Upon accepting Christ, the person receives the Holy Spirit and becomes a new creation. Our old flesh has been paid for and we have been ransomed from sin and separation from God.
I believe when a person believes the gospel message they invite a change in their heart to occur. They start to realize their sin and the need to ask for forgiveness. For us to be exalted we must humble ourselves, and follow Jesus. We must invite Him in and ask for His forgiveness of our sins.
A person is the process of transformation once they are saved. For one to humble themselves and follow Jesus