In Christ we are made alive. Nothing less. Nothing more. Jesus is life. Not the means to life. Life itself. His life is not something separate from His being. Life is Jesus. Similarly Jesus is righteousness itself. Righteousness is not something extraneous to Jesus. It is him. Righteousness is who he is. Jesus is the righteousness from God because God is righteousness itself.
Jesus is life. He is His life and yours. Your life in Adam is dead. Your life in Jesus is you!