When King Humbert of Italy came to the throne, Naples…
Hello, Guys, I asked one of the SDA professors about the teaching of Michael being Jesus Here is the response I got. I think it’s really basic from him as a teacher of the bible to give me this answer and to use amazing facts as a source. please tell me what is your Take on The archangel Michael being Jesus.
I am not the author of the Sabbath School lessons on Daniel. I am one of the co-authors who wrote the next study on How to Interpret Scripture. However, I am pasting some notes here that may be helpful to your question on who Michael is that a friend of mine put together. Here is another link that may be helpful to answer your question: [https://www.amazingfacts.org/news-and-features/inside-report/magazine/id/10752/t/who-is-michael-the-archangel-](https://www.amazingfacts.org/news-and-features/inside-report/magazine/id/10752/t/who-is-michael-the-archangel-)
I hope this gets you deeper into studying the Word!
Who is Michael? Michael figures big in the Book of Daniel. We should know who He is and what He does. Michael means “Who Is Like God,” in the Hebrew. This is a unique appellation. We find in Jude 9 “Michael the archangel” was at the gravesite of Moses, disputing with Satan over his right to raise Moses from the dead. Michael simply told Satan, “the Lord rebuke thee,” and raised Moses up and took him to heaven. On the basis that Michael raised Moses from the dead, it demands that He could only be Jesus. Michael is, at the very least, the leader of the angels, the arch-angel, or first-angel.
Who raised people from the dead in the New Testament? Jesus said,
“Lazarus come forth,” (John 11:43);
“Damsel, I say unto thee, arise,” (Mark 5:41); and
“young man, I say unto thee, arise,” (Luke 7:14).
Jesus told his audience in John 5:25-29, that the hour is coming when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live. Yes, Elisha and Peter raised people from the dead, but only in the power and name of Christ, for whom they were a prophet.
Michael is seen fighting the dragon in Rev. 12:7, 8. “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.” Michael is powerful and must have something the “dragon” (Satan) wanted. The fight is between Michael and the dragon. Satan wanted to sit in the “sides of the north,” and “wanted to exalt his throne above the stars of God,” (Isaiah 14:13) where God and Jesus sit. This Michael is Jesus.
Michael is mentioned three times in the book of Daniel: 10:13; 10:21; & 12:1. Michael is apparently more authoritative or powerful than Gabriel since Gabriel calls Michael to help him with the king of Persia.
The Great Prince Here is a great summary of Michael the Prince by C. Mervyn Maxwell, God Cares, Vol. 1. “Knowing that Jesus is Michael helps us to remember that the principal focus of Daniel’s prophecies is neither on Antiochus Epiphanes nor on the anti-Christ. We must never forget this, or we are in danger of strange and unnecessary blunders. The focus is always on Jesus Christ. Jesus is the supernatural stone of Daniel 2. He is the Son of man who comes on the clouds in Daniel 7. He is the Messiah Prince who is cut off in the seventy-week prophecy, who nonetheless causes His covenant to prevail. And when the angel in 10:21 calls Michael ‘your prince’ he means that Jesus is our Prince! When in Daniel 12:1, he calls Michael ‘the great prince who has charge of your people,’ he is reminding us that the Son of God Himself has the affairs of his church in hand.”
When King Humbert of Italy came to the throne, Naples was on the verge of insurrection against the monarchy. Politicians were urging violent measures to force …