“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
This is a very important and life changing truth. Our old sinful nature was crucified and buried with Christ, in fact Christ died AS me. I have now been raised into fullness of life and the power and spirit of God reigns in me.
The focus of my life is now all I am in Christ and not on all I was in the flesh. I am now Christ conscious not sin conscious.
Andrew Wommack explains that now Christ lives through us.
“Paul's "old man" was dead through Christ. He was truly free to live, but it wasn't actually Paul who was living--it was Christ living through him. Paul had learned the secret of victorious Christian living; it is not us living for Jesus, but Jesus living through us.
Failure to understand this simple truth is at the root of all legalism and performance mentality. The Law focuses on the outer man and tells it what it must do. Grace focuses on the inner man and tells it what is already done through Christ. Those who are focused on what they must do are under Law. Those who are focused on what Christ has done for them are walking under grace.
The Christian life is not just hard to live--it's impossible to live in our human strength. The only way to walk in victory is to let Christ live through us.”