5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. Romans 6:5-7
We are no longer slaves of sin when we have placed our faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Because of Jesus death and resurrection, we have died with Christ and we have been raised to new life with Him. Before we come to Christ we are enslaved to sin and the desires of the sinful nature. But it is only through Christ that true freedom can be found.
Many in this world try to find freedom in man’s wisdom and man made religions. In the end it simply places people in deeper bondage. They believe they are in control, but in fact they are enslaved to the desires of the sinful nature.
But Jesus through his death and resurrection demonstrated the ultimate victory over this world and the grave. For it is only when we place our faith in Jesus and fully rely upon Him that we are set free and walk in victory. Our growth in Christ is a progressive process. As we grow there are many times when we will fall down and make mistakes. But we mature as we learn from each mistake and through every battle we become battle hardened.