The Right Hand of God is Power
The Right Hand of God is Power
55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
There are several verses in the New Testament (Britonics) that suggest that Yahushua is seated at the right hand of God (Romans 8:34; Matthew 26:34; 1 Peter 3:22). Most people try to use these descriptions to support their Trinity doctrine.
They try to tell that there are two people in heaven and Stephen saw them both. A question must be asked that how can anyone see God, because the apostle Paul clearly wrote. “He has immortality only, and he lives in the unfathomable light, and no man has seen him, nor can he ever see: his reputation and kingdom will last forever.” (1 Tim. 6:16; John 1: 18). So obviously Stephen did not see God, he only saw Christ.
Now the question arises that what does “right hand of God” mean? This phrase never refers to a literal right-hand position. To understand its meaning, the Hebrew culture has to be understood. In fact, “right hand” is “Hebrew Idiom” which is always a symbol of power, kindness and authority. It has also been used in many places in the Old Testament to show God’s authority and power.
Shemoth (Exodus) 6: 6 Therefore say to the Israelites, I am Yahuwah, and will take you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and will redeem you from their servitude, and will redeem you by extending your arm and punishing you heavily. Shemoth (Exodus) 15: 6 Your right hand, O Yahuwah, is glorious in power, O Yahuwah, your right hand shatters the enemy.
Tehilim (Psalm) 98: 1 Sing a new song for Yahuwah, because he has done miracles! His right hand and holy arm have saved him!
Tehilim (Psalm) 44: 3 For they did not possess this land with the power of their sword, nor with their muscle power; But your right hand and your arm and your happy face triumphed; Because you wanted them.
Isaiah (Isaiah) 48:13 Surely my hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand stretched out the sky; When I call them, they appear together. Isaiah (Isaiah) 41:10 Do not fear, because I am with you, do not look around, because I am your Elohim; I will strengthen you and help you, with your right hand of righteousness, I will support you.
Hence, Stephen saw Christ sitting in the position of authority of Elohim. He did not see God in any way because the heavenly Father is invisible, and has no body that limits him. Yahushua is the image of the invisible God (Col. 2:15), and therefore the father can only be seen in the son. Stephen did not say at all that he was seeing two people in heaven, instead he used the sentence “Hebrew Idiom” to express the glory of Christ “right hand”.
The Jews were very angry at this, because they understood the phrase “right hand of God”. Christ used this simile in front of the General Assembly of the Jews, when they tore their clothes because they knew that Christ was proclaiming himself to be Yahuwah God.
Matiyahu (Matthew) 26: 64-65 Yahushua said to him; You yourself have said: but I also tell you that from now on you will see the Son of Man sitting on the right side of the Almighty, and coming on the clouds of the sky. Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, He has blasphemed God, now what is the purpose of our witnesses?
Ancient and human offspring: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ On the other hand, people usually try to use Daniel 9:13 to indicate that there are two persons or Gods on the throne in heaven. But this claim is false and web based. To understand this, it is very important to understand the context of this chapter:
Daniel 7: 10,13,14 A stream of fire was flowing from before that elder; Then thousands of people were ministering to him, and millions of people were present before him; The judges then sat down, and books were opened. I dreamed in the night, and, look, someone like a man’s son was coming with the clouds of the sky, and he came to that very ancient man, and they brought him near to him. Then he was given such sovereignty, glory and kingdom
That the people of every country and nation and caste should be subject to it; His sovereignty is everlasting, and his kingdom is imperishable.
Those who follow the Trinity doctrine consider this “child of man” as Yahushua Christ and the very ancient Elohim. But it should be noted that different characters are being depicted in the above posts, and Daniel sees them both. Daniel saw the very ancient, but it cannot be Elohim because no one can see him because he is unlimited, infinite and great.
Yahukanan (John) 1:18 No one has ever seen God, the only son who is in the lap of the Father, he revealed it.
1 Yahuknan (John) 4:12 No one has ever seen God; If we love one another, God remains in us; And his love has been proved in us.
Yahukanan (John) 5:37 And the Father who sent me has testified to me: You have neither heard his voice nor seen his form.
Yahuknan (John) 6:46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, but who is from God, only he has seen the Father.
Tehilim (Psalm) 139: 6-10 This knowledge is very difficult for me; This is serious and beyond my understanding. Where can I flee from your soul? Where can I flee from before you? If I climb the sky, you are there! If I lay my bed in Hell, then there you are too! If I climb the rays of dawn and go beyond the sea, then there you will lead me with your hand And will hold me with your right hand
Hence none other than the very ancient Christ Yahushua, who is the visible form of Yahuwah, and Daniel saw him. So the question arises that then who is the “progeny of man” who has been given sovereignty, glory and kingdom and the people of caste are subsumed to it? This is answered in verses 18 and 27 where it is said that God’s holy people will inherit the kingdom and will always possess it.
Daniel 7: 18-19 But the saints of the Most High will find the kingdom and will be its rulers forever. Then the kingdom and the sovereignty and the glory of the kingdom on earth will be given to the people of the Most High, that is, his holy people, his kingdom is the kingdom forever, and all the rulers will be subject to him and obey him.
Therefore it is quite clear from the above verses that the sentence “offspring of man” has been used to refer to the holy people of Yahuwah Elohim who will receive the kingdom and whom the “new man” (New Man) in Ephesians 2:15 Has been spoken. Also, in Revelation 12: 4-5, it is addressed as “Man Child”. And Israel is called “the son of Yahuwah” in Hosea 11: 1 and Exodus 4:22. As you can read in the following verses.
(Shemot) Exodus 4:22 And you say to Pharaoh, that is how Yahuwah says, Israel is my son and my firstborn. (Hosea) Hosea 11: 1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and called my son from Egypt.
Jeremiah (Jeremiah) 31:20 Is not Ephraim my dear son? Isn’t that my cherished boy? When I speak against him, then I remember him. Therefore my heart fills with him; And I will have pity on him, says the Lord.