Sunday, June 19, 2016

Navigating Transition

Navigating Transition

We are going to begin a new series on the topic of transition. So many of us have either been through transition, are currently in transition or are going into transition. We are going to look at what transition is and what takes place while in transition. Before we begin looking at transition, I want us to look at three Kingdom principles that will help us study God's Word from a Kingdom perspective.
God’s Ultimate Purpose 
Matthew 6:9-10 NIV "This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven"
 God ultimate purpose is the manifestation of His Heavenly Kingdom here on earth in partnership with His sons.
 Law of Dominion
Genesis 1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
 If God is going to manifest anything in the earth realm, He is going to have to use the freewill of a human being (man). No such thing as manifestation without man.
 God’s Purpose for Revelation
Deuteronomy 29:29 "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law."
 If God reveals something to us that we would otherwise have no way of knowing, then it is for us.
Revelation is provision. In light of these three principles, now we will look at transition.

So, what is the definition of transition?
Transition is:

  • an abrupt change in level usually accompanied by loss or gain
  • passage from one stage to another
  • development
What happens in transition?
  • You face fear.
 Fear is a tactic of the enemy to stop you in the middle of your transition and to keep you from what God is bringing you to through the transition.
 Luke 12:32 "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."

You have to know that whatever it is you are going through, on the other side of you transition, God has something great for you.
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

We must begin to operate as sons of God which means there is no place for fear to manifest.
Romans 8:15 BSB "For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"

God has equipped you to be able to handle any fear that comes your way.
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."