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, ďHeaven in Eleven.Ē This would mean
that heavenís 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 Godís 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."
Godís 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 Godís number of spiritual perfection and completion.
The number of the first-born is found in Numbers 3:46: ďAnd 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.Ē
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 Godís 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 Trumpet Ė 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 Godís voice may be heard.