Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – January 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 — 1/31/14:
I am releasing you to evolve in many ways, says the Lord.  Much of what you have done in the past will undergo an evolution in creativity as you begin to change and develop new ideas, new ways of doing things, and better ways of dealing with problems.  I will give you revelation and wisdom in taking this next step, so there is no need to be afraid.  Just trust Me to lead you to a more complete understanding of how to make the most of your physical, mental and emotional resources.
Isaiah 55:9   For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/30/14:
I know the difficulties that you’ve encountered and the brokenness that followed, and I want you to stand on the solid foundation of My word by faith.  Nothing is impossible for Me.  I will heal what was broken and bring complete restoration.  I will settle and establish you in a place of peace and safety.  I will bring you up out of affliction and set you on high, says the Lord.
Psalms 91:14   “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/29/14:
Beloved, I want you to be aware that you will encounter situations that require extraordinary patience to get through. You can’t force anything, but you can trust Me to give you wisdom as perfect order is being established. Open your mind and heart to learn things that you would otherwise not have opportunity to understand. Never doubt that I am with you and that I am directing your steps, says the Lord.
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/28/14:
Set your heart, your faith, and your will to receive all that I have promised. All that I have made available through the plan of redemption is yours to have for yourself. But, you must settle that issue in your own heart and to know that My love and blessings are not just for a chosen few, but for all who believe, says the Lord.
Acts 10:34-35 “Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 1/27/14:
Listen to Me.  I know what you have been through.  I know the harshness of the past season that you have had to endure.  I know the reality of that, but please understand that it was for your benefit; the benefit of strength; the benefit of your trust in Me.  Those things that you have endured and gone through have made you stronger if you believe they have.  And, as you come out into a new season you will find the strength that I have given to you will become a reality.  It stretched you and caused you to walk with greater dignity, greater revelation, greater focus than ever before.  This new reality will benefit you in the season that is now unfolding before you.  So leave those things in My hand.  The things you endured will now become your ornaments — they tell the world, tell the enemy, you have been through something, and you have come out victoriously on this side of it.  This day, see yourself as victorious, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/27/14:  
Enhance the quality of your life by adding more spiritual content.  I have not called you to be paupers in My kingdom, but to feed sumptuously on My Word and to walk on the path that leads to abundant life.   Many of My people, however, live like there is not enough to go around.  Continually seek My face, and let My Word and My purposes abound in, around, and through you, says the Lord.
John 10:10   “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/24/14:
You are in a season of preservation.  It is absolutely essential that you protect life of the Spirit so that it is not damaged or destroyed.  Nearly everything in your environment is working against your ability to thrive.  You must fight against everything that robs you of life and purpose in My kingdom, says the Lord.  I will do a deep and abiding work as you use the authority I have established to overcome the forces arrayed against you.  Refuse to allow anything to undermine spiritual reality.
Romans 8:2  “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/23/14:
This is no time to get bogged down. Take life as it comes and deal with the issues that present themselves. This will require diligence and effort, but will also bring a sense of purpose and freedom. Procrastination is your enemy, so do what you can to stay on top of the things that require your attention. Otherwise, you will dig a hole for yourself that could be difficult to get out of. You will do well to flow with the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.
Proverbs 12:24 “The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/22/14:
Stay present with Me, says the Lord. I will give direction and wisdom so that you can stay on course. Watch for the lies of the enemy that cause you to lose confidence or feel aimless. Put your confidence in My will and My ability to give you the power and authority to do all that I have called you to accomplish. Be strong and resolute.
John 5:30 “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment 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 — 1/21/14:
I see My sheep scattered and unable to focus.  Too many things to consider and circumstances to deal with will spread you too thin and wear you out.  Gather yourself up, prioritize, and get focused on what really matters.  Guard your personal boundaries so that other people don’t exploit or take advantage of your time or energy.  But you will also have to separate the legitimate draw on your resources from the frivolous and unnecessary, says the Lord.  Set a watch.
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 BILL BURNS — 1/21/14:
Fight the good fight, and you shall surely win.  For, this is your season of victory.  All of the things that you have looked at and established as weapons that are formed against you will not prosper.  This is the day of deliverance.  This is the day of the habitation of My Spirit, Who has risen up within you as a warrior going into combat for you.  Now, you go with Him.  Go!  Run the race.  Fight the good fight.  Press forward into a place of victory, for it is your destiny, says the Lord.


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/20/14:
Get ready to break out of the confines of the past.  It is time to expand beyond old boundaries and borders, says the Lord.  You will find that places of old resistance will disappear like the morning fog, and opportunities will present themselves for growth in many areas of your life.  Prepare your heart by adjusting your faith to take advantage of all that I provide.
Isaiah 54:2  “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/17/14:
Find yourself in Me, says the Lord. I speak to many of you who seem to have lost your true spiritual identity. You have been assaulted by too many distractions from the world and too much external noise. You must quiet your soul, re-establish eternal focus, and rediscover who you really are. Come to Me in the secret place of the Spirit. Find strength and the peace that goes beyond your natural understanding. Come!
Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/16/14:
Let the cleansing power of My Spirit wash away the defilement of past regrets and disappointments.  Declare this day to be a new beginning with renewed hope and faith that I am the strength of your salvation.  I take great delight in leading you on the path of righteousness and great reward, says the Lord.  But, you must let go of everything that hinders your forward progression.
Proverbs 2:20  “So you may walk in the way of goodness, and keep to the paths of righteousness.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/15/14:
Refuse to allow discouragement to undermine your sense of well-being and effective life experience.  Stay balanced by not giving your emotional reactions too much weight or attention.  In your evaluation, there are steps you can take to improve your current situation, but there are also things that are beyond your control.  Do what you can and trust Me with the rest, says the Lord.
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 — 1/14/14:
Beloved, do not limit yourself. You are able to do far more than you ever thought you could, but you must first believe that you can accomplish all that I have set before you. I would have you get at the root of every limitation, and isolate the foundation of the lie that has created unbelief. This is most certainly a work of the enemy against your soul to keep you from divine potential, says the Lord. Break out and break forth!
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 1/13/14:
Have you heard?  I will reveal things to you, My church, so that you can prosper.  I will reveal the things that I am going to do so you can come on that path with Me.  I will reveal the hidden mysteries and those treasures that have been hidden in darkness–things that help you grow.  Trust Me more than you ever have before so that you can go on this journey with Me, for I do not plan to go alone.  I am taking My chosen with Me on this great adventure.  Come and see.  Come and mount up.  Come and take the ride I have prepared.  Walk the path that I have designed for you, and see that which I will show you in the glory of this season.   It will forever change you, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/13/14:  
In a vision I saw a path in a forest.  Part of the path was lit by the sun shining through the tree branches, but most of it was shrouded in darkness and obscured as it meandered through dense vegetation.  And, I heard the Lord say:  This path represents where you are going both naturally and spiritually.  You will not be able to look very far ahead, but as you stay present with Me the path will be clear enough, and I will take you every step of the way in safety.  Trust Me to lead you with clarity.
Proverbs 3:6 “In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/10/14:
I have prepared an elevated place for you in the realm of the Spirit, but before you can move up, you have to recognize and deal with what is holding you back.  If you are willing, I will show you the proverbial elephant in the room–that thing that keeps you bound and unable to realize your potential.  Get ready for breakthrough, and do not be afraid, says the Lord.
Psalms 51:6   “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” 

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/9/14:  
Beloved, I am rearranging certain aspects of your life and existence for the purpose of causing you to be more effective naturally and spiritually. You can think of this process as ironing out the wrinkles or making rough places smoother. You might not like this process, but it will be of great advantage to you when it has been completed, says the Lord. Let me have My way, and stay in the flow of My Spirit.
Luke 3:5 “Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways smooth.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/8/14:  
Be quiet and stay calm.  Negative emotions will only take you off course and keep you from seeing things as they really are.  Refuse to allow chaos and confusion any place in you.  Allow peace to lead you in everything.  It is a very narrow path that will bring you to know righteousness and wisdom.  Stay firmly on that path, and let Me direct your steps, says the Lord.
Matthew 7:13  “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.” 

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/7/14:
In much the same way that you would position yourself and do the work to receive a promotion in the natural realm, it is My desire that you take your place spiritually and do all that is necessary to receive the greatest benefits of My kingdom, says the Lord.  This positioning will take thought and deliberate effort as well as strength of desire and purpose, but you will not regret it.
Jeremiah 29:13  “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” 


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS — 1/6/14:
2014 will be known to many as the Year of Prophetic Alignment.  In this season the Spirit of the Lord will align His people with His purposes.  This alignment will be brought by way of revelation of God’s purposes (plans) for individuals.  These revelations will come through dreams, visions, prophetic words, signs and wonders.  We must stand watch and listen so that the opportunities for alignment are not missed.  When the revelation of God’s purpose comes, you will be aligned, brought into spiritual positioning, to go through the door that is being opened to you.
(See entire article at:  2014—A Year of Prophetic Alignment by BILL BURNS )

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/6/14:
In much the same way that you would position yourself and do the work to receive a promotion in the natural realm, it is My desire that you take your place spiritually and do all that is necessary to receive the greatest benefits of My kingdom, says the Lord. This positioning will take thought and deliberate effort as well as strength of desire and purpose, but you will not regret it.
Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/5/14:
In a vision I saw a very large cloud in the west, on the horizon. The inside of the cloud was bright orange like fire. It began to rotate counter-clockwise and formed a sort of funnel that extended down to the ground, much like a tornado. Then, I saw the force of the movement pick up people from the earth, and the cloud seemed to swallow them up. I thought of this scripture:
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17  “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/3/14:
Achieve and maintain tranquility, beloved.  Even though the opportunity to be drawn into someone else’s chaos presents itself, you must stand your ground of peace.   Refuse to allow anything to disturb you.  Be level-headed and trust Me to give wisdom and to direct your steps in situations that take you off guard.  Keep looking up, says the Lord.
Isaiah 26:3   “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS — 1/2/14:
My grace that empowers you to fulfill desire and purpose is abundant.  But, you must access grace by faith and apply it to every circumstance.  Know in your heart that I have already provided every resource necessary for you to accomplish all that I have given you to do, both spiritually and naturally.  As you dedicate yourself entirely to My kingdom, I am with you to give direction, provision, and life, says the Lord.  
2 Corinthians 12:9  “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.'”  

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:  FOR 2014
This will be a make-it-or-break-it year. You have all the tools you need to make it, but if you get lazy or stubborn, you will be broken and humbled. You will not move forward one inch if you refuse to let go of the past and hang on to things that are no longer relevant to where you are now. You will be challenged to progress, but you will have to provide the initiative by faith. It’s up to you; your will is vitally connected to what you make of this season.
If you choose to move on, there will be plenty of grace to enable you in the process. The difficulties that you faced in the past have slowly chipped away at the foundation of your hope and faith. But, this can be a time of restoration and a time of rebuilding your faith and trust in Me, says the Lord. It all depends on where your focus is.
The old cycle has ended, and a new cycle is beginning. It will be like a clean and blank sheet of paper ready for you to write your destiny. Keeping your heart and soul in alignment with My purposes in righteousness will write a destiny of a close and intimate relationship with Me. But, you must keep yourself undefiled by the flesh and the world.
Maintain divine order, and stay in the flow of My Spirit if you want to discern spiritually. This is a time when your discernment can once again take a giant leap forward if you take the time to exercise it. Spiritual growth and clarity will become the order of the day as you seek My face continually.
I will unveil the places in you that have become religiously stale. In order to avoid the trap of external, powerless religious exercise, you must recognize your condition and move by faith to internal communion with Me in the Spirit. Growth is the sign of life, and stagnation is the sign of death. Be vital and live in Me, says the Lord. Come to Me, and let Me revitalize you.
2 Corinthians 3:16 “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – January 2014 — 1 Comment

  1. Every word was God speaking directly to me. Thank you Lord for bringing me back to my right mind. Thank you that you are leading and guiding me to do my best and for watching over me! No weapon formed against me will prosper. You are taking care of everything as I yield my mind and experiences to you in Jesus’ name…amen.