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But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.

And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

- Acts 7:55-56

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.

- John 16:7

Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an High Priest, who is ad on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.

- Hebrews 8:1

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.

- Hebrews 9:24

And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of Me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

- Acts 23: 11

These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

- John 16:33

 

How do the Brazen Altar of Burnt Offerings and the Laver in the Tabernacle courtyard picture the two rich benefits which flowed forth from Christ's side when He died for His Church?

    presence of God. When I think of all my sins that he can report, I tremble."

    "But have you also thought about One who has a more honored, intimate, and powerful position than Satan - One who is seated at God's right hand in His throne?" the other replied. "Satan cannot say much as long as our Savior is sitting there."

    What rich comforts may God's children experience from Christ's sitting at God's right hand?


Scripture not only speaks of Christ sitting at God's right hand, it also refers to Him standing there. "Standing" portrays serving and working.

Jesus stands at His Father's right hand. He works for His Church in heaven. He uses His position of honor, intimacy, and power to serve His people. He serves as His children's Prophet, Priest, and King. The following chart briefly reviews that which was taught more extensively in Chapter 10 regarding Christ's offices.


AT GOD'S RIGHT HAND, CHRIST SERVES HIS CHURCH AS:
Office Serves
1. Prophet

By teaching His people God's truth and enlightening their minds to understanding through the applying work of His Spirit.

2. Priest

a. By presenting His own sacrifice to God for His Church

b. By praying for His children at God's right hand
c. By blessing His people with heavenly blessings

3. King

a. By gathering and delivering His Church from their enemies

b. By protecting and preserving His children in their state of grace
c. By ruling and governing His people according to His Word

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