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Who is the angel Michael?


“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.”  Daniel 12:1
            Michael is an angel mentioned here in the book of Daniel, the book of Jude and Revelation.  He’s always seen fighting, defending and protecting the people.
            Michael’s role is as a commander of an army of angels.  One term for that, used in Jude, is an archangel, which means a chief of angels.  This word is only used twice in the Bible (the other 1 Thessalonians 4:16). 
Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.  Revelation 12:7
            Gabriel is the only other angel given a name in the Bible and could also be a high ranking angelic official.  Gabriel is presented as more of a courier, passing information along, while Michael is mentioned when there’s a struggle happening.