… Jesus Christ, who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him. (1 Peter 3:21-22 NET_FL)
The Light Bringing One, or Lucifer, wanted to replace Jesus at God’s right hand—the navel of all blessing and power. His first objective was the throne, and his second was to make us into his followers.
Lucifer fought God’s Son with cunning and cruelty. He exposed himself as Satan. Jesus also revealed his true heart when he bowed to the ordained slaughter. There was not much of a skirmish and Lucifer gloated.
Then God read out the rules. The throne would not go to the powerful but to the humble.
The first hint of light touched the Jerusalem sky, and the supreme coronation began. Jesus was resurrected. Following the ancient protocol, the King of Kings spent forty days making ready for his ascension to the throne at God’s right hand. He showed his living body to hundreds, strengthened his disciples, and enjoyed his friends. On the appointed day, he rose into the air and God anointed him into the seat above every dominion.
Having failed his first objective, Lucifer turned to his second, the capture of human souls. That battle rages on, but we may align ourselves with the reigning Jesus. All authority rests on the sacred right hand seat, so our union with Jesus bestows power over life to us, his followers. We have it all because of where he is seated.
Prayer: King Jesus, I kneel before your throne.