from Pastors Bill & Marsha Burns
Vision by Marsha Burns
In a vision I saw a neighborhood street, like what I would imagine seeing in a European village. There were three-story apartment buildings lining the street, and the doors, windows and curtains of the individual apartments were closed. I had the sense that this village had undergone a severe drought or other kind of oppression, perhaps even war. As I observed this scene, the windows of the apartments began to open on each level of the buildings, the doors opened, and the people began to pour out into the streets in a celebration.
At that moment, I began to think of the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out. The experience of those 120 people had been a harrowing one; their Lord had been crucified, was resurrected, and had ascended. They were waiting for the manifestation of the Comforter, which Jesus had promised. And, the Holy Spirit came with a sound from heaven as of a mighty rushing wind, there appeared to them tongues of fire that sat on each of them, and they were filled with the Spirit and spoke with other tongues. But, they did not stay shut up in the Upper Room; they poured out into the streets to celebrate and share the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Then, the Lord said, "You are that neighborhood, and you are those people. Get ready to come out of hiding, for certainly the rain of the Spirit is beginning to fall, and liberty will flow like a pure river of life to release you from your places of obscurity into the power of My ministry. And, there will be a joyful celebration among you."
Acts 2:1-4 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Prophecy by Bill Burns
My voice calls out to you as deep calls to deep. I am manifesting an increase of anointing that will now flow among My people, says the Lord. It is a yoke-breaking anointing of power, which will cause you to be lifted up into My presence. A fresh oil shall be poured out in this season as the sound of heaven is released upon the earth. You shall know that I am among you and walking with you.
Be encouraged. The long famine is over and the day of feasting is at hand. My table is prepared before you; take your place and be seated in My presence. Eat sumptuously of that which I serve you. Your delight shall be to know that I am with you and that I am carrying you into the power of this age.