Reading, can you see? Seeing, can you understand? Not without the experience of revelation.
"This is the bread which cometh down from heaven; that a man may eat thereof, and not die. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. He that eateth of this bread shall Live for ever. Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Jesus shall give thee light (knowledge), for ye are dead and your Life is hid with Jesus in God." (John 6:50,51,58; Ephesians 5:14)
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: for as in Adam all die, even so in Jesus shall all be made Alive. Jesus is risen from the dead to become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man also is come the resurrection of the dead." (1Corinthians 15:20-22; Romans 5:12)
"The hour cometh, and NOW is, when the Dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear, shall Live. Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good unto the resurrection of Life, and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation (darkness). Ye are, to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of righteousness unto Life. Being then made free from sin, ye become the Servants of Righteousness." (John 5:25,28-29; Romans 6:16,18)
"For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. You hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sin; where in time past ye walked according to the cause of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through Righteousness unto eternal Life by Jesus." (John 5:21; Ephesians 2:1-2; Romans 5:21)
"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? Woe unto you, who are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. The body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit (Mind) is Life because of Righteousness. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my sayings (do them), he shall never see death. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is Life and peace." (Romans 7:24; Matthew 23:27; Romans 8:10; Ephesians 5:14; Romans 8:6)
"For this cause was the gospel preached to them that are dead. Jesus hath abolished death and hath brought Life and immortality to light through the gospel. Jesus was made for the suffering of death, that by him should he taste death for every man. Forasmuch as we are all partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that hath the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." (1Peter 4:6; 2Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 2:9, 14-15)
"The people which sat in darkness (ignorance) saw a great light (knowledge); and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up; to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet unto the way of peace. Verily, verily, I say unto you, There be some standing here which shall not taste death till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom; till they see the Kingdom of God." (Matthew 4:16-17; Matthew 16:28; Luke 9:27)
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The wages of sin is death. Let the dead bury the dead; go and preach the kingdom of God. God is not a god of the dead, but of the Living." (John 12:2"4; Romans 6:23; Luke 1:79; Luke 9:60)
"Jesus made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a Stewart, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. We are buried with Jesus by baptism unto death: and as Jesus was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, so should we walk in a newness of Life." (Philippians 2:8-9; Romans 6:4)
"They which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, have passed from death unto Life. For this my son was dead, and is alive again: he was lost, and is found." (Luke 20:35; 1John 3:14; Luke 15:24)
We are the dead, in the world of the dead. We are dead as to who we are, where we are, why we are here, and how to return home. We are dead to the Father. We were cast out of the world Life (Heaven) into this world of death (earth).