TRANSFORMED LIVING: THE ELEMENTS!
Transformation which is not conformity means our Uniformity with God(the person of the Christ) against all Odds – in quote ‘Vanity’!
Vanity comes from our desires for conformity, it is a display of that which is on our outside influencing our inside. Thus, a higher concentration of your outside to your inside.
A transformed life is a life influencing its world with value Added gifts (Transformational gifts). It has to do with your world solely and not you.
Thus, Transformation is not Growth it is a mental activity powered/fueled by a spiritual supply.
Let me play with your mind a bit:
Transformational gifts mentally are gifts, but spiritually are grace!
As much as all of this have to deal with your world., Transformation is not conforming do not forget. It is not speaking as where you are but who you are!
Watch out for heavy persecutions if truly you have been following these series.
Transformation is PRIDE to the world. Yes, Our PRIDE but doesn’t make us PROUD.
Never change for the world. Let them come to the Change(Your Light).
The bible used three elements to describe what transformation is to us and funnily illustrated or mentioned in the bible ‘transformation’ three times also.
1. Salt Matthew 5: 13-16
2. Light Matthew 5: 14-16
3. Wine: Matthew 9:17, Mark 2:22
Matthew 5:13King James Version (KJV)
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Salt: used to season and preserve (common/table salt)
Earth: the abode of mortals.
This scripture is the revelation of our self-sufficiency. Yes, I repeat our Self Sufficiency. There is something I can add to the world without me receiving from the world and of the world. You must live knowing you are not to depend on the world nor receive from/of it.
Let me use the Common/Table salt as an instance. How does it lose its savour?
When exposed to the air(earth) = condensation.
Condensation; is an unconscious process whereby 2 ideas/images combine into a single symbol.
Please., take note of the word unconscious above. It is a process that happens without your involvement or notification. Job was introduced in such a process at a point in his life when God did boast about him to satan. He wasn't in the meeting but we all saw the result of the meeting here on the earth realm. It is the same application with us all. Immediately we receive the world, recirve of the world or from the world, an unconscious process is initiated!
You cannot serve 2 masters; God and Mammon. Condensation is combining the 2 together. E.g., a young minister of the gospel combining Vibrancy and Fame. – You will lose Savour, be cast out of the kingdom and be trodden under feed by those who should come to your preservation.
Matthew 5King James Version (KJV)
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Light according to word web dictionary; any device seeing as a source of illumination.
- A condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
Thus, the world sees your light(good works); effect of your mental capacity.
Note: Jesus is the Life (Eternal), we are the light! The people can only see Jesus Christ when they see us. The issue here is ALIGNMENT(with the person of Jesus which is transformation).
1. You cannot be hid 2. You are to give light to all that are in the house(that reveals a sense of belonging) but 3. Your light must shine before men. (Men here refers to all men!)
It is when you reflect light that men now see your good works and glorify your father. Therefore, if we refuse to be transformed(aligned) to the person of the Christ, we will be revealing a type of Jesus that is not him such that He(Jesus) will not be glorified!
The fact that a christian is light is no more a subject of argument, what you emit and what men see is determined by Transformation!
Matthew 9:17King James Version (KJV)
17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
Mark 2:22King James Version (KJV)
22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
I want to believe these verses are straight and clear. No one puts a new anointing in a old persona. This reveals the difference between Reformation and Transformation.
Putting a new wine into old bottles is Reformation. It is fixing things! This is the ideology of men. That's the reason you popularly here the phrase: 'No man can change another'. It is a revelation of not a lack of the elements but transformation itself.
Transformation on the other hand is that all of a sudden a change is revealed. (Note in transformation;you do not change., A change all of a sudden is just revealed in you.)
The change is the proof you are a new bottle. Then you can take in some new wine.
This is one strong reason ITLT 2017 is starting with a session of word and discovery. It is a time of transformation leading us into a 6 hours in the spirit where a new wine is poured into a new us.
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FINALLY, IT WAS IN ADDING TO THE WORLD THAT HE(JESUS) BECAME THE GOD OF ALL FLESH. JESUS NEVER TOOK FROM THE WORLD.
John 14:30King James Version (KJV)
30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
Jesus Christ only added to the world. He came to give life. He didnt take anything from the world. This is same with a Transformed you!!
Have you been transformed? Check out for the elements!
See you in ITLT 2017!!!