Transformed by the Spirit

Matrix Transformation

2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Isaiah 1:18 NIV

"Come now, let us settle the matter," says the lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Matrix transformations are really fun.  You can take an image, define the edges by particular vectors, and then transform or deform the image into new shapes.  It is even possible to change the dimension of the space in which a vector lives if you use a matrix which has non-square dimensions. 

God promises to transform us, too.  We begin as distorted creatures--"our sins are like scarlet!" But through salvation in Jesus, our sins will become "white as snow!"  The transformation of our status as guilty to innocent occurs immediately so we "reflect the Lord's glory" today! (Justification) At the same time, the transformation to be in the likeness of Christ is not immediate.  We are told in 2 Corinthians 3 that we are in the process of being transformed "with ever-increasing glory" through the Spirit.  (Sanctification!)