Christ's Coming Kingdom
1. The book of Micah bears the name of its author, Micah, the prophet. Micah was an Old Testament prophet during the time of the Isaiah, Hosea, and Amos. He prophesied during the reins of Jotham, Ahaz and King Hezekiah. All of these kings were kings of Judah, and Micah was a prophet to Judah.
Though Micah was a prophet to Judah, much of this prophecy is directed at the Northern Kingdom of Israel, during their time of attack from the Assyrians (1:1)
2. Chapter four is a prophecy that jumps ahead in time to the Millennial Kingdom, in which the Lord will rein as King of Israel and King over the earth. Standing in the ruins of his nation, Micah looks down through the ages of history, past the coming invasions of Assyria and Babylon, past the Greeks and Romans, to the ''the last days'' on earth.
In Zech. 8:3, we read, ''Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain.''
3. As we look at our message this morning, there are three important observations I would like to call your attention to--three things that will exist during the Kingdom on earth.
I. There Will Be Peace In the Kingdom
II. There Will Be Prosperity In the Kingdom
III. There Will Be Piety In the Kingdom
I. THERE WILL BE PEACE IN THE KINGDOM
1. Please notice (vs.3b), ''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. In the book of Isaiah, chapter two and verse four, it says the same identical thing as Micah 4:3 (remember, Isaiah was a contemporary of Micah); it says, ''...nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.''
a. The ...
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