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The Right Hand Man

Jesus Christ was and is the Son of God (Mark 1:1, see also The Logos), but He also frequently referred to Himself as the "Son of man," meaning not just an actual physical descendant of Adam, but that He was a man (the name Adam comes from the Hebrew word for man, pronounced aw-dawm, which is used in the Scriptures not just for the first man, but for the species as a whole, male and female). Jesus Christ was as human as any other human that has ever lived; they couldn't have killed Him otherwise (see also Jesus, The Man).

The Son Of Man Now Sits At The Right Hand Of God

Heaven Jesus Christ was accused of blasphemy by the religious authorities because He, being a man, also claimed to be the Son of God:

"And the high priest [i.e. Caiaphas] answered and said unto Him, I adjure Thee by the living God, that Thou tell us whether Thou be the Christ, the Son of God."

"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."

"Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard His blasphemy." (Matthew 26:63-65 KJV)

But Jesus Christ was telling the Truth. He was the Son of God, and He was "just a man," and He did thereafter go to sit at the right hand of God:

"Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God" (Luke 22:69 KJV)

"Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins." (Acts 5:31 KJV)

"But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God" (Hebrews 10:12 KJV)

While all of the verses above make plain that Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God, Stephen, just as he was about to become the first Christian martyr (see Martyrs) for delivering one of the most beautiful and powerful discourses of the Bible to many of the same Hypocrites that killed the Messiah, Stephen saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God at that moment. Perhaps, like any spectator of a highly emotional event, the Messiah stood up for "a better view," perhaps even saying, "Give it to them Stephen, give it to them."

"When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. 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."

"Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and stoned him [see Stoning]: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul [who later became the apostle Paul - see Paul's Ministry]."

"And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep." (Acts 7:54-60 KJV)

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