We are composed of body, mind and spirit. These are 3 distinct components and each have their own properties and operating characteristics. The body is the hardware and soul/spirit can be likened to the person operating the computer-the intelligence, that is inserted into the body(downloaded), the mind is another type of operating system. Just as the heart. There are spiritual components therein and should not be confused with the "material-organ-heart" or the "brain". The transformation of "God" is only in "spirit" form. The body-material is just the "costume", being born of the Virgin Mary.
Thus the hardware(body) of JC, was just like any other body, but the "resident-software" on the hardware is different. These is where the great confusion comes in when people discuss whether Jesus is man or Jesus is God. Think of it like the PC using a Unix-Linux as the OS instead of Windows. It can have the same hardware but the OS is different.
The "Spirit of God" was a reduced/transformed "energy-form" version to enable it to "fit"(to be downloaded) into the human form. Thus, JC has the spirit of God, and think of it, like a hands-on director,(playing coach) playing the role to set the examples clearly, and when HE was done with his role-play, HE said - "IT IS FINISHED" - just like the ending of the movie - "THE END" In other words, HIS role-play was done. That is the greatest story ever told in actual play-run and managed by the supreme director himself.
So I hope that answers your question - regarding spiritual transformation - the body of JC was really a material body - only the spirit was a downgraded version. By being in the "costume" it is obvious that God knows what it is to be human and endure suffering, hunger, thirst. The body of JC was badly mangled and damaged - but as long as the "resident" software is inside - it continue to function. ( Something like a Zombie) Death comes permanent when the resident software (spirit) leaves the body. Just like the PC, remove the OS - even it is on - it cannot do anything.
Soul and spirit is not the same and technically NOT interchangeable. Think of the soul as the different application programs while the spirit is the operating system. The OS manages the different components of the application programs.
That is also the reason, why we are required to love God with our whole heart, whole mind, whole strength(body) and whole soul - because these are distinct components, they can be working together or they can be in conflict. Just like the saying - the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak...on the other hand, there are people who have survived difficult times because of their fighting spirit - many documentaries are shown "I SURVIVED"
Added (31-July-2011, 7:21 PM)
I'm very curious and I'm confused. I don't know much about Holy Trinity. Based on my understanding, the idea of the Trinity is that God, Jesus Christ and the Holy spirit are one. But in what way are they one? Are they one of being God? Meaning to say, is Jesus Christ and the Holy spirit are also Gods?
Chemical formula of water/vapor/ice is still H20. The common denominator is that the chemical composition of water/vapor/ice is the same but can exist in different forms and function.
a. Water is still H20 but is fluid, tangible and visible medium level of energy
b. Vapor is still H20 but is not visible when absorb by air and exist all around us. High level of energy
c. Ice is still H20 is visible and tangible, Low level of energy
Hope that clarifies the concept further.
Message edited by JoelVasquez - Sunday, 31 July 2011, 7:49 PM