God's Right Hand Man

Let's take a look at a scripture or theme rather that shows up in God’s word more than any other scripture. What does God want us to know?

Everyone should have a right-hand man. In the military, we call them a wing man. It is a unique relationship. It’s a Batman and Robin; it’s a Michael Jordan and a Scottie Pippen; a Sherlock and Watson. It is someone who’s “got your six” no matter what. What’s a six? Well if forward (your front) is 12 O’clock then your six would be your back side. It is someone who has your back. One who is looking out for your best interest; who takes initiative and embraces responsibility on your behalf and for the welfare of the team. Someone who holds you accountable, but is on board with your mission.

A right-hand man is empowered by the leader’s vision, and the leader wins because of the right-hand man’s level head. Even in single-person events like boxing and wrestling, they have their right-hand man/woman. It can be a trainer, an encourager, someone who pushed them to their limits when otherwise they may have given up on their vision, or not excelled. It’s the Mickey for Rocky, and the Pinky for the Brain.

I want us to take a look at the most important right-hand Man relationship of all time. It has stood the test of time through eternity and needs no other introduction other than, He is the right-hand Man of God.

Before we get to this Man I must confess there are a few things that get me fired up. Ok TOO Many things…what can I say, “I’m a red head, and I have a legitimate excuse. DNA.”

Anyway, I get very frustrated when people, most always those in the confines of the “religious marketplace” make blanket statements with no knowledge of the scriptures. Statements like, “We must be in the last days. It’s getting worse these days.”

Worse compared to what? Hitler and the Nazis? China and the communists? Slavery and the death of millions of Africans in the 16-1800s let alone the death toll of the civil war (Civil War: 620,000. ALL other conflicts including Revolutionary War, WW1 and WW2: 644,000)? Or how about the days of the black plague in the 1300’s that killed nearly 200 million people? Or 2000 years ago in the days of the Roman empire which ruthlessly controlled a majority of the known world with an iron fist, with torture, and crucifixion if you did not comply? Crucifixion that was perfected by the Persians hundreds of years prior to that and used by Alexander the Great to execute and display the bodies of his survivors from his campaigns? Roadsides littered with hanging bodies. Or how about the empire of Babylon that besieged its victims which eventually starting eating their children because starvation was so ramped?

Here is a news flash. God’s perspective is not ours, and God’s timeline is not ours, and we have been in the “last days” for the last 2000 years. Hebrews 1:1 “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,” This was written not long after Jesus’ time here on earth.

I’m exhausted with “the church” using “last day” terminology as an excuse and cop out to not be busy doing what needs to be done, namely loving your neighbor as your-self; tending to your fields and vineyards; plowing the plot that God has given you instead of being so consumed and worried with the affairs of the world and what we think they are or are not. Until we spend more time consuming the Word of God than we do the combined consumption of entertainment, news, social media, and politics, we should remain silent.

Let me now get off my soap box, and let us move on to the announcing of “God’s Right Hand Man.”

Key Scripture:

Psalm 110

The LORD (Yahweh – God the Father) said unto my Lord (Yahsua – God the Son),

Sit thou at my right hand,

until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion:

rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness

from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent,

Thou art a priest for ever

after the order of Melchizedek. (read Hebrews 7).

The Lord at thy right hand

shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall judge among the heathen; he shall fill the places with the dead bodies;

he shall wound the heads over many countries.

He shall drink of the brook in the way:

therefore, shall he lift up the head.

Supporting Scriptures:

Matthew 22:41

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand,

until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Matthew 26:63

I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has uttered blasphemy.”

Mark 12:36 (parallel to Matthew 22)

David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at my right hand,

until I put your enemies under your feet.”’

David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly.

Luke 20:42 (parallel to Matthew 22)

For David himself says in the Book of Psalms,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at my right hand,

until I make your enemies your footstool.”’

David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?”

Acts 2:34

For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at my right hand,

until I make your enemies your footstool.”’

Eph 1:18

having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Col 3:1

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

1Peter 3:21

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

Hebrews 1:1

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Hebrews 1:10

You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,

and the heavens are the work of your hands;

they will perish, but you remain;

they will all wear out like a garment,

like a robe you will roll them up,

like a garment they will be changed.

But you are the same,

and your years will have no end.”

And to which of the angels has he ever said,

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?

Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Hebrews 8:1

Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,

Hebrews 10:12

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.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 2:6

“What is man, that you are mindful of him,

or the son of man, that you care for him?

You made him for a little while lower than the angels;

you have crowned him with glory and honor,

putting everything in subjection under his feet.”

(This is the first and last place it shows up in reference to us as the bride of Christ partaking in His inheritance. The scripture below expounds upon the importance of our role as disciples of Christ).