Transformed to Becoming a Carrier of Blessing
Scripture: Genesis 12: 1-3 (AMP)
As a child of God, you are supposed to be a carrier of blessing.
In order for you to become a carrier of blessing, you must understand the following things.
- You cannot be a carrier of blessing without the help of God – Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV); John 15: 4-5 (NKJV)
- When God has made up His mind to appoint you as a source of blessing, He will go ahead of you to wade off/subdue every opposition. Note what he said to Abraham – And I will bless those who bless you and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you;
- You cannot go through life without imparting other people. [Note] 2 Timothy 2:2 (AMP)
- Your ability to play your part as a carrier blessing of blessing is determined by the quality of your relationship with God – Daniel 11:32b (NKJV); John 14: 12 (NKJV)
There two key elements to define in relation to what God has in mind for us.
- Transformation and;
- Carrier of blessing.
What is a transformation?
- The word transformation originated from Greek word – metamorphoo (met-am-or-fo’-o) ( English – “metamorphosis” ) which literally mean – “to change into another form”,
Transformation is used to describe a change of form (e.g., when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly).
- Transformation is a marked/noticeable/distinct change in form, nature, or appearance. For example, we spoke about how a system (political/economy/family/group/community/group) undergoes a process of radical transformation.
- Transformation implies a basic change of character, with little or no resemblance with the past. [Note] It is a complete shift to a new level.
In the Bible, the disciples of Jesus underwent a radical transformation through the power of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2: 5-8 (NLT).
[Note] verse 12 (NLT) They stood there amazed and perplexed. “What can this mean?” they asked each other.
In Act 9, Paul after his conversion experience undergone radical transformation.
John MacArthur – The transformation of Saul of Tarsus occurred in an instant. Like all Christians, he became a new creation. He who was dead in sin became alive to God; he who was insensitive to divine truth began to taste that God is good; he who was blind began to see; he who was in darkness stepped into blazing light; he who did only evil continually began to do good. The hell-bound became the heaven-bound—the rebel became to son.
- Transformation means “change or renewal from a life that no longer conforms to the ways of the world, to one that pleases God” – Romans 12:2 (NLT).
- Transformation is a process where those who were once far from God are “drawn near” to Him. Ephesians 2:13 (NLT).
[Note] The Christian life is one of transformation. Our transformation begins when we receive Christ as our Saviour. This transformational process entails regeneration of our characters, renewal of mind and forgiveness of sin – Romans 12: 1-2 [NKJV] 2 Corinthians 3: 18 (NKJV).
What can we learn from this Bible passage?
- Our goal is to become like Christ. Colossians 3: 1-3 (NKJV)
- Transformation is progressive. It does not happen all at once, but gradually. Note 2 Corinthians 3:18b “we are “being transformed” (present tense), not “have been transformed” (past tense).
- Transformation is a growth process. We expect those who have been Christians but a short time to have made only some progress. But we should also expect those who have been Christians a good while to have made much progress.
- The Christian life is not to be static, but a dynamic process, where changes are taking place; and where a person is becoming more and more like their Saviour, Jesus Christ!
Why is Transformation so important?
- You cannot become a carrier of blessing without first being transformed.
- [Note] Before Abraham was commissioned as a carrier of blessing, God first transformed him by calling him out his old life. Note Genesis 12: 1 (AMP)
- In Exodus 3, Moses was transformed by his encounter with the Lord, before he was commissioned as leader of Israel.
- In Daniel 1, Daniel had an established relationship with God before he was brought before the King Nebuchadnezzar.
- In Genesis 39: 3 – Potiphar assessed Joseph as a transformed person.
- In Matthew 3:16-17 and Acts 10: 38, our Lord Jesus undergone the process of transformation before the commencement of his ministry.
- The process of transformation precedes fulfilment of destiny. It is an invitation to a deeper relationship with God – Galatians 2: 20 (NKJV).
Your relationship with God determines what you become.
- Whatever is inside of you determine what you produce.
We must take responsibility for our transformation. This is the command to “be transformed.” It’s an active expectation. 2 Peter 3:18
Transformation is a complete change of process where you are unrecognisable.
Father, transform me into your image and glory.