SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/30/12:
In a vision I saw a little desert beetle encircling a cactus; just going round and round making his path deeper and more established as he went. And the Lord said, when you find yourself in a desert where you are experiencing spiritual dryness, you must stop considering your own plight. The only avenue of extrication is to come to Me and trust Me to bring you to the place of life and refreshment. Only in Me will you find abundant life. Come!
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–3/29/12:
Beloved, refuse to listen to the useless chatter of the enemy when he tries to convince you that you are flawed or worthless. I have not and do not condemn you. You are My special treasure, chosen for My own purposes. Satan is against you because he is against Me, says the Lord, and these lies are weapons formed against you. Do not believe them.
Psalms 139:14 “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/28/12:
Look up, says the Lord. Again, I say, look up! You have been looking too close to yourself and your own concerns so that you have not discerned what I am doing. You must see and know what I’m doing as well as what the enemy’s plans are against you. This is a time when I will again bring you to new heights spiritually so that you can see and discern with greater clarity. I am also releasing an anointing that will increase your ingenuity, the power of your creative imagination. Position yourself to make the most of this next move.
Psalms 5:3 “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/27/12:
You are about to emerge from a place of dark seclusion. As much as you have tried to not be hidden or private, I have used this time to bring a much needed healing. That place of silence has been necessary to your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well-being. Prepare yourself, however, to be brought forth into the light of a higher place where you will be able to understand the revelation of your seclusion, says the Lord.
Isaiah 55:12 “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS–3/26/12:
It is the time of the latter and former rain. The first anointing and the last anointing of the season are to mix themselves together and come upon you as raindrops from the realm of My kingdom. As they come down upon you they shall invigorate, renew and supercharge you into a place of well being. Allow the rain to come. Ask for that rain for it is the time of it’s giving and allow it to wash from you the defilement of the world and the devil. Allow it to wash from you your discouragements and disappointments and take them down the river of no return. Allow Me to come on your behalf right now and to show you a new day and to reveal a new path into My ways.. Come, I say, and allow Me to do in you that work; the work of My presence and glory. Come and present yourselves to Me for the times of refreshing that come from My presence. I am about to release the power of a prophetic word that will shake My kingdom. I am about to release apostolic power in such dominion that the enemy will have no place in you, around you or upon you. This is your destiny, says the Lord God. That destiny has been written so blow the trumpet in Zion and assemble the people and call them forth into victory. Today is the day of victory.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3-26/12:
Narrow your focus, beloved. Refuse to allow your attention to be scattered in all directions. And, do not allow your focus to be on your trouble or current dilemma. This is a time to look squarely into My face, deliver your prayer with earnest faith, and trust Me to answer, says the Lord. Release yourself from all anxiety and worry.
John 6:20 “But He said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.'”
JURISDICTION by SHELLY MATHIS–3/23/12:
I had a vision of an officer of the law dressed in uniform and belted with weapons. He was standing in the center of his assigned jurisdiction.
Jurisdiction: The legal power or authority of doing justice in cases of complaint; the power of executing the laws and distributing justice. Power of governing or legislating. The power or right of exercising authority. The limit (boundaries) within which power may be exercised.
He knew the laws of the land and was appointed to execute them. He was trained to discern those who violated the law and empowered with authority to arrest and bring them to justice. Thus he was equipped with all the training and tools he needed to fulfill his commission; however, the officer seemed to be paralyzed or asleep on his feet while the criminals wreaked havoc about him.
I heard the Lord say, “You, My people, are like this officer. You possess jurisdiction – the power of governing – your body, soul, spirit, and all that lies within the realm of your responsibility. You know My Word and by it can discern between good and evil, truth and error. The Holy Spirit Himself dwells in you, and you are empowered with My authority. Your commission is to exercise it over every work of darkness that seeks to invade your jurisdiction.”
“And yet the enemy has convinced many of you that you do not have the ability to identify, arrest, and execute My judgement against him – and thus make him stop. This lie has emasculated your spiritual power and annihilated your threat against him.”
“I am awakening afresh those who have been paralyzed and calling you forth to remember your spiritual identity. Do whatever it takes to convince yourself of the reality of your delegated authority. Learn it, practice it, and exercise it to remove the enemy from your areas of responsibility. This personal revival will act as a trigger that will generate the breakthrough you have desired and needed to defeat the enemy’s attacks against you. That is your commission; do the work!”
Luke 9:1-2 “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
John 5:30 “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgement is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/12/12:
This is a time when you have to continue to press through stubborn difficulties. This is an opportunity to persevere and still stay strong in your faith. It may seem like breakthrough will never come, but I’m telling you that it will. Don’t give up. Continue to trust Me for the answer to your prayers. I see what you’re going through, and I hear you, says the Lord. Be strong and courageous.
Isaiah 59:1 “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/21/02:
Trust Me to lift you up when you’re down. Believe that I am vitally interested in your life, and I see those things which concern you. I am with you to help you get up and proceed on the path of life–eternal life and eternal joy. It is My will to establish you in peace and strength. Receive My help and rise up to a new level of confidence and faith that I will not leave you or forsake you. You are precious to Me, says the Lord. Be established in that truth.
Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/20/12:
Be on guard and remain fully and solidly positioned in My presence, says the Lord. For, the enemy has released an attack to get you off track and to scatter you to the wind. His strategy is to cause you to get emotionally invested in things you have no control over. Yours is not to try to control but to trust Me in those things. Refuse to allow the devil and his plans to get your off balance. Stand strong and resolute in My purposes. I am with you and for you.
Nahum 2:1 “He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.”
THE TRUMPET by BURNS–3/19/12:
The Lord says, take heart. You are not defeated. Whether you know it or not, victory will be yours in this season. For, it has already been determined in the council of the Holy One. The Ancient of Days has now risen up and the court has been seated. He has made a determination, a ruling, and a judgement in favor of the saints, that the kingdom belongs to them and the victory is also theirs.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/19/12:
Your plans, ideas, and religious ideals are about to be challenged. There are things you thought you knew or understood, but you will find out that some of your concepts were theoretical constructions. Now, you will get to see those thoughts come under the scrutiny of experience. When this process is complete, you will see and know the point of error and come to truth. In so doing, your spiritual and experiential foundation will be more solid, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:11 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–03/16/12:
Many of you, My children, are projecting out and trying to imagine what will happen in the days ahead. This is a waste of time and presumption, for you never know what tomorrow will bring or how things will play out. You know in part and prophesy in part. You cannot experience or live in the future, and the impatience that comes as a result will take you out of the spiritual flow. You must stay present with Me, says the Lord. I will give you wisdom and direct your steps as you trust in Me here and now.
Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/15/12:
Do all that is necessary to maintain peace in your environment. Subdue the flesh and bind the enemy. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. (James 3:16) The power of division, strife and contention is invading governments from the national level to the local level and even personally. Only you, My people, can maintain spiritual equilibrium in the midst of chaos. I give you My peace, says the Lord.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/14/12:
Beloved, the strength of your life and health is not only found in joy but in dealing with things as they come. Diligence is the operative word here. Quiet and steady perseverance will benefit you greatly and keep you moving forward. This is no time to get stuck in circumstances that seem to be overwhelming. When something seems to be beyond your ability to deal with, trust Me for the help that you need, says the Lord. I will give you direction, wisdom and strength in all things.
Psalm 120:1-2 “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.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/13/12:
It is important as you continue to come to maturity that you maintain a healthy spiritual atmosphere. I am referring to your own personal environment because you must establish the divine kingdom personally before it can extend beyond you to your family, church and work. My work through you will always be an overflow of your relationship with Me and your obedience to My word, says the Lord. It all begins with the first and great commandment and seeking the kingdom first.
Matthew 22:37-38 “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.””
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS–3/12/12:
My banner over you is victory. If you will look and if you will spiritually connect with Me you will see you are destined to victory. No matter what the odds, no matter how intense the war, no matter the level of correction that is necessary, no matter what it might be that you are going through at this time, understand that it is a time of war and the enemy is after you. Your enemy is chaos, and he will create those situations and those things that will be a deterrent to you. But, make the determination today to win because I am with you, always leading you in triumph, always bringing you through, and watching over you. You are not alone in this battle. I encourage you to continue to fight the good fight of faith. Rise up and declare your victory into the heavenlies. Write a decree of victory over your life. Arise and go forth into the battle. I will am with you, says the Lord.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/12/12:
You have been called to stand on the Rampart and watch. This rampart is a spiritual fortress, a place of safety where you can defend yourself against the onslaught of the enemy. And, I tell you truly that this is a time when you must set a watch from a high place in the Spirit where you can see and discern the battle. Then, you can fight from that place of strength and wisdom to gain the victory over every attack. Be strong and of good courage, says the Lord. Your battles will always reveal places of self-reliance and weakness.
Habakkuk 2:1 “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–03/9/12:
I speak to those places where you have been scattered to bring them into alignment. You have done your best to make all of the pieces fit, but you haven’t had all of the pieces you need. The things that have been missing will come to you and be put in order, says the Lord. What you need now is patience, wisdom, and direction. Keep your hope and faith alive.
Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/8/12:
Don’t settle for less than My best for you. Keep pushing for the mark of the high call in Christ. Complacency is a threat, and laziness is your enemy. I speak to you of your spiritual condition and the danger of just going along to get along. You live in dangerous times when the enemy of your soul will try to entice you to compromise your convictions. But, I am calling you to be led by My Spirit, says the Lord.
Philippians 3:12-14 “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/7/12:
Come to the truth of My Word in all things. Only in truth can your faith be established and exercised to overcome adversity. Beloved, I have given you precious promises of victory and the authority to succeed. It is of vital importance that you control your thoughts and emotions as you put your trust in Me, says the Lord. Refuse to allow fear to gain any ground in you.
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/6/12:
Watch for the enemy to undermine your confidence by speaking lies about your viability and worth. Refuse to internalize rejection, for it will assuredly bring condemnation and a sense of alienation. This attack is designed to cause spiritual paralysis and keep you from walking in the Spirit. Rise up and remind yourself of the truth, says the Lord. You are My beloved and of great value in My kingdom.
1 Peter 1:1-5 “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS–3/5/12:
Let faith arise in your soul. Let it rise to new heights. Now you examine it; examine the faith with which you are fighting the good fight. Examine the faith that allows you to prevail. And, as you examine it in these days, you will come to a greater position of faith. For, the faith that I have given you indeed was a measure, but you have nurtured it, you have examined it, you have carried it, you have walked with it, you have used it, and it now becomes your weapon. It becomes a weapon that causes you to prevail in times that are hard. It causes you to come forth with a shout of victory rather that with the wailing of the unvictorious. Come forth, not as a victim, but as a victor. Walk in the land that I have provided for you. Walk in the faith that I have given you and cause it to grow exceedingly in these days. It is a time in which the seeds of faith that are planted in your heart and are nurtured by the anointing will come and produce a harvest in your life, says the Lord God Most High.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS–3/5/12:
It is more important than ever to keep your composure. Continue to seek My face and maintain spiritual vitality. I am your hope and your very present help in times of trouble. Depend on Me to give you the wisdom you need that will bring you to the heart of every issue and give you direction for your next step. Be courageous and bold; do not be afraid, says the Lord, for I am with you.
Psalms 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–2/2/12
Set a post in a high place spiritually where you can see and discern every move of the enemy. You must keep yourself in a constant state of awareness and ready to fight against each attack as it comes. But, you must delineate people from demonic forces. Your battle is not against those around you, but against the devil. Your war is in the spirit and not in the natural realm. You will gain the victory through faith, says the Lord.
Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:–3/1/12
It is important that you keep your wits about you and stay calm in the midst of turmoil. If you will purpose to be at peace, the chaos that threatens to overtake you will be averted. Take each moment as it comes knowing that I have given you the wisdom and strength to deal successfully with all adversity. Be strong and calm, says the Lord.
Psalms 131:2 “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
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