Times of Micah
Prophesies of Micah the Prophet
In today's message the Lord is telling us that the words of Micah will come to pass. Let us understand Micah to understand what he prophesied mostly about.
Micah was an ordinary person living in Moreshethgath about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem. Most assume he was a farmer by profession. He was a unique Prophet who seemed to have had little emotional concern to the suffering of the people and just went about doing his prophetic call. Micah proved himself a great prophet when he prophesized Bethlehem as the place where the Saviour would be born. He is few among the Prophets who caused another great Prophet to note his prophesizes. Jeremiah who himself was a great prophet wrote the most important prophesy of Micah, since Micah alone had a very unique view to these events. Jeremiah knew the importance of what Micah prophesized.
Micah most important prophesies were concerning the ruins of Jerusalem and Samaria. He also spoke about how Zion would be ploughed like a field. Today the Lord is telling us the time is come for these prophesies of Micah to be fulfilled.
Micah was not prophesizing against the Jews, or against a place Jerusalem, or people of that place. Micah was speaking about the people in particular spiritual levels Jerusalem and Samaria. How the bringing of fruits in Zion, would require the ruins of Jerusalem and Samaria.
In very few words Jerusalem which Micah refers to are people who believe in the True God, having made peace with Him and preach His peace. Samaria refers to people who know and follow the truths of God. These people are not founded on the Truth or The Rock but on rocks. They have many truths which do not link to each other and cause these people to be confused and lost. They do not know if they are coming or going and where in the prophetic times they exist.
People may understand Samaria but may wonder why the Lord is picking on Jerusalem. Jerusalem is like junior school of the Kingdom of God. It is loved by the Lord but when people dwell in there for long and do not move up to the secondary or higher standards the Lord starts to get upset on the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The spiritual stage after Jerusalem is Judah. Jesus is called the Lion of Judah, the chief of Judah the righteousness of Judah and He is the first of Zion.
We will find scriptures asking us to pray for Jerusalem and even find indirectly for Judah but will not find any, asking us to pray for Israel or Zion. Israel and Zion are those spiritual stages which do not require prayers. Praying for them is like praying for the Angels. True Israelites and people of Zion are people of authority and power. Even for Samaria the Lord does not ask our prayers for these people are hardened people who knowing God and having seen His glory has still chosen to live a life far from His ways. It is the people of Samaria who are causing all the confusion in Christianity today by prophesising the end of the world coming very soon, getting people to be rapture any day, and connecting God with the teachings of this world.
God does not just want us to know Him, but wants us to grow in Him and to having authority in Him to be His princes. How would your truly parents like you to remain in the 2nd standard for many, many years and not grow up?
If you dwell in Jerusalem since long it is time you come into Judah in the gates of the House of God and eating of His solid food.
If you are of Samaria just renew your mind and understand there is only ONE WORD and ONE TRUTH.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You made us with plans to be blessed abundantly in your Kingdom. You are a loving Father (and Mother) and are zealous and possessive of your children. You want your children to grow and have inheritance in your Kingdom. Lord, we pray for those who dwell in Jerusalem will grow and no longer be little ones. We pray the shepherds You appointed may do their task in truth and your Kingdom come in glory...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORDíS house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
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