Be Transfigured (Metamorphis)

June 25, 2016

 

Metamorphis - is the word translated transfigured in the account of Jesus' transfiguration, and Paul's encouragement for us to be transformed.

 

Metamorphis is what happens to a caterpillar in a chrysalis before it becomes a butterfly.

 

Does the caterpillar have any concept that one day he will have wings and fly? If the caterpillar had a brain would he make a decision to form into a chrysalis and come out as a flying insect that will not live long (on average one month)? Yet would the caterpillar think differently if it knew that unless it became a chrysalis and then a butterfly there would be no more caterpillars.

 

On Thursday the nation voted for better or worse to go into a chrysalis and come out as something completely different. The chrysalis is formed by the body of the caterpillar breaking up to form a shell for a fluid to exist in, which then metamorphises. The chrysalis period of Article 50, two years, is the time when everything we had will break up, become a fluid situation surrounded by a hard shell before we are transformed. During the metamorphis process our determination to come out remaining strong and be a beautiful nation at the end of it will shape all aspect of our life, and it will be very different. The struggles inside a chrysalis, like a baby in the womb, will determine whether we live or die, and if we live whether we will be strong or weak.

 

The process of a caterpillar changing to a butterfly, and this nation changing from being governed by the EU to governing itself, is one of metamorphis. This is the Greek word translated transformed in

 

Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

NKJV

 

AND the word translated transfigured in the three gospel accounts of Jesus’ transfiguration e.g

 

Matt 17:2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. NKJV

 

I believe Jesus gave us a physical vision of the inner metamorphis, transformation, transfiguration that followers of Jesus must go through, and that which is encouraged by Paul in the book of Romans.

 

Have you made up your minds that you truly want to be transfigured? Let me tell you that the Father loves you so much, He has no desire for you to stay the way you are. I also believe He does not want you to wait until the day you are called to glory to be changed in the twinkling of an eye. Father wants you to be changed every day to be more like Jesus. It is time to break out of the chrysalis, look beautiful and bring new life into the kingdom.

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