For once I was full of darkness, far away from God! I was his enemy, separated from him by my evil thoughts and actions. I used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. The devil is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. I used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of my sinful nature. I lived in this world without God, lost and without hope. But now I have been made right with God by repenting and calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. Yes, I once was far away from God, but now I have been brought near to Him through the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. God has reconciled me to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. Once I was dead because of my disobedience and my many sins. But even though I was dead because of my sins, God in His rich forgiving mercy and love for me, gave me eternal life when He raised Christ from the dead!!!
Ephesians 5:8, Colossians 1:21-22, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Ephesians 2:2-3, 4-5+12-13