You were living in your sins and lawless ways. But in fact you were dead.
References for Ephesians 2:1
You used to live as sinners when you followed the ways of this world. You served the one who rules over the spiritual forces of evil. He is the spirit who is now at work in those who don't obey God.
At one time we all lived among them. We tried to satisfy what our sinful nature wanted to do. We followed its longings and thoughts. God was angry with us and everyone else because of the kind of people we were.
But God loves us deeply. He is full of mercy.
So he gave us new life because of what Christ has done. He gave us life even when we were dead in sin. God's grace has saved you.
God raised us up with Christ. He has seated us with him in his heavenly kingdom because we belong to Christ Jesus.