As the Day of Pentecost approaches each year I am always
stirred by the Spirit to watch for significant events that might take
place. Many of these events happen very
visibly. We can
forget that something else may have takenplace
out of sightthat set in motion the larger circumstances unfolding before
This week I had a dream. In the dream I saw a long and
winding row of dominoes. The landscape
was a fairy tale setting like an illustrated children’s story. Some of the dominoes had a single human face
and others represented the faces of entire groups of people. A description of each unique destiny was
written across the body of each domino.
At the head of the line was domino number one. This domino was not the largest or the most
unique – it was simply the first in line. I then saw a large finger enter the image and touch the first domino and
it fell over. I knew this was the finger of God. As the first domino fell it
began a chain reaction that caused the remaining dominoes to fall in
Some of these falling dominoes were much larger than the
others. A few of the larger dominoes
literally dwarfed the first domino. The
dominoes were people. Others represented
nations and some were multi-national corporations. Once this chain reaction began it continued on towards the distant horizon and
eventually out of sight. Then I awoke.
As I processed the dream, God began to download some of its
interpretation to me. I felt the Lord say this season of Pentecost would be a
tipping point in the Church and the cultures of the earth. The falling of these
dominoes is not a falling into a place of failure – it is a falling into
destiny. The falling of these dominoes
would represent their bowing down before the will of the Lord for each
individual, nation, business and culture.
The size of a domino did not determine its significance.
Some dominoes that seemed insignificant in the natural would have a huge impact
in the Spirit. Their significance was
not in their size, but rather it was in their placement and position in the
line of unfolding events. The seemingly
insignificant would precede the significant. The falling of some of the larger dominoes was the result of what had
taken place behind the scenes when a small domino fell into its destiny.
The Lord begin to speak to me about his desire in this
season of Pentecost:
I am about to raise my
finger and touch the cultures of the earth. I am reaching out and touching lives that will fall into my
presence. This falling is not for destruction.
My touch will set into motion the plans I have for goodness and hope for all
In the past you have
focused on the larger events of history and missed what I did to bring these
larger events to pass. It was the small
event that I touched that set off the chain reaction of natural events you
broadcasted in your news. In this season
be wise and insightful and look for that place of simple obedience that will
tip the scales of world events. Set your
acts of obedience before me and I will tip them towards my heart and will. This
is not a time for hesitation in your obedience.
Do not let anyone tell
you that the smallness of your obedience will have little impact. I have hidden significance in what appears to
be small to the natural man. Like my
David against Goliath and like my Joseph abandoned in a pit, I set the grandest
works in motion by the smallest acts of obedience when all odds are set against
the one who obeys.
I am about to amaze
you in how quickly I work. I have
selected a significant domino to fall that will release a chain reaction of my
design for your future. The significance
of this domino is my secret. I want to
surprise you in its manifestation. This chain reaction will change the
landscape of my Church and the cultures of the earth.