How to Make the Most of Your Prophetic Word for 2016

Are you seeking God for a prophetic word for 2016? Be encouraged, there is a fresh revelation of Jesus—His Person, His nature, His ways—for you to discover in the year ahead.

Like a fingerprint in time, the coming year has a unique destiny and God-given purpose. A year is a distinct season, with a beginning, middle and end.

Prophetic Word for 2016Of course, there will always be prophetic purposes that are unfolding from year to year. You need to continue to pursue, persevere and be obedient to Father’s larger prophetic plans for your life.

Seeking God for a personal word for 2016 is an exercise that can help sharpen your prophetic gift. You can find some specific instructions on how to go about this in my article, How to Seek a Prophetic Word for the New Year

A prophetic word that the Holy Spirit has been bringing to our team for 2016 is ‘Year of Abundance.’ [1] I also believe that 2016 is a ‘Year of New Initiatives’ and a ‘Year of God-Appointed Shifts’ and will write about these when I return mid-January.

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Prophetic Word for 2016

1. Record Your Prophetic Word and Keep it in Front of You

‘Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.’ (Hab 2:2 NKJV)

When God gives you a prophetic word of His intention for the year ahead, team up your prophetic insight with significant verses of Scripture. Record them and keep the word in front of you.

Recently I have done this by putting prophetic words on my iPhone as wallpaper. You may prefer to print out the word, Scripture or message to use as a bookmark or poster.

2. Continue to Pray about the Prophetic Word

‘Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well.’ (1 Tim 1:18)

Fulfilment of a prophetic word is birthed through prayer.

Invariably you will have times of opposition to Father’s intention for your life, whether it is for a year or for a longer season. During these times, use your prophetic word to wage spiritual warfare.

At the end of 2014, our Senior Pastor, Russell Evans, gave our church Planetshakers the word, ‘Peace and Prosperity’ and spoke on the Year of Jubilee. The Hunk and I embraced that word personally and within a short time experienced a significant financial breakthrough. However it wasn’t long into the year before we were facing a challenge. The foundations of our home were sinking, creating a literal financial ‘sinkhole.’ Having a prophetic word—and miraculous confirmation—has directed our prayers and empowered our spiritual warfare over our home and finances.

3. Let Your Prophetic Word Shape Your Perspective

‘…the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…’ (1 Chron 12:32a, NKJV)

Let Scripture and your prophetic word be the lens through which you see your circumstances. Use it to build your faith and enlarge your anticipation.

Two of the words that shaped this year personally were ‘Year of the Holy Spirit’, and ‘Year of Encounter.’ I was anticipating encounters with God for my family and myself. When I could not see in the natural what God was doing with my loved ones, I held on to that word by faith.

AbundanceWhen there are trials, your prophetic anticipation gives you the perspective that God is working all things together for good. Your prophetic words can help you respond in faith, in spite of what you see.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28, NKJV)

In order for your prophetic word to bear fruit, your mindset needs to come into agreement with the prophetic word that God gives you. [2] I have recently put Eph 3:20 on my iPhone wallpaper (pictured). Use Scripture and let God’s Word feed your own anticipation concerning 2016!

4. Celebrate and Testify of what God does Through the Year

Have an attitude of gratitude, even when the going gets tough.

When your prophetic word manifests—though it be a small sign—mark the moment with praise, and talk about what God is doing with others.

The Hunk and I have been able to testify of Divine interventions and miracles that have taken place during this year. Wherever we go, people have been inspired through our stories. God’s power has been displayed even through trials and transitions. What a good Father we have!

~Thank You~

Christmas greetings and a happy New Year, from our house to yours, as well as from all the team from David McCracken Ministries. Jesus is the reason for the season!

Thank you for journeying with me during 2015, and thank you for the comments, the testimonies and questions. I am now taking my annual vacation and will be offline from Enliven Blog between now and mid January. My next Enliven Blog post will be on 19th January 2017. You can still follow my adventures on my personal Instagram account here.


[1] See David McCracken’s prophetic word concerning 2016 here:

[2] Steve McCracken’s prophetic insight on the abundance mindset can be found here:

What encouraging prophetic insight or word have you received from God personally for 2016? Leave a message in the comments section, or on Facebook. If the blog comments box is not visible, click on this link and scroll down.

Related Posts:

4 Things You Don’t Need A Prophetic Word About For The New Year

Declare Prophetically That 2016 Will Be A Year Of The Holy Spirit

How to Seek a Prophetic Word for the New Year

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20 thoughts on “How to Make the Most of Your Prophetic Word for 2016

  1. Malcolm Calder

    I read this with a growing level of excitement about 2016. I am going to ask Father for a specific Word for me and us. Thank you Helen. I love your Prophetic gift, your Writing gift and your Wisdom gift. Lets jump into the adventure of 2016!!!

  2. Charles Owen

    I found,this website and blog,because I am looking to help my drummer-(we are a trio, SAR-search and rescue,and my wife and myself are also “worship leaders” of a very small church in Logan county-Ky.-pray 4 our ministry as the Father leads. a evangalist by calling and also is a dreamer with discernment and exhortation. We are looking to futher EST. him and disciple him-(With love and grace) it is a very long story—My wife and I are seeing a 15 year vision come to fruision. We have been very misunderstood-(and damaged ) over the years by the “pastoral based gov.”—-but we have found an awesome Pstr.,who loves us and even comes to our home—pursueing us—and we are going to” ground the circuit”. Our ministry is diff.–but is basicaly based on intercession,hospitality and rescue and of course praise and worship.I thank you profusly for this blog and ministry!—it kind of remindes me of a site called “The quickened word” be blessed richly,this year-(and a confirmation on 2016—I was hearing-“Sustenance and provision”—-we R blessed 2 be a blessing!-BTW because our Pstr. feeds us-(spiritualy) we in turn feed him–we have srious culinary gifts. again,thank you–from my heart2 youre heart. Chaz.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Chaz, thank you for leaving the note. I love it! May 2016 be a rich and fruitful year for you all.

  3. Shakemia

    2016 …. In This Season *Stay Focused *Give up Old Things to Make Room for New Things *A Shift is Taking place only to prepare you for your next assignment *Let Go and Let God *Don’t worry about situations you have no control over *Stay in the presence of God and Avoid Ungodly People and Places * Avoid Distractions Sometimes Being By yourself Is An Opportunity to get closer to God 🙂

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Great words and prophetic insights, Shakemia and an encouragement for everyone!

  4. Jacob Asibi Ananga

    I really enrich my spiritual insight about your writings, about the Holy Spirit, and especially about our dream life as Christians. As my Father in the Lord often tells us mot to concentrate on our dreams but the Lord , our Father who is the Arthur of all things. We just have to pray and commit them to God’s able hand. Ab out discernment was wonderful, i once discerned the spirit of the dead one, so heavily that when i asked the widow about it she confirmed and even said she sees the husband physically. For i was in her room upon her invitation, she had hang the husband’s military uniform and his pictures about the room. This lady was interested in me which i never succumbed to her advances, i had earlier been revealed to in dream about how the late husband was following me to see what i was going to her for, because of that dream i was also alert until that day whiles in her room i experienced something coming in through the opened window and stood by us in the room, i felt the presence so strong. This lady had persistently complained that i have abandoned her since her husband died to which i decided to honour some of the visits. She confessed later how the husband appears to her and she a lone sees him and she would communicate to him to go and leave her in peace. She was surprised when i discerned the spirit and she told me i am smart. She behaved some funny all along, i knew there was something wrong but could not pinpoint a particular thing until that. She later appeal to me to help her drive the spirit away, by then i was not a born again Christian like now.I told her to see her parents on this matter.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      God is growing you rich in wisdom and discernment Jacob. The next time you encounter this sort of thing, as a Christian you will have greater insight into how to deal with it. 🙂

  5. jose ramos

    Amada hermana,ya esperaba su correo.Me alienta,me fortalece,pues en tiempo de duda e incertidumbre,sus palabras vienen a ser un refrigerio.!saludos desde Mexico!.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hello Jose, and warm greetings from Australia! Amen!
      Psalm 119:103 ‘How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!’
      May God’s rich blessing be your experience in 2016

  6. Trudi Singh

    Thank you for this.
    The word I have in my spirit that I received in December for myself is to make 2016 a year of stewarding my family well and stewarding my gifts well. Since then I have come across lots of thoughts connecting the topics of stewardship and carrying a prophetic anointing.
    Very excited to see what happens this year regarding opportunities to continue to bless others with the prophetic in my world.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Trudi, I so love that word. What a powerful promise is wrapped up in that, of nurture, strengthening, anointing and growth. 2016 will be a significant year for you and your family. I’m excited with you to see how your prophetic gift will develop over the next year too!


    Shalom man and woman of God happy chrismas and happy new year 2016. thanks Jesus for all he is doing to me to break all the strongholds. my 2016 the year of harvest,reward,abundantly,prosperous. thanks the ministries for your touch of prophecy to reveal into my life. may God bless you.




  8. Crispin

    My word for the year is “bonds broken; deliverance into an unfettered life; entrance into limitlessness”. I also get a sense of a shaking in world affairs as in Haggai 2:6-9 and the release of the wealth of nations into the temple (we are the temple). I was beginning to see in the word that every time the presence of God comes in, there is physical perturbation as he brings a release of blessings. All that’s on the earth and in the heavens must bear witness to his arrival. As you mentioned too, I believe there is a shift taking place that will release the manifestation of the true “sons of God” as in Romans 8:19, there will be a differentiation between the sheep and the goat. Bless God.

  9. Betty Joy

    Hello Hellen ,I recently stumbled to your site and got enriched with most of your articles.
    I will be keeping in touch with you. Would you mind being one of my mentor?

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hello Betty, it is great to hear from you! What an honour!
      The only mentoring I do is through writing the blog articles and answering questions in the comments (like we have done here).
      Bless you 🙂

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