Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – April 2011

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/29/11:
I saw the letters “TGH”.  What does this mean, LORD?  “To Greater Heights!”  It is time for you to go forth with a sense of action, adventure, excitement and expectation.  If you stay where you are spiritually, you will miss out on one of the greatest moves of My Spirit that has ever been.  Watch for opportunities to launch out in faith and do what I’ve given you to do.  Be courageous, and refuse to allow fear to keep you from My HIGHEST and best, says the Lord.
Luke 5:4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/28/11:
When you came into and became a part of the Kingdom of God, you were given spiritual territory to maintain and rule over.  You were given authority over the devil and the power to overcome temptation and to rule over your own flesh.  You have been appointed as watchmen to stay alert and be aware of any intrusion into your environment.  Now you must re-establish yourself in your authority by way of faith, and evaluate the condition of your spiritual atmosphere, and then go to work to make it a clean habitation for My presence, says the Lord.
Ephesians 2:19-22 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/27/11:
In a vision I saw myself standing in the middle of a bridge, and there was a strange sensation attached to being in that position.  It was as though I had been disconnected or separated from the familiarity in which I find and maintain comfort.  So, feeling out of pocket, I asked the Lord what this was about.  This is what He said: “You are again in transition spiritually from where you have been established to the place where I will re-establish you.  I am bringing you to a position of greater and tangible faith where you will be more available to the moving of My Spirit.  Stay alert and do nothing apart from My leading,”
Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/26/11:
Beloved, move through every hindrance that would keep you from progression.  Refuse to allow anything to stand in the way of advancement in spiritual understanding and kingdom revelation.  I am bringing you higher spiritually, but you must first have the desire for greater wisdom and discernment, and then refuse to allow anything to hold you back.  Continue in the way of discovery and maintain a pure heart and a steadfast spirit, says the Lord.
Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 4/25/11:
Celebrate The Cross.  Celebrate the resurrection.  Celebrate My kingdom, for it has been given to each one of you individually to live in the strength and power of it.  I have accomplished My work in the earth and now it is yours to take up; yours to receive; yours to live by; yours to prosper by; yours to be healed by; yours to have victory over all the works of the enemy by.  Through the power of My blood and the power of resurrection you are indeed a chosen generation, a holy priesthood.  It is written that you shall do greater works than I did on the earth, My children.  But it will only come as you are willing to live in resurrection power.  So come with faith and thanksgiving in your heart, and live in the glory of My covenant for it is one of victory, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/25/11:
Stand before Me blameless.  Covering your sin for the sake of acceptance in the world, will not gain favor in the Kingdom.  It is time for righteousness to reign in your life both internally and externally.  Be holy as I am holy, says the Lord.  You cannot thrive in an atmosphere where the darkness of deception exists.
Numbers 32:22b-23 Be blameless before the LORD and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD. But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your sin will find you out.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/22/11:
I would have you to look through the eyes of the Spirit, and hear through spiritual ears so that you might know and discern the times and the seasons.  I speak to you of a level of awareness beyond your physical senses and your natural environment. It is to your advantage that you walk and live in the Spirit, for that is where I am, says the Lord.  Come and commune; you will have to leave the comfort of your natural existence, but it will be well worth your time.
Matthew 13:43 “Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/21/11:
Reach for Me, says the Lord.  Reach in the Spirit as though you were standing on tiptoes with undaunted determination to make contact.  It is your desire and bold faith that creates the connection.  You were created to have fellowship with Me. You are My beloved and I am your God.  Take the time and make the effort to seek My face and hear My voice.  If you seek Me with all of your heart I will be found by you.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/20/11:
Beloved, don’t get stuck in old ways of thinking or ways of doing things.  Making changes outwardly is a sign of a spiritual regeneration and renewal.  You don’t have to deliberately change anything; the changes will come to you.  New possibilities will challenge lethargy and apathy.  Be willing to move ahead with a new sense of life and spiritual energy, says the Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:16  Therefore we do not lose heart.  Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/19/11:
In a vision I saw a blacksmith shaping something on an anvil.  The object was repeatedly put into the fire until it was red-hot and pliable, and then it was hammered into shape.  As I watched, I realized that the blacksmith was the LORD, and the object of His work on the anvil was my will!
Psalms 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 4/18/11:
I heard, today, God asking us rhetorical questions.  Where are you?  Are you living in the feast of this hour?  For He would say it is time, My children, for you to arise to your kingdom position.   Move forth into the flow of My mighty river and the power of My glorious fire.  Let it burn.  Let it become a beacon of light in this world.  Let the fire of a consuming God prepare you, for that which is coming, says the Lord Most High.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/18/11:
Watch for the signs in your natural environment that confirm the fact that I am calling you into new spiritual territory.  Your first inclination will be to stay where you are in the comfort and security of what you know.  But, I tell you that the cloud has lifted and it is time for you to move ahead.  Overcome the temptation to stubbornly sit down where you are instead of going with the flow of progression. Come with Me, says the Lord.
Exodus 40:36 Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/15/11:
Draw close to Me, says the Lord. You do live in perilous times where the enemy is on the prowl seeking to find opportunities to attack and afflict you. However, if you will maintain a personal, vital, and intimate relationship with Me and do not sin, the enemy cannot touch you. You must live and walk in My Spirit. Be free!
1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/14/11:
Monitor your thoughts, for this is the enemy’s play ground. The devil will bombard you with the temptation to believe his lies, and if you entertain or believe the lies, he has greater access to your mind and emotions. Always maintain truth to counteract these subtle attacks and refuse to allow him any access. It is truth that will set you free from darkness, says the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/13/11:
Be sensitive to the condition of your environment, and take the appropriate action to stay in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Be assured that the enemy of your soul will attempt to dominate and permeate your spiritual atmosphere with chaos and confusion. But, you can easily overcome evil with good. Maintain peace.
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/12/11:
Beloved, maintain your confidence in Me. You can do nothing by yourself, but you can be strong and resolute as I lead you by My Spirit, says the Lord. If you lose confidence, you will find yourself waving and being double-minded, unable to make sound decisions or to follow through on the decisions you have made. Rise up to that place of sonship, knowing that you are a joint heir with Christ.
Romans 8:14-17 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 4/11/11:
In this season I will bring your inheritance to light within your spirit.  For the Kingdom of God is yours.  The Kingdom of God that has been preached is yours.  The kingdom promises that have been set forth in My word are yours to receive and yours to possess.  So rise up this day out of your weakness, out of your fear, out of your lack of faith, and say, what God has given to me I will choose this day to make mine by believing in His righteousness, in His goodness and in the power of His word.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/11/11:
Seductions of the world abound.  But you, My chosen, must keep yourself from entertaining the temptations of the evil one.  I have given you the power and authority to rise above and have victory over all the devices of the devil.  Exercise your authority and be strong.  Know that I will strengthen you in times of weakness, says the Lord.
1 Peter 1:13-16 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/8/11:
I see those who are feeling rejected and cast aside, but I say to you that I have not rejected you.  You are My beloved.  You are the apple of My eye.  I love you with an everlasting love.  I have brought you to Myself for all eternity.  Allow Me to touch your heart and heal the wounds of rejection, past and present.  Release and forgive those who have been unkind and step into the fullness of My acceptance of you, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/7/11:
I kept hearing the word “awkward” in my spirit. One definition is “to lack ease or grace as in movement or expression.” And, the LORD said: When you are feeling awkward it is often the result of a confidence crisis when you are unsure of yourself and of how you fit or what you have to contribute. But, I tell you truly that you fit perfectly in My kingdom and in My body, of which you are a vital member. Refuse to allow the enemy to cause you to feel awkward in places where you belong; his purpose in doing this is to derail you and cause you to be cut off and isolated. If you will trust Me in these awkward times, I will cause you to feel secure in Me, and I will give you the anointing of ease.
1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/6/11:
You have had many opportunities through adversity to fall down and stay down. I call to you to gather your strength and get up. You are not without help; I am with you to lift you up again if you will refuse to give up. Exercise your faith and seek My help, says the Lord, for surely I will hear your cries and come to your aid. Trust Me to lift you up again.
Micah 7:8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/5/11:
Watch silently, without complaint, to see what I will do to establish you in My kingdom and to bless you in ways that you have not even imagined.  Let your faith in Me soar like an eagle without restriction or restraint.  The breath of My Spirit will bring new life and hope to your soul.  All you have to do is release yourself completely into My care, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 4/4/11:
In a vision I saw the Lord throwing rescue ropes to those who are bound, those who are stuck.  And I heard Him say, so your are stuck–let Me help you.   Take hold of that which I am giving you.  Take hold of the life line and I will pull you out.   I will bring you through.  Take hold of that which I am offering.  The name of this line is freedom, liberty and glory.  Take hold.  Hold fast because I am going to pull.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/4/11:
I have seen the work of the antichrist and the spirits of divination and fear against you to try to distract you from My will and purposes, says the Lord.   I have heard the threats that terrify you and promise to bring you down.  I have been with you in the darkness of your isolation.  I have continued to bring comfort in your times of despair and uncertainty.  But, now hear My voice.  It is time for you to rise up and move out of that place of darkness and fulfill your destiny.  Do not be afraid, for I am with you and will go with you.  Again, I say, step out of darkness and embrace the light, says the Lord.  Refuse to be a victim of the attacks of the enemy.  Let go of condemnation, blame and bitterness.  Leave the past behind and welcome the new day.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 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. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 4/1/11:
Do you hear My call for you to come up to a place of greater faith? Listen and hear the cry of My Spirit, says the Lord. You live in perilous times and you are bombarded by negative reports and statements of unbelief that have the ability to undermine your faith. But, I tell you the truth that all things are possible with Me if you will only ask in prayer and believe . This is not a time to base your faith on human wisdom and carnal understanding. Believe My Word, exercise your faith, and receive.
James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

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