SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
Don’t be in a hurry. Every moment of every day will produce opportunities to know yourself and to know Me better. When you rush through life, you are likely to miss some important details. Those details will come back around until you have gleaned the value and applied it to your life. Pay attention and be aware of what I am showing you.
Proverbs 5:1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding.
WISDOM FOR TRANSITION by Bill Burns:
The new season begins with the Feast of Trumpets, so we are in transition from one year to another. It is a time period in which we, as Christians, move into the next season. This time of transition is the period of time from the Rosh Hashanah to January of the next calendar year.
The Purpose of Transition is two-fold:
1. To make sure you are receiving the promises of the old season.
2. To prepare yourself to move into the new season by paying attention to the prophetic word and the signs that God has given to confirm His Word.
Mark 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word through the accompanying signs.
Don’t forget that you must possess the promises God has given and be reminded that the enemy will try to steal or delay those promises.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.
This is a time for belief to be activated because the promises are yes (to be understood) and amen (to be received).
1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has over the world-our belief.
3 John verse 2: Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
Prosper is to be successful in all things and to be in health. This will be a season of reward for faithfulness in the face of hardships.
Isaiah 40:10 Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand and His arm shall rule for Him; behold, His reward is with Him and His work before Him.
The anointing for this season is strength for victory and will bring the power required for breakthrough and victory.
Nehemiah 8:10 “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
This anointing will bring the joy of the Lord for warfare and victory. Joy enables you to fight the good fight of belief so that victory is assured.
2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
Psalm 92:4 For you, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
Psalm 47:1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
Declare your victory! This new anointing will bring confidence, which is exactly what you need in the time of transition so that you may receive God’s promises and to position yourself for the journey of the new season.
Don’t forget this word of wisdom:
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the Word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Stay connected! The bridge by which we cross over into the new requires that you leave the baggage of the past behind.
Philippians 3:13-14 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.
Wisdom for Transition:
Set things in order. Deal with unbelief, failures, disappointment and discouragement. It’s not over. You still have this time frame of transition to receive all that God has promised you so that you will be ready and equipped for the next season!
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Because the Lord has said, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it will spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” So, go boldly into this new season with new anointing and trust Me to lead you into the blessings and fullness of it!