“The LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool” – Psalm 110:1

LIGHT FOR NOW: Jesus today is not that small baby in a manger, He is the exalted Lord, risen king who is seated at the right hand of God.

It is worthy of note that the believers’ authority stems from the post-resurrection position and possession of Jesus Christ. In looking at your authority as a believer, you will look at Jesus resurrected and not Jesus of Nazareth who was anointed. Jesus today is exalted and seated at the right hand of the Father. What did David mean in Psalm 110:1 when he said “right hand” and “sit at my right hand”? It is important that you understand what this means lest you begin to picture him on a chair at the right hand side of the Father. The term “right hand” implies to bestow, to delegate and to give all your authority, influence and power to someone else. For example, Joseph was appointed to be the right hand of Pharaoh, that is, everything he had, he gave it to Joseph (Genesis 41:39-44). Right hand in Hebrew is coined from the word “regent”; one who takes the place of the king in his absence. The term “sit at my right hand” means “I am leaving the throne for you; I am leaving everything in your stead”. The only person not subject to the regent is the king himself. Hence, right hand is the regency where you give someone to hold authority in your stead.

Hear Jesus in Matthew 26:24, “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said : nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven”. That right hand is power! Mark 14:62 says “And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven”. Mark 16:19 reads “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God”. He became the regent of God, the on acting in his stead. Jesus’ kingdom is the right hand and that is the glory that follows. A regent has equal authority as the one who bequeathed it. acts 2:33 reads “Therefore being by the right hand of God is exalted, and having received of the father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he had shed forth this, which ye now see and hear”. Right hand is not about sitting, it is a position. The Jesus we consider today is Jesus at the right hand. He wasn’t seated until he suffered. We see Jesus seated at the father’s right hand and ourselves in him. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge your realities.

CONFESSION: I see myself in Christ with the same capabilities of Christ, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: The believer is seated in the same position as Christ.


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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