The following expressions are strong, vibrant, personal praises to
Exo 15:11 WhoH4310 is like unto thee,H3644 O LORD,H3068
among the gods?H410 whoH4310 is like thee,H3644
gloriousH142 in holiness,H6944 fearfulH3372 in
praises,H8416 doingH6213 wonders?H6382
Psa 35:10 AllH3605
my bonesH6106 shall say,H559 LORD,H3068 whoH4310 is like unto thee,H3644 which
deliverestH5337 the poorH6041 from him that is too strongH4480
H2389 forH4480 him, yea, the poorH6041 and the
needyH34 from him that spoilethH4480 H1497 him?
Psa 71:19 Thy
righteousnessH6666 also, O God,H430 is veryH5704
high,H4791 whoH834 hast doneH6213 great
things:H1419 O God,H430 whoH4310 is like
Num. 13:13 Of the
tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.
1Chron. 5:13 And their
brethren of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia,
and Heber, seven.
1Chron. 5:14 These are
the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead,
the son of Michael, the son of
Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
1Chron. 6:40 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son
1Chron. 7:3 And the sons
of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief
1Chron. 8:16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons
1Chron. 12:20 As he went
to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and
Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.
1Chron. 27:18 Of Judah,
Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:
2Chron. 21:2 And he had
brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and
Azariah, and Michael, and
Shephatiah: all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
Ezra 8:8 And of the
sons of Shephatiah; Zebadiah the son of Michael,
and with him fourscore males.
Dan. 10:13 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.
Dan. 10:21 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
Dan. 12:1 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.
Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending
with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him
a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Rev. 12:7 And there
was war in heaven: Michael and his
angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
“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.” (Dan. 10:21). Why
is it that no one else (in heaven) understood “these things”, “these wonders (?)”,
except Michael? Does a subordinate angel (as some believe Michael to be) know more of prophecy than Jesus? Or is
Christ, “the Word” (Jn. 1:1), “the Word of life” (1Jn. 1:1), “the testimony of
Jesus” (Rev. 12:17, cf 19:10; 1Pet. 1:10,11) in charge of prophecy? Is not Michael
the precarnate Christ?
“And one said to the man
clothed in linen, which was upon the
waters of the river [see Matthew 14:25], How long shall it be to the end of
these wonders? And I heard the man
clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his
right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever
that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have
accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be
finished. And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall
be the end of these things?” (Dan. 12:6-8).
Who did Daniel see in a vision in the context of Gabriel’s
statement of Michael in Daniel 10:13? He saw Yahweh Elohim; he saw the
precarnate Jesus before His divinity was clothed with humanity. Jesus was clothed in the same linen in both Dan. 10:5 and
12:7 and He knew the end of “these things”. Is there a link within this Daniel chapter 10 event? Should not we connect Michael
to the powerful divine being who appeared to Daniel in answer to his fasting
and prayer for Israel and Jerusalem, and who had just warned off Satan and his
hosts from attempting to prevent the release of Israel from its 70 year
captivity in Babylon, a release which would prepare for the commencement of the
newly promised 70 week prophecy?
Why do we in Revelation 12:6-8 again see Michael and his
angels in the great controversy against Satan and his angels, and not see
Christ overcoming His great adversary, the devil? Only the Son is the Captain
of the Lord's host who said to Joshua, “Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for
the place whereon thou standest is holy” (Josh. 5:15). And Joshua did so. Is not
Michael the holy Lord of hosts who “doeth according to his will in the army of
heaven” (Dan. 4:35)? And does this scene in Revelation 12 give us an inside
view of the battle Gabriel was up against with the “king of Persia” in Daniel
10:13 before the Son of God arrived (see also Isa. 14:4,12; Eze. 28:12-15)?
Is it not Christ who is like God, as no other? “Who being
the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person” (Heb. 1:3)? He
“is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature” (Col. 1:15)? Is not Michael the personal name for the precarnate Lord Jesus?
H8269 sar From
H8323; a head person (of any rank or class):- captain (that had rule), chief
(captain), general, governor, keeper, lord, ([-task-]) master, prince (ipal),
(as occupying the front
), civil, military or religious;
generally (abstract plural), honorable
themes: -captain, chief, excellent think, (chief) governor, leader, noble,
prince, (chief) ruler.
Sar and nâgîyd are synonyms. Both describe the status of the
heavenly commander against whom Satan’s earthly power attacks in Daniel 8 and
Dan. 8:11 Yea, he
magnifiedH1431 himself even toH5704 the princeH8269 of the host,H6635 and byH4480
him the dailyH8548 sacrifice was taken away,H7311 and the
placeH4349 of his sanctuaryH4720 was cast down.H7993
Dan. 8:25 And throughH5921
his policyH7922 also he shall cause craftH4820 to prosperH6743
in his hand;H3027 and he shall magnifyH1431 himself in
his heart,H3824 and by peaceH7962 shall destroyH7843
many:H7227 he shall also stand upH5975 againstH5921
the PrinceH8269 of princes;H8269
but he shall be brokenH7665 withoutH657 hand.H3027
Dan. 10:13 But the princeH8269
of the kingdomH4438 of PersiaH6539 withstoodH5975
H5048 me oneH259 and twentyH6242 days:H3117
but, lo,H2009 Michael,H4317 oneH259 of the chiefH7223 princes,H8269 cameH935 to
helpH5826 me; and IH589 remainedH3498 thereH8033
withH681 the kingsH4428 of Persia.H6539
Dan. 10:21 ButH61
I will shewH5046 thee(H853) that which is notedH7559
in the scriptureH3791 of truth:H571 and there is noneH369
H259 that holdethH2388 withH5973 me inH5921
these things,H428 butH3588 H518 MichaelH4317 your
Dan. 11:22 And with
the armsH2220 of a floodH7858 shall they be overflownH7857
from beforeH4480 H6440 him, and shall be broken;H7665
yea, alsoH1571 the princeH5057
of the covenant.H1285
Dan. 12:1 And at thatH1931
timeH6256 shall MichaelH4317 stand up,H5975 the greatH1419 princeH8269 which standethH5975
forH5921 the childrenH1121 of thy people:H5971
and there shall beH1961 a timeH6256 of trouble,H6869
such asH834 neverH3808 wasH1961 since there
wasH4480 H1961 a nationH1471 even toH5704
that sameH1931 time:H6256 and at thatH1931
timeH6256 thy peopleH5971 shall be delivered,H4422
every oneH3605 that shall be foundH4672 writtenH3789
in the book.H5612
Unlike the other visions of the book of Daniel, chapters 8 and 11 are two visions that speak to the same scenario. Both
highlight three events: the usurpation of the Prince of princes in heaven by
the exaltation of the man of sin, the destruction of the daily sacrifice by the
establishment of the abomination of desolation, and the overthrow of the people
of God and their captivity.
Dan. 8:10 And it waxed
great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the
stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
Dan. 8:11 Yea, he
magnified himself even to the prince of
the host, and by him the daily
sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
Dan. 8:12 And an host
was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it
cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
Dan. 8:13 Then I heard
one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake,
How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression
of desolation, to give both the sanctuary
and the host to be trodden under foot?
Dan. 8:23 And in the
latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a
king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
Dan. 8:24 And his
power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy
wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Dan. 8:25 And through
his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall
also stand up against the Prince of
princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Dan. 11:18 After this
shall he turn his face unto the isles [Julius Cæsar], and shall take many: but
a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease;
without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.
Dan. 11:19 Then he shall
turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall,
and not be found.
Dan. 11:20 Then shall
stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom [Octavion
Cæsar Augustus]: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger,
nor in battle.
Dan. 11:21 And in his
estate shall stand up a vile person [the papacy], to whom they shall not give
the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the
kingdom by flatteries.
Dan. 11:22 And with
the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be
broken; yea, also the prince of the
Dan. 11:23 And after
the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and
shall become strong with a small people.
Dan. 11:24 He shall
enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do
that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall
scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast
his devices against the strong holds, even for a time….
Dan. 11:30 For the
ships of Chittim [the distant isles of the Gentiles] shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and
return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he
shall even return, and have intelligence
with them that forsake the holy covenant.
Dan. 11:31 And arms
shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and
they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
Dan. 11:32 And such as
do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people
that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Dan. 11:33 And they
that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by
the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave
to them with flatteries....
king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself
, and magnify
himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of
gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished
: for that that is
determined shall be done....
Dan. 11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the
north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to
destroy, and utterly to make away many.
Dan. 11:45 And he
shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy
mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
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.
The visions are modeled after the experience of Israel’s
destitution because they worshiped other gods. But, the real meaning of the
visions was to take place during the new dispensation, when the man of sin
would rise up. Paul’s warning of this in 2 Thessalonians 2 came straight from
Daniel 11:36, 45. So, we can confidently say that the little horn power of
Daniel was not Antiochus Epiphanes, but was the Church of Rome and the 1260
year papal supremacy.
The Prince of princes, against whom the great red dragon
stood up, was Christ in His heavenly sanctuary (see Heb. 8:1, 2; Rev. 5:5, 6;
8:3-5). This describes in figures the usurpation of Christ by the satanic Vicar
of Christ, the wicked popes of Rome. The casting down of the sanctuary
describes the replacement of the ministry of our High Priest in the heavenly
sanctuary by the Mass and its corrupting earthly priests; it shows Christ as a
Prince and a Savior, giving repentance and forgiveness of sin, replaced by indulgences,
penance, and the whole monstrous system of pagan absolution. The multitudinous hosts
that were cast down and led into transgression describe the “falling away” of
Christianity that took place shortly after the apostles died, and is taking
place again with Protestantism right before our eyes.
Note that Christ holds the title of “Prince of princes”
(Dan. 8:25), as in “King of kings”, and “Lord of lords.” (Rev. 19:16). He is
the greatest Prince, with lesser great ones surrounding Him.
“Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore
God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” (Ps. 45:7). “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If
thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt
also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places
to walk among these that stand by [Me].”
(Zech. 3:7). “And I beheld, and, lo, in
the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders,
stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes.”
(Rev. 5:6). Christ is “Michael,H4317 oneH259 of the chiefH7223
princes,H8269” (Dan. 10:13).
a numeral from H258; properly united
, that is, one; or (as an ordinal first: -a, alike,
alone, altogether, and, any (-thing), apiece, a certain [dai-] ly, each
(one), +eleven, every, few, first, + highway, a man, once, one, only,
other, some, together.
According to H259, Dan. 10:13 could also read, “First of the
princes,” or, “Number one, the greatest of the princes.”
Connecting all of these verses together we see that “MichaelH4317…
the greatH1419 princeH8269” (Dan. 12:1) is “Michael,H4317
oneH259 [or, first] of the chiefH7223 princes,H8269” (Dan. 10:13). Why
shouldn’t He also be “the MessiahH4899 the PrinceH5057 ”
(Dan. 9:25), “the PrinceH8269 of princesH8269” (Dan. 8:25),
“the princeH5057 of the covenantH1285 ” (Dan. 11:22), the “princeH8269 of
the hostH6635” (Dan. 8:11), the “LORD of hosts” (Zech. 3:7), “Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6)?