"You are my Son;
today I have become your Father"? Or again,
"I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son"? 6And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,
"Let all God's angels worship him." 7In speaking of the angels he says,
"He makes his angels winds,
his servants flames of fire." 8But about the Son he says,
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
9You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy." 10He also says,
"In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
12You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end." 13To which of the angels did God ever say,
"Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet"? 14Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Here the writer of the letter is pointing out that it is not even messages from angels that are important anymore, since God has now spoken to us through His Son, Jesus. The Hebrews were very accustomed to receiving messages from angels, this was normal to them. The writer is trying to point to he fact that they need to be listening to Jesus. Granted, angels do come an assist us in ministering as seen in verse 14, but we hear God primarily by the Holy Spirit Whom He has given us. The Holy Spirit is the One Who takes from what belongs to Jesus and makes it known to us.
We must be aware that we don't find ourselves be more captivated by the helpers, that we do by the One Who sent them. We are all able to hear God's inward audible voice for ourselves. Angels come, but I believe they always point us to Jesus. God, I believe, would rather us hear the voice of His Spirit rather that Him have to get our attention through the voice of angels.
In our ministry we have seen had angles minister along side us, they have been in our meetings. One thing I have found that attracts them is when we worship the Lord and when we are preaching Jesus. Another thing I have found that they do, is point us to Jesus and then move out of the way. They will also spend more time telling of what they have seen, rather than preach the gospel or the kingdom.
Colossians 2: 18 - 19
18Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. 19He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
We also need to know that the devil will come as an angel of light. He also knows the scriptures very well and can quote them, but he does not like us to have a clear view of Jesus or hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. I always take note when I hear someone always saying that angels have told them things, but never hear them speak of the Holy Spirit, or Jesus is not often heard of in their message.
As we become more intimate with Jesus and with the Father, we will hear more clearly the voice of the Holy Spirit.
A sure sign that someone is loosing focus of the centrality of Jesus and slipping out of His rest is the following: Frustration, lack of grace for others, anger, strife, striving for things, fear, fear of control, fear of law, selfish living, argumentative, chasing every wind of teaching.
As Paul said:" I claim to know nothing while with you except Christ and Him crucified"
He also says: " If only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me, The task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace"
We need to keep the focus of Jesus, on His gospel. In Him is the power, in the gospel is the power. If we make every effort to enter His rest, then we will begin to see the supernatural as an automatic consequence of our rest in Him.