I have shared about seeing the Lord at the right hand of God. When I shared about the Lord in glory, it might have seemed a little vague to you about where the Lord is, exactly. Stephen was filled with the Holy Spirit, who guided him to see the Lord in glory, at the right hand of God. He gazed into the heavens and saw the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. This was a special experience. But I believe Stephen gazed into the heavens often. I am unable to count for myself how many times I see the Lord in glory every day.
We live to the Lord. Then, where is He? It’s correct to say that we live to the Lord who is in glory. Nonetheless, it’s to our advantage to see more definitively where in glory the Lord is. A lot of believers direct their prayers internally, but this is never once mentioned in the Bible. This is a wrong path for spiritual pursuit. We live to the Lord who is in glory. At the same time, we also treasure and enjoy the Lord in us. When we go according to the Bible, we will enjoy more of the Lord’s work in us. The Lord in us is very real and He is living. Don’t think that the Lord in us is merely “something” in us. The Lord is very real, more real and alive than us. The Lord once said He was not alone, for the Father was with Him. Today our experience is the same. We are not alone, for the Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit are with us. He’s more alive than we are. Don’t think that God is abstract and we are concrete. He is more real than us! We are united with Him and we are facing the infinite Lord in entirety.
Hebrews says it’s “much more excellent” and this is the last time that this phrase is mentioned in the bible. It’s also a conclusion. Hebrews talks about the new covenant, the work of priests, the sacrifices done in the past, and the blood of the Lord. All these things lead to the conclusion: it is much more excellent. It is important for us to understand. This is one of the key scriptures about drawing near to God. Paul tells us how to overcome our flesh, and that is by “…seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” However, Paul also said “… When Christ, who is your life…” (Colossians 3:1,4) Christ is at the right hand of God and He is also our life. He’s deeply united with me and affecting me. He affects all aspects of my life from within, as if He is my life. He influences me in my spirit. Although He is in glory, He’s also very close to me. He’s nourishing me and closely affecting me. He is the Spirit who gives life. Although His risen body is in glory, His Spirit is in us, and His Spirit gives us life. It’s like the nourishment flowing from the vine to the branch and causes the branch to bear fruit. Not only will the branch will not wither, it continues to grow and bear fruit. It’s very precious that the Lord affects us intimately. When we see the Lord in glory, we should know that He’s not far from us at all. Indeed, the Lord has ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God. Therefore, He also wants us to direct ourselves to Him, who is in glory.