Before God even created he had a purpose and plan for the whole cosmos. This plan emerged within the communication of the Triune Communion. And the Father sent both his Son and Spirit on mission to make it all happen. So the actions of God’s Son and Spirit in the drama of redemption are the space-time expression of all that God freely decided in eternity.
In this drama of redemption, God rescues us from the rule of Sin, Death and Satan so that we are no longer under these powers. He rescues us in order to bring us under the rule of Jesus, his dearly loved Son. As Paul says, “God has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son” (Col 1:13). God accomplished this dramatic liberation in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus dies to the realm of sin and death and we died with him. Jesus rose into new creation as king over all and we rise with him. Jesus is exalted to his Father’s side as the Royal Man and we are seated with him in heavenly places.
As King Jesus encounters us personally by his Spirit we pass from the reign of sin and death into his reign of life, light and love. The old is gone; the new has come. We now live under King Jesus as his kin.