As I reflect on the incredible words released during the outpouring at Abba’s House, a word that Evangelist Nathan Morris has stuck with me. Last Saturday night Nathan preached a message he titled “There is going to be a magnificent metamorphosis”. The night before, Pastor John Kilpatrick had also mentioned that there was about to be a metamorphosis take place. According to the dictionary, a metamorphosis is “1. the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages. 2. a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means”.
I truly believe that the Church is transforming into an adult stage as we continue to mature and grow together in faith. As the body, we must continue to work on ourselves with the mindset that our actions affect the entire church body we are connected to.
1 Peter 2:5-6 states, “you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”
Remember, you are being built as a precious stone that the spiritual house (Church) needs to fulfill our purpose and calling. This requires letting God transform you by progressing you through immature stages and help you become a spiritual adult. Being spiritually mature is not connected to physical age, which is why it is so important to invest in the upcoming generation today. They should be allowed to minister and release what God has put on the inside of them.
As you begin your transformation, your entire form will be changed by supernatural means. Nathan Morris mentioned in his message how Jesus had gone as far as he could go in his current fleshly form and had to die to change his form so the Greeks could be reached through the supernatural form of God that we call the Holy Spirit.
John 12:20-26 teaches us,
“Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me”.
As Jesus died, he did not lose his life, instead, he sowed it. With his death, many seeds were planted through the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. I believe that many Christians do not grasp the importance of hosting the presence of the Holy Spirit. Apostle Damon Thompson says, “If we made every decision with the thought of the dove that rests on our shoulder in mind, that many decisions we make would be different”. The Spirit causes us to think, talk, and walk differently in our daily lives. Nathan Morris said, “people want the fullness of God without the sacrifice that comes with it”. I want to be one that is honored by God because I have served and followed him in everything that he has asked of me to do.
When I think about metamorphosis, I think about a butterfly undergoing a radical change from a caterpillar. Through time, pressure, fasting, and a willingness to be molded, a caterpillar emerges from its cocoon as a beautiful butterfly, which is considered the adult stage of the insect. Will you choose to go through the same process to let God take you through metamorphosis so you can be all he has called you for in the kingdom? Will you choose to be a butterfly that represents the God in everything you do?
As I travel back from Jamaica, I understand the major needs of this area and have begun the process of transforming how ministry is done in this country. There are many souls that have yet to be reached, and I believe that with your help we can make an impact in this country for the glory of God. Will you consider partnering with me to get the gospel out in Jamaica where every penny will go to preaching the gospel to the lost, supporting local pastors, and feeding and teaching orphans daily? Please pray about partnering with me as I believe this ministry is in a metamorphosis and transforming into a Church that will have 1000 points of light around the globe. If you feel that God is calling you to sow into this need then please go to the following link to help with getting the gospel around the world.
Dr. Ronnie Phillips Jr.