The Holy Spirit and You by Robert Walker

The Holy Spirit and You
Robert Walker
Micah 3:8

The author of the book is ''Micah of Moresheth'' (1:1). The word ''Micah'' means ''Who is like Yahweh?'' Micah's hometown of Moresheth is probably the same town identified later as Moresheth-gath in the Shephelah (rolling hills) of Judah.

This village was one of many that were captured by Sennacherib in his attack on Judah in 701 BC. (cf. Micah 1:14).

Moresheth was an important city which guarded a key route into the hill country of Judah south of Jerusalem. Because of its importance it was fortified by Rehoboam as a defensive center (2Ch 11:5-12)

Nothing else is known about Micah, but we can surmise that Micah may have actually prophesied during the invasion and witnessed the destruction of his own hometown by Sennecharib. He probably saw his relatives killed and hauled off into slavery.

At the very heart of the third chapter of Micah, the prophet himself gives a most striking personal testimony. He says, in verse 8, ''Truly I am full of the power by the Spirit of the Lord.''

Micah wrote these words nearly 800 years before the Day of Pentecost, and his short statement and testimony emphasizes and pinpoints the truth meaning and significance of all that was to happen on that great day and the spiritual fullness and power which would be available to and which should characterize the life of every Christian.

These words of the prophet remind us of the great truth that is God's plan, purpose and provision for every one of His children to be ''full of power by the spirit of the Lord.''

God's command is that we should be filled with the Holy Spirit - Ephesians 5:18 -

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

For then only can we really live the Christian life effectively and serve the Lord fruitfully.

I. FOR MICAH IT WAS A DEFINITE EXPERIENCE

Notice exactly what Micah says- ''Truly I am full..., as if to say, ''There is no doubt about ...


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