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Presence Based Transformation vs. Program Based Assimilation
October 08, 2016      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons



Otherwise entitled, "The Difference Between Soulish & Spiritual Ministry"

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2 Corinthians 3: 
Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, 
 
will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 
 
11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 
14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 
16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 
18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate (reflect, behold) the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
There are two forms of impact spoken of in this passage and the Bible at large.
 
 
John 1: 17
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
 
1. Law demands through Moses, i.e. Program Based Assimilation 
2. Grace and Truth in Christ  i.e. Presence Based Transformation
 
2 Corinthians 3:18-
Are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory:
properly, transformed after being with; transfigured.
 
Jesus manifest this transformation in his whole being during there transfiguration: 
 
Luke 9:
28-30
 
Soulish Ministry: is rooted in slavery, focused on the sincere and passionate “doing of good”.
 
Spiritual Ministry: is rooted in sonship, focused upon manifest presence which leads to transformation into the image of Christ. 



Behavioral modification happens though a willed effort to assimilate information.
 
True transformation, that manifest Christ, is only found in heart exposure to the Holy Spirit’s presence. 
 
 
 
3 Primary Prophetic Calls Upon our Spiritual Tribe

 
  1. Samuel Call:
    Prophetic presence leaders who lead a covenant family and sets up kingdoms destinies.
 
  1. John the Baptist Call:
    Making straight paths for the Lord and preparing His way.
 
  1. Joshua Call:
    From one tribe but called to help "All Tribes" inherit the Lord's inheritance.

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