You were dead through the trespasses and sins
in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient.
All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else.
But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us
even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ —by grace you have been saved—
References for Ephesians 2:5
and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,