There are, I imagine,
many catch phrases in the body of
"A passage from one state to another”
“A movement, development or evolution from one stage or style to
I don't necessarily
believe transition is a catch phrase but rather a word
that God in heaven has been speaking through, and to many people in the day
we're are living in.
Transition is what God is
up to in my life and I would venture to say in yours as well. You don't
have to look hard to find it in the church and in the world today. God is
changing us, evolving us, growing us into something different; something that
looks more like His Kingdom and more like His son.
In I Chronicles 12 - we
see transition, huge transition. The Kingdom and its King are no
more, both are changing, evolving, emerging with a different spirit and a
As you go through this
chapter you find that God is seemingly looking for something special, something
different. He's got His King (
There is so much in this
chapter; we won't have time for all of it. Remember, these are men that
GOD sent to help
There is something
special about the heart and make up of the many thousands that were coming to
make Him King.
¨ First off - note:
VS. 23, "And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to
the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him,
according to the word of the Lord."
These men could have
taken the kingdom, and there may have been little to nothing
¨ A good character trait:
Knowing where you fit in the body of
Let's add to this thought
of examining the type of people that God sent to
¨ VS. 38
All these men of war, that could keep rank came with a perfect heart to
There are four things we
want to quickly discuss in this one verse. REMEMBERING AGAIN! These are
they God chose to be involved with the change and transition that was happening
in the kingdom. It's a great picture and example for us to consider as we
are presently in transition in our live.
1. They were
MEN OF WAR! Worship, praise, intercession, prayer
have always been equated to spiritual warfare. If I'm going to be a man
of war, I've got to have the intimate relationship with
2. THEY WERE
MEN THAT COULD KEEP RANK!
To break rank is to go off on your own, and do your own thing; to
not submit to your commander.
Understanding my place and how I'm wired keeps me moving
forward. If I don't understand my place in the kingdom and what God has
called me to do, I'm dangerous.
3. Look at one
Greek word in II Thess. 3:6-7
"Disorderly." In the Greek it means "to break
Listen to it in the literal Greek: “Not at all working, but working
all around. To bustle about uselessly, bust ones self about trifling,
needless, useless matters.”
It is imperative to know
where you are called and anointed, and to stay there. That personal
vision for your life will help you make this transition.
4. THEY HAD A
The word “perfect” means
mature, complete, perfect and whole.
It's doubtful that any of
us will have a PERFECT HEART as it relates to no mistakes this side of
I must understand that I
may have a lot of plans for my life, but scripture tells me that it is God’s
purposes prevail! Proverbs 19:21
God is looking for some
folks who long for His kingdom and His purpose more than their own.
That's the heart God is wanting today.
Please understand my
heart here. We are commanded to grow in grace and in the knowledge of
5. THEY CAME
In the Hebrew the name
A confederacy is
something of mutual support or common action or common purpose. It's a
place of oneness and unity.
In Psalms 133 the
psalmist says that this place, this place where brothers dwell together in
unity is the place where the oil flows.
We will never see every
verse of scripture the same. We may never worship or do communion the
same way. I don't believe unity means we all are under the same roof on
Sunday morning, or even if we meet Sunday morning.
Each group of believers
expresses the Kingdom in a different creative way; God is the one who did
To come to the place of
Transition: There is
something new arising; something in the air; change and evolution. Gods
on the move! Are you going with
God bless you!