|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."]
13 Until we all come to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;5 [If you are a perfect man and possess the fullness of Christ, you have everything possible: including fellowship with Christ and the Father, raised to heaven, sitting with Christ in the kingdom, in union with Christ and God, free from even the desire to sin, pure, holy, sanctified, permanently cleansed and perfected, and protected from ever sinning again — all while still alive on earth.]
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.
|Luke 6:40 |
40 The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect [purified, restored to the spiritual image of God, specifically authorized, and perfected] will be like his master. [To preach or teach with authorization, your evil heart must first be cleansed, purified, and perfected so you can hear from God every word to be spoken and see every deed to be done. If you are following an unperfected minister, you have been led into the ditch. Unperfected ministers seek their own glory and your money. Jesus told us to leave the unperfected, thus blind guides, which blindness he further discusses in the next verses.]