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Gabriel and Michael

El (pronounced in Hebrew as ale) is an element of the respective forms of the Name of God. A few examples: El-ohim, which is the plural form of a singular entity (El-ohim is the "Us" in "1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness" Genesis 1:26 KJV); El-elohe-Israel which means mighty one, the God of Israel ("33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it Elelohe-Israel" Genesis 33:20 KJV); El-Shaddai which means The Almighty God ("17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect" Genesis 17:1 KJV).

The Name El was also used as a synchronic (i.e. descriptive) in the names of some of God's people (although many of Satan's people have also been given the same names). Examples: Daniel, Elijah, Elisha, Elizabeth, Samuel, Eleazar among numerous others. The Messiah Himself was also called Immanuel i.e. "1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" (Matthew 1:23 KJV) which was a fulfillment of a prophecy that was given to Isaiah: "7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14 KJV).

Gabriel and Michael

At least two angels have names that are composed with El in them: Gabriel (which in Hebrew means winner of God) and Michael (which in Hebrew means who is like God?).

Gabriel (pronounced in Hebrew as gawv-ree-ale) appeared, centuries apart, to the prophet Daniel, John the Baptist's father Zacharias and to Mary the mother of Jesus.

The Stars of Heaven

"8:15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. 8:16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision [see also Daniel's River Vision]. 8:17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision." (Daniel 8:15-17 KJV)

"1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 1:12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son [see The Other Miraculous Birth], and thou shalt call his name John." (Luke 1:11-13 KJV)

"1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary [see The Conception Of Christ]. 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." (Luke 1:26-28 KJV)

Michael (pronounced in Hebrew as meek-haw-ale) has repeatedly defeated the loser Satan in battle. Michael also prevented Satan (the "patron saint" of all perverts; see also Sodomites) from abusing the dead body of Moses.

"12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon [see Dragons]; and the dragon fought and his angels, 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:7-7 KJV)

"1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 1:9 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." (Jude 1:8-9 KJV)

Fact Finder: Will Michael be very active at the time of the great tribulation and the first resurrection?
Daniel 12:1-2; see also The Great Tribulation and Resurrections


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