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  • the name michael means "who is like God? the only holy angel other than gabriel named in the bible., and the only one called "arcangel." (jude 9) the first occurrence of the name is in the tenth chapter of daniel, where michael is described as "one of the foremost princes"; he came to the aid of a lesser angel who was opposed by "the prince of the royal realm of persia. michael was called the "price of daniel's people." the great prince who is standing in behalf of the sons of daniel's people."(daniel 10:13,20,21; 12:1) this points to michael as the angel who led the israelites through the wilderness. lending support to this conclusion is the fact that michael the arcangel had a diffrence with the devil and was disputing about moses body. scriptural evidence indicates that the name michael applied to God's son before he left heaven to become jesus christ and also after his return. michael is the only one said to be "the arcangel meaning "chief angel, or principal angel. the term occurs in the bible only in the singular. this seems to imply that there is but one whom God has designated chief of head of the angelic host. at 1thessalonians 4:16 the voice of the resurrected lord jesus christ is described as being that of an arcangel, suggesting he is in fact himself the arcangel. the text depicts him as descending from heaven with a commanding call. it is only logical, therefore, that the voice expressing this commanding call be described by a word that would not diminish or detract from the great authority that christ jesus now has as king of kings and lord of lords. (matthew 28:18; revelation 17:14)if the designation "arcangel" applied, not to jesus christ, but to other angels, then the reference to "an arcangel's voice would not be appropriate. in that case it would be describing a voice of lesser authority than that of the son of God. there are also other correspondencies establishing that michael is actually the son of God. daniel, after making the first reference to michael (daniel 10:13)recorded a prophecy reaching down to the time of the end (daniel 11:40) and then stated: "and during that time micheal will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of the sons of daniel's people." (daniel 12:1) michael's standing up was to be associated with "a time of destress such as has not been made to occur since there came to ba a nation until that time. in daniel's prophecy, 'standing up' frequently refers to the action of a king, either taking up his roysl power or acting effectively in his capacity as king. (daniel11:2-4,7,16b,20,21) this supporsts the conclusion that michael is jesus christ, since jesus is Jehovah's appointed king, commissioned to destroy all the nations at har-mageddon (revelation 11:15;16:14-16) the book of revelation 12:7,10,12 specifically mentions michael in connection with the establishment of God's kingdom and links this event with trouble for the earth. jesus christ is later depicted as leading the heavenly armies ijn war against the nations of the earth (revelation 19:11-16) this would mean a period of distress for trhem, which would logically be included in the "time of distress" that is associated with michael's standing up. (daniel 12:1) since the son of God is to fight the nations, it is only reasonable that he was the one who with his angels earlier battled against the superhuman dragon, satan the devil and his angels. in his prehuman existence jesus was called "the word" (john1:1) he also had the personal name of michael. by retaining the name jesus after his resurrection (acts 9:5) "the word" shows that he is identical with the son of God on earth. his resuming his heavenly name michael and his title(or name) "the word of God" (revelation 19:3) ties him in with his prehuman existence. the very name michael asking as it does, who is like God? points to the fact that Jehovah God is without like, or equal, and that michael his archangel is his great champion or vindicator. for more information go to www.watchtower.org
    • Earle Brown
      autumn leaves, you say: "at 1thessalonians 4:16 the voice of the resurrected lord jesus christ is described as being that of an arcangel, suggesting he is in fact himself the arcangel," BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE. The archangel voice ANNOUNCED the coming of Jesus....just like the trumpet announced his coming....In the early years, voices and trumpets were used to announce ROYALTY.... ....AND, in the book of Daniel, Michael is called "ONE OF the chief princes " This shows that he is just another angel... In the book of Hebrew, we learned that God AT NO TIME says to THE ANGELS what he says to Jesus! "To which of the angels as he said AT ANY TIME, You are my son, today I begotten you?" We all know that angels are SERVANTS of God ... but we see in Philippines to where Jesus "BECAME" a servant..... If he was an angel from the beginning, he would ALREADY BE A SERVANT! ... Charles Russell, the founder of the Jehovah Witness organization, told us that "when God created angels He intended them to remain angels."
  • ARCHANGEL The prefix
  • The Michael is Jesus theory has been smacked down many times. Don't make me go there.

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