Draw Near

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns – 11/9/11:

My beloved people, I am calling to you, urging you to draw near to Me into a place of spiritual vitality. It is My desire that you give no place for the lusts of the flesh, but that you completely yield to the moving of My Holy Spirit. In that spiritual reality, you will begin to live in the strength and protection of righteousness. Righteousness is a strong fortress against attacks from the forces of evil, says the Lord. Draw near.

Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

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 Psalm 96A Song of Praise to God Coming in judgment.  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 logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  Thank You Jesus for answering each prayer request according to Your perfect will.  Amen.

Stay Close To Me And Do Nothing Apart From My Leading

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — March 10, 2010:

Beware of those who desire or require your attention. Exercise discernment to know whether or not I am sending them to you. If I’m not sending them, it will be a subtle distraction that will drain you to the dregs. Guard your parameters carefully, and let no one violate your spiritual boundaries. Stay close to Me and do nothing apart from My leading, says the Lord. Your spiritual vitality depends on your obedience.

Acts 17:26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so 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; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, “For we are also His offspring.”

One may have awakened this morning.  One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  One may have been encouraged and glad for the help.  One may be on the lookout.  Thank you Jesus!

One may wonder about an event that may take place in the near future.  One may have hesitated before confirming.  One’s initial response was to decline.  Upon hearing the purpose, one may have changed one’s mind and confirmed one’s attendance.

Lord Jesus, please have your way at this event.  Please lead one in all things while there, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, amen.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet on time.  One may have 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 Ezekiel 1.  Thank you Jesus!

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

Today may have been one’s last day at physical therapy.  One had not expected it to end today.  One may not have known how to feel concerning one’s therapy ending suddenly.  One’s ankle may be getting better but may not be 100 percent.  One may believe that this may be the Lord’s doing.  If not, Lord please have your way in this situation, in Jesus’ name one may pray, amen.

Go Forth With A Sense Of Purpose And Boldness, Says The Lord!

It’s All About Jesus!


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Nov. 13, 2009:

Every deterrent is being blown away by the wind of My Spirit. And, in this new season you will begin to see and experience My presence in a more powerful way. As you allow distractions to be swept away and your focus on Me to be uninterrupted, you will enter this time of spiritual vitality and growth. There is an air of expectancy in the realm of the spirit. Go forth with a sense of purpose and boldness, says the Lord.

Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.

One may have awakened to the sound of the alarm going off.  One turned it off and reset it to go off at 3:20 AM.  The alarm went off again at the designated time.  One did not get up until 3:25 AM.

One logged onto one’s computer, went to one’s e-mail inbox and clicked on the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One read it twice, grabbed a few items and quickly headed to one’s prayer closet.

The Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin may be key for setting the tone for one’s prayer time with Jesus.

One entered one’s prayer closet at 3:29 AM and began to clean.  At 3:30 AM, one started praising the Lord by singing songs.  One confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord, prayed for the sick and spoke in tongues briefly.

One may consistently thank the Lord after confessing one’s sins.  One may be most grateful and thankful at this point because the Lord’s has pardoned one’s sins.  One may truly pour out one’s heart, thanking Him for the many things He has done, is doing and going to do in one’s life and the lives of others.  One may thank Him after praising Him as well in addition to the thanks that follow one’s confessions of sins.

One may have been so pleased with the previous day’s prayer time that one may have wanted to go there again.  This time one may not have had any specific questions, one just wanted to go with the flow.

At the end of one’s routine, one picked up the bible and opened it randomly.  One’s eyes may have fell on a verse in Joel 3.  One read to the end of the chapter and started over from the beginning..

One opened the Bible again, one’s eyes may have fell on a verse in 1 Samuel 3.  One read from the verse to the end and started over at the beginning of the chapter, reading until one reached the verse where one had started.

One opened the Bible a third time, one may have been led to a verse in Judges 20.  One did not read this chapter.  It may have been time for one to leave one’s prayer closet.

One may be familiar with this story and thought about how it parallels to the Story of Lot when the men rose up in Sodom and wanted (sexually) the two angels that were dwelling with Lot that night.  The outcome in this biblical story from Judges 19 – 21 differs from the story of Lot, there are no angels present to smite the men with blindness to stop them from their perversion, but the Tribe of Benjamin is judged by the remaining 11 Tribes of Israel and Sodom in the Story of Lot, was judged by God.  The story unfolds in Judges 19 and continues through chapters 20 and 21.

One may have thought about the Story of Jephthah, how this story may parallel Abraham’s story of offering Isaac.  In Jephthah’s case, there is no ram provided to take the place of the child.

One may have left one’s prayer closet at 4:30 AM.  One may have logged onto the website and prayed for outstanding prayer requests.

One may be pleased, thankful and grateful at the progress and turn that the Lord is making in one’s life.  Thank You Jesus!