- Hebrews 1:11-14
- Heb 1:11 (KJB)
- They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all
shall wax old as doth a garment;
- Shall perish - Be destroyed
- Remainest - Continue or be constant
- Shall wax old - Shall grow old or be obsolete
- The present universe is subjected to aging and decay. As with all things
in the present, they are degenerating. As human beings we begin the process
of degeneration from the moment of birth through the aging process. The
universe and earth tend to suffer from the same fate. Anything corporeal
will suffer from deteriorating circumstances. This verse teaches us the
contrast between the present earth and universe and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ as the Creator continues on in eternity without any
effects of aging or decay. However, the present creation, because of the
entrance of sin, has suffered from decay until the last day when the Heavens
and Earth will be remade in righteousness causing them to remain eternally.
(2 Pet 3:13 KJV) Nevertheless we,
according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein
dwelleth righteousness. Christ will pattern the
new heavens and new earth after Himself in righteousness and eternal in
nature, never again will the creation ever suffer from any decadent effects
because there will be no sin in the new heavens and new earth.
- Heb 1:12 (KJB)
- And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and
they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not
- Vesture - Cloak or a garment
- Thou shalt fold up - to be rolled up
- They shall be changed - Transformation
- (Psa 102:26 KJV) They shall perish, but
thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a
vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Hebrews 1:11 and 12 have been taken from this verse. On
the last day the Lord Jesus Christ is going to do a wonderful thing with the
creation. First, He will take them as a person takes a garment and folds it
up. This symbolizes the great power the Lord Jesus Christ possesses in that
He is going to completely destroy the present sin cursed world and universe.
This is not going to be a final destruction instead it is being done to
completely transform it into the New Heavens and the New Earth.
(Rev 21:1 KJV) And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there
was no more sea. The Lord Jesus Christ remains the
same in that He never changes in strength, or is never affected by an aging
process, and He is righteous and holy, which will never change throughout
eternity. Here God uses the term “years shall not fail.” Many times in
Scripture in speaking of eternal matters, God will use terms denoting time
indicators, such as “years” or “day and night.” It is simply speaking of
heavenly things in earthly language.
(Rev 20:10 KJV) And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of
fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and
shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
By stating “day and night,” God is telling us that there
will be no cessation of whatever is in view.
- Heb 1:13 (KJB)
- But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand,
until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
- (Psa 110:1 KJV) A Psalm of David. The LORD
said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy
footstool. Here we read a question being asked for
the writer concerning did God ever say to any of the angels that they are to
sit on His right hand until all enemies are subdued. This place of honor is
for the Lord Jesus Christ and not for any angel. To sit on the right hand of
God means that the Lord Jesus has power, exaltation, sovereign superiority.
This no angel ever had. A footstool is where someone places their feet to
rest. This would imply that the days work is done. In this verse the
footstool represents all the unbelievers who have opposed the Lord Jesus
Christ down through the ages. Once they are all subdued, then it will be
like Christ placing His feet on them because all the work will have been
completed in subduing the enemies. In ancient times when a king conquered a
nation, the victory was celebrated by the conqueror placing his foot on the
neck of the conquered king denoting that they have been defeated. This is
what is in view in Hebrews 1:11, a complete subjection of the enemy to
- Heb 1:14 (KJB)
- Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister
for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
- Ministering - Pertaining to service or engaged in holy service
- Minister - Service
- Angels were not only created to serve the Lord Jesus Christ but they are
also dispatched in service to those who are to be saved and those who are
saved. They receive their orders from God and then are dispatched to perform
whatever service is necessary on behalf of the believer. They may protect
the believer from physical harm, they may have a part in fighting against
Satan on behalf of the believer, they will gather the Elect on the last day
and carry them to heaven, they play a part at the time of a believer’s home
going, and probably a million other things which we do not know of.
Basically, the angels do not only serve the Lord but also the believer who
has been made a king and priest. (Rev
1:6 KJV) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him
be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.