On the morning of 2/13/20 I woke up out of a dream where I kept hearing, "You will birth the promise." I believe the dream and the message of the dream is a word for many in the Body of Christ. Even as we have stepped into 2020, in the realm of the Spirit I sense many have been asking, "Where is the 'baby' I was prophesied I would birth?" "Where is the promise I've been carrying?" "Will I have anything to show for after this season?" These questions have come on the hills of another onslaught of warfare many have been experiencing. I want to encourage your weary hearts. You will birth the promises of God and see the promises of God manifest in your life. Don't give ear to the lies and discouragement of the enemy, and those around you. Only tune your ears to the voice of the Lord, and shut off all others. May you posture your heart and declare as David did in Psalm 27:13 (NLT), "Yet I am confident I will see the Lord's goodness while I am here in the land of the living,"
The dream: In the dream I was in a beautiful, white, sheer dress. I walked into a room where some friends where hanging out, possibly in Church. The walls and everything about the dream was so bright and illuminated. I walked up to my friends and I lifted up the front part of my dress, and it revealed I was 9 months pregnant almost ready to give birth. My friends were astonished and they exclaimed, "Wow I didn't even know you were pregnant!" Then the scene switched to me holding a baby in my arms. Once again, those around me were astonished and in amazement. As I held the baby in my arms I began to declare, "This is the baby, this is the promise, that was spoken over us. It's here!" I kept declaring this over and over. The atmosphere in the dream was one of celebration, joy, and peace. Where there was such pain carrying the promise it was forgotten in a moment, because there was such blessing attached that was radiating from this baby. As I woke up I was filled with such joy and celebration.
I feel like this is such a powerful word and picture for the Body of Christ right now. I believe this dream represents many in the Body of Christ who have been pregnant, but the Lord concealed the pregnancy and is revealing it at the right time. It reminds me of the story of Mary in Luke 1:26-38. The angel Gabriel came to Mary and gave her a message she would carry and birth Jesus. Mary said, "How can this be, since I have not had relations with a man?”The angel replied to her: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God" (Luke 1:34-35). Like Mary, many have asked the Lord, "How can this be" because you have not seen the promise. And like Mary, you have been ridiculed and scoffed at. In spite of that the Lord has overshadowed you. He concealed the promise so the enemy wouldn't kill it or abort it.
I want to prophesy to you there's an unveiling coming in your life. Just like I lifted the veil of my dress, the Lord is lifting the veil of your life to reveal what's been growing and maturing in secret. God concealed your promises so the enemy or others around you could not kill what was growing and developing in you. Many will be amazed and shocked. They will celebrate with you what God has done because, there will be such a fear of the Lord attached to it. They will know it is the Lord who has done this.
Another thing that stuck out in the dream was how much of a blessing the baby truly was. I didn't even feel pregnant. There was a grace to carry the baby. It brought a favor, peace, and joy. It reminded me of the scripture in Isaiah 66:7-10 (TPT) it says, "Zion gave birth suddenly, even before going into labor. She delivered a son without any painful contractions. Who has ever seen or heard of such a wonder? Could a country be born in a day? Can a nation be birthed so suddenly? Yet no sooner does Zion go into labor than she gives birth to sons! Do I allow you to conceive and not to give birth? Do I shut the womb when i'm the one who delivers? So rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her." This is what the warfare has been over. What you're birthing. You're not just birthing one promise but multiple promises. It's time to rejoice. As I declared in the dream, I prophesy over you that you will birth the promise! The promises that have been spoken over you are suddenly coming forth!
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.