Transformed to Becoming a Carrier of Blessing
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).
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.