|Ephesians 4:24||Colossians 3:10|
10 And have [purposed to] put on the new man, who is renewed in knowledge after the image of him who created him, [To put on the new man is to have put off the old man with the body of sins and be renewed into the spiritual image of God, which man lost when Adam fell in disobedience to God. From the Word of the Lord within: "You are raised to a new life, not just an imitation; He is one with us and ever-present."]
29 For whom he foreknew, he also predestined9 to be conformed to the image of his Son so he might be the firstborn in many brothers.
|Hebrews 1:3 |
3 Who being the brightness of his glory and the representation of his being, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made ready a cleansing of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, [Notice! Jesus then was ready to cleanse sins, not excuse sins, not ignore sins, but to free them from the slavery to sin — to totally cleanse and perfect them, sanctifying them and making them holy forever, Heb 10:14. That is what true grace does; true grace redeems from all iniquity (sin, lawless deeds), and purifies a people who are His very own, zealous for good works, done by His direction in what to do and what to say.]