Tuesday, May 26, 2015

" Michael "

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A QUESTION:
If it is true that ‘Michael’ is Jesus’ new name (the covenant new name) given after he conquered and his approval by God ; and if it is also true that it was kept secret until then, why is this name (Michael) revealed in identifying the angelic prince that came to the aid of the angel watching over Daniel (Daniel 10:13)?

MY REPLY:


What do you mean by, "the covenant new name"?
Do you have scriptures which direct that Christ's new name is given in association to an inaugeration of a covenant?
God's covenant with Christ for a kingdom (Luke22:29), has no direct bearing on the timing of his receiving the "new name", because he was a king, and Lord of the Sabbath Day ("Thousand Years"), as the man, Jesus Christ (Matt.21:4,5,10,11; 12:8; John18:37) (Deut.5:12; 2Pet.3:8; Matt.12:8; Rev.20:6; Heb.4:9). 
"Michael's" (meaning "Who is like God?") role is for warfare, and is against those who ask, "Who is like the Beast?" (Rev.13:4).
Jesus' "new name" is not about Christ's "conquering and receiving approval by God". 
He already did both, in the first century (John16:33; 1John5:4; Matt.3:17; 17:5; Isa.42:1).

Michael's name, is about his battling the authority of the Beast, which has replaced him as head of the anointed congregation (2Thess.2:4; Rev.13:7; Dan.8:11,25; 11:36) (Acts3:20,21; 2Thess.1:6-10; Dan.12:1). He must stand up against the demon inspired expressions which extol the Beast as worthy of worship (Rev.16:13-16; 13:15,8; 1Tim.4:1), when that Beast and it's image/idol, take a stand against the Prince of princes and "tramples" his fellow Kingdom heirs, God's Temple (Dan.8:11,24,25; 11:31,36; 2Thess.2:4; Rev.13:7,10; 11:2) (http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/05/salt.html). 

"Michael" must re-establish God's sovereignty and His Kingdom purpose... His Temple, and Holy City, as supreme. 
This he does, with his armies of heaven (Rev.17:14; 19:11,14,8; 12:17,11,7; Matt.25:31; Jude1:14) (Rev.2:26,27; 2Cor.10:3-5; Eph.2:6; Heb.12:22,23; Rev.19:14) (1Pet.5:8,9).
("God's 'Angels'")

When you say that Christ's new name is kept secret until then, it sounds as if you are assuming that this name is merely made audible to all, when revealed. 
But these things are not physical, but spiritual.
Unless Christ shows himself to us (John14:21; Rev.2:7,17,28), by giving us who he is (John14:6)...
         the hidden manna (John6:49,48,50)... 
         the morning star 
         (Rev.22:16; 2:28; 2Pet.1:19; 1John3:2; Rom.8:9)... 
         and the tree of life (Rev.2:7; John6:63) 
         [Our teaching words are our "fruit" (Luke6:43,45)]
we will not see or hear, even after others do understand (Rev.3:7,8; 4:1; Luke24:45).

Only those to whom Christ's new name is also given, come to know it (Rev.3:12; 2:17).

To have one's name "revealed" is to have it understood, not just physically heard.
The full meaning of Michael's name (and why it would become necessary), was NOT revealed in the time of Daniel.
All the things that Daniel was shown, were sealed up until the time of the end (Dan.12:4),
which is why the last book of the Bible, is called "Revelation". It's unveiling occurs when the spirit of truth arrives, to reveal the final sacred secrets of God, through God's prophetic messenger (John16:13; Rev.1:1; 22:6,16).

However, Michael IS mentioned in the book of Daniel. You cite, Dan.10:13.
If you simply look at the context, you will learn that Daniel was experiencing a prophetic vision...
Dan.10:
5 I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose waist was girded with a belt of pure gold of Uphaz. 6 His body also was like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a tumult. 7 Now I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, while the men who were with me did not see the vision; nevertheless, a great dread fell on them, and they ran away to hide themselves. 8 So I was left alone and saw this great vision; yet no strength was left in me, for my natural color turned to a deathly pallor, and I retained no strength. 9 But I heard the sound of his words; and as soon as I heard the sound of his words, I fell into a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.
10 Then behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. 11 He said to me, “O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future.

We may assume that some of the vision and it's meaning is about the latter days, and some of the vision and it's meaning only occurred in Daniel's day. This is not so.
When are God's angels restrained from providing understanding about the time of the end?
When is Daniel (along with Abraham, Issac and Jacob) 
given understanding into the things all the prophets desired to understand? 
(1Pet.1:10; Matt.13:17; Heb.11:13; Luke13:28,29) (Dan.12:4,9; Rev.5:2,5; John15:15; Rev.1:1; 22:6,16)
Who is the angel sent by Christ to reveal these things to Daniel, and to us, 
at the Table in the kingdom of God, served at the great supper of the Lamb and his Bride?
Can you even consider that the angel in vision, speaking with Daniel, is the one sent to provide understanding of future events, and is the same angel of Rev.1:1 and Rev.22:6?

To illustrate how an ancient Bible character can see and speak of things in the present,
and yet those things are far in the future, please consider Ps.110:1
"Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."
David speaks of God speaking to David's lord, who I assume you agree is referring to Christ (who was not yet born as a king). When did Jesus begin to sit at the right hand of God to share God's throne, and initiate the subjugating of his enemies?

"You have said so," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Matt.26:64) (Heb.12:1; Jude1:14)
"To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne." (Rev.3:21)
"The LORD will stretch forth Your strong (iron) scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Your enemies." (Ps.110:2) (Rev.2:26,27; 12:5; Eph.2:6)
"I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you." (Luke10:19)
"Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion (Ps.110:2; Rev.5:10), and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads." (Rev.14:1)
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” (Rev.5:10)

Although David speaks of some thing he presently sees, it is for a future time.
When we are in vision and we hear and see things due to the education by God's spirit,
nothing should be taken literally. Such things are eventually understood when Jesus "opens that no one can shut". Literal timing has nothing to do with such lessons.
If you are open to learning more about the mounting scriptural evidence which connects "Michael" to the returned Christ; I believe you will discern a growning connection between them, until they eclipse.
Gen.3:15 makes clear who rightfully battles, at Rev.12:7. 
(Gal.3:16,29; Eph.6:12; Rom.16:20; 1John3:8; Heb.2:14)

---------------ADDITION---------------
(based upon a question left in the "comments" at the base of this post.)

QUESTION:

"does the Bible shed light on how many Chief Princes are there and who they are as stated in Daniel 10:13 Michael, one of the chief princes"

MY REPLY:

Yes, the Bible sheds light on how many Chief Princes there are,
who these chief princes are, and who all the princes are, among whom there are chief princes.
Accordingly, I will answer your question in three parts.
1. Who are all the "princes"?
2. Who are the "chief princes" among all these princes?
3. Who is The "Great Prince" ("arch-angel") mentioned at Dan.12:1?
    (Jude1:9; Dan.10:21; 8:25; Acts 3:15)
    (Jude1:9 -- "Moses" -Deut.18:15,18; Heb.3:5; Matt.16:28; 17:1-3,5; 2Pet.1:18; Rev.14:1)
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1. Who are the Bible's princes?

I will limit my reply to the princes of God's covenant woman, and not include the princes of Satan's covenant of death
(Eph.2:2; Isa.31:9; Eze.21:25; 22:27; 38:3; Dan.9:26; 10:20; Zeph.3:3; Rev.18:23; 9:7).


The princes under the Great "guardian" Prince/Rescuer, (Dan.12:1; Isa.49:24-25; Matt.12:29; Rev.20:1-2; Luke10:19), who is Christ,
     (Isa.9:6; Dan.9:25; 12:1; John17:12; 6:39; 10:28; Matt.28:20),
are the kings under the great king (Rev.19:16; 1:5; 5:9,10; Eph.1:22; Col.1:13).

They are also considered by God, Christ's sons, because by means of Christ, they receive spirit life (John10:10; 20:22; 6:63; 5:21; 17:2; Rom.8:9,10,11,13; 1John4:9,13; 5:11-12; 2:25; John3:6,15,36; 6:47,48,51,57,63; 10:28; Heb.5:9). "But", you may protest, "don't we all become 'sons of God'?". Yes. But there is more to it.---

Within the Bible, forefathers are multiple. This tradition is a cultural difference from most modern day societies. 
Please let me explain...
Within the Bible, living faithful can have more than one father... both God and Christ (Isa.9:6).  Christ received his life from God first, before he can pass that incorruptible seed to those after him (1Pet.1:23; Luke8:11; John12:49; 6:63; James1:21).
"Grandfather" is not in the Bible's language. This is why Abraham, David, Jacob, etc., are considered "fathers" of many subsequent generations. 
All the generations of their descendants, have all of these as "fathers"
(Zech.1:2,4-6; Acts3:13; 7:19; John8:39; Ex.3:6; Luke1:32; Matt.1:1), regardless of how many generations may come and go in between.

Accordingly, we should not limit the spiritual lineage of those born of spirit, to either God or Christ as "father". Such ones are sons of both. You may have noticed that within the scriptures, our spiritual fathers are the ones whom we imitate (John8:39,44; Eph.5:1; 1Pet.1:16; Matt.5:44,45,48).  We can therefore, also be sons of Christ (1Pet.2:21) and of the sealed faithful (1Cor.11:1; 4:15,14,16,17; 1John2:13,14; Philemon 1:10; Luke1:17; Phil.2:22; 3:17; 1Thess.2:11; 1:6) (Mal.4:5-6).

Hopefully, all these previous scriptures have helped to establish within your understanding, that whoever we imitate and do the will of, becomes our spiritual father (Eph.5:1; Matt.12:50; 7:21; 1John2:17; Rom.8:14) -- (Eph.2:2; John8:44). 
If you do grasp that imitating Christ (1Cor.11:1; 1Pet.2:21) can make us his son, it will then be easier to grasp who the "princes" are. 

First, lets look at Ps.45:16, which speaks of the dominion of Christ.

"In place of your fathers will be your sons;
You shall make them princes in all the earth."

In place of Christ's kingly forefathers (Luke1:32; Isa.9:7; Matt.12:42), will come his spiritual sons (Heb.2:1-9,14,13,16; Isa.8:18; John10:28,29; 6:37-39; 17:2; 1Pet.1:5; Matt.18:3; 19:14), with whom he shares his kingdom (Ps.132:12; 110:2; Rev.14:1; Jer.17:25; Eze.37:25; 34:24) (Heb.2:5,16; Rom.4:13; Gal.3:29; Gen.28:13,14; 13:14,15).
They become co-kings (2Tim.2:12; Rev.5:9,10; 20:6) and co-princes (Isa.10:8; 9:6; Acts3:15; 5:31; Isa.32:1,2).
As heirs of the earth, these will heal creation (Rom.8:19; Rev.22:1,2; 21:2-5; Jer.17:7,8; Matt.7:20; Eze.36:8), and also provide a "fatherly" example, that leads to life (1Cor.4:15-17; Phil.3:17; 4:9; 2Thess.3:9; 1Thess.1:6; 2Tim.3:14,15; Heb.13:7; 1Pet.5:3).
From the foregoing reply to the first question...
"Who are all the princes?";
I hope you now perceive, that all those redeemed from death by Christ (Rev.5:9,10; 1Cor.15:54-55; Acts20:28) which "church" is the chosen saints of God's household (1Tim.3:15; 1Cor.14:33; 1Pet.2:10,9), are given fatherly life by Christ's blood...
       (through the new mother covenant of promise/sealed Bride
           -Gal.4:26,24; Matt.26:28; Rom.9:8; Rev.12:2; Gal.4:19; Eph.4:13; 1Thess.2:7; 3John1:4
...These are his "sons", referred to as "princes" at Psalm 45:16.
As such, they become "heirs of the earth" 
(Rom.4:13; Gal.3:29; Heb.2:5,16; Matt.5:5; Psalm.37:11,22,29)
and are, 
"all the princes".

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2 comments:

  1. does the Bible shed light on how many Chief Princes are there and who they are as stated in Daniel 10:13 Michael, one of the chief princes,

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    1. I have posted the first part of my reply to your good question. Since your question is multi-faceted, my reply to you, will also be.
      Part one is located at:
      http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2015/06/who-are-chief-princes.html
      I have also added it as an addition, to the this same post, above.

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