Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – January 2011

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 1/31/11:
Come a little higher, says the Lord, for I have called you to be creatures of the heavenlies, no longer bound to the earth. Come, for the glory of My kingdom cannot be fully understood upon the earth. So, I say unto you come up into the light of the glory of this season, for you will not be disappointed by the things I show you, nor will you be powerless as many have perceived. For you are a people who dwell in the power of the kingdom and the manifestation of My kingdom is about to take place in a greater way than you can even imagine, says the Most Holy. For I shall come and demonstrate Myself in the land. And, I shall come even in the night time and whistle for your presence. As I call you forth through the sound of My voice then I shall empower you, and impart to you the heavenly gifts that cause you to be more than mere men. You are joint heirs with the Christ, the resurrection power of this age. Come and drink fully of My Spirit for the word of truth shall come forth in power and in greatness.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/31/11:
Lift up you head and look to Me, says the Lord. You may feel like you’ve been in a desert, but I have prepared a well for your refreshing. Come and drink of My word as you seek Me for truth that will establish you in faith and hope. Do not despair. I will refresh you and bring restoration and healing to your troubled soul.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/28/11:
How beautiful it is for you to share your heart of faith with another. It is a glorious thing for you to build one another up in your most holy faith and to encourage each other through My Word. Your tenderness towards Me is precious is My sight, says the Lord, and I bless those who bless Me.
Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!””

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/27/11:
I hear your prayers for visitation and to see My glory, but in order for you to see My glory you must glorify Me in worship and praise. You must enter into My presence with thanksgiving and praise and not with a heart of discontentment or grumbling and complaining. My eyes search to and fro throughout the whole earth for a people who are spiritually of the House of David and who have a heart after My own heart, says the Lord.
Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/26/11:
Watch for key opportunities to overcome in areas that have represented a lack of confidence and failure. Now is a time when you can break through to higher ground, but you must not give in to the doubt and fear that the enemy will tempt you with. Instead, you must completely rely on Me to give you wisdom and direction. Have faith in Me to show you the way, says the Lord.
Psalms 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/25/11:
I have set you on a journey. I have a plan for your destiny. But, if you narrow your focus so that all you can see are the challenges along the way and the things that are going wrong, it will keep you from making spiritual progress. You cannot maintain a healthy life in the Spirit if you continue to get into self-focus or self-pity. Look up. Seek My face, says the Lord, and put your trust in Me.
Matthew 28:20b … “lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age”.

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 1/24/11:
I say unto you, My people, if you will learn to develop the art of thanksgiving you will become a true worshiper. You’ll become one who worships in truth and in spirit, says the Lord. For the Father is looking for such in these days, and I will have a people who praise Me, worship Me, and give the sacrifice of thanksgiving. I will again have a people who shout from the house tops that the Lord is good and His goodness is running throughout the land. For, in these days it must be that My people know Me, and they shall know Me in the power of their thanksgiving. It is written that I inhabit the praises of My people and I will do so and will become one with them in this the season of ongoing and continuing thanksgiving, says the Lord God.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/24/11:
Trust Me for sufficiency. I am your Jehovah Jireh, your Provider, says the Lord. Do not be afraid when you see the world systems continue to fall short, for you are under My economy and not that of the world. I will bring you through tough times when you trust Me to do so without fear or doubt.
Genesis 22:14 “And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided”.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/21/11:
Stir yourself up in your most holy faith. Push back the darkness that tries to encroach and violate your boundaries and the rights of your covenant with Me, says the Lord. Refuse the attacks of the enemy, which are designed to bring you down in oppression and reproach. Let your light shine so that the darkness is dispelled and the devil has no place in you. Remember that I have given you authority and power to overcome.
Jude 20-21, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/20/11:
Hush. Be still and stop fretting. Worry will get you nowhere. If you will be quiet and rise up in the Spirit, I will give you peace and bring healing and restoration to your troubled soul. When you are in turmoil it is because you have lost focus, paying more attention to situations that concern you rather than trusting Me, says the Lord. For those who have asked to see My glory, you will not see My glory until you continually give Me honor in all things. My glory will be revealed to those who seek to glorify Me.
Psalms 131:2 “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/19/11:
Beloved, I have gone before you to open avenues of opportunity necessary to fulfill your purpose on the next leg of your journey. The doors are opening for you even now, but you must be alert to the possibilities and be aware of the leading of My Spirit. This will be true in the small or seemingly insignificant things of life as well as the things that could bring broad, sweeping changes. Your part is to go with the flow keeping your focus on Me, says the Lord, as you maintain complete trust and faith in Me alone. I want you to be like clay, malleable and willing to yield to the pressure of My hand through your circumstances, for there are things that still need to be reworked, shaped, and transformed into My image as you progress.
Jeremiah 18:2 -6 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the LORD. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/18/11:
In a vision I saw the women of ancient Israel keeping watch as they waited expectantly for their warriors to come home. They were not worried that their men would not return victorious. Instead, they were excited about receiving the spoils of war. Then, over the rise the horsemen came into view. They weren’t running home as victims; they we’re marching home with dignity, their standard held high. They had engaged the enemy, the battle was arduous, but the victory was sweet. I asked the Lord about the vision, and He showed me that the warriors represent the spirit, and the women represent the soul or flesh. When we engage in spiritual warfare, we never have to fear losing the battle, and our soul should wait expectantly for the spoils of war — deliverance and blessing.
Psalm 42:5 “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance”.

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 1/17/11:
Rise up in to battle, My beloved, for victory is assured.  It has been declared that My word will not return void.  I have given you power to defeat the enemy of your soul, the one who accuses you, taunts you, and lies to you.  He will be defeated, so take hold.  But do more than that; rise up and ride on the wind of My Spirit and ride upon the power of My word.  Rise up and allow the victory that is about to unfold, to become yours by faith.  Call forth those things which you cannot yet see.  Do so by faith and declare the victory for surely it shall come unto you, says the Lord Most High.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/17/11:
Even though your life seems to be transitional, begin to think of the steps you take as foundational. Don’t think that your thoughts, words, and actions are unimportant. What you do now will actually frame and give meaning to your future. Give thought and consider carefully what is happening in you and around you and respond according to the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord.
Deuteronomy 11:24a “Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/14/11:
You have been stretched beyond what you consider to be your normal limitations, and the requirements on your physical, mental, and emotional resources have been taxing. Take time to be refreshed and rejuvenated. This only comes from spending time in My presence, for I am your source of life, energy and vitality. Come and be renewed and restored, says the Lord.
Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/13/11:
I had a vision of a group of people with each one caught in a mini tornado or a whirlwind. Each whirlwind separated the people from one another, which created a sense of isolation and loneliness. Then, I was reminded of the scripture verse in Hosea 8:7 “They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind.” And, I realized that sowing the wind relates to being troubled, bitter, agitated, angry, and impatient. When we see our trouble as greater than God’s ability or willingness to bring solutions, we lack faith and are not trusting Him. That wind will reap a whirlwind or bring a storm that we won’t enjoy.
Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/12/11:
That which has remained hidden in obscurity or in uncertainty will now come to light so that you can see clearly the path ahead of you. There will be no more guessing or assumptions or presumption, and the fear and dread can now be eradicated. You will now have the opportunity to know the reality of your circumstances and act accordingly, says the Lord.
Psalms 119:39 “Turn away my reproach which I dread, for Your judgements are good”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/11/11:
It’s time for a change in many areas and on various levels. Some things have just outlived their usefulness or are outdated and do not serve your needs as efficiently as they once did. Things in the natural or outward things are only signs of an inward or spiritual change that is taking place as you draw closer to Me, says the Lord. The closer you get the greater your discernment and power in prayer and warfare. Draw near!
James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded”.

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 1/10/2010:
I say to you, examine the nonsense in your thinking.  For I say, indeed, many of you are occupied with nonsense.   But, I would have you choose to believe and receive that which I am bringing and imparting rather than leaning on your own understanding.  Reflect on and examine your thoughts, attitudes and motives.  Then, turn your eyes upon the heavenlies and the glory that I am releasing and the revelation of My purposes.  My purposes for you are not to muddle around in the things of the world, but for you to ascend on high and live in the realm of heavenly experience.  For the kingdom itself is now demanding that you live within self-restraint.  You must now begin to live the Christian life in a new and profound way, in a glorious way; thinking upon heavenly things, and upon those things which I have spoken to you rather than being absorbed in the trauma of your own life or in judgementalism, jealousy or the tribulation that your negative thinking brings you into.  So rise and come higher, says the Lord, and let the wind of My Spirit move you, and let the anointing of My word perfect you, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/10/2010:
Beloved, I want you to be a gatekeeper and a watchman over your environment. This is a position of spiritual discernment so that you allow only the things that build up and not the things that tear down. I would have you to be on high alert and aware so that you have holy precision in knowing what comes in and what goes out. I have given you absolute authority to accept or reject those things that affect your spiritual atmosphere, says the Lord.
Isaiah 21:6 “For thus has the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees”.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/07/2011:
Set a watch, and refuse to allow your thoughts to take you down the path that leads to discouragement and despair. The enemy desires to steal your faith and expectation of My goodness, says the Lord. But, you must stand your ground and protect the seed, which is My word and My promises sown in your heart. Take care of of your inheritance, and be a good steward of what you’ve been given and what you’ve been given to do.
Luke 8:15 “But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/06/2011:
You have missed a step — one little step, and you cannot go forward without making that thing right. You will be hindered and confused as long as you refuse to make it right, says the Lord. Go back to when and where you got off track and take a look. I will show you what you missed if you will trust Me and not get into fear or condemnation. Make the adjustment and everything will fall into place.
Psalms 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/05/2011:
Be at peace in your heart with faith that I am with you to bring you through whatever comes your way. Bring the concerns that you have and the chaos that affects you to My altar and release them to Me, says the Lord. This is your time to walk on the water, on top of the waves, and not drown in the storms of life.
Matthew 6:33-34 “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/04/2011:
Put your shoulder to the wheel and do the work that is set before you without grumbling or complaining. Be a good steward of what you have been given and what you have been given to do. Be righteous in your attitudes and motivation, for you are the light of the world. Refuse to allow your light to dim or be put out; let others see Me through you, says the Lord.
Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”.

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 1/04/2011:
Is it not written that in the last days I will pour My spirit out upon all flesh? And, are you not living in the last days and are you not made of flesh? Therefore what hinders you and keeps you from receiving this fresh baptism that I am pouring forth? The fire of My water, the fire of My word, My water and My wind will now come upon My people. I say, you need this — this fresh baptism of My fire that will come and burn out the old, the doubt, the hindered faith, and the sins that keep you from Me. This is the fire that I send upon you even as I did in days long gone by; even as it was on the day of Pentecost when My fire came upon My beloved and upon My church. And, were they not forever changed? Did they not then begin to flow in the power of My kingdom? So I offer this to you, My people, in this season as those who dwell within My kingdom that are hungry; and those who dwell within my kingdom who are seeking and asking and knocking. For it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and over running in this season, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/03/2010:
I see in a vision the engine of an automobile that needs to be adjusted and tuned up so that it can run better. Expect to make some adjustments as you are being fine tuned to fulfill your purpose in the overall scheme of things. Things that once sparked your interest will be replaced by that which better suits your level of spiritual maturity.
As you continue to draw close to Me, you will see My creation from a new perspective. The sky will seem bluer and the grass greener, yet worldly interests and the satisfying of your flesh will become a secondary pursuit at best. And, your knowledge of the written Word will combine with your experiences to produce fresh, life-producing revelation.
Just when you think you’ve lost your edge, spiritual clarity will come forth like a picture coming into focus. You will be able to see and discern with greater depth and lucidity than ever. Expect to be more decisive with issues and concerns where you have been duplicitous. Instead you will be focused and more efficient.
I kept hearing in my spirit the term “quantum leap”. You will broaden your spectral lines. This means that you will move beyond your normal limitations into a new realm of understanding and activity. You will no longer allow circumstances or people to hold you back or keep you from achieving your spiritual and natural potential.
I have torn, but I will heal. What has seemed like destruction has only been a good house cleaning to remove from your life the things that were no longer relevant. You have been released from the things that have held you back or created spiritual stagnation, and you can now move forward with a greater sense of freedom.
Do not concern yourself with thoughts of what you cannot do. Refuse to be a “Jack in the box” confined by old mindsets. Instead of focusing on your inabilities, let Me reveal your possibilities. I am with you to take you beyond your perceived restraints.
I am taking you to new heights. You will be delighted in what you see, but you must wait for Me instead of striking out on your own in presumption. This will be a time when you will begin to know the difference between the leading of My Spirit and the impulse of your own soul. I will lead you in perfect timing if you will wait on Me and trust in Me, says the Lord.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths”.

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