Christians everywhere are living in defeat. What are we missing? The most important concepts for victorious living are substitution and identification—that Christ died for us, and that we died in Christ. Not only are we now free from the penalty of sin; we are free from the power of sin! However, just like the emancipated slaves in America who were legally free, not all Christians are immediately aware of or embrace their new identity, causing them to continue living as slaves to sin. The Christian life is parallel, and Believers must embrace these powerful truths for true freedom in Christ.