Bound By Religious Exercise!

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — October 28, 2009:

Be aware and watch for the enemy’s devices that will saddle you with imposition as he pressures you to act out of a sense of obligation instead of being moved by My Spirit. Just as you, My people, are learning to move in the unbridled liberty of the Spirit, the devil will do his utmost to keep you bound by religious exercise. Recognize it and refuse to be brought into bondage in any way, says the Lord. Obligation has its roots in a spirit of fear. The fear of rejection results in being a people-pleaser.

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.

One may have awakened around midnight, tweaked one’s blog design and visited other sites as well.

One’s grandson may have been sick since Sunday.  One may have given the child medicine with something to drink this morning.  The child complained that their tummy was hurting.  Just before 3:00 AM, one’s grandson threw up on the bathroom floor.

Note: The child has not had any medicine since throwing up, does not have a fever presently but has experienced an upset stomach briefly this morning and may be fine at this present time.  Thank you Jesus for answering one’s prayers!

When the child threw up, one decided to clean the whole entire bathroom.  One may have finished cleaning the bathroom close to 3:30 AM.  One quickly checked the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today, then returned to the bathroom for one special time with the Lord.

One started on time and was fired up with joy.  One’s right hand had been hurting to the point that one had to use one’s left had to open a bottle of soda.  One’s grandson had grabbed one’s hand  a few days ago and one may have said, “No, my hand hurts.” The child began to move one finger at time, starting with the pinky finger.  There was no pain.  The child moved on to the next two fingers, no pain.  When the child got to the index finger, the pain was excruciating.  The thumb and the rest of one’s hand may have been fine.  One thought about how this one finger caused one’s whole hand to hurt and compared it to the body of Christ, how the pain of one member causes other members in close proximity in the body to hurt.  Wow, thanks Jesus!

One sang with all one’s heart, waving one’s hands, especially the finger because the pain was gone.  It had been healed and one was free to worship with Jesus.

One confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord, prayed for the sick and spoke in tongues.

One noticed that while praying for the sick, one began to get sleepy.  At 4:12 AM, one began to pray in tongues.  One began to check the time and it may have seemed to be moving unbelievably slower than normal.  One checked the time again and again, only one minute had passed in most cases.

One began to get upset.  One was so tired and asked Jesus for help and wanted to know why was time moving so slowly, it may have become unbearable.

One decided to sing again; this may have brought one up to 4:25 AM.  One began to speak in tongues again; one waited and checked the time again, one minute had passed.  One just could not believe this.

The next time one checked the time, it my have been 4:28 AM.  The last two remaining minutes went by so quickly that one thought it to be weird.  One thought about how one could have missed one’s stop time at 4:30 AM if one had not checked the time.

At 4:30 AM, one logged onto the site to pray for prayer requests.  While praying, one became so sleepy that one could not stand it.  One kept trying to push forward.  One was quickly succumbing to one’s flesh to sleep.  One closed the webpage and left to go lie down.

As one was preparing to lie down, one felt one could not rest because one had not kept one’s word and commitment to this ministry and God.  One returned determined.

One may have logged on, only to get sleepy again.  One may have submitted the prayers that one prayed for and closed the webpage.  One left to go lie down.  One felt guilty, turned around and went back again.  One may have repeated this process at least two more times.  When one’s time was up, one left to go lie down.

While asleep, one had a weird dream that was demonic in nature.  One thought it was because of one’s disobedience in one’s prayer time and this gave Satan a foothold.  Please forgive me Lord Jesus for my disobedience, in Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

One may believe that today’s prophecy has come true at least once today.  One stayed steadfast and did not do what an individual may have said that one was obligated to do.

The individual questioned one’s decision and began to sow seeds of doubt by saying, “What if you are wrong?”  They may have even thrown in a scare tactic that would cause the faithless to fear.

One may have shared that Jesus is the great physician and that He is able to do more than the doctors.  One may have also shared that the Lord warned that pestilence may come near, but it shall not touch you.

One had already prayed for the situation and believed the report (the evidence) that God had moved on the person of concern’s behalf.  The individual began to attack one in other areas of one’s life that Jesus is in control of.  The individual wanted to know what one plans to do to change one’s circumstances.  One may have said, “When one gets to the end of the tunnel, then one can look back and see what Jesus was doing, right now one may be in the midst.”

Thank you Jesus for your love, help, wisdom and guidance, in Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.