Our Prince and Archangel Michael
Daniel 10:21 -
But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth [strengthen] with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
There is this one Character in the Bible which I have not found any person study as to who this so exceptional Angel Michael is?
This special Arch (Chief) Angel is given as the one whom all Angels abide by and also He has does this special task of fighting Devil. He has powers to bind and confine Satan. About Him is written only in the books of Daniel, Jude and Revelation. Is He only in these books, if you know Who He is then you would be surprised in how many books it is written about Him. The word Michael means 'One Who is like God'.
In today's message we read it was by the instructions of Archangel Michael that the Angel of the Lord was revealing the scriptures to Daniel. In the scripture just before the same Angel talks of fighting the prince of Persia and warns about the coming of the prince of Greece.
If one gets into meaning of the Hebrew words used for Persia means 'splendour' and the root of the word used for Greece means 'hiss'. These are nothing to do with the kingdom of Persia and Greece but whom they symbolize.
If you read Ezekiel of the Prince and the King of Tyrus and compare them to the prince of Persia and Greece we would have better understanding. We know in Revelation about the Beast and Dragon and in many other places in the Bible it is written about the Satan the snake and Satan the young lion (who imitates the lion of Judah). Revelation also talks on Satan who is with us and wasn't and he would be released on the last days.
We need to understand the chapters 1 to 7 of Daniel are written in Aramaic and 8 to 12 are written in Hebrew. If one goes into their content one would understand the topics revealed in them. One needs to deeply study the books of the Prophets like Jeremiah who lived around the time of Daniel on whose scriptures Daniel was meditating.
In the Gospel and the Epistles (Letters) we find it is Jesus Who will defeats Satan when he is released in the end days. There is also a Satan who Jesus rebukes when tempted or who’s powers He binds in the life of Simon Peter.
It is only when we understand these things will we understand the great deceit which Satan is playing on us and how he used religion to deceive and destroy God's people. When Jesus said the powers of Satan are united with one intention yet we find different religions fighting against one another and not coming united against Christianity which they should be doing. This unification of all false religions and gods was there before Abraham when they built the tower of Babylon but it was the curse of God on them that they do not understand each other and are thus against each other. If this had not happened we Christians would have been finished long back. God allows things to happen and does everything with wisdom and foresight.
John really meant when he said if all the works and all He said would be put on paper or recorded all the books in the world cannot hold them. This was not exaggerated statement but you would be surprised to know even today when we can put gigabytes and terabytes of data in square millimeter of chip, yet even today all of them together will not hold the data which Lord Jesus Christ has done. He desires that we know this in our simple brains.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are beyond the comprehension of man yet You make it possible for man to know You. You have been sending your Messengers and now given us your Spirit to reveal the Truth to us. Satan has been deceiving man since Adam and Eve. Even today there are many who think they are with You but are deceived by the price of Persia / Tyrus who has made himself gods or has been putting his puppets in your Name. Lord, we prayer that the eyes of your people open and they see the Truth...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
21 But I will shew 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.
Ezekiel 28:1-6; 11-19
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
1 Peter 5:8-9
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
13 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.
1 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, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 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.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
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