Galatians 2:17-21
17 But what if we seek to be made right with God through faith in Christ and then find out that we are still sinners? Has Christ led us into sin? Of course not! 18 Rather, I make myself guilty if I rebuild the old system I already tore down. 19 For when I tried to keep the law, I realized I could never earn God’s approval. So I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ. 20 I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I am not one of those who treats the grace of God as meaningless. For if we could be saved by keeping the law, then there was no need for Christ to die.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Sin, by its very nature brings death that is a fact as certain as the law of gravity.  Sin always separates us from God. Jesus did not die for His own sins, He had none.  Instead, by a transaction that we may never fully understand, He died for the sins of the whole world.  He died for all past, present and every sin to ever be committed.  There is not one sin that can not be forgiven by the work that Christ Jesus did on the cross. It is by faith believing that we receive the forgiveness that Christ died to give us.  Only those who believe Him will be saved from their sin.  When we commit our life to Christ and thus identify ourselves with Him, His death becomes ours. We (that is our sinful nature) are crucified with Him.  Our sinful nature is nailed to the cross with Him. Our spirit is immediately connected to God and He lives in us.  But our soul, that is our mind, our will and our emotions, need to be transformed into His image.  This is the working out of our salvation.  We surrender our soul to Him sometimes minute by minute.  Our bodies also need to be under submission to His will as we take care of our physical needs. He paid the penalty for our sins, and His blood has purified us. Our spirit is immediately connected to Him and our soul starts the process to become like Him. Our body will someday rise from death just as Christ rose from the dead.  So we will rise to a new life for eternal fellowship with Jesus Christ.

Have a God Day!