Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – April 2014

Small Straws in a Soft Wind” and “The Trumpet” are authored by
Marsha and Bill Burns of  Faith Tabernacle.
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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/30/14:
Embrace all that brings life and awakens you from spiritual slumber.  I have given you the grace to endure difficulties and uncertainty, but much of what has burdened you is coming to an end and will give way to a season that can bring great joy and peace.  However, you must let go of any grief that has prevailed or set a tone in your life. L et Me lift you up, 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.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/29/14:
Take time to reconnect with some of those that you have lost touch with. I will lead you by way of remembrance and give you a desire to communicate. You can now bridge the gap that has been created through time and circumstances. Don’t be afraid to let others know that you care about them, says the Lord.
Philippians 4:10  “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS  — 4/28/14:
I hear the Spirit of the Lord shouting, and He says, arise My people to the place of victory.  For, victory has been written on your behalf and the scriptures cannot be broken.  Go forth in this confidence, this willingness of spirit, that I bring to you and put upon you in such power that you know that you have the glory of victory.  I always, always lead you in to a place of triumph, and wherever you go you will diffuse My fragrance, and it will linger as a declaration against the enemy.  Enjoy this journey.  Fight the good fight of faith.  Win! 

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/28/14:  
I am releasing you into a fresh flow of inspiration and creativity.  Be sensitive to this divine download of innovation, which will infuse your life with new interest and excitement.  Now is a time when you can get out of your ruts and old ways of doing things and experience a sense of renovation in your spirit, soul, and body.  Be refreshed and renewed, says the Lord.
Job 29:20  “My glory is fresh within me, and my bow is renewed in my hand.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/25/14:
Take advantage of every opportunity to be particularly sensitive to My Spirit, to people and even to My creation and creatures. You can only do this if you get away from self-centeredness and see things from an objective point of view. Objectivity requires that you look at facts or the reality of any situation without emotional investment or selfish motivation. Let Me help you see as I do, says the Lord.
Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/24/14:
If you ask Me, I will give you viable solutions to difficult problems.  Come to Me, and quiet your mind and emotions so that you can receive inspiration, says the Lord.  I see, know and understand all things.  Nothing is too difficult for Me.  The only difficulty comes when you are in too much turmoil to hear My voice, or so set on your own course that you will not obey My leading.  You must trust Me to help you succeed.
Luke 18:27   “But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.””

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/23/14:
You are still in the process of bringing all things into order.  This is very similar to the necessity of a computer or equipment upgrade except that it is on a spiritual level.  This is no time to apply a patch to your circumstances; you need to access life in the Spirit in a new way, says the Lord.  The freshness that is available will require your letting go of things that no longer work for you before you can move into the light of truth and purity.
Psalm 24:3-4   “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD?  Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/22/14:
Beloved, you have now crossed the bridge of transition into the new season and entered through the door that opened to the path ahead of you.  However, you have encountered fog so that you cannot see more than one step ahead of you.  I tell you not to be afraid or allow the feeling of being unsettled to overtake you.  You are in a place of silence, but that will give way to a time of purification and of preparation for what is ahead, says the Lord.  
Zechariah 2:13  “Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 4/21/14:
Awaken! Awaken, My people.  Awaken so I can speak to you, so I can lead you, and so that I can provide for you.  Walk without fear or trepidation; with full confidence that I will go before you and make the crooked places straight. I will lead you in the way of righteousness. I will be with you in these the days of My glory as it is poured out upon My beloved people, which people you are.  Walk in the newness of life, and be refreshed and renewed.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/21/14:  
This is a time when you can make plans for the days ahead, but after you decide what you want to do, hold your plans loosely.  Hold them in your heart as with an open hand so that I can still have My way with you.  Be flexible, and allow Me to change the details or even your direction.  The facts are not all available to you at this time, but they will unfold with time, says the Lord.  You belong to Me; let Me direct your steps.
Psalms 32:8   “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/18/14:  
I have opened the door to My secret place so that you can come in and learn of Me. The season you have entered has a mysterious element, but if you come through that door, you will discover that which has been shrouded in mystery. You will have revelation that transcends your intellectual understanding, and you will be able to walk in the Spirit unhindered, says the Lord.
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 — 4/17/14:  
You may feel like you are flying blind at the moment, unable to see where you’re going.  Just wait for My direction before you take another step.  This is a new day and a new time when even what has been familiar will suddenly seem unfamiliar and strange.  This is definitely a time when you must walk by faith and not by sight, says the Lord.  Trust Me!

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/16/14
Now is a time when you can leave spiritual immaturity behind and grow up into the strong, unwavering, mature disciple that you were intended to be.  Embrace all that I have prepared for you in My kingdom, since before the foundations of the earth.  I have not only prepared the kingdom for you, but I have prepared you for the kingdom.  Let maturity take its perfect course, says the Lord.
Hebrews 5:12-14   “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.  For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.  But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/15/14:
As you continue on your spiritual journey, you must keep in mind that love is the primary thing.  Let your love for Me and for one another override every other emotional reaction and mental response to life and circumstances.  If you will do this first, obedience in all other areas will follow, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 13:13  “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 4/14/14:
I hear the Lord laughing, and He’s saying to His people, relax.  Enjoy these days.  Enjoy Me during these days.  Do not allow the atmosphere of the world to weigh you down and create fear.  For, I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.  You have the right to enjoy the journey.  So, throw your burdens and the things that trouble you onto Me, for My burden is light and easy to carry.  Trust Me to take care of the issues that you cannot take care of.   I am with you and for you.  Again, I say, enjoy the journey.  Stop taking yourself so seriously, and stop condemning yourself or allowing others to condemn you.  Understand that you belong to Me.  I know who you are, and I know your heart; I am for you.  This is a specific time of new beginnings with Me, says the Lord. 

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/14/14:
The preliminary work has been done, and the door is open.  All you have to do is take the next step.  Do what is directly in front of you to do.  This journey will be taken one step at a time, in which you will focus your entire being — body, soul, and spirit — on that which is immediate.  I will give you wisdom and direct your steps, says the Lord.  Have faith in Me.
Mark 11:22   So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/11/14:
Watch for opportunities in the course of your mundane and ordinary life to be extraordinary spiritually. The honor you bring to My kingdom will not necessarily be an outward show of your faithfulness, but will definitely be the inward condition of your heart that manifests in every thought, motive, attitude, and action. Make sure that righteousness rules, says the Lord.
Romans 1:17 “For in it [the Gospel of Christ] the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.””

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/10/14:
You are not only about to step into a new day, but a new order as well.  Adjustments will have to be made to accommodate your newness of life.  You will not be able to hang on to old mindsets and advance at the same time.  I will show you the things that must be released before you can be free, says the Lord.  Your part is obedience to do what I reveal to you.
1 John 1:5  “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/9/14:
Yield to the work of renewal that I am performing in you, says the Lord.  I am calling you to a higher place of strength and life.  Rise up to take your place so that the life of My Spirit may be made manifest in and through you.  Do not doubt this great work, but rather be part of My exhibition to the world of life, liberty, and righteousness.
Romans 6:4 ” Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/8/14:
Your encounters will reveal situations that would not only become distractions, but could cause you to feel disoriented.  You need to keep your feet planted firmly on what is true and good. Entertaining any fantasy at all will result in a long and unfruitful ride.  Stay present with Me, says the Lord, and look to Me for guidance.  Be alert!
1 Corinthians 7:35   “And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 4/7/14:
I keep hearing thunder in the heavenlies, and I hear the Lord declaring that victory is yours–by the power of His Spirit, which He is amplifying in this season. You will have the victory if you believe what God is speaking. The power of the most Holy Spirit, will come upon you to cause you to be more than a conqueror in this season. “Only believe, and do that which I have called you to do, and you will be amazed at the outcome”, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/7/14:
Evaluate where you are spiritually by looking to see where you have been and how far you have come.  And, establish awareness of where you are going.  It is necessary to keep pace with My purposes for you at this time.  These are days of defining moments that will carry you to divine destiny, 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 — 4/4/14:
Watch for prime opportunities to have a reality check.  Decisions you have made in the past will now come to a position of harvest, either good or bad.  It is time to rise to a new level of spiritual reality where you can be more effective in doing what is good for you and My kingdom, says the Lord.  Discernment will become clear when deception is removed.
Proverbs 15:21  “Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, but a man of understanding walks uprightly.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/3/14:
You can now make great inroads that will help in accessing what has heretofore been beyond your reach.  There are things that you needed to deal with before moving on.  You are at the very cusp of beginning a new phase of existence.  Enter it with clean hands and a pure heart, says the Lord.
Psalm 24:3-5  “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.  He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/2/14:
Pay attention, for I will reveal the things in you that need attention. This discovery can lead to a greater understanding of the internal work that must be done before you can move on with your life. The foundation has been laid for a deep cleansing in areas that have been hidden in darkness until now. Let faith mature and be strengthened by this process, says the Lord.
1 Peter 1:7  :that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 4/1/14:
I am leading the way so that you can follow Me on the perfect path that I have set before you. But, you must develop a surrendered heart so that you do not go your own way or from a vantage point of self-interest. You are Mine. You are not your own. I have purpose for your life that you have not yet realized. Let Me take you to your destiny, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – April 2014 — 2 Comments

  1. Pastor Bill you and First Lady are all ways on time, keep up the obedient call of God on your lifes. Chariots of Fire Ministries. Will come and visit your Church soon.