If the human race fell in Adam, a mere man, what happened to us in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Father’s eternal Son incarnate and the anointed One? When he died, we died. When he rose, we rose. When he ascended, we ascended. When he sat down at the Father’s right hand, we too were seated with him, and there and then accepted, embraced, included forever, even as it was planned before the foundation of the world. Being included in Jesus' relationship with his Father means we are included in his anointing in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life. Pentecost inevitably follows the resurrection and the ascension of Jesus, the vicarious man.
“For the love of Christ constrains us, having reached this conclusion: One died for all, therefore all died” (2COR 5:14).
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ” (EPH 2:4-6).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1PET 1:3).
“With the birth and resurrection of Jesus, with Jesus Himself, the relation of the world to God has been drastically altered, for everything has been placed on an entirely new basis, the unconditional grace of God” (T. F. Torrance, Space, Time and Resurrection, p. 34).
May we all know what the Triune God has done for us, and with us, and to us in Jesus, and live in its freedom.