Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – September 2012

 

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/28/12:
You have been in a transitional phase for some time, but I tell you now that today marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.  You have had trials and tribulations, victories and defeat.  You have learned great lessons through your circumstances that will serve you well.  You’ve been shaken by change, dismayed at the results of poor decisions, and at times have felt at a loss for direction.  It is time to leave the past behind and step into a new day in which I will pour out wisdom.  I will direct your steps.  I will strengthen you and give you new hope, says the Lord.
Hebrews 12:27  “Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.”

 

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/27/12:
Release your worries and concerns to Me, says the Lord.  I speak of the things that nag at you and drag you down into carnal thinking.  I would have you soar in the Spirit, to find freedom and joy from that which is a constant annoyance to your well-being.  Make a deliberate choice to let go and trust Me, for I am assuredly with you to help you overcome every setback.
Hebrews 12:1   “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/26/12:
You might think that when you talk about others in a poor light that you are just sharing your thoughts and feelings.  But, this is nothing more than idle chatter and gossip that will open a door for you to be cursed instead of blessed, for the curses that are sent out by the words of your mouth will only come back to yourself.  It is true that you will be held accountable for every idle word you speak (Matthew 12:36).  You are entering a new season that will bring you closer to Me, but this one thing needs to be done away with by making better choices.  You will be glad you chose to watch the words of your mouth.
Psalms 19:14   “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/25/12:
Prepare for a growth spurt as you, My beloved, take another leap forward in spiritual maturity.  I have led you daily, as if holding your hand, by giving you instructions on how to navigate your life and circumstances.  And, many of you have followed My word and made corrections that cause you to grow up.  In you I am well pleased.  You are in a time of moving forward quickly as you accept and apply My message of truth and wisdom, says the Lord.
Ephesians 4:11-15 ”  And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 9/24/12:
Come now, My people, and enter into your chambers.  Come now, and hide yourself until the indignation of this season passes by.  Hide yourself in a position of righteousness.  Hide yourself in a position of safety.  Hide yourself under My outstretched wings for surely I shall cover you in this dispensation of judgment.  I have provided a safe place for you.  My house and My habitation for you will be secure in these days.  I call you now to come forth and make your home in a place that you can call spiritual Goshen, a place of protection, a place that I rule over and guard.  So, I say now, come into this place.  It is a glorious place.  It is a place of My presence.  It is a place where My world prevails.  It is a place of blessing and it is a place of favor for My people, says the Most Holy Lord God Almighty.  Be free!  Be at liberty!

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/24/12:
Many of you, My people, do not walk in the power of My Spirit, which I have made available to you, says the Lord.  This is either because you have not asked for the baptism of the Holy Spirit,  or because you have put Him out in order to live according to the dictates of the flesh.  I would have you consider that times and circumstances require your obedience to stay in the flow of My Spirit, and it is time for your to live, move and have your being in Him.
Luke 11:13  “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/21/12:
I need you to be quiet and learn to focus, says the Lord.  Stress comes from a wandering mind and being too scattered.  Take the time necessary to deal with or dismiss thoughts that are unproductive and that take you away from your obedience to Me.  It is time to clean up your thought process and at the same time clean up your spiritual atmosphere in order to gain greater clarity of purpose.  You will be delighted with the results.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6  “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/20/12:
Discouragement is a killer!  Beloved, everything touched by discouragement dies, and I speak of not only your health, finances, and relationships.  But, I speak of the responsibilities of your kingdom position and faith.  Refuse to allow negativity to keep you from the benefits of kingdom living.  Rise up
Psalms 42:5   “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/19/12:
Hear and receive My word to you.  Position yourself to accept correction so that you can prosper in My kingdom.  Be done with doing what satisfies your own desires, and dedicate your time and resources to My purposes, says the Lord.  Come out of My permissive will and step into My perfect and divine will, for the plans that I have for you require your faithfulness in what I have given you to do and be.  You cannot serve Me and continue to do your own thing to fulfill your own desires.  I run a tight ship; My kingdom is a well-organized and disciplined government that requires total submission.
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..”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 9/18/12:
In this season, says the Lord, I will astonish you.  For, I am about to demonstrate the power of My kingdom in your lives.  And, as you rise up and say, “Here I am, Lord, come to me”, indeed I shall visit you from on high and the manifestation of My gifts shall begin to unveil themselves in your life.  The results will be a quickened faith, a faith that brings you higher into the kingdom, a faith that compels you to live under My divine rule and challenges you to come boldly before My throne of grace.  Get ready for that which I am about to do.  Position yourself to step fully into this new season.  For, it shall be even as the trumpets have declared that the glory of My kingdom and the fire and the power of My Spirit will now come to you and come upon you.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/18/12:
The will of My people is being contended for, says the Lord.  The enemy has sent a strong delusion against the Body of Christ to make poor choices and to cause individuals to stand stubbornly by their decisions, right or wrong.  Standing by wrong decisions will weaken the resolve of My Church to yield to divine government.  But, I tell you the truth, I will have a glorious Church without spot or blemish.
Ephesians 5:25b-27  “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/17/12:
The Lord says:
“I am drawing a line of demarcation that will create a boundary of separation between the past and the present.  I will establish a line between righteousness and ungodliness or worldliness so that some of the things you used to do, say or think will not be tolerated and will now violate your conscience or stunt your spiritual growth.
I am calling you, My people, to come out of Mystery Babylon, that place of hypocritical religious exercise, and do not touch what is unclean.”

2 Corinthians 6:16-17  “And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.’  Therefore ‘Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.'”

“You will be called ‘Holiness to the Lord.’  This will be your name.”

Jeremiah 2:3   “Israel was holiness to the LORD, The firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him will offend; Disaster will come upon them,’ says the LORD.”

“I will strengthen you and cause your faith to grow.  This will happen as you see My supernatural work, which will be undeniable.  You will no longer speak lies of doubt and unbelief about what I will or will not do, nor will you bring reproach on My kingdom.
This is a time to advance and not retreat; to go forward and not fall back.  Rise up to your full potential and be a force to be reckoned with as I move with power through you to demonstrate My will.
There is a call going out across the land to awaken those who are asleep spiritually.  There are multitudes who have been lulled to sleep.  Many have been turning in your slumber without coming fully awake to your spiritual potential.”

Romans 13:11-12  “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.  The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Ephesians 5:14  “Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”

“Come forth out of the darkness of your soul.  The times require sensitivity to your spiritual atmosphere and environment.  No longer allow the enemy access or a place to rule in your circumstances.  Let Me establish you in light and truth in all things.
I am expanding your discernment to see and understand with greater clarity as you go to war against enemy forces.  You are a shining light in the midst of deep darkness.  As you seek greater spiritual insights, the mysteries of the kingdom will set your heart ablaze with excitement and wonder.”

Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”

“Your effectiveness in working out and expressing kingdom purpose in the past will pale in comparison to what you will do in the days ahead.  There will be an exponential increase in knowledge, wisdom and revelation as you move with more confidence to accomplish My objectives,” says the LORD.


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/123/12:
The recent disturbance in your life is nothing more than a hiccup in the overall scheme of things.  Do not give it more power than it deserves by obsessing over details.  You must realize that I am expanding your spiritual discernment, which will also manifest in your natural awareness.  Put your trust in Me for the long haul, for this is momentary light affliction, says the Lord.  Refuse to become distraught.
2 Corinthians 4:17  “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/13/12:
In a vision I saw someone shoot an arrow from a longbow.  The target was a long ways away, like perhaps the distance of the length of a football field.  I could see the arrow moving towards the target and then it dropped in elevation, but regained altitude and hit the bullseye.  The Lord showed me that the archer represented both the prophet and the person who has a long-term goal.  The arrow is the Word.  This is what He said:  “Even when it looks like you are going to fall short of the Word, or of your goal and intentions, there will be supernatural help to carry you to your destination.  Do not be afraid when it looks like you will not make it.  I am with you to bring My word and your work to completion.”
Philippians 1:6   “…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/12/12:
When your focus is narrowed so that you obsess over things that are not going your way or working the way you desire, you lose perspective and vision.  Refuse to concentrate on your worries and woes and do not allow you heart to be hardened to the point of being ungrateful.  You can choose to maintain a positive outlook, which will improve your disposition and mental health, says the Lord.  Do not despair.
Psalms 107:21   “Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/11/12:
Beloved, refuse to lament over what has already been done or become a victim of the past.  Nothing you do will change it or make it better, but you can let it go and launch yourself into this new day that is filled with possibilities and opportunities to know Me better and to understand My kingdom with greater clarity.  This is a day to forgive and be forgiven, says the Lord.  Draw near to Me!
Philippians 3:13-14   “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.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 9/10/12: The Lord says I am releasing strength and power in the anointing of this season that shall rest upon you.  And, when this anointing comes in its full measure you are going to be changed into the image of the Most Holy.   That oil will flow through you and ignite you and cause your spirit man to come to attention and come alive.  Then out of your innermost being will flow the rivers of living water that I have prepared at this time because it is My purpose and My good pleasure to water the garden of My people so that the seeds that have been sown will grow.   The water that I give at this time carries with it a measure of faith, faith that will bring forth the harvest, faith that will produce what the seed itself contains.  Be encouraged.  Rise up to take your inheritance, that which I have given to you.  Let your faith arise now to receive that which I am doing.  Be ready to be changed and ignited for this new season.  For, the trumpet shall blow in Zion and Zion shall arise to its position in the earth as a spiritual habitation and you shall dwell in the midst of My purposes, says the Lord God Almighty.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/10/12: You are in a time of transitioning into a new season, and the enemy is bringing a storm of confusion to get you to believe that you are going the wrong direction.  You need to stay cool, calm and collected.   Be quiet and do nothing apart from My leading, says the Lord.  I am releasing a particular anointing to rest and wait for the moving of My Spirit.
Hebrews 4:9-10  “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.  For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/7/12: What will your choose?  Gratitude or grumbling?  One will lead to strength and blessing and the other to weakness and cursing.  Beloved, I want you to understand the importance of your choices as you decide what you will think or speak, says the Lord.  I have already told you not to worry about anything or be afraid, but to pray with thanksgiving in your heart.  I answer your faith and gratitude with a mighty outpouring of My blessings. Proverbs 18:21  “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/6/12: Take the time necessary to relax and recover from the stress and pressure that you have experienced recently.  You will need to come into My presence softly, not coming to do business or to pray and intercede, but coming into My atmosphere where you can thrive spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.  Come and be refreshed, says the Lord. 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 — 9/5/12: You have entered a season of change where old things are ending before new doors will open.  These changes will take place on a variety of levels and will produce a sense of discomfort.  You might even experience some level of anxiety.  But, at the very least you will have that out-of-pocket feeling.  Do not overreact to your feelings.  This is a period of temporary adjustments along the way, for I am positioning you for greater liberty of body, soul and spirit, says the Lord.  Don’t be afraid. 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.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 9/4/12: This is a new day.  I come to bring hope to you.  I am giving you gifts of glory and gifts that will reveal the presence of My power and the ongoing purpose that I will work within you.  That work that I have begun in you I shall bring to its completion.  No longer entertain the lies of the devil for I am for you and I am the Spirit of truth.   I will give you revelation that is birthed out of the truth of My heart–the truth that shall set you free.  I will carry you into the fullness of that which I am doing in this season, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/4/12: Quiet your soul and watch for the moving of My Spirit within you.  I am going to reveal places that need renovation so that you can live spiritually with greater purity of heart.  I will show you areas where your mindset has kept you in religious bondage and kept you from the freedom that comes with walking in the Spirit and fullness of My purposes for you, says the Lord.  I will open your eyes to see with great clarity, and you will be glad. 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”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 9/3/12:  Many of My people have been discouraged because they have not arrived at the place of understanding and power that they thought they would.  But, the Lord says today, do not allow discouragement to hinder you any longer, but rise up in a new faith.  For, indeed it is a new season and a new day.  And, My mercy and goodness are renewed and will come upon you in a fresh way.  Allow My Spirit, to wash away the disappointment, the discouragement, and the disheartenment.  Allow My Spirit to come upon you even as the dove and allow Him to renew you, encourage you and to deliver you from the powers of darkness.  I say this to cause you to cooperate with Me in this process.  For, I cannot do it alone; I must have your obedience to the Word, says the Lord. Hosea 6:1-3  “Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.  After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.  Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 9/3/12:   I am establishing you in a place of peace and strength.  You are entering a phase of stability in faith if you will receive it and come into a quiet place of trust and determination to receive all that you need, says the Lord.  Set your heart’s desire to seek after Me as your first priority.  The days are full of wickedness, but those who are righteous–clean by the blood of the Lamb–will rejoice. Psalms 42:1  “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God”.

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