|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on May 11, 2016 at 9:55 PM|
The dictionary defines the word "Transformation" as a complete or major change in someone's or something's appearance, form, etc
The bible says: transformation means “change or renewal from a life that no longer conforms to the ways of the world to one that pleases God” (Romans 12:2). This is accomplished by the renewing of our minds, an inward spiritual transformation that will manifest itself in outward actions. The Bible presents the transformed life in Christ as demonstrated through our “bearing fruit in every good work [and] growing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10). Transformation involves those who were once far from God being “drawn near” to Him through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:13).
Moreover, evidence of transformation within us is seen in the way we increasingly reflect the likeness and glory of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:1. For as the apostle Paul said, “You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ” (Romans 8:9). To be considered as children of God, we must be led by the Spirit of God. And it is through the power of God’s Spirit that Christ lives within us. The transformed life mirrors the attitude of the apostle Paul: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
This power of transformation comes from one source!!!
So as we prepare ourselves for the remainder of the week - be sure not to confuse what God is doing in your life through the process of transformation verses the animated story of the Transformers. This film was produced in 2007 about a teenager who was caught up in a war....between the heroic Autobots and the Decepticons who can disguise themselves. Deception is real, don't settle for the counterfeit....
Now we know there is a war going on in this world today and a song by Walter Hawkins says
There's a war going on and if you're gonna win, you better make sure that you have Jesus deep down within.This battle cannot be won with bullets and guns, 'cause the enemy you cannot see with human faculties.
And the BIBLE declares in Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
So family please be sure to equip yourselves in the word of God. Remember that we do not have to operate like the transformers did because when they changed shape and form they changed back.......
We need to "Stay Focused" and be led by the Holy Spirit. We are not robots, we do not have batteries in our back. We should not take on the form of the world. Keep moving forward! Remember to "be ye transformed".
Peace & Blessings to You and Your Family