SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/30/11:
I am calling to those of you who made a choice to follow Me and then deviated from the path through sin and distractions. Though you have declared with your mouth that you belong to Me, yet your heart is far from Me. Now take this opportunity to honestly evaluate your spiritual condition, repent, and return to Me and be re-established in a place of spiritual safety, says the Lord.
Zechariah 1:3 Therefore say to them, thus says the LORD of hosts: “Return to Me,” says the LORD of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the LORD of hosts.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/30/11:
Maintain your peace at all times, says the Lord. To do that you have to stay focused spiritually and not allow frustration to open the door to an attack of the enemy. Be calm and continue to trust that I will show you the way through every challenge even when it has become a maze of confusion. Preserve your poise. [Poise is defined as a stably balanced state, equilibrium, self-assurance, gracious tact in coping.]
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/29/11:
Resist the temptation to take on more than you can effectively handle. Any over-extension could deplete your resources physically, emotionally, financially or spiritually. Exercise sound judgement when making choices, and you would do well to be conservative. The enemy would love to stretch you beyond your abilities. If you need wisdom ask Me and I will give you the guidance you need, says the Lord.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 3/28/11:
The Lord says, I have come to give you a life of joy, peace and blessings that are exceedingly above and beyond anything that you could imagine or think. I have come to give you life everlasting. My life alive within your life will manifest as truth that shall set you free. You will uncover the treasures of darkness, and those things hidden in obscure places as only a few have pressed in to. You are about to become a supernatural church; a church to whom the mysteries of God have been given. I encourage you to come up higher. In this elevation of spirit you will know those things which are to come, and you will know those things that are present around you in the realm of the spirit. And, yes, I will even lead you through the valley of vision and into the fullness of that which I have prepared for you. So, come. Cast off the restraints and unshackle yourselves. March forward with hope and expectation. Come with boldness before My throne, says the Lord, and abide in My presence where all things become possible. For these things have been given to you to know and to understand the fullness of the mysteries that have been concealed. I am waiting for you to discover these truths; to find these secrets; to uncover the treasures of darkness and the richness of this life in Christ Jesus, says the Lord God Almighty.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/28/11:
I had a vision of a mine, and I saw one of the mine shafts being dynamited so that it would collapse. This was a safety measure for the miners. And, I heard the LORD say that He is going to cut off certain areas of exploration that have been dangerous to our spiritual stability and growth. He will do this to keep us focused and safe.
Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/25/11:
The enemy will do his utmost to dam up your spiritual flow, but if you ask in faith I will remove every hindrance and give you the wisdom necessary to get back in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Then, you must be sensitive to My leading and move with Me in obedience and with a willingness to allow Me to direct your steps. Do not be afraid, for I am with you.
John 14:13 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/24/11:
How is it that you expect to be blessed, yet you don’t bless others? In fact, you even curse others with the words of your mouth when it suits your desire. Have you not read that the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity and that is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell? (James 3:6). Beloved, I would have you set a watch over the words of your mouth and over the meditations of your heart, says the Lord.
James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/23/11:
Define and maintain concise boundaries so that you do not take responsibility that is not legitimately yours. And, conversely, do not try to transfer your rightful responsibility to someone else. Your God-given authority is directly linked to responsibility, and you would do well to stay within the lines of your jurisdiction, says the Lord.
Hosea 14:9 Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble.
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 3/22/11:
I would have My people to once again be a people of faith. My challenge to you now is to begin to walk in an absolute faith that refuses double-mindedness and negativity; a faith that refuses to allow the enemy to gain the victory over you. So rise up, you people of faith, for it is by faith that you overcome the world. It is by faith that you enter into a fullness of life in the kingdom of My Son, says the Most High. Come forth in faith and walk in the power of it. Demonstrate the kingdom and manifest the supernatural and the fullness of that which I am doing. Begin to decree and to declare and to write a thing, for as it is written it is released in to the heavenlies and it shall come forth as My word and My word does not return to Me void, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/22/11:
It is more important than ever that you keep yourself from distractions. Stay present in life, in what is before you to do today. The tendency and temptation will be to look to the future and to imagine life apart from your current reality, or to live in the regrets of the past. Neither of these mental positions is helpful or healthy. You must make an effort to stay focused and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord.
Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/21/11:
If you will learn the art of being the gatekeeper of your own soul by setting a watch over your eyes, ears, and mouth, you will be an overcomer in the temple of the Living God. You must learn to stop the intrusion of the enemy at the gate. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good, says the Lord.
Isaiah 28:5-6 In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgement, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/18/11:
Beloved, you already know that you always reap what you sow, so beware of intolerance on any level. Your intolerance will come back around to manifest as others being intolerant towards you. Watch for critical attitudes and of judging someone from your place of strength to their place of weakness. Refuse to get entangled in judgement, says the Lord.
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/17/11:
Watch for opportunities to forgive and move on when the temptation arises for offense. You may feel discounted or rejected, but you must not take it as a personal assault. This is the work of the enemy to get you to open the door to sin. These are times when you must return good for evil and stand on righteous ground, says the Lord.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/16/11:
Refuse to let your guard down. The enemy is doing what he can to bring plausible temptation that will open the door for him to take advantage of you. If the devil can get the upper hand you will soon be embroiled in an all-out spiritual battle designed to overwhelm you. Now is the time to stand your ground as you set a watch and discern his subtle tactics, says the Lord. Be awake and aware!
2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/15/11:
Be still, watch, and discern. If you will quiet your thoughts and silence your feelings, you will have the ability to recognize and identify your spiritual atmosphere apart from your soul and be able to move through difficulties with ease. When you allow fear and anxiety to rule, the outcome is always chaos. But, when you put your trust in Me, peace is established, says the Lord.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 3/14/11:
In the pattern of My word I have shown you the way. My call to you will be to come and walk upon the River of God where it is full to over flowing. And wherever the river goes it will bring life. Wherever you go, with the flow of that river, you will experience the fullness of My kingdom in manifestation upon the face of My creation. So come. Let Me take you deeper. Come on; don’t stay where you are. I’m giving you opportunity to be more than you’ve ever been before, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/14/11:
Examine yourself to see if you are in faith. Confront fear and unbelief and overcome, for you are My people of faith. And if not you, who? Rise up and demonstrate My kingdom. Be who you are in Me, says the Lord, and do not be afraid. Stir yourself up in your most holy faith, and let My Spirit have His way.
Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/11/11:
What you might see as the winds of adversity, are really spiritual opportunities to exercise your faith and to overcome. So, I say, rise up and take advantage of every situation to prove My existence and power in your life. You do not belong to yourself; you belong to Me, says the Lord, and I have given authority to those who are Mine. I have already gained the victory over Satan’s kingdom so that your victory is assured in all things.
1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/10/11:
Beloved, you are on a firm foundation, which is Christ the Rock. I tell you the truth, you cannot build and tear down at the same time. I have called you to build with the Word, with your own words of truth, with faith and in obedience. Build the kingdom with integrity and diligence by the power of My Spirit, and refuse to tear down through operating in the works of the flesh. Arise and build, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/9/11:
You are My anointed, and I have raised you up to do all that is in My heart and in My mind. Your faithfulness goes before you in the spiritual realm to establish the way of favor. Hindrances have to give way to the light of those who walk upright and go forth with integrity and humility. You belong to Me and are My chosen, says the Lord.
Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/8/11:
You are right on schedule, but not according your time frame. You have placed yourself under My authority and kingdom rule where time on the earth takes only a secondary position. You can make your appointments and set your schedules, but you must remember that My purposes for you supersede natural plans. For, I see and know all things, and I know how to bring about that which is best for you, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 3/7/11:
Arise today you children of light. Come forth in the faith of this season. For I have declared a spiritual season of jubilee; a season in which you shall be set free from all bondage; a season in which you shall be restored and that which you have possessed shall be returned to you. So come with faith, hope and expectation. Come to receive for I have come to give. And if I, your Lord, come with gifts to give will you not receive them? Will you not believe them? And will you not allow Me to place them in your hand, says the Most Holy. Many of you have been through dark valleys; you have fought oppression and depression. The circumstances of your life have not been fun. The enemy has attacked. Sickness has even come. But I say to you arise to victory. Many of you know the valley of Baca, that place of weeping. You know the dark night of the soul. You know the places that Satan has held you in bondage, and in those places of bondage the thought of freedom has escaped you. But, I am greater than the evil one for I have come to destroy the bondage’s he has placed upon you and I will break the prison doors open and lead you out in to the light and glory of My kingdom. For this purpose I have come–to destroy the works of the devil that have been set against you and to lead you forth in to the glory My kingdom, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/7/11:
Be prepared to progress in the areas of your anointing and creativity. Watch for opportunities for a greater and more complete expression of your gifting both spiritually and naturally. And, I will establish you in confidence and boldness to do all that I have set before you. Exercise your faith, says the Lord.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/4/11:
Rise up, beloved, in the light of My glory where you can be restored and renewed. It is time to stop just trying to get by. Come and partake of that spiritual atmosphere where you can thrive spiritually and naturally. Come in faith as I call you to that place of life and blessing. I will lead you, says the Lord. Only believe.
Mark 11:23-24 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/3/11:
Discern now the condition of your spiritual environment. Has it been defiled by the negative words spoken from a heart of frustration? Rise up now and exercise your senses to discern both good and evil, and choose to only retain that which is good. Ask for the wind of My Spirit to blow through your circumstances to purify and clear your atmosphere of all pollution, says the Lord. Let it be!
Mark 7:20-23 And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 3/2/11:
To some, the Lord would say, there is an ember of coal burning within your heart. It is only an ember, a little brightness. But, I say unto you stir up, stir up those coals and let the fire burn. Stir up. Call upon the wind of God to blow on that small ember that is within you and bring it to a flame; bring the fire to a fullness.
Blow wind blow. Blow upon that coal and bring the fire alive. Once again set your people ablaze with your glory. In the mighty name of Jesus let it all happen. Amen.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/2/11:
I kept hearing in my spirit nose to the grindstone–shoulder to the wheel, and I heard the Lord say: Stay focused. The enemy has devised plans to get you distracted from what I have set before you. Keep your priorities in order and do the first things first. I will lead you one step at a time, says the Lord.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 3/1/11:
I am coming to you today as the wind, the water, the fire and as the rain — a habitation of My glory, so that you will flourish in My kingdom and no longer be distraught, condemned or oppressed. I come to you to set you free and to call you forth into glory. I am calling you to lay aside all that hinders you and to come by faith to receive that which I am doing. I am sending you a fresh spiritual atmosphere that brings forth the baptism of My Holy Spirit upon you. Come with expectation, with joy, peace and faith. Come and receive. No longer hold yourself from the water; no longer hide from the wind; no longer disallow the fire. Come rather and enjoy the fullness of My expression and the fullness of who I am in you. For, it is written that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit; the Spirit of the living God; the God who transforms you, empowers you, helps you, keeps you in the Way and reveals His kingdom to you. Come and learn. Come and live. Come and walk in My presence this day, says the Lord God.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/1/11:
In a mini vision I saw a wind chime. I believe the wind chime represents us as a body of believers being moved by the Spirit. The shimmering of the wind chime is the effect of the Wind on all the parts of the Body at the same time. And, as the spiritual wind blows, our spirits bear witness to the Holy Spirit and we respond.
John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”