WHO IS MICHAEL
Was Jesus the
Michael the archangel
Before he became Jesus?
I have heard groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Seventh Day Adventist teach that Jesus was Michael the Archangel before Jesus became the only begotten Son of Almighty God, and some even teach that Jesus goes BACK to being Michael the archangel or at least goes by the NAME Michael, which mean one who is like God. However I never was told or taught what passage of scripture they used to gain this belief.
I was also taught that these groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons and the Unitarian Universalism were “CULTS”, because the taught that the doctrine of the trinity was false and believed other false teaching like Jesus being Michael the archangel before he came to the earth to be Jesus, the Son of Almighty God.
Now the purpose of this study is to examine the SCRIPTURAL evidence to see what the word of TRUTH has to say on this subject of Michael the Archangel and Jesus the Son of God to see if they are one and the same as some do in fact teach? So then, let us begin this study in God's word by reading there verses of scripture about Michael the archangel.
The word “archangel” in only found two times in the entire Bible. Once it is found in the book of Jude where this archangel is named Michael. Please read Jude 1:9, which says,
So here in this verse we see the archangel was named Michael. The only other time we see this word “archangel” is when we read about the second coming of Jesus is 1 Thessalonians 4:16 which says,
And here in this verse we see our Lord himself, which is speaking of Jesus, who shall descend from heaven WITH a SHOUT, WITH a VOICE of the archangel, AND WITH the TRUMP of Almighty God.
Now some like the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Seventh Day Adventist and others conclude that this means that Jesus descends form heaven and SHOUTS with the VOICE of the archangel so therefore Jesus himself must BE the archangel and since the archangel is named Michael, then Jesus IS one and the SAME as Michael the archangel.
But is this a SOUND BIBLICAL interpretation of these passages of scripture? Does this INTERPRETATION line up with the REST of God's word?
Let us examine some of the other passages of scripture where we find Michael this archangel to see what they have to tell us. Now the name Michael, when speaking of this archangel, is only found five times in the entire Bible. We have already looked at Jude1:9 where we saw Michael the archangel contending with the Devil.
So then, let us now take a look at Revelation 12:7-9 where we see Michael and HIS angels are once again contending or fighting against the Devil only this time we see that Michael as being the LEADER over other angels that are called HIS angels.
“And there was WAR in heaven: Michael and HIS angels FOUGHT against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Now we know from other places in the Bible that when Jesus comes again he is coming as a warrior king who will be FIGHTING for HIS people Israel and then they will at that time recognize Jesus as their MESSIAH. Please read Revelation 19:11-16 where we see Jesus coming with his armies of angels to make WAR with the devil and his armies.
“And I saw heaven opened , and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make WAR.
15. And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Now this passage of scripture is CLEARLY speaking of Jesus who is coming from heaven with the ARMIES of heaven to make WAR. So then, some CONCLUDE that since revelation chapter 12 teaches us that Michael the archangel is IDENTIFIED as making WAR with the Devil and the angels of the Devil and that the angels of heaven or the armies of heaven are identified as being HIS angels, as in, the angels of heaven are under Michael the archangel, then Jesus MUST be Michael the archangel, because here in Revelation chapter 19 Jesus is described coming from heaven with armies FOLLOWING HIM.
again is this a SOUND BIBLICAL conclusion that is based upon the
WHOLE word of Almighty God? It may appear to be a sound logical
conclusion, but there is more evidence we must closely examine before
we can be absolutely sure this interpretation is BIBLICAL or not. Please keep in mind that ANOTHER interpretation can be that Jesus is OVER Michael who is over the other angels, much like Jesus is a King who is over other kings who are over others.
So then, with this in mind that Michael is LEADING HIS angels in WAR against the DEVIL and his angels, let us take a look at Daniel 12:1,2 were we once again see Michael who we see is called the GREAT PRINCE STANDING UP for HIS people Israel.
“And at that time shall Michael STAND UP, the GREAT PRINCE which stands 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.
Also notice that there is a RESURRECTION at this time that Michael the GREAT PRINCE that STANDS for the people of Israel and how this compares to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 which teaches us about the second coming of Jesus descending from heaven with a shout and with the VOICE of the archangel Michael.
again some INTERPRET this to mean that Jesus MUST be Michael the
archangel before he came in the flesh and was given the name Jesus, because he is shown having the VOICE of the archangel.
again I ask you is the INTERPRETATION a SOUND BIBLICAL
interpretation? Can we absolutely be SURE that Jesus is in fact
Michael the archangel based upon these passages of scripture ALONE? Keep in mind that ANOTHER interpretation can be that Jesus descends from heaven ALONG WITH the archangel Michael who voice repeats the shout or command of his commander and chief Jesus Christ. In other words, Jesus descends from heaven with a SHOUT and then Michael the archangel who is WITH Jesus then uses his voice to give the orders of Jesus to the other angels.
Let us continue this study in God's word to find what the WHOLE word of TRUTH teaches us on this subject of answering the question “Was Jesus Michael the archangel BEFORE he became Jesus?” Please take a look at Daniel 10:13 where Michael the archangel is called ONE of the CHIEF PRINCES and then we will take a look at Daniel 10:21 where Michael is called YOUR PRINCE as referring to Daniel who is of the house of Israel. In other words, Michael is called the CHIEF PRINCE of the house of Israel.
Now those who teach that Jesus was Michael before he was made flesh and given the name Jesus teach that this word ONE hear in this verse means FIRST ,as in, being NUMBER ONE or being the HIGHEST ONE of ALL other princes.
So then, IF this is TRUE, then they have a pretty good argument of Jesus being Michael the archangel, but before we take a closer look at the Hebrew word “ECHAD” that is translated as ONE here in verse 13 of Daniel chapter 10 let us take a look at the fifth and final verse where Michael the archangel is mentioned in the Bible. Please take a look at Daniel 10:21 where Michael is called YOUR PRINCE as speaking to Daniel, who is of the house of Israel.
Again those that teach that Jesus was Michael the archangel BEFORE he became Jesus like to FOCUS on the fact that Michael is called ONE of the CHIEF PRINCES, who is the PRINCE that STANDS and FIGHTS with HIS angels for God's PEOPLE. They then DEMAND that this Hebrew word “ECHAD” that is translated as “ONE” means FIRST ,as in, the HIGHEST and CHIEF PRINCE of all the other princes.
In other words, we all know that Jesus is called the King of kings and the Lord of lords. So therefore if Michael is clearly shown to be the PRINCE of princes because he is called ONE of the CHIEF princes, or as they claim the FIRST of the CHIEF princes or the HIGHEST of all princes, then Jesus MUST therefore be Michael the archangel.
Now I want you, the reader, to understand that everything we have covered thus far is based SOLELY on HOW one INTERPRETS the passages of scripture that we have read. In other words, there has been NOTHING that we have read so far about Michael being Jesus that is CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE straight out language from the Bible that Jesus is Michael or Michael is Jesus.
So then, HOW can we KNOW for sure WHO has the CORRECT
interpretation? Well we keep digging for more EVIDENCE, until we find
something that is CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE. And if nothing CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE can be found, then it should NOT be taught as doctrine and especially not as DOGMATIC doctrine.
I will come back to this Hebrew word “ECAD” in a moment, but first I want you to read a couple more verses in Daniel that IDENTIFY the PRINCE of all other princes as being the MESSIAH the PRINCE.
Please read Daniel 8:25 where the antichrist magnifies himself and fights against the PRINCE of princes who we know is the Lord Jesus Christ.
“And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he (the antichrist) shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also STAND UP (or FIGHT) against the PRINCE of princes; but he (the antichrist) shall be broken without hand.”
Then in Daniel 9:25,26 we read about MESSIAH the PRINCE being cut off, which we all know and agree that this is speaking of the crucifixion of Jesus our MESSIAH.
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the MESSIAH the PRINCE shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troubled times.
26. And after threescore and two weeks shall MESSIAH be cut off (or shall Messiah the PRINCE be crucified), but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”
So then, IF these INTERPRETATIONS are CORRECT, then it certainly looks like or appears that Jesus was indeed Michael the archangel BEFORE he became Jesus.
But again keep in mind that no real CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE evidence has been given except for this DEFINITION of the Hebrew word “ECHAD” that is translated as ONE, and which those that teach that Jesus was Michael the archangel CLAIM means FIRST, as in, the HIGHEST CHIEF PRINCE who is above all other princes, which we KNOW to be Jesus.
So then, does this Hebrew word “ECHAD” mean FIRST? The answer to this question is yes, BUT this is NOT the ONLY meaning of this Hebrew word “ECHAD”.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Hebrew word “ECHAD” ALSO means ONE, as in, ONE in number as in being SINGULAR as in the ONE and ONLY CHIEF prince. And this Hebrew word “ECHAD” ALSO means ONE, as in ONE of many other CHIEF princes. In other words, the TRUE definition must be determined BY the CONTEXT that it is found and then COMPARED to other scripture to confirm to TRUE meaning of the word “ECHAD”.
Also keep in mind that even IF this word "ECHAD" means without a doubt in EVERY case to mean the HIGHEST, then this still does not prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus was Michael before he became Jesus, because even IF Michael is proven to be the HIGHEST of the all other CHIEF princes this still not NOT mean that Michael is the PRINCE of all other princes. I will explain this further on in this study.
So then, let us take a CLOSER look at Daniel 10:13 again and see what we find.
So here is the exact SAME verse that is in question and we see TWO words that are translated as ONE and BOTH words come from the exact same Hebrew word “ECHAD”. Now we all know that there are MANY DAYS and NOT just ONE day. And clearly we can see that this word ONE and twenty days does NOT mean the FIRST day of these twenty one days, nor does this word "ECHAD" mean the HIGHEST day of these twenty one days, but rather this word "ECHAD" means ONE single day that is to be added to twenty days for the total of 21 days or three FULL weeks which agrees with Daniel 10:2.
So then, CLEARLY the Hebrew word “ECHAD” does not ALWAYS mean ONE, as in, FIRST or HIGHEST ONE. Also please notice that this phrase CLEARLY and PLAINLY states,
“But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief PRINCES (plural of the word PRINCE, which CLEARLY is referring to Michael as being just ONE OF the chief PRINCES just like the word of TRUTH CLEARLY and PLAINLY states. In other words, the word ONE here means that there is MORE than just ONE chief prince, but ONLY ONE), came to HELP me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.”
see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the
CONTEXT of this passage of scripture CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us
that ONLY Michael, who is ONE of many chief princes has come to HELP
this other one fight against the prince of Persia to get the answer
through to Daniel. CLEARLY and PLAINLY this word "ECHAD" in this particular CONTEXT mean ONE as in, a SINGLE ONE of the many chief PRINCES came to HELP fight the prince of Persia.
things in their CONTEXT is very important when INTERPRETING
scripture. Then we must also COMPARE scripture with scripture to see IF
the INTERPRETATION we conclude is CORRECT. In other words, we must check and see if what we interpret is in AGREEMENT with the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And as always the CLEAR
PLAIN and SIMPLE language of the Bible should always OVERRIDE these other vague and
not so clear speculations. Yes, sometimes these speculations may seem very logical when viewed ALONE and APART from the WHOLE word of God, but no matter how logical they may seem if the CONTRADICT the CLEAR PLAIN and SIMPLE word of Almighty God, then they must be rejected and being FALSE.
With that being said please turn again to the book of Daniel chapter 10 where we will begin looking at the passage of scriptures that speak of Michael the archangel, but we will look much CLOSER this time around.
Again the first rule of interpretation is to read the CONTEXT and then compare scripture with scripture and let the word of TRUTH interpret itself. So then, let us read Daniel chapter 10, verses 13 and 21 when LEFT IN their CONTEXT and see what we find. Please read Daniel 10:2-21, where we see Daniel having a vision. Also please notice the pronoun use as you read this following passage of scripture. I have highlighted all the pronouns that refer to Daniel in dark blue.
Please ALSO notice while your are reading the context that someone other than Michael the archangel has appeared to Daniel in a VISION and is talking TO Daniel about a previous vision that Daniel had where Daniel was seeking God for understanding of this first vision he had received.
6. His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
11. And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto you, and stand upright: for unto you am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that you did set your heart to understand, and to chasten yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I am come for your words.
16. And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
19. And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto you, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for you have strengthened me.
So then, the KEY to understanding whether or not IF Michael the archangel, who is called YOUR PRINCE, is in fact Jesus, OUR PRINCE the Messiah, is to IDENTIFY WHO the ME is here in verse 21 where this unknown person is speaking to Daniel and says,
So then, WHO is this unknown person that is speaking to Daniel who has Michael the Archangel as the ONLY ONE who is standing by his side WITH him fighting against the principalities and powers and rulers of darkness over Persia ?
Answer this question and you answer the question of whether or not Jesus and Michael are one and the same being.
Let us go back up to verse 2 and begin reading this passage again, but this time I will highlight and emphasize some different words and phrases.
In the first reading of this passage of scripture I
highlighted all to pronouns that referred to Daniel, but this time I
will highlight in dark yellow all the pronouns that refer to this one
that had the appearance of a MAN that spoke to Daniel about the
previous vision that Daniel had and was seeking it's meaning and who is DEFINITELY NOT Michael the archangel.
6. His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the VOICE of his words like the VOICE of a multitude.
9. Yet heard I the VOICE of his words: and when I heard the VOICE of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto you, and stand upright: for unto you am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
12. Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that you did set thine heart to understand, and to chasten yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I am come for your words.
16. And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
19. And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto you, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for you hast strengthened me.
20. Then said he, Know you wherefore I come unto you? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth (or when I have left off from fighting the prince of Persia), lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
21. But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is NONE that holds WITH ME in these things, BUT Michael your prince.”
Please notice several things about this ONE who was speaking to Daniel about the vision Daniel had previously received.
First of all he is DEFINITELY NOT Michael the archangel, because we are CLEARLY and PLAINLY told that Michael was the only one that was FIGHTING or holds in these things WITH ME. All through this passage of scripture it is CLEAR that the one who is SPEAKING to Daniel is NOT Michael the archangel.
Secondly this one speaking to Daniel, who again is NOT Michael the archangel is describe several times as one like in appearance to a MAN. Verse 5 and 6 gives us a clear DESCRIPTION of this CERTAIN MAN that was speaking to Daniel, who was DEFINITELY NOT Michael the archangel.
“5. Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6. His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the VOICE of his words like the VOICE of a multitude.”
Now let us COMPARE scripture with scripture and let the word of TRUTH interpret ITSELF in order to learn the IDENTITY of this CERTAIN man, who is girded about the loins with fine GOLD, who has EYES as lamps of FIRE and feet like POLISHED BRASS, and whose VOICE is the sound of a MULTITUDE. Please turn to Revelation 1:9-15 where we see John giving us a DETAILED DESCRIPTION of Jesus which MATCHES almost word for word this description of this certain MAN that was sent by Almighty God to give Daniel understanding of the vision he had previously seen.
“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and HEARD behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,(which we know is the FIRST voice that John HEARS and is clearly identified from the context as being the voice of Almighty God the Father that sits upon the throne)
11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Please notice that in BOTH passages of scripture the similarities.
BOTH passages have the CERTAIN MAN and the Son of MAN identifying a CERTAIN MAN as oppose to just any son of man.
BOTH are CLOTHED in a garment or linen.
BOTH are girt around the paps or loins with a GOLDEN girdle.
BOTH have EYES like a flame or lamp FIRE.
BOTH have FEET like fine polished BRASS.
BOTH have a VOICE of he sound of many waters or VOICE of a MULTITUDE.
And hear in Revelation this certain man like the Son of MAN standing in the midst of seven golden candlesticks is CLEARLY, and PLAINLY identified as being Jesus Christ, the Son of Almighty God the Father.
So then, the one described in Daniel with these SAME descriptions, and who DEFINITELY was NOT Michael the archangel, but rather was this CERTAIN MAN that was talking to Daniel, is the Word that was WITH Almighty God and was SENT by Almighty God to Daniel to give him UNDERSTAND of the vision that he had and was seeking God for understanding. Now the WORD of Almighty God was manifested in the form that APPEARED to be a MAN so that Daniel could both see and hear from God.
In much the same way the Word that was with God in the beginning was SENT sent to Mary by way of the angel or messenger Gabriel, and that Word of Almighty God then was MADE to BECOME flesh, the Son of MAN and was given the NAME Jesus.
Only this time instead of just materializing for a short time the Word of Almighty God BROUGHT FORTH a man child by being conceived in Mary's womb and then let to grow in Mary like any other human child would develope in the womb. And then when Mary time came to her full time she then brought forth a son into the world that had never existed before and called his NAME Jesus, which means the salvation of YHWH or Yehweh commonly and widely accepted as Jehovah by most Christians.
Therefore I myself conclude from the WHOLE word of
Almighty God that NEITHER the WORD that was WITH God in the
beginning, nor JESUS, who is now at the right hand of his God and Father, the one true and only Almighty God, is now nor ever was Michael the archangel and some
FALSELY teach. In other words, Jesus never was Michael the archangel, Jesus right now in heaven is NOT Michael the archangel, and there in no evidence from the whole word of God that teaches us that Jesus will someday become Michael the archangel.
Now some may be thinking that the VOICE of MANY WATERS is NOT the SAME as the VOICE of a MULTITUDE.
But if you again COMPARE scripture with scripture and let the word of TRUTH interpret itself you will CLEARLY see that they are ONE and the SAME VOICE. Please read Revelation 17:1 where we read about a whore that sits upon MANY WATERS.
Then in Revelation 17:15 the Bible interprets itself and teaches us that the many WATERS where the whore sits are many people or MULTITUDES of many different people from every nation and tongue.
So you see, my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ BOTH the VOICE of that CERTAIN MAN who again was CLEARLY and PLAINLY NOT Michael the archangel is in fact the ONE and the SAME VOICE of MANY WATERS that we KNOW without a doubt belongs to JESUS the Son of MAN, the Son of God Almighty.
So again neither Jesus nor the Word is Michael the archangel, but rather Michael is just ONE of many chief princes that is over a single army of angels that fight along side of Jesus the PRINCE of Michael who is ONE of the many chief princes who are over other armies of angels in heaven. You see, at that particular time in Daniel the archangel Michael was the only one of the all the other chief princes that came to HELP this one who had the appearance of a man so that he could get through to give Daniel understanding of the vision.
Let us continue taking a look at Daniel chapter 10 for further evidence that neither Jesus nor the Word is or ever was Michael the archangel.
Now those that teach that Michael is ONE of the CHIEF PRINCES of the angels, teach that this means that Michael is the CHIEF PRINCE meaning that he is the PRINCE of ALL other prince and therefore means that Michael is Jesus who we know is he captain
of the host of the Lord's army.
But I want you to play close attention and notice that Michael was WITH this certain man and NOT the other way around were this certain man was WITH Michael the archangel. This TRUTH clearly shows us that this one that had the appearance of a MAN was GREATER in authority than Michael the archangel. CLEARLY Michael was WITH this one like a man and NOT the other way around. Please take a look a Daniel 10:13 again and notice WHO come to HELP who?
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, it is Michael the archangel that came to HELP this one that has the appearance as a MAN whose description matches the description of JESUS, the Son of MAN, found in Revelation chapter 1.
So then, when the Lord himself descends WITH a shout and WITH the voice of the archangel and WITH the trumpet of Almighty God, then this means that Michael the archangel is WITH his PRINCE Jesus FIGHTING ALONG his SIDE just like Michael came to HELP this one who had the appearance like a MAN and who alone fought or held WITH this certain MAN that was described just like Jesus that Son of MAN is described in Revelation chapter 1.
In other words, to INTERPRET that Jesus descend form heaven WITH the voice of the archangel to mean that Jesus himself IS the archangel does NOT harmonize with the rest of God's CLEAR PLAIN and SIMPLE word. IF this INTERPRETATION were true and correct, then it would be logical to say the Jesus himself is a literal TRUMPET of Almighty God, because Jesus descended WITH the TRUMP of God as well. The TRUTH of the matter is that just as Michael was WITH this certain man fighting ALONG SIDE and HELPING in this FIGHT against the prince of darkness of Persia in the heavens so it will be when Jesus comes again with his ARMIES (plural) from heaven where Michael will be WITH him fighting the Devil and his angels. Every passage of scripture does not always give every little detail. So just because we do not see Jesus being named in Revelation 12:7 along WITH Michael the archangel fighting the Devil does NOT prove that Jesus IS Michael.
Also notice that Daniel refers to this one like a MAN as his LORD. Please read Daniel 10:16-19 where Daniel refers to this certain MAN as his LORD.
“16. And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
17. For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? For as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
19. And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto you, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for you hast strengthened me.”
Now Daniel referring to this one in the appearance of a man as his Lord does not prove that this being is Jesus himself, because the Word of Almighty God has not yet BECOME flesh. But we do see this as being a foreshadow of Jesus. Quite simple the Word was sent by Almighty God and appeared in the form of a man to Daniel, and Daniel referred to this one in the appearance of a man as his lord. But CLEARLY and most definitely Daniel was NOT calling Michael the archangel his LORD.
Definitely this one that APPEARED with the APPEARANCE of a MAN was GREATER than Michael the archangel and the description of this one like a man that appeared to Daniel matches the description of Jesus found in the book of Revelation as one having EYES of a flame of FIRE.
Please read Revelation 19:11,12 again and notice one of the descriptions of Jesus as having EYES as a FLAME of FIRE.
12. His EYES were as a FLAME of FIRE (which matches exactly with both Revelation 1:14 and Daniel 10:6), and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written , that no man knew , but he himself.”
Now keep in mind that Michael came to HELP and fight along side WITH this one having EYES as a flame or lamp of FIRE, so therefore it is IMPOSSIBLE for Michael to be Jesus whose EYES are as a flame of FIRE. Also I want you, the reader, keep in mind that the WORD of God had NOT YET became FLESH and hand NOT YET been GIVEN the NAME Jesus, when this Word of Almighty God APPEARED as one like a MAN to Daniel.
Therefore to DOGMATICALLY say and teach that this one
like a man who EYES were as a flame of FIRE that appeared to Daniel to be a PRE EXISTING Jesus is not
totally accurate, because again the WORD had NOT YET BECAME flesh to
dwell among mankind in HUMAN form as the Son of MAN. Almighty God had not yet BEGOTTEN his Son, and the name of Jesus was NOT YET GIVEN to this child of the virgin Mary, because quite simply Jesus was NOT YET BORN or brought into existence. You see, this man
child that was brought forth into the world who had never existed
before as a HUMAN being who was BORN of a woman was NOT YET GIVEN the
NAME Jesus, which means the salvation of YHWH. In other words, this
CERTAIN one like a man is nameless at this point in time when he
appeared to Daniel, but we can certainly see that he is a TYPE of
SHADOW of a FIGURE of the MESSIAH who is PROPHESIED to come. In other words, AT the TIME of Daniel the MESSIAH Jesus, as the SON of Almighty God was only in the PLAN of Almighty God that would one day in the future be brought forth into existence. Only the PROPHECIES of the COMING MESSIAH existed prior to Jesus ACTUALLY being brought forth into existence. Yes, the WORD of Almighty God was WITH Almighty God from the beginning. And YES Jesus in the MIND and PLAN of Almighty God was WITH God in the beginning. However, Jesus himself was not yet brought into existence, but rather existed in the form of God's WORD of PROPHECY awaiting fulfillment.
There are MANY types and shadows that give us a PICTURE of the coming MESSIAH, but these TYPES and shadows are NOT ACTUALLY Jesus. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ we clearly see and understand that King David in many places spoke things as if Jesus himself were speaking, but we know that King David himself was NOT ACTUALLY Jesus. So WHY then do some DOGMATICALLY teach that some of these other types, shadows, and figures are the PRE-EXISTING SON of Almighty God.
You see, the CLEAR PLAIN and SIMPLE word of TRUTH simply states that in the beginning was the Word or logos, and that the Word of logos was WITH the Almighty God and that the Word of logos was God or the word was “THEOS” which is translated as God with a capital “G” by the TRANSLATORS.
But in TRUTH were these TRANSLATORS a little bit BIAS in translation “THEOS” in John 1:1 with a capital “G”?
Again the only SURE way to know is to COMPARE scripture with scripture and let the word of TRUTH interpret ITSELF.
In other words, let the CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE word of God speak for ITSELF.
Now every honest Bible scholar will tell you that there is NO article “THE” before this second Greek word “THEOS”, but there is in fact the article “THE” before the first Greek word “THEOS”.
In other words, John 1:1 should be translated as,
One translation of this last phrase reads, “and what god was the word was”. In other words, what Almighty God thought or imagine to be his Word BECAME or came into BEING.
You see, since Almighty God is SPIRIT and is INVISIBLE,
therefore the only way that man can see or understand God is for Almighty God
to REVEAL or MANIFEST or CLEARLY SHOW us who he is by SENDING us
MESSAGES or SPEAKING to us by way of his LOGOS. And this is what Almighty God did in the Old Testament sending us his prophets and at times even his angels speaking to mankind. But in these last days he sent forth his Word that BECAME a body of FLESH that the Holy Spirit of Almighty God would descend from heaven DWELL in this body of flesh that was given the name Jesus. We see this happening when Jesus was baptized at the age of thirty by John the baptist.
You see, if Almighty God never BROUGHT FORTH his LOGOS, his Word,
then we could never truly know him. And in these last days Almighty God brought forth his word in a different way which was to actually become a human being, a body of flesh that the Holy Spirit come DWELL in. But more than this almighty God chose to dwell in WHOSOEVER believes upon his Son Jesus as their MESSIAH who died for our sins and was raised the third day from the dead. Jesus made it possible for this same Holy Spirit of Almighty God that dwelled in Jesus to also dwell in us. Please read the study "JESUS THE CHRIST" and "THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER".
Now going back to John 1:1 again, any honest Bible scholar, including those who believe in the “DOCTRINE”of the trinity, which CLEARLY and PLAINLY states that Jesus the Son of God is NOT the Father and that Almighty God is NOT his Son Jesus, will tell you that IF the second Greek word “theos” would have had the article “THE”, then the Word would NO DOUBT BE THE ALMIGHTY God. But since the article is NOT present it is only a matter of INTERPRETATION of what the writer TRULY means.
So then, to DOGMATICALLY teach that since the Word was “THEOS” and we know that Jesus is the Word made FLESH, then therefore Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God is to say INCORRECTLY and FALSELY that Jesus IS THE FATHER, which directly CONTRADICTS the WHOLE word of TRUTH and ALSO contradict their very own “DOCTRINE”of the trinity.
You see, my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE word of TRUTH plainly states that to US who are Christians that there is but ONE God who is THE FATHER, and also to us there is but ONE Lord who is our Lord Jesus Christ. Please read 1 Corinthians 8:6 which clearly and plainly teaches us that the ONE God in whom we believe as Christians is the FATHER.
And since we KNOW that Jesus is NOT the FATHER, then it is IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus to BE THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is THE FATHER.
Now if this is new to you, then I implore you to search this TRUTH out for yourself. I have written many in-depth studies on this subject that I have listed in the study “WHO IS JESUS”. Again I implore you to read the WHOLE matter before you make judgment on me and others who teach against this FALSE man made doctrine of the trinity.
Just as I have CLEARLY shown to you, the reader, from the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of TRUTH that Jesus is NOT Michael the archangel I also show you in these many studies how those who teach this false doctrine of the trinity have taken verses OUT of the context and have NOT considered the WHOLE word of Almighty God when they TRY to prove that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God. You see, EVERY verse they use to TRY and show that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God always in turn CONTRADICT their OWN doctrine of the trinity that teaches that Jesus is NOT the FATHER.
The TRUTH of the matter is that IF Jesus is TRULY THE ALMIGHTY God, then according to the CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE word of TRUTH, then Jesus would THEN BE THE FATHER, which we know is NOT the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
So in closing Jesus is NOT Michael the archangel and Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is THE FATHER.
Yes Jesus IS GOD, but Jesus is NOT THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER. Jesus was, is and always will be UNDER and SUBJECT to HIS GOD and Father the ONE TREU and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.
Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus the Christ,
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