God’s rest is a powerful key—one that is available to you right now! So if you are experiencing turmoil, be assured of this:
You may be short of solutions, but God is the master of your supply.

A Prophetic Dream About Shiloh

Image of grapes in vineyard with Bible quoteOn 2nd November, I had an unusual dream! In it, the Holy Spirit spoke to me about “Shiloh”.

He reminded me of a prophetic message I shared a few months earlier, from Joshua 18. And in those few minutes, He enlarged on it, taking me back and forth in the Scripture.
I woke up with more insight than before!

Little did I know that we were about to hit some unexpected turbulence in a situation—and in the shaking, the message of “Shiloh” would become a great strength.

Your Trust in God is Powerful

Perhaps today, you relate to having some “unfinished business”.

  • An outcome you expected has not taken place
  • You are seeking closure or a resolution
  • Something is incomplete

That unfinished business may have to do with a legacy, a dream, or a vision for your life. You may not be aware of it—but your trust in God is exerting a powerful pull in the spiritual realm.

That “Unfinished Business” is About to Change

“Shiloh” is the name of an Old Testament town in Ephraim which means, “Place of Rest” (Strong’s H7887).

And as Joshua chapter 18 opens, God’s people occupy the land of Canaan—but numerous families don’t know where they will settle.
In fact, seven of the twelve tribes have not received their land allotment; their inheritance assigned by God.

There is unfinished business, but this is about to change!

1. God’s Rest is Where We Receive His Promise

Joshua leads the whole community to gather at Shiloh, where they set up the Tabernacle. Then, the priests rest the Ark of the Covenant in its place.

Earlier, God promised Moses “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest” (Ex 33:14b). But it is many years later, and the Israelites still haven’t entered the “rest” God spoke of.

  • Now, at Shiloh, God is about to fulfill this promise!
  • Because they are positioned at the right place, at the right time

Today, be reassured, for God is faithful and He will fulfill His promise to you.
And the safest place for you to be right now is in God’s rest. It’s that place where you awaken to His presence with you, and your reliance upon Him deepens.

2. God’s Rest is Where We Hear His Instructions

In the place of rest, God calls us to partner with Him in his promise.
And Joshua calls on the people to obey God—He sends them out to map the territory.
In response, a team of land surveyors goes out and brings that information back to Shiloh.
And there in God’s Presence, Joshua receives the tribal allotments.

Unfinished business can be frustrating because the closure we crave is out of our reach!
And in such times, it seems counter-intuitive to pause and listen.

But here in Shiloh is the listener’s reward. For here in God’s rest, you receive the instructions of the Holy Spirit—you hear from God about what He wants to do.

3. God’s Rest Becomes a Launching Pad

What an extraordinary picture: there are keys of access waiting for you in the place of God’s rest.
Here, God delivers His wisdom and strategies, to possess the promise.
And so “Shiloh” becomes a launching pad.

Hear the Lord say,
“Beloved, I have rest for you.
In your outer circumstances, it may seem that you are cast into turmoil.
But you will know My unshakeable rest, like never before.
And here you will discover your inheritance is secure in Me.”

We say in response,
“O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.” (Psalms 16:5-6 NKJV)

The Future of Shiloh

God later calls Shiloh, “My place…where I set My name at the first…” and yet the town is eventually destroyed as the people backslide from God (Jer 7:12). There’s a significant message in this story, which I’ll share in part 2 of the message of Shiloh soon.

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43 thoughts on “God’s Rest: As You Stay in “Shiloh” You Will See Him Move”

  1. Thank you Helen. Timely as always and a blessing. Today I have awoken to read this with so much unfinished business to carry. Today we lay my dad to rest and I have been pondering his life and legacy to us. Caring for him has cost me my ministry position and left so many unfinished things in the natural and spiritual… and I have planned a time of rest for after to just recenter with God after the family gathers today in what I hope will be a service of peace. I will think pf it as his Shalom…So many shades in your message that echo where I am at. Thank you for your encouragement that God has it all in hand and is with us and in control as I navigate this next season. Xx Ries

    1. Hi Ries, I’m sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, I pray you and your family experience closeness and peace.
      May it be a rich season for you personally of open Heaven dreams and awakening, may all that you’ve poured out be received back in overflow.

    2. What is said about unfinished business is a true reflection of what I am going through in business. Someone is sitting/frustrating my blessings/breakthrough. I have been praying to God to overcome the enemy. But I don’t know if you can support me in prayers for reversal.

  2. I know I need rest so bad and guidance…the more I try to rest the more I get anxious and exhausted i dont feel like i have anything else to give to anyone… thank you for confirmation all I can do is keep trying pushing forward I know he will spe3k when he’s ready to say something he’s faithful

    1. I’m praying for you now Veronica, may you find creative ways to rest and I pray this from Psalm 23 is your portion
      The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

  3. Hi woman of God
    A word right on time so profound. Thank you for the blessing to know that you have done everything according to word and know all you have to do is to Wait in patient with your faith that He who is Faithful will make a way and move on your behalf as you are in His rest. Powerfull

    Prayer request for my daughter as she is writing exams and she finds it difficult to study and concentrate. Stresses a lot I think she also has fear each day she is not going to mak it. Please pray for her that she may breakthrough. She also struggles at night hearing things some she explain as something evil that is laughing in her ear.

  4. Good Morning Helen

    Thank you so much for this it is truly a confirmation for me as earlier before prayer I heard these words “I serve a God who never fails” and I knew the Lord was affirming His faithfulness in my life and to read up the Prophetic word about the unfinished business just became an icing on the cake.

    Salome Aphane
    South Africa

  5. Another timely post from, Helen. Last night, I dreamed I was invited to a marriage, and when I was all dressed I looked down and saw that the hem of my slip, which was peeking out, had not been sewn. I really want to get to the wedding, but the hem was waiting to be finished. It felt like God was telling me the same message that arrived in my inbox from the enlivenblog. The reference to Shiloh is also meaningful as a few months ago, just before waking, I saw in big bold black letters JOSHUA. Time to go spend some time reflecting on this and listening to what God is trying to tell me. Thank you for your words of encouragement.

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