Jesus Christ and the archangel Michael
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In this Bible Study we will look at the Scriptural references that relate to Christ Jesus and Michael the Archangel. Is Christ Jesus the Archangel Michael made flesh? Biblically, it is easy to see that Christ Jesus was the Archangel Michael made Flesh, actually Christ Jesus was only Michael the Angel made flesh, because Michael didn't become the Archangel until AFTER Jesus ascended into Heaven. The Term and word "Archangel" is not used anywhere in the OT.
In the Old Covenant (Old Testament) there are a number of verses that relate to the Angel Michael and point out his special position with Yahweh God and his place in the Heavenly hierarchy. The Biblical verses indicating the Angel Michael being of special note with Yahweh God and therefore leading to Jesus being the Angel Michael are as follows:
NJB Daniel 10:13-14
13. The Prince of the kingdom of Persia has been resisting me for twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the Chief Princes, came to my assistance. I have left him confronting the kings of Persia
14. and have come to tell you what will happen to your people in the final days. For here is a new vision about those days."
NJB Daniel 12:1-2
1. `At that time Michael will arise, the great Prince, defender of your people. That will be a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence. When that time comes, your own people will be spared, all those whose names are found written in the Book.
Resurrection and retribution
2. `Of those who are sleeping in the Land of Dust, many will awaken, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting disgrace.
It is interesting to note that in Daniel 12:1 it states “Michael will arise”, and in both scriptures Michael is referred to as both a Chief Prince and then the great Prince. Also note that in Daniel 12:1 the last sentence “When that time comes, your own people will be spared, all those whose names are found written in the Book.”
The book mentioned here is the Book of Life. As can be seen from the information from Daniel 12:2, the clarification about the nature of the Book mentioned in Daniel 12:1 comes up in Revelation and also in Philippians as can be seen in the verses below:
NJB Philippians 4:2-3
2. I urge Euodia, and I urge Syntyche to come to agreement with each other in the Lord;
3. and I ask you, Syzygus, really to be a "partner" and help them. These women have struggled hard for the gospel with me, along with Clement and all my other fellow-workers, whose names are written in the book of life.
NJB Revelation 20:10-15
The Last Judgement
11. Then I saw a great white throne and the One who was sitting on it. In his presence, earth and sky vanished, leaving no trace.
12. I saw the dead, great and small alike, standing in front of his throne while the books lay open. And another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged from what was written in the books, as their deeds deserved.
13. The sea gave up all the dead who were in it;
14. Death and Hades were emptied of the dead that were in them; and every one was judged as his deeds deserved. Then Death and Hades were hurled into the burning lake. This burning lake is the second death;
15. and anybody whose name could not be found written in the book of life was hurled into the burning lake.
It is important to note these verses, especially in relation to Daniel which points to future events. The books of Daniel often refer a lot to the birth of Christ and what will happen at the end of Revelation for Mankind.
The next set of verses are interesting to note as well:
NJB Exodus 23:20-21
20. Look, I am sending an angel to precede you, to guard you as you go and bring you to the place that I have prepared.
21. Revere him and obey what he says. Do not defy him: he will not forgive any wrongdoing on your part, for my name is in him.
Notice in verse 21 that it says that the people are to "REVERE" him and to "OBEY" what he says. Notice also that the verse says: "he will not forgive any wrongdoing on your part, for my name is in him.".
Why would it matter if an Angel did not forgive you, as long as Yahweh God forgave you then surely that is sufficient. Yet why would Yahweh God be telling the Hebrews to REVERE an angel, unless the Angel was the Great Prince, Michael.
The word REVERE in the Dictionary means:
From the Oxford English Reference Dictionary Ed. 1996
Hold in deep and usu. Affectionate or religious respect; venerate.
The angel of the covenant. The new Covenant was created by Jesus. Yahweh God sent him to create and bring about this New Covenant.
In the New Testament we find the following verses referring to Michael, but the difference here is the fact that they refer to the Archangel Michael and all are stated AFTER Christ’s death and ascension into Heaven:
NJB 1 Thessalonians 4:16
16. At the signal given by the voice of the Archangel and the trumpet of God, the Lord himself will come down from heaven; those who have died in Christ will be the first to rise,
NJB Jude 1:9
9. Not even the archangel Michael, when he was engaged in argument with the devil about the corpse of Moses, dared to denounce him in the language of abuse; all he said was, "May the Lord rebuke you."
Notice that in 1 Thessalonians it says the voice of THE Archangel, indicating that there is only ONE of them. Then in Jude 1:9 we are told the Archangel is Michael.
Notice in the following verse that Christ is referred to as the FIRST-BORN OF ALL CREATION:
NJB Colossians 1:15
15. He is the image of the unseen God, the first-born of all creation,
Then in the next verse, we see that Jesus is telling John to write a letter to the angel of the Church of Laodicea and in that Letter he refers to HIMSELF as the Principal of God's creation.
The word PRINCIPAL in the Dictionary means:
From the Oxford English Reference Dictionary Ed. 1996
adj & n 1. first in rank or importance; chief.
2. main, leading
n 1 a head, ruler or superior.
NJB Revelation 3:14
14. `Write to the angel of the church in Laodicea and say, `Here is the message of the Amen, the trustworthy, the true witness, the Principal of God's creation:
Now that the information about Michael is laid bare before you, if you look up the meaning of the name Michael you find the following:
"Michael" is a Hebrew word meaning: One Who Is Like God.
A correct translation of the Greek Text of John 1:1 and 2 the following appeared. Below you will see the current translation, and under it, the actual one in Blue. Notice the changed words in Purple:
ok, the words Greek To / Towards in this instance relate or represents or is equivalent to the English word "Like" so you have the word Like in here...this makes this line read as follows:
In [the] beginning was the Word, and the Word was *LIKE* God,
Ok, the [a] is actually in the New World Translations Bible. Christ talks about humanity as being gods (Notice the small ( g ) instead of the capital one used for Jehovah / Yahweh, also, Yahweh tells us that we are gods, again using the small ( g ) instead of the big one. So that’s why the change from God to a god, the Word was a god. Plus, you change the word/s Greek "To / Towards" to "Like" again, which is its true English equivalent meaning and you get this:
and [a] god was the Word. He was in [the] beginning *LIKE*
So when viewed properly, with the correct translation, and all other information you can see that Jesus was the Physical embodiment of the Archangel Michael, the whole secret of the Bible and how it was written in regards to the Greek text was interpreted incorrectly and with pre-conceived doctrinal ideas working predominantly from the concept of the Doctrine of the Trinity. If you have questions feel free to ask one of the Elders or ask on the Articles Blog.
I would also like to leave people with one more very very interesting Biblical Verse:
NJB Malachi 3:1
1. `Look, I shall send my messenger to clear a way before me. And suddenly the Lord whom you seek will come to his Temple; yes, the angel of the covenant, for whom you long, is on his way, says Yahweh Sabaoth.
Notice how Yahweh God actually, specifically and pointedly tells us that he will send his messenger to clear a way before Him, and that the Lord whom we seek will come to his temple, and that the Lord will be the angel of the covenant that we have longed for. He tells us that the Lord, our Lord and Saviour was and is an Angel and is the Angel of the Covenant. Christ Jesus is our Lord, he is the Archangel Michael, the Angel of the New Covenant.
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