Come For A Time Of Restoration And Healing Of Body, Soul And Spirit

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — April 13, 2010:

When you find yourself pushing hard, you must also take the time necessary to rest. Your refreshing comes from quieting your soul and seeking to be in My presence, says the Lord. Unburden yourself and come for a time of restoration and healing of body, soul and spirit. I will breathe new life into you when you take the time and make the effort to come.

Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

One may have awakened this morning to the sound of the alarm.  One may have dozed off for a few minutes.  One may have awakened and assumed that one may have been late for one’s special time with Jesus.  One may have checked the time, it may have been 3:28 AM.  One may not have been late but knew that one may not have been able to get prepared and enter one’s prayer closet on time.

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 gathered items needed for one’s prayer closet time.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:33 AM.  One may have been late.  Please forgive one Lord Jesus.  One may have praised the Lord with songs of praise, confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today.  One may have been led to Ezekiel 41.  Thank You Lord Jesus.

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Lord Jesus, please answer each prayer request according to your perfect will, amen.

I Will Raise Up The Spirit Of Elijah In Those Who Are Willing

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — March 30, 2010:

It is written that the Spirit of Elijah must come and fulfill all things. And, so in these days I will raise up the spirit of Elijah in those who are willing; even as I did in John the Baptist, that the world and My people might see that there is a God who is alive; a God Who rules from heaven. And through the power of the demonstration of the gospel, a fullness of the restoration of My kingdom will come to the earth and be found among My people. Dare to believe that I can use you in such a manner, for have you not been in the wilderness? Have I not kept you even in dry places? Have I not revealed Myself to you? But now is the season of your coming out. Now is the season of your coming forth. Now is the time that you come out of the wilderness in strength and power. Remember these words that I am speaking to you because it is from the wilderness that you come into the glory and into the promised land, says the Lord God Most Holy.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — March 30, 2010:

Come out from the darkness that has kept you from realizing, enjoying, and demonstrating kingdom life. There has even been deep darkness and a sense of failure and hopelessness for many, but I have made a way for you to come forth in the power of My Spirit. You must truly let go of the past and leave behind all things that have wounded or debilitated you. Now is the time. Come forth, says the Lord.

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

It may be 9:17 PM and one may have just read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today. One may be encouraged.  Thank you Jesus.  One may have hooked up one’s computer moments ago to complete one’s blog for today.

One’s Internet service may be up and running again.  Thank you Jesus!  One may have been told yesterday by the customer service representative for one’s internet service that the order for a new modem would take a couple of days to be processed and that once shipped it would take seven to ten business days to be delivered.

One may have called later and spoke to a different customer service representative.  One may have discovered that the shipping had been charged to one.  One may have asked the individual a question, “Do you think that the shipping should be charge to me?”  The customer service representative may have put one on hold.  When they came back, they may have told one that they were reversing the charge and that one would see the reversal in one’s next bill.

An e-mail may have been sent to one’s daughter while one may have been writing one’s blog yesterday, indicating that the modem had been shipped.

The modem may have been in Charlotte, NC this morning and delivered to one a little after 12:50 PM.  Thank you Jesus!

Hopefully, one’s prayer time with Jesus will return to normal now that the Internet service may have been restored.

One may have missed one’s prayer closet time due to exhaustion.  One may not have heard the alarm.  One may have attempted to pray after 6:00 AM.  One may have been distracted and never completed one’s confessions through out the day.  Please forgive one Lord, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

Walk Upon The Path I Have Prepared For You

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — March 8, 2010:

Come with Me on this journey into the unknown. Come with Me and depend upon Me as your guide. Come with Me and let My Spirit empower you. As you go test the spirits; lean not upon your own understanding but lean upon My wisdom; eat of the food I will give you; drink of the water I will give you. Recognize the enemy is after you, but also remember that I will lead you into victory. For it is My purpose and My choice and it is by My power and authority that you will stand in these perilous times. Most of all, I say, do not dread the journey but rather come to this understanding that if I am walking with you and if I have become your guide, this journey will be one of utmost joy. Get ready to move to higher ground. Get ready to walk upon the path I have prepared for you. For indeed these are the days of My glory and the fulfilling of all things. These are the days of the restoration of that which has been lost among My people. I am the Lord God and I come to take you to places you have not yet been; to places you have not yet experienced. I come to give you visions and prophetic words, words of wisdom and words of knowledge that you have not yet spoken. So, I say again, come and come with joy, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — March 8, 2010:

You may think that the current spiritual environment is strange, but I am testing you and trusting you with My silence, says the Lord. This is to see whether or not you will stay with the leading of My Spirit. Will you be still when there is only silence, or will you continue on without divine direction? Take this opportunity to be still and be at peace even when the enemy is taunting you about being unproductive. Be resolute and do nothing until you truly hear My voice.

Isaiah 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.

One may have awakened late.  It may have been 4:14 AM when one looked at the clock.  One may not have heard the alarms go off.  One may have been extremely tired.  One’s grandson may have repeatedly awakened one out of one’s sleep.

One may have gotten up and entered one’s prayer closet at 4:38 AM.  One may have sung praises to the Lord.  One may have remembered that one had not checked the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  One left one’s prayer closet briefly.  One may have been encouraged by the Spirit of Prophecy messages.  Thank you Jesus.

One confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today.  One may have been led to Psalms 102.  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, amen.

Just Rest!

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

Come into My presence and be still. Release every burden and every disturbing thought and emotion, and just rest. For, certainly as you are quiet before Me, I will comfort you, fill you to overflowing with My Spirit, and release healing and restoration into your entire being. No more worry or striving or clamoring. Just rest. I am the God who heals you and delivers you from calamity and destruction, says the Lord.

Psalm 91:1-11 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

One may have awakened a little after midnight.  One may have done some writing.  One may have checked the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin around 3:15 AM.  Thank you Jesus!

One may be going through a period where one may not know exactly how things will take place in the near future.  One may have to put one’s faith and total trust in the Lord.  One may not be in control.  This may be a most challenging time in one’s life.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet on time.  One may have sung praises to the Lord.  One may have been discouraged by an event that may have taken place the previous day.  One may have talked to the Lord until one may have felt better.  One may have prayed for help, leading and guidance.  One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture.  One may have been led to Psalms 53.  Thank you Jesus!

At 4:30 AM, one may have left one’s prayer closet.  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 will, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

Put Your Trust In Me

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — February 1, 2010:

My desire is to make you a well watered garden; a habitation of My presence; a place of fruitfulness; a place where the waters freely flow and the trees of life drink from those streams.  May it be that new wells of living water spring up in your life and bring forth the presence of My authority in these days.  May those waters bring you in to a place of blessing, a place where you can come and abide with Me; a place of refreshing and a place of renewal.  For indeed these are My works in these days to restore you and to bring you forth in victory over all the power of the enemy, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — February 1, 2010:

The last round of attacks from the devil have left many of you fractured and disoriented. But you, My people, must begin to look up again. Put your hope and faith in Me, says the Lord. When you begin to seek My face in earnest, I will release a powerful move of My Spirit to bring healing and restoration to you both individually and corporately. Put your trust in Me.

Jeremiah 39:18 “For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me,” says the LORD.

One may have awakened this morning and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  Thanks for encouraging one Lord Jesus.  One may have entered one’s prayer closet a few minutes early.

At 3:30 AM, one may have sung praises to the Lord.  One may have spent a great deal of time praying to the Lord’s for His direction and leading of major events that may take place in the near future, in one’s life.  One may have a thousand thoughts of how one should proceed.  Yet, there may be only one way.  Lord, please make your will plain, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

One may have confessed one’s sins and prayed for a passage of scripture for today.  One’s Bible may have been opened one’s Bible to Matthew 16.  Thank you Jesus.

One may have logged onto the website at 4:30 AM to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank you Jesus for hearing and answering each prayer request according to your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

2010 A Year Of Breakthrough!

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by Bill Burns

The following is what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me about what will take place in the Church in 2010. (John 16:13)

The number 5 is God’s number for grace (strength, empowerment and blessing), so ten is the number of double grace. A double portion will be available to God’s people in 2010. Romans 5:2 tells us that “we have access by faith into this grace.” Therefore, every person should establish himself in a position of faith to receive a double portion of God’s grace that is now being released.

Small Straws by Marsha Burns: I’m giving you an extra measure of grace. I will exert My holy influence over your life to strengthen you and bolster your faith, says the Lord. If you will discern it, you will find and enjoy the unusual fragrance of My company. Receive with joy, and bask in the sweetness of My presence. Come and find your delight and rest with Me. 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.

In 2009, the year of fullness, some Christians began to exercise a fuller and more complete faith. However, many in the Body of Christ went through a crisis of faith because of hardship of the circumstances that they found themselves in.

Fractured Faith The Lord used the term “fractured faith” to describe the condition of many of His people. This is what I saw:
People were praying by holding up bowls (representing faith) with their prayers inside the bowls (Revelation 5:8). However, when they lifted the bowls up before the Lord, the bowls fractured and then fell apart. The prayers then fell out of the bowls because they had no faith to support them.

Then, I had an understanding that these were Christians who knew the Word of God, and they knew that faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). They also knew that faith works through love (Galatians 5:6).

So these were those whose faith should have worked, but didn’t. So, I asked the Lord why , and He said it was because of the intensity and length of the battle that many had been worn out and had become discouraged.

I then asked how one recovers their faith when they already know the Word and love God, but their faith is fractured.

Faith’s Restoration I saw the Holy Spirit come as the Wind and pick up the pieces of the bowls and restore them by cementing them back together, and He said, “This is My gift to the people of faith.”

And, He said, “This is the process of the restoration of faith.”

1. Repent for discouragement because it gives birth to doubt, and whatever is not of faith is sin. (Romans 14:23)

2. Call on the name of Jesus because He is the Author and Finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2). Ask Him to restore your faith and to send the Holy Spirit to you. (John 16:7)

3. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the Gift of Faith (1 Corinthians 12:9). This is the faith that restores. It is God’s faith and not man’s. This is the faith that becomes the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) 2010 will become the year of the restoration of faith if this God-given plan is followed. “Ask and it shall be given.” (Matthew 7:7)

Small Straws by Marsha Burns: I am not a God who cannot see or understand the tests and trials that you have endured. I see, and I have sustained you through the trouble, for I am with you. And now, today, I pronounce a blessing on you — a tangible blessing; just open your heart to receive, says the Lord. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.

A Year of Breakthrough The number 10 also signifies the perfection of divine order. The following is a word that the Lord gave me concerning His “divine order” for 2010:

The Trumpet: That which I give you shall become completely yours because that is My heart towards you, that you fully possess the kingdom that I have translated you into. So get ready for this new year. For indeed it shall be a year of triumph for many and it shall be a year of overcoming because it will be known as the year of the breakthrough of those who follow Me. Zion’s path has already been established. Follow it. Follow it through My word as led by the Spirit. For all things will manifest at Zion. Come then, I say,  My children to that mountain. Come to the mountain that transfigures you, changes you. Come and see, come and taste, come and dine, come enjoy that which I am about to do, says the Lord.

The Lord told me that He was going to give us a “new centering point” to work from. This will be a new point of entrance into the supernatural realm of the kingdom.

The Holy Spirit will move us and center us in a position that aligns with heavenly portals. This is much like your satellite television dish, which must be perfectly aligned with the satellite so the signal can be received. As we enter into the heavenlies through these portals, we will see more clearly into God’s purposes than we ever have before. Out of the portal experiences visions, dreams, and prophetic words will be more revealing than ever before.

We will break through into a higher spiritual order than we have known. As these portals are established, angelic visitation will occur more frequently. These experiences will quicken our faith and establish such a spiritual reality of the kingdom that we will begin to have breakthroughs on all levels. Breakthroughs will occur most frequently in our finances and in health issues first and then in other areas.

The Lord of the Breakthrough is coming in this year to lead His people into victory, which will result in the recovery of those things lost.

A Year of Recovery The thief has been relentless in this season, and he has stolen from many of God’s children. Nevertheless, the Lord is calling 2010 a year of recovery. He is speaking to us in the same way that He spoke to David in 1 Samuel chapter 30. While David and his men were away from camp, the enemy came and stole the women, children, and belongings. David was discouraged when his men blamed him and wanted to stone him.

The Path to Victory: 1. Like David, we must learn to overcome discouragement by encouraging ourselves in the Lord.

2. David inquired of the Lord, and God said, “You will without fail recover ALL.” And, He is saying this to us!

3. David pursued the enemy. Recovery will come because of spiritual warfare. David attacked the enemy and recovered all that had been taken from him and more.

This will be a year of recovery for those who will do spiritual warfare and demand the return of that which has been lost. Have you lost your health? Have you lost your finances? Or, has it been something else? Do you want those things stolen? Then, go to war, and you will recover all!

A Year of Equipping Last year the Lord told me that 2009, 2010 & 2011 would be years of equipping. We are being equipped with more of the authority of the Lord to defeat the enemy.

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

This is one of the reasons that so many people had a hard time in 2009. Equipping takes place in adversity. In other words, adversity is the playing field of equipping. In fact, adversity is necessary for spiritual growth. Adversity is the opposing force against one’s growth. Adversity is trouble, persecution and tribulation that comes against us. “We must, through many tribulations, enter the Kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22)

We are leaving the Church Age (age of compromise), and we are being moved prophetically into the Kingdom Age (rule of Christ). In doing so, we are going to encounter more opposition from Satan. He does not want us to have the kingdom authority that we are being equipped with.

If we want to be equipped with Christ’s authority, then we must embrace the adversity.

Romans 5:3-4 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;  and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

The enemy will come, but do not fear because the Lord will come to us in His glory.

Isaiah 59:19  So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.

The word “standard” here means to establish a way of escape, to cause to disappear or hide.

We will be hidden by the glory of the Lord as He comes to fight with and for us so that we can receive His authority. I believe that this next move of God’s glory will be seen in the West – west of Jerusalem, in the United States.

The cry of the Spirit in this time of equipping is: Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.  For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.

Allow the Lord to equip you. Embrace the adversity by trusting in the Lord to protect you. Walk in the glory, and grow in your authority. It is your destiny.

A Year of the Tithe The tithe is a tenth part of our income that we give to honor the Lord and those who do His work. In this year of 2010, God is going to honor those who tithe. He spoke these words to me: “I am going to honor those who honor Me with their giving. The benefits of the tithe will be multiplied and amplified in this year. Give, and it will be given back to you as it is written.”

Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

God’s benefits of the tithe: 
Malachi 3:10-11 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts.

Some would say tithing is not a New Testament principle, but what did Jesus say in the New Testament? In Matthew 23:23 He said tithing is something “you ought to have done”.

Some would say that tithing was part of the law and was eliminated when Jesus fulfilled the law. However, tithing was part of Abraham’s covenant with God (see Genesis 14:20) before the law, and the law could not “annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ”. (Galatians 3:17)

Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Instruction – do not give your tithe because you have to, but because you want to give to the Lord with great joy.

2 Corinthians 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

When you tithe, wrap it up with faith, and then release it with joy, expecting God to bless you because of your obedience. God will then rebuke the devourer on your behalf and pour out His blessing upon you.

Financial recovery will take place for many in 2010 because of the tithe.

Mysteries Revealed 2010 will be a year when mysteries will be revealed. Some of the things that God ordered in 2009 have not been understood. However, revelation of God’s purposes that took place in our circumstances will be fully understood in 2010, and the benefits of those changes will be received this year.

The Lord usually gives me a chapter in His word that reveals that which will take place in the coming year. This year I was given Revelation chapter 10. In chapter 10 the apostle John hears seven thunders that spoke.

Revelation 10:4 Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”

The seven thunders are mysteries yet to be revealed prior to the seventh trumpet.

Revelation 10:7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.

The seven thunders may reveal seven distinct mysteries, but I believe they will be more than that. I say this because seven is God’s number of perfection brought to completion. I believe that the seven thunders represent the voice of the Lord that reveals many hidden things.

The book of Revelation is a book of sevens (completion) in which God finishes (through Jesus Christ) all things that pertain to His creation. Therefore, I believe that a multitude of mysteries concerning the lives of believers will be revealed.

These revelations will set them free from bondages, reveal their purpose, release their gifting, and many other things.

Mysteries will be revealed that will give direction to the Church (corporately), and mysteries will be revealed personally for individual believers.

2010 will be a year of mysteries revealed, mysteries that will give wisdom and direction, much of which will come prophetically.

In verse 11, John is told that he must prophesy again. Prophets, do you see this? Many of you have been silenced by the enemy. But, God says that you must prophesy again.

The gift of prophecy will become more revealing in these days. We are living in the days of divine announcement. Will you listen, hear, and speak?

These are those things that I was shown for 2010. May you have a blessed and prosperous year!

One may have been looking through one’s e-mail this morning and noticed the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin listed under today’s mail.  One thought, “Is it Monday?  Did I miss my prayer time with the Lord?”  The Spirit of Prophecy Bulletins may be sent out Monday – Friday.

One may have checked the calendar to verify the day of the week and today’s date.  One may have thought that something may have been wrong with one’s e-mail or the dates on one’s computer were screwed up or maybe the message had been sent out on the wrong date.  One may have been confused.

One may have finally realized that God sent out a message for today.  One may have opened the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today and may have been encouraged.  One may be grateful and thankful for the message.  Thank you Jesus for blessing us.

See And Discern The Times And Seasons, Says The Lord

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Dec. 31, 2009:

Open your eyes. See and discern the times and seasons, says the Lord. You are in a time of renovation and restoration. It is a time of spiritual cleaning, repairing and rebuilding. What you see in the natural realm is a sign of what is transpiring in the spirit realm. I am renewing and restoring you to a new life and vigor. Take heart, and yield to this spiritual stimulation that will invigorate you at the deepest level of your being.

Psalms 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.

One may have awakened to the alarm at 3:11 AM.  One may have headed to the bathroom.  One’s throat may have felt sore and one thought that one was going to have to take cold medication.  One may have been concerned how one would handle the medication on an empty stomach.

One may have prepared oneself for one’s prayer time with Jesus.  One may have logged onto the computer and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One grabbed one’s Bible and headed for one’s prayer closet.

One began by singing praises to the Lord.  One may be so excited at how Jesus has been knocking down one and one’s children’s obstacles lately.  One may be overjoyed.  Everything may be falling into place.  One may be truly amazed.

One may have talked with the Lord about things on one’s heart.  Good things.  One may have confessed one’s sins and prayed for the sick.  Somewhere along the way, one may have noticed that one’s throat did not hurt anymore.  It may have been perfectly normal with no pain at all.  Thank you Jesus.  One stood and lifted one’s Bible towards heaven as one may have asked the Lord for today’s scripture.  One may have been led to Isaiah 30.

One may have left one’s prayer closet and prayed for outstanding prayer requests.  Lord Jesus, thank you for answering each prayer request, in Jesus’ name, amen.

I Call You Forth Into Healing, Restoration and Renewal!

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Nov. 17, 2009:

Beloved, because of your faithful prayers and strong stand against the wiles of the devil, the pall of oppression is lifting. The light of righteousness is piercing the thick gloom of darkness. I call you forth into healing, restoration, and renewal. It is time for you to emerge from the caves and shadows where you have hidden yourselves, and come into the light of a new day, says the Lord.

Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

One may have awakened at 3:00 am to the sound of the alarm.  One turned it off and re-set it for 3:20 AM.

At the sound of the second alarm, one got up and one logged onto one’s  computer to check for the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  One read it twice, grabbed some items and headed off to one’s prayer closet.  One may have decided yesterday, to start bringing in one’s computer chair, daily logbook with a pen, and Bible.  The chair may provide much more comfort than the toilet seat lid cover.  One may wonder if the chair has been helpful in getting into the Lord’s presence.  One had not had this type of success until yesterday.  “Lord Jesus, what is the determining factor, in Jesus’ name, I pray, amen?”

One may have begun to  clean a few minutes before one’s start time.  At 3:30 AM, one began to sing.  After praising the Lord with song, one confessed one’s sins and thanked the Lord.  This may have taken one to around 4:15 AM.

One may have grabbed one’s Bible and prayed for the Lord to lead one to the scripture that He wanted one to see.  One may have opened the Bible up to Psalms 91 and been pleased with this passage.  Even if the passage is not a passage one would have chosen for oneself, one has to trust that Jesus is trying to reveal something to one, which may include one’s attitude.

After reading the passage, one may have begun to press into Jesus to get into His presence.  One may have had many thoughts.  One thought about how much time did one have left.  There was no itches that needed to be scratched which may have been unusual, just rambling thoughts.

The thoughts ceased suddenly and one knew one was there.  All of a sudden the alarm began to beep.  One thought, “Oh No!”  One did not want to wait until tomorrow to try again.  One began to pray to the Lord to allow one to stay and to pray for the outstanding prayer requests later.

So one stayed, thinking that because one had asked, the request had been granted by the Lord.  One closed one’s eyes again.  One heard sounds coming from the next room.  Not long after that one heard someone fidgeting with the washer and dryer.  Then came a knock at the door, the individual wanted the toothpaste.  One’s dog came rushing in, he needed to go outside and made it clear to one that he needed to go right then!

One gave up.  One let the dog out for a few minutes.  One then logged onto one’s computer and onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.

One may believe that one’s worship time may increase from 3:00 AM – 4:30 AM and may include weekends.  One may have thought this recently, but was reluctant to change.  One may be so tired sometimes.  Lord Jesus please give one strength, in Jesus’ name.

My Virtue Will Flow Forth!

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Nov. 4, 2009:

Be still and be sensitive to the work of My Spirit in your spirit. If you will allow it, there is a deep work of joy coming up from the very depth of your being. It is a joy that transcends and overcomes every circumstance that the enemy has used to bring you down to negativity and despair. Cooperate with this move of My Spirit, says the Lord, and My virtue will flow forth to bring healing and restoration. And, it will restore you to fresh hope and faith.

Psalms 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.

One may have been awakened by the alarm.  One did not go back to sleep, nor did one get up.  When one finally got up, it may have been after 3:30 AM and one was late for one’s special time with the Lord.  One may believe that one may have heard one of the subsequent alarm alerts and assumed it may have been 3:00 AM.

One logged onto the computer, read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin and headed for one’s prayer closet.  One may have begun at 3:41 AM.  One began to clean and praise God with song.  One confessed one’s sins to the Lord, including being late for one’s prayer time.  One thanked the Lord, prayed for the sick and spoke in tongues.

At 4:41 AM, one headed for the computer.  One logged onto the website where one may pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Lord Jesus, I pray that each prayer was heard and answered according to your perfect will, in Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Rest In Me!

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

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

Be at peace and take opportunities to rest in Me. For, it is time for you to be refreshed and renewed in your body, soul and spirit. Be deliberate in your decisions to come into My presence to find restoration and healing. Don’t hesitate. Come often. Set aside time to be quiet and seek My face, says the Lord. You will not regret it. Come!

Psalm 37:5-8 Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret–it only causes harm.

One may have awakened this morning around 2:00 AM.  The alarm had not gone off.  One just lied there, not really thinking about anything.  Then a thought from last night came to one’s remembrance.  One did not conjure it up, it just popped in one’s mind.

One had discussed an ethical issue with an individual and did not have an answer.  One may have asked a key question during the conversation.  One may believe the Lord was asking and not one.  One may have told the individual that one could not see clearly.  One wanted to give advice but nothing came forth.  One left the conversation feeling very troubled in one’s spirit.

While just sitting this morning, the Lord began to deal with this issue.  He began to open one’s eyes to what He thought about the situation.  One may have gotten on the computer.  One may not remember what one typed in.  One may have been led to the perfect article concerning this issue.  One knew the Lord was speaking.

One went into the bathroom to prepare for one’s special time with the Lord.  One may have left to go check the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  One returned to the bathroom and continued preparing it.

One set the alarm so that one could start exactly at 3:30 AM.  When the alarm went off, one had very little cleaning left.  One started praising while cleaning.

One was so thankful to God for the answer and revelation to this issue.  One thanked and praised Him.  Tears came to one’s eyes because the Lord shared His heart with one.  The devil tried to convince one that one was beside oneself and imagining things.  One shook the devil off and said, “Lord, I know you are speaking to me and I hear you.  I hear you!”  One may have been overjoyed.

One thought, “Now I have to give the message to the individual.”  One felt a little apprehension or even some fear.  One shook it off.  This message may have been of great importance and one knew one had to give the individual the message.

While talking to the individual last night, the Lord brought something to one’s remembrance.  At the time one did not understand its’ relevance.  This morning, the Lord brought another testimony to one’s remembrance and reminded one of an individual who may have recently contacted one, also.  One may believe that none of this was coincidental and that it was confirmation as well as help for what the Lord wanted one to do.

One confessed one’s sins, prayed for the sick and spoke briefly in tongues.  One left one’s prayer closet overjoyed and determined to give the message as the Lord had given it to one.  Thank you Jesus!

One may have gone to one’s doctor’s appointment yesterday.  X-rays may have been taken.  There may not have been any fracture on one’s left ankle.  One’s diagnosis may have been changed from a hairline fracture to a sprained ankle.  The only problem with this is that one did not sprain one’s ankle.  One may believe that it could possibly be a blood clot.

One may have a doctor’s appointment scheduled for 10/20/09.  One may not have any fear concerning one’s current condition.  One may trust the Lord implicitly.  One may know that He is in control and that everything is working out according to His perfect will.  One may be scheduled to return to work, tentatively on 10/26/09.  One may believe that one’s assignment at this job may be over and that one may not be returning.

Lord Jesus, please have your way in one’s life and may your perfect will be done, in Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.