Seek My Face, Says The Lord, And Put Your Trust In Me

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/25/11:

I have set you on a journey. I have a plan for your destiny. But, if you narrow your focus so that all you can see are the challenges along the way and the things that are going wrong, it will keep you from making spiritual progress. You cannot maintain a healthy life in the Spirit if you continue to get into self-focus or self-pity. Look up. Seek My face, says the Lord, and put your trust in Me.

Matthew 28:20b … lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

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 Matthew 12.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests after leaving one’s prayer closet.  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 later today.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

Maintain Complete Trust And Faith In Me Alone

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/19/11:

Beloved, I have gone before you to open avenues of opportunity necessary to fulfill your purpose on the next leg of your journey. The doors are opening for you even now, but you must be alert to the possibilities and be aware of the leading of My Spirit. This will be true in the small or seemingly insignificant things of life as well as the things that could bring broad, sweeping changes. Your part is to go with the flow keeping your focus on Me, says the Lord, as you maintain complete trust and faith in Me alone. I want you to be like clay, malleable and willing to yield to the pressure of My hand through your circumstances, for there are things that still need to be reworked, shaped, and transformed into My image as you progress.

Jeremiah 18:2 -6 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the LORD. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!

One may have awakened this morning and may have checked for the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin in one’s e-mail inbox.  It may not have been there.

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 Ezekiel 12.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests this evening.  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 later this morning.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

Rise Up In Battle, My Beloved, For Victory Is Assured

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 1/17/11:

Rise up in to battle, My beloved, for victory is assured.  It has been declared that My word will not return void.  I have given you power to defeat the enemy of your soul, the one who accuses you, taunts you, and lies to you.  He will be defeated, so take hold.  But do more than that; rise up and ride on the wind of My Spirit and ride upon the power of My word.  Rise up and allow the victory that is about to unfold, to become yours by faith.  Call forth those things which you cannot yet see.  Do so by faith and declare the victory for surely it shall come unto you, says the Lord Most High.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/17/11:

Even though your life seems to be transitional, begin to think of the steps you take as foundational. Don’t think that your thoughts, words, and actions are unimportant. What you do now will actually frame and give meaning to your future. Give thought and consider carefully what is happening in you and around you and respond according to the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord.

Deuteronomy 11:24a Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours.

One may have awakened this morning and may have checked for the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin in one’s e-mail inbox.  It may not have been there.

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 Job 9.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests this evening.  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 later in the day.  One may have been encouraged.  Thank You Jesus!

Draw Near!

It’s All About Jesus!


SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/11/11:

It’s time for a change in many areas and on various levels. Some things have just outlived their usefulness or are outdated and do not serve your needs as efficiently as they once did. Things in the natural or outward things are only signs of an inward or spiritual change that is taking place as you draw closer to Me, says the Lord. The closer you get the greater your discernment and power in prayer and warfare. Draw near!

James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

One may have awakened to the sound of one’s alarm at 3:10 AM.  One may have decided to get more rest.  The alarm may have gone off five minutes later.  One may have selected the snooze option on one’s phone.  After an additional five minutes may have passed, both the 3:00 AM and 3:20 AM alarm may have gone off simultaneously.  One may have gotten up.

One may have logged onto one’s computer and may have checked for the Spirit Of Prophecy Bulletin.  It may not have been there.  One may have checked Bill and Marsha Burns’ website as well.  The website may not have been updated.

One may have entered one’s prayer closet at 3:31 AM.  One may have been late.  One may have been looking at the time on one’s computer while thinking that the time may have been a few minutes ahead of the actual time.  One may have forgotten that one may have reset the time on one’s computer recently to reflect the true time.

One may have praised the Lord with song, confessed one’s sins, including being late for one’s prayer time and for being angry about being late.  The Lord may have revealed through an Christian author that when we are on time for appointments we may receive blessings from the Lord.  The angels may wait until the last minute of the appointed time.  When one may be  late, those blessings may be withheld and can never be attained for that particular day.  This is why one may be discouraged when on may be late for one’s special time with Jesus.

While in one’s prayer closet one may have thanked the Lord and prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led to Ezekiel 16.  Thank You Jesus!

The Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin may have been in one’s e-mail inbox when one may have finished one’s prayer time with the Lord.  One may have read the message from the Lord for today.  One may have wondered if the first thing that may have come to one’s mind may have been the Lord’s answer for one concerning today’s message.  One may have prayed and asked the Lord to help one with this.  Thank You Jesus for Your help and encouragement.

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.

I Say To You, Examine The Nonsense In Your Thinking

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 1/10/2010:

I say to you, examine the nonsense in your thinking.  For I say, indeed, many of you are occupied with nonsense.   But, I would have you choose to believe and receive that which I am bringing and imparting rather than leaning on your own understanding.  Reflect on and examine your thoughts, attitudes and  motives.  Then, turn your eyes upon the heavenlies and the glory that I am releasing and the revelation of My purposes.  My purposes for you are not to muddle around in the things of the world, but for you to ascend on high and live in the realm of heavenly experience.  For the kingdom itself is now demanding that you live within self-restraint.  You must now begin to live the Christian life in a new and profound way, in a glorious way; thinking upon heavenly things, and upon those things which I have spoken to you rather than being absorbed in the trauma of your own life or in judgmentalism, jealousy or the tribulation that your negative thinking brings you into.  So rise and come higher, says the Lord, and let the wind of My Spirit move you, and let the anointing of My word perfect you, says the Lord.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 1/10/2010:

Beloved, I want you to be a gatekeeper and a watchman over your environment. This is a position of spiritual discernment so that you allow only the things that build up and not the things that tear down. I would have you to be on high alert and aware so that you have holy precision in knowing what comes in and what goes out. I have given you absolute authority to accept or reject those things that affect your spiritual atmosphere, says the Lord.

Isaiah 21:6 For thus has the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees.”

One may have awakened a little after 2:30 AM.  One may have looked outside to see if there may have been snow.  There may not have been any snow whatsoever.

One may have busied oneself on the Internet.  One may have checked for the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin sometime after 3 AM.  It may not have been there.  One may have checked just before going into one’s prayer closet.  The Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin may have been in one’s e-mail inbox.

One may have read the message for today and may have found oneself nodding and saying “Okay” to Jesus.  One may have known that one may be guilty of these very things.  One may have been encouraged.  One may desire to walk upright before the Lord.  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 Proverbs 5.  Thank You Jesus!

One may have left one’s prayer closet and may have looked outside.  There may have been snow.  Lord, please help those who may be traveling today in the snow to reach their destinations safely in Jesus’ name, one may pray, Amen.

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.

Don’t Be Afraid To Let Go And Be Released From Things That Represent Bondage To You

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 12/30/2010:

Many of you, My people, have been trying to rescue things of the past that are no longer working or relevant to your life. It’s been like trying to rescue a drowning man tied to an anchor; it is not going to work, and has the possibility of taking you down as well. Don’t be afraid to let go and be released from things that represent bondage to you, says the Lord. It is time for you to be free and to celebrate liberty!

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for this morning and 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 Habakkuk 1.  Thank You Jesus!

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

Put Your Faith Entirely In Me, Says The Lord

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 12/29/2010:

Put your faith entirely in Me, says the Lord. Otherwise you will be driven by fear and anxiety. I am for you and not against you. If you will allow My supernatural intervention into your life, you will be delighted and amazed at how perfectly things work out. But, you must surrender completely to Me and pray with thanksgiving. Come to Me with your very best sacrifice of praise generated from a trusting heart.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for this morning and 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 Acts 2.  Thank You Jesus!

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

Allow Me To Elevate You Above The Things Of The World

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 12/9/2010:

Seek peace and pursue it. Set your face like flint to find that place of peace that goes beyond what you see or understand naturally. Allow Me to elevate you above the things of the world, above your circumstances, and above your disappointments to a place of absolute freedom in the Spirit. Release yourself from all that keeps you from receiving all that I have promised, says the Lord.

Philippians 4:6-8 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.

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 one to Proverbs 4.  Thank You Jesus!

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

Be Prepared To Face And Deal With Things Hidden In Darkness

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 12/3/2010:

Be prepared to face and deal with things hidden in darkness. This is necessary in finding freedom from all bondage. I will shine the light of My truth on everything that prevents righteousness and right relationship with Me. You indeed live in perilous times when darkness abounds, but you are the light of the world. Let your light shine, says the Lord.

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

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, prayed for a passage of scripture for today’s blog.  One may have been led one to Jeremiah 21.  Thank You Jesus!

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

This Is The Time Of The Release Of My Glory Upon The Earth

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THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns — 11/22/2010:

You must enter into the rest of God and that, My children, would mean that you have presented to Me those things which trouble you to such an extent of love and faith that you are able, indeed, to enter in.  For, it is in this rest that you shall be perfected, encouraged and renewed before My throne and in My presence.   You will find that your hope now becomes faith which brings forth the manifestation of My kingdom in your life — faith that receives the promise and compels you to walk in the glory of My kingdom.  So enter this rest today for it has been given to you  for such a time as this that you might be renewed, healed and perfected in My ways and by the power of My spirit.  Remember this, I am for you and not against you.  This is the time of the release of My glory upon the earth.  And, this release will come forth from you first.  For you have been in a place of transformation and changed from glory to glory by the presence of My Spirit.  Rise up with new hope.  Rise up with courage to believe that I have not only called you but that I will use you to bring forth the manifestation of My kingdom, says the Lord your God.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — 11/22/2010:

Don’t worry about feeling a little out-of-pocket or strange. You are sensing the spiritual battle that rages around you as the enemy is jockeying for position and trying to regroup. You must stand on the firm foundation of truth, and refuse to allow lies to undermine your strength, says the Lord.

Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

One may have awakened early.  One may have read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin for today.  One may have been encouraged.

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 Isaiah 8.  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.