2 Corinthians 3:18 “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord – Who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.”
If you have received Jesus in your heart, your spirit has come alive and is made perfect because it gets filled with the glory of God. But your soul, which is the part that got stained and wounded by sin was in darkness, so you have to go through a sanctification process as your mind is renewed to the things of God. The more you discover who you are in Christ, the more you discover what things you have inherited because of Jesus’ death; and the more you can begin to apply into your life the things you have learned about what it means to be a son of God, your eyes get opened to the realities in the spirit.
The veil that covered your eyes to the truths in the Word get removed and your vision and hearing to those spiritual realities become clearer. As the glory of God gets revealed more to you, His excellence will be imparted to you and it will transform your soul. You will be changed to His image, His likeness. The word “change” is literally metamorphosis- the way a caterpillar changes to a butterfly: there is nothing left of the caterpillar seen in the butterfly – the change in you will be dramatically different from who you once were. In another verse it says, you become a new creation! Your whole life changes! You become a reflection of God in the earth!
“What an awesome thing it is that You have chosen me to be Your own. And no matter what my circumstances and issues were when You found me, You are the One changing me by Your Grace and Your Glory. Your resurrection power is transforming me to become more and more like You. I surrender my life to You, I repent of my sins, and again, I apply Your Blood on every wound in my soul caused by sin. Wash me with Your Blood. I loose Your resurrection power to bring healing that I may reflect more of Your glory, more of Your excellence in every area of my life. In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen!”