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.
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 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, of 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.

Leave a comment

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

  1. Thanks Helen. I concur, although I never seem to guess Gods timing. One thing the Lord has given me lately, is 1 Timothy 4:15. I think he is telling me that I sometimes have to strategise to continue to battle through and build what he is giving me.
    Also, while I’m at it, the old Joyce Meyer saying, “If you don’t pass the test, you’ll just go round the mountain again”, seems to apply to me at present. Does break through come towards the end of a test? I guess there could be little and big versions of that, maybe…

    1. Yes Mike, the passage in Timothy reminds me that greatness in the Kingdom comes through a heart to build. That also takes time and focus.
      Regarding going around the mountain again, just came to my mind about the army going around Jericho. There came a moment to shout and those walls came down!
      May your hearing about God’s timing become sharper and clearer through the Spirit’s empowering.

    2. Thank you so much Prophet Helen
      At one moment I felt like crying as I read 4 signs because I have been receiving this prophetic word about breakthrough is imminent. There’s echoing sounds am hearing, I can’t explain what is it but I have a feeling that God is about to do something great in my life and my family.

      Yes I’m in a time where it seems like nothing is happening and God is quite. I’ve been of great help to my family and friends but when I need help seems like no one is coming to my rescue. I’m working but my salary doesn’t last even two days, yes I’m a faithful tither but things are not changing.

      But your prophetic word I believe God is up to something I will come back and testify.

      My God is good
      He is faithful
      Thank you Helen


  2. Ssewanonda Emmy Joshua

    I have learned something about prophetic prayer from you.Am grateful and I would like to learn more about this.May you always send me your teaching by email.
    I’ll be grateful for a positive response to my request.

  3. Woow this so good. Thank for reminding me that God’s silence doesn’t mean that nothing is happening, it means something is getting ready to happening. I have been in that place of grieving like Samuel, And am pleased and humbled to hear my Father say that He’s giving me fresh annoiting.

    Am so blessed by this word of breakthrough. It’s all I wanted to hear from from my Daddy in heaven. Amen

    1. Hi Esther, yes something is getting ready to happen!
      I pray that his light in life comes and fills the shadows and that you know the oil of joy is upon you.
      Be filled with faith for your new season and what Father is up to.
      “Old things are passed away, the new is here! (2 Cor 5:17)

  4. Hi Helen
    In my life l have exhausted everything ,l just see barrenness and was a lot amazed about been shaken in my spirit by my son who turned out to be chaotic and acted so weiredly by being suicidal after a long time of barrenness in his own life as well. He was involved in an accident shortly after that. So l see number 3 becoming relevant in my household.

    1. I’m praying for you and your son now, Nomathamsanqa! I speak life and restoration, in agreement with you. Let all that is out of alignment be brought into place, in Jesus name

  5. What a great prophetic word! And I receive my breakthrough right now,in Jesus name, Amen.
    May God bless you indeed with your beloved family

    1. Thank you James, and amen to your breakthrough – in that very specific, unique, tailor-made way that our Father has for you!

      1. Joshua Frank Kirigiti

        Thank you very much for the prophetic word uttered. I have been in 3days fasting and praying for my beloved families and surely I have come across with great return of miracle. Halleluia.

  6. A timely word for me Helen. May God bless you.
    I believe there is a shaking taking place around my life. I look around my life, there seems to be no life at all. I feel like I’m running out of time, but I have nothing to show. I don’t want to lose trust in my Heavenly Father, and I’m so grateful for this word today that He commands me to prophesy. I thank Him for speaking to me through you.

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