This word is for those who are faced with closed doors—it may be one closed door in particular. [1]
And with it, there has been a sense of being held up, or held back.

If you can relate to this, hear God saying, “Look up! For the windows of Heaven are open above you.”
Be assured of this:

Heaven’s open windows are more powerful than earth’s closed doors.

God is the Source of Your Supply

Sun shining through trees with text Look Up, the Windows of Heaven are OpenA door may be closed in front of you, but your Father has a supply above you!

In the Bible,  the “windows of heaven” being opened, was first used of the downpour of rain. (Gen 7:11, 8:2) [2]

So, receive this as a word for you, your family, work and ministry today:
“The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand.” (Deut 28:12, NKJV) [3]

Prophesy at Your Closed Door

This is your time to rise up and say, “There may be a closed door before me, but there’s an open Heaven above me!

A powerful story about Heaven’s open windows took place in the era of the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 7).
The city of Samaria was shut tight against the onslaught of the enemy.

  • And while closed doors offered protection from their foe, it also meant that the residents couldn’t trade or access food
  • It is echoed in today’s COVID lockdowns—designed to keep out the enemy, yet damaging the economy

One day, when the famine was desperate, Elisha brought a prophetic word: “Tomorrow, food will be cheap and plentiful!”

Don’t Listen to “Official” Unbelief

When Elisha prophesied that food was on the way, the king’s official expressed disbelief.
Even if God were to open the windows of Heaven, how could this be?”

Perhaps you have had “officials” in your life, now or in the past—those who say, “that could never be!” They may have even been people in authority.

But your Father says, “Look up!” For I am indeed opening the windows of Heaven!

And Heavens windows are more powerful than earth’s closed doors!

They had Nothing to Lose

That day, God chose an unlikely team to discover—and deliver—the good news.

A group of lepers who lived outside Samaria’s gates, decided to risk approaching the enemy’s camp.
Starving, they felt they had nothing to lose.

But when they arrived at the Syrian encampment, the army had already fled, leaving a feast behind them.

  • It seemed, God opened the windows of Heaven and released His host of angels!
  • For the sound of chariots and horses had cause the enemy to flee

And so, it became just as the prophet Elisha had said.
Poverty turned into plenty.
Famine became feasting!
And their enemy had melted away.
The doors and gates of the city were open again.

Shut Out but Chosen

This is the grace of God!
He can use a prophetic word, and a group of lepers—unintentional heroes—trembling with fear.
And what was true then, is true today!

You may have been shut out by the opinions of others. You may have felt weak, or disempowered by a closed door.

But in Christ you are powerful! You are chosen, and you will lead the way.

The Enemy is Being Toppled

There are times when the enemy is seeking to occupy the windows.
We look up, but it is difficult to see God.
A spirit of intimidation has been coming against us.

Queen Jezebel occupied the upstairs windows of her palace (2 Kings 9).
She viewed the fast-approaching Jehu in his chariot, thinking she would conquer him, as she had all the rest.

  • But her time to rule had come to an end, for Jehu had come in response to a prophetic word from Elijah

In fact, Jehu did not even need to lay a hand on Jezebel.
He just heeded God’s word and gave a word.
Jehu shouted out to allies inside, who threw that evil queen out of the window and to her death. (2 Kings 9:30-33)

Has there been an enemy that has sought to intimidate and control you from a high place—perhaps in your thinking? (2 Cor 10:3-5)
It is a masquerader.

Today, know that you have power to overcome your enemy.
Every threat is being cast down at your word, declared in Jesus’ Name!

A Window of Opportunity

A “window of opportunity” speaks of a short space of time; it is a moment of possibility, within our grasp.

But Heaven’s windows are not like earthly windows. They are not fragile or limited.
They are not bound by time.

In early March, I saw a window of opportunity to visit my family in New Zealand.
And I literally flew through that window, just as it was closing.

The timing was such that I arrived in Auckland just hours before a 14-day quarantine order began!
I know it was a move of the Holy Spirit that held open that window of opportunity, enabled me to postpone a ministry engagement, and caused a miracle to take place.

After a few days I was able to return home—this time, through Australia’s closed border.

There’s a Miracle in Your Window

Today, wherever you are.
No matter what is taking place.

Look up! For there’s a miracle in Heaven’s window above you.

And no matter what door is closed—even though it has caused frustration or distress—be encouraged by this word for you today:
“Heaven’s open windows are more powerful than earth’s closed doors!”


[1] “In the New Testament, an ‘open door’ is a metaphor for an opportunity and access—whereas a ‘closed door’ means that access to something is currently being denied or blocked. The Apostle Paul often used the imagery of closed and open doors, with regard to his ministry and opportunities to preach the Gospel.” See, “That Closed Door Could be a Heavenly Redirection”

[2] The word “windows” has also been translated “floodgates”. (Strong’s H699)

[3] A memorable Scripture is from Malachi—in reference to tithing:
“And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” (Mal 3:10 NKJV)
The Hebrew word translated blessing, means “blessing, gift, prosperity” (Strong’s H 1293).

Study today’s stories in 2 Kings 7 and 2 Kings 9

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110 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: Look Up! The Windows of Heaven are Open”

  1. Regarding your message on the windows of Heaven… I read your message today after yet another rejection of job despite what I thought to be really good interview. They told me that there were just too many great applicants and while I was among the best, I wasn’t the chosen one.

    In the same afternoon, I received your email and curious I read. Could not be more timely. I am among the educated unemployed, because of Covid19, opportunities have been scarce. But I live in hope that despite closed doors on earth, I will look up and prophesy the blessings of the Lord over my career, that Heaven’s open window will bring me the breakthrough of provision of great jobs and career progress.

    1. Hi Victoria, this is so timely! Right now I stand with you in prayer. Father we thank you for the open Heaven over Victoria’s life. You are releasing provision, a job and every good thing because she is your daughter and she is highly favoured.
      Thank You that You are revealing these things to her, and You are highlighting Victoria to others, who will see she stands out and make room for her.

    2. Mrs Helen Calder

      Thank you so much for sending me the link for Open’s Heavens because I have been going through for weeks now .Please keep me and my family in your prayers and let God’s will be done.

      Love always,


      1. God bless you prophetess Hellen. I am glad to receive this encouraging words again from you, indeed you are the chosen one because many times when I am hopeless I receives the email from you and I get encouraged. Please pray for me that God should open the flood Gates of heavenly financially so that I may even fulfill my dream of even enrolling at your school. I need a financial breakthrough please Mom, the same way God uses you to encourage me,He will hear you when you pray for me.Shalom!

        1. Thank you Lord for Pastor Emmanuel and for the call that you have given Him to do. We ask that you will meet every need that is needed for doing Your work Lord. Provide for him and his family. Give them each wisdom in every step they take, in walking through life with you. Amen.

          Karen Stuckey
          Enliven Ministries Team Member

      2. Thank you Lord for Oretha and for each and every person you have surrounded around Oretha. Give peace and provide each and every need. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

        Karen Stuckey
        Enliven Ministries Team Member

  2. Thank you, Helen. I receive God’s miracle in open widow above me. I needed this encourgament. For tha past weeks it was challenging for me to spend time with God. Yesterday, I read Psalm 84. I was reminded of the peace and rest I always feel whenever I spend time with Him. I asked God speak to me..then I saw in a vision sound waves coming from different direction. Then suddenly I saw a view of the sky, seeing it from a high place, the sun appeat but it was like a drawing and cut out picture of a sun, then it burst out to a great light. Then on my left i saw a great rock mountain covered by white clouds. I could see the parts of the top of the mountain, then the clouds turned into water falls covering the mountain. My first time to saw a vision which I am sure I saw.

    There are challenges in my season now, where I know God is molding my character especially on integrity to the smallest detail. It is tempting to doubt, but your writing gives encourgement to me. God is using you in my journey for the past two years. Thank you, Helen. I am grateful to God for His ministry through you. God bless you more!

    Maria Aleth

    1. God bless you Maria! What a wonderful vision, God is breaking out in your life, in every direction. He always has more, because He always IS more. <3 I'm so glad to be able to encourage you.
      I love Psalm 84 too

      1. Oh thank you so much. This message has ministered directly to my situation. I’ve been crying to God asking him why he has been so hard on me. There are many prophetic words over my life but its taken so long from happening.
        I really need his intervention in my life, delays delays delays. But after this message am charged.
        Thank you so much Hellen.

  3. Thank you, Helen. “This word is for those who are faced with closed doors—it may be one closed door in particular.
    And with it, there has been a sense of being held up, or held back.” This is also applicable to me, this very week. I thought I was following God’s leading out of my job, but suddenly it seems like I will be held back… I’m waiting for a miracle next week, as it will require one. Every time I yield in my heart and plan on staying on at my work a little longer, God leads me to similar words. I still don’t know for sure what would happen, but I’m thankful that I got to read this word. Thank you.

    1. He is present in the mystery, of that you can be sure! I’m praying with you right now, that you’ll find the pathway clear and sure
      “You enlarged my path under me, So my feet did not slip.”
      Psalms 18:36, NKJV

      1. I too am in the same position. For the last two years I God has been speaking to me about being the keeper of the transition, the right arm, the authority arm was holding me back from being involved, hands on, I could watch from my role but not be strategic. It was being made clear to me I was not on the developing canvas but the one underneath that was being hidden by another agenda. Then I saw myself walk away from the table, the time of watching was over. I’m now in a new transition, having given notice, I have no idea what job is next, and nowhere to go at the moment. I have the impression of where I am going isn’t in place yet. It too is in a process of securing funding. Maybe Feb? I can’t be doubting in the present space of the unknown, God knows I need an income. The impression of the new season is a a season of giving and increased capacity. I need to be able to implicitly trust the process as I don’t fit the mould where I am, and I’ve stepped out, knowing the time is now, whatever that means in Gods language.

        1. God is a rewarder of our faith, Mary! I pray this becomes clear and the opportunity moves into view quickly for you

          1. Thank you for standing with me, that’s what I really need both with prayer and the prophecies and understanding

      2. Thank you Helen for sharing this mass prophecy with me. I needed this word because and you send it on the right time. I’m facing a lot of closed doors. Please pray for my case. I declare that the blessings of the open heaven will locate me and Let favour be my portion. Thank you Hellen, may God bless you.

        1. Heavenly Father, thank you for Mero and for the encouragement that You have given. We ask that you will give Mero wisdom and let Mero see things as you see them. Give Mero discernment regarding the doors and with battles that may arise. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

          Karen Stuckey
          Enliven Ministries Team Member

      3. I too, with my husband am in a season of mystery. We are pastors, yet not pastoring, missionaries yet longing to be sent out again- with a deep heart and burden for the Middle East and the Kurds. I will labor to not accuse the Lord in my thoughts- delay is not denial. Thank you!

  4. Hlengiwe Khumalo

    I had a dream like this message early this year God is faithful and thank you for confirmation may God increase you

    1. It’s like dreams stay like seeds in our spirit, they may be in mystery, but God brings His confirmation and when the time is right, the meaning emerges.
      God bless you, Hlengiwe Khumalo

  5. This came at the right time. Just yesterday I was pouring my heart out to God about feeling ignored and shut out. Not able to get to where I want to be and not being able to find help from fellow Christians, having nowhere to go but God etc. This blog entry helped lift my spirits. Thanks Helen!

    1. I pray this turns into rejoicing in your freedom Staci, He knows where you are and has marked the pathway ahead <3

    2. Staci I empathize with you. I am in a period of isolation, not by my choice. Efforts to change it have been thwarted. God is preparing us, preparing situations for His purposes. May He give us a glimpse of things to come!

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