As I was preparing to minister at my church last week, the Lord began to talk to me about vision and how many have become weary carrying the vision. In the beginning of the year, the Lord spoke to me to guard the vision, because the enemy would come to attack what the Lord was unfolding. 2019 has been mark by many things, but 2019 has been a war for the vision over your life and where God is taking you as we step into 2020. The war has been so great over the past 3-4 years because many and the Body of Christ have been in a massive transition. We have been exiting one era, and entering a new era. How we leave one season will determine how we enter the next season.
The Lord told me, "2019 has been a war over the vision of your life. I'm releasing glimpses of your next. As you step over the threshold into 2020 clarity is coming to the vision." Many are on the threshold of stepping into the vision God has purposed for your life, but the enemy has unleashed great warfare to push you back. A threshold is a place of entering or crossing over. Paul declares in 1 Corinthians 16:9 (TPT), "There's an amazing door of opportunity standing wide open for me to minister here, even though there are many who oppose and stand against me." Don't back down or bow to the intimidation of the enemy. It's time to crossover into the vision God has placed in your heart.
The Lord showed me many have become weary carrying the vision. Some have even laid down the vision and have been asking the Lord, "Why has it not come forth yet." I want to encourage you to pick it back up again, continue to run with the vision. The Lord is releasing a fresh wind, a second wind to breath upon the vision again. I prophesy the vision shall not die but it shall come forth. Lord showed me many of you have a valley of dead dreams and visions, like the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37. It's time to prophesy the breathe of God once again over your dreams and visions and watch them come back to life. Ezekiel 37: 9-10 says, "Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army." Dead dreams and visions are coming alive once again!
We must steward the vision well. In Habakkuk 2:1-3 we can learn how to manage and steward the vision. In the first verse he says,"I will go up to my watchtower and wait to see what the Lord will say." I want to encourage to ascend with the Lord to have Him reveal once again what is the vision for your life. When we ascend with the Lord we can see from His vantage point, and see further than we can on the ground. In verse two the Lord told Habakkuk to, "Write the vision and make it plain, engrave it on the clay tablets." Allow the Lord to write the vision once again upon your heart. The Lord showed me many dreams and vision were waiting to be pulled down and established as people would write the vision. When the vision is written and engraved upon your heart no one can take it from you. The word write in this passage is the Hebrew word for decree. In Job 22:28 it declares, "When you declare and decree a thing it shall be established for you." The word decree in this passage in the Hebrew means to cut down, cut off. When you begin to write down and decree the vision the Lord will remove every vision that's not of Him, and establish what has been declared over you!
In Habakkuk 2:3 it says (AMP), "For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time. It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it, Because it will certainly come; it will not delay." A lot of times we struggle and get hung up on the appointed time. Every word and vision God has given you for your life and ministry, has an assignment and angelic help attached to it, to see the fulfillment of it. Don't get caught in the tension of the now and where you're going. Remain present in the now. If there has been delay, discern what the delay is to break it. Sometimes the delay is us, demonic interference, or sometimes the vision needs to marinate a little longer. As you discern the delay don't give up hope. The Lord will give you a strategy to break the delay. Isaiah 55:11 (AMP) declares, "The Lord watches over His word until it performs what it was intended to do."
Pick up the vision again because you are on the threshold of crossing over. The vision hurries toward the goal of fulfillment. The Lord is releasing a fresh wind and mantle of grace to see the vision come forth. I prophesy the vision shall come to pass and not die. New life is coming upon your dreams and visions in Jesus name!
~Prophet Madeline James
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.