Summary: To show that we need to practice here on earth our rulership so we become experts ruling and reigning in New Earth with GOD.
Are you waiting for New Heavens and New Earth?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to practice here on earth our rulership so we become experts ruling and reigning in New Earth with GOD.
Hebrews 2:5 (Amplified Bible)
2:5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the habitable world of the future, of which we are speaking.
We reign and rule in life with JESUS.
Romans 5:17 (New Century Version)
5:17 One man sinned, and so death ruled all people because of that one man. But now those people who accept God’s full grace and the great gift of being made right with him will surely have true life and rule through the one man, Jesus Christ.
The world to come
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Not to angels
"For it was not to angels that God subjected"
On the contrary, we shall judge the angels. This world has been given to men to be ruled by it.
1 Corinthians 6:3 (Amplified Bible)
6:3 Do you not know also that we [Christians] are to judge the [very] angels and pronounce opinion between right and wrong [for them]? How much more then [as to] matters pertaining to this world and of this life only!
Psalms 8:4-8 (Amplified Bible)
8:4 What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?
8:5 Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
8:6 You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet:
8:7 All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field,
8:8 The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
One fallen angel we are reigning and ruling over is the devil.
2 Corinthians 11:14 (Amplified Bible)
11:14 And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light;
Romans 16:20 (Amplified Bible)
16:20 And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you.
Romans 16:20 (The Message)
16:20 and before you know it the God of peace will come down on Satan with both feet, stomping him into the dirt. Enjoy the best of Jesus!
B. The subjection of the world to come
"the habitable world of the future, of which we are speaking."
The world to come is the new Earth with it's New Heavens.
Revelation 11:15 (Amplified Bible)
11:15 The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)!