Jennifer also does a really nice job developing her characters. In the book, everyone in The Great Council was concerned about Malcolm and worried about the destruction that he might cause. Her character is so evil on a level that I could never imagine that I just seem to have a hard time not thinking about her whenever I think about this book! Another fave character of mine is Deanna. When her character is introduced, I saw her as a timid, quiet character who, later in the story, really surprises me. She comes forward with some amazing ideas on how to defeat Malcolm and then she takes the initiative to carry out her plan.
At that point I saw a hot heroine and I started thinking, "I love this chick! This book has an true ending, so you can be content with it being a stand-alone novel; however, Jennifer does leave some things open to allow the story to become a series. Even though I really struggled with this review, I could still talk about this book for hours because it had me thinking so much!
So, I will just leave it at this. I never had such a feeling that I might just have to come back here to change or add to my review! This book by debut author Jennifer Malone Wright was an interesting read as it seemed to combine all the best and worst of what we love about the paranormal. He tries to do goo This book by debut author Jennifer Malone Wright was an interesting read as it seemed to combine all the best and worst of what we love about the paranormal.
Yes they are all in the book and they are written with such a grand magnitude that there is no way you can't fall in love with each character no matter if it's a demon or a fallen angel. The story is magnificent and captivating from page one, the main character Alex has some serious inner struggles going on but be that as it may he never looses Hea y'all Anne here and I've just finished reading Birth Of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright and here we go.
The story is magnificent and captivating from page one, the main character Alex has some serious inner struggles going on but be that as it may he never looses his faith in the one thing he now misrepresents. His friend and fallen angel Danielle is always there guiding him, until one night his mission is brought forth into light. Alex is full of scorn and mistrust but can he do what is asked of him by the one he searches for his approval from. All the characters have great back stories and each story is touched on so that your given insight into how and why they are the way they are.
If you want love stories there are several happening in this story all at once, if you want a new twist on classic good versus evil it's in this story, and if you want action it's in this story. Every page is jammed with twists and turns plot building information that will keep you flipping pages until the end and believe me it comes all to soon. The concept of this book is fresh and original and the fact that there are tons of paranormal players this is a book anyone can enjoy.
Jennifer Malone Wright has created and original story but beyond that she has beautifully brought not one or two characters to life but at least 10 characters play in the forefront of this book and none are neglected they feed off each other complimenting one another brilliantly. The attachment you'll grow to have for each character will be like be welcomed into a group of friends. The build up to the end is amazing and right when you think that it can't leave you hanging, guess what there's the end and that's how you stay with your mouth hanging open, heart beat racing and eyes bulging.
This book was fabulous I've read other work from this author so I knew I would not be disappointed but this was beyond great it was exhilarating and refreshing, a great read for all paranormal lovers. Can't wait for part 2. The story centers on the life of a century old vampire named Alexander Lucas, who after witnessing the death of his family and being turned against his will, is struggling to cope with what he has become.
Alexander is in search for a purpose, breaking into a church each night to pray for answers and guidance. One day his prayers are answered, and Alexander is at last given a duty which is in favor of the greater good of humanity. Alexander must protect and care for a newborn witch baby named Jaid The story centers on the life of a century old vampire named Alexander Lucas, who after witnessing the death of his family and being turned against his will, is struggling to cope with what he has become.
Alexander must protect and care for a newborn witch baby named Jaiden. This is no ordinary baby girl, Jaiden is powerful, and is capably of destroying the world if the wrong people get a hold on her. The Birth of Jaiden is definitely not your average vampire story. But, who knew that some vampires wanted to be saved through finding a greater purpose, seeking help from beyond the universe and to a greater existence… An element of The Birth of Jaiden that I personally enjoyed was the development of the characters within the novel and the flow of the story.
Another aspect of the novel I also enjoyed is the alternating character point of views throughout the novel. My favorite character would have to be Danielle, an earth-bound guardian angel who befriends Alexander. I would definitely love to read more about Alexander and Isabelle I recommend this novel to those who enjoy Adult Fiction and Fantasy.
One being that right now I am throughly enjoying Vampire themed books at the moment, The other was a more personal reason and that was because to of the characters where named after my nieces Jaiden spelled Jadyn and Isabella. I know this is a very kooky reason but it's true. I feel that Jennifer Wright did a surperb job with her first novel and I actually can not wait to read more from her.
As I started reading this book I naturally thought that it was going to be the typical vampire love story that that we all have come to know. I was surprised and glade that I was. The main character Alex was a vampire but he wasn't the typical teen vampire but was a adult who had been through life as a mortal and have lived. This to me was refreshing because although I do enjoy the teen vampire love story I always kinda feel sorry for the vampires that have not got out of their teen years. Another aspect of the book that is totality going against the traditional vampire story line ifs that Alex although he is a vampire he belives in God, and that belief in God is what gets him through what he knows he needs to do but he rather not.
The one thing that made me fall in love with Alex and yes to me he would be the perfect guy, if there was such a thing, and I wouldn't even care that he was a vampire was the fact that Alex really didn't care about killing and did it out of only neccasity. That was one ofthe things that I liked about this book and probably the thing that I had most about the Birth Of Jadien that I dislike the most. Because there are sereval scenes that are really graphic when Alex makes his kill. Although at times I could have did without those graphic scences. I relize why Wright put them there.
And without them in my opionion ther book would have really been lacking something. I have been back and forth on this book. I wasn't quite sure what exactly to talk about in the review or what to rate it. Normally I have a good list of specifics that I want to bring up, after reading a book. I just had some vague impressions. I enjoyed the book, and I would love to read more by Jennifer Malone Wright.
The plot was really interesting and there was a lot going on, but for some reason I wasn't complete I have been back and forth on this book. The plot was really interesting and there was a lot going on, but for some reason I wasn't completely drawn into this book.
I was kind of neutral towards most of the characters, and I think that is what threw me for a loop. Normally I can pick out who I love and who I dislike, but here I kind of felt the same way towards a bunch of the people. It could have been because there were a lot of central characters and not too many secondary ones. Everyone played a pretty big role in the story. I will say I was not a fan of how quickly Alex liked Isabel. I would have liked to see more build up there.
But I did love to read about their interactions later on in the story. The book is right around pages, but so much is going on that it feels a lot longer. I liked that about it- I love long books. However, some parts of the book felt a little choppy and confusing. It jumped around from character to character because there were so many people involved and a few sub-plots that I become confused a few times and would have to re-read parts.
This is not a book that you can passively read. But once you really get into the meat of the story, it is really interesting! The Birth of Jaiden certainly deals with some dark themes, so be prepared for that. These are not happy vampires, that's for sure. It can be quite heavy at parts. I was intrigued the whole time I was reading The Birth of Jaiden though.
I wanted to know what was going to happen. On a final reflection of the book, I thought it was good. I would like to see more from this author in the future. New twists and an amazing book if you consider it is a debut novel. If I were not aware of the fact that this was a debut novel I would have lost a wager on this. The writing is very well paced. It flows very well and the "new" twist on the genre of all things Vampire was great.
I enjoyed this book even if I must admit that for now I am over the vampire twists. That should indicate that this book is really a good read. Jan 30, Pat aka Tygyr rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle , books , paranormal. Alexander is a vampire with a conscience. He picks the lock at the local church frequently so he can go in and pray for guidance. He knows his guardian angel - Danielle. She tells him that God has answered his prayers and has given Alex a job to do. That job is to raise an abandoned baby who will be a most powerful witch. Since Alex has to sleep all day, he needs a nanny for the baby - Jaiden.
Alex and Danielle are part of the Collective - witches, angels, vampires who do their best to protect t Alexander is a vampire with a conscience. Alex and Danielle are part of the Collective - witches, angels, vampires who do their best to protect the humans. One of the witches suggests a witch nanny for Jaiden and Alex not only hires her, he takes on responsibility for her younger siblings that she had been raising. A member of the Collective goes missing.
Is he a traitor, or has he been taken by their enemy vampire Malcolm? Malcolm's mate is not only vampire but a powerful witch. Together they plan to rule the world making humans their cattle, to be eaten as needed or wanted. A trap is set for Malcolm with Jaiden as bait. It goes wrong and Jaiden and Isabella nanny are taken. Alex is heartbroken and angry. Working uneasily with vampire slayers, Malcolm's lair is located. Can the good guys defeat the bad vampires, rescue Isabella, Stewart missing Collective member , Jaiden, and the humans being held against their will.
In wars there are always deaths and this war is no exception. How do the deaths affect the Collective, Alex, the Vampire Slayers? There were too many characters to easily keep track of. If this is going to be a series then I can understand the need for all the characters as they will each have important parts in future books. Alexander struggles with his existence. He doesn't want to die but he doesn't want to be a vampire either. He prays to God daily to help him. God answers him in the form of a baby. Jaiden is a newborn that Alexander finds one night.
She is very special and the key to something big. This story is full of all sorts of supernatural creatures. For example Alexander has a guardian angel who is more like a best friend and Jaiden's nanny is a powerful witch. Together they do their best to protect the baby. However when Malcolm gets wind of Jaiden's existence, he does everything in his power to take Jaiden away from Alexander. However when one of Alex's friends escapes from Malcom's clutches a whole sinister plot is unveiled leaving the council no choice but to use Jaiden as bait.
Alexander Lucas is an interesting character because of his devotion to God. He is very devout in his prayers. He also goes through a bit of depression in the beginning of this novel. He just can't understand why God allows him to exist. However Jaiden changes him. She not only makes him feel again but also brings people into his life that changes as well. Before you start thinking this book is just a sappy story about a vampire and his baby, let me tell you it's not. There is also the kick butt, fighting evil part of this novel as well.
Wright did a great job of balancing this story with sap and excitement. Overall it's a a good book. I definitely would like to see what happens next with Jaiden and Alexander. The Birth of Jaiden is the debut novel for Jennifer Wright and one that is a really tantalizing read. I was drawn to the story from the beginning as I found it very interesting how Jennifer combined faith with vampires.
At first I struggled with the concept that Alex, the main character, is a vampire who has faith in God. I found it rather interesting how Jennifer combined vampires and having a faith in God. It made me realise that anyone, whether they be human or not have some faith in a god. The Strong index number is and it means incomprehensible, beyond our understanding, wonderful.
His name is beyond our understanding and it is incomprehensible to us. In Isaiah , we find that Jesus' name is also incomprehensible and beyond our understanding. Jesus and the Angel of the Lord are described in the same way. We have also seen that this Angel is Divine and is also identified as the Lord.
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He is Michael the Archangel. The description of the Angel of God's Presence describes an activity that is Divine in nature where He became their Savior and was afflicted in all their affliction. In His pity, He redeemed them. Lets look further through the Old Testament to see if any further clues can be gathered linking Michael the Archangel with Jesus and the angel of the Lord. Perhaps the best Old Testament source for connecting the angel of the Lord with God is the burning bush experience of Moses:. The angel of the Lord appears before Moses in a burning bush that does not burn up, yet as we read into the experience above we see that it is God Himself.
Also notice that the same thing that was told Joshua was also told Moses. Both were instructed to take off their shoes since they were now standing on holy ground. It is because they were now in the presence of God! But also notice that the Scriptures specially identify the individual who speaks to both Moses and Joshua. It is the Lord! It is an Angel, yet it is God! When putting all the attubutes that we have studied all together, we must conclude that the Angel of the Lord really is Michael the Archangel.
In verse 15 we have a very interesting statement: This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations. Who is it that is speaking here in Isaiah? Jesus used the same name that He used in talking to Moses. He is the God of the Old Testament who spoke to the various patriarchs! This again points to the fact that Jesus is also Michael the Archangel. Jesus is the one who throughout the history of the Old Testament has communicated to His people as the Angel of the Lord and as Michael the Archangel.
Another interesting point is what Jesus said in verse Jesus told the Jews that Abraham rejoiced to see Jesus in His day. He appariently said it in such a way that the Jews realized that Jesus was saying that He knew Abraham personally and had talked with him. They were incredulous: You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham? And He knew what would be their reaction, because they knew what "I AM" refered to, and they would not allow themselves to believe that all the prophecies were being fulfilled.
Jesus is I AM. He said that He knew and talked to Abraham and that Abraham knew Him! Now, if we compare Zechariah 3 with Jude an additional connection can be made to link Michael the Archangel with the Angel of the Lord. In addition this is another example where the Angel of the Lord is identified as God.
In Zechariah, we see Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord. Satan, the accuser, is also present to oppose what the Angel of the Lord is doing. In the second verse, the Angel of the Lord starts speaking to Satan. Because of all that we have researched on this page, we know that the Angel is not the Father speaking. Why would the Father say: "The Lord rebuke you"? No, it is not the Father. It is the Son! One Lord is speaking of the other Lord. At the time He leaves the rebuking to the Father.
But, God will judge in the heavenly court and Jesus will be given the kingdom at that time See the answer to question 12 at the bottom of the page for details. Jude is an interesting parallel. In it we see Michael the Archangel doing the very same thing that the angel of the Lord did in Zechariah. But this time it is Michael the Archangel saying: "The Lord rebuke you". The three things in common that connect Zechariah and Jude are: 1 They are referring to the same person. The Angel of the Lord is Michael the archangel. Both times He says: "the Lord rebuke you".
So Satan is approached in the same way. So we again have the Angel of the Lord identified as Lord. The Angel of the Lord is shown to be God. Also remember that we have already seen a direct link between the Angel of the Lord and Jesus. Some use Jude to show that Michael and Jesus are not the same individual Jude is more thoroughly discussed near the end of this web page. However we now see that Jude in connection with Zechariah is really an evidence showing that the Angel of the Lord is actually Michael or Jesus.
The angel of the Lord came to Hagar several times. We see that Hagar realized that it was God who talked to her:. We also see that while the angel of God was with Hagar that God opened her eyes. Who could it be that will make a great nation of the boy. Not an angel but God. And we see that the speaker identifies Himself as I. So here we have the angel of God saying that He will make the boy great. Who could this angel be?
It is Michael the Archangel who is now called Jesus the anointed one! I will bless thee, I will multiply thy seed, For now I know that you have not withheld your son from me! Now look at verses 15 and This is extremely important! I will bless thee and.
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I will multiply thy seed. Yes, this suggests to me that it is Jesus who had talked to Abraham! It is the viewpoint of the author of this web page, using Scripture as evidence as you have already seen on this page, that all the interaction we see in the Old Testament, which is usually attributed to God, is actually Jesus or actually Michael the Archangel as He is known in Heaven.
I believe that Michael is Jesus Christ. He is the Archangel! I believe He is the one who came down to die for our sins! After all, doesn't Michael's name mean one who is like God? Would It seem fitting that Jesus would have presented Himself also as an angel?
When Jesus was on earth, He presented Himself as a man. Looking at Christ's mission on Earth we see that He acts as the go between, an intercessor. Jesus is the one who connects man with God. It was Christ's mission to show us the Father. It was Christ's mission to show us what the Father is like. Could it also have been Christ's mission in heaven to show to the angels what the Father is like as well?
Some might wonder why this would be necessary since they are all in Heaven where God is. How is this possible to have the angels being deceived about God when they live in Heaven in the presence of God? We must not forget that there was a war in Heaven. I do not understand why this might be so; How could Lucifer and many of the other angels reject God when they are in the very presence of God?
Satan of course, wanted to be God himself and he was some how able to convince other angels to follow him. We also know what Satan is like today; So we know that his position was probably grounded in deceit. Satan must have lied about God in the struggle to convince angels to follow him.
After all isn't that what he does now? Satan did not want the angels to continue to follow God, but rather, he himself wanted the adoration and worship of the angels in Heaven. Today, Satan does not want any of us to follow God's plan for redemption, so he tries to turn people away from God by lying. He especially lies about God Himself, saying that God is responsible for all the misery on this planet when it is Satan who has caused all the misery. So, Jesus or Michael the Archangel was needed to show to the angels in Heaven what the Father is like as He later did for us.
If Satan was able to lie about God in Heaven, there must have been a need for Michael to appear, showing what God is really like. Two thirds of the angels in heaven chose to believe Michael and one third sided with Lucifer who became Satan, the Devil. It looks like there was quite a spiritual struggle in Heaven as well as the physical battle that is described to have occurred in Heaven.
Today we seem to be having the same kind of spiritual battle and we have the two opposing leaders that we could follow. We could choose to follow either Jesus or Satan. It is our choice whom we will believe. But thank God, that He has sent His Son down to us so that we may know the truth and be saved! Three people have objected to the same issue. Here are the questions, I have placed them together. Why would Jesus not accuse Satan directly when they argued over Moses, because while Jesus was on Earth, He certainly did accuse Satan directly.
There are three basic points to consider when we explain the difference between the actions of Jesus on earth versus His actions as Michael. Point 1: When Jesus rebuked both the Jewish leaders and their father the devil, there were many other people around to listen. I think Jesus said what He said for the benefit of those listening. These people needed to realize that their leaders were leading them in the wrong direction on many issues.
These people looked up to the leaders, yet these leaders were preparing them for destruction by their teaching and their rejection of Jesus. They were not good examples to follow. When Michael faced Satan, the only audience were possibly angels, both evil and righteous. This occurred long after the angels had decided whom to follow. By this time, they all knew the issues involved in the war between Jesus and Satan.
In addition, the fate of the evil angels are already decided. There is no reason why Michael would try to convince anyone at this point in time. It is an example where the Angel of the Lord, whom we know to be Michael the archangel, which we know to be Jesus; He does not directly accurse Satan. Lets look at these Bible verses side-by-side:. We know that it is not the Father speaking. No, it is not the Father, it is the Son! In Zechariah, we see the same thing. The Angel of the Lord does not directly accuse Satan.
He says: "The Lord rebuke you, Satan! So Michael and the Angel of the Lord do the same thing, they do not accuse Satan directly. It should not be surprising to realize that they are the same individual. Those who say that Jesus, God's Son, would directly accuse Satan, by saying: "I rebuke thee", must ignore Zechariah To say that Jesus would not say what He says in Jude is not paying close attention to Scripture. Point 3: Why would Jesus think Satan is a dignitary?
To understand the third point, let's look at the context of what is said in Jude Jude is warning of ungodly men coming into the church. The green text indicates the type of sins that will be brought in. The yellow text indicates that God is no respecter of persons. It does not matter who they are, if they follow Satan, they will be destroyed.
In verse 8, speaking evil of dignities, is mentioned as an evil that will come into the Church. Then in verse 9, Jude gave the example of Michael, that even he did not speak evil of Satan, who is the dignitary or leader of our world. Several questions are in order.
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Why would Jude think that Satan is a dignitary? What authority does Satan have? We are still praying for God's will to occur on earth as it is in Heaven. We are praying this because His will is still not yet happening fully. Jesus has not yet taken authority. Yes, that is right. Satan is still the ruler of this world. There is just so much death, destruction, hate, and sorrow all around us. It is still occurring. Jesus still has not taken our world away from Satan, and we know that is true because we are still here living in this sad sinful world! In Revelation, starting with chapter 4 we see that there is a court session in Heaven.
Daniel refers to this same session in Daniel This occurs at the time of the end. This is the only time that I know of that Satan actually kills someone himself, personally. In Bible times, it took two people to convict someone. Is this needed for the court proceedings? Also, Jesus mentioned to the disciples that Satan will sit in the holy place, sitting where he should not sit:. This action seems to be "the straw that breaks the camel's back". When Satan sits down as God, Michael stands up Daniel 12 and the battle of Armageddon occurs, which is the time of great tribulation spoken of by Jesus:.
God attacks Satan and his angels and the end of the world comes as Jesus comes to receive His own. Satan has to overstep his authority before God stands up to take away his dominion. There seems to be a legal battle that is occurring between Jesus and Satan. Because of what I have read in Revelation, I see that Satan cannot be taken from his position as prince of this world until all the issues are settled.
Some of these events which will help decide the case, for Jesus to win, have not even occurred yet, but they will eventually occur and they will be brought up in the court of heaven, in the last days. So because Michael still does not have the authority that will soon be given to Him, He did not directly rebuke Satan. Today, Michael is still our prince.
He is not yet our King and He has not yet taken authority. It is only much later, which is still in the future, when Satan tries to sit down as God The Abomination of Desolation that God stands up and the end of all things comes to be. Satan has endeavored to overtake God and His Kingdom. Click the link for a more complete Biblical study of Satan's legal battle. The time that Jesus will rule the earth the kingdoms of this world will not occur until the Seventh Trumpet sounds. It will not be until the Seventh Trumpet sounds that the Kingdom of God will also include the kingdoms of this world, in other words, the earth.
See the legal battle page for details. The second question: Matthew and Jude Jesus rebukes satan in Matthew but in Jude , Michael the archangel dares not to accuse satan and instead calls on the lord to rebuke him. I thought maybe these verses would be interesting to you. I dont know too much about the bible though. This question is different than those found in the previous question. In Jude, there is just a conflict of ownership. Michael and Satan were disputing over the body of Moses.
The same is also true for Zechariah which is discussed in the last question. In Zechariah, they are in conflict over Joshua the high priest. However, in Matthew , Jesus is being tempted to sin against God! In addition, Jesus was tempted in His weakened condition of being human and not having eaten for 30 days. Satan chose Christ's weakest moment. We are all tempted by Satan or his evil angels and it is very serious.
Jesus often warned about being tempted. In the garden before He was captured, He found His disciples asleep and He warned them:. We are to watch and pray often that we might be accounted worthy to stand before Jesus. We will not receive His grace and mercy if we do not pray. Jesus has shown us how we are to win the battle over Satan.
Jesus prayed often and when He was attacked by Satan, He resisted the devil:. These are some of the same tools we have been given to fight the enemy. Jesus used the word of God, which is the sword of the Spirit, to fight against Satan. We are also told to put on the whole armour of God so that we are able to stand against the temptations of the devil. Prayer, faith,gospel of peace, righteousness, and the word of God are our tools of warfare. So we are to fight just as Jesus fought Satan and won! Jesus did not allow Satan's temptations to even be considered in His mind.
He showed what was truth to counter Satan's lie. That is what we must do. This is why we must memorize Scripture. The third question: Your analysis and conclusion that the archangel Michael is another name for Jesus was a well constructed argument. In fact, it threw me for a loop for nearly two days, as you hammered detail after detail. However, after checking the scriptures, I disagree and would like to share why.
Jude KJV - "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. I also have a Greek dictionary in my concordance i. The Greek letters comprising kurios are applied throughout the Book of Jude. In particular, let's look at Jude Jude KJV - 14 "And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord commeth with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgement upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
What's interesting, though, is that kurios is the Greek word used for Lord in this verse as well. Therefore, you can equate "Jesus" for "The Lord" in Jude If the archangel Michael was in fact Jesus, you have to assume that the archangel Michael was invoking his name Jesus and rebuking the devil. But we see that Michael "durst not bring against him a railing accusation. Matthew KJV - "But he turned, and said unto Peter, "Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
In that context, it's hard to see why Jude would suddenly switch and refer to Jesus as Michael. It's true that Jesus has many names, but they always seem to be adjectives or prophetical names. Satan was trying to tempt Jesus with the thought that He really didn't have to die. Later on, when Jesus struggled in prayer with His Father, we can clearly see that Jesus did not want to go through with it.
But it is also very clear that Jesus wanted God's will to be done over everything else. Reason 1: Satan was directly attacking Jesus through Peter. Satan wanted to cause Jesus to sin by getting Him to not want to die for humanity. But Jesus did not give the idea any chance at all, in His mind, of taking hold of His thoughts. He immediately stopped the thought and stopped the disscussion by showing how much of an offense the idea was to Him. Jesus was mindful of the things of God while Peter was being led by satanic desires. In Jude 9, Michael was not being tempted by Satan as a human.
Instead, Satan was disputing about the body of Moses. In Matthew, Jesus was being tempted and He responded as we should respond. We should resist the Devel and he will flee from us James For more information you can check the second question on this page. Reason 2: Peter and the rest of the disciples needed to know what was happening for their own salvation.
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So, I believe that Jesus was also rebuking Satan for the benefit of His disciples. They needed to see that no matter how bad His death would be, they also needed to be mindful of the things of God.
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They also needed to know how easy it was for them to be led and tempted by Satan. They especially needed to know how to have victory in Christ! On the other hand, when Michael faced Satan, the only audience were possibly angels, both evil and righteous. By this time, they all knew the issues involving the war between Michael and Satan. There is no reason why Michael would try to convince anyone of this group at that point in time.
So, I believe that when Jesus was on earth, He came to save all He could. The people right in front of Him needed to hear His rebuke of Satan. They could benefit from what Jesus said. On the other hand, Satan and his evil angels can no longer benefit from anything that He says. That, I believe, is the difference. For more information you can check point 1 in first question. Your argument that the Lord must always be Christ is a little weak.
First I will look at other books of the Bible and then we will also go back and look at Jude. In Revelation, the wicked experienced extreme fright as they saw both Him that sits on the throne and also the wrathful Lamb:. It is clear from Revelation 6 that the Father and Jesus are both coming, not just Jesus.
I like the description in Matthew:. Jesus will be at the right hand of power when He comes down. He will come in the glory of His Father. So yes, Jesus will come with the presence of His Father. They will come together.
The description of the Father and His Son is found many places in Revelation. Here is just one of many. At the sounding of the seventh angel we find that the kingdoms of this world become that of our Lord and of His Christ. Here the Father is called Lord and the same Greek word is used: "Kurios". We might wonder what Jude means. Just who is the Lord? Is it Jesus or does it mean both the Father and Jesus? Now when we go back and look at the 4th verse of Jude we find that the word "Lord" is also applied to both the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ:. Here, Jude uses "Lord" for both the Father and Jesus.
So, "Lord" does not automatically mean it is Jesus. We should also be able to see that it is also true for the book of Jude as well. This is a real interesting example. The obvious answer that made the Pharisees mad and not answer, is that Jesus is the Son of God! He is Lord as the Father is Lord. Here we have one Lord speaking of another Lord, just like Matthew listed above. If we were to say that Jesus would not directly accuse Satan, we would have to ignore Zechariah In Isaiah, we see that Jesus will be called many things that are often only attributed to His Father.
So I am not really concerned that Joel talks about both Jesus and Michael in different places because when He confronted for the body of Moses, Michael was not yet Jesus Christ. Just as Isaiah says, a Child is born, who is Jesus, but also a Son was also given. God gave His only Son for us, who is Michael. He then had a new name and His new name has special meaning for us. But when Jesus comes in the clouds, He may have even a newer name and He will have His New Name placed on those who overcome.
It was Jehovah that said may Jehovah rebuke you and it appears the angel was relaying Gods message to Satan. To answer your question, lets start with the Angel. In Exodus we find that this Angel has God's name in Him. So, this Angel has God's name. Paul in 1 Corinthians 10 is specifically speaking of the crossing of the red sea and of that cloud where God was.
So Paul identifies Him as Jesus. Now in Exodus, we see that it is the Angel of God who is in the cloud that went behind to go between the camp of Israel and the Egyptians. These things about the Angel of God help to confirm that it has always been Jesus all along who has led God's people, even through all the days of old. It has been Jesus all along who has lead God's people! To the Hebrews at the time, it meant, "He is my heir, my descendent, the one who will carry on my legacy" Examples of this same use of language for heirs of Abraham and others are found in: Gen , Isa.
Michael has God's name by inheritance. He is God's Son. So Michael's name is incomprehensible, beyond our understanding. If we put the texts together we find that: He has a more excellent name because He has the name of God, of Yahweh. That is why Michael's name is incomprehensible and beyond our understanding.
Since Michael and Jesus are the same person, we should not be surprised to find that they are described as having the same name. Is this not a brand plucked from the fire? We must remember that Michael has God's name in him. It is no wonder that Michael's name is incomprehensible and beyond our understanding! He has obtained His most excellent name by inheritance! Why would the God the Father say: "The Lord rebuke you"?
Also, let's not forget what Jesus said when the Pharisees were trying to trap Him in His words. Yes, it has to be Jesus Himself. The obvious answer that made the Pharisees really mad and not answer is that Jesus is the actual Son of God! They were unwilling to admit that Jesus is the Son of God even in the face of confirming Scripture.
So, they were defeated! Yes it is true, when Jesus was on earth, He spoke with authority against Satan and He rebuked Satan on many occasions. This is very different from when Jesus was on earth. But it is the very same way that Michael acted in Jude 9.
So, it is easy to understand that Michael is indeed the Son of God later to become Jesus and the circumstances were very different from the later time when He became the Son of Man on earth to be our Saviour. The fifth question: Two people have asked about the same question. Yes, Jesus and Michael are the same person.
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However, You must realize that Jesus has indeed changed. He did not become Jesus until He took on humanity and He will forever be as one of us, part of the human family as well as being our Creator. So yes, Michael and Jesus are the same individual, but different.
A good analogy might be that of a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly. Yes, it is the same insect however after metamorphosis it is forever changed. So we call it by different names. Another analogy would be found in a marriage. A young girl growing up has the name of her family. However when she marries her sweetheart she takes on the name of her husband.
She is still the same individual but she now has a new name and we would all call her by her new name. At one time, the Son of God was known as Michael the archangel. Now, that He has been made in the likeness of men, He will always be Jesus, the Lamb of God who came down and was made in the flesh to die for our sins. He is now the anointed of God. Best of all He will always be our Saviour. In Revelation, we see that Jesus will have a new name that He did not have before.
Jesus will write on the righteous, His new name. The sixth question: Jesus is a created being because the Bible teaches that Jesus was the "first born" of all creation. See Colossians Is Jesus a created being or is Jesus a divine being? Yes, some people believe that Colossians supports the idea that Jesus is just a created being.
When we read this text in the King James Bible, it does make it sound like Paul is calling Jesus a created being. So, when he says Jesus was the firstborn of every creature, is Paul really saying that Jesus was the first one to be created? Lets look into this question. When we start to look around at other versions of the Bible we can see that there is another way to understand what Paul is saying. Instead of saying that Jesus was the first created being; Paul could be saying that Jesus is over all creation, that He existed before creation began.
Does Jesus rank higher than any created being that has ever been made? Lets look at the next verse to see which interpretation might be correct. Verse 16 is an extension of verse The text essentially says that Jesus rules over all creation because all things were created by Him. So verse 16 tells the reason why Jesus has primacy over all creation; Because it was through Him that all things were created that are in heaven and earth.
The idea that Jesus could be the first created being does not fit with the thought in verse If Jesus is just created, like all the rest of the created beings, how could He have created all things? O God, our help in time of need, Who are just and merciful, and Who inclines to the supplications of His people. Look down upon me and have mercy on me and deliver me from the trouble that now besets me. Deal with us not according to our iniquities, but according to Your manifold mercies, for we are the works of Your hands, and You know our weaknesses.
I pray to you to grant me Your divine helping grace, and endow me with patience and strength to endure my hardships with complete submission to Your Will. Only You know our misery and sufferings, and to You, our only hope and refuge, I flee for relief and comfort, trusting in Your infinite love and compassion, that in due time, when You know best, You will deliver me from this trouble, and turn my distress into comfort. Prayer Against Demonic Influence Almighty God, Who delivered Your people from the bondage of the adversary, and through Your Son cast down Satan like lightning, deliver me also from every influence of unclean spirits.
Command Satan to depart far from me by the power of Your only begotten Son. Rescue me from demonic imaginings and darkness. Fill me with the light of the Holy Spirit that I may be guarded against all snares of crafty demons. Grant that an angel will always go before me and lead me to the path of righteousness all the days of my life, to the honor of Your glorious Name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Prayer for Our Enemies Lord Jesus Christ, in Your great mercy You prayed for the forgiveness of those who crucified You, and You taught us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us.
Lord, I pray that You forgive those who treat me unjustly and speak out against me, and that You bless them and guide them according to Your will. Take away any bitterness I may have in my heart against them. Lord, may Your forgiveness, goodness and love be revealed in all of us, to Your praise and glory. Guide, I pray, all the nations and their leaders in the ways of justice and peace. Protect us from the evils of injustice, prejudice, exploitation, conflict and war. Help us to put away mistrust, bitterness and hatred. Teach us to cease the storing and using of implements of war.
Lead us to find peace, respect and freedom. Unite us in the making and sharing of tools of peace against ignorance, poverty, disease and oppression. Grant that we may grow in harmony and friendship as brothers and sisters created in Your image, to Your honor and praise. Thanksgiving After Trouble Almighty and merciful God, I most humbly and heartily thank Your divine majesty for Your loving kindness and tender mercies, that You have heard my humble prayer, and graciously granted me deliverance from my trouble and misery.
I pray to you to continue granting Your helping grace, that I may lead a life pleasing to You, that I may continually offer to You a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Help me to carry out the work I am about to begin, and to bring it to completion.
Almighty God, our Help and Refuge, who knows that we can do nothing right without Your guidance and help; direct me by Your wisdom and power, that I may accomplish this task and, whatever I do according to Your divine will, so that it may be beneficial to me and others and to the glory of Your holy Name. Bless me as I begin this work. Help me to bring it to completion. Lord, enlighten my mind and strengthen my body, that I may accomplish my task according to Your will. Guide me to bring about works of goodness to Your service and glory. You are the fulfillment of all good things.
Fill also my soul with joy and gladness, that I may praise You always. Prayer Toward the Unknown O Lord, You who steadied the hand of Peter as he began to sink on the stormy sea, if you are with me, no one is against me. Grant to me the shield of faith and the mighty armor of the Holy Spirit to protect me and guide me to do Your will. Keep me from all danger, misfortune and temptation. By Your divine power grant me a peaceful and successful journey and safe arrival. Lord Jesus, You traveled with the two disciples after the resurrection and set their hearts on fire with Your grace.
Travel also with me and gladden my heart with Your presence. I know, Lord, that I am a pilgrim on this earth, seeking the citizenship which is in heaven. During my journey surround me with Your holy angels and keep me safe from seen and unseen dangers. Grant that I may carry out my plans and fulfill my expectations according to Your will. Help me to see the beauty of creation and to comprehend the wonder of Your truth in all things. For You are the way, the truth and the life, and to You I give thanks, praise and glory forever.
Prayers for Repentance God, my good and loving Lord, I acknowledge all the sins which I have committed every day in my life, whether in thought, word or deed. I ask for forgiveness from the depths of my heart for offending You and others and repent of my old ways. Help me by Your grace to change, to sin no more and to walk in the way of righteousness and to praise and glorify Your Name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I have also omitted to do what Your holy law requires of me. But now with repentance and contrition I turn again to Your love and mercy. I entreat You to forgive me all my transgressions and to cleanse me from all my sins. Lord, fill my heart with the light of Your truth.