Jesus came to kill you. Yes, He calls you and I to die to ourselves and to live in Him. Receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior is a covenant to die to self.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20 KJV