THE GLORY OF CHRIST, THE GOD-MAN

C.H. Spurgeon

(1836-1892)

 

But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God.” (Hebrews 10:12).

 

By this you are to understand the complex person of Jesus Christ; for Christ as God ALWAYS was on His Father’s throne. He always was God! And even when He was on earth, He was still in heaven. The Son of God did not cease to be omnipotent and omnipresent when He came in the likeness of sinful flesh. As He said (John 3:13), “No man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.” But the Lord Jesus Christ, AS THE MAN-GOD, has assumed glories and honors which once He had not; for AS MAN He did not at one time sit on His Father’s throne. He became a man, a suffering man, a man full of pains and sorrows, more than mortals have ever known; but now as God-man He has assumed a dignity next to God. He sits at the right hand of God. The man, Christ Jesus, is exalted at the right hand of the majesty on high; and we, His elect, are in Him, crucified with Him, risen with Him; for “God hath raised us up together and made us SIT TOGETHER IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS” (Eph. 2:6). There is no honor, there is no dignity, there is no glory to be compared to that of Christ and His church. “The glory which thou hast given me, I have given to them” (John 17:22). No dignity nor honor can shine like His. There is none to be found in heaven who can be called superior to THE MAN, CHRIST JESUS. He and His children (accepted in Him) sit on the right hand of God “far above all angels, and principalities, and powers, and every name that is named.” His Father “hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name that is above every name,” and we are joint-heirs with Him.