We are in a great time of acceleration, transition, and upgrade. It's essential and important to position yourself to move with the leadings of the Holy Spirit. Many times we think we're waiting on God, but more often than not he is waiting on us. The things are of the Spirit are always moving, birthing, creating, producing, etc. Sometimes we are hindered, or have trouble flowing with the momentum of the spirit we don't have the capacity need. Capacity can be defined as the maximum amount that something can contain, the amount something can produce (dictionary.com). Our capacity is enlarged when we allow the Lord to take us beyond our natural limits and logic, into His realm where anything is impossible to those who believe (Mark 9:23). We grow from glory to glory when we allow the Lord to break our natural barriers and limitations. The place where He puts His super on our natural.
Often times we pray for the Lord do things we're not really willing to step out for. Our capacity will only grow when we're willing to do something we've not done before. We pray prayers to walk in the supernatural and miraculous without counting the cost. To truly walk in those things requires a surrender and death to self. When we are willing to let go, we can move with the speed and the momentum of the spirit of God. Amos 9:13-14 (MSG) says,“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree.“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings!"
I had a dream recently where I received a call to have my bags packed and ready to meet at the Chicago O'Hare airport for a trip. Chicago is nicknamed for the Windy City. I believe in the spirit it represents the place to catch the wind and the momentum of the spirit to go in the direction He is leading. As I arrived at the airport, I stood in the parking lot looking at the planes taking off. I noticed these planes were different. There were very high tech, almost star trek like. As the planes would take off I noticed during their take off when they were ascending they had to do a certain flip to catch the current of the spirit in the direction it needed to go. Looking at these planes maneuvering in the air gave me butterflies, but I knew what needed to be done to go where we needed to. The things of the spirit will always take you out of your comfort zone. I buckled in and closed my eyes we took off. You have to be willing to face your fears to reach new realms and places in God.
A couple other things to look at in the dream. When I got the call I had to be willing to go at a moments notice. Are you ready to answer the call when the Lord says it's time for this or that. I also had to be ready, packed, and at the airport by a certain window of time. Timing is everything when it comes to the things of the spirit. Ecclesiastes 3:1 declares "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." When it talks about a season and time, the Hebrew talks about a set appointed time for the things of God to occur. We must be a prophetic people that can discern the now moments and appointed times to maximize the activity of Heaven. Right now we are in kiaros moment, a now moment where there is window of time in the realm of the spirit to advance and excel. When we miss our kiaros moments it releases delay and stops the momentum of God in our lives. It's my prayer you remain sensitive and discerning of the times and seasons in your life to know when to launch forward.
Not only do I believe its a time of acceleration and momentum, but it's a time where God is releasing His velocity over us. Velocity can be defined as the measure of how fast something is moves in a particular direction (dictionary,com). Velocity is speed with direction. When I read that it hit my spirit. Many of you have been moving with acceleration and momentum, but have lacked direction. When we lack direction, we miss our mark or intended target. There is less impact, and sometimes can make things messy because we are shooting in the dark. The Lord is releasing a spirit of accuracy and velocity, to those willing to submit to His instruction. Accuracy is defined as freedom from mistake or error, precision entry (merriam-webster.com). It's not that we can't make mistakes, there is grace for that. But we're in a season where we can't afford to miss it, we need direction and precision. The plane in the dream was very high tech and technologically advanced. With advancement comes precision and accuracy.
It's my prayer you not only ascend with the momentum of the Lord, but that the velocity and accuracy of the Lord cause you to hit your target to release maximum impact.
Prophet Madeline James
In the last few days there has been such a stirring in my spirit, I can't shake it. This stirring is for the new the Lord is bringing forth and unfolding in this hour. The momentum is building. As I was ministering recently, the Lord began to speak prophetically through me this was a time of closing out one chapter to start another. Many in the Body are having a hard time moving forward because some of the prophetic promises spoken have expired, or for whatever reason the fullness of some prophetic words were not fully manifest. The promises of God in His word never expire, but certain prophetic words are time sensitive or have a window of time to be fulfilled in. It's time to move forward.
God is working everything together for our good, according to His purposes. Song of Solomon 2:10-11 declares, "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. The rains have soaked the earth." Things have been shifting and transition for while. The verse numbers in this passage are prophetic, 10 prophetically means to set in order, and 11 is the number of transition. Over the past few days I keep seeing number combinations such as 111, 222 333, 444, 555. This is prophetically speaking that the Lord is setting order and bringing alignment into your life, and in the things of the spirit.
Anytime something new begins, something must die. Recently my oldest daughter had a dream about me relevant to what is happening in this season. In the dream she fell asleep and dreamed I was drinking tea. After I drank the tea, my stomach started to hurt and then I died. In the dream she woke up and realized I was ok, and doing things around the house. Tea comes from leaves which represents healing/detox. Our stomach/belly represents our core, our heart, and the seat of our emotions. Revelation 22:2 says, "The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations." As we receive healing, we can now become leaves that bring healing to the nations. My death in the dream was a spiritual death of dying to self, so the Lord can birth something new. Many times when we desire for the Lord to do a new thing, there's dying to self or a coming to the end of ourselves so the new can be born. Isaiah 43:18-19 is one of the main scriptures for the hour, because there is an ending of an era to begin a new one. It says, "Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it?" To fully receive and walk in what we are hungering for we have to stop looking back, and run forward will all that we have.
In this time of the Lord closing one chapter and beginning another, the momentum is building. As the momentum is building it's causing an expansion and great push to happen in your life. What you've been feeling is growing pains! Momentum can be defined as the strength or force that allows something to continue or grow stronger, or faster as time passes. This is an Isaiah 54:2-3 moment,"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,3 For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left." In the stretching and lengthening there will be disruption. The ground or the foundation that once held will not do. So as you expand there will be an upheaval of the ground around. Don't be distracted by the dust kicking up, or the things being unearthed. Keep pressing forward because this is your season of enlargement.
The momentum is causing a stretching and an acceleration in your life. Just as an airplane accelerates and ascends, there is an altitude and breathing adjustment that must occur to function at a new altitude. What you're experiencing is a horizontal and vertical expansion as the Lord is enlarging your capacity. Just breathe. There is grace to adjust to your new normal. The momentum of the Lord is launching and catapulting you into the greater.
Prophet Madeline James
I believe the greatest days of the Church are ahead. It may seem a bit dark and bleak right now with the government shutdown, and the recent passage of another full term abortion. But there's always hope, because Jesus is the hope of glory in us (1 Corinthians 1:27). In times like these and ones to come, the church cannot remain silent, go into crisis, and remain in self preservation mode. What's happening now are divine opportunites for the people of God to arise. We are Kingdom people with a Kingdom mandate to govern with the influence God has given us. We must remember our place of power and governing is in the place of prayer and intercession. We cannot get mad at sinners for doing what sinners do. The war will not be won over arguments,because the war isn't about flesh and blood. We are in a spiritual war.
One of the greatest tactics the enemy is using in this hour to silence the people of God is fear. Many in the Body are afraid to rock the boat. What will it take to provoke you? The Father is looking for a righteous remnant to rise up and proclaim righteous in our nation. We don't have to stand by and watch, and just let things have. We have to remember we are of a different kingdom, and God's Kingdom trumps this earthly realm. We have the power through prayer to pray out ungodly politicians and those in positions of power, and pray in righteous and godly leaders. Proverbs 14:34 says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people."
In Matthew 22:14 it says, "For many are called, but few are chosen." To do great things for God there is no secret formula. Everyone has been given an invitation into greatness. Those who fully surrender and give God their yes, God uses for great things. This was true of the prophet Daniel. I believe the Lord is raising "Daniels" up in this hour. In Daniel 1:8-9 says, "But Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself by [eating his portion of] the king’s rich and dainty food or by [drinking] the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might [be allowed] not to defile himself. Now God made Daniel to find favor, compassion, and loving-kindness with the chief of the eunuchs." Like Daniel we must determine in our hearts and minds not to defile ourselves, or allow the world to set our standards. The word of God is our standard and always will be. Because Daniel purposed in his to stay pure, it caused the favor of God to fall upon him and his friends.
I had a recent dream where the spirit of the Lord was resting upon my life causing favor and blessing. In the dream those around me began to ask out of distain, "What's so special about you? Why do you keep succeding," I told them it was nothing I was doing, but it was because of the Spirit of God (Zech 4:6). The Lord is looking for people in this hour to mark with His spirit. The definition to mark is, to make a visible impression or stain on. Like Daniel, when we determine in our hearts and minds to walk in the spirit of excellence and purity, we become a landing strip for the spirit of God in our lives. Excellence is the way of the Kingdom. God wants to mark your life with His Spirit so it becomes visible to all. When you prosper in favor, it's not just for you, it affects and benefits those around you. Daniel 1:17, 20 says, "As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all [kinds of] visions and dreams. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king asked them, he found them ten times better than all the [learned] magicians and enchanters who were in his whole realm."
The Lord wants to put His people in every realm of influence in society. We can't fear what's outside the church. We are a kingdom people mandated to govern all realms, and establish God's Kingdom. When you purpose and determine in your heart to walk in excellence and purity, His spirit will mark and rest upon you. You don't have to make things happen, Allow His spirit to work in your lives. When His spirit rests upon you, increase and favor will touch every area of your life. Be a place where His spirit can rest and dwell. His spirit can take you further than any gifting or skill.
Prophet Madeline James
As we continue walk into 2019, the winds of transition and acceleration are blowing strongly. Can you feel it? It's important not to miss this kiaros moment. 2018 was a tough year for many, A year of massive warfare and opposition. But I feel the urgency of the Lord to remind His people, don't allow the trauma or the intensity of the warfare from this past season to paralyze you from moving forward. I see many in the spirit boxed in or afraid to move, because they're afraid of repeating the same cylce of warfare. Beloved, the winds are blowing, and things are shifting and aligning.
A couple mornings ago I was making breakfast, and the Lord suddnely invaded my thoughts. I clearly heard the Lord say, "This is a season of big moves." That phrase was spoken so sharply it began to resonate through my spirit. The Lord reminded me of a recent word I posted for 2019, that it would be a year marked by faith. Faith doesn't hesitate, it sees and moves. In 2018 there was a great contending for the promises and the enemy may have delayed things for a season, but in this season you will make up lost ground. Isaiah 43:18 (MSG) declares,“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?" This is an important scripture to keep in mind for this season. Shake off and let go of whats happened. Stop replaying the video over and over what happend in past seaons. You have to be alert and present in the moment so you don't miss your kiaros moment to take that step or steps of faith.
Faith doesn't take small calculated steps, it follows unabandoned wherever God is leading. Faith isn't subject to the circumstances around it. It causes the conditions around it to become submitted to it. Faith is God's reality for us, that He desires to bring us into awareness of. We are each given a measure of faith (Rom 12:3), in which we function and operate from.This is the season where the Lord wants to stretch and grow your measure of faith. Something can't be stretched until it's pushed to it's limits and beyond. What big move or steps of faith is the Lord calling you to take? Big moves, cause you to move from once place in the spirit to another (2 Cor 3:18). When faith is released it attracts and draw the things of God into your life.
Get ready to take to big steps in this season. Big moves will lead to great advancement. Amos 9:13 (MSG) declares, "Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel." Bold faith will lead to get payoff in this season. There is a reward for those who diligently seek and go after the Lord. This is a season of big moves!
Prophet Madeline James
As we entered into 2019 there was shift. The Body has been in a massive shift over the past couple of years, as we are getting ready to step in a new era. The Church’s finest hour. There has been much contending in the heavenlies over the promises of God for His Church and His people. The warfare has caused a delay and unfulfillment in promises, causing heart sickness. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” The promises of God are yes and amen. I believe we’re moving into a season of promises fulfilled. Where there has been great delay, there will be a great release of restitution and God’s goodness.
On the night of January 1, 2019, I was spending time with the Lord, and an angel of the Lord came to me. I asked the name of the angel, and he replied Dan. I looked up the meaning of the name Dan, and found it means God is my judge, and judgment. I asked the angel of Lord to release judgment in my favor for any cases that were open in the courts of Heaven. Psalm 103:20 says, “Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.” I felt a peace as the angel left to fulfill the assignment.
During the morning of January 9, 2019, I had a powerful dream depicting an upgrade and an increase had occurred over my life. In the dream I had interviewed with the Father for a job position concerning my destiny. I passed the interview and was granted a promotion. This meant a great shift in my life and for my family. As I opened up my journal to write down this dream, the Lord reminded me of my encounter with the angel Dan. It had been exactly eight days since the encounter. The number eight prophetically means new beginnings. The Lord told me I passed the interview because the verdict was ruled in my favor. Psalm 82:1 says, "God stands up to open heaven's court, He pronounces judgement on the judges."
The warfare you’ve been facing the past several months has been about your destiny and your increase. The python spirit has attacked many in the Body of Christ, trying to suffocate and constrict keeping many from walking in promise. The Lord is putting His foot down and saying, “Enough is enough.” Psalm 18:19 says, “He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” The enemy knows the magnitude of what’s getting ready to shift in your life. You’ll literally be moving from one state in the spirit to the next. Glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
I want to prophesy the same grace that was released over my life to yours. I prophesy that as your book of life is brought before the courts of Heaven, the Father is releasing the verdict in your favor. Where the enemy has tried to steal, kill, and sabotage your promise, you shall walk in your promise. Hell cannot stop what Heaven has authorized over your life. The verdict has been rendered.
Prophet Madeline James
Recently the Lord has been stirring and challenging my faith to grow to greater depth, He's been challenging me to increase my faith, because the faith I operated in this past season will not do for what's coming next. This is a word for the Body of Christ as a whole, The Lord is calling His Bride to operate in a greater place of faith then ever before. Faith is more than just trusting and believing God. Faith is a realm in God He desires for His people to live in, move in, and operate from. Faith is the realm in which God dwells. Hebrews 11:6 (TPT) says, "And without faith living within us it wold be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who passionately him." When it's talking about pleasing God, it's not so much about being wrong or right. When you break down the word to the Hebew and Greek it's about coming into agreement. Pleasing in the Greek is euarestos which means, well pleasing, acceptable, fully agreeable. Faith causes us to come into agreement with the Lord, which gives us access to the supernautral Faith is the spiritual substance we need to do what the Lord has called us to do. More than ever a line is being drawn, Faith is marking those who choose to live a lifestyle of radical faith, and display the power of faith. .
As I was reading through Hebrews 11 recently, the chapter of faith, this phrase kept sticking out to me...by faith. Hebrews 11 is the chapter where the writer reminds us of the power of bold faith. The writer shares how faith empowers us to see what's in the invisible realm and bring it into our now. The writer depicts how faith moved Abel to give an acceptable sacrifice, faith translated Enoch straight to heaven, faith opened Noah's heart to recieve revelation and warnings of things to come, faith motivated Abraham to obey God's call, and so forth. Faith has a testimony. Faith is more than just an act of trusting God. When we come into agreement with faith, it activates the supernatural and gives us access to the glory realm where God dwells. Faith is a realm of the spirit. The enemy constantly contends for your faith because he doesn't want you to access the faith realm.
There is no secret formula to doing great things for the Lord, but there is a pattern Heaven responds to. Heaven responds to faith, it is the currency of the Kingdom of God. In 2019 the Lord is calling the Body of Christ higher. There are greater realms, greater supernatural experiences, greater demonstrations, and greater maniifestations we have no grid for the Lord desires to release. Faith releases the demonstration and manifestation of the power of God. You can't access the supernatural by logic, it requires us having a transformed and renewed mind to percieve the supernatural.
Hebrews 11:1 (TPT) says, "Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen." Faith is a substance that can only be seen with eyes of faith. In Ephesians 1: 18 (TPT) Paul declares, "I pray the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling." The heroes of faith in the Bible were able to display the power of faith, because the eyes of their understanding had been illuminated. Illumination enabled them to see the unseen, which caused them to walk by faith. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:7 (TPT), "For we live by faith, not by what we see with our eyes." The faith heroes were able to walk in faith because the saw faith. When we can see faith and pull it into our now, we can be lead and directed by it. The substance of faith empowers. It puts His super on our natural. Faith releases the manifestation of the God/glory realm.
In 2019 there's a realm of the supernatural the Body of Christ is going to experience in which they've not experience before. Creative miracles and manifestations we have no grid for are getting ready to take place. It's important not reject what doesn't look like the God we are used to or familiar with. The Lord has called you to do great and mighty things. It won't come without a fight, but faith will empower you to rise above, and overcome. Whatever the Lord has put on your heart for 2019 you shall accomplish it by faith! Faith is the secret (not so secret) weapon that will empower you and enable you. It's moving from the place of trust and confidence to walking in faith. Faith is always on the move, it's a matter of percieving it. 1 Corinthains (TPT) 2:9-10 says, "Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine, these are the many things God has instore for his lovers. But God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit." What we mediate on we become. The reality we focus on is the reality we'll live in and operate in and from. Colossians 3:2 (TPT) says, "Yes feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realites, and not the distractions of the natural realm." Faith is a heavenly realm and reality the Lord doesn't want you to just believe in, but inhabit. When you inhabit faith you can walk in the power of faith. Faith is a power that will release the miraclous and the supernatural in your life.
Without faith you will not be able to accomplish the great things and opportunities God has ordained for you in 2019. Daniel 11:32 proclaims, "But the people that know their God shall be strong and do exploits." Exploits are defined as bold and daring feats (merriam-webster.com). I prophesy in 2019 that by faith, you shall do all that God has prepared and ordained for you.
Prophet Madeline James
In this season of transition into the greater and the fruitfulness of God, humility will be the key to carry in 2019. Those who walk in humility, do not think of themselves greater than they are. The humble carry no pride or arrogance, and have no agenda but the Lord's. Ambition is causing many to build their own kingdom instead of the Lord's kingdom. Over the past couple weeks through a series of dreams and confirmations, a theme of humility continues to resonate in my spirit. Many of you have been in a contending place, walking through a time of process and growing pains. As you make your way out of this winter barren place, increase is waiting for you on the other side. In 2019, the increase is coming to those who have remained faithful to steward the “little” they've been given over the past couple years with integrity. Luke 16:10-11 (TPT) says, “The one who manages the little he has been given with faithfulness and integrity will be promoted and trusted with greater responsibilities. But those who cheat with the little they have been given will not be considered trustworthy to receive more. 11 If you have not handled the riches of this world with integrity, why should you be trusted with the eternal treasures of the spiritual world?"
The Father is looking for those He can trust with the increase. As the increase comes in 2019, it's important to keep the posture of humility. The Kingdom of God is an upside down kingdom. The word of God says the last shall be first, and the first shall be last (Matt 20:16). The verse is not necessarily about an order, but about how we see ourselves. If we're not careful pride can cause us to think of ourselves greater than we are. Allow the Lord to measure your heart. Don't measure your heart according to your position. Humility is the way of the Kingdom. Humility is a key that will give you access. Pride will cause you to push doors open before it's time. James 4:10 TPT says, "Be willing to be made low before the Lord and he will exalt you." When the increase comes there will be testing that comes to reveal the heart. In one of my recent dreams, I remember being on this huge platfrom and I was addressing the Church. When I was finished I had to climb all the way down the front of the platform like I was scaling a mountain. I remember thinking to myself in the dream, "I hope they don't think I look wierd climbing down this platform, but there is no other way." That's the key for your increase season. No matter the height of the elevation, there is still a humility required to walk in it. The greater the increase and promotion, the greater humilty needed to keep it. In order for me to stand on that huge platform, I had to be willing to be humble enough and exposed as I climbed down. How low are you willing to go in 2019?" May this be a prayer and practice you keep close to your heart like David did, "At each and every sunrise you will hear my voice as I prepare my sacrifice of prayer to you. Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart (Psalm 5:3 TPT).
Another thing I want to address as you receieve the increase in 2019, don't be afraid to step out in faith with it. Fear is a terrible liar, and can cause you to forfiet the promise. Fear is a secondary emotion to pride. Pride is a lack of trust in the Lord, and says I can do it myself. I'm reminded of the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30. For some of you, the increase will come in your willingness to step out with what God has assigned to you. Sometimes we can be like the man with the one talent and hide it in the ground for fear of failure. When we fear failure, it's because we're focusing on our abilities and strengths or lack of, instead of focusing on the Lord's strength and ability through us. Fear will cause us to be steward badly. As we humble our ourselves and make room for the Lord to fill us, He will empower us to increase and steward well. Don't fear the increase, lean upon the Lord for the wisdom and guidance needed in this new season. Don't allow the increase to get to your head, stay low.
In the past couple months the Lord keeps bringing to my attention the numbers 222. The Lord highlighted Isaiah 22:22 and Daniel 2:22. In the story of Isaiah 22 we are familiar with the key of David being given, let's see why it was given. The story of Shebna and Eliakim in this chapter is reflective of what is taking place in this hour. The Lord is demoting the prideful and giving the all access pass to the humble. Shebna began to allow his authority to cause pride to rise in his heart. He began to see himself as God, and made images of himself. The Lord had enough and said this, "I will thrust you from your office, and you will be pulled down from your station. 20 In that day I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, 21 and I will clothe him with your robe, and will bind your sash on him, and will commit your authority to his hand. And he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. 22 And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. He shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. 23 And I will fasten him like a peg in a secure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father's house" (Isa 22:19-23). Mantles are being reassigned to the humble, because pride has caused many in this hour to become their own god in their own eyes.
This is also a great hour and season of secrets, treasures, and revelations are being released from Heaven. Daniel 2:22 says, "he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him." The Father is mantling many in this hour with the spirit of wisdom and revelation. To carry and steward wisdom and revelation well, humillity and character are prerequsites. 2019 will be a great year of increase. The measure of the increase will be determined by the willingness to go low. The same humility that enabled the door of opportunity to open, will be the same or greater required to stand in it. Stay low in 2019, and watch the Lord bring great increase to your life you could've never imagined possible (Eph 3:20).
Prophet Madeline James
In this season of transition the Lord is continuing to speak to me to encourage the Body your winter season or place of barreness is shifting. Many of you in this season have been walking through your Valley of Baca. Psalm 84:6-7 says, "As they go through the valley of Baca (weeping) they will make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. The go from strength to strength." We will all go through seasons in our lives from time to time that will be a winter place. It's important we don't stop in the middle of walking through our valley seasons, because there is a reward or the promise we've been contending for is on the otherside. In Psalm 23 David talks about walking through the darkest of valleys with the Lord by his side, and as he comes through, it's then a table is set for him in the presence of his enemies.
If we're not careful we'll exit our dark season just as bound or more than when we first stepped into it. The dark seasons are not meant to kill us. They're meant to make us. In Psalm 84 with each step they took, their steps were prophesying their transformation of the Valley of Weeping to a Valley of Overflow. A lot of times the reason we don't see the transformation is because, we stop moving forward. In your night season God wants you to walk through it in peace. As apart of our armor we have been given the shoes of peace (Ephesians 6). Peace carries an authority, We have to learn to walk in it. Psalm 23:4 (TPT) says, "You will remain close to me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear." Peace is a weapon of warfare. The dark seasons teach us how to trust and walk in peace in the uncertainty and unknown.
As I was reading the word of God today this verse was highlighted to me, "The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth" (Song of Songs 2:11 TPT). Unfortunately, we have given winter or valley seasons a negative connotation. Those winter places are places of great growth, testing, restructuring, and empowerment. It's the place where things die and new things are born. It's where identity and your voice is defined. I believe the reason the wilderness seasons have a negative perspective is because, what was meant to be transition place often becomes a tomb for many. It becomes a tomb for many because they allow the intensity to stop them.
I want to encourage you to keep pressing through your winter season, because the season has changed. Recently, I had vision of a saiboat that was enduring harsh winds impeading it's progress. I heard the Lord say, "If you would adjust your sails, you would catch My wind again." The boat represents us, and the sails represent our mindsets. We are lead and driven by our thoughts and mindsets. As you're coming out of this hard place the Lord wants to bring deliverance to the bondage or mindsets that have help you captive. Romans 12:2 (TPT) says, "But be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of you think. This will empower you to discern God's will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes." As you go into 2019 the Lord wants you to shift your thoughts and mindsets so you can excell in 2019. I heard the Lord say recently, "I'm breaking the trauma of the warfare many have endured." The Lord wants to set you free from harmful mindsets and lead you to a place of empowerment in 2019. As Jesus was leaving his wilderness season 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 Lord wants to arm you with Holy Spirit power as you enter your new season.
Part of breaking the bondage of your winter season as you go into the new, is dealing with the foxes spoiling your vine and hindering your relationship with the Lord. Song of Songs 2:15 (TPT) says, "You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together." Any time the Lord brings us to a new place in Him, a measure of deliverance is needed. There is no shame in deliverance, we all need it. Deliverance is the children's bread and apart of our inheritance. As the verse says, the Lord wants to partner with you, and catch the things in your life that will steal, hinder, ruin, and sabotage what the Lord has planted in you to prosper in 2019.
I want to encourage you as 2018 is closing and 2019 is opening, the winds are blowing. The season is changing from winter to spring. As you follow the Lord's leading and adjust your sails, your mindsets, you're going to catch the His wind again. His wind is taking you to new places in Him. The winds are bringing refreshing. Where you have felt defeated in your winter place, His wind is going to empower you to move forward into new places.
Prophet Madeline James
Lately the Lord has been speaking to me about catching the wind of God. In this season for the Body of Christ we have entered into a window of breakthrough and acceleration. It's important to know the times and seasons you're in so you don't miss your widow of breakthrough. Ecclesiates 3:1 says, "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter." The word season in the Hebrew is zeman-it means a set appointed time. Time in the Hebrew is eth-is an event, purpose, or occassion. Matter in Hebrew is chephets which means desires or longing. Right now you and I are in a set appointed time by Heaven to bring about Heaven's longing for us.
Recently the Lord gave me a vision of the library of Heaven. I saw the angels go over to this ceratain section of books and scrolls that were appointed for this time upon the earth. The angels were buzzing with excitment because these scrolls had never been opened untill now. These scrolls are the blueprints and the plans of Heaven for this hour. The Body of Christ is closing an era and stepping into a new era in this hour. Heaven is excited about your destiny and the things God has planned for the nations.
We are in a season of transition as we have stepped into the month of November, the eleventh month. The number 11 prophetically means transition. Many are in a season of transition and crossing over to a new place God has prepared for you. Deuteronomy 11:10-12 says, "For the land which you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered [e]it with your foot like a garden of vegetables. But the land into which you are about to cross to possess, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year." You're getting ready to crossover into a place of promise the Lord has prepared for you in this season.
To cross over and possess the promise, you have to go through the valley of Baka (Psalm 84). Right before times of breakthrough God will often lead us through narrow and tight places. The pressure and the closed in feeling many of you have been feeling, is you walking through the narrow place. Many die spiritually or get stuck in the hallway of transition because they stop movng forward, they don't have the endurance and stamina to go through. Go brings us through narrow places because not everything can go with us into our new season. We have to leave the baggage from our last season. You're in a hallway right now attached from your last season to your new season. To reach your breakthough you have to go through.
1.We can learn many lessons from David and how you walked through seasons of transition and warfare. Psalm 84:4 says, "Blessed are those who dwell in your house they are ever praising you." Do you have a dwelling place? Where is the place you dwell? One of David's secrets to sucess was learning to dwell (live, abide) in the place where God dwells. You will produce the place you are planted in and dwell in. When we dwell in the God realm, we are surrounded by His presence. We need to stay in the presence of God to stay alive. His presence is the air, the ruach breath of God that causes us to come alive. Psalm 92:10, 12-14 (TPT) says, "Yes! Look how you’ve made all your lovers to flourish like palm trees, each one growing in victory, standing with strength!You’ve transplanted them into your heavenly courtyard, where they are thriving before you. For in your presence they will still overflow and be anointed. Even in their old age they will stay fresh, bearing luscious fruit and abiding faithfully." When we dwell in the God realm we have an endless supply of His presence and anointing that will cause us to be strong, overflow, and thrive enabling us to bear luscious fruit in our lives.
2.In order to go through to our break through, we must put our strength in the Lord. Psalm 84:5 says, "Blessed are those who strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage." As strong as David was, he knew the importnce of trusting in the strength of God and not his own. The Lord tells us His grace is sufficent in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). The word suffient in the Hebrew means limitless supply. Many of us become weary because we start to rely on our own strength and abilities instead of God's strength and abilites. There are no limits to His strength and empowerment. In our humanity we are limited. Relying on God is not so much a strength issue, its a trust issue. What you put your trust in is the place you draw your strength from. We have to make sure we are putting our trust in the right things and the right people. David lived from a yielded surrended place fully trusting God, and that enabled him to tap in supernatural strength.
3. Your valley of weeping is changing to overflowing. Psalm 84:6 says, "As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it will pools." There will be times or seasons you will have to pass through the valley of Baka (Weeping). Your breakthrough is on the otherside of your weeping, but you have to go through. If you're not willing to go through, you wont get to reap or possess what is waiting for you on the other side. Ask the Lord what is on the otherside waiting for you. Sometimes we forget in the middle of our warfare and weeping what God has promised us on the other side, and we need reminded. There's a reward for those who diligently see the Lord (Hebrews 11:6). Diligently is defined as constant in effort, persistant in doing anything. God is looking for those who will stay consistent and persistant. Psalm 23:4 (TPT) says, "Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness,fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace.The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near." Sometimes God's path for our lives will take us through the dark places but we are never alone, He is with us. I love that David says I will not fear because you have already conquered me. What conquers you will lead you. In Psalm 84:6 its says as they walked through the weeping valley it began to change to a place of overflow. You have to continue to go through the valley, because each step is prophesying and bringing transformation to your valley. Your valley of weeping is turning to a place of refreshing and overflow.
4. On your way to breakthrough the Father wants you to learn how to walk from strength to strength. Psalm 84:7 says, "They go from strength to strength." Strength means might, abilty, wealth, force. Strength to strength comes when we learn to wait upon the Lord. Isaiah 40:29-31 says, "He gives strength to the weary, and to him who has no might He increases power, Even youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly. But those who wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, hope in Him) will gain new strength and renew their power. They will lift up their wings (rise up close to God) like eagles. They will run and not become weary. They will walk and not grow tired." In vers 31 the Hebrew word for wait is qavah, which means to wait, look for, linger for. Renew is the Hebrew word chalaph, which is to pass on, to come on anew, sprout again, to change or substitue. When we wait on God its an active waiting. It becomes as place of exchange and renewal. As you wait you begin to mount up, ascend, and arise. It's not something you have to force, it naturally occurs when we dwell with the Lord. God wants you to catch the wind of His spirit in this hour, and begin to soar to breakthrough and new places in the realm of the spirit. In that passage of scripture where it says young men and youth, its not referring to age but a state of maturity. Our immaturity will cause us to lean on our own strength and ability to make it happen. When we learn to position ourselves, maturity comes with strength in the waiting.
I pray this word enourages as you are walking through this season on transition. Don't stop in the middle of your transition. As you wait upon the Lord, you'll begin to tap into the God realm where there is endless strength and grace for you to grab ahold of. In this season the Lord is going to teach you how to go from strength to strength causing you to soar to breakthrough. Each step you take in your Valley of Baka, is prophesying transformation and overflow. You're promise is waiting on the otherside of your weekping. Keep pressing through, breakthrough is your portion!
Prophet Madeline James
As we are exiting out of October and into November, there has been a shifting taking place in the realm of the spirit. Where there have been blocks, limits, closed doors and spaces, those things are beginning to open up. I saw in the realm of the spirit a window of breakthrough open up, and I heard the Lord say, "It's time to breakthrough!!" Many of you have been in intense waves of warfare, but the tide is turning. In the beginning of October I had released a word about the tide turning in the next 30 days. Where the momentum of the waves of warfare came to overtake you, it's shifting in your favor to ride the wave till it breaks causing you to break forth into a new place in God. We have entered the new Hebrew year 5779 and will be entering 2019 soon, 9 is the number of fullness and birthing. You're breaking forth into fullness!
Recently, the Lord has been highlighting the number 5 to me in sequences of 5, 55, 555. I believe the Lord is emphazing His empowering grace in this season. Zechariah 4:6 says, "It's not by might, power, but by My Spirit says the Lord." The Lord is increasing His grace to you in this season, causing you to breakthrough and break forth where you could not before. You have been anointed to overcome! The pressure of the warfare that's been coming against you, has been producing the oil you need for the new season you're stepping into.
In 2 Samuel 5 it talks about David taking his place to reign over all of Israel. There was a time span between the moment David was anointed king as a young boy, to when he actually took his place at age 30, just like Jesus started His ministry at age 30. Those who have been anointed and appointed are coming out of the hidden places, and taking their positions on the front lines. Like David, the Lord is establishing you and enlarging your jurisdiction. 2 Samuel 5:10,12 says, "David became greater and greater, for the Lord of hosts was with him. And David knew the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for his people's sake." God has been increasing you not just for you, but for His name sake, and to bring deliverance to others.
Before you are announced on earth, your name is known in heaven. 2 Samuel 5:17,18 says, "When the Philistines heard that David has been anointed king over Israel, the Philistines went up to look for him, but he heard about it and went down to the stronghold. Now the Philistines had come and spread out for battle in the Valley of Rephaim." It said that Philistines heard David was anointed. The reason you've been facing the warfare you have is because the enemy heard you had been anointed to take your position. As soon as the enemy heard David was anointed, they came to battle. Just as David had been expanding in influence, the enemy tried to spread out and match David's influence but they could not. David was aggressive in His warfare and did not back down. He took the fight to enemy. Sometimes we face defeat because, we stay on the defensive instead of the offensive.
In the Hebrew the Valley of Rephaim is rapha, it means old tribe of giants. David had slain Goliath, but it was time to take out the rest of the giants in the land. You have been anointed for your warfare. As God has been increasing, your authority and metron you must now deal with the other "giants" in your land. 2 Samuel 5:19 says, "So David inquired of the Lord saying shall I go up agianst the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me? The Lord said to David, "Go, up, for I will certainly hand them over to you." For many of you in this hour have been asking the Lord, "What shall I do?" I hear the Lord saying, "It's time to go up and take the land!" The Father is releasing grace to breakthrough and break forth as you take down the giants.
Sometimes we wait for God to snap his fingers and poof its over. But that's not how it works. We partner with the Lord to victory. So David went up to battle and the Lord came through and caused him to be victorious. 2 Samuel 5:20 says, "So David came to Baal-Perazim, and he defeated them there, and said, 'The Lord has broken through my enemies before, like a breakthrough of water' so he named that place Baal-perazim which means the Lord who bursts through." You are anointed for Victory! The places where you have felt stuck or boxed in by the enemy, are breaking through in Jesus name! As the Lord told David, it's time to go forth and defeat the giants of your valley, and watch God come bursting forth on your behalf. I prophesy where the waters have been held up in your life, they bursting forth moving and removing every hinderance that has affected the flow of God in your life. I prophesy you are breaking through and breaking forth in this season!
~Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.