DIVINE TRANSFORMATION II
Memorise: And the spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy withthem, and shalt be turned into another man. 1st Samuel 10:6
Read: 1st Samuel 10:1-6, 10 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?
Bible in one year: Deuteronomy 32:46-34:12, Job 9:25-10:5
The Almighty God at creation set the natural laws in motion, and they started to function just as He commanded them. For example, the sun rises and sets at the appointed times and so does the moon. However, whenever God decides to showcase His sovereignty, He may decide to suspend these laws and do things as He pleases. He may even decide to bring something out of nothing or make somebody out of nobody. This is what people call ‘a miracle’. My prayer to someone using this devotional today is that a divine transformation will make you somebody where you have been locked upon as nobody in Jesus’ name.
The story in our Bible reading today reveals a divine transformation in the life of the first king of Israel, King Saul. He was not just appointed as a king; he started to prophesy. The good news is that a better transformation which is equally divine is now available to whoever is willing to surrender his life to Jesus Christ. The Bible says in 2nd Corinthians 5:17;
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”
As a result of this experience, the believer becomes a very important personality. Apostle Peter called us chosen, royal priesthood and peculiar. Beloved, do you desire divine transformation? There is only one person who can give you this experience; and this is Jesus Christ. The Bible says;
“He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the baggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes…”
1st Samuel 2:8
However, the divine transformation which makes an enemy of God become a friend of this same God, take some responsibilities. Old things must pass away and the fellow must now live according to the principles of the kingdom of God. The Bible says;
“And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”
1st John 3:3
This reality which King Saul did not pay close attention to might have been responsible for his dethronement. This may also account for the downfall of many children of God, who God transformed and raised to be His ministers, but took the grace of transformation for granted and lost their positions both in the ministry and in the kingdom of God. This will not be your portion in Jesus’ name.
Father, please use your almighty power to give me a pleasant transformation this season in Jesus’ name.