“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe according to the working of his mighty power” – Ephesians 1:16-19

LIGHT FOR NOW: Jesus is risen and exalted with the position of highest authority, at the right hand of God.

Verse 20 of Paul’s words in our key text above makes it clear that upon Jesus’ resurrection, he sat at the right hand of God. This was the prophecy of David in Psalm 110:1 which reads “The LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool”. This scripture is often quoted in the scriptures, whether in the four gospels (Matthew to John) and the epistles (Acts to Revelation). In Acts 2:22-36, Peter quoted it and explained that the prophecy was concerning Jesus, not David. In Acts 2:36, Peter says something crucial which reads “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ”. In the four gospels, Jesus was anointed; his being called Lord here had to do with his exaltation. Therefore, Psalm 110:1 deals with Jesus’ exaltation. He did not just die but rose and more importantly, he’s exalted and seated at the right hand of God. Sitting is the glory that followed.

Observe Matthew 6:13, it reads “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever Amen”. The kingdom is the power and the glory. We must stop seeing Jesus in Galilee. He died a lamb but he rose as Lord. The believer needs to see Jesus exalted. 1Peter 3:22 has this to say “Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him”. The right hand is the place of his authority. His statement in Matthew 28:18 was based on the fact that he had risen and went to heaven. Jesus today is seated at the right hand of God; a place and position of authority. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: See the exalted Christ.

CONFESSION: I see the risen Lord; Jesus exalted and seated at the right hand of the father, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

QUOTE: The father’s right hand is not a location but a position; a position of authority.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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