Today, hear the Lion of Judah, roaring over His people.
He is awakening courage.
He is stirring up expectation.
He is coming to you with a new word.

Hear your Father say, ‘Beloved, I am giving you new strength!’

“It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect.” (Ps 18:32, NKJV)


Your New Strength is Different

Your new strength is not like your old strength.

Don’t expect the familiarity of past strength.
Don’t wait for your ‘old strength’ to return.
Your new strength is different.
For you have entered a new era.

Your new strength is victorious

  • That enemy that pushed you, and—for a time—may have dented your heart.
  • The intimidation, shame, or illness that tried to take you out.
  • That evil that sought to rob your family.

Whatever your enemy has been, know this:
Your enemy is on the run, because God has armed you with new strength.

“For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.”
(Ps 18:39, NKJV)

Your new strength is found in reliance

Maybe you are in a position where past supports—people or structures—have come and gone.

Now, you are more conscious than ever of your reliance upon God.
You are counting on Him.

Your newfound strength is a position: you are leaning upon God.

‘Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved?’ (SOS 8:5a, NIV)

Your new strength looks forward

Don’t look for the past to return. Look for what lies ahead to come into view.

Hear the sound of a new song.
It is Heaven singing over you.
You may be emerging out of a time of mourning.
Know that you are not lesser for that season—you are stronger for it.

‘You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy’ (Ps 30:11 NIV)


‘Go in the Strength You Have’

Confronting the man in his place of hiding, the angel of the Lord told Gideon, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” (Judges 6:14)

At this, Gideon answered the Lord by reminding Him of his position and family history.

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” (Judges 6:15)

Listen!

When God is prophesying your destiny, don’t rehearse your history.

Your history has no weight or bearing on the fulfilment of God’s word in your life.

  • What matters is that God is sending you, He will be with you, and He will deliver you.

‘The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”’ (Judges 6:16)

Perhaps you can relate to Gideon today. You don’t feel adequate for the task ahead of you. But be encouraged:

Your weakness does not disqualify you.
God’s Word qualifies you.
And He says, ‘Go in the strength you have’.


Experience Did Not Prepare Her

It was an earlier generation. Deborah was a prophet, a judge and leader of Israel (Judges 4).

She held court under ‘the palm of Deborah’.

Day after day, Deborah sat, listened to complaints, gave wise judgments and delivered the word of the Lord.

  • Her location never changed
  • Her life was predictable

But then one day, God gave Deborah a word of command to give to Barak. It was time to take up arms and defeat Israel’s oppressor.

Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.” (Judges 4:8)

And so, Deborah was tipped out of her courtroom and onto a battlefield.

Experience did not ready Deborah for this.
Deborah’s personal history did not prepare her for this.

But the word of the Lord gave her faith for what lay ahead.

“The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.” (Prov 28:1, NKJV)

Perhaps, you face a battle today.
That struggle is just a pathway—known and allowed by God—that leads to your triumph.
And your victory is appointed and declared by God ahead of time.

This is Your Tipping Point

Deborah and Gideon faced similar circumstances:

  • Both received a word from God that it was time for Israel to confront their oppressors
  • Both were called upon to leave their familiar surroundings, and head to the battle lines

Yet these two were different.
Deborah was a woman of faith.
Gideon had only known fear.
Deborah was familiar with God’s Word.
Gideon was new to God’s commands.

You may relate mostly to Deborah or to Gideon, or (most likely) to both.
Take heart from these snapshots of their stories today.
For the same God who called Deborah, and Gideon, is calling you.

Perhaps, as He did with Gideon and Deborah, God is tipping you out.

In one sense, everything has prepared you for this.
But in another sense, nothing has prepared you for this.

You are stepping into your God-zone. This is where Jesus gets the glory.

‘Go in the strength you have.’
This is your new strength.
A strength reliant wholly upon God.


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Has this prophetic word about new strength ministered to you today? I’d love to hear from you, so let me know in the comments below how this message is meaningful to you.


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135 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: God Says, ‘I Am Giving You New Strength!’”

  1. Helen: I have to ask, do you preach according to a schedule? Is there a schedule that the Christian leaders follow?
    Naturally around Christmas and Easter, stories and teachings abound about Christ but what about the rest of the year is there some sort of a universal schedule you follow within a few degrees?
    Sorry for my boldness and I mean no insults. Maybe I have just woken up but your blog messages have been in sync with several other blogs that I follow, which are in sync with the Bible passages I am reading and also just happen to be totally in sync with my life and where I am at the moment.
    I’m so new at this. So new that I began to refer to myself as, “The Two Year Old Christian” Now, a 4 year old Christian. I believe I have bottomed out or have come very close to it and I feel in my heart I’m heading into a new season, I believe God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have all spoken to me over the past 6-8 months. Everything is changing so fast in my life I sometimes think I cannot keep up. My struggles are incredible, I follow Jesus one day and the next I realize I have gone against him and then I come back and then I go out. I’m eager to be used by God and I have been used by Him. I started to document all of my steps, my thoughts, my pondering, successes and failures. I believe that I was told to share these records and I started a Web Site. Circumstances have changed in my life again and again and now I feel I have to get out and speak with people let them know about Christ and explain The Great Commission. I want to be used, I want more, I want it now but it’s not happening. I am so impatient and I realize this is my biggest fault at the moment. I don’t know how to go forward. How can I maintain my blog and spend what ever time is necessary out with people needing to hear about our savior? I’m nearly broke and I live under my sister’s roof, she won’t tolerate this very long nor should she. I need a job, I’m old (58 nearer to 59) and jobs don’t jump off the shelf for me. I’m scared half to death but at the same time there is an unusual peace I have. All I am concerned with is that I can somehow continue to work for God.
    I suppose you can tell I am pretty confused. Today’s discovery; shining through everything that is going on at supersonic speed in my life, is the fact that 3 Christian blogs, the Bible and my life are all amazingly lined up perfectly. I really don’t know what to do with it all nor how to proceed and not loose any of it. I have lost out on many blessings by not jumping on the opportunities presented to me. Art

    1. Hi Arthur,
      Oh that is great about the words all lining up. Be encouraged that God, your Heavenly Father who loves you and knows everything about you is speaking to you.
      And no, I don’t follow a schedule (unless it does happen to be Christmas or Easter and that’s prompted something). I’m often very last minute asking, ‘Father, what are You saying?’ which was the case with this one 🙂

  2. Helen,
    Thank you so much for delivering this word. I cried as I read through your post because I just received a prophetIc word yesterday over my life concerning direction and healing from my past and stepping out. This word has blessed me so much and again, I say thank you.

  3. What lovely message, you are talking about me .am blessed and highly convinced that God is talking to through you.Amen.

  4. Thank you to everyone who has left comments, there are so many now, I’m not going to be able to reply to each one, but do be assured I’ve read them as they’ve come through.
    I pray for you all who have encountered God through this word, may you continue to abide in the new strength He has for you.

    ‘…as your days, so shall your strength be’ (Deut 33:25)

  5. The word has truly ministered to me, I am going through some battle and I know this is a word for me, going into new strength .

  6. Praise the Lord for the Word . Thank you for sharing. I am so blessed by it as it is so appropriate for me. May the Lord bless you richly and may His grace and favour abound in your life.

  7. God is so awesome, i had signed up for awhile, and the mail didn’t come to my inbox, however this morning I checked my update and here I saw this word. I love you Jesus, as I really needed this word. It has spoken to my soul and all I can say is Yes Lord Yes, I’m willing to be used by you.

    I am thankful that the Holy Spirit has entered into my space with such a word. Thank you Lord for your anointing through your servant. Praise God, let your will be done

  8. I read this and I know this word was for me. I minister to me. I was going through a stroke from stress from the workplace and I was to go back to work. As I read the word I knew have new a strength was what God wanted me the have in order to go forward.. Thank you

  9. Wow! This is prophetic. We just ended a revival program in our prayer group tagged, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.” May God bless you for allowing yourself be an instrument in His hands.

  10. Hi Helen This word is on the button. And it’s timing is perfect. Words cannot express how I appreciate your gift and obedience to God . Your a real blessing. Thanks very much. God bless you and your family and ministry.

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