Prophecy and praise!!! This post has both. The opening song is sung by Messianic believing Jews. The following video is an overview of the book of Micah. This post also has video teachings of the conditions of the future tribulation and millennium. The prophetic teaching of Micah is something that should continue to be a topic of review for everyone. The national anthem of Israel closes this study. The video shows clips of Jews returning to Israel after the Holocaust of World War II, and includes scenes of present day Israel. (Psalm 122:6,” Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.” NASB).
Read Scripture: Micah
The Book of Micah, An Overview.
Micah ministered in the period of 753-686 B.C. He was a contemporary of the Jewish prophets, Isaiah and Hosea. Micah predicted the fall of Jerusalem, which occurred in 586 B.C., and was quoted, as such, by the Jewish prophet Jeremiah in the defense of his life against the Jewish leaders and non-leaders (Jeremiah 26:16-18, and all of chapter 26, 609 B.C.). Micah also prophesied the fall of Samaria, (the ten northern tribes of Israel) which took place in 722 B.C., and the restoration of Israel during the Kingdom Age/1000 year reign of Christ/millennium. The prophecy of the birthplace of Christ is the crowning point of all of Micah’s Words from God.
Jeremiah 26:16-18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) (Key vs 18)
16 Then the officials and all the people told the priests and prophets, “This man doesn’t deserve the death sentence, for he has spoken to us in the name of Yahweh our God!”
17 Some of the elders of the land stood up and said to all the assembled people, 18 “Micah the Moreshite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah and said to all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become ruins, and the temple mount a forested hill.’
Key events of Micah’s prophecies:
Micah 1:1-1: God’s Word given to Micah about the coming events that would affect Samaria and Jerusalem.
Micah 1:2-7: The destruction of Samaria.
Micah 1:9-13: The destruction of Jerusalem.
Micah 2:6-7: The temptation to preach that which people wanted to hear.
Micah 3:1-4: Judgment on Israel’s leaders.
Micah 3:5-7: Judgment on Israel’s false prophets.
Micah 3:8: Micah affirms that he is spiritually empowered by God to prophesy the truth of God’s Word.
Micah 3:9-12: Judgment on Jerusalem.
Micah 4:1-8: Christ/Messiah will rule in the kingdom/millennium.
Micah 4:1-3 The following video tells of the conditions that will be present during the millennium.
Come Let Us Go Up
Micah 4:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Instruments Of Peace To Be Present During The Millennium
1 And it will come about in the last days That the mountain of the house of the Lord Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, And the peoples will stream to it. 2 Many nations will come and say, “Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord And to the house of the God of Jacob, That He may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For from Zion will go forth the law, Even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 3 And He will judge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war.
The reverse of Micah 4:3 takes place during the tribulation, prior to the battle of Armageddon and the peace of the kingdom/millennium, as prophesied by the Jewish Prophet Joel.
Joel 2:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the Lord is coming, For it is at hand
The following video tells of the conditions that will be present during the tribulation, preceding the battle of Armageddon. The words of the song come from Joel 2:1-11, and deal specifically with the victorious invading army from the north (vs 2:20, Assyria) that overran Samaria in 722 B.C. The Babylonian invasion of Judah in 586 B.C. also came from the north. Combined with Joel 3:9, we see the preparation of Israel for war at the end of the tribulation, at a time preceding the battle of Armageddon.
Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Blow the Trumpet in Zion [Live]
Instruments Of War To Be Present During The Tribulation
Joel 3:9-11 New Living Translation (NLT)
9 Say to the nations far and wide: “Get ready for war! Call out your best warriors. Let all your fighting men advance for the attack. 10 Hammer your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors. 11 Come quickly, all you nations everywhere. Gather together in the valley.” And now, O Lord, call out your warriors! The glorious coming kingdom
Micah 4:9-5:2: The suffering that precedes the kingdom
Micah 4:9-10: The suffering of Israel from the Babylonians and Assyrians
Micah 4:11-13: The campaign of Armageddon immediately preceding the second coming of Christ which brings in the Kingdom Age/1000 Year Reign Of Christ/Millennium.
The world, including the USA, will be lined up against Israel, but God will give victory to Israel. (Zechariah 12:3-4; 14:1-16; Matthew 24:29-30; Revelation 16:12-16; 19:14-21)
The prophecy of the birthplace of Christ
Micah 5:2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
A New Ruler Will Come From Bethlehem
2 Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity,from eternity.
A Life of Justice, Kindness, and Humility Is the Way to Approach God
Micah 6:8 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
8 Mankind, he has told each of you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.
An expectant hope that God will uphold His Word to His people, Israel.
Micah 7:18-20 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
18 Who is a God like you, forgiving iniquity and passing over rebellion for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not hold on to his anger forever because he delights in faithful love. 19 He will again have compassion on us; he will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
20 You will show loyalty to Jacob and faithful love to Abraham, as you swore to our fathers from days long ago.
The prophecies of the Old Testament were made by Jewish prophets to Jews. They relate specifically to Jews, about Jewish matters, but their fulfillment will affect non-Jews. All prophecies were made for the purposes which God has set forth in His Word. The Kingdom of God, also known as the millennium and the 1000 year reign of Christ. It is the time when Christ will rule over all things, as “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:16). Following the 1,000 year reign of Christ, all of those whom have been born again will enter the eternal state, which has the following conditions: (“He”is God).
Revelation 21:4 New Living Translation (NLT)
4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
Zechariah 2:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
God’s Love For Israel
8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
Isaiah’s Example Of God’s Love For Israel
Isaiah 1:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Rebellion of God’s People
1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
The prophet Isaiah’s ministry covered a time from 739-683 B.C., and dealt with the sins of the Jews. Yet, in spite of the rebellion of God’s People toward God, God planned for a healing of the nation of Israel which would restore it to its proper place of prominence during the time of the Kingdom Age.
Isaiah 53:1-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Suffering Servant
1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. 3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. 6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.
The discussion of the above verses relates to the sins of Israel toward God, and the spiritual healing of the Jews through Christ, which will take place at the second coming Of Christ when He sets up His Messianic 1000 year reign. The King James Version states Isaiah 53:5, as follows:
Isaiah 53:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
The subject of Isaiah 53:1-6 is: “God, Israel and Christ.” The healing of the Jews’ spiritual condition comes only through the crucifixion of Christ on the cross.
Hatikva- Israeli national anthem