"And now, therefore, may we draw the conclusion to which this whole Chapter conducts us, and affirm that Our Lord's acts of Mediation towards men, as well as His intercession with the Father, are a present fact in the world of life, and not a mere fictitious representation. To be accounted the bond of union between different natures is to discharge the part of a Mediator--to be their real bond of union is to be one. Now, Christ did not undertake this office as a legal fiction; He is the "One Mediator," because in Him Godhead and Manhood were really united. And if He has still the same character, it must be in fact and not in name--Godhead and Manhood must still be connected by His actual intervention. While He is one by nature with the Everlasting Father, He must be one also by grace with those inferior members to whom He has vouchsafed to become Head, that He might be the "Saviour of the body." For the gifts of grace do not become less necessary through the lapse of ages: every generation of Adam's children has equal need of that external principle of supernatural renewal, which flows from the humanity of the Son of God into His brethren. The acts of His human, must continue therefore as certainly as those of His Divine nature, and consequently that Presence of His manhood, whereby "we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones." Thus does the truth of His Mediation imply our actual union with His man's nature."
- Robert Isaac Wilberforce (The Doctrine of the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, pgs. 304-305)
*Re-post from 2/19/15