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Epistle to the Hebrews

Epistle to the Hebrews

To which of the angels did God ever say, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? ” Hebrews 1:13-14

“Sit at my right hand”:
Again the author says that God never said to an angel to sit at His right hand. His right hand? We saw earlier in Revelation 3: 21 :

To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Jesus is inferring that He has a throne an that He also sits on the throne of His Father. So there’s only one throne for one God in heaven. This throne should not be considered as a physical seat but as a place of honor. So sitting at the right is a matter honor and not a matter of seat position. So Jesus sits in the place of honor as His Father does.

until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet“:

Jesus asked this question to the Pharisees:

While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”’ If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions. ” Matthew 22:41-45

This is a very strong evidence of Jesus’ superiority. This verse quoted from Psalm 110 is saying that Jesus is descendant of David but yet He is the Lord of David. Speaking by the Spirit David is saying that the Lord of heaven is saying to Jesus to “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet”. In this same Psalm, David describes this Lord as being similar to Melchisedek and that the Lord is at the right hand of this Lord (the Messiah). This is a great prophetic Psalm which when read before Jesus’ coming could not make sense to the Pharisees or even David. Jesus will reign over His enemies.

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation

If the God of heaven came down on this earth, humbled himself by taking a body, was afflicted and died a tragic death on a cross, then there must be a tragic reason for Him to go to this extent. What can God gain from sinners like us? What could be so important for Him to push Him taking such a drastic decision? In His foreknowledge, God planned His coming before man’s fall. The world history was shaped “to Make straight the way for the Lord” as John the Baptist did. The reason was Love God said in John 3:16. He so loved the world that He had to do all this. Salvation for man is therefore very important to God.

After the mighty and perfect work of His Son Jesus, God even sends His angels to serve those who will inherit salvation. The angels delivered Peter from prison so that He could continue preaching and the Spirit confirmed (Hebrews 2:4, Acts 14:3) what the apostles preached through miracles. Making this salvation known to humans is not just the Christian’s job, angels are also involved in it. Undoubtedly, this must be a “so great salvation” (Hebrews 2:2).

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