Bible Ballistics: “BBs” #64 Transformers Pt. 2?????
In our Wednesday BBs, we talked about ‘transformers’, and made the comparison to the transformed life that Jesus gives to those who will come to Him for salvation. We looked at the coming ‘transformation’ when we go to be with the Lord, and receive a new “changed” or transformed body.
Today I’d like us to continue looking at this principle, but a little closer to home. What does ‘transformation’ have to do with the here and now? Well, you know the answer; let’s see what scripture says…
Paul tells us in Colossians that when we are saved we are ‘translated’ or changed. How?
Col 1:13-14, “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” The blood of Jesus ‘changes’ or transforms us from Satan’s power to become HIS child, to be a part of HIS kingdom.
Let’s also look at Romans 12:1-2,
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
When we are saved, and walk in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, God ‘transforms’ us to show HIMSELF to the world. HOW can I do it? By following Jesus and His word, and by trusting Him to do that which makes me more and more like Jesus. As Romans tells us:
Romans 8:28-29, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
So, here’s our shot for today???? You don’t have to buy a transformer, God made YOU one. Jesus saves us not only from Hell, but also from the very power of sin in our lives. He transforms us. How are you living? You must remember who you are:
delivered us from the power of darkness
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son
transformed by the renewing of your mind
called according to his purpose
predestinated to be conformed to the image of his Son—Jesus.
So???? Do others see Jesus in YOU? Trust Him and reflect HIM!!!!