20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
2:19-20 How have our old selves been crucified with Christ? Legally, God looks at us as if we had died with Christ. Because our sins died with him, we are no longer condemned (Colossians 2:13-15). Relationally, we have become one with Christ, and his experiences are ours. Our Christian life began when, in unity with him, we died to our old life (see Romans 6:5-11). In our daily life, we must regularly crucify sinful desires that keep us from following Christ. This, too, is a kind of dying with him (Luke 9:23-25). And yet the focus of Christianity is not on dying but on living. Because we have been crucified with Christ, we have also been raised with him (Romans 6:5). Legally, we have been reconciled with God (2 Corinthians 5:19) and are free to grow into Christ’s likeness (Romans 8:29). And in our daily life, we have Christ’s resurrection power as we continue to fight sin (Ephesians 1:19-20). We are no longer alone, for Christ lives in us—he is our power for living and our hope for the future (Colossians 1:27). Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible
Do you have the life of the new man in CHRIST? I do and it is the greatest feeling a person can have. To KNOW that we no longer live with the wonder if we are going to Heaven or not. JESUS died for all our sins, past, present, and future. And as we mature in Christ more everyday we will sin less and start showing the fruits of his love, grace, and mercy so that others can see our life has changed. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and let other see and know that you have crucified the old man and the new man has been raised to live a life like CHRIST.