Seated At The Right Hand of God
Colossians 3:1-2 (AMPC)
By Vernon Silver
“If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. colossians 3:1-2 (AMPC)
Pastor asked us to use something that was in the Pod. I used my chair.
Seated at the right hand of God. The position of honor and majesty that Christ enjoys as the exalted Son of God. That exaltation makes Him the fountain of blessing for His people.
My First Point: The word “Pure.”
I know you are saying, I don’t see that in the scripture, but it’s in there. Pure. This Hebrew term appears only seven times in the Bible and always in the Poetic Books. Possibly it derives from a verb that can mean: 1. to purify; 2. to choose or select or 3. to make shine or polish.
The word is associated with the eyes, suggesting radiance. The term appears with other words denoting cleanness and purity, especially the purity of the heart. “The heart of compassion.” It is a Hebraism that connotes the internal organs of the human body used figuratively to describe the seat of emotions.
You see if we want to sit on the seat with Jesus, we have to have a clean and pure heart, to be without spot or blemish.
My Second Point: We are chosen of God.
Once again, you don’t see it in the scripture, but it’s in there. This designates true Christians as those who have been chosen by God. No one is converted solely by his own choice, but only in response to God’s effectual free, uninfluenced, and sovereign grace. We were chosen before we were in our mother’s womb; so yes we are Chosen of God.
“The LORD said to My Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool’.” See when you have been sitting at His feet in His presence, there’s nothing you can’t ask Him for according to His will. As we sit at His feet and stay in His Word eating it, He will fight our battles.
“For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” “One thing have I desired of the Lord … that I may dwell (sit) in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” Dwell means to sit, abide, inhabit, remain. So, I want to sit and abide with my Lord.
“But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” In order to stay on the high road with Christ, I can’t listen to the many voices clamoring for my attention, trying to divert me to another path. Jesus has called me to walk ever so close with Him, soaking in His presence, living in His peace. This is His unique design for me, planned before the world began.
He called each of His children to a different path, distinctly designed for that one. Do not let anyone convince you that his/her path is the only right way. And be careful not to extol your path as superior to another’s way. What He requires of me is to “act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with Him” wherever He leads me.
See you too can sit with Christ, but first you have to be born again, to let Him clean us up by washing us with the Word.