Originally Posted by Tyburn
That is Michael. Jesus is NOT an Angel, he is not a Host at all. Angels are created, Jesus was not. Why Michael and not some other Angel? Because Michael is called "he who is like GOD" and he is the highest form of created order, outside of anything Ressurected
He is as powerfully good, as Satan is powerfully bad. If we assume that Satan has a lot of sway on matters from our perspective on this planet, we must be equally aware that Michael must have the same amount of sway in the opposite direction completely outside of Christ....otherwise...you cant say we're in a spiritual war...because Jesus Vs Lucifer is not a War...they are not equals...but Michael Vs Lucifer is...because they are of the same order and status...alright so Michael has double the troops...but that was simply because Lucifer could only convince one in three of the Host during the rebellion to follow him. He was in a minority even at the time of his take over bid, he never had the support of the vast majority.
ok, Now explain:
Gen. 16 (the Hagar conversation) who was that?
Gen. 22 (Abraham's conversation) who was that?
Gen. 31 (the Jacob conversation) he actually said who he was there.
Judges 13 (Manoah and his wife account) seems pretty clear buddy.
When you answer these, I have LOTS more.
Don't go into this with a closed mind brother. be willing to learn. Don't let tradition and old teaching cloud your judgment brother.