Christ in us has never sinned, cannot sin, will not sin, that is our permanent status in heaven. The rest of our character must die and it is a slow changing of character from lust, lying, boastfulness, selfishness that Christ wants. It will help us to be rich in him, bring many to righteousness and perfect purity which is holiness. He wants our character 100% like him, growing to the head in Christ, realize you are not him but a reflection of him, strive to be the perfect reflection according to his words.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24 (NLT)
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (NIV)
Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for eternities of eternities
So I advise you to buy gold from me–gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see.
These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
1 Peter 1:7