(By Ron Cantor) When the book of Hebrews speaks of angels, it is to make clear to the early congregation (which struggled with error and heresies because the New Covenant was still being written) that Yeshua is way beyond the angels. It would appear that some of these Jewish believers saw Yeshua as the Messiah, but could not see Him as divine; He was like an angel in their thinking. The writer seeks to correct this. The writer shows Yeshua’s superiority to these awesome, yet created beings:
- Yeshua is the Son of the Father (Heb. 1:5).
- The angels worship Yeshua (Heb. 1:6). Revelation speaks of 10,000 times 10,000 around His throne (Rev. 5:11)
- He is God with an everlasting throne. (Heb. 1:8)
However, angels do play a powerful role in the lives of men. In fact, one of their primary roles is to minister to us who serve the Lord. Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Heb. 1:14). CONTINUE