Prophetic Word: “I am Coming to the Salty Places!”

I heard God say, "I cam coming to the salty places, salt flats and water“These waters…flow into the sea, and the waters of the Dead Sea shall be healed and become fresh.” (Ezek 47:8, AMP)

A few days ago, while worshipping, I had an impression of rain falling—a great deluge—in the north of Australia.
It was of the type where the floodwaters move southwards, through the dry heartland of our nation.

In my mind’s eye, I saw the water flowing down the continent.
Until it arrived at the salty lake basin of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre—the lowest geographical location in Australia. [1]

Most of the time, Lake Eyre is a barren, salt wasteland.
It is rarely filled to capacity—except for once in a generation when a major flood event takes place.

And then I heard the Lord say, “I am coming to the salty places!”

“I am Visiting you at your Lowest Point.”

While this word does have special significance for Australia, I believe there are many who, at the mention of “salty places”, your heart leaps.
It resonates in your spirit.
Why? This word is for you.

So, take it, meditate upon it. Speak it and declare it.
Declare it over your family; your group, your ministry, your locality, and your nation.

  • Perhaps you have been feeling as though you—or a situation you are involved with—have been at a low ebb

Be encouraged by this word today:

God says, “I am visiting you at your lowest point.”

The Prophetic Meaning of “Salt” and “Salty Places”

Here are some insights that have emerged as I’ve been meditating on the prophetic meaning of salt, and what “salty places” may represent:

1. The Spiritually Thirsty

“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38 NKJV)

Salt produces thirst. And so, “salty places” speak of people and regions where there is spiritual thirst.
Thirst is preparation for an outpouring!

At a salty place, there is a sound of prayer—it may be orchestrated, or simply the raw cry of thirsty souls.

Salt lake beds are the result of water lost through evaporation.
Only the residue of what has been there remains!

A “salty place” can represent a group or locality where there has been a move of God in the past, but now, there is dryness.

  • But there is salt in the ground, and thirst in the hearts of God’s people

That thirst is pulling on the heart of God.

2. God’s People Influencing the World

Salt is used for flavor.
It has also been used since ancient times, to preserve food.

Jesus said to His disciples, “You are the salt of the earth!” (Matt 5:13a)

“Salty places” speaks of the presence of Jesus’ followers, and their influence in the world.
And this matters.
It matters to God.

I hear Him saying, “I have seen the saltiness of My people, where they have stayed faithful, and taken their place in the land—in government, in business, in education.
In cultural and regional hubs.

Rural lands.
Or, in unrecognized places of influence.”

Today, you may be unknown to most people.
But the Lord says, “I know you. I see you. I am coming to the salty places!”

3. The Salt Covenant: It’s Due Time for Promises

“You shall season every grain offering with salt so that the salt (preservation) of the covenant of your God will not be missing from your grain offering. You shall offer salt with all your offerings.” (Lev 2:13, AMP)

Salt speaks to us of covenant.
It reminds us of the eternal and unchanging promises of God
(see also Numbers 18:19, 2 Chron 13:5).

There are promises that are coming “due!”
For it is the due season.

And because these are covenantal promises, a “covenant of salt”, they are unstoppable.

There are spaces where generations of God’s people have stood, committed to His Word and promises.

The Lord says, “I have seen how you have longed and called out for My Kingdom. And how you have prayed for My Kingdom to come.

You have been as salt; both persevering in and preserving, the dry places.
“Now”, your Father says. “You will know and see, that I am a Covenant Keeper.

4. Barrenness is Turning into Harvest

“Then he said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah (the Jordan Valley); then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters of the Dead Sea shall be healed and become fresh.” (Ezek 47:8, AMP)

The Dead Sea is characterized by a high salt and mineral content.
It cannot sustain life. [2]

Yet as the water of life strikes the salty places, that which was barren becomes fruitful.
Where once there was no life, now there is an abundant harvest!

Even so, in the midst of the promise, there is also a warning, for the Prophet Ezekiel sees stagnant places, that have not received from the River of Life.

  • They are collecting places, where there is no outflow
  • Being in the vicinity of the water, they have had the opportunity to be healed, and yet, they remain toxic

“But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.” (Ezek 47:11)

5. Healing of the Land

“Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren.” And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him.
Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’ ”
(2 Kings 2:19-21, NKJV)

As a prophetic act to release God’s power to heal the city’s waters, Elisha asks for salt in a “new bowl”.

Elisha casts the salt into the waters—and that act—along with the prophetic declaration of healing, releases the power of God.

Salt! It speaks of healing coming to the land. “Healing the waters”.

But there are new containers.
New people. And, new ways and means. New wineskins!

“I am Visiting the Land!”

God says, “I am coming to the salty places.
The height, the depth, the breadth of the land.
From the halls of power to the remotest outpost.

I am coming in power, and the greatest darkness shall not prevail against the force of My love and the impact of My Kingdom. 
Because this is My appointed time.”

“Father!” we cry. We want to prepare a salty place for You!”

Leave a Comment

How is God speaking to you through this prophetic word and Bible study, and which meaning of “salty places” do you most relate to?
It’s definitely number 3 for me—Holy Spirit has been speaking to me so much about covenant lately!
Let me know in the comments section below.


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72 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: “I am Coming to the Salty Places!””

  1. Hallelujah Amen! The Lord has spoken and so shall it be in all areas of my life and family. Thank you Helen for being God’s vessel. This word is speaking to me as have experienced salty places.

    1. Hi Nelly, yes amen may you experience a powerful move of the Holy Spirit in these areas of your life, and may this be your testimony

      “They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
      And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
      For with You is the fountain of life;
      In Your light we see light.” (Ps 36:8-9, NKJV)

      1. Praise God I believe the Lord is speaking to my life and Family/Extended family! We have neen in a parched land through deaths of loved ones for 5 years straight. I believe it’s Restoration time. Thank you Woman of God for this Word from the Lord! I Gladly Receive it in Jesus Name for His Glory!

      2. Dear Helen, the last two weeks, I have been meditating on Ezekiel 47 especially verses 8-11 now you have just given me even more light on it. And talking about thirst for God, that is me, I am so thirsty for Him, that I may know Him more and intimately. I need Him that I may have even more personal experience with Him. Thank you Helen, once more you have touched me with your vision, may God bless you and continue using you in glorification of His name!!?

  2. Hi Hellen thanks once again for the word No 5, really speaks to me I not only want the land to be healed but myself as well my marriage,my family and people all over the world who have been trusting and waiting upon the Lord patiently. It’s been my prayer and I feel healing is coming and I can’t wait anymore .May God give me the grace to finish well.

    1. That’s a significant prayer Esther and I pray everyone who reads this will join with you. May it also be a year of transformation and upgrade for you and your family

  3. Dearest Helen, thank-you so much for yet another ever so timely word of encouragement to me. May God abundantly bless you & your family for your faithfulness in carrying out the good plans He prepared in advance for you to do!

    “The Lord says, “I have seen how you have longed and called out for My Kingdom. And how you have prayed for My Kingdom to come.
    You have been as salt; both persevering in, and preserving, the dry places.
    “Now”, your Father says. “You will know and see, that I am a Covenant Keeper.“

    Longing to see His promises fulfilled “Now” before my physical eyes, not just my spiritual eyes, for my daughters and friends – household salvation, anointing and blessing in Jesus name! Our country needs salt in a new bowl to be poured out from North to South – purification and healing in Jesus name.

  4. Thank you, God is coming to Palm Island my island home, surrounded by the salt water of the sea, He will bring fresh water to the salty places on the land, in hearts and circumstances. This is my heart’s cry –

    1. Yes Father! A new sound and song of worship rising
      “Let them give glory to the LORD, And declare His praise in the coastlands.”
      Isaiah 42:12 NKJV

  5. My spirit is so crushed. My dad has been in ICU Baragwanath Hospital. Operation after another. When we think he is better another problem rises. Yesterday (Wednesday 9th September) I had longed to hear you delivering message from God. Today(Thursday) I see the prophetic message. How faithful is God to remind us we r not alone n point no 5 is really ministering to me. I will pour it unto my mom n family. All glory to God.

    1. Hi Lora, I am praying for you, your family and your dad right now. May the word of healing and power of God minister life in Jesus’ Name! We cry out for the turn around! We praise you Lord, for all you are and will do.

      1. The #1 , the spiritually thirsty speaks to my heart. I have been literally in a desert place for 6 years growing in my relationship with God. Holy Spirit has taught me so much. I have been lead to do many prophetic acts (before I knew there was such a thing ) it seems to prepare a territory for a move of God. Holy Spirit has taught me of spiritual giftings on DNA lines. My great grandparents were missionaries in Africa and prayed for an outbreak of the Holy Spirit which occurred after 5 years of prayer and hardship. It feels like this is a gift on a family line that has come to a time of reawakening. An inheritance . Rather than a place of a past move of God gone dry as mentioned, it feels like an unused inheritance about to come to use. I am tired and humbled and waiting and thirsty for this move of God . I have built buildings, from the ground up as my great grandparents did, fallen into grants to feed the hungry , cried Jesus tears for the hurting, prayed and listened for that still small voice, been called a fool and even kicked out of a church for doing the prophetic acts that have actually opened doors to Gods grace and enormous blessings and provision for Gods plans. I became literally dehydrated , tired, weak and exhausted. This word has given me such hope. I see revival-regeneration-awakening , and yes, nourishing life giving water!

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