At God’s Right Hand

Aug 31, 2016
John Flavel

We read in Hebrews 1:3, “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
The Lord Jesus, having finished His whole work on earth and having returned again to His Father, assumes the place prepared for Him at God’s right hand. So then, what is implied in Christ’s sitting at God’s right hand?
1. It implies the perfecting and completing of His work, for which He came into the world.
2. It shows the high satisfaction of God the Father in Him and His work. God, the father, raised Him from the dead and welcomed Him to heaven and all His people with Him.
3. It shows the advancement of Christ’s human nature to the highest honor. Our Mediator is the man, Christ Jesus. There is a man in glory.
4. It implies the sovereignty and supremacy of Christ over all in both worlds, for this belongs to Him that sits upon that throne. “He must reign till He hath put all His enemies under His feet.”
5. It presents Christ as the conqueror. To have all His enemies under His feet denotes a complete victory.
6. It implies the advancement of all believers to the highest honor, for He sits there (as He has always been) as their representative. We “sit with Him in heavenly places.”

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