Isa 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” [NIV]
Acts 2:33-34: “Exalted to the right hand of God, [Jesus] has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.” [NIV]
God’s right hand is synonymous with His omnipotence and sovereignty. It is the place of highest favor with God the Father. Throughout Scripture, God’s right hand spoke of the Messiah that was to come. Peter reminded his listeners that the Messiah they had been waiting for was the man Jesus, and that God had raised Him from the dead and exalted Him to that place of power and authority. That testimony was also confirmed by Paul in Romans, Ephesians and Colossians; by the author of Hebrews; and, by John in the Book of Revelation. [Ro 8:34, Eph 1:20, Col 3:1, Heb 1:3, Rev 5:7]
When we look at this world, at our nation, we might become fearful. As we look at the condition of the church, we might even become dismayed or discouraged. The enemy of our soul wants us to focus on the here and now. Instead we need to lift our spiritual eyes to the heavenlies and see Jesus exalted to the right hand of God, pouring out His Spirit upon us.
Even now, Jesus is sitting on the throne and ruling over all things. This is the One we love. This is the LORD we serve. Thank you, LORD.