How to Access Your Heavenly Supply Line

Do you find yourself in a faith-stretching time, wondering how you will be able to do everything God has called you to do?

When God has given you a promise or calling, He is already seeing the overview. He views the beginning and the end. He sees:

  • The birth of your promise
  • Your contention for that promise, and
  • The fulfilment of your promise

Your Father—Who loves you and has called you—exists in the eternal ‘NOW’. And He has already established your means of supply.

Every means of fulfilling your prophetic promise already exists in the eternal realm, in the form of a ‘Heavenly order’—declared ahead of time by God.

As the writer to the Hebrews says,

‘Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].’ (Heb 11:1, AMP)

Like Elijah did, you can experience Heavenly supply

We see this principle of the pre-existence of God’s supply in the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 17.

‘Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.” (1 Kings 17:2-4, NIV)

That Hebrew word translated directed (Strongs H6680, tsavah ) means to command, charge, give orders to, to appoint and commission. [1]

A Heavenly order was already in place for the supply Elijah needed. All Elijah needed to do, was to move in obedience to God’s instruction, in order for that provision to manifest.

So, if you are praying about resources you need, to do what God has called you to do, remember this faith-building Biblical principle:

Every provision you need, to complete what God has called you to do, pre-exists in the eternal realm!

Speak words of command in agreement with God’s word to you

You will experience faith-stretching times throughout your life and ministry, but know your God is faithful. He is your good and loving Father.

When one source of supply is drying up, you can be assured that another has already been appointed for you to step into.

‘Sometime later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him: “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” (1 Kings 17:7-8, NIV)

Again, the Hebrew word is tsavah, to commission, order and direct. [1] Elijah simply needed to obey God; to move and reposition in accordance with God’s Word.

This time, however, Elijah would also be God’s instrument to bring the prophetic command to that widow. She had no idea of that Heavenly command that was already in place, until the prophet issued it in person.

Is there Contention for Your Supply Line?

We see that God already provided a supply line, ahead of time, for Elijah by His Word.

In warfare today, a key strategy of an enemy is to damage the opposing force, by cutting off a supply line. A supply line is ‘a route along which goods and equipment are transported to an army during a war.’ [2]

It is the same in spiritual warfare.

Through our obedient acts of faith, our prayer and words of agreement, we partner with God to access the supply He has for us. This is why the enemy is going to try and undermine our faith. He is attempting to cut off our supply line.

Like Elijah did, staying focused on God and His Word, and staying true to our assignment, will help us stay on track.

Break Open Your Heavenly Supply

If you find yourself in a faith-stretching time, wondering how you will be able to do everything God has called you to do, remember your Heavenly supply.

The enemy has been seeking to restrict your supply line, but it’s your time to strike back. Break out with a song, a dance and a shout of prophetic praise.

By giving thanks ahead of time, you are acknowledging that God is the source of what He has promised and that you are receiving it from Him by faith. This is prophetic thanksgiving.

You step into the eternal realm, take God at His Word, and praise Him for His greatness and His answer. Your Father is coming through for you.

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[1] accessed 21 Aug 2017

[2] accessed 21 Aug 2017

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Prophetic Warnings: 5 Good Purposes of a Prophetic Warning

The following study is an excerpt from the Enliven Prophetic School Master Class on the topic of discernment and prophetic warnings:

A prophetic warning is an insight given by the Holy Spirit about a negative event that’s may happen, or is going to happen, in the future.

As we think about prophetic warnings, it is important we remember that our God is a Redeemer, a Saviour and a restorer—and that a prophetic warning given by the Holy Spirit is a gift from God.

Knowing this, enables us to maintain Heaven’s perspective in the midst of a trial.

Remember, Jesus said,
‘Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!’ (Matt 7:9-11)

So as we are weighing up a prophetic warning and determining what to do with it, this is the first thing to remember:

The purpose of a prophetic warning from the Father is for good, just as He is good.

There is a benefit in receiving a prophetic warning, even if we don’t initially see it.

With that in mind, here are 5 things God may be up to in sharing a prophetic warning with us, from a New Testament perspective:

1. The prophetic warning may be a means of protection—e.g. to warn of danger and prevent harm

In Matthew 2, an angel appears to Mary’s husband Joseph in a dream with a warning that Herod is about to search for the child Jesus to kill Him, and telling him to relocate his family in Egypt. (Matt 2:13)

2. God may send a prophetic warning to direct or redirect our actions in accordance with His will

This may also be related to protection. For example, we see in Matthew chapter 2 that God warns the wise men in a dream not to return to Herod. (Matt 2:12)

3. It may be given to help us prepare for an incident before it happens

In Acts 11, the Prophet Agabus prophesies about an upcoming famine and the church rallies to provide financial support. (Acts 11:27-30)

This is a reminder that a prophetic warning doesn’t always mean God is going to rescue us from a trial. The Apostle Paul had many warnings from the Holy Spirit about persecution—these helped prepare him in his resolve to face what was ahead.

4. It may be in order to call us to partner with Him in prayer or spiritual warfare

In Acts 20, Paul tells the Ephesian elders, ‘I only know that in town after town the Holy Spirit warns me that chains and afflictions await me.’ (Acts 20:23) God was preparing Paul for a future time of trial, and through that, He was also calling the churches and Christians to pray for Paul.

Prayer can be used of God to bring Divine intervention.

In 2 Corinthians 1, Paul says,
‘He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.’ (2 Cor 1:10-11)

5. The purpose of a prophetic warning may be to reconcile people to God

God’s great passion is reconciliation. This is the reason for the cross! A prophetic warning given to a person, or groups of people about the consequences of sin, is going to be with the aim of reconciling them to the Father. God’s motivation is one of love and Redemption.

A great example of this is the prophetic warning given through the Apostle John to the Church in Laodicea in Revelation chapter 3. After warning the church of the dire consequences of their spiritual luke-warmness, Jesus says this:

‘Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me.’ (Rev 3:20 AMP)

God’s passion is always to restore and reconcile.

When the Holy Spirit gives us a prophetic warning, then knowing our Father’s nature is that He’s a Redeemer, and trusting in His goodness, we can have confidence that His purpose in sharing a warning to us is ultimately good, and a gift from Him.

A prophetic warning is going to be based in love, not fear.

And this helps us to weigh up…firstly, whether the warning we are receiving is in fact from God, and secondly, when it is from the Holy Spirit, how He may want us to share it, or respond to it.

Enliven Prophetic School: Discernment and Prophetic Warnings Master Class

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Modules currently include:

  • Foundations of prophetic ministry
  • How to hear God’s voice, begin and grow in prophecy
  • The Seer gift: how to grow in pictures and visions
  • Discernment and prophetic warnings: how to respond and share a prophetic warning
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The Trumpet: Prophecy, Repentance and the Coming Move of God

The Vision of the Trumpet

In a vision, I was standing at the side of a large room, with Jesus beside me. He directed my attention into the shadows, where I saw a trumpet on the floor. The bell—the part where the sound comes out from—was faced downwards. I heard Jesus say, ‘Pick it up’. As I lifted the trumpet upwards, darkness appeared to fall off it and I saw that it was at once, mysteriously, both gold and silver.

I knew by the Spirit this trumpet was to sound a message that would result in repentance—one that would be used to wake up the harvesters and bring in His harvest.

I believe God is saying that He is anointing His prophets to bring a timely wake up call to the Church.

It is time to bring a message from the heart of the Father, that will result in widespread repentance and awakening.

‘… if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?’ (1 Cor 14:8)

Prophetic Ministry that Ushers in Repentance

  • How can those of us in prophetic ministry and office prepare to be used of the Spirit to bring such a wakeup call?
  • How can we weigh up prophecies that call for repentance?
  • How does this relate to those with a gift of prophecy in the church?

I’m still exploring the answers to these questions—but here are some thoughts that have emerged as I’ve studied this from a New Testament perspective.

Prophecy, Prophets and the Call to Repentance: 6 New Testament Considerations

1. The Offer of Repentance is Good News for Those Aware of Their Sin

“The time has come,” [Jesus] said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15)

Today, there are two extreme positions. At one extreme are ‘prophets’ who make calls for repentance and warnings of judgment their calling card. This is an Old Testament approach to the prophetic. [1]

At the polar opposite, are those who steer clear of drawing attention to sin and its consequences, preferring to focus solely on the goodness of God.

‘Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?’ (Rom 2:4, NIV)

It’s His kindness that leads us to repentance—but we must view this in the context Paul has written it. This is the Biblical balance:

Repentance is preceded and accompanied by the revelation of sin.

On the Day of Pentecost, Peter’s instruction to repent did not fall on deaf ears, but on people whose hearts were already rent with conviction. The Holy Spirit was already at work. The instruction to ‘repent’ was not only a command; it was the answer people were crying out for. (Acts 2:37-38)

There is a way out of your predicament! There is a solution to the problem of your sin. And the entranceway to this extraordinary grace is marked ‘repent!’

The Greek word translated ‘repent’ is metanoeo (Strongs G3340) and it means ‘to think differently’.

‘Repent’ is the life-giving, thirst-quenching answer to those who have already recognized their need and the error of their ways. ‘Repent’ is good news.

2. Repentance cannot be viewed alone. It is part of a Biblical process

This process is clearly seen on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:14-41)

  • God’s message is declared (Rom 10:17)
  • Listeners have a truth encounter~through the Holy Spirit at work
  • They experience sorrow at realizing their condition (2 Cor 7:10, Acts 2:37) [2]
  • They repent (change their mind) and receive forgiveness
  • They take action, changing their ways/lifestyle in accordance with repentance (Luke 3:8)

When we understand this process, we realize that repentance is not the aim, reconciliation to God is. Transformation to Christlikeness is the aim. Repentance~a change of mind accompanied by sorrow for sin~is the critical step along the way. 

3. A Prophetic Word that Leads to Repentance is Sourced in the Holy Spirit

Two prophetic words address weakness or sin in the church. Both have the same insights. Both contain truth. Yet one is sourced in the spirit of ‘accuser of the brethren’ (Rev 12:10), whilst the other is of the Spirit of God and expresses the Father’s heart. [3]

John warned of false prophets, who operate in a different spirit from the Holy Spirit:

‘Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.’ (1 John 4:1-2)

When it comes to addressing sin and giving calls for repentance, we need to know what is underlying the message. It takes discernment to see which is which. The heart and motivation is evident by the fruit. That which is of the Spirit will bear the fruit of the Spirit.

  • We will see the above-mentioned, Biblical process taking place.
  • Jesus said, ‘By their fruit you shall know them.’ (Matt 7:15)

We must each look to our own hearts. ‘Search me, God, and know my heart.’ (Ps 139:23) May we have hearts free of pride, unfulfilled ambition, unhealed wounds, offences, judgments (negative opinions) and every other condition that would pollute the well and give access to the devil, who is the ‘accuser of the brethren.’

‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’ (Prov 4:23, NIV)

4. The Message of the Prophet is Based in Sacrificial Love

‘Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord’ (Acts 3:19)

In the New Testament, those who were entrusted with a message concerning sin and the need for repentance, were ministers who loved and laid down their lives for the church. They were passionate lovers of God’s people, who had a track record of faithful service.

The Apostle John, to whom God entrusted a powerful prophetic call to repentance to His church (Rev 2:4-5), was suffering and confined to imprisonment on the Isle of Patmos

  • The call to the church to repent is given through those who have laid their lives down for the church (e.g. John, Rev 2:5-6 Paul, 2 Cor 7)
  • A life-giving call to repent comes from those who have repented themselves (e.g. Peter, Acts 2:38)

5. A New Testament Prophet Honours the Fivefold Ministry

In the Old Testament, God’s message of repentance and warning were given exclusively through His prophets. [1] This is not the case today.

In the New Testament, we are in a new era. All hear God’s voice. The message and ministry that calls for and leads to repentance, is now spread across the fivefold ministry. (Eph 4:11-16)
Examples include:

  • The evangelist calls the unsaved to repentance (Acts 2:39-40)
  • The pastor and teacher bring truth from Scripture that leads the hearer to repentance (2 Tim 2:24-26)
  • The apostle brings discipline and adjustment to the church when needed, that leads to repentance (2 Cor 7:8-9)

Prophets and prophetic people: it is in mutual honor that our own gifts will flourish and in unity that Jesus’ glory will be fully seen.

6. Everyone with a Prophetic Gift can be Used of God to Bring Repentance

The fivefold ministry has a mandate to bring exhortation and admonishment that results in repentance and transformed lives.

The general ministry of prophecy in the context of the church body is to ‘strengthen, encourage and comfort.’ (1 Cor 14:3-4, Acts 15:32) But even at this basic level, repentance can flow.

‘But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, as the secrets of their hearts are laid bare. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!”’ (1 Cor 14:24-25)

Notice again the Biblical progression at work here:

  • Prophecy makes known the secrets of their hearts
  • They recognize the Presence of God
  • They come under conviction of sin
  • They fall down and worship

In Acts 9, we read of a disciple named Ananias. He was not known as a prophet—and yet God gave him prophetic insight about Paul’s call to the nations. Ananias ministered to Paul (then known as Saul), leading him from deep repentance through to baptism and a new life of following Jesus.

[1] See Differences Between Old and New Testament Prophetic Ministry

[2] “Repentance (metanoia, ‘change of mind’) involves a turning with contrition from sin to God; the repentant sinner is in the proper condition to accept the divine forgiveness.” (F. F. Bruce. The Acts of the Apostles [Greek Text Commentary], London: Tyndale, 1952, p. 97.) accessed August 8th, 2017

[3] See my articles:
How do you Weigh Up What the Prophets are Saying Pt 1
How do you Weigh Up What the Prophets are Saying Pt 2

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3 Benefits of Prophetic Guidance

Prophetic guidance, or ‘personal guidance’ as it’s also known, is a very important area, and one that touches every part of our lives.

But what does it mean? Firstly, ‘prophetic’ speaks of God’s intention, being conveyed or communicated by the Holy Spirit. And ‘guidance’ speaks of direction—the act of being guided, directed and led.

Prophetic guidance is when we hear God’s voice about a decision, action or direction that we are to take.

An example of someone who received personal prophetic guidance from God and acted on it is Abraham, who is known as our ‘father of faith’ (Rom 4:16).

Abraham set out from his home town and followed the call of God to Canaan. His obedience to prophetic guidance from God impacted the destiny of generations to come. You can read his story beginning in Genesis chapter 12.

3 Benefits of Seeking Prophetic Guidance:

1. It honors God when you seek and follow His plan for your life

Prophetic guidance acknowledges God has an overall purpose for your life. You want to honour Him in your decision making. As Paul said in Ephesians 2:
‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Eph 2:10, NIV)

2. You grow in intimacy with God as you seek Him

‘Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be’ (Psalm 139:16, NIV)
Our Father is a God of relationship. He wants to share with us and delights to have conversation with us about every aspect of our lives.

3. Your obedience to God will touch many lives for good

Prophetic guidance is powerful. Just Like Abraham’s response to God’s call to go to Canaan, decisions you make in the will of God have the power to positively impact not only your own life, but to have a ripple effect that can affect those around you, your family and generations to come.

Prophetic Guidance Master Class

When it comes to prophetic guidance, the more that is at risk, the more important it is to know we have heard God clearly—and not just concerning the vision or action we are to take. We must be mindful of the timing and manner in which we respond.

During August, I will be continuously adding video lectures to the Prophetic Guidance Master Class on the Enliven Prophetic School. This school is for anyone who would like to learn and grow in the gift and ministry of prophecy. View the current topics and enroll here

Happy Birthday Enliven Blog

This week, Enliven Blog turns 8 years old!
When I started writing, I never dreamed of where it might lead. Since 2009, Enliven Blog has 400 articles, had 1.4 million visitors, has thousands of email subscribers, and has touched countless lives.

I’m so grateful for the support of my husband ‘The Hunk’ Malcolm Calder, along with David and Margaret McCracken and the David McCracken Ministries family. This is their journey too.

I’m grateful to you, my reader.

And most of all I’m grateful to my God – the only explanation for these miraculous events is that He is the ultimate Author. What will the next 8 years bring?

© Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
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4 Life-Changing Truths About God’s Blessing

I believe God is saying, it’s time to have a deeper encounter with Him as Father.

The Holy Spirit is highlighting two aspects of sonship in particular at this time: One is our blessing, and the other is our birthright.

The blessing and the birthright are two things that passed from father to son in Scripture—and we see them being contended for in the story of Isaac and his sons Jacob and Esau. (Gen 27:36) Why are these so important for us today?

  • Our blessing has to do with fruitfulness, security and the favor of God
  • Our birthright has to do with inheritance and spiritual authority

If we are going to know Jesus, and know who we are to Him, and make Him known to others—we need to know our blessing and birthright as a reality. [1]

I Encountered the Blessing of God

In the late 1980’s, as my husband and I were being trained for our launch into missions’ ministry I heard the phrase, ‘you are blessed to be a blessing!’ It was a motto I lived by for more than 20 years.

I mistakenly believed that the blessing of God put me under obligation to serve others. It took a crisis of faith for me to realize I had it the wrong way around. True Christian service is not an obligation; it is the natural, Spirit-empowered overflow of the blessed life.

By 2009, I was in a place of devastation and burnout with nothing left to give. Even my devotional life crashed. A part of my problem was that I’d spent much of my life working for the approval of God, unaware I was already approved by Him. [2]

It was at this rock-bottom place that I encountered God as my loving Father. And I discovered the Father’s blessing.

4 Life-Changing Truths About God’s Blessing

1. You are Blessed Before You Have Accomplished Anything

One day, during my months of healing from burnout, I started a fresh journal, turned to Genesis chapter 1 and read, ‘So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said…’ (Gen 1:27-28a, NIV)

And I suddenly realized, the first words God spoke over Adam and Eve were words of blessing.

They were blessed by God before they had ever accomplished anything. Before they ever did anything to deserve it, the Father blessed them! This is a blessing that strikes at the very root of any drive we have, to perform to please God.

Adam and Eve were blessed just by virtue of being His children. And so are we.

  • You don’t earn the blessing of your Heavenly Father
  • You don’t have to strive for it or work for it

You are already blessed. Nothing you can do can diminish or take that away! You can be completely secure in your Father’s blessing and His approval.

2. Your Father Has Spoken a Personal Blessing Over Your Life

The Greek word used for blessing is eulogeo (Strong’s G2127) and its root meaning is ‘to speak well of’. You may recognize it as the source of our English word, eulogy. Today when we speak a eulogy, we are usually reflecting back on someone’s life. But your Father speaks a word of prophetic blessing over you ahead of time, and that blessing carries the power of fulfilment.

You are not only blessed with the general blessing we share as God’s children, but your Father has also spoken a personal blessing over your life.

In Genesis, we read of Jacob blessing his sons: ‘All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them. And he blessed them; he blessed each one according to his own blessing. (Gen 49:28)

You are ‘blessed according to your own blessing.’

This is one of the things I love about personal prophecy—it taps into the unique, individual blessing of the Father over an individual’s life.

3. God’s Blessing is not Tied to Circumstances

Our cultural view of blessing is that we are blessed when something good happens to us.

If we take the meaning that we use in our everyday life for the word ‘blessing,’ then what we are actually saying is that blessing is transient, and unreliable.

But that is not Biblical blessing.

  • Jesus blessed those who were bereaved, poor and undergoing persecution. (Beatitudes—Matt 5:3-12)
  • James wrote, ‘Blessed are those who persevere under trial, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.’ (James 1:12)

Blessing is not based on circumstances or events, but upon God’s Word. Regardless of what is taking place in your life right now, you are blessed.

Jesus said to His disciples before His crucifixion, ‘I will not leave you orphans.’ (John 14:18a) The Greek word orphanos (Strongs G3737) means fatherless, bereft, comfortless.

When you are going through a trial, you are blessed! God has not withdrawn His blessing—and He has not abandoned you. He is with you. He is for you.

4. Encountering God’s Blessing Will Heal Your Heart

Children soak up words of approval and blessing from their fathers—and the absence of them can create a vacuum. But the good news is that the Holy Spirit can bring the revelation of the Father’s blessing to our innermost being.

In all of our lifetimes, there has been honour that hasn’t been given, kindness that hasn’t been shared, and love that hasn’t been expressed towards us. The life-giving flow of God’s blessing is filling the void.

Nothing anyone has spoken can cancel or revoke your Father’s blessing. In fact, the blessing of God has the power to break every curse. Every negative word ever spoken is being swept away by the blessing of the Father declared over your life.

Receive the revelation of that blessing to your heart today. Healing is being released as the Holy Spirit is bringing the revelation of the Father’s blessing to your life.

[1] This is one of a two-part series. Keep an eye on Enliven Blog as I will be sharing on the ‘birthright’ in the next couple of weeks.

[2] You can read more of my story here: 1 Father, 2 Sons, 3 Positions: Which Describes You?

Prophetic School News

The Enliven Prophetic School is now underway!

Modules currently include:

  • Foundations of prophetic ministry
  • How to hear God’s voice, begin and grow in prophecy
  • The Seer gift: how to grow in pictures and visions
  • Discernment and prophetic warnings: how to respond and share a prophetic warning

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  • Master Class: Prophetic Guidance

This is the best mentoring I can give, all rolled into one place! You can currently join the school for as little as $6.95 USD (monthly subscription) or make a single payment to join with no end date.

I will be adding more master classes regularly. Visit the Enliven Prophetic School here.

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