"Many of the things the Lord is bringing about is to ´clear the table´ for the ´table that He is about to set!´" Visitation from a Heavenly Messenger As I prepared to go to bed on December 28, 2006, an angel appeared in the hallway of our home; very quickly he made himself known and then was gone. I knew that something was going to occur and this was simply a messenger sent to let me know that I needed to be alert.
As I laid down to sleep, the Lord spoke a Spanish word to me. One that I didn´t know, "Hecho!" It would not leave me, although I knew it was Spanish. I got up and discovered that the word really has at least three meanings--meanings which I believe are significant to us this coming year. I do believe the fact that since this was given in Spanish, it indicates much of this will initiate in the Spanish-speaking community first. The word means an "event," it also means "fact," and it also can mean "done!" (What I am sharing, I am not sharing by knowledge of the Spanish word, but rather simply revelation, there may be many other meanings to the word that I don´t know about!)
I believe we are pressing into an Event so great, that it will define "what was," from "what is!" There will be tumultuous and significant changes that will literally change the face of geography (i.e. how the world looks), "politic-graphy" (i.e. how politics operate), and "Church-ography" (i.e. how the Church operates).
This shift is already taking place, but there will be an escalation. Events will transform these areas--events of circumstance, nature, and necessity. The word speaks of a "fact" being that these events are simply realities, not events undone, but events to prepare for. They also are indications of the event that will bring in the desire of the whole earth.
(Romans 8:22). For we know that even the things of nature, like animals and plants, suffer in sickness and death as they await this great event.
When I heard the word, I also heard
Daniel 8:19, "And he said, ´Behold, I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.´"
Although we have seen much of the "Kairos" moment occurring in the earth, there will be a quickening of that, and what we thought was direction, we will find was only threshold. Where we have been, even the new things that God has been doing in the Church, are simply threshold events to help us embrace what is yet to come. The strides ahead of us are ten times and a hundred times further down the road of God´s purposes than we have walked already. Change is not the correct word for what will happen. Transformation, revolution, upheaval, and creation are better terms. The Creator God will reveal Himself by not simply "altering directions," but by demonstrating powerful releases of new things.
Numbers 16:30, "But if the LORD brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the LORD."
And Isaiah 42:9, "Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you."
Just as the events of--The Holy Spirit coming like wind and fire, the correction of Ananias and Sapphira, the Gospel to the Gentiles, the raising of the dead, the working of the shadows of the Apostles, the meetings house to house, and other early Church events, all indicated a "new thing" to that generation which produced remarkable fruit. So too, there will be "new things" released to the Church this year that will produce the same kind of remarkable fruit. Some of the events will be "positive," some will be "negative." But the fruit will be the evidence that God, the Creator, is at work doing new things.
Political upheaval is going to mirror down--those who enter the fray of politics will soon find that people´s hearts will not support the same old thing. They will see politicians as mirrors of predecessors and choose new leaders who will not approach things in the same way. True kingly love for people is going to enter the hearts of some political figures and it will be noticed by all as love. In fact, it will rally multiple political views of people because of the effectiveness of it. This is not an anti-Christ spirit, but rather a reflection of a son who has walked with God and will lead with precision and love. New Releases to the Church "His people will not be devoid of Holiness, Power, and Love."
In the realm of the Church, there will be significant movement away from "form" and into "power." God´s people will not dumb down anymore to watered down beliefs and doctrines of men. They will realize and speak boldly to those who are "holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; and avoid such men" 2 Timothy 3:5. As a result, there will be significant attrition in those places who provide a place of rest for God´s people, rather than providing a place of rest for God. Some significant structures will be left with a handful to try and carry the bills. In time, these structures will be turned over to the unrighteous who will have no use for them and grant them to the emerging Church to maintain. The Lord will have the last laugh. Those who reject His Presence will find themselves seated by Him to witness the Power of Him. God will not be mocked. His Church will not be a mockery, and His people will not be devoid of Holiness, Power, and Love.
I then heard, a storm from the south will consume the dross of the north! The winds from the south represent a release of "warmth" that is coming. South Wind represents His Power. The direction of God´s Power is directed towards the warmth of His Love. His Love is going to prevail on the North and produce stillness in the atmosphere as it occurs. This stillness will be a "pause," and as such will be a profound "event" that sets it apart from the rest of the year.
Psalm 78:26, "He caused the east wind to blow in the Heavens; And by His power He directed the south wind."
Job 37:14-17, "Listen to this, Stand and consider the wonders of God. Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine? Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds, The wonders of one perfect in knowledge, You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?"
There will be a "finality" in the Heavens. Many of the things the Lord is bringing about is to "clear the table" for the "table that He is about to set!"
This reminded me of a vision years ago, when the Lord spoke to me about the finality of His decision to separate the hot from the cold in His Church. It happened quickly, decisively, and without emotion from the Lord. A Vision of Young Converts--We are All Involved "The Lord said that everyone would be involved in His True Church." Another vision given in the early 1990´s showed the dramatic salvation of the young converts to the Lord. In the vision, I was in a warehouse that was then our facility. People were divided into three groups. The first group were those who went out and gathered "babies" in wheelbarrows. They returned with their wheelbarrows full that they would "dump" onto the floor of the facility. When the babies fell, they immediately stood up tall and become young men and women "fully trained." The second group was the group responsible for their care and training. The third group was a group of intercessors and healers who prayed vigilantly for those going out, those coming to know Jesus, and those caring for the new Christians. The Lord said that everyone would be involved in His True Church. There was no spectatorship at all. To be a Christian was to "function," not simply adhere to a belief system. Soon the place was filled to overflowing with young, but apparently mature, believers. They were fully prepared for the "event" that was going to result in His Name being made more famous than anything existing in the world, in both historical terms, current iconic figures, and top story current news. There was a "pause" before they left. As I watched the vision, which was in "cartoon" form, I saw the "Sun" (Son) smiling over the situation, realizing that everything was prepared.
The Lord is setting up a table--His table to feed to His People.
John 4:34-36, "Jesus said to them, ´My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.´ Do you not say, ´There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?´ Behold, I say to you, ´Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.´ Already he who reaps is receiving wages, and is gathering fruit for life eternal; that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together."
The sustenance of God´s people is not physical provision, but rather Heavenly fruit. The table to be set is not merely a "physical provision" for us, it is in fact the supper of the Lamb--the food that lasts for eternity! The promises of God for receiving life and prosperity are based upon "observing" the Word that is being proclaimed in our hearts. The ringing word of Heaven that says, "This is the way, walk ye in it!" The most significant release for us is simply obeying the Voice of the Lord as He speaks to us. It is time to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as He sets before us His Table!
Deuteronomy 30:14-20, "But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it. See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You shall not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it. I call Heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."
The Charge before us is that we not forsake the callings and purposes of God on our lives:
2 Chronicles 13:10-11, "But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken Him; and the sons of Aaron are ministering to the LORD as priests, and the Levites attend to their work. And every morning and evening they burn to the LORD burnt offerings and fragrant incense, and the showbread is set on the clean table, and the golden lampstand with its lamps is ready to light every evening; for we keep the charge of the LORD our God, but you have forsaken Him."
We are to set the elements of God onto a "clean table," not simply mingled in with things that are not from God. When Jesus cleared the tables, and the money changers, and the temple, it was with intention to do what He planned to do with that Temple--for it to become a "House of Prayer." There can be no "co-existence" with darkness. Light exposes and expunges darkness totally. The release before us is a "pure" release, based not on personalities, not on models, not on forms, not on styles, not on structures, but rather on a Person and His Presence-- Jesus! He Himself is assembling this great supper for us and His angels have been sent out to proclaim it!
Revelation 19:9, "And he said to me, ´Write, "Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb."´ And he said to me, ´These are true words of God.´" Revelation 19:17, "And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, ´Come, assemble for the great supper of God.´"
This supper is the supper prepared from the Foundation of the World!
Matthew 25:34, "Then the King will say to those on His right, ´Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.´"
The Year of Fathers
"The Fathers will remember age old promises that they have forgotten, because they were hidden for this generation, and they will be released." One other significant word that the Lord spoke to me is that this will be the Year of the Fathers! This will be a year where "True Fathers" will begin stepping into the role of fathering as has been prophesied over some of them for years. Many of them are old. Several are near Heaven´s door, but this will be a year where the blessings of Fathers will be released to God´s people. Just as Abraham, Isaac, and Israel gave blessings to their children, these fathers are going to "transmit" and "impart" true authority and promise to their children that will occur almost instantly. The Fathers will remember age old promises that they have forgotten, because they were hidden for this generation, and they will be released.
When I began seeing this word about the Fathers, I realized that many had been set aside, discarded, and devalued by younger aspiring leaders. Many of them, in fact, had given these younger leaders their own ministries, only to find they would be later shunned along with their wisdom. My heart broke as I saw it, and then I realized this was a part of the "separation" that was occurring to produce the purity that God desired. Those who paid no price for their "positions" would find that they could not hold their "positions" when the Lord brought about His clear purposes and direction for His Church, because they don´t carry the wounds of Jesus in their lives!
These spiritual fathers found "sheep not of this fold" who saw them as true fathers and it was there that the release for them came. Repeatedly the Lord spoke, "The sons are not the fathers...let the fruit bear witness!" The fruit He spoke of was the fruit of disciples, not converts, not fame, and not crowds. The fruit was those pursuing the Heart of God with all their hearts even into every facet of society and the Nations.
The Lord ordered me to "Honor Fathers this year!" I believe the time has come for God´s people to sustain those who are true spiritual fathers. Many have even been discarded in their old age to "fend for themselves," and some have even had to pursue a living as young men, not because they were faithless, but rather that the Church had no value of honoring those who served well. This error will be exposed this year, and their will be sons who will weep for the trauma they put their fathers through--knowing their failure also resulted in the blessing being given to another.
Matthew 15:4-9, "For God said, ´HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER, and, HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER, LET HIM BE PUT TO DEATH.´ But you say, ´Whoever shall say to his father or mother, "Anything of mine you might have been helped by has been given to God," he is not to honor his father or his mother.´ And thus you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, ´THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.´"
Danny Steyne Mountain of Worship http://www.mountainofworship.com
Submitted 1/2/2007 10:14:04 PM | Author: Danny Steyne