SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/29/11:
Discern your point of stress, and apply faith and trust in Me, says the Lord. Stress comes when you lack understanding and need wisdom. Ask for what you need, and I will give it. Refuse to be afraid of failure, for I will lead you through even the most difficult maze to attain your goal. But, you must rely on Me for guidance and direction. Do not fall back on trusting yourself or your own good ideas. Seek Me instead.
John 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/28/11:
Criticism is a work of the enemy to get you to doubt yourself. When there is something you truly need to know it will come as instruction without accosting your emotions or spirit. If you are criticized you must forgive and release the offense. If you are the one criticizing someone else, you need to turn from that practice and ask to be forgiven. Be at peace as much as possible, and treat one another with respect and kindness, 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 — 7/27/11:
Beloved, I once again punctuate the importance of the words of your mouth as they issue forth from the heart. Criticism, gossip, and judgement come from an embittered heart, and you know that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. When you find yourself speaking from the pride of your heart, you must resist the devil. Set yourself to only speak from a pure heart, says the Lord.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/26/11:
I continue to open to you treasurers of darkness, particularly those things that have hindered your success in a number of areas. Ask Me for wisdom and be sensitive to what I show you. If you will see, hear and obey, you will be able to overcome in areas in which you have failed over and over again. Let Me guide you through the process that will lead to victory, says the Lord.
Deuteronomy 4:30 “When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 7/25/11:
Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. Let the Holy One of Israel come into the camp of His people. And, may it be that as He comes He brings to you the understanding of His love, His peace, and His joy. And, in all of this My people your faith will be quickened and come to a higher place than it has ever been before. In the quickening of your faith, My glorious church will arise to its position on the earth. And, out of that place of glory will flow the righteousness, power, glory, healing, and provision of Christ. All things that you, My people, need will be presented to you. For, I own the cattle and the gold and the silver. I will distribute to each one that which you need or desire. I am the Holy One and I watch over you. Have you forgotten that I am the Shepard that leads you beside the still waters and beside the green pastures? Have you forgotten that I have gone before you and made the way smooth? Have you forgotten that I have prepared the paths of your destiny and the fulfilling of that destiny as you walk on the path of life? Do not forget My benefits, says the Lord. And, do not forget that I am leading and guiding you. Do not forget these things, for surely you shall prevail. Write a book of remembrance that describes My goodness, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/25/11:
Refuse to allow weariness to keep you from effective warfare. The enemy would love to make you tired or to have you just sit down and take a rest in the middle of a battle. I will empower you and give you the strength necessary to gain the victory in every circumstance, but you must trust Me to do so as you continue to press on, says the Lord. Jeremiah 12:5 “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/22/11:
Your overcoming is by the blood of the Lamb. You cannot overcome by the strength of your flesh; it is only by life in the Spirit when you have died with Christ and been resurrected with Him to live a godly life. Your trying to have victory according to the law will only bring frustration. Rather than trying to kill the flesh by the flesh, walk by faith that it is Christ in you who empowers you to overcome. Yield to the work of My Spirit, says the Lord.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/21/11:
Beloved, refuse to give in to the frustration that has come as a result of dealing with hindrances. Instead, set yourself to seek Me for wisdom and clarity, for I will give you the grace to accomplish what I have set before you, says the Lord. This is certainly not a time when you should get discouraged and give up. You are on the brink of breakthrough. Keep pushing. Keep trusting. Keep the faith!
Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/19/11:
I have spoken to you in months and years past that you were being transported spiritually to a new plateau, and you have indeed journeyed far and gained great insight and wisdom. But, I tell you that you are now on that new plateau, which will become base camp to yet a higher level of revelation and service in My kingdom, says the Lord. This elevation will not take years to achieve, but will be an accelerated work. Prepare yourself for the greatest adventure of your lifetime.
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 7/18/11:
Angels are on the move, for there is a stirring in the heavenlies as well as upon the earth. It is now time for the glorious church to arise. It is now time for you to be overcomers and more than conquerors. It is time for the Kingdom of God to manifest more fully in your life than ever you have experienced. It is now the time of rejuvenation and restoration. It is the time that I have appointed and am now bringing it to pass. Warring spirits are coming in to do battle with you and to be with you so you can defeat the enemy. All of heaven has waited for this moment and this process to begin–where angelic forces join forces with God’s creation, the men and women of the earth, that victory might flow forth; that victory might be yours; that victory shall become an overflowing stream that shall flow forth into the world; that victory will so manifest in your life so that you will never again be afraid, worried, or consider the dilemma of your circumstances. If you need healing, it shall come. If you need provision, it shall come. If you need revival, it shall come. I am pouring out kingdom glory upon the earth. I am preparing you for the year that is ahead of you, for My divine government shall come into manifestation and My rule shall be found among My people, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/18/11:
I had a vision of an anchor, and I believe that it symbolizes those things that keep us from flowing with the Holy Spirit. It is religious exercise that works against us when we have a spiritual revelation or hear the voice of God and then try to accomplish it through our own efforts. There is no power in religion or self-effort, but power comes by the Holy Spirit as we cast away our anchors and abide in Him.
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/15/11:
Open your eyes and see all that I am showing you, and open your ears to hear what I am speaking to you. Am I not able to open the blind eyes and unstop the deaf ears? Yes, and I will also do this in the realm of the Spirit so that you can understand the work of My kingdom. I want to reveal to you the authority and power available to you to gain victory in everything. When you begin to see and hear you can activate your faith to demonstrate the excellence that is yours by the Holy Spirit, says the Lord.
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/14/11:
I will take you step by step, step by step into the truth of My Word and bring you through to victory. Let Me direct your steps and give you the wisdom necessary to overcome the works of the flesh and the attacks of the evil one. You were created to be My sons, children of royalty, with the power of the Spirit. Rise up and take your position in faith to win every battle by grace, says the Lord.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/13/11:
You’re feeling off balance and out of touch, but I tell you that as you spend time in My presence you will be refreshed and renewed. Take the time to come to Me for restoration. I will touch you, strengthen you, and empower you to do all that I have given you to do and to be all you are called to be. Don’t doubt My ability and willingness to lift you up and infuse you and rejuvenate you with the life of the Spirit. All you have to do is come, says the Lord.
John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/12/11
Agitation is a weapon formed against you to get you off track, but you can bind the power of that weapon and maintain your peace if you will take the time to do so. Actively resist the temptations that come to express anger or impatience, and they will pass quickly. However, if you act on the irritation that you feel, it will lead to unpleasant consequences. As you continue to maintain self-control you will gain spiritual freedom, says the Lord.
Matthew 16:19 “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/11/11:
You can either use distractions and difficulties to exercise your authority to overcome, or you can allow those things to interrupt the flow of the Spirit in your life. A quick evaluation will reveal whether you are walking in the Spirit or fulfilling the lusts of the flesh. It is highly beneficial for you to live in the Spirit rather than walking in the darkness of your circumstances, says the Lord.
Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/8/11:
You may feel like you have taken two steps forward and one step back, but I tell you that you are not losing ground. You are on an upward progression that is being challenged by forces of evil manifesting through your circumstances. Keep the faith and refuse to get discouraged or frustrated regardless of setbacks or difficulties in moving ahead. I have not left you, nor am I unaware of the details of your life, says the Lord. Trust Me to bring you through.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/7/11:
I will continue to show you by example and through your circumstances the weapons that have been formed against you. But, I will also make it very clear to you the weapons that I have given you to use to gain the victory in every situation. The enemy has power, but you must not be afraid. I have given you the power to overcome all the works of darkness. Exercise your authority, says the Lord.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/6/11:
Beloved, I will reveal strongholds that have kept you from living in victory, but you must ask for that revelation. You must seek Me for understanding and complete freedom. I have made a way. The blood of Christ was payment received for your liberty in every phase of kingdom life. Use this time to break away from all that has kept you from life in abundance, says the Lord.
John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/5/11:
The realization struck me that we are at the end of a two-year transition. It’s been a rather difficult two years with lots of changes, and we have to let go of things that represented safety and security to us. As I pondered this time of transition, I could see that God has brought us to a higher and yet a more profound place in Him that we would not have discovered or achieved apart from this transition. And, I rejoiced. Then, I heard the voice of the Lord: Beloved, you have indeed completed this time of transition, but there are many others who are not quite in the same cycle and await their time of conclusion. I speak to those who still cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I tell you that I am with you to bring you also to a higher place in Me. Your security is not in worldly positions or things that you possess, but in your eternal relationship with Me. Trust Me to bring you through.
Psalms 106:9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; so He led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 7/4/11:
I am going to make you, My people, vessels of honor. I am going to establish you as the people who can carry the glory of My presence. When that glory becomes a reality to you the manifestation of My gifts will flow from you like a river. I say, the glory is coming. The only question is whether you will carry it or not. This carrying of My glory will be as a result of your desire, your faith and the positioning of yourself before Me to do what I call you to do. The world will indeed see a chosen generation of priests who reveal the glory of My kingdom. The church is to be the manifestation of My glory, a light, a city set upon a hill, says the Lord God.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/4/11:
I had a dream in which several of us had joined or were trying to join an already existing organization. There was one guy who was consistently contentious and combative, and we couldn’t figure out how to deal with him. Somebody said to me in the process of the dream that we needed to consider carefully whether or not we wanted to go to war because if we go to war we will probably get shot. Then, I received a note from my father that said, “Make peace-not war.”
Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 7/1/11:
In a vision I was in a heavily forested area, and the trees were so numerous that the sunshine was thin and there was a sense of foreboding and a I had a tendency to be weighed down with the darkness. Then, I emerged into a clearing. It was a rather large meadow filled with grass, wild flowers, and abundant sunshine. And, I heard the Lord say that those who will believe in and trust in Him are about to emerge from a season of oppression. There will be a clearing away of those things that have been a burden to His people.
Isaiah 9:4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
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