Refuse To Allow Discouragement And Confusion To Cloud Your Vision

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 12/28/2010:

Refuse to allow discouragement and confusion to cloud your vision. The temptation will be to sink down into a place of lethargy that will border on hopelessness. But, I tell you honestly that the enemy is provoking you to believe lies that have the potential of disabling your spiritual progress. Don’t believe him, but rather push through this shroud of darkness until you can once again see the light of truth, says the Lord.

John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

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

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:30 AM.  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 1 Kings 22.  Thank You Jesus!

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

Do Battle In The Power Of My Spirit To Defeat The Devil Where You Find Him

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 11/11/2010:

Calm yourself and listen to My still, small voice. If you will hush the noise of fear and confusion, you will hear and be directed by wisdom. Stand strong in faith and refuse to allow the enemy to get the upper hand in any situation. Do battle in the power of My Spirit to defeat the devil where you find him, says the Lord. I will cause you to come forth in great victory!

James 3:13-18 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

One’s daughter may have awakened one this morning.  One may have been late for one’s special time with Jesus.  One may have heard one’s alarm from time to time but may have fallen back asleep.

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

One may have been late for one’s prayer time for the last three days.  Please forgive one Lord Jesus.  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 41.  Thank You Jesus!

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

Keep Your Focus On The Truth Of My Word

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Oct. 7, 2010:

Beloved, do not concern yourself with what you cannot see. I will show you things that you need to look at and understand as you go. It is important that you keep your focus on the truth of My Word. If you will stay in truth you will walk in freedom. When you find yourself in chaos and confusion it is because your mind is divided. Now is a time when it is of paramount importance that you guard your faith and focus, says the Lord.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

One may have finally awakened to the sound of one’s alarm after hearing it (but not comprehending) for several intervals.  It may have been exactly 3:30 AM.  One may have dashed to one’s prayer closet.  One may have made it on time.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have praised the Lord with song.  One may have left one’s prayer closet to take care of something that one may have decided, could not wait.  Next, one may have thought to take an awesome supernatural book with one into one’s prayer closet to thank Jesus personally for the book.

One may have looked for the book to no avail.  One may have prayed for the Lord’s help.  One may have thought that one may have left the book at an establishment.  One may have seen the book protruding from underneath an object.  One may have grabbed the book and may have taken it inside one’s prayer closet.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have decided that one needed to restart one’s prayer time.  Most of one’s time may have been wasted outside of one’s prayer closet.  One may have recommitted to staying the required duration and may have started one’s special time with Jesus all over again.

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 Amos 1.  Thank You Jesus!

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

I Am With You To Lead You In The Way Of Righteousness If You Will Follow

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

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

And, the rains come, says the Lord. For those who have been obedient to My Word and the leading of My Spirit, it will be a time of refreshing where you will experience a time of stimulation and a fresh, new beginning. But, for those who have been disobedient to My Word and in rebellion to the leading of My Spirit, it will be a time a confusion, chaos and destruction. I am with you to lead you in the way of righteousness if you will follow.

Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

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

One may have done a few necessary things before entering one’s prayer closet.  One may have looked at the clock.  It may have been 3:28 AM.  One’s daughter may have stopped one as one may have been about to enter one’s prayer closet.  One may have listened to one’s daughter briefly.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet and one may have checked the time.  It may have been 3:31 AM.  One may have thought that the time may have been off.  One may have checked the time in the kitchen as well.  It may have been 3:31 AM.  One may have been angry and may have thought that it may have been weird the way that the time may have moved so quickly.  One may have been late for one’s time with Jesus.  Please forgive one Lord for one’s anger and for being late, in Jesus’ name one may pray amen.

One may have praised the Lord, 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 Jeremiah 21.  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.

Re-Establish Yourself Spiritually On The Firm Foundation Of My Word

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 12, 2010:

Disappointment and discouragement have opened the door to confusion in various areas of concern, and the enemy will use this to undermine your faith. But, you must stand strong and refuse to allow your trust in Me to be shaken. Re-establish yourself spiritually on the firm foundation of My Word, says the Lord, and your faith will become a shield against the lies of the enemy.

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

One may have awakened and read today’s Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have entered one’s prayer closet.  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 Matthew 12.

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

Confess Your Sins And Turn From Darkness

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

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

Your cry for freedom demands that everything hidden in darkness must come to the light. That is the way to complete liberty. Things that remain hidden in darkness will open the door for the enemy to bring torment and confusion. Be done with secret guilt and open denial. Be open and honest before Me, says the Lord. Confess your sins and turn from darkness. Be free!

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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

One may have entered one’s prayer closet and began to praise the Lord with song.  One may have 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 29.  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, amen.

One may like to add that one may be moving to a different State in the morning.  One may be excited and trusting Jesus to lead and guide one and one’s family on this journey.

Lord, please help one and one’s family to get there safely without any incidences, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

I Move On Those Who Are Moving

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — March 22, 2010:

Many of My people find themselves in a present quandary, not knowing what to do; seeking Me for answers. Because the lies have come there is a quandary, and you do not understand and do not know what I will do. So, I say, rise up and give legs to your faith. Is it not spoken in My word that I will give you wisdom? And, if you will believe for that wisdom will you not receive it? What are you waiting for? Get up and go! Get up and move! Many of you, My people, are waiting for Me to move while all the time I am waiting for you to move. I am waiting for you to exercise your faith to believe and to receive. Be done with the quandary and allow the confusion to go and allow the questioning of My word and questioning of My desires to be dismissed from you. Remove the lies of the enemy so that you can get up and go. I move on those who are moving. Stop waiting for Me to move, says the Lord, and begin to move by faith; move by truth. As you begin to move you will find those things which you desire; the wisdom that is necessary; the open doors that I have set before you. Walk through them. You must be walking and moving by your faith. So, one more time I say, give legs to faith and allow that which I am doing to come to pass in this time and season, says the Lord Most Holy.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — March 22, 2010:

In a vision I saw a brier patch, then a tangle of twigs, and then a snare or a trap. I believe these all mean the same thing. A brier patch is a mass of woody, thorny, prickly-stemmed plants. A tangle is a twisted mass. A snare is something by which one is entangled. Then, I heard the Lord say that He will give us discernment of thoughts or situations that have the potential of entangling us by bringing us into confusion. Then, as we yield to His power of extrication, He will set us free and bring absolute clarity of spirit and soul.

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

One may have awakened this morning and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  One may have looked up the word “quandary”.

  • quandary – predicament, plight, difficult situation, awkward situation, trouble, meddle, mess, confusion, difficulty, dilemma, mare’s nest; informal sticky situation, pickle, hole, stew, fix, bind, jam.

One may have continue to read the message very slowly and thoroughly.  One may not have wanted to miss anything.  As one may have read, one may have thought what the title might be for today’s message.  One may want something that may draw the reader.

Truly, one may believe that each person is drawn to read these messages by the Lord and that it is His doing.  So one’s title may be secondary if anything at all.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet late, after 3:30 AM.  One may have spent too much time reading the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  Also, one may have looked for an item that one may have been unable to find.

One may have started one’s praise to the Lord with song while looking for the object and doing other things while outside of one’s prayer closet.  One may have felt led to look into a certain room for the object.  One may have said to the Lord that one would look there.  One may have been looking everywhere else and chose to look in this place last, thinking that it may not be there.

One may have entered the room and may not have seen anything.  One may have looked elsewhere and all around only to find oneself back in the room.

One may have turned on the light and really looked.  The object may have been there on the floor.  Thank you Lord for leading one to this particular room.

One may have finished praising in one’s prayer closet.  One may have confessed one’s sins and thanked the Lord.  One may have prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Job 34.  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, amen.

Let The Word Be Your Plumb Line And Truth Your Foundation

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Dec. 9, 2009:

Beloved, refuse to allow your circumstances or emotional responses to your current situation to pull you away from the truth of My word. Let the Word be your plumb line and truth your foundation. And, set a watch for confusion, for it is an attack and temptation from the enemy. As you have read, I am not the author of confusion. Seek me in the simplicity of a pure heart, and I will bring clarity and peace in the midst of chaos, says the Lord.

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

One may have awakened yesterday at 11:43 PM.  One may have started writing from one’s heart, recording the recent events.  One may be in the most challenging situations right now in one’s home among kinfolk.  Age does not matter.  The enemy can use anyone, present company included.

One may get so angry and may try to fight flesh with flesh and spirit, and not wait on Jesus.  One may keep praying to the Lord and He may answer.  Yet, one may continue to take matters into one’s own hands.

Last night, while one was writing, one thought to really record events as they happened.  One may have been writing at a level lately that would hide the details and put things in like challenge, circumstances, issues and more.

One decided to confess early and really seek Jesus last night.  One may have finished writing sometime after midnight and then began to confess one’s sins.  After confessing, one may have gone back to sleep.

The alarm may have gone off at 3:00 AM.  One may have reset the alarm for 3:15 AM.  It may have gone off at the desired time; one may have selected the snooze option on one’s cell phone.  One finally got up at the sound of the next alarm.

One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin and thought it seemed so familiar and thought that one had read this message before.  One focused on the words and looked up “plumb line”.  One may have done this in the past but wanted to be sure of it’s meaning.  One may have looked at images of a plumb line so that one could really perceive what Jesus was saying in this message.

One may have gone into one’s prayer closet and began to clean while praising the Lord.  One may have thought about how one would handle the upcoming temptations that Satan may throw one’s way.  One’s solutions may have been similar to what one has been doing all along.  One may have thought, “Why don’t you just trust Jesus, do nothing.  He said He would deliver you, and He is faithful.”  So one threw out all one’s thoughts on how to handle the upcoming situations and decided to do nothing but pray for help.

Nothing one’s has tried has worked and it may have heightened emotions and strained relationships in one’s life.  One may not be angry with anyone and may love one’s family and want peace.  One may forgive the individuals and try to move on.  One may apologize or do whatever is necessary to try to smooth things over.

Everyone may not see or have experienced what one has so they may operate from the flesh.  One may have to be tolerant, understanding and trust that Jesus has set everything up and is busy working.

There may be concrete evidence that Jesus has a plan for each individual in this place.  One must wait, while being patient and prayerful.  One’s own life may be a witness to what Jesus can do to the human heart.  Thank you Jesus!

One may have talked with Jesus during one’s prayer time.  One prayed for the sick.  One may have asked the Lord to lead one to a passage of scripture.  One may have been led to Jeremiah 11.  One may have prayed again and was led to Isaiah 58.  One may have finished one’s prayer time, speaking in tongues.

At 4:30 AM, one logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.

Call Forth A Clearing Of The Airways!

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Nov. 18, 2009:

The enemy has launched an attack against you, My people, to cause confusion, misunderstandings, miscommunication and hindrances. You must rise up in the spirit realm and shut the door on this attack and call forth a clearing of the air ways. And, I will give you clarity and open the door and clear the way for you to proceed unhindered, says the Lord. Be diligent to wage a good warfare. Victory is assured.

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.

One may have awakened by the alarm at 3:00 AM.  One may have gotten up right away and started cleaning the bathroom and confessing one’s sins.  One may have changed some things around, like getting up earlier so that one may have more time with the Lord.

After cleaning and confessing one’s sins, one came out of the bathroom and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  One gathered one’s Bible, notebook and computer chair and headed for the bathroom.

Upon returning, one set the alarm for 4:30 AM.  One made a conscious effort to pray for the clearing of the airways.  One began to praise the Lord with Song.  One prayed for the sick and then one asked the Lord to lead one to the scripture that He wanted one to read.

One may have opened one’s Bible and one’s eyes fell on Ruth 4:1.  One started reading the chapter.  One asked the Lord while reading if He wanted one to read the whole chapter.  One may have felt compelled to read to the end of Chapter 4.

One then got quiet and began to press into Jesus.  One may have thought many thoughts and fidgeted during the entire time.

While one may have been sitting there a thought came to one’s mind that the Lord was not going to show up.  One thought, ”What if He does, what are you going to do?”  One thought, “To be humble and just accept whatever the Lord gives one.”  One wondered how much time one had left as well.

The alarm may have gone off and it was time for one to leave.  One sat there for a moment with disbelief and disappointment at how the time spent turned out.

One left the bathroom.  One may have been upset.  One thought about how one made an effort to get up earlier even though one had not felt like it.  One thought to give up, throw in the towel.

The thoughts kept coming quicker than one could think.  Then one had an epiphany, “This is a “Lying Spirit!”  One began to literally laugh at all the accusations one may have heard in one’s head.

One may have dismissed all the negative thoughts.  One logged onto the website to pray for prayer requests.  When one finished, one laid down to go to sleep.  The disappointment, anger and accusations were not there.

One may look forward to trying again tomorrow morning.  Thank you Jesus, for everything.