Prophetic Word: The Wounded are Rising (& Leading Revival)

As our prophetic journey unfolds, the enemy will attack us in the very area of our identity and destiny.

And sometimes, the very ones who should have been our protectors are the ones who have inflicted great pain.

If you can identify with that, Jesus wants you to know that your greatest encounter with Him is just ahead.

  • You are right on time for a heavenly appointment.
  • You will fulfil your calling

And you will lead many into a first-love encounter with Jesus (Rev 2:4). You will be known for revival.

Wounded in the Pursuit of Love

In Song of Songs chapter 5, we find the Shulamite in pursuit of her Beloved. Searching for him has taken her away from her bed, and out into the streets at night.

She is seeking the one who sought her first.

The Shulamite comes across a group of watchmen; night police and keepers of the city walls.

Their role is to look out for the residents of the city and their safety. They are employed as guardians and yet are perpetrators of the very evil they are supposed to be protecting her from.

‘The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. They beat me, they bruised me; they took away my cloak, those watchmen of the walls!’ (Song of Songs 5:7 NIV)

They Held a Position of Trust

The Shulamite’s encounter with the abusive watchmen is a picture of those who are meant to be our protectors—and yet, one or more of them has hurt us along the way.

It may have been a parent, loved one; an overseer, a financial or medical advisor, a spiritual leader, or boss. It may have been someone in our own employ, ministry, or church.

They held a position of trust.
But instead of shielding us, they stripped away our covering, leaving us hurt and wounded.

If you can relate to this, the Holy Spirit is ministering healing to you through God’s Word. Jesus is wooing the wounded.

You didn’t expect the attack from that direction and it rocked you. But it couldn’t rob you of your resolve to pursue God’s Presence. And you kept going.

Now, you are emerging stronger and brighter. You are assured of your value; unwavering in your pursuit.

The residue of pain and shame is falling away, as you realize you are loved and desired by God! The King of the universe knows and calls you by name.

Hear Him say, ‘You are My beloved’.

Your Testimony is Being Revealed

“Nevertheless, make me this promise, you brides-to-be: if you find my beloved one, please tell him I endured all travails for him. I’ve been pierced through by love, and I will not be turned aside!” (Song of Songs 5:8 TPT)

The Scripture does not make light of the Shulamite’s wounds. The account is raw and honest. Yet still she continues to seek the one she loves—and adjures her friends to seek him too.

This is the very point at which those looking express utter amazement at how greatly she adores her Beloved!

‘How is your beloved better than others, most beautiful of women? How is your beloved better than others, that you so charge us?’ (Song of Songs 5:9 NIV)

Neither broken trust, nor the abuse of others, can hinder you from your life’s greatest calling—your love relationship with Jesus.

Your most powerful testimony is being revealed. The attention of many is going to be arrested by your tenacity and your love for God.

Now, the Song of Songs is about to reach its crescendo. The Shulamite will know her Beloved as never before.

Once Burned, but Now Emerging Glorious

This is not the first contemplation of the Shulamite’s trials.

As the Song of Songs begins, she tells us that her brothers—who should have been her caretakers—treated her harshly. They made her work without relief.

‘Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother’s sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I had to neglect.’ (Song of Songs 1:6 NIV)

  • She feels the stares of those looking at her with a critical eye

We read honesty, authenticity and courage. The past has left its mark, but her history will not keep her from her destiny.

She has been emotionally bruised; her self-esteem has been dented by those in her own family. And so, she withdraws.

But the call of the Beloved reaches her.

“Come out from your place of hiding! Let me hear your voice! How I long for you to be fully mine.”

“The shadows of the past are falling away as you come into the brightness of my new day” (See Song of Songs chapter 2).

Your Love is a Testimony

Are you recovering from weariness or burnout?

You are about to receive a greater revelation of God’s love for you, and your value to Him, than you have ever experienced before.

Just as the Shulamite found the gardens of her Beloved, you are discovering the intimate place of God’s Presence. 

The pursuit is worth it.

You are emerging stronger, brighter, wiser.

And your story will stand forever, evidenced in the many others who have been won by your example of love. 

Prophetic School News ~ Study on Prophetic Decree

Today I’ve uploaded a teaching to the Enliven Prophetic School on How to Make a Prophetic Decree. Students can find it at the end of the section on ‘Maturing in Prophetic Ministry.’

Plus, I’ve included a downloadable worksheet with the notes from this teaching, which includes a questionnaire and prayer outline to help get you started with your own prophetic declaration.

  • Making prophetic decrees is a great way to develop and lean into your spiritual authority

If you haven’t considered the online prophetic school yet, I warmly invite you to join me!

You can view and sign up to my self-paced video lecture series in the Enliven Prophetic School here. Choose between a small monthly subscription, or a one-off payment with no expiry date.

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© 2018 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
Enliven Ministries
In the David McCracken Ministries family

115 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: The Wounded are Rising (& Leading Revival)

  1. Nicholas

    God bless you!I have been hurt by two people closely involved in my ministry work today.At a time when i have been assured of funding to build an international christian school,one person i have appointed to a senior position does not even believe it and was just uttering materialistic words instead of faith,the other one walked away from a special assignment.I will not give up.Only God’s love is true.

  2. Diane

    This is amazing. I did a 2 year study on SOS, but this, well, the Holy Spirit is speaking loud and clear. I am an incest survivor and my mother was very abusive: my protectors did inflict the greatest pain. I’m now writing about it to help others break these kinds of generational cycles. Never saw SOS apply so clearly to my life, right down to “darkened skin”- I have West African slaves in my family tree and my 2 primary abusers did not. Thank you and blessings to you for posting.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      You have been through so much Diane. Your life and voice is a trumpet declaring Jesus’ redeeming and freeing power ~ may many hear and be set free from their own generational cycles. <3

  3. Prudence Myeni

    Right now I am dealing with my family member. She is been attacking me in hidding all along pretending. It is a betrayal to me,but I am OK I understand that we might be family but working for different kingdoms.

  4. IRINE

    Hi Helen, Your talking to me its like your seeing me the way am feeling right now. Thanks for your word of encouragement.God bless you. Your really a woman of GOD.

  5. RoShanda

    Hello Helen, a timely word spoken in to my heart from the father. Thank you so much, the battle can be a bit overwhelming at times, but his grace is efficient. God bless you richly

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi RoShanda, yes the battle can get intense, praying you experience comfort, relief and a turn around

  6. IRINE

    Wow thanks for your encouraging message its like your seeing me the way am feeling ,YOUR MESSAGE HAS COME RIGHT ON TIME IN MY SITUATION .

  7. Lorena

    Helen, I am not kidding you, yesterday I prayed for God to reveal to me if I was to join your ministry. Today you told the story of what happened to me this year and of what God has promised me through this word. Literally, if you heard what happened and how God is preparing me you would be shocked at how this word is for me. I thank God for your life and ministry. I’ll be praying for more confirmation as God has shown me several times that I am a seer and I am learning by making mistakes, which can be pretty painful and unproductive…

  8. Claudia Chavez

    I so needed this, thank you God for using your servants to confirm what the spirit is stirring up in us! It is well with my soul! This word was a true blessing!

  9. Tatiana Lukyanova

    Oh my! So powerful and so in time! Helen, I am so thankful for your close relationship with the Father. Thank you, Sister!

  10. Yolanda

    Hello Sister Helen, I must say this an on time word. It was confirmed this year by a leader in my church this would be the year that I would be call forth to preach the word of God. But lies and plotts came against, and i was hurt by the very one leader in the church I trusted and who God revealed my calling to, because he went alone with the lies and plotts and took action against me. Thee ironic thing is that this very leader who held me back and went along with the people who plotted against me, God command me to send judgements upon him and I was so afraid of what God commanded me to do because he is the one God put in charge of the church, he has been my leader for twenty four years. And thee most recent judgement came this pass weekend. Eventhough I wanted to ask God take to take this cup from me, I realize through all the calamity I’ve endured God is working everything out for my good and at the same time God is showing my leader what he has ordained for me to do in the church, still stands and he will not take his words back.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Yolanda, sounds like you have been going through a lot, praying for you right now… Jesus says bless those who curse you (Luke 6:28) so does Paul (Rom 12:14) which I believe is a key to breakthrough


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