Thursday, 26 June 2014

Archangel Michael


Revelation 12 v 7: "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon (Satan) and the dragon fought and his angels."

Daniel 10 v 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."

Daniel 10v 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."

In Heaven in the beginning there were three archangels: Gabriel the Messenger and Recording Archangel; Michael the Guardian Angel and Lucifer who was over Praise and Worship. He lost that name when he fell from Heaven and was called Satan, the Accuser.

Archangels each have oversight over one third of the angels. When Satan fell from Heaven one third of the angels followed him and were then known as fallen angels.

Michael and his angels in their position as guardians fought against Satan and his angels and threw them out of Heaven. Jesus said He saw Satan fall from Heaven like a flash of lightning. (Luke 10v18).

Michael has a special assignment now. He is the Guardian Angel over Israel. This was seen in the book of Daniel when Daniel fasted for 21 days and Jesus came to him in answer to his prayers. Jesus said He came the first day that Daniel had called upon Him but He was prevented by the prince of Persia from getting through.

What was He trying to break through? The Satanic barrier cast over all nations as described in Isaiah 25. Jesus said the Prince of Persia none other than one of the fallen angels who had called on other fallen angels to help, had withstood Him for 21 days and He eventually called on Michael to help Him and together they defeated the fallen angels who had set themselves up as Rulers over nations.

When you see the state of Iran, which used to be called Persia, and neighbour Iraq which is busy being demolished by ISIS, alongside Syria, you may realise that the crushing of evil upon them is the result of that battle back in the time of Daniel.

The events in the heavenlies are manifested on this Earth and there will be a breakthrough in those lands of the power, love and salvation of Jesus Christ. 

Just as is happening in the nations at the top of Africa where the Arab Spring took place a few years ago. Right now there is Christian revival taking place at the top of Africa!  Thousands of Muslims have converted to Christianity.

The church is growing very quickly there. A couple of missionaries last month in Algeria had to visit the dreaded police station, which has shown extreme brutality towards converts in the past. They were amazed at the policemen who crowded round them asking for knowledge of salvation through Jesus. They spent nearly an hour sharing the gospel with them!

The Archangel Michael watches over Israel to keep her enemies at bay. He protects her from a spiritual onslaught but the sophisticated early warning system and anti-nuclear defence plus the strength of Israel's army and airforce, are a manifestation of Michael in the physical sense.  

Israel is the apple of God's eye and will not be defeated again. She has suffered for her sins as the prophets all warned her about and no matter what the world throws at her now, Archangel Michael will cause it to fail.

Daniel 12 v1: "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."

He is a mighty angel doing God's work and must never be summoned by man or prayed to. If you have a need ask your Father in Heaven to help you. His ear is always open to your cry.

Prayer: Heavenly Father all things are under Your perfect control. The rulers of darkness are falling to Earth from their defeat and their evil flares up for a season in this world but it is just the final death throes of demons who have lost the battle. We shall not fear but rejoice in Your plan unfolding. Help us to open our eyes and see the beauty of Your Kingdom coming down in all Your glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.