Our transformation will be complete, and the only nature we will have is that of our Heavenly Father. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. It’s a funny thing, that we who bear the light and were called to be different, would then disguise our light to blend in and look like those who are ignorant of the hope that lies within us. You may want to CHECK OUT ONE OTHER ONGOING CHRISTIAN BLOG: www.GladnessInYourPresence.blogspot.com, Great blog! A renovation on a building consists of tearing down everything unsightly, damaged, or unsafe, and rebuilding it newer and better. IN OUR TEXT, THE GREEK word rendered “transformed” is metamorphoo.It is closely related in meaning to our English word ‘metamorphosis,’ which is defined in “Webster’s Dictionary” in several ways.One is ‘a marked and more or less abrupt developmental change in the form or structure in an animal (as in a butterfly or frog) occurring subsequent to birth or hatching.’ The greek word for transform (metamorphoo) is also the origin of our english word metamorphosis, which is generally a scientific word used to describe a complete change of form, substance, or structure. This word refers to an inward change brought about completely apart from the power of the individual himself. ( Log Out /  If you want to be transformed in the same way that a worm becomes a butterfly, then renew your mind through the Word of God, and effortless change is the result In order to avoid conforming to the world, we have to know who we are, who we serve, and what our purpose is. I have been pondering the difference in those words in that verse. ( Log Out /  To renovate means to restore to good condition, or to make new again. When the bible refers to the world, it is talking about the sinful system that dominates this world as opposed to God’s way. The Greek word translated “transformed” is metamorphoo. In the New Testament, the Greek word for transformation is metamorphosis. To be transformed is to allow ourselves to be changed. To understand this, we must first understand the word "transformed." from 3326 and 3445; to transform (literally or figuratively, "metamorphose"):--change, transfigure, transform. ( Colossians 3:3,4 Romans 6:3-23). Thayer's Greek Lexicon: ́ . Even as our physical state will be changed in the resurrection, our minds must undergo this change now. μετατρέπω verb. 1:31); to exchange, change (cf. These 100 Greek words are from bulletin "inserts" I made for our church. The word “renovation” to me best describes what it means to be renewed. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. In the rapture, our bodies will outwardly reflect what has already been done inwardly. Metanoia, a transliteration of the Greek μετάνοια, means after-thought or beyond-thought, with meta meaning "after" or "beyond" (as in the modern word "metaphysics") and nous meaning "mind" (as in the modern world "paranoia"). –James 4:4. The Greek word translated “transformed” is metamorphoo. A nonconformist, is one who refuses to conform as to established customs, attitudes or ideas, some synonyms for the word nonconformist are: dissenter, dissident, individualist, and loner. μετά, III. The change is so complete, that once it is finished, the butterfly can no longer return to being a caterpillar. This is the Greek word used in Romans 12:2 ("renewing of our minds") and also 1 Corinthians 2:16 ("the Mind of Christ"). Metamorphosis is what a caterpillar undergoes when it becomes a butterfly. Thus we are urged not to conform, but to be transformed. metatrépo̱ convert, transmute, alter, commute, divert. Unless specified in individual places, the NASB translation is quoted. 4. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. Therefore, if any man be in Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. It is the Greek word metaschematizo. Introduction #6.8 BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND FOR FORGIVENESS. I pray they are an encouragement to you. Even as our physical state will be changed in the resurrection, our minds must undergo this change now. The word “renovation” to me best describes what it means to be renewed. 1) to change into another form, to transform, to transfigure. The connotation in all five refers to the act of assuming an outward expression that does not come from within. Colossians 3:1, 2. Latin words for transform include verto, transeo, transfero, transvorto, transverto, trafero, permuto, muto, transformo and transfiguro. Rom. When we are transformed, it is not something we can do ourselves, but it is the work of the Holy Spirit when we allow Him to change us. Some renovations require gutting the entire structure, which means everything inside is taken out and replaced with new materials. metaschi̱matízo̱ remodel, change, restructure, modify. The word conform as used here, means to fashion one’s self according to, or to form oneself to another’s pattern. ( Log Out /  Simplicity of the truth feeds a hunger for those who in confusion., and creates hunger for those in confusion to be even more feed, that they may be empower to walkout of their captivity. This word is used five times in the New Testament. Romans 8:5-10 explains that the carnal or worldly mind is against God so to yield and adapt to that way of thinking and living is to be against God as well. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.