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
December 4: You must do the work required to come into order in every phase and function of your life. I have provided the avenue for you to be in My flow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and in your circumstances, but you have to do your part and cooperate with My work. This requires concentrated effort and spiritual focus, which you are well able to do if you want to, says the Lord. Be diligent. John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
December 2, 2016: Many of you, My people, need to re-organize your thought process to exclude the mental clutter that has made you feel scattered. You can do this by focusing on that which is actually important to your life and spiritual well-being. The things that demand your time and attention are many and varied, and you would do well to prioritize and establish yourself in peace, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
December 1, 2016: Issues will arise that demand your attention. In dealing with these circumstances seek Me for wisdom and direction. Refuse to allow unexpected situations to derail you. Keep your faith strong and establish yourself in the peace that is beyond your understanding. Let Me lead you with the assurance that I am with you and for you, says the Lord. Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
November 30, 2016: In a vision I saw a small plateau on the way up a mountain. It was peaceful, and we were calm and happy. The sun was shining and the air was clear. It was beautiful. And, I heard the Lord say, "Enjoy this time of refreshment as your spirit is being renewed. This won't last forever, but the strength and encouragement that you receive now will help carry you through days of adversity." Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
November 29, 2016: In the world darkness abounds, but I have called you to walk in light and truth. Allow Me to bring light where there is darkness and truth where there is error. Do not deviate from that path. I will show you the way that produces life, says the Lord. John 12:46 "I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness."
November 28, 2016: Search your soul for unrighteousness; find that place of darkness in your heart and repent. Know that your repentance is real when you are horrified and mortified at your sin. Seek Me for deliverance, and I will forgive and restore you, says the Lord. Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
November 27: You live in times of great evil and adversity. Your only place of escape is in Me, says the Lord. You must come and hide yourself in truth and righteousness so that the enemy cannot touch you and nothing can dissuade you from My purposes and your life in Me. This is a deliberate commitment and takes effort to maintain, but I will give you the help and strength you need. Don't get caught up in the issues of life and worldly concerns; keep eternal focus. Psalms 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
November 25, 2016: Stop and take a deep breath. You have been in a spiritual whirlwind, but now I want you to consider where you have been and how far you have come. Let this be a time of reflection and rededication to the kingdom and of allowing My word to propel you forward into faith and righteousness, says the Lord. Refuse to allow worldliness to steal your peace and joy. Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
November 24, 2016: Refuse to react emotionally to upsetting circumstances. I will show you ways to deal with stress with peace and civility, says the Lord. Trust Me to give you wisdom and direction in all things. But, it will be up to you to exercise self-control. Galatians 5:22-23a But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
November 23, 2016: It is more important than ever for you to walk and live in the Spirit. Opportunities will arise to deal with those who intrude into your personal space. And, you might also have to evaluate your intrusion in the personal space of others. Watch for issues of manipulation and control, and be sensitive and gracious as you endeavor to keep the peace while establishing and maintaining good boundaries, says the Lord. Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
November 22, 2016: Where is your love? I speak to many who started your spiritual journey with true love in your heart for Me. Then, you allowed that love to fade into religious tradition and service. I would have you remember the love and stir yourself up not only to love Me, but to know Me, says the Lord. My love for you has never changed. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
November 21, 2016: To those who have been facing difficult issues as yet unresolved, I say to you that you must trust Me to show you the way to resolution. This is not something that will resolve itself. It will take your cooperation, but I will give you the knowledge and wisdom that you need to move forward, says the Lord. 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.
November 20: When your emotions tend to be like a roller coaster ride, stop and let My truth prevail. Stand on the firm foundation of My Word and refuse to allow discouragement or disappointment to plunge you into darkness. Stay in the light. I am with you to establish you in peace and strengthen your heart, says the Lord. Be strong and determined to press through! Psalms 7:9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; for the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.
November 18, 2016: Beloved, I want you to understand that you are not alone in your struggle. Everyone struggles, each with his own conditions and issues. But, you must also realize that it is the struggle that has the potential of propelling you into My kingdom, says the Lord. Your relationship with Me requires the knowledge that the world does not and will not bring fulfillment. Psalms 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
November 17, 2016: You have reached a brief plateau in your spiritual ascent in which you must allow what you have learned to become part of who you are. The pieces of information and wisdom that you have acquired on your recent journey will come together as you allow the Spirit to do His work in you, says the Lord. All you need to do is be quiet and stay put until you are released to proceed. 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!
November 16, 2016: Rest, recuperate, and rejuvenate. Understand the relevance of where you have been to where you are going. Capitalize on this opportunity to make necessary adjustments that will enable you to move forward successfully. You may need to cut and run from certain situations that have dominated your time and energy without producing desired results. Evaluate by discerning good and evil, and take a righteous position, 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.
November 15, 2016: Expect to have to make adjustments in your routine. Change is the one thing you can depend on in life. Your environment is always in a state of flux, and you need to yield to the moving of My Spirit so that you can walk in the newness of life. Find the correct and righteous flow and be at peace, says the Lord. Psalms 5:12 For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.
November 14, 2016: Rise up in the realm of the Spirit and observe that you are in the early morning hours of the new day. The spiritual landscape is shrouded in fog so that you cannot see clearly. The path of life stretches out before you, but you cannot tell where it goes. And, you are not yet out of the woods of bleakness and uncertainty. But, I tell you honestly that I will bring you forth in the strength of My purposes and in the power of My blessing, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them.
November 12: Be sensitive and discerning. I will show you errors in judgment by revealing presumption, and I will show you errors in logistics. Correction will be an easy thing as long as you stay in the Spirit and refuse to beat yourself up for not being perfect. Be humble and stay flexible, says the Lord. This is no time to take a defensive posture. Psalms 25:9 The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.
November 11, 2016: Resist the temptation to project out and make assumptions. What you have is today. Make the most of your time through making good decisions and by choosing good over evil in all things. Allow My nature to prevail in your thoughts and actions, says the Lord. Let there be no unrighteousness in you. John 7:18 "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him."
November 10, 2016: Get ready to move forward. The season of transition is nearly over. Prepare yourself to be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit. Do not rely on your own wits and emotional reactions to circumstances. Rather, listen for My voice and watch for My signs. I will indeed direct your every step, says the Lord. Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
November 9, 2016: You, My people, are at a tipping point. What you do at this time will change your lives forever. You are at a point of no-return. Take every opportunity to draw near to Me so that you can receive instructions for the next season. I will show you how to be righteous in the midst of a crooked generation, says the Lord. Do not be afraid. Philippians 2:14-15 Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
November 8, 2016: In the Spirit I could both hear and feel the sounds deep in the earth calling forth the purposes of God to manifest. I could see people begin to be sensitive to the moving of the Spirit of the Lord, but great darkness fought against the light and righteousness. The war raged between good and evil in a more profound way than ever. And, I heard the Lord say, "Stand on the ground of purity." Psalm 24:3-4 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.
November 7, 2016: In a vision I saw the face of a clock, and I could hear it ticking. I would turn away and look back and the time had barely advanced. And, the Lord said, "It may seem like time is almost standing still because you are so anxious to move into the next season, but it is not yet time to make significant progress. It is a time of transition and of waiting. Some of My people are bored. Some feel aimless. Be content with this transition. I will show you things internally that must be dealt with right now so that you do not carry those things into the future." 1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
November 6: I was in the Spirit, and I heard what sounded like groaning, creaking, and expanding. These sounds came from what looked like a dark sphere. As the groaning continued, light began to pierce the darkness with pencil-thin rays to reveal cobwebs and dust from times of neglect. I could feel air currents in a swirling pattern like a gentle breeze begin to renew the atmosphere. There was a freshness--newness of life--that was almost crisp; bringing order, perfection and precision. Yet, a deep internal work in our very foundation continued. After some time, the dark sphere gave way to full light and a palpable presence of God surrounded by His angels--bright, holy, righteous! It was incredibly refreshing, and I could smell the sweet fragrance of our Lord. The call of His Spirit went out to urge us to yield to His work that is beyond what we can now comprehend; to go higher and yet deeper in spiritual awareness and submission. Romans 8:22-25 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
November 4, 2016: Beloved, I want you to look beyond what you can see naturally into what I will show you spiritually. The natural scheme of things can only obliterate your possibilities and potential. You must reach beyond where you are now to realize all that I have prepared for you, says the Lord. Psalms 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us.
November 3, 2016: The main thrust of the season in which you had every opportunity to simplify and fortify is in the past. However, this process will continue on some level for the next few years. It is not too late to get in on the benefits of simplicity. Complexities in the world abound and create an incredible amount of pressure and stress, but you can and must stay in peace regardless of the chaos that is all around you, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.
November 2, 2016: When you feel restless, come into My presence and seek My rest, which is far above the fray. Come in spirit and be refreshed and rejuvenated so that you can effectively face the days ahead energized and with confidence. Establish yourself in peace, says the Lord. Hebrews 4:10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
November 1, 2016:
You have been in a holding pattern where there seems to be no change
or progress. This time of waiting can either be fruitless or
fruitful. You can do nothing, or you can take advantage of
this time to examine your attitudes and motivations and make
positive and lasting changes. Do not let this opportunity pass
you by, says the Lord. Galatians 6:4 But let each one
examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself
alone, and not in another.
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Bill and Marsha Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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