For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
Romans 6:5-6 (NKJV)
Having a revelation of who we are in Christ is crucial for us to lay hold of all that Jesus has made available to us. The very heart of salvation is union with Christ, which means that who we once were in the flesh has been crucified with Jesus. The more that we meditate on and confess that we are now a brand new creation, the more will we find ourselves free from all the things that used to hold us in bondage. Let us realize that we have been made completely victorious in Christ, and we are being called to live out of all that is true about us in Him.