TOPIC: WHY YOU NEED A TRANSFORMED LIFE
Scripture: 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.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Victory over the flesh is possible by the deliberate pursuit of a transformed life! Today, we shall look at the reasons you need a transformation.
Transformation is metamorphosis which is a major change in the appearance or character of someone or something.
In human beings our metamorphosis begins from the mind. If you ever see a mad man and you intend changing the man’s life by buying him a brand new suit, it wouldn’t be long before the new suit will be soiled and reduced to rags!
This is because what makes that man mad is not the wearing of rags but the state of his mind. Therefore, you can only change a man by changing his mind. And when the mind of a man is changed, he can take charge of his life.
Why do you need a transformed life?
1. Transformation is necessary to gain victory over carnality: Carnality is living and acting according to the dictates of the flesh. The way out of such carnality is becoming a transformed believer.
There are some believers who are saints in church but outside the church, they are like small devils. They are ready to fight at the slightest provocation. The way out of such carnality is a transformed life.
Romans 8: 6-8
If you find it difficult to please God and it is easy to pick up a quarrel with your neighbour, the diagnosis is that flesh is in operation and it will take transformation to put a stop to such character.
2. You need transformation to gain victory over lust, whether it is lust after the opposite sex, lust for money, lust of the eyes,lust of the flesh or pride of life, transformation gives you complete victory over all forms of lust.
3. It gives you permanent deliverance from every form of demonic infestation; It will amaze you to know that the easiest way to get back demons into your life after you have been delivered is to refuse to be transformed.
When the devil is forcefully evicted from your life he goes and after a while he returns to check if you are still the way he left your life and if he discovered you are not transformed he returns with other seven more wicked demons(Matt.12:43-46). This explains why some persons are undergoing endless deliverance. Your deliverance can be permanent if you accept the path of a transformed life.
4. Transformation is necessary because it delivers from strong hold: A stronghold is an idealogy or a belief system that is enforced by the devil! They often made their victims unable to receive and accept the truth because the devil is making them to believe a lie;
2 Corinthians 10: 4-5
5. Transformation is needed because it makes it impossible for you to be a tool in the hands of the devil: The devil is always looking for an individual he can use as a tool to accomplish his mission on earth. If you are born again and refuse to be transformed, you are exposed to be a tool in the hands of the devil who is always looking for a soft landing. Jesus said;
John 14: 30. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
Transformation makes it impossible for the prince of this world(devil) to find anything in you
Our anchor scripture shows the way to transformation:
2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Beloved, the needs for transformation is enormous, I have only listed few here to show you why you must be transformed.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! The decision to spend eternity with God begins now, give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, help me to get my mind transformed into the image of Christ in the name of Jesus.
Prophetic Declaration ;
– I declare your time has come for a lifting!
– Whatever holds you from rising in ever increasing glory is broken now in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.