You, My People Are The Light Of The World, A City Set On A Hill That Cannot Be Hidden

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Oct. 28, 2010:

Stand and watch. Be still and listen. For, I am providing opportunities to bring light where there is darkness and truth where there is error. You, My people, are the light of the world, a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. My light will shine through you to bring truth and life. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to bring forth the gospel in the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.

Luke 11:33 No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.

One may have awakened to the sound of one’s 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.  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 Hosea 2.  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.

I Am With You To Bring You Through Every Trial In Victory

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

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

Do not concern yourself with how others perceive you. Only concern yourself with your relationship to Me, says the Lord, and remember My love for you that is everlasting. It does not matter what others might think, believe or say; what matters is that you put your absolute faith and trust in Me and not in men. I will never leave you nor forsake you, and I am with you to bring you through every trial in victory. Stand solidly on that assurance.

Isaiah 33:6 Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the LORD is His treasure.

One may have had a challenging night.  One may not have been feeling too well and may have prayed one’s way through the symptoms.  Before one may have fallen asleep, one may have had chills and a stuffed up nose.  One may have prayed against these ailments and this may have been the beginning of a long night.

One may remember awakening and feeling chest congestion.  One may have prayed to the Lord, asking Him to remove the blanket of congestion over one’s lungs.  He may have.  One may have awakened numerous times more and prayed for whatever may have been ailing one until most of the symptoms had subsided.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:30 AM.  One may have praised the Lord with song.  One may have prayed a brief prayer and may have gone back to bed.  One may not have been feeling up to par.

One may not have taken medication last night.  One may have trusted Jesus first and foremost.  One may be feeling much better now; no, fever, stuffy nose, just occasional coughing or the blowing of one’s nostrils.  One may have even felt like running an errand this evening.

There may not be a passage of scripture for today.  One may not have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  One may double one’s time on the website tomorrow morning during one’s prayer time.

Thank You Jesus for healing one so quickly and helping one get through this ordeal, in Jesus’ name, one may pray, Amen.

I Go Before You And Am Also Your Rear Guard

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

Sharpen your discernment to see the tactics of the enemy to manifest his will in your surroundings, and do not be dissuaded by his lies. Rather stand in the truth of My Word and be strengthened by the goodness of My thoughts and intentions toward you. You must choose to be strong in Me and in the power of My might as the enemy goes about like a roaring lion seeking an opportunity to devour you, says the Lord. I go before you and am also your rear guard.

Isaiah 52:12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

One may have awakened to the sound of one’s alarm.  One may have been half asleep and thought it to be the phone ringing.  After a few moments may have passed, one may have come to oneself.  One may have looked at the time and it may have been 3:32 AM.  One may have been late for one’s prayer time with Jesus.

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 3:43 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 27.  Thank You Jesus!

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

Stay Focused On Me And Allow Truth And Righteousness To Prevail

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Sept. 2, 2010:

Chaotic conditions abound, but you do not have to be affected by your environment if you stay in My presence and maintain peace and order, says the Lord. Stay focused on Me and allow truth and righteousness to prevail. This is a time when it is better to stay quiet so that you can perceive and discern the spiritual atmosphere and be ready to prevail over all evil. And, after you’ve done what you can do, stand in a strong and uncompromising position.

Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

One may have awakened early this morning and may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today after it may have been received in 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 Acts 4.  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.

Obedience Is The Key

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — August 27, 2010:

Watch and be on the alert for people who will try to take advantage of you. They will be motivated by selfishness and a sense of desperation without regard for your rights, space or boundaries. You must stand your ground and not be afraid to say NO; not just from a position of self-preservation, but because your real need is to stay in the flow of My Spirit and to respond only to My leading, says the Lord. Obedience is the key. Be strong and resolute.

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 this morning to the sound of the 3:00 AM alarm.  One may have logged onto one’s computer.  The Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin may have come at 3:04 AM.  One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin and may have been encouraged.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet a little before 3:30 AM (one’s start-time).  One may have been so engrossed in thought about a situation that one may have begun one’s praise late.  One may have apologized to Jesus and may have begun to be engrossed in outside thoughts again.

One may have come to one’s self after a while and may have apologized to the Lord for a second time.  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 John 18.  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.

Come Up Here And Let Me Reveal Spiritual Truth Through My Life-Giving Spirit, Say The Lord

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — August 18, 2010:

If you are going to come higher and stand with Me on that high plateau of revelation, you must release everything that anchors you to the world. Let go of everything that holds you down. Be done with the fear of man, fear of loss and failure, and carnal desires. Rise up! Come up here and let Me reveal spiritual truth through My life-giving Spirit, says the Lord. You will be delighted and thrilled as you experience true liberty.

Acts 26:16 But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

One may have awakened to the sound of one’s alarm.  One may have checked the time; it may have been 3:30 AM.  One may have dashed to one’s prayer closet and may have begun to praise the Lord.  One may have been so tired; one may have had a late night.  One may have been glad that one may not have been late for one’s special time with Jesus.

After praising the Lord one may have left one’s prayer closet to read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have grabbed a few necessary items, fed the cat and may have headed back to one’s prayer closet.

One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord, prayed briefly for the sick and one may have prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Luke 15.

With a smile on one’s face, one may have said aloud, “Lord, you have got to be kidding,” yesterday’s passage of scripture may have been Luke 14.  One may have read today’s passage of scripture.

As one may have been exiting one’s prayer closet, one may have smiled again at the thought of God’s choice for today’s passage of scripture.  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.

Ask For Wisdom, And I Will Give It To You Without Holding Anything Back

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

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

Beloved, no matter how bleak and hopeless a situation looks or how distant victory may seem, I call you to rise up and overcome. If you will believe My word and stand in faith, truth and righteousness will prevail. Don’t look to the right or to the left or to the future, but maintain vision and focus to do what is required right now where you are. Ask for wisdom, and I will give it to you without holding anything back, says the Lord.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

One may have awakened at 3:20 AM this morning and may have checked for the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  It may not have been there.  One may have retrieved one’s e-mail in vain.

One may have thought to go the Bill and Marsha Burns website as one may have done the previous morning.  Yesterday’s Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin may have been posted.

One may have gone back to one’s e-mail inbox.  One may have noticed that one’s e-mail account may have been offline.  One may have brought it back online.  One may have retrieved one’s e-mail.  The Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin may have appeared in one’s inbox.  One may have been so encouraged.  Thank You Jesus for leading one through this process.  Thank You for today’s message.

One may have started praising the Lord at 3:30 AM. One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:31 AM.  Lord, please forgive one for being late, in Jesus’ name one may pray amen.

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 Psalms 58.  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.