This is a season of great transition and movement. It's important we allow the doors the Lord is shutting, the relationships that are changing, and the things you've been involved in are now shifting. Individually and as the Body of Christ, the Lord is doing a new thing (Isa 43:18-19). So many times we try to take old habits, mindsets, and garments into new seasons. It doesn't work. What has worked in previous seasons will not work where God is taking His people. In the spirit I've seen many stuck in mud, and others with strings attached to them trying to pull the weights of last season into the new. It's time to get unstuck,and stop looking back over your shoulder.
We are moving into a season of the greater! Greater visitations, greater dreams, greater glory, greater miracles. The greater! Ephesians 3:20 (TPT) says, "Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you." It's important we prepare our hearts and minds to receive and inhabit what the Lord is releasing. So often we can reject the things of God because it doesn't look like, or didn't go down like we thought it should. We must set in our hearts to be those who will be led by His Spirit. We can't bow to our flesh or our fears. Fear will always keep us out of the promises of God. Mature Sons of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14 TPT). When we allow the Holy Spirit to lead our lives, He will always take us to places that require greater risk and faith. Romans 8:5 (TPT) says,"Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities." When we press past our fears and securities, we'll experience and encounter greater realms of glory. This is the season of greater!
As I was meditating on this season, the Lord reminded me of the story of Mephibosheth. Mephibosgeth is first mentioned in 2 Samuel 4:4. When he was five years old. Saul and his father Johnathan were killed in battle. His nurse picked him up to flee, because they feared David would kill the rest of the family. In the chaos the nurse dropped Mephibohseth, and he became disabled and couldn't walk anymore. Fear will cause us to run from promise. They didn't know in 1 Samuel 24 David made an oath to Saul he would not kill off his descendants. Instead of waiting to see what would happen when David became king,fear caused Mephibosheth to run which caused him to become lame. How many of you have become crippled because of fear? Fear has a way of paralyzing and crippling us so we can't walk in promise.
Mephibosheth ended up exiling himself to a place called Lo-Debar (2 Sam 9:4). In the Hebrew Lo Debar means low place, not a pasture, desolate. Mephibosheth was royalty yet he was living in a place of constriction and desolation. What a contradiction. Mephibosheth had every right to be at the palace, but he allowed fear to keep him in an isolated and constricted place. In 2 Samuel 9 David asks if there are any decedents left of Saul. He finds out Mephibosheth is left. David calls for him to come to the palace. Mephibosheth fears what David has to say. David says, "7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”11 Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons ( 2 Samuel 9:7-8,11)."
Mephibosheth lost his identity as a royal, he saw himself as a dead dog. King David is a type and shadow of Christ. David restored to Mephibosheth his identity and what was his. Christ wants to do that for you. When we forget who we are, we can't walk in what is ours. Our inheritance and position in Christ comes from who we are in Him. It says in verse 11 above Mephibosheth ate at David's table like one of the king's son. I want to remind you, you are a King's kid. You are seated in Christ in royalty. It's time to stop living in Lo Debar. The Father is calling you out of Lo Debar to the palace to restore what is rightfully yours. You were never meant to live in Lo Debar. You were always destined for the palace.
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.