He’s No Angel

Scroll of the Psalms

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When the author of the epistle to the Hebrews sought to defend the glory of the Christ against the demeaning assumption that Jesus was no more than a super-angel… where did he draw his defense (Hebrews 1:4-13)?

…from the Old Testament. The Holy Spirit asks of His antagonists, “To which of the angels did God ever say…?”

“You are my Son, today I have begotten you (Psalm 2:7)“? “I will be to him a Father, and He shall be to me a Son (2 Samuel 7:14)“?

“Let all God’s angels worship him (Deuteronomy 32:43).”
“He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire (Psalm 104:4).”

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 (Psalm 45:6).”

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 (Psalm 102:25-27).”

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” (Psalm 110:1)?

He is the Son… the only Son! The angels stare in awe of His majesty! They ministered to His incarnate needs… but resume their rightful place as worshippers of the One who laid the foundations of the earth! All the strongholds of the earth crumble and deteriorate with time, but He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow! He knows no end! No angel dares eye the seat beside the Father. It is Christ’s alone! He is God… God Almighty!

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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10 Responses to He’s No Angel

  1. This was well done. I enjoyed this post.
    Sherline :D

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  3. granbee says:

    Wonderfully strong teaching on the Divinity of Christ! The angels form His footstool as He sits at the right hand of the Father!

  4. writinggomer says:

    Great post with some great comments!

  5. AMEN, Mike!

    The Holy Bible, from “In the beginning…” through “AMEN!” is one book telling one story. It is the story of Jesus Christ, The Word, the Logos. He is the co-creator, along with the Father and Spirit, of the universe.

    Angels are created, clearly subordinate to God (the God head, the Holy Trinity). They were created to serve God, not BE God.

    However, angels are NOT the crowing glory of God’s creation. That wonderful distinction belong to man (humankind). It is man who was “created in our image.”

    As Clark so correctly points out, we can’t understand the NT without understanding the OT. He’s given great examples. We could fill the Library of Congress with more.

    The Holy Bible progressively reveals God (the Trinity) and His plans/desires for His crowing creation, man. In a way, it’s like a great mystery story. We can’t begin in the middle and “get it.”

    As I wrote in one of my blogs, “I don’t wanna be an angel.” As awesome as angels are, that would be a HUGE demotion. I strive to be an earthly disciple of Christ Jesus, living love and spreading the Good News. Then, one day, I will be able to move into that room reserved for me in His father’s house. I’m in no hurry. He has work for me to do here.

    Great blog, my friend!

    Shalom, Art

  6. Clark Bunch says:

    Any time Jesus is reading in the temple or synagogue, quoting scripture, and anytime he or Paul say anything about scripture, it’s what we call the Old Testament. More accurately the Hebrew Bible, that’s the only scripture that existed during the time of the New Testament characters. A big bite to swallow for those who never read the Old Testament thinking it has little value. You can learn a lot about God by reading the Old Testament. What does it say about God if we “shall not murder?” “Honor father and mother?” “Do not commit adultery?” Jesus and his disciples were in Jerusalem for Passover when he instituted the Lord’s supper; if you don’t know the Passover story from Exodus the Lord’s supper does not mean anything. The crucifixion is a scary thing that makes no sense, unless you understand the sacrifice system from Exodus and Leviticus. Jesus is our great High Priest, a worthless analogy if you can’t compare him to Aaron and his sons.

    I could go on all day. (Sorry.) The Bible tells one story, how a holy God connects with a sinful, fallen, and broken people. At the center of that story is Jesus.

    Peace

  7. So true! and so necessary for some to hear. It is an insult to call Christ an angel. He created them. He is, was and always will be, GOD!

    One example of man’s theology is their varying thoughts on angels; one of the most heard being that everyone becomes an angel when they die.
    I like it when people call me an angel, because I can then tell them I am not and never will be, and have no desire to be an angel, because angels don’t know the tremendous joy of redemption – a wonderful opportunity to witness.

    What an amazing redemption!
    What an amazing Saviour!

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