#136 Transfigured by the Spirit, But How?
Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 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 (Emphasis mine)
PHILLIPS: We are transfigured by the Spirit of the Lord in ever-increasing splendour into his own image.
NLT: And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
How does this happen, our actual transfiguration into the very image of the Lord Jesus? We don’t feel this change, we don’t usually know there IS a change within…just as Moses didn’t realize his face was aglow.
As J. B. Phillips interprets this: “We are transfigured by the Spirit of the Lord…” The Holy Spirit meets us as we gaze toward Christ and He causes the glory to infuse us. He creates the transformation! Quietly, softly, gently…that is His way.
It’s all a very great and unfathomable mystery, how we are changed, in what way the glory affects us. The unseen work is from the Holy Spirit, who gives all things to us, effects all God’s purposes in us, and achieves God’s will for us!