If man was to be restored to perfect fellowship with the Father-God, righteousness must be given to him. All sin consciousness, sense of unworthiness, and inferiority must be eliminated from man's spirit and mind. Therefore, the first problem that the Father faced in providing man's redemption was that of providing righteousness for him. Righteousness may be defined as the ability to stand in the presence of God without the sense of sin, guilt, or inferiority.
Unless man is given the ability to stand in God's presence as he did before the fall, perfect fellowship between God and man cannot be attained. Unless the consciousness of sin that was once man's eradicated, man's fellowship with the Father cannot be spontaneous and free.
If God cannot make man righteous and as free from sin consciousness and condemnation as he was before sin entered the world, then Satan's work in Adam has been more effectual than God's work in Christ. If God cannot destroy the sin consciousness and sense of unworthiness and weakness in man (all products of spiritual death), then Christ has not destroyed the works of Satan, and the imprints of spiritual death are still upon man's consciousness, marring his fellowship with the Father. Thanks to Jesus our Lord and Savior, our righteousness and fellowship has been restored with the Father-God.