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Archangel Michael: The Strongest Angel (Biblical Stories Explained)

the mystery surrounding Archangels are

as you might imagine quite difficult to

unpick and perhaps that's what makes

them so fascinating in that there is so

much intrigue surrounding their vague

presence in the Bible while the Bible is

full of ambiguity with some of its

characters there is perhaps no one more

ambiguous than the Archangel known as

Michael yet despite his minuscule

presence in the Bible Archangel Michael

has cultivated a massive devotion from

not only those from the Christian faith

but also the Jewish and Islamic faiths

as well given that Archangel Michael

appears across all three religious texts

in some capacity however there are those

that would believe that Archangel

Michael's appearance in this manner is

subject to interpretation in this video

we'll be primarily focusing on Michael's

presence in the Bible as this is a

biblical stories explain series but I

will be touching on stories and legends

originating from both Jewish and Islamic

texts to give you an unbiased and

hopefully more complete picture on who

Archangel Michael really is as well as

what he means to people today he's

considered to be the biblical God's

finest champion a being so powerful that

he's able to banish Lucifer from heaven

by himself without direct intervention

from God his name which means he who is

as God is usually considered to be an

angel of protection and perhaps the most

powerful of all of God's angels it goes

without saying that as the most powerful

Michael is the leader within the realm

of angels and says as a warrior to

defeat the forces of evil in all of

their forms but did you know that

Archangel Michael is only mentioned a

total of six times in the Bible he's

mentioned three times in the Old

Testament in the Book of Daniel where he

is merely mentioned by another unknown

entity and later on again in the New

Testament in his battle of Lucifer and

the other fallen angels

he's also seen in the Epistle of Jude in

a debate with Satan and is again alluded

to in the first epistle of the

Thessalonians though he's not explicitly

named in this instance in all of these

accounts though the scripture supporting

Archangel Michael is loose at best and

as I mentioned earlier perhaps this is

where the fascination of angel stems

from in that the Bible does not tell us

much about this bold and brilliant

persona Archangels Michael's first

mentioned comes out of the Old Testament

in the Book of Daniel and it is

virtually just that I mention Daniel

suffering of a prophet for God praise to

his Lord in hopes that he will bring

some stability to the turmoil in Israel

it helps to confess all of the sins of

its people during this prayer a being

makes himself known and is described in

Daniel 10 5 through 6 as a man just in

linen with a belt of fine gold from you

pass around his waist his body was like

topaz his face like lightning his eyes

like flaming torches his arms and legs

like the gleam of burnished bronze and

his voice like the sound of a multitude

while this man is never explicitly

identified it is understood that this

being is not mortal and a he's of a

supernatural composition his presence in

Daniel 10 10 through 20 sees this entity

explained to Daniel what will happen to

his people and what lies in Israel's

fate in a times coming what's most

interesting about these passages is that

the entity powerful as he appears to be

claims that he has been resisted by the

Prince of Persia and that this has

delayed him in reaching Daniel in Daniel

10:13 he states though the Prince of the

Persian Kingdom resisted me for 21 days

then Michael one of the chief Prince's

came to help me while the nature of

Michaels help is not detailed beyond

this we can gather that the entity in

question is reinforced by Michael and

thus on the side of God

the fact that Michael came to help this

entity shows us perhaps the basis of

witches reputation as a protector stems

from Michael's involvement at all also

serves to show Daniel that the entity

which has approached him is on God's

side for Michael works only with God's

divine intentions in mind some have

speculated that this entity is actually

Archangel Gabriel another other

suspected Archangels in religious

Scripture most notably Judaism but many

dispute this idea as this figure is

never addressed as Gabriel in this

chapter

previously Daniel hears Gabriel's voice

in chapter 8 verse 16 when Daniel is

having a vision he stays and I heard a

man's voice from the you like calling

Gabriel tell this man the meaning of the

vision in the next verse

Gabriel speaks and says son of man he

said to me understand that the vision

concerns the time of the end

furthermore gaper actually appears

before Daniel in Chapter 9 verse 21

where Daniel explains Gabriel the man I

had seen in the earlier vision came to

me in swift flight about the time of the

evening sacrifice so if the entity

speaking of Michael was actually Gabriel

then Daniel should have recognized him

instead of being overcome by the shape

or of him where he's noted as trembling

when his hands and knees

unless of course as some have suggested

Gabriel has only shown himself to Daniel

in a lesser form and when he appears to

him again in chapter 10 he comes as his

true self hence why Daniel only chooses

now to describe the entity's appearance

all in all though the reference of

Gabriel as man in the title of the

chapter called Daniels vision of a man

seems to indicate that this is not

Gabriel and while obviously otherworldly

is merely a messenger bringing word of

Michael by the end of their encounter in

10 20 through 21 the entity further

confirms their leaders with Michael by

saying do you know why I've come to you

soon I will return to fight against the

Prince of Persia and when I go the

Prince of Greece will come but first I

will tell you what is written in the

book of truth no one supports me against

them

except Michael your prince

by calling Michael Daniels prints it

highlights his importance it gives us

something of an inkling that Michael

harness is some sort of higher power and

that he should be respected and revered

by Daniel and therefore Daniels people

however beyond this we can't do much

more than speculate the prophecy is

finally concluded in Chapter 12 and

Michael is brought up one last time

his final mention in the entirety of the

Old Testament where the entity explains

Michael the Great Prince who protects

your people will arise there will be a

time of distress such as has not

happened from the beginning of nations

until then but at that time your people

everyone whose name is found written in

the book will be delivered essentially

Daniel was being told that Michael would

be the one who brought salvation upon

Israel and once more his status as a

protector is further more cemented

beyond this it's hard to gather a real

sense as to who Michael is and what is

great attributes are based on the old

test own alone defining a Michael is a

difficult task because frankly he isn't

physically present we are able to do

some idea as to what the Archangels role

is and that is the dispelling of evil

forces

some say demons if we take the demon

analogy there are those that believe the

Prince of Persia for lack of any real

identity is in fact a demon if this is

the case then we can derive from this

encounter that angels and demons engage

in spiritual battles ever HAP this is

why Daniel is unable to understand or

convey the gravity of what is actually

happening in this encounter for it is

beyond him to comprehend the

conceptuality of angels battling demons

still we get a much better understanding

it's Archangel Michael's persona once

later in a New Testament most notably

the book of Revelation some of you may

wish to refresh your memory by watching

my Lucifer video for this part video but

to keep things brief the biblical God

created a perfect being a beautiful

creation that was so divine and mighty

when in comparison to his peers that he

grew woefully arrogant as you may

remember his name was Lucifer and before

long he believed that he was above God

and he was worthy enough to rule the

heavens instead worse yet many took to

Lucifer's charisma and passion and

believed that he could overthrow their

God and so joined him in his quest of

his subs

and fortunately for Lucifer though

challenging God would be a secondary

concern for him because first he had to

get through resistance led by Michael

himself a fierce battle took place but

Lucifer soon realized that Michael was

stronger than expected so Lucifer

transformed himself into a dragon as

noted in Revelation 12 7 through 8 and

there was a war in heaven Michael and

his angels fought against the Dragon and

the dragon fought and his angels

prevailed not neither was their place

found any more in heaven from these

passages we understand Michael a little

better

we already gathered that from his

illusive counsel with the Prince of

Persia that Michael was a fighter likely

what he fought was in Italy for the

glory of his God but like most battles

the measure of a man is determined by

how big his enemy is the Prince of

Persia had given hassle to the unknown

entity for 21 days and going by his

prophecy Michael would prevail showing

us how he succeeded where others did not

but the Prince of Persia was a

relatively unknown adversary and so we

cannot comprehend how much of a fight

Michael was actually given but when the

character so bold as Lucifer the

creature created perfectly by God we can

mostly agree that this pitted Michael

against an enemy of equal skill some

might even say it but Michael at a

disadvantage and he was facing off

against God's favorite angel turned bad

boy

from this we can divide that Michael is

certainly courageous he would even think

about going head-to-head against Lucifer

the being who had been created by God to

be perfect by that logic Michael may

have considered his own mortality in a

duel with someone like Lucifer but

without hesitation Michael said to have

defeated Lucifer and all of his angels

furthermore Michael demonstrates loyalty

and that he doesn't turn away from God

and join Lucifer where so many other

angels chose to do so it's also notable

that during this battle when things are

looking bleak for Lucifer Lucifer turns

into a dragon and makes one last assault

upon Michael only to be defeated anyway

while it's not specified if Michael had

s ability to transform as well he

chooses not to and faces Lucifer as he

had done from the beginning of the

battle some might say that this is a

testament to his skill as a warrior that

he did not see it necessary to face

Lucifer as anything other than himself

others would agree that his stance in

the battle was one of fearlessness and

his facing of Lucifer even in his dragon

form only shows us that the power of God

flows through him and he is something of

a conduit for God's justice and

punishment we see Michael mentioned

again in a rather ambiguous

confrontation between himself and Satan

in Jude one-line the writings of Jude a

servant of Jesus Christ is featured in

the Bible as he addresses a letter to

his friends reminding them to pay

respects to God and not allow the

failures of the likes of Cain Sodom

Gomorrah and even what appears to be the

angels of Lucifer to influence them in

any way during his lengthy rant Jude

also cites an incident between Archangel

Michael and Satan where they were

debating the body of Moses he says but

even the Archangel Michael when he was

disputing with the devil about the body

of Moses did not himself dare to condemn

him for slander but said the Lord rebuke

you yet these people slander whatever

they do not understand and the very

things that they do understand by

instinct as irrational animals do will

destroy them the event that Jude speaks

of does not seem to appear anywhere else

in the scripture

and Jew doesn't try to explain it either

thus assuming his friends knew what he

was talking about which they may very

well have done so all we know from this

though is that Michael somehow found his

way into the company of Satan and that

Moses his body was the reason for that

argument some say that this was because

Satan opposed God's decision to race

Moses to eternal life because Moses had

sinned or that God was considering

letting Moses into the Promised Land

after all and has Satan detested this

threatening terrible things if this was

to happen others suggest that Jude is

referencing the story from an apocryphal

text in adjacent to the old or New

Testament in which details the account

Majid speaks off supposedly some source

this book has been titled the assumption

of Moses or the Testament of Moses but

these books appeared to be either lost

or missing chapters according to some

scholars ultimately though our

conjectures nor the conjectures of the

scholars bring us much closer to the

real understanding of what Michael and

Satan were arguing about in relation to

Moses his body some do not see the

reason for Michael and Satan arguing as

the thing to take away from this

encounter but more so how Michael reacts

in the proper Christian way Michael

tells Satan in the heat of their

argument the Lord rebuke you his only

four words in the entire scripture might

I yet which shows us that he himself is

not sinking to Satan's level in his

argument he's not physically engaging

Satan nor condemning Satan for his words

but telling Satan that God will deal

with him his refusal to personally

attack Satan serves as a lesson to

believers that they should not exact

justice for themselves and should allow

God to work his fan

it also shows believers that if once

such as Michael is refusing to address a

demon then believers themselves should

not address them either even if they

mean to banish them for this should be

left to their God this brings me to the

mentioning of the Archangel in

Thessalonians 4:16 where st. Paul writes

to the Christians in Thessalonica

he states for the Lord Himself will come

down from heaven with a loud command

with the voice of the Archangel with the

trumpet call of God and the dead in

Christ will rise first you'll notice he

does mention an archangel but this one

is preceded by thee as in the Archangel

suggesting that there is only one

whether or not this is Michael or not is

of course unknown to us but what's

interesting about this passage is that

it shows us another role of the

Archangel that is his voice that will

come to earth in the end times and

signaling the rising of the dead

some translations of this text indicate

that the Lord being referenced in this

passage is Jesus and that it is Jesus

whether as God or the son of God who is

using the voice of the Archangel by this

many go on to say that Jesus and this

Archangel are one in the same because if

Michael is the Archangel as in the only

Archangel then he is the single most

powerful creation of God but then Jesus

is also said to have been God's most

powerful creation and so many conclude

that these two must share the same

existence other beliefs include that it

was Jesus who was present against the

battle against Lucifer in Revelations

and that he was the one leading the army

of angels given that the bible does not

mention two armies one led by Jesus and

the other led by Archangel Michael there

exists belief that these two are

actually one in the same

today there are those that believe that

Archangel Michael is amongst us on earth

and at his role as a divine protector

has not changed over time it's

understood that many believers call upon

Archangel Michael in time of need

particularly in times of potential

danger in that Michael will answer them

and deliver them safely from a certain

circumstance there are many who believe

that they can feel Archangel Michael's

presence when they have summoned him

usually if they have been successfully

removed from a dangerous circumstance or

if they feel protected

uplifting feelings of warmth inner peace

and flashing lights are also said to be

common science that Archangel Michael is

amongst those who have summoned him

others claim to have even heard

Archangel Michael speak to them with

guidance similarly to how the unnamed

man spoke to Daniel by in any case

whether you believe in Archangel Michael

as a champion of the biblical God as

Jesus Christ was an entity that wanders

through earth offering aid and guidance

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