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𝒬 54. How is Christ exalted in his sitting at the right hand of God?

𝒜. Christ is exalted in his sitting at the right hand of God, in that as God-man he is advanced to the highest favor with God the Father,1 with all fullness of joy,2 glory,3 and power over all things in heaven and earth;4 and doth gather and defend his church, and subdue their enemies; furnisheth his ministers and people with gifts and graces,5 and maketh intercession for them.6

  1. Philippians 2:9

    Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, (ESV)

  2. Acts 2:28

    You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

    Psalm 16:11

    You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (ESV)

  3. John 17:5

    And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. (ESV)

  4. Daniel 7:13-14

    “I saw in the night visions,

    and behold, with the clouds of heaven
    there came one like a son of man,
    and he came to the Ancient of Days
    and was presented before him.
    And to him was given dominion
    and glory and a kingdom,
    that all peoples, nations, and languages
    should serve him;
    his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
    which shall not pass away,
    and his kingdom one
    that shall not be destroyed.

    Ephesians 1:22

    And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

    1 Peter 3:22

    who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him. (ESV)

  5. Ephesians 4:10-12

    He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

    Psalm 110:1

    110:1 The Lord says to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand,
    until I make your enemies your footstool.”

    Hebrews 10:12-14

    But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

    Ezekiel 37:24

    “My servant David shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes. (ESV)

  6. Romans 8:34

    Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

    1 John 2:1

    2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

    Hebrews 7:25

    Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. (ESV)


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