Why no transformation?
God gives everyone a free choice, including all those who have received Him. God does not interfere with anyone’s will. If God’s people are not willing to ‘give over’ or surrender their selfish desires of power and control to the Father’s will, there is a blockage to experiencing the transforming power of the Spirit of God. They are not living in the fullness of victory that Jesus died, rose and ascended on high to give. Without transformation the people of God are living in bondage to their own flesh. This causes disunity and conflict within God’s people. This brings sorrow to God, as the King of glory became one of us, so we could become one in Him.
However the good news is God does everything out of unconditional love to reconcile, restore and renew all things to Himself. He is relational, intimate and personal. So He waits for the moment of surrender.
When a disciple of Jesus surrenders to the Father’s will, daily immersed in His presence, the Holy Spirit transforms their heart and mind to become more like Jesus. This position of victory is surrender of self will to God’s will. This position of transformation is receiving all that God gives.
Therefore through transformed hearts and minds Jesus commandments are actually promises that He fulfils. He produces the fruit of His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In the transformed hearts and minds of His people unity reigns. God’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him.
‘A position of victory is surrender of self will to God’s will. A position of transformation is receiving all that God gives.’@ineverystep