“For unto the angels hath He not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak” (Heb. 2:5).
God has provided a home for His children (vv. 5-9). The meek, says Christ, shall inherit the earth (Matt. 5:5). For ages, the domination of the world has been a matter of strife and contention; and ambitious men have waded through seas of blood to obtain it. But it is all in vain. They will never except by temporary usurpation, enjoy even so much as a foot breadth of it; for to Abraham and his seed has it all been given by an irrevocable decree of Jehovah, as their everlasting inheritance (Rom. 4:13).
It matters not how humble and destitute we may now be, if we have the earnest of the Spirit (Eph. 1:13-14), then are we Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Gal. 3:29). I do not say that we will always be confined to this world as we now are while living in these houses of clay whose foundation is in the dust.
With bodies like unto that of the Son of God (Phil. 3:21; l Jn. 3:2), purified and spiritualized (I Cor. 15:44, 50), we may, like the angels, pass from world to world, and from system to system to behold the works of the Lord, and to make known to others the mysteries of redemption.
But wherever we go, and on whatever errand we may be sent, our object finished, we will return again on joyful wing to this renovated earth, to behold with increasing wonder and delight the beauty and the glory of the Lord in the new Jerusalem, the city of our God, the mountain of His holiness (Ps. 48:1).
There, with David, we will often exclaim with wonder and amazement, Lord, what is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?" (Ps. 8:4). When we see the countless myriads of suns, moons, and stars that compose the vast empire of Jehovah, and the higher sons of light who inhabit them, and who from so many centers of creation swell the lofty praises of their Creator in everlasting anthems—feeling our own nothingness and unworthiness, we will be filled with wonder and amazement that God, in His infinite condescension, mercy, and love, should have provided such a home for us as the new heavens and the new earth, filled and illuminated with His own glorious and eternal Presence. See Revelation 21 and 22. –Robert Milligan, Commentary on Hebrews