At the Right Hand of the Father

Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, because He at all times lives to make intercession for them.

— Hebrews 7:25

The Apostles’ Creed declares that Jesus “sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.” What does that mean? It indicates a completion of His work of atonement and the beginning of His work of intercession. Hebrews 10:11–12 tells us that every priest stands daily ministering and offering sacrifices that can never take away sins. But Jesus, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.

Christ has finished His work as our High Priest. His blood made full atonement for all our sins. Now He sits in the seat of authority at the right hand of God. Not only has He taken away our sins and made us right with God, He invites us to come boldly before His throne. Christ Himself hears our prayers and intercedes with the Father on our behalf. Jesus is our advocate with the Father and therefore we can pray with confidence.

Question to ponder:
Picture yourself clean and spotless, standing before God Almighty Who awaits your prayer. How will you pray and what will you ask for?