Extend Mercy To Those Who Have Used You, Abused You Or Been Unkind In Any Way

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 31, 2010:

This is a time of breakthrough for those who will leave the past behind and extend mercy to those who have used you, abused you or been unkind in any way. I am calling to you, My people, to forgive with a heart of generosity. If you hear My call and do as I ask, you will have peace with liberality; nothing held back. Let go of everything that holds you down, says the Lord.

Mark 11:25-26 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

One may have awakened this morning.  One may have logged onto one’s computer and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin a few times.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have entered one’s prayer closet one minute late.  Please forgive one Lord Jesus.  One may have praised the Lord with song, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord, prayed for the sick and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Ezekiel 44.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Lord Jesus, thank you for answering each prayer request according to your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, amen.

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Rise Up In The Authority I Have Given You To Defeat The Powers Of Darkness

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 28, 2010:

I have spoken to you about a time of war and entering a higher level of warfare. Did you think you would not be attacked? For, indeed, the devil is seeking to bring destruction where he can. You, My people, must be awake, alert and aware, and rise up in the authority I have given you to defeat the powers of darkness that have come out against you. When you take a stand and fight, you will find that the enemy who has come against you one way will flee seven ways. Do not fear. Be courageous and bold, and the enemy will be under your feet shortly, says the Lord.

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen

One may have awakened this morning.  One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have paused after the first two sentences and wondered if the Lord may have been talking directly to one.  One may have asked the Lord questions concerning attacks from the enemy lately.  Thank You Lord Jesus!

One may have entered one’s prayer closet on time.  One may have praised the Lord with song, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Psalms 80.  Thank you Jesus!

One may have left one’s prayer closet and attempted to log onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  One’s Internet service may have been unavailable.  One may have rebooted one’s computer, shut down and restarted one’s router and modem.  Still, one may have been unable to connect and attributed the whole incidence to one’s Internet provider.

One may have done some writing.  One may have believed in one’s heart that the service would be working by the time one may have been ready to get up for the day.  When one may have awakened later this morning, one’s service may have been on.

One may take the time to pray for outstanding prayer requests soon.  Thank You Lord for answering each prayer request according to your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Count Your Blessings And Be Thankful

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 27, 2010:

The enemy has set out to tempt you to be distracted from My purposes and perspective. Distraction can easily become obsession by focusing on one aspect of your life. You have been called to be good stewards of what you’ve been given and what you’ve been given to do, and those areas of your life all need the attention they deserve. Refuse to allow obsession to overwhelm you and pervert your perspective. Remember to count your blessings and be thankful, says the Lord.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

One may have awakened this morning and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

Upon Entering one’s prayer closet, one may have praised the Lord, Confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture.  One may have been led to Isaiah 18.  Thank You Jesus.

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank You Lord for answering each prayer request according to Your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Speak What I Give You And Move On Without Regret

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 26, 2010:

Watch for the challenges that come through encounters with people who lack spiritual understanding and refuse to hear. Yours is to only speak the truth as a seed planted and release them to Me, says the Lord. Resist the temptation to try to force them to “get it”. Flesh cannot perceive the Spirit. Don’t allow frustration to be the outcome of such an encounter; speak what I give you and move on without regret.

John 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

One may have awakened around 11:00 PM yesterday and may have gone back to bed around 2:00 AM this morning.  One’s 3:00 AM alarm may have gone off.  One may have reset one’s alarm for 3:20 AM and dozed off.  One may have gotten up at the sound of the 3:20 AM alarm reluctantly.  One may have wanted to sleep.

One may have logged onto one’s computer and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have entered one’s prayer closet on time.  One may have praised the Lord with song, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today.  One may have been led to Jeremiah 15.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  One may have dozed off a few times as one may have been praying due to one being exhausted.  Please forgive one for dozing off briefly, Lord Jesus.  Thank You Lord for answering each prayer according to your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

Warrior’s Rendezvous (aka White Warriors)

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 25, 2010:

WARRIOR’S RENDEZVOUS (aka White Warriors):

In a dream I was with seven other people who went to a rendezvous for warriors.   We prepared by wearing white shirts and pants, and I wrote a song that was four pages long.  It was a good song!  We got to the rendezvous site and sat at a table waiting for the other people/warriors to arrive.  As we were waiting, I was looking at a snow-covered mountain and thought at first the snow was moving.  But, as I focused this movement was not the snow, and it was coming towards us very quickly.  Suddenly, it was upon us, and we could see that these were the warriors we were waiting for.  They all had snow-white hair, white faces, white gloves, clothing and shoes.  Even their weapons were white.  They were in top physical shape, and were mentally sharp and ready to confront the enemy and gain the victory posthaste.  We looked up at them from our seated and slouched position and were in awe.  They looked at us and smiled like we would smile at children who were playing war.  They were seasoned and ready warriors and in comparison we were only playing war.

When I awoke I thought this must be how warring angels must view us.  They with their precision weapons, mighty warriors dressed for battle, fast and fit, and us without our weapons ready to socialize and sing a song.

I was reminded of this scripture:
Luke 7: 31-32  And the Lord said, “To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like?  They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we mourned to you, and you did not weep.'”

We need to become different warriors than we have been.  But, what does that mean?  We have to look at the symbols to gain understanding.

There were 8 of us and 8 of them.
The Hebrew number eight is Sh’moneh from the root Shah’meyn:  to make fat, to super-abound, superabundant.  One who abounds in strength.  Eight is the number of new beginnings or the beginning of a new series. And 8 is associated with resurrection life and regeneration, the beginning of a new era or order.

So, we are entering a time of a new era, a new order of the Warrior.

Rendezvous means a place appointed for assembling or meeting, process of bringing together. The rendezvous of the mountain men was for the purpose of trading and equipping – weapons and provision.   During the course of the rendezvous they would engage in various competitions, comparing their skills.

Equipped and Dressed For Battle:
  Ephesians 6: 
10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14  Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15  and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace
; 16  above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18  praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints–

2 Timothy 3:16-17  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Corinthians 10:4-6  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,  casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,  and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

This is what will cause us to be fit and ready-to walk and fight in the Spirit and not in the flesh.

In the Warriors Rendezvous, it was immediately evident that we were outgunned.  The white warriors were, by comparison, far superior to us.  But, just seeing them in action provided us with understanding and instruction.

Our predecessors came from the mountain — snow- covered high country.  
They had been warring in the high places, in the realm of the spirit – not in the flesh.
They were completely camouflaged – not detected or vulnerable.
Their camouflage was white – righteousness.
They were dressed for battle.
Their weapons were advanced and powerful.
They were confident, fierce, victorious.

I believe the rendezvous took place on the New Plateau, which represents a higher level of warfare.  We have to scout out this new territory using our discernment or discerning of spirits so that we know the enemy and where to find him.

2 Corinthians 2:9-11  For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.  Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,  lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

I heard in the realm of the spirit a sound that reminded me of a clock, and I saw a pendulum moving back and forth marking time.  And I felt a sense of urgency with the thought that time is marching on and time is short.  In a vision I saw a perfect white horse, excited, pawing the air, ready to go.  Then, I saw warriors worshiping the night before battle.  Then, they arose and were being dressed in pure white battle attire and girded with swords.  The warriors came together, resolute, one army of the Lord.  I saw them silent, listening, watching, waiting — awesome, righteous, strong, focused, prepared for battle.  Then, the vision changed and I saw a pure-bred black Arabian horse, and again saw warriors the night before a battle, but these were celebrating, drunk, being entertained by belly dancers, and I believed that these warriors represented the powers of darkness, Satan’s army.

And, I was reminded of this scripture:  1 Kings 20:11 So the king of Israel answered and said, “Tell him, ‘Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.'”  Satan is destined for defeat!

Joel 2:
1  Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand:
2  A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations.
3  A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them.
4  Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like swift steeds, so they run.
5  With a noise like chariots Over mountaintops they leap, Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, Like a strong people set in battle array.
6  Before them the people writhe in pain; All faces are drained of color.
7  They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like men of war; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ranks.
8  They do not push one another; Every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, They are not cut down.

We are going to become the White Warriors by the power of the Holy Spirit!

The Lord Says:   When you do not feel up to the task remember who you are in Me.  I will give you the grace to meet and overcome every challenge and gain the victory.  Simply trust and obey.

Observe.  Do you see that you have come up?  Your spiritual atmosphere is quite different than it was eight months ago.  Rejoice in the new life and new opportunities that challenge you to spiritual maturity.  The temptation now will be to go back to an old place of easy, lazy comfort.

See beyond the mundane and ordinary routine of every day existence to see the exceptional work that I am performing.  You are a catalyst in a rich and dynamic move of My Spirit.  Look beyond the natural to realize your potential.

You have been in a period of transition, which is not over yet.  It has been and will continue to be very unsettling for a while, but your best use of this time is to grow up spiritually, exercise your faith, and trust that I will bring you through.  Then, your feeling of impotence will give way to My power and dominion.

1 Peter 5:10   But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Even when your life appears to be static, in reality you have been on a steep learning curve.  Take a quick glance back to see yourself in this process of exponential spiritual growth.

So, the new plateau isn’t what you expected?  Out of your comfort zone?  This level of discomfort will be the impetus that will move you into defining moments that will stabilize you in your kingdom position and destiny.  Do not despise the day of small beginnings.

I am bringing you to a place of stability and maturity by imparting wisdom that will direct your steps and establish your heart in My kingdom.  You will go from strength to strength as you use the victory of past challenges as stepping stones for advancement. You have entered a time of historic proportions and significance.  What you do with the choices that present themselves to you will yield extraordinary fruit and consequences.  Choose wisely.

One may have awakened this morning to the sound of the alarm.  One may have turned it off and then thought to reset it for 3:20 AM.  One may have gotten up briefly with the intent of going back to sleep for a quick snooze.

One may have looked at the time and it may have been close to 3:30 AM.  One may have done it again.  One had mysteriously set one’s 3:00 AM alarm for 3:20 AM.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet without reading the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  This may be unusual; the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin may drive one’s prayer closet time.

One may have begun to praise the Lord with song.  Afterwards, one may have opened the door and one’s cat may have come into one’s prayer closet.  One’s cat may have looked a little thinner to one.  One may have wondered if the animal may have been sick.

One may have left one’s prayer closet briefly to get items that one may have needed.  One may have gone into the kitchen.  One may have seen that the cat bowl was full with cat food.  One thought it odd.  Usually the cat or dog will devour the food.  It may have been there at least a day or more.

One may have decided to get a few pebbles of cat food to test to see if the food in the bowl was contaminated with something or if the cat may have been sick.  One may have put the food on the floor and the cat may have eaten it up immediately.

One may have grabbed the bowl of food and tossed it.  One may have washed the cat’s bowl out and put in fresh food.  The cat may have begun to eat it immediately.  Thank you Jesus for leading and guiding one through this, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

One may have logged onto one’s computer to read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin. One may have noticed a message in one’s inbox.  One may have been deeply disturbed by the individual’s tone.  One may have seen anger and unforgiveness, issues and more.  One may have been deeply troubled at the wording so much that one could hardly read through the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin or pray to the Lord once back inside one’s prayer closet.

The individual’s tone may have consumed one’s thoughts.  One may have asked the Lord to give one what to say.  One may have wanted to confront the individual’s heart.

One may know better from past experience that one may not have any power to make an individual see the error of their ways.  It may come from the Holy Spirit to convict the individual’s heart.  One may know that if one may embark on the endeavor alone without Jesus leading and guiding one, one’s actions and words may be in vain and the results may be disastrous.

One may have prayed to the Lord to give one guidance.  To help one answer the individual with whatever He may have wanted one to say.  The Lord may have put in one’s heart to say as few words as possible.

One may have felt the enemies tugging to confront the individual.  One may have been obedient to the Lord and may have answered the individual with very few words and may not have addressed the individual’s heart.

One may have prayed for the individual in one’s prayer closet.  Thank You Jesus for leading and guiding one through this.

One may have left one’s prayer closet without finishing one’s confessions.  One may have been in there for quite some time and may not have gotten far due to one’s preoccupation about the individual and their heart.  One may have given the issue to Jesus and let it go.

One may have finished confessing one’s sins while lying down.  One may have been so tired and may have been dozing off towards the end of one’s confessions.  One may have asked the Lord if one could pray for outstanding prayer requests later this morning.

Throughout the day, one may have seen sin creeping back into one’s life.  One may understand that it’s important to pray for the outstanding prayer requests right after one’s prayer time, confessions and forgiveness of one’s sins by the Lord.  This may ensure that the prayers are answered and not hindered by sin in one’s life.

Now one may have felt unworthy to pray for individuals due to a need to confess one’s sins again. One may have confessed tonight but may have been too tired to pray.  One may have set one’s alarm so that one could pray for the outstanding prayer requests and then post one’s blog.  One may have prayed for a passage of scripture and may have been led to Matthew 28.  Thank You Jesus!

One may be writing this blog and the prayer requests may not be done.  One may understand that praying may be spiritual warfare.  Satan hands may be removed off of peoples’ circumstances due to prayers.  Thank You Jesus!  Please Lord Jesus, forgive one for not praying for the people, in Jesus’ name one may pray, amen.  One may pray for the individuals after the posting of this blog.

One may have to confess briefly again before entering into battle for the individuals.  Thank You Lord Jesus for answering these prayer requests according to Your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

Come Forth In The Power Of The Most High

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — May 24, 2010:
It’s time for the desert warriors to go through the battle.  It’s time for the white warriors to arise.  It’s time for the mighty men of this season to come forth in the power of the Most High.  It’s time to run to the battle and defeat the enemy at the gate.  No longer establish yourself in a position of defeat, but dream the dreams of victory.  Run the race until it is fulfilled.  Receive the armor that I will give you; rise up until you indeed become the lions of the Most High and understand who you are in Christ.  You are more than a conqueror, and I will cause you to always triumph in the war that you are involved in.  Choose to take the trail of victory that I have provided for you and do not stop on the way.  Do not allow the enemy to deter you nor allow the voice of condemnation to affect you, but rather receive the enlightenment of that which I have spoken to you, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 24, 2010:
As Bill was bringing forth a prophetic word, I suddenly felt a presence beside me to my left. I turned to look and saw what I believe was a warring angel that appeared to be 9 or 10 feet tall. Then I saw a total of 12 angels standing at attention with us approximately 10 feet apart. And, the Lord spoke to me that they had been sent to help us in battle. Psalms 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today and may have been encouraged.  One may have entered one’s prayer closet on time.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have sung praises to the Lord, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Isaiah 55.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank you Lord Jesus for answering each prayer request according to your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Continue On The Straight And Narrow Path

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 21, 2010:

Begin again as often as you need to in order to stay on track spiritually. The enemy is relentless in presenting temptations and distractions. Resist him. Stand your watch and be aware of his tactics to derail you and keep you from victory. Continue on the straight and narrow path that leads to newness of life and greater spiritual heights, and do not deviate from truth and righteousness, says the Lord.

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.

One may have heard the alarm go off at 3:00 AM.  One may believe that one heard the 3:20 AM alarm and dozed back off to sleep.  One may have awakened about an hour later.  One may have been late again.  Please forgive one Lord Jesus, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

One may have logged onto one’s computer. One may have felt that one had messed up again and that it may have become the norm.  One may consistently fight to get right with Jesus and stay in His presence.

One may have opened the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today and may have been so encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!  One may have been pressing on lately regardless of one’s shortcomings.  Today’s bulletin may have reminded one of our Lord’s loving kindness, mercy and grace.

One may have done some things lately that may have taken one’s time from what may be really important and urgent.  Please forgive one Lord for being led astray, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet today at 4:47 AM.  One may have praised the Lord, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Jeremiah 52.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank You Lord for answering each prayer request according to your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, amen.