4 Signs Your Breakthrough Is On The Way (Prophetic Vision)

A Vision About Breakthrough
Have you ever felt as though your contribution is small, but the need you are facing is great?

A few days ago, I had a vision. An impression. [1]
I saw a solitary figure, standing on a viewing platform."Don't give up! More is going on than you realize", eagle's head
That person was looking over the railing and into an empty spillway—such as you might see at a dam or water reservoir.
The spillway was circular, and clearly a work of great engineering! Yet at the same time, it was crafted of natural stones.
It was timeless.

As I followed the gaze of the person on the lookout, I saw that spillway descend, and turn out of sight.
There was no way to see where that great passageway headed, or where it ended.

Then, I saw that person lift up a bucket of water, and tip its entire contents over the railing, and into the spillway.
The water disappeared; it seemed as nothing!
And then—silence. A pause.

Suddenly, there was a rumbling in the distance, overhead.
A shaking.
It sounded as though an avalanche was being unleashed.

That one small offering had triggered a mighty force.
Water began to cascade into the spillway, from above.

“Don’t Give Up!”

“I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me” (Hab 2:1a, NKJV)

Can you relate to being someone who, like Habakkuk, is watching to see what God is doing?

You may feel as though your efforts, like that bucket of water, are small. But what is of little value in the world’s eyes, when offered to God, holds great power.

Today, hear your Father say, “Don’t give up! More is going on than you realize!”

4 Signs Your Breakthrough Is On The Way

The vision reminded me of a principle we see again and again in Scripture:
Breakthrough is a REACTION to an ACTION you take, that is one of obedience to God! [2]

With this in mind, here are some signs that a breakthrough is imminent:

1. You have given sacrificially, in obedience to God

One day, Jesus observed a woman who gave two small coins into the temple offering (Luke 21:1-4). We know that Gospel story as “the widow’s mite”.
The message of how much her sacrificial giving meant to God, has reverberated around the world for centuries.
Think about this:
There is no scale upon which you can measure the power of that offering!

Perhaps you can relate to that today.
You gave your best; you gave your all.
Perhaps, no one was watching.

But God says, “Your sacrifice is precious to Me. And it has been marked for a powerful return.”

2. It seems as though God has been silent

For a season after King Saul’s disobedience to God, the prophet Samuel withdrew and grieved.
But then came the day God spoke to him again.
“How long will you mourn for Saul…?
Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.” (
I Sam 16:1 NKJV)

Heaven’s silence.
You may have felt it difficult to hear God speaking, during times of pain.
As Samuel did, you may have experienced leadership disappointments along the way.

Silence doesn’t mean that nothing is happening, it means something is getting ready to happen.

And your Father whispers, “Beloved, it’s time to rise again. To go again. To give again.
I am giving you a fresh anointing!”

3. There is a shaking taking place

“Prophesy!” God commanded Ezekiel.
All around him in the valley were dry bones.
As far as his eyes could see, there was barrenness.
So, Ezekiel spoke and echoed God’s command (Ezek 37:7).

If chaos surrounds you, and you have nothing but a word from God:

If all you see are the broken fragments of what has been before.

Your declaration may be small, it may be brief, but when fueled by the Holy Spirit, it holds resurrection power.
That rumbling and shaking is a sign!
What is out of order, is being shaken into alignment. The noise heralds a miracle!

4. You have obeyed God at a time of low supply

Once, in a time of famine, there was a widow whose pantry was nearly empty. All she had left, were the remnants of a jar of flour and a jug of oil.
She had only enough, to cook one last meal, for herself and her son.

That was the very time Elijah turned up.
As she obeyed God’s command and gave her last food to the prophet, that flour and oil became an unlimited supply (1 Kings 17:7-16)

What do you have available right now?

You may even feel as though you are at an all-time low, but what you have in your hands is powerful.

God is a rewarder of faith, and you are about to see a miracle.

Breakthrough is Coming

Breakthrough! It is Heaven’s response to an action that you take, that is one of obedience—and faith.

  • Your one small act of selfless generosity, obedience, or prayer can unleash a move of God

Your gift is so significant, that the enemy will do everything to hold you back—to try to get you to believe that you are powerless.
Or that what you have to offer will not change the world.

So ignore that lie, hold out your bucket, and begin to pour.

Now, wait—what is that sound?
It is the thunder of Heaven’s answer.

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How is God speaking to you through this prophetic word and Bible study? Which sign of breakthrough do you most relate to?
I’d love to hear from you, so let me know in the comments section below.

[1] How I receive visions:
When I describe a vision I’ve seen, it’s usually a vivid impression in my mind’s eye, accompanied by a strong sense of God’s Presence. I’m not speaking of an “open” (physical) vision. I believe all prophetic words, encounters, and visions should be compatible with Scripture and need to be weighed up.

[2] This quote (and more teaching on this topic) can be found here: 3 Ways to Unlock Your Heavenly Breakthrough

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128 thoughts on “4 Signs Your Breakthrough Is On The Way (Prophetic Vision)”

    1. This landed in my inbox at just the right time for my friend with inoperable cancer. What a blessing this article is. The content is spot on, so true and so encouraging. Many thanks Helen! You’re an inspiration.

        1. Hello Ms.Helen,
          Thank you for your word that is filled with the anointing.

          On June 24th, as I opened the Bible my eyes fell on this scripture :

          Ezekiel 37:9
          Prophesy to the breath, prophesy son of man.
          I felt God’s Presence so strong and immediately made a note of all the things that have been stagnant for so long and me and my husband started prophesying. I felt God has instructed us that day what to do.

          As you have encouraged us, we will see the miracles soon.

          Thank you so much !

  1. Lynneve Clayton

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Helen, thank you for sharing.

    That vision was me! God has been prompting me (for a while, now) to create a portal/platform to release all that God has laid on my heart and spoken to me about ~ books (I am either in the process of or yet to write), poetry/spoken word, devotionals, resouces. The title of that platform ~ Cascades of Life Ministries. The more time I have spent writing, the more He has been revealing to me. I have been a bit hesitant, because much of what Father is asking me to do, is well beyond my comfort zone and sphere of experience.

    All four of those signs have been (and continue to be) evident in this journey , as have the attacks. Some of those attacks have been so left of centre and unexpected, that I was left reeling, and most left me wondering if I was where I was supposed to be… and very nearly stepped away from the very areas I have been serving in.

    Thank you for your word. I’m writing it out and putting it on my bathroom mirror as a daily reminder that Father will bring clarity from the confusion, order from the chaos and wisdom in the not~ yet.



    1. Your ministry project sounds amazing, Lynneve! I love that word Cascades, filled with anticipation and wonder and overflow, and the heart of the Father!
      It seems to me there is a lot of these kinds of intimidating attacks going on at the moment. But nothing, no scheme of the enemy can hold you back! You are free to fly and create and do all God has placed on your heart.
      “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim 1:7) <3

      1. Helen,
        Your messages is always at the right time a kairos moment. I have been seeking God for answers and seemed that he have been silent but you gave me confirmation and insight when God seems silent, that’s is when something is about to happen. It’s time for me to rise again, to go again, and to give again. Thanks!

    1. Yes Father! I joined my faith and agreement with Paul right now, for you to intervene, and for Your Word to come alive to Him like never before, for it is by Your truth and the light of Your Word that the breakthrough is effected. We declare a new day, a new clarity, fresh confidence and a shift in circumstances in Jesus’ Name

  2. It’s such a powerful teaching. It makes my heart and my spirit to be alive again. Thank you so much Helen, may the good Lord continue to increase your anointing that will overflow the blessings that He has poured upon you.

    1. Good morning. I thanks God for allowing me to find this website. I have been fighting for my family, and specially for my marriage since 2017, with prayers, and fasting.
      Finally my husband gave his life to Jesús and 2 weeks later we got into an argument and he left me again.
      Today the only thing that is holding up is my faith. God promised me in 2019 that there will be not divorce and in the begging of this 2021 told me that everything that I have prayed, and asked for was coming. Therefore a breakthrough most be happening because is affecting me at work, and my confidence, it feels like I am trapped.

        1. I am in ministry because a door opened before me and I stepped forward. Except when God speaks I have no idea what I am doing, but God is showing up and we are seeing some miracles.

          God has given me vision and I have no idea how to get there but I am taking one step a a time as He leads.

          Recently there has been much attack and some discouragement.

          The need is great and God is showing me I need to do more. I am stepping forward again.

          This word was for me. Thank you.

  3. Praise king Jesus Helen,
    I bless the Lord for the timely prophetic message. I have been convicted by the holy spirit to constantly obey and give even when I don’t have much, to help people, show kindness, advise, council, share the word.
    I receive all Jesus is doing in this season in Jesus mighty and glorious name I believe and pray.
    God bless you Woman of God

    1. Thank You Father for the abundance, the overflow released over Tracy. Wisdom increasing! Sensitivity to the timings of God, eyes to see what You are doing, in Jesus’ Name

  4. This vision spoke deeply to my heart as I read Helen, especially confirmed by the Scriptural examples which have also been ‘hanging around’ me lately…
    I have been pouring out of my little bucket lately in faith… into what feels like endless and overwheming needs around me…
    God is so good!
    I am greatly encouraged,
    Thank you!

    1. That ‘little bucket’ is a powerful tool and weapon, Ries! You are making an anointed difference, and Father, we say let that anointing increase, in Jesus name

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