Humans were made to be more powerful than the angels, and not only that but, we are the heir to all the power of Heaven. Did that grab your attention? If that was your reality would your life be demonstrably different from what it is presently? Both of those facts are in the Bible, so if you are a Christian that is your reality.
One of my most deeply held beliefs is that the slickest trick Lucifer ever played on anyone was convincing humans we are something drastically different from… well human. You know like if you were a doctor. You went to school for a decade after high school. You paid all the bills and studied for all the tests. You operated on patients for years. Live in a nice house, drive a Mercedes and vacation in the Hamptons. I show up and somehow convince you that not only are you not a doctor, but you have no idea how to practice. Remember the two things I opened with are facts in the Bible.
Let me show you those facts.
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet
I can hear some of you right now saying, “see it says a little lower than the angels”! I would say you got me, but it is that phrase that proves who you really are to God. The Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek languages, so if we look at this verse in the context of the Hebrew language, we gain the understanding.
Verse 4 is clear. The writer sets the context that he is speaking about humans, because he says, “what is man that thou are mindful of him?” In verse 5 when it says thou has made him, that him is man as set in context by verse 4, a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honour. That should be your first tip you need to dig deeper. Why? The angels are not crowned with glory and honour. Study further to verse 6 and it says God made us to have dominion over God’s creation, and even put all things under his, mans, feet. The angels do not have dominion over anything. They are servants of God’s Kingdom. Paul told us in Hebrews 1:14 they are sent to minister to the heirs of salvation. That is, you and me.
Do you see it? How can the statement be that man is made a “little lower than the angles” be correct given what we just discovered? We need to look at the words in the Hebrew language to gain understating. The word that seems misplaced is “angels” right? The word “angels” in that reference is Elohim. Does that word look familiar? Elohim means the supreme God. God made us a little lower than Himself.
Mind blown? Well now we have the second fact that you are the heir to Heaven’s power. Jesus has all power and dominion according to the Bible, doesn’t He? Paul said in Romans 8:17 we are “heirs and joint-heirs with Christ”. If you are an heir of what is His, and all power is His. So how is this all even possible? Being reconciled to Christ and back to God. That is a blog to come. Now that those 2 facts are your reality answer the question, I asked in the first paragraph.