Recently the opposition has seemed to intensify over the past few weeks. We are on the brink of great breakthrough and stepping into new seasons, callings, mantles, etc. Opposition is not always a bad thing. Opposition positions you for what's next, and for promotion. Often times we can discern the next step by the measure and the intensity of the opposition, and what the opposition is coming against. There has been a great stretching in this season, because what is next is going to require a greater capacity to walk in the fullness of the Lord. There has been pressure on all sides, Many of you have been wondering when will the pressure lift. Don't jump the process too soon, the Lord is using it to make and mark you for what's next.
We have to learn to discern what's the enemy and what is God allowing. In Luke 4:1-2, after Jesus got baptized, its says,"The spirit of the Lord drove Jesus into the wilderness." It's in this place Jesus was qualified (proven), equipped, and armed for what was next. Sometimes the spirit of God will lead us to a place of threshing and testing to prepare us for our next season. When it was time for Jesus to leave the wilderness Luke 4:14 TPT says, "Then Jesus, armed with the Holy Spirit's power returned to Galilee, and His fame spread throughout the region." The spirit of God led him in and led him out. When we allow the spirit of God to lead us, there is grace and strength released to us to go through, and then come out armed. What the Lord has been taking you through is producing new weapons and strategies for the next season, Psalm 144:1 declares, "Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle."
Not only is the Lord training you to war in a new way, He's building a tenacity and a fierceness in you. God allows the opposition to come to build our spiritual muscles. So often we contradict ourselves by saying God I want to go to new levels, but when the "training" comes we fold under the opposition. We have to be a people that know and learn how to stand in the face of opposition. We have to stop running away from the hard things. We're forgetting who the Lord is in our lives, and how we have the DNA of victory and overcoming in us. Often times we don't realize what's inside us till the Lord allows the opposition to come. God allows those moments to happen not so that we are defeated, but so we can learn to overcome. If we never overcome anything then we'll never have authority to help others or nations breakthrough.
Strength doesn't come by standing still, it comes by pushing back and not giving up. Psalm 84:7 says, "They grow stronger and stronger with every step forward," Strength in this verse is the Hebrew word chayil. Chayil means strength, might, efficiency, and force. Strength is released when we keep stepping forward. The Lord is waiting on you to make up your mind and heart. We all have the choice to go backwards, stay in the middle, or go forward. The strength in Psalm 84 is talking about a realm of God strength, not a human strength. We are supernatural beings and need a supernatural God strength to accomplish all that He's called us to do. When we learn to lean on Him, and wait on Him, He renews our strength (Isa 40:31). The Hebrew word for renew in Isaiah 40 is a constant renewal, it never runs out.
Be encouraged, what has happened in this season God is using to build a supernatural strength, might, and tenacity in you. It's the chayil of God! The chayil will cause you to overcome and do what you didn't think you could. It will cause you to have the advantage over the enemy, just like Elisha outran the chariots. David said in Psalm 18:29, "In your strength I can crush an army, with my God I can scale any wall." The key is walking in His strength not our strength. Set your face like flint and determine in your heart to keep pressing forward. As you lean into God's chayil, His strength is going to cause you to go from strength to strength as you advance in this hour.
Prophet Madeline James
There are many things transpiring and unfolding in the realm of the spirit in this season. This has been a season of great reward and great contending. The enemy can't necessarily stop what God is doing, but he can try and take out as many as he can along the way. There has been a great wave of opposition released by the enemy to try and overwhelm and take out those moving forward. 1 Corinthians 16:9 TPT says, "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." With great opportunity there will always be a great contending.
I had a dream recently, where I experienced this great wave of opposition. In the dream I was in the ocean by Australia. I was in this bay that led out to the ocean, and there was a big red bridge to the left. I was sitting out in the deep on a surf board with the Father next to me, There were people all over the water in different spots. As I'm sitting there, suddenly I notice something above me. When I lifted my head I saw 300-400ft above me, this massive wall of water, a tsunami wave. I immediately thought to myself I"m going to die, and I began to panic. The Father told me, "Just breathe." The wall of water came down, and I went under the water into the deep and it spit me out on the other side. I was ok, I made it through.
I believe this is a picture of what many of you may be feeling or experiencing. You were minding your business and doing your thing for God, and suddenly an overwhelming wave rose up against you. Reminds me of the story in Matthew 8, when a sudden violent storm arose as Jesus, and his disciples were going to the other side. There will always be a contending for your next. Maybe you feel like I did in the dream, or how the disciples felt, that you weren't going to make it I declare, you're going to make it. What the enemy meant for your evil, the Lord is going to use for your good (Genesis 50:20).
When I came out on the other side of the wave, it had thrown me into a new place. God will use the opposition to position you, to thrust you forward. As the water crashed down, everything that had hindered or opposed me before broke off. One of the meanings for Australia is, "The land down under." In this season there are many treasures, riches, revelations to be discovered in the depths of God. The deep places of God are crying out for the deep places in God. Some things in God can only be found and experienced in the deep. Don't allow the fear of the waves of opposition to keep you from His depths.
The bridge in the dream represents the transition many are experiencing, and the connections the Lord is orchestrating in this season. The water and the waves can represent many things. In this instance I believe it represents the voice of opposition from those around you. Psalm 66:5 TPT declares, "You muzzle the roar of the mighty seas and the rage of mobs with their noisy riots." Some times the roar of people's voices will try to come and roar over you. I declare the voice of the Lord is coming to muzzle the voices of those speaking against you and those who oppose you. Just breathe. The Lord is walking with you every step of the way. You will not drown from the opposition. You will come out on the other side victorious.
Prophet Madeline James
As I was preparing to minister at my church last week, the Lord began to talk to me about vision and how many have become weary carrying the vision. In the beginning of the year, the Lord spoke to me to guard the vision, because the enemy would come to attack what the Lord was unfolding. 2019 has been mark by many things, but 2019 has been a war for the vision over your life and where God is taking you as we step into 2020. The war has been so great over the past 3-4 years because many and the Body of Christ have been in a massive transition. We have been exiting one era, and entering a new era. How we leave one season will determine how we enter the next season.
The Lord told me, "2019 has been a war over the vision of your life. I'm releasing glimpses of your next. As you step over the threshold into 2020 clarity is coming to the vision." Many are on the threshold of stepping into the vision God has purposed for your life, but the enemy has unleashed great warfare to push you back. A threshold is a place of entering or crossing over. Paul declares 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." Don't back down or bow to the intimidation of the enemy. It's time to crossover into the vision God has placed in your heart.
The Lord showed me many have become weary carrying the vision. Some have even laid down the vision and have been asking the Lord, "Why has it not come forth yet." I want to encourage you to pick it back up again, continue to run with the vision. The Lord is releasing a fresh wind, a second wind to breath upon the vision again. I prophesy the vision shall not die but it shall come forth. Lord showed me many of you have a valley of dead dreams and visions, like the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37. It's time to prophesy the breathe of God once again over your dreams and visions and watch them come back to life. Ezekiel 37: 9-10 says, "Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army." Dead dreams and visions are coming alive once again!
We must steward the vision well. In Habakkuk 2:1-3 we can learn how to manage and steward the vision. In the first verse he says,"I will go up to my watchtower and wait to see what the Lord will say." I want to encourage to ascend with the Lord to have Him reveal once again what is the vision for your life. When we ascend with the Lord we can see from His vantage point, and see further than we can on the ground. In verse two the Lord told Habakkuk to, "Write the vision and make it plain, engrave it on the clay tablets." Allow the Lord to write the vision once again upon your heart. The Lord showed me many dreams and vision were waiting to be pulled down and established as people would write the vision. When the vision is written and engraved upon your heart no one can take it from you. The word write in this passage is the Hebrew word for decree. In Job 22:28 it declares, "When you declare and decree a thing it shall be established for you." The word decree in this passage in the Hebrew means to cut down, cut off. When you begin to write down and decree the vision the Lord will remove every vision that's not of Him, and establish what has been declared over you!
In Habakkuk 2:3 it says (AMP), "For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time. It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it, Because it will certainly come; it will not delay." A lot of times we struggle and get hung up on the appointed time. Every word and vision God has given you for your life and ministry, has an assignment and angelic help attached to it, to see the fulfillment of it. Don't get caught in the tension of the now and where you're going. Remain present in the now. If there has been delay, discern what the delay is to break it. Sometimes the delay is us, demonic interference, or sometimes the vision needs to marinate a little longer. As you discern the delay don't give up hope. The Lord will give you a strategy to break the delay. Isaiah 55:11 (AMP) declares, "The Lord watches over His word until it performs what it was intended to do."
Pick up the vision again because you are on the threshold of crossing over. The vision hurries toward the goal of fulfillment. The Lord is releasing a fresh wind and mantle of grace to see the vision come forth. I prophesy the vision shall come to pass and not die. New life is coming upon your dreams and visions in Jesus name!
~Prophet Madeline James
In light of what some prophetic voices have spoken or declared over California, I believe the Lord is not done with California, and California's best days are ahead. On the morning of July 19, 2019 as I was waking the Lord took me above a map on the United States. The state of California was highlighted to me, it came forth out of the map, and a star was highlighted in southern California. Suddenly I was there in Southern California where the star dropped, although I'm not sure of the exact location, I sense it was around Palm Springs and Los Angeles. In the dream I translated to a fairgrounds possibly in Orange County. I was with an angel named Lisa (means oath/covenant of God), and with a known prophet from Southern California, Holly Watson.
We were getting ready to leave the fair to go and drink the new wine of the spirit that was being released. As we were leaving this mother and father brought their daughter to me, she was demonized. The parents of the girl told me they had taken her every where to get help or deliverance but no one could help her, no minister could deliver her. This demon had taken control of her mouth and tongue. I laid my hands on the girl and began to declare and speak deliverance over her until the demon left. I began to tell the family I had recently released this word over a congregation, where the Lord was changing their taste buds from bitter to sweet. The people would taste and see that the Lord is good (Ps 34:8).
I believe California is on the Lord’s heart in this hour. This little girl and the fairgrounds in the dream represents a territorial spirit, and the mixture of witchcraft in Southern California. I believe this spirit the girl had represents bitterness, hatred, anger, death. The word of God says there is the power of life and death in our tongues (Prov 18:21). This little girl reminded me of the story in Matthew 17 about the epileptic boy the disciples could not deliver. Matthew 17:19-21 (AMP) says, “Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why could we not drive it out?” He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and-most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. [But this kind of demon does not go out except by prayer and fasting.]” The reason the disciples could not cast out the demon, was because it represent ed a governmental or territorial spirit when you break down the Greek. The disciples needed to pray and fast more to grow their faith and authority. I believe this is a key to dealing with this terroritorial spirit in Southern California. There is a cry of deliverance being released from the people. The Lord is wanting to use His prophets to release deliverance to the people and the land. When the people get free the land can get free. Where there has been a bitterness and a bitter taste in Southern California, He’s turning the waters from bitter to sweet, and the people will begin to taste and see His goodness like never before in California. The Lord is pouring out the new wine and new awakening. When the Lord brought the state of California before me it was completely geeen. Prophetically the green represents growth, and prosperity. Where there has been barrenness and broken economy, the Lord is bringing restoration and prosperity to California’s land and economy.
The little girl in the dream also reminded me of minister Joshua Mills’s daughter, Liberty, who has been fighting for her life with issues concerning her tongue. Her name is Liberty. The Father wants to release liberty in Southern California that will ring throughout the state.
The angel in the dream represented God’s covenant with California. He has not forgotten His promises over California. His covenant speaks a better word. There shall be another move and a greater awakening than what California has experienced before.
Prophet Madeline James
I'm sure many of you have noticed in the last few years there has been an increase of warfare, and opposition. This will continue to increase as we approach the last days, but the Lord wants us to be strategic in our warfare. The enemy is strategic and evolving his tactics, we must do the same. The Lord recently reminded me of a dream I had in the fall of 2017. In the dream I entered this church that represented the Church at large. I was dressed in a military uniform as a lieutenant, and I was reporting to a general who is a known prophet in the Body of Christ. As I entered the sanctuary this prophet and another prophet were strategizing about the war and battle at hand. When the general allowed me to speak I reported from the battlefield that the prophets and prophetic people were getting taken out. We were losing so many because, they are getting caught up in the second heaven warfare.
The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:12 (TPT) the type of war we're up against, "Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage." We must remember we are in a spiritual war that requires spiritual weapons and strategies. Logic doesn't work in this realm.
To understand warfare a little better, let's take a look at the different realms we can operate in. We are made up of body, soul, and spirit. The body correlates to the earth realm which is the first heaven (Deut 28:12). Our soul which is our mind, will, and emotions is correlated to the second heaven where the angels and demons fight (Daniel 10, Eph 6). And our spirit correlates to the third heaven which is where the Lord dwells (2 Corinthians 12:2). Depending which realm we operate in, we are subject to the law and rules of that realm. For example, in Genesis 32 we read about Jacob wrestling with the angel of the Lord. The reason Jacob was able to overpower the angel because the angel had come into the earth realm where man had been given authority. In Daniel 10 we see a glimpse of the second heaven warfare, The prophet Daniel had been fasting and praying for revelation, and discouraged because there was no answer yet. The angel finally comes to Daniel and says, "Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia" (Daniel 10:12-13). We see here the second heaven is where the angels and demons are warring. And lastly, the third heaven is made reference to by Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:2 (ESV), "I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows."
In warfare, to be effective we must recognize what realm we're warring in. As a believer we should always be fighting from the third heaven, the place of glory and victory. So often we allow the enemy to pull us out of character into that second heaven warfare, and we get pounded with mental warfare and our emotions go all over the place. Ephesians 2:6 (ESV) declares, "He raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Being seated with him means we are above the second heaven warfare and principalities, That place with Christ, is a position of authority and triumph. When we allow the enemy to pull us from the place where we're seated, to his turf, we'll loose every time. When we fight from the place of glory, in our identity as a son and daughter, and the authority of Christ, the victory is guaranteed every time.
When we stay stuck in second heaven warfare, its the place of striving and fighting in our own strength. You don't have anything to prove. You don't have to fight on our own, His power empowers us with everything we need to be victorious. In Psalm 18:33-35 (TPT) David shares his warfare strategy,"Through you I ascend to the highest peaks of your glory to stand in the heavenly places, strong and secure in you. You’ve trained me with the weapons of warfare-worship; now I’ll descend into battle with power to chase and conquer my foes. You empower me for victory with your wrap-around presence.Your power within makes me strong to subdue." To be effective and victorious, we must allow the Lord to train us and mantle us for the warfare we face,
You are anointed to face and overcome your warfare. Don't allow the enemy to keep you stuck in the second heaven warfare and mental warfare. You have to fight in the spirit not in your logic. Our weapons are not carnal but mighty and energized with divine power (2 Corinthians 10:4 TPT). Many are getting taken out because they get caught up in a battle the Lord has not authorized them or empowered them to fight. Keep the battle on glory's turf. Come up higher Beloved, there's a higher way and different level of thinking to your battle. When you keep the battle in the glory, you have the advantage against the enemy.
Prophet Madeline James
During a time of recent worship I was pressing in for more, and suddenly I began to see in the spirit several mantles being released to the earth. I asked the Lord what He was showing me, and He said, "I'm releasing new mantles of glory upon My people." I believe this is a continuation of the Isaiah 60 mandate God is releasing over His people. Isaiah 60:1-2 (TPT) declares, "Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned. Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of His glory appears over you." For those who are willing to grab it, there are fresh mantles of glory being released from Heaven. Fresh can be defined as not previously known, new, unprocessed, not altered, different, pure. God desires for His people to walk in a new glory they've not known, or that the world has not experienced yet. Despite what may be taking place upon the earth and in the Church, the glory of God will continue to increase. Habakkuk 2:14 (ESV) declares, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."
What is a mantle? Mantle is term we see in the Bible used and worn by prophets. The mantle carries a supernatural realm and authority, and everything the prophet would need to carry their assignment out. Mantles empower us to carry out the assignments the Lord gives us. Many have been in a season of transition for the past two years, because the Lord is birthing new assignments. One of the things that hinders us from stepping into new seasons and new assignments, is keeping our mantles from past seasons and assignments. New seasons require new mantles, and new anointings.
We're stepping into new era of glory. Don't miss the mantle the Lord is releasing for your next. The mantle of glory you wore in previous seasons won't do in this new season. New mantles release new influence, a greater measure of faith, and greater measures of wealth and inheritance. Isaiah 60:3-6 TPT, declares the nations will be attracted to the glory on your life. In this passage Isaiah tells us to lift up our eyes, look around and believe. And Isaiah 60:5 (TPT) says, "The fullness of the sea will flow to you and the wealth of the nations will be transferred to you." The warfare and the contending you've been going through over the past few years has been for the more and the increase.
As the Lord mantles you for this new season, own your mantle and wear it with confidence. Stop dulling down or trying to hide your shine, because it may upset others You were made to shine, and its your time to shine. Go forth with your new mantle and release His glory!
Prophet Madeline James
As we begin the second half of 2019, the pace is going to shift and pick up. Many of you have been experiencing a lull the first half of the year. In that waiting time the Lord has been enlarging your capacity to carry what you're going to begin to manifest the second half of this year. For things to manifest in the natural, it must first be birthed in the spirit. Each prophetic word is like a seed the Lord puts in our spirits. The seed has to grow and mature, so it doesn't die prematurely. Each prophetic word released has an assignment. Isaiah 55:8-11 (MSG) declares, “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work. For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them." What you've been experiencing these past few months is the birthing pangs of these prophetic words. For many of you, the pressure you've been feeling is the pressure of the "baby" that has dropped into position to come forth. The head is crowning in the spirit.
Many are pregnant with promise, but prophetic words just don't happen. We have to partner and co labor with Holy Spirit to see the manifestation of His promises in our lives. The Holy Spirit is your midwife. Romans 8:26-27 (MSG) says, "Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God." Don't give up now, you've come too far. There is grace and help to birth what the Lord has been growing and developing in you.
Many of you feel like Mary, and can't believe what you're carrying. When the angel of the Lord came to Mary in Luke 1, she had a hard time wrapping her head around what Gabriel just told her. Gabriel told her she would carry and birth Jesus. She would be the mother of God Imagine hearing that. She asked Gabriel how can this be? He told her not to fear and worry, and that, "Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37 TPT)! Some of you feel like Mary, have been asking the Lord how can I birth what you spoke over me. As the angel told Mary, I encourage you today there is power in the promise the Lord has given you. Mary may not have understood how it was all going to work out, but she came into agreement with the promise. Mary told Gabriel, "Then Mary responded, saying, “This is amazing! I will be a mother for the Lord![ad] As his servant, I accept whatever he has for me. May everything you have told me come to pass" (Luke 1:38 TPT). Mary accepted the promise and partnered her faith with the word to activate it. Some of you have come out of agreement with what God has spoken over you. It's time to come back into agreement with the word over your life, Partner your faith with each promise, and watch them become activated in your life again. It's not too late. As Gabriel told Mary, "There's nothing impossible with God."
Position yourself as we enter the second half of this really. The pace is shifting and picking up. Jump into July, and get ready to go full speed ahead. Door are opening, opportunities are coming, promotion is being released. The new is now!
~Prophet Madeline James
A couple days ago the Lord gave me another dream about the new glory and new oil He is releasing. The dreams are increasing because the Father desires for His Bride to partake of the new He is releasing. The new is not coming its now. The Bible says that, "The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former" (Haggai 2:9). This is the season and hour to step into the new the Lord is releasing. He has saved the best for last.
In the beginning of my dream, I was being escorted by an angel named Grace.through a warehouse that had many levels. The angel took me up this ramp to a door opening that led to a stairwell. An angel of the Lord named, Brandon, came down the stairs carrying a savory type of pie he had been eating. I asked him what the pie was, he said, "This the new glory. Go upstairs and get a piece, there is plenty for everyone." The scene switched and I was with the angel Grace again, and then a lady named Sally came in the room through another door. I asked her, "Have you tried the new oil yet? Oh wait you haven't yet, you'll love it!" As I went to open the vile of oil to pour some on her, I noticed the container was clear, the lid had a silver screw top, the oil was clear, and there was vine on the inside of the container. She loved the oil, and she rejoiced.
As I sought the Lord for the interpretation and some prophetic council, the Lord began to unfold the significance of the dream. In the beginning of the dream, and angel named Grace began to escort me through the warehouse up a ramp. I believe the Lord is releasing and guiding us with His grace to come up to a higher place. The warehouse represents a storehouse in the heavenlies that carries this new glory and new oil. Proverbs 3:10 (ESV) says, "Then he will fill your barns with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine."
The angel Brandon came down the stairs and was carrying a pie that represented the new glory. The name Brandon means beacon hill. The pie that we was carrying didn't look very appetizing, but he said it was the new glory, and he encouraged me to go upstairs to get a piece. I sense the Lord is saying to access the new glory we have to go up higher, to a new place, where His glory shines. There is piece of pie or "glory" for all of us to eat. But this glory or pie is not like the glory we've been used to. As the Body, we have desired the sweet things, and have rejected the meat. In the "old world" they would make meat pies that were meaty, savory, and filling. Savory means to be full of flavor. If we're not careful we'll miss the new glory because expecting it to come a certain way. At first it didn't look appetizing but it was delicious one I ate it. The Lord wants to change the taste buds of His people. There is a new glory that is more, full of Him, and satisfying.
The scene where Sally comes in and I offer her the new oil is pivotal. The name Sally means princess. She represents the Bride of Christ, the remnant. In the vile the oil was clear, there was a vine in it, and the top was silver. This is the new oil the Lord is offering to His Bride. The silver represents redemption. The Lord is bringing His Bride out of the dark places, and the things that have stained her dress. He is redeeming love. The vine in the oil represents the antidote to combat what the enemy has thrown at the Church. It reminds me of Exodus 15:25 where the Lord told Moses to throw the branch into the water so the water would turn from bitter to sweet. The Lord is purifying His Bride with fresh oil that is not tainted or broken down. This oil will empower His Bride to overcome where she has not be able to. The Lord is releasing an empowering anointing to His Bride in these last days, that will release a great joy and rejoicing. His Bride will be filled with joy unspeakable full of glory (1 Peter 1:8). Full of Him. But once again we must not miss the new oil because it will be different than we've known before. When Jesus turned the water to wine in John 2, the ruler of the feast said, "Every host serves his best wine first until everyone has had a cup or two, then he serves the wine of poor quality. But you, my friend, you've reserved the most exquisite wine until now" (John 2:10 TPT). He's saving the best for last.
Beloved the new wine, the new oil, the new glory is here, and being poured out to those who chose to partake in it. Don't miss it because it looks, smells, and taste different. Break off the religious mindsets and wineskins. Don't be so quick to judge and criticize what you've not seen or known before. We're getting ready to experience a glory we've known or tasted. Open your hearts, your minds, and your spirits to receive the new. The greater.
"Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now is the time, my beautiful one. 11 The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth.The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere.The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place.For now is the time to arise and come away with me" (Song of Songs 2:10-11, 13 TPT).
Prophet Madeline James
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
In this season the Lord has been speaking to me through several dreams, using airplanes. Dreams and visions are the language of heaven. It's important to pay attention to your dreams and visions Job 33:14-15 (NLT) says, "For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds." When your dreams begin to have certain or recurring themes, we must take note because the Lord is highlighting significant markers to pay attention to. As you take note of your dreams and steward them, God will build a dream language with you so you can begin to understand what He is saying to you in your dreams.
Over the last few months I've noticed a theme of airports and airplanes in my dreams, along with the Lord highlighting the numbers 747. I believe and as stated by many prophetic voices, as the Body of Christ and individually we are in a massive season of transition. Not only are we in a time and season of transition, the Lord is calling His people to new heights and altitudes in the realm of the spirit. In dreams airports represent a place of transition, waiting on Holy Spirit, and waiting on destiny. You have to be aware and make sure you get on the right planes to get to where you need to go. Airplanes in dreams can represent ministries, flying in the things of the spirit, new heights, and traveling to you're next destination. I recently, discovered that 747 in the Strong's Concordance makes reference to being a pioneer leader, the first, to lead. Pioneers go first, and make the way for others to come. Many pioneers have been going through their fiercest battles yet because, they are birthing the new and carrying the new wine.
Two recent dreams about airplanes have stuck out to me. One I was in a large airport waiting to board a flight to go where I needed to go. The line to the airplane was really long and curved around the corner. I believe the line represented those in the Body waiting to board for the next season. Most were waiting patient, but there were a few that began to get unruly, impatient, and began to curse the people and the airline. Don't allow the wait of the season to pull you out of character, and cause you to loose your place in line. To ascend the heights of the Lord we must keep a pure heart and clean hands (Psalm 24:4). Purity and humility is your ticket to access the new places of the Lord.
The other dream I had a couple days ago, I was once again in the airport boarding multiple flights on my way to whatever my destination was. In the dream, the Lord had me focus my attention on the company symbol on the tail of the plane. I noticed every plane I took in the dream had the Delta symbol. When I woke, I felt led to look up the motto of Delta airlines. On the Delta website it said, "Keep Climbing." I believe that's a word for the Body of Christ. Keep climbing, don't give up! You're about to breakthrough to a new horizon and new heights in the Lord.. The Lord wants you to keep pushing because you've not reached the altitude of where He's taking you yet. Habakkuk 3:19 (AMP) declares, "The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet and makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility]." As you continue to ascend, the Lord is strengthening you and causing you to be sure footed as you climb on new heights. Don't bow to fear, keep climbing.
Don't become impatient in times of waiting as you wait to transition and "switch planes." Enter into the promise of Isaiah 40:31 (TPT), "But those who wait for Yahweh's grace will experience divine strength. They will rise up on soaring wings and fly like eagles, run their race without growing weary, walk through life without giving up." As we actively wait, stay humble, and expectant, the empowerment of His grace is released as divine strength. I prophesy divine strength and joy is filling you, enabling you to keep climbing. Don't give up, new heights are ahead!
~Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.