Before we came to Christ, sin had a chokehold on our lives, and we could do nothing but to serve it as it’s obedience slaves. It took the Lord Jesus Christ, to remove our sin when He took the Cross at Calvary, He paid our sin debt in full. When we acknowledged Jesus as Saviour and Lord, and accepted Him into our hearts and lives this is when our life in Him truly begins. We have become a part of Him, and so we died with Him, so to speak, when He died; and now we share His new life and shall rise as He did. Our old evil desires were nailed to the cross with Him; that part of us that loved to sin was crushed and fatally wounded, so that our sin-loving body is no longer under sin’s control, no longer needs to be a slave to sin; for when we are deadened to sin we are freed from all its allure and its power over us. And since our old sin-loving nature “died” with Christ, we know that we will share His new life. Christ rose from the dead and will never die again. Death no longer has any power over Him. He died once and for all to end sin’s power, but now He lives forever in unbroken fellowship with God. So look upon your old sin nature as dead and unresponsive to sin, and instead alive to God, alert to Him, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Do not let sin control your puny body any longer; do not give in to its sinful desires. Do not let any part of your bodies become tools of wickedness, to used for sinning; but give yourselves completely to God – every part of you – for you are back from death and you want to be tools in the hands of God, to be used for His good purposes.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NKJV)