Unlimited: At the Right Hand of God
Jul 21, 2021 134
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God (Mark 16:19, NIV).
Jesus gave his disciples what we call today, “The Great Commission,” the instruction to preach the gospel to the whole world.
The Gospel of Mark is coming to its dramatic end.
The New Testament tells us many times that at his ascension, Jesus sat at the right hand of God. This is repeated often to remind us of two vital facts.
The first one is that the right hand of God is the seat of divine power. Jesus has all the power! And if you are trusting in him, then all power is yours, in Jesus’ name.
The second vital fact follows on from the first. Everything that Jesus did was for you. He lived for you, he died for you, he rose for you, and he has ascended for you. He did it as your substitute and representative.
If the Father has accepted Christ at his right hand, then he has also accepted you, and all those who trust in him.
At the right hand of God in the heavenly realm
Now, as the apostle Paul forcefully reminds us, there is nothing to separate you from the love of God.
The apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:6-7 that,
“God raised us up in Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.”
This is past tense. It happened at the Cross. When Jesus died, you died, when he rose, you rose, and when he was seated at the right hand of God, you were seated in heavenly places with him.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Go and meditate on the meaning of this verse and what it means for your life today. The gift is yours. Accept it. Believe it. You are accepted!