The interesting thing is that in Romans 6:11 and Colossians 3:2, Paul tells us that we are to think differently because of this truth. In Romans 6:11 we are to “consider” ourselves dead to sin. It can be translated reckon as well. In Colossians 3:2 we are to set our minds on above.
That is hard for me to grasp. Trusting Christ causes me to die and my life becomes His. All then I have to do is remember that. I must intentionally consider myself dead, and set my mind on the above, which results in fruit.
Doesn’t seem to be in practice.