Today’s Devotional – September 21st (Who is Michael the Arch-Angel?)

By admin On August 23rd, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – September 21st

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Who is Michael the Arch-Angel?

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“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven

with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,

and with the trump of God:

and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”

1st Thessalonians 4:16

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michael4.jpg

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Listen to this passage from Jude… “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” Jude 1:9

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So Michael the Arch-Angel called on the Lord to rebuke the Devil. So there you have it! Michael cannot possibly be Christ!

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Michael – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

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THE LORD REBUKE THEE, O SATAN!

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But wait a minute! Listen to this next passage… “And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?” Zechariah 3:2

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So what’s going on here? It says… “And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan!” Well, obviously this verse must be speaking of Christ, as He called on His Father to rebuke Satan.

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And so these two passages are identical in that Michael and the Lord both called on the Lord to rebuke Satan.

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Ary Scheffer – The Temptation of Christ by Satan (1854) wikipedia public domain

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And so this presents a perplexing question about, “Just who is Michael?”

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MICHAEL, YOUR GREAT PRINCE!

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Now listen to this next passage… “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia…But I will show thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael YOUR prince.” Daniel 10:13, 21

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Now here it calls Michael in this way… “Michael, one of the chief princes…”. So are there a group of chief princes up there in Heaven?

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But then it goes on to say in this same passages… “there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael YOUR prince.” Daniel 10:21

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Now here it reveals that Michael is “your prince” when speaking to Daniel. So isn’t Christ our prince? You mean to tell us that there is more than one prince for God’s people? Or is this speaking of the Godhead: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Are these three the “chief princes” which are spoken of here, in Daniel?

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Lucifer – Mihály-Zichy – 1887 – Wikimedia – US-Public-Domain

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“MICHAEL THE GREAT PRINCE

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WHICH STANDS FOR…THY PEOPLE!”

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So listen to this next passage… “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble…” Daniel 12:11

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OK, so here again, it speaks of Michael in this same way… “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:”

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Now it says here that Michael shall stand up, which stands for the children of thy people! But isn’t Christ the prince who stands for God’s people?

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And who else but Christ could be referred to as “the great prince”? And not only this, but the “great prince, which stands for the children of thy (Daniel’s) people?”

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BLASPHEMY?

Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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So now this is really getting murky! After all, the currently popular teaching regarding Michael, is that he is definitely not Christ! And furthermore, anyone who says he is Christ is under damnation! That’s pretty scary, wouldn’t you agree? Yes, today’s evangelical Bible teachers are very adamant about such a heresy as calling Michael the Arch-Angel, Christ! After all, Michael is an angel! And Christ is the eternal Son of God! And so it is blasphemy to Call Christ an angel! Well isn’t it?

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After all, there’s that particular false gospel over there, which says that Christ is Michael, and is merely a created being! And so, that group doesn’t acknowledge Christ’s divinity!

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Therefore, the mainstream evangelical community almost unanimously calls any person or group who believes that Christ is Michael, a heretic!

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Now that kind of thinking makes some very prominent historical figures into heretics!

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Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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MATTHEW HENRY A HERETIC?

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For instance, the most widely respected Bible theologian, other than Paul, throughout history was Matthew Henry. His multiple-volume Bible commentary is on most pastor’s book shelves, and is often referred to, to this very day!

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And yet, Henry believed that Michael the Arch-Angel was Christ! Listen as he commented on Revelation, Chapter 12… “2. The parties – Michael and his angels on one side, and the dragon and his angels on the other: Christ, the great Angel of the covenant, and His faithful followers; and Satan and all his instruments.” 

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So here it becomes clear that Matthew Henry saw Michael as Christ, who is called “the Angel of the Covenant.

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Listen… “And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.” Judges 2:1

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Now Matthew Henry believed that Christ was fully a member of the eternal Godhead! But he also believed that Michael was another name for Christ!

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And so, according to modern-day thinking, Matthew Henry was a heretic!

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But the big difference between Mr. Henry and that certain denomination over there, is that Matthew Henry freely acknowledged that Christ was the eternal Son of God!

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Matthew Henry Wikipedia Public Domain

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CHRIST COMPARED TO MANY THINGS

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But the fact is, that God in Scripture, compares Himself to many different representations, and we shouldn’t be fearful of acknowledging Christ as sometimes being referred to as the, “angel of the Lord”. After all, God often compares Himself to a human (Melchizedek, David, Solomon, Job, etc).

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And God compares Himself to “a dove”. He also compares Himself to … a Good Shepherd…a rose… a rock… the Sun… a WORM… a Fire… rain… a thief… a lily… a sword… a shield… a scepter… a pearl… a Star… a hen… a serpent… a bear… bread… milk… a soldier…  water…  wine…  smoke… the Ark… the temple… a priest… an altar… a bridegroom, and on and on it goes.

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And so why should it surprise us, that a number of times in Scripture, He refers to Himself as the “Angel of the Lord”? It doesn’t mean that Christ is less than eternal God. Christ IS the Eternal Son of God! It’s just that God uses countless metaphoric symbols in Scripture to illustrate various spiritual ideas.

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THE ANGEL OF THE LORD

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And to tell the truth, there is quite often, just a bit of hypocrisy among today’s Bible teachers! Yes, many ofhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brown_tree_snake_Boiga_irregularis_2_USGS_Photograph.jpg these same men who say that it is blasphemy to call Christ an angel, rather sheepishly acknowledge that the Bible calls Christ, “The angel of the Lord” in a number of places!

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And so, as the saying goes, “You can’t have it both ways!” If you’re going to condemn those who believe that Michael the Arch-Angel is none other than Christ the eternal Son of God, because it’s blasphemy to call Christ an angel, then don’t yourself call Him the “Angel of the Lord”! That seems rather double-tongued, doesn’t it?

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Brown tree snake – Boiga – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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CHRIST BATTLES THE DRAGON

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The 12th Chapter of Revelation is a most amazing chapter, because it presents a short overview of the Gospel story, as it is seen in the stars of Heaven. But instead of Christ and his angels fighting against the Devil and his angels, Revelation 12 says it this way…

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“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” Revelation 12:7

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Now this above passage reveals a war in Heaven between Michael and His angels and the Dragon and his angels. But this actually refers to Christ. Because it is Christ who fights against Satan, isn’t it? Or do we have two Saviors? Of course we don’t! There is one Savior! And that one Savior, Christ, has fought against, and will defeat the Dragon!

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Listen… “In that day the LORD with His sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.” Isaiah 27:1

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So this verse from Isaiah confirms that it is Christ who fights against, and ultimately defeats the Dragon!

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GREAT SIGNS IN HEAVEN!

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Now God has just recently revealed a great sign in the heavens! It is a group of constellations which are called the Winter Constellations of the Signs Of Heaven! And as you can see in the chart to the right, Michael is fighting against the Dragon, while the Revelation 12 Woman (God’s chosen people) is fleeing to a place of refuge from the wave of water coming out of the dragon’s mouth! 

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Revelation 12 speaks about all these things. And so, when we read of a dragon, Michael, and a virtuous woman, we must realize these are merely veiled terms to describe Satan, Jesus Christ, and the Church.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me not place my soul in the hands of any human! But give me fresh eyes and a willing heart to study Thy Word for myself…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena” or you can also read… January 30th (ABC Christianity)

 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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“THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN IN HEAVEN”

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“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30 

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Orion Logo Signs Of HeavenWhen God promised that “there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;” Luke 21:25, we didn’t remember that “the works were finished from the foundation of the world.” Hebrews 4: The Signs Of Heaven were already created from the foundation of the world. But as we have learned in the past, God often works in ways we aren’t expecting, or looking for. For instance, at the first Advent, Jesus came in a way that nobody was expecting. There was a general consensus amongst the theologians in those days, that the Messiah would come with conquering armies to overtake the enemies of the Jews. And of course, the quiet and gentle manner in which Jesus did actually come took everyone by surprise.

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LOOSING THE BANDS OF ORION 

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God spoke several times of Orion, in Scripture. His question to Job was a very mystifying question, to say the least… “Canst thou…loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. Such a strange question, indeed! How could a constellation have its bands loosed, much less, even have bands? Puzzling, puzzling!

 

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But now, He is revealing this bright and beautiful constellation in a way that has never before been seen. God Himself is loosing Orion’s bands, as He is just now unraveling this age-old mystery. And we are beginning to understand that this most infamous of all constellations is nothing less than a remarkable metaphor concerning Jesus.   

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’and ‘Orion the Archer’and ‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena” 

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TOMORROW:

“September 22nd (Thy Will IS Done in Earth! Part 2)”

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