"I have been crucified with Christ"
"Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin"
"If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world"
"And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires"
"But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world"
"Now if we have died with Christ"
It means that our legal case with God is closed. Justice has been fulfilled. God's righteous anger and condemnation has been directed toward Jesus, who voluntarily accepted our place as defendant and took the penalty of death on our behalf. Now there is no more case and no more trial. All of our sins and misdeeds have been accounted for perfectly by the perfect Judge, and not a shred of injustice has been found.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
"For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”
“Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.