Is Jesus Michael the archangel?
QuestionAnswer Jesus is not the archangel Michael, as some people believe. The Bible makes no mention of Jesus being known as Michael (or any other angel, for that matter). A major contrast is drawn between Jesus and the angels in Hebrews 1:5-8: “For to which of the angels did God ever proclaim, ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father’?” Perhaps ‘I shall be His Father, and He will be my Son’ will suffice. God also declares that all of God’s angels are to adore Him when He brings His firstborn into the earth, as recorded in the book of Genesis.
His words regarding the Son are as follows: “Your throne, O God, will endure forever and ever; righteousness will be the scepter of your dominion.” It is made plain in this chapter that angels worship Jesus, who, as God, is the only entity who is deserving of such reverence.
However, while the angels are referred to be sons of God (Genesis 6:2-4; Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7), Jesus is referred to as THE Son of God (Hebrews 1:8; Matthew 4:3-6).
Michael is the only angel in the Bible who is referred to as “the archangel,” which means “the protector” (Jude verse 9).
He is not the creator of the universe.
Jesus is God shown in human form (John 1:1, 14).
Questions concerning False Doctrine (return to top of page) Supposedly, Jesus Michael is the archangel.
Who Is Michael the Archangel? Is Jesus?
The Bible does not make frequent reference of a spirit entity by the name of Michael. When he is mentioned, he is, on the other hand, in action. In the book of Daniel, Michael is engaged in a battle with bad angels; in the letter of Jude, he is engaged in a debate with Satan; and in the book of Revelation, he is engaged in a battle with the Devil and his demonic minions. Through his defense of Jehovah’s rule over the world and his combat against God’s adversaries, Michael lives up to the meaning of his given name, “Who Is Like God?” But who is Michael, exactly?
- For example, the patriarch Jacob is also referred to as Israel, while the apostle Peter is referred to as Simon in some circles.
- Consider some of the biblical justifications for reaching that conclusion.
- Michael is referred to as “the archangel” in God’s Word.
- This means that there is just one of these angels in existence.
- Furthermore, Jesus is associated with the position of archangel.
- It is therefore described as having the sound of an archangel speaking through Jesus.
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- and its angels.” (See Revelation 12:7 for further information).
- In addition, Jesus is described as the Commander of an army of loyal angels in the Book of Revelation.
- 19:14-16; 20:14-16) The apostle Paul particularly refers to “the Lord Jesus” and “his strong angels” in his writings.
(Matthew 13:41; Matthew 16:27; Matthew 24:31; 1 Peter 3:22) God’s Word makes no mention of two armies of faithful angels in heaven, one led by Michael and the other by Jesus, thus it is reasonable to assume that Michael is none other than Jesus Christ in his heavenly capacity.
Is It Possible to Identify Michael the Archangel with Jesus?
A number of people have sought to link Michael the archangel with Jesus, claiming that they are the same individual. Some believe that Michael is Jesus Christ appearing in a transitory form, similar to the way Christ appeared as the angel of the LORD in the Old Testament. View from a different vantage point than the watchtower This is in contrast to the viewpoint held by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, also known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses. According to them, Christ is a created creature who was formerly known as Michael the archangel in the Old Testament – a viewpoint that is completely incongruous with what the Bible teaches about Jesus.
- The archangel Michael is referred to be the supreme prince of God’s people.
- As taught by the Bible, the Lord is the one who protects Israel.
- He will not let your foot to slip; he will not allow you to fall asleep as he watches over you.
- The logic behind the reasoning is as follows: If the LORD protects Israel, and Michael is the one who is referred to as the people’s guardian, then Michael must be the LORD who is guarding the people.
- For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a commanding cry, with the voice of the archangel, and with the sound of God’s trumpet, and the dead in Christ will rise first, according to the Scriptures (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
- Michael is the only archangel who is specifically mentioned in the Bible.
- The fact that Michael is referred to as a chief prince merely indicates that he has power over other angels, not over the entirety of existence itself.
Quite the contrary, He is referred to as “the King of Kings” and “the Lord of Lords.” And on His robe and on His thigh, He has the words “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” engraved in gold: “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16).
In the end, it is the Lord, not Michael, who is responsible for defending His chosen people.
He will speak in a voice that is “like” or “like” that of an archangel, according to the Bible.
One of the Chief Princes of the realm Michael is also referred to as one of the chief princes, which is an honor.
So Michael, one of the great princes, arrived to assist me, and I left him with the ruler of the country of Persia while I went to get aid elsewhere (Daniel 10:13).
The size of the group is unknown, but he is not in a league of his own, as we have previously stated.
No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the right hand of the Father, has revealed Himself to us (John 1:18).
Despite the fact that he is considered an angel, he is not the angel’s creator, as the Bible claims Jesus to be.
Jude In addition, the connection of Jesus with Michael raises some troubling questions.
Michael is clearly not the Lord, as has been shown.
Jesus had no such issues with the Devil, and in fact, since He is the Lord, He personally scolded him on several occasions.
After all, it says in the Bible, “You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him alone shall you serve.”” The Devil then abandoned Him, and lo and behold, angels appeared and began to attend to Him (Matthew 4:10, 11).
His given name translates as “who is like God?” There is no one, of course, to answer this question.
Neither Michael, nor any of the other angels, can compare to God in any way.
Jesus and Michael, on the other hand, are two very distinct individuals. Michael is the highest of the angels, which is a created order of beings, whereas Jesus is the uncreated Second Person of the Trinity, God the Son, who is the highest of the created creatures.
Is Jesus the Archangel Michael?
“Jesus is the archangel Michael,” Jack explained to me as we sat on my front porch, talking about Jesus. Jack was trying to make a point about end times, so I let the claim go for the moment. I knew it would send our discussion off in another direction. However, when our conversation ended, I asked if he would come back to discuss the reasons why he—and millions of other Jehovah’s Witnesses—believe Jesus is Michael.* More specifically, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the archangel Michael was the very first being created by Jehovah-God.
- They often refer to Him as the “master worker” (Prov.
- I’ve responded to these challengeshereandhere, respectively.
- Then after Hisspiritualresurrection, Jesus resumed His identity as Michael.
Arguments are similar to buildings in that they may be built or demolished. They are supported by walls and have a roof over their heads. The roof is the final point, and the walls are the supporting concepts that lead up to it. JW buddy Jack had expressed his opinion without providing me with any compelling grounds to accept it as true. His claim consisted of a roof that was laying on the ground with no buildings around it. To be honest, I wanted to offer him the opportunity to demonstrate his biblical support for me.
- Jack had fifteen minutes of undisturbed opportunity to discuss his reasons for thinking that Jesus is the angel Michael after we had done exchanging pleasantries with each other.
- The prince of the kingdom of Persia had opposed me for twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the major princes, arrived to assist me, since I had been left with the kings of Persia and was in need of assistance.
- (1 Chronicles 10:13, 21) Michael, the great prince who is in charge of your people, will appear at that point in time.
- 12:1 explains how a king may be a king.
- I didn’t say anything at all.
For to us a child has been born, to us a son has been given; and the government will rest upon his shoulders, and his name will be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace; and the government will rest upon his shoulders (See also Isaiah 9:6) Take note that the prophet Isaiah refers to the infant as “the prince of peace.” As a result, Jack contended, because Michael is known as the great prince of God’s people and Jesus is known as the prince of peace, Michael must be the same person as Jesus.
- He went on to mention a number of more verses, but let’s just stop there for the time being.
- First and foremost, Daniel 10 and 12 make no clear allusion to Jesus.
- This must be incorporated into the text.
- He is referred to be one of the major princes.
- Jesus, on the other hand, is completely unique.
- Jesus is the “King of kings and the Lord of lords,” according to Revelation 19:16, and he is the one who created the entire heavenly army (Col.
- He is the only Son of God (John 3:16).
He insisted over and over that Michaelisthe chief prince.
I pressed him to read the text aloud from start to finish in its original language.
In fact, he couldn’t even read the lines without quickly inserting his own words into the mix.
“Michael is the top prince, and he is one of the chief princes,” says the narrator.
To conclude that Jesus is Michael, there is no relationship between Isa.
10 and 12, and no evidence to support this conclusion.
But, what does it matter?
Jesus is referred to as “powerful God” in Isaiah 9:6. A few sentences later, when speaking of Jehovah, Isaiah declares, “A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the great God. ” (Isa. 10:21). Because both Jesus and Jehovah are referred to be “powerful God,” Jesus is considered to be Jehovah.
Jesus Is Not an Angel
The author of Hebrews sets out to establish that Jesus is superior to the prophets, angels, and Moses in his first three chapters. In 1:1–2, we’re taught that Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God, that he is the Creator of the world, and that he is the precise imprint of the essence of God (1:3). “For to who of the angels did God ever proclaim, ‘You are my Son, today I have born you,'” the author of Hebrews writes after specifically emphasizing that God is “far superior to angels.” God never said anything like that to any angel, thus the obvious response to this hypothetical question is no.
- What kind of worship may a created entity receive?
- In fact, when the apostle John prostrated himself at the feet of an angel in devotion, the angel warned him, saying, “You must not do that!
- “It is necessary to worship God” (Rev.
- After all is said and done, lines 8–12 make it plainly obvious why the angels are praising Jesus.
- In light of Hebrews 1, Jesus cannot be considered a simple created angel—even the archangel Michael cannot be considered so.
- Furthermore, the author of Hebrews goes out of his way to demonstrate that Jesus is incomparably superior to any angel, even Michael, in terms of authority.
- On the one hand, Jack asserted that the Bible does not contain any proof for the divinity of Jesus Christ.
- But nothing could be further from the truth in this situation: I kept hearing the words of the apostle Paul in my thoughts while we talked: “They swapped the truth of God for a falsehood.” Please join me in praying that God would direct Jack to the truth.
- This article originally appeared in The Watchtower on December 15, 1984 on page 29.
How I answered a Jehovah’s Witness (page 6)
For me, saying that God raised Jesus from the dead isn’t any more of an issue than saying that God created the cosmos out of nowhere is for certain people. It’s tough for us to wrap our heads around it in our human thinking. However, just because I don’t completely grasp something does not rule out the possibility that it is correct. My understanding of electricity is limited, but that hasn’t stopped me from requesting that the electric company connect my home to their power distribution system.
- That first generation of church leaders was not influenced by the rationalism that would later sweep over the western world in the Age of Enlightenment, causing western Christians to become propositional or doctrine-oriented rather than worship-oriented.
- There is no other explanation.
- There isn’t a single text in the Bible that claims the archangel Michael is the same person as Jesus Christ.
- In the book of Hebrews, verse 13 says, As a result, Jesus could not be the archangel Michael, as the Bible states that Jesus would be seated at the right hand of God the Father.
- You inquired as to where in the Bible it is said that angels would not judge the nations of the globe.
- Because the Archangel Michael is an angel, it would seem that he could not be the world’s ruler, would it?
My favorite approach to interpret Hebrews 1:14 is the way Ken Taylor puts it in his paraphrasedLiving Bible: “The angels are just spirit-messengers sent forth to serve and care for those who are to receive his redemption.” Angels execute specialized responsibilities for Yahweh, but they do not and will not “judge” the earth in the way that humans do.
The evidence for this is abundantly obvious from a study of the first and second chapters of Hebrews. Now, in terms of who Jesus Christ is, the following texts clearly identify Him as the Son of God:
- “The Word was God at the beginning.” – John 1:1, a quote from the Bible. This paragraph is unmistakably a paraphrase of Genesis 1:1. It alludes to the fact that “The Word” has always existed (Jesus). The characteristic of eternal pre-existence is something that only God possesses. My favorite translation of John 1:1 is found in the New English Bible, which reads as follows: It was the Word that defined God
- “Thomas addressed him as ‘My Lord and my God.'” – John 20:28 (NIV). Unless we engage in bizarre mental acrobatics with regard to the phrasing of this remark, we must conclude that Thomas was claiming that Jesus was the Son of God. Thomas is not addressing two separate people at the same time. Clearly, he was addressing Jesus of Nazareth, and Thomas refers to Jesus as both Lord and God
- “From them is traced the human heritage of Christ, who is God over all,” Thomas writes. – The book of Romans 9:5. What about this verse, where the apostle Paul plainly identifies Christ as God? “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,” Paul writes. – Colossians 2:9 (New International Version). If Christ embodies the whole of Deity, then He is, after all, Deity, isn’t He? According to Bible scholar William Barclay, the following is how Colossians 2:9 is translated: According to the Bible, “It is in Christ that the godhead in all its fullness resides in corporeal form.”
- “However, concerning the Son, he declares, “Your reign, O God, will remain forever and ever.” – The book of Hebrews 1:8. Isn’t it evident that the Son is being addressed as “God” in this passage? If you correctly examine the grammar of this statement, you will not be able to come to any other conclusions. Before in verse 7, the writer had described angels and then uses the connecting word to connect the two verses “But there’s a catch: The use of the word “but” indicates that the writer is no longer talking about angels (even archangels)
- “They will call him Immanuel – which means ‘God with us,'” the writer continues ” – Matthew 1:23 (New International Version). The title of the song is “God with us.” That Jesus is “Archangel Michel with us” or “Someone who is like God with us” or “Someone who is virtually God with us” is not stated anywhere in the Bible. They will make the teaching of God our Savior more appealing than anything else that can be spoken
- “God with us” cannot be conveyed any more simply than that. – Titus 2:10 (New International Version). In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as “Savior” on a number of different occasions. See Titus 1:4 for an example of how to read the previous chapter. Take, for example, what is said in 2 Peter 3:18 and 1 John 4:14 as examples. We do not have two Saviors
- Rather, we have one Savior. Doesn’t Paul here seem to be recognizing Jesus as God, if the Savior is indeed Jesus?
My response: Regarding your statement that the New World Translation is the only Bible that has God’s true name, I disagree. This is not correct. Who was it that provided you with misleading information? Did you know that the classicKing James Version, first published in 1611, makes usage of the name Jehovah? The name Jehovah is also used in an updated edition of the Bible, known as the 21st Century King James Version. The name Jehovah is mentioned 5822 times in the American Standard Version.
- Darby’s Translation contains 5791 references to Jehovah.
- The word Yahwehin appears in multiple places in a fairly recent English translation or paraphrase calledThe Message.
- Yahweh is the name of God in the Holman Christian Standard Bible.
- Yahweh is the name of the God of the Bible in Basic English.
- How did the phrase “a deity” end up in John 1?
- This includes the King James, New King James, Revised Standard, New English Bible, Living Bible, New International Version, and Amplified Bible, among others.
- “La parola era Dio,” the inscription reads (the Word was God).
I’ve glanced through a French translation of the Bible.
I’ve checked it up in the Spanish language.
I’ve done some research in Haitian Creole.
What we have in John 1 is a train of thought that builds up to a peak and then ends.
The goal of demonstrating Christ’s divinity appears to have been a primary motivation for John in writing this gospel as well as his writings.
In his first chapter, John employs words and ideas that are plainly meant to serve as a reminder of the events of Genesis 1.
As a result, he builds up to a climax in his wording: “And the Word was with God.” Now, to return to the notion that the New World Translation is superior to other English translations because it utilizes the “true” name of God, whilst the others do not, consider the following examples: I’m assuming you’re referring to the biblical term Jehovah.
- As a result, hasn’t the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ argument that we must use God’s legitimate name backfired on them since they aren’t actually using God’s precise name backfired on them as well?
- Moreover, it perplexes me because the wordJehova occurs more than 200 times in the New Testament section of the New World Translation’s New Testament portion.
- What is written in Greek is kuriosor Lord, which means “curious.” As a result, if the editors of the New World were performing their jobs properly, they would have used the title “Lord” when Kurios appeared.
- Is it not possible that they were merely checking to see if the translation “fits” a pre-determined religious view in the absence of this?
- The New World Translation is “about” accurate in terms of the original Greek.
It’s simply that it’s not true to it. I’m looking for a translation that is accurate. I’m not interested in one that’s merely “near.” “Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,” didn’t it say professional baseball player and manager Frank Robinson?
Is Michael another name for Jesus?
To your point that the New World Translation is the only Bible that has God’s true name, I have the following response: Obviously, this is not the case! That misleading information came from where, exactly? Who knew that Jehovah was mentioned in the classicKing James Version from 1611? The name Jehovah is also included in an updated translation of the Bible, known as the 21st Century King James Version. JESUS is mentioned 5822 times in the New International Version. Jehovah appears 5787 times in Young’s Literal Translation.
- JESUS is the name of a god that appears in both the Third Millennium Bible and the Webster Bible.
- It is mentioned in The Amplified Bible as “Yahweh.” Yahweh is the name of the God who is mentioned in the Holman Christian Standard Bible.
- God is referred to as Yahweh in Basic English.
- “A deity” made it into John 1 by some strange means.
- This includes the King James, New King James, Revised Standard, New English Bible, Living Bible, New International Version, and Amplified Bible.
- ‘La parola era DIO,’ the inscription states (the Word was God).
- The Bible in French is what I’ve been looking for!
My search for the Spanish language has yielded results.
It is written in Haitian Creole, which I have looked into.
We have a thought structure in John 1 that builds up to a crescendo at the end of the chapter.
John’s gospel, as well as his writings, appear to have been written with the goal of demonstrating Christ’s divinity.
When John begins his first chapter, he employs words and phrases that are plainly designed to call our attention to Genesis 1.
As a result, he builds up to a climax in his wording: “And the Word was God.
The term Jehovah, I presume, is what you’re referring to here.
As a result, hasn’t the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ argument that we must use God’s proper name backfired on them since they aren’t actually using God’s precise name backfired on them?
Moreover, it perplexes me that the wordJehova occurs more than 200 times in the New Testament portion of the New World Translation’s New Testament section.
Kuriosor Lord is the name of the character written in Greek.
In other words, shouldn’t they have maintained consistency by referring to Jesus as Jehovah wherever the name Kurios appeared in the Greek New Testament as a title for Him?
Your point is well-taken.
I’m looking for an accurate translation. I’m not interested in one that’s just “close enough to work.” Surely it was professional baseball player and manager Frank Robinson who said, “Close counts only in horseshoes and hand grenades”?
Who Is the Archangel Michael?
However, when Michael the archangel was engaged in a disagreement with the devil over the corpse of Moses, he refrained from leveling a scathing allegation against him, instead saying, “The Lord chastise thee. ” (Jude 1:9KJV). Michael is referred to be God’s “archangel,” which literally translates as “principal angel.” His given name translates as “who is like God?” but who really is he?
Michael, An Angel of God
Throughout Scripture, Michael is referred to be a “chief prince” of the heavenly realms. Multiple times in the Book of Daniel, including in Daniel 10:13, where he is described as “one of the principal princes,” and in Daniel 12:1, when he is described as “Michael, the great prince,” who defends the people of Israel. “With the exception of Michael, your prince, there is no one with me who contends against these princes,” Daniel 10:21 says. Gabriel collaborated with another angel in order to fulfill Daniel’s request that God would “take away [his] anger and fury from Jerusalem [his city] and [his sacred hill]” (Daniel 9:16).
What Does Michael Look Like?
Even while artists have envisioned the Archangel Michael (and all angels) as beautiful, taller than humans, and strong, the Bible doesn’t provide much guidance in this area. “Angels are spirit beings,” with “some sort of localized form — they occupy some location that is appropriate to the unseen spiritual realm,” according to the definition. Because “not all flesh is created equal,” Paul argues, there are both heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the splendour of heavenly bodies is one thing, while the glory of earthly bodies is another (1 Corinthians 15:39-40).
Angelic hosts welcomed shepherds keeping an eye on their flocks on the night of the Nativity’s birth, and their appearance was both evident and spectacular.
Archangel Michael in the End Times
The Archangel Michael will play a crucial role in the events of the end of the world. Mikel, the great prince and defender of your people will emerge from the ashes (Daniel 12:1). “The Lord Himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s voice, and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first,” says Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, and he might be the angel of that passage. When it comes to defeating Satan and his demons, this angel stands in the forefront of a swarm of angels in Revelation 12.
The military hierarchy illustrated by the Roman system, in which Caesar was in charge and the senate served as a “advisory body to Rome’s magistrates,” would have been familiar to Christ’s apostles.
Therefore, an angelic hierarchy would have made sense to listeners at the time of Christ, which is why Michael has often been represented as a warrior by artists throughout the centuries (here is anexampleby Raphael).
The “assistance of the church’s soldiers against the pagan and against the Devil’s attacks” was acknowledged, and “many portrayals of Michael in art show his nature as a warrior,” according to the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Is Michael the Christ?
According to a controversial view, Michael was the Christ before he became flesh and blood. “Prince” is the title bestowed upon him, and he is shown as a “protector of the people of Israel.” However, according to Don Stewart, “the one who defends Israel” is none other than God Himself. “I receive assistance from the LORD” (Psalm 121:2-4). There is a popular belief that if God protects Israel and Michael protects Israel, then they must be one and the same entity. As a result, when the Lord Jesus Christ comes, He will be accompanied by “the voice, or command cry, of the archangel” (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
- Jesus is never referred to as “principal prince” among His various titles, which include “King of Kings” and “Lord of Lords,” among others (Revelation 19:16).
- He is not an outlier.
- The Bible says that Jesus told His disciples, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been entrusted to me.” (Matthew 28:18) This cannot be true of the Archangel Michael, who, according to Jude, was powerless to chastise Satan; only God has the ability to do so.
- Christ’s authority to forgive sins, proved through His sacrifice, submission to Roman punishment, and victory over death, is the true source of power.
- Only Christ, however, was able to overcome the bounds of human imagination and desire by achieving victory over the thing that truly matters: our separation from God as a result of our sin.
Who Is the Archangel Michael to Us?
There are angels, and they do exist. The Bible mentions them much too frequently to dismiss the possibility that God created them, and they have a function in God’s kingdom. Angels are “powerful ones” who work for God (Psalm 103:20), utilizing God’s authority and the power He has given them to combat Satan and win the victory over him. We can see this in the verses that were just read. “Angels transmit communications,” according to Wayne Grudem. They also help people by “carrying out some of God’s judgements,” serving as a “example” to us by their worship of and devotion to God, and “patrol the earth as God’s representatives.” God has given them the authority to act on behalf of God’s people.
Elisha and his servant were encircled by the Syrian army, and Elisha’s servant was scared of what was about to happen.
Elisha had the ability to see what was unseen to the majority of people: the powers of God at work on behalf of His people.
Although the Archangel Michael will combat Satan during the latter days of history, he will not be as powerful as the Messiah.
We think of Michael as a sword-wielding fighter fighting demons, but the blade we are most concerned with as Christians is the sword of the Word, which is a crucial element of the “fullarmor of God” (whole armor of God) (Ephesians 6).
What Does This Mean?
Because, as John Gilhooly reminds us, “who of the angels was ever told by God, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”?” it is not permissible to worship anybody other than the Lord. (See also Hebrews 1:5). “It is terrible teaching to make creatures safe in the presence of other beings.” The Bible continually “promises the real presence of God via faith in the power of the Spirit.” The eternal God and his everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27), rather than the arms of angels, should be our source of solace.” Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus/ShaunJeffers for the image.
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Jesus Is the Archangel Michael
As stated in John 1 and other Bible scriptures, Jesus is a God who existed with the Father prior to the creation of the world. The concept that a member of god was created in the likeness of a human form and that we refer to Him as “Jesus” is not a source of contention among most Christians. “He reduced himself to nothingness by adopting the very character of a servant and being created in the likeness of a human creature.” And, having been discovered in human form, he humbled himself by becoming submissive to death – even death on a cross!” 2:7-8) (Philippians 2:8-10) Apocryphal accounts of Jesus’ life before He arrived on Earth claim that He existed in the shape or likeness of an angel.
- According to some, the notion that Jesus is the Archangel Michael appears to be absolutely illogical and inconceivable.
- The shape of a man, in some ways, has a higher status than the form of an angel.
- And to make matters worse, certain religious organizations do not believe that Jesus is in fact the God of the Hebrew Scriptures.
- There is plenty of evidence in the Bible to suggest that the person known as “Michael, the Archangel” can be recognized as Jesus without taking anything away from His divine status.
- FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT POINT: Several fitting names were given to Jesus when He was born in human flesh via the virgin Mary, as a result of the prophetic pronouncements of the Holy Spirit at that time.
- Jesus (Savior) is mentioned in Matthew 1:21.
- Christ (also known as the Messiah, the anointed One, or the King) – John 1:41 The Bible also teaches that the devil used to go by the name “Lucifer” before he turned against God and became the demon.
- The Bible says this in Isaiah 14:12 and Revelation 12:9.
- Point number two: In biblical times, names were considered to be extremely significant.
This point will be shown by a few examples: el el el el el (these letters in a name pertained to God) El Ijah is a biblical name for a person who is a prophet (my God is Jehovah) Dani el is a fictional character created by Dani el (judgment of God) Gabri el is a fictional character created by author Gabri el (man of God) Micha el is a fictional character created by author Micha el (one who is like God) Unless we choose to be blasphemous, we must acknowledge that there is no one who compares to God — except for God Himself.
- In the Bible, it is clearly stated that Lucifer’s vanity was the driving force behind his declaration, “I will be like the Most High.” 13-14 (see Isaiah 14:13-14) Who was it that he was alluding to?
- THE THIRD POINT: The prefix “arch” is derived from a Greek word that means “ruler” or “one who reigns over,” as in the term “monarch,” among other things.
- The same may be said about Jesus, who can assume the role of king over all the angels without becoming an angel (or a created entity).
- This does not imply that the President is a soldier in the traditional sense of the term.
- According to the United States Constitution, he is superior to them and has authority over them.
- In this passage, we learn that God granted man “dominion over” all species of the animal kingdom, whether they were fish, birds, or other animals, in the beginning.
- Man was therefore given authority over God’s creation, ruling over the animals like a ruler does over his subjects, as God had intended.
As a result, it should come as no surprise that, according to the Bible, Jesus Christ holds the title of “Commander-in-Chief” and has “dominion” over all of the angelic troops of Heaven.
THE FOURTH POINT: There is an intriguing account in the Old Testament about a human contact with the heavenly Commander-in-Chief.” When Joshua was getting close to Jericho, he glanced up and saw a guy standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand, and he was terrified.
‘Take off your sandals,’ said the commander of the Lord’s army, referring to the fact that the location where they were standing was sacred.
The Bible recounts the Lord appearing to individuals throughout the Old Testament, including Abraham (Genesis 18:1-33) and Jacob (Genesis 28:1-33).
The Bible says that Joshua glanced up and saw a “man standing in front of him with a drawn sword” on this particular occurrence with Joshua (see Joshua 1:13).
“I am the Commander-in-Chief of the Lord’s army,” according to the Living Bible.
Despite the fact that He was referred to as the Archangel, we know He was no ordinary angel for two reasons.
Even if Joshua had been worshipping an angel, he would have been swiftly punished by the authorities.
I am a fellow servant with you and with your brethren who are committed to the message of Jesus Christ, as you are with me.
When Moses encountered the Lord at the burning bush, he got the same instruction.
FIVETH POINT: There are other Scriptures that mention the name of Michael, revealing that He is a very special Person.
For instance, God sent the angel, Gabriel, to give a special message to the prophet Daniel (Daniel 8:16 and 9:21).
This angel messenger told Daniel that “Michael” is “the great prince who protects your people.” A prince is the son of a king, of course, and Jesus is the Son of God, the King of Heaven.
Gabriel, in the very same book callsthe Messiah, “the Prince.” (Daniel 9:25). Now please note what we’ve learned from the pen of the same inspired writer:
- In Hebrew, Messiah means “prince,” while Michael means “great prince.” Assuming this is correct, because two things that are equal to the same thing are also equal to each other, this indicates that the Messiah and Michael are both the same person, Jesus Christ.
God’s Word provides inspired insight into Lucifer’s awful rebellion against the kingdom of God: “And there was battle in heaven,” says the Bible. The dragon and his angels battled back against Michael and his angels, and Michael and his angels were victorious. However, he was not powerful enough, and as a result, they were denied entry into paradise. The great dragon was slain – that old serpent known as the devil, or Satan, who is responsible for leading the entire world astray. “He was thrown to the ground, and his angels were thrown with him.” (Rev.
There is no doubt about who the opponent is as a result of this.
Seventh point: The only Bible verse frequently cited by those who deny that Jesus is Michael, the Archangel, is Jude 1:9, which states: “But even the archangel Michael, when He was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a false accusation against him, but said, ‘The Lord rebuke you!” It is believed by some that this verse demonstrates that Jesus and Michael are not the same person since Michael, in this scripture, rebukes the devil Himself by stating, “The Lord rebuke you!” People argue that the Archangel cannot be the Lord since He is referring to someone else as “the Lord,” which is illogical.
- It is always necessary to allow the Bible to speak for itself in terms of interpretation.
- “The LORD answered to Satan, ‘The LORD rebuke you, Satan!'” Zechariah 3:2 states.
- His name is Michael in one passage, and the name of the Lord is Michael in the other text.
- On both occasions, Christ saw that it was fruitless to fight with Lucifer’s closed mentality since Lucifer had already made up his mind long before.
- The realization that Christ was merely speaking of Himself when He stated, “The Lord reprimand you,” meaning, “I rebuke you,” is another alternative interpretation of these two verses.
- According to the Bible, after Moses died, the Lord Himself buried His faithful servant, but he did not reveal the location of Moses’ burial to the rest of the world.
- When the Prince of Life came close to the lonely grave, Satan became scared and ran away.
Christ declined to engage in a debate with Satan, instead performing His job of destroying the devil’s power and bringing the dead back to life right there and then.
The question is, how do we know that it was Christ, and not a simple angel, who engaged in a debate with Satan over the resurrection of Moses’ body?
The devil and his angelic servants are strong, supernatural entities, yet they are both “fallen” and “created” beings, as is the rest of humanity.
God’s devoted servants have performed miracles of resurrection on a few instances, but such resurrections have not resulted in the restoration of a beautiful, eternal existence.
They were not transported to Heaven in the same way that Moses and Elijah were.
He is the only hope we have – not some heavenly being.
THE EIGHTH POINT:Jesus admonished us to “search the Scriptures.” (See also John 5:39) Due to the fact that there is no single writer in either the Old or New Testament who had all of God’s truth revealed to him, it is critical to compare passages throughout the many books of the Bible.
As long as our hearts are “hungry” for the truth, we must diligently search with all of our hearts and read everything that the Bible has to say on any particular subject.
According to Paul, deceased Christians are raised to life at the command of the Archangel.
(4:16) in the New Testament.
In all seriousness, I tell you that a time is coming, and has already arrived, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will live.
You shouldn’t be surprised by this, since a day will come when everyone who is in their graves will hear His voice and come out — those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be punished.” (See also John 5:25-29.) The events described in these similar chapters are the same occurrence.
When Christ comes to bring His faithful ones back to life, He will be accompanied by every angel in heaven: “The Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him,” says the Bible.
In Matthew 25:31, Jesus says: He is the commander of their forces! In this case, there is no mystery : Jesus, the Giver of Life is also known as Michael the Archangel. *** Further research can be conducted by reading the following Scripture passages:
- (Please pay attention to verses 7, 9, 11, and particularly verse 13)
- Genesis 22(Please pay attention to verse 15 and remember that only God can “swear by Himself.”) Genesis 23(Please pay attention to verses 7, 9, 11, and especially verse 13.)
- Exodus 3 is a biblical story about the people of Israel (Be sure to notice verse 2 and then verse 6.) Numbers 22:21-35 is a passage from the Bible. It is important to note that the “angel” did not prevent Balaam from kneeling down to Him. Judges 2 (Notice that the angel of the Lord says: “Yet you have disobeyed me.”)
- Judges 6:20-23 (Notice that Gideon addresses the angel of the Lord as “Sovereign Lord,” and the “angel” tells Gideon that he will not die, in verse 23.)
- Revelation 19:10
- Revelation 22:8, 9
- Zechariah 3 (Take note of verse 4 – only Jesus can remove sin from a person’s life. )
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7 Biblical Facts about Michael the Archangel
Probably the most well-known of the biblical angels, Michael is second only to Gabriel and Satan in terms of popularity. And since people are fascinated with angels, there has been a great deal of discussion about Michael throughout history. Because he has become such a legendary figure, it is often difficult to tell if the information we have about Michael is from the Bible or from other sources. We are well aware that Michael is an archangel, but what exactly does it imply? What has he done, what are his obligations, and how does he fit into God’s celestial host are all questions that need to be answered.
7 biblical facts about the archangel Michael:
In Jude 9, we are informed of Michael’s official title. The Greek term for “archangel” (archággelos) translates as “chief angel” or “chief messenger,” depending on the context. Even though the term “archangel” isn’t used to describe him in the Old Testament, he is referred to as one of the principal princes by another angel (Dan 10:13). The fact that Michael is referred to as “one of the main princes” shows that he has peers. If there are any additional archangels, the Bible does not tell us who they are or what their roles are.
2. Michael stands guard over Israel
In Daniel’s final vision, an angel reveals how the Jews would fare during the latter days of their existence. It is at this time that Michael, “the mighty prince who watches over the sons of your nation,” will rise to his feet, according to the Bible (Dan 12:1). Michael is also referred to as Daniel’s prince by the angel (Dan 10:21). Although the Bible does not specify what “standing watch” involves, it is abundantly evident that Michael has unique obligations in relation to Israel.
3. Michael directly opposes Satan
During the book of Jude, it is mentioned that Michael had a disagreement with Satan concerning Moses’ body (a nod to a Jewish tradition). Unfortunately, we don’t get any further information about what was going on in that dispute either. It is true, according to Jude, that Michael did not have the courage to deliver a “railing judgment” against the devil (the Greek term for “railing” is sometimes rendered as “blasphemous” or “defamatory”). What he does say is intriguing enough to be considered a separate fact in and of itself.
4. Michael only says four words in the Bible
Three Greek terms, to be precise, that are frequently translated into four English ones. “The Lord rebuke you!” Michael tells Satan in Jude 9. “The Lord rebuke you!”
5. Michael is a military commander of some angels
In the book of Revelation, John witnesses a huge battle in heaven between Michael and his angels and the dragon (Satan) and his angels. The devil and his armies, on the other hand, are too weak to remain in heaven, and as a result, they are all sent to the ground (Revelation 12:7).
6. Michael battles the patron angels of other nations
When the prophet Daniel fasts in Daniel chapter 10, he is humbling himself before God and pleading for wisdom on the destiny of the Jews. 21 days after the incident, an angel appears to him and explains why he has been delayed: the “prince of Persia” had been resisting him the entire time, and it was only after Michael relieved the angel that the angel was able to continue his journey to Daniel. The angel stays with Daniel for just long enough to provide an overview of what will happen in the future for the Jews, but he must leave to fight the ruler of Persia (and the prince of Greece will soon join the fight, too).
As it turns out, the Bible doesn’t have much to say about Michael the archangel in general.
That could satisfy our interest, but God didn’t have to reveal anything about Michael, the existence of archangels, or anything else to satisfy our desire.
Angels, on the other hand, are interesting, and the enigma surrounding Michael the archangel will undoubtedly keep my mind busy for many years to come. Interested in learning more? I’d recommend reading the book of Daniel since it has more references to Michael than any other book of the Bible.