#119 Transfigured through Beholding
Posted: Sunday, February 18th, 2018Print
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LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.
2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
The Amplified Bible translates this accurately: “all of us…are constantly being transfigured into His very own image…” The word is not ‘transformed.’ Amazingly, it is the same word used in Jesus’ transfiguration on the mount.
Strong’s #3339: Used of the Lord’s transfiguration on the mount involving the miracle of transformation from an earthly form into a supernatural form which was externally denoted by the radiance of His garments and countenance.
The Greek word is metamorphoo, from which we get the word metamorphos, meaning “to change completely in form or nature.”
To gaze, beholding the Lord, is to be changed from human likeness to Jesus’ very own image! Change you can neither feel nor see, that you can’t know or comprehend—yet something of the Spirit’s realm is affecting you, above your understanding and outside any experience. The most profound mystery is happening within, to those who continue to behold Him.
(The Greek sense of continuance is strongly in the word ‘behold.’)