1 Cor 15:36 says, “that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die”. To be quickened is to be made alive. Seeds that are sown die to live. This is a principle in the earth. Jesus said, “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit”, Jn 12:24. It has to die to live and bring forth fruit.
Seeds must die to bring forth fruit – Jn 12:24. You have to put a seed in the ground for it to bring forth fruit. When you look in the ground after the plant begins to grow, the seed is gone. The roots go down and the plant comes up. The result of planting the seed is that you get many more seeds.
Jesus had to die for us to live – Jn 12:24. Without his death, burial, and resurrection, there would be no eternal life for us. He had to die for us to live.
We must die to ourselves to live unto Jesus – Jn 12:25, Mk 8:35. As long as we continue to live our own lives, we will never live his life. But when we die to ourselves, be begin to do his will, not ours. We begin to go his way, not ours. We start to please him, rather than please ourselves.
Our flesh must die for us to live – Rom 8:10-13. Just as the seed must die to bring forth fruit, so we must die to being forth the fruit of the Spirit. It is in our death to ourselves that we begin to have victory over sin.