One year ago, I was faced with a challenging opportunity. I asked one of my prayer partners, ‘Could you pray over the next few days and see if you get any prophetic insights for me personally?’

She replied with some prophetic encouragement and added a photo, saying, ‘I felt to send you this photo that I took yesterday.’

It was of Maruia Falls; a waterfall in southern New Zealand.

Having lived in and travelled throughout New Zealand, I was surprised that I had never heard of this place before—and so I Googled it. At the top of the search results was a YouTube clip of a canoeist going vertically down the 10-metre-high waterfall.

I was amazed as I watched the canoeist aimed his canoe directly at the drop. The canoe went over the waterfall and disappeared into the foam. Moments later, he popped up in the river just past the base of the waterfall—unscathed and still afloat, perfectly positioned to continue his journey downriver.

When I saw that, I cried ‘YES! Father, that is exactly how I feel right now about what I am facing and what You are doing in my life!’

One hour later, I was working at my computer, when looked up and noticed my wall calendar was still set to the previous month, January. So I took it down and turned the page to February. It was a photo of a canoeist going vertically down a waterfall.

Surprisingly, the opportunity I was praying about at that time did not eventuate. But one year to the date of that calendar picture—on the first of this month—my husband and I found ourselves in an unforeseen situation.

Both of us were cut off from secure income at the same time. Mine was due to launching a brand new ministry—and my husband’s situation was due to a work contract unexpectedly being cut short.

I remembered the canoeist and the waterfall.

What to do before your prophecy is fulfilled and prayer answered

Have you ever been in a place where following the will of God has led you past a point of no return? You cannot turn back, and you find yourself in a situation where you need a miracle.

As you lead a life of faith, you will come to ‘the drop.’ It’s the place where there is a GAP between your own resources, your own ability, and what lies ahead.

It’s a waterfall moment.

Like the canoeist, you are committed, and cannot turn back.

Think of Moses and the Israelites, pursued by the Egyptians, with an impassable Red Sea in front of them. Imagine David, standing in front of Goliath, slingshot in hand. Paul and Silas, facing imprisonment in Philippi—the very place God had called them to. [1]

As it has often been said, faith could be spelled R-I-S-K.

You will never have this opportunity again

In the midst of the trial, before the prophecy is fulfilled and your prayers for deliverance are answered—on your way down the waterfall—you have a unique opportunity.

  • You can praise God before the miracle is manifested
  • You can worship in the midst of the mystery.

And you can proclaim—my God, you are my Deliverer! You are my Healer, my Provider. You are Faithful and True!

There is another day, another side

We knew there was a brief window of time before our own miracle came into view. It was an opportunity that we could have no other time—to praise God with no answer in sight!

And now, we are just beginning to see our miracle unfold.

From our waterfall to yours…

P.S. Never think that your prophetic insight is too simple to share, or hold back because you don’t fully understand what you are seeing or sensing. Offer it humbly, but willingly—it could be the very message God will use as He brings a miracle to pass.

[1] Scripture references: Exodus 14, 1 Sam 17, Acts 16

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53 thoughts on “One Thing You Can Do Before Your Prophecy is Fulfilled”

  1. Dear Helen

    I am in that season of not knowing what is happening, do not understand anything that is happening at the moment and there is no positive things are happening and I’m also down in spirit but when I pray I can hear the holy spirit. I don’t even know what to do.

    Thanks for the encouragement and enlighten some of the things that are happening or revolves in my life.

  2. Thank you Helen, your testimonies relevant to my situation.

    Last year I came to UK sometime in March, for my mother ‘ burial. My plans were to leave soon after my 6 months visa and I wanted to go to Australia to do my nursing studies.

    Suddenly things went wrong with my mum ‘ estate. Automatically I knew God wouldn’t allow bad things to happen to me,but he causes all things to work for good.

    I just knew God didn’t want me to leave UK as well as my Pastor, now I’m pioneering a church in my city it has the list church attendance. And I’m evangelising people come and go. I always cry to God for souls. Back home i left two children 7 and 5years olds my husband is in capetown. I’m in the middle of nowhere. God what do you want me to do? at times I ask.

    I have been experiencing dreams with the same msg. Then I decided to go for prayer and fasting for 4 days I had that dream again and I asked God what was the meaning of this dream. I went back to sleep for a minute I was given a scripture Isaiah61:1_7.I was amazed that was the interpretation for my dream.

    Still waiting for my time.

    1. Hi Jill, our Father is a God of families, I pray that His way will be revealed for your family to come back together as well as your ministry to be fulfilled, in Jesus’ Name

  3. Helen absolutely let’s spread the prophecy the heavenly father gives us in Jesus name faith is the key

  4. Hi Helen

    I find it amazing that I am in free flight down my own waterfall as of yesterday and I read your message this morning and am greatly encouraged.

    Yesterday I was reading the account of experienced fisherman caught in the midst of a furious squall on the sea who went and woke our Lord. Their question was ‘don’t you care about our circumstances?’. His question was ‘how is it that you have no faith?’

    Jesus then spoke to the same circumstances and everything became calm.

    What a wonderful Savior we serve who sees our plight but never leaves our side. As with the canoeist or the fishermen, the other side of a miracle is about to emerge.

    Jesus only asked for faith the size of a mustard seed for us to come out on the right side of our miracle.

    I take heart in that, despite the wind and the waves of my own trial of the last 7 months, yet will I praise and thank Him for I know He has been with me all the time, despite my moments of doubt or questioning.

    God has lead me on this pathway and has given me keys to break each deadlock along the way.

    I await with a wonderful sense of awe and excitement as the outcome will be known within the next few weeks.

    Thank you for sharing your own story it has been a great blessing to me.

    1. Hi Ross, that story about the boat and the storm has been meaningful to me lately, too! Thank you. I pray your outcome will be quickly revealed.

  5. Yes, exactly where I am at right now. Falling down that waterfall – it’s scary and a stretch of faith and will I even survive it – but I am screaming in joy – it’s like a roller coaster ride….so much fun!

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