FEATURED MESSAGE: LIVING SACRIFICE
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Transformation: to change the form of; to give a new form to; to metamorphose; to change into another substance; to change character or disposition.
Transfiguration: a change of form or figure; the supernatural change; to transform in appearance.
TRANSFORMATION TAKES PLACE IN THE PRESENCE OF JESUS
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ." (2 Corinthians 4:6)
Continual transformation in the presence of the Lord will bring change on the inside and cause a transfiguration of the outward man. The glory of God inward and outward.
Present your bodies to the Lord. Confession of sin is not enough to enable you to automatically walk in the Spirit.
We must become yielded vessels for the Lord's service. It is necessary to concede to the sanctifying work of the Spirit. Confession alone will never work. We must operate in faith.
Guard your mind from filth.
Presentation of your entire being is necessary: body and mind. The body will most likely carry out what the mind has conceived (James 1:13-15).
Be not conformed to this world. You must yield to the Spirit of God. This will bring in the mind of Christ and separation from the world.
"When the Transformation has begun the Transfiguration will come!"
Continual renewal of your mind results in separation, consecration and dedication.