Eph 4:22 that you put off, concerning your former way of life, the old man which is being corrupted according to the deceitful lusts,
23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and that you put on the new man which was created ( PAST TENSE ) in the likeness of God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Verse twenty four is huge. The new man, this new humanity, flawless, eternal, pristine, without sin is already created. We put off the old humanity and put on this new one, already created for us.
Notice Paul’s brilliant exposition of both.
Without dispute, Paul is one of the greatest minds to walk the planet.
The old humanity has been and is corrupted by the strong destructive lusts birthed through deception.
The new humanity is put on and regenerated in the purity and holiness birthed through God’s truth