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8 Biblical Facts About Archangel Michael
The Archangel Michael , who reigns as the leader of all God's angels, fights evil with the power of good. Michael has engaged in spiritual battles with the fallen angel known as Satan throughout history. In Revelation , the Bible tells how Michael and the angels he supervises will defeat Satan and the other rebellious angels during the world's end time. Even though the battle can sometimes get intense, the victory will always go to those who are fighting for good. Author John MacArthur points out in "Revelation" that this battle is the culmination of many battles throughout history between Michael and Satan:.
In other Protestant churches, he is simply called "Archangel Michael". Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel. The idea that Michael was the advocate of the Jews became so prevalent that, in spite of the rabbinical prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries between God and his people, Michael came to occupy a certain place in the Jewish liturgy. In the Epistle of Jude Michael is specifically referred to as "the archangel Michael". Catholic sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil. The prophet Daniel experiences a vision after having undergone a period of fasting. Daniel describes Daniel's vision of an angel who identifies Michael as the protector of Israel.
God had made Heaven and the Earth and all the Angels and all the extra important Angels,called Archangels. Like an extra important Bishop is called an Archbishop. One Archangel was called Gabriel. Another Angel was called Raphael; he was the one who helped Tobias in the Bible. Another Archangel was called Michael.
Scripture gives us the names of two good angels, who play important roles in human history. One of these two angels is Michael. While we are not given the name of every angel, the fact that he is called out by name in Scripture is quite significant. Most angels in the Bible are portrayed as messengers, but Michael is described in all three books as contending, fighting, or standing against all evil spirits and principalities. Michael is usually shown with a sword, or carrying the scales of justice. Renaissance paintings show him wearing armor.