SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/31/12:
In a vision I saw someone sanding a table until it was smooth, but when the job was done the table was no longer flat or level. The person went ahead and varnished it anyway. I asked the Lord to give me the meaning of the vision, and he showed me that the table represents social unity. Sanding it is the effort to smooth out a rough situation or a relationship. However, it is not level because dissension and insecurity still exist. The varnish indicates that the issue has not been dealt with honestly or with integrity, and the person is just putting up a front. And, the Lord says, you must forgive from your heart. Trying to fake it is hypocrisy and accomplishes nothing. Be genuine and deal with your relationship problems in humility and with sincerity.
Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns–01/30/12:
As you come to Me in this season, says the Lord, then I will bring forth the true manifestation of the nature of the Father that indwells you. I will bring you to a place of understanding that your citizenship in heaven has already been established. I will enlighten you with words that will carry you into My purposes and into the glory of the kingdom. I say come. Get up and rise up. Come forth into My kingdom and into the power of My anointing. Let My glory overshadow you. And, let there be a covering over the glory and let it remain upon you until the fullness of it’s effect is brought forth. Position yourselves, therefore, to be Mine and to be only Mine and to come with a heart that is wholly given, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/30/12:
Pay attention to what is happening in your immediate environment, and look beyond the natural to see the spiritual significance. In this way you will begin to understand the opportunities you have to make decisions that will elevate you in the Spirit. Watch and be amazed at the spiritual perspective that I will bring through natural means. However, your life is not bound to the things of the earth, but is heaven-bound, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 2:12 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/27/12:
There is a current shift in the realm of the spirit, and you are standing in a pivotal position between what has been and that which is to come. You will find yourself glancing back at past things for a moment before moving on. However, there will be a temptation to relive old rejections and places of isolation and loneliness. Refuse to allow these memories to cause you to get stuck in oppression or condemnation. The past has no power unless you remember so clearly that you put yourself in the same situation again. But, beloved, the purpose of looking back is to see how far you’ve come and how much you have overcome. Rejoice in this opportunity to take stock before taking the next step. You are an overcomer, says the Lord.
Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/26/12:
Your righteousness is a powerful force against darkness. It is in faith and righteousness that the Kingdom of God is established in you, around you, and through you. Don’t underestimate the victory that comes when you maintain right relationship with Me and those who belong to Me. Stay close and continue to seek My face, listen for My voice, and obey My leading, says the Lord. I am establishing purity and peace in those who truly belong to Me.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/25/12:
Come to Me, says the Lord. I am calling you to come higher spiritually where I can reveal things that will help you obtain and maintain victory in every aspect of your life and being. These are days when you will not only be able to access but exercise the power given you to overcome the flesh, the world, and the devil. You are My chosen and special, called out of all darkness into the light of everlasting life.
1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/24/12:
Enter the realm of the Spirit and ask what you will in faith. Do not hesitate or come with doubt or double-mindedness. Come expecting an answer, for I will surely hear and answer your requests according to My purposes, says the Lord. And, in your asking do not violate the free-will choices of others, for the ability to choose has been afforded to all and cannot be transgressed. Come to Me with purity of heart and exercise your childlike faith.
James 1:2-8 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 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–01/23/12:
Watch for the temptations that suck you back into an old spiritual condition, particularly that of fear or obsession. You will recognize it when it comes because you will feel restricted by it. Refuse to allow anything to cause you to retreat emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Maintain your liberty. The price has been paid for your freedom, 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–01/20/12:
Press through present chaos into the peace that is greater than your understanding. Quiet your soul and be done with the anxiety that comes with uncertainty. There is nothing uncertain or dubious about My kingdom. I would have you understand that even though the kingdom is a spiritual one and invisible to natural perception, the reality of it is unquestionable. Its foundation is firm–solid rock. When you are part of that kingdom you, like the chief cornerstone and the foundation of the apostles and prophets, are also solid rock in the realm of the spirit. Flesh has no power over rock, says the Lord.
Ephesians 2:20 “having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/19/12:
The wind of the Spirit is blowing to sweep away all defilement of flesh and spirit. This fresh wind will blow through your circumstances and issues to clean up, renew and revitalize every area of your life. Be done with religious exercise and spiritual stagnation and allow My wind to lift you up to see from a new and clear perspective. This is a time when you can experience exponential growth if you will only yield to the moving of My Spirit in this season, says the Lord.
2 Corinthians 7:1 “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/18/12:
Be reminded that I have given you authority and power over all the works of darkness. I have called you to rise up and defend your kingdom position against every attack of the enemy. Do not hesitate to do all that is necessary to bring destruction to the destroyer. I have opened the way for you to move to a more productive level of spiritual warfare and victory. Go forth by My Spirit to do battle, 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–01/17/12:
Beloved, I have made a way for you to come higher by way of spiritual progression. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you must let go of everything that has become an anchor and a hindrance. You must release all things that have become a source of agitation, irritation, or conflict in your soul. Hear My voice as I call to you. Allow My nature to be developed in you that will bear the fruit of My Spirit. Let your light shine in the darkness of difficult and disturbing circumstances, for I am with you, 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.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns–01/16/12:
Come and follow Me. Follow me, I say, for the path of the season has been prepared even before the foundations of the earth were laid. This path has been in existence and resting in eternity and now I lay it before you to be walked upon in this season. Walk with Me on this path and you will find victory. Walk with Me on this path and you will receive the blessings. Walk with Me on this path and the healing power of the Most High shall come upon you. I will be with you and walk with you. The Kingdom shall be established and your destiny will be revealed, says the Lord God.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/16/12:
Listen for the sound of the eagle’s cry, for it is time to take to the sky. I speak to those who move in the prophetic gifting as an eagle rises to the heights. Set yourself for an increased and profound anointing to bring My word to the Church. Position yourself by faith to come to a new spiritual level where you can see with clarity and hear with precision. Then, you will be able prophesy in purity. Come up here, says the Lord.
Revelation 4:1 “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.'”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/13/12:
Be yourself! Be who you are without considering things external. Be free in your heart where you are essentially connected to Me; not religiously, but in reality. To do this, you must stay in the present moment of spiritual truth and vitality. This is a place of abiding in faith and peace. Then, when that connection is interrupted, you can examine the cause and reposition yourself to maintain that spiritual flow, says the Lord. Refuse to allow fear, unbelief, worry or condemnation to break your connection. Relationship with Me is not a distant reality, but it is here and now.
John 15:4 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/12/12:
Refuse to allow presumption to cloud your discernment. You should never act, react, respond, or take your next step based on what you assume is truth. If you are uncertain about an issue or circumstance, take the time to investigate and discover the facts. Just because your conclusion seems reasonable does not make it true. And, presumption will plunge you into the darkness of deception, says the Lord. Stay in the light and truth, and maintain confidence in My word as you follow My precepts.
Psalms 19:13 “Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/11/12:
In a vision I saw the Spirit River, and I was reminded of its ever-increasing flow. We start out with what seems to be a trickle in comparison with what it will become. And, if we stay in the flow of His moving, our relationship with God will deepen and widen as we gain spiritual momentum, wisdom, and maturity. And, I hear the Lord calling us into greater depths as He reveals more and more of the mysteries of His kingdom. Ours is only to yield to the flow of His Spirit, trusting Him to establish us in His divine purpose and destiny.
Ezekiel 47:5 “Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/10/12:
You are in a time of recovering that which has been taken by the enemy. If you will be alert and be willing to follow My leading, I will restore all that is necessary for your spiritual well-being. However, there are still things that are better left alone, and I will give you the proper discernment to know the difference. Come to Me in faith with your request, says the Lord, and I will open what no man can shut, and I will shut what no man can open.
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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/09/12:
The enemy has launched an attack to blanket your spiritual environment with heaviness. The first sign of this intrusion will be a sense of oppression or even depression without a reason. Be on guard against gloomy feelings and be ready to rise up and fight your way through to victory over this onslaught. Re-establish yourself in the peace and joy atmosphere of My kingdom, says the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17 ” No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me, says the LORD.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/06/12:
Stay in the flow, and hindrances will go. The forces that have hindered your progress and kept you from fulfilling your intentions will be there only until you deliberately allow My Spirit to move you with the anointing of ease. Relax, and let this flow carry you forth without stress or strain. Be lifted up and moved by My power, says the Lord.
Psalms 27:6 “And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/05/12:
Do not be afraid! I am at work in your life to bring you to your appointed destiny. Even when you get off track, you can trust Me to bring you back. Set your heart to pursue Me, and set your will to never on purpose go back to the world. You did not choose Me; I chose you to establish My kingdom where you are on the earth. Establish My kingdom in your heart, in your relationships, where you live, where you work and where you worship. That is My will and purpose for you, says the Lord.
1 Peter 2:9 ” But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/04/12:
Many of you, My people, are feeling disoriented and off balance. The only way for you to get right and feel right is to spend time in My presence where you can get back in touch with spiritual reality. Refuse to allow your soul to take precedence over your solid spiritual foundation or to allow your temporary worldly conditions to supercede eternal truth. Come to Me and find peace, says the Lord.
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns–01/03/12:
I want you to join the revolution. Down with tired and worn out religious exercise. When I came to the earth I came with a sword. I came with a sword to bring a separation between the flesh and the spirit; between that which is alive and that which is dead. In like manner you must also start a spiritual revolution within yourself. Cut off dry and dead religious exercise that does not profit you. Sow to the Spirit and you will catch fire and you will become a flaming torch–a light of brightness that will light the path before you. The path of light will lead you into the glory of My presence. And, in the process of this I will reveal to you the hidden mysteries. I will show you more clearly than you have ever seen before the destiny that is yours. Indeed, I have already provided for you, but as it unfolds you will see My goodness. So, position yourself, and set yourself, so that you may gain all that I have purposed for you in this time, says the Lord God Almighty.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/03/12:
The battle has been fierce and the demands on your life have been great, even weighing you down at times. But, I want you to lift up your eyes. Look to the heights and remember that I am your help in times of trouble. I want you to take flight in the Spirit and rise above the things that have kept you earthbound. Put your complete hope and trust in Me, says the Lord. I will cause your heart to sing again.
Psalm 121:1-8 “I will lift up my eyes to the hills-From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–01/02/12:
The worldly concerns that have kept you in fear and bondage will now give way to the reality and substance of your faith to trust Me in all things. For, I will direct your steps and be your rear guard. I am with you to give wisdom and guidance in all things.
Rise up from the burden of despair that has rendered you hopeless and helpless . Be done with the darkness of disappointment. I say, arise to new heights of faith and hope. You are not alone; I am with you to bring you through to victory.
Set a watch for situations that have the potential for rejection, offense, and division. Yours is to be humble and to pursue the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Then, trust Me to mend what has been fractured and to bring restoration and wholeness. It is time for all flesh that causes division to be cut off.
I am releasing you from boredom and stagnation to be revitalized. Shake yourself awake, and no longer be under the spell of spiritual slumber. Then, you will sense a surge of new excitement and anticipation for what I will do in you and with you in the days ahead.
Position yourself for discovery. Stay steady. Keep your focus. Don’t be afraid to allow My Spirit to take you to greater heights and to reveal what has been hidden . Your new found sense of adventure will be delightful.
You are on the threshold of a new era in which you can begin again, says the Lord.
Isaiah 42:9 “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
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.'”
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