“The resurrection is not the undoing of the event of the cross, but the transfer of that event from our fallen cosmology to God’s place in which it is the finished work. The cross is a new environment that we are baptized and immersed in. It redetermines our metabolism. In it we learn to make one another present. The cross is the path, opened up by the Son, along which the Spirit now leads us, so that in the wilderness territory of the cross we are taught the practices and life of the resurrected Son. Our way through this territory must be learned as a set of skills and form of action. We are the ones who must become other than we presently are. He will meet us, not as we have been, but as we will be, transformed to become the people of his household. He has come to us, as the one Son. He is with us as the many, the Spirit, in such a way that we are graspable to him, while he is not graspable to us. The coming again — the general resurrection — will be the completion of the resurrection in which this one will lead and stay with this many.”
–Douglas Knight, The Eschatological Economy: Time and the Hostpitality of God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006), 136.