Spiritual Transformation and the Cross 

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Dear Partners in Ministry, 

Wow! The New Year is here... As we are conveying in our monthly Newsletters we want to thank you wholeheartedly for your prayers and financial support during 2017! May God bless you abundantly! Praise God for His provisions in your own life as well as ours. 

Upper Room Fellowship Ministry (URFM) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. URFM is fully supported by friends of the ministry like you. You may also know that since 2004, I work full-time for URFM.

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God willing, URFM’s major projects in 2018 will be:

  • Getting ready to publish Attaining the Fullness of Christ. Please join us in prayer for all the funds needed and for the right Christian Publisher to partner with in this endeavor.
  • Start writing the next book the Holy Spirit is impressing upon my heart, called The Journey of Spiritual Transformation.
  • Coordinate the translation of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality from English to Romanian.
  • Develop the Platforms for Transformation. These platforms will facilitate the process of equipping Christ’s disciples in the areas of Spiritual Mentorship and Discipleship Counseling. These platforms will be available to all God’s children, especially those who desire to make a deeper impact in the lives of others.
  • Continue investing in the lives of people who desire to grow into the likeness of Christ via Advanced Discipleship Training. For details please visit: http://www.urfm.org/discipleship.html
  • Continue to offer personalized Spiritual Life Coaching sessions.
  • Continue with local and international mission trips as the Holy Spirit opens the right doors.


Thank you for partnering with us! We are honored to be co-laborers with you in extending the Kingdom of God and fulfilling the Great Commission. We consider this a unique privilege and a special honor before our Great King. For all things we want to give God the glory! We thank you in advance for all your prayers and financial support to URFM during 2018. 

With much appreciation and deep respect,
Valy Vaduva
Spiritual Mentor / Life Coach

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We often pray to be conformed into Christ’s image. Do we not? I guess that we like this idea and we think that if we just pray for it, it would happen in our sleep, and hold and behold one morning we wake up transformed. Many of us do not realize that our transformation hinges on the work of the cross in our lives. 

Gene Edwards writes, “Remember that moment when you asked to be conformed to His image? Consider this: Transformation hinges on your becoming a living sacrifice.”[1] Since the cross is not properly preached in many churches today I think that this is a novel idea for many Christians. Many of us like to live a prosperous life here on earth and, upon Jesus’ return, enjoy eternity. Is it not true? Edwards writes, “You like your God when He lets you have a nice home, a good car and good circumstances, do you not? When He lets you sell your house and buy another one? When you get that scholarship, procure that job? But what is your attitude toward Him when that same Lord gives consent to nails tearing through your flesh, ripping your feet, and shredding your soul? Do you still like Him? As much?!”[2]


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Deep inside all of us would like change. But most of us do not like to suffer so those changes are done by the Spirit of God inside us. Paul understood that he cannot have one without the other, so he writes, “More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ” (Php. 3:8). Therefore, when the cross is presented to us we have a choice to embrace it or to reject it. Edwards writes, “Deliverance from a crucifixion is an escape from pain. It is also an escape from change… change which God desires!”[1] Gene continues, “All crucifixions are intended to turn into redemption and transformation. Crucifixions are not for pain nor bitterness, they are for the highest of triumphs.”[2] Can you imagine that? Turning your unjust sufferings, unethical insults, hurting slanders, any other from of overt or covert persecuting to God? Wow! “Unfairness turned to transformation. ‘Crucified by men’ changed into triumph by Christ. It is in the joy of that moment, when the smoke and fire lift, you see Jesus!”[3] 

You and I are called to the highest life. “The highest life in all universal history is God’s… passed through death. God’s life,… resurrected. That is the highest life.”[4] Therefore make your mind today to embrace the call to live the highest life. “Settle your crucifixion. Resurrection awaits.”[5]

Notes:

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[1] Gene Edwards, Exquisite Agony, (pag. 31).
[2] Ibid, (pag. 34).

[1] Ibid, (pag. 56).
[2] Ibid, (pag. 60).
[3] Ibid, (pag. 61).
[4] Ibid, (pag. 99).
[5] Ibid, (pag. 100).


-Valy Vaduva 
Valy Vaduva 
Spiritual Mentor / Life Coach
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[1]
The Greek word mathetes (translated disciple) is found more than 250 times in the New. According to Greek Bible scholar Spiros Zodhiates, editor of the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible, mathetes “means more than mere pupil or learner. It means an adherer who accepts the instruction given to him and makes it his rule of conduct.” In other words a New Testament type disciple is one who learns by putting what he or she learns into experience.

THEREFORE 

(Stop and ask ourselves: Why is it there for?)

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“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10-11) 

By God’s grace we entered into 2018. A new year is full of surprises along with new experiences, insight, and anticipation of a new level of transformation. One thing is for sure – we can be confident in God’s faithfulness. 

God is good all the time! All the time God is good! The Holy Spirit is at work at all times. We just have to be available and open to by used by Christ. I would like to share with you a powerful experience that happened in January 2018. Let me give you a brief background. My wife and I were in Mexico for a brief period of time to rest and reconnect with God at a deeper level. . . . After a few days into our trip, we were on our way to lunch when we ran into a Christian friend. We chatted a little bit and then, out of the blue, he invited us to attend his church that night. I was taken by surprise, but I said yes. He cleared with the pastor that I can preach. A few moments later I felt a deep impression inside my inner being – “Therefore” from the book of Ephesians. I understood that this is the message the Holy Spirit wanted me to preach. Almost 40 years ago, in my early discipleship phase, I learned to pay attention to the small voice of the Spirit and follow His leading. Immediately, I picked up the New Testament and I started looking for all the main verses that contain the preposition ‘therefore’. I wrote down all these references. This became ‘the sketch’ for my message titled: “Therefore”. It was a great blessing to deliver what God inspired.

Let me share with you, in brief, what I found.

I searched a few dictionaries for the word therefore and I found these meanings:
Therefore: in consequence of that; as a result; consequently,
Therefore: as a result; because of that; for that reason,
Therefore: for that reason, consequently, because of that, on that ground.
(https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/therefore) 

There are seven main places in the book of Ephesians where Paul catches his breath after important spiritual statements. Then, he starts the next verse with therefore or for this reason. By doing this, in effect Paul is saying: Beloved child of God, stop and meditate on what the Holy Spirit just said to you previously.  


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With love in Christ,


Valy Vaduva​​


​​Spiritual Mentor / Life Coach

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God willing, URFM’s major projects in 2018 will be:

  1. Publish and Market Attaining the Fullness of Christ. Please join us in prayer for all the funds needed and for the right Christian Publisher to partner with in this endeavor.
  2. Start writing the next book the Holy Spirit is impressing upon my heart, called The Journey of Spiritual Transformation.
  3. Coordinate the translation of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality from English to Romanian.
  4. Continue developing the Platforms for Transformation. These platforms will facilitate the process of equipping Christ’s disciples in the areas of Spiritual Mentorship and Discipleship Counseling. These platforms will be available to all God’s children, especially those who desire to make a deeper impact in the lives of others.
  5. Continue investing in the lives of people who desire to grow into the likeness of Christ via Advanced Discipleship Training. For details please visit: http://www.urfm.org/discipleship.html
  6. Continue offering personalized Spiritual Life Coaching sessions.
  7. Continue with local and international mission trips as the Holy Spirit opens the right doors. 


Thank you for partnering with us! We are honored to be co-laborers with you in extending the Kingdom of God and fulfilling the Great Commission. We consider this a unique privilege and a special honor before our Great King. For all things we want to give God the glory! We thank you in advance for all your prayers and financial support to URFM during 2018.

With much appreciation and deep respect, 

Valy Vaduva 

Spiritual Mentor / Life Coach