Sunday, December 4, 2011
Transformer - The Thing of Beauty
My Toyota RAV4, like any cars, has an ignition coil which is essentially a transformer,transforming 12v from the battery to 20k to 50kv, enough to fire up the gasoline to run the motor. As the motor runs, the car (automobile) rolls, so you can go anywhere like Subway or In-n-out burgur for lunch (or dinner).
Cell phone battery charger (off the wall unit) does the opposite - converting 120v to 7v so the phone would not expode.
What about a 'life' transformer? How does it work? Electric transformer comes with three components - incoming wire, outgoing wire, and the core. But what about the way to get your life transformed, not in a way that is stepped down, but stepped up?
Yes, the path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. But how does it happen in real life?
The man called Jesus (or Yehoshua) from the town of Nazareth died and rose again, totally trnasformed (or stepped up, if you will). Then he ascended and is now seated somewhere (at the right hand of the Most High). How did he ascend? There were a solid number of people who saw him going straight 'up' into the sky. We do know that when you light up a candle the flame goes straight up. But how did Jesus go straight up, until he was no longer visible to man's naked eyes?
Apparently an Apostle had the answer: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Hmm... Renewing of mind?! (Romans 12:1-2) Elsewhere he says "You were taught to put old self, to be made new in the attitude of your mind, to put on the new self which is created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness!" Wow! A transformation? Lo and behold. If anyone is in Christ, the old has gone the new is come! But how does this happen? What does it mean to be "in Christ"? What does it mean to be "made" new in the atittude of your mind and my mind? Check "Knowing the Christ the right way" or "Be Thankful" at Downeyubf.com.