Eternally Transformed


Seek the Truth with all your heart.

Matthew 5:8 ​​​​ ‘Blessed are the pure​​ in heart, for they shall see GOD.’

Matthew 15:18 ​​​​ ‘The things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a person unclean.’

Matthew 5:48 ​​​​ ‘Be​​ perfect, therefore, as your heavenly FATHER is perfect.’

This is what we must aim for, even though we know that realistically​​ we cannot​​ be​​ perfect​​ in this life, it must be our target. ​​ We should not accept​​ our failures and sins as being​​ normal and​​ acceptable.

Philippians 4:13 ​​​​ ‘I can do everything through Him (GOD) who gives me strength.’ ​​​​ 

Philippians 2:5 ​​​​ ‘Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.’

James 1:16-18 ​​​​ ‘Don’t be deceived my dear brothers and sisters. ​​ Every good and​​ perfect​​ gift is from above, coming down from the FATHER of the heavenly lights, WHO does not change like shifting shadows. ​​ HE chose us to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all HE created.


James 3:2 ​​​​ ‘We all stumble in many ways. ​​ If anyone is never at fault in what they say, they are a​​ perfect​​ person, able to keep their whole body in check.’ ​​​​ 

Jude 24-25 ​​​​ ‘To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and​​ with great joy, to the only GOD​​ our Saviour be glory, majesty, power, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore.​​ ​​ Amen.’ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

We know that​​ within our own power –​​ strength​​ -​​ we cannot of ourselves be​​ literally​​ perfect. These​​ scriptures are​​ encouraging us​​ to look to the​​ perfection​​ of GOD, and within the power given to us by the Holy Spirit, we lean​​ towards, in​​ all things -​​ all aspects of life​​ -​​ the perfection of GOD. ​​​​ Christ’s followers must aim to have pure, spotless characters,​​ and to live in harmony with GOD’s standards. ​​  ​​​​ We are to aim for GOD’s​​ standard of​​ perfection.

(The original word ‘perfect’ is translated from a Hebrew word​​ ‘tam’​​ meaning​​ devoted​​ -​​ consecrated​​ -​​ and faithful. ​​ It is not referring to a person who never makes a mistake. ​​ It is talking about someone who gives GOD and HIS​​ Word first place in their life,​​ and seeks GOD -​​ believes what GOD says​​ -​​ and obeys HIM​​ -​​ because​​ GOD’s ways are​​ perfect.

This is another case of translators relying on the Greek Septuagint for their translation rather than the Hebrew text itself. ​​ Greek​​ word​​ used is ‘amemptos’​​ meaning ‘blameless.’)


Colossians 2:9-10 ​​​​ ‘In Christ lives the fullness (completeness) of GOD​​ in human form, and you have been given fullness​​ (made complete)​​ in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.’

We can never be complete within ourselves,​​ and​​ of our own efforts we can never be​​ perfect. Only through relationship with Jesus and making -​​ choosing​​ -​​ Him to be​​ ‘Lord of our lives’ can GOD​​ see us as being acceptable. ​​​​ 


It is often said that if​​ you want something done well -​​ or properly​​ -​​ do it yourself. ​​ However if you want it done​​ perfectly, ask GOD to​​ direct -​​ lead​​ -​​ you in doing it.


1 Thessalonians 3:13 ​​​​ ‘May HE​​ (GOD) strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and​​ holy in the presence of our GOD and FATHER​​ when our Lord Jesus comes with all His holy ones​​ (angels).’


1 Thessalonians 5:23 ​​​​ ‘May GOD Himself, the GOD​​ of peace, sanctify you through and through. ​​ May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.’

Jude 24-25 ​​​​ ‘To Him (Jesus Christ) who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy: to the only GOD​​ our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore.  ​​​​ Amen.’