It is God’s will that you be transformed from glory to glory as you are changed into the flawless image of God, which is Jesus Christ. According to Romans 12:2, there are only two possibilities of change for the believer – conformation or transformation. Every believer is either conforming to the world or being transformed from glory to glory into the flawless image of Christ. The Word enjoins us to be transformed by the renewing of the mind and not to be conformed to the world. It is not God’s will for you to conform to the world. Conformation to the world is not transformation into the fulness of Christ. Hebrews 12:2 tells us “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…..” Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith, is our perfect example. In fact, our destiny is to conform to the flawless or express image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). Jesus Christ is God’s goal for every believer, and He ought to be your goal, incentive, and motivation for all you do.
2 Corinthians 3:18 reveals God’s principle of transformation for the believer. It says we all in Christ, with open or unveiled face beholding as in a mirror, which is the mirror of the Word, the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Note that everyone in Christ has open or unveiled face; therefore, when we look in the mirror of the Word, we see the glory of the Lord. Now, beloved, you can behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, the living Word. Hallelujah! When you meditate in the Word as it is preached, the glory of God is revealed to you. The Word, Jesus Christ, is the effulgence or brightness of God’s glory and the express image of His Person (Hebrews 1:3). There is no need to struggle to be like Jesus in speech, in character and in power. No, you don’t need to! God’s principle of transformation into the fulness of Christ in stature is to get an image of the glory of the Lord in the Word and stay your gaze on it until the Spirit of God changes you into the same image. Don’t seek to be transformed without an image of the glory of the Lord in your spirit. This will result to frustration, and not transformation.
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I refuse to be frustrated. I keep in view and in my spirit the image of the glory of the Lord as I have seen it in the Word. I am changed from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord. Amen.
2 Corinthians 4:6; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.