Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More on Shaking

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- January 27, 2010:

Beloved, there has been an extreme and intense shaking in and among you, My people. This has been for the purpose of revealing aspects of your lives that need redemption. These are things that must either be transformed from flesh to Spirit or be removed altogether. This reformation is vital in this time of the preparation of My Bride, says the Lord. And, you must deliberately surrender everything that is resistant to this process if you are to proceed in My purposes. To hide or protect your carnality is to resist the cleansing.

Revelation 19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Don't Settle!

I am studying in the book of Acts presently and the Lord showed me something I want to share. You’ll want to read Acts 3 to set the stage. I’m going to pick up in Chapter 4. Peter and John were threatened by the Council leaders and finally let go after a night in jail. They then return to their company. (Those of like mind and spirit like fortitude and determination for the cause of Christ)

Vs. 23-31 After their release the Apostles went back to their friends and reported to them what the chief priest and elders had said to them. When they heard it they raised their voices to God in united prayer and said,

“Almighty Lord, thou art the One who hast made the Heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them. It was thou who didst speak by the holy Spirit through he lips of our forefather David thy servant in the words:

Why did the gentiles rage, And the peoples imagine vain things?

The kings of the earth set themselves in array, And the rulers were gathered together, Against the Lord, and against his anointed:

For indeed in this city the rulers have joined together against thy holy servant Jesus, thine anointed-yes Herod and Pontius Pilate, the gentiles and the peoples of Israel have gathered together to carry out what thine hand and will had planned to happen.

And now, O Lord, observe their threats and give thy servants courage to speak thy Word fearlessly, while thou dost stretch out thine hand to heal, and cause signs and wonders to be performed in the name of thy holy servant Jesus.”

When they had prayed their meeting-place was shaken; they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God fearlessly.

The word shaken literally means to shake, to agitate, to cause to totter. It also means to cast down from one’s secure and happy state. And to shake thoroughly, of a measure filled by shaking its contents together.

Their prayer caused a response from God! He came and shook the very building they were in and them with it! Are you praying for God to move on your behalf? Are you praying for Him to do some deep thing in your life? I have another question for you then. Are you willing to let God shake you from your secure and happy state? Are you willing to shake you like we would shake a container that we were trying to fill so the contents would settle and make more room? Will you allow Him to “make more room” for His Glory? More room for Himself in your life? I’m not saying that He is going to bring disaster to you! I am saying He wants to shake you out of your conformability zone and cause you to cling to Him and draw closer to Him. If we want to be filled thoroughly, then we must allow Him to shake us thoroughly so that all that is not like Him, not rooted and grounded in Him, can be removed. As these things leave our lives, then there is more room for His indwelling Presence and His power to move through us unhindered.

Jer 48:11 (AMP) Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees [like wine] and has not been drawn off from one vessel to another, neither has he gone into exile. Therefore his taste remains in him, and his scent has not changed.

Zaph. 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees…

Prov. 20: 27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Psa 55:19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

Wine that has settled on its lees is thick and bitter and NASTY tasting! (So I am told.) Part of the wine making process of old was they would pour the wine into different types of bottles. Each bottle had a purpose. Some protected from outside light and elements and the wine was shut away to develop. Another container was more shallow and open and allowed for the rays of the sun to come and warm it and sweeten it. At various times the wine would be picked up and dumped out into a fresh container. Why? So that the lees, or the sediment would stick to the inside of the rough container and the wine would be free of those things and become purer and sweeter in its taste and in its fragrance.

We need to be emptied out of ourselves! We need to allow His candle- his Sonlight to search us. We need to allow His Spirit to deal with us in those quiet times alone. We need to allow Him to turn us upside down and thereby shake us loose from those things that would ruin our taste, and our fragrance of Christ!

Ahh Lord, you see how the things of this world press in upon me! You see how my own carnal nature threatens to spoil the bouquet, the fragrance and the taste that the wine of my life is supposed to be. Lord grant that I make be courageous and fearless in You. But that means I must allow you to shake me, to turn the jar of my life upside down and pour me out in the next container, for the next step in my purification and development. When you turn me upside down, I must simply trust You, because there is nothing that I can cling to at that moment as you empty me out of myself. Oh Lord help me to love you more! To trust you more in all things! I give myself to you afresh and anew. Have your way with me!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin from The Burns 1-18-2010

THE TRUMPET by Bill Burns -- January 18, 2010

The Lord God wants you to know today that He loves you;
that He cares about you; that He watches over you. He knows the trouble that you have been through and that you have chosen to stay the course, and in spite of the hardship, to walk with Him. And, the Lord says, now is the time of your reward. These are the days in which I will give gifts to My beloved. For the bride must have her wedding gift and those gifts will be multiplied and they will be varied from person to person. They will be those things which I desire for each of you; whether it be the spirit of revelation, the gift of prophecy, or the gift of healing. For I would have you to know and to understand that I am not a God that cannot see or a God who does not know you. I watch over you and I walk with you even when you do not understand that I am there; even when you have questions and are not sure that I am with you. I have spoken in My word that I would never leave you nor forsake you, and that, My beloved, is the truth. I am calling out to you today to come closer to Me, because I am speaking My words to you this day. I would have you to receive the presence of My glory and to put on the armor of light. I would have you to go to war. Victory is assured! I will lead you in the path of victory and bring you forth on Zion's hill. There I shall also give you opportunities to rest in the midst of the battle. I shall equip you and teach you and send you out again into the valley and into the battle. It is not My purpose to wear you out and I shall not. It is only Satan who wears out the saints. When you find yourself weary and without strength come unto Me with that burden and I shall lift it from you and restore, strengthen, and heal you, says the Lord God.

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- January 18, 2010:
In a vision, I saw a wall before me that seemed to be a dead end. Yet, as I got closer, the wall evaporated, and I could see clearly that this obstacle had been an illusion which had given way to what I heard in the Spirit was the "expanse of destiny." And, I heard the Lord say: This wall of obstruction has become a door of renewed hope and freedom that is set before you. I release you now to break away from the past and break through everything that has been a hindrance to your spiritual progress.
Hosea 2:15 I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thumping Watermelons and Hearts

Go with me for a moment into the heat of summer ( won't that be a nice diversion from all this cold weather?) :-) There's nothing better than a tall glass of cold sweet tea on a hot summers day, unless of course it is a ripe juicy watermelon! Remember from a kids perspective of eating watermelon? You'd bite into that red fruit and the juice would run down the corners of your mouth and you'd wipe it with the back of your shirt sleeve... ahh the joys of summer!

As a kid you probably didn't think much about the "how" of picking a watermelon- unless you grew your own and got to go thump them in the field for yourself. You see there is an art to picking an watermelon. You thump on that dark green striped outer skin and you listen very closely. (I did this last summer in a grocery store and a guy standing nearby asked me if anybody was home!)
Anyway back to my illustration. You are listening for a corresponding "thunk" coming from inside that melon. When you hear that pleasing, half hollow "thunk" sound, you know you have a nicely ripe melon and you begin to anticipate having fellowship with it and your spoon!

Likewise, there is someone thumping on your outer shell too. Scripture tells us, "I am now standing at the door and am knocking. (Thump thump) If any one listens to My voice and opens the door, (corresponding thunk) I will go in to be with him and will feast with him, and he shall feast with Me."
Jesus is looking for hearts that are ripe. Hearts that have made room for the Glory. Hearts that have allowed change to happen. A watermelon must stay connected to the vine until it is ready for picking. We must always stay connected to the vine also, so that there will be a fresh supply of "juice" to make our heart tender and fertile and ready to be plucked and tasted by those around us, so they can taste the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives and be drawn to Christ.

Likewise, Jesus wants to come in and have fellowship with us personally. Consider:
Song of Sol. 4:12-16 A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

Will He find pleasant fruits to taste when He knocks? Will He find that well of Living Waters that comes from a life surrendered to the Holy Spirit?

Even as the Shulamite woman cried out on behalf of her lover, may we cry out on behalf of ours:
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

Oh Holy Spirit, come let your winds blow. Bring the wind of repentance and the wind of revival. Come with the wind of Consecration and sweet surrender. Blow upon my garden, that the giftings and the blessings that You have already bestowed upon me, may flow in greater measure. Let MY Beloved come into His garden. I take the limits off. I remove every barrier, every hindrance that would come between me and You Lord. Enclose me in the secret place with only You. Hide me away from the distractions and the things that would block the flow of my well. Come my Bridegroom and taste of the fruit of Your Labor in my life and be thou satisfied.

And I heard the Father say: (speaking 1st to me- but then more broadly to all who are seeking Him as well)

I am well pleased daughter in your desire for My Son. I am making all things ready for that Great Day. For Our hearts grow weary of only visiting... His heart yearns for the marriage to be consummated and so it shall! Continue to prepare yourself and be at peace, knowing how much you are loved and cherished and desired. We take great delight in our time we spend with you. Thank you for each time you hear and respond to the knock upon your heart. In opening, you are changed, you are expanded, and the place of our dwelling together is enlarged. Do not think it is for nought, for much is accomplished and shared as we linger together you and I and My Son. For I am watching over My Word to perform it and when you meet together with My Son, I am there watching over you and delighting in you.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Consecration-Grace for the Race

Today is the 8th day of our new year. Change, the day of circumcision- or cutting off, newness, growth. Eight according to a couple of references I found on line, means "as above, so below." Help us here below, to be as You are Above.

Today has been a tough day for me. Today I was reminded that everyday people leave Earth. Will it be someone we could have shared Jesus with? Prayed for? The call to evangelize has never been rescinded. "Go ye," is yet a command. Sometimes it is a short distance, as short as next door or next desk over, or the grocery cart beside yours in the aisle. Question is, will you go?

Then I had an incident later today where something I did for the good has brought me rebuke. I didn't do it for praise, but to be of service. Yes the rebuke stung! So the Lord reminded me of this:

1Peter2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

Then a friend very kindly pointed out to me that I tend to be too concerned about disappointing people. It really came from their heart and was meant to help me. It did help, because unbeknownst to them, God was speaking through them. But as with any pruning process it hurt like the dickens.

Why am I telling you all this? I believe my transparency will help someone.

We are in the midst of a prayer focus at my church. We have 1 hour each night of concerted prayer with given topics dealing with consecration. Today's topic is Grace for the race- here is the prayer focus:

Day Five

Grace for the Race

  • Spirit of Excellence
  • Being Full / Staying Full
  • Being Satisfied- not struggling-letting God work
  • Right Attitude/ Servant's Heart
  • Completing what I start

I walked into the Sanctuary tonight and first thing I saw: "not struggling-letting God work"

OUCH! You gotta say either Oh me! or Amen! I'm reminded of that song: It's me it's me it's me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer- not my brother, not my mother not my sister Lord, standing in the need of prayer!...

That's what consecration is all about. Letting Him deal with YOU. Determining in your heart that you will Give Him all of yourself- and let Him mold and shape it as He chooses.

Just today after the above, but before church, my friend Sandy Warner (of Quickened Word) shared this with me about pruning: I watched Joyce Meyers this week and laughed when she had her yellow clay that she was flattening. Then she put a gingerbread cookie cutter over it and that was the image of Jesus all nicely formed. And then she started taking off all the excess around the cutter. "OH NO, not THAT one!"...

Stripping away all that is not like Jesus. Keep stripping Holy Spirit. Don't listen to my complaints or wheedle-lings. Ignore my protests. Take me to where I haven't been before. To a new place in God. I want more of YOU! Remind me of this, as you are peeling away the superfluous things of my life. Keep instilling that Spirit of Excellence. Help me to have a heart that is right before you, and an attitude that is like yours.

So today on the 8th day of the New Year- the day to be the same below as above is the exact same day that Day 5 of our prayer focus fell on. Five means Grace. For by Grace we are saved. And by Grace we see God's Great Redemption Ability, His Proficiency, His Sufficiency, His Efficiency, His Power, His Strength, His Help, In, Upon, With and Through us. (Not struggling, but letting Him have his way and do His work.)

Ah Lord, Thank you for the Grace for the Race. Conform me ever more into Your image. Let me be a drink offering poured out for You. Consecrate me for Yourself. Here am I, use me as you will. Let my life be a sweet perfume that draws others to You. Take away all that is not pleasing to You. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Oh, just in case you are interested, here is the whole prayer focus. It can be used starting on any day you choose. Beware! It will change you!

Day One:

Personal Walk and Relationship With The Lord

  • Prayer Time
  • Study/Read the Word
  • Make Room for the Glory- Devote to seeking Him
  • Communion and Fellowship with HIM
  • Consecration, Dedication, Sanctification of yourself, time, talents

Day Two:

Walking with God and Others

  • Being SET in the Word =foundation, stability
  • Applying Godly Principles and the Word to my Relationships
  • Asking for and receiving Wisdom and revelation concerning my relationships
  • Letting God end what needs ended.
  • Letting God fill the voids

Day Three

Setting Myself Apart

  • Higher Standards
  • What needs to go?
  • What needs adjusted?

Day Four

Being Set In

  • What and where can I serve others?
  • What am I willing to let God do through me?
  • How can I bless my local church family?
  • What am I afraid of?

Day Five

Grace for the Race

  • Spirit of Excellence
  • Being Full / Staying Full
  • Being Satisfied- not struggling-letting God work
  • Right Attitude/ Servant's Heart
  • Completing what I start

Day Six

Concern for Others

  • The Lost-
  • Missions/Missionaries-
  • Evangelism
  • The Persecuted Brethren
  • Israel

Day Seven


  • National- purifying, cleansing, returning to Godliness
  • State Level- Legislature, Governor, Senators and Congress
  • Local- Mayor, County Commissioners
  • Elkton Is the County Seat- all Judiciary Matters

Day Eight

IYWCC (Impacting Your World Christian Center)- Put in the name of your church and pray for it!

  • Clear Vision Higher Dimensions
  • Outward Focus
  • Aaron and Hurs to hold up and Pray for Our Pastors
  • Game Plans and Strategies Revealed
  • Church Building and Property

Day Nine


  • Cohesiveness and Effectiveness of the Body
  • Ministry Depts. And Heads in Place
  • Volunteers in Place
  • Church Budget

Day Ten


  • OUTREACH/ Impact
  • Heart for Souls
  • Passion for The Kingdom of God- Cause of Christ

Day Eleven -All Night Prayer

Consecration for 2010 for Concentrated Growth

  • The Bride of Christ-The Church Universal
  • Global Awakening/ Revival
  • Consecration, Dedication, Sanctification- on all levels, personal, local, church, government, national, Church universal

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Eagle Sight

I saw an Eagle the other day! I was driving home from our little town and just glanced sideways and began to shout and squeal. There standing in a field was a bald eagle. The beloved symbol of America and special gift of message from God to His people.

I was talking to my girlfriend and she got my shouts and squeals full force in her ear! I made a legal u turn as quick as I could to come back and take a picture with my cell phone. But there was just empty field when I got back. Just that quick he/she was gone. Risen to heights above.

And I heard Him whisper, "You may be on the ground now,
but you are about to soar again."

You see I have come into 2010 with MUCH anticipation and excitement of what HE is going to do. But a part of me has felt "grounded" as if my wings have been clipped by different circumstances and that has kept me on the ground and not soaring like I'd like to. I share that because I was quickened today that I am not the only one who has felt that way. Some others have felt grounded too. and so I am sharing my eagle with you. Maybe you've been forced to come to the ground (low level) to hunt prey (provision.) Or maybe other circumstances have brought you down low. Eagles are not meant to be on the ground, but soaring! And I was wondering "what was he/she doing there?" But in just a few short moments he was no longer there! He had risen beyond my eye level.

Don't stare at the ground. Look up! It is time to arise, with eagle wings! Renew your vision and set your sights for higher heights. You can fly. Don't let the past or even present circumstances tie you down. See in with the eyes of your spirit and make it your own. Now is the time your vision, your Faith, your gifts to hone. You'll need them, if you want to fly above the normal fly zone.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sharing Prophetic Glimpses of 2010

Happy New Year. New Life, new Growth, New Beginnings, New Levels and Glory to See. Hindrances removed, we're coming free! Hallelujah! Streams of Glory, His Presence seen. Living on the edge in realms of Victory

There are things I’ve been seeing in the Spirit realm concerning 2010. A new decade a turning a corner- Double Grace for the Race.
I saw green growth bursting through- popping out... I saw something punching through a piece of paper and I saw a boy with a slingshot and saw him pull back on it and let fly with his load and how it flew punching right through the paper (representative of barriers, barricades, blockages...) I sensed/then saw a desert gully like place and found myself praying for seeds that had lain dormant for years, prophesying they would begin to blossom and produce fruit and a beautiful fragrance.. The latter rain is coming to water seeds that have been waiting just for THIS rain. Things long forgotten, even unknown. Much has been said about latter rain already in years past... but I can only tell you what I saw, and what I am hearing and sensing. So I am sharing it with you:

There will be a setting in of people and things into place. And as these are set in there will be rapid growth and expansion happen. Consecration for Concentrated Growth. Chastisement and correction for Sanctification . Dedication to what I’ve said. Put it all together. The time is now. I have waited and longed for this Day to rain down upon you! As you step into your place, and are set into your purpose, you will blossom. Be ready to receive from my hand, more than you have ever known. You have taken the training, you have accepted chastisement, even remained steady when the enemy lobbed a few shots that found their target. You have grown and now it is time to come into your own in Me. Now it is time for you to
SEE. Your tears and prayers have not been in vain. They were heard and logged in Heaven. Now they shall return to earth bearing much power and fruit. For have I not said, My Word does not return to Me void? When you have prayed in accordance with my Word, you have released a force not well understood. But I send that Word where I will and lives are changed and walls do fall. Barriers and things that have stood between you and the goals and dreams I have given you- this year they are being removed. You will see them for the paper tiger that they are and shall punch through in Jesus Name.

This is the year to aim for the mark and hit it. Don’t be afraid. Stretch out. Pursue after the prize of the High Calling I have given to you. I am calling you into a deeper realm of Consecration and new levels of Holiness. This will require devotion and concentration. For those who have prepared it will be a sweet time. For some it will be uncomfortable as chastisement and correction will be necessary first so that they may flow in the latter part of this decade.

Mark well I am looking for a Holy Bride. Therefore I am bringing to the forefront leadership that will prepare her for Me. I am rearranging and shaking up and I am purifying even bringing out things so that they can be dealt with by the Blood and by My Word. Do not fear this, but rather relax and just respond to Me, trusting in My Love and Wisdom to deal with this things.

Seek Me for I am seeking those who seek ME that I may pour out the double. Ah, I hear your concern that you are not Worthy. Have you not been washed in the Blood? Is not my Son your Eternal Sacrifice? Then you are worthy! So now, walk before Me in a manner Worthy of this, living in union and communion with Me, and let the World see my Glory as it rests upon you and flows through you. Live Humbly, Walk Boldly, Declare Confidently My Kingdom, for I am invading your space with My Presence as never before.