The Lord transforms us into into his likeness in an ever degree of glory.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18

The impact of EASTER is Energy.

The impact of EASTER is Attitude.

The impact of EASTER is Success!

The impact of EASTER is Transformation!

Two caterpillars are clinging to the same leaf. A butterfly flies over them. One of the caterpillars says to the other: “You’d never get me up in one of those!” 


Please watch this video as it is most illustrative!

 


The Greek word for “transformation is: μετα – μορφόω / meta – morphosis. It means a “change of form.” The same creature has two forms: a crawling caterpillar and an airborne flying, monarch butterfly. Via a process of intense struggle the caterpillar yields its form to a new form. Note: as the butterfly comes forth it displays greater and greater glory. At the end, the glory of the fully developed butterfly is incredibly greater than that of the caterpillar!

WHAT THE CATERPILLAR CALLS THE END OF WORLD THE MASTER CALLS A BUTTERFLY.
Richard Bach

 

The story of Jesus’ transfiguration is a perfect illustration. Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transformed in front of them, and His clothes became dazzling—extremely white as no launderer on earth could whiten them.” (Mark 9:2-4) Here Jesus is transformed from a human person to the glorified Son of God.

We are now prepared to put the puzzle together. Those who are connected to Jesus are invested with the power (δυναμεως) behind Jesus’ resurrection. This power (ισχυω) is able to overcome all resistance to achieve the  success designed for you by the Creator. This is not achieved instantly, Rather, it is a process of struggling transformation by which we are JESUS-SIZED from one degree of glory (remember “masterpiece“) to another.

Do you have doubts? Listen to Peter! “It is through Jesus that God’s greatest and most precious promises have become available to us, making it possible for you to share in God’s essential nature.” (2 Peter 1:3-4)

Finally, we come “full circle” to Genesis. “God created human beings; he created them godlike, reflecting God’s nature.” (Genesis 1:27)