Likewise, my brethren, you have undergone death as to the Law through the [crucified] body of Christ, so that now you may belong to Another, to Him Who was raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God.
Once born again we now belong to God, we are not our own. Because we are His we should no longer look like, sound like, nor act like the world. We should bear godly fruit. You are in the world but no longer of the world. In John 15:7-8 we are told if we abide in Jesus and His Word abides in us we will bear fruit unto God. God’s Word is abiding or alive in us to the degree we live in obedience to the Word. We don’t become born again to keep living the way we have always lived, but to now follow in the Lord’s example for our life. As the above scripture states we now belong to Another, we belong to the Lord. He purchased us through His shed blood. That is the reason you call upon the Lord to be saved. This refers to making Jesus the Lord over your life. He is now Supreme in authority, so we should no longer be calling the shots, but looking to the One who purchased our life. If you want to bear godly fruit you must keep Jesus as the Lord of your life and not be your own Lord. Remember Who you belong to. You will be glad you did.