At the Right Hand: Why Jesus Being Seated in Heaven Changes Everything on Earth

Saturday, 30 Apr 2016

'The people of the gospel are the sphere in which Christ reigns through word and Spirit, and his character is put on display in the very lives he is changing.'
Jesus died for our sins, but he’s not on the cross anymore; he’s seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling the universe. Despite the overwhelming importance of Jesus sitting in heaven (mentioned around thirty-three times in the New Testament), it is an aspect of his work that is often overlooked in the church. This is no minor oversight: without Jesus being seated in heaven (often referred to as the ‘session of Christ’), the gospel unravels. That is why the New Testament repeatedly mentions Jesus sitting in heaven and does so in a way that connects ...

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