SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/30/11:
I was reminded of Psalms 84:5 “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. ” And, I heard the Lord say: Take to the highway, the narrow road that leads to salvation. Refuse to sit down and become stagnant in your current spiritual condition. Challenge yourself to press on in the way of progression and mount up to greater heights in the realm of the Spirit. Set your heart on pilgrimage. ” The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway” (Proverbs 15:19).
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/29/11:
Prepare your heart to come boldly into My presence. Refuse to allow anything at all to come between us. Now is the time to clear the spiritual air so that you can stand righteously before Me, says the Lord, made clean by the blood of Christ. Accept forgiveness and get ready to express the excellence of My kingdom in your mortal existence. Be done with all things that have held you in bondage, and be free.
Philippians 2:13 “for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/28/11:
Now is the time to resolve old issues before you move into the new season. I speak of such things as unforgiveness and bitterness against yourself and others. Allowing these things to exist in a fresh spiritual environment of possibilities would only pollute and defile clean and pristine opportunities. Enter this time with a clean heart. Examine yourself to see if you are in faith and ready to receive all that I have prepared for you, says the Lord.
Psalms 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/27/11:
There are things that you need to know before you can move forward, but don’t push. Wait on Me, says the Lord, because everything needs to be in order and in perfect timing. Refuse to get frustrated when things aren’t moving along as quickly as you would desire. Take a deep breath, rest in the assurance that I am in control, and trust Me. Everything will be all right.
Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 9/26/11:
I hear the Lord say, rise up My people. Weave for yourself new garments in this season, for the Kingdom of God is at hand. The glory of that kingdom shall become a covering to you and to those with whom you walk. So cast off the old, forgetting those things which are behind, run the race quickly to that which is ahead. Come into this newness of time and into this season with strength, joy and peace. Most of all come with a glorious expectation of My goodness, My presence and My power. For, surely I am the Lord your God who forgives all of your iniquities, heals all of your diseases, and provides all those things necessary for you. So arise to a new position of faith today and call those things, which are not as those they were. Retain your joy and I say again rejoice. For, I have not left you, I have not forgotten you, or forsaken you. And, it is true that I will be with you always to lead and to guide you; to empower you and to teach you the things that pertain to the Kingdom of God. For such is the time and such is the season. Come forth, My beloved, and be what you have been called to be, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/26/11:
Ho, warriors of the morning! Rise up against the enemy’s onslaught and give him no ground to create confusion or infirmity. Refuse to be distracted by his tactics. Stay on track with your faith to overcome. You have all the power and authority necessary to gain the victory. Be strong, says the Lord. I am with you.
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/23/11:
Trust Me in all things, and don’t worry. Even when things are undone and seem chaotic, I am with you. I will lead you in the path of righteousness, and establish you on the road to destiny. When the world around you is inconsistent and unreliable, I am your place of stability . I will not leave you nor forsake you. I will remain faithful and perform My word, says the Lord.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/22/11:
Practice discernment and exercise your faith. Your awareness is like a muscle that can be developed with use. Don’t be afraid to activate your spiritual acuity in everyday situations and circumstances. This is a season when you can operate in spiritual gifts at a higher level than you ever thought possible. Prepare yourself by faith to hear My voice, to see visions, to dream dreams, and to have a heightened sense of your atmosphere and environment. Set yourself to receive all that I have made available to you, says the Lord. I am with you.
Acts 2:17-19a “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/21/11:
I see your heart of perseverance even though you have not seen the manifest reward in some things. But, I say to you, I am your Great Reward in all things. I honor your endurance and unwillingness to give up. I have not raised up a company of quitters. The company that I have established is one that is encouraged and strengthened regardless of what is seen in the natural realm, says the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight”.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/20/11:
Move quickly through the responsibilities of this time, for you are transitioning into a new season and a different set of circumstances. Clean up and clear out things that are no longer significant or relevant to your spiritual growth and kingdom position. Deal with distractions that keep you from complete concentration on being yoked with me in kingdom work, says the Lord.
Matthew 11:30 “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 9/19/11:
Well, what are you waiting for, My people? Have I not spoken to you? Have I not come to you? Have you not felt the stirring and the moving in the Spirit of the living God? Do you not understand that these are unique times, that these are great times These times will bring forth the manifestation of My presence and My kingdom. Therefore, I say again, why do you wait? Rise up and take your position in the kingdom. Rise up with your faith and reach out to receive . Rise up and write your destiny upon the spiritual fabric of your existence. Come forth in this hour. Do not wait any longer. The glory of My kingdom is being poured out in a greater dimension than you have ever witnessed, says the Lord God Almighty.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/19/11:
Beloved, set your heart on expansion. I want to liberate you from the limitations of religious confinement. I would have you open your heart and mind to receive greater revelation of the kingdom. Release yourself from concepts that limit truth to worldly concerns and self-focus. It is My desire for you to begin to see the larger picture of My kingdom in terms of ultimate purpose and destiny, says the Lord. This will broaden your horizons.
1 Corinthians 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption”.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/16/11:
You, My people, will have to make a special effort to stay focused and not allow distractions to keep you from efficiency and effectiveness in the kingdom. There are any number of things that could take you off course or interrupt the flow of My Spirit in and through you. Your concentration on your relationship with Me is vital to your spiritual health, says the Lord. Rise above the issues of life and the cares of the world and trust Me to lead you in peace.
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life”.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/15/11:
In a vision I saw the priests of God carrying the Ark of the Covenant to the edge of the Jordan River as when the waters rolled back so that the Israelites could walk across. I realized that the people did not all cross at the exact same moment. There were those who were first to arrive on the other side of the river and the procession continued until they all crossed. In the same way we, the body of Christ, are not all in the same place in our walk with the Lord. We are all at different stages of growth and understanding.
And, the Lord said, “Some of you, My people, will move to a higher level in your spiritual warfare against the powers of darkness. Those who are ready will be more aware than ever of the works of the enemy. I will begin to give you the faith and strategy to wage a good warfare, overcome, and gain the victory over every attack. Be bold, and do not be afraid.”
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 — 9/14/11:
I want you, My people, to become first responders in the realm of the Spirit, so that your actions in response to the enemy’s attacks are immediate and effective. Be aware that the longer you wait to resist and bind the powers of darkness, the more damage can be done. Your spiritual actions are vital to your freedom, 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 — 9/13/11:
I will cause you to see and understand the limitations of your responsibilities with more clarity. This is so that you do not intrude or try to exercise your authority beyond the limits of your duty. It is My desire for you, My children, to assume your rightful place without causing confusion or overstepping your boundaries. You will have opportunities to determine those things that are yours to do and those things that are not. Walking in the Spirit will reveal your course of action in every situation, says the Lord. Be sensitive to My leading.
Joel 2:7 “They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another; every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 9/12/11:
Arise My children for it is time for you to rise and shine in the kingdom of the Father. It is time for you to be fully equipped. I have been teaching you, leading you, and guiding you. Now it is the time of application. It is time for you to apply that which you have learned. Begin to apply by faith My word to every circumstance. Learn to apply by faith the words that I give you so that they will become a light unto your path. Let your faith now arise and come higher. Begin to exercise that spiritual muscle that I have given to you. Learn to walk by faith and believe with a faith that is greater than you have ever exercised before. Your faith will come by hearing and by hearing the word of the Lord and your faith will work through the love of Jesus Christ. Allow faith to become the substance of the things that you hope for. Let is become the evidence of that which you cannot perceive or see. Allow it to become a witness to you that I am indeed with you and I will bring you through to victory as you walk with Me in this season of Glory, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/12/11:
Refuse to evaluate the details of your circumstances according to how you feel. I am doing a new thing, and that which you will be required to release is not a loss but is necessary and beneficial to you in the grand scheme of things. This is not a time of mourning, but a time of rejoicing at being established solidly on spiritual ground so that you will be able to progress rapidly from here, says the Lord. Lift up your head and set your heart on pilgrimage.
Luke 21:28 “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/9/11:
Watch for the signs in the natural that I will both reveal and confirm the changes in the spirit realm that are about to take place. These changes will position you for what is in store for you in the next leg of your journey. You are about to embark on an adventure that will take you higher and result in closer relationship to Me, says the Lord . It will be a ride that you will never forget; it will be both challenging and exhilarating. Get ready!
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 — 9/8/11:
You are nearing the end of an era, a period of time marked by a greater level of discernment and the ability to express what you discern with clarity. Even though that season is ending, you will not lose the spiritual acuity that you’ve gained. Instead, you will build on that foundation of precision and have opportunities to expand spiritually and apply that new level of discernment to every area of your existence. You will need to look deeply into the details of every situation without fear of recrimination. The more honest and accountable you are, the better able you will be to see and accept the truth. The keys to discovery are flexibility and transparency, says the Lord.
John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/7/11:
I am stirring up your sense of adventure and expectation for that which is yet to be discovered in the realm of the Spirit. Don’t waste this opportunity to position yourself to see, understand, and move in the fresh anointing that is being made available to you. Let this stirring have it’s way with your spirit to awaken and prepare you to come up higher and to exercise your faith to receive all that I have for you, says the Lord.
Isaiah 42:13 “The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/6/11:
Be aware that stagnation is a weapon formed against you. Rise up in absolute resistance to defeat this attack. Stir yourself up to greater freedom in the Spirit. This is time of a new order of things, and you must make yourself ready to receive the new wine of revelation for the days ahead. Make yourself a new wineskin through your flexibility to move with the flow of My Spirit and your willingness to receive this great refreshment, says the Lord.
Mark 2:22 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 9/5/11:
Arise, My people, and come forth from the darkness. For, indeed these last days are evil days and darkness prevails throughout the land. It is time for you to rise and shine for your light has come and Christ, the resurrected one, comes to you as the Light of the world. And, as He touches you and teaches you and leads you, you also become the light of this world. So, do not hide the light that you have, even in this present time, under a basket, but allow the resurrected One, the Holy One, to touch you and cause your light to shine brightly in these last days. For the light that shines through you in these last days will become a beacon to others. Others will find themselves coming out of the darkness and coming into the light-the light that shines upon you and through you. So do not discount yourself. Become that which has been written about you, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/5/11:
Beloved, I have called you to be My witnesses, says the Lord. Be aware, however, that it is hypocritical to only speak the truth without demonstrating the kingdom. The greatest witness is that of example, and it is more crucial than ever that you be an example of your faith in every detail. Let your behavior become a model that others can follow.
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/2/11:
Refuse to be offended or take what other people say as a personal attack against you. The enemy would have you respond in ways that will open the door to a greater assault. Forgive quickly and move on. Don’t dwell on the things that have gone wrong, but rather take the time to be thankful. It is of vital importance that you keep your focus on things that really matter, says the Lord.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 9/1/11:
My people, be alert to instructions that I will bring that will position you for a change in spiritual seasons. I will soon bring an announcement through the voices of My prophets. But, you also must be aware that as certainly as I speak to you through the prophets, the devil will speak a counterfeit word through false prophets. You must test the spirits and discern truth from error. My word will bear witness to your spirit, says the Lord. Gullibility comes through trusting people too much. Trust only Me.
Romans 9:1 “I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit.”
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