TOPIC: BENEFITS OF 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! Yesterday we spoke of transformation of an individual, today, we shall look at the benefits of transformation.
Transformation is a major change in someone’s or something’s appearance, form, etc. It can also be refers to as 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 to change the man’s life by buying him a brand new suit, it won’t be long, the new suit will be soiled and reduced to pieces of 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.
What are the benefits of a transformed life?
- Victory over carnality: There are some believers who are saints in church but outside the church, they are like small demons. 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 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.
- 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
- It gives you deliverance from every forms of demonic infestation. It will amaze you to know that the easiest way to get demons back 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 discovers you are not transformed he returns with other seven more wicked demons(Matt.12:43-46). This explains why some person are undergoing endless deliverances. Your deliverance can be permanent if you accept the path of a transformed life.
- Transformation delivers from strong hold. A stronghold is an idealogy or a belief system that is enforced by the devil! They often make their victims unable to receive and accept the truth because the devil is making them to believe a lie:
2 Corinthians 10: 4-5
- Transformation make it impossible 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 pre-disposed 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 possible for the prince of this world(devil) not 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 ball is in your court to get transformed and be like Christ or remain whom you have always been.
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!
- Whatever holds you from rising in ever increasing glory is broken now in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.