Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand." Colossians 3:1
The "right hand of God" is used in multiple scriptural passages (Psalm 110:1; Psalm 118:16; Matthew 22:44; Mark 16:19; Acts 2:33; 7:55-56; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20-22; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 10:12-13; I Peter 3:21-22) This should be understood in its proper light. We must understand it in light of a monarchy (one who reigns over a kingdom - a king). A king has a royal family. In fact, the one who succeeds a king at his death is the firstborn son. The succeeding king takes the throne of his father and now has the same authority. We must be careful here to clearly understand that God had no predecessor and will have no successor. God is eternal. He has eternally existed from time immemorial (from the distant past). Daniel the prophet called Him the "Ancient Of Days" - Daniel 7:9,13, and 22). When you compare the description of God as the "Ancient Of Days" in Daniel 7:9-14 to the description of Jesus in Revelation 1:13-15 you will see clearly that Jesus was, and is, the "Ancient Of Days". Since God doesn't die and no one replaces Him on the throne, then we must understand the meaning of the "right hand" as figurative. An earthly king would have a "right hand man". This "right hand man" was an indispensable helper. A "right hand man" would do as the king would dictate and he would have authority granted by the king. A few things have to be understood at this point.
1. God doesn't have a physical wife, has never had one, and never will (the church is the bride of Christ - we are His spiritual wife). He is eternally self existent. The Hebrew name is YHWH-pronounced Yahweh (means "Eternal, Self-Existent One").
2. God is Spirit - John 4:24 “For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” NLT
3. When the term "Son of God" is used it DOES NOT imply that God had relations with a heavenly mother and they had a son who would become His successor.
4. God, Himself (Spirit) became a human being in the womb of a woman by divine conception. Just as the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters in Genesis 1:3 in creation, so did His Spirit move upon the womb of Mary, the virgin, and He stepped into the realm of time and space by becoming a baby - Jesus, God's "Son". "Son" here means that God was His Father. As the "Son of God" Jesus was, and is the "right hand" (figuratively since God the Father, is Spirit and has no physical body). Jesus is the manifested, physical, Almighty God to humanity (see Colossians 2:9). He has all authority delegated by God, His Father (see Matthew 28:18). In the Hebrew culture, to call oneself the "Son of God" was to equate oneself with God. “So the Jewish leaders tried all the harder to find a way to kill him. For he not only broke the Sabbath, he called God his Father, thereby making himself equal with God.” John 5:18 NLT Jesus said in John 10:30 “The Father and I are one.” NLT “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.” John 14:6-11 NLT An exhaustive study of the matter will biblicaly conclude that Jesus was God who became a man. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three in One. There is only One God, manifested in the person of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus is the physical, visible, tangible, representation of the invisible God (see Colossians 1:15-16). Deuteronomy 6:4 declares “"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!” NASB We do not worship and serve three separate gods. We worship and serve One God! This subject is so significant and vital that we must not diminish its value whatsoever. Who Jesus is, what He has done, what role He serves, and the place He now holds is of utmost importance. We would do well to properly understand this truth. Grasping its reality, or misunderstanding it, has eternal implications. Knowing the revelation of Christ is to know God. This makes it possible for us know how to live, in Christ, for the glory of God.
Rev. Curtis Norris