Colossians 3:10 says:
“And have put on the new man…”
Can you see now!
It’s just like changing clothes! You put off this and you put on that. You put off the old man with its deeds, and put on the new man.
Verse 12 of Colossians 3 says:
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering.”
And then in verse 14 it says:
“And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.”
So you can put off anything you don’t want and you can put on that which you want.
This is the only reason God will judge anybody; because sin has no more power over us. Since we are involved, He sees what we are doing as our choice. That’s why we are punished for it.
Is that thing your choice? If you say, “No!”, then put it off!
You need a sense of superiority; so as to enhance your exercise of authority. Look at the testimony of Jesus in Mark 1:27:
“And they were all amazed… for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.”
Why I am saying all these is this: in these last days, there shall be certain strange visitations of favour, but only the doers and the followers of righteousness will enjoy it all. I don’t want you to miss out on that.
Sin is a thing to put off at will. You can will it where you are right now, and that motion in your flesh will die, then the one you desire can be put on.