Have you ever felt like God was changing you on a molecular level? Like somehow you are losing every part and piece of who you thought you were to be a Christian? Ironically, this is exactly what happens to our souls through Salvation. Did you know that your “old man” is put to death and you are “reborn” as a New Life in Jesus when you are saved? What does that really mean for us though? What kind of transformation does the Bible reference when it talks about a renewing of the mind?
The story of the Caterpillar comes to mind. The Caterpillar builds a cocoon around itself and falls into a deep slumber only to wake up and find that it has been transformed into a completely different creature than it was before! The Caterpillar doesn’t grunt or try to become the butterfly, he simply does. As a matter of fact, his change happens on a molecular level! The Caterpillar actually liquefies during this process and then is re-embodied as a Butterfly. But there is nothing that the Caterpillar can do to expedite this process. He must simply wait on Nature to take it’s course. Similarly, as we are to wait on the Lord patiently but eagerly for our wings of Redemption.
Our Heavenly Poppa God clears out the Old Adamic flesh that was first tainted by TOKOGAE, (The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil). That knowledge or deceit weighs us down in our lives. It creates a false sense of security in ourselves and lead us to Spiritual death. But through Christ, the Lord starts removing that language of lies in our minds and brings us into a New Understanding of Life in Him. We begin to understand a new language, a new way of living. Which gives us a new way of talking and thinking too! This New Life or New Self as it is called in Ephesians, Chapter Four, tells us that we have a new way of seeing the world around us and a newer way of responding to it. The old Adam reacts, but the new creature grows and finds wisdom within Christ as He begins to live through us. This is the product of our Salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ephesians 4:20-24 NASV
20. But you did not learn Christ in this way, 21. if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22. that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23. and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24. and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
He is testing the most inner thoughts we have to cleanse us of all our bad habits, evilness and/or wicked ways. He is causing a metamorphic change in our perspective. Giving us Heavenly Sight for Blindness and Everlasting Life for Death.
Unfortunately, humans aren’t as patient as caterpillars and we like to grunt, try harder, pull, whine, complain, frustrate and manipulate each and every situation in accordance to our own ideas of how our transformation should go. This is the Adamic Nature, or the TOKOGAE Language we are born with. We are so Graced by our Heavenly Father’s patience in these matters, aren’t we? To receive such a gift as Everlasting Life Eternal and fight Him all the way to the Finish Line seems proposterous, but then again, this defines our very need for His Appointed Salvation.
Psalms 139: 23-24 NASV
23. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; 24. And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
I woke up with this hymn playing in my head. What a beautiful plea to our Lord… Here it is with Strong’s translations. When we understand the language, it becomes all too clear what God is doing through our trials here on Earth. He must work out the Old Man so that we can live as the New Creature we become in Christ!
Psalm 139:23-24 NASV
Search (examine, investigate) me, O God, and know (to perceive, discern, recognize) my heart (inner man, mind, his will);
Try (test, prove by test) me and know my anxious (disquieting thoughts) thoughts;
And see (consider, indirect) if there be any hurtful (idolic, painful, wicked) way (habit, direction, manner) in me,
And lead (bring, guide) me in the everlasting (everlasting, forever, long duration, perpetual) way.
Live today seeking the Lord and all of His Wisdom and Gifts of Blessing. He gives Freely to those who seek Him in all things. Blessed Be the Lord our God and all of His Ways of Righteousness.
Take a Look at this Beautiful Video produced by Steven Scheffler the “Butterfly Song“. This song exemplifies the struggle we go through as we churn our Faith to turn out the way God already sees us. It is very encouraging for the new and old Christian alike. Be encouraged Saints of God! We hear Good News each and every day!