The Gospel of John once again distinguishes itself: In John 3, Jesus compares Himself to the bronze serpent that Moses lifted up on a pole in the wilderness. At the last supper, Jesus quotes prophecy of the disciple who would betray Him: "He that eateth bread with Me hath lifted up his heal against Me." Need I remind you that in Genesis 3 the curse of the Serpent that deceived Eve? "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise his heel." This gets a little dicey, because prophetically the "seed" that "bruises" Satan's head is Jesus, the Son of Man. But John has Jesus identifying with that one who's head is bruised. Galatians 3 corroborates that lesson: "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."
So does this lend support to the idea that Jesus Is The Elect of God, elect both to reprobation (damnation) and elect to salvation (our salvation)? Jesus was sent on a mission by His Father to become The Man. As God, He reached down to man to grasp all of mankind and return Him to unity with the Father. In as much as He became a man, He was God's Man to reach back up to God to renew unity between the Father and His creation. In one person, we have God reaching to reconcile man to God, and Man reaching up to God to that same end.
In order to effect this re-conciliation, Jesus, God in human flesh, must, in unity with humanity, take the world's sin upon Himself, to "become sin" as it were, in order to become God's accursed. Hence, He could take all the world's curse and nail it to the cross. An eternity of hell in 6 hours on the cross (6 hours, He hung there by His hands and feet?) the wrath of God satisfied, the elect reprobate of God destroyed (the serpent on the pole). Jesus the elect Savior of the world waits in the tomb for His Glorification on Easter morn.
This Son of God, this Christ, this Son of Man, took your punishment on the cross for you, for your salvation. He took all of the hell Almighty God had to mete out in order to satisfy justice and destroy the wall between you and Him.
Now, Jesus the Elect to salvation, awaits Easter Morn, to be resurrected to eternal life, only this time He is not just doing this in your place, but He is taking you with Him. He is God's elect for you. He Is your Righteousness eternally before the Father. And we (as many as have trusted Him) are in union with Him, in Heavenly places.