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A few nights ago as I was sitting in my living room, I began to notice the room fill up with angels. One angel in particular caught my attention, as I saw that there were rainbow colors above its head. I had never seen this kind angel before. I began to seek the Lord and study to find more information and insight about what He was saying. Then I clearly heard the Lord say, "That's the angel of promise."
This angel can be found in Revelation 10:1-11 (AMP):
"Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from Heaven, clothed in a cloud, with a rainbow (halo) over his head; and his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire; and he had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land; and he shouted with a loud voice, like the roaring of a lion [compelling attention and inspiring awe]; and when he had shouted out, the seven peals of thunder spoke with their own voices [uttering their message in distinct words]. And when the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from Heaven saying, 'Seal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write them down.'
"Then the angel whom I had seen standing on the sea and the land raised his right hand [to swear an oath] to Heaven, and swore [an oath] by [the name of] Him who lives forever and ever, who created Heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be delay no longer, but when it is time for the trumpet call of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God [that is, His hidden purpose and plan] is finished, as He announced the Gospel to His servants the prophets.
"Then the voice which I heard from Heaven, I heard again speaking to me, and saying, 'Go, take the book (scroll) which is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.' So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the little book. And he said to me, 'Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.' So I took the little book from the angel's hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was as sweet as honey; but once I had swallowed it, my stomach was bitter. Then they said to me, 'You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and languages and kings.'"
Assistance in a Season of Transition
I believe this angel is being released in this time of transition to help assist the Body of Christ to walk in the promises that have been declared over each life. This is a season where your book of life is being accessed (Psalm 139:16). There has been much delay over the past few of years, causing the people of God to become disheartened with hope deferred. The enemy may cause delay through certain circumstances or warfare, but he cannot stop the promises of God unless we give him an open door.
The Word says that the promises of God are yes and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20) over our lives. God has not changed His mind about the promises spoken over your life. It's time to partner with the angelic assistance the Father is releasing.
The warfare has been intense because there is a clashing of swords over many people, trying to stop them from walking into their destiny promises. These destiny promises are going to be for the next 10-15 years. We must remember our fight is not against flesh and blood but we're in a spiritual war (Ephesians 6:12).
In 1 Timothy 1:18, Paul told Timothy to take a hold of the prophetic promises spoken over him and to use them to help fight the war going on in his life. The Lord is faithful to His promises, He is not a man that He would lie. It's just like the story in Daniel 10. Daniel prayed, but the angel of the Lord was delayed 21 days because he was fighting the principality of Persia. He told Daniel that the Lord had heard him the first time he prayed, but the angel got caught up in a battle (Daniel 10:12-13).
Keep Pressing in!
I want to encourage you in this season to keep pressing into the promises of God that have been spoken over your life. The Lord is sending angelic assistance to help break delay and demonic interference and hindrance.
The Lord says in Isaiah 55:11, "So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; it will not return to Me void (useless, without result), without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."
That's a powerful promise from the Father! He intently watches over His words to see the fulfillment of them over our lives, regions, states, and nations. The angel, Promise, is coming to break delay, and you will begin to feel a shift and acceleration where there has been unfulfillment. Get ready!
Madeline James Ministry
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.