Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – April 2017

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  —  4/28/17:
Set yourself on the firm foundation of truth.  Focus on that which is good and righteous in order to be strengthened.  Every day you will have to choose between good and evil–spiritual strength and weakness.  Deliberately make wise choices.  Pay attention to the opportunities that present themselves to make positive decisions, says the LORD.
Deuteronomy 30:19   “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/27/17:
Settle down.  Take a break from thinking about things that worry you.  Look at life through the eyes of the Spirit to see the greatness of My Kingdom and your place in it.  Be kind to yourself.  Quiet your soul and seek to be refreshed and renewed before you take your next step forward in the journey that is before you, says the LORD.  I will never leave you.
Hebrews 13:5   “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.””

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/26/17:
Take advantage of every review of the past to remind yourself of the unbounded, limitless, and life-saving effects of the blood of Christ that was shed on Calvary for you.  It would be a colossal waste to spend this opportunity on regret and self-denigration.  This is a time when you can draw near to Me in genuine worship from the depth of your heart, says the Lord.  Be thankful.
2 Corinthians 4:15   “For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/25/17:
In navigating your spiritual life, you have been able to overcome many if not most of the obvious things that have hindered your growth in the spirit.  If you will stay connected to Me, I will show you the details and less understood aspects of your existence that keep you from thriving, says the LORD.  Deliberately access the realm of awareness and discernment to see and know that which has been hidden in obscurity.
Isaiah 29:18   “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS  —  4/24/17:
I am hovering over you, My people, to bring new hope, spiritual power and blessings.  I am giving you opportunities to go forth in supernatural power and joy.  I AM with you to help you accomplish all that I have set before you to do, says the LORD.  Identify yourself with Me, and rise up in faith to receive all that I have for you in these days and in this time.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/24/17:
You have come to a turning point and will have opportunities to make corrections in your life that will position you for greater productivity and victory.  Separate yourself from past disappointments and defeat.  Those days are past; bury them and get moving, says the LORD.<
Romans 5:5  “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/21/17:
Be steady as you establish yourself on a solid foundation of faith.  My Kingdom is sure.  My word is truth.  Your future is eternal.  Take setbacks in stride knowing that they are temporary.  I have a plan and purpose that is beyond what you understand at this time, and I will show you that what you are going through will usher you into My will and a higher level of spiritual growth, says the LORD.  Trust!
Psalms 119:27   “Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on Your wondrous works.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/20/17:
For those who face obstacles or fierce opposition in your efforts to accomplish your objectives, do not be intimidated or afraid.  Rise up in the face of adversity with faith in My ability to direct and protect you.  Practice walking and living in the Spirit.  Your most important goal is a vital relationship with Me, says the LORD.  With Me nothing is impossible.
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  —  4/19/17:
There are situations in your life that you have all but given up on.  But, I tell you that it is not time to quit.  You have an opportunity right here, right now, to strengthen your commitment and to go forth with new hope.  I AM with you not only to stabilize your current position, but to make it a springboard that will be the impetus for a new beginning and possibilities beyond your ability to imagine, says the LORD
Ephesians 3:20-21   “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/18/17:
Carefully consider your options for change.  Use discernment in finding help to achieve your goals.  Most of the people you encounter will be more concerned about what they can gain by helping you than caring about your interests.  Put your trust in Me to lead you in the way you should go. I will take you through obstacles that would subvert your efforts, says the LORD
Psalms 32:8   “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS  —  4/17/17:
This is a dynamic spiritual time.  So, I say arise and go forth with good expectations in these days regarding those things I will do on your behalf.  For the darkness of this world is invading our space and is coming to bear upon this planet.  But, you are children of the light.  You are those I have chosen to spread the glory of My presence and power in these days. Know that I have chosen you for this special time, and I will empower you according to My word, and bless you according to My ways.  Go forth in the power that I have provided.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/17/17:
Perseverance will be your optimum state of mind in the days ahead.  Don’t give up.  Stay the course.  Be mindful of your purpose even in the face of opposition, obstacles, difficulties, and discouragement.  Rise up in the face of adversity and overcome with persistence, says the LORD
Romans 8:25   “But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/14/17:
In a vision I saw myself looking down into a deep well, and I heard the LORD say, “Go deep. Many of you, My people, have skimmed the surface of what you consider to be relationship with Me.  You have become complacent and satisfied with the shallows of the familiar.  I want you to explore the depths.  I want you to grow spiritually and go beyond your comfort zone to know Me better.”
John 4:11-14  “The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/13/17:
Consider well the spiritual seeds that you plant at this time, for they will indeed produce an abundant harvest.  Refuse to sow unrighteous seeds of anger, bitterness and division because they will produce a harvest that you will not like.  What you do now will either bring great joy or sorrow.  Your choices will determine the outcome of your actions, says the LORD
Galatians 6:7   “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/12/17:
You must face your difficulties head on.  Trying to ignore or sidestep these issues will only make matters worse.  Do not be afraid.  Ask Me, and I will bring that which has remained in obscurity into clarity so that you can see exactly what you have been trying to avoid.  You cannot make adjustments until you are honest with yourself, says the LORD
Proverbs 3:25   “Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/11/17:
Deal with unresolved issues and settle disputes, for these are things that will hold you back and keep you from success in the days ahead.  Forgiveness is required on every level if you are to move unhindered into the destiny that I have prepared for you, says the LORD  Do nothing apart from the leading of My Spirit. Let love abound in your heart.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a   “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS  —  4/10/17
You are in a very special, supernatural season.  This is a time for you, My people, to grow spiritually into My image, says the LORD  Your supernatural abilities can be developed during this time.  For, I will walk with you, I will go with you, and I will lead you into the fullness of that which I have for you.  Do not be deterred by your lack and the failures of the past, but understand that you can take advantage of opportunities to move into the fullness of what I have designed for you.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/10/17
Step into this brand new day with confidence that the past has no power over you.  Begin again today as you look with fresh eyes at the possibilities before you.  Move forward by the leading of My Spirit with renewed faith.  Set yourself to walk and live in the Spirit.  And, allow the reality of the spiritual realm to become more significant and real than the temporal life on earth, says the LORD
2 Corinthians 4:18   “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  —  4/7/17:
Beloved, I will take you step by step, day by day to achieve what I have set before you.  Wisdom is yours for the asking when things get complicated or confusing. I know everything about you, and it is My will for you to overcome every obstacle and walk the road to victory, says the LORD  Do not be afraid.  Only trust Me to lead you through this maze.
2 Corinthians 2:14   “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/6/17:
Stay calm even when situations arise that tempt you to get flustered. It will be to your benefit to establish yourself in a place of peace.  The enemy is pushing your buttons to get you into fear, which will also provide an open door to further harass you.  This is a perfect time to practice walking and living in the Spirit, says the LORD
Mark 4:39   “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/5/17:
Stir yourself up and renew your faith.  Yes, there have been disappointments and setbacks, but those things can serve to strengthen your spiritual resolve.  It depends on whether you choose to be a victim or to rise up to be an overcomer.  You can allow your past difficulties to anchor you where you are.  Or, you can allow them to fuel the next phase of your destiny, says the LORD
Romans 5:1-5   “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our LORD Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/4/2017:
Look to the horizon. You cannot progress until you know where you are going.  Identify your destination and keep it in mind as you continue your journey.  Looking back will only serve to take you off course.  Set yourself to stay focused, and do not forget your ultimate goal and spiritual purpose, says the LORD
Psalms 84:5   “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS  —  4/3/17:
Watch for My light to break forth into your life.  And, if you receive My light, then your light will begin to shine in a fresh, new way.  The glory of the light that shines within you will awaken your spirit, and you will begin to overcome those things that have been established and set against you.  If you allow My Spirit to lead you, you will overcome the deeds of the flesh and the challenges of this life.  It is My purpose for you to excel in the power of My Kingdom.  Let this day be a day of new beginnings for you.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  4/3/17:
What’s done is done!  There is nothing you can change about what you have endured.  It is now time for you to rise up out of the dead ashes of the past and begin to move forward on the path that I have chosen for you, says the LORD  What you have learned will serve you well.
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.”

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – April 2017 — 2 Comments

  1. Praise The Lord !

    Beloved in Christ, A humble request also always add a prayer at the end, so that we could receive what the Lord is speaking in our lives.

    Shalom !
    Stay Blessed in Christ.
    Manivannan.K.S.
    Mumbai-India

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