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 fail.
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 Christ.
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.