Confident… from now on!


What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“From now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of God.” (Luke 22:69)
For Jews, the ‘Son of God’ was a sinless, God-pleasing human, like Adam (Luke 3:38).
And the “Son of Man” was the promised messiah (see Daniel 7:13-14).
This Son of Man would stand with God and receive God’s authority, glory and power.
Jesus saw Himself as Son of God (perfect Adam) and Son of Man (promised Messiah).
This is what provoked the anger of the Jewish leaders, and led to his death.
Jesus knows this, but he also knows this will only confirm his identity.
“From now on” suggests from this point on, even when he suffers and dies.
His suffering and death do not dethrone him, but assure his throne.
Jesus has been crowned with all authority over all creation.
Adam is back in charge, God’s creation kingdom is re-established.
With Jesus, we are also reigning with God, victorious over Satan, sin and death.
Even though we suffer and die, “from now on” we are victorious with Christ.
This can give us confidence and strength as we face our own suffering and death.
Like Jesus, I want to refuse to let my troubles distract me from my secure position!
Lord, despite all that I see or feel or experience to the opposite, help me to stand with you next to God, trusting that I am yours, I am secure, and nothing can separate me from God’s love.


  1. They asked if he was the Messiah – Jesus replies as the Son of Man – they counter with are you then THE son of God – Jesus affirms – and they confirm they heard him – and they understood clearly his claim jives with their understanding of the Messiah as son of man and son of God. But like Jesus said – they wouldn’t believe him – they convict him because they think Jesus to be an imposter. They are blinded and not seeing that Jesus had to be the sacrificial lamb – they then were enablers. I too need to see Jesus as the lamb – who laid down his life to redeem me – but I also see Jesus as the victor – overcoming death so that to may live! You are the Messiah!

  2. Jesus was pressed with His claim to be the Christ and the Son of God to which He answered that He was. This the leaders considered blasphemy, punishable by death. Christ knew that truth would prevail and that God’s purpose would come to pass. He reigns. And because He did what He did I too can live. He made me free to live for Him. Help me daily Lord to serve You as I work in Your Kingdom.

    Lord just always let me thy servant be
    Lead me oh lord, won’t you lead me
    Lead me, guide me along the way
    For if you lead me I cannot stray

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