"Get Ready to Run in 2022"
By Madeline James
In a dream (on 10/29/21), I traveled to a beach with a white watchtower extending very high up into the sky. I ascended it, going up many flights of stairs. When I got to the top, I discovered a gathering of leaders of all kinds and types from the
Body of Christ.
A known apostle was there speaking to a group of seasoned leaders. He was asking them about what the new generation of apostolic leaders was going to look like. He then turned around and pointed to me, asking
me the question, but he left the room before I could give an answer.
It's Time to Run
The scene changed and I was then speaking to the seasoned leaders that the apostle had been speaking to.
I told the leaders in the dream that I had a dream, and in the dream, I heard God say, "It's time to run again." One of the older male leaders then spoke up and said, "Yeah, God gave me that word a few years back.”
seemed like they were missing the point. I emphasized again to the leaders what God had said, telling them that it was time to get their shoes on and run again, but many of the leaders I spoke to seemed weary, stuck and unmoved. As I was talking with them,
I was lacing up my shoes to go. At that point the dream ended, but as I was waking up, I kept hearing, "It's time to run...it's time to run…"
Catch the Vision
I believe that this is
such a powerful word for the Body of Christ in this season, especially as we are heading into 2022. There is a great acceleration that is taking place and will continue as we step into the new year. Much has changed and reset over the past couple years, both
in the earth and in the spirit realm. Just like my dream portrayed, God is calling His leaders to gather and get vision for what the new era and time looks like that we have entered into.
A Changing of the Guard
There is a changing of the guard taking place in the Body of Christ.
I believe that a part of the new generation of apostolic leaders will carry the watchmen and seer anointing in a greater capacity, like the prophet
The Season of Habakkuk: Write the Vision and Make It Plain
This dream is a picture out of Habakkuk 2 and Jacob's ladder in Genesis 28. Habakkuk 2:1 (NLT) says, "I will climb up to
my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how He will answer my complaint.”
I believe we are in a time where, like Habakkuk, we must ascend to the high place above the
noise and chaos to hear and see what the Lord is saying. We need fresh instructions for the times we are in. Ascending the watchtower is a prophetic picture of stepping into the heavenly realm so that we can see and know what is on the Lord's heart. The book
of Habakkuk depicts a time in the earth that is similar to our time and what is happening now. Habakkuk had a lot of questions for the Lord about what was taking place, and he took those to the Lord.
I believe this is a key
for us in this time. We need to wait upon the Lord to receive His instruction. We can't stay with old systems, old instructions and old mindsets. The Lord has fresh instructions for us in this time.
Habakkuk 2:2 (NLT) reads:
"Then the Lord said to me, 'Write My answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.'" The last part of this verse stuck out to me; I had not noticed it before until reading this version. It is essentially telling us to
write down the answer plainly, so that the runner can run with the correct vision. That is an important insight to heed. There are so many voices speaking and visions being released that we must discern what is God and what is not. The answers and vision we
need are not in this realm. We must ascend into heavenly realms to access heavenly vision and instruction.
The Lord has an individual and corporate blueprint that will cause us to succeed and overcome.
Before we can run with the correct vision, we must write it out and make it plain. The Lord told Habakkuk to write out the vision plainly. When we get the vision or answer from the Lord as we seek Him, it requires a level of interpretation. We need
the help of Holy Spirit to interpret correctly what the Lord is saying. The wrong interpretation can cause delay and hope deferred, causing us or others to miss the Lord. Wait upon the Lord to get the correct vision.
we write out the vision, it's gives us vision. Prophetic words release prophetic vision. Proverbs 29:18 (TPT) says, "When there is no clear prophetic vision, people quickly wander astray. But when you follow the revelation of the Word, Heaven's bliss fills
your soul." When you write the vision, this draws it from the heavenly realm and establishes it in the earthly realm. It brings illumination to the eyes of our understanding so we can “see."
2022 - a Year of Acceleration
Times, seasons, and events are accelerating upon the earth. Things will continue to accelerate as we go further into the end-time days. We must have the capacity and stamina to keep up. The pace is picking up
as we continue into 2022. 2022 will be a year of mysteries and revelations being revealed. Daniel 2:22 (NLT) says, "He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though He is surrounded by light."
Shake Off the Weariness
The seasoned leaders I was talking with in my dream had become weary. We must shake off the weariness and heaviness. As God reveals new mysteries and revelations, they will empower us and accelerate
us forward. We must stay in step with the Holy Spirit by partnering with Him.
Jeremiah 12:5 (NKJV) says, "If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land
of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?”
Now is the time to put your shoes on and lace them up. The new generation of apostolic voices that are emerging
carry fresh vision and messages that need to be released in the earth. As we receive fresh visions and revelations from the heavenly realm, the Spirit of might will come upon us, enabling us to run with the horses.
you have taken your shoes off. For some of you, as a prophetic act, you need to go out and buy new shoes. Last season's shoes won't do for where God is calling you to. Shoes prophetically represent identity, authority, territory and releasing the Kingdom of
God. It's time to get ready to run with the Word of the Lord. Write the vision, make it plain and run with the Spirit of God so that the vision may be fulfilled!
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