Michael and Faith
Archangel Michael is the archangel of the first ray of protection, faith and the will of God. He is the Prince of the Archangels and of the Angelic Hosts, the Defender of the Faith, the Angel of Deliverance. The Book of Daniel calls him “the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people.” His divine complement is Archeia Faith.
Archangel Michael has figured as the greatest and most revered of angels in Jewish, Christian and Islamic scriptures and tradition. In Muslim lore, he is the angel of nature who provides both food and knowledge to man. In Jewish mystical tradition Archangel Michael is identified with the angel who wrestled with Jacob, destroyed the armies of Sennacherib and saved the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace. Archangel Michael was the angel who appeared to Joshua as he prepared to lead the Israelites in battle at Jericho.
John the apostle speaks of Archangel Michael in the Book of Revelation, where he recounts that it was Michael who cast the devil and his angels out of heaven into the earth. By this we know that the fallen angels have taken embodiment and that the enemies of Christ are in the world of form. It is, therefore, Archangel Michael and the legions of blue lightning who serve with him who defend the children of God from the enemy of the Antichrist.
His sword and armour
Archangel Michael and his legions daily descend into the astral plane fully arrayed in their mighty blue armour, carrying their shields and swords of blue flame. There they cut free those who have passed from the screen of life and who are unable to rise to higher octaves of service and the retreats of the masters.
He and his angels of deliverance work twenty-four hours a day on these levels rescuing souls from the accumulation of their own human creation over the centuries and also from the projections of the dark ones. They have served there for many ages, and Michael says that he is determined to never give up until the last child of light on this planet has risen to the God Source in the ritual of the ascension.
To assist in cutting the lightbearers free from astral entanglements, Archangel Michael has a sword of blue flame that has been fashioned from pure light substance This sword of blue flame is a rod of blue-flame power that he has used for the protection of mankind since the descent of the laggards and the Luciferians to the earth plane. Michael tells us that this sword is God’s sword. It has come from the Great Central Sun, a gift from the very heart of God himself, and has been passed to him from the mighty Elohim Hercules. When this sword of blue flame blazes into a negative manifestation, nothing can stand against it.
You may also call for his sword of blue flame. Visualize it as the sparkling electric blue that is seen in the blue flame in the burner of a gas stove. Take this sword in your own right hand. Swing it around you daily as you give your dynamic decrees to be cut free from all that binds you and keeps you from your victory. Then maximize your decrees to include calls for the freedom of all on our planet and even the salvation of the planet itself. Daily calls to Archangel Michael for protection and for his momentum of faith and devotion to the will of God will ensure the protection of those who go forth in his name and service as defenders of the faith.
Students may also call to Archangel Michael for the cloak of invisibility, invincibility and invulnerability and for the mighty blue armour when they go forth to do battle with the forces of evil. Archangel Michael is part of the fraternity of lightbearers known as “Shield,” whose members serve twenty-four hours a day to protect the image of the Christ in every man, woman and child embodied upon this planet.
Archangel Michael’s service
Archangel Michael is a very special angel to us. He, with his legions of light, has dedicated himself for thousands and thousands of years to the safety, the security, the perfectionment of our souls and to our protection; caring for us, sponsoring us, rebuking us, teaching us the way of God’s holy will, giving us to understand that we each have a blueprint in life, that we have a divine plan. So tender and so present is the love of God for us, and he makes that known to us especially in a most personal way through his angels.
The Goddess of Liberty says: “Archangel Michael is at your side and does answer your call and does answer it best when you keep a daily momentum” of prayers to him. “Your call for help will be answered instantaneously when you have built this momentum.” Archangel Michael has made the commitment to each and every one of us that if we will give our decrees and songs to him for twenty minutes each day, he will keep an angel with us until the hour of our victory.
Archangel Michael also offers to give us his momentum of faith, as he says, “Give me your doubts. Give me your questionings. I will indeed give you my faith. And my faith is a power to transform and direct into the world the great blue-lightning love of the infinite Father of all. This power and this faith is real.”
Sometimes all that is necessary for us to successfully pass through a difficult moment of testing is to know that we have friends of light who are upholding us and praying for our overcoming. However, when an archangel offers his faith to humanity, it is our responsibility to accept his gift, invoke his flame and his intercession, and make it a part of our lives. He says, “When sight is obtained, of what need is faith? It is not I who need faith then—except to give it away—but it is you who require it.”
In most cases, the battle of life is not won on momentous decisions but on the little day-to-day experiences whereby, when you turn your heart to God in faith and trust, you receive the grace that cuts you free from the negative aspects of life in which your consciousness has momentarily become trapped. We can visualize the pathway of faith as a “mighty shimmering ribbon of light substance connecting the individual with his God Presence.” Sometimes a simple thoughtform like this is all that will be needed to free us from the negative facets of life.
Archangel Michael has offered us another great gift from his heart of love—a dispensation given in Boston on April 22, 1961:
Blessed and beloved ones, some of you are of advancing years, and it will not be long before you shall vacate your body temples. Some of you shall do so by the ascension and some shall enter the realms of our world in the other manner called death.... I will make you one promise: If you will call to me secretly within your heart and ask me to come to you at that hour, I, Michael, will materialize to you at the hour of your passing and you will see me as I AM. And I will promise you that I will help to cut you free from the remaining portions of your karma and will help you to enter the realms of light with less of the attendant pain that results from human fear in their passing.
This is a privilege and a gift I give you from my heart. I flood it forth to the people of Boston and to those throughout the world who have the faith to accept and to realize that God walks and talks with men today in the same manner as of old. I AM Michael, Prince of the Archangels, rendering for the earth a cosmic service.
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Archangel Michael’s etheric retreat is in the Canadian Rockies at Banff, near Lake Louise. He also has a focus of light over Central Europe. His keynote is “The Navy Hymn” (“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”). The music of the “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin may also be used to invoke the radiance of the archangels and the angelic hosts.
Archangel Michael is the sponsor of police departments and law enforcement agencies around the world.
For the cosmic being Faith, see Faith, Hope and Charity.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, s.v. “Michael and Faith.”
- Dan. 12:1.
- Rev. 12:7–9.
- Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “How Angels Help You to Protect Yourself and Those You Love,” February 21, 1993.
- Archangel Michael, “Hail, Children of the White-Fire Sun,” July 4, 1971.
- Archangel Michael, “When the Heart Cries Out to God,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 13, no. 35, August 30, 1970.
- Archangel Michael, “A Divine Mediatorship,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 25, no. 45, November 7, 1982.