"What Is God
Highlighting in This Season?"
By Marsha Burns
In a recent vision,
I saw someone standing in a high place looking across the valley below to see what was coming. We all would love to know what is in the future, but all we can see is what we observe—either naturally or in the spirit. We can usually only catch a glimpse
of what is ahead as if we were gathering clues that might bring us to the truth of a situation.
"Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, 'The
Kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, "See here!" or "See there!" For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within you.'
"Then He said to the disciples, 'The days will come when you
will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. And they will say to you, "Look here!" or "Look there!" Do not go after them or follow them. For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under Heaven shines to the other part
under Heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day.'" (Luke 17:20-24)
So, our observation or examination should be what we know by the Spirit of the Lord and not by what we see outwardly, which reflects
what is instead of where we are headed.
I want to share some of what I have seen and know by the Spirit:
Highlights - Visions for This Season:
• People in single file walking on a narrow rock ledge, which speaks of the treacherous times we are in.
• Someone riding a unicycle. It is hard to maintain
• Storm clouds moving quickly through the sky. This storm will not last forever. This too shall pass.
• Various bridges. A wooden
bridge over a deep chasm—a covered bridge, a train bridge, etc. We are in transition.
• A man drinking water from a spring that reminded me of Gideon (Judges 7:7); being vigilant while being
refreshed by the Holy Spirit.
• A waterwheel. We have access to the power of the Spirit of the Lord to do all that is necessary.
of angels. I was aware that God's angels are here to help us.
• Meer Kats with their eyes wide open and watching. We must stay alert to be safe.
Various kinds of ladders. It is a time of elevation to achieve spiritual heights.
• A light at the end of a very long tunnel.
• A hand rubbing
salve on a wound to heal it. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Spiritual Growth and Development!
These are times that present us with great opportunities
for spiritual growth and development. When we are content with where we are, we tend to stay there, but God is calling us higher. And the circumstances that we have endured have required faith and strength to overcome.
It has been a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs. We have had extraordinary occasions to choose between strength and weakness, good and evil, love and hate, faith and unbelief, growth and stagnation. But, honestly, we only have one real choice
of either Spirit or flesh.
"And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of
the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15)
By Bill and Marsha Burns
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321