GOD’S WORD TO HIS PEOPLE by MARSHA BURNS
1 Corinthians 13:9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
This is my part.
1. Re-dig old wells
We will continue to re-dig old wells and re-establish the ancient pathways, but what does that mean? I believe it means that our wells of anointing have been contended for and stopped up, and we have to rediscover those anointings and with persistent faith and warfare re-establish the pathway to victory over the enemy.”
Did you once hear from God? Did He speak to you in specific ways giving you guidance and direction? Did you have prophetic words, words of wisdom, words of knowledge, speak in tongues, or interpret tongues? Did you once have a flow of discerning of spirits, or have faith to pray for healings or miracles?
What about the well of worship? It isn’t going to just start flowing until you take time and put forth the effort to deliberately worship Him! The well of hearing God won’t flow until you take the time to sit in His presence and seek His face with faith to hear His voice.
It is time to re-dig the old wells, by faith, overcome hindrances, and drink from those fresh and flowing waters of the Holy Spirit again by making ourselves available to the Spirit to reach our full potential in Christ.
2. The Goshen Anointing
What God has called the “Joseph Covenant” continues. Basically, this means that His part is that He will give us the best of the land, bless and cause us to prosper in the midst of famine or recession. Our part is to be a good steward of what He has given us and what He has given us to do. And that we are people of integrity (incorruptibility and honesty).
3. We are still watchmen
We will continue to develop greater and more mature discernment to know good and evil, to discern our own human spirit, others’ human spirits, demonic spirits and attacks, angelic activity, and the presence of the Lord. We also need to discern and judge prophecy – to know whether a word is really from God or from the heart of man.
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.
There is a current demonic progression that we must set a watch for:
A lying spirit tempts with the thought that things will never get better.
A spirit of fear paralyzes.
A spirit of infirmity produces hopelessness and helplessness.
A spirit of heaviness brings discouragement, despair and perhaps even depression.
A spirit of death kills faith.
We need to fight back!
4. Foundation swept
Our spiritual foundation has been in process of being swept clean of pretence, hypocrisy and pride. The rebuilding will be a work of strength and endurance; of order and purity.
No more wood, hay and straw – that is, no more flesh. It needs to be ALL God – gold, silver, precious stones.
God continues to fix things that need fixing, and even though this is always what He does, there has been a particular emphasis on this work in us in the past year. Or, at least, we have been more acutely aware of this project of renovation. Old things need to be torn down to make way for the new.
Renovation: cleaning, repairing, rebuilding – to restore to a better state.
Small Straws: Open your eyes. See and discern the times and seasons, says the Lord. You are in a time of renovation and restoration. It is a time of spiritual cleaning, repairing and rebuilding. What you see in the natural realm is a sign of what is transpiring in the spirit realm. I am renewing and restoring you to a new life and vigor. Take heart, and yield to this spiritual stimulation that will invigorate you at the deepest level of your being.
Psalms 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.
We have been lifted higher, even in the midst of uncertainty. It is a time of repositioning when we will be established in a higher place, the New Plateau.
Isaiah 2:2-3 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many people 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 shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
God is also re-gathering those who have been scattered, a sort of homecoming for people around the world.
Small Straws: As I was in the Spirit, I heard weeping and mourning, and I could sense an atmosphere of isolation and loneliness, a true wilderness. Then, I heard the Lord calling to the four winds, to the people of His heart, to gather His beloved. And, I knew that He was doing a work of re-gathering, in a true homecoming, those who had been scattered to the four winds. He will bring a sense of unity and peace to His people.
Psalms 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
There are yet more changes on the horizon that will be necessary to keep us on course to fulfill our destiny. We can trust God to bring us along His path of righteousness and blessing. He WILL direct our steps.
7. Prophetic Intercession
8. Spirit of Caleb
9. Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom
Your level of obedience to My Word and your faith in My promises will be tested. Disobedience and unbelief will be revealed in the fires of testing, and you will have opportunities to make corrections as necessary. Do not be afraid, for this is part of the cleansing process that will produce the power of My presence. Without the fires of purification, you will not realize the power.
This is a time of renovation and restoration and of coming into complete order in every area of your life. Order will be the result of allowing divine wisdom to direct your steps on every level and in every situation and circumstance. Seek Me continually, and trust Me perpetually.
You have experienced an upheaval and a shaking, and your foundation has been laid bare. Now, you can begin to be established and settled on a new level of understanding and stability. Stay in the flow of My Spirit, and you will regain confidence that I am doing a good work in you and will bring it to perfection. The worst is over, but it’s not over.
The enemy has tried to isolate you and instill a sense of lonely desolation, but he is a liar. I am going to override this attack against you and give you a sense of connection. You will again know innately that you are a vital part of the whole. And, your fear of living without purpose will be a thing of the past. I am your purpose!
That feeling of being stagnant is going to be displaced as you yield to a subtle stirring in your innermost being. This stirring will make you feel unsettled and will create a desire to move, to progress, that cannot be denied. You can no longer live with feeling stifled, stale, and bored. It is My will that you break forth out of deadness; let Me lead you in newness of life and restore to you a sense of kingdom adventure.
Watch as I open doors of opportunity for you to shine in dark places. You don’t like the darkness, but it still exists and grows more and more desolate. You are My light, and this darkness will not overtake you, but will be revealed for what it is by the light that is in you. Keep the lamp of the Spirit burning brightly within, and let your light shine!
The things that you have been required to lay aside for a season will begin to re-emerge, and even though they appear to be exactly the same, you will soon realize that this emergence is actually the manifestation of new growth. What you laid down had to go through a spiritual metamorphosis, and will come forth as born from above – changed in substance and nature. This is a resurrection of sorts, a seed sown in the flesh, dead, buried, and resurrected in the power of the Spirit. Rejoice!
The days ahead are pregnant with the hope of My glory and are ready to bring forth, says the Lord.