Hey Parson! Great question. I gave an answer to your question in the episode "Gentleness is the Voice of the Lord" from June 13th, which I think it relates a lot to what you're asking above (the example is a bit different there, but similar scriptural truths apply). Check it out: https://www.brillianttv.com/videos/ep-3#comment-thread-2047747
Also, Graham has a great series on understanding this paradigm of the New Man, and how God sees Jesus when He looks at us, in the Series titled "New Man Theology," here on BrilliantTV: https://www.brillianttv.com/new-man-theology
I recommend listening to the whole series, it's really helpful. However, for the specific questions you've asked, I think you'll find episodes 3 - 5 particularly instructive :)
P.S. - Thanks, Dawn, for your answer and jumping in to help the Community! I appreciate it!