Prepare to Cross the Threshold (Prophetic Word)

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
Enliven Ministries
In the David McCracken Ministries family

67 thoughts on “Prepare to Cross the Threshold (Prophetic Word)

  1. Geraldine

    Blessings to you and your family dear Helen! The word right on time.

    Unity is coming in the Body of Christ. Something is changing in the spiritual realm and we are being taken from glory to glory and to the fullness of Christ. There is a price we have to pay. My prayer at this stage is for peace and joy within the Body. That our minds may be cleansed from all the lies that are in us. Without pain, we cannot gain our salvation! Thank you Jesus!

    God bless you,


  2. Steven

    Praise GOD, yes something is taking place. I can feel it I have never prayed so much in my life and Our Father has opened my eyes and heart to the Holy Precious scripture like never before. We need to march on more than we ever have and never stop and never look back PRAISE GOD and Thank You JESUS…

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Yes a spirit of prayer Steven. the Spirit who prays (Rom 8:26) God is at work in you

  3. Nana

    Hi Helen, all your messages are always on time. I can relate to them very well. I sense a call into the prophetic over my life and I strongly believe it’s time for me to be on board. God bless you so much!

  4. Andre

    I Helen the Lord called me into obedience relating my calling. Which i did beginning to move, when my marriage was attacked. It let to 1 month fasting and prayer like never before. Where the Lord revealed all the things in your letter. Spot on. I m still blessed by this conformation. God bless you and your family. Wow.

  5. Goodwill

    Hi greetings in the name of Jesus Christ

    Indeed dropping tears there and there but always filled with joy from the LORD Hallelujah, seeking him what I saw is he shows up eventually , now I know he cares and loves us for he sent his son Jesus Christ to die on the cross and rose him up on the third day

    I believe I am coming out and entering into a new season it’s been hard but God worked on my faith and doubts . I will wait for the ark of the covenant to move and follow in Jesus name

    Old clothes I remove

    Thank you , what a word

  6. Melissa

    Thank you so much Helen Calder this message the Threshold has really blessed my soul thanks for sharing.

  7. Sharon

    I receive your word that GOD has a plan! I’m putting full faith in him and believing he is in the midst and guiding me. Thank you, thank you thank you for this encouraging word! His power, presence and grace is sufficient for me!

  8. Qhezu Sibiya

    Hi Helen, this message just came in time. I just resigned from my work of 16 years, for no reason. I told myself I will start a business and that business idea came after resignation. I wonder if God will approve that business, if the idea came from Him or maybe I will lost all and be miserable. But i prayed about it. Thank you, Qhezu

  9. Martha Smith

    Hi Helen, thank you for the confirmation, I receive it. i sense the move of God in many things. Everything you say are pretty much lining up with what God is doing in me. Recently a door of opportunity is open for me to work with homeless. The spirit of God led me to pray for the homeless people and give them word of encouragement. But few weeks later, i sense the attack of the enemy. But I’m trusting in the Almighty God in all, through it all.
    I felt urgency of the Spirit of God inside of me. I also had a dream, in the dream, there is a wedding ceremony going on, but the ceremony turn out to be my wedding. In the dream i told one of the person, no i cannot have another ceremony i already had one, I’m married. And the person say, you have to marry Martha, that is the most handsome husband you gonna have……
    And i woke. And i say to myself, is the rupture here! Well, i prayed the Lord to give me time to do what he call me to do!
    Please, pray for me that God may open a door for the gospel, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ!

    Thank you for being faithful.


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