Angels are the messengers of God who exist to spread God’s love and carry out His will.
Angels are found in all of the world’s religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and some forms of Buddhism.
Of all of the different types of angels, the best known are the Archangels.
These are powerful celestial beings that are mentioned specifically in the Book of Revelations (8:2) as the “…seven angels which stand before God.”
Being nearest to God, Archangels dwell in the presence of God and therefore wield great power and spiritual authority.
Traditionally, there are seven archangels, as mentioned in Revelations as well as the First Book of Enoch. According to Enoch, these seven archangels are Raphael, Uriel, Gabriel, Saraquel, Remiel, Raguel, and Michael.
Of all of the archangels none of them wield more power and carry more authority than Archangel Michael.
A History of Saint Michael
Saint Michael is an Archangel whom Holy Scripture describes as one of the chief princes. He led the forces of heaven against Satan and his followers, triumphing over the powers of hell. The name Michael means, “Who is like God?” Saint Michael is honored as a patron and protector of the church. The most well-known passage about him in the Bible is in the book of Revelation:
And there was a great battle in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought, and his angels. And they prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world.
Saint Michael appears in the Bible three other times as well. Another popular passage can be found in the Old Testament, in the book of Daniel. This passage refers to the end of times:
But at that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people: and a time shall come, such as never was from the time that nations began, even until that time. And at that time shall thy people be saved, every one that shall be found written in the book.
In Roman Catholic teachings, there are four main roles that Saint Michael fills. His first role is a leader of the Army of God. His second role is an angel of death. Saint Michael descends upon people during their final hour and gives each soul an opportunity to redeem itself. He then carries the souls of the deceased to heaven. In his third role, St. Michael weight souls in his scales, which are perfectly balanced. In his fourth role, he serves as the guardian of the Church.
St. Michael has often been depicted in art and literature throughout history. In John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, Michael directs the army of angels to rebel against the forces of Satan. He enters into personal combat with Satan and conquers him by wounding his side with a sword from God’s armory.
Saint Michael is often depicted as a warrior clad in a helmet and holding a sword and shield. Oftentimes he is seen standing over a dragon or a serpent, or a defeated Satan. Sometimes, he is shown piercing Satan with a lance. St. Michael is also depicted with Gabriel in many instances.
Saint Michael also figures prominently into architecture across the globe. For instance, there is a statue of Saint Michael atop the Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome. The Mont-Saint-Michel exists in Normandy, France. There is also Saint Michael’s golden-domed monastery in Kiev.
Many people will pray to Saint Michael, looking for spiritual guidance and protection from evil. When faced with a spiritual battle, Saint Michael is thought to provide safety. This often employs the use of a devotional candle, used both in the church and in the home. The candle’s flame symbolizes the prayer offered up to God.
In 1884, Pope Leo XIII wrote the Prayer to Saint Michael. He was inspired by a vision he had when he fell unconscious after directing mass one day. Supposedly during this time, Poe Leo XIII had a vision of evil spirits engaging in a fierce attack against the Lord’s church. It is reported that when he work up from his unconscious state he said, “What a horrible picture I was permitted to see!” He felt that it was important to write a prayer to Saint Michael that would help get through the upcoming century when Satan would have more power over the wicked. He asked that the prayer be said after Mass to help ward against evil spirits. The English translation of the Latin text reads as follows:
Blessed Michael, Archangel,
defend us in the hour of conflict
be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God restrain him, we humbly pray
And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust, down to hell, Satan,
and with him the other wicked spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
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I am so glad to have read this article. It is a reasuring one that clears doubt about Jesus Christ and Michael I thank you so much and I will keep reading more of your work
I was reading the portion of scripture in Daniel about Michael. As a holy angel, he must reflect God’s holiness, righteousness and glory and be extremely beautiful, powerful and awe-inspiring. Just like when you see one of these beautiful, strong, huge powerful horses. They have some kind of a royal air to them, an elegance. I think Michael might be similar to that, but thousands of times more. I´m glad we cannot see him nor other angels, nor don´t know more about them, because the weak mind of the flesh could easily err greatly and worship them, as some do.
Christ is the effulgence of God´s glory and the express image of God´s substance, …through whom God made the universe! Thank God for Michael, but praise and worship to Jesus, the Lord of lord and Kings of kings, the Word of God!
Thank you for this wonderful article and the information. Be blessed. May God continue to bless your ministry and use it for His Kingdom and Glory.
In Hebrew the name Michael means “like God.” The bible has scripture about Jesus leading the angels. At Daniel 12 Michael is called the chief of the angels in some versions, the great Prince in other versions. Like God, Great Prince makes it seem like maybe Jesus and Michael are one and the same.
Joan, I realize that I am months late on this, but really wanted to clear your confusion up. Jesus and Michael are not one and the same. Satan tempted Jesus when He was a man that had laid aside His divinity. After the resurrection, satan was in no way equal to Jesus. Daniel actually calls Michael one of the chief princes in Daniel 10:13. I believe that the Hebrew name, Michael, means “who is like God?”
Do you think Michael is the restrainer in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 ?
My interest in Michael the archangel was sparked by a bronze sculpture that portrayed a strong mighty warrior and not a feminine figure with flowing blond hair and pretty eyes. I’m much more comforted by the former! Thanks for the info.
thanks for shedding light on the subject of Michael it helped clear some things in my mind thank you
The Bible doesn’t say Michael is in charge of “some of the angels” Does the author think that some would be missing in Dan 12:7-9? Dan. 10:13 can be just as easily said as Michael, the Chief one of princes. How can one be chief and not be over all? How does Michael stand up for God’s people and not be Jesus, as Jesus is the only one capable of standing up for God’s people? If Jesus comes with the voice of an archangel, how would Jesus need anyone to help him call out, when he does indeed call out from the memorial tombs. I Thess 4:16, John 5:25,28. If Jesus is a or the Son of God, why can’t he be an angel if all angels are called sons of God. Job 1:6. If Jesus is the bright and morningstar of Rev. 22:16, why can’t he be an angel since all angels are morningstars? Job 38:7 If Michael cannot rebuke the Devil in Jude 9 and gives that power only to God, and Jesus cannot rebuke the Devil in Matt. and Luke 4 and can only quote what God says to do, why can’t Michael be Jesus since he can NOW rebuke the Devil in Rev. 12: 7-9?
I’m not a bible student nor do I claim to know more of the bible than anyone else but I can answer or clatify some of the questions or statements noted by harrydunn. If I’m interpreting what you are trying to say by ‘How does Michael stand up for God’s people …’ is correct, Michael is not the only name in the Bible that stands up for God’s people. Throughout the Bible God has anointed chosen people to stand up for His people. Jesus is the only person who was pure and Holy and only through the Blood of Jesus can we receive salvation. Jesus is the only Son of God who forms part of the Holy Trinity and humans are the children of God. I don’t see where in Job1:6 it says angels are the sons of God. Michael rebuke Satan in the ‘name of the Lord which means he rebuke him in the name of Jesus so it doesn’t make sense that Michael is Jesus. There is something very important we need to understand. When Jesus was on earth, he was human. Jesus prayed daily to God because He knew He could only fulfil His purpose with God’s guidance and strength, He slept, He bleed when He was wounded, He felt pain, etc just like humans and only after His resurrection did Jesus claim His Holy authority whereby demons can be cast out in His name. Another important fact we need to note is angels do not have authority on earth to rebuke satan that’s why in Jude1v9 Michael had to rebuke satan in the name of the Lord and in Rev 12 v7-9 this took place in heaven where Michael did have authority. Doing something ‘the name of’ shows the authority figure. The Bible clearly states in John 14 v6-14 that God the Father and Jesus the Son is one and it’s only through the Blood of Jesus we can be saved.
Very interesting. Thank you for these facts. I love angels especially St. Michael.
I loved reading this. I find the mystery of the angels something I look forward to uncovering when I get to heaven. The descriptions God provides in his word of them are fascinating and hard for me to imagine.
And I am glad that you have shared where to see what God said about Michael. I’ve not read Jude in quite some time, and I look forward to revisiting that book as I read through the Bible this year.
This is really good. Thank you for sharing your time in the Word with us. Can I get on the email list to ‘follow’ you?
Thanks for the encouragement, Kelli. At the top right-hand corner of this page, you’ll see an invitation to “Get updates” (the big orange button). Put your email address in the field above it, and you’ll be all set!
10 Interesting Facts about Archangel Michael
1. The name Michael means, "Who is like God". In the Bible he is called "one of the chief princes" (Daniel 10:13) and "the great prince" (Daniel 12:1).
2. Michael is usually shown with a sword, or carrying the scales of justice. Renaissance paintings show him wearing armor. These symbolize his strength, courage, truth and integrity. Michael is engaged in a ceaseless war against the forces of evil. His most famous example of this occurred when he cast Lucifer and his followers out of Heaven.
3. According to the apocryphal Book of Adam and Eve, Michael kept a close eye on the couple after they were expelled from the Garden of Eden. He taught Adam how to farm, and persuaded God to allow Adam's soul to return to Heaven after he died.
4. An ancient tradition says Michael told Sarah, Abraham's wife, that she would bear a son. Although not mentioned by name, it is believed that Michael was the "angel of the Lord" who stopped Abraham from sacrificing his son, Isaac (Genesis 22:10).
5. Michael guides departed souls to the next world. This came about because, according to the Testament of Abraham, Michael told Abraham he was about to die. Abraham asked God if he could see all the wonders of the world so that he could die with no regrets. Michael developed his guiding expertise by taking Abraham on a tour of the inhabited world. Afterwards, he took Abraham home to prepare for his death.
6. Michael is believed to have rescued Daniel from the lion's den. It is also believed that he was responsible for the plague on Egypt that ultimately led the Israelites to freedom. It was probably Michael who appeared to Joshua and called himself "captain of the host of the Lord." (Joshua 5:13-15) Michael also appeared to Gideon and gave him the courage to fight his foes (Judges 6:11-18).
7. In the Islamic tradition, Mika'il (Michael) is in charge of the forces of nature, and has an army of angels to help him. He has magnificent wings of green topaz. Mika'il has a million tongues, each of which can speak a million languages. His long saffron hair reaches to his feet, and each hair contains a million faces. Each face contains a million eyes that cry seventy thousand tears. He takes life seriously and never laughs.
8. Joan of Arc (c.1412-1431) began hearing, and ultimately seeing, Michael at the age of thirteen. He gave her constant encouragement, and even suggested the flag she should use when leading her army.
9. Pope Leo XIII wrote a famous prayer that starts: "St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle, Keep us safe from the wickedness and snares of the devil." He wrote this after a vision in which he saw Michael sending Satan back to hell. This prayer still provides comfort to many people.
10. Between 1961 and 1965, the Virgin Mary appeared several times to four children in Garabandal, Spain, telling them to change their way of life, make penances and attend church more frequently. Four years later, Michael appeared to the children and repeated the message. He also told them that if they prayed sincerely, they would receive whatever it was they prayed for.
Powers and Abilities
As the very first angel ever created, Michael was the oldest, strongest, and most powerful angel under God's command, making Michael among the oldest and most powerful supernatural beings to exist in Creation. Being the highest in Heaven's hierarchy, Michael had an immense powers. Castiel described him as one of the few beings that were stronger than Lucifer. Castiel even mentioned that in comparison to Raphael, Michael was much more powerful. Even when Castiel was empowered with 40 million souls and being able to effortlessly destroy Raphael, he opted to keep both Lucifer and Michael in the Cage. ⎞] Only a few beings are known to predate and are capable of overpowering Michael. As an archangel, Michael had many powers. Below are listed all of the powers that Michael has displayed.
- Lower Tier Nigh-Omnipotence - As the oldest Archangel and the first angel in general that God ever created, Michael had a tremendously vast supply of supernatural power, making him the most powerful celestial being that God created. Other angels, even some of the most powerful angels fear Michael's capabilities and powers. Β] Noted to be far superior to the younger Archangels, such as Raphael, with Castiel describing the amount of damage hosting Michael could do to Dean as being beyond that Raphael's vessel sustained, he was even ultimately more powerful than Lucifer, having defeated him during the First Heavenly Civil War and then locked him inside the Cage, with all angels being convinced that Michael would eventually kill Lucifer had they fought, it has also been noted that had Michael fought Lucifer, the impact of their battle would destroy much of Earth. When they later fought, Lucifer opted to avoid Michael's attacks instead of taking him head-on and catching him off-guard before knocking him down to the ground with an energy blast, noting that Michael had become "rusty". He could effortlessly kill and banish lesser angels at whim, as shown by how with a single touch, Michael easily burned Anna, a powerful angel, from the inside out to death and sent Uriel back to Heaven with a snap of his fingers. By placing two fingers on Sam's forehead, Michael brought him back to life while also, at the same time, healed his wounds and sent him back to the future all at once. He was also capable of creating a weapon called the Lance of Michael that could kill demons and angels, including Archangels, as evidenced with Lucifer. In addition, he could effortlessly obliterate Lilith, the first demon, just by flashing his eyes and erase the minds of those watching with just a snap of his fingers and a command to forget. Michael was able to open a twelve-hour rift to Purgatory with yet another finger snap, which not even Raphael could do without a powerful spell. Even when powered by 30-40 million souls, Castiel still felt the need to keep Michael in the cage further showing the immensity of his powers. The only known beings more powerful than Michael are God, Jack, Death, and the Darkness.
- Angelic Possession - Michael required a vessel to act on Earth, and he must have the vessel's permission. His power could only be contained by someone descended from Cain and Abel. Α] Dean Winchester was his true vessel.
- Chronokinesis - Michael, as an Archangel, had advanced chronokinetic powers, being able to easily travel back in time to the past to stop Anna from killing Sam and Dean and back as well as return Sam and Dean to the present with just a single finger tap. Α]
- Healing - Michael could easily heal others of any injury, wound and disease. Michael healed the young John Winchester from the extensive injuries he sustained after having been punched through a window by Anna. He also "fixed" Sam from the injuries he obtained from having a pipe launched through his stomach. He even went as far as to say that he could simply undo the massive damage Dean would have sustained had he became his vessel.
- Clairsentience - Michael could easily detect Lilith upon seeing her.
- Holy White Light
Michael obliterating Lilith.
- Empathy - Michael was able to read the emotions of humans.
- Mental Manipulation - Michael could erase, restore, alter and fabricate the memories and perception of a human. He was able to erase John and Mary's memories of Anna Milton's attempt to kill them and with just a snap of his fingers, erased an entire diner's memories of him obliterating Lilith.
- Sedation - Just like an average angel, Michael could sedate humans by touching their forehead.
- Apporting - Michael could send angels back to Heaven with a simple snap of his fingers, as he did with the angel Uriel.
- Invulnerability - Michael couldn't be killed by any conventional weapon. Even Holy Fire was only able to banish him for a short time. Γ] As an archangel, the only known weapons that could kill him are the Archangel Blades and his own Lance of Michael. He also withstood a blast from Lucifer without any injuries, only being temporarily knocked down, though admitted to being winded as he hadn't fought in such battles for millenia.
- Immunity - Michael was resilient to Holy Fire, although he still found it agonizing, damaging and being able to banish him but unlike other angels, it couldn't kill him. Γ] Michael, just like Gabriel and Lucifer, proved immune to the spell Metatron used to cause the Fall, retaining his wings, and even proved to be able to retain a considerable amount of power when restrained with the Supernatural Handcuffs, as he was still easily stronger than Castiel even with the handcuffs on and was able to make the ground shake and open a rift to Purgatory. ⎗] Despite being weaker than his Apocalypse Worldcounterpart, Michael's resistance to the handcuffs appears to be stronger as Alternate Michael was unable to use any of his powers in the handcuffs aside from mentally commanding his monsters. ⎩]
8 Biblical Facts About Archangel Michael
Scripture gives us the names of two good angels, who play important roles in human history. One of these two angels is Michael. While we are not given the name of every angel, the fact that he is called out by name in Scripture is quite significant. The name Michael means, &ldquoWho is like God.&rdquo In the Bible, he is called &ldquoone of the chief princes&rdquo (Daniel 10:13) and "the great prince&rdquo (Daniel 12:1). Most angels in the Bible are portrayed as messengers, but Michael is described in all three books as contending, fighting, or standing against all evil spirits and principalities. Michael is usually shown with a sword, or carrying the scales of justice. Renaissance paintings show him wearing armor. These are all symbols of his strength, courage, truth and integrity. Michael is engaged in a ceaseless war against the forces of evil. His most famous example of this occurred when he cast Lucifer and his followers out of heaven. How much do you really know about the archangel Michael? Here are eight biblical facts you should know.
Michael Guides Departed Souls
According to the Testament of Abraham, Michael told Abraham he was about to die. Abraham asked God if he could see all the wonders of the world so that he could die with no regrets. Michael developed his guiding expertise by taking Abraham on a tour of the inhabited world. Afterwards, he took Abraham to prepare for his death.
Michael is Dependent on the Lord
Despite his great power, Michael is still in total submission to the Lord. His dependence on the Lord&rsquos power is seen in Jude 1:9: &ldquoBut when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, &lsquoThe Lord rebuke you.'&rdquo The righteous angels have a rank and are submissive to authority, and for this reason they are used as a picture of a wife&rsquos submission to her husband. The Bible tells us, &ldquoThat is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels&rdquo (1 Corinthians 11:10). If you take into consideration the strength of Michael, the submission to God is all the more beautiful.
Michael Stands Guard Over Israel
In Daniel&rsquos last vision, an angel describes how the last days will play out for the Jews. It is at this time that Michael, &ldquothe great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people will arise&rdquo (Daniel 12:1). The angel also refers to Michael as Daniel&rsquos prince (Daniel 10:21). The Bible doesn&rsquot say specifically what standing guard entails, but it&rsquos very clear that Michael has special responsibilities for Israel.
Michael Only Says Four Words in the Bible
While there are three Greek words, they are often translated into four English words. In Jude 9, Michael says to Satan, &ldquoThe Lord rebuke you!&rdquo
Michael Argues With Satan About Moses
Michael directly opposes Satan. Jude mentions that Michael argues with Satan about the body of Moses. Unfortunately, we&rsquore not given much more detail on what the argument was about. Jude does share that Michael wasn&rsquot so bold as to pronounce a &ldquorailing judgment&rdquo but what he does say is enough to merit biblical reference.
Michael is Military Commander of Some Angels
In John&rsquos apocalypse, he sees a great war in heaven: Michael and his angels vs. the dragon (Satan) and his angels. The devil and his forces are too weak to remain in heaven, however, and so they are all thrown down to the earth (Revelation 12:7-9).
Michael Has a Prominent Role in the Events of the End Times
The archangel Michael has a prominent role in the events of the end times. Daniel was told by the angel of the Lord that, during the time of the end, Michael will &ldquoarise&rdquo and there would be a time of unsurpassed trouble &ndash a reference to the Great Tribulation (Daniel 12:1). Israel is guaranteed protection during this time, which will be followed by a great resurrection of the dead &ndash some to everlasting life and others to everlasting shame (Daniel 12:2). The rapture of the church will be accompanied by &ldquothe voice of the archangel&rdquo (1 Thessalonians 4:16) this could be a reference to Michael, but Scripture does not specifically name him here.
Michael is Last Mentioned in Revelation 12:7
The final time the archangel Michael is referenced in Scripture appears in Revelation 12:7. During the tribulation, &ldquowar broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels fought back.&rdquo Michael and the forces of heaven defeat the dragon (Satan) and the devil is hurled to the earth. There, enraged, Satan &ldquowent off to wage war against&hellipthose who keep God&rsquos commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus&rdquo (Revelation 12:7).
Michael is one of the most fascinating biblical angels. Next to Gabriel and Lucifer (Satan), he is arguably the most famous angelic being in the Bible. Given we don&rsquot see a ton of references to Michael in the Bible, the rest is left up to our imagination. While the Bible doesn&rsquot say much about the archangel Michael, we can turn to the biblical examples we have to make an assessment of who he is. Most of these references can be found in the book of Daniel. These biblical passages give us a glimpse not only into his personality, but also his character.
History [ edit | edit source ]
Before The Divine created the Garden of Eden, and therefore before he made any earthly creature, let alone humans, he created the angels, and one of the older angels is Michael. One day The Divine would choose specific angels and split them into two groups, one was the Seraph Faction, angels which had three pairs of wings and were the bodyguards of God and designed to also be high-ranking members in the armies of Heaven. The other was the Supreme Angels, the counterpart of Hell's Supreme Demons. Supreme Angels (also known as Suprangelicals) are of the same power as the Seraphim, but are much more for administration, they are also much more capable of military affairs compared to the average angel, but the idea of Supreme Angels was to act as the enforcers of the law and members of the higher echelons of Heaven's Governance.
Michael, alongside his siblings, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, Sealtiel, Jegudiel, Barachiel and Jerahmeel, were deemed to be powerful enough not only to become Supreme Angels, but also as one of God's Archangels, perhaps the highest attainable position in Heaven's hierarchy (with the exception of Grand General).
Michael and his brother, Lucifer (also known as The Lightbringer), would be the two candidates for the highest possible position in Heaven's governance, being The Grand General of Heaven, a position which deems them worthy enough to be second to God and authorizes them as acting ruler if The Divine were to ever be away for any reason. Despite Michael desiring war over the mere politics of Heaven, he desired that his brother should gain the title of Grand General out of humility.
During the first black mass Michael would battle Hell's forces, being able to repel wave after wave, and he would eventually come face to face with The Devil, but the Devil would end up defeating him due to the massive power boost he got by performing the ritual of the Black Mass. Michael's spirit and self-confidence was crushed after the First Black Mass, believing his failure to subdue the empowered Devil was the reason Heaven almost fell and his brother Lucifer was gravely wounded.
Michael on his own, using laser weapons against the empowered forces of Hell. Around 100,000 BC, Colorized.
Michael was too torn in his own internal conflict for The Second Black Mass, the idea of working with the enemy and having to put down his beloved brother Lucifer, who had turned against existence itself, was too much for him. Eventually Michael would decide he had to do what had to be done and joined the battle, this time attempting to sacrifice his life to save the life of The Devil from The Lightbringer's deadly finishing blow, Michael was sent into a broken and comatose state, but it also allowed the Lightbringer to hesitate and feel remorse for a few seconds, tapping back into his better side, in those few precious seconds both The Devil and The Divine attacked The Lightbringer from both sides and defeated him.
The Divine would then quickly tend to Michael, unable to bear with the idea of losing another son, luckily Michael survived but was still comatose, regardless, he had no possible corruptive properties in his system. In gratitude The Devil decided not to attack Heaven until Michael was out of his coma, but would still persist in warring against Heaven.
During this time however, the Seraphim of Death, Azrael, was swayed by The Lightbringer's influence, and sneaked into Michael's chambers during his coma, breeding with his body while no one was around, this child would end up becoming Gerwulf Karlwagen, also known under the (rather humorous) title of Swedish Jesus.
Between this period and Holy Piercer, Michael would have some other dubious relations, such as a fling of sorts with the seraph Ariel, being at contention with the "Ultimate Angels" Metatron and Sandalphon, as well as being the leading judge of Heaven's infamous trial of the angel Haniel, declaring her guilty.
Michael would proceed to become a reoccurring figure in the Holy Piercer series, displaying an aura of power and authority. He is first annoyed with Marcus Kennedy and his interferences, but decides to give him a chance to save his daughter unhindered if it means he will stay out of Heaven's affair. Marcus would eventually fulfill that pledge, and for that Michael would respect him. His act of destroying the Immanuelist Churches during the final volume suddenly makes more sense when this is paired with the fact that Michael is at odds with the Immanuelists.
In the 99th Volume of the series titled Michael of God, he ultimately takes center stage, and by the volume's climax he fulfills his father's vision and his goal by vanquishing The Devil, plunging a white, fiery revolving sword known as The Word of God into The Devil's chest. Like David did to Goliath he would then decapitate his fallen foe.
When Jesus would make himself known once more and rebuke God for allowing Heaven to become wicked, Michael would order his fellow angels to arrest the Son of God, but thanks to Sophia and her counsel, he would release him and apologize before supporting Jesus.
Michael standing triumphantly over Satan's severed head.
He also brings forth the Immanuelist Church's punishment in the final volume, destroying all of its structures across the globe in paused time.
Holy Piercer: Unlimited [ edit | edit source ]
In the sequel series, Holy Piercer: Unlimited, he is seen as Heaven's "Emperor Regent" while God works on the arrival of his great kingdom to the humans. He is apparently married to Sophia, the Wise Instructress. They have two children, Highbreed and Primaria.
Michael is seen busy venturing the realm of Oblivion in search for Metatron. He finds Metatron in his own personal pit of suffering, and from him he takes a powerful celestial artifact known as the Tetragrammaton. The artifact is an astral force and a piece of Bellicus' power. He decides to return it to the Holy Spirit, but he is intercepted by Sareena who blasts him with an incredibly powerful beam of energy. Michael is depowered in the process, his archangelic powers locked deep within him. The Tetragrammaton is with Sareena, who opts to use it to destroy not simply Bellicus, but the Triune God entirely.
With most of his power locked away, Michael roams The Blindspot, an area North of Sobek's domain, formerly the countries Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. In it Michael faces off against the remaining angels and demons of the war, both only considering him a powerless impostor. K.A.Z.E. operatives don't want anything to do with him, seeing him as an impostor as well, and Lucifer's Legion can't sense him at all. Michael would eventually use a stolen Angelic Aircraft, but his attempt to get back to Heaven is foiled by Heaven's own defensive forces, and he crash-lands back into the Earthly plane, and into Antarctica, where he ends up at a secret area known as The Exit. Some demons have made Antarctica their base during the war, and have never left. Antarctica is one of the last strongholds of Hell on Earth. Michael had just crash landed deep in the center of the entire thing. He is captured by the demons and put in their dungeon, he lies to them, telling them he is an enemy of Heaven, deciding to finally capitalize on his "impostor" persona. They believe him and take him to the center, which apparently had one deep hole that could lead directly to the very core of the Earth, where an entity the demons now worship in place of their fallen god (The Devil) rests. They tell him that their god sees all truths, and that no ship made from nothing of creation can harm Antarctica as long as the god lives.
Michael regaining his wings, the shine in his hair and his power by denying Gaia.
Michael takes the plunge, jumping straight into the pit. He falls all the way from the crust and into the core, reaching the city of Agartha. Agartha was an empty city, filled with the statues (petrified perhaps?) of Oldaerons. There he meets the Primordial known as Gaia. Gaia communicates with him through the use of an avatar and tells him that she has ascended from being a Primordial to something more. She tells him that in order to regain his powers and the tetragrammaton as well as stop Sareena he must offer himself to her. Michael decides to go through with it, and they have sex. Michael however decides all of this wasn't worth it and thinks there's another way, tearing himself from Gaia's lustful control. Gaia doesn't take well to the fact that Michael doesn't end what he's started so she rips his body in half and sends his essence into Agartha's generator. Inside the generator Michael realizes that his fellow long-lost archangel Raphael, his old-flame Ariel, and a few other entities were inside the generator as well. Michael tells them he can get them out of here, but it will require some help. All the souls within the generator channel their essences into Michael, and as a result he undos the nullification of his powers and breaks out of the generator. Michael recreates his body and fights Gaia. He has no problem destroying Gaia's avatar, but now the entire Earth is beginning to quake uncontrollably. The demons in the surface descend down, it is revealed that every demon in Antarctica was stripped of their free will by Gaia using the generator. He destroys all of them, but Gaia is still there. Michael decides he has a plan. He dives straight for the core of the inner core, where Gaia's pure essence is located. Gaia obviously tries to stop him, and in her attempts creates chaos on the surface. In the end she blasts Michael point blank with a powerful blast, which ends up shooting him straight out of Agartha and into outer space, and also leads to the destruction of the planet Venus. The essences of his fellow comrades fade away, including Ariel and Raphael. Michael however still has his power, and manages to re-establish his connection to Heaven. From his heavenly throne, he summons the Word of God, and with it he smites Gaia itself, enveloping it with a holy light. It destroys almost everything on Earth that was deemed Heaven's enemy, and was a testament to Michael's true power. Gaia is ultimately destroyed and Michael goes to look for Sareena and regain the Tetragrammaton.
Michael resides in Vega, making a home at the Stratosphere. He looks over Vega and is the city's defender. He is introduced into the series after feeling guilty and ashamed after having an orgie, which included his former lover, Senator Becca Thorn. However, Michael wished to stop as he fears creating a hybrid. He is immediately called away as one of his soldiers, Alex Lannon, was caught breaking one of Vega's rules. He flies away from Becca to interrogate Alex and serve out his punishment for breaking the rules. Though Alex broke the rule, which would result in him being purged down to V-0, Michael spares him from the fate, only to have him be lashed three times.
After carrying out the punishment, Michael is meditating when he gets a surprise night visit from his old friend, Jeep Hanson. The two discuss where Jeep has been the past fifteen years, learning about Gabriel's new army. They also discuss Alex, who Michael praises as being good, but rebellious. After Jeep's request to see Alex, Michael brings Alex to Jeep where he watches a tense reunion between father and son.
Michael takes Jeep to the council to inform the others that Gabriel's army is bigger and now includes a more powerful angel group known as the Powers. Michael and Jeep announce that they will inform the people who the Chosen One is, but when challenged, Michael informs them to have faith. At the Jubilee, angels attack and Michael manages to kill one and nearly defeats Furiad, a Power until an explosion at the power plant throws both angels in disarray. Michael returns to the group to learn that Jeep was murdered and that Alex inherited his new divine destiny. Michael bows and announces to everyone in the room that Alex is the baby he saved years ago and is now under his protection.
That night, Michael informs Alex that he never left Alex alone. He always watched over him and took measured steps to protect and train Alex. Michael requests to see Alex's tattoos. He informs Alex what he needs to do and then questions Alex about the tattoos. Alex lies to Michael about his ability to read them.
The next day, Michael meets with his brother, Gabriel to discuss the upcoming war. Gabriel tries to convince Michael to join his side, to leave the humans to die. Michael, however, refuses. Gabriel threatens to kill Michael, but his elder brother overpowers him. Gabriel, knowing he cannot beat Michael nor kill him, flies away after hinting that he knows about the Chosen One.
Michael immediately goes to Alex to warn him. Alex tells him to leave him alone, but Michael kidnaps him to discuss the matter. Alex, upset over the burden and the lies, tells Michael that he sees the angel as an enemy. Michael reminds Alex that he is not, but Alex retorts that it didn't feel like that when Michael whipped him. The Archangel ensures that those days are gone, but Alex tells Michael the truth about the tattoos. Alex leaves Michael, warning him to stay away.
Michael visits General Edward Riesen to get advice on how to connect with Alex. But, the General is troubled over his daughter's announcement to not marry William Whele and refusing to accept her role in society. Michael pressures the General as he informs the General of how Alex's decisions affect not just himself, but everyone on the planet. The General, however, says he cannot help Michael.
Michael and Alex become closer as the Season progresses, eventually sharing a bond similar to that of a father and son. However, when Michael discovers his former lover Becca has been experimenting and dissecting his fellow angels he goes into a fit of rage and strangles her to death. He then goes on to kill 3 soldiers and flies into the night sky, leaving Alex to go to Gabriel and the humans of Vega to stand alone against his brother.
The season kicks off with Michael bathing in the ocean. He then sees a young girl spying on him and then follows the girl to investigate. He ends up finding a town supposedly connected towards God still and is deeply affected, emotionally. He meets a woman who tells him another form of Savorism that the town believes in, all based on keeping a fire burning. He ends up defending the town when a storm hits, threatening to put out their eternal fire, and when a group of Eightballs try to invade and slaughter the town. He proves, once again, that he is still in touch with his humanity. He also grows friendlier with the priestess of the town, Laurel. She begins to show him back to his faith. When Laurel has to sacrifice herself to cleanse the town and keep the fire burning for another five years, Michael takes her place. Since he is an archangel, he resurrects later. Michael then meets up with Gabriel, who tells the latter that Uriel has died. Michael beats up Gabriel as a result of grief. However, Michael decides to take his twin along with him to New Delphi to get Alex and Noma out of the city. However, he and his brother are trapped by the leader of the city, a Dyad out for revenge against the archangel brothers. Michael is moved when Gabriel finally accepts Michael's beliefs that Alex is the chosen one while they are undergoing Julian's torture. Gabriel then breaks their torture device and sacrifices himself for Michael. Gabriel believes that Michael must find Alex again and bring their Father back. Unbeknownst to Michael, Julian infects Gabriel with the darkness from the Amphora and motivates Gabriel to infect Vega as well, while Michael is in Vega helping the civil war situation. Michael repeatedly sees Noma killing Alex, his darkest fear (which is brought out when Vega becomes infected with the Amphora). He attempts to kill Noma while Alex is trying to save her, but he too is knocked out of the darkness-hallucination when Alex is able to destroy the Amphora. Michael later loses a fight to a still-corrupted Gabriel and reveals that he believes Lucifer to still be alive and using Mallory to return as Michael did not destroy Lucifer's body as ordered. He is proven to be right as the Prophet confirms it. As Gabriel collapses from the darkness, Michael is able to get Lucifer to heal him in repayment for sparing his body. Michael then realizes that Alex is with Noma and in trouble because she sold herself to gain new wings. He realizes that Noma is working for his eldest brother/enemy and flies off with Gabriel to help Alex.
You Won’t Believe What Happens When You Pray the Chaplet of Saint Michael
There is no denying the fact that a spiritual war is going on. Don’t believe us? Turn on the evening news. Evil is definitely present in our world today, and Satan desperately wants to steal souls away from God and Heaven.
Catholicism teaches that angels have been present since creation and throughout salvation history. When Christ comes back at the final judgement, the angels will accompany him. At the head of the army of angels is Saint Michael, the archangel. A force to be reckoned with, the angels fight against the evil powers, striving to lead souls to Christ and to Heaven. In the battle for our souls, angels are amazing warriors.
Bishop Robert Barron recently described the immense spiritual force of the archangel, saying, “Michael is invariably depicted in the armor of a warrior, for he is the general of the angelic army that stood athwart the legions of Lucifer, who had dared to arrogate to himself the prerogatives of God. He fought, not with sword and spear, but with the unanswerable challenge of his own name: Micha-el (Who is like God?).”
An incredible prayer that can arm us against the devil and his evil ways is the chaplet of Saint Michael. The history of the chaplet can be traced back to Antonia d’Astonac, a Portuguese Carmelite nun who received a vision of Saint Michael. In the vision, he asked to be honored by a prayer that salutes the nine choirs of angels. The vision was approved by Pope Pius IX in 1851.
There are some amazing gifts promised to those who pray the chaplet. After you say the chaplet, Saint Michael and one angel from each of the nine celestial choirs will accompany you the next time you receive Holy Communion. For those who pray the chaplet daily, Saint Michael promised his continual assistance during life on this earth. The chaplet is believed to be a weapon against the demonic forces that prowl about the earth, seeking the ruin of souls.
In a talk on the fighting against the power of evil in the world, Bishop Barron left listeners with practical ways to combat the devil. He said, “The weapons we have are the Mass, the Eucharist, confession, the sacraments, the saints. In other words, the whole ‘stuff’ of the church you might construe as the weapons that we can use in the battle against the dark powers.”
An additional promise made to those who pray the chaplet daily is that they will be delivered from purgatory.
The Chaplet of Saint Michael begins with an act of contrition. Then there are nine salutations, each recognizing the choirs of angels. The salutations are followed by an Our Father and three Hail Marys. Finally, four Our Father are prayed to honor Saints Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and the Guardian Angel. A prayer to Saint Michael concludes the chaplet.
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