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you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
Colossians 3:9-10

"Look to Abraham your father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased him."
Isaiah 51:2

I am a new man in Christ
I am a son of the Patriarch Abraham

God is Making Me


Anyone who lives in a mediocre culture (such as America, 1999) is going to be hooted at if he announces he is trying to become perfect. But God doesn't have anything bad to say about people who have become entirely ready for Him to remove all the remains of "the old man."

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:48
I am not satisfied with my old man. Just as my Heavenly Father cannot tolerate injustice and unrighteousness, I strive to be perfect. Even if I never achieve that goal in my lifetime, I please my Heavenly Father by being open to the work of the Holy Spirit in my life, and by being intolerant of my old man. I know great joy from looking at the strides I've made, and I learn more about the character of God by my commitment to perfection.
Philippians 3:15 Therefore let us, as many as are perfect, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.

Colossians 1:27-29 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. {28} Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. {29} To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.

1 John 4:17-18 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. {18} There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

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And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.
-- Psalm 119:55

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Just a few traits of a son of Abraham

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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