Most people agree the angel of the Lord could be either the pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ or the Father himself.In all the study bibles I checked it said it was in fact the pre-incarnate Christ. Heres the problem I`m having with this if the angel of the Lord is Christ,whats this verse in Matthew all about...
Matthew 28 (King James Version) Matthew 28 1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
The angel of the Lord said Jesus is not here.I believe the angel of the Lord was always the Father(theophany) and not jesus(christophany). Any insight into this would be appreciated.