A threshold is a crossover point—a transition—an entranceway into something new. It can be a place, a moment or a season in time.

And right now, I believe God is speaking to many about being at a threshold:

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah 42:9, NKJV)

During a threshold season, you may have a sense of anticipation, but it is also a challenging time.

What lies ahead for you is significant, and you are aware God is preparing you.

A deep work may be taking place in your life.

Signs You are at a Threshold

At a threshold, you may relate to some of the following signs:

  • You have recently been experiencing the call of God to greater intimacy with Him
  • There are signs and stirrings around you. You can identify with the feeling, ‘change is in the air!’
  • You may sense a new opportunity is going to open up
  • You may have come to the end of your own resources in fulfilling the call of God
  • Or, you find yourself facing an unavoidable change of circumstances in your life
  • As you look towards the future, your faith is being tested by what you see [1]
  • A threshold is not always situational. You may feel drawn to a move of the Holy Spirit you believe lies just ahead, in your current circumstances

The Spirit’s Anointing is Moving You Forwards

“When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before…” Joshua 3:3-4 NIV

At the threshold, there is something to leave behind and an obedience to embrace.

It may even seem as though God’s Presence and anointing has lifted from where you’ve been, and is moving onwards.

  • At the threshold, you may be uncomfortable
  • Your future may be in mystery

But your Father, who loves you, has a plan.

3 Responses to Make at the Threshold

Today, be inspired by these 3 people from Scripture who experienced threshold moments—and lessons we can learn from them:

1. The Threshold is a Time to Pray

There was a moment in time when Esther stood at the threshold of the King’s Court.

‘Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house…’ (Esther 5:1)

During the days leading up to that moment, Esther had taken time to fast and call on others to do so. She knew that her life was at risk, as she prepared to intercede for her people, the Jews.

At your threshold, turn your heart and life over fully to God.

Surrender the outcome to your Heavenly Father and acknowledge your dependency upon Him.

Pray, and receive the support and prayers of others around you.

As you pray, know that circumstances are being lined up.
Favor is being released to you for what lies ahead.

2. The Threshold is a Time to Release the Past

Naomi told her daughter-in-law Ruth, “Boaz…is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself, put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor…”

At this threshold, it was time for Ruth to leave her past behind.

Ruth honored Naomi, following her instructions. She washed, anointed herself with oil and prepared to commit herself to her future with a new bridegroom.

At the threshold, just as Ruth served Naomi, God calls on us to continue to serve faithfully and to finish well. [2]

At your threshold, receive God’s healing from grief over that which has been lost and shall never be recovered.

Trust your Father to provide for you and take care of your future.

Now, receive your fresh anointing and put on the garments of praise.
Step humbly, but boldly into what He has ahead for you.

3. The Threshold is a Time to Consecrate Your Life to God

‘Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand…’ (Josh 5:13a, NIV)

On the verge of the Promised Land—Jericho—Joshua faced the biggest battle of his life to date.

But there, right on that ground, he had a visitation from the Captain of the Lord of Hosts.

At the threshold, you may be facing the biggest battle of your life. But your Father is far greater than your enemy, and He has a plan.

Now is the time to consecrate your life to God.
This is a time to encounter His Presence and to listen, so you can hear and follow His instructions.

At the threshold, take off your shoes, for this is holy ground.

[1] For more posts where I’ve written on these topics:

[2] More on finishing well here:

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Have a blessed week, and be encouraged with God’s Presence and His Word as you stand on the threshold of the ‘more’ your Father has for you.

~ Helen

© 2019 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
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In the David McCracken Ministries family

69 thoughts on “Prepare to Cross the Threshold (Prophetic Word)”

  1. Thanks Helen. I have recently been having a push from the Holy spirit to work boldly in my calling. I lost my brother 3months ago to cancer and I have been asking myself so many questions about why he died and all. But your words this morning are a confirmation that it is time to let go and let God!

    1. Oh Theresa…more grace and glory. I’m so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing – may our Father’s loving arms be so very real and tangible to you and your family. And yes may this be a launching time for you into the ‘greater works’ and intimacy He has for you.

  2. Praying for Enliven ministries and your family prophetess Helen. This is right on time, thank you!!! I relate to this article truly. God told me, “Apart from me you will die”. From that point on, intimacy with God has been number one in my life. I now live totally for Him like never before. There is an urgency to approach the threshold; He wishes to reveal Himself to His sons like never before. Stay blessed

    1. Thank you for your prayers Tanika <3
      Your thoughts immediately draw me to the story of Ruth and Boaz, intimacy and inheritance go together

  3. WOW SO So True I was at a men’s retreat a few weeks ago and at our table we were talking about trusting Our Father in Heaven and some said I do but I would like Him to show me a miracle. I said I’ve asked the Father for Hearts that need prayer or what ever the Father wants me to do I will, I will !! You see when I pray and ask our Father He always says yes !!

  4. Thank you for this, my work has unexpectedly been torn in two with one partner taking all his clients and leaving, I recently purchased my first home 6 months ago, it took everything I had so this was a worry for me having an income. The partner who stayed has offered me a job and will be starting off in a new way at the 1st of April. God has done something in my heart during this time, where I have been memorizing all the psalms so far up to 14 out of 150. And have been getting up in the mornings at 5.30am going for runs, this has previously been impossible for me my whole life no matter how I struggled. I feel dangerous I don’t know what has happened to me. I’m so excited for what’s coming, thank you again.

  5. Hi Helen, I just want to let you know that this prophetic word about Prepare To Cross The Threshold, is very, very timely for me. I feel that I really am at a threshold and the Holy Spirit is drawing me closer to Him. I have been sensing something new is in the works and God is preparing me for it. Wow, what a prophetic word; so timely!!! Thank you for being so in tune with the Holy Spirit that you can actually push us forward to what God has for us!!! God bless you!!!

    1. Thank you Mary, and yes intimacy is so precious, there are places God has for us, we can only get to on our knees…or faces <3

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