Metamorphosis Of The Lord’s Beloved

“You are not alone in the metamorphosis.” I want to share a word with those of you who are going through the process of transformation unto the Lord. I heard the word, metamorphosis in my spirit a few weeks ago, and I have been meditating on what God wanted to share, as He whispered this word into my spirit.

Metamorphosis is defined as “a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one“. We often think of the amazing transformation of the caterpillar becoming a butterfly. The caterpillar is appreciated for its growth in its season while the butterfly is envied and admired for its beauty. But there is more than meets the eye with the caterpillar and the butterfly.

The caterpillar reaches a point where it postures itself to form a chrysalis so that change can occur. The process of this transformation expends a great deal of energy, and it requires loss, loss of the old identity and the old physical state so that the butterfly can come forth. The caterpillar is virtually broken down into a fluid state containing all of the components necessary to mold a soaring and majestic creature. The end result is captivating. However, the process to get there leaves little to be desired.

A transformation to die for

You may be reading this and wondering, “What does this have to do with me?” I want to share some things with you that God shared with me. I heard the Lord say,

“Many are remaining in a state where they will not take flight. They are content in the caterpillar state because they understand that if they yield to the change, death ensues.”

There are those who have found comfort at ground level, but there is a longing to soar. They envy those who postured themselves on the Vine so that death to self could take place. They admire the butterfly, the believers that soar with the Lord into their ordained purpose, never comprehending that there is a butterfly on the inside of them waiting to emerge.

The radiance upon those who ascend into His glory is captivating and deadly because He does not seek pieces of us, but every part of us, and in return, He gives all of His splendor to us. Death is required so that we might live in Him. If we yield to the right process, it is His splendor that catches the wind and reflects His majestic beauty.

God desires for the new creation to come forth in His beloved. When we are in Christ, the old passes away, and the new creation comes forth (2 Corinthians 5:17). We are equipped for full transformation in the process of sweet surrender, as we are broken down to come into the fullness that is Christ. Yielding to the process of metamorphosis culminates into a state of accelerated transformation.

Worship while you die

The process that a caterpillar endures in the chrysalis may not look appealing, but it is vital to transformation. Despite the appearance, there are elements present for this spectacular change to take place. The same is true for us. I heard the Lord say to those yielding to the process,

“I desire those who will worship Me while they are dying to themselves.”

Becoming more like Christ sounds glamorous, but the Kingdom of God is not the same as any other kingdom. Death is our gain when it comes to Christ, and ascension is found in bowing low. It is easy to praise and to worship God when you have wings. It is easy to praise when you are intact and grounded in comfort, but it is the praise in the gloriously ruined state that rings the most true.

The Lord wants to know, will you praise Him in the process before the promise manifests? Will you still have a song in your spirit when you, as His masterpiece, are in a state as a fluid canvas, lacking visible and vibrant colors for others to see? If you are in the process, count it all loss that you may know Him (Philippians 3:8). It may seem that you are ruined and things will not come together, but in His Presence, all that is needed for transformation is there.

You are not alone in the metamorphosis

Not only do you have everything necessary for transformation, but you abide in the One who brings transformation. The process can seem lonely, but you are not alone. I heard the Lord speak these words to me,

“You are not alone in the metamorphosis. I have give you all that you need to transform in My glory. Your wings are formed in the dying to self, as you are reformed in the shadow of My Presence.”

The point of becoming the “butterfly” is not to soar unto ourselves, but to soar for His glory. There is a temptation to lose our dependency and our intimacy as we emerge from that hidden place of reformation into a broad place where our wings seem to take us higher than we could imagine. The Lord would say to us, “Do not forget where your wings were formed.” That state of forming may be undesirable to you, but it is beautiful to the Lord because it is a pure and vulnerable state.

None of us ever arrive. We are in a continual state of transformation before the Lord, as long as we abide in Him. Even when we come to the point of taking flight, the Lord will prompt us in seasons to land in the secret place, hiding away for a time so that He can broaden our wings while we take refuge in His.

As the Lord reveals facets of Himself to His bride, His countenance is evident upon her frame, and as she flutters to greater glory, His breath sustains her flight. Regardless of what ever stage you may be in your relationship with the Lord, remain close to Him and surrender to the process. Digest the Word. Grow and posture for death to self. Be so fantastically ruined that your new identity hidden in Christ bursts forth with unapologetic passion. Spread those wings and soar to new heights, always mindful of the Beloved and His glory you are to reflect.

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14 thoughts on “Metamorphosis Of The Lord’s Beloved”

  1. You have blessed my life with your articles, they are so God. I just wanted to thank you for being obedient and doing what he has called you to do. Prayer, intercession and hearing from THE MOST HIGH GOD is the ultimate!!!!! Thank you for sharing. God bless you BIG!!!!!

  2. Great word Dawn! I have come to embrace the dying to self process because I want to be ALL that he has created me to be! We need not fear or resist this process!

  3. I am new with your articles and was led to your FB page only a few days ago. This is the first article I have read and I feel like it was written for me. It has helped me understand the BIGGER picture of our Father! Never had this type of ministering in my younger years, and have been trying to make up for lost time in the past 4 yrs. The timing of your article could not have been more perfect for this Grandma.. Thank you & God bless you dearly!!

  4. I so appreciate the clarity and anointing with which you write. May you be enlarged and increased in Him as we all are being changed from one level of glory to the next. …. until Christ is formed in you and me. Galatians 4:19.

  5. I am so grateful for this article. I see where God has been grwing me up to look more like his son Jesus. I felt all one in this my husband doesnot understand this transformation into the likeness of Christ takes time. My husband is a believe, but we have our differences on how God does transformation. To become a new creature you have to surrender to God to change us. I could go on some more but I think I will stop for now. You have a blessed day.

  6. This word is so powerful and timely for the season…. thank you for hearing a speaking the words of the Spirit… whatever this call has cost you on a personal basis, there is a greater reward in Heaven than you can presently imagine! Blessings!

  7. We will be transformed into His divine nature. 2 Peter 1:3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  8. One cannot have the “true resurrection” of The Christ, ( or metamorphosis as you are stating ) without the death and the burial process. Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies; it shall abide alone.

  9. Philippians 3: 10That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

  10. Thanks for the post. I think I have almost lost my praise and joy in the process. I’ve been confused, impatient and even angry with what is going on. Thanks to your reminder I’m going to praise and continue to enjoy life no matter what!!!

  11. I was so moved by what you shared and what an amazing example of Gods creation and his unfailing love! I have traveled on a long a challenging road in my life! Blessed the day my Heavenly Father found me alone and wondering in the desert like a hopeless fool! As I mature in my spiritual walk, in a distance I can see he has me, infact he always has! As I am being taught to take flight and walk by faith and not by site! I was comforted by the reminder that it is in His time not mine ! Thank you!

  12. I am in major transition, and this blog brings much encouragement and reinforces what God and my support crew keep telling me. Thank you.

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