SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT
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."
Prophetic Word for 2017--The Bamboo House
October 21, 2016: In a vision I saw a carousel going round and round with the horses of various, bright colors going up and down as the music played in the background. I asked the Lord what the vision meant, and He said that the circus of life and circumstances are like this carousel. It seems exciting and fun at first, but it becomes very monotonous and routine. You can get off of this merry-go-round any time you want to and be about My business. But, you will have to do so deliberately and refocus your attention. Acts 17:28a "for in Him we live and move and have our being."
October 20, 2016: Review the stand that you have taken and the goals you have established. This is a time when you can make adjustments that can take you to your destiny. Be sure that you walk and live in the light of My Word and My purposes for you, says the Lord. Do not deviate from all that is right and good. You can do this as long as you live in the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
October 19, 2016: I will lead you up to a high place in the Spirit, says the Lord. Progression will be your theme as you move with Me. I have things to show you, but you need to make sure that your reach is beyond your grasp; that your expectation is beyond what you can see in the natural realm. That which seems impossible will become possible when you align your will with Mine. Are you ready? Micah 4:2 Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
October 18, 2016: In a vision I saw large groups of people who were asleep. They were yawning and stretching as they tried to wake up. Many of them were so groggy that they couldn't get on their feet. Some of them began to deliberately shake their hands, arms and legs to get the blood flowing, but it seemed as though their eyes were still stuck shut. They were doing what they could to be fully awake. But, others just rolled over and went back into a deep sleep. And, the Lord said that the people had been drugged into complacency. Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."
October 17, 2016: Do all that is necessary to maintain integrity regardless of the darkness that covers the earth. You do not belong to the kingdoms of the earth, you belong to Me, says the Lord. Cling to the principles that represent My kingdom. Take a stand for righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
October 16: Beloved, refuse to allow anything to undermine or destroy your faith. I know that you have wondered if your faith and hope are enough to break through your challenges. And I tell you, Yes. It is enough to sustain you. Don't waver in your belief that there is spiritual, invisible help available to you in every situation. Put your trust in Me, and be strong, says the Lord. Luke 17:6 So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you."
October 14, 2016: Build yourself up in your most holy faith. When your faith lies dormant it becomes nothing more than a memory of what you once believed and does not produce fruit. True and vital relationship with Me requires the activity produced by your belief that I exist and that I am with you, says the Lord. Examine yourself to see what you actually believe. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
October 13, 2016: Many of you, My people, have become disheartened as corruption seems to prosper more than righteousness. And, I tell you truthfully that deep darkness covers the earth, but light dispels darkness and truth is more powerful than lies. Refuse to allow the darkness to bring discouragement. Encourage yourself in the knowledge that My kingdom will be victorious over all the works of the enemy, says the Lord. Isaiah 60:2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
October 12, 2016: There is a widening chasm between the righteous and
unrighteous, which has changed the dynamic in personal relationships. This
interruption will continue into the new season as some people that you have been
in touch with in the past will just seem to fade away while others will move
away. But, some of these separations will be very difficult and can even
result in bitterness. You must rise up and walk in the divine flow of My
Spirit. Otherwise, you will try to fill the void created by these changes
apart from My will, says the Lord. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in
the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
October 11, 2016: Take heart, My beloved. Quiet your mind and emotions to be spiritually aware, and you will find the seed of hope. Position yourself in hope, for the journey before you is one that will present many opportunities to be optimistic. Even as you endure storms and darkness there will be times of inspiration. Make every effort to stay close to Me, says the Lord. 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.
October 10, 2016: I had a vision of a man wearing a long coat with heavy weights attached to the hem of the garment. He was trying to climb a steep mountain, but the weight was more than he could bear causing him to be too tired to make any progress. And, I heard the Lord say, "You, My people, cannot go higher spiritually when you are held back by the issues of life, which open the door to a spirit of heaviness. Release yourselves from those burdens and your climb will be one of freedom and ease." Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
October 9: In a vision I saw a man navigating a mine field. Every step was calculated and deliberate as he searched the landscape for even the slightest or most subtle signs of danger. His senses were heightened so that nothing could escape his attention. I watched as he was able to follow the invisible path through difficult terrain. And, I heard the Lord say: Even though you are making your way through what seems to be ominous circumstances, I am with you to direct every step and bring you through to victory. Do not be afraid. Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
October 7, 2016: One day at a time, one step at a time--this is the way you proceed. The path is before you to ascend. Come up. Come higher spiritually. Seek My face continually. Listen for My voice intently. I will show you the way, says the Lord. Refuse the temptation to stay in old places of complacency and comfort. Rise up and be on your way. Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
October 6, 2016: Yo, you who are asleep, wake up! You closed your eyes for a moment to rest and have fallen asleep. But, you must shake yourself awake and get up so that you can be aware of what I am doing in the earth and with My people. These are dangerous times to be unaware. Rise up and come into My light, says the Lord. Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."
October 5, 2016: Deliberately set yourself to be clear and alert. The enemy has released a spiritual fog that will cause you to make incorrect assumptions. Take time to examine what you think you know and look for evidence that will prove the validity of what you assume is correct. Clarity and precision are necessary at this time, says the Lord. Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
October 4, 2016: I speak to many who have been struggling in grief and sorrow. You must understand that leaving your grief behind is not a betrayal of those you grieve for. Your tears are sacred. But, this is a new day in which you can re-position yourself in the hope of new beginnings. Be renewed by allowing life to spring up in you, says the Lord. I am with you. Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.
October 3, 2016: Reevaluate where you are spiritually in comparison to
where you want to be. This is the first step in moving forward in My
purposes, says the Lord. There are things you can do to make your journey
on the earth more meaningful; all within your grasp. Psalms 84:5
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
September 30, 2016: Take a deep breath and clear your mind of all the turmoil that keeps you from living a focused life. You have allowed too many things to encroach on your walk in the Spirit. And, you have spent too much of your energy and life force on temporary, worldly issues. Your circumstances can only change when you change your mind and position yourself in faith and trust in Me, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:18 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.
September 29, 2016: You are like a race horse waiting for the gate to open. You think you are ready to run, but it will only be right when you see the opening. Don't be impatient. Be still in the core of your being. Rest on faith that My purposes for you are true and set. But, you must not get out ahead of Me. Wait for My direction, and when I lead you out you will have developed a steadfast heart, says the Lord. Psalms 112:7 He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
September 28, 2016: In this time of being challenged by difficult situations, you must persist in order to break through into victory. There are lessons to learn that will benefit you in the days ahead if you will take the time to evaluate honestly where you fell short. You must jump this hurdle before you can be fully ready to embrace all that I have prepared for you. Stand strong and resolute in the face of adversity, and trust Me to lead you into your destiny, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
September 27, 2016: Beloved, I want you to remember that condemnation is a work of the flesh in response to the conviction of the Spirit. Condemnation will paralyze you spiritually and keep you from receiving wisdom and direction. To avoid this trap, you must walk in the Spirit, receive conviction, take correction, and make a change, says the Lord. Rise up out of that place of guilt and shame and leave the past behind. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
September 26, 2016: Search your heart and be objective in finding those things in you and in your circumstances that have kept you from being able to move forward to accomplish what I have set before you, says the Lord. Make the changes necessary to position yourself to be confident, strong, and able. Ask Me to help you. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
September 24: This time of transition and turmoil has caused you to experience the feeling of being disconnected. That does not mean that you are actually disconnected, but rather that this new spiritual territory is unfamiliar. You are not yet comfortable, but you will settle in and continue to gain and maintain a level of ease. You will have more opportunities to grow and gain revelation through your experiences, but it will be much less chaotic, says the Lord. Draw close and stay connected to Me. Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
September 23, 2016: You, My people, are in the process of spiritual refinement. You are being tested and purified so that I may find you fit to carry out My purposes in you and your place on the earth. No one can take your place or do what I have intended for you. You alone can carry out your singular objective as you yield to the work of My Spirit, says the Lord. Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
September 22, 2016: Come close to Me, says the Lord, and I will speak to your heart. I will direct you to where you need to go and what you need to do. Let Me be your navigator. I will warn you when you are getting off track and steer you back to the correct course. But, you must trust Me and allow My intervention into your life. Quiet your soul, and let Me lead. Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
September 21, 2016: You are coming to an intersection in life where you must choose the direction your life will take. The choices will be clear, and you will be able to distinguish between the two. One path will draw you ever closer to Me, says the Lord, and the other path will take you further down the road of worldliness and self-interest. Choose wisely. Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live."
September 20, 2016: Take a stand against evil. You will have opportunities to compromise this stance for the sake of not being rejected by the world. But, you must make a conscious decision to maintain a position of righteousness regardless of the cost. The spiritual reward for your dedication and commitment will far outweigh the worldly benefits of compromise, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
September 19, 2016: Make your witness and testimony sure. Your testimony is not credible when you quote My word and yet do not exhibit My character and nature. Your witness of the gospel message is more powerful when not just spoken but demonstrated. Do not be a hearer only but a doer of the word, says the Lord. 1 John 1:5-6 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
September 17: Beloved, examine the motivation behind your commitments. My desire is that when you commit it is motivated by your love for Me, says the Lord, and not your need for approval or position. I would have you come into the secret place before Me with a pure heart and righteous dedication. Refuse to allow the enemy to establish selfish ambition or corruption in your reasoning and subsequent actions. Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
September 16, 2016: I heard in my spirit the phrase "patient continuance." And, the Lord said, "Stay on course. Do not deviate from your purpose in My kingdom. Distractions will come that would cause you to lose focus and drift, but you must remain steadfast and immovable. Deliberately choose to be loyal and faithful to Me." Romans 2:5-8 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who "will render to each one according to his deeds": eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath.
September 15, 2016: Keep your thoughts and emotions under control so that you do not open the door to attacks from the enemy. Make sure that you are in complete unity with Me and under My protection, says the Lord. Pay attention to the things you say or do that keep you from being righteous and that prevent you from walking in the Spirit. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
September 14, 2016: Watch for opportunities to update things that are outdated or to fix things that are broken. This is a sign in the natural realm of a necessary process before you can move forward with clarity and purpose in the spirit realm. Be diligent to wrap up the old season so that there are no loose ends to be dealt with before stepping into the new spiritual year, says the Lord. Proverbs 13:4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
September 13, 2016: Walk with Me as you would walk with a dear and trusted friend. I will lead you in the way of spiritual experience that will result in greater understanding, faith, and maturity. You are in charge of this walk. You can choose your own path. You can choose not to walk with Me, but you would be missing out on a vital opportunity to know Me, says the Lord. Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
September 12, 2016: Just when you think the changes you have made are sufficient, you will begin to see that your transformation is far from over. Outward corrections have been a sign of the need for internal work. You will soon see that the essence of the time ahead of you is spiritual and significant. Allow this work to lead you into complete unity with Me, says the Lord. Ephesians 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
September 11: Now is the time to begin to settle into the changes that have brought order. You are being positioned for maximum strength and effectiveness both in the natural realm and in the spirit. What seems like loss was simply dross, for you are being purified on every level. And, you will begin to realize the power and anointing that comes with greater purity, says the Lord. Stay the course! Daniel 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand."
September 9, 2016: Many of you, My people are vacillating in your position of faith. Establish yourself in unwavering faith in order to transcend your flesh or carnal nature. It is through righteousness and by My power that you overcome the works of darkness. You must walk in the light to get free and stay free, says the Lord. 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
September 8, 2016: Self pity is your enemy. Get up out of that place of weakness and infirmity and allow My strength to sustain you. You have to change your mindset before your body can respond to strength and wholeness, says the Lord. You are not a victim. Let victory lead the way into each day. Nehemiah 8:10b Then he said to them, "Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
September 7, 2016: You have made some headway even though it seemed to be slow going. I want you to be aware of the significance of your victories both small and great and take heart. Be encouraged. Small steps can also take you the distance if your are diligent to stay the course. Be strong and refuse to give up, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
September 6, 2016: Do whatever it takes to get ready to move on. Many of you, My people, are about to be extricated from difficult conditions. You will have an opportunity to be released from all manner of restraint that has kept you from living in complete freedom. This is true naturally, but it is especially true supernaturally. I want you to live the ecstasy of spiritual liberty, 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.
September 5, 2016: Rise up out the rubble of destruction, disappointment, and discouragement. What once was is no more, and you must press on to that which is ahead of you. Do not bemoan your loss, but as you look to the future know that you can trust Me to be with you and that I will help you. Now is a time to regain spiritual perspective, says the Lord. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
September 4: I saw a man walking around the perimeter of a town as he surveyed the damage, which reminded me of Nehemiah. He was sorrowful at the destruction he could see and was calculating what it would take to rebuild and restore what once was a holy habitation. And, I heard the LORD say, "You are My holy habitation. You too have been broken and some of you, My people, still lie in ruins. Yield to Me, and I will restore and renew all that has been broken." Then, I could feel the re-positioning or a shift of my spirit in union with God and the alignment of my internal energy with health, life and purpose. John 17:22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.
September 2, 2016: Precision is your friend. The more precise you can be in your intentions and requests, the better. You can avoid misunderstandings by being clear and direct in your communications. I speak not only of the natural realm but the spiritual realm as well. Be specific in your prayers and be sure that you ask from a position of absolute faith and trust; no doubt or unbelief, says the Lord. Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
September 1, 2016: In a vision I was on a lazy and smooth stretch of a river. Yet, I could see just ahead a change to rapids, and I knew I needed to prepare myself by being alert for that which was before me. And, I heard the Lord say, "You have been in a relatively quiet time spiritually. Steady yourself and get ready for things to change in rapid succession, and trust Me to bring you through safely." 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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