Prophetic Word: Your Roar is Being Restored

Prophetic Word: Your Roar is Being RestoredToday, I believe God is saying to many of His prophetic people, “I am restoring your roar!

“And though the enemy has sought to rob you of your voice—and extended trials have brought weariness to you, heart, soul and body—I am renewing your voice.

I have a greater measure of prophetic authority for you to walk in.

Nothing can hold you back, for the season to roar is here.”


Why Does a “Roar” Symbolize the Prophetic?

Those of us who are prophetic in our gifts and calling see our “roar” as our prophetic voice and message. And here are some reasons why:

1. The lion and its roar are symbolic of prophetic ministry, and prophets:

“Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
A lion has roared!
Who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken!
Who can but prophesy?”
(Amos 3:7-8, NKJV)

2. We need boldness to step out in our prophetic calling, and the lion is symbolic of courage:
“The righteous are as bold as a lion.” (Prov 28:1)

3. A lion in Scripture also represents royalty and kingship:

One of Jesus’ names is “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah” (Rev 5:5).
We can trace this back to Genesis; to Jacob’s prophecy over his son Judah, whose name meant “praise”.
Jacob declared that Judah’s nature, and that of the future tribe he represented, would be that of a lion. That Judah was the “lion’s whelp” (offspring) and his lineage would bring forth kings; ultimately, the Messiah (Gen 49:8-10).

In our prophetic calling, we often see ourselves as the offspring of the Lion of Judah.

  • It is true of every child of God, but particularly dear to our hearts

The Birthplace of the Roar

God’s promise to release our prophetic voice stirs us.

But what if His pathway to restoring our “roar” is not what we expect—and instead of a sudden rise, we find the birthplace of our roar is a position of humility, even weakness?

We discover that Jesus waits for us to encounter Him, in a way that we are not used to.

This happened to me recently.


A Lamb Caught in a Thicket

Two months ago, my husband and I were having a short break by the sea.
I’d had an exhausting few weeks and tasks I was working on, became unusually complicated.
In fact, it seemed that more problems were being created than solved.

One night, I was pacing up and down a deck, praying in the twilight. As I prayed, the sky turned to night above me, and the darkened sea stretched out into the distance.
I was completely alone—just me and the Lord. And in that moment, Jesus spoke.
“You have known Me as Lion of Judah, but I also want you to know Me as your Shepherd”.
And I saw it, in my mind’s eye.
A lamb caught in a thicket, exhausted and entangled. I needed my Shepherd to rescue me.

That night, I encountered Jesus, and the conversation with Him that followed has changed my life; my heart, attitude, habits and environment.


Where Your Roar is Being Restored

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:1-3, NKJV)

The truth is, if we don’t rest, we will need to be rescued.
And if you are feeling as though you are at that stage, Jesus is here for you. He is your Rescuer, your Deliverer.
Your Shepherd.

And here, in moments of rest, being tended by your Shepherd, your roar will be restored.


Your Redeemed Identity

Many of us who are prophetic in our gifts and calling, desire to be “lion-like”.
On the other hand, we tend to associate sheep with weakness!
After all, doesn’t the Scripture say, “All we like sheep have gone astray”? (Is 53:6)

Yet Peter describes this as our redeemed identity:
“For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:25 NIV)

Our identity is that of restored sheep, following Jesus our Shepherd. And He is calling those of us who love to hear His voice to remember:

  • Jesus taught on hearing His voice, in the context of sheep listening to the voice of their shepherd
  • Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd, who calls His sheep out by name (John 10:3).

Your Biblical identity as “a sheep” and Jesus as your Shepherd is declared by God. It is true—it is valuable.

  • This is your glorious identity!

Jesus Himself declared it. Writers of the New Testament restated it.
The Gospel writers. Peter, John, Paul, the writer to the Hebrews. [2]
All attested to it.

Jesus, Your Shepherd King

Jesus is both your King and Shepherd.
The glorious King, the Lion of Judah, is also the Shepherd seated on the Throne!

“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’” (Revelation 7:17 NIV)

Today, take time to breathe. Jesus is visiting you with restoration—He is delivering you in your place of weakness, restoring your roar.

The Shepherd-King is here to show you your ultimate identity; that you are His Beloved.

The Shulamite:
Jerusalem maidens, in this twilight darkness, I know I am so unworthy—so in need.
The Shepherd-King: Yet you are so lovely!
The Shulamite: I feel as dark and dry as the desert tents of the wandering nomads.
The Shepherd King: Yet you are so lovely—like the fine linen tapestry hanging in the Holy Place.”
(Song of Songs 1:5, TPT)

“Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Heb 13:20-21 NIV)

Notes

[1] See examples, Matt 2:6, Acts 20:28, Heb 13:20, 1 Pet 2:25
[2] Another prophetic insight about the Shulamite is here: The Wounded are Rising and Leading Revival


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48 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: Your Roar is Being Restored

  1. Frances

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful encounter with Jesus. As I closed my eyes, I saw myself as a sheep, rushed and treated harshly by my husband, my shepherd. I guess I have expected my husband to take care of me, when I should just look up to Jesus instead. Please pray for my discernment of how to live with my husband, who is very harsh to me, and I refuse to submit to him because of that, or maybe it’s a vicious cycle.

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    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Frances, I’m praying for you right now, that you will ever more find your source of comfort in Jesus as your Shepherd and identity as His Beloved. And from that you will have the wisdom and capacity to know how best relate to and love your husband. May the Holy Spirit work on his heart too, we call him to life and to be life-giving, in Jesus’ Name

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  2. James

    Dear Helen, is this a roar?
    “It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.” Joel 2:28-29
    I, as an old man of 76, dreamt recently that I was walking on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (I last walked there in 1973) when in the dream I picked up a silver coin. On its tail end stood “Nil 0 Value”
    I was stunned. Where in the history of the world did anyone ever strike a coin with Nil value? Even in days gone by the old quarter penny had a value.
    In the dream I showed the strange coin to The Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel. They have never seen such a coin and had no explanation for it.
    Both newspapers took photos and published it together with a story asking its readers whether anyone could shed any light on the said coin.
    The only reply they got was from collectors making offers to purchase the coin for their collections. The last offer just before I woke up, was $200 million
    I did not want to sell the coin. To me it had some greater value.
    It was an End-time warning… “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
    The Lord has always warned the world of coming judgement… so Noah was warned of the coming flood: So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.” Gen 6:13
    Abraham and Lot were warned about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. (Gen 18:17; 19:14), Moses and the ten plagues (Ex 7:1), Amos and the fall of Syria, Philistia, Tirus, Ammon, Moab, Judah and Israel (Amos 1 & 2).
    In Ezekiel 7:3 the Lord says: “The end is now upon you, and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.”
    Across the world, people’s trust in God has faded. Their trust is now in silver and gold.
    The coin with Nil Value is God’s message that time is up. We are in the last hour.
    “‘They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’s wrath. It will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs, for it has caused them to stumble into sin” Ezek 7:19
    Why would so many collectors wanted to purchase the coin with Nil Value?
    “And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it. My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.” Ezek 7:21-22
    God allowed it. That which had become their idol, is now the well they are falling into.
    Even the leaders and the nations of the world will soon be helpless.
    The Lord said that before His return we would be living like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.
    There are wars in 69 countries of the world. All in all 824 armies and militant terrorist groups are involved. It is already by far worse compared to the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.
    Christians are being brutally persecuted in 50 countries. More than 29 million people mostly woman and children, have been abducted and sold as sex slaves across the world.
    Millions of people are fleeing across the world to what they hope will be places of safety and hopefully new beginnings.
    Israel is encircled by warring parties and anti-Semitism is on the increase.
    The dream that I had took place on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the city which is regarded by many as the barometer in End-time prophecies.
    We will soon experience a Great Awakening (Revival) as God’s people are gathering themselves together for the Rapture.
    The King is coming. Be ready! – Sjibbolet

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    1. Helen Calder Post author

      God has given you a voice and a message that is heartfelt, James.
      It’s interesting that the silver (half?) shekel was the temple tax in the Gospel times and people bringing in their foreign coins would have to spend exorbitant amounts to exchange it – greed and corruption at high level.
      Yet silver also represents grace, and I believe the lens through which we see every prophetic revelation is that of the Father’s heart. What His desire is, what His invitation is. Keep praying and seeking God’s heart and He will break open even more of your roar to you James

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  3. Connie

    Wow thank you for this word, I was sick and my voice was gone for more than 3 weeks, i lead the band at church and this one Sunday i just sat there and wept to the Lord, i believe this is the Lord confirming that i am restored and i will soar high like and the roar of JESUS will come out of my mouth

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  4. Lori Powers

    Thank you Helen for this on time word. 5 years ago when I moved to Phoenix Arizona, it was unreal what all I went through, at first I lost my identity, and then I said, my identity is in Christ, not what I was doing in church or my positions, I know nothing but Christ and Him crucified and raised up. A spirit of regret would come at night and tell me, look what you traded for, and use truth which had my attention which is how it was able to build a stronghold in my mind even though I cast down imaginations, I was listening too much. God would send guest speakers in our church who gave prophecy over me which encouraged me that I have not missed God. One guest speaker at our church, an Apostle spoke over me whom I did not know, said “You know what the stripping is, you know what loss is, you have had to pay a high price from the call, but it will all be for the greater glory of the Lord. And went on to say it is the Now time. Needless to say I lost confidence, not that I ever had it in myself anyway but I realized it even more that my confidence is only in Christ!
    I share this to help others, because the powers of darkness is against our divine purpose. What I had to do is lay everything at the alter of the Lord, and repent of listening to the evil spirits more than God, and then I told them to go. Helen your word is on time…
    I have had a spirit or curse against my voice fighting me for many years. Before I was born my mom had to go to the hospital for complete bed rest to keep from miscarriage. When I was born the cord was wrapped around my neck, apparently I was almost blue or black, not sure as they took me to intensive care and did not let my mom see me for a week. They told my mom I may never speak. It was 6 months before I ever made a sound. Over the years when I was going to speak (preach mostly at my former church before I moved to AZ) my voice had trouble. Recently the gag reflex was suddenly getting worse when brushing my teeth, so I rebuked any gagging spirits or curses again, and decreed I will speak for God etc. Well I am not experiencing that now. And I agree with your prophetic word, it is time to roar!
    God bless you and all of you that God saying to you arise and speak!

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    1. Helen Calder Post author

      That’s such a powerful testimony Lori, made all the more powerful because of what Jesus has given you grace to overcome over the many years. When it’s His time and His way, nothing can hold us back.
      Your voice, your message is powerful.

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  5. Nonkqubela

    Amen! I believe what God is saying to you is for me also. I’ve been quite since 2016. I went through persecution in the church I thought I am part of. I thought since the Lord allowed it to happen, that means I am done with ministry work.
    What you are saying now confirms what I saw in a dream.
    Thank you so much for sharing this to me. God bless you.

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    1. Helen Calder Post author

      And God bless you, Nonkqubela, I pray you are encouraged and uplifted. The light of Christ lives in and shines through you. Be conscious of that, be content with that, and you’ll be amazed at what can open up.

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  6. Addie Jolt

    Praise for this revelation that I’m getting my roar back! I had been in a rut. When you included the Jesus being my Shepherd. I was going through something and couldn’t pray. When I open my Bible it was on Psalm 23-hallelujah I had an encounter with Jesus. I felt him soothing me and told me to turn to Hebrew 4:11. He told me that He is my Shepherd and to rest in Him. I never experienced anything like that. I’m 62 years old and just learning about this. Keep me in prayer. God bless you for the confirmation!

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    1. Tracy

      Praise king Jesus,
      I thank God the prophetic word you have shared.
      It is very vivid that personally I have been in a waiting season and also trials have brought alot of weariness in my heart body and soul.
      I’m waiting for the encounter with Jesus Christ. Thank you for the confirmation of and spiritual guidance and the season of the new roar.
      God bless and increase you Helen

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  7. Joy Igbari

    Thanks so much Helen. You’ve addressed a very vital part of my life. Thank you for giving your to God to reveal Himself to you. Please can you drop your personal email address? I want to send a personal message to you. Thank you

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  8. Heather

    I kept feeling the Holy Spirit nudging me that there was a “new word” in my email that I needed to see. Here it is! I’ve been praying for the Lord to give me the heart of a servant and the roar of a lion. As a small child, I was abused. Since then, whenever others would speak to me harshly, it was like I would lose my voice and go silent (shut down). I wanted to speak but couldn’t. I’ve been asking the Lord to help me overcome this, so when others speak accusations or criticisms, I would be able to counter it with the TRUTH–OUT LOUD…to strike down these lies. This word brought me confirmation and hope:) I know with Christ I am overcoming this. Thank you for listening and obeying, and also for the testimonies others are writing in response to your post are so valuable!! God bless you from Ohio 🙂

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