In the past, we were dead because we sinned and fought against God. We were dead in the trespasses and sins. It is also because of our disobedience and our many sins. But, God made us alive when we were spiritually dead and separated from Him because of your transgressions and sins.
It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.