Thank you, my dear friend, for this very excellent question. The quick answer to your question is to be found in Hebrews 1:3, 12:2; 1 Peter 3:21-22; and again, in Acts 7:55-56.  I want to quote these verses to give you an idea of what each of these references include. 

  • In Hebrews 1:3 we read, “Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high…”.
  • In Hebrews 12:2, we read, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”.
  • In 1 Peter 3:21-22 we read, “…resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto Him.”
  • In Acts 7:55-56 we read, “But he (that is Stephen the martyr), being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God”.

I believe that you will note in the above verses that not only do these verses all state that Jesus ascended to the right hand of God, but they also point out the fact, without any doubt whatever, that Jesus is true God as well as true man. The Lord Jesus, after completing His work of redemption for us on the cross at Calvary, has now gone back to heaven, occupying that place in the Godhead which He ever had, and demonstrating His equal status to the Father and the Holy Spirit. When on the earth, the Lord Jesus, though truly God, who was ever with the Father, and the One by whose voice the world was brought into existence, and who sustains it all by His power, temporarily laid aside His glory and took a position of submission to the Father, being the humble servant, on the earth. He was no less God when on the earth, but entirely submissive to the will of the Father, and it was this will that brought Him to endure the cross for our sakes.

Now, I bring this out because there are those in this world who question the deity of Christ, but the verses above clearly demonstrate the truth of the deity of Christ. It is because Jesus was perfect man and perfect God that only He was able to die for our sins as the spotless lamb of God (John 1:29; 1 John 4:10). How blessed we are that the eternal Son of God came to this earth to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15), because He was the only One who could save us.  We, as sinners, were hopelessly lost. Christ alone could pay for our sins and free us from our lost and ruined condition (Romans 5:6-8).

It is my fervent prayer that you have placed your trust in the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8,9). And now, may the Lord richly bless you through His Word.  (SF)  (533.4)