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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Nov. 12, 2009:

You are now sensing and know in your spirit and soul that there has been a well-defined change from the past that has been in process over the past months. I already made you aware that I am doing a new thing in your life and the lives of My people, and you accepted that word by faith. But now, you can actually discern the change and see it with your eyes. Expect to have a short break or lull, but be aware that if you don’t understand what this is or why it is happening, you may feel disoriented. This is a time to draw close to Me, says the Lord, put your faith in Me and rest.

Romans 14:22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God.

One may not remember all one’s actions before one entered one’s prayer closet.  One may be sure that one read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin before 3:30 AM.  One may have begun cleaning the bathroom as soon as one entered it. One may remember starting on time with praise to the Lord by song.

One may have confessed one’s sins to the Lord.  One had got to the part where one may ask the Lord to forgive one for one’s judgment and judgmental thoughts of others.  One may have begun to ponder on this.  One wondered, “When is it okay to judge a man?  One thought, “All judgment belongs unto the Lord whose judgment is true.”  One may have asked the Lord, “What would be an example of righteous judgment judged by man?”

The Lord brought this biblical account to one’s mind:

    1 Corinthians 5
    1. It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
    2. And ye are puffed up , and have not rather mourned , that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
    3. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present , concerning him that hath so done this deed,
    4. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together , and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    5. To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
    6. Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
    7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
    8. Therefore let us keep the feast , not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
    9. I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
    10. Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
    11. But now I have written unto you not to keep company , if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat .
    12. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
    13. But them that are without God judgeth . Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

The Lord did not give one the words verbatim, but just the account of the story in a moment’s time.  One knew this biblical story and remembered it well.  One may have said, “Thank you Jesus!”

    Note: Just as one may be writing this testimony at this very moment, one may have decided to asked the Lord where to find this passage instead of searching for it.  One may have said, “Lord is it 1 Corinthians or 2 Corinthians?” 1 Corinthians chapter 5, came to one’s mind.  One may have said, “Lord if it’s 1 Corinthians, chapter 5 then I am going to scream.  If it is not, then it must be chapter 6 but I think it is chapter 5.  I’m not going to use my bible to look it up; I’m going to use Crosswalk.com.”  One may have put “1 Corinthians 5” in the bible search on Crosswalk so that the entire chapter could be retrieved.  When the query finished, there laid before one the exact chapter.  One screamed with excitement and shared what just happened with one’s daughter.  You’ve just read the text extracted from this query, above.  Thank you Lord Jesus for being so awesome!

One thanked the Lord after one had finished confessing.  One may have prayed for the sick and spoke in tongues very briefly.  One may have asked the Lord earlier during one’s prayer time, if it was okay for one to leave one’s prayer closet and get one’s Bible.  One stopped speaking in tongues and thought to seek the Lord through scripture in the Bible one had retrieved.

Evangelist Ericka D Jackson had suggested beginning prayer time with scripture first.  One may have kept one’s routine and thought that one might incorporate scripture reading at some point, preferably at the end of one’s prayer time.

One may have asked the Lord a question?  One opened the bible randomly and whatever one’s eyes fell on, one began to read which may have been Job 3:12.  One read to the end of this chapter and then started from the beginning with verse one.  The scripture did not really seem to speak to one.  One may have asked the Lord, “Lord what am I suppose to get from this?”

One may have remembered how one had been raised a Christian.  One did not have a personal relationship with Jesus.  One used to wonder, “Why was I ever born?” especially during difficult times in one’s life where one may have been unable to change circumstances no matter how detrimental and painful they may have been.  Life had thrown some difficult punches and one was unable to duck the blows.

One tried again by opening the Bible randomly.  This time one may have read something about Simeon, inheritance and Judah.  One may have just read the one verse of scripture.  One may have closed the bible and said, “Lord this is not working.”

One may have decided not to give up.  The Lord has spoken to one profoundly in the past by using this method.  One opened the Bible randomly and one’s eyes fell on Psalms 119.  One thought, “This may be the longest Psalm of them all.” One flipped the pages to confirm one’s thoughts. One went back to the beginning of the Psalm 119.

One read the first Hebrew alphabetized section of this Psalm:

    Psalm 119:1-8
    1. ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
    2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
    3. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
    4. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
    5. O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
    6. Then shall I not be ashamed , when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
    7. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
    8. I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

As one began to read this passage, one felt that it was speaking to one’s Spirit.  When one got to verse 7 and read “righteous judgments,” one’s eyes filled with tears.  One knew the Lord was speaking and He wanted one to read this passage.  One had not known previously that the phrase “righteous judgment” was in the bible, one just thought to call it that while asking the Lord about judging others.

One may have gone onto read the next section of the Hebrew Alphabet.  Then one closed the bible and desired for the Lord to do this thing again.  This time one opened to Ephesians 1.  One took this as a sign to read Ephesians 1 and 2 as instructed by Evangelist Ericka D. Jackson during her teachings.  One had forgotten about this request and was glad that the Lord was reminding one to read it.  One may have completed reading all of chapter one in one’s prayer closet.

It may have been time for one to leave one’s prayer closet so one departed and logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.

One may have been very pleased about the outcome of one’s praise session.  One felt that it was not one sided, for the Lord had shown up indeed.  He may be present always, yet He showed one mercy by interacting with one.  Thank you Jesus for your mercy, kindness and grace, in Jesus’ name.