When Jesus told the religious leaders they would see Him seated at God's right hand and coming on the clouds, He did not mean they would be alive at His return.
Christ's words at His trial regarding sitting at God's right hand and coming on clouds sound like His return, but they have another fulfillment altogether.
The early church had confidence in God's sovereignty, realizing that no human authority could thwart God's power. This conviction gave them strength.
The witness of the apostles, particularly miraculous healings performed in the name of Jesus Christ, brought them into conflict with the Jewish leaders.
Dominion theology holds that the church's responsibility is to spread God's Kingdom around the world, but it misunderstands the Parable of Leaven.
If one does good, following God's instructions, persecution is automatically promised as a consequence, just as Christ paid with His life for His good works.
Jesus Christ was in control of the arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, sacrificing Himself willingly to fulfill His destiny as the world's Redeemer.