The Monarch Butterfly - An Illustration of Transformation Part Three

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Introduciton

Foundation Scripture for this series as imaged by the Monarch butterfly is...

do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind ~ Romans 12:2

Part one of this series examined extensively the foundation of, God's creative principles, processes, and power in the creation account and the heart of man, as imaged in the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. This is, in all accounts of the material world and the Scriptures, confirmed by God's use of the number four. Part one also briefly introduced the first stage of development of the life of a Monarch, which represented salvation.

Part two examined more thoroughly and practically the first phase of the Monarchs life, beginning with its salvation and was exhibited in it's exodus from the egg. this represented our salvation from sin,that was shortly viewed in part one.

Part two also considered the second stage of development, representing justification, as it practically applied to the living out of an internal reality, not yet realized in its visible form, and depicted our justified state, while living in a body of sinful flesh. This was illustrated by the imaginal cells contained in the monarch caterpillar that will later form all the necessary parts of a fully formed butterfly. Feasting on His Word and prayer were learned to be essentials that enable and in empower us to put on the new man Christ has made us on the inside and cast off the old man of flesh, characterized in the sheds of the caterpillar.

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me ~ Galatians 2:20

Part three will examine the third stage of the Monarch's development into a new creature as it enters into the tomb of a chrysalis and represents the process of sanctification through a death process. At this phase of development the imaginal cells are activated and begin dividing and multiplying all it's butterfly parts as well as destroying and consuming all that is caterpillar, in preparation of its big reveal and final form.

As with Part One, a bit of mathematics will also be applied to this lesson as it relates to this process.

"He came from heaven to earth to show the way..."
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"Scripture is clear that God’s solution to our sin issues is not a transformation of our sin nature but the violent death of it" ~ unknown

"Not only are we sanctified, but we are being sanctified. Position must be translated into practice and standing into state"

"Sin does not die within the believer, he dies to sin."

~ Herbert Lockyer "All the Doctrines of the Bible"

Sanctified, Separated, Set Apart

In Part Two, it was observed that the primary goal of the caterpillar was growth. At this third phase of development, the once, teeny tiny caterpillar has now exponentially increased in mass by 2000 times within just 14 days in its larval stage. The now substantially larger worm stops eating and begins a process of setting itself apart (a picture of sanctification) by finding a high place to attach itself and hang in preparation of a death process as it enters into the tomb of a chrysalis.

Jesus was hung upon a cross on a high place, namely, a hill called Golgotha which in Aramaic means skull. Is it coincidental that this transformation process spoken of in Romans 12, our foundation scripture, speaks of the transformation process in terms of the renewal of the mind also considering the head is the highest place on our body?

He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha ~ John 19:17

This third phase of development of the Monarch caterpillar journey images for us the complete setting aside of the self life and is expressed in terms of death, while yet being made alive to God.

reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord ~ Romans 6:11

In an audo presentation, Dr. Lincoln Brower, in an online article "Monarch Butterfly Journey North" describes the process by which a chrysalis hangs. He points out the importance of getting rid of the skin so that it does not stick to the chrysalis and deform the developing butterfly.

If we want a proper transformation we must be desirous to be rid of it all.

This sanctification or this setting apart, is based on what God the Father has done for us through the death and sacrifice of His one and only son Jesus.

we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ~ Hebrews 10:8

Such is the second fold of this process in the taking up our cross and following Him.

present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy (set apart), acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1

...And as Paul quoted in I Corinthians 15:31 we are to "die daily"

Dietrich Bonhoeffer so eloquently wrote concerning the call to follow Jesus in this death and provides us with this practical application:

“The cross is laid on every Christian. The first Christ-suffering which every man must experience is the call to abandon the attachments of this world. It is that dying of the old man which is the result of his encounter with Christ. As we embark upon discipleship we surrender ourselves to Christ in union with His death—we give over our lives to death....When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die" ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer {The Cost of Discipleship - (London: SCM Press, 1948/2001), 44.}

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"J" is for Jesus

How intriguing, that just prior to entering its chrysalis, which metaphors for us a tomb and death, that the caterpillar hangs in the shape of a "J". Could the "J" hanging caterpillar be God's way of pointing us to the way of true transformation, as illustrated in this process? That, through Jesus, who justified us by His hanging on the cross, and bearing the cost of our sins, we are, therefore now, granted new life, and through His death, He has shown us the way of sanctification.

“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me" ~ Luke 9:24

This process of hanging is quite a miraculous event in and of itself. just before the great event the caterpillar spreads out a silk cloud like web to anchor a pad in its center from which it will hang. This images for us a sort of stretched out heaven.

Thus says God the Lord,
Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it,
Who gives breath to the people on it,
And spirit to those who walk on it ~ Isaiah 42:5

Referecing once again Dr. Lincoln Browers presentation, he also describes the miraculous process of getting, what is known as its cremaster post, that has little barbs in it, hooked into the canvas and padded cloud of silk. He also has observed that there is a moment in this process that it seems as if it is suspended in mid air. It's lie it must make a leap of faith.

What an image of the necessity of being anchored in heaven in order to let go of the things of this earth and life. It cannot let go of its self preserving instincts and control until it can get its hooks into a heavenly perspective.

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Jesus was our example of how He was firmly rooted in His divine goal

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God ~ Hebrews 12:1-2

I actually had a caterpillar who was unable to get his silk pad down so he could hang. for 3 or 4 days he tried to hang but could not because he had nothing to hang from. With no silk or pad he just could not let go. Needless to say he did not make it and was the most disappointing because by all appearances he was large and healthy Monarch.

Could it be so with us as it concerns are ability to surrender all to Him, in that we just don't have our hooks into heaven or have not laid that eternal foundation?

The Spinneret

The Caterpillar spins this web foundation and pad with it's spinneret.

no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ ~ I Corinthians 3:11

Spiders have the same thing but on a spider this part is located on it's belly with the Monarch it is located just beneath it's mouth.

the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “‘Who will descend into the abyss?(that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation ~ Romans 10:6-10

The silks is emitted as a liquid much like the fluidity of our words. Once the liquid strand hits the air it dries and hardens. What a lovely picture of the concreteness of words as things. See more on this in "Our Daily Manna"

Silk from a worm is said to be stronger than steel, imaging for us the heavenly things that God is asking us to hook into are more concrete and dependable than the things of the earth and created realm

while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal ~ II Corinthians 4:18

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The Earth Suit is Cast Off

The caterpillar will hang in the shape of "J" for about a day before it makes its final shed. It, then will enter into the tomb of it's chrysalis where it will spend the next 14 days motionless and seemingly dead.

So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby ~ John 19:42

With the first four sheds, in it's caterpillar phase, the worm consumed its skin. In the final chrysalis shed, the caterpillar completely shakes off its earthly suit and leaves it behind forever in the realization and the anticipation of it's new life.

Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the handkerchief that had been around His head ~ John 20:6-7

this may seem like a simle task but I have observed it involves a travail. The caterpillar now writhes and twists violently trying to remove it's skin. It knows that it simply cannot enter its rest with even a ittle skin on it or it's formation and transformation might not occur properly and interfere with it's eternal journey. (see part four for more details.)

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them ~ Colossians 3:2-7

Once that skin drops off, it completely rests and lets God do His perfect miraculous work.

This 14 day chrysalis process interestingly correlates with the Old Testament observance of the Passover. According to Numbers 28:16, it was to be observed on the 14th day of the first month.

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Christ takes each sin, each pain, each loss, And by the power of His cross Transforms our brokenness and shame; So that our lives exalt His name. —D. De Haan

Passover - Fourteen

The Passover was an observance required by God that enabled the separating (sanctification) of the children of Israel from their bondage in Egypt. which is a picture of our bondage to sin. It illustrated the separating of a people unto God Himself, through the blood of a sacrificed lamb, and would foreshadow Jesus, the lamb of God, who would take away the sin of the world through His death and shed blood.

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! ~ John 1:29

The word sanctification means to set apart and separate. In Hebrew the words holiness and sanctification are the same and throughout the remainder of this lesson, will be used interchangeably as such. In relation to this idea of separation let us understand that it was sin that separated us from God...

your iniquities have separated you from your God ~ Isaiah 59:2

...and resulted in death.

For the wages of sin is death ~ Romans 6:23

In sanctification God separates us from sin...

For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate ~ Hebrews 13:11-12

...unto Himself through the shed blood of the Lamb of God...

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine. ~ Isaiah 43:1

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It All Adds Up...

A bit of mathematics in concert with these themes, as expressed in terms of Biblical numerics, that can deepen our understanding of this:

In reference to the the 14th day that the Passover was observed, and the caterpillars 14 day death like process in the chrysalis, we will look at the number 14. According to many sources concerning Biblical numerics, 14 is the number of deliverance and is the sum of 10+4. One meaning of the number ten in the Bible has to do with the measure of human responsibility and the testing that comes with that. A quick example would be, how the ten commandments reveal and express man's responsibility to God.

Recall in the book of Job

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. And seven sons and three daughters (10) were born to him. Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels (10), five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys (10) ~ Job 1:1-3

We can see that Job's faith in God, his blamelessness, and uprightness would be tested on those three fronts as indicated by the number 10

Four, as we discovered more extensively in part one of this series, has to do with the physical created realm and speaks of transformation. Four also includes the idea of death which is exclusive to created things and actually part of a transformative process that can usher those who placed their faith in Jesus Christ through the door (4th letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet) to be resurrected to a new life and new being.

Four in the Bible can also be associated with destructive processes in the natural realm as well as creative. In fact as we shall see with the butterfly, this destructive process is a necessary part of the creative reconstruct. A couple of examples from scripture. One is from Jeremiah chapter 15 as he warns the people of the impending four destructive forces (death, sword, famine, and captivity) about to overtake them because of their infidelity to the Lord. At the end of the chapter it is revealed that this destruction is done in order that they may be delivered.

Joel chapter two gives us another example of this and not surprisingly associated with the blood moons that were discussed in Part one of this series.

The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. ~ Joel 2:31

Joel much like Jeremiah is confronting the people concerning their unfaithfulness to God and recounts the four destructive forces that God used to bring about a transformation along with a promise of restoration.

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust
My great army which I sent among you.May it be noted that part of the Passover observance includes four cups of wine that are titled as such; sanctification, deliverance, redemption, and completion. These four cups are connected to a four step transforming work of God described in the following four statements which, if you look closely follow the pattern of our study. ~ Joel 2:25

‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage (1-salvation/deliverance) , and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. (2-justification through redemption) I will take you as My people (3-sanctification), and I will be your God (completion)~ Exodus 6:6-7

May it also be noted that the Passover lamb was selected, or should we say set apart, on the the 10th day of the month and examined for four days before it was sacrificed. Christ our Passover lamb rode into Jerusalem on a donkey on the 10th of Nisan then spent four days being examined by the the Romans religious rulers and the common people. Charles Spurgeon profoundly observes that.

Four years after he left his father's house he went into the wilderness, and was tempted of the devil. Four years after his baptism he was sacrificed for us. But there is another, better than that:—About four days before his crucifixion, Jesus Christ rode in triumph through the streets of Jerusalem. He was thus openly set apart as being distinct from mankind. He, on the ass, rode up to the temple, that all might see him to be Judah's Lamb, chosen of God, and ordained from the foundation of the world. ~ Charles Spurgeon

The Bible mentions 14 times that these commandments/responsibilities (10) were written on tables of stone, which in an another study "The Stones Cry Out", it was revealed that stones are earths witness (4) of what God has said and required. In adding them together we have Jesus the Passover lamb taking responsibility for our sins (10) by coming in the created form of a physical man to the earth He created (4)...

being found in appearance as a man (4), He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross (10) ~ Philippians 2:8

And thereby fulfilling the righteous requirements.

...by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled...(14) ~ Romans 8:3-4

Fourteen, therefore, shows us Christ's complete fulfillment of earthly man's obligations to God that were required in order for man to be liberated and delivered from sin and in right standing with God

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed ~ John 8:36

This also is exhibited in the story of Jacob who pays Laban with 14 years of service for his two wives which represent both Jew and Gentile. And in looking at the event closely in Genesis 30 and 31 we can see that the sealed deal of there freedom involved the currency of sheep. See part one for more about Jacob and his sheep.

The Feast of Tabernacles also required the daily sacrifice of fourteen lambs confirming this foundation requirement.

Which leads us to our next numeric revelation concerning 14's products of 7 and 2 which further confirms this

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Two - Multiple Layers

The number fourteen, as previously noted, is also the product of 7 X 2. Seven being the number of completion and fulfillment, as illustrated in the Biblical account of the first week of creation. The seventh day was set apart and sanctified to punctuate Gods satisfaction and completion of all that He had made.

Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done ~ Genesis 2:1,2

Two expresses, in this context, multiple layers of fulfillment in that there is a second fold creative work done by Christ on the cross, who interestingly spoke seven final words, the seventh being...

“It is finished!” ~ John 19:30

...Which resulted in our becoming new creations in Him.

We might also view this formula of 7x2 as expressing God's completed work being two fold as Jesus told Nicodemus.

...unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God ~ John 3:5

We are born in the natural (7 - a complete work of God) and we must be born again in the Spirit (7 - a complete work of God)

unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God ~ John 3:3

This two fold processes matches the life of a monarch in that it spends 14 days as a caterpillar representing our life in the created realm and 14 days in the chrysalis representing our life transformed into a spiritual being.

Chip Brogden in his article "The Two Fold Work of the Cross", additionally, observes another two fold aspect of Christ's work on our behalf, in that, Christ was not only our substitute, but our example and speaks not only of His cross but our cross.

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"Holiness...is God's perfect whereby He sets believers aside perfectly and forever for Himself" ~ Herbert Lockyer "All the Doctrines of the Bible"

Two - Division and Sanctificaiton

Two, in reference to it being one of the prime factors of the number fourteen, the other being seven, not only expresses the idea of multiplication but also that of division. In fact, two is the first number that can be divided by another. E.W. Bullinger, in his book "Number in Scripture, makes this observation relative to two's association with the idea of division.

"When the earth lay in the chaos which overwhelmed it (Gen. 1:2), its condition was universal ruin and darkness. The second thing recorded in connection with Creation was the introduction of a second thing-Light; and immediately there was a difference, and division, for God divided light from the darkness

So the second day had division for its great characteristic "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it DIVIDE the waters from the waters."

The number two in terms of division, expresses the idea of separation which is essentially what sanctification means. It means set apart and separate. God's part of this process is, as has already been discussed through what Christ has done for us...

As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us ~ Psalm 103:12

Our part of this process is...

Come out from among them And be separate (sanctified), says the Lord... ~ II Corinthians 6:17

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Therefore, we can conclude that the product of the completed redemptive work of Christ's death on the cross (7) and His sanctification (separation) by that work (2) results in our final redemption (14) and will be gloriously exhibited in new form. This is also illustrated in Ephesians through the marital relationship.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, (7) that He might sanctify (2) and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, (the result of that work - 14) that He might present her to Himself a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy (separated) and without blemish ~ Ephesians 5:25-27

The clue to the renewal of our mind is also revealed in this passage in reference to the bride being cleansed by the washing of the water by the Word.

The Hebrew word pictograph seems to capture the image of a bride as one who is all consumed with and controlled by the Holy Spirit of Christ who dwells within her.

It is worth mentioning, in light of this, that the Hebrew word for bride calah כַּלָּה is also the Hebrew word for "finished". Recall Christ's final words during His redemptive work on the cross. This word comes from a root meaning to complete and make perfect, as well as refers to being crowned. (more on the crown later)

The continued definitions of the Hebrew word for bride, according to Gesenius Lexicon, lend to both ideas of destruction (separation-death), and fulfillment, as we discovered in all of our mathematical operations, which leads us to our next observation of this process, as all things caterpillar die and all things butterfly come to life through cell death, division, and multiplication.

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"That caterpillar is yourself, until you are wrapped up in the chrysalis of death; but when Christ shall appear you shall be like him, for you shall see him as he is. Be content to be like him, a worm and no man, that like him you may be satisfied when you wake up in his likeness" ~ Charles Spurgeon "Morning and Evening" devotional December 30th

The Liquefying Process - Cell Division and Multiplication

What once was a caterpillar, confined to nothing more than a crawling earthly existence, is now, deconstructing and being completely liquefied, allowing the imaginal cells to begin composing and reconstructing a body suitable for a heavenly existence .

we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. ~ II Corinthians 5:1

The principles of multiplication and division together, will make further relevant summations concerning the processes that occur inside the chrysalis, at this stage of development.

The imaginal cells become activated and begin to rapidly divide and multiply, and are being created into all the necessary elements of a completed, beautiful, and functional heavenly body that does not resemble anything it once was in form or function.

This principle and process is described, from a spiritual application point of view, In II Peter, in reference to the disintegration of the natural world and its works, and how our lives should be lived in the anticipation of everything being made new.

the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy (separated) conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells ~ II Peter 3:10-13

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Lesson From the Chrysalis

I'm not sure any other chrysalis is as ornately decorated as the Monarch's. I will conclude this part with some noteworthy observations.

The color of the Monarch chrysalis is a bright and verdant shade of green symbolic, of growth and new life, reminding us of an unseen work that is occurring on the inside. What appears to be dead, from an activity and movement perspective, is, more accurately, undergoing it's greatest change and transformation.

God's bid for us to come and die is always attached with the hope and promise of a resurrection.

we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life ~ Romans 6:4

According to the "Institution for Creation Research" There are twenty-four gold spots around the crowning rim of the chrysalis. In fact the word chrysalis means crown in Greek. It is theorized that these gold (symbol of Godliness) dots play a role in the formation of the white dots, a symbol of holiness, that will adorn the completed butterflies body and wings

Part of the priestly garments in the book of Exodus was the gold crown

Then they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet:

HOLINESS TO THE LORD ~ Exodus 39:30

To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen ~ Revelation 1:6

As this applies to us...

You shall also be a crown of glory
In the hand of the Lord,
And a royal diadem
In the hand of your God ~ Isaiah 62:3

. I also couldn't help but think of this portion of scripture from the book of Revelation in reference to the 24 spots around the crown of the crysalis...

Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads ~ Revelation 4:4

Gold in the Bible is representative of godliness and white symbolizes purity.

godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come ~ I Timothy 4:8

We are therefore instructed and counseled to buy from Him...

gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. ~ Revelation 3:18

There are twelve other gold spots that occur on other parts of the chrysalis. Twelve is also a descriptive number in the book of Revelation concerning those submitted to God's governance. This reveals that these lessons can be both personal applications of how we live our individual lives toward God, as well as corporate in how the church is developing and transforming as a whole made up of those individuals.

These gold dots are reported to be ports of entry for oxygen that remind us of our constant and ever dependence in this life and the world to come, on the breath of God's life breathed upon us.

In the natural...

the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life ~ Genesis 2:7

As well as the spiritual...

He (Jesus) breathed on them, and said to them,“Receive the Holy Spirit ~ John 20:22

Remain Pliable to the Potter

The hard shell of the chrysalis serves as a mold that helps to set the patterns of the wing formation which also references our foundation verse to not be conformed to the pattern of this world.

Complete submission to God's will even in the hardness of the mold of death will give shape and form to the new form He wants to transform us into.

But now, O Lord,
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand ~ Isaiah 64:8

Conclusion

This concludes Part 3 of this series that illustrates the process of sanctification through death, in the realization of what Christ has done for us in His death that results in the transformed life of a believer. We leave off with a motionless and seemingly lifeless entombed caterpillar.

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ ~ I Thessalonians 5:23

Part 4 will be the big reveal of what God can do with a lowly worm who has followed His pattern of transformation through a submitted life to the Lord Jesus Christ, through His salvation, justification, sanctification unto glorification.

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is ~ I John 3:2

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"Monarch Butterfly Journey North" Annenberglearner.org an excellent resource for much Monarch info http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/ChrysalisFormationLPB.html Copyright 1997-2016 Journey North

© 2014 Tamarajo

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lifegate 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

More proof of the living God! I just don't understand how people miss the simple truth of the Creator God turning Savior in a supreme act of love to save us. I like the picture that reads "God formed us. Sin deformed us. Jesus can transform us." Thanks, Tammy.


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Tamarajo 2 years ago from Southern Minnesota Author

I thought the same thing Bill. He shows himself in so many ways. All of these revelations shout from the roof tops that He is the All Wise All Powerful All Present God He claims to be and we can trust all that He says and does. How the conclusion of happenstance is derived from observing the material world baffles me. And it saddens me greatly when His Word is discounted as a piece of literature made by mere men when such awesomeness is revealed that no man could create such an arrangement with such great consistancies that cover so many facets. I marvel that he allows such a strange little worm like myself to see it and share it

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for our great and wise Creator God and Lord Jesus Christ who made it all and paid it all.

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