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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — October 30, 2009:

The stress caused by the issues of life have the potential to create stress in your physical body. Now is the time to deal with the issues and to tie up loose ends that keep you from maintaining peace emotionally, mentally and physically. Do not delay in taking care of these matters; procrastination is your enemy. Be diligent to methodically and consistently keep moving towards freedom and tranquility, says the Lord.

Job 27:21 Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.

One may have awakened around midnight again.  One may have spent time writing down the events in one’s life.  One may have dozed back off to sleep.

The alarm went off at 3:00 AM.  One reset if for 3:20 AM.  At the sound of the alarm one laid there for just a few minutes more.  Finally, one may have gotten up and logged onto one’s computer.  The screen may have been locked.  One’s mouse was not responding to the clicks, yet the pointer would move around on the screen.

One could not believe this was happening. One prayed a quick prayer for help.  One needed to read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin before one’s prayer time.

One may have rebooted the computer.  At first the mouse was quirky, still not responding to the clicks.  The mouse finally responded, one logged in and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.

It may have been 3:30 AM when one entered the bathroom.  One started cleaning and praising at the same time.  One thanked the Lord and confessed one’s sins.

Confessing one’s sins took all of one’s time to the point that one had to finish up quickly, before 4:30 AM.

At 4:30 AM, one logged onto the site where one may pray for prayer requests.  Everything went smoothly.  Thank you Jesus!

One’s stomach may be upset and hurt from time to time.  One may believe one picked up whatever one’s grandson had.  One may not have a fever or any other symptoms.  Thank you Jesus.

One made a decision about the apostle who one felt compelled to pray for.  The desire to contact the individual became very strong, yesterday.  Just as one was about to contact the individual, one pulled back.  One began to read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletins, starting from the most recent first, looking for help from the Lord.

The message from 10/28/09 spoke to one:

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 felt obligated to share what one had experienced with the apostle.  Thoughts came to one’s mind about the possible consequences if one did not say anything.  One felt fear.  One’s mind may have been under attack.  Satan is a liar and the accusations just would not stop.  These may be the very things the Lord warned about.  One let go of this issue completely and gave it to Jesus.