“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 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.

In rural lands.
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 of covenant—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.

And 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
  • They are in the vicinity of the water, they have had 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. 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.


Notes:

[1] See __https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Eyre and __https://info.australia.gov.au/about-australia/our-country/the-australian-continent

[2] See __https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea


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

  1. THANK YOU Ms. Helen for this prophetic word! It speaks so much to me. I am claiming and declaring that God will indeed visit this salty places (me and my ministry).

    I have been studying about covenants for the past 2 months now and Holy Spirit has been teaching me a lot about it. Father God has given me so many promises for our ministry here in Tagum, Davao del Norte and I have seen how He has moved and Jesus continually fulfills His promises, and it will all come to pass!

    I have been praying for God’s will to be done here in our ministry, as it is in heaven, here in earth, and this prophetic word speaks so much to me. The church the Holy Spirit started through me is going 4 years now and the congregation has been slowly growing. People come and go, but there are a few who are faithful and who remains. Currently, we have 7 leaders now raised for the church, helping me in the ministry. The Lord Jesus has been really faithful. It hurts when people come and go, but I know, the Lord has already prepared those who will remain and be truly become a part of this spiritual family. People who are thirsty for the living water and hungry for His Presence; people who desires intimacy with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit.

    YES! AS THE LORD VISITS US, THERE WILL BE NEW PEOPLE COMING, NEW WAYS, NEW MEANS, NEW WINESKINS. YES! THIS IS GOD’S APPOINTED TIME!! FATHER GOD IS GOOD AND FAITHFUL ALWAYS!!

    WE ARE READY AND WE’RE CRYING OUT FOR HOLY SPIRIT’S OUTPOURING!!! WE WANT MORE AND FRESH ENCOUNTERS IN GOD’S MIGHTY PRESENCE! COME LORD JESUS, COME!

    Yes, I receive and I believe!!! Glory glory to the Lord!!

    Thank you! God bless you more!!
    Cathy

    1. Yes and amen, Cathy! Lord, visit this place and ministry with your power and your grace. Thank you that this is just the beginning, the preparation for a ministry that sows many seeds of your Word into hearts near, far and wide!

  2. Prisca 'Dru' Mundamawo

    For me it’s the healing. The sickness and death of my father has brought into my life new people who have made me feel embraced and supported. They have made me see things like the importance of family in a different light #new ideas. They have a kind of freshness to them #newwineskins. I have this peace as I grieve my dad in a celebratory manner coz my deceased papa felt he had been blessed and highly favoured to be 88. Thanks Helen for this insight that’s so liberating and helpful to ‘name’ my experience

    1. Hi Prisca, what a beautiful testimony. I pray this for you
      “As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion.”
      Psalms 84:6-7 NKJV

  3. Helen – For the past year your emails have been a monthly encouragement to me as I am in a hidden place creating my voice in Healthy Family Solutions. My Passion is to help parents develop strong children (spirit, mind and body). Thank you for your message and for using your prophet gift. Blessings – Shanna Cornuet

    1. This sounds wonderful, Shanna! May the creative ideas, the strategies, the inspiration continue to flow for you. May the hidden time bring forth much fruit, and accelerate the outcomes Lord!

  4. Hello Helen
    When I read this prophetic word
    “The Lord says I’m Coming to Your Salty Places”. I instantly said,My Lord! Because I associated the salty places with areas of our lives that need healing so I related to No 5.
    In Isaiah 1:2-7 ( harsh places wounds not healed places that can’t flourish because of its environment) and in
    Martin Luther King speech he said,
    “The world is all messed upThe nation is sick… And I see the Lord working in this period in a way that men in some strange way are responding.”
    So Come Lord Jesus and Heal Us!

  5. Awesome post! The Spirit spoke to my heart that “salt” is the “Word of the Lord.” Many of us in the US have been fasting, taking communion every day, and declaring the Word over the 7 mountains of influence to turn our country around. Blessings, peace, and love be to you and your family.
    Catherine

    1. Oh yes Catherine, now that resonates with me! May there be a mighty outpouring over the US! Every area of influence touched!

  6. Epic Helen,
    Immediate resonation when I read, “ I’m coming to the salty places”
    Number 1 , but I will take them all. Bring on the outpouring.
    Zechariah 10:1 , Joel 2:23.
    Blessings , David

  7. Yes and Amen Helen!
    Covenant promises being fulfilled spoke to me and brought the tears of Joy I needed to shed.
    He IS a Covenant Keeping God!
    I feel encouraged and ready to press on in Him.
    Bless you and thank you dear Helen

  8. Thanks again and again! Your prophetic insights always resonate with me! I definitely can relate to number 3 as well, I’m longing for Jesus more and more and just wanting his will done.

  9. For me it is number 2. I have been faithful in my ministry, but I sometimes feel I am not making a difference. I sometimes want to be recognize or out in a different part. My part is mainly behind the scenes. I am now understanding that God will use me in my small part to bring others to Him. Thanks for the word.

    1. I pray you are refreshed and encouraged, Michael!
      I love this and believe it:
      Hebrews 6:10 NIV
      “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”

  10. My first thought of salty places was of the tears in my eyes for my family in my household, and their need to know the Lord. I’m encouraged that the Lord is coming to dry my tears because He’s coming to THEM, as I have been praying!
    America, too, is in need of the Lord’s visitation. In the middle of a 40-day fast right now, thousands of intercessors are praying for the Holy Spirit to be poured out for the end of abortion and racism, that “the color line will be washed away in the blood.” Come, Lord Jesus!

    1. oh yes, Father! Yes Roberta!
      Love that – the salty place is the place of tears. He not only collects them, He’s coming for them

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