Is Jesus also Michael? Please explain.

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Many Christians believe that the Michael who appears in the Bible is Jesus Christ. They don’t believe that Jesus is an angel, because Michael is never actually called an angel in the Bible. He’s only called the archangel.

This archangel Michael is one of the ways that Jesus appeared to people, especially in the Old Testament. Here are some Scriptures that lead to this understanding:

The Bible tells us that it is Michael who intercedes for God’s people in (Daniel 12:1). Jesus is also known as our Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25).

When this archangel, the general of the Lord’s arm appeared to Joshua, the latter took off his shoes and worshiped Him (Joshua 5:14). Jesus received the worship of people (Matthew 9:18; 14:33).

We read in (Jude 9) that it is Michael who resurrected Moses. And of course, Jesus is the Resurrection (John 11:25).

We also read that the Lord is going to descend with the voice of the archangel, and we know clearly that Jesus is the one who’s going to descend (1 Thess. 4:16).

Commentators like Matthew Henry and others believe that Michael was one of the pre-incarnate ways that Jesus appeared to humans.

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