https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles In order to lay them aside, and make no use of them in the manner As a person takes off, folds up, and throws aside when old, his garments, so God deals with phenomenal things. Isaiah 53:10; Isaiah 59:21. However, it is helpful to view Hebrews 4:12 in its broad context. are put into another form. But see Revelation 6:14. fail. His assumption of the humanity to his person made no alteration in him, being still the same most excellent person as ever, Malachi 3:1,6 1 Corinthians 12:5. In practical application, this means that His sovereignty can never be separated from His love; His grace cannot be separated from His omniscience; His judgment cannot be separated from either His mercy or His wrath. The Son (as the Logos) is UNCREATE! Shalt thou fold them up ( ἑλίξεις αὐτούς ). I think all Christians can agree that our text is surely meat. Applying the Psalm from verse24to Christ, all is plain and easy. You will fold them up. The context shows that the apostle Paul was referring to the message, or expression of God’s purpose, such as we find in the Bible. Fold them up. which is expressive of the immutability of Christ, in his nature Every creature changes, every creature's years fail, for creatures are dependent. Question: "What is the meaning of Hebrews 12:2?" * "To cause one thing to cease, and another to take its place."--Thayer. Isaiah 34:4; Revelation 6:14); sometimes the Hebrew; sometimes varying from both. The meaning is, that the present form of the heavens and the earth is not to be permanent, but is to be succeeded by others, or to pass away, but that the Creator is to remain the same. "The course of thought is easily traced: as the garment which has grown old is rolled up and changed, so the former heavens and earth shall give place to the new heavens and the new earth."--Moulton. The course of thought is easily traced: as the garment which has grown old is rolled up and changed, so the former heavens and earth shall give place to the new heavens and the new earth. In our last lesson, I attempted to look at the big picture so far as our text in Hebrews 6is concerned. Here they are represented as a garment or mantle that might be folded up - language borrowed from folding up and laying aside garments that are no longer fit for use. ", Covert says of the new heavens and the new earth: "Both heavens and earth are _new. What could more clearly prove that he of whom this is spoken is immutable? This is a vivid description of the wonderful transformations which Omnipotence will execute in the great and radical revolutions and renovations which await the material worlds in the coming ages. Yet it is indubitably spoken of the Messiah, and must demonstrate that he is divine. See Luke 16:9; Luke 22:32; Luke 23:45. As usual, the author follows the Septuagint text. Hebrews 6:1-3 Go on to Spiritual Maturity . In the depth of His humiliation He is acknowledged as the great Creator, and assured that the children of His servants should continue, and their seed be established before Him. . Greek. Greek. Answer: Hebrews 12:2 says that we should be “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. When he had accomplished purification from sins, Christ will be the One before Whose face earth and Heaven flee away. In the original: As the vesture dost Thou change them, and they are changed. helisso. More specifically, does Hebrews 6:1-12 teach this? The crowning wonder of His Redemption. often translate ἀλλάσσω, never by ἑλίσσω. expect a continuance of blessings from him; all supplies of grace Shall not be ended. changed — as one lays aside a garment to put on another. : καὶ ὡσεὶ περιβόλαιον ἀλλάξεις αὐτοὺς καὶ ἀλλαγήσονται; whereas the Cod. A vesture is a covering piece, to be folded up or discarded when no longer useful. He was always with the Father, He will always be with the Father. 1 Long ago, at many times and a in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but b in these last days c he has spoken to us by d his Son, whom he appointed e the heir of all things, f through whom also he created g the world. The same in nature, therefore in covenant faithfulness to Thy people. 3 who is the refulgence of his glory,. And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up For the unchangeableness of the love is shown in its unfailingly progressive manifestation. Not that Christ will never change his position in the great plan of God, for He will cease to be the king after the judgment day ( 1 Corinthians 15:24-27). The invincible power of the unchangeable love of God is in this revelation of experience made more abundantly plain when we consider the unchangeableness of God’s love in relation to our sense of a fate that binds us to be what we have always been. Verses 10-12 are from Psalms 102:25-27. And thy years shall not fail; as the being of God the Son is not measured nor terminated by years or time, so, in respect of his humanity, the years which were the measure of it shall never fail; for being raised from the dead, he shall die no more, but. And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up: peribolaion is an upper garment, cloak, or coat, which a man puts on or casts off at his pleasure; when it is of no more use it is folded up and laid by: so the great gospel Minister, God the Son incarnate, shall roll up the natural heavens when useless, and lay them by. Hebrews 1:12. ἀλλάξεις, Thou shalt change .— ἀλλαγήσονται, they shall be changed) Many read for ἀλλάξεις, ἑλίξεις: but there is the one verb חלף twice in the Hebrew, which the LXX. Hebrews 13:2 teaches us how to treat the Lord's return—entertaining strangers with love. He was always with the Father, He will always be with the Father. Jesus also, that He might sanctify (see on ch. . Vesture, [ peribolaion (Greek #4018)] - 'an enwrapping cloak.'. “Thou art the same.” Thou wilt not change. ‘From moods of moral depression we rise to a real and living hope as we come face to face with the master truth of the unchangeableness of the Eternal God. This is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of the Creation of God.’. 51:6: "Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment." And let … This is very beautiful and consoling as applied to Christ, and exactly corresponds with many promises made to the Lord Jesus. Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. The unchanging love of God shows itself in a perpetual surprise. garment is changed by folding it, or turning it; agreeably to California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. which Jarchi interprets the Hebrew phrase thus, ``as a man turns his garment to put it off;''. —By a figure of great majesty in this verse God is an infinite Person, and the universe is his immense raiment. 1 Therefore a leaving b the 1 elementary teaching about the 2 Christ, let us press on to 3 c maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from d dead works and of faith toward God, thou art the same — (Isaiah 46:4; Malachi 3:6). They are ﬁnally to be discarded and dissolved, and other things will be used in their place. From περιβάλλειν tothrow around: a wrapper, mantle. of the Vulgate Latin version reads as the Hebrew does, and one of 12. They shall be changed and renewed. And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up: As a mantle shalt thou roll them up, as a garment also shall they be changed—. 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