Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
I realized that my body will die, not in theory but in reality. I had a mountaintop transformation. I saw the lifeless eyes of the dead: nobody home. I saw the unnatural body in the casket. I fully realized that one day (today, tomorrow – perhaps suddenly - perhaps with family - perhaps in pain - maybe sunny - maybe rainy) my body will shudder and I will leave it in a pool of death.
This is going to happen to you and also to me. You don’t like thinking about that, do you? Me neither. When I really got in touch with that, I had my experience. In the moment of transformation, I realized all the things that go with those lifeless eyes and the stink of death: money, worldly perception, and evil strongholds. There will be no u-haul in my funeral procession.
It was in that realization and the fear of what it means that I was naked. Everything became clear. I need to find the pattern that is beyond this world - the pattern that our Savior will recognize when he looks for his sheep - the pattern that cannot be shaken. You need to find that pattern, do you understand? Death is coming, but life is yours to choose. Mountaintop transformation is that realization and the rejection of what you previously held dear.
Daily Battle Order:
First - Look in the mirror for a good minute and know what’s going to happen one day. You’re going to leave. Get in touch with that fact.
Second - Name one thing that you think matters but will die along with your body. Throw it in the fire. Tell Jesus. Ask forgiveness. Find another thing. Keep throwing that garbage away.