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
As we step into September, like many prophetic voices have been echoing there is a major shift occurring in this season. There is a momentum and acceleration being released. Where you have felt stuck or at a stand still the Lord is moving you. We have been in a Daniel 10 season. Many of you were given a vision or prophetic picture of the things to come. As you waited upon the Lord to bring the understanding, you were disheartened because you didn't understand why things were not unfolding. Just as an angel was sent to Daniel, the Lord is sending out His angels in this season. Daniel 10:11-14 says, "11 And the man said to me, “Daniel, you are very precious to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up, still trembling. 12 Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. 14 Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come.”
Just as the angel told Daniel that he was very precious to God, the Lord says the same about you. You are not forgotten. You are so precious to the Father. Don't allow the delays to change the posture of your heart. Daniel may not have understood what was taking so long, but he never allowed it to shift his faith in God. The Lord is releasing his angels to bring clairity and understanding to the battle thats been raging over your life. The angels assigned to you have been fighting on your behalf in this season. Don't allow the lack of activity in the natural to get you to think there is nothing happening in the heavenlies. Even when we can't see it, God is moving. We must be people of faith that walk in faith and see in faith.
This has also been a season where God has had to strengthen your heart. To strengthen means, to make something stronger or more effective (dictionary.com). Many of you went through some intense battles that challenged your heart. These situations were not to punish you, but to help you grow and mature. When the Lord would send his prophets to the people, he would strengthen and fortify their weak places to withstand the opposition. Jeremiah was fearful and the Lord told him, "Get up and prepare for action. Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say.Do not be afraid of them, or I will make you look foolish in front of them. 18 For see, today I have made you strong like a fortified city that cannot be captured, like an iron pillar or a bronze wall. You will stand against the whole land— the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah. 19 They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken” (Jeremiah 1:17-19).
Just as David fought the lion and bear to bring down the giants, the Lord has prepared you the same. What you fought in this season was the "lion" and "bear." The Lord had to build your toughness, stamina, and strength. When our hearts (inner man) are not strengthen it will fail us, especially when it comes to relationships. Psalm 73:26, "My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart;he is mine forever." Life is hard. Ministry is hard. That's why it's important to allow God to process you. There will be places your gift can take, but do you have the fortitude to sustain the place you're in.
To do the things of God, it can not be done in gifting alone. It takes courage. As I've been sensing and discerning the prophetic shift into September, the Lord gave me a vision. In the vision I saw the Lord handing out medals of valor to those who had past the test of the season. Promotion brings honor. Valor means strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness, personal bravery (dictionay.com). Isaiah 50:7 says, "Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame."
In this hour God is requiring His people to be a people of valor and bravery. To move in the things of God takes courage. Many want a platform and to be seen, but many get crushed under the weight of occupying that place. That's why like David, we have to learn to fight our bears and lions, so we can learn to stand on the platforms God gives us and not be crushed. The Lord is not looking for the gifted, He's looking for those who walk in and carry valor.
~Prophet Madeline James
Many in this season have been in the midst of their toughest warfare and refining fire. The Father has allowed the intensity of the opposition to increse to produce endurance and patience. James 1:3 says, "For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things." God allows the opposition to come to release fresh oil for what He has for you next.
The last four weeks many of you have experienced the peak of your warfare, and thought you wouldn't make it. For those who have endured, promotion is being released. This season has been about the testing of hearts. The Lord has allowed multiple situations to come and occur to reveal the posture of your heart. It was to oppose the things in your heart that could not go with you into the next season. Many of you have felt stuck in a holding pattern. The Lord is breaking the limits and opposition of the enemy. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, " We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously." I had a recent dream where I was in a prison with another person, and we were being tortmented by the guard. As the guard was coming back to torture us again, I began to look for a way to escape out of the room, I was able to find a door that was unlocked, and we escaped to freedom. God allows the testing, severity, and the timing of the testing in our lives. The Lord will always provide the way out, but we have to discern when to move.
Over the last couple days I have been feeling such a sense of breakthrough. Where many of you have been in that prison, hidden place, holding pattern, your release is coming. Where hope has been deferred, hope and your vision is being restored. Songs of Songs 2:11 says, "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." Where you have felt dry and barren the spirit of God is releasing fresh rains of refreshing. A new realm of breakthrough is opening up for us to step into.
Song of Songs 2:13 declares, "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." Breakthrough is being released and a new day is dawning. It's time to go from the hidden place to the high place. July will be a month of clarity. As you begin to ascend in new places with the Lord, He's releasing fresh vision and perspective. There has been an attack against vision in this season. I prophesy the clouds are lifting, and clarity and percision are coming to your spiritual sight.
Songs of songs 2:15 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." Now that you are coming out of this season of testing and cloudiness, you're going to be able to see the litte foxes (the heart issues) that have stealing your harvest. It's important to shut down the access of the enemy in your life. If you don't catch the little foxes they will steal your harvest, and erode your foundation.
Be encouraged today the breakthrough is being released, and your moving out of your stuck place. Malachi 2:13 says, "The breaker goes before you breaking open the way." Allow the Lord to lead you and go before you. Many times we get ahead of God and miss the timing of breakthrough. Allow the Lord to go before you this day. He is leading you into another realm of breakthrough.
~Prophet Madeline James
In the Body of Christ there has been a spirit of assasination that has been released across body in this season. This spirit has partnered with divination or the python spirit to release words to pierce and wound one another. We are called to be a prophetic people to release the heart of the Father. In this season many have tapped into witchraft to curse, kill character, and murder our brothers and sisters in our hearts. This grieves the heart of the Father. We have to do better.
Divination is often aquated with the image of a snake. Prophetically snakes represent deceit, lies, manipulation, charm, and they have an ability to mesmerize before they go in for the kill. Many times we don't realize others around us are operating in it until we feel the sting of the venoumous bite. Divination hates the truth prophetic spirit. The true prophetic releases the heart of God, releases life, releases revelation, is able to shift things in the spirit. Divination is a false prophetic representation, and its goal is to kill. John 10:10 says, "The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy." We all have the ability to tap into divination when we have rebllion in our hearts, offense, and wounds. Those are gateways for the enemy to come in and start influencing us.
It's important as a prophetic people to continue ask the Lord to purify ours hearts and to heal wounded places. When issues are not dealt with in our hearts when can begin to partner with the agenda of hell, and become a mouth piece for hell instead of heaven. Our words carry prophetic power. When someone begins to operate in divination it may sound good, but to the discerning they can feel the motive and intention released behind the words. Their words are laced with venom to wound and kill in the spirit. Psalm 140:3 says, "They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent, poision is under their lips." In the natural when snake venon is released it immediately works to kill or paralyze. The same is true in the spirit.
Many in this season have been bitten by divination. Words that were laced with poison to kill and infect you, because the person releasing it is infected. Like Paul in Acts 28, we must stay close to the fire of God. The fire of God will bring out the snakes, but they won't be able to stand the heat. Divination cannot operate where the true fire of God resides, because its a purifying fire. For those who have been bit in this season allow the fire of God to purify and cleanse your wounds. I prophesy the sting of divination is breaking, The assingment that was intended to kill and wound you spiritually is breaking off now. In Acts 28, when Paul was bitten the people with him began to say he must be a murderer and they expected to him to die (Acts 28:4-5). But Paul shook off the sting of death, your haters are going to be surprised of your outcome. I prophesy every lie, slanderous word, gossip, manipulation, false accusation is falling off into the fire God. The Father is causing you to triumph over what meant to take you out.
~Prophet Madeline James
I heard the Lord say recently, "I'm raising up my Dread Champions in this hour." The term dread champion comes from the verse Jeremiah 20:11, "But the Lord is with me like a dread champion; therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, with an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten" (NASB). The Hebrew word for Dream Champion is El Gibbor. El Gibbor means mighty hero, mighty warrior, someone to be dreaded or feared.
I believe in this hour the Lord is raising up a remnant army of Dread Champions. Those who know how to advance the Kingdom agenda, and tear down the works of hell. This army will carry the anointing and the fear of the Lord, because they will do much damage to the kingdom of darkness. There has been a lack of reverance and fear of the Lord carried by those truly anointed of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is an anointing that Jesus walked in. Isaiah 11::2 says, "And the Spirit of the will rest on him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of counsel and might, the knowledge, and the fear of the Lord."
Dread Champions are deliverers. Each time God would raise up a deliverer in the Bible, they were anointed and carried the fear of the Lord, The fear of the Lord would cause the people to follow and honor who God raised up. Deliverers would walk in a realm of wisdom, power, and miracles that would leave their enemies astounded and dumb founded. Dread Champions carry the personhood and character of God himself. Many in this hour are carrying gifting and the anointing for their gift, but they are not carrying the character of the Lord. The enemy doesn't respect or honor gifting, the demonic realm respects rank and the character of Christ.
Many times throughout the Old Testament it was recorded how the nations feared the God of Israel, the One who fought on their behalf. 2 Chronicles 20:29 says, "When all the surrounding kingdoms heard that the Lord himself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them." The Body of Christ has not carried the fear of Lord in a very long time. I prophesy those warriors who God is raising up in this hour will carry the fear of the Lord, power, and might.
Many of you prophetic and apostolic people have gone through some of your greatest warfare this past season. The Lord is using what the enemy has thrown at you, to train you for greater realms of influence and jurisdictions. There is a seperating and a setting apart happening in the Body of Christ. As the Lord told Gideon in Judges 7:4, "The people are still too many, bring them down to the water and I will test them for you there. Therefore it shall be that he of whom I say to you, 'This one shall go with you, he shall go with you, but everyone of whom I say to you, this one shall not go with you, he shall not go.'" In this season, the Lord has been testing and revealing the hearts of the people around you. He has cut some people away from you in this season, because they could not go into your next.
The Lord is raising up a mighty army of Dread Champions. They will execute the government of God. God's mighty warriors will do the greater works (John 14:12). God is raising up His Dread Champions to bring deliverance to nations that have been ruled by demonic principalties. God is raising up and releasing His Dread Champions in this hour. It's time to take the land!
~Prophet Madeline James
There was much anticipation coming into 2018 because of the weight of what this year represents, the year of the open door and new beginnings. Over the past few weeks I have sensed such transition happening in the realm of the spirit. This is manifesting in the natural through transitions and uncoverings in the governmental realm, entertainment world, sports mountain, and in the Body of Christ. Most notablely in the last few weeks transitiions are occuring in ministries and relationships. I recently released a word that God was issuing a garment change to the body of Christ.
The Lord began to show me 2018, the year of the open door, is really the open door to transition for the body of Christ on a large and personal scale. Transition can be defined as movement, passage, or process of changing from one state or condition to another (dictionary.com). Many in this hour are in the hallway or the passage of transition. Transition is the space between your last season to the promise of your new. Transition is the place of transformation and metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is defined as a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means (dictionary.com). As a believer we should always be in a place of movement and transformation. The more we behold Him, the more we become like HIm going from glory to glory. He's maturing the immature places in us.
According to the Hebrew calendar 2018, is the year 5778. The prophetic meaning behind these numbers is significant. 5 is the number grace. Grace is God's supernatural empowerment that enables you to do or accomplish what He has ordained for your life. Zechariah 4:6 declares, "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord." The Lord is going to release the grace you need to empower you through this transtion. 7 is the number for perfection and completion. In this season you're going to begin to see the Lord close a lot of chapters in your life in ministry, relationships, etc, because He is opening new chapters in your life. 8 is the number of new beginings. In order to walk in new beginnings, you have to let the old things go and die. So many times we try to put a comma where God has put a period. This is especially concerning relationships in this hour. When God removes someone it can be because the assigment is over, they can't go where He's taking you, or He's protecting. Soon enough you will see what the Lord is doing.
The Lord showed me 2018 and 2019 will be years of massive transition that will pervade every realm of society. Recently, the Lord revealed the gates of nations would be opening up. There's a changing off guards getting ready to take place in different govenments. Where there have been no access for the gospel or change, the Lord is dealng with those principalities and nations that were closed off will be to open us. There will also be uprisings of nations where the people have become tired of the corruption, and they will take back their country.
The shaking is going to continue to intensify. The Lord is shaking everything that can be shaken, and causing the pure to rise in this hour. Many of you are going through the growing pains of your tranistion. He's prunning you in this season. The Lord is cutting off dead branches that are no longer producing fruit, and cutting back areas that are overgrown or overshadowing other things. Your decrease is positioning you for more. Behold I"m doing a new thing (Isa 43:18). Don't miss it.
There will also be changes in the Body of Christ. The Lord is raising up houses of prayer and houses of glory. Those who will throw out the church agenda and contend for the glory of God, will experience a move of God like never before. God is also shifting, disconnecting, and connecting different voices in the Body for new assignments for such a time as this. Don't get consumed will all the "noise" going on. Stay humble and keep your eyes on the Lord. He will lift you up at the right time. In 1 Corinthians 16:9 Paul, says. "A great door has opened wide before me, but there is many who oppose me." Don't let the warfare distract you, keep pressing forward and stay hidden in HIm. The enemy wants to provoke to step out of the shelter of the Most High so he can take you out. Stay hidden and humble, and let the Lord fight for you. It's a season of revealing hearts. Those are are willing to humble themselves and bow low to the open door of this year shall prosper.
~Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.