Jehovah`s Witness/Michael

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Hello DW

Hope you are well

After the recent conversation between yourself and Derrick I am actually quite interested in this whole Jesus is Michael teaching. Can you enlighten me on this subject ?

Thanks

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Hello mate

Thanks for writing.

You know when we're talking about scripture we use the Bible to interpret itself.

Right from the start according to the scriptures you have two choices.

1) Jesus is God

2) Jesus is an angel

In his own words Jesus tells us he's an angel. He say's he's a morning star and a morning star is an angel.

Job 38:

7 "When the morning stars joyfully cried out together"

Rev 22:

"I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright morning star"

So he's the bright one of all Jehovah's creation,he's the first created angel. We're told that here.

Col 1:

15 "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation"

God is not born nor is God of creation. But Jesus/Michael is.

Archangel means chief of the angels or chief of the messengers. That's why Jesus was called the word in the beginning.

John 1 "In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god"

The word of God (Michael) gives a prophecy regarding Satan in Ezekiel.

Eze 28 "And the word of Jehovah continued to occur to me, saying"

17 "Onto the earth I will throw you"

Which of course we see Michael do in Revelation

Rev 12:

7 "And war broke out in heaven: Mi′cha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but it did not prevail, neither was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him"

We also see Michael stand up  in Dan 12:10

"And during that time Mi′cha·el will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of the sons of your people"

To stand up in Daniel denotes the action of a King as we see in the previous chapter,here's just one example.

Dan 11:

3 "And a mighty king will certainly stand up and rule with extensive dominion and do according to his will"

We also see Michael is the great prince ruling and of course Jesus is the prince with the princely rule.

Isaiah 9:

6 "and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called ............ Prince of Peace"

We also see Jesus is the archangel here

1 Thess 4:

16 "because the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel’s voice"

Now here's also a link to a question I did on this a little while ago in case you have any questions.

So now you'll see just looking at some of the evidence why Jehovah's witnesses hold the belief that the Bible certainly indicates that Jesus is Michael.

Follow up if you need

Take Care

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I have many years of experience serving Jehovah . I have known Jehovah a long time and I have known his organization . I have been privileged to see great progress not only in my own personal relationship with my God and Father but within his organization. I am an avid reader of the bible and have been gifted by my Father with the indescribable privilege of being allowed to understand his own word.

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The truth is all about scripture and logic. The two go hand in hand . There is not one bible verse that cannot be understood within the realms of human reasoning. Not one!! Why would it?? The bible is God's message to his creation . His creation who he made to understand things in a specific way. God is not stupid or unwise as to leave as a message then allow us to guess what it means or who he is. 1 Tim 2:3This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, 4whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth" Notice the expression "accurate knowledge".

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The bible leaves signs of true christianity there are many. Jehovah's witnesses meet every single sign. One sign is the removal of false teachings that permeated the world soon after the apostles died. Jesus foretold this and he also foretold of the restoration of pure worship in the period known as the last days. The days we are currently living in. Jesus was a master of using illustrations he used an illustration to highlight this point Matt 13: "The Kingdom of the heavens may be likened to a man who sowed fine seed in his field. 25While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat and left. 26When the stalk sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds also appeared. 27So the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it have weeds?’ 28He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ 29He said, ‘No, for fear that while collecting the weeds, you uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest season, I will tell the reapers: First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up; then gather the wheat into my storehouse" Why did he speak in illustrations? Matt 13:10So the disciples came and said to him: “Why do you speak to them by the use of illustrations?” 11In reply he said: “To you it is granted to understand the sacred secrets of the Kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not granted" The kingdom of the heavens is full of sacred secrets that Jesus reveals only to his followers. This privilege is open to all who are really willing to submit to God and his Christ in action not just in words. These are the ones God is looking for. Are you really one?? If so I encourage you to let Jehovah's witnesses show you what the Bible really teaches.

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False religion is disgusting to God and to his true worshippers it is likened in the Bible to a harlot Rev 17:"I will show you the judgment upon the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, whereas those who inhabit the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication" Whereas the bride of Christ is likened to a virgin Rev 14: 4"These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins" These are both used as spiritual terms here and show the importance of pure and clean worship for God's people.

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