(Part 1) Angelic Class: Chief Prince

There are many angelic classes, but the Scripture only mentions a few. Today I’m going to talk about Michael who is an angelic prince.

The Hebrew word for “princes” is sar, which means captain, ruler, general, or chief.

However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. -Daniel 10:13 BSB

According to Revelation 12:7, Michael is the head or chief angel of all of God’s angels. Michael is one of the most powerful angels, which God has made besides Satan—who was called Day Star and in Latin Lucifer. Before Satan fell into sin, he was created to guard the holy mountain of God.

14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for I had ordained you. You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones. 15 From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways—until wickedness was found in you. -Ezekiel 28:14-15 BSB

After the fall of Lucifer—Day Star—either Michael took his place as guardian Cherub, or he was always the leader of God’s angels, and Lucifer was only a guardian Cherub. The Scripture is not clear on those details. But, what we can know is that Michael is a mighty, powerful angel. We see this when an angel was dispatched to Daniel. He was confronted and stopped by demonic princes, and only Michael, the chief prince, was equipped with great power, which he received during his creation to engage them and free the angel that God sent to Daniel (Daniel 10:21).

There are princes on both sides, the fallen angels, and God’s angels. It seems that the higher class of angels are categorized as princes.

Michael in Jude 1:9 is also called an archangel. Archangels are superior angels (Strong’s Greek 743) which are princes, as mentioned above. Michael is the highest of that class.

But even the archangel Michael, when he disputed with the devil over the body of Moses, did not presume to bring a slanderous charge against him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” -Jude 1:9 BSB

The End of Part 1

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8 Replies to “(Part 1) Angelic Class: Chief Prince”

  1. Hey there brother Spaniard. Just wanted to let ya know that I am still reading all your really good postings. And I am sharing them also.

    I just shared this one to my FB ministry page and my FB timeline. And I just recently did the same with the one on “what does it mean to be the slat of the earth?”. I made sure my Pastor got that one, I hope it will inspire him to preach a sermon on that question.

    It’s a real joy watching your ministry keep getting better and better, and keep growing.

    You do great work for the Lords Kingdom. I can tell you’re very blessed and equipped to do so. It’s rather obvious. So, keep up the great work brother. You’re a true soldier.

    Take good care and be more blessed,
    Your brother in Christ,

    1. I appreciate your encouragement, it means a lot. Thank you, Damon, for always reading my posts and sharing them. That’s what you call being teammates for the kingdom of heaven. I pray that the Lord may reward you richly at His coming.

  2. I agree, it is really good to be able to work together for His purpose, and to be part of the winning team, Amen.

    Sorry ya missed me though. I did not write an article on that topic or verse. I said I liked yours enough to share it on my FB personal timeline, and FB ministry page.

    And I thought my Pastor might enjoy it, and maybe be inspired to consider what you wrote, then do his own study on it, and maybe even preach on the subject.

    He has not got back with me yet, to tell me what he thought of it. But I’ll ask him for sure. Because I think our church could use some more saltiness right now.

  3. Things are going really well for me Spaniard. Thanks for asking. Asking God for more focus and discipline in my life right now, because I need it to complete my current mission, for sure. And still for a ride. And I can feel and see it happening, little by little, thankfully. So, things are good and always getting better.

    I hope that’s the way it continues for you also. To grow in the grace, knowledge and power of the Lord – is as about as good as it gets this side of Heavan, I think. 🙂

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