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)


[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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    50 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: Your Roar is Being Restored”

    1. hallo helen,

      i am totally confused about this message i have just more questions now than answers.
      please pray for me that the Lord will reveal to me what it is that i need and what he expects me to do.

    2. This is so timely. This word helps me out so much. I had a dream and the words spoken to me were “Jeremiah, Lion of Judah”. I kept trying to find in the Bible where they were worded together. I think I see now how they are relatable. Do you have any answers for me how they could relate to one another? Thanks so much for your Ministy. It always blesses me.

    3. Dear Women of God & Beloved Sister in the Lord Jesus Christ, Greetings!
      I Thank you for this Encouraging Prophetic Message from the Holy Spirit. I have been enriched in faith through this message.
      With Regards
      In Christ Jesus.

    4. Thank you for this prosthetic word and I really need your prayers I’m in a great spiritual war . May God continue using you and increase His anointing upon you . Be blessed

    5. Dearest Helen ,
      Whenever your email comes into my inbox, my heart leaps . I close my eyes and know your word is going to speak to me and my situation. Without fail for this year I have wept every time with Joy with hope with the kassurance that Abba Father hears me and knows everything I go through by confirming it through your word. It’s like He’s letting me know He loves me and understands all I’m going through and He is seeing me through. I also wait for your prophetic picture every month and put it up on my profile picture and screensaver it’s a message from Jehovah daddy through His Son Jesus Christ that deposits these gems to you. Thank you. And Yahweh Jehovah bless you.

    6. Dear Helen,
      Thanks for the prophetic Word. It is encouraging, I feel I am in that position of a lamb in a thicket. I look forward to the Shephard rescuing me. I feel weak in some specific areas of my life and these are affecting my other life.

      1. Kingdom Blessings To You Sister Helen!
        I’ve been in a “hiding place” I’d say for a long season; along with a lot of unpleasant feelings. Not my choice, of course.
        5am this morning as I kneeled down on my prayer altar, this scripture text came to me, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” I took the time to read the entire Psalm.
        I thank God for this message of confirmation, and also for you sharing your personal experience. It brought such revelation and clarity to me!
        The Lord wanted to remind me that “HE IS MY SHEPHERD!”
        In spite of how I may feel or where I am, MY SHEPHERD KNOWS ME & HE LOVES ME!!!
        God Bless You!

    7. Hello, I have noticed that you come over to my blog lots of times, even though you never leave a comment. The picture of the lion you have on your post is the same picture that is on my last but one post. Did my post inspire you to put yours up?

    8. Dear Helen,
      Thanks a lot for this prophetic message. I am indeed this kind of situation. For the past 10 days I feel God is silent on me. But deep in my heart I feel strong.
      When I saw your message I became stronger and more confident that God is perhaps working on restoring my roar. I need a Shepherd now – Jesus Christ.

    9. Thank you very much for your explanation of the prophetic symbols of the lion and the Lamb. Two weeks ago, I saw in the spirit a lion walked into my room and sat/rested beside my bed. And on the other side of my bed was a lamb in resting position. I knew the lion represented the Lion of Judah and the lamb represented the Lamb of God. Both refers to Jesus. Lion is associated with bravery and boldness while the Lamb referred to meekness and child
      -likeness. Today, I understood them better through your teaching and its prophetic meaning. Thank you and God bless you.

      1. That’s wonderful, Evelyn! I love the way the Holy Spirit links and builds the revelation of Jesus to us.

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