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
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.