The Transformation of A Christian
In continuation of our Holy Spirit-orchestrated series on the salvation of the spirit, soul, and body, the focus of this episode was on the metamorphosis of a Christian, with the foundational verse found in Romans 12 v 2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Emphasis added.)
The word transformed, as used in that verse, stands in for the Greek word metamorphoō, from which we get the English word
metamorphosis, and is also found in a couple of other verses in the Bible:
“and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” Matthew 17 v 2 NKJV, (Emphasis added.)
“Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.” Mark 9 v 2, NKJV, (Emphasis added.)
So, we can see that there’s a complete and total change that should take place within a Christian, a transformation similar to the transfiguration of Christ before Peter, James, and John, as reported in the verses above.
What leads to this transformational process? Why is the process vital in the life of a Christian? How does the process produce transformation?
TSV family! Grab your Bibles, and open up your journals. It’s time to feast on the Verity that is the Word of God.
The hosts of your favorite podcasts asked and answered:
- Why does the mind of a Christian needs to be renewed? — 09:27
- How does that process of renewing the mind lead to transformation?— 34:23
- What do you do to keep your mind renewed?— 56:00
Then the love of God pierced our hearts of stone, and being led by His Spirit; we received His Son as our Lord and Savior.
Now, the transformation process essentially kicks off because a fleshly or carnal mind is enmity against God, and those in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8 v 5 – 8
So, TSV family! Is it the sincere desire of our hearts to please our sovereign and merciful God? Or would we instead, please man? Episode 10 of your favorite podcast comes to mind here. If this transformation process seems challenging or impossible, it might be because you are trying to do it yourself.
When you confessed Christ as your risen Lord and Savior, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, a Verity we find in Ephesians 1 v 13. So the process of renewing your mind, which leads to transformation, is the work of God’s indwelling Spirit within you in collaboration with your will, demonstrated by engaging with Him directly and through the Word of God.
TSV Family! The metamorphosis of a Christian is an ongoing minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour process relying upon Holy Spirit’s guidance and obeying His instructions.
And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear! ~ Mark 4 v 9.
All His blessings!
If you are reading this but don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ and feel led to accept Him as your Lord and Savior, we invite you to do so, today.