Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin – January 2016

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  —  1/29/16:
I call you to take your proper position in My kingdom.  You cannot do this as long as you remain self-focused and interested in looking good and finding acceptance.  Your position has to do exclusively with having an honest and vital relationship with Me in the Spirit, says the Lord.  It is up to you to awaken yourself spiritually in order to become all that I have destined you to be.
John 3:6  “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/28/16:
You have come a very long way, but you must resist the enemy’s attempt to draw you back into old, irrelevant places.  More than ever you need to stay present with Me in the here and now.  This will be vital in your spiritual progression to the next level of growth and development in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Be strong and resolute. 
Revelation 12:10  “Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/27/16:
Feeling disconnected is part of the widening gap between My people and the people of the world.  You cannot walk in both places; you are either part of My kingdom or not.  Those who are righteous by the blood of Christ will become more aware of this disparity.  And, it is up to each one to stay on the path of light and life, says the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:12-14  “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.  But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.  But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/26/16:
Most of you, My people, are still transitioning into the spiritual and natural position that I have prepared for you.  Stay flexible and alert to the leading of My Spirit, for it will be as though I AM taking you by the hand so that you will not miss a step, says the Lord.  I AM with you.
Hebrews 13:5b   “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS  —  1/25/16:
Gird up the loins of your mind because as you think, as you think in your heart, so you are. You will become that which you are meditating on.  You will move into what I AM doing as you begin to believe and process the word that I reveal to you.  I will direct you and be with you in unity.  And, you will be empowered to gain the victory over all the powers of the enemy.  From this moment on begin to believe My word and you will excel in this season, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/25/16:
You are coming into a time that promises to be one of the most significant of your life.  It is imperative that you move through this time with precise discernment.  Make yourself available to Me, and be ready to go with the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  I will take you to spiritual heights that you could have only dreamed of until now.
Isaiah 41:18   “I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/22/16:
This is a new day, and if you will yield completely to Me, says the Lord, I will put everything right.  There are things that still require your attention and will be brought to the forefront so that you can see clearly how to proceed.  Trust Me with everything that concerns you.  I AM for you and with you.
Isaiah 40:4  “Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/21/16:
You are about to launch out on a brand new beginning, which will be filled with exploration and discovery.  You can move ahead when you have sufficiently left the past behind.  Refuse to allow anything to hold you back from this exciting and spiritual adventure.  Fear is your enemy, and faith is your friend, says the Lord.
Philippians 3:13   “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.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/20/16:
You have been presented with certain unexpected challenges, which have resulted in a setback.  However, this too shall pass.  You have not gotten off course, nor has your spiritual focus changed.  You will soon fall into a rhythm with a comfortable stride, says the Lord.  Just keep pressing through and refuse to get discouraged.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18    “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  —  1/19/16:
Your persistence in faith and your obedience in action will now begin to pay off.  Nothing is impossible to Me, and all things will be possible for you as you walk and live in My Spirit, says the Lord.  Be diligent to stay connected and to always seek My face. 
Philippians 4:13   “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS  —  1/18/16:
Many of My people are now entering the year of the full circle.  You are being brought back to the point of your spiritual beginning.  Your obedience and faithfulness has brought you back to the point of origin, the place of beginning and of being.  Your spiritual journey has now brought you full circle and into a place of becoming one with Me.  This process has qualified you to receive the rewards of your journey, and it will also allow you a new freedom from those things behind you.  You may now begin a new spiritual journey into this season of light.  Enjoy the journey.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/18/16:
The tests that you have endured in recent weeks have prepared you to be stronger than you thought you could be.  In all that you have overcome you will find greater clarity that ever.  This strength and clarity will serve you well in your spiritual progression.  Rejoice in your victory, says the Lord
Habakkuk 3:18  “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/15/16:
I will show you things that you need to recognize from your past–things that will reveal a need for correction.  But, you must not dwell on times of rejection and reproach, which could cause you to lose heart.  Rather, review your life’s difficulties objectively with an eye to make adjustments, says the Lord.  This is an opportunity for freedom and greater spiritual strength.
Revelation 3:19   “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/14/16:
Surround yourself with good things – good people, good spiritual environment, truth, and faith.  There are troubling situations around the world, and evil abounds, but you are not of the world.  You belong to Me and My kingdom where you can thrive in spite of worldly conditions.  Be strong in your convictions and dedication to all that is right and good, says the Lord.
John 17:14  “I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/13/16:
You are not alone.  When you do not know where to go from here or what to do next, all you have to do is ask.  Ask Me for wisdom and direction, says the Lord.  I AM not a God who cannot hear.  I see where you are and I know all things about you.  You cannot hide from Me.  Allow My intervention into your circumstances, and you will have no regrets.
James 4:2   “You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain.  You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.”

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/12/16:
Pay attention to the things that disrupt your peace.  You must quiet your thoughts and emotions in order to be restored.  Peace is the platform of the soul from which you can access My presence, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow chaos of any kind to interrupt your ability to stay calm.
Psalms 46:10   “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”


THE TRUMPET by BILL BURNS  —  1/11/16:
Mount up, says the Lord, and you shall go higher, no longer be earth bound, no longer be troubled by the circumstances that you are walking through.  Don’t be troubled by those things that come against you, for I have given you power over all the work of the enemy and over every circumstance that you will find yourself in.  So, be encouraged even in this moment that I AM with you.  I will never leave you or forsake you.  I will lead you, guide you, and anoint you so that you will have victory over all the work of the enemy.  

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/11/16:
The enemy will use control and manipulation to enforce his will and violate personal space.  You can either be a victim or perpetrator.  You must refuse the urge to control others.  And, do not allow others to manipulate you.  As you maintain personal freedom from fleshly impulse and demonic forces, you can be clear enough to follow My leading, says the Lord.
Mark 8:34  “When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, ‘Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.'”


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/8/16:
Establish and maintain good boundaries so that you are under My spiritual protection.  The enemy will do what it takes to exploit your time, energy and finances.  Set a watch, and refuse to allow deception and nonsense to invade your personal space, 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  —  1/7/16.
Issues will arise that require your objectivity before your discernment will be accurate.  Put aside your personal prejudice in every matter and see through eyes of the Spirit.  Only then will you find the truth.  When you are emotionally invested, you will only see yourself, says the Lord.
Hebrews 5:14   “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  —  1/6/16.
You will begin to enjoy the fruit of your obedience in following My instructions over the past few months.  The rewards will be subtle at first and then become more pronounced and finally will become a way of life.  Do not discount the power of sowing and reaping, says the Lord.  It is a spiritual law.
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  —  1/5/16.
I was in the Spirit and saw two mountains with a valley running between them.  Someone was standing on an outcropping, a high place overlooking the valley below.  Conditions were perfect for his own voice to be echoed back to himself.  He began to shout things to encourage himself.  He shouted conditions and attitudes that would create victory over his circumstances.  He shouted words of faith in God.  He shouted what he wanted to become, and strength came into his spirit, soul, and body.  The more he shouted, the more he believed, and the stronger he became.
1 Samuel 30:6b   “David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.”

See:  2016 – A Season of Light  by  Bill Burns  —  1/4/16.

See: Simplify and Fortify  by  Bill and Marsha Burns  —  1/1/16.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS  —  1/1/16.
The next phase of your spiritual progression is beginning to unfold.  Position yourself for the greatest benefit of the season by getting your priorities in order and developing righteous values.  Move away from self-absorption to consider and esteem one another. Be honest and righteous in every area of life – relationships, finances, goals and desires.  I AM the light that will guide you through the darkness that covers the earth, says the Lord.
John 3:21   “But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

 

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