January 10, 2006
Year of Hot and Cold"
-- Danny Steyne
Mountain of Worship
the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song.)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present
help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change,
and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea, though its waters
roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
"There is a river
whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most
High. God is in the midst of her; she will not be moved. God will help her
when morning dawns. The nations made an uproar; the kingdoms tottered. He
raised His voice; the earth melted. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of
Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
the works of the LORD, who has wrought desolations in the earth. He makes
wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in
two. He burns the chariots with fire. 'Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.' The LORD
of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah."
A YEAR OF HOT AND COLD. .
. THE MIDDLE IS A DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE
The main thing the Lord indicated to me was that the year 2006 (and into the
early part of 2007) will be a year of hot and cold. What I heard was that this
is not a year of warm, or middle of the road.
In the early 90's, the Lord gave me a vision of a church building suspended in
space and time. Above the building stood Jesus; the building was about as large
as His foot. Pointed down over the center of the church, He held the sword with
two hands. His face looked more like simple resolve than any other emotion. I
knew He was simply waiting for the appropriate time.
At that time, He pushed the sword through
the church, dividing it in two. Very quickly, I saw the horror inside the
building as people were literally severed in two.
One half angled up and became known as the
Bride, which was light and glorious because of the glory in her, which is faith.
The other half became known as the dark
religious, because of the darkness and unbelief on it, and it fell into
oblivion. The sense was that those in this part were able to convert and be
translated to the Bride. At this point, God was declaring that He would no
longer let the lost hide in the light!
I believe the Lord spoke to me that this was the year where this was going to
happen, and there will be a pronounced difference between the light and the
darkness. Those who continue to remain in the middle will be either greatly
wounded or killed (spiritually and possibly physically).
The reason this would occur to those in the
middle is because those in the light had declared very clearly to them to get
out of the middle. I believe this is a Hebrews 6 passage taking place:
"For in the
case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly
gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good
word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it
is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to
themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame."
"For it is
time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us,
what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?"
--1 Peter 4:17
This will be a year where the hot and cold
will become very evident and where our obedience will be brought to clarity.
On the other hand, this will be a year where the glory will be released to a
greater degree than ever before. Faith will arise on the servants of God to such
a degree that stories of the miraculous will become explosive. The release of
that will occur worldwide--in the West too!
Types and shadows that have been released already, and some that will be
released in the first part of 2006 will become blatantly evident in the next
year and half. They foreshadow that which will be--both positive and negative.
That which has been a type of death in the realm of the Church will become more
publicly evident in the days to come. That which has been a shadow of life to
come will be released to such a degree that some of the most notable miracles
will occur without strain, without fasting, without years of pressing through.
THE YEAR OF BROKEN
This year is not the year of the breakthrough. This is the broken through year.
Those who have endured being broken by the Lord will find they are through into
heavenly realms. The humility on the lives of those who have been entrusted with
the riches of His wounds will result in promotion in heavenly realms.
yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at
the proper time." --1 Peter 5:6
It is time! There will be more and more
evidence of heaven in gatherings of believers. There will be signs directly
from heaven--not just gold, feathers, and oil, but also visitors and visitations
in meetings. There will be other artifacts, stunning masterpieces, and works of
art from heaven that will be made visible during these events, including colors,
sounds, and phenomena that have not been experienced or recognized on the earth.
At times, it will appear that heaven is so
open that there is a seemingly endless flow of His presence and power in the
gatherings. No longer will it be the single aspiration of an Enoch who will walk
with God, but rather, a generation who will walk with God in the heavens
and release that glory on the earth.
BY WHOSE AUTHORITY DO YOU DO THESE THINGS?
"And when He
had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came
to Him as He was teaching, and said, 'By what authority are You doing these
things, and who gave You this authority?' And Jesus answered and said to them,
'I will ask you one thing too, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by
what authority I do these things. 'The baptism of John was from what source,
from heaven or from men?' And they began reasoning among themselves, saying,
'If we say, "From heaven," He will say to us, "Then why did you not believe
him?" But if we say, "From men," we fear the multitude; for they all hold John
to be a prophet.' And answering Jesus, they said, 'We do not know.' He also
said to them, 'Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.'"
message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in
demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not rest on
the wisdom of men, but on the power of God." --1 Corinthians
The methods of men to keep men accountable
have always fallen short. Men have always been able to hide sin from each other.
The greatest accountability and covering is God Himself, and as we are walking
in transparency before Him, we WILL also walk in relational transparency
before our brothers and sisters, who will recognize the reflection of God's
grace on our lives.
It's not about becoming a lone ranger. It's
about being one of the sheep who hears His voice! Correction and encouragement
will occur based upon relationship with those who are watching our lives, not
out of caution, but out of belief.
A YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION AND RESTORATION
This will not be a year of reformation. The Church has historically tried to
reform towards previous past patterns that seemed anointed and effective. Nor
is this a year of renewal, which tends to lean towards bringing about something
that once happened that was encouraging and helpful.
This will be a year of transformation and
rebirth. A restoration of God's purpose for the Church is under way, already
written in the hearts of God's people. There are many who have determined that
the way it has been done isn't working, and there is a new thing God is doing.
". . . the
period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His
holy prophets from ancient time." --Acts 3:21
Jesus is only coming back for His Church.
As a result, we must love, never speaking ill of her, or slander His Church. But
it's critical to understand that the Church is not a building, movement,
denomination, tradition, or way of men under religious preference. The Church
consists of people transformed by His Holy Spirit who walk under His anointing
and His power and reflect His glory to the darkness around them.
THE WORD OVER 2006 IS RELEASE!
which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after King Zedekiah had made a covenant
with all the people who were in Jerusalem to proclaim release to them: that
each man should set free his male servant and each man his female servant, a
Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman; so that no one should keep them, a Jew his
brother, in bondage. And all the officials and all the people obeyed, who had
entered into the covenant that each man should set free his male servant and
each man his female servant, so that no one should keep them any longer in
bondage; they obeyed, and set them free. But afterward they turned around and
took back the male servants and the female servants, whom they had set free,
and brought them into subjection for male servants and for female servants. .
. " --Jeremiah 34:8-20
The release of the Church into destiny has
always been God's intention. Her destiny will occur through those who understand
who they belong to. The intention of God was never to call those who would
corral the people of God. Rather, His intent was to call those who would equip
the people of God to fulfill His purpose.
THE LORD IS NOT IN THE
CATASTROPHE BUT IN THE REMEDY
In October 2005, during a visitation with the Lord in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the
Lord indicated to me several cataclysmic events in the near future. He referred
me to 1 Kings 19:11-13. So, He said,
"Go forth, and
stand on the mountain before the LORD. And behold, the LORD was passing by!
And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces
the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the
wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the
earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a
sound of a gentle blowing. And it came about when Elijah heard it, that he
wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out and stood in the entrance of the
cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, 'What are you doing here,
Elijah?'" --1 Kings 19:11-13
The indicators are wind, earthquake, fire,
and then a gentle blowing. The events, which will be as dramatic as Katrina was
in 2005, will be through:
Wind--like hurricanes & tornadoes.
Earthquake--I believe this will be
from San Diego through the Pacific Northwest with a precursor warning of a 6.49
quake, followed by a 8.7 quake within days. There seemed to be some indication
of a smaller quake in the New England states as well.
Fire--like meteors, electrical
surges, and fire enhanced by dry conditions. I believe one location is Chicago.
And finally--the gentle blowing.
The Lord was not and is not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. That is
important for believers to understand, or we will fall into judging. Jeremiah
29:11 says "'For I know the plans I have for
you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future.'" The Lord is in the gentle blowing
which can also be translated as a peaceful sound of a proclaiming thunder. The
Lord is in the final move. It is the voice of God flowing through the lives of
". . . you
did not recognize the time of your visitation." --Luke 19:44
The purpose of God dealing with Elijah in
this way was so that he would not miss his visitation.
The day of visitation is the day where the
Lord releases His glory through His Church. Then, we become the resource of
salvation to the earth because we carry the source, who is God, in our lives!
behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they
slander you as evildoers, they may on account of your good deeds, as they
observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation." --1
Elijah's mantle was passed in double
portion to Elisha. The Elisha generation is where we are now. It is a generation
that has heard the reports of God's goodness and power and are willing to step
under that mantle and accomplish the greater works of God.
After events occur, the voice will go forth in faith. The first ones in will be
the believers who will carry the grace and mercy of God with the evidence of His
power. Although the tragedy will be great, there will be many who will be saved,
and many raised from the dead, out of these cataclysmic events.
Indication was given to me that places that
now honored the ministry of the Holy Spirit's power will remain intact to become
places of refuge during those events. Other places will, unfortunatly, be
destroyed where there was a focus on keeping people happy, rather than making a
resting place for God!
the LORD, 'Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a
house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?'" --Isaiah
GOD RESTS IN FAITH
Over the past several decades, we have watched various trends and movements
emerge throughout the earth. In the early 1980's, there was a release of healing
through many throughout the Church. In the late 1980's, there was a release of
prophetic ministry. In 1994, there was a dramatic release in Toronto of renewal
that has continued and evolved since that time.
Other releases occurred following that one,
including the release of a glory movement and the enfolding of the renewal into
the river movement. Each has had a dramatic part to play in the shape of where
God has been leading His Church, but there is a greater movement that is
emerging in the midst of each of these movements and is beginning to fulfill the
cry of Jesus when He said, ". . . when the Son of
Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" --Luke 18:8
The release of faith will be the greatest of all the end-time movements on the
earth; it's the one Jesus is looking for. Faith pleases God. It is in faith that
God rests because His people are at rest in Him (Hebrews 11). It is the
John 15 passage of abiding in Him and He in us, and the result is much
THE GIANT HAS AWOKEN
In 1982, I had a dream about a giant that was asleep in a little white country
church. The hand of the Lord came down, grabbed the shoulder of the giant, and
woke him up from his slumber. The giant stood up, and as he did, the building
was shredded to bits.
The Lord then spoke to me that there would
be a day when the Church would stand, and there would be no structure
(religious, organizational, denominational, or any other structure) that would
be able to contain it.
We are headed into a reality of church life that goes far beyond what most of us
have experienced. His presence will be made manifest, and His light will shine
in the darkness. Arise, Church, arise! This is what you were born for (Isaiah
By Danny Steyne
Mountain of Worship
Danny's Upcoming Itinerary:
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It is Time!--The Fullness of Destiny!
Roseville House of Prayer
January 17-18, 2006
Recovering God--The restoration has begun!
Business Men's Fellowship
Co Co's Restaurant
Madison Ave and Sunrise Blvd
January 19-21, 2006
mow regional conference--Let this Fire be Kindled!
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