The Future Things
Micah 5:3 “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.
5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.”
1. He Shall Give Them Up
2. They Shall Abide With Him
3. He Shall Be The Peace
4. He Shall Deliver Us
1. He Shall Give Them Up
Verse three: “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.”
There is a “time” for everything to occur.
This was a “time” for judgment to run its coruse.
This is what the preacher had to say in the book of Ecclesiastes: “I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” [Ecclesiastes 3:17]
To be fair about it, it was well past “time” for Judah to repent or for her to change her mind about the things of God. Just as it was “time” for Israel … so now it was “time” for Judah. God was going to give them up, just as God “gave them up” in the book of Romans chapter one, verse twenty four and five: “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” [Romans 1:24-25]
Now, that is a very scary place to be in … to be in a place where God gives up on you.
In fact, that is the very worst thing that can happen to any people, or to any nation, and when you bring it down to the personal level, it is the very worst thing that can happen to any person [… to you or me]. You do not want to ever get to the place where God gives up on you!
Now notice something in verse three. God does not give up on Judah or on Israel … forever … end of story. God only gives up on them for a certain length of “time” … for a set time: “until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth:” which very thing is shown to us in Scripture [Scripture with Scripture] in the book of Revelation.
Revelation chapter twelve, verse one and two: “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” [Revelation 12:1-2]
The “woman” is Israel. Upon her head are twelve stars, which represent the twelve tribes of Israel. She is with “child”. This “child” is the Messiah … born of “a woman”.
Now, for verse five and six: “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” [Revelation 12:5-6]
This event is in the future. This event with the woman fleeing into “the wilderness” occurs in the upcoming Tribulation. The “wilderness” matches the “chambers” which is foretold in the book of Isaiah chapter twenty-six, verse twenty: “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” [Isaiah 26:20]
Therefore, this is what we are seeing here in Micah through the Holy Ghost. God is to give up on Judah [Israel] for twenty-five hundred years … from the day of Micah … until the day or the “time” for the “man child” “to rule” the nations “with a rod of iron” in the millennial Kingdom of Heaven.
2. They Shall Abide With Him
Verse four: “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.”
It is all laid out for us to see by the Holy Ghost … in Jeremiah chapter twenty-three. Now, read … starting with verse three: “And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” [Jeremiah 23:3-6]
When the Jew finally comes into “the land” [that was promised to them], they will abide with LORD forever in “the restitution of all things”. The “restitution of all things” is fulfilled in the Kingdom of Heaven.
This is given to us in the book of Acts chapter three, verse twenty-one: “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” [Acts 3:21]
Now, this promise was personally given by God to Abraham, and to his descendants through Isaac and Jacob [Israel], which thing we may see in Genesis chapter twenty-eight verse thirteen thru fifteen: “And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.” [Genesis 28:13-15]
Israel will be in “the land” with Jesus Christ abiding with the one who shall “shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.”
3. He Shall Be The Peace
Verse five: “And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.”
The one who is the peace is Jesus Christ. Amen! He is the one who was born of a woman. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” [Isaiah 9:6-7]
“The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.” [Psalm 29:11]
Now, the “Assyrian” is HUN … he is the Antichrist. He is coming. “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” [John 2:18]
He is coming as it says he is … in Second Thessalonians chapter two: verses three and four: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4]
Now, who are these seven shepherds, and who are these eight principal men? I do not know, but they will be raised up to defend Israel during the Tribulation.
They may in fact, be the same shepherds that are identified in Jeremiah chapter twenty-three … who are raised up over Israel to feed them manna while they are hidden in the wilderness, or in the “chambers” as found in Isaiah chapter twenty-six, verse twenty … till the indignation is past.
5. He Shall Deliver Us
Micah 5:6 "And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.”
It is here in verse six that we see it affirmed what the problem is for the “Assyrian”. The “Assyrian” wants “the land” that was given to the Jews.
But herein is the problem: it is God Himself Who gave the LAND to the Jews … to Israel!
So when the “Assyrian” comes
into the “land”, which belongs to
the people of God, then God Himself will deliver the
people of Israel from those HUNS
[the “Assyrian” … the Beast and the
False Prophet]. Amen!