Transgressions and sin was the hold of man’s life. Its directed them into the paths of the  weakened ness. Following the ways of the kingdom of the air who is the spirit of disobedience(contradiction of the known truth). Every man lived in these at one time of their life time. Gratifying the craves of the body by following its thoughts and desires. But should any one boast or judge the other because today they live a different life not captives of sin?? No!  It is because of the Great Mercies of God that life got place in me and you. We surely were dead, but Christ brought us to existence (life). Ephesians 2 : 8-9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God Not of works, lest any man should boast. Therefore, walking in obedience since we are not only alive but also sited with our Lord and saviour Jesus in the heavenly realms.
These is the same Christ who qualified every human into the gospel. For through him the uncircumcised (gentiles by birth). Who were excluded from the citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise and without God in the world.
But today they are citizens of the kingdom of heaven with the fullness of Christ in them and a zeal of the spirit. All the barriers and walls of hostility that divided man and God was all broken(shuttered, wiped away) through the cross. And man is fully reconciled to God for eternity making him (man) His holy temple where He dwelling by His spirit.