GOING HIGHER WITH HIM
BY: AUDREY DRUMMONDS
SEPTEMBER 14, 2004
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
“For who hath known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” I Corinthians 2:16
The word “transformed” used in the scripture above is more than just the process of thinking differently. This word in the Greek means “metamorphoo” in which we get our English word “metamorphous.” The prefix “meto” denotes change of condition, and “morphoo” means to form.
This is the same word used with Jesus at the Mount of Transfiguration found in Matthew 17:2 and Mark 9:2. This word, “transformed”, involves the miracle of going from an earthly form into a supernatural form. The word itself can be broken into “trans”, meaning to go beyond or above, and “form” which relates to the physical body or world. In the book of Romans 12:2, Paul is telling us to be transformed, or go beyond the limits of our natural body, soul, and mind into the supernatural or spirit realm. How do we do this? The verse further tells us it is done by the renewing of our minds with the knowing and confirming in our spirit that we have the mind of Christ. Why would we desire to be transformed? According to the word of the Lord, it would be for the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God to be manifested in us. I believe that if God has told us to do this, then it must be a goal we can obtain within ourselves while alive in our natural bodies.
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