Hebrews 1:4-14

Hebrews 1:4-14
having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son,today I have begotten you”?Or again, “I will be to him a father,and he shall be to me a son”? And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds,and his ministers a flame of fire.” But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain;they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up,like a garment they will be changed.But you are the same,and your years will have no end.” And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

4 Main Functions of Angels:
1. Angels continually worship and praise God. (Job 38:7, Psalm 103:20, Isaiah 6:1-3, Revelation 4:8, 5:9-12)
2. Angels communicate God’s message to mankind. They assisted in bringing the law (Acts 7:38,53) Showed the future to Daniel and the apostle John (Daniel 10:10-15, Revelation 17:1, 21:9, 22:16) Announced the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus (Matt 1:19-24, Luke 2:9-12)
3. Angels minister to believers. Delivery from prison (Acts 5:19, 12:6-11). Carry believers away from death to place of blessedness (Luke 16:22)
4. Angels will be God’s agents in the final judgment and second coming. Calling forth believers with trumpet sound (Matt 24:31, 1 Thess 4:16-17). Separate the good from the bad (Matt 13:39-42) Execute judgment over satan and his servants (Revelation 19:17-20:3, 10)

Why Christ is Superior to Angels
1.He has a Superior Name – SON
2.He has superior honor – Angels worship Him
3.He has a superior existence – Creator and Everlasting King
4.He has a superior job – Christ rules, angels serve