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TRANSFORMATION


Transformation is the on-going theme at Covenant of Life and subject of discussions have been built around it in our fellowship and platforms since May 21 and trust it has been a nice time. 

In the month of May, we discussed the topic TRANSFORMATION and I personally gathered about 15 different interpretations and meanings of transformation from individuals’ contributions. I came to some logical conclusion from different ideologies which I will be discussing below. 
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Transformation(according to my contributions): is a change/process which can be sudden/gradual from one nature to another.

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But then, is the definition above really transformation?
Let me kick off with an introductory:

According to word web;
Trans: across, beyond
Form: having the form of OR pattern, shape, structure
Formation: creation by mental activity
Transformation:         A qualitative change
                                    The act of changing in form, shape or appearance

Let’s begin the journey of discovery of what transformation is really.

A CASE-STUDY OF JESUS CHRIST.

Matthew 17:1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves.
2 and he transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light. [same as Mark 9:1-2]

This scripture is the best way to describe transformation you will agree with me, right? It was described as Transfiguration: - the act of transforming: so as to exalt/glorify (note this)

Did Jesus take those three guys up on the mountain and right there transformed to be exalted/glorified?
The answer is No!
Thus, Transformation is not that change you and some friends look out for in your selves.
Before I proceed. Look deeply into your life. What has changed? What was the change for?

Now to our case-study. 
Jesus is the name we call our saviour right?
Yes! That was the name he used even in his journey here on earth. Do you remember blind Bartholomew? He called him Jesus, Jesus…. The son of David [Luke 18:38]. Some other referred to him as Jesus the son of carpenter [Mark 6:3]. All in all, the gist is his name was Jesus.  And while he was on earth Jesus worked so many miracles. He attained heights.
He worked hard for all these:
He had to get water in pots before it could be turned to wine.
He had to spit on the floor with mud mixed therein to open the poor blind's eyes
He had to do one thing or the other…. to be Jesus.

He(Jesus) had to struggle(attain) all by his efforts. It was the same way with Elijah, Elisha, Samuel and even John the Baptist. So where was the difference?
Transformation is a change but where is it in Jesus' case?

- After six days, he took these ones, leading them up on a high mountain by themselves – Permit me explain that as ascension. How do I mean?
Jesus was going to just ascended into the heavens to inherit the kingdom for us to receive the kingdom but he was trying to show these three the revelation of the real thing to come.
What then was the transformation?
 
Jesus with that name kept on sojourning the earth till he was arrested and nailed to the cross. He arose and ascended - Philippians 2:9-11 gave us the result of the transfiguration:
9 Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and of those on earth, and of those under the earth
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.
Note the effect of Transformation = Transformation: - the new name given which is Jesus!



What is the proof?
Before the name Jesus was given, when Jesus said to a demon: come out! the demon first checked Him out to see if there was a reason to rebel.
He was checked by His life (not by a special favour called Grace from Heaven).

It was after He lived the Life and died the Death that he got a new Name: - Transformation.

At the mention of His name, we cast out demons with no hassles or struggles. For the glory of the Father. 
What has transformation meant to you before now?
Do you see any light?

Transformation is not what happens to you (a change), it’s what happens to the world through you (a change).

Till I write to you in continuation of this, I want you to apply this understanding into your life. 
Get a list set on your heart, and see the need for a transformation.
There is a change mantra in the air. God is raising men of influence in this season, Key in!!!

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