In Matthew 20:17-19, Jesus and the disciples were headed for Jerusalem. Jesus takes the disciples aside to tell them something. Jesus said, I go to Jerusalem to die. I will be betrayed and handed over to the gentiles to be crucified. And on the third day I shall rise again. Jesus entered into the covenant of Abraham. This is where He is sacrificed to God. Then God resurrected Jesus. We as believers entered into the same covenant. And we must be sacrificed to God and let Him resurrect us into a new and living way. If you are a believer and are unwilling to follow God and His commandments, then you need to go back to the cross and die. We can’t resurrect ourselves. Only God can. If you don’t die to yourself, there is no guarantee that you will enter heaven. Those that are dead and endure to the end shall be saved(Galatians 2:20).