Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – August 2011

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/31/11:
Be alert to situations and issues that will serve as a platform from which to deal with old mindsets that will not serve you well in your current journey to higher spiritual ground. Make a review of the things that I punctuate in your current environment, but do so without allowing rejection or condemnation to cloud your vision. The enemy will do whatever he can to keep you from looking at things objectively and with clarity. But if you will see this time as being necessary for instruction leading to greater understanding instead of a personal attack against who you are, it will serve as a springboard to the next phase of your journey. Otherwise, it could just become a trap, says the Lord.
Mark 8:25 “Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/30/11:
Make no mistake; I see every detail of your life.  You can run, but you can’t hide.  Be sensitive to the conviction of My Spirit to bring correction.  You can choose to either repent (turn from) all that is unholy and ungodly in your life, or you can carry on with rebellion and disobedience to My word, says the Lord.  The choice is yours and so is the harvest.  You will reap either the fruit of righteousness or of unrighteousness.  Take advantage of this opportunity to adjust the course of your life.
Hebrews 12:11  “Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 8/29/11:
I hear the Lord saying receive your victory today.  Do not wait for it to come when necessary, but receive your victory this moment.  Reach out by faith and allow Me to bring the victory that is before you that can be yours this day without the waiting.  And when this victory comes to your heart there will come the sound of rejoicing within.  Your faith will cause your spirit man to rejoice, even before that which you need comes.  So, I encourage you to receive by faith the victory that you require this moment.  The just walk by faith, believe and receive by faith, says the Most High.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/29/11:
You are living in times when it is of utmost importance for you to discern between truth and error; between My will and seduction from the enemy.  Time is short, and you must stay the course and not be taken off track.  Be alert and let My Spirit lead you.  Otherwise, you will be led by your own desires and imaginations, says the Lord.
Romans 13:12  “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/26/11:
The tools necessary to defeat every work of darkness and to overcome the works of the flesh have been made available to you.  Don’t forget that you can access by faith the grace to overcome and gain the victory.  Refuse to become a victim of your circumstances or succumb to the fear that has been sent to paralyze you and to undermine your faith in Me, says the Lord.  Be strong and maintain spiritual integrity and courage.  Victory is assured!
Romans 5:2 “through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/25/11:
Clarity is the order of the day. I am releasing you to a higher level of spiritual acuity because you are ready to see more clearly your own heart and discern from that place of awareness. Old positions of dullness will become a thing of the past as your eyes are opened to see and accept the pure truth without condemnation. As the days of justifying ungodly attitudes and behavior end, the days of clarity begin. I am calling you to a greater manifestation of purity and holiness, says the Lord.
Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/24/11:
I’m calling you, My people, to remove the garbage and take out the trash. But, I am speaking to you spiritually that you must consider and remove whatever has been an offense to your spirit and caused defilement of your spiritual environment. Look for attitudes and motivations that are not pleasing in My sight, says the Lord, and make adjustments where necessary. I will guide you in this process, for it is My desire to lead you to complete freedom from bitterness and ungodliness. I am speaking to you, beloved. Don’t ignore your responsibility to look at yourself and not others in this regard.
Ephesians 4:17-24 “This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 8/23/11:
I hear the Lord saying that there are some of you that need to cleanse your dwelling place. You need to sanctify it again even as they sanctified the temple in the days of old. Cleanse the spiritual atmosphere. Anoint the windows and the doors and forbid Satan’s intrusion. For many of you works of darkness have been designed against you, which have allowed their access. So, I say, establish again your sanctuary, your place of protection by the anointing that breaks the yoke of that which Satan has desired to send. Break curses, cast them down, and remove every evil presence from your establishment by the anointing oil and your faith in Christ Jesus. Sanctify the people, the house and even your car, if necessary–whatever God leads you to do. This announcement doesn’t make Satan very happy, because he’s been found out. If you have been having trouble, things have been going wrong and breaking down, then it is time to clean up.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/23/11:
I speak to those who still have unfulfilled desires, and I tell you that as long as fantasy, lust and seduction are the operative forces in your life, you will be led by your own flesh rather than by My Spirit, says the Lord. Begin again by the cleansing of the foundation of your desires. Change your mind, and make Me your entire desire and your single focus. Then, I will be able to lead you to a higher spiritual place.
Psalms 61:2 “From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 8/22/11:
Come now My children into a perfect truth, a present truth of that which I am doing. For, in the days that are before you that lead from this point until the time that you call The Feasts of Tabernacles, there will be an outflow, overflow, an infusion of My Spirit in such magnitude that it will elevate you in the kingdom of the Most Holy, to a place where your feet will be like hinds feet in high places. Your eyes will be open that you may see, observe and understand the reality of My kingdom in ways that you have not yet experienced, for these are the days of revelation. These are the days of the anointing of My Spirit that rests upon you that breaks the yoke of every bondage. The anointing will pave the way before you so that you will not stumble, and you will have no doubt. You will walk on this path, and in your excitement of it, great things will be accomplished by you, My people, says the Lord of Hosts. Enjoy the journey. Walk in faith.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/22/11:
You are My chosen people, and I have always directed your steps. But, in these days I will give direction in ways that cannot be disputed. I will show you by example and through indisputable signs when to stop, when to go, and when to change direction so that there is no way for you to misunderstand My leading, says the Lord. Pay attention, so that you don’t miss My signals.
Daniel 4:3  “How great are His signs, and how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/19/11:
Beloved, in your point of desperation, hold on to your faith and seek My face.  I am not far from you, and I know the details of your struggle.  My ears are not dull of hearing, nor is My arm to short to bring deliverance.  You are My own special treasure, and I am vitally interested in every phase of your existence.  It is My will for you to overcome and succeed, says the Lord.  Trust Me to help you in your times of need.
Psalms 46:1  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/18/11:
There is nothing you cannot do as long as you walk in the Spirit.  In order to accomplish what is set before you it is imperative that you follow My leading instead of trying to fulfill the lusts of your flesh.  If you will do this, there is no power of darkness too big to overcome and nothing too daunting that you cannot gain the victory over.  Put your faith, hope and trust in Me, says the Lord, and you will not be disappointed.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/17/11:
I have given you a brief glimpse or an inkling of what lies ahead, but it would be a big mistake for you to act on any part of what you know because you are far from having the complete picture.  The things that I have shown you are for the purpose of establishing you in greater peace so that you can take things as they come in stride without overreacting either positively or negatively.  You must live day by day in spiritual reality and present truth.  Stay current, says the Lord, and trust Me to direct your every step.
Proverbs 16:9   “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/16/11:
It is of utmost importance that you understand that your authority in any given situation is the direct result of carrying out your responsibilities.  If you are reluctant to take responsibility for your motives, actions and attitudes, your ability to progress will be greatly inhibited.  Don’t forget that you reap what you sow; it is an immutable spiritual law.  Now is the time to make adjustments where necessary so that you will reap a good harvest, says the Lord.
Galatians 6:7   “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 8/15/11:
Go forth with great joy, My people, for indeed these are the days of the manifestation of My kingdom.  In these days the reality of a supernatural church will begin to be understood in the land and will be according to My purposes.  It is My will that My people live in the glory that I bring, and out of that glory will come the supernatural manifestation which you have desired, and that reality will establish you in a greater measure of faith than ever before.  I am calling you to arise and come forth into kingdom purpose, says the Lord God Almighty.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/15/11:
You are on a fast track of preparation to be equipped and positioned to take the next step in your progression to kingdom destiny.  I will take you every step of the way, but whether the journey is easy or hard depends on your willingness and obedience.  The more completely submitted your heart is to Me, the easier it will be to flow with My Spirit, says the Lord.  I will give you wisdom along the way, and I will make the path clear.  Trust Me and let Me lead.
Psalms 31:3  “For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/12/11:
As much as you try to keep all of your ducks in a row, so to speak, you still feel out of sync.  This is because you are sensing the turmoil in the spirit.  There is a clamoring for position in the unseen realm as powers of darkness station themselves to take advantage of opportunities to rule in the political arena on earth.  The spiritual atmosphere is one of chaos and confusion at this time, but you can find your peace in My presence as you trust in My guidance and protection, says the Lord.  Be still and draw near to Me.
Psalms 46:10   “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/11/11:
Arise from spiritual slumber and seek to walk in the light of My revelation and wisdom.  Walk in the understanding that I give you.  I speak to those who have been distracted and compromised and those who are not living on the cutting edge of kingdom purpose.  Begin now to make up for lost time by making a new commitment to focus on that which really matters, says the Lord.
Ephesians 5:14-18   “Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/10/11:
These are days when having your priorities in order is vital to success in any endeavor, but before you can establish good priorities you must establish your value system according to kingdom purpose and the word of truth. If what you value is according to worldly standards, you will not bear everlasting fruit. Beloved, it would be to your benefit to define your values in terms of eternity and not your temporary existence in the world. Now is the time when you can make adjustments, says the Lord.
Matthew 6:24  “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/9/11:
Make time for Me in your busy schedule.  Your ability to stay connected spiritually will produce peace and good fruit in the face of overwhelming circumstances.  Remember that you don’t have to accomplish enormous challenges all at once; you are well able to do one thing at a time, moment by moment and still succeed.  Refuse the allow stress and pressure to steal your peace and joy, says the Lord.
Isaiah 26:12   “LORD, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us.”

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 8/8/11:
Rise up My people. Walk the path that is set before you. For, indeed, in these days I will reveal to you the path that leads to life, prosperity, health, provision and to freedom. For, I am the Lord of Hosts, and I shine My light upon that which is being prepared for you. I enable you to walk so that you may experience the goodness of the kingdom of the living God. You are My chosen generation; holy priests, true worshippers, the guiding light that this world needs to see. So, rise up and shake off the dust of the world. Shake off that which has brought failure and discouragement to you. Rise up as the child of God and say, “I will walk this new path. I will walk on this path in the goodness of your glory. In Jesus name, let it be so.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/8/11:
I call you today to set your sights on higher spiritual ground. No matter where you are in your circumstances, now is the time to come higher in your dedication to Me. The condition of the earth and the chaos of people and nations demand a greater level of commitment in order for tribulation to produce victory. Your total submission to Me is critical at this juncture, says the Lord. Arise to new heights. Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/5/11:
Strive to enter into My presence.  Take the time and make the effort to connect.  I am here, but you must come and worship in spirit and in truth.  The issues of life and stress have taken their toll, so come and be refreshed and renewed.  I await our communion.  Come to Me and let us have sweet fellowship together, 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 — 8/4/11:
Beloved, you are yoked together with Me to do all that is necessary to build the spiritual kingdom of Christ.  That means that I work with you to accomplish what is set before you.  You are not alone; I am with you.  By the same token, I will not do the work without your participation.  This is a joint effort when you do your part, and I do mine.  I do not expect you to do My work, so you must not expect me to do what is in your power to do.  Set your will to use your authority and to take responsibility, but also to accept My help, guidance and wisdom, says the Lord.
Matthew 11:30  “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/3/11:
You will have opportunities in the days ahead to solve both short-term and long-standing problems.  If you will set your heart to know the solution, I will give you the wisdom necessary for breakthrough.  But, you must seek Me and believe that I will help you.  As you know, double-mindedness gets you nothing.  Your singleness of mind and faith will give you the answers you need, the progress you desire and the breakthrough you’ve longed for, says the Lord.
James 1:5-8   “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.  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.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/2/11:
Watch for the temptation to be discontent, for this will lead to negative attitudes that will seduce you away from My blessings for you.  Be strong and choose to be thankful for all that I have given you and all that I have given you to do.  Thankfulness will create a spiritual atmosphere that attracts goodness.  Be diligent to maintain a positive outlook, says the Lord, for it will benefit you greatly.
1 Timothy 6:6   “Now godliness with contentment is great gain.”

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 8/1/11:
Rise up today from the dead ashes of religion and religious concepts and precepts that bring failure after failure upon your life.  Rise up into a new hope, into a new place where you have understanding of who I am.  I am God who is for you and with you.  I empower you and carry you to victory.  I am for you, My dear children, and you must understand that the enemy cannot win.  Understand that his weapons are useless against you.  So, I say, activate your faith and dare to believe that all things are possible to the those who believe . Dare to believe that I am for you.  Dare to believe that I am with you.  Dare to believe that I am empowering you so that you can live the victorious life, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 8/1/11:
Can you see?  Can you discern?  The pressure that has come through the events of your life are for the purpose of making changes that will equip you for the next leg of your journey.  You have come to a high place in the spirit that requires greater wisdom and greater freedom from the works of the flesh.  There is a mighty work to be done, but to fight against this leading or ignore it altogether will cause certain stagnation.  Yield to My pressure, says the Lord.
Romans 6:16  “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”

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