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Being Transformed

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How we are being transformed to become like Him

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Being Transformed

  1. 1. Being Transformed… To be like Him
  2. 2. 2 Three Stages of Salvation in Life 2 Transformed soul 1 Regenerated spirit 3 Glorified body “we all…are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory” - 2 Cor. 3:18 “we will be like Him because we will see Him even as He is.” - 1 John 3:2 “that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life” - 2 Cor. 5:4
  3. 3. 3 Transformation Process from Adam → Christ IMAGES FROM God’s Plan of Redemption Mary E. McDonough Regeneration occurs in an instant, we are glorified in the twinkling of an eye but, TRANSFORMATION is a life long….process
  4. 4. 4 HOW – 1. By the Dispensing of the Divine Life (Gk. ZOE) “I have come that they may have life [zoe] and have it abundantly – John 10:10 “may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete” – 1 Thess. 5:17 “Now He who has wrought us for this very thing is God – 2 Cor. 5:5 Triune GOD Tripartite MAN Glorified MAN Divine Life Regenerated spirit + Transformed soul + Glorified body
  5. 5. 5 2. By Partaking of Christ and Absorbing His Riches EATING “He who eats me shall live because of Me…It is the Spirit who gives life…the words I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” – John 6 DRINKING “you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water” – John 4 “were all given to drink one Spirit” – 1 Cor. 12 Assimilating Him as food and drink produces the expression of Christ Being transformed to be like Him ≠ self-improvement)
  6. 6. 6 3. By Beholding His Face We turn our heart Veil is taken away We behold His face We reflect His glory That’s trans- formation Turning our hearts to behold His face transforms us. Take time to behold Him!
  7. 7. 7 We have this treasure in earthen vessels – 2 Cor. 4:7 treasure refers to: “the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” in previous verse In the whole universe there is nothing so precious as to behold His face which is His person
  8. 8. 8 4. By the Work of the Holy Spirit And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Rom. 8:28 • “His purpose” is that we be conformed to the image of His Son • The Spirit arranges our outward environment for the breaking down of the old nature and re-constituting with the new nature. • Difficult environments forces us to depend on the Lord and gain Him for our transformation.
  9. 9. 9 5. By Being “Metabolically” Purified Moab has been at ease from his youth; And he is settled on his lees And has not been emptied from vessel to vessel Nor has he gone into exile Therefore his taste remains in him And his scent is not changed. Jer. 48:11 If a believer is always at ease, he will not be transformed. As we are metabolically purified our natural taste and scent are changed to have His taste and scent.
  10. 10. 10 Our God-arranged environment Inadequacy or failures of the natural man The light of the Lord’s presence Work together for our transformation “though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.” - 2 Cor. 4:16
  11. 11. 11 6. By Denying the Self and Living by Him in the Body As we deny our natural person and take the Lord in our spirit as our person, the faculties of our soul are uplifted and transformed with the Lord as our life. “be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man” Eph. 3:16 “let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me” Matt. 16:24 “be transformed by the renewing of the mind” Rom 12:2 “exercise yourself unto godliness” 1 Tim 12:7
  12. 12. 12 IN CONCLUSION By the transformation process we are prepared to be His bride, the holy city New Jerusalem which has the appearance of God, the glory of God, and the expression of God Excerpts from: “The Spiritual Experience of the Divine Truth of Transformation” by Ed Marks

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