Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

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We know that Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are archangels, but what exactly are they and what role have they played in the creation of the kingdom of God?

Michael’s name means “one who is like God.”  His primary role is to battle against Satan. Gabriel’s name means “God is my strength.”  Of course, he was sent by God to a virgin named Mary, where he revealed that she would give birth to the savior of the world. Raphael means “God is my health.”  Along with other angels Raphael enters into the presence of God’s glory and and worships him.

War broke out in heaven;
Michael and his angels battled against the dragon.
The dragon and its angels fought back,
but they did not prevail
and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
The huge dragon, the ancient serpent,
who is called the Devil and Satan,
who deceived the whole world,
was thrown down to earth,
and its angels were thrown down with it.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have salvation and power come,
and the Kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Anointed.
For the accuser of our brothers is cast out,
who accuses them before our God day and night.
They conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
love for life did not deter them from death.
Therefore, rejoice, you heavens,
and you who dwell in them.”

Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, pray for us!

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