It says in Matthew 26: And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!” 64 Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Yes, read verse 64 again … it says “hand of Power”. Jesus was most likely in context also referring to Psalm 110: Adonai says to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”
Glory to God. No matter what translation you study, Jesus sits at the right hand of POWER, which is of course the Father. God is Power. And such power mankind has forgotten. We have forgotten who this mighty God is. He is the POWER that created all things. He is the POWER that gives life, not just physical but eternal. He is the POWER that loves the hurt, mends the brokenhearted, sets the captive free, restores the forgotten, and redeems the lost!
In the Greek, the word ‘power” in this Scripture is the word Dunamis, which is also used in reference to the Holy Spirit in Acts 1:8: But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.” We serve a God of POWER for the purpose of being able to declare the Gospel of the Kingdom to a broken and dying world! Yes, the Holy Spirit of POWER dwells and abides in the believers of God for the purpose of leading people to Christ, thus to victory, to spiritual hope, redemption and restoration! Power to overcome, the power to endure, the power to walk in holiness, the power to love, the power to forgive, and the power to be at peace.
Revelations 19:10 says: “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy [His life and teaching are the heart of prophecy].” Yes, as we declare the greatness, the goodness, and the power of God to save and redeem we move in the spirit of prophecy. How we need to prophesy Jesus, yes prophesy the Kingdom of God and His Truth for then we shall see a move from darkness to light, from despair to hope, from heaviness to joy and from death to life.
In the Jewish Complete Bible, Matthew 26 is translated as follows: “The words are your own. But I tell you that one day you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of HaG’vurah and coming on the clouds of heaven.” HaG’vurah means POWER, so the Scriptures declare the greatness, goodness, majesty, and omnipotent glory of God. Yes, from the beginning to the end, Scriptures prophesy of God’s greatness and power, and thus the Spirit of POWER is poured out to lead us in understanding to declare such intended wisdom and knowledge.
Yes, He is a glorious and powerful God! Who shall truly content with Him? Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 2: 4 And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom [using clever rhetoric], but [they were delivered] in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit [operating through me] and of [His] power [stirring the minds of the listeners and persuading them], 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom and rhetoric of men, but on the power of God.
Yes, we must declare God and His Gospel in the POWER of the Holy Spirit, for then man shall be moved by the Truth, by His Glory, and by His Presence. We must prophesy in such POWER, in such Glory, for then we shall declare the power of truth which liberates and sets free the caged soul, the enslaved spirit and answers the yearning and the groaning of sonship and daughtership unto the Abba Father. Glory to God