Word of the Lord Apr. 30, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 

Look to Me for refuge. I am your port in a storm, your defense in conflict and your beacon in darkness. I will give you clarity where there is confusion and lead you on a sure path in unfamiliar territory. You can trust Me in all things, says the Lord.

Psalm 119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

April 30, 2022. It is time to organize. You have let some things pile up and stack up. Do not let this linger any longer because you will not know where things are when you need them. You have a tendency to do this anyway. This is not beneficial. My universe is orderly. I am orderly and you need to be likewise. I know you were not raised to be orderly, but you can change and it is time to change.

1 Corinthians 14:40 “But all things should be done decently and in order.”  Bev Robinson

April 30, 2022. Today is a monumental day in the life of someone in your life. You thought that person was far from Me and beyond hope. I assure you there is no one anywhere who is beyond the reach of My arm. Trust Me. I am aware of the need and I have never, nor will I ever, turn My back from one who repents and turns away from the life that the world has to offer.

Matthew 18:13 “If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.” Jonas Bohlin

Word of the Lord Apr. 29, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 

Do not give up; get up. Refuse to allow current circumstances to get you down and keep you down. Make your way through deception to get to the truth. Do everything you can to rise above the lies of the enemy and to see how much power you have over him. Allow My power to be your ultimate force to gain the victory.

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

April 29, 2022. Right in the midst of a powerful attack I am giving you peace. This does not make sense in the natural but in the spiritual it makes all the sense in the world. The attack is going to turn into good results even though now it does not feel like it will. You will see at the end of the experience. Endure the attack you are experiencing and pray for others who are enduring the same thing.

1 Peter 5:8-9 “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your belief, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.”   Bev Robinson

April 29, 2022. Be expecting the unexpected. Let your hopes be high – believe the best. Your expectations can change outcomes so believe the best. Project into the atmosphere what you want to see happen. This is belief – exercise your belief. Is it belief when times are good? No, that is belief. Belief happens when you don’t know the outcome but you believe anyway. Be an atmosphere changer. Expect the best and watch the situation change.

Hebrews 11:1 “Belief is the assurance of things you have expected, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen.”  Robin Robinson Bohlin

Word of the Lord Apr. 28, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 

Take appropriate responsibility for the things that are not working in your life. Ask for wisdom to figure out what you can do to make corrections. Recognize the patterns you repeat which produce results you do not like or want. Do your best to make changes that will be beneficial to your well being.

Galatians 5:16-17 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

April 28, 2022. Someone in the family is not in a good place. It has been like that for quite a while. It does not make much sense to you because of the way they were raised. It has been worse, but is still not good. This person seems to parade in front of some people to see the reaction. Do not respond. You have said what you think in the past. Now treat the person like they are normal and somewhat spiritual.

Luke 15:20 “And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion and ran and embraced him and kissed him.”  Bev Robinson

April 28, 2022. Why do you concern yourself with things that are not necessary in My Kingdom? You hear the words of many who are not speaking according to My Word. I have provided for you means by which to hear My voice. I continually provide the rhema or spoken word, I have given you the written word inspired by My Spirit and I have given you the Person who IS the Word in My Son. Listen for My voice.

Psalm 119:89-90 “Forever, O LORD, Your Word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth and it stands.” Jonas Bohlin

Word of the Lord Apr. 27, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 

You have experienced some breakthrough, but that was only a taste of what is coming. I will make rough places smooth and unattainable goals will be within your reach. Lift up your head and strengthen your resolve. You will overcome!

Isaiah 40:4-5 “Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

You are entering a time when solutions to difficult problems will become apparent. Be definitive, and let your Yes be Yes, and your No be No. It is time to stop wavering and just hoping things will work out. Carry out your purpose with strong intentions.

Matthew 5:37 But let your Yes be Yes and your No, No. For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

April 26, 2022. The Church is My bride, universal and local. She is growing to be presentable to Me without spot or blemish. Yes, She is still immature, but so close to being the place of love and acceptance. It is true that some locally aren’t this way, but most are. Do all you can to love and support Her and all who are involved in growing Her up. Do not forsake meeting together. This will bless you and Her.

Matthew 16:16-19 “Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God Himself, let you in on this hidden knowledge of who I really am. And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. And I say also to you, that you are Peter; but upon this Rock (Jesus) I will build My church and the gates of the grave shall not prevail against it.”  Bev Robinson

April 26, 2022. Can you hear My voice? I am speaking to My Church today. There are times when I speak like the quiet, peaceful rumble of distant thunder. Allow that to bring peace to you. In these days, I am speaking to My Church as the loud, explosive thunder that shakes the very ground. Church, pay attention to My voice that is now calling forth those who truly love Me and will live their lives completely surrendered to Me.

Revelation 19:6 “After that I heard what sounded like the shout of a vast throng, like the boom of many pounding waves and like the roar of terrific and mighty peals of thunder, exclaiming, Hallelujah (praise the Lord)! For now the Lord our God the Omnipotent (the All-Ruler) reigns.” Jonas Bohlin

April 27, 2022. There are events happening that you do not understand. You are not sure if you should do something about it or leave it alone and let them run their course. Do nothing now. Wait awhile and evidence will come forth that will give you more information. I am working in ways that cause many things to happen at once. Wait on Me. Keep your mind at peace and you will see when it is ready to act.

Psalm 130:5 “I wait for the Lord, I expectantly wait and in His word do I hope.”  Bev Robinson

April 27, 2022. You have been troubled in your spirit for quite some time. There hasn’t been anything that you can quite put your finger on. I tell you child that you are picking up on a frequency and you are correct. This is even keeping you awake at night. The only way to gain peace is to rest in that I know it all. I know all the intricate workings and I have the answers. You are part of the solution but you are not the answer.

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”  Robin Robinson Bohlin

Word of the Lord Apr. 25, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 
It is hard to find your footing in the midst of uncertainty and danger. But you must remember that I am your place of safety, your port in the storm. Come to Me for wisdom, direction and comfort. Find solace in Me.

Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

April 25, 2022. You want something strongly in the future. I am not ready to tell you and you are not ready to hear. Just because I have not told you does not mean it will not happen. Keep yourself in belief. Do not let yourself drift into doubt just because you have not heard. Keep your belief high. You have told others that I always want what is best for you. It is no different now. Keep on believing.

Hebrews 11:6 “And without belief it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”  Bev Robinson 

April 25, 2022. Let each one’s actions result in the consequence of those actions. You have become a rescuer and that’s not good. I am trying to teach lessons and guide people with consequences and you are interfering. I want you to pray and to step back. When you rescue someone you are not allowing Me to work; you are interfering with My discipline of this person. I am a good Father and I discipline those whom I love.

Hebrews 12:6 “The Lord corrects the people He loves and disciplines those He calls His own.”  Robin Robinson Bohlin

Word of the Lord Apr. 24, 22

How to Go Up Higher
Apr. 22, 22
by Marsha Burns

In a vision, I saw helium balloons rising up into the air and I heard the Lord say that they represent how our thoughts and intentions, inspired by the Spirit, rise above the earth and are not subject to the flesh.

I was seeking God and suddenly encountered an unusual anointing; I felt a more powerful sense of His presence than usual. In that place there was only spiritual purity and goodness. There was no room for comparison or judgment. It was bliss.

“…you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” (1 Corinthians 1:30)

“In Him we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

Not of This World: We Have a Choice

“But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:13)

Redemption is a choice. We can choose to walk with God in the Spirit, or walk in the world and in the flesh. We make this choice every day, whether consciously or unconsciously.

In the world today, it seems to be harder and harder to stay on track spiritually and to live with the fire of God blazing in our hearts. It is much easier to sleep and go with the flow of dissipation by indulging the flesh. We can bail out at any time. We have the opportunity to walk with God all the time, yet we often resort to a low-level of thought and action. We live below our spiritual potential most of the time.

The Lord says, “Even though the world seems to be filled with evil and hatred, you are not of the world. You have the ability to create an environment of love and respect. How you feel and what you do will make a difference in your atmosphere and it is more propitious to do what is good and kind rather than what is selfish and defensive. Let My Spirit lead you.”

“They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” (John 17:16)

When I was in that anointed place in God, at that moment, there was no evil…His love permeated the atmosphere. There were no comparisons and not even the possibility of criticism or judgment.

“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” (2 Corinthians 10:12)

“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5)

What is that plank in our own eye? Is it not a haughty spirit, one that is critical and judgmental – not to mention hypocritical? We measure ourselves by using those around us as a measuring stick. Very often we come to the conclusion that we are not as good as some and decidedly superior to others. Hypocrisy is saying one thing and doing the opposite. It is being disingenuous, dishonest, untruthful and duplicitous. It is trying to make others believe you are something that you are not. This may be for the sake of acceptance or accolades.

Spiritual Perfection: Making the Better Choice

Our carnal nature tends to be prejudiced, judgmental, prideful, fault-finding and without love, mercy, forgiveness, or compassion. We can make a better choice—to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh!

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the Word of life…” (Philippians 2:13-16)

We need to forget about comparisons and instead try to live up to God’s standard, which can only be met when we live and move in His Spirit. His standard is one of spiritual perfection.

“Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)

We can only move higher if the Spirit of God moves us and He will not move us when we are mired in the flesh.

“Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:13)

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:6)

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.” (Romans 8:5)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…” (Galatians 5:22-23)

“For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:8)

Reach for the Prize

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

“Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.

“Brethren, join in following my example and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the Cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.” (Philippians 3:13-19)

When we truly rise above the things of the earth, we will find that place in Spirit where there is only the pure essence of God.

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Consider Love. We tend to think of love as a feeling of affection, but love is a choice.

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge and though I have all belief, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails…” (1 Corinthians 13:1-8)

We are reaching higher, going beyond religious discourse, to do something real in the Spirit.

April 23, 2022. There is someone with whom you need to speak very straight but with care and love. You have discussed this, but the response was minimal. Now the problem has become worse. It must be fixed. You are not sure what to do. Ask Me and I will show you step by step. Do not rehearse to yourself the problem or the solution. Keep it out of your mind until it is time. This now will be fixed.

Ephesians 4:15 “but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,”  
Bev Robinson
 

April 23, 2022. Spring is a time for new growth in which plants prepare to produce the fruit which is the purpose for which I created them. I have created you with the same purpose, to bear fruit. I have called you to first display the fruit of My Spirit in your own life so that others may enjoy that fruit in you. I have also designed you to reproduce in others the life that you have in Me.

Mark 4:20 “And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the Word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty and a hundredfold.” Jonas Bohlin

Word of the Lord Apr. 23, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 
Position yourself in a place of peace, and completely let go of the fears that you have secretly nurtured. Fear is neither productive nor will it yield positive results. Calm down. Get your thoughts under control and put your trust in Me, for I will bring you through this time, says the Lord. Let Me lead you out.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Let Us Go Up
Apr. 22, 22
by Bill Burns

This is a spiritual season which creates for us the opportunities to begin again. It is an elevated spiritual time for new beginnings.

The Lord says, “I am preparing you for the next phase of life. The past is behind and has become part of your history, but it is not vital to where you are now. You will benefit greatly by staying connected to Me.

“Stay relevant to My plans and purposes for your life and be sensitive to that which is required of you at this time so that you are free to forge ahead. I am with you every step of the way.”

These are the “Days of Elevation.” The clarion call given in both Micah 4:2 and Isaiah 2:3 is this: “Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.”

Going up requires letting go of the past and its disappointments. We must do what the apostle Paul did: “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).

The Key to Reaching Forward – Stop Looking Back

Understand that you cannot reach forward until you stop looking back. Satan loves to hold God’s people in the bondage of past failures. We must get over them and past them. Everybody has experienced failure. David had failure…remember Bathsheba? But, David remained a man after God’s heart.

“I will praise You with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praises to You. I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your Word above all Your name. In the day when I cried out, You answered me and made me bold with strength in my soul.” (Psalm 138:1-3)

Here is the answer when you don’t think you can begin again. David said, “In the day when I cried out, You answered me and made me bold with strength in my soul.”

When the Impossible Becomes Possible

The Lord says, “When you seek and ask Me for wisdom, I cause you to be extraordinary. The impossible becomes possible. All you have to do is ask, believing that I hear and answer your plea. Do not waver in belief or purpose. Let Me show you the way to supernatural accomplishment. I can do in and through you that which you are unable to do on your own.”

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)

Understand this: Whenever God establishes a new season for us to move into, satan sows his seeds of doubt and unbelief over the promises of God. Doubt and unbelief will negate the promises of God.

“For all the promises of God in Him are yes and in Him amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)

…Yes and amen (it is so)—no doubt or unbelief.

Jesus on Belief and Doubt:

“So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have belief in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.'” (Mark 11:22-24)

Mountain = big problem = unbelief!

These times are times in which God is leading us up to a higher place (spiritually) and satan is trying to ground us.

It’s Time to Stay Close and Move Forward – From Glory to Glory

“Times are changing and you must adopt a mindset of flexibility. Be sensitive to My leading and be ready to make changes that will ensure that you are where you need to be. My path is a narrow one and your obedience is the key to walking with Me,” says the Lord. “Stay close!”

So, stay close to God. Present yourself to Him in obedience. Believe God and reject the enemy’s lies. Forgetting what is behind, give yourself a new beginning. Go with God into this season of belief.

The Lord says, “Get up from that place of doubt and unbelief. It is time to forget the hindrances that past failures have established. It is time for you to move forward again. The days before you will be filled with supernatural experiences…but, it is up to you. If you will respond in belief, then you can come with Me on this springtime journey. Do not forget this one thing: Every time you move with Me, the glory gets brighter and the blessings are more abundant.”

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)

Word of the Lord Apr. 22, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 
Watch for opportunities to be a blessing to others and become a bountiful receiver of God’s favor. You will not regret your acts of kindness and generosity. Set yourself to be used by the Lord to carry out His purposes on the earth.

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

April 22, 2022. Something must be done. Events cannot progress with the way it is now. You dread facing this as this is not the first time it has happened. You know everyone should do what they are supposed to do, things they have been asked to do in good faith. But they haven’t done what must be done. You have already extended much grace, and there has been no response. Do not worry. This will work out. Finish it now.

Hebrews 12:9 “Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits and live?”  Bev Robinson 

April 22, 2022. Yes, I know it’s a heavy load but it is one that must be carried. Your mind has begun to play tricks on you. You are hearing phrases such as: I can’t do this anymore, or this is too big for me. I want you to lay down all thoughts of running away or hiding. This is not becoming to you. For when I call you to something, I also give you the favor to finish it.

Matthew 11:30 “For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious and pleasant) and My burden is light and easy to be borne.” Robin Robinson Bohlin

Word of the Lord Apr. 21, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 
Settle yourself in My presence and give up all feelings of unrest. There is a place of peace that is beyond the turmoil of circumstances. It is a place of safety and rest within yourself where you can find solace and quiet protection.
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.

April 21, 2022. Something happened years ago. It was not of your making. It really was of no one’s doing. It has progressed for years and now it has become a problem. You are not sure what to do about it but you know something needs to be done. Seek Me. I know what you should do. It will not be a major decision. It can be handled quickly and then it will be behind you. Now do it quickly.

Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.”  Bev Robinson 

April 21, 2022. Are you ready? The word from those in the world says to get ready for bleak and difficult days. Do not worry. Those words have come from the mouths of those in the world since the beginning of time. I am sufficient to sustain you through the most difficult of days. Lean on Me, trust Me. Yes, be prepared and wise, but by no means do you have to fear. I will hold you in My palm!

Psalm 91:1-4 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.”  Jonas Bohlin

Word of the Lord Apr. 20, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS: 
There are things you must consider for the days ahead. You will not know details, but you will know the general landscape of how you must proceed. Consider your options and wait for My wisdom and direction, and then rest in quiet confidence until the time has fully come.
Isaiah 30:15a In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.

April 20, 2022. Some things that were recently said have caused you to think about the future. You are one who mostly lives each day as it comes and this is a good thing. It is time to think of the future and prepare yourself for what is coming. There are so many ways you can do that, but there is the right one for you. It won’t be the same for everyone. That is why you need to seek Me about what you should do.

Jeremiah 29:13-14 “When you come looking for Me, you’ll find Me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding Me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” Bev Robinson
 

April 20, 2022. You are being watched and you know it. I’m sorry child, but it must be this way. You have become a leader and I want you to be an example. This IS the Christian life. Others will watch you and learn from you. Sometimes that pressure feels enormous but it’s normal for the life of a Christian. You do affect others, your actions matter. Choose your next steps carefully.

1 Corinthians 11:1 “Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).”  Robin Robinson Bohlin