SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS
Life’s trouble offers teaching moments for you to see and learn. Difficult circumstances give opportunities to overcome and to grow spiritually. Nothing is wasted in My kingdom. Your choices in life produce results. What you must consider is whether or not you have faith in Me to bring you through to the optimum eternal outcome. I tell you honestly that you can trust Me, says the Lord.
Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”
Be thankful as gratitude will open doors that were previously shut. Doug Addison
I HEARD HIM SAY, “CAN YOU SMELL THE SMELL OF FRESH BREAD?”
By Lana Vawser
Recently as I sat with the Lord, I heard the Lord ask a question. “Can you smell the smell of fresh bread?” Instantly I had a vision of a HUGE room with HUGE baking ovens and I saw Jesus and the angelic hosts pulling out fresh, huge, hot bread out of the ovens. The smell was SO fresh, the smell SO inviting, the smell SO full of life. The word “FRESH” just reverberated through my spirit. There was SUCH invitation in the atmosphere and invitation to come into the place of FRESH BREAD.
Matthew 4:4 burned in my spirit “Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that flows from the mouth of God.”
“Bread alone will not satisfy, but true life is found in every word which constantly goes forth from God’s mouth.” – Matthew 4:4 (The Passion Translation)
This is such an incredible season right now to receive the revelation of His heart, deeper revelation of His Word and hear the voice of God. The Lord is bringing His people into a deeper dependence and hunger to live completely, focused, wholeheartedly upon what He says, the revelation He releases and not what any other voice or circumstance speaks. The Lord is bringing the people of God to such a higher place of insight, revelation, wisdom and clarity, to live in a deeper place of the revelation of the Word and revelation of His Word. The Lord is working deeply within His people to SHIFT and CONCRETE reality. There is a deep fire the Lord is igniting and increasing, that His people do not live by what is seen or told in the natural world, but by every Word that flows from His mouth. A fire within their hearts and fire in their bellies, a deep resolve, conviction and fortification to live in the TRUE REALITY and the reality is living in the WORD, PERSPECTIVE and TRUTH of Scripture and what He speaks over every circumstance and situation.
The vision continued and I saw many in the body of Christ feasting on yesterday’s bread. The way it was, what God HAD said. I saw the eyes of Jesus roaming the earth, looking for those who would PURSUE the FRESH BREAD. Those who would intentionally position themselves to receive the FRESH BREAD of revelation He is releasing.
I felt so strongly that God is changing the subject. There was such an incredible, beautiful sense that surrounded me that God was changing subjects, but I saw different situations and circumstances causing people to run back to yesterday’s bread. A lack of understanding, a lack of circumstances matching up with what God HAD said, disappointment, disillusionment, fear, doubt, weariness. I saw many “hung up” on what DIDN’T turn out or happen the way they thought or the way they thought God had said it would and it was keeping many away from the place of receiving the fresh bread that He was wanting to release to them now.
I saw many feasting upon this bread that was dry, moldy, crumbly and they were attempting to still feast upon this bread, and I heard the Holy Spirit say, “The revelation that they are feasting upon is for another season. Because of fear, disappointment and unanswered questions, they are attempting to bring the old, dry, moldy bread into today, but it is no longer for today, I have NEW BREAD for today. I am calling My people to live in a place of FRESHNESS. I am calling My people to leave behind the unanswered questions and praise Me and know that I am good and IN THE RELEASE and RECEIVING of the FRESH BREAD, healing, peace and a settledness will come. Fear is keeping many bound on yesterday’s bread, but I have FRESH BREAD of revelation and what I am speaking, that is going to release greater life and increase in the lives of My people.”
STEWARDING THE BREAD
I felt the Lord is not only inviting us into a deeper place of fresh revelation of what He is speaking and His Word (hence the enemy is attempting to keep many from that place) but the Lord is teaching His people in greater ways the stewardship of the bread. How to stay in a place of hearing, seeing and discerning the fresh Word spoken from the Lord and not feast upon yesterday’s bread. To DAILY be positioned to hear and see, to feast and live upon every Word, He speaks!
When I heard the Lord say, “Can you smell the smell of fresh bread?” – it was a question of discernment. “Can you smell the increase of revelation of who I am, My Word and revelation I am releasing?” and the sense surrounded me strongly that your SMELL draws and awakens hunger.
As we dive deeper into His presence and SMELL the invitation He is releasing and SMELL the fresh revelation He wants to release, it is going to INCREASE HUNGER. Hunger to live in the PURITY of living upon HIS WORD alone; feasting not upon anything else but what He says.
There is a radical increase of HUNGER to hear from the Lord, His Word and what He is SPEAKING, to hear the voice of God that is being released in the body of Christ as we SMELL the invitation to receive the FRESH BREAD of REVELATION He is releasing.
Accepting the invitation of His heart will see you feast on LOAVES OF THE FRESH BREAD OF REVELATION of who Jesus is, His Word and what He is saying, BIGGER than you have feasted on before. These loaves were HUGE.
The key way to position yourself to hear is opening the Word of God. Approaching the Word of God with expectation that you are about to feast knowing that the Lord has FRESH REVELATION from the Word that is going to be released and given to you.
I talked this prophetic word over with a friend, and he saw the STEAM OF THE SPIRIT upon the Scriptures; the freshness of the revelation of the Word, waiting for you to receive and eat. Oh the joy, the filling, the hunger that shall increase within you. Many of you will be left in awe and wonder of the JOY in the revelation of the Word that He is going to release to you. SO FRESH, the more you eat, the more you feast, the more ravenously hungry you shall become and the revelation that the Word of God is ALIVE and POWERFUL (Hebrews 4:12) will BURN in you and through you and in the FEASTING upon the FRESH BREAD He has for you, I see MANY shackles of the heart, mind and soul suddenly FALLING OFF as the lies, strongholds and things that have kept you in captivity come face to face with the Word of God and cannot STAND and have ROOT any longer.
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
The hungry SHALL be fed! Let us be people who live DAILY in the reality of Matthew 4:4 and feast on the FRESH bread of heaven.
“I am the Bread of Life. Come every day to Me and you will never be hungry. Believe in Me and you will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35 (The Passion Translation)
January 30, 2018. Take some time off. You have been going really fast and steady. You don’t need to keep up that kind of pace all the time. It is good for your mind and body to rest. It is your nature to do things speedily. That is good. It is the way I made you, but pace yourself with speed and with rest. There is coming a time when you will need to do this consistently. Train yourself now.
Psalm 95:7-8 (AMP) “For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts as at Meribah and as at Massah in the day of temptation in the wilderness,” Bev Robinson
January 30, 2018. I want you to picture yourself at an open air market. The outdoor conditions are perfect for shopping. Now picture yourself as an object made available for selection within that market. You need to know that I have purposely, selectively and expressly hand-picked you for Me and My kingdom purposes. No matter who you are or what you’re made of, you are My chosen, choice and top-quality person who is set apart completely and meant for Me.
Ephesians 1:4 (AMPC) “Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.” Kevin Robinson
January 30, 2018. Do you demonstrate your faith in what I have said I will do? You ask, “How do I demonstrate that faith?” It is very simple…obey Me. When you obey My Word, you show Me and all those around you that you live your life by faith in Me. I have said in Scripture, “Do not test Me with disobedience.” It is My desire to reward your pinpoint obedience to My Word rather than correct your disobedience.
Deuteronomy 6:16-19 (NASB)”You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah. You should diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded you. You shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to give your fathers,by driving out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken.” Jonas Bohlin