How your prophetic word is fulfilledHas it ever felt as though you have been waiting a long time for prophetic words, dreams and promises from God to be fulfilled?

I can identify with that!
My husband Malcolm and I have records of personal prophecies going back 30 years. We have promises from God that we’ve been holding on to for more than 40 years!

And while we have seen the extraordinary fulfillment of many prophetic words, there are still some that have not taken place.

  • At times, it has felt like the opposite of what was prophesied has been happening
  • There have also been times, when opportunities we thought were the beginning of a prophecy coming to pass, were lost

And yet right now, in spite of what seems to be a long delay, it feels as though we are on the brink of a powerful move of God.

Perhaps it seems for you, too, that it has taken a long time for some prophetic words to be realized. Yet, like us, something in your heart sings, “Now, Lord!”

Today, I pray that your heart is lifted in anticipation. Not for a change—though a change will come. Not for a breakthrough—though one be imminent. But the anticipation of a visitation from God.
A touch from Heaven.

How Your Prophetic Word is Fulfilled

The Holy Spirit Overshadows You

“You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”? (Luke 1:31-33, NLT)

I love the story of how Mary of Nazareth receives a prophetic word through the angel Gabriel, that she is to conceive and give birth to the Messiah, Jesus.

In order for that promise to be fulfilled, the Presence of the Holy Spirit first comes upon Mary.
The power of God overshadows her. (Luke 1:35)

As you enter 2020—a new year and a new decade—you may sense this is God’s due season for prophecies to be fulfilled.

This is the insight that I believe comes from the heart of God for you: “Seek My Presence as well as My Promise.”

He is calling you into the place of encounter with Him, where you will receive a fresh anointing. [1]

Your Father Speaks Over You

“And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

When you encounter God’s Presence, you receive His love and affirmation. (Luke 1:28, NKJV)

Today, hear the Father speaking over you. “Beloved, you are blessed! You are highly favored!”

Breathe. And believe.
You are every bit as prized, loved and valued as God says you are.

Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel gives us an example to reflect upon, as we listen to God for our own Heavenly instructions.

Her answer to God was one of humble and willing acceptance:
“Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38, NKJV)

These 2 Things Can’t Hold You Back!

1. Having Questions

Mary responded to the angel, “How can this be?” (Luke 1:34) and received an explanation.

Asking God questions is not necessarily a sign of doubt. Doubt and unbelief are usually seen in negative statements of “fact” or “forecast” (e.g. John 11:16).

  • Asking questions is a sign of relationship

Your Father loves to answer you. In your conversation with Him, you gain clarity, as He shares more of His heart with you.

2. Weakness

Paul wrote,
“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Cor 12:9, NKJV)

The “overshadowing of the Holy Spirit” is available to each one of us, through God’s grace in Christ.

A battle with weakness does not stop us from receiving God’s power (unless we are hiding it, or trying to compensate for it).

  • Our admission of weakness, is a key to being empowered

If you have held back because of personal struggles, know that the Lord is calling you into the light, and back to the place of intimacy with Him!

Don’t allow a lie that says you are unworthy, to hold you back.
Hear your Father say, “Seek My Presence and you will see My Promise.”

Your Anointing is in the Secret Place

“And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you…”
(Luke 1:34-35, NKJV)

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Many times, we are seeking the answer of our prophetic word, when God wants us to seek the anointing for that prophetic word.

It’s time to delight in His Presence.
And when God’s timing and His anointing intersect, you will see Divine acceleration take place.

  • You will rejoice as your prophetic word comes to pass.

And yes, it may be in a different way, at a different time, to what you expected. But your Father has not forgotten and He is faithful.
God is coming through for you.

[1] The key thought in this word, “Seek My Presence as well as My promise” was originally shared by me in this post from 2014

How long have you been waiting for a prophetic word to be fulfilled?
I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment in the comments box to share with us, or follow and join the conversation on our Facebook page, Twitter, or the Enliven Blog Instagram account to share it with us.

Have a Blessed Christmas

Helen and Malcolm Calder, Christmas 2019From Melbourne City, Australia, a huge thank you to all my readers for journeying with me throughout 2019.

My husband Malcolm and I pray you have a Christmas season that is filled with the wonder of Jesus’ birth.

Also, that you will discover moments of the Father’s delight and comfort, no matter what is taking place in your world.

Helen Calder

© 2019 Helen Calder, Enliven Blog

Enliven Ministries: In the David McCracken Ministries family

77 thoughts on “How Your Prophetic Word is Fulfilled”

  1. Oh thank you Sistah Helen; what a great confirmation and I have been waiting for over 40 yrs. and so I understand the wait and making me ready for the manifestation….and it’s really big and envolving so many things threaded together.
    In August of this year I moved to the State that my fulfilled dream and promise is literally in and I also I already go to the church I’m to be a part of. I know I will be moving to the city He promised me I would live in called “Surprise.” and I have had words on that specifically. I didn’t know the city existed; lately, knowing how close my move is becoming, my spirit is jumping up and down and I’m listening for the slightest prompting, inspiration, directive that He gives me. Surprise is only 25 minutes from here in West Phoenix…..yay!!!

    1. Oh wow Charlene, sending my prayers up from Australia right now to join with yours. May there be a grace outpouring right there!

  2. Igaga Ohiomeroh Omozuwavho Philip

    This prophetic word is coming at the right time. My question has been for some time now when will the prophetic words of God over my life and ministry come to pass. My prayer is that 2020 should be my year. Thank you for this prophetic message at this time. I wish you and family merry Christmas.

  3. Thank you so much Helen, I received a prophecy in 2010 that God was calling me to work with him but I struggled to believe but he came back in 2016 to confirm it himself with his own words that he has called me to work with him, now we are entering 2020 and i’m still waiting upon his call to be fulfilled, thanks to you, you have been a Piller of strength and encouragement to me, i rejoice Everytime I read your mail. You are such a Blessing to me thank you so much..

    1. Thank you Tinashe! And I pray you will enter 2020 with confidence in God’s Presence and His ability working on your behalf

    1. Dear Helen,
      I bless king Jesus for using you to share this timely prophetic word as I too have waited for the prophesies to manifest and I’m due to give birth as a pregnant woman.i will seek God’s presence as well as promise as instructed and continue to be soaked in the announcing of the holy spirit.
      May the holidays be filled with love, joy, peace, blessings, miracles.
      MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family.


    2. Hi Camilla, yes I’m praying for you right now..may you have great peace

      Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7)

  4. Amen to that It’s now over 20 years waiting but to some I’m now seeing the fragments of the promises. Thank you very much for the prophetic and encouraging word. Have a prayerful Christmas and a prosperous New year.

  5. Thank you for the encouragement. I have been waiting on the manifestation of promises God has spoken to me. One in 2006 and another from 2010. The Holy Spirit told me to move to another region of the Country, and I moved to a city and State that prior to moving here, I knew nothing about.

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