Heb.1:13 – But to which of the angels has He ever said,
“SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,
UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES
A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET”?

This phrase, the right hand of God, was a major part of the preaching in the earliest days of the church. How could it not be? The apostles had seen Jesus ascend into heaven with their very own eyes. Peter spoke about this in his first sermon quoting from the Psalms of David, “For David says of Him,
‘I SAW THE LORD CONTINUALLY BEFORE ME,
BECAUSE HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND, SO THAT I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN”.
This is the absolute heart and power of the gospel. Christ is seated at the Father’s right hand representing man before His Father. Secondly, because of this the power of God in the person of the Holy Spirit is poured out on whoever calls upon His Name. Here is how Andrew Murray sees this truth.

“The word suggests two thoughts. The one, that as Son of Man He is admitted to the perfect fellowship and equality with God; the other, that He is now possessor of divine, of universal authority and power. We are so familiar with the truth, that its infinite magnificence hardly strikes us. God is a God who is, and must be, infinitely jealous of His honor: His glory He will not give to another. When Jesus, the crucified Son of Man, takes His place at the right hand of the Majesty on high, it can only be because He is also the Son of God, because He is God. And it assures us that now the power and dominion of God Himself are in His hands, to carry out the work of redemption to its full consummation, until all His enemies have been put under His feet, and He shall deliver up the kingdom to the Father.”

How am I effected by the fact that Christ is at the Father’s right hand? First, I now have access into the actual presence of God. Secondly, the baptism in the Spirit is available to me. These two truths are the very center of our Christian faith; intimacy with God and the power of the Holy Spirit in my life. No wonder this dominated the preaching of the early church. Maybe that’s what we should be preaching about today.

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