ImmerseMessiah NLT - Flipbook - Page 381
Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors
through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us
through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance,
and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own
glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything
by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our
sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic
God in heaven. This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just
as the name God gave him is greater than their names.
For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus:
“You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father.”
God also said,
“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son.”
And when he brought his supreme Son into the world, God said,
“Let all of God’s angels worship him.”
Regarding the angels, he says,
“He sends his angels like the winds,
his servants like flames of fire.”
But to the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.
You rule with a scepter of justice.
You love justice and hate evil.
Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you,
pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”