"The primary goal of the incarnation was the Son's participation in death, through which he nullified the devil's ability to enslave the people of God through the fear if death. Jesus' death was the inevitable consequence of his determination to identify himself so completely with his brothers and sisters. There would be no aspect of human experience that he would not share. But in this instance death was not the consequence of human rebellion. It was an expression of consecration to do the will of God. For that reason, the devil's ability to wield the power of Death was rendered ineffective in relationship to the Christian."