Spurgeon: April PM* 04/21/PM
"Who is even at the right hand of God."
He who was once despised and rejected of men, now occupies
the honourable position of a beloved and honoured Son. The right
hand of God is the place of majesty and favour . Our Lord Jesus
is His people's representative. When He died for them they had
rest; He rose again for them, they had liberty; when He sat down
at His Father's right hand, they had favour, and honour, and
dignity. The raising and elevation of Christ is the elevation,
the acceptance, and enshrinement, the glorifying of all His
people, for He is their head and representative. This sitting at
the right hand of God, then, is to be viewed as the acceptance
of the person of the Surety, the reception of the Representative,
and therefore, the acceptance of our souls. O saint, see in
this thy sure freedom from condemnation. "Who is he that
condemneth?" Who shall condemn the men who are in Jesus at the
right hand of God?
The right hand is the place of power . Christ at the right
hand of God hath all power in heaven and in earth. Who shall
fight against the people who have such power vested in their
Captain? O my soul, what can destroy thee if Omnipotence be thy
helper? If the aegis of the Almighty cover thee, what sword can
smite thee? Rest thou secure. If Jesus is thine all-prevailing
King, and hath trodden thine enemies beneath His feet; if sin,
death, and hell are all vanquished by Him, and thou art
represented in Him, by no possibility canst thou be destroyed.
"Jesu's tremendous name
Puts all our foes to flight: Jesus, the meek, the angry Lamb,
A Lion is in fight.
"By all hell's host withstood;
We all hell's host o'erthrow;
And conquering them, through Jesu's blood
We still to conquer go."