2011 A Year of Visitation
by Bill Burns

Twenty-eleven will bring periods of divine visitation.  If I were trying to be poetic, I would say, “Heaven in Eleven.”  This would mean that heaven’s glory will be the sign of these visitations from on high.  The Lord in His glory will visit His people in 2011.
 
Small Straws In A Soft Wind by Marsha Burns:  You have both heard and seen the opening of My glory statement.  I am in charge; not flesh and blood.  I Myself will lead you into the next move of My Spirit.  It won't be engineered by your own good ideas or sense of religiosity, nor will it be patterned after any other move.  You will not only see My glory, but you will experience My glory in every aspect of your life and being.  Yours is only to yield and let Me take you into the realms of glory, says the Lord.
 
As stated, this visitation and the glory that comes with it will not be controlled by men.  It shall be as it is written:
 
1 Kings 8:10-11   And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
 
Our part in this visitation must be the same as that which David spoke of:
 
Psalm 26:6-8  I will wash my hands in innocence; so I will go about Your altar, O LORD, that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works.  LORD, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells.
 
The purpose of this visitation is to bring God’s people into His glory and, thereby, establish kingdom reality (the atmosphere of heaven).
 
Our desire in this season should be like the desire that Moses had when he said in Exodus 33:18:  "Please, show me Your glory."
 
And God said in Exodus 33:19:  "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
 
God’s goodness was prophetically spoken of in The Trumpet (Bill Burns), December 27:  Come and see in the season that is before you the goodness of the Lord in the land of those who are living by faith; who are trusting Me; who choose to walk in Spirit.  I encourage you to allow yourself to be driven by the wind of My Spirit and to be carried by the water of My Spirit.   My blessings will not be withheld in this coming year, which shall be a year of blessing to those who have been faithful.  So, My faithful ones, get ready for the manifestation of multiplied blessings.  Even though the world itself will be in disarray; even though the economic conditions of this world are not good, you will live within the confines of My blessings.  Lift up your heads and let your worship ascend, says the Lord God Almighty.
 
The glory of God will bring His blessings.
 
The Trumpet, December 13:  Have you not read that I am the Lord of Glory?  I am the King of Glory!  My glory I share with no other because it originates with Me, but that glory that I am speaking of I will bring upon you.  If you will walk with Me in the place of My glory; the path that is before you, which is already been set ablaze for your journey.  My call to you today is come and walk in the glory.  Come and abide in the glory for all things are manifest in My glory.  Every promise is received in My glory.  Again, I say, come.  Come and receive.  Come and participate, says the Lord.
 
The glory of God will bring forth the sons of His glory.
 
Romans 8:18-19  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
 
The sons abiding in His glory will become the Glorious Church.
 
Ephesians 5:27  that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
 
The Prophetic Book of Numbers
 
God has used and still uses numbers to communicate with His people.  The numbers He uses are prophetic.  The book of Revelation is the book of sevens.  Seven is God’s number of spiritual perfection and completion.
The number of the first-born is found in Numbers 3:46:  “And for the redemption of the two hundred and seventy-three of the firstborn of the children of Israel, who are more than the number of the Levites.”
 
In the book of Acts we find 120 in the Upper Room who were the firstborn priests of grace.  In John chapter 21, the 153 fish caught, was a symbol of all Christians whose inheritance is that of the firstborn.  One hundred, twenty plus 153 equals the 273 firstborn found in Numbers 3:46.
 
And, 2 Chronicles 5:12-13 tells us that 120 priests were blowing the trumpet and then the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
 
I have said all of this to confirm the fact that God uses numbers to reveal Himself and to confirm His works.
 
The Psalm for 2011 is Psalm 65 (6 + 5 = 11).
 
Psalm 65:9-11  You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it.  You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth.  You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.
 
This Psalm is a promise of visitation, the glory and anointing of God’s river, provision, spiritual growth and His goodness this year.  He will crown this year as a year of abundance.
 
Let this word be ours to embrace and receive His goodness.
 
The Number Four
 
We are prophetically living in the fourth watch of the Church Age, and it is a time of visitation when Jesus comes, walking on the waves to His people.
 
Matthew 14:25  Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
 
And, in this fourth watch His glory will come.
 
Ezekiel 44:4  Also He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple; so I looked, and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD; and I fell on my face.
 
And, the number four represents an open door in heaven.
 
Revelation 4:1-2  After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice, which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things, which must take place after this."  Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
 
The Vision
 
The Trumpet – 11/9/10:  I see seven doors opening in the heavenlies.  And the Lord is saying, "Come up here; the doors are opening.   Spiritual perfection will flow from these doors to My people.  The Spirit of wisdom and revelation will come forth in floods of glory from these places in the heavenlies.  Christian life is no more to be normal, says the Lord.  You are to become supernatural as you were meant to be."  Flow river flow upon Your people, and let that golden oil run forth and bring Your power and tangible presence alive among Your people.  Amen.
 
When I first saw this vision, I only knew that one of the doors related to wisdom.  I have since seen the names of the seven doors, which are gifts of the Holy Spirit.
1.      The Word of Wisdom, which brings revelation.  (1 Corinthians 12:7-10)
2.      The Word of Knowledge, which gives understanding.
3.      The Gift of Faith, which gives us the faith that Jesus had.  (Galatians 2:20 KJV)
4.      Gifts of Healings, which the Body of Christ must have.
5.      The Working of Miracles are especially necessary in these last days.
6.      Prophecy, so that God’s voice may be heard.


2 Samuel 22:
10  He bowed the heavens also, and came down with darkness under His feet.
11  He rode upon a cherub, and flew; and He was seen upon the wings of the wind.
12  He made darkness canopies around Him, dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
13  From the brightness before Him Coals of fire were kindled.
14  The LORD thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice.

7.      Discerning of Spirits so that the Church can know which spirits are working against it.
 
Ephesians 6:10-12  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
 
Greater access to the gifts and power of the Spirit will come in 2011
The key of David is required to open these doors.
 
Revelation 3:7-8   “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens": I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”
 
Jesus has the key of David and opens these doors for us when we become those who worship in spirit and in truth like David did.
 
John 4:23  But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
 
Worship in spirit
 
1 Corinthians 14:15  What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.
 
I will pray and sing with the spiritual gifts of tongues, the 8th gift of the Spirit, and I will be given interpretation of my songs and prayers, which is the 9th gift of the Spirit.
 
Heaven’s songs will be played by today’s psalmists, and we shall interpret the meanings of those songs – this is the key of David that will open the seven doors that we can then enter into.
 
Worship will position us to go through these seven doors as the Spirit of God wills, and He will bring us through the door of whatever gift is needed at the time.  A fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit will help this process of accessing heaven’s doors.
 
The Upper Room
 
Again, the number eleven comes into play for our understanding regarding the Upper Room and the fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit that the Church needs.  Eleven apostles entered the Upper Room (Acts 1:13).
 
In the year 2011 the same power that the apostles demonstrated in the book of Acts will come upon God’s people.  A fresh baptism that produces the gifts of the Holy Spirit is necessary.  As a Church, we will be redefined by this fresh baptism of apostolic power so we can become one with Jesus in His works.
 
John 14:11-14  "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.  Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.  And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
 
This baptism will bring about a great transition from the Church Age into the Kingdom Age.
 
The Equipping continues.  In 2008 the Lord told me that the years 2009, 2010, and 2011 would be years in which He would equip His people to live in the power of His divine government of 2012.
 
The Body of Christ has been afflicted in 2009 and 2010 because equipping takes place in adversity.  But, because of the fresh baptism of apostolic power that is available to us, we will begin to rejoice in our victories over the adversity.  Satan is not going to be happy about the favor of God that is coming upon the Church in 2011.
 
In early December, for about a week, I kept hearing in my spirit the term “slumdog millionaire.”  All I knew about this phrase was that is was the title of a movie, which I had not seen and that it was a rags-to-riches story.  I announced this to the congregation on a Sunday, and one of the dear ladies at our church told me that in the story line it came out that the young man was equipped to be a winner by the adversity found in his life’s circumstances.
 
I believe that God wants us to know that He has been with us through our many trials, and that we have been equipped to win.  We are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!
 
Jesus taught (equipped) His disciples for roughly three years and then He empowered them for service on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:14).  So, in like manner, we are also being equipped so that we can be empowered.  His glory in this year will both equip and empower us.  Even so, Lord Jesus, come and do your work in us.
 
God’s Economy
 
Luke 21:25 tells us that one of the signs of the end of the age is the “distress of nations.”  The distress of all of the nations of the world right now is the economy.  Banks and businesses are failing in record numbers, and we will see state and local governments fail because their expenses are more than their income.  Unemployment will continue because of these failures.  The credit debit is huge, and sooner or later the bubble will burst.
 
So, it is time for God’s people to learn to live in God’s economy.  Position yourselves by faith to receive His blessings.
 
Final Thoughts
 
2011 is going to give us a wild ride, so fasten your spiritual seatbelts and hang on.  An earmark of this season will be acceleration; things will be moving fast.  Opportunities will come and go very quickly, so be ready – instant in season.
 
Get out of debt and stay out of debt if at all possible.  Trust in the Lord for your provision, and lean not on your own understanding.  Fight the good fight of faith.  Embrace the adversity and overcome it by the power of God’s name.
 
And, I pray that you will indeed see God’s goodness in 2011.
 
Psalm 27:13   I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.