Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – February 2012

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–/02/29/12:
Beloved, set a watch for the enemy’s seduction designed to get you into a vague or undefined sense of depression or melancholy.  The purpose for this attack is to paralyze you spiritually and keep you from the discernment you need to do productive warfare and to gain the victory.  The next spiritual shift is now taking place, and you will need to keep your emotions under control in order to be effective and to avoid frustration, says the Lord.
Isaiah 61:3  “To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–/02/28/12:
With just a little push, you can more easily access victory in your circumstances than at other times.   This is a time when your spiritual atmosphere is charged with favor and blessings.   Take advantage of this time to move forward to achieve your goals as you trust Me to bring you through.  Let go of all past failures that continue to undermine your confidence and boldness.  This is a new day, says the Lord.
Psalms 47:1  “Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!   Shout to God with the voice of triumph!”

THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS–02/27/12:
Rise up now, children, and enter into the time of fruitfulness.  Enter into this time with faithful hearts, with joy, worship and peace.  You will not only prevail, but you will prosper in the wholeness of your lives.  You will prosper in your bodies because divine health will become one with you.  You will prosper in freedom because the oppressor and his work against you will be broken.  You will prosper in your knowledge of kingdom ways, the ways I have prepared for you to walk in.  Arise with confidence and faith in this hour.  I will prevail on your behalf and in all that you set your hands to do, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–02/27/12:
Pay attention to the rhythm of life as you endeavor to move in the flow of My Spirit.  If you try to make things happen instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you, you will get out of the flow and become unfruitful.  Trust Me to put you in proper position to complete your assignments in the perfect order of your responsibilities and gifting, says the Lord.  Be bold; be strong, for 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:–02/24/12
Rejoice and be grateful for the challenges that prove that you still have what it takes to face difficulties and overcome.  It takes discipline and hard work, but you are well able to do what I have set before you, says the Lord.  This is a time when you can come face to face with fear and presumption and walk away knowing the truth.  Renew your confidence and trust, and be convinced that you can do all things through Me and My anointing.  Do not be afraid!
Mark 10:27   “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.’

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/23/12
Your well-being depends on your willingness to be led by My Spirit, so that when I say, “Go,” you go.  And, when I say “Come,” you come.  I am guiding you and directing your every step, but it’s up to you to be obedient to the spiritual flow.  You can quite easily exercise your will to do what you want to do apart from My leading, but it will be to your benefit to cooperate with the moving of the Spirit, says the Lord.
John 14:23 ”  Jesus answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.'”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/22/12
I am taking you to a new level of warfare if you desire it.  Your faith will be quickened so that there is no question about your authority to deal with forces of evil.  The only reason the powers of darkness do not go immediately when you cast them out is because you are wavering.  Understand that you have the authority of Christ–not diluted or watered down, but powerful and effective.  When your faith wavers so does your authority and effectiveness.  Be strong and resolute, says the Lord, and do the work.
Matthew 10:8  “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons.  Freely you have received, freely give.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/21/12
Be careful what you share with others.  Your words will either build up or tear down everyone who hears you.  Expressing your worry, discouragement, disappointment, and anger will result in defiling those around you, and you will be held accountable for every negative or idle word spoken.  (Matthew. 12:36)  Set a new standard for yourself to only speak as led by the Spirit, and refuse to backbite, gossip, criticize, judge, or tear people down.  I am calling you, My Church, to a new spiritual level that can only be attained through righteousness and integrity.  Don’t miss the opportunities to access these greater heights, says the Lord.
James 3:6  “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity.  The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles.”

THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS:–02/20/12
Listen, My people, and I will show you and will demonstrate the kingdom that I have in mind.  Come forth in faith.  Come forth full of excitement.  Come forth, and I shall bring you into the land of discovery.  In the process of time, you will indeed discover those things that have been hidden away from you for such a time as this.  The discovery of these revelations will set you free, for they will bring you higher than ever you have been before.  This time of discovery will lead to elevation, says the Lord God Most High.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS: –02/20/12
I speak to those of you who have put your lives on auto-pilot, thinking that you don’t have to do anything to stay on course.  But, I tell you truly that you need to do your part to stay connected spiritually.  You must continue to seek My face, listen for My voice, and obey My word.  The enemy of your soul will do his utmost to take you down a path that will be difficult to come back from.  Stir the coals that will bring back the flame of desire to have sweet communion with Me, says the Lord.
1 Peter 5:8   “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/17/12
Complacency is a weapon formed against you.  This is a time when you should be pressing through every hindrance to your relationship with Me, says the Lord. It is not a time to become self-satisfied or to justify spiritual laziness.  The enemy has laid a snare for those who have become over-confident and careless.  You live in troubled times, and it is vital that you establish the eternal kingdom in yourself and in your surroundings so that My light can shine in the darkness of the world.
Luke 11:33-36  “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.  The lamp of the body is the eye.  Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light.  But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.  Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.  If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/16/12
Yield to My work in you to bring you into order.  When you walk in the Spirit and live in the Spirit, you will come under the rule of divine order, which will produce a great spiritual harvest in your life.  Be aware, however, that worldly distractions and other interests will compete with life in the Spirit.  You will need to put your priorities in order and maintain kingdom perspective, or you will be drawn away from what is eternally important, says the Lord. Stay connected!
Galatians 5:25  “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/15/12
If you are sensitive to the spiritual environment, you will detect a shift that will bring breakthrough on various fronts.  Things that have seemed impossible to conquer will now become possible.  You, My people, are overcomers.  I have given you the ability to be creative and to find new solutions to old problems.  Let Me lead you into the realm of opportunity where you can develop in an exciting and interesting way, says the Lord.  Be bold and strong in faith.
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.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/14/12:
It is My desire, says the Lord, that My children stop beating themselves up over perceived shortcomings and failures.  More important than the outcome of any situation is that you do the best you can with what you have; that you turn to Me for wisdom, guidance and direction; that your heart belongs to Me.  I would have you put your trust completely in Me to fix the things you can’t.  Remember that everything ultimately works together for good.  You are precious to Me!
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”.

THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS:–02/13/12:
It is time for you to become new wine skins, for the old wine skins have become dry and hardened and will not be able to expand with the revelation of that which I am doing in this season.  So, let your wine skin be renewed by the oil of this moment and the oil that I am providing for you.  Let the oil of My touch and My glory soften and refresh you, anoint you, and hold you.  Let the oil of My glory come upon you.  Be renewed.  Be made into a new skin so that you may hold the glory of this season and so you may not only have a taste of it but that you shall become full of it; that you shall contain all that I am doing.  Let My glory come upon you and change you, says the Lord God.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/13/12:
As the prophesied shifts take place in the spirit realm, they will manifest in the natural realm as greater awareness and power over circumstances.  You can exercise your ability to overcome the conditions that currently exist, but you must do so through a strong and abiding faith.  The biggest deterrent to victory is repressed emotions that will suddenly emerge, but their appearance will show you exactly what has not been dealt with.  It is time to triumph over all that has kept you from complete liberty, 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:–02/10/12:
Watch for and take advantage of opportunities to defeat a haughty spirit.  These opportunities will come suddenly in various situations and circumstances, but you can quite easily gain the victory by clothing yourself with humility.  For indeed, I give grace to the humble, says the Lord.  I will empower you to defuse explosive situations by manifesting the fruit of the Spirit.  The haughty spirit is a weapon and even a stronghold formed against you, but the weapons I have given you are more subtle and powerful.
2 Corinthians 10:4  “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/09/12:
Beloved, I will give you eyes to see and ears to hear as I lead you forth in kingdom purpose.  Be aware, however, that the enemy will challenge your spiritual position and tempt you with doubt in order to keep you earthbound instead of walking in the Spirit.  Refuse to give in to any attacks that would cause you to feel unworthy of spiritual gifting.  Be strong and resolute in seeking Me for revelation.  Nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord.
Romans 2:11 “For there is no partiality with God.”

THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS:–02/08/12:
Rise up with a new hope in the freshness of My presence.  For, I am calling you up to the mountain top even as I called My servant, Moses.  And, there I will reveal My word and there I shall manifest My presence.  So come up to Zion.  Come up to your position, to the station that I have designed for you personally.  I shall open the book of remembrance and destiny, and they will bring revelation of your spiritual journey.  Come to the mountain of the Lord.  Come and walk among the stones that flash with fire and perceive in the valley of vision and come forth with eyes wide open and ears to hear, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/08/12:
Draw near; don’t delay . I want to reveal spiritual reality to you in ways that will change the very fabric of your being.  It is My desire that you walk in the power and authority that I have given you , which will result in absolute victory in every aspect of life.  You cannot access this revelation by looking from afar, nor will you get it second-hand through others. Don’t be afraid to come close to Me, and be ready to receive, says the Lord.
Isaiah 35:4-6  Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing.  For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.

THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS:–02/07/12:
Lift up your head all you gates so that the King of glory might come in.  For, when the King of glory comes in you shall be forever changed.  As He comes to you in this season the anointing of His presence shall rest upon you and inhabit the atmosphere of the places where you dwell and walk through.  So, I say, rise up.  Rise up into the glory of this day and into the presence of My kingdom, says the Lord.  Lift yourself above the mundane and the things that create doubt or oppress you.  Rise up into a position of new faith so that you no longer live by the measure of your own faith, but that you now live by the measure of the faith of the Son of God, who has given Himself for you and will always be with you.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/07/12:
Make the time to take stock, to check yourself, to see if you have caused an offense through slander, backbiting or through words spoken that have been less than kind.  I call you to position yourself in generosity of soul towards others and to esteem them highly.  There are things that need to be made right with those around you, and if you refuse to do so, separation from them and Me will result.  Now is the time to do what is right, says the Lord.
Proverbs 25:11  “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”

THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS:–02/06/12:
The gates of heaven are opening, and I am calling to you to go through the gates and receive all that is being opened to you.  Press in until you receive the anointing of this season.  Praise Me, and I will come to you and position you for victory and the blessings of this time.  All things are possible if you will only believe.  Come by faith into the fullness of what I am doing, says the Lord. Prepare the way into My kingdom.  Come and establish yourself at this time as citizens of My kingdom.  Come!
Isaiah 62:10  “Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway!  Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples!”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–02/06/12:
Come to Me in spirit to that place that is set apart from the world.  Come near to Me, says the Lord, where I will hide you and keep you safe.  This is the place where provision and favor originate.  It is an environment where you can thrive and grow exceedingly.  Come to this place of peace and rest where your faith and trust is undeniable.
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–02/03/12:
Encourage yourself, says the Lord.  Rise up and establish yourself in faith that I will bring you through every situation that has the potential of bringing you down in discouragement.  Ask, and I will give you wisdom and show you what must be done.  I will strengthen you in your weakest moment.  I am with you, and I will not forsake you.  Put your entire trust in Me to rescue you from even the most dire of situations and lift you up to new heights.  Do not be afraid!
2 Corinthians 12:9    “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–02/02/12:
The repositioning that I have spoken to you about is beginning to take place, says the Lord.  It is no longer something that is out somewhere in the distant future, but I tell you that you are even now starting to step over the threshold into the next phase of spiritual experience and opportunity.  Do not be afraid to be bold in embracing all that I have for you in this season.  For some, this will seem to you like it has been a long time in coming, but in reality you are just now situated or in the right position to receive.  Rejoice!
2 Thessalonians 2:16   “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns–02/01/12:
Beloved, I am showing you aspects of yourself that you have not considered until now, and I am revealing these things so that you can see yourself in the light of truth.  It is a transforming truth and a platform for spiritual insight and progression.  For indeed, I am providing opportunities for you to draw closer to Me and to understand My kingdom more fully.  That understanding will create a bond of unity that cannot be broken, and I speak of being one with Me and with those who are Mine, says the Lord.
Ephesians 4:1-4   “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling.”

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