Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — May 19, 2010:

In a dream I was visiting a church, and I could tell that the pastor was a religious man who did not know God or have the Holy Spirit. I sat on the front row on three different occasions. Each time the pastor would come out, put his notes on the pulpit, and get on his hands and knees to plug in some kind of recording device. But, when he got on his knees to do so he would be frustrated because conviction would come, and he could not preach his message. There was a short, paneled wall that edged the stage where his pulpit stood, and on my third visit, he went through his usual ritual of the other two times, but this time while still on his knees he opened one of the panels on the wall and thrust out a miniature Statue of Liberty and a sculpture of the head of an eagle. And, he cried out, “Give me liberty or give me death.” It was obvious that he was at a crossroad in his spiritual life, and he would either find God and be filled with the Spirit or give up. The statue represents the liberty that comes as a result of moving from religious exercise into the freedom of the Spirit. And, the eagle’s head represents the prophetic gifting and moving of the Holy Spirit to bring forth the proceeding word of God. I believe that the conviction of the Holy Spirit is being poured out in this season on spiritual leaders who need to come out of religious ritual into the Life of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17  Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

One may have heard the alarm go off this morning.  This alarm may have been programmed to go off at 3:00 AM, Monday-Friday.  One may have reset another alarm to go of at 3:20 AM.  This would give one enough time to get a little more sleep and to prepare oneself before entering one’s prayer closet at 3:30 AM.

One may have gone back to sleep.  One may have awakened after a while.  One thought that the alarm should have sounded.  One may have checked the time and discovered that one had overslept.

The alarm that was supposed to be set for 3:00 AM may have been set to 3:20 AM.  So one may have set the second alarm for the same time, therefore it never sounded.

One may have thought to pray from one’s bedroom.  One may have decided against it and thought that one should keep one’s method the same; to enter into one’s prayer closet physically.

One may be committed to the Lord and cannot stop confessing, praying or writing these blogs if one wanted to.  One may know that one has to keep going, no matter what.  So one may have entered one’s prayer closet at 5:04 AM.  Please Lord Jesus, forgive one for being late.

One may have praised the Lord with songs of praise, 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 Psalms 141.  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 according to your perfect will, amen.

You Must Forgive Every Offense From Your Heart

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — January 19, 2010:

Before you can move one inch on the path of destiny, you must forgive every offense from your heart. Remember and practice My word, “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” I will give unique opportunities to each of you, My people, to be established in these sayings of Mine, for I will have a unified Body–a Church that is blameless and without spot or blemish. Surrender to the work of My Spirit in the deepest recesses of your heart. Your spiritual life depends on it, says the Lord.

Matthew 18:34-35 “And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

One may have awakened and did some writing after 1:00 AM this morning. As the time neared 3:00 AM, one quickly finished one’s writings and attempted to go back to sleep before one’s special time with Jesus at 3:30 AM.

One may have thought, “Check your phone, it might be dead and if so you may oversleep.”  One answered the thought with a thought, “I don’t even know where my cell phone is.” One dismissed the thought.  One may have been too tired to get up and besides one was wrapped perfectly in one’s blankets.

One may have been awakened by noise coming from the kitchen area.  One may have asked the individual the time.  It may have been 4:12 AM.  One may have overslept. Upon getting up, one may have looked for one’s phone.  One may have found it on the computer desk and it may have been totally dead.  Wow!  Hindsight being 20/20, one may believe the Holy Spirit may have been warning one.

One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.  One headed to one’s prayer closet.  One may have entered a little before 4:30 AM.

One may have started out by apologizing to the Lord for oversleeping and asking for His forgiveness.  One began to sing songs of praise to the Lord.  One may have confessed one’s sins and prayed for a passage of scripture for today.  One may have been led to Ezra 8.  Thank you Jesus!

One may have left one’s prayer closet and logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  One may have been really encouraged about praying for those who may need prayer.  One may know that the Lord answers these prayers.

Recently, one may have been led to review the praise reports from this particular website.  One may have waited days before finally giving into this gentle nudging.

While viewing the praise reports, one may have read a testimony that mirrored a specific prayer that one prayed.  What one asked for in this prayer may have been for the Lord to give the individual a new heart.

The praise report stated that the doctors said the individual had received a new heart, a heart of a sixteen year old and the new heart should last for another twenty years; surgery was no longer needed.

The individual giving the praise report thanked the prayer warriors for their prayers.  Hallelujah!  One may believe that the Lord wanted one to know that the prayer had been answered.  Thank you Jesus!

Lord one may thank you for answering each prayer request according to your perfect will and for being so awesome.  One may give you all the glory, honor and praise in the highest heaven (3rd heaven), in Jesus’ name, amen.

Let Your Reach Exceed Your Grasp!

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — November 9, 2009:

The Spirit says, “What do you see, son of man”? And I looked and I said, “I see smoke and mirrors, my Lord.” And I asked this question, “What does this mean?” And the Lord said, “It means there are many who are living in deception; many who are deceiving themselves and others. This smoke and these mirrors will do nothing to promote spiritual life. They will but hide your true intentions and your true motives. So, allow your heart to be pure. Allow your motives to be clean. Allow your attitudes to be from Me, for the enemy is now bringing smoke upon the land, and this smoke shall bring a lack of clarity to your hearts and to your perceptions if you do not allow the wind of My spirit to remove it and to blow it away. Then, you can be that one who looks to see if the picture that is being presented to you is true and accurate or if it is a false one. The enemy is now working in smoke and mirrors. Beware and be wise. Watch and see. Be not deceived,” says the Lord.

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

In a vision I saw kites flying, which represented freedom to me. Then, I saw children with their hands reaching up. And, I heard the Lord say, “Let your reach exceed your grasp.” I took this to mean that the Lord wants us to reach for more than we can see or grasp or touch. His desire for us is to always desire to know more of Him and His kingdom.

Acts 17:27 … that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.

One may have awakened by one’s alarm.  One may have waited a while before getting up.  One logged onto the computer and checked the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin. One may have read it twice.  One noticed that one’s start time was almost upon one.

One may have hurried into one’s prayer closet.  One may have begun to clean it.  At 3:30 AM, one began to sing praises to the Lord.  One thanked the Lord briefly and then went on to confess one’s sins.  One may have thanked the Lord again.  One may not be sure if one prayed for the sick.  One may have spoke in tongues until 4:30 AM.

One logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  One may have been tired but kept pushing forward, towards the mark.   Lord I pray that the prayers were heard and answered according to your will, in Jesus’ name. Amen.