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

A 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!”


Notes

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

  1. Praise King Jesus Helen,
    I bless the Lord for the message he gave you to minister unto us.
    i dreamt about a former boss looking for me until he met me, we hugged and exchanged pleasantries, I offered him a seat in my small wooden office and he spoke of restructuring as most staff where leaving and that was the reason he was looking for me because he valued the work i was doing and he wanted to recruit me, he also said “I will lift you when the time is right, hold on a little while” i then told him about my progress that i needed to repaint and organize my small office to make it look better, we continued to share happily and warmly then i woke up and the feeling of warmth, peace, comfort, joy lingered after.
    I also dreamt that i was with a sibling at home, there was brown slightly small snake moving in the living room and a dog came and bit the neck of the snake until it died leaving blood on the floor. the dog kept on moving around fiercely to enemies and friendly to us then i woke up.
    I receive the Lords good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to my land in its season, and to bless all the work of my hand.
    in Christ IAM are powerful! IAM are chosen, and I will lead the way.
    As Jehu shouted out to allies inside to throw the evil queen Jezebel out of the window and to her death, i pull down all evil forces destroy their power over my life, ministries, family, finances education in jesus name.
    I receive every window of opportunity in a short space of time in Jesus glorious name i pray and believe.
    God bless you, keep you and make his face shine upon you woman of God.

    1. The first dream seems to speak of favor and making room for you. “Former boss looking for you” reminds me of Psalm 23. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me!
      Always love your declarations Tracy!

      1. Praise King Jesus Helen
        I receive favor and the room Jesus is making for me in Jesus name.
        I’m still waiting for the interpretation of the second dream.
        The holy spirit always guides me into turning your messages into prayer points.
        God bless you Woman of GOD.

  2. Hi, thank you for sharing “Window”, such a confirmation, due to covid-19 and the lock down, i really facing closed door especially financially, and attack, but the Lord has impressed upon my heart that trust Him and window of heaven will be opened. I am learning now to be still and trust Him.

    1. Father, we pray for Jennifer, thank You for Heavens open windows above her Lord, together we declare the release of finances and opportunities. And thank You that she will know the stirrings of the Holy Spirit as to those little steps to take, Scripture to hold onto and speak out. We know nothing is impossible for You Lord. Let Jennifer have gifts of peace and faith that will lift her like a wave, that she’ll know You are carrying her, in Jesus’ Name

  3. I can’t stop shouting. The Lord is faithful. He is indeed a covenant keep. I just received this word of prophecy now and I can hear my spirit confirming a financial open heavens above. I am so convinced that the financial limitations over my life and family is broken by the word of this prophesy it so timely. Please pray me. My children are sick and unable to go to the hospital because of finances. We need a financial miracle.

    1. Hi Eunice, I’m praying with you now. I ask all who see this to also join us! Father we thank You for your hand of blessing and power towards this family. We declare that whatever financially is needed, and more, shall be released, in Jesus’ Name. We speak healing over the children, Lord let there be a move of Divine acceleration in every area of need. Jesus bring Your resurrection power and lift them into health and life. For Your Word says, by Your stripes they were healed. Amen, Holy Spirit move! In Jesus’ Name.

  4. Thank you for this encouraging word. The past several weeks have been extremely intense and unkind, and the level of spiritual warfare above my apartment has been unspeakable. For two weeks I was too ill to study for or write mid-term exams. I have remained sure-footed in who I am in Christ, and have prayed for a miracle. I do believe God will move me in a new direction SOON, and HE will send help to make HIS WILL come to pass. While I was praying last Saturday morning I saw fire blazing a path to where I am going, though I know not yet where that will be. Your prophetic word spoke in a timely way to me. Thank you.

    1. Father thank You that there is a Heavenly canopy over Marijke, a canopy of praise, protection and favor, You are making the way for her. Thank You for the new direction in Jesus’ Name

  5. So on point. I declare the windows of heaven are open above me. I declare abundance of opportunities in Jesus’name!
    Bless you woman of God.

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