I believe God is speaking to those who are experiencing a contradiction in their life or calling right now.

There is a conflict between what you believe God has promised, and what is actually happening.

Hear your Father saying, ‘I am releasing my Spirit of faith to you! I am enabling you to declare My will in the face of everything that is contrary.’

  • You are not limited by that contradiction

Some Whisper, and Others Shout

Our English word ‘contradiction’ is derived from two Latin words, meaning ‘speak against’.

And in our journey of faith, there is a certain kind of contradiction that ‘speaks against’ what God has promised us. It may include:

  • A weakness
  • A financial or physical limitation
  • A closed door or circumstance

Some contradictions whisper, while others shout: ‘That’s impossible! You cannot go that way!’

The Backdrop of God’s Glory

A contradiction ‘speaks against’.
And it may sound logical; it may even make a powerful argument.

But faith declares:
‘Nevertheless, God!’ My Father is turning that ‘no’ into a ‘yes’!

Faith thrives in the midst of a paradox.

That contradiction will become the backdrop for God’s glory to be revealed.

They Tried to Dim Your Light

Your contradiction may be an opinion, spoken by others.

‘But the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You shall not come in here!” Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David).’ (1 Chron 11:5, NKJV)


In the Bible, a ‘no’ is often a setup, allowed by God, that will result in a turnaround.

One that will bring Him glory.

Others may have tried to dim your light.
People may have tried to stand in your way.
But you can declare today, ‘Nevertheless, with God I can and I will!’

Her Misery Defined Her

Sometimes, a contradiction can strike at the heart of our very identity.

Naomi’s name meant ‘my delight’, or ‘pleasant’—but tragedy struck her family, leaving her bereaved of her husband and sons.

  • We know Naomi was a woman of faith, because she inspired her daughter in law Ruth to turn to God (Ruth 1:16, NIV).

And yet for a season, Naomi allowed her misery, not her identity, to define her:

“Do not call me Naomi (pleasant); call me Mara (bitter), for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me…” (Ruth 1:20-21, NKJV) [1]

Naomi was in pain, but that was not the end of her story.
It was the beginning of the turnaround.

Today, hear your Father say:
‘No matter what has happened to you, no matter what others have done to you. No matter what you have lost, this is your identity:

You are my delight!’

That contradiction doesn’t define you.
That life’s experience doesn’t define you.

  • Your spiritual heritage defines you
  • Your identity in Christ defines you

God says, ‘Who you are as My daughter, My son, defines you.’ 

Another Chapter is On the Way

Hear Jesus say, ‘I am the Author and the Finisher of your faith’ (Heb 12:1).

A contradiction can be like a conflicting storyline.
But the Master Storyteller has declared, ‘This is My great plan for you!’

  • Those ‘facts’ may speak one thing
  • But your Father says another

And as a great Author, God is the master of plot twists and turns.

That contradiction serves as a signpost, indicating you’re on the right track.

Another chapter is about to open.

Activation: Declare, Nevertheless!’

That contradiction is not your limitation.
But yes, it does exist for now.

So, be honest.
Be like the Psalmists, who turned pain into praise.

Speak out that contradiction, and what it declares.
Then, speak out what your Father says.
‘Nevertheless! My Father says…’

Pause. Let the words of God’s intention hang in the air around you.
Feel the strength of those words. Sense the Presence of the Holy Spirit with you.

He is filling you now with joy.

[1] Strongs H5281, H4755

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47 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: God Is Turning That ‘No’ Into A ‘Yes!’”

  1. Naomi Richardson

    Thankyou Helen. This is a direct and prompt answer to prayer. Last night I was beseeching God about something huge and grievous he showed me in my future he is preparing me for. And I was beseeching him about the seeming contradiction between that and promises he has given me.

    1. I love how our Father responds to us in such personal ways. God bless you Naomi, you are ‘His Delight’

  2. Thankyou, Helen for your words of encouragement and your God given insight into what is happening in our lives.
    I really enjoy getting your blogs This is my first post to your web site, and it ticks all the boxes what is happening.
    May God richly bless you and your family for a well earned break.

    1. Hi Helen, I’m glad to hear you’re finding the blogs encouraging and timely 🙂
      Thank you for leaving the comment and your kind words

  3. Hi Helen I am a South African… really experiencing what you have declared in your word. But I am holding on to faith to receive breakthrough…. amen

  4. Thank you Helen. I am refreshed as always when I read what the Lord has spoken through you. This is a timely message for where I am right now. I prepare now for a new chapter in my life. Blessings Anne

    1. A new chapter, a new season for you Anne
      ‘He brought me to the banqueting house,
      And his banner over me was love.’ (SOS 2:4)

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