Sunday, April 19, 2009

What Does The Elevation of Christ Mean For Us?

"Who is even at the right hand of God" (Romans 8:34).

As you sip your coffee this morning, think about these words. Jesus is at the right hand of God.
Jesus Christ, once despised and rejected of men, now occupies the honorable position of a beloved and honored Son. The right hand of God is the place of majesty and favor. Our Lord Jesus is the representative of His people. When Jesus died for us, we received rest. When He rose up from the grave and defeated death, we received liberty. When He sat down at His Father's right hand, we received favor, honor, and dignity. The raising and elevation of Christ to the right hand of God represents the elevation, acceptance, and glorifying of all His people, for He is the head and representative of the Church. While the world may still seek class division, God and His church is the great unifier.

This elevation of Christ is the acceptance of the Representative of God, and therefore, the acceptance of our souls. As His people, we have received freedom from condemnation. Who shall condemn the men who are in Jesus at the right hand of God?

The right hand is the place of power. God’s placement of Jesus on His right hand shows that God has given Jesus all power in heaven and in earth. Who dare fight against the people of the Lord? Do you realize that the Omnipotence is your helper? If the protection and guidance of the Almighty envelopes you, what evil force can harm you? Therefore, child of God, rest secured. If Jesus is your Savior and Lord, and you enjoy a personal relationship with Him, rest secured. If Jesus is your King, He has crushed your enemies under His feet, and He has vanquished sin, death, and hell. You are represented in and by Him and cannot be destroyed. Be bold and confident as you walk through this day. Remember, you are a child of the King!

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for your all-compassing care. Help me to live this day with the assurance that I am fully encompassed in your embrace. Amen.

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