God counts us to have died with Christ.
Or do you not know that as many as have been immersed into Christ Jesus, into his death we have been immersed? Romans 6:3
Christ died to the sin nature, so we are also dead to it.
knowing this that our old man has been co-crucified in order that the body of the sin nature should be rendered ineffective to no longer be slaved to our sin nature. Romans 6:6