On the morning of 2/13/20 I woke up out of a dream where I kept hearing, "You will birth the promise." I believe the dream and the message of the dream is a word for many in the Body of Christ. Even as we have stepped into 2020, in the realm of the Spirit I sense many have been asking, "Where is the 'baby' I was prophesied I would birth?" "Where is the promise I've been carrying?" "Will I have anything to show for after this season?" These questions have come on the hills of another onslaught of warfare many have been experiencing. I want to encourage your weary hearts. You will birth the promises of God and see the promises of God manifest in your life. Don't give ear to the lies and discouragement of the enemy, and those around you. Only tune your ears to the voice of the Lord, and shut off all others. May you posture your heart and declare as David did in Psalm 27:13 (NLT), "Yet I am confident I will see the Lord's goodness while I am here in the land of the living,"
The dream: In the dream I was in a beautiful, white, sheer dress. I walked into a room where some friends where hanging out, possibly in Church. The walls and everything about the dream was so bright and illuminated. I walked up to my friends and I lifted up the front part of my dress, and it revealed I was 9 months pregnant almost ready to give birth. My friends were astonished and they exclaimed, "Wow I didn't even know you were pregnant!" Then the scene switched to me holding a baby in my arms. Once again, those around me were astonished and in amazement. As I held the baby in my arms I began to declare, "This is the baby, this is the promise, that was spoken over us. It's here!" I kept declaring this over and over. The atmosphere in the dream was one of celebration, joy, and peace. Where there was such pain carrying the promise it was forgotten in a moment, because there was such blessing attached that was radiating from this baby. As I woke up I was filled with such joy and celebration.
I feel like this is such a powerful word and picture for the Body of Christ right now. I believe this dream represents many in the Body of Christ who have been pregnant, but the Lord concealed the pregnancy and is revealing it at the right time. It reminds me of the story of Mary in Luke 1:26-38. The angel Gabriel came to Mary and gave her a message she would carry and birth Jesus. Mary said, "How can this be, since I have not had relations with a man?”The angel replied to her: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God" (Luke 1:34-35). Like Mary, many have asked the Lord, "How can this be" because you have not seen the promise. And like Mary, you have been ridiculed and scoffed at. In spite of that the Lord has overshadowed you. He concealed the promise so the enemy wouldn't kill it or abort it.
I want to prophesy to you there's an unveiling coming in your life. Just like I lifted the veil of my dress, the Lord is lifting the veil of your life to reveal what's been growing and maturing in secret. God concealed your promises so the enemy or others around you could not kill what was growing and developing in you. Many will be amazed and shocked. They will celebrate with you what God has done because, there will be such a fear of the Lord attached to it. They will know it is the Lord who has done this.
Another thing that stuck out in the dream was how much of a blessing the baby truly was. I didn't even feel pregnant. There was a grace to carry the baby. It brought a favor, peace, and joy. It reminded me of the scripture in Isaiah 66:7-10 (TPT) it says, "Zion gave birth suddenly, even before going into labor. She delivered a son without any painful contractions. Who has ever seen or heard of such a wonder? Could a country be born in a day? Can a nation be birthed so suddenly? Yet no sooner does Zion go into labor than she gives birth to sons! Do I allow you to conceive and not to give birth? Do I shut the womb when i'm the one who delivers? So rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her." This is what the warfare has been over. What you're birthing. You're not just birthing one promise but multiple promises. It's time to rejoice. As I declared in the dream, I prophesy over you that you will birth the promise! The promises that have been spoken over you are suddenly coming forth!
Welcome to February where things are going to begin to pivot in your life. In spring of 2017 the Lord gave me a word it was be a season of pivot, or a pivotal season. Recently, the Lord began to remind me of this word. The amazing thing about prophetic words is they are multi-dimensional. There are some words that are time or season sensitive, but most prophetic word have layers of fulfillment. That's why you can write a prophetic word in your journal, go back and read it, and it hit your spirit different or breathes life into. Prophet words have dimensions and realms. Often times we only scratch the surface of walking out our prophetic words.
I don't always get or seek prophetic words for each month, but as I was praying about February I heard the Lord say, "This would be a very pivotal month". This is a hinge month that will set the course for the rest of the year. Pivotal is defined as of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else (dictionary.com). It's really important to pay attention to the spirit's leading this month, and the impressions, dreams, visions that he is showing you. He's revealing opportunities, showing you who will go with you and who will not go will you on your on the next leg of your journey.
I sense many have felt a little restless coming into the new year because it seems like not much is going on in the natural, but there is much go on in the spirit realm. I see that God has pulled you back to keep you hidden and to position you to launch. Isaiah 49:2 TPT says, "He hid me and protected me in the shadow of His hand. He prepared me like a polished arrow and concealed me in His quiver." The tension and the pressure you've been feeling is the tension of the pull back. The pressure is producing a greater measure of oil for you to carry into what's next. The greater the tension on the bow, the greater and further the launch will be. Stay positioned in the Father's hand, launch time is coming soon.
This month is very strategic and must be navigated with wisdom. There has been a lot of focus on 2, 22, 222. It's Daniel 2:22 season, "He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him." There is fresh revelation for you in this season. The Lord has a revelation and strategy for you to outmaneuver the enemy and be successful. In the year of the mouth, Outmaneuver means to outdo, defeat, or gain and advantage over by skillful or clever maneuvering (dictionary.com). It's important to stay close to the Lord mouth of the Lord to see and hear what He has for you. Proverbs 2:6 declares, "For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." The Hebrew word for wisdom here is chokmah. It means skill in war, wisdom in administration. Knowledge here in the Hebrew means skills, perception. And understanding in the Hebrew here is tabuwn meaning intelligence, insight, teacher. Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding are vital to help you navigate your season and avoid the traps of the enemy. As you adhere to the Lord's wisdom, it will release new skill and spiritual intelligence you've not had before. It's time to update your spiritual intelligence and strategies. Last decade's won't do.
As a former basketball player, the Holy Spirit began to talk to me about the importance of a pivot. A pivot is a point of which something rests and turns, or upon and about which something rotates or oscillates (merriam-webster.com). A pivot gives you options. A pivot helps you to outmaneuver the opposition. A pivot changes your direction. The pivot can be a game changer. It's the pivot that will cause you to crossover into the promise of this season. As you go down the court of life armed with wisdom (skill), knowledge (intelligence), and understanding to face the opposition before you, be ready for the Lord to call a pivot. As you pivot it enables you to have the opposition on your back. This opens the way for you to crossover and go a new direction away from the opposition.
The crossover is your secret weapon. A basketball crossover is also known as an ankle-breaker, the crossover is a dribbling technique used to create space between yourself and a defender. It involves faking to one side and getting the defender to follow you before bouncing the ball back over to your other hand. This leaves the defender off balance and out of position, and leaves you open to take a shot, drive the lane, or pass. With enough practice, the crossover can be a deadly offensive weapon (wikiHow.com). In the coming days get ready to use your crossover. It's the ability to be fluid with the things of the spirit. We have to learn to be flexible, be ready to go when Holy Spirit says go, and crossover when He says crossover. Prepare yourself a pivotal season is upon us.
Recently, one morning I was spending time with Lord and sitting in His presence when I suddenly heard, "Times of refreshing are coming." I felt like this was not just a word for me but the Body of Christ. Many are weary from the warfare and battles of 2019,and wondering how they are going to step into the new. There's a window of time right now in the spirit where the Lord is pouring out refreshing to His people to ready them for what's next. One of the most vulnerable times for believers are times and seasons of transition. Often times the enemy will send in a sneak attack to delay or take us out. I was reminded of the story of the prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 18 Elijah has just experienced his greatest victory on Mount Carmel defeating the prophets of Baal. In the next chapter in 1 Kings 19 Jezebel sends out a threat to Elijah on his journey to Mount Herob, the place where he would meet with the Lord. Like Elijah, the enemy will often come an attack us after our greatest victories and battles. His presence is a safeguard for surprise attacks.
The reason Elijah was so affected was because he was depleted from battle. His guard was down. When Elijah received the threat he had no defense because he had poured himself out. This threat normally wouldn't affect him, but it did this time and nearly took him out because his guard was down. The enemy will often strike in our most vulnerable moments. In these moments and times of transition guard your ears, eyes, mind, spirit because the enemy will attack you with vain imaginations. The Lord told me January and into most of February would be a time to really sit with the Lord and allow Him to refresh you and strengthen you for the rest of 2020. If you don't you will struggle to keep up with the intensity of the season. This season will require a greater stamina, fortitude, and perseverance You will have what you need as you learn to abide in him and not strive. Strength comes from the place of abiding..
The Lord led me to Jeremiah 31:25 where the Lord declares, "I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” This is a promise and a realm of encounter the Lord desires to bring you into. Jesus is the well that never runs dry. Refreshing can be defined as to having the power to restore strength, revive, energy, to reinvigorate (dictionary.com). In this verse refresh in the Hebrew is male' meaning to fill, be full, fullness, abundance.
Have you felt the shift yet? The other morning as I was waking I had a dream a friend called. They wanted to know how I was doing because the battle of 2019 had been fierce. As I began to tell them I was good, in the natural a hotel door slammed shut and woke me up out of the dream. Although I was not happy about being woken up, I heard the Lord say, “Last year’s season is over. The warfare of 2019 is done. The door has been shut.” Later that same day in the evening I was writing some dreams and processing some stuff and I heard the Lord say, “That journal is done. It’s time to move on to a new journal because the season has changed. That season is over” To be honest I was a bit startled by the Lord’s directness, but it was confirmation to what he had spoken earlier.
The season has changed and it’s time to stop looking back and dwelling on things you cannot change. The Lord has shut the door. The books of heaven have changed to a new chapter, because we’re in a new era. Philippians 4:13-14 says, “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God's heavenly call in Christ Jesus.” Stop looking back into 2019. It’s time to go forward and lay hold of the new in 2020. Ahold can be defined as to grab or have a hold on (dictionary.com).
How do we grab a hold of and access the new. It starts with Isaiah 43:18, “Do not remember the former things,Or ponder the things of the past." We are the sum of our thoughts. We will only be able to go as far as our thoughts will take us. The Bible says, "As a man thinks so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). To grab onto the new we need to have the mindset for it. When we dwell on the things of the past whether good or bad, we get stuck there. It becomes a dwelling place God never intended for you to be in. A lot times what has happened in past seasons in mynute in comparison to what he wants to do in your now and future. It's like when your driving in a car and you look in the rear view mirror. When you look in the rear view, its a narrow and has a small portion of sight It has limits and can only look back and not ahead. The Lord desires for your vision to be like the front window of your car. Prophetically windows represent vision. Your front windshield is big, wide, and enables you to see whats ahead. It's time to stop looking at the rear view mirror of your life, and start looking through God's prophetic window of vision for your life.
What has your attention? It's important to realize your thoughts carry vision. That's why the apostle Paul said this in Philippians 3:12-12, "Not that I have already reached the goal or am already perfect, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead." What has a hold of you, has you. When past seasons have a hold of us instead of the Lord, it will be hard to move to move forward and grab unto the new. We're able to be led by the spirit of God in a greater measure when the God has a hold on us. When we allow ourselves to be led by the spirit we become sensitive to his promptings and directions in our lives. In this new season, it's important to be sensitive to the promptings of the spirit, because he's going to lead some of you a way you've not gone before. The Lord is making new pathways and roads in your life where they were not present before.
Come up higher! As we've stepped into 2020, the Lord wants to give you a fresh perspective. To go from glory to glory there must be a maturing that takes places. Maturing opens the way for new realms and dimensions in God. Paul said in Philippians 3:15, "Therefore, let all of us who are mature think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this also to you." He wants to renew the spirit of your mind so you can perceive, know, and discern the things of the spirit on a higher level and function (Romans 12:2). The things of the spirit require the spirit of excellence and a maturity to steward well when the Lord has entrusted to you. What you steward well and mature and grow in, God will give you more. How you thought about or saw things in this last season won't do. The Lord is saying, "Come up higher! Mature in your thought process. I have a new vantage point to show you, a new way I want you to think about this. I want you to see yourself different, and the things around you with fresh eyes. In order to do that we must take apostle Paul's wisdom when he said, "I forgot what is behind me and I reach forward to what is ahead." Some of you have been waiting on a breakthrough or the momentum to come. Momentum and breakthrough is found as you reach forward. As you reach ahead you’re going to catch the wave of acceleration that is being released right now. When you grab a hold of what's ahead, you're pulling what’s ahead you into your now. Now faith is pulling God's reality into your now. To lay ahold of the new in 2020 you have to forget the former things, let go, and reach ahead to what the Lord is doing now. Behold, the Lord is doing a new thing!
~Prophet Madeline James
During the last week of 2019, the Lord dropped the word reset in my spirit. I didn’t think much of it at first, but as time went on the word reset began to pull at me. I saw in the spirit this big red button that had the word R-E-S-E-T spelled on it, and this hand hitting the button. So I began to seek the Lord to hear what he was saying about “reset.” Reset can be defined as to set again, adjust, fix in a new or different way, to become set again (dictionary.com). When I read the definition of reset, I heard the Lord say He’s resetting his people in 2020. This reset word is not to be taken as another cliche’ word. He’s resetting His people back to divine purpose, intent, and destiny. 2019 and really the past few years have been an attempt by the enemy to disconnect us and get us out of alignment with the divine purposes and destiny. Ephesians 2:10 TPT says, “We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!” I want to encourage you whatever 2019 looked like, God has planned your destiny and the good works you will do. Whatever took place in 2019 doesn’t change that. Until it looks like what God has declared and spoken over your life its not over till matches that. God is resetting you back to divine purpose and intent where the enemy has tried to get you off track. You’re being reset and recalibrated.
The big red button stuck out to me and I asked the Lord the meaning for it. He said, “The red stands for my blood that is covering everything that has occurred in 2019. Tell my people to stop looking back and looking over their shoulders, my blood covers it. My blood speaks and declares a better thing over their lives than what the circumstances around them are saying. Every time the enemy tries to bring up what happened in 2019, hit the reset button. The reset is declaring my blood covers it. It’s under the blood, and no longer has the power over you like it once did. My blood covers it all.” Hebrews 12:24 declares, “To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.” The blood of Jesus is speaking a better word over your life and 2020. 2020 will not be like 2019.
I also heard the Lord say as we step into 2020, “I’m making all things new.” Revelation 21:5 TPT states, “And God-Enthroned spoke to me and said, “Consider this! I am making everything to be new and fresh. Write down at once all that I have told you, because each word is trustworthy and dependable.” The Hebrew word for make is poieo meaning to produce, construct, form, fashion, make ready, prepare. New in the Hebrew is kainos -fresh, recently made, unused, unworn, substance of a new kind, uncommon, unheard of. As you step into 2020 and walk out this year what you surrender to the Lord He will make new and rebrand. What hasn’t worked or fit in past seasons the Lord is restructuring in a brand new way that will go forth. The Lord is going to breath upon what you give to him, your ideas, dreams, books, music, businesses, ministries, etc. The Lord is releasing a freshness on your life and the things you’ve been working on that will grab the attention of others causing them to look in your direction. As the Lord told John to write these words because, each word is trustworthy and dependable you can take His word to the bank. It is sure and true. God is not a man that He would lie. You’re going to begin to see a fresh wind and a turnaround in 2020. What you thought was dead or forgotten, the Lord is breathing upon it. New life and freshness is coming to you in 2020. It’s time to run with the vision God has given you. The time is now. Reset. The Lord wants to renew the spirit of your mind. Romans 12:2 says, “We are transformed by the renewing of our minds according to the word of God,” You can’t take last season’s mindset with you into 2020. It won’t work. You must leave it at the door of 2020. The Lord has a fresh perspective, new ideas, and new thoughts He desires for you to walk in.
In closing, I kept hearing the Lord say, “Many will taste and see My goodness in 2020 where they could not before.” Your “taste” or discernment affects how you see. Psalm 34:8 says, “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” Where many are saying this is the year or season of the seers. It’s important you allow the Lord the deal with the parts of this past season. Bitterness will affect your ability to hear and see clearly in the spirit. Once again, as you surrender those things to the Lord, he will change the waters to sweet as he did in Exodus 15. You will taste and see the goodness of the Lord. As you taste, know, and experience His goodness it was cause you to have greater discernment and clarity where you did not have it before, that caused you to miss things in past seasons. As you reset the Lord is restoring your spiritual sight and discernment that will be key in the seasons to come. It’s time to RESET and get positioned as you enter 2020! The best is yet ahead!
Prophet Madeline James
I want to share a prophetic dream I had this morning on December 18, 2019. I believe this dream is important to the season we're moving into, and what God is releasing. I believe there is prophetic significance being that today is the 18th. Let me give some context before I go further. Yesterday, December 17, 2019, there was a significant shift in the realm of the spirit. Prophetically 17 represents victory, also completion and order. As we are getting ready to step into 2020, the Lord is bringing order to the chaos you've been experiencing, He is bringing things into alignment and order, and there's a completion and perfecting being released. Psalm 138:8 says, "The Lord perfects that which concerns us." Yesterday was also significant because victory was released in the realm of the spirit. You're going to begin to see it manifest in the natural. That which has hindered you, tried to stop you, things that have tried to steal your dreams, contracts and assignments from the enemy that have tried to take you out, etc those things are being overturned. Watch the victory in your life begin to manifest in the days to come before 2020 starts.
This morning I had a dream I was on top of this mountain. There was luscious green grass and plant life everywhere. As I stood on top of this mountain I could see for miles, and I could also see the ocean to my right. It almost look like a scene from a movie in Scotland or Ireland. In the next scene I was holding this massive sword almost as tall as me. The sheen and the radiance of the sword was magnificent, When the sun would hit it, it was blinding and stood out for miles. I had drove the point of the sword into the ground, and was holding the sword upright with both hands on the grip. There were two angels with me. One stood next to me. The other was down below holding a Bible open. I would tell this angel to read different passages and scriptures out loud. We were declaring and decreeing the word of the Lord and I woke up.
As I began to search out the importance of the dream, the Holy Spirit highlighted to me it was the 18th of December. Prophetically 18 signifies judgment by the word of God, or can mean complete new beginning. In the dream a mountain can prophetically signify a spiritual high place, governmental authority, Heaven, apostolic calling. The green all around me can signify righteousness, and the earth. The seas tend to represent humanity. The sword I was holding represented the Sword of the Spirit or the Spirit of Truth (Eph 6). The angels were there to help.
I believe this is significant as we move into this next season, the word of God/the Spirit of Truth is going to be key. Through the convergence of the apostolic and prophetic anointing, the Lord is setting the standard once again with His word, where many have thrown it out. The Spirit of Truth is being released in this hour to rightly divide between soul and spirit. Hebrews 4:12-13 TPT declares, "For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, and it pierces more sharply than a two-edged sword It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts. 13 There is not one person who can hide their thoughts from God, for nothing that we do remains a secret, and nothing created is concealed, but everything is exposed and defenseless before his eyes, to whom we must render an account." Where the word of God has been void upon the earth, it's being established once again. As the standard is raised it's bringing a purging and purity in the Body of Christ, and upon the earth. Where there has been corruption The Spirit of Truth is revealing.what has been hidden in darkness. It's judging and discerning motives and agendas.
The Sword of the Spirit is being released to bring breakthrough upon the earth, the Church and the nations. The word of God is coming to purify and break up the fallow ground where the things of God have been resisted.Jeremiah 23:29 declares, "Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]?” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks the [most stubborn] rock [in pieces]?" The Spirit of Truth is making way for the Spirit of God to flow upon the earth in a greater measure. The Lord is looking for those who will worship in Spirit and in Truth!
Finally, the verse that came to mind as I was waking from this encounter was Isaiah 54:17, "No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord. The Lord is releasing judgment upon your enemies and warfare, and recompense is coming to your house. The Lord is stepping in and vindicating you. Your righteousness will shine like the dawn (Ps 37:6). There is a completion coming to the warfare you've been enduring, and a new beginning starting as you enter 2020. The Lord has rendered justice in your favor. Angelic assistance has been released to partner and bring an acceleration to the word of the Lord being declared upon the earth and over the Body of Christ.
Breakthrough is a word that is stirring in the realm of the spirit now as we are approaching 2020. Several prophets have been speaking about it to prepare and position the Body of Christ to step into 2020. I believe many are speaking on it because it’s on God’s heart. He knows this has been a challenging year for many. As I’ve been praying into the last few weeks of December, the Lord keeps speaking that He is releasing a finishing grace. It’s a grace and empowering to end 2019 well no matter what it has look like the past 11 months. There’s a grace being released to finish up projects, business ideas, books, songs, etc where the warfare of the past few months has tried to hinder and delay. I declare and decree you shall finish up and tie up the loose ends of what has remained unfinished.
In this hour its really important to focus in on the true prophets of God, because they are releasing vision for what’s next and context for what you’ve been going through. It’s the promise of 2 Chronicles 20:20, “Believe in and trust in the Lord and you will be established. Believe and trust in His prophets and succeed.” The transition in 2019 and really in the past couple years has been hard but necessary. The transition is necessary to position you for what the Lord has prepared for you. He had to remove some relationships, and some of you have changed jobs, or geographical locations. There has been a lot of movement and re-positioning. Maybe you can’t see it, but the Lord has a purpose in this all. This past week the Lord kept bringing up Isaiah 66:7-9 TPT, “Zion gave birth suddenly, even before going into labor. She delivered a son without any painful contractions. 8 Who has ever seen or heard of such a wonder? Can a nation be birthed so suddenly? Yet no sooner does Zion go into labor than she gives birth to sons! 9 Yahweh, your God, says, “Do I allow you to conceive and not to give birth? Do I shut the womb when I’m the one who delivers?” The transition the Lord has had many of you in is positioning you for suddenlies. Just as the scripture says above, “Zion gave birth suddenly,” the Lord has positioned you for a suddenly. A suddenly is something that happens quickly and unexpectedly (dictionary.com). Where it seems like things have been delayed and you have felt stuck, God is shifting you into suddenlies and multiplication. As the scripture says above you’re not just birth “a son” but “sons.” This is your season of double portion. The Lord is faithful to complete his promise in your life and will help you birth it.
I heard the Lord say in this season He’s releasing an ease and comfort to hearts and emotions that have been having a hard time. Ease can be defined as to free from something that pains, disquiets, or burden, alleviate pressure and tension (merriam-webster.com) Isaiah 66:13 TPT says, “13 As a mother tenderly comforts her child, so will I tenderly comfort you, and you will find comfort in Jerusalem.” You’re going to know and experience the Lord’s comfort in a fresh way as you cry out to Him. You will also experience His refreshing. Dead and hardened hearts are coming alive again! Psalm 126:4 TPT declares, “May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again.” The Lord shared with me that there will be a reason to celebrate by the end of 2019 as you go into 2020. You may have not had anything or much that you feel like you could be happy about in this year, but the Lord is moving on your behalf. How you leave one season sets the tone for how you enter your next.
Your weeping season is turning into your reaping season. 2020 is going to be a year of great harvest. Your tears have not been in vain. They have been watering the harvest of your life. Psalm 126:5-6 TPT says, “Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing.” You may have entered 2019 one way, but I prophesy you’re leaving 2019 and stepping into 2020 with armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing. Joy is your portion. Where it has seemed like like sadness and pain have been your portion, your weeping is turning into joy. You will taste and see the goodness of the Lord. The Lord is shifting and transitioning you for a great comeback in 2020. Nothing that has happened to you in 2019 will be wasted, the Lord will use it for His glory in your life.
There’s a finishing grace being released right now to help close out 2019 well, and step into 2020 anew. As I began to ask the Lord more about that, He began to tell me there is grace to breakthrough where many have felt stuck, immobilized, and unable to finish what the Lord had put on their hearts for 2019. There was a wave of warfare that was released in the last quarter of the year to stop you. But the Lord is saying, “Breakthrough is here. I am breaking you out, and through.” Isaiah 61:7 TPT declares, “Because you received a double dose of shame and dishonor, you will inherit a double portion of endless joy and everlasting bliss.” There was a 1-2 punch the enemy tried to take you out with, but the Lord is releasing His 1-2 counter punch over your life.
I had recent dream depicting this. In the dream I was with some people in a room, and suddenly I noticed there were two yellow jacket wasps flying around the room. Prophetically wasps represent a demonic attack meant to sting and hurt you. Sometimes this can be represented through people or words. In the natural yellow jacket wasps are more aggressive than other wasps and other stinging insects. Unlike other bees or wasps, yellow jackets don’t loose their stinger. They can attack and sting provoked or unprovoked. Yellow jackets aggressively protect what’s theirs. They can kill people by number of stings causing toxic effects and those allergic to them. To dig a little a deeper prophetically, the colors of the yellow jacket are yellow and black. Yellow can represent fear, and black the demonic. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy.” This was the agenda of the attack sent against you in this last quarter, to instill fear and kill what God is doing in your life. But it didn’t work. In the dream I was able to kill both wasps. What the enemy sent to hurt you and sting you with, it’s not going to work! Take out the wasps!
Many prophetic voices in this season are calling it and prophesying it the double double. To see the double manifest you must grab a hold of the word of God. It’s the word of God that carries the power to break you through and out. The word is living and active. For the word to become active in our lives we have to partner with the word. As we are stepping into 2020, many of the prophets have been declaring 2 Chronicles 20:20. It says, “So they rose early in the morning and went and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established, believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” In the Hebrew Tekoa means stockade, a fence, a barrier. Prophetically many of you are in the wildness of Tekoa. There is a fence or barrier that has been standing in the way of walking in victory and breakthrough. As the Israelites stood in Tekoa, King Jehoshaphat reminded the people of what the prophet had said before, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord who is with you ( 2 Chronicles 2:17).
In order for the Israelites to see the Wilderness of Tekoa be removed before them they had to: 1. Believe in the Lord. Their belief or trust would cause them to be established. Established in the Hebrew is aman meaning made firm, secure, verified, lasting. When you trust in the Lord he will cause you to become a pillar, one that is immovable and not easily overcome. When God establishes you, it will dethrone in your life what’s not of the Lord. 2. Believe His prophets. More than ever its going to be important to discern the prophetic voices you allow to speak into your life. It will determine your level of success. The Lord is adding weight to the voices of the prophets as we step into a new era in 2020. In the days to come it will be vitally important to head the word of the true prophets, especially when they are prophesying similar words. When prophets prophesy similar words, its because Heaven is trying to release something, and trying to get the attention of the people. In the scripture above the king said if you believe the prophets it will cause you to succeed. Succeed is the Hebrew word tsalach meaning to progress, prosper, and advance. When you receive the prophet and the word, you receive the prophet’s reward (Matthew 10:41). A part of the prophet’s reward is the spirit of breakthrough. Breakthrough is released when we embrace the word.
What will cause you to advance in this hour is not your agenda, strength, or skills. It will be the word of God that will cause you to advance, prosper, and succeed. We see this time and time again throughout the Bible when the people heeded the word of the Lord. I declare and decree your Wilderness of Tekoa is being removed. The barrier and fence that has risen up and stood before you is coming down low as you advance with the word of the Lord. The word is going to cause you to advance and breakthrough into 2020!
Prophet Madeline James
Lately the Lord has been speaking to me about the power of the Word of God. When we release the Word of God it carries the anointing to break us through to our next. I know “breakthrough” can seem a bit clique at times, and its been worn out. I truly believe we are in a season of breakthrough as we get ready to step into. This is significant and necessary because we are stepping into a new era and time. Breakthrough can be defined as a sudden, dramatic important development (dictionary.com) Also, it can be an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle (Merriam-Webster.com) I truly believe these definitions are what Heaven is desiring to manifest in our lives. Breakthrough is your portion.
As we move into the last few weeks of 2019, I want to encourage you that God has not forgotten you. It may seem like the opposition around you is caving in, and another year is going by without any change. There is always hope because Jesus is the hope of glory. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). Your night season is shifting. Another word we often use is “shift.” Shifting can be defined as changing, especially, unpredictability, take a new direction (dictionary.com). I believe the God of the breakthrough is coming to shift into a new direction. For many of you, you’re going to find yourself going in one direction, then suddenly the Lord is going to shift you and break you through to a new direction. Breakthrough is here. It’s now.
What is the word or scripture the Lord has give you for this season. It’s time to pick it back up again. Jeremiah 23:29 declares, “Does not my word burn like a fire says the Lord, Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock into pieces.” When you begin to declare and decree the word it becomes like a hammer to smash the obstacles and the stubborn places that have blocked you from moving forward. The word of God is not just words written on paper. The word of God is living and active. We have to learn to activate the word of God in our lives by releasing the word of God. When we learn to work the word it will work on our behalf. The Lord watches over His word until he sees it complete the assignment it was intended for. When we release the word the angelic is dispatched to help assist us bring the word of God forth into manifestation in our lives, ministries, and business.
When the word of God is released is carries a force behind to break the toughest and hardest walls and opposition. Ezekiel 26:9 states, “He will pound your walls with battering rams and demolish your towers with sledgehammers” The battering rams and the sledgehammers are a representation of the word of God, and the force behind it. In ancient times battering rams were a weapon used to break through the gates or walls of a besieged city or castle (britannica.com). I want you to envision writing the scripture or the prophetic word the Lord gave you for this season on the battering ram. As you begin to declare the word with the backing of heaven, the word of God like a battering ram, breaking through the gates and walls that have kept you from breakthrough to your next.
In closing, I want to share some revelations from the story of King Jehoash and the prophet Elisha. 2 Kings 13: 14-19. In this story Jehoash comes to visit Elisha on his death bed, desperate because he fears Aram. In verse 15 the prophet tells the king to grab the bow and arrows. The arrows represent the word of God, and the prophet words that have been spoken over your life. They are weapons we can use to fight back. When the enemy releases his arrows or words, we can prophesy back with the arrows of the Lord. In verse 17 the prophet tells the king to open the eastern window. It’s time to open your spiritual vision to see as the Lord sees. In the Bible the east can represent the place from which the glory or His presence is. The prophet told the king to shoot the arrow where the glory was. The prophet called the arrow, “The Lord’s arrow of victory.” The glory and His word will manifest the victory every time.
In verse 18 Elisha tells the king to grow the other arrows (word of God) and strike the ground. This was a prophetic act declaring the victory of the Lord. The king struck the ground only 3 times, and the prophet got mad at him and told him, “Why didn’t you strike the ground 6-7 times?” The king struck the ground accordingly to the measure of his faith. Striking the ground only enabled a partial victory and breakthrough. The prophet what the king to strike the ground 6-7 times to bring the total victory and breakthrough. Seven prophetically represents completion, the prophet says this in the 18th verse which prophetically represents victory. We have to stop settling for partial breakthroughs and victories. Take the arrows of the word of God, and strike the ground for the complete manifestation of victory. As you strike the ground with the arrows of the Lord, God is bringing a completion to your warfare and the season you’ve been walking through. As you step into the new, your going to walk in the manifestation of the breakthrough. A sudden act of moving beyond the obstacles that have hindered you in past season. Breakthrough is here and now. Strike the ground and release the breaker!
~Prophet Madeline James
THE APOSTOLIC & PROPHETIC ANOINTING IS BEING RELEASED IN KENTUCKY TO UNEARTH THE HIDDEN TREASURES & UNCAP THE WELLS OF REVIVAL
I had a dream about Kentucky 3 months ago that I finally feel led to share. In the dream I was in Turlock, CA getting ready to attend a service at Harvest Church. I walked into the sanctuary before the service as the prayer team was praying for the service, and the worship team was practicing. One of the main worship leaders came up to me and began to prophesy to me that there is so much treasure to be found and discovered in Kentucky. He then turns and points to this huge map of Kentucky hanging on the wall. On the map I can see all the treasures and wells throughout KY waiting to be found and unearthed. I then began to tell my friend about the rich history of revival in Kentucky, that Kentucky is known as a revival state, and there have been some big moves of a God. But there is a greater move coming to Kentucky.
I believe me being in California in the dream is significant because California is a forerunner state. California is known for mining especially in the 1800’s because of the gold rush. This is and was a prophetic picture of what the Lord wanted to do in California. It was a prophetic picture of the glory that was getting ready to be unearthed, that caused great moves of God throughout California that touched the world. There’s another wave and move of God being released and getting ready to hit California.
This same anointing is getting ready to hit Kentucky! Just like I was at Harvest Church, harvest time is now! Yes Kentucky has had great moves of God and revivals, but the greatest revival is ready to hit. God is releasing the apostolic and prophetic anointing across Kentucky to unearth the spiritual treasures and wells. And it will be a sign in the natural that new resources and minerals will be discovered in Kentucky. This is the Isaiah 45 anointing. Isaiah 45:2-3 declares, “I will march out in front of you and level every obstacle (mountain). I will shatter to pieces bronze doors and slice through iron bars. 3I will give you hidden treasures from dark, concealed places and wealth waiting in secret sites so that you recognize me, for it is I, Yahweh, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name!”
The Lord is raising up apostolic and prophetic voices in Kentucky to break open new regions and territories that have been hard and shut off. The word of the Lord is going to come like a hammer to bust open and break the spiritual mountains (territorial spirits) into pieces that have been hindering the move of God (Jeremiah 23:29). To the places where there have been great moves of God and revival stirrings, its time to dig a little deeper. There’s greater treasure, and deeper wells to uncap.
Keys to seeing this come to pass:
1. Prophetic Worship and IntercessionProphetic and apostolic worship and intercession will be key to helping govern and sustaining the move of God across Kentucky. The Lord is looking for houses of worship and prayer that will govern and sustain the open heaven over each region.
2. Partnering With The Angelic and the Word
We must partner with the angelic, we cannot not do this on our own. As we partner with the prophetic words spoken, we release them for the angelic to war on our behalf and go get what we need. The breaker angels and angels of awakening are being released across Kentucky help break open regions that have been shut off to the things of God. The angelic have strategies from heaven to release to help build in this season.
To see this move of God in Kentucky we must come together in unity. Different streams need to cross pollinate. There needs to be forgiveness among leaders. Unforgiveness has brought division in our state. We must also deal with the racial division. As Kentucky's motto says, "United we stand divided we fall." Let's come together so we can see a great move of God come forth out of Kentucky!
Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.