A threshold is a crossover point—a transition—an entranceway into something new. It can be a place, a moment or a season in time.

And right now, I believe God is speaking to many about being at a threshold:

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah 42:9, NKJV)

During a threshold season, you may have a sense of anticipation, but it is also a challenging time.

What lies ahead for you is significant, and you are aware God is preparing you.

A deep work may be taking place in your life.

Signs You are at a Threshold

At a threshold, you may relate to some of the following signs:

  • You have recently been experiencing the call of God to greater intimacy with Him
  • There are signs and stirrings around you. You can identify with the feeling, ‘change is in the air!’
  • You may sense a new opportunity is going to open up
  • You may have come to the end of your own resources in fulfilling the call of God
  • Or, you find yourself facing an unavoidable change of circumstances in your life
  • As you look towards the future, your faith is being tested by what you see [1]
  • A threshold is not always situational. You may feel drawn to a move of the Holy Spirit you believe lies just ahead, in your current circumstances

The Spirit’s Anointing is Moving You Forwards

“When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before…” Joshua 3:3-4 NIV

At the threshold, there is something to leave behind and an obedience to embrace.

It may even seem as though God’s Presence and anointing has lifted from where you’ve been, and is moving onwards.

  • At the threshold, you may be uncomfortable
  • Your future may be in mystery

But your Father, who loves you, has a plan.

3 Responses to Make at the Threshold

Today, be inspired by these 3 people from Scripture who experienced threshold moments—and lessons we can learn from them:

1. The Threshold is a Time to Pray

There was a moment in time when Esther stood at the threshold of the King’s Court.

‘Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house…’ (Esther 5:1)

During the days leading up to that moment, Esther had taken time to fast and call on others to do so. She knew that her life was at risk, as she prepared to intercede for her people, the Jews.

At your threshold, turn your heart and life over fully to God.

Surrender the outcome to your Heavenly Father and acknowledge your dependency upon Him.

Pray, and receive the support and prayers of others around you.

As you pray, know that circumstances are being lined up.
Favor is being released to you for what lies ahead.

2. The Threshold is a Time to Release the Past

Naomi told her daughter-in-law Ruth, “Boaz…is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself, put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor…”

At this threshold, it was time for Ruth to leave her past behind.

Ruth honored Naomi, following her instructions. She washed, anointed herself with oil and prepared to commit herself to her future with a new bridegroom.

At the threshold, just as Ruth served Naomi, God calls on us to continue to serve faithfully and to finish well. [2]

At your threshold, receive God’s healing from grief over that which has been lost and shall never be recovered.

Trust your Father to provide for you and take care of your future.

Now, receive your fresh anointing and put on the garments of praise.
Step humbly, but boldly into what He has ahead for you.

3. The Threshold is a Time to Consecrate Your Life to God

‘Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand…’ (Josh 5:13a, NIV)

On the verge of the Promised Land—Jericho—Joshua faced the biggest battle of his life to date.

But there, right on that ground, he had a visitation from the Captain of the Lord of Hosts.

At the threshold, you may be facing the biggest battle of your life. But your Father is far greater than your enemy, and He has a plan.

Now is the time to consecrate your life to God.
This is a time to encounter His Presence and to listen, so you can hear and follow His instructions.

At the threshold, take off your shoes, for this is holy ground.

[1] For more posts where I’ve written on these topics:

[2] More on finishing well here:

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Have a blessed week, and be encouraged with God’s Presence and His Word as you stand on the threshold of the ‘more’ your Father has for you.

~ Helen

© 2019 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
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69 thoughts on “Prepare to Cross the Threshold (Prophetic Word)”

  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Just wow.. This post about the threshold is spot on for exactly what is going on in my life, Thank you for this word, of encouragement and also a huge confirmation. I have been feeling it for a while, sensing it. and now I am beginning to see bits and pieces unfold like steps out in front of me. Thank you Helen for sharing what our response should be during this time. I had sensed that definitely need to be in more prayer, and its also been obvious about the battle part.. largely in my thoughts, and the narrative playing in my head at times. But I am taking strides, and staking my ground ! Thank you again so very much Helen.

  2. Thanks for these timely words.
    May God’s hands continually be mighty upon your life in Jesus name amen

  3. Pastor Celestine Ikechukwu Ekeh

    I thank God for his grace upon your life and ministry please I need your prayers and advice I am a part time pastor with the Redeemed Christian church of God here in Nigeria last year my branch had accommodation problem because the owner of the building wanted to make use of it so we got another place made advance payment before we could raise the balance the gave it out to another people till now he have paid all that we gave to him our members have are no longer together my business is in good shape am just struggling survive many have Informed me to hat I am called into full time ministry i have been praying for Gods directions and help but I have not received any answer please help me pray and guide me as well thanks

  4. Mulugeta Medhin

    I would like to say thank you and God Bless you and your Ministry. To speak frankly, your today’s message has something to speak to my heart. I was about to accept feeling of my tiredness on waiting with expectant faith. I am waiting for God on an issue almost for five years. I had a clear prophetic message for it. And I have seen actually clear signs that indicates the truthfulness of the message. However, the delays of the actual execution the promise created frustration. But now thank you again your message is just a call and an alarm!

  5. Thank you so much Helen Calder. I am at this point and I want to take a leap of faith but I have been filled with so much fear especially of the unknown. I am declaring 2 Timothy 1:7 to counter that. However, through your threshold article I am assured that God loves me and has a plan for me. I just pray that in whatever He wants me to do that He be a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Thank you so much for allowing the Lord to use you as a vessel to many souls in the world. I have also been desiring to join Enliven school of Intimacy & prayer but I have not been able at the moment. I hope to join soon. I will be back here with a testimony some day.

  6. Really loved this teaching on Threshold- 3 responses. Recently I was asked to be a team leader with our college and career class at church. Now, being that I am an ordained chaplain and am a part of the altar ministry, intercessors tam and on the board of Kim Kidd Evangelistic Ministries I felt that my plate would be full but I found myself although at a threshold sensing a restlessness in myself and listening to the Holy Spirit’s voice I made the decision to be a part of the lives of these college and career people. Your last words of point 2 were exactly what I have done having embraced this new time for myself. I have received a new anointing and I have not just stepped into it I have jumped in with both feet and expect amazing results because these last three weeks that I have been in the class I have been so blessed by these young people. Just wanted to say thanks for the teaching and the prophetic words that just were another proof of my faith choice. God bless you, Bill Robertson.

    1. Wow that’s awesome Bill. May He continue to fill you, not only a ‘plateful’ but a table laden with food for you and others


    1. Greetings from Australia, Robert!

      He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
      ‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut’ (Rev 3:7-8)

  8. good morning am gretful to God to receive such a timely prophetic words to me . Really i have sense a move and a very strong impressions in me that I have to prepared for the future ahead of me , often times is not easy with me.I had a vision that I saw a huge man walking, coming from a big ancient like palace very large.He walked and meet me and gave me a bonge of keys then told me go and take of my house am going for a journey I will be coming back some day.Then straight away i could look and see through the wall of the house inside I realised they were many children, babies, wemen many inside so I told him am but a boy I can’t take care of little children talkless of babies.I was sad I told him why could you not hand this keys to one of the ladies in ur house? he never said a word but he replied and said to me go and take care of my house am going for a journey am coming back some day then I walk up

    1. That’s a significant vision, Elect. We are all stewards for the Lord (Matt 24:45)

  9. Ohhh Helen, I am so exited to be connected with you. I feel much better on understanding my path with Christ, especially during this time where I am herring my prophetic calling. It is not easy but since I had this divine connection with you I have this peace I cant explain.

    This morning the prophecy you gave it is so profound and strengthens me.

    May God increase you.

    1. That’s wonderful, Sonto. God is so good and He knows what we need, when we need it.

  10. I feel like I relate to almost every word of this! I’m definitely in the biggest battle I’ve ever faced (it’s a health one), yet I sense it’s a very real and deliberate stripping back and separation so I’m of better use to Him. I sense fresh anointing and almost feel intimidated by it. I sense the call on my life is bigger than I had thought. I’m keen for more certainty of my calling yet afraid I’m fooling myself or hearing wrong.

    Thanks so much for sharing this.

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