Do you have any prophetic dreams, prophecies, or promises from the past, that you have shelved or forgotten?
I believe the Holy Spirit is “re-calling” some prophetic words that were given in the past.
They are not old, they have not expired; they are fresh for right now.
That prophetic word may have been fulfilled in part, but it is coming around again!
You may have thought that prophetic word or promise, was small or insignificant—and yet, that prophetic insight carries power for the present time.
“The Building Materials Have Changed”
On 19th July, Malcolm and I were climbing a hill at a local park, when I suggested a detour.
We made our way to where some objects from the original quarry site—one of which is dated 1876—are kept.
As we walked there, I explained, “I’ve had a growing conviction that a word I published two years ago, is for right now!”
We took some photos to mark the moment.
And we reflected on the word, which the Lord had spoken to me at a similar historic site, 2 1/2 years before.
That prophetic word was, “The Building Materials Have Changed” and it was published in August 2018.
In it, I wrote: “A master builder builds according to plan that he or she has been given—blueprints that are already in existence.
An architect, however, has insight into new materials and trends.
An architect has a gift of vision to create blueprints and plans that have never been seen before on earth.”
God was speaking of new building materials and a new era!
It is a word that is relevant for many of us right now.
An Unexpected Confirmation
It was Sunday morning, so we returned home and tuned into our online church service, where our senior pastor was preaching.
We listened with amazement, as Pastor Russell spoke from Hebrews 8:5 on, “Build a Life with a Heavenly Design”. [1,2]
“See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” (Heb 8:5, NKJV)
“God was giving [Moses] a blueprint…a download of revelation.
A mountain represents His Presence.
Build according to the pattern God gives you, don’t copy someone else…patterns and designs for how to build in the future.
God is a Master Builder…the Master Architect.” (Pastor Russell Evans)
We knew God had led us to encounter Him through a sign in our local environment, to bring attention to this word, with the unexpected confirmation afterwards.
Perhaps this word, “The Building Materials Have Changed” is also for you today.
You recognize that some of the framework for your life, or ministry, has been changing.
It is no longer “business as usual”.
It may even be painful, adapting and making changes.
But God is saying, “Right here, you will see expansion; you will see a miracle!”
That Prophetic Dream is Not Merely a Past Word
Joseph dreamed when he was a youth, that one day he would rule, and that members of his own family would bow down to him (Gen 37).
It was a dream from God concerning his distant future.
But eventually, the day came, when that destiny dream became a “now” moment of fulfillment (Gen 42:6).
This is the work of the Holy Spirit: you can open a container that has been around a long time, and discover fresh bread!
So, today, ask the Lord, what promise or prophetic word do I have—that was stored in the past—that is fresh for today?
Perhaps, that Scripture, dream or prophecy, is not merely a past word. It is a password—to unlock your new season.
Some Prophetic Words are Being Birthed Through Prayer
Daniel was meditating on a prophetic word brought by the prophet Jeremiah, some 70 years before.
He realized that “now” was the time for that word’s fulfillment, and he began to pray earnestly over it (Dan 9:1-3).
There are times to reflect on past prophecies and prophetic insights.
Ask, “Father, is there a prophetic word or promise from the past You are drawing my attention to?”
One may leap out at you, and you are stirred to birth that word in prayer.
As you meditate on that prophetic dream, promise or word, you sense the Holy Spirit’s anointing.
2020: A Personal Reformation
A prophetic insight may be a recent word, but it is time to revisit it, and ask your Father to further unfold its meaning.
“Words for the year” are prophetic insights that we can review throughout the year.
They can bring encouragement and comfort.
They may be a word to pray or declare, or to wage warfare over!
For example, on 31 December 2019, I published this word for 2020, “Reformation: You are Being Shaped Again”. And I believe this excerpt is a comfort to someone today:
“On a personal level, you may have felt that you, or something important to you, has been in a time of crushing (Ps 42:7).
As you contemplate , know that you are in your Father’s loving hands.
You may have experienced a shaking, but now comes the reshaping.
He is saying, “Beloved! Will you embrace my reformation?
Let Me re-shape and re-form that gift, that experience and that move of the Spirit that has already been in your life.
In your family line.
In your work. Your region.
In your ministry.”
God says, “I have something fresh for you.”
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Is there a prophetic dream, or promise that you believe the Holy Spirit is bringing back to you at this time?
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 We’ve been unable to have regular church gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions in our State in Australia
 Quotes from Ps Russell Evan’s sermon – available on the Planetshakers Podcast. Recorded 19th July 2020.
Prophetic Word: The Building Materials Have Changed
Is it Time to Birth Your Prophetic Word in Prayer?
“Reformation: You are Being Shaped Again”.
How to Receive Blueprints and Strategies from the Holy Spirit
It’s the 11th Anniversary of Enliven Blog
This week marks 11 years of writing Enliven Blog!
On 30th July 2009, I tentatively began blogging.
What a miracle it has been, with the help of many special people along the way, with a shout out (of course!) to my husband Malcolm Calder, aka “The Hunk”.
I want to express my gratitude to Prophet David McCracken, Margaret and the rest of the David McCracken Ministries family, with whom I’ve now been journeying 9 1/2 years.
To the readers of Enliven Blog, who have been a part of the journey; thank you for the privilege of sharing together. I thank God for you 🙂
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