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Metathesis Place

I want to talk about some thoughts I have had over the years about a “Metathesis Place”.

It is necessary that we have an understanding of the dynamics and the mechanics that govern and promote change!

It seems to me as though sometimes God changes the order of things… even though His order never changes for it is… Seed Time then Harvest… it is Father to Son!

But the fact remains… He never changes… but He does, in our lives,sometimes change things. It is necessary that we many times undergo… CHANGE!

I have said before and believe so strongly, that we are consistently faced with a challenge, and if we are going to stay on the cutting edge of all that is Life and Power in Him, then we must seek out… We must be aware of… ALL that will propel us into our future and our destiny!!

Heb 12:26-27

26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.


I find those words…”Once More” to be interesting……

I also read the indication of the removal of things that can be shaken… WHY???

So that which can not be shaken will remain!!

Now… if you look that word “removing” up in the Strong’s concordance… you will see it translates into the word “metathesis”!!

Lets break that word on down….

“Meta” implies change or movement...

“Thesis” is a “statement laid down to be debated... or... a change of the proposition of a thing laid down.

So……… metathesis… implies a change of the proposition of a thing laid down…OR… the picking up of the thing laid down and setting it in an altogether different context… which is… TRANSITION!!

You could say it this way…..

The rules and structures and propositions about reality have changed!

Some examples:

Heb 7:12

12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.


Heb 11:5

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.


Now one thing that is necessary for us to see is the place that faith occupies … in the midst of TRANSITION!!!

Without this understanding… it will be difficult to maintain a vision of the future and bring the manifestation of the dream to pass!

You must remember… there are invisible forces at work. Forces that are working FOR you and AGAINST you.

But I have good news for you today! It is possible for you to have direction, even in the maze of transition!!

I remember reading somewhere about a subspecialty study of quantum physics called “Chaology”. Chaology is the study of Chaos.

In this it was being explained by scientists that there is wisdom underlying the movement of particles…at quantum levels.

I do remember these exact words… that these moving particles were undergoing “chaotic change”!!

In other words, what sometimes looks like chaos on the surface, actually has a pattern that is moving towards an intended end!

Now… we don’t need a quantum physicist to tell us there is wisdom in the midst of chaos…. We just look at...

Gen 1:2

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


Some versions use the word “Brooding”… Like a mother hen would do…

I submit to us, that brooding over the chaos was not just “A” cloud of glory… but “THE” cloud of glory!!

That cloud of glory was impressing itself. On that turbulence… that chaos… it was changing it, transitioning it, into the image that was hidden….IN THE CLOUD!

Remember the bones in Ezekiel?

If we had seen it with our naked eye, we would have thought it was a violent bone storm. But!, it was a metathesis taking place!

It was a transformation of a pile of bones…into a new order!

These bones are very important to us!

Let me see if I can paint this picture for you.

You see… the prophetic wind began to blow upon those dry bones, and bones began to fly everywhere!

But, then the prophetic wind began to cease and the Bible says the bones began to come together… bone to bone!

See, in the process of transition, in the process of change...

1) We must recognize...that there is a skeletal framework of our future…. Somewhere in the pile of bones from our past…our yesterdays… AND...

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