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Friday, March 8, 2013

Transformed



“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory,
 are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory,
   which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)



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“. . . we, who with unveiled faces. . .” In Old Testament times, the people could not look directly on the face of God because of His being holy. Because Jesus rent the veil between the holy and the holiest of holy places in the Temple, we can look directly into God’s face
“. . . all reflect the Lord’s glory. . .” Paul reminds the Corinthian believers that he and they reflect Jesus’ glory. This is a strong statement. Can we imagine if someone told us we are a mirror image of the Lord?
“. . . are being transformed into his likeness. . .” He tells the church that they being changed to resemble Jesus. Are we 21st Century Christians being changes into His likeness or that of the world’s?
“. . . with ever-increasing glory. . .” This altering of the people is dynamic. Paul had experienced this changing in himself- first in his heart, then in how he lived. Here he describes this phenomenon as a progression.
“. . . which comes from the Lord. . .” He identifies the source of this process. It originates with the Lord. If we communicate with God on a daily basis, we have the privilege of hearing from Him when we need to.
“. . . who is the Spirit.” Paul explains that God works through the Holy Spirit in order for this transformation to be evident.

10 comments:

  1. Amen! It is a progression and sometimes I'm glad that we are always in the state of being perfected because that means we are ever in front of God at His feet... sitting there, going where He goes. :)

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    1. Gina: Thank you for your warm comment. We are constantly being transformed by God, once we ask His Son into our hearts. Have a blessed weekend.

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  2. Oh my goodness, what a scripture to reflect upon. Love the way you separated it in little chunks. Thanks Cecelia.

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    1. Marja: You are welcome. Thank you for stopping by. God's transformation of His children is always on going.

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  3. I really like that saying, Cecelia. Thanks for a refreshing post.

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    1. Susan: Thank you for dropping in. I found that saying and liked it so much I shared it with a very close friend who was going through a stressful time. It speaks to my heart.

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  4. What would we do, or where would we be without His transforming power? I am so grateful for it. Thanks, Cecelia, for sharing this. :)

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    1. Karen: Thank you for your thoughtful words. I don't think any of us would want to even guess what we would be like if God hadn't transformed our spirits. I also am grateful for it and for Him.

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  5. Oh, goodness, how I love the sayings you put up with this. Wonderful!

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    1. Rhonda: Thank you for stopping by. I was searching for the right thing to add to this. I'm glad you like them. Thank you.

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