“The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.” (Ezekiel 37:1, NKJV)

Confetti, Your faith is going from glory to gloryThe Lord is releasing faith, for situations where the outlook has been bleak!

He is bringing healing, where there has been pain.
He is turning trials into gold.
He is transforming the environment.

You will hear Him say, “Speak My words, and look again!” and you will realize that here and there, change is taking place.
You will know that you are empowered.
His life is yours! His breath is yours.
His Word is yours.


The Day We Were Struck by Surprise

It was Pentecost Sunday, 2019—just over a year ago.
After our church service at Planetshakers, Malcolm and I were walking in the city, as we often do, by the Yarra River.
We were just about to return to our parked car.
Yet…the day was fine, the sky was blue, and there was a celebration up ahead, at Melbourne’s Exhibition Centre.
I felt pulled.
“Let’s go and have a look!”

And so, my husband and I were walking, arm in arm, amongst the happy crowd that day. As we went along, we chatted about the service, what God was doing in our family, and an event I’d attended in that centre, years before.
The common thread of our conversation was faith, and I observed, “Faith goes from glory to glory”.

As I spoke the words, “glory to glory”, my husband and I were struck together, from above and behind.
We hadn’t seen it coming.
It was a giant beach ball, that was being playfully bounced around the crowd.

It was a fun environment, and we laughed.
But I was also astounded.
For the huge ball that collided with us both at the same time, was made of clear plastic, and filled with multi-colored, foil confetti.


Confetti was Pouring Out from Heaven

“Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry.” (Ezekiel 37:2, NKJV)

I was amazed, because only two hours before, during the worship at our church, I’d been encountering the Lord in a vision. [1]
In my mind’s eye, I was standing in an isolated, barren landscape, by a lake.

Everywhere I looked, it was bleak, and plain, dark grey stones covered the ground.
But I was drawn to look upwards.

There, in the sky was what looked to be some kind of circular portal, with the appearance of a large, transparent plastic vent.
And through that opening, a warm wind of the Spirit began to blow from Heaven.

As the wind blew, clouds of multi-colored, foil confetti began pouring out, over the landscape around me.

And whenever a piece of colored confetti touched a grey stone, it was transformed into a precious stone—the same color as the confetti that touched it!
Soon, the ground was covered with precious jewels.
The landscape was being transformed!

But then, my focus was turned towards the vent from Heaven.
All I wanted, was to be immersed in the Spirit, the One who was coming through that vent.
And as I moved towards it, I was praying, “Lord, touch me! Transform me!”


A “Sign” Moment

What a great church service it had been, that day. When we left, there was so much to talk about!
And an hour later, we were still talking, when Malcolm and I were struck by that huge, clear plastic ball, filled with coloured foil confetti.

So, I told him of the vision, and the vent—the one that was circular, clear plastic in appearance, and the colored, foil confetti that flowed out.

There was no doubt to us both, that this was an unusual “sign moment”, on this Pentecost Sunday.
I noted it in my prophetic journal.

And this week, a year later, I felt the Holy Spirit bring it back to mind.
“Pay attention!”


Why Does the Holy Spirit Speak in Mysteries?

The Holy Spirit often speaks in mysteries—as anyone who has prophetic dreams will be familiar with!
And the meaning of His prophetic language and symbols is not always clear immediately. Why does He do this?

  • God is leading us on a journey of intimacy with Him
  • A sign will lead us to seek Him, as well as to study the Bible to discover its meaning
  • Mysteries are a part of the language of the Kingdom, and in the Gospels, Jesus spoke in many parables

In our recent journey, Malcolm and I have often encountered the Lord speaking through the environment.

This week, as I recall this particular encounter we had last year, I’m encouraged.
The environment around us—in our State of Victoria, in Australia—is going through one painful trial after the other.
And just when there seems to be no immediate way out, I hear Him say,

“Look up! This is the time for your faith to go from glory to glory.”


Power is Being Released Through Your Words

Being struck by the ball in that moment has reinforced my belief that God has a sense of humor!
It was also a reminder that my longing for the Holy Spirit has already been answered.
The moment was also a powerful sign for us both; one that continues to encourage us.

And that weekend, God did a deep work of healing in my life, delivering me from past pain.

Perhaps today, this word is for you also.
There is no valley of pain where God cannot reach you, or others through you!
And there is no situation too dark, that his glory cannot visit.

“I will give her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor [trouble] as a door of hope…” (Hosea 2:15a, NKJV)
Hear God say today, “In the very place of trouble or failure, I am opening a door for you!”


Words from Heaven

Messages are being released from Heaven!
And as you speak what your Father is speaking, something is happening.

  • Power is being released to transform your environment

All around you, testimonies will be shared, and these will light up the land.

“Confetti” speaks of celebration.
For in the face of everything contrary, He is turning our mourning into dancing.

“He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!
Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.”
(Ezekiel 37:4-5, NKJV)


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Notes and Related Posts:

[1] How I receive visions:
When I describe a vision I’ve seen, it’s usually a vivid impression in my mind’s eye, accompanied by a strong sense of God’s Presence. I’m not speaking of an “open” (physical) vision. I believe all prophetic words, encounters and visions should be compatible with Scripture and need to be weighed up.

[2] See the post I wrote on this here: Why Does the Holy Spirit Speak in Mysteries?


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52 thoughts on “Confetti: Your Faith is Going from Glory to Glory”

  1. Dear Hellen I am always inspired by your messages and desire so much to develop intimacy with the Holy Spirit to be able to hear his voice and whenever I open messages from you I become encouraged. Please pray for my husband and my two children who are now grown ups 38 and 27 for them to be born again. It is hard for me as a pastor not having them in my boat as the family that pray together stay together. Thank you.

    1. Hi Henrietta, I’m praying for you and your family right now, you mentioned being in the same boat, and I’m remembering how Noah’s children and their spouses were on board the ark with him. This is the heart of God – and we agree together today, in Jesus’ Name – we see this by faith, ‘all on board!’ and we say thank you Father for all you are doing in keeping this family, through the power of your Spirit

  2. Please pray for breakthrough for our daughter Caroline, and salvation for her husband Jason, and that the Lord would make a way for her 3 sons especially Theo who is on the autism spectrum. Thank you for that encouraging Word.

    1. Hi Susan, I’m praying with you now for this precious family, loved by God and we thank You Father that love is powerful, that you are moving on their behalf to open up help, healing and salvation in Jesus’ Name

  3. Leonie O'Donnell

    Hello Helen.
    There is a number of people I love and care about that seem to be in that grey place so I love this word.
    The song that has been on my heart over these months has been ‘Come Holy Spirit fall afresh on us. Only you can make us whole, give us strength and make us grow. Come Holy Spirit fall afresh on us.’
    I see that confetti!!
    I will be making those declarations of hope.
    Thank you for sharing
    Leonie

    1. I love that song too Leonie!
      Yes, by faith, Lord we look beyond what is seen now and see that already Your Spirit is moving, hovering over these situations and we declare as You do “let there be light”, “let there be transformation” and all that is on Leonie’s heart, many Genesis 1 moments, in Jesus’ Name

  4. Confetti: Your faith is going from glory to glory. Wow this is all about my situation. Very encouraging. Thank you! I’ve been going through a frustrating, lonely, heart breaking experience for years.
    Trusting God to make a way! He is my Shepherd.
    God bless

    1. Hi Deborah, may this be the tipping point of a new season of even more hope and increase for you, Father we see it by faith, we welcome this and we say “yes!” for Deborah in Jesus’ Name

  5. Bronwynne Wessels

    Wow the Lord gave me Hosea 2 v 14 – 24 during lockdown and I always wondered about that door of hope, the battle has been extremely fierce ,have been coming against a spirit of death that has been trying to take me out especially when I sleep.
    Jesus always comes on the scene to save me but i dont want to experience this anymore.
    I have been fasting and praying for deliverance from things from my past but also a way out of financial bondage as a single mom of two that desires so much to live in her own home with both her children and teach them ways of the Lord , I seem to be going in circles there’s just too much happening, living with unsaved family and have been praying for them yet my own battle with python are too much sometimes to stay focused on prayer and the word as well as speak what I must so thank you I will cherish this word and meditate on it , it brought life to my spirit right now I can breathe 🙂
    Many Blessings
    Bronwynne

  6. Dear Helen,
    Thank you for this wonderful word shared. It touched me deeply. My husband and our four children have been in prayer since Sunday 28 June 2020. I was preaching in our church gathering that Sunday, from the exact same word; Ezekiel 37: 1 – 15, I could hear the Holy Spirit say, the time is now, for you to prophesy over your lives…
    In that moment, I was led to tell them, that we need to start Apostles style prayer, as was done by the early church in Jerusalem, prayer on three hourly intervals (12 am, 3am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm), for 3 days. Our request is simple, breakthrough….
    We started out with that prayer season, on the third day, I had a major attack from work, I was on the verge of giving up, when suddenly an email came through, as I opened it, it was from a fortune teller who said that they would help with all my problems…
    Right in that moment, as I rebuked, I realized, God has been listening to our prayer, and the enemy was to do the same thing he does, John 10: 10 “steal, kill and destroy”
    My hubby, who was feeling discouraged the day before, was the strongest on that day, it as if, he has received new faith. My children, as I broke into tears and cried, kept reminding me of how I always tell them about the goodness of the Lord our God…
    In that moment I felt lifted and encouraged.
    With all things looking like they are on the verge of collapse, both at work and in our person life, and our ministry, I believe God is at work and doing it all for our good.

  7. Sheila M Herrera

    Prayer request for my two year old nephew that was diagnosed with HSP that affects his inner organs with inflammation, immune system, and kidneys. He is in the hospital as I speak and we need everyone who reads this to come in agreement with a full recovery with no damaged organs. Also, that he will gain a appetite to eat and drink so the doctors won’t force feed him through a tube.

    1. Hi Sheila, yes! We come into agreement in prayer with you now for your nephew. We declare for protection in every way, and for complete recovery with no damage to his organs. May his appetite be recovered by the power of God. We pray for accelerated healing, in Jesus’ Name.

  8. Amen and Amen!! Wow, thank you Helen, this is speaking to me to continue holding? on with hope and faith in God and Jesus His Son. May God bless you and continue to use you to inspire others for His own glory.

  9. There is always something in the words the Lord gives you that stands out to me. A couple weeks ago the Lord spoke something very different and specific to me about America (where I live) and He asked me what I felt. I said the calm before the storm. He showed me a teacher at a chalk board hitting it with a pointer and He said “pay attention!” You mentioning that phrase took me back to that moment with Him—today is our Independence Day, and it is very important to us historically. There’s so much I could say, asking my brothers and sisters around the world to say a prayer for this nation today, as we are under attack from within. Lord bless you and keep you Mrs Calder, and May He reunite the USA swiftly.

    1. That’s interesting Heather, I sometimes get those “pay attention” moments!
      Yes the USA is on our hearts this week
      “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.”
      Isaiah 49:16 NKJV

  10. Nomathamsanqa Clark

    Good evening Helen
    Thank you so much for speaking to our lives when we do not know where to look for answers anymore. Everything in my life has gone dead, no finances,no progress ,no happiness absolutely nothing showed life is present. I took fastings with no positive response. It seemed as if l committed such a gross sin that God has just left me, l wondered what is really going with so many mishaps in my life,but today it feels like these words have been speaking to me,l believe that all the dry bones shall live in my whole life and my family, l believe that now is the time that my God will supply all needs according to the riches by Glory in Christ Jesus.Thank you so much.

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