Rise Up Now And Exercise Your Senses To Discern Both Good And Evil

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/3/11:

Discern now the condition of your spiritual environment. Has it been defiled by the negative words spoken from a heart of frustration? Rise up now and exercise your senses to discern both good and evil, and choose to only retain that which is good. Ask for the wind of My Spirit to blow through your circumstances to purify and clear your atmosphere of all pollution, says the Lord. Let it be!

Mark 7:20-23 And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”

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’s blog.  One may have been led to Judges 3.  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.

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

Only Believe

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 2/8/11:

Don’t be afraid to take a break and relax. Your intensity in finding solutions to the problems you face will not even come close to the benefits of quiet rest in My presence and trusting Me to give you the necessary wisdom for breakthrough. This is not a time to tough it out in the strength of your own soul; it is a time to exercise resolute faith in My ability and willingness to bring you through every trial in victory, says the Lord. Only believe!

Psalm 107:28-31 Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

One may have overslept this morning.  One may not have heard the alarms; one’s phone may have been on silent mode

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 4:46 AM.  One may have praised the Lord with song, confessed one’s sins (including being late for one’s prayer time), thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to 1 Kings 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.

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

Be Strong And Do Not Lose Heart

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 11/16/2010:

Be strong and do not lose heart. Refuse to give up. The enemy would have you to believe in hopelessness, but he will not succeed as long as you maintain your position of hope. Give him no ground. Take the time and make the effort to exercise your faith and to believe Me and know that I have heard your prayers, says the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

One may have awakened early this morning and may have felt discouraged.  One may have heard a voice that may have said that one should stop going into one’s prayer closet and that one should stop posting on one’s blog and on Facebook and Twitter.  One may have dismissed the thoughts.

One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.  The message from the Lord today may have spoken to one’s heart.  Thank You 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’s blog.  One may have been led to Job 1.  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.

Come, I Say, For I Will Set You Free

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — Oct. 11, 2010:

Arise My children and declare your liberty.   For I have come to set you free from all that has held you in bondage.  I have come to break you out of religious format and the dryness and deadness of religious exercise.  I have come to set you free from the torment of religious spirits that inhabit this earth.  I have come to set you free this day that you may be established from the rock of your faith, the rock of your belief, that Rock called Christ Jesus, the Lord of Glory.  Come and be healed and renewed and let the presence of God bring a refreshing of your spirit, soul and body.  Come, I say, for I will set you free, says the Lord Most Holy.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Oct. 11, 2010:

This is a time when your spiritual roots can grow deeper and stronger. It is imperative that you get rooted and grounded in My Word, for your roots will produce shoots in due season. Put down roots in truth and righteousness by discerning good and evil and choosing good, says the Lord.

Hebrews 12:12-15 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.

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

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 Jeremiah 22.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have left one’s prayer closet early.  One may not have felt well.  One may have asked the Lord if one could pray for the outstanding prayer requests when one may have awakened.

Upon one awakening later this morning, 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 Moving You By My Spirit Into A Higher And More Perfect Obedience

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

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

I am moving you by My Spirit into a higher and more perfect obedience. This will come through greater discernment, heightened awareness and sensitivity to what I am doing and speaking. You will need to exercise self-control so that your thoughts and emotions stay in check, says the Lord. Rejoice; your efforts will produce great rewards.

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.

One may have awakened early last night.  One’s mouse batteries may have died and one may have had to use an alternate PC.  One may have just found the box that may have contained charged batteries and the battery charger.  Thank you Jesus!

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 one minute late.  Please forgive one Lord Jesus.  One may have sung praises to the Lord, 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 33.  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.

It Is Vital In This Season That You Draw Near To Me

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

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

In these days your decisions will take on greater significance, and your choices will be as seeds sown that will produce a harvest of greater magnitude than you have previously ever experienced. It is, therefore, to your advantage to choose according to My wisdom. It is vital in this season that you draw near to Me, that you walk in truth and humility, and that you exercise the utmost integrity in all that you think, say, and do, says the Lord. Ask for wisdom, and be wise!

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

One may have left one’s cell phone in the bathroom.  One thought to get the phone before dozing off.  One may have decided against it and thought that the alarm would be loud enough to wake one for one’s special time with Jesus.

One may have been awakened by the sound of the alarm going off.  One may have lain there for a while thinking that it was around 3:20 AM. One may have gotten up eventually.  One may have been late meaning one had not heard the initial alarm.

One quickly checked the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today and may have been encouraged.  It may have been 3:52 AM when one entered one’s prayer closet.

One may have begun with songs of praise to the Lord.  One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed to the Lord for the passage of scripture for the day.

Today as one may be writing this blog a day late.  One could not remember the passage of scripture for yesterday.  One wondered if the Lord would answer one being that one did not get one’s blog posted on time.

One may have prayed to the Lord to help one remember the passage of scripture for yesterday and Jeremiah 18 came to one’s mind.  One wondered if it was one’s own imagination.  One may have gotten a quick flash of some of the contents of the chosen passage of scripture for the day and what it was about.  One thought, “Oh yeah!”  One may have been encouraged.  Then one may have wondered if the flashback could be from another passage of scripture one had read recently.

One checked one’s blogs to see if one had remembered the scripture from a recent post.  One may have opened one’s Bible to the chapter 18 in the Book of Jeremiah and began to read the scripture.  It may not have been familiar.  One may have known that this was not the passage of scripture the Lord had chosen.

One began to flip back chapter by chapter, reading the first verse only, in the Book of Jeremiah.  One may have known that these chapter were not the one.  One may have thought to stop flipping backwards and check chapter 19.  One may have turned to Jeremiah 19 and began to read it.  “That’s It!”  The Lord led one back to the passage of scripture He had chosen for the day.  Thank you Jesus!  Thank you for showing one mercy and grace.  One may predate this blog so that it will show up under Friday’s date.

At 4:52 AM yesterday morning one may have left one’s prayer closet.  One may have logged onto the site to pray for outstanding prayer requests.

Thank you Lord Jesus for answering each prayer request according to your perfect will.  Thank you Lord for your leading and loving kindness, in Jesus’ name, amen.