This is just so. It is already done. We can accept it and thank God. There is no obedience and no imitation involved. This is basic truth.
“How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” (Romans 6:2b)
“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)
“Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but ali…