Prophetic Word: Knock as if the Door is About to be OpenedI believe God is encouraging many who have shelved prayer requests. He says, “It is time to recall those prayers. It’s time to knock again.”

  • Your prayer may be about a personal need or promise
  • It may be prayer on behalf of others

Be assured that your continued prayer, when it is your assignment from God, is going to result in a great harvest.

There are leaders who are standing at the door knocking, and behind you is a great crowd.

Hear your Father saying, “There is more going on right now than you are aware of.”


God is Removing the Shame that has Hindered Your Prayers

He is breaking shame off prayer!
He is releasing faith for the answers.

This is the time for shameless, audacious prayer.

Do you remember the parable Jesus told, about a man calling out and knocking on his neighbor’s door? It was late at night.
That neighbor was reluctant to get up and answer—yet he would, because of the shameless audacity of the man knocking. (Luke 11:8)

There are many ways the enemy tries to throw a blanket of shame over our prayer requests.
You may relate to some of these signs today:

  1. Other people have expressed doubt about your prayer, or discouraged you in it
  2. You have been tempted to believe God’s answer has been “no” because of delay
  3. You have been assailed with doubt that your prayer has made a difference
  4. Your prayer request was made publicly, and there was some form of embarrassment in the event itself—or, what appears to be a lack of answer to prayer
  5. You feel the long wait for the prayer being answered reflects negatively on your faith

Today, you are loosed from the power of shame, in Jesus’ Name. 

You are free to rise up and pray, with shameless audacity! You are confident in your Father’s favor.


Knock: It’s Time to Release the Sound of Prayer

Jesus said of prayer:
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Luke 11:9, NKJV)

In the Greek, it reads,
“Ask and keep on asking; seek and keep on seeking; knock and keep on knocking.” [1]

You begin, by asking—and you continue to ask.
You are hungry, and so you seek. To seek is to be active, moving towards God and looking for Him to answer.

Finally, you begin to knock. The Greek word translated “knock” means “rap” [2]. You are now making a noise to gain attention.

  • Now, you are calling out, asking, seeking and knocking all at once

Your desire has reached its fullness—and that need, expressed in fervent prayer, gives birth to the promise of God.


4 Reasons Knocking in Prayer is Powerful

We know our Father is willing, and that Heaven is open. So then:

  • Why does God prescribe a type of prayer, where we approach Heaven as though a door stands between us and our Father who has the answer?

1. Knocking in Prayer Demonstrates Your Faith

Our knocking brings our Father pleasure.
It is the audacity of a child, who continues to ask a parent.
We are confident of our Father’s willingness to answer. And so we persist in prayer.

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Heb 11:6, NKJV)

We know there is no reluctance on God’s part. We are assured that Heaven is open to us.

In “knocking prayer”, you are continuously calling out to your Father for His answers.

  • You are responding in obedience to Him

In the meantime, God is rejoicing in your declaration of His faithfulness. And the trial of your faith will bring forth gold.

2. Knocking in Prayer is a Powerful Act of Warfare

Daniel persisted in prayer. He asked, he sought, he knocked. He continued praying and fasting.

The angel that eventually showed up, told Daniel God began to answer his prayers from the moment he started praying.

Daniel didn’t know it, but behind the scenes, there was spiritual warfare taking place on an immense scale. (Dan 10:12-13)

Just as Daniel’s prayer did, your persistence in prayer has power to overcome the enemy!

Your persistent knocking in prayer, brings strongholds down.

3. Knocking in Prayer Obtains the Answer

Daniel’s example reminds us that with every knock, something is happening. Power is being released, the angels are at work.

The answer to our prayer may not have physically manifested, but it in motion. And our insistent prayer fuels the process.

Your knocking in prayer accesses the resources of Heaven. Consider the nature of the House you are knocking on:

Hear the Lord saying, “Expect Kingdom-sized answers!”

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Eph 3:20, NKJV)

4. As You Knock in Prayer, Justice is Being Released

Another time, Jesus told a parable about a persistent widow and a corrupt judge. When that woman kept on pursuing him for justice, the judge said, “because this woman keeps bothering me I will answer”.

  • Jesus was illustrating His point that we should keep on praying and not give up

He then contrasted the corrupt judge with our Heavenly Father.

“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?” (Luke 18:7, NIV)

Justice is needed when wrongdoing has been done against us, or others we are praying for. 

We have been robbed of what is rightly ours.
There has been inequity.

  • It may have been through the attitudes, actions or decisions of people
  • It may be generational issues
  • It may have been a spiritual attack

This is the grace of God—Jesus makes obtaining justice from God so simple, that even a child could follow His instructions.

  1. Know your Father God is willing. Believe He is good and kind!
  2. See Him as the Righteous Judge, Who is releasing justice on your behalf
  3. Then, lift up your voice and cry to Him—and do not stop (Luke 18:1-8)

God is Reviving You in the Knocking

We know that when God calls us to action, He is anoints us for that obedience.

So, if you feel as though you have lost the capacity to pray, lift up your hands.

Just when you thought you were at your last gasp, go again to the Throne. You are being revived.

“It’s time to knock again.
Knock as if the door is about to be opened.”


Notes:

[1] His words are recorded in the Greek present continuous tense. See Luke 11:9 and onwards in the Amplified Version.

[2] Strong’s G2925

[3] Quoted from “Prophecy: How to Birth God’s Promise For Your Life”


Related Posts:

The (Number 1) Key to Praying With Faith

The Tipping Point of Prayer: God’s Answer is on the Way


© 2019 Helen Calder, Enliven Blog

 Enliven Ministries: In the David McCracken Ministries family

76 thoughts on “Knock, For The Door Is About To Open! (Prophetic Insight)”

  1. Hi Helen,
    Thanks for the word. May Gid bless you richly and expand you ministry.
    Please help me pray for my two sons that they may yeild to God’s purpose for their lives.
    Thank you

  2. Naomi Testimony

    My o my. I pray to God that one day I will meet you. You are truly blessed Helen Calder. I love the way the Holy Spirit uses you to minister to so many souls as it has done to mine this moment.
    I am assured that my continued prayer, when it is my assignment from God, is going to result in a great harvest. Hallelujah.

  3. On time per usual. Thank you, Helen. I needed this kick in the seat. I’ve stopped believing for myself. It seems harder as we age. Maybe it’s because in our youth we are more hopeful- “Whole life ahead of us” type of thinking, or maybe the tests just become more difficult as we grow.

    Going off to quiet time to pray now. Here’s hoping I can get the words out.

    1. Hi Lauren, I’m praying with you right now for the release of the prayer flow. May you have the joy Jesus spoke of, “Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 6:24.

  4. Hi Helen, My name is Cassandra, I went blind after giving birth 29 years ago. I have a little of my sight back but over the years I have gotten at least 5 prophecies about me getting my sight back. When i go to church sometimes I get really sad because I have been waiting so long. I just started back really praying and seeking God for my healing and also confirmation that I am called to be a prophet to the nations. I have always had prophetic dreams as a child and they have always come to past when I tell someone what I have dreamedand God has also used me to lay hands on the sick and they did recover.Please pray for me that this will be the time that my sight will return or for God to reveal to me why I haven’t recieved it yet.Thank You

    1. Hi Cassandra, I’m praying for you right now <3
      Keep dreaming the dreams and don't let your struggles stop you from stepping out in the gifts and ministry God has put on your heart. There's so many of us (me included) who are battling for physical healing. I just keep saying, "God has given me everything I need today and tomorrow to do what He wants me to do, regardless of this physical issue." He's a good Father. He is healing the deep inner recesses of your heart, and releasing joy.

      1. Thank You Helen and I will be praying for Full restoration for God to heal you. It’s already done in Jesus name.

  5. I am believing God for an 83 acre ranch for a ministry for broken hearted women. I am usually very faith filled but right now I feel like I am in a dry and weary land. Prayers would be greatly appreciated

    1. Oh that is such a great vision Michelle. I’m praying with you right now, may He fill and “inflate” your life and dreams again.

  6. My sweet Sis Helen it is a timely word for me. I have been knocking for 30 months for my marriage to be restored. This morning Lord brought to my memory Eph 3:20. I am expecting a Kingdom size answer. I am persistent never will I give up my miracle will be manifested soon. People have given up not God.
    Blessings

    1. Hi Elizabeth,I will be praying for God to restore your marriage. I heard on Rob Parsley show a woman who gave a testimony about a woman who prayed persistently for God to restore her marriage and God did. I had a break up and God did bring him back, but because of my grown son still living with me, it caused problems between us and we broke up again. But I still believe God because I though he wasn’t coming back before and God did send him back, so I will be intercede with you. God Bless

    2. Heavenly Father, we thank you for this couple. We ask for your miraculous hand to move in this relationship and renew this marriage. May they both see clearly and hear what you are saying to them. Thank you Lord for what you are going to do. Amen.
      Karen – Enliven Ministries team

      1. Thank you Father for Elsa and for her heart for you. We ask that you will hear her desire and bring along a Godly man, that is firm in Your word. Amen.
        Karen – Enliven Ministries team

  7. Please keep my 8 year old grand daughter in your prayers to be healed. She has autism with severe aggression. I keep praying, and I know God our father can heal her in the name of his son Jesus. Thank you and God Bless.

    1. Heavenly Father we thank you for this praying Grandparent and we thank you for this amazing young girl. We ask that you will touch her and heal her, renew her mind and make her whole. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
      Karen – Enliven Ministries team

  8. Hi Helen this is like God is talking to me. It made me emotional; I’m believing and Praying for A miracle for my son he got results from doctor and now ( hiv) status.. I’m not sure where we go from here it hurts me as a mother but I’m praying for a miracle, deliverance salvation and healing.i know God is making a way in the wilderness in Jesus name Amen! Praying for family Generational pattens to broken in Jesus name Amen

    1. Lord Jesus we thank you for Sonia and for what you are saying to her. Please give her clarity and peace as she goes through this season. We also pray for healing within her sons body. We stand with her and believe for a miracle, salvation and healing. within his body. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
      Karen – Enliven Ministries team

  9. I will not give up and keep knocking! This brought me some confirmation! God bless! Hopeful and not hopeless!

      1. Please pray for me to know God’s word clearly
        To follow God
        To increase my faith
        to know how to receive from God
        the blind eyes to be removed from me
        To allow God my deliver to change me
        To humble before God almighty in Jesus name

        1. cassandra L swindall

          Hi, I also am visually impaired. Hold on to God as hard as you can no matter what God will always be there for you. I speak to every part of your eyes right now and command them to be healed right now in the name of Jesus. never give up. It is God’s will for us to be healed. Blessings always

        2. Heavenly Father, we stand together and ask that your clarity and wisdom will stir this heart. Open the eyes and the ears to your voice and your way. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen
          Karen – Enliven Ministries team

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