Here are some wonderful quotes from Rob Rufus which go along with and actually inspired my post from two days ago:
"What does the gift of righteousness mean? It means 'right standing with God!' The gift of righteousness gives you permanent, unconditional, irreversible, from first to last right standing with God. Now what does right standing with God mean? It means that there is nothing between you and the Father.
"Right standing - nothing separating us! Does the Father have any problems with the Son? Is there any conflict between the Father and the Son? Does the Father point out the Son's faults? No, you are in Christ and through what happened at the Cross you are ONE with the Father! So actually friends - every second of every moment of every day you are actually as close to the Father as Jesus is."