God Revealed Through Jesus Christ
(1) In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the (Old Testament) prophets, at many times and in various ways, (2) but in these last days (starting in the New Testament) he has spoken to us by his Son—whom he appointed heir to possess all things, and through whom also he created the universe.
(3) The Son is the shining radiance of God’s glory and the exact likeness (representation) of his nature (being), holding all things together by his powerful word. After making purification for our sins on the cross, he was enthroned in authority at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Jesus Is Greater than Angels
(4) So Jesus became as much greater than the angels as the name he inherited is more excellent to theirs. (5) For God never said of the angels, as it is written in Psalm 2:7, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” Or again, in 2 Samuel 7:14, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son.” (6) And again, when God sent his firstborn into the world, he said in Deuteronomy 32:43, “Let all the angels of God worship him.” (7) In speaking of the angels he says in Psalm 104:4, “He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.” (8) But about the Son, Psalm 45:6-7 says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom. (9) You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of gladness.” (10) Also, Psalm 102:25-27 says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the earth’s foundations, and the heavens are the work of your hands. (11) They will perish, but you will remain; they will all become old like a garment. (12) You will roll them up like a robe; they will be changed like a garment. But you remain the same and your years will never end.” (13) To which of the angels did God ever say what is written about Jesus in Psalm 110:1, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? (14) This is the truth: angels are ministering spirits sent by God to serve everyone who will inherit salvation.