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1 Peter 3:22
22 Who [hos] is gone [poreuomai] into [eis] heaven [ouranos], and is [esti] on [en] the right hand [dexios] of
God [theos]; angels [aggelos] and [kai] authorities [exousia] and [kai] powers [dunamis] being made subject [hupotasso] unto him [autos]. KJV-Interlinear
22 who is at the right hand of
God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been
subjected to Him.NASB
At the first advent of
Jesus Christ, He came into this world to render sin and death, impotent.He accomplished this on the Cross.
humanity has invented various other deities and faiths, as substitutes for a
better divine destiny, and one that is more to mans liking and convenience. And
in this, Jesus Christ was ignored, rejected, or replaced.
However, truth stands
on its own, and invented deities, invented standards, convenient beliefs, which
originate from mans imagination, filled with lies, never stand, but collapse
under their own false weight.
By the same token,
truth elevates the one and only means of access to God (the Father), which
access is through Jesus Christ, who was rejected by arrogant humanity, to the
highest possible position in existence.
God the Father is the
highest ranking being.Satan wanted to
be like the most high, but resented having to go through someone else.
Humanity in his
arrogance seeks to elevate itself to the level of God (the Father), but resents
having to go through someone else.
It seems that arrogance
refuses to be relegated to rules, thinking themselves greater than the rules.And so the rule, the gateway, the only means
of access, is Himself elevated to a position even higher than that of the
The right side is
traditionally the position of authority.When a general rides in a vehicle, walks down the sidewalk, sits at a
table, he is always seated on the right, with all subordinates seated or
positioned to the left.When you walk
your dog, the dog is on the left with you the human positioned on the
right.That is the relationship of
authority to subordinates.
When you function in
life, you may want to keep this in mind, for it reflects on how you view life,
and on how you view Gods rules.
Jesus Christ is seated
currently at the right hand side of the Father, in heaven, Psa. 110:1, Rom.
8:34, Col. 3:1, Eph. 1:20, Heb. 1:3.Jesus Christ, who is the one being rejected by evil, is in fact the
highest authority in all of the universe and in heaven.There is no other realm in existence but
heaven and our universe.
This position does not
make Jesus better than the Father or the Spirit.They are all three co-equal, co-infinite, and
co-eternal.They all three possess the
same and identical attributes and essence.However, since man will attempt to approach God the Father, through
their own efforts, then the plan of God (the Father), singled out the Son as
the only means of access to the Godhead.Arrogance cannot stand being ordered about or told what it can or cannot
And since Gods plan is
extremely simple, it becomes a stumbling block for sin, which rejects any
suggestion that it is subordinate to anyone or anything.
If Jesus Christ has all
the ability, resources, and power in existence, then He can do anything.There is nothing too difficult for Him.He is able to create a universe right down to
it smallest detail.He can destroy the
universe and recreated another one with different rules of physics and
If Jesus Christ holds
us in His hands, then there is no one and nothing, that can take us out of His hands.
If you pursue your
spiritual life, if you obey Gods mandates, if you subscribe to the principles
and rules of the spiritual life as well as your temporal life, as God would
have you, then it is He who watches over you and takes action on your prayers.
Don t forget that all legitimate
prayer is directed toward the Father, through the name of Christ, but it is
Christ who executes your prayers and makes them come into reality.
With Christ on your
side, then losing in life is an impossibility.Victory is certain.
By the same token, if
you compromise your spiritual life, then you do not have Christ on your side,
and winning becomes your impossibility.Loss becomes your certainty.
Peter has been
addressing people who have been living under stressful conditions.Peter has pointed out that many folks in
history have lived under even greater stresses, and have come out of it all in
great shape.The difference between the
winner and the loser in life, is Jesus Christ, in their life.
You just have to decide
when it is that you are going to adopt and live by Gods mandates, setting your
own personal standards or convenient beliefs, aside.Which view in life is more important?
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