Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Romans 6:9-10
This begs the question, how and what did Christ die to sin? Christ died to sin in three dimensions:
1. Christ died to the guilt of sin (Psalm 32:5; Romans 3:19–29)
As a result of the guilt being removed from sin, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
2. Christ died to the imputation of sin (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:19)
As a result of Christ having our sin imputed to him, we become blessed and God does not impute sin upon us (Psalm 32:2; Romans 4:8)
3. Christ died to the punishment of sin (Romans 4:25; Romans 8:3-4; 1 Peter 2:24)
This is the context in which Paul dictated Romans 6:9-10. And this, really is the explanation of the claim in verse seven which he states, “For he that is dead is freed from sin.” Christ is our perfect substitute. He fully satisfied the holiness and wrath of God upon sin in his death, that he might deliver us unto abundant, eternal life in him. It is from this aim that Paul pleads with the reader, “Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:11)
It is time to stop placing fear in the hearts and minds of believers. Christ died to set you free! What Christ did for you actually worked. It is actually enough. He is not up sitting next to the Father biting his nails in hopes the Father misses that one little mistake you made today. No, friend, Christ fully became sin for us, each and every sin from every person who was, is, and ever will be born. He paid the full, required penalty for all sin. And God, through Christ has entered into a new covenant with us because of Christ. This new covenant is a blood covenant solely based on grace through faith in Christ. The decree of this covenant is known as the gospel, an old English word meaning: news that is nearly too good to be true.
Beloved, you are free from sin if you have died with Christ. You are free from the guilt, imputation, and punishment of sin. Now, go in the power of this grace and watch as his grace enables you to sin no more.