Refuse To Allow Discouragement To Kill Your Faith

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:

Refuse to allow discouragement to kill your faith. Stay strong, and bolster your faith through reading, hearing, understanding and agreeing with My Word, says the Lord. Keep close tabs on your thoughts and make adjustments where necessary to maintain a strong and undeniable faith. Faith is your greatest asset, and must be protected at all cost.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

One may have begun to praise the Lord at 3:30 AM. One may have stayed in one’s bed and may have fallen back asleep.  Please forgive one Lord Jesus.  One may have awakened after 6:30 AM and finished one’s prayer time this morning.  One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for the sick.

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 have prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Ruth 3.  Thank You Jesus!

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

In The Mighty Name Of Jesus

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 3/2/11:

To some, the Lord would say, there is an ember of coal burning within your heart.  It is only an ember, a little brightness.  But, I say unto you stir up, stir up those coals and let the fire burn.  Stir up.  Call upon the wind of God to blow on that small ember that is within you and bring it to a flame; bring the fire to a fullness.   
Blow wind blow. Blow upon that coal and bring the fire alive. Once again set your people ablaze with your glory. In the mighty name of Jesus let it all happen. Amen.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 3/2/11:

I kept hearing in my spirit nose to the grindstone–shoulder to the wheel, and I heard the Lord say: Stay focused. The enemy has devised plans to get you distracted from what I have set before you. Keep your priorities in order and do the first things first. I will lead you one step at a time, says the Lord.

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

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 2 Chronicles 15.  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!


Refuse To Be A “Jack In The Box” Confined By Old Mindsets

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/03/2010:

I see in a vision the engine of an automobile that needs to be adjusted and tuned up so that it can run better. Expect to make some adjustments as you are being fine tuned to fulfill your purpose in the overall scheme of things. Things that once sparked your interest will be replaced by that which better suits your level of spiritual maturity.

As you continue to draw close to Me, you will see My creation from a new perspective. The sky will seem bluer and the grass greener, yet worldly interests and the satisfying of your flesh will become a secondary pursuit at best. And, your knowledge of the written Word will combine with your experiences to produce fresh, life-producing revelation.

Just when you think you’ve lost your edge, spiritual clarity will come forth like a picture coming into focus. You will be able to see and discern with greater depth and lucidity than ever. Expect to be more decisive with issues and concerns where you have been duplicitous. Instead you will be focused and more efficient.

I kept hearing in my spirit the term “quantum leap”. You will broaden your spectral lines. This means that you will move beyond your normal limitations into a new realm of understanding and activity. You will no longer allow circumstances or people to hold you back or keep you from achieving your spiritual and natural potential.

I have torn, but I will heal. What has seemed like destruction has only been a good house cleaning to remove from your life the things that were no longer relevant. You have been released from the things that have held you back or created spiritual stagnation, and you can now move forward with a greater sense of freedom.

Do not concern yourself with thoughts of what you cannot do. Refuse to be a “Jack in the box” confined by old mindsets. Instead of focusing on your inabilities, let Me reveal your possibilities. I am with you to take you beyond your perceived restraints.

I am taking you to new heights. You will be delighted in what you see, but you must wait for Me instead of striking out on your own in presumption. This will be a time when you will begin to know the difference between the leading of My Spirit and the impulse of your own soul. I will lead you in perfect timing if you will wait on Me and trust in Me, says the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

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 1 Kings 22.  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 Don’t Have To Be Right To Save Face, But You Need To Be Righteous

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Oct. 29, 2010:

I kept hearing the phrase “settle the score” in my spirit. And, I heard the Lord say: You will have opportune moments to clear the air and to settle things that have represented potential problems and misunderstandings. Instead of trying to avoid conflict, you will need to face the problem and bring truth with a humble spirit. You don’t have to be right to save face, but you need to be righteous.

James 3:18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

One may have awakened after hearing the 3:20 AM alarm 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.  One may have praised the Lord with song. One may have prayed specifically for several individuals.  One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today.  One may have been led to Jonah 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.

You Are My Battle Axes And My Weapons Of War, I Will Train You To Gain The Victory

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — July 20, 2010:

I kept hearing in my spirit the phrase “new batch of recruits.” And, the Lord said: I am the Commander of the Army of the Lord, and I am recruiting those who have a heart to serve and fight against the enemy forces that have gathered against the kingdom of the Most High. You are My battles axes and My weapons of war, and I will train you to gain the victory through the sharp sword of My Word, says the Lord. The call for new recruits has gone forth, but the choice is yours as to whether you will be a force for good against evil.

Jeremiah 51:20 You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: for with you I will break the nation in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms.

One may have awakened to the sound of the 3:00 AM alarm.  One may have dozed off.  One may have awakened on one’s own.  One may have looked at the time and may have thought it to be 3:11 AM.  One may have waited a few minutes and looked again.  The time may have been the same.  One may have gotten one’s glasses and may have discovered that it may have been 3:49 AM and one may have been late for one’s prayer time.

One may have logged onto one’s computer 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 things before entering one’s prayer closet.  One may have entered at 4:05 AM.  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 Mark 13.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have attempted to log onto the computer to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  The Internet service may have been unavailable.  One may have done some writing instead and may have gone to sleep.

One may have prayed for the outstanding prayer request later today.  Thank You Lord for answering each prayer request according to Your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, amen.

You Have Come This Far, Do Not Turn Back

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 6, 2010:

I kept hearing in my spirit the phrase “point of no return”. The point of no return is defined as the point beyond which you must continue on your current course of action, either because turning back is physically impossible or because to do so would be prohibitively expensive or dangerous. It is also used when the distance or effort required to get back would be greater than the remainder of the journey or task undertaken. And, I heard the Lord say: Even though fear of the unknown outcome of your present course would tempt you to go back to what seems safe or familiar, you must press on. To not press on would mean spiritual stagnation. The challenges you face in the days ahead will give opportunity for greater wisdom, strength and stability than you could ever have imagined. You have come this far; do not turn back.

Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

One may have overslept.  One may have read the Spririt of Prophecy Bulletin.  One may not have entered one’s prayer closet.  One may have been detained and proceeded to praise the Lord.

One may have confessed one’s sins but never completed one’s confessions.  One may have slipped into a day of rebellion, old habits and ways.  It may have started at the beginning of this week and progressed more and more each day.

There may not be a scripture for today; one may not have prayed for one.  One may not have prayed for the outstanding prayer requests.

Please Lord forgive one’s many sins, in Jesus’ name one may pray, amen.

I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life!

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — January 14, 2010:

The current attacks against you are for the express purpose of causing you to dump down in the flesh instead of walking in the power of My Spirit. And, I say to you that there is no victory in depending on the arm of flesh, nor is there any spiritual strength or resurgence. Resist the temptation to view life from a personal bias or a worldly perspective, but rather rise up in the Spirit in order to have true insight, hearing, and understanding, says the Lord. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

2 John 1:3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

One may have been at an all time low yesterday morning.  One may have felt out of sorts.  One cried out to the Lord with all one’s heart hoping that something would give.

Later, one got more news that seemed to pour more discouragement on one.  One thought that one would surely die physically; for one cannot handle all that may be coming at one all at once.  One’s emotional stability may be at risk and it was beginning to show.

One may have prayed to the Lord.  One felt many emotions all at once.  One may have reacted to them and had to catch oneself as one talked to the Lord.  One caught a word in mid sentence and did not finish it.  One humbled oneself before God and asked for forgiveness.

One wondered, “Lord, how can you let this happen?”  One may be truly entering another storm.  There is simply no way out.  One’s only chance at getting through this is to walk in the Spirit.  One may pray that one can maintain this level of faith and discipline.  Lord Jesus, please help!

One may have awakened early last night, a little after midnight.  One may have done a few things and then laid back down for about 15 minutes.  One may have logged onto one’s computer and checked the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin around 3:20 AM.  One may have prayed before opening it.

The warning was clear and it did answer what one may be going through.  It may have been help for one’s current situation.  Thank you Jesus!

One entered one’s prayer closet at 3:30 AM with praises to the Lord with song.  One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for the sick.  One prayed for the Lord to give one scripture for today.  One may have been led to Jeremiah 5.  Thank you Jesus!

At 4:30 AM, one may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank you Lord for hearing and answering one’s prayers and each prayer request, in Jesus’ name, amen.