SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
by Marsha Burns

 

John 3:8  "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.   So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

 

FEBRUARY 2016

February 9, 2016:   Use caution in forming new connections.  Things are not as they seem.  Discernment is  necessary if you are going to avoid being taken advantage of.  You cannot trust systems or people that you personally do not know are reliable.  If it seems too good to be true, it usually is.  Ask Me for wisdom, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2:3-6  Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

February 8, 2016:  I am releasing you from situations that are no longer beneficial to you.  You will know what I am referring to when you are able to see what causes stress in your life or makes you feel obligated.  I want you to be at peace with yourself, your environment and with Me, says the Lord.  I will show you the way out of places where you feel trapped or entangled.  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.

February 6:  Come to Me in spirit to that place that is set apart from the world. Come near to Me, says the Lord, where I will hide you and keep you safe. This is the place where provision and favor originate. It is an environment where you can thrive and grow exceedingly. Come to this place of peace and rest where your faith and trust is undeniable. Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."   

February 5, 2016:  Listen for the sound of silence and be comfortable with it.  When nothing is stirring you to deep thought or action, you must stir yourself so that you do not lose your edge.  Take the initiative through a desire to know Me more personally and intimately.  Explore the depths of spiritual truth and delight yourself in the light of revelation, says the Lord.  John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

February 4, 2016:  I know that you have been feeling a little off balance with a sense of instability.  But, I tell you the truth, you are in My hands and I am completely reliable.  You can put your trust in Me to bring you through this rocky time.  Do not be afraid.  I know all about your situation and the fears that have risen up to shake you out of faith, says the Lord.  I am with you.  James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

February 3, 2016:  For those who have ears to hear, I tell you that I am giving you a chance to be extricated from the bondage of troubling circumstances.  Your freedom will eliminate stubborn distractions and afford you the opportunity to dedicate yourself to My kingdom and to serve Me more consistently, says the Lord.  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.

February 2, 2016:  Beloved, I want you to consciously exercise your will with purity of purpose.  Your decisions will dictate the outcome of your life in the days and weeks ahead.  Only the foolish believe that they can get away with unrighteousness without having to pay a price.  Stay spiritually and morally focused so that you can have the best possible results, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

February 1, 2016:  What is it that is holding you back so that you are not taking your rightful position in My kingdom?  Examine yourself to see what is hindering your progression.  This is a time when you can decide to let go of everything that is keeping you from victory, says the Lord.  Psalms 25:2 O my God, I trust in You; let me not be ashamed; let not my enemies triumph over me.


JANUARY 2016

January 30:  If you are to establish My kingdom in your own life, you must walk in the light--the light of truth, righteousness, justice, and peace.  Do not allow the darkness of the kingdoms of the world to overtake you in any way.  Stand resolutely in the anointing and glory of My presence, says the Lord.  Make the decision to walk in the light of My Spirit in every situation and circumstance.  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.

January 29, 2016:  I call you to take your proper position in My kingdom.  You cannot do this as long as you remain self-focused and interested in looking good and finding acceptance.  Your position has to do exclusively with having an honest and vital relationship with Me in the Spirit, says the Lord.  It is up to you to awaken yourself spiritually in order to become all that I have destined you to be.  John 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

January 28, 2016:  You have come a very long way, but you must resist the enemy's attempt to draw you back into old, irrelevant places.  More than ever you need to stay present with Me in the here and now.  This will be vital in your spiritual progression to the next level of growth and development in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Be strong and resolute.  Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down."

January 27, 2016:  Feeling disconnected is part of the widening gap between My people and the people of the world.  You cannot walk in both places; you are either part of My kingdom or not.  Those who are righteous by the blood of Christ will become more aware of this disparity.  And, it is up to each one to stay on the path of light and life, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 3:12-14  Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.  But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.  But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.

January 26, 2016:  Most of you, My people, are still transitioning into the spiritual and natural position that I have prepared for you.  Stay flexible and alert to the leading of My Spirit, for it will be as though I am taking you by the hand so that you will not miss a step, says the Lord.  I am with you.  Hebrews 13:5b  For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

January 25, 2016:  You are coming into a time that promises to be one of the most significant of your life.  It is imperative that you move through this time with precise discernment.  Make yourself available to Me, and be ready to go with the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  I will take you to spiritual heights that you could have only dreamed of until now.  Isaiah 41:18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

January 23:  Let all defilement of flesh and spirit be removed from you, for you are being prepared to move into a time of spiritual purity.  If you will allow it, I will send a cleansing flow of My Spirit.  You will be purged and washed and made ready for an elevation in righteousness so that you can receive greater revelation of My kingdom, says the Lord.  Trust Me and yield.  Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

January 22, 2016:  This is a new day, and if you will yield completely to Me, says the Lord, I will put everything right.  There are things that still require your attention and will be brought to the forefront so that you can see clearly how to proceed.  Trust Me with everything that concerns you.  I am for you and with you. Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth.

January 21, 2016:  You are about to launch out on a brand new beginning, which will be filled with exploration and discovery.  You can move ahead when you have sufficiently left the past behind.  Refuse to allow anything to hold you back from this exciting and spiritual adventure.  Fear is your enemy, and faith is your friend, 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.

January 20, 2016:  You have been presented with certain unexpected challenges, which have resulted in a setback.  However, this too shall pass.  You have not gotten off course, nor has your spiritual focus changed.  You will soon fall into a rhythm with a comfortable stride, says the Lord.  Just keep pressing through and refuse to get discouraged.  2 Corinthians 4:17-18  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

January 19, 2016:  Your persistence in faith and your obedience in action will now begin to pay off.  Nothing is impossible to Me, and all things will be possible for you as you walk and live in My Spirit, says the Lord.  Be diligent to stay connected and to always seek My face.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

January 18, 2016:  The tests that you have endured in recent weeks have prepared you to be stronger than you thought you could be.  In all that you have overcome you will find greater clarity that ever.  This strength and clarity will serve you well in your spiritual progression.  Rejoice in your victory, says the Lord.  Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

January 15, 2016:  I will show you things that you need to recognize from your past--things that will reveal a need for correction.  But, you must not dwell on times of rejection and reproach, which could cause you to lose heart.  Rather, review your life's difficulties objectively with an eye to make adjustments, says the Lord.  This is an opportunity for freedom and greater spiritual strength.  Revelation 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."

January 14, 2016:  Surround yourself with good things--good people, good spiritual environment, truth, and faith.  There are troubling situations around the world, and evil abounds, but you are not of the world.  You belong to Me and My kingdom where you can thrive in spite of worldly conditions.  Be strong in your convictions and dedication to all that is right and good, says the Lord.  John 17:14 "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world."

January 13, 2016:  You are not alone.  When you do not know where to go from here or what to do next, all you have to do is ask.  Ask Me for wisdom and direction, says the Lord.  I am not a God who cannot hear.  I see where you are and I know all things about you.  You cannot hide from Me.  Allow My intervention into your circumstances, and you will have no regrets.  James 4:2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

January 12, 2016:  Pay attention to the things that disrupt your peace.  You must quiet your thoughts and emotions in order to be restored.  Peace is the platform of the soul from which you can access My presence, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow chaos of any kind to interrupt your ability to stay calm.  Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

January 11, 2016:  The enemy will use control and manipulation to enforce his will and violate personal space.  You can either be a victim or perpetrator.  You must refuse the urge to control others.  And, do not allow others to manipulate you.  As you maintain personal freedom from fleshly impulse and demonic forces, you can be clear enough to follow My leading, says the Lord.  Mark 8:34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."

January 8, 2016:  Establish and maintain good boundaries so that you are under My spiritual protection.  The enemy will do what it takes to exploit your time, energy and finances.  Set a watch, and refuse to allow deception and nonsense to invade your personal space, says the Lord.  John 10:10  The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

January 7, 2016:  Issues will arise that require your objectivity before your discernment will be accurate.  Put aside your personal prejudice in every matter and see through eyes of the Spirit.  Only then will you find the truth.  When you are emotionally invested, you will only see yourself, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

January 6, 2016:  You will begin to enjoy the fruit of your obedience in following My instructions over the past few months.  The rewards will be subtle at first and then become more pronounced and finally will become a way of life.  Do not discount the power of sowing and reaping, says the Lord.  It is a spiritual law.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

January 5, 2016:  I was in the Spirit and saw two mountains with a valley running between them.  Someone was standing on an outcropping, a high place overlooking the valley below.  Conditions were perfect for his own voice to be echoed back to himself.  He began to shout things to encourage himself.  He shouted conditions and attitudes that would create victory over his circumstances.  He shouted words of faith in God.  He shouted what he wanted to become, and strength came into his spirit, soul, and body.  The more he shouted, the more he believed, and the stronger he became.  1 Samuel 30:6b ...David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.

January 4, 2016:  In a vision I saw several people in a large, open place looking for conditions that would be exactly right to fly their kites.  I believe that the kites represent us discerning our spiritual atmosphere in order to rise up into the realm of the spirit to receive instructions for life experience and conditions.  We must deliberately test our discernment to see if we are in the Spirit or not.  1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

January 1, 2016:  The next phase of your spiritual progression is beginning to unfold. Position yourself for the greatest benefit of the season by getting your priorities in order and developing righteous values. Move away from self-absorption to consider and esteem one another. Be honest and righteous in every area of life--relationships, finances, goals and desires. I am the light that will guide you through the darkness that covers the earth, says the Lord.  John 3:21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.


 Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459


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