We never have, we never can and we never will!
We cannot be saved by our works and our doings.
In verse 4, there is a very big turn around for what was written in verses 1-3. This is done by the word BUT. The verse starts with the word BUT......and this BUT is really what saves us. This one word, really takes all the doom and gloom that is written in verse 1-3, and shows us that this world is not what will save us and that this "prince of the air" is not the be all and end all.
We die with Him
We rise with Him
We live with Him
We reign With Him
We are joint heirs with Him
We share His sufferings on earth.
We learn to trust God in everything that we do. We need to stop young to accomplish everything ourselves. We need to repent for our sins, because no one is going to do it for us. Even the Holy Spirit doesn't repent for us, we need to do it ourselves. We need to trust that our lives are safe in Gods hands and whatever we do or wherever we go, we know that God has our back.