This is a very pivotal time and season. We have come to the door of 2020, opened the door, and now we are upon the threshold. The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9 TPT, "There’s an amazing door of opportunity standing wide open for me to minister here, even though there are many who oppose and stand against me." There is a war for the threshold. I used to think the war was about the getting to the door, but I have found the real war takes place as your crossing the threshold. Even Paul makes reference to this, he said the door was wide open but there were many there to oppose him coming through. Why is the threshold such a big a deal?
Let's take closer look at the prophetic significance of a threshold. A threshold hold can be defined as what you step across as you enter a room, takes you from one place into another, the place where something new starts, and its the point of departure or transition (dictionary.com). Can you start to see and get a picture of the importance of the threshold of each season. This is the reason for the warfare. At every threshold there will intense warfare. Let that be confirmation you're in the right place. Fear and intimidation will meet you at the place of your next. But fear not God is with you. Joshua 1:9 AMP declares, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Don't be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Courage doesn't mean there's not fear, it just means you face it head on because you trust Him. Greater is He that's in you, than what you're facing. His word is greater than the warfare and will not break. It's been proven and tested.
In Barbara Yoder's book, The Breaker Anointing, she describes two Hebrew words in the Old Testament for threshold. Caph means to snatch away or to terminate. Pethen means to twist as a snake or venomous serpent. What does that sound like? Python spirit. Once again this gives you a prophetic picture of what you're facing as you cross the threshold. Don't be intimidated the Lord Himself is going before you. Micah 2:13 says, "The breaker [the Messiah, who opens the way] shall go up before them [liberating them].They will break out, pass through the gate and go out; So their King goes on before them,The Lord at their head.” The Lord doesn't want you to breakthrough, but He also wants to break you out. How many times do we go through breakthrough, yet we are still bound by fear, anxiety, anger, etc..The Lord wants to break you out of everything that that has tried to keep you small and constricted.
The warfare comes to get you out of the proximity of His presence. You can't stay small in the glory. In His presence is everything you need. Fight to stay close and in the presence of God. Stay rooted and grounded in the word. When you learn to stand, you earn authority over what you overcome. The Lord uses the warfare to process you and strengthen you for your next. The threshold is not a place to back down, we must step through with boldness and courage back down. Keep pressing forward. Strength is released in your stepping forward. Psalm 84:7 TPT says, "They grow stronger and stronger with every step forward." The word and power of God becomes activated with each step that we take forward. Be led by His Spirit not the fear and intimidation that meets you at the threshold. The Breaker Himself is going before you breaking open the way over the threshold. Victory is your portion.
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.