights ago I was sitting in my living room, and I began to notice the room fill up with angels. One angel in particular caught my attention because I saw rainbow colors above it's head. I had never seen this particular angel before. I began to seek the Lord and study to find more information and insight about what he was saying. I clearly heard the Lord say, "That's the angel of promise." This angel can be found in Revelation 10:1-10 AMP, "Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed in a cloud, with a rainbow (halo) over his head; and his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire; 2 and he had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land; 3 and he shouted with a loud voice, like the roaring of a lion [compelling attention and inspiring awe]; and when he had shouted out, the seven peals of thunder spoke with their own voices [uttering their message in distinct words]. 4 And when the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write them down.” 5 Then the angel whom I had seen standing on the sea and the land raised his right hand [to swear an oath] to heaven, 6 and swore [an oath] by [the name of] Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be delay no longer, 7 but [a]when it is time for the trumpet call of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God [that is, His hidden purpose and plan] is finished, as He announced the gospel to His servants the prophets.8 Then the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking to me, and saying, “Go, take the book (scroll) which is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” 9 So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the little book. And he said to me, “Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.” 10 So I took the little book from the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was as sweet as honey; but once I had swallowed it, my stomach was [c]bitter. 11 Then they said to me, “You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and languages and kings."
I believe this angel is being released in this time of transition to help assist the Body of Christ to walk in the promises that have been declared over each life. This is a season where your Book of Life is being accessed (Psalm 139:16). There has been much delay over the past few of years, causing the people of God to become dishearten and hope deferred . The enemy may cause delay through certain circumstances or warfare, but he cannot stop the promises of God unless we give him an open door. The word says the promises of God are yes and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20) over our lives. God has not changed His mind about the promises spoken over your life. It's time to partner with the angelic assistance the Father is releasing.
The warfare has been intense because there is a clashing of swords going on over many trying to stop many from walking into destiny promises. The destiny promises are for the next 10-15 years. We must remember our fight is not against flesh and blood, but we're in a spiritual war (Ephesians 6). In 1 Timothy 1:18 Paul told Timothy to take a hold of the prophetic promises spoken over your life and used them to help you fight the war going in your life. The Lord is faithful to His promises, he is not a man that he would lie. It's just like the story in Daniel 10, where Daniel prayed but the angel of the Lord was delayed 21 days, because he was fighting the principality of Persia. He told Daniel the Lord heard you the first time you prayed, but the angel got caught up in a battle (Daniel 10:12-13).
I want to encourage you in this season to keep pressing into the promises of God that have been spoken over your life. The Lord is sending angelic assistance to help break delay and demonic interference and hindrance. The Lord says in Isaiah 55:11, "So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it." That's a powerful promise from the Father, He intently watches over His words to see the fulfillment of them over our lives, regions, states, and nations. The angel Promise is coming to break delay, and you're going to begin to feel a shift and acceleration where there has been unfulfillment. Get ready!
(Picture above used from Jermaine Nelson's word he had about encountering the angel Promise.)
Prophet Madeline James
The resurrection of Christ was not just a one time event or moment in history. When Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, he opened a new realm for us to live in. A realm can be defined as an area or sphere that is ruled by something (dictionary.com). His resurrection became a place to inhabit and step into by faith, because Jesus had conquered the realm of death. Faith is the activator to releasing and unlocking the things of the Kingdom of God. What does it look like to walk and live in the realm of resurrection life?
The Apostle Paul seem to really have an understanding and revelation of this realm, because he often wrote about it throughout the New Testament. One would would assume the disciples who walked with Jesus and experienced the death and resurrection would pen more about it. I believe the encounter with the Lord Paul had in Acts 9 on the road to Damascus was powerful and life changing, he in way died and Christ resurrected him in to a new life. We see the manifestation of this when his name being change from Saul of Tarsaus to Paul. From that moment Paul was never the same man, and began to walk in a realm of resurrection power and wrote about in the epistles.
The Apostle Paul in Colossians 2 gives us some insight into what Christ's death on the cross did, and how the realm of resurrection is now open to us. Colossians 2:12-13 TPT says, "For we’ve been buried with him into his death. Our “baptism into death” also means we were raised with him when we believed in God’s resurrection power, the power that raised him from death’s realm. 13 This “realm of death” describes our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp. But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins!" This passage is saying when we come to Christ we are buried with him in his death. All the things of our past, our flesh, before Christ have been baptized in death. But as we release our faith and believe in the resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead, that same power will be activated in our lives. When we activate our faith to release the resurrection power in our lives, we leave the realm of death and step into the realm of life and resurrection power. John 10:10 says, "The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but I've come to give you live, and life more abundantly." We should refuse to settle for anything else than what Jesus paid for. Resurrection life enables us to live in a realm of overflow and abundance. The power of sin's grasp is broken. We have to stop looking back. It says in that passage we are to never return to the realm of death. It's time to leave the realm of death behind and start walking in the realm of resurrection life. That resurrection power is the Greek word dunamis or dynamite power of God. It the same power Paul mentions in Ephesians 3:20 TPT, "Never doubt God's mighty power to work in you." You have the dynamite, explosive power of God at work in your life releasing the resurrection of Christ in you. Everyday you have access to that.
In Colossians 2:14 TPT Paul says "He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved! Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto his cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation." I want to remind you that every violation, every arrest warrant, everything that has stained your soul has been deleted and erased like a hard drive. Whatever the enemy has been trying to hold over your head, it's been canceled. Psalm 103:12 says, "As far as from the east is from the west he has removed our sins." Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Rev 12:10). Day and night he makes accusations in the courtroom of heaven, but the blood of Jesus speaks a better word. Whatever struggle, sin, temptation, or things in the past you may be dealing with, know they have been permanently nailed to the cross. Jesus made a public display of the cancellation of our sins, and everything that tried to hold onto us from Adam. You can live free. The Lord isn't holding anything over your head. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Rom 8:1).
Lastly in Colossians 2:15 TPT Paul tells us, "Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his!" Jesus dealt with and disarmed every power and every demonic force we would ever have to deal with, We have to remember when the enemy and demonic comes to attack, their power and authority has already been broken. The authority and power the enemy has is because we've given it to him. The word says Jesus descended into the depths of the earth (Eph 4:9) and defeated the devil, retrieving the keys of death (Rev 1:17-18). We don't have to death because Jesus has defeated its power and grip.
Resurrection wasn't just a moment in history. Jesus opened a realm for us to live in the resurrection of Christ and its manifestation daily. It's time to fully start living in the realm of resurrection!
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.