A Time of Overflow and Abundance
The Lord showed me that as we step into May, we will be stepping into a time of overflow and abundance. This also correlates with Pentecost coming up at the beginning of June, and the word I released for April, which said that things would be breaking open.
As things are beginning to break open and the resistance is shifting, it’s making way for a new flow of the Spirit of God to be released in you and on the earth. Jesus declares this in John 7:37-40 (AMPC), leading up to Pentecost:
“Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.
“But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor).
“Listening to those words, some of the multitude said, This is certainly and beyond doubt the Prophet!”
In this prophetic season, as we’ve celebrated Purim and Passover, God has been positioning His people for divine kairos moments. God has been exposing the “Hamans” and releasing deliverance from the “Pharaohs.” He has been positioning us to walk in the new and in a place of overflow.
The Season of New Things
Another prophetic marker to recognize in this season is Nisan—the first month of the Hebrew calendar. In the month of Nisan, we celebrate the Feast of First Fruits, and the beginning of spring. This month is a prophetic and spiritual indicator that matches the natural season of spring that we’ve stepped into. New things are starting and springing forth because of the new season.
Get ready for new things to begin manifesting. As things in the natural are shifting and lockdowns are “unlocking” across the world, it is a prophetic glimpse into what is taking place in the spirit. Be anxious for nothing and let perseverance and patience have its perfect work in your life (see Philippians 4:6 and James 1:4). God is working all things together for your good. (Photo via Pixabay)
“Mysterious Angelic Encounters” and a Fresh Wind
Recently, I mentioned that we would be entering into a season of divine angelic activity, and that record winds and tornadoes would be a sign of this. The winds are being released to bring change and break down systems. We’re going to continue to see greater angelic activity upon the earth. I even see some future stories in the news that will cover “mysterious angelic encounters.”
Just as the winds are increasing, there are some of you who feel like the wind has been knocked out of you, because you’ve taken blow after blow. I want to encourage you with what I heard the Lord say recently concerning this:
“Tell My people, they’re going to catch their breath in this season. Where you have been weary and tired, take a breath. When you take a breath, you’re breathing in My Spirit.
“Faint not, My beloved. Breathe. There’s a fresh wind coming to you that will refresh and energize you for the journey ahead! There’s a new strength coming to you.”
There are many of you who feel like the wind has been knocked out of you, but He is restoring the wind you lost with a fresh wind. This is needed as we enter into the second half of 2022; the pace and intensity are picking up.
Let’s take a look at 1 Kings 18:41-46. Earlier in this chapter, Elijah had a showdown with the prophets of Baal and defeated them. After this took place, Elijah began to pray for the rain, because it had been three years since it had last rained. 1 Kings 18:41-46 (NLT) says:
“Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!’
“So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.
“Then he said to his servant, ‘Go and look out toward the sea.’
“The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, ‘I didn’t see anything.’
“Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, ‘I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.’
“Then Elijah shouted, ‘Hurry to Ahab and tell him, “Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!”‘
“And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. Then the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel.”
It had been three years since it had last rained in the land. After the showdown, Elijah began first to hear the sound of a mighty rainstorm coming. Then he went into the posture of prayer—the birthing position—and began to call forth the rain. On the seventh time (the number of completion) that his servant went to go out and check, it was finished. Now, the rain would come. (Photo via Piqsels)
Elijah warned Ahab to eat and drink because the glory of God was getting ready to release, and it was going to remove everything in its path.
God is bringing a completion in your life so that the new can come.
All Aboard the Glory Train!
This reminds me of a recent vision I had while attending a church service in March. During worship, I suddenly saw the realm of the spirit open, and this massive train came down across the stage. Across it was written “The Glory Train.” I was reminded of the word Bob Jones had released about the Glory Train. As I pressed into the revelation of this, the Lord began to show me a new move of His glory being released upon the earth.
I asked the Lord why He was showing me the glory in the form of a train. He answered, “Like the train, My glory is weighty and carries a force and momentum that cannot be easily stopped. It will remove anything that stands in its way.
“The whistle of the train is being released in this hour like a trumpet and clarion call, calling for all of those who are willing to gather and encounter this new move of glory. The glory will bring and gather what’s needed. This Glory Train is also a part of what will help gather in this harvest. The Glory Train is coming to a city near you. All aboard!”
The train is also a prophetic picture of divine acceleration—just like when the Spirit of might came upon Elijah in 1 Kings 18, empowering him to run. There is a divine acceleration being released.
As the Spirit of might hit Elijah, the rain was released. It wasn’t a small “rain”; it was a deluge of rain coming forth, representing everything that had been held up in the heavens for the past three years. It was now being released. The cloud of rain represents His glory being poured out upon the earth to bring refreshing and cleansing.
The Month of Revelation: It’s Time to Dig Deep!
I have felt and sensed the atmosphere bubbling with revelation, ready to come forth and be released in the month of May. We are coming into the Hebrew month of Iyar, which is represented by the tribe of Issachar. It will be a time of understanding the secret and hidden things.
The Lord impressed upon me Isaiah 45:3 (NLT). It says, “And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the LORD, God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.”
I encourage you to press into the secret place and wait upon the Lord. There’s revelation He wants to uncover and reveal to you. Dig deep in this season.
Watch the Summer
In my prayer time, recently, I began to hear the Lord say that things will intensify overseas in the summer. He highlighted the month of August for me to watch. Something significant will take place concerning this time. I also heard the Lord say to keep an eye on the Middle East… We must pray for the nations, because the enemy wants to prematurely bait the nations into conflict. Our prayers and intercession will make a difference.
Madeline James is an emerging prophetic writer and voice who desires to release the heart of the Father, and be a tuning fork for the Body of Christ. She operates in the seer and revelatory realm. Her heart is to release revelation and wisdom that will help propel and push the Body of Christ forward. Madeline is the author of Rooted In Love, Declaring Your Morning, co-author of Emerge, and the blogger of the prophetic blog Nabi’s Pen. She resides in Lexington, KY with her husband Richie and their two daughters.