This Journey of Hope
Dr. Ron Dunn
I want you to open your Bibles to the Book of Micah, chapter 3. I'm going to read beginning in the last verse...verse 12 of that third chapter and we'll read through the fourth verse of the fourth chapter. Micah 3:12:
Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill
a mound overgrown with thickets. In the last days the
mountain of the LORD'S temple will be established as
chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the
hills, and peoples will stream to it.
Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us
go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house
of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so
that we may walk in His paths."
The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD
from Jerusalem. He will judge between many peoples
and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares and their
spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword
against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Every man will sit under his own vine and under his own
vine and under his own fig tree, and no one will make them
afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken."
Welcome to Utopia. They will beat their swords into plowshares and they will study war no more. Every man will sit under his own vine, under his own fig tree and no one shall be afraid of anything.
That's what everybody is hoping for. When they have these meetings of the heads of state, the summit conferences...that's what they're all aiming for...for the day when nation will no longer war against nation, and when the weapons of war will be turned into weapons of commerce or agriculture as Micah says they will be beaten into plowshares. When every man will have security...he shall sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree...and there will be peace...they shall not be a ...
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