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Micah 4

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Verses 1-13

  1. THY KINGDOM COME! (Micah 4)
    1. A CITY! (1-5)
    2. (1) “When the outlook is grim, try the uplook!” (www)
      1. This describes the millennial reign.
    3. Mountain Zion will be the most renowned mountain! – Not the high mountain ranges such as the Sierra Nevada’s, nor the Andes in South America, and the Himalayas in Asia…but Zion at a whopping 2700’.
    4. (2a) This will be a time of peace when all men will want to learn about the Lord & walk in His ways!
    5. (2b) One day little Jerusalem will be…the capitol of the Kingdom… the capitol of the World!
    6. Come let us go to the mountain of the Lord - “Worship is not just personal introspection, or we would worship our feelings. Worship is not even a warm glow, or we would worship that. We worship One outside ourselves. We concentrate on him, we praise him, we adore him, we hear his Word for he is announcing it to us. We listen in holy awe to the word of God, for it is a part of that "all" of Scripture which is given by the outbreathing of God and is personally necessary for "my" correction and "my" instruction in righteousness.” (Roger Palms in Living Under the Smile of God. Christianity Today, Vol. 34, no. 14.)
    7. (3) Disarmament!
      1. This is what every Jewish family (& every nationality’s family) desires…a pleasant home, w/a productive garden, in a peaceful land!
      2. Arms became farm implements! [New campaign…Arms for Farms!]
      3. A modern twist on this text was when back in 1989 when Hungary was still a Communist country. The European Baptist Federation met in Budapest, and it was the first time the federation had ever met in a Communist country. The meeting ended with a one-day

        Billy Graham crusade that filled the sports stadium with the largest crowd ever assembled there. There were eighty-five thousand inside and thousands more outside. Earlier sessions had welcomed church leaders from all over Europe with translations into the various languages and headphones for the listeners. Where, you may wonder, did they get all those headphones? They got them from the army! It was a modern twist on an old text--turning swords into plowshares.
    8. (4,5) Peace shall prevail!
      1. But even better than peace & economic stability was the blessing of knowing the Lord & obeying him!
      2. In one of Jesus’ last teachings he said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (Jn.14:27)
      3. At His 1st coming he brought peace to the world, to those who would receive it!
      4. At His 2nd coming he will bring to the world peace!
    9. A FLOCK! (6-8)
    10. Praise God, as we all fit into these groups! {Spiritually lame, spiritual outcasts, & spiritually afflicted!}
    11. A BIRTH! (9-10)
    12. Like childbirth…a time of pain would eventually bring a blessing!
    13. A HARVEST! (11-13)
    14. (12) Vance Havner noted, “The little boy who didn't understand why God put so many vitamins in spinach and didn't put more of them in ice cream had a pretty good idea that it just doesn't work out like you'd think!”
      1. The situation today is:
        Lots of knowledge, but little understanding
        Lots of means, but little meaning
        Lots of know-how, but little know-why
        Lots of sight, but little insight.
        (Robert Short, Leadership, Vol. 6, no. 3.)
    15. (12b) A different twist to “Bringing in the sheaves”
    16. (13) Armageddon -
Bibliographical Information
Bell, Brian. "Commentary on Micah 4". "Bell's Commentary". 2017.