The New Testament phrase translated “put on” comes from the Greek root word enduo, which means “to sink into.” Putting on Christ does not mean that we must work and strive in human efforts to be like Christ. Putting on Christ means to sink into Christ, to lean back and rest in our identity in Christ.
Sinking into His identity expressed in me.
It doesn’t take much effort to fall into water. There’s not a lot of striving in sitting on a couch. Such is our life of identity in Christ.
By being fully 1clothed in Christ makes it impossible for the flesh to even imagine to find any further expression or fulfillment in lust. Jesus is Lord of your life.
(1enduo, fully immersed in the consciousness of the Christ-life, as defining you.)
Romans 13:14 Mirror
If we are sunk into Christ and His identity has become ours, we can’t find fulfillment in the pleasures of sin. Wow!
We stand fully identified in the new creation renewed in knowledge according to the pattern of the exact image of our Creator.
Colossians 3:10 Mirror
In Christ, we are fully identified by Him, through Him, and with Him as an exact image of God.