‘Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.”’ (Ezekiel 37:9 NIV)

Prophetic Word for 2018When God called on the Prophet Ezekiel to participate with Him in calling forth a mighty army from scattered dry bones, there came a moment when God directed, ‘Prophesy to the breath!’

As the wind of the Spirit came, life came. God’s resurrection power was unleashed.

As 2018 opens, we can prophesy over many things as God leads us: people and circumstances; doors, dreams and destinies. But let’s continue to pay attention, for the moment will arrive when we hear Him say, ‘Prophesy to the Breath!’


Prophesy to the Breath!

In the southeast of Australia, our New Year occurs at the height of summer. During this time, hot winds blow towards us from inland. As gusts build up speed and temperatures soar over 35C (95F), these winds carry a fierce, wilting heat.

  • A ‘cool change’ is our expression for a longed-for swing in wind direction.

Suddenly, instead of carrying heat from the land, the wind is now blowing from the direction of the sea. It brings cool air and along with it, a sudden drop of temperature.

It is a wind of relief and refreshing. When bush fires rage, the wind change brings deliverance, as flames turn and dwindle.

The Prophet Ezekiel looked and ‘saw a windstorm coming out of the North’ (Ezek 1:4). The glorious Throne of God—His Presence—was moving in the land.

Hear God say, ‘Lift up your eyes! Listen for the sound! My Spirit is moving.’


Your Hunger is the Landing Strip

The word for Spirit, pneuma in the New Testament Greek, and ruach in the Old Testament, means ‘breath’, or ‘movement of air’. [1]

The Spirit of God is wind by Name and nature.

‘Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.’ (Acts 2:2, NIV)

The Greek word ‘filled’ also means to cram! [2]

On the Day of Pentecost, in a moment of Divine command, Heaven opened and the Holy Spirit rushed into earth’s atmosphere and filled God’s people.

The room was crammed with the Heavenly wind, the atmosphere of Heaven, thick with the glory and Presence of God—the Person of the Holy Spirit.

The science of weather tells us that wind occurs when air flows from a high-pressure atmosphere, towards a low-pressure atmosphere. [3] The closer these high and low-pressure areas are together, and the sharper the contrast between them, the stronger the wind.

This could be seen as a prophetic analogy:

  • Just as air flows from high to low pressure systems, God sends His Spirit—along with His gifts, anointing and power—to those who are exerting a pull on Heaven (Luke 11:5-13).

Have you felt unsatisfied lately? Are you longing for more—for yourself and others? 

In 2018, your hunger for God will be the landing strip of the Holy Spirit.


Prophetic Word for 2018: The Spirit is Coming to Your ‘Waiting Room’

In the book of Acts, there are several times in which the Holy Spirit moves upon roomfuls of people. [4]

These were not indiscriminate outpourings.

In each case, the Spirit came to a prepared atmosphere, to a particular room, and to a group of hungry, waiting, believing people. From there, He moved outwards. Whole localities, regions and nations were touched by the Gospel and the power of God as the Spirit moved through God’s people.

See with the eye of faith, a visitation of the Holy Spirit, as He comes to your ‘waiting room’.

Perhaps today, ‘waiting room’ has a personal meaning for you. Hear your Father saying, “I am visiting your waiting room in 2018”

Your ‘waiting room’ may be a home, a workplace, a church, a studio or stadium—or something else. Your God is not limited by brick and mortar. He will use today’s technology—including online—to move in those spaces and through those networks where He is anticipated and welcomed.

‘For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.’ (Habakkuk 2:14, NIV)


He is Awakening Your Desire for Him

God is shifting the focus of His people—beyond ministries, the supernatural, the prophetic and spiritual gifts—back to the Source.

It will be as on the Day of Pentecost. The believers were not waiting for an impersonal power. They were waiting for a Person! The power, the anointing, the glory, the gifts, the supernatural came with the Holy Spirit.

As 2018 opens, honor the One who is the breath of life. ‘We have no life apart from you! We can do nothing, unless you move us!’

Truly, it is ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty’ (Zech 4:6).


A New Sound of the Spirit is Being Heard Through You

On the Day of Pentecost, the first sign of the Spirit’s arrival was a sound.

‘Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.’ (Acts 2:2, NIV)

As the Holy Spirit filled the believers, their voices became the Holy Spirit’s instrument.

The sound released on their breath went out and it reached the ears of Jewish pilgrims, gathered from the nations. It was the sound of declarations of praise to God in their own languages! (Acts 2:4-6)

As it was then, so it is today; God is releasing a new sound.

In 2018, be someone who is a ‘wind instrument’ for God – let the breath and sound of the Spirit flow through you.

Let Him speak through your voice, your passion, creativity and work.


Prophetic Word for 2018: Receive Your Harvest

Are you longing to see people’s hearts turn to God? Prophesy to the breath! Cry out, ‘Come Holy Spirit!’

On the Day of Pentecost, as the Spirit’s wind flowed outwards in the shouts of believers, another sound rent the air. It was the cries of people whose hearts were pierced by the Spirit’s conviction.

  • The Holy Spirit is the only Person on the earth today, Who was and is, a first-hand witness of Christ’s birth, crucifixion and resurrection (Acts 5:32)

In an instant, the Spirit can attest to the Gospel’s truth and convict a heart.

‘Oh Lord! Our hearts cry out, we desperately need You as we seek to lead people to Jesus and the cross! We cannot fulfil Your commission apart from You.’

Get ready, for the wind of the Spirit is blowing across your harvest. An awakening is on the way, and you will see the Holy Spirit, the great Harvester, move in 2018 and beyond.

For He is coming to your ‘waiting room.’


Notes

[1] Strongs refs G4151, H7307

[2] Strongs ref G4137

[3] The science of weather is meteorology. Wind science has more variables than I’ve mentioned in this article. For more info see:
https://sciencing.com/winds-always-blow-high-pressure-low-pressure-23398.html

[4] Acts 2:1-2, Acts 4:31, Acts 10:27,44


Happy New Year

Thank you for being a part of Enliven Blog and Enliven Ministries’ miracle year!
Malcolm and I are about to take our Australian vacation time and so I will be taking a break from publishing Enliven Blog for a few weeks. Note: I will not be answering emails or comments during this period.

If you would like further reading or encouragement, browse the Enliven Blog archives, where there are over 400 articles (use the categories buttons on the home page).
We pray you are refreshed and encouraged as 2018 unfolds.

~ Helen Calder, Enliven Ministries


Prophetic Word for 2018: Receive Your Own Insights

As always, I encourage you, my reader, to stir up the gift within you and ask the Father for your own personal insight for the coming year.
Here is an article to help you do that: How to Seek a Prophetic Word for the New Year


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37 thoughts on “Prophetic Word for 2018: The Spirit is Coming to Your ‘Waiting Room’”

  1. Thank you so much Prophetess Helen for this amazing prophetic word. I have never been more hungrier to experience God. The Lord spoke to me about December being the month of transformation. It is time to renew our minds in the word of God and be refreshed by the Spirit of God. Helen, Thank you for all of your hardwork and sacrifice. I love this blog and the prophetic school. God is good, and is worthy to be praised!!! Glory be to God!!! Have a great vacation and Happy New Year!!!

    1. Thank you Tanika!
      Thank you for your feedback and being so hungry, you are a joy to me and most of all to your Heavenly Father! I pray you will experience encounters with Jesus in this season that will take you ‘from glory to glory’. Transformation is such a great word. I’ve certainly been experiencing that myself in surprising ways.
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. <3

    2. Thank you very much woman of God. I Love you so much because each time a read something from you, the there is a new feeling in my spirit, soul and body. I enjoyed everything from you this year.

      It’s my greatest wish, desire and prayer to see God pouring His spirit on me throughout 2018 that I can exercise the authority he has give me to win souls and turn hearts to him.

      I want to see more, hear more and speak more in the spirit.

      My heart is ready, the door of my house which is my spirit is open for the breath of God to come in for 2018.

      Come Holy Spirit. In Jesus name.

      Merry Christmas to you and your family
      God bless you.
      Martin

      1. Hello Martin, that is such a great desire and prayer, I say amen to all of that. Come Holy Spirit!
        Merry Christmas to you also

  2. Dear Prophetess Helen,
    Greetings from India!
    From the core of my heart I express my sincere thanks to you for the magnificent Word. Yes, I am the one among those hungry souls who have been waiting for Holy Spirit’s life-changing breath. My life’s different phases are stories of waiting. I waiting 10 years for my marriage, then another 5 years to receive a child from the Lord; for several years for my first vehicle and so on…
    Yes, I believe that Holy Spirit WILL come to my waiting room in 2018 – to my Christian discipleship, to my ministry, to my witnessing, to my calling of as a Teacher.

    Thank you once again for those precious words.

    1. Come Holy Spirit, fill these waiting rooms with your Presence, do a great work in Felicia’s life in 2018 and beyond!

  3. The waiting room to me: my husband and I stand in prayer for a child. I believe and receive that 2018 will bring us a child!

  4. Hi Helen
    Thank you for your word for 2018 I am hungry and thirsty for the Spirit of God.I need peace and joy in my soul.
    Can you pray for me for doors to be open I have a blocked money i m waiting for long time.
    I need doors to be open in my love life. I receive dissapointment everytime. I need prayer for way out I m stuck in my spiritual life.
    Thank you.

    1. Hello Noncedo, yes and amen, praying for you right now.

      Here’s some teaching that may help re the challenges you’ve been having with ‘doors’

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