Bible Ballistics: “BBs” #63 Transformers!!!!!!
Transformers! Practically every American child has one or more of these phenomenal movie creations: cars and trucks that ‘transform’ into great creatures of power and might. What a thing, yet God talked about ‘transformers’ long before they were the buzzword of the Hollywood.
The Greek word ‘metamorphoo’, used in the New Testament, means literally to ‘change form’. It is this very word from which our English word ‘metamorphosis’ comes. That process which ‘changes’ a caterpillar into a butterfly. Well, enough of the science lesson, what does God say about ‘transformers’?
Matthew 17:1-2 talks about the ‘transfiguration’ of Jesus.
“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.”
Jesus himself was ‘transfigured’ (same word as transform) before His disciples, and they saw at least a measure of His heavenly glory in person. But Jesus isn’t the only one who can be transformed.
Paul talks about our being ‘transformed’ at the return of Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52,
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” We who are saved by His blood.
But our ‘transformation’ isn’t all future. We are being ‘transformed’ right now by the power of God that we receive upon our new birth in Jesus our Lord and Savior.
2 Corinthians 3:18, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
We are being ‘changed’ or transformed by the Holy Spirit as we yield to Him and allow Him to accomplish God’s will within our hearts and lives. There is so much more, we’ll continue this in Friday’s BB’s.
Our Shot for today??? We will be ‘transformed’ when Jesus comes for us, or we meet Him in death.
But are you allowing God to transform you
into the image of Jesus
to the world?
As an old adage says,
“You are being a witness continually for Jesus,
when you claim His name.
The question is,
‘Are you being a good witness or a bad one?’”
Are you glorifying God with your life or
Go before the Father as you consider these things.