Transformation happens inside glory, by the Spirit and the truth in the Word of God. Together both bring us to Jesus where we experience the glory of God in His face. Transformation takes place when these five dynamic inner workings come together: Spirit, truth, heart, mouth, and time to see Jesus.
A believing heart is not one that is full of faith, but rather soft and accepting of truth in Christ. I can accept the truth in the Word without feeling responsible to believe. When the pressure is off, faith comes from the truth itself, not us.
A confessing mouth is one that repeats back to God what our heart is hearing. Confession means “saying the same thing.” Our confession does not originate with us but is the conversation we hear in the Spirit and in the truth that we then say back to God; it is our saying what we hear God is saying, in the presence of God.
Time is expensive. There is only so much time in a day and many more things to do than we have time to do. That’s why time is key if we are to experience the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. It takes time to listen to truth being spoken to us in the word of God, by the Spirit of God. It takes time to meditate and accept truths being spoken; allowing for these truths to become experiences, images, emotions, and scripts we can watch as a play or movie. It takes time for our heart to overflow with our composition concerning the king (Psalm 45)–listening and saying what we are hearing. Time is precious.
The Holy Spirit is a formatter in chaos, moving effortlessly in our confusion and darkness. He knows the truth and He knows us, and He is ready to reveal Jesus to us in glorious fashion. He moves and we are moved. He speaks and we see. He reveals and we can speak.
The truth in God’s Word is freedom. Truth is the liberator from demonic control, from religious control, and from all control. Truth is light that brings us to Jesus and Jesus sets us free. It’s all about Jesus. He is the truth, the Spirit glorifies Jesus, our hearts behold Jesus, our mouths confess Him as Lord, and in a moment we are changed into His image, from glory to glory.