Jesus bore the cross for himself, that others might partake of the exaltation which is his because of obedience unto death.
Livingwith God has its counterpart: God dwelling with us. “Certainly I will be with thee”, was true for Moses in his special mission. It is true for each of us, if we trust Him, in His purpose with us.
“It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you are spirit and life”: therefore, if these words dwell in us, “Spirit and life” dwell in us, otherwise not.