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."

CONTINUUM

OCTOBER 2017

October 24, 2017:  Watch for an acceleration in the timing of upcoming events.  For some this will include the manifestation of what you have waited to see for quite some time.  You will begin to experience a sense of excitement and anticipation for what I am about to do, says the Lord.  I will reveal things that have remained hidden from your sight and understanding.  Acts 26:16  But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

October 23, 2017:  I would have you work at improving every situation and circumstance that you are involved in.  Make things better than they were before--not just for yourself but for everyone around you.  Do what you can, and leave your place on earth a better place than you found it, says the Lord.  I will give you wisdom.  1 Peter 3:11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

October 22:  Stay calm and keep your emotional responses under control.  There will be opportunities to react inappropriately, but if you maintain spiritual awareness and self-control you will come through unscathed.  This will also be a test to see if you will take things personally and be rejected.   Instead, you must forgive quickly, receive My love, and go on.  Let Me lead you to a place of security in Me, says the Lord.  2 Peter 1:5-7  But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

October 20, 2017:  Do not rejoice when you see your enemies fall or fail.  Their failure does not justify your position at all.  When you are happy to see someone struggling, you are being vengeful.  I would have you forgive, from your heart, every person who has opposed you or abused you, says the Lord.  Only then will I rise up to defend and vindicate you.  Hebrews 10:30 For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And again, "The LORD will judge His people."

October 19, 2017:  Lift yourself out of places of darkness and despair to see the wonder of My kingdom, says the Lord.  Set yourself to remember the good things--the things that bring hope and joy.  It is good to be grateful for what you have been given instead of bemoaning the challenges and adversity that you face in life. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

October 18, 2017:  Many of you, My people, want to feel more relevant and alive, but you are looking at what you can do in the natural realm to fulfill that desire.  Life and relevance come from living in the Spirit and seeking an honest, personal relationship with Me, says the Lord.  I am available, but you must search for Me, find Me, and pursue Me.  Your connection to Me cannot be casual; it must be vital and the most important focus in your life.  Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

October 17, 2017:  You are entering a time of extremes when the actions and reactions of those around you will be exaggerated and beyond the scope of what you consider normal.  You will also have to moderate your own behavior to stay within reasonable guidelines.  This is a time when you can learn a great deal about yourself and your unbridled responses, which must be reined in for you to be in the flow of the Spirit, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

October 16, 2017:  Be aware that following your assumptions and fantasies will most certainly take you off course.  You must stay in spiritual reality and learn to hear and know My voice.  I want to lead you and guide your steps where you can prosper in all things, 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 15:  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 13, 2017:  I am creating a stir in the spirit realm.  This stirring is for the purpose of stimulating My faithful people to be more sensitive to My leading.  I will also stir the hearts of those who once knew Me, but because of worldly tragedy and sorrow have fallen away.  The call has gone out for those precious souls to seek My face again and to renew their commitment to walk with Me, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 3:22  Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.  Indeed we do come to You, for You are the Lord our God.

October 12, 2017:  Allow Me to glorify Myself through you.  Position yourself to be a conduit of My will and work.  Every time you choose righteousness over evil, you bring glory to My kingdom.  When you allow Me to pray through you or preach through you or witness through you, it is a glorious expression of who I am and who you are in Me, says the Lord.   Matthew 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

October 11, 2017:  Travel the road of redemption.  This will require focused concentration to stay on course spiritually and to maintain allegiance to the invisible as you live and walk in My Spirit, says the Lord.  Refuse to be diverted by worldly and emotional turmoil, but seek to find and grasp everything true and lasting.  John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

October 10, 2017:  Your life is not about issues that you agree with or disagree with.  But, I tell you that life on earth is shorter than you have imagined.  Use the opportunities that you have to secure everlasting life with Me, says the Lord.  Set your sights on things that matter eternally instead of focusing on things that are temporary.  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 9, 2017:  In a vision I saw people traveling on an elevated highway, and I heard the Lord say, "I want to lift you up and take you higher than you have been before.  As you move and stay in this elevated place, it will soon become your new normal.  And, from this high place, you will be able to see and understand things that have been beyond your comprehension in times past.  Prepare yourself for spiritual elevation."  Isaiah 49:11 I will make each of My mountains a road, and My highways shall be elevated.

October 8:  Position yourself for a new beginning that will follow the changes over the last months that have brought you to a place of order and in alignment with My plans and purposes.  Yield at this time to the moving of My Spirit as I bring you out of a spiritual desert.  And, trust Me with your life, your purpose and destiny, says the Lord.  You are embarking on a new day!  Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

October 6, 2017:  Beloved, it is up to you to protect yourselves from evil influences.  Establish boundaries that prevent the intrusion of things that are not godly or good for you.  Otherwise, your environment will become mixed and tainted with corruption and you will be defiled.  It is important to maintain spiritual purity by walking in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Stay protected.  1 John 3:3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

October 5, 2017:  Pay close attention to the subtle clues that will guide you on this path of spiritual discovery.  My signs and wonders can be quiet and inconspicuous to the average observer.  But, you are not average.  You are My vessel chosen to stay in the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  Intentionally stay close to Me with your eyes and heart wide open, says the Lord.  I will bring to light those things hidden in darkness.  Job 12:22 He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light.

October 4, 2017:  The call has gone out to the ends of the earth to those who have ears to hear.  I am calling you to dedicate yourself wholly to My kingdom and spiritual purpose.  Refuse to be complacent or lukewarm.  Renew your commitment to rise above worldliness and seek to walk in the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  The days are evil, but My people will be a light in the darkness.  Matthew 22:14 "For many are called, but few are chosen."

October 3, 2017:  Be relevant to what I have called you to do.  Stay present and connected to current circumstances so that you can know and understand what you need to learn.  The lessons of this time are vital to your success in the future.  Establish and maintain your relationship to Me, says the Lord.  I am your place of refuge.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

October 2, 2017:  I want to give you revelation of how things work, both spiritually and naturally, so that your understanding can position you to accomplish all that I have set you to do.  This will require your undivided attention and concentration on that which I am revealing to you.  But, you will not be disappointed with the results, says the Lord.  Prepare yourself to see and know.  Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.

October 1:  In a vision I saw an ancient scribe seated at a table with quill in hand.  There was a light shining through the only window in the room.  He was focused and wholly given to the task at hand as he was very careful to write only what the Lord was giving him.  It was a word of encouragement from God to His people to not give up, but to stand fast in truth, power and anointing, and to live in Christ continually.  And, I heard the Lord say, "I am doing a deep and profound inner work in My people that will produce purity of heart and life in the Spirit."  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.

SEPTEMBER 2017

September 29, 2017:  Your journey on this earth is one of destiny.  You will have multiple opportunities, which will prepare you for your final destination.  What you must do is take advantage of every opportunity to express the nature and power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Make sure that your responses to life are godly.   Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.   As they pass through the Valley of Baca (weeping), they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

September 28, 2017:  Do what it takes to maintain life in the Spirit.  Only then will you have the power to overcome the flesh and the works of the enemy.  Set yourself to be spiritually aware and to keep your heart right with Me, says the Lord.  Righteousness, peace and joy come from living and walking in the Spirit.  Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

September 27, 2017:  Those who seek My face and have true relationship with Me will begin to see signs and wonders that will reveal My presence and power in ways never imagined.  But, these manifestations must not be used for exploitation or for the purpose of building yourselves up in the eyes of others.  Glorify Me in all things and maintain humility, says the Lord.  Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life.

September 26, 2017:  You, My people, are moving into new spiritual space.  What's past is past and what's done is done.  It is time to regroup and forge ahead to fulfill your destiny.  Watch for opportunities to be more relevant to your position in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Keep your focus on living and walking in the Spirit.  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.

September 25, 2017:  Pay attention and be aware of that which I am revealing to you--that which will give you a more complete understanding of where you are and what you are doing.  This knowledge will bring an opportunity for you to be more efficient and effective in what you have been given to do, says the Lord.  It will be a step up.  Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

September 24:  I heard this phrase by the Spirit, "Deep calls to deep." And, I could feel and know that the Spirit of the Lord is expanding our spiritual borders--deeper and higher. He is deepening our hearts' capacity to love Him, to receive Him, and to live in Him. He is taking us higher in our ability to see, discern, know and understand His will and purposes. This is a supernatural work beyond the flesh or anything we can accomplish in and of ourselves. He will cause our own spirits to resonate in harmony with His Spirit, producing life, liberty and clarity. Psalm 42:7-8 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me. The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with mea prayer to the God of my life.

September 22, 2017:  The consequences of the decisions you make now will be extraordinary in the days and months ahead, whether good or bad.  I would have you carefully consider the potential outcome of every choice you make at this time.  Choose well and you will have bountiful increase; choose poorly and the devastation will bring sorrow, says the Lord.  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 21, 2017:  Be still and perceive that there has been a shift in the spiritual atmosphere.  The time of change has begun and renewed freedom is in view, says the Lord.  Get ready to move with the flow of My Spirit.  You will discover that you have been loosed from old bondage and hindrances.  Rejoice!  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 20, 2017:  The power of evil produces chaos and destruction.  I speak to you, My people, to rise up out of the throes of destructive cycles that keep you in agony and suffering.  Redirect your efforts to resist darkness and evil.  You already know the difference between good and evil.  Choose good in your heart and follow through with goodness in your behavior and actions, says the Lord.  Your life depends on that decision. 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.

September 19, 2017:  Be vigilant and keep watch over your thoughts and emotions so that you can bring them under the control of the Spirit.  For, they will betray you and take you away from righteousness and truth.  Your external life should reflect who you are internally as you put your hope and trust in Me, says the Lord.  Be strong inside.  2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ

September 18, 2017:  Break free from the things that have held you captive and kept you in bondage.  It is time to deal with issues that have held you back and hindered your ability to become all that I have called you be and to accomplish all that I have set before you.  Examine your life so that you can see clearly where you must fight for your freedom, says the Lord.  Be courageous.  John 8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

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 15, 2017:  This is harvest time, and you will soon know the results of the seeds you have sown.  Things are beginning to change.  The quality of your life will depend on the decisions you make in the near future, says the Lord.  Do what you can to continue to simplify your life.  You might have to isolate yourself from individuals who live in constant chaos so that you can establish yourself in peace.  Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

September 14, 2017:  To those who are true worshipers through real relationship with Me, I tell you that breakthrough it straight ahead.  The internal spiritual work that you have done will pay off.  What you have learned from the difficulties you have endured will be a great benefit in the coming days.  Be confident that I will be with you as you transition into better days, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes.

September 13, 2017:  There are still issues to be dealt with that have been weighing you down.  Now is a time when you can work to bring those concerns to a conclusion.  You need to be free from troubling and difficult matters before you can progress into the next spiritual season.  I will help you in your process of breaking free, 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 12, 2017:  Enter into a place of spiritual tranquility.  Quiet your soul so that you can be awake and aware in spirit.  From there you can access the strength and healing that I have already provided.  And, I will reveal your next destination and give you the ability to proceed in power, says the Lord.  You are more resilient than you thought you were.  Philippians 4:6-7  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

September 11, 2017:  Whether you know it or not, your circumstances have moved you into a position that will become a place from which you can move forward with greater effectiveness.  Changes that have been dictated by your experiences will be more beneficial than you could have predicted.  I have led you every step of the way, says the Lord, and I will be with you in the days ahead.  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.

September 10:  I have called you to be a beacon for those who sit in darkness so they can catch a glimpse of what it is like to be in the light.  I want you to be an example of Kingdom dwellers so that others may come in.  This is going to require discipline to make sure that darkness has no place in you, says the Lord.  This is a time when you can rise up and take your rightful position as a witness of My love.  1 John 1:5 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.

September 8, 2017:  Look for Me even when you don't feel like it.  When you find Me, you will regain strength and hope.  I am your help in troubling times, and I will energize you to be able to deal with your situation regardless of how daunting it seems, says the Lord.  There is nothing beyond My reach.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

September 7, 2017:  Will you be a vessel that I can use to do My work on the earth?  I want to demonstrate My power and glory through you.  If you will allow it, you can be My mouth to speak and My hands to do My will, says the Lord.  I am looking throughout the whole earth to see who is available to demonstrate the wonders of the Kingdom.  Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." 

September 6, 2017:  Strengthen yourself in faith that I hear and answer prayer, says the Lord.  I will give you the wisdom and power necessary to overcome the trials you encounter.  You are not alone in your struggles.  Be strong and resolute in the face of adversity.  Never doubt My love and care for you.  1 Peter 5:6-7  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

September 5, 2017:  Make every effort to walk in righteousness.  There is a world-wide epidemic of lunacy, but you must stay on the path of life that is becoming increasingly narrow.  Stay connected to Me, says the Lord, and allow My Spirit to keep you in a place of truth and sincerity.  You are indeed living the days of the great falling away.  2 Thessalonians 2:3  (Amplified)  Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first [unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition).

September 4, 2017:  The spiritual atmosphere that prevails over your nation and even the whole world has been one of hindrance.  It seems like you have been walking through mud.  Everything takes more effort than it should.  You can, however, alleviate much of this trouble by allowing Me to lead you through the maze of difficulty.  I will give you wisdom and favor when you ask, says the Lord.  Then...Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

September 3:  You are still in a period of adjustment as the changes that have taken place become reality.  The test is still to see if you will trust Me when your foundation is shaken, says the Lord.  Be strong in your faith and resolute in your focus and spiritual intentions.  1 Chronicles 19:13 "Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight.

September 1, 2017:  You are in unfamiliar territory because I am taking you in the direction of correction.  There are things in your life that are inconsistent with kingdom values.  It is not that you are completely off track, but taking you out of routine will reveal attitudes and motivations that need to be highlighted.  I will show you what needs your attention, 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.


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


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