Transition

No one generation can do everything, but each generation must see to it that people in the next generation are called and trained and that the tools are made available for them to continue the work of the Lord.

  by Pastor Cynthia Tamayo

Transition

-a change from one condition or state to another

-a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another

-a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or  style to another

-a musical modulation

-an abrupt change in energy state or level usually accompanied by loss or gain of a single quantum of energy

Half Time

In some team sports such as football and basketball, matches are played in two halves. Half-time- is the name given to the interval between the two halves of the match. Typically after half-time, teams swap ends of the field of play, in order to reduce any advantage that may be gained from wind or a slope to the pitch, for example. It exists mainly to allow the players to rest briefly and recover from the play of the first half. It also serves as an intermission for spectators, and it often features entertainment such as cheerleading performances, etc. One benefit of half-time in a field game is to allow teams to swap their positions on the field in order that the effects of the natural conditions such as sunlight and wind direction are experienced fairly by both teams.

 After crossing over to the other side… Q: “Where do we go next?”  “What do we do next?”

Directions

A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions, or "points".

TRIVIA 

  • The compass was invented in China during the Han Dynasty between the 2nd century BC and 1st century AD.
  • The magnetic compass was not, at first, used for navigation, but for geomancy and fortune-telling by the Chinese.
  • The earliest Chinese magnetic compasses were used to order and harmonize buildings in accordance with the geomantic principles of Feng shui.
  • These early compasses were made with lodestone, a form of the mineral magnetite and aligns itself with the Earth’s magnetic field.
  • People in ancient China discovered that if a lodestone was suspended so it could turn freely, it would always point toward the magnetic poles.
  • Early compasses were used to choose areas suitable for building houses and to search for rare gems.
  • Compasses were later adapted for navigation during the Song Dynasty in the 11th century.

We did not go to Tabuk because of a magnetic field! It is because the time and the season have come for the people of Tabuk to hear about the arrangement God has made for them to be saved! Many people had gone to the North looking for gold. “Miners”  “Mine-ers” “Miner-risms”. Mind your manners church!

 There's a new season that is coming to the body of Christ. Every culture, they measure times and seasons differently. Some look to the moon, some look to the stars, some look to this, some look to that. They've got different ways of watching for seasons and times. 

 Americans // Filipinos (directions)

This generation is privileged to live in a time when God is doing a quick work in Bicol and Tabuk…

 Romans 9:27-28 (NKJV) 27 Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel:* "Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, The remnant will be saved. 28 For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, because the Lord will make a short work upon the earth."* 

The times and seasons are given by God. If you read Genesis 1:14, and Psalms 104:19, it says that God made the sun, the moon, and the stars for seasons and for times. See that every time there is a new moon or a new star that appears, it is a sign-   a sign that something is going to take place.

TRIVIA

Do you know that there are two Full Moons this July?

1st – July 5 and 2nd- July 31

The second Full Moon is the Blue Moon! July is the 7th month = the Sabbath

 1 Kings 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe a in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word." 2 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: 3 "Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there." 5 So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.  7 Sometime later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. 8 Then the word of the Lord came to him: 9 "Go at once to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow in that place to supply you with food."

Lord: Ok, see that woman Elijah? She will feed you!

Elijah: But Lord! I could use a ton of faith to believe this woman could feed me!

Anyway, he went to her. He said, “Give me some food to eat.”

Woman: “Sir, I myself am going to die. How am I going to feed you?
Elijah: “I don't care whether you're going to die or not. Since you're going to die, why eat and
die? Just make some bread  for me first.”

And so she baked some bread and Elijah ate it to his hearts’ content. So after he has eaten to his full, then with all his heart he blessed the family saying, “There will be no lack for flour or oil in your house till the rain comes.” And for three years, there was a miraculous supply of flour and oil in the widow’s house. When there was famine all around the entire region, there was an uninterrupted supply, supernatural supply!...Talk about famine… go to 1 Kings 17 and learn from it! It’s like a Survival Kit with a step by step instruction on what to do before, during, and after a famine.

“Are you prepared for the Big One?” Earthquake in the Word.

1 Kings 19:11 11 The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by."

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

Earthquake in the Word - 17 matches of the word “earthquake” in NIV, 6 –OT, 11-NT, 7 of which is from the book of Revelation. How do we prepare for that?

 Safety Tips from Nat Geo

Have an earthquake readiness plan. Consult a professional to learn how to make your home sturdier, such as bolting bookcases to wall studs, installing strong latches on cupboards, and strapping the water heater to wall studs. Locate a place in each room of the house that you can go to in case of an earthquake. It should be a spot where nothing is likely to fall on you. Keep a supply of canned food, an up-to-date first aid kit, 3 gallons (11.4 liters) of water per person, dust masks and goggles, and a working battery-operated radio and flashlights. Know how to turn off your gas and water mains.

If Shaking Begins; Drop down; take cover under a desk or table and hold on. Stay indoors until the shaking stops and you're sure it's safe to exit. Stay away from bookcases or furniture that can fall on you. Stay away from windows. In a high-rise building, expect the fire alarms and sprinklers to go off during a quake. If you are in bed, hold on and stay there, protecting your head with a pillow. If you are outdoors, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, and power lines. Drop to the ground. If you are in a car, slow down and drive to a clear place. Stay in the car until the shaking stops.

From America’s Prepare-Athon

Before: Prepare, During: Survive,   (Practice how to drop, cover, and hold on),  After:  Recover

Secrets of Survival: by Cliff Montgomery and Mark Lawrence

1 Kings 19:11-13 

11 The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

It was about 200 miles from Beersheba to Sinai, a journey of perhaps ten days to two weeks.  It had been three weeks at the most since Elijah fled from Jezreel, but the trip expanded to consume forty days! If Elijah was in such a hurry to put miles between himself and Jezebel's executioners, why did he take such a long time to do it?  Perhaps the Lord directed his steps (Ps 37:23) — and his stops-  Elijah made the cave his home and waited upon the Lord.  In the “religious language”, he was "making a retreat" in order to solve some problems and get closer to the Lord.  He was so depressed that he was willing to give up his calling and even his life.  When the Lord finally came and spoke to Elijah, it wasn't to rebuke him or instruct him but to ask him a question:  "What are you doing here? “ "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

14 He replied, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too."

The prophet's reply didn't really answer the question, which explains why God asked it a second time (v. 13).  Elijah only told the Lord (who already knew) that he had experienced many trials in his ministry, but he had been faithful to the Lord. But if he was a faithful servant, what was he doing hiding in a cave located hundreds of miles from his appointed place of ministry? In this reply, Elijah reveals both pride and self-pity, and in using the pronoun "they," he exaggerates the size of the opposition. He makes it look as though every last Jew in the Northern Kingdom had turned against him and the Lord, when actually it was Jezebel who wanted to kill him. The "I am the only one left" refrain makes it look as though he was indispensable to God's work, when actually no servant of God is indispensable.

"The Lord passed by" reminds us of the experience of Moses on the mount.  All Elijah needed to get renewed for service was a fresh vision of the power and glory of God.  First, the Lord caused a great wind to pass by, a wind so strong that it broke the rocks and tore the mountain, but no divine message came to the prophet. Then the Lord caused a great earthquake that shook the mount, but nothing from God came out of the earthquake. The Lord then brought a fire, but it, too, gave Elijah no message from the Lord. The wind, the earthquake, and the fire were used to show God’s power and glory!

What was God trying to accomplish in Elijah's life by means of these awesome and frightening object lessons?

For one thing, He was reminding His servant that everything in nature was obedient to Him (Ps 148)-the wind, the foundations of the earth, the fire — and He didn't lack for a variety of tools to get His work done.   After this dramatic display of power, there was "a still, small voice," which has also been translated "a gentle whisper, a tone of a gentle blowing." When the prophet heard that voice, he stepped out of the cave and met the Lord.

 The mighty power and the great noise of the previous exhibitions didn't stir Elijah, but when he heard the still, small voice, he recognized the voice of God. For the second time, he heard the same question, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" and once again, Elijah repeated the same self-centered evasive answer. First, the Lord told Elijah to return to the place of duty. When we're out of the Lord's will, we have to retrace our steps and make a new beginning. The honest answer to the question "What are you doing here, Elijah?" was "Nothing! I'm having a personal pity party!"

 When Joshua was brokenhearted because of Israel's defeat at Ai, he spent a day on his face before God; but God's answer was, "Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face?"  When Samuel mourned over the failure of Saul, God rebuked him. "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go ... and Samuel went and anointed David to be the next king.  No matter how much or how often His servants fail Him, God is never at a loss to know what to do.  Our job is to obey His Word and get up and do it!

Charles D. "Chuck" Pierce serves as President of Global Spheres, Inc. (GSI) in Corinth, Texas.. Chuck also serves as President of Glory of Zion International Ministries, a ministry that aligns Jews and Gentiles. He is known for his accurate prophetic gifting which helps direct nations, cities, churches and individuals in understanding the times and seasons in which we live..  He has authored over 20 books, including the best-sellers interpreting the Times, Redeeming the Time, and Time to Defeat the Devil. 

 We are in times of contending, and times to hear and move in a new way. Get ready, for this will be a time of ordering your steps so that your steps align with the steps that I have already set in place. And in this moment you'll see the end, but you'll see the beginning even before you step into it. So know this: Watch as I give you the opportunity to activate your beginning from the end. And move in a new way!

"I am re-aligning your diaphragm, the diaphragm of the body of Christ, that part that is covering the womb. I am putting a new sound in it.  I am expanding your ability to breathe in My wind, and you will be fire-starters. You will begin to manifest the fullness of My fire, in your worship, in your time with Me, in the time that you're aligning your diaphragm with Me.”

"The wind of My Spirit is reaching into the caves. My wind will originate in the caves and begin to draw out what has been hidden. Many of you have been in the cave, but this is a time where I am blowing you out into a place that you've not been before.  So even if you've been hidden, you must set your sail, for I will find and re-align My people this hour. There are great winds that will be coming through the lands.

Through this September, record where the great winds start blowing! For it is from those places that I am now beginning to push out what has been hidden. I'll blow many out of office, and blow others into office. This is a day of My blowing! I’ll breathe over the face of the earth and fire will begin to break out.

Storm winds are coming and floods are rising. I'm causing you to know your own capacity even though it seems like a flood. I'm giving you that which you can contain. You've limited and capped it off in seasons past, but now is the time for the river to arise in you! I have said to watch the places that flood since that would be where Holy Spirit would begin to move.  Is it a surprise that Texas has received so much in rain in May that it would cover the entire state to a depth of eight inches? Now is your time to declare a new beginning of the Holy Spirit in Texas!

Elijah's first responsibility was to anoint Hazael to be king of Syria. Second was to anoint Jehu to be king of Israel, for even though the nation had divided, Israel was still under the divine covenant and was responsible to the Lord.  His third task was to anoint Elisha to be his own successor.  Elijah had complained because the past generation had failed and the present generation hadn't done any better. Now God called him to help equip the future generation by anointing two kings and a prophet.7 This is the Old Testament version of 2 Tim 2:2.

The people the Lord named weren't especially significant in the social structure of that day.  Hazael was a servant to King Ben-Hadad, Jehu was a captain of the army, and Elisha was a farmer. But by the time Elisha and Jehu completed their work, Baal worship was almost wiped out in Israel (2 Kings 10:18-31).

No one generation can do everything, but each generation must see to it that people in the next generation are called and trained and that the tools are made available for them to continue the work of the Lord. God was calling Elijah to stop weeping over the past and running away from the present.

It was time for him to start preparing others for the future. When God is in command, there is always hope.

Let us all be prepared! Let us cross over to the other side! TRANSITION...