Radical Change

Michael Beck

“No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.” (1 John 4:12)

The expulsion of the devil’s influence over the heart and mind, and the entrance of God has profound and instantaneous effects. Never underestimate the power of God to change a person, to turn them into someone completely other than the person they’ve been. When God comes, and Satan flees, there is a world of difference in a life – one’s attitude, one’s perspective is radically changed. The course of their life has done a u-turn and they are now positioned to become like God Himself in all their ways.

Transformation has a definite starting date; it begins when the devil has been evicted and the Lord has come to dwell within us. The devil has eyes to give us through which we hate, and a mouth through which we curse; but God has eyes to give us through which we love, and a mouth through which we bless. Don’t expect the world around you to change when God takes up residence in your heart; but expect that you will see it differently. The evidence of God in us is that we love, even our enemies; and we bless, even those who curse us. And this glorious love that is now at work in us, only grows more and more perfect with each passing day.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.