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Folks, this is one such word to pay close attention to as Madeline James shares some keen insights for the new Hebrew Year 5784, which starts next month:
I saw this door open, and I saw the Lord call me up to the new door. I heard the Lord say, "As we round August, we're coming into a Revelation 4:1 time and season, as we go into 5784." I saw August as a hinge thrusting us upward through the door in September, as we step into the new Hebrew year 5784. July was a time of rest and completion. God is closing one door to open the new door He has for you...
With that, Madeline goes on to share about some doors she saw opening. There is much to go over and pray into from her recent word...so grab a cup of coffee as you take this all in slowly and carefully. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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A Revelation 4:1 Time and Season
Late one July night, I felt the Lord invite me to forego sleep and come spend time with Him. God did not disappoint. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. It didn't take long before the Lord began to encounter me, and I went into a vision. I saw this door open, and I saw the Lord call me up to the new door. I heard the Lord say, "As we round August, we're coming into a Revelation 4:1 time and season, as we go into 5784." I saw August as a hinge thrusting us upward through the door in September, as we step into the new Hebrew year 5784. July was a time of rest and completion. God is closing one door to open the new door He has for you.
The Open Door to a New Dimension
Doors are portals or openings of light that allow spiritual activity, like angelic beings, to go between Heaven and Earth. Portals are released from Heaven to Earth. Portals can be demonic or godly. Notable portals referenced in the Bible are Jacob's ladder in Genesis 28 and in John 1.
In John 1:47-51, Jesus shows Nathaniel a new revelation concerning heavenly portals. No longer are angels ascending and descending on the earth in a specific place; they are now ascending and descending upon Jesus. This was a new revelation Jesus released, essentially saying, "You no longer have to wait at a certain time or place; I am the portal." Wherever Jesus is, there will always be an open door/portal to Heaven.
In this Revelation 4:1 season, God is calling His people up to a new dimension and place of maturity. To operate in the things of God, we must be in the spirit where we are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). Because of Christ, we have access to places and realms in Christ. It's time for us to encounter new revelation and new places in Him. As we encounter these places, we will learn to live from them and live out of them. He wants to reveal to you the things to come.
The Threshold of 5784 – A New Door
In my study of 5784, I discovered that the number four is represented by the Hebrew letter "dalet" (as dalet is the fourth letter in the Hebrew alphabet). Dalet can mean poor, door, and to lift up. One of the reasons the warfare has been so intense is because we're at the threshold of a new door. Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9 (NKJV), "For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries."
A door or a gate is a place of authority. Doors represent places of transition. You are stepping from one realm to the next. The threshold marks the ending and the beginning of a thing. When you open a door, you are splitting the atmosphere to step into the next room. For many of you, July was the closing and completion of a chapter in your life. As you stepped into August and are about to step into 5784, you are stepping into a new chapter. The old has gone and the new is here. There was a lot of buzz and anticipation that surrounded the month of August. A shift is truly taking place. (Photo via Pxfuel)
Doors of Influence
Depending on what door we step into, they can shape our views and influence us. God told Abraham in Genesis 15:5, "Then He brought him outside and said, 'Look now toward Heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.' And He said to him, 'So shall your descendants be.'" It wasn't until Abraham stepped out of the door and into a new place that he got new perspective. In that moment, his mind went from doubt to faith. Abraham's tent represented his old season and mindset. As excited as we can be for the new, we can sabotage ourselves if we stay in the same door, only peering into the new. We must step out of fear and into faith to go through the door.
As God is bringing you through doors of promotion, you must prepare your heart. This is what the Lord was doing to Abraham. David said it like this in Psalm 119:32, "I will run in the way of Your commandments when You enlarge my heart!" In other translations it says "enlarge my understanding." For us to enter the doors and places God has for us in 5784, we must have a great capacity in every area of our lives. We can't operate in the same wineskin we did last season and expect new results. We need the Lord's help to expand our borders, because new opportunities and experiences put a greater demand and pull on us. We must be ready for the increase.
Doors and Keys
I believe as we come into 5784, we're coming into a greater measure and revelation of the Key of David.
In Isaiah 22, it depicts the story of Shebna and Eliakim. Shebna was the keeper of the house during the reign of Hezekiah but became prideful. Because of His pride and desire to be like God, the Lord demoted him and raised up Eliakim in his place. Isaiah 22:20-22 says, "'Then it shall be in that day, that I will call My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah; I will clothe him with your robe and strengthen him with your belt; I will commit your responsibility into his hand. He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; so he shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut, and no one shall open.'"
We are entering into a great season of demotion and promotion in the Body of Christ. We will even see this in the secular realm. God is positioning new gatekeepers in His house and removing those who have puffed themselves up. God is giving new keys of authority to those who have remained humble and pure. Those who carry and clothe themselves in Christ will carry the ultimate key, the Key of David. What is the Key of David? Jesus Christ Himself.
I hear the Lord saying, "Access will be granted to those who will carry the Key of David." The Key of David will enable gatekeepers to open or close gates over different cities, regions and nations. This will be key for intercessors going forward. God is releasing new strategies and keys to His intercessors to see long-awaited breakthrough. I declare and decree that frustration and weariness are breaking off intercessors now, in Jesus' name, amen. What has been hard will be made easy, and what has been in the way will be made low. God is releasing the right key for you as you wait on Him.
Doors of Testing
There will be doors of testing that we will encounter in 5784. God is separating the wheat from the chaff.
We are going to continue to see a very noticeable dividing line in the Body of Christ. There is too much mixture going on in the Body of Christ. Daniel 2:35 says, "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth." Because there has been so much mixture in the Body of Christ, it has been producing an image that no longer looks like Christ.
Those who are unwilling to be tested by the fire of God will not be qualified by the Lord. Being tested and branded by God's fire makes you legal in the realm of the spirit. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:13-14, "...each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward." It will become clearer as time goes on who is building on Christ or building their own kingdom. (Photo via Unsplash)
The picture of the Hebrew word dalet represents not only a door, but a poor person—not necessarily poor in monetary things, but one who walks in lowliness and is aware they possess nothing of their own. They are aware that what they have comes from God, and without Him they have nothing. The word dalet represents dilisoni, which means "to lift me up." As you wait upon God in this season, trust His timing for your life. Don't lift yourself up. Let God lift you up and promote you in the right time (1 Peter 5:6-7). He is the glory and lifter of your head, and will lift you above your enemies.
Push Back Fear and Pray for Revival and Awakening!
In 5784, I believe there will be an increase of persecution in the earth and in the United States. I see persecution coming through certain laws being passed, and certain freedoms being at stake. There will be more exposure and news stories coming forth concerning how much our government is truly monitoring us. Believers cannot back down or shrink back in fear.
We must stand on the Word of God and push back the agenda of darkness that really wants to take a hold of this nation. Even though the persecution will increase, Jesus will be the fourth man in the fire with us (Daniel 3). No matter what your fiery furnace looks like, God is still with you and His glory will be magnified through your life. Your testing will be your testimony for all to see.
We must continue to pray for the nations and cover the waters. I had an encounter a few months ago, where I found myself on the horizon of the waters. I saw the spirit of Leviathan lurking in the waters, waiting to strike. We must pray against any events in the waters that would try to start a war.
Continue to pray for creation and weather patterns. There will continue to be unusual weather patterns, more and more. Be wise. Prepare as you need to.
We must continue to pray for the 2024 elections, as the enemy will try to bring turbulence in the midst of it.
I saw another wave of revival and awakening hitting college campuses again that will make the news. The Spirit of God is breathing upon the young generations.
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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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