Rom 8:29-30 – For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. The Greek word for conformed means having the same form as another, the “conformity” of children of God “to the image of His Son, and of their future physical “conformity” to His body of glory. Being conformed to the “image of Christ”, actually is speaking of being made in the exact likeness of a prototype. As in a prototype of a certain kind of vehicle, it becomes duplicated in the exact likeness of the prototype in was conformed to.
Gal 6:14-16 – But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. 15) For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but “a new creature”. 16) And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. The Greek word for rule means a rule (“canon”), a standard of faith and practice; a boundary, a sphere (of activity). When Jesus was speaking to Nicodemus about being born again, Jesus told him in John 3:8 – The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit; Jesus was speaking of the new creature which is conformed by the Spirit of God into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. This image and likeness is in the new creation not the natural man of flesh and bones. The natural man is perishing, because sin and death that abides in its nature. No matter how healthy we are one day we will all die, but to live again in the new creation eternally with God, because we heard the call of salvation through redemption by His blood and we were born again of the Spirit.
1 Cor 15:53-55 – For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54) So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? All mankind will choose the direction they will go in life, but to forsake the free gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ is to believe a lie from the devil who is the “father of lies” and cut ourselves off from a loving Father who grieves over the death of all that reject Him. Nothing that is worth having is without cost. Christians will go through much suffering to enter into eternal life and this only as we are fervent in faith and in love, determining in the heart the putting off the old nature and putting on the new through the grace and power working in us through the Holy Spirit. Eph 4:22-24 – That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23) And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24) And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Rev 19:6-9 – “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. 7) “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” 8) And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 And he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'”