Bullinger on the Inaugurated Reign of Christ

Thus Christ, in whom the Father is glorified and by whose hand he wills to reign, is said to be received at the right hand of the Father, that is, his dominion of heaven and earth inaugurated, he has solemnly taken possession of the administration committed to him and now reigns over all things. In this sense, ‘the right hand of God’ is infinite and is not enclosed in a place. For the power and rule of God is immeasurable, and the kingdom of Christ is the kingdom of all ages and eternal, and he being of the same substance, power and glory as the Father is not bound to any one place, but exists everywhere, working in all things. Since he not only is a true human being, but also true God (indeed finite in terms of his humanity, but immeasurable in terms of his divinity, and he remains in one indissociable person true God and human being), he is king, priest and lord of the worlds. For Peter says, Christ is “at the right hand of God, gone into heaven, having subjected angels, powers and rulers to himself” (1 Pet. 3:22). And Paul, “The Father raised Christ from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavens above every principality and power and rule and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age, but even in that to come; and he put everything under his feet, and made him head over everything for the Church, which is his body, which he fills, who fills all things in every way” (Eph. 1:20-23).

— Heinrich Bullinger, Resurrectio (Zürich: Christoffel Froschouer, 1545), fol. 26r-v