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The Right Hand Man
by Wayne Blank
The Son Of Man Now Sits At The Right Hand Of God
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."
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)
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."
Fact Finder: What is the reason for Jesus Christ sitting at the right hand of God?