Just think of this: John G Lake, “The soul joined to Christ in His divine affection, the spirit of man entering into Christ, the Spirit of Christ entering into man causes such a transformation that the man becomes a new creature. All his impulses have changed, the ruling of his human nature ceases, and finally he is a son of God.”
Meditate that… we are sons of God.
Now consider further, “That is the wonder of the cleansing power and cross of Christ in the nature of man. The wonder is that Jesus purposed to make your heart and mine just as sweet and lovely and pure and holy as His own. That is the reason that He can accept the Christian as His bride. Who could imagine the Christ accepting Christians polluted, defined, of a lower state of purity or holiness than Himself?” (John G Lake).
The Cross where Jesus Christ shed His blood, the blood of God for me and you is the place where God has dealt with our spiritual death so that he can place His own Holy Spirit within us. That is the only way that we can know God and that is to have HIS Spirit in us. This is what makes us heirs of God. This is what makes us co-heirs with Jesus…. HE IS IN US. We are holy and righteous regardless of actions. Yet, our holiness and righteous position in Christ now produces a life of holiness and righteousness. Awesome.