The Majestic God
Majesty, only One has the liberty to be called majestic, God Almighty, as we see the Greek word for majesty used only 3 times in the New Testament, twice in Hebrews to refer to the Name of God, and once in Jude describing the honor He deserves. Majesty is not a name we commonly use today, we can think of it in the context of talking of a King or Queen or, describing the beauty of something we have seen as in the case of "purple mountain majesties", in the song "America the Beautiful." But in the context of Hebrews 1:3, and 8:1, we see it capitalized in most translations of our Bible signifying a name of God.
Heb.8:1,"Now the main point in what has been said is this, we have such a high priest who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens." Jesus Christ is seated here, this is not a rest following toil, but the rest of satisfaction in a finished work. It is finished once for all, as Heb.7:27 states," Who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices for his own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself." The work of redemption has been completed. The Greek word for majesty is "Megalosune", it is great greatness, the highest level of rank, of excellence, of importance. Our English vocabulary does not adequately express the mega greatness God is.
Majesty was one of John Calvin's favorite names for God. The definite article "THE" preceding the word Majesty serves the purpose of showing us this is not just any majesty in general, but the specific Majesty, the Majestic One Himself, our great omnipotent God, sovereign over all things, all peoples, and all times. The writer in Hebrews mentions Christ has sat down at the right hand of God 5 times, the Apostle Paul mentions it, the Apostle Peter mentions it, and Jesus said to the high priest that, “you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power," in Math.26:24. The right hand of a king was considered the highest place of honor in the kingdom as in King Solomon's day, “So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonija. And the king arose to meet her, bowed before her, and sat on his throne, then he had a throne set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right."(1Kings 2:19)
So, to conclude, another thought that blows us away. Revelation 3:21 promises this, Jesus states, “He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne." So, who is and what is being an overcomer? This same Apostle John tells us in 1John 5:4-5,"For whatever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" Wow, could it get any better than that! Do you believe in the only begotten Son of God, He is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him. (John 14:6) "Majesty, worship His majesty, Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all Kings."
Elder Randy Slak