These weekly posts show the Triad teachings. Starting at week 1 and progressing through the weeks will help you see the logic of the series.
There is one last stage in complete sanctification, at least there is one more stage available: and that is to be transformed. Now, all along we have been looking at how God changes us: moral reform, inner healing and deliverance. And these changes we have been talking about involve both our role and God’s role. But now, in this last stage our role becomes one of resting and waiting on God, and His role becomes one of transforming us. You might say that now that the work is done we can enter “into heaven” while still on earth.
Consider this verse: “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18.
Imagine looking into God’s face, beholding His glory, and thereby being transformed, into His likeness. To become Christ like.
Of course, all along our journey, from justification through sanctification we have been becoming more Christ like. More loving, more moral, healthy, dedicated, etc. But now we want to rest, to bask and to “glow”.
How can we rest in God and see His beauty?
Next week will begin to examine one of the ways that people have discovered transformation.
We will introduce the concept of Contemplative Prayer.