It’s Time for the Irrigation to Change

Two days ago, I awoke from a spiritual dream with a message, ‘It’s time for the irrigation to change.’

I dreamed I was in a vineyard. In front of me was a long banquet table, covered in white cloth.

The table was laid outdoors on the grass, and beyond it were the vines.

No food—not even utensils—had been set on that table yet, but I knew the banquet was coming.

I knew that I was ‘an owner in the vineyard’. And as I sat down at the table, two men I perceived to be angels approached the table from the left and right.

They announced, ‘It’s time for the irrigation to change!’

As they spoke, I knew there was some switching and adjusting in the flow of watering the vineyard that was due to take place.

It is An Outpouring

Shortly after waking, I shared the dream via text message with my husband Malcolm. He was in Italy, in a different time zone, preparing to sleep as I was rising.

Malcolm was amazed! Because that day, he’d seen a massive, automated irrigation system at a nursery. Its output can be adjusted according to the crop and conditions.

It is the latest technology.

He sent me a video he had taken and I saw that irrigation system watering a celery crop. Not a single plant missed the outpouring.

It’s a Tipping Point Moment

‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.’ (Matt 22:2)

There are many spaces waiting to be filled at the Lord’s great banquet table. Some of them may be for people who are close to you.

And they can only be filled as a result of a great outpouring.

I believe the Lord is speaking to His people at this time, that right now is a ‘tipping point’ moment.

The Presence and power of the Holy Spirit has already fully released.

This has been the reality since Pentecost. It is our response that is changing. We are taking God at His Word.

Be Filled and Immersed with the Holy Spirit

This is a ‘game-changer’ right now.

One that will impact your life, your relationships, your ministry and your future. It consists of one simple insight:

  • You are both filled and immersed in the Holy Spirit.

To immerse means to dip or submerge in a liquid.
It is reminiscent of the New Testament Greek word to baptize, which means to dip or immerse. [1]

Jesus said of the Spirit’s outpouring,
“…you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 1:5 NKJV) and ‘You will be clothed with power from on high’ (Luke 24:49 [2])

On the Day of Pentecost, every person present was filled, immersed and clothed with the Spirit.

You are ‘In the Spirit’

When you have a revelation of being both filled and immersed with the Holy Spirit, you realize this:

  • He is in you
  • You are in Him

Jesus said, “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me…” (John 14:11a)

The Apostle John wrote, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day…” (Rev 1:10 NKJV)

When you are in Him, you are conscious of being immersed.
You are surrounded.
You cannot ‘contain’ Him. He contains you.

“I want to Sweep Your off Your feet”

The River of Life is a picture of Divine irrigation, leading to harvest.

“Come deeper.”

Ankle-deep, knee-deep, waist-deep, Ezekiel goes. Until it becomes ‘…water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed’. (Ezek 47:5b, NKJV)

That’s where the angel stops him. And this—at the ‘water in which one must swim’—is the tipping point we find ourselves at today.

Jesus is saying, “I want to sweep you off your feet. Will you say ‘yes?’”

You Have the Spirit and He Has You

Being both filled and immersed with the Holy Spirit means:

  • Not only do you ‘have Him’, but
  • The Spirit has you

Being wholly His yields holiness.

And you are bound to go where He is taking you.

In Acts, the Holy Spirit warns the Apostle Paul of arrest and imprisonment awaiting him in Jerusalem.
And yet Paul says, (Acts 20:22-23), I am ‘bound’ in the Spirit to go! [3]

Paul was saying, ‘I would rather die with Him than live without Him.’

At the tipping point, we realize the Holy Spirit is not an impersonal power, or force, at our command—He is a Person, Who will lead us by the will of the Father.

Irrigation is Personal to You

Your family, your land, your legacy at stake.

In the dream, I knew myself to be ‘an owner in the Vineyard’.

The Lord is speaking to many right now about your identity. You are not only a co-laborer (1 Cor 3:9), you are also a co-heir with Christ (Gal 3:29).

  • You are a son, a daughter in God’s Kingdom!
  • You have a share in the harvest.

And so the matter of irrigation is personal to you. And urgent.

Hear the Lord’s instruction concerning your ‘vineyard’: ‘It’s time for the irrigation to change.’

Something New is On the Way

‘Ask the LORD for rain in the time of the latter rain…’ (Zech 10:1 NKJV)

The early and latter rains were God’s appointed irrigation system. And both the river and the rains speak of the Spirit of God in Scripture.

Hear the Spirit say,
‘Something new is on the way.
It will not delay.
It’s time to pray.’

A Prophetic Declaration

To be immersed is to live from an unqualified ‘YES’.

May we be a people who declare together,

‘Right here the irrigation of my life [my family, my ministry, etc] is changing!’
And I mark this moment.
‘Here is where I realize, I am not only filled; I am also immersed. And I give myself wholly to You, Lord.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.’

[1] Strong’s G907

[2] Strong’s G1746

[3] Strong’s G1210

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  • Today, 1st February 2019 marks 8 years to the day I joined team with Prophet David McCracken and his wife Margaret.
    They believed in me, sacrificed financially for me, and underwrote the costs of this blog for 6 years. They have spoken into my life and many times brought much needed adjustment in the area of character. David heard from God in relation to the launch of this new ministry, and released us to fly! And they continue to watch over Enliven Ministries and sow into our lives.
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Since then I have been a prayer leader, have been a minister on a prophetic team, and by God’s grace have developed in ministry as a prophetic writer and teacher.

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60 thoughts on “Prophetic Dream: It’s Time to be Immersed in the Spirit”

  1. Love this, thank you so much for sharing! Last Sunday during worship I felt God say He’s going to shake the dry bones & bring new life. I’m Worship leading this Sunday & I picked a song that speaks about receiving God’s rain. So so sooooooo excited to see what Holy Spirit does on Sunday!!!

  2. I can barely believe this! I’ve just read this after Last night I dreamed that I was with a huge crowd of people and somehow in the dream I knew we were waiting for a huge outpouring upon us of the Holy Spirit. There was a great deal of anticipation amongst the crowd. I then found myself on the ground in child’s pose and I felt my chin and head being lifted. There in front of me was Jesus. I said ‘who are you?’ He replied ‘I am your God’ and as I looked at him he sort of accelerated towards me at great speed until I was totally enveloped into him and he in me. I woke immediately as this dream finished wondering what it means. Your prophetic word has just answered that. Thank you.

  3. Recently going through some healing with ministers and friends in the Lord. I heard the Lord speak the word “immersion” during their ministry to me. He baptized me in His love, and I’m changed! My husband even says he can tell a change in my demeanor since then, Praise God! I needed a touch from Him so badly! This word confirmed what I felt He was saying, time to abide and submit, God help us each to do so. Thank you, Mrs Caulder for this site. God bless you and this ministry 🙂

  4. Bam Iordye Paschal

    This blog Worths appreciating. I will ever visit it as long as I continue to live, for I find it soul quickening for my life. Thanks a lot, Helen Calder.

  5. Thank you Helen for the work that you do. I was wondering why the atmosphere is so thick and condensed after and during when I pray in the Spirit. Now, I understand, it’s because I am immersed in Him at that particular moment in time. There are moments when the prayer becomes so condensed with the presence of the Holy Spirit that even my words feel thick coming from my mouth.

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