SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–12/30/11:
I want you to be aware of a slight course correction as you enter the new year. You may experience some confusion or have a sense of losing spiritual equilibrium. This is because there has been a shift in the spirit realm that will require some adjustments. All you have to do is find Me again, says the Lord. Come into My presence and seek My face; then, you will realize that you just needed to focus more directly to be solid again. This shift will also require that you leave behind all that has been a source remorse and regret.
Exodus 15:13 “You in Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–12/29/11:
Beloved, I am making a distinction between things that are your responsibility and under your authority and those things that are not. Your experience can be on both sides of this issue–taking responsibility that is not yours to take or expecting someone else to take responsibility that is yours. I am bringing correction so that those lines of distinction can be drawn and issues can become clear to you and to others. Be sensitive, and let Me show you by example the difference, says the Lord.
Ephesians 6:5 “Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–12/28/11:
This is a time to re-evaluate. There are things that are best left behind and other things that should be restored. There are still other things that need more care and attention then you have previously given. Your circumstances will dictate what you need to take a look at and what requires your interest. This process might take some time, so don’t be hasty in your judgements or choices. Be moved by My Spirit, and your decisions will be sound, says the Lord.
Proverbs 21:5 “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:–12/27/2011
The choices you make at this juncture in your life will have far-reaching consequences. Now is the time to carefully consider your options and make decisions only after you have sought Me for wisdom. Making course corrections based on seduction will only bring leanness to your soul. Stay in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord, and let Me guide you in this season. Then, when you know what is right for you to do be concise and decisive without wavering.
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:–12/26/2011
I kept hearing in my spirit the words fine tuning. And, I heard the Lord say that this is a time to make adjustments in order to obtain optimum performance in the realm of the Spirit. He is going to hone our methods of prayer and warfare, like sharpening a blade on a stone. He is the chief cornerstone, His word is the sword of the Spirit, and He will prepare us for greater effectiveness and send us out to efficiently accomplish His will on the earth.
Isaiah 49:2 “And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand He has hidden me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver He has hidden me.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:–12/23/2011
You are entering a season when you will be able to gain new perspective and perhaps see a theme as the details begin to come together in a comprehensive overview. It would be a mistake to give the temporary details of your life more significance or power than they deserve. In the long run what really matters is your spiritual relationship with Me, says the Lord, and not the natural things that distract you from that which is really important. Maintain a positive outlook as you continue to progress in spiritual reality.
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:–12/22/2011
The enemy has risen up with a vengeance to destroy your faith and bring you down to the depths of despair. Don’t let the devil gain any ground in your heart. He will take advantage of your self-focus and will take you down in condemnation. You are not a victim of his schemes; you are designed and empowered to be victorious over all the work of evil against you. Rise up in your most holy faith, and stand your ground against these attacks by maintaining your position in My Spirit, says the Lord. Do not be afraid.
Colossians 2:13-15 “And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:–12/21/2011
Watch for the chance to speak the truth that will bring freedom. You will have opportunities to both speak truth to yourself in moments of weakness and temptation and to others who have yielded to the carnal nature on some level. Don’t sympathize with the condition and works of the flesh or become a victim of attacks from the evil one. Rise up in the liberty that comes from maintaining your position in the Spirit, says the Lord.
Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:–12/20/2011
Beloved, you must not be moved by anything but My Spirit. Be aware that there are forces around you that are waiting to move you away from truth, righteousness, and obedience to My Word. Temptations will be tantalizing, but you must test the spirits and discern. Consider the ultimate results of the changes and decisions that you are entertaining. Yield only to the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.
1 John 4:1a “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns:–12/19/2011
I say unto you, truly, truly, that this is the day of recovery, so rise up with hope renewed. Gain access into My goodness. For, surely I will restore that which has been stolen. The process of restoration has come as a part of My ministry. I have come to set My people free, and I continue in the process by restoring them from time to time when it is necessary. Receive today the power of restoration and let the spirit of the living God now invade your spiritual space; let it over take you; let it embrace you. Let the Spirit of God draw you close to the heart of Jesus. Regain this moment, the power of your first love; the power of His presence and your position in God’s kingdom. Regain your position of victory, says the Lord, for surely it is yours.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:–12/19/2011
To those who feel like energy is a rare commodity, the enemy has done his best to wear you out. But, I tell you that you cannot find your strength in the natural realm, it comes from having spiritual joy. Come into My presence and receive My joy, which is everlasting and does not depend on youth or natural vitality. Come, says the Lord.
Nehemiah 8:10 “Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our LORD. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.””
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burn:–12/16/2011
It is imperative that you walk in truth. I not only speak of always telling the truth, but of living the truth of My Word, and knowing the truth of every circumstance. Deception abounds, but you will only fall prey to the lies of the enemy if you are not firmly grounded in truth. Be on guard for seductions that lure you into all manner of fantasy. If something seems to be too good to be true, it usually is. Let Me lead you in righteousness and truth in all things, says the Lord.
Proverbs 3:3 “Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:– 12/15/2011
Maintain right standing with Me, says the Lord. The days are evil, and you must stay in the flow of the Spirit or the works of the flesh will take you into darkness. Now is the time to take your position as a watchman and keep a constant vigil so that the enemy cannot plunder what should be your place of refuge. Your place of safety is in Me, in truth, in righteousness and peace. Guard your heart.
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:– 12/14/2011
Turmoil and confusion rage around you, but you belong to Me and to My kingdom where you can abide in righteousness. Literally, you are in the world, but you are not of it . You are a citizen of the spiritual Jerusalem, the place of safety where peace abounds. Rise above the consortium of worldly systems and carnal thinking and truly establish yourself in the spiritual reality of My government and power of rule, says the Lord.
2 Peter 1:2-4 “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:– 12/13/2011
My beloved children, if you could see the extent of destruction that is set in motion when you speak against one another, you would learn to hold your tongue. However, this is not a matter of words but of the condition of your heart and your willingness to say things about someone else that you would not want spoken about yourself, says the Lord. You will be held accountable for every word that you speak, so be careful what you say.
Matthew 12:36 “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns:– 12/12/2011
I have chosen you for such a time as this to walk in the power of My presence and in victory. For, I have come to raise an army, a glorious army, the likes of which has never been before. For, they shall rise up and run in the power of the Most Holy to defeat the enemy. I am calling to you now. I am calling to you to be restored and to recover the gift of My love, joy and peace. Beloved, even as this year has passed by, there stands one before you, the summary and the power of which, at this point, is unknown and unbelievable. But, I call those things which are not as though they were, and you will be astounded at My work. You will be astounded at what I accomplish among My people. It is the day of opportunity and discovery, the day of receiving the blessing of the Lord Most Holy. Renew yourself this day, says the Lord; all things will be possible to him who believes.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:– 12/12/2011
Stay focused spiritually and refuse to allow the herd instinct of this season to push you into carnal tendencies. Expectations based on presumption or fantasy will only produce disappointment. Keep your emotions under the rule of the Spirit, says the Lord, and you will be able to resist temptations that will take you down the path of regret.
James 4:7 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you”.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:– 12/9/2011
Take advantage of these days of discovery, for I tell you truly that you are in a time when you can discover more about My kingdom and the truth of My word as well as about yourself. I will take off the blinders and open your eyes so that you can see more clearly and make decisions based on a broader view of life and circumstances. Use this time to expand rather than retreat; to go forward rather than pull back. Do not be afraid to explore unfamiliar territory, says the Lord.
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:– 12/8/2011
I kept hearing in my spirit, “Steady as she goes.” It is a navigational phrase that means the same thing as “stay the course”. Don’t change anything; keep doing what you’ve been doing. And, I heard the Lord say: In your recent course corrections refuse to get discouraged when you don’t see immediate advantage. You are on the right track. Just keep moving and obeying My voice and My leading. You will see that divine purpose is being accomplished.
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:– 12/7/2011
Make sure that the things that you hold dear are not of the world or of a temporary nature. Occasionally it is necessary to regain perspective and reorder your priorities. This is one of those times. Whatever seeds you sow will reap a harvest, and this is a time to invest your heart in My kingdom in order to reap a bountiful spiritual harvest, says the Lord.
Psalms 62:10 Do not trust in oppression, nor vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns:– 12/6/2011
Rise up, My people, and thus receive that which I am doing among you. Rise up and receive the power of the most Holy Spirit. Rise up into a heavenly place and no longer be bound to the earth . For, I have opened a door in the heavens. I have created a pathway for you to come. And, surely, if you walk upon this pathway you will be given entrance into the glory of My kingdom. You shall be allowed to walk in the valley of vision and the vision that I show you will forever change you. Rise to believe that you will be victorious in every situation and every circumstance. Arise and receive the power of this age, says the Lord God.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:– 12/6/2011
Rise up and receive the strength that is found in Me, says the Lord. I have indeed undergirded you; I am your refuge and your place of safety. Come to Me in faith and obtain all that you need. I am for you and not against you, and I will give you wisdom and direction in every circumstance. Be strong and of good courage.
Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!'”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns:– 12/5/2011
You have been taught My word, and My ways have been revealed to you by the spirit of truth. You have been equipped by the spirit of power as you have embraced the gifts of the Spirit and have believed that you can operate in these. And now you are entering a time of testing so that you can apply that which you have learned and that which you have received. In this season you can pass the tests that come by using the authority that you have been given. These tests will strengthen you and will teach you responsibility and integrity. They will equip you to be more than conquerors and enable you to be overcomers. This is an important season in which I am preparing My people to become a glorious church. It is a season in which you must live by My prophetic and written word. You must now learn to apply by faith My words to every test, and if you do so, you will have victory and reason for celebration. Present vision will be established as you embrace the challenges of this season. My people will not perish for a lack of vision in this season. Rejoice and be glad for the time of the victory and the Day of My power is at hand, 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:– 12/5/2011
To those of you who have fought the good fight, I tell you honestly that you have punched through hindrances and dispelled the darkness so that you are able to see with more clarity and walk in more freedom. The battle has been fierce and your adversary has been tough, but you have risen up in faith, stayed the course, and overcome. Rejoice in victory, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns:– 12/1/2011
You have been in a time of old things coming to an end. And, even though you cannot see ahead to know what is coming, you can trust Me to continue to shut the doors that need to be shut and to open the doors that need to be opened. Do not be afraid, for I am with you to bring you into divine purpose and destiny, and I will fill the void in your heart and any sense of emptiness that has resulted from changes that are taking place, says the Lord. Put your trust in Me.
Revelation 3:8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”
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