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Helen Calder: "The Key to the Granary – 5 Ways You Can Enter God's Supply"


Helen Calder, Melbourne, Australia
Jul 2, 2024

God always has a new level of surrender for us to embrace, because He continually leads us onward. As we release the past, and move into an unfamiliar future, He calls for a renewed "yes" to Him. If you feel that tug, be assured that you are not entering uncharted territory. God, who loves you, already occupies your future and has mapped the way.

Receive the Gift of Surrender

Surrender to God is a mystery; it's not weak, as some might think, but powerful. Surrender isn't about giving in to an aggressor; it's about yielding everything to the One who loves us (1 John 4:16). Surrender is the humblest posture you can take before God and the highest position you can have on Earth.

It is not about losing your rights or power but gaining true authority, and it's an act of pure worship. If surrender seems beyond your ability to do, then you are right; it is a gift of grace empowered by the Holy Spirit—a gift that is yours to receive right now.

Let Surrender Break Open Supply

Surrender is a step that leads to supply, because it tips us into obedience and acts of faith.

Here are two biblical examples:

1. In 1 Kings 17, a woman surrendered her last flour and oil to feed the prophet Elijah. Her sacrifice, and the miraculous supply, ensured her family had food during the famine.

2. Jacob was managing a dwindling supply of grain (see Genesis 43). Meanwhile, his son Joseph was amassing a vast supply in Egypt. Jacob's surrender—his obedience to God in relocating to Egypt—connected the two and unlocked the supply for the rest of his life.

Prophetic Vision of a Storehouse Key

Recently, I had an encounter with the Lord about this. When I describe a vision, it's usually a vivid impression in my mind's eye accompanied by a strong sense of God's presence. This is not an "open" (physical) vision. I believe all prophetic words, encounters, and visions should be compatible with Scripture and need to be weighed up. (Photo via Unsplash)

During our worship service, a Bible appeared in front of me in a glowing, luminous blue in my mind's eye. I opened the Bible and noticed a cavity within it; inside was a key. I said, "Lord what is this?" He said, "This is the key to the granary." (A granary is a storehouse for grain.) The vision changed, and I saw Jesus with the key. It was threaded with a leather cord which He placed around my neck like a lanyard.

When I reflected on these symbols later, I realized they were rich with meaning. The key signified access, the lanyard meant identity and security, and the leather represented Jesus' sacrifice. The cavity in the Bible had to do with a truth contained in the Scriptures, while blue spoke to me of prophetic insight.

I didn't understand it until weeks later, during a moment of crisis, when the Holy Spirit instantly dropped insights on me from the story of Ruth. I saw it! The key to the granary is contained in Ruth's story, and it relates to each of our stories.

5 Powerful Ways You Can Enter God's Supply

1. Embrace Your Divine Appointment

As the book of Ruth opens, Naomi had heard some good news. The Lord had provided a harvest for His people in Judah! Storehouses—granaries—were filling again after a long period of famine, so Naomi decided to make the journey home from Moab.

The two women, who were widows, arrived in Bethlehem at the time of the barley harvest. Ruth gleaned leftover stalks of grain in the fields to provide for them both.

This is a reminder that a divine appointment often appears humble at first. It may not seem like it, but it means you are positioned to encounter God. Here you will hear a word of His goodness and discover a newfound purpose.

2. Serve Faithfully in God's Plan

When Ruth happened upon the fields of Boaz—a relative of Naomi's late husband—her grain supply was secured, for he was a wealthy and influential landowner.

Boaz ensured Ruth had nothing to fear, and her basic needs were met. He acted as a protector and made sure that her gleanings were generous. Ruth gained all of this in her service on behalf of Naomi! She spent long days gathering and evenings threshing. Similarly, many of us work hard in service. If you can relate to this, be assured that God sees you, and is your protector and provider.

"For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered towards the saints, and do minister." (Hebrews 6:10, NKJV)

3. Move from Service to Surrender

A need for supply can be a flag, or signpost, to lead us to greater surrender. This is the point the Holy Spirit highlighted to me: While Ruth gleaned in the fields, her supply was limited. She could only take home as much as she could collect, thresh, and carry! (Photo via Unsplash)

Then one day, at the direction of Naomi, she petitioned Boaz and surrendered her whole life to him. After that, she never had to worry about supply again, for she married the landowner!

Boaz, was a "kinsman redeemer" or "family redeemer" and symbolized Christ. Jesus is the landowner – Lord of all!

4. Step into God's Greater Purpose

Ruth's journey speaks of our own. It was a progression from seeking, to serving, and to surrendering. Surrender doesn't do away with service, instead it opens doors to serve with greater purpose.

We learn that Ruth became the mother of Obed (the grandfather of King David). She appears in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus Christ.

Others knew Ruth as the Moabitess, the foreigner.
But God knew her as chosen, beloved, and grafted into His family.

5. Say "Yes" to Your Inheritance

Surrender is like a small door that we must bow to enter, yet it leads to a vast, unlimited storehouse.
And as we pass through it, we realize, with wonder,
it's not about effort or earnings but recognizing our inheritance.

Hear the Lord say, "I am not through with this yet!"
He has more for you to discover and enter. God never destined you for leftovers, for the land is yours. Own it, wear the lanyard, and receive the key. And say "yes" to God.

 

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Helen Calder
Enliven Ministries
Email: 
helen@enlivenpublishing.com
Website:
 www.enlivenpublishing.com

Helen Calder is a prophetic minister and writer, and founder of Enliven Ministries, in the David McCracken Ministries family. Helen has a unique gift of equipping in the areas of prophetic ministry, discernment and prayer. She is known for Enliven Blog, an online prophetic training and mentoring resource that reaches thousands of people globally. Helen and Malcolm have been married for 37 years and are at home in Planetshakers Church, Melbourne, Australia.

 

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