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