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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