Prophetic Word: Receive That Gift and Take It Into Your Next Season

Gifts_from_GodI had a picture of Christmas gifts, left on the floor. Some were unopened—others partially opened and cast aside. But it was clear that Christmas had come and gone, for there was an empty space where a decorative tree had been.

While I was praying about this, I felt the Holy Spirit say,

‘My people have yet to fully receive everything that I have given them this year.’

Personal Gifts from your Heavenly Father

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)

Last week, I spoke about God being a generous Father. As you look back on this past year, can you identify the gifts that He has given to you?

Gifts of Revelation

Maybe God’s gift to you this year has been fresh revelation. In a moment of enlightenment from Scripture, an ‘aha’ moment, a dream, or a word spoken by someone into your life, the Holy Spirit gave you fresh insight.

And when that revelation came, you saw something clearly that was obscure before. Perhaps you realised that you had a misunderstanding in some area and God has cleared it up. Faith was awakened.

Perhaps it was an insight from His Word, designed to break open more of the inheritance God has for you personally, or for your family or ministry.

But a then a trial occurred, or a time of busyness and weariness followed. Now the glory of that revelation seems to have faded.

Gifts of People

Perhaps God brought a person into your life or ministry, and you recognised when that person came on the scene that Father had ordained your meeting or connection.

Maybe it was someone who needed what you carry—your encouragement, witness, friendship or ministry.

Or perhaps God brought them to you to contribute or provide benefit to your life or ministry in some way.

But life became busy and you neglected to invest into that relationship. Now you wonder if it is too late, and whether the purpose God brought that person into your world may not be fully realised.

Gifts of Answered Prayer

God may have dropped faith into your spirit for a healing, or gave you a specific word concerning breakthrough.

  • A word for a wayward loved one
  • A moment of invitation to receive healing of body or soul
  • A realisation that He was in charge of your circumstances
  • An invitation to participate with Him in an act of giving

There was a time of expectation and rising of faith. But maybe God’s word came to you in a whisper and you did not pursue it. Or problems crowded in, life became busy and you neglected to follow through.

Gifts of His Presence

There may have been moments or seasons where you have felt the Holy Spirit invite you to walk more closely with Him. A doorway seemed to open into the realm of greater glory, being with Him, enjoying His Presence. And for a while, you did.

Receive that Gift and Take it Into Your Next Season

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matt 7:11)

Today, God is speaking to you, saying,

‘That gift was from Me—a personal gift to you from My heart, My throne. It has not been cancelled. Where the enemy has sought to rob or steal that gift from you, you can receive back more, for I am a God of restoration and you have authority in My Name.’

That revelation—pick it up again.

That person—invest again in that relationship.

That healing or answer to prayer—press in, God is coming through for you.

Today, you can respond to His invitation to walk in intimacy with Him, to experience His Presence in a greater way.

It is not too late to fully receive all that God has ordained for you this year and beyond.

And take it with you into the coming year.

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15 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: Receive That Gift and Take It Into Your Next Season

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Thank you Julia 🙂 Merry Christmas! We have just finished our celebrations in Australia at the end of the Day.

  1. Barry Treleaven

    Hi Helen
    Some feedback on the effect your ministry has resulted in a picking up and running with the gift which the Lord has given to me.I was at Strathalbyn in Lew and Heathers Church you called me up and spoke about a ‘Stuck Screw and asked if this was relevant and did I understand what this meant( me being a carpenter for 40 yrs) I attended a Sunday night session in Murrylands school
    You professed further to me and declared that I had a natural gift of answering tricky problems and I was to pick up the gifts I had laid down.
    The result of this as I waited upon the lord was 3 distance faith steps the first was to be more open in what I shared about the Lord, as I am a lecturer in TAfeSA I was a partisipant in a Leadership group I shared about the need of Servant leadership ,Christlike leadership in our leadership as a workforce. The 2nd outcome of this was that I was asked to address the entire executive , two leadership groups and many leaders and managers for 7 minutes, well It just impacted the entire leadership group the anointing fell upon the leaders as I wove the word the Lord had given me, part of the address was a change to the name of our group from Aspiring to Intentual Leaders which was adopted immediately. The 3rd outcome was that I have had a meeting with the CEO as in his words he wanted to get into my head, he has had one meeting and wants to meet again next year,I quoted the Leaders Led and the people followed which resonated in the room. So thank you for you boldness and Godly insight back in a little place called Strathalbyn. What for 2016 I have no idea but if the a Lord is in it ‘ it must be Good’ So 2016 will have open doors even further and the Prophetic gifting will flourish to all you meet Helen
    Have a wonderfull Christmas
    Barry Treleaven
    Almond Grove Family Church
    ALDINGA South Australia

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Barry, thank you so much for taking the time to share this – your story is a great blessing to me today! May our Father continue to break open the way before you in 2016 with avenues of influence – how wonderful He is. Christmas blessings to you and your family and a Happy New Year 2016 – grace and favour.

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