The question was asked, “Is the archangel Michael greater than the archangel Lucifer?” The response is multiple in nature. Lucifer is Satan. He is not an archangel but a demon – the Devil. Neither was he ever an archangel before he decided that he wanted to be like God and above God. Michael is the lowly archangel who defended God with all his strength and defeated Lucifer in the first battle to ever happen. Michael is also the archangel who will defeat Satan again in the spiritual battle of our times.