- having become (gínomai) as much better then angels, - Hebrews 1:4
Having become means that there was a change to Christ's body. The change of body does not mean that Christ ceased to be human. His body is still flesh and blood. Previously, Christ’s human body was able to die, now His body is eternal. Redeemed believers’ will receive a similar body at the Rapture.
- For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. - 1 Corinthians 15:53
Several other changes to Christ’s body are noted in Scripture. One, He could enter closed rooms.
- So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst. - John 20:19
- Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. - Luke 24:30-31
- And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. - Acts 1:9
- I saw one like a son of man… His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. - Revelation 1:12-16