Wednesday, July 8, 2015

JULY Encouragement

Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin
   by Bill and Marsha Burns and Encouragement(s).

01July - In a vision I was in a heavily forested area, and the trees were so numerous that the sunshine was thin and there was a sense of foreboding and a I had a tendency 2b weighed down w/the darkness. Then, I emerged into a clearing. It was a rather large meadow filled w/grass, wild flowers, and abundant sunshine. And, I heard the Lord say that those who will believe in and trust in Him are about 2 emerge from a season of oppression. There will be a clearing away of those things that have been a burden 2 His people.

Isaiah 9:4 - For You O Lord, have broken the yoke of his burden and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

01July - Later Is Here! - Decide today that u are going 2b the faithful and the wise servant.  Find out what is stealing your time from the Lord.  Serve His interests instead of your own.  Be faithful.  Be the kind of person that spends his time doing what God ha called him 2 do, taking up your cross and following Him.  Your lack of faithfulness can stop God from working in your life.  Do not wait until later 2 pray 4 others, 2 minister 2 others, 2 teach others.  Later is here!  Now is the time 2 be faithful!

Matthew 24:45  - "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, 2 give them food in due season?..

02July - Be Unreasonably Committed - If u are going 2 achieve the kind of spiritual excellence u are hungry 4, u are going 2 have 2b unreasonably committed 2 the Word of God.  To get God's Wisdom, u will have 2 do more than casually read the Scriptures a few minutes a day.  Do whatever it takes 2 totally saturate yourself w/the Word of God.  U are God's front-line assault force.  U have an enemy who is out 2 destroy u.  If u are going 2 make it thru in victory, u are going 2 have 2 put yourself in training.  This is a crucial, all-out, no-holds-barred war u are in, so be unreasonably committed!

Proverbs 4:7-9 - Wisdom is the Principle thing; Therefore get Wisdom. And in all your getting, get Understanding.  Exalt Her, and she will promote u; She will bring u honor, when u embrace her.  She will place on your head an ornament of grace;  A crown of glory she will deliver 2 u."

04July -I am going 2 make u, My people, vessels of honor. I am going 2 establish u as the people who can carry the glory of My presence. When that glory becomes a reality 2 u the manifestation of My gifts will flow from u like a river. I say, the glory is coming. The only question is whether u will carry it or not. This carrying of My glory will be as a result of your desire, your faith and the positioning of yourself b4 Me 2 do what I call u 2 do. The world will indeed C a chosen generation of priests who reveal the glory of My kingdom. The church is 2b the manifestation of My glory, a light, a city set upon a hill, says the Lord God.

04July - I had a dream in which several of us had joined or were trying 2 join an already existing organization.  There was one guy who was consistently contentious and combative, and we couldn't figure out how 2 deal w/him.  Somebody said 2 me in the process of the dream that we needed 2 consider carefully whether or not we wanted 2 go 2 war bcoz if we go 2 war we will probably get shot.  Then, I received a note from my father that said, "Make peace-not war."

Romans 12:18 - If it is possible, as much as depends on u, live peaceably w/all men.

05July - The realization struck me that we are at the end of a 2-year transition. It's been a rather difficult 2 years w/lots of changes, and we have 2 let go of things that represented safety and security 2 us. As I pondered this time of transition, I could C that God has brought us 2 a higher and yet a more profound place in Him that we would not have discovered or achieved apart from this transition. And, I rejoiced. Then, I heard the voice of the Lord: Beloved, u have indeed completed this time of transition, but there are many others who are not quite in the same cycle and await their time of conclusion. I speak 2 those who still cannot C the light at the end of the tunnel, and I tell u that I Am w/u 2 bring u also 2 a higher place in Me. Your security is not in worldly positions or things that u possess, but in your eternal relationship w/Me. Trust Me 2 bring u thru.

Psalms 106:9 -  He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; so He led them thru the depths, as thru the wilderness.

06July - Beloved, I will reveal strongholds that have kept u from living in victory, but u must ask 4 that revelation. You must seek Me 4 understanding and complete freedom. I have made a way. The blood of Christ was payment received 4 your liberty in every phase of kingdom life. Use this time 2 break away from all that has kept u from life in abundance, says the Lord.

John 10:10  - "The thief does not come except 2 steal, and 2 kill, and 2 destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

07July - I will continue 2 show u by example and thru your circumstances the weapons that have been formed against u. But, I will also make it very clear 2 u the weapons that I have given u 2 use 2 gain the victory in every situation. The enemy has power, but u must not be afraid. I have given u the power 2 overcome all the works of darkness. Exercise your authority, says the Lord.

Luke 10:19 -  Behold, I give u the authority 2 trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt u.

08July - You may feel like u have taken 2 steps forward and one step back, but I tell u that u are not losing ground. You are on an upward progression that is being challenged by forces of evil manifesting thru your circumstances. Keep the faith and refuse 2 get discouraged or frustrated regardless of setbacks or difficulties in moving ahead. I have not left u, nor am I unaware of the details of your life, says the Lord. Trust Me 2 bring u thru.

Philippians 1:6 - being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in u will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

11July - U can either use distractions and difficulties 2 exercise your authority 2 overcome, or u can allow those things 2 interrupt the flow of the Spirit in your life. A quick evaluation will reveal whether u are walking in the Spirit or fulfilling the lusts of the flesh. It is highly beneficial 4 u 2 live in the Spirit rather than walking in the darkness of your circumstances, says the Lord.

Galatians 5:16 - I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and u shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

12July - Agitation is a weapon formed against u 2 get u off track, but u can bind the power of that weapon and maintain your peace if u will take the time 2 do so. Actively resist the temptations that come 2 express anger or impatience, and they will pass quickly. However, if u act on the irritation that u feel, it will lead 2 unpleasant consequences. As u continue 2 maintain self-control u will gain spiritual freedom, says the Lord.

Matthew 16:19 - "And I will give u the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever u bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever u loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

13July - You're feeling off balance and out of touch, but I tell u that as u spend time in My presence u will be refreshed and renewed. Take the time 2 come 2 Me 4 restoration. I will touch u, strengthen u, and empower u 2 do all that I have given u 2 do and 2b all u are called 2b. Don't doubt My ability and willingness 2 lift u up and infuse u and rejuvenateu with the life of the Spirit. All u have 2 do is come, says the Lord.

John 6:63 - It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak 2 u are spirit, and they are life.

14July - I will take u step by step, step by step into the truth of My Word and bring u thru 2 victory. Let Me direct your steps and give u the wisdom necessary 2 overcome the works of the flesh and the attacks of the evil one. You were created 2b My sons [and daughters], children of royalty, w/the power of the Spirit. Rise up and take your position in faith 2 win every battle by grace, says the Lord.

Romans 8:14 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

15July - Open your eyes and C all that I am showing u, and open your ears 2 hear what I am speaking 2 u. Am I not able 2 open the blind eyes and unstop the deaf ears? Yes, and I will also do this in the realm of the Spirit so that u can understand the work of My kingdom. I want 2 reveal 2 u the authority and power available 2 u 2 gain victory in everything. When u begin 2 C and hear u can activate your faith 2 demonstrate the excellence that is yours by the Holy Spirit, says the Lord.

Luke 4:18 - The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, bcoz He has anointed Me 2 preach the gospel 2 the poor; He has sent Me 2 heal the brokenhearted, 2 proclaim liberty 2 the captives and recovery of sight 2 the blind, 2 set at liberty those who are oppressed.

16JUL - I AM the Lord who watches over u. Have u forgotten that I know u? I know your troubles. I know those things that u struggle with. I know those things that u think about and the things that u set yourself 2 do. I know your motives and your attitudes. I know all about u. I know u better than u know yourself. I am leading and guiding u. I have never left u nor will I ever forsake u. I know all the things that are b4 u; the things that are yet unfulfilled. I know what the enemy is planning 3 u. And, bcoz I know all of these things I am able 2 work on your behalf, and I am able 2 bring u through the storms and through the valleys of desperation and thru the wars that u encounter. I AM able 2 bring u into the place of liberty and victory if u will believe in Me, trust in Me, walk with Me, says the Lord.

16JUL - You are in a short season of adjustment when u will have opportunities 2 make changes that will more accurately meet your needs and requirements. Stay calm in this time and refuse 2 allow stress 2 steal your peace. Wisdom is being poured out in abundance so that u can find the most effective way 2 deal with every situation, says the Lord. Let Me lead u.
Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength 2 His people; the LORD will bless His people with Peace.

18July - Angels are on the move, 4 there is a stirring in the heavenlies as well as upon the earth. It is now time 4 the glorious church 2 arise. It is now time 4 u 2 be overcomers and more than conquerors. It is time 4 the kingdom of God 2 manifest more fully in your life than ever u have experienced. It is now the time of rejuvenation and restoration. It is the time that I have appointed and am now bringing it 2 pass. Warring spirits are coming in 2 do battle w/u and 2b w/u so u can defeat the enemy. All of heaven has waited 4 this moment and this process 2 begin--where angelic forces join forces w/God's creation, the men and women of the earth, that victory might flow forth; that victory might be yours; that victory shall become an overflowing stream that shall flow forth into the world; that victory will so manifest in your life so that u will never again be afraid, worried, or consider the dilemma of your circumstances. If u need healing, it shall come. If u need provision, it shall come. If u need revival, it shall come. I am pouring out kingdom glory upon the earth. I am preparing u 4 the year that is ahead of u, 4 My divine government shall come into manifestation and My rule shall be found among My people, says the Lord.

18July - I had a vision of an anchor, and I believe that it symbolizes those things that keep us from flowing w/the Holy Spirit. It is religious exercise that works against us when we have a spiritual revelation or hear the voice of God and then try 2 accomplish it thru our own efforts. There is no power in religion or self-effort, but power comes by the Holy Spirit as we cast away our anchors and abide in Him.

John 15:5 - I am the vine, u are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; 4 w/o Me u can do nothing.
19July - I have spoken 2 u in months and years past that u were being transported spiritually 2 a new plateau, and u have indeed journeyed far and gained great insight and wisdom. But, I tell u that u are now on that new plateau, which will become base camp 2 yet a higher level of revelation and service in My kingdom, says the Lord. This elevation will not take years 2 achieve, but will be an accelerated work. Prepare yourself 4 the greatest adventure of your lifetime.

Isaiah 55:9 - "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
20July - U have continued 2 progress in spiritual maturity, but u will be tempted 2 try 2 go back 2 old places and re-establish old associations. Doing that will not produce what u had hoped 4 and will only cause a greater sense of separation from the past than b4. Beloved, u do not need more disappointment. U must press on and continue 2 move higher in My kingdom and stay focused on what is important eternally. Not doing that will cost u more than u are willing 2 pay in terms of setbacks, says the Lord.

Isaiah 40:31 - But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up w/wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

21July - Beloved, refuse 2 give in 2 the frustration that has come as a result of dealing w/hindrances. Instead, set yourself 2 seek Me 4 wisdom and clarity, 4 I will give u the grace 2 accomplish what I have set b4 u, says the Lord. This is certainly not a time when u should get discouraged and give up. U are on the brink of breakthrough. Keep pushing. Keep trusting. Keep the faith!

Isaiah 58:8 - Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

22July - Your overcoming is by the blood of the Lamb. U cannot overcome by the strength of your flesh; it is only by life in the Spirit when u have died w/Christ and been resurrected w/Him 2 live a godly life. Your trying 2 have victory according 2 the law will only bring frustration. Rather than trying 2 kill the flesh by the flesh, walk by faith that it is Christ in u who empowers u 2 overcome. Yield 2 the work of My Spirit, says the Lord.

Revelation 12:11 - And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives 2 the death.

25July - Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. Let the Holy One of Israel come into the camp of His people. And, may it be that as He comes He brings 2 u the understanding of His love, His peace, and His joy. And, in all of this My people your faith will be quickened and come 2 a higher place than it has ever been b4. In the quickening of your faith, My glorious church will arise 2 its position on the earth. And, out of that place of glory will flow the righteousness, power, glory, healing, and provision of Christ. All things that u, My people, need will be presented 2 u. For, I own the cattle and the gold and the silver. I will distribute 2 ea one that which u need or desire. I am the Holy One and I watch over u. Have u forgotten that I am the Shepherd that leads u beside the still waters and beside the green pastures? Have u forgotten that I have gone b4 u and made the way smooth? Have u forgotten that I have prepared the paths of your destiny and the fulfilling of that destiny as u walk on the path of life? Do not forget My benefits, says the Lord. And, do not forget that I am leading and guiding u. Do not forget these things, 4 surely u shall prevail. Write a book of remembrance that describes My goodness, says the Lord.

25July - Refuse 2 allow weariness 2 keep u from effective warfare. The enemy would love 2 make u tired or 2 have u just sit down and take a rest in the middle of a battle. I will empower u and give u the strength necessary 2 gain the victory in every circumstance, but u must trust Me 2 do so as u continue 2 press on, says the Lord.  

Jeremiah 12:5 -  "If u have run w/he footmen, and they have wearied u, then how can u contend w/horses? And if in the land of peace, in which u trusted, they wearied u, then how will u do in the floodplain of the Jordan?"

26July - I continue 2 open 2 u treasurers of darkness, particularly those things that have hindered your success in a number of areas. Ask Me 4 wisdom and be sensitive 2 what I show u. If u will C, hear and obey, u will be able 2 overcome in areas in which u have failed over and over again. Let Me guide u thru the process that will lead 2 victory, says the Lord.

Deuteronomy 4:30 - "When u are in distress, and all these things come upon u in the latter days, when u turn 2 the LORD your God and obey His voice."

27July - Beloved, I once again punctuate the importance of the words of your mouth as they issue forth from the heart. Criticism, gossip, and judgment come from an embittered heart, and u know that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. When u find yourself speaking from the pride of your heart, u must resist the devil. Set yourself 2 only speak from a pure heart, says the Lord.

Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good 4 necessary edification, that it may impart grace 2 the hearers.

28July - Criticism is a work of the enemy 2 get u 2 doubt yourself. When there is something u truly need 2 know it will come as instruction without accosting your emotions or spirit. If u are criticized u must forgive and release the offense. If u are the one criticizing someone else, u need 2 turn from that practice and ask 2b forgiven. Be at peace as much as possible, and treat one another w/respect and kindness, 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.

29July - Discern your point of stress, and apply faith and trust in Me, says the Lord. Stress comes when u lack understanding and need wisdom. Ask 4 what u need, and I will give it. Refuse 2b afraid of failure, 4 I will lead u thru even the most difficult maze 2 attain your goal. But, u must rely on Me 4 guidance and direction. Do not fall back on trusting yourself or your own good ideas. Seek Me instead.

John 15:16 - "U did not choose Me, but I chose u and appointed u that u should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever u ask the Father in My name He may give u."

30JUL - TRUMPET - A new spiritual habitation is being presented 2 us, and Jesus is saying, "Come
up here, and I will show u things. Things u need 2 know. Be a watchman. Become like the
sons of Issachar who have understanding of the times and seasons."
1 Chronicles 12:32a of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, 2 know
what Israel ought 2 do...
30JUL - The stand that you have taken against the enemy is being challenged. Now you must
decide what to do about that. Will you just sit down in defeat because your ground is too hard to hold? Or, will you rise up in faith and authority to re-establish and maintain your victory? The choice is yours, but I am with you and behind you to gain and keep the victory, says the Lord. 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith.
God bless all readers, everywhere! 

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