Becoming more like Jesus is the goal of God as it pertains to us. He that began a good work in us will perform it to the end. What is the end, the image of Jesus. The image of the one who was and is the perfect representative of the Father (Hebrews 1:1-3).
Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren…
Ephesians 4: 13 …until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ.
2 Cor. 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
3. See Jesus as your new likeness (spiritual identity)
Knowing (alone) about Jesus will not transform you.
Knowing about God will not transform you.
Knowing what He’s done will not transform you.
Knowing the promises of God will not transform you.
Yet all of this is necessary and a part of the process.
What will transform you is taking the knowledge we just discussed and renewing your mind to know that you are a partaker of the same exact nature.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the (twisted, perverse, Adamic) pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)
JESUS IS THE IMAGE OF YOUR NEW LIFE:
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (KJV)
…beholding as in a mirror (NASB)
GLASS 2734. katoptrizomai, kat-op-trid’-zom-ahee; mid. from a comp. of G2596 and a der. of G3700 [comp. G2072]; to mirror oneself, i.e. to see reflected (fig.):–behold as in a glass.