Mathew 13:15 For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
In John 14:17 mentioned above, a person is called out of the world and the Set-apart Spirit is working with them. After immersion, through the laying on of hands of a minister of the truth, the Spirit is then given to them and is within them. The Spirit then continues to help the “called out person” with their journey of growing, overcoming and revealing the truth of Scripture to their hearts and minds.
John 14:26 But the Helper, the Set-apart Spirit, whom the Father shall send in My Name, it shall teach you all, and remind you of all that I said to you.
John 16:13 But when It comes, the Spirit of the Truth, it shall guide you into all the truth. For It shall not speak from Itself, but whatever It hears It shall speak, and It shall announce to you what is to come.
Hebrews 6:1-2 contain all of the basic Doctrines of the Renewed Covenant. Four of these doctrines are the beginning of the conversion process – Belief in Elohim,
Repentance From Dead Works, Immersion, and the Laying on of Hands. Another doctrine called Going on to Perfection is the continuing process of conversion until we die or are changed at Yahshua’s return.
The truth of Scripture imparts in us belief in Elohim and His Word, giving us the knowledge that His blood and sacrifice will cleanse us of all of our sins. Please notice what the scriptures tell us sin is in I John 3:4.
I John 3:4 Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. Also notice that the wages of sin is death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah Yahshua our Master.
The entire world is the way it is due to all of the sin in it. Yahshua died for the whole world, but He is still our personal Savior.
Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,
Colossians 1:15 who is the likeness of the invisible Elohim, the first-born of all creation.
Colossians 1:16 Because in Him were created all that are in the heavens and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or rulership’s or principalities or authorities – all have been created through Him and for Him.
Colossians 1:17 And He is before all, and in Him all hold together.
Colossians 1:18 And He is the Head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that He might become the One who is first in all.
Colossians 1:19 Because in Him all the completeness was well pleased to dwell,