Freedom is costly! Ask any soldier out there. Yes it costs lives to gain freedom. Why do we think it would be different in the spiritual fight for freedom?
“Die to yourself” It’s not just some ‘bumper sticker’. It’s truth. If you truly want freedom from the pain of sin (which is death) and from the power of sin (which is the chains holding you), and the presence of sin (which is an eternal life in a perfect place) then you must die!
Great news though! That Passover Lamb (his name is Jesus) already died so you could be free from the pain of sin (you won’t die spiritually), from the presence of sin (you get to live in heaven, the Promised Land), and opens The Way for you to walk into through life without the presence of sin (he’s parted the sea for you).
Make no mistake, the world, the devil, and those chains will pursue you but the battle is already won. You only need to: not “be afraid. Stand firm and see the Lord’s salvation He will provide for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you must be quiet.”
(Ex. 12.1-43; 14.5-14; 1 Co. 5.7-8)