HOW ARE WE TRANSFORMED? Sylvia Pearce
“Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
The Greek word for transformation is: "metamorphoo," or like our English word, metamorphosis. How can "renewing our mind” change us from glory to glory? I know that switching from thinking negatively to thinking positively might help us temporally, but it doesn't cause us to morph into something else. So, there has to be something very supernatural about renewing our minds. Could it be that through Christ, we have His divine mind that can image heavenly realities right from His divine imagination? Col. 3:10 says, we have “put on the New Man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.” Renewed means: “to come in place of what was formerly and has not yet been used.” We lost our divine mind in Adam, and regained it in Christ. However, we have hardly used it due to our sleepiness. That’s why Paul said to the Ephesians, “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light” (Eph. 5:14).