What Easter is All About
This is what Easter is all about. The resurrection is our notification that the transaction is complete. Jesus has paid in full the debt for our sin, and the Father has accepted the payment. The resurrected Jesus has entered into his kingdom in his resurrected body so that we may be raised to life and freed from death and bondage to sin.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:4-10 ESV)