Overcome Evil With Good

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/21/11:

If you will learn the art of being the gatekeeper of your own soul by setting a watch over your eyes, ears, and mouth, you will be an overcomer in the temple of the Living God. You must learn to stop the intrusion of the enemy at the gate. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good, says the Lord.

Isaiah 28:5-6 In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:30 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 Isaiah 43.  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!

One may have forgotten the passage of scripture for today.  One may have remembered the book but not the chapter.  One may have attempted to start at Isaiah 20 to look for the passage of scripture.  The Lord may have simply put the exact scripture in one’s mind.  One may be so grateful.  Thank You Jesus!

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!

I Will Have A People Who Praise Me, Worship Me And Give The Sacrifice Of Thanksgiving

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 1/24/11:

I say unto you, My people, if you will learn to develop the art of thanksgiving you will become a true worshiper. You’ll become one who worships in truth and in spirit, says the Lord. For the Father is looking for such in these days, and I will have a people who praise Me, worship Me, and give the sacrifice of thanksgiving. I will again have a people who shout from the house tops that the Lord is good and His goodness is running throughout the land. For, in these days it must be that My people know Me, and they shall know Me in the power of their thanksgiving. It is written that I inhabit the praises of My people and I will do so and will become one with them in this the season of ongoing and continuing thanksgiving, says the Lord God.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/124/11:

Trust Me for sufficiency. I am your Jehovah Jireh, your Provider, says the Lord. Do not be afraid when you see the world systems continue to fall short, for you are under My economy and not that of the world. I will bring you through tough times when you trust Me to do so without fear or doubt.

Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided.”

One may have awakened this morning.  One may have checked for the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin just in case it had come early or as usual in the past.  It may not have posted to one’s e-mail inbox.

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 Jeremiah 18.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests after leaving one’s prayer closet.  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 later this morning.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

Consider Your Options Carefully, And Seek Me For Wisdom And Direction

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Sept. 17, 2010:

The decisions you make at this time will have long-term and far-reaching consequences. Consider your options carefully, and seek Me for wisdom and direction. Then, all things will work together for good. Nothing should be taken lightly because what you decide will impact the lives of others. This is a time of prayerful consideration, says the Lord.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

One may have awakened to the sound of the 3:00 AM alarm. 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 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 Matthew 9.  Thank You Jesus!

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

I Have Given You My Word To Influence And Guide Your Choices

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Sept. 3, 2010:

The battle of the ages is raging to transform you into the image of Christ while Satan also tries to make you into his image. I have given you free will, the ability to choose, says the Lord. The enemy has increased his pressure through your circumstances, difficulties, and persecutions to choose to respond to life with evil instead of good. But, I have given you My Word to influence and guide your choices. Be wise!

Revelation 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”

One may have awakened to the sound of the alarm.  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’s blog.  One may have been led to Zephaniah 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.

Be Willing To Release Everything You Have Held Dear In Order To Receive My Highest And Best

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — August 17, 2010:

I have great things in store for you, but there are times when you have to let go of what you thought was good in order to receive something better. You cannot live in your yesterdays and get the most of out the current flow of My Spirit. Now is the time when you must give up the ideals, assumptions and fantasies that do not exemplify spiritual reality for you now. Be willing to release everything you have held dear in order to receive My highest and best, says the Lord. Do not be afraid.

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

One may have awakened to the 3:00 AM alarm.  One may have lain back down knowing that one’s 3:20 AM alarm may have been scheduled to go off.

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 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 Luke 14.  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.

You Cannot Hear When You Are In Any Kind Of Sin

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — April 15, 2010:

I hear the cries of those who desire to have greater discernment and to hear My voice more clearly. And, I tell you, beloved, that it is not only desirable, but it is also possible. All you have to do is to clear your soul of all darkness so that only light and good and truth exist. You cannot hear clearly when you are conflicted or double-minded. You cannot hear when you are offended, critical or judgmental. You cannot hear when you are in any kind of sin. Return to Me, says the Lord, and be done with the works of the flesh and all darkness and let My light shine forth, says the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

One may have awakened this morning and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have thought that one may be guilty of each of these sins throughout one’s day.  Wow!  Wake up call!  Thank you Jesus!

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:30 AM.  By 3:38 AM, one’s dog may have been crying to go outside.  One may hate going out into the night this time of morning.  One may have taken the dog outside briefly and hurried back.

One may have praised the Lord before going outside.  Upon one’s return one may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Zechariah 9.  Thank you Jesus.

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

Your Sin Is Covered By The Cleansing Blood Of Redemption

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — March 24, 2010:

I hear the cries of My righteous ones, and I hear your prayers asking that I would show you your fault. But, I say, enter into the place of quiet contemplation by the Spirit, and you will see only Me, says the Lord. Your sin is covered by the cleansing blood of redemption, and I will lead you in the way of freedom. Be done with guilt, shame, and condemnation. For, I am bringing to perfection the good work that I have begun in you.

1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

One may have heard the alarm go off at 3:00 AM and may have thought to reset it for 3:20 AM.  One may have fallen back asleep.  This may have gone on repeatedly as the alarm blared every five minutes for the appointed number of times.

One may have awakened on one’s own.  One may have noticed that there were no alarms sounding, it may have been too quiet.  One may have checked the time and one may have been late for one’s prayer closet time.

One may have checked the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank you Jesus.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:40 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 John 10.  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, amen.

For I Am The Lord Your God Who Watches Over All Things, And I Watch Over You

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — February 15, 2010:

For you, My people, are in a season of change.  There are things that will change in your life now.  Remain hopeful for those changes will all be for the better.  There will be changes that will come that will re-direct you; changes that will necessitate My wisdom; that will stretch your abilities.  But, I say unto you this day, I will be with you in these changes.  For I am the Lord your God who watches over all things, and I watch over you.  I know the thoughts that I have of you; the thoughts of good and not of evil.  So, when you find it necessary to make changes that will effect your life and to take on new responsibilities or to go in a new direction then worship,  for I, the Lord God,  will lead and guide you.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — February 15, 2010:

Watch and be alert to distractions that will take you away from the purity of your relationship with Me, says the Lord. If you can concentrate on walking in the Spirit, you and those with you will experience spiritual breakthrough. And, you will never be the same again. Remember that I am building through you on a foundation that has been swept clean and the religious debris burned. It is of vital importance that you do not build according to flesh and temporal things, but build according to the leading of My Spirit that which is eternal.

Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

One may have awakened and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  Today’s message may speak directly to one.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank you Jesus.

The Lord may have moved mightily in one’s life recently.  Things may be changing for the better.  The Lord’s promises to one may be coming to pass.  One may grateful, thankful and excited.  Thank you Jesus!

One may have entered one’s prayer closet and began to praise the Lord at 3:30 AM.  One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord, prayed for the sick and prayed for the scripture for today.  One may have been lead to Isaiah 8.  Thank you Jesus!

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