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Madeline James: "A Month of Rest and Revelation"

Madeline James
Nov 15, 2022

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Madeline James writes a most important word for November and beyond as she shares what we can expect, and how we can position ourselves in this time of great transition.

Here is a sneak peak from Madeline into just one of the strategies that the Lord is releasing to His people in this time:

When there is rest, there is revelation. Rest releases fresh revelation, insight and downloads. As you rest in this time, the Lord is going to give you fresh strategies. Be encouraged as you go into 2023. God has new insight and strategies that will ready and position you for the warfare to come.

Steve ShultzAmen! More than ever before, it's important for us to rest and take time to be with the Lord...partnering with Him and listening for His keys and strategies as we prepare to step into the new year 2023.

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Through the Door of Transition

As we entered the door of November, I felt an immediate release of pressure and a peace. October was a month of great warfare and opposition – not because it was the month of Halloween, but because there was a great transition that took place (and is still taking place) as we just stepped into the new Hebrew year 5783. It's like what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9 (NLT): "There is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me." Opposition will always greet you at the door of transition. But God is greater!

Prophetic Revelation for the Month of November

November is the eleventh month, which can prophetically represent transition.

In Genesis 30:22 (11 x 2 = 22), Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob's eleventh son, who grew up to be a powerful ruler of the land of Egypt, bringing God's transition to his family and all of Israel.

Deuteronomy 11:11 (double elevens) is again about transition for God's people: "But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from Heaven" (NIV).

On the other side of transition and chaos is rest and peace. Although there will continue to be a measure of chaos going on in our nation and the world, as the people of God, we don't have to be subject to it. There is a lot of movement taking place right now in the nations. I see the Lord sitting at a chess table making moves to counteract the moves of the enemy. I see a shifting of powers in nations. Pay attention in this time to leaders of nations. Some will suddenly die and some will be removed from power. We must pray for righteous leaders to rise not only in America but across the world.

November also happens to coincide with the Hebrew month Kislev. Kislev is the ninth month in the Hebrew calendar. Kislev is a month to enter into His rest by learning a new level of trust. As you enter His rest, it will enable you to have greater vision and clarity. Greater clarity will help you to see things that have been hindering your walk and getting in the way of your relationships. (Photo via Unsplash)

In this time, you must guard and cover your relationships against betrayals and broken covenants. In Genesis 37:9 (NLT) it says, "Soon Joseph had another dream, and again he told his brothers about it. 'Listen, I have had another dream,' he said. 'The sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed low before me!'"

There are two insights to gather from this verse. First, we must guard our dreams and revelations. Use wisdom and discretion regarding whom you share those things with. Not everyone has a grid for what God is doing in your life. Second, after Joseph shared his dream about seeing the eleven stars, his brothers turned on him. Be mindful since this is the eleventh month.

Peace – a Weapon of Our Warfare

Even though this is a time of chaos, you can have peace in the midst of it. Peace is one of your greatest weapons of warfare. The peace of God releases the government of God (Isaiah 9:6).

The peace of God is the seedbed of revelation. I encourage you in this season to remove those things that have been stealing your peace. Your peace is too costly to give away. Take stock of your relationships and weigh them. Do they have what it takes to endure this next season with you?

New Kingdom Relationship

As you let go of old relationships, it will make room for new alignments and Kingdom relationships that will add to you in this next season.

When you seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, He will add to you what you need (Matthew 6:33). A part of "what you need" is connected to relationships. Relationships are a commodity and transaction in the realm of the spirit. Stay focused in this time and keep your eyes on Him. What you need will be added to you. Also, as you seek His Kingdom, the Lord is realigning those things in your heart that have not been in alignment with His.

Be a Good Steward

Whatever you honor and place value on, God will respond to. One of the life messages that Joseph carried was stewardship. The more we learn how to steward and manage dreams, visions, revelations and the things of God, the more He can trust us with more. God is looking for those who can steward the mysteries of the Kingdom. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

In 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 (NKJV) Paul says, "Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful." Stewards are those that manage and administrate. A key to promotion in this time is staying faithful to the process God has you in and managing what He gives you charge over.

Take Time to Reset

When there is rest, there is revelation. Rest releases fresh revelation, insight and downloads. As you rest in this time, the Lord is going to give you fresh strategies. Be encouraged as you go into 2023. God has new insight and strategies that will ready and position you for the warfare to come.

I encourage you in this season, take time to rest and reset as we get ready to go into 2023. Throughout the Bible, there are many examples of when God put man into a deep rest. Great encounters and transformation took place in the lives of Adam, Abraham, Jacob and others. Rest will release the revelation and wisdom you need in this season.

"Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever." (Daniel 12:3 NKJV)

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Madeline James
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.

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