From the desk of Steve Shultz:
God is clearly interested in the process of our lives. He wants to build in us a mature devotion to His Ways and Trust in His Choices for us.
In this article, about "God's Domino Effect", you'll grasp more about God's focus on preparation, alignment and timing in your life.
Now, here is what Mornay Johnson is hearing regarding the Month of February, 2014...
"This month of February is going to bring some major breakthroughs for many of us. The finances will begin to flow for those who are Kingdom-minded. The enemy has tried to withhold finances from those with Kingdom mandates but the Father is saying today that: It is enough. I put My foot down today and halt every blockage and resistance of the forces of darkness, and I release what is rightfully yours."
Let this word encourage your heart that you are right on time with God...and February is going to bring about great changes in your life!
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February Brings Major Breakthrough...God's Domino Effect
Have you ever seen dominos falling? Well, the other day I watched a video clip of a chain of dominos falling. The creative mind behind this masterpiece had integrated numerous objects and obstacles to produce a profound sequential effect. When the first domino was "flicked" they began to fall in such quick succession; had it not been for the ability to click replay, the moment would have been relatively short lived. It was absolutely fascinating to see them all fall, one after another, as each domino struck the next with out-and-out precision.
Instantly, I sensed a divine flow of imagination, and I knew the Father was saying more than what was being seen at face value. Here are four prophetic principles I believe God is saying to the Church in this hour.
As I watched this marvelous display of exactness it struck me that – for a few minutes of viewing pleasure, there had to have been literally hundreds of hours of preparation. I'm about as guilty as anyone else of wanting my stuff yesterday already. In the Kingdom economy however, God will ensure that everything that needs to be in place beforehand will be established.
The prophet Isaiah echoes this sentiment as he provides insight into God's working with humanity: "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little" (Isaiah 28:10).
We have to remember that God is building for the long haul and our temporal existence here on earth is but a mere blip on the time scale of eternity. He wants to ensure that you will stand the test of time, so-to-speak. Many times that means our character has to be refined in order to receive what we're asking for. I know personally that many of the things I was asking for, had God provided them before I was ready, could potentially have destroyed me.
This is one of the key messages God is communicating to His Body in this hour – that we come to a place of rest in Him. We cease striving to "get" and "become", and accept fully that He's in charge of our lives, and that we embrace the preparation phase. We need to stop trying to circumvent the process. When you step into this reality, a weight will lift off your shoulders and you'll come to a place of rest that nothing and no one will be able to take from you. We'll stop becoming destination-oriented and become journey-oriented.
Every single domino in the chain had to be painstakingly placed in perfect distance and placement, from the one behind and in front of it. Placement was thus crucial!
I was immediately reminded of "Joel's army" – the famous prophetic declaration of a people who would be unveiled at the end of the age. Of whom the Scripture declares, "A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations" (Joel 2:2b). These are God's battle-axes, divinely empowered to accomplish supernatural feats unlike the inhabitants of the earth has ever witnessed.
What is striking about this company of supernaturally, empowered individuals is their inherent ability to "keep their alignment". Amidst all of their activity "running to and fro in the city, running on the wall; climbing into the houses, entering at the windows like a thief" (see verse 9 – all of which are symbolic of greater spiritual realities of "let him who has ears to hear and eyes to see"). It's as if there's a built-in mechanism that allows each to work in divine unison and concert with each other, as stated:
"Every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks.
They do not push one another; every one marches in his own column." Joel 2:7-8
The principle of placement goes hand in hand with the principle of preparation. When we realize fully that God is in control of our lives, and we let go of trying to control everything ourselves, we'll yield to Him placing us where He sees fit.
I've spoken to many Believers as of late, that through fortunate and unfortunate events have been relocated and shifted. There is no doubt we are in a season of shift. For some it has been a job, for others a geographical relocation, and for others career changes, church attendance, relational alignments, etc.
God is shifting us out of our comfort zones to position us for His masterful domino effect. You need to be in position so that when the domino in front of you falls, it will hit you with such precision that you'll be the catalyst to continue the effect to the next one and the next, so on and so forth.
It's vital we maintain a correct perspective of God's working in our lives. If we look at the circumstantial evidence of what we think productivity or success is, we can easily be misled. Circumstantial evidence or the lack thereof, can lead us to despondency, despair and even depression. If the ministry doesn't seem to be flourishing, if church attendance is down, if the bank account balance is low, etcetera, etcetera, our perspective of Father's involvement in our lives can get tainted.
Remember that if you've given the reigns over to Him, if He's truly Lord of your life, He's obligated to not only take care of all your needs (that's "needs" not greeds), but also place you where you need to be, ensuring your wellbeing, etc. It's crucial we maintain the right perspective in this hour.
The enemy is trying everything in his power to alter the perception of the saints by creating what seems to be the perfect storm in their lives. Satan's end goal is to try and discourage the saints and get them to abort their mission, just before it is realized. We have been laboring for so long saints, and the baby of promise is due; yes even now I see the crown appearing. I implore you to keep pushing until it is fully birthed.
Do not give up! Do not grow weary! I'm preaching this to myself as well. You don't know the trials my wife and I have been through lately...and I know we've all heard before "that our breakthrough is at hand," and "our camels are coming home," and "we're getting double for our trouble"; but I'm telling you today as one whose been in the prophetic for over twenty-three years: this is our season of promise.
This month of February is going to bring some major breakthroughs for many of us. The finances will begin to flow for those who are Kingdom-minded. The enemy has tried to withhold finances from those with Kingdom mandates but the Father is saying today that: It is enough. I put My foot down today and halt every blockage and resistance of the forces of darkness, and I release what is rightfully yours.
If you can keep your perspective in this hour, it will catapult you into your next season. Perspective is the key to transition into the next period.
God is setting His people up for one of the most grandiose displays the world has ever seen. What a weighty responsibility we carry. This is why we've been so thoroughly tried and tested, because the power that Yahweh is about to unleash through us will surpass what's ever been seen. We are moving out of the anointing realm into the glory realm; we are moving out of the Church age into the Kingdom age.
The apostle Paul, in describing Moses' descent from Mount Sinai, states that the glory shone so brightly "that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance" (2 Corinthians 3:7). In another rendition of this description, it states, "a veil had to be placed over his face from blinding them."
Paul goes on to say concerning the glory of Moses/Law: "which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?" (2 Corinthians 3:7) In other words, if the shadow or type carried so much glory, how much more shall the glory of the reality be?
Beloved, we are the reality of everything that the entire Old Testament law and prophets pointed to, and if Moses carried that much glory how much more shall we carry toward the end of the age? There is a release of the glory of God through His people: "For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14). You and I have been called to be glory carriers.
We're not merely hanging on as the world gets darker...no, God has been placing His dominos in sequence from before time began. Every single event in your life, every person you've met, every place you've been, has been ordained by Him for a purpose. You are yielded to Him now, He's purified you, and you're now about to see the dominos fall. What God has been working on behind the scenes in the invisible realm is about to be materialized.
We will see the divine finger of God "flick" the first domino, and they will fall in such quick succession that the world will get caught off guard, and say: "Where did these dominos come from?" and "How is it that they are able to fall in such quick succession and with such accuracy?" and "When all of our systems are failing, how is it that the Christians are succeeding?" and "Everything about them seems to run like clockwork."
What they don't realize is that you and I are part of God's domino effect!
Mornay Johnson Ministries
Mornay Johnson is a published author, itinerant speaker, and business owner who has offered coaching and consultation to millionaires and corporations alike. He is relationally aligned to Forerunner Ministries International and is a prophetic voice to a diverse array of ministries and corporations. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Angela. Mornay is known for his evangelistic heart and keen prophetic gifting – a unique combination that has transformed many lives.