What is the Meaning of Micah 5.1-5

“The Rule of the Universal King with Humble Origins”

Micah 5:1-5a

INTRODUCTION What is the Meaning of Micah 5.1-5

You can turn in your Bible to Matthew 2. We are taking a break from our series in Ephesians. We have been quite heavy on the applications to Paul’s command to the husband and the wife and I trust that you married couples are actually doing something with the applications.

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So, in December we will take a break to do a XMAS series. And I have a feeling that these messages will also be heavy, but more on the doctrinal side.

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We will begin our series dealing mainly with Micah chapter 5, which you’ll turn to in a minute. I’d like to preach mainly from the Old Testament for these four messages. And they have to do with prophecies of the Messiah.

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So this morning, we will read of the prophecy of the town of the Messiah’s birth. And then we will investigate the prophecy concerning the nature of the birth of the Messiah, in Isaiah 7:14. The Messiah’s humble example is found in Philippians 2 and an emphasis on Messiah’s righteous rule on the earth is prophesied in Isaiah 9:6.

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I’m not sure of the order, but these are the texts that we will discuss together in December.

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So, let’s say you are reading the Christmas story and you are in Matthew chapter 2. And you read Matthew 2:1-6 1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet: 6 ‘AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.'”

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And then you look in the margin of your Bible in verse six and you see that this is a quotation from Micah chapter 5. Let’s turn back there to Micah chapter 5.

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And as you’re turning back, you’re turning back 700 years before Christ. The prophet Micah is a contemporary with Isaiah, toward the early part of the 700s BC. And Micah is prophesying during a time of spiritual apostasy and hypocrisy. Micah, like the other prophets, is calling God’s people back to true worship of the God of Israel. He is calling for the people to return to the covenant requirements set out in the writings of Moses.

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Micah is similar to the other prophets with 3 main points …

1. You broke the covenant, repent!

2. No repentance? Judgment will come!

3. And there will be a future restoration.

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Micah preached against three main sins: idolatry, ritualism, and social injustice.

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And he predicted judgment to come. But Micah also prophesied restoration. He predicts that there will be a remnant, a subset of faithful Israelites, God’s people. These will participate in God’s restored worldwide kingdom, which is ruled over by the Messiah.

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It is this Messiah that is in focus in Micah chapter 5.

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And the context of this chapter goes back to chapter 4, which, along with chapter 5, is the second and central message of the book. Chapters 1-3 comprise the first message and chapters 6-7 comprise the last message, making chapters 4 and 5 the 2nd sermon. Micah’s second sermon deals with the restoration of the kingdom of God, which is ruled over by the Redeemer, the King, the Faithful Shepherd, the Messiah.

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Our more immediate context begins in chapter 4 verse nine. Beginning in Micah 4:9 and into Micah 5:1, we have 4 events that will precede the restoration of all things, ushering in the millennial kingdom.

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Now, most of these have been fulfilled. But there is one that is yet to be fulfilled… And they are not necessarily in chronological order.

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First …we have the prediction of the Babylonian captivity…

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Micah 4:9-10 9 “Now, why do you cry out loudly? Is there no king among you, Or has your counselor perished, That agony has gripped you like a woman in childbirth? 10 “Writhe and labor to give birth, Daughter of Zion, Like a woman in childbirth; For now you will go out of the city, Dwell in the field, And go to Babylon.

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And then in the second part of verse 10, we have the second event that will precede the restoration of all things and that is that Israel will be rescued from Babylon.

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Second part of Micah 4:10 “… There [from Babylon] you will be rescued; There the Lord will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

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The third event is Micah 4:11-13, which is likely the battle of Armageddon and the end of days. Micah 4:11-13 11 “And now many nations have been assembled against you Who say, ‘Let her be polluted, And let our eyes gloat over Zion.’ 12 “But they do not know the thoughts of the Lord, And they do not understand His purpose; For He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor. 13 “Arise and thresh, daughter of Zion, For your horn I will make iron And your hoofs I will make bronze, That you may pulverize many peoples, That you may devote to the Lord their unjust gain And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.

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We have the reference to many nations being assembled against Israel, and that this is God’s plan to gather them to destroy them and then their wealth will be devoted to the Lord, who, Zechariah 14:3 tell us, goes forth to fight against the nations on that day.

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And finally, for the fourth and final event that will precede the restoration of God’s kingdom, we are transported back into the past for Micah 5:1 “Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.

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There will be a time of siege of Jerusalem, during which the judge of Israel will be struck on the cheek, which is a reference to his humiliation.

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So these are the four events, three of which have been fulfilled one, the Battle of Armaggedon, yet to come.

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TRANS: Now, our text this morning is verse 1 into the first line of verse five. Verse two strongly contrast with verse one.

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We have, in verse one, a humiliated leader in Israel and then in verse two, in contrast to that weak ruler, we have a future ruler of Israel that would come to born in Bethlehem. This is the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Until Jesus establishes his kingdom on earth, verse three tells us that Israel will be abandoned, or “given up” as our text has it here. And when he does come, he will arise it says in verse four … That is, he will take the throne and he will rule. And at that time, verses four and five say, He will enable Israel to live securely because he himself is our peace.

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Micah 5:4 indicates that his rule will be to the end of the earth.

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So, I’d like to preach on “The Rule of the Universal King with Humble Origins.”

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NOTE: Now, I think you can see why the Jews in Jesus did not believe in a first and second comings of the Messiah. The first and second comings occur in the same passages sometimes, as they do here. Here, we have him being born in Bethlehem and defeating the nations. Little did the Jewish leaders of Jesus day realize that His birth and his defeating the nations would be separated by over 2,000 years now. And so it is difficult to discuss the first coming of the Messiah from the Old Testament without discussing the second coming. They occur in the same context and in the same verses. And so when the Messiah did come, Jewish leaders fully expected all of this to happen in the same coming.

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To illustrate this, take Luke 4. After Jesus is tempted in the wilderness, Luke records that he proceeds to Galilee and goes to Nazareth where he was brought up and taught it in the synagogue. He opened to the book of Isaiah and turns to Isaiah 61:1-2 1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; 2 To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord ….

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And then Jesus closes the book and sits down and says “Today, this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” And that’s because the rest of this passage has not been fulfilled. He stops in the middle of the sentence in Isaiah. If you keep going in Isaiah 61 the rest of verse 2 says … Isaiah 61:2 … And the day of vengeance of our God;

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And reading even further in Isaiah 61, you will begin to realize that these things have to do with end time prophecy that has not yet been fulfilled. But Jesus knew that “the day of vengeance” wasn’t the purpose in His first coming.

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So what Jesus is teaching is that he will come again. And the prophets prophesied about the first and second coming of the Messiah, but they didn’t know the timing as they prophesied. This is why Peter says in 1 Peter 1:10-11 10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.

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The prophets themselves were making careful searches and inquiries regarding what they themselves were prophesying. The timing of these things was not necessarily known to the prophets themselves as they prophesied of the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.

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Like Isaiah 61 illustrates, the first and second comings, the second of which was likely unknown to most, are difficult to divorce from each other in Old Testament scripture. They are both often taught in the same passage without reference to the timing of either.

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And that’s the case here in Micah 5. The focus is on the restoration of God’s kingdom and this requires the coming of the Messiah. But little did, even perhaps Micah, know that there would be 2,000 years that separate the first and second comings of the Messiah.

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So, by God’s design, when we preach 1st coming passages, the Lord is also focusing our attention on the second coming.

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And this is what we have in Micah 4 and 5.

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So, for our text this morning, first the humiliated king of chapter 5 verse 1 and second, the great, universal King of verses 2-5.

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  1. The Humiliated King (5:1)

The humiliated king…verse 1 …

Micah 5:1 “Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; with a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.

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Like I said, this is the fourth event stated in the text that precedes the millennial kingdom. And the reason why Micah puts this one last is to form a contrast with this humiliated ruler of Israel and the ruler of God’s kingdom, the Messiah, in verse 2.

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As you can see in verse one, we have reference to a siege. “They have laid siege against us.” This word siege in the Old Testament is used primarily in the siege on Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. This occurred in 588-586 BC. So Micah is predicting this siege some 130 years before it happens.

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And we read about this siege, for example in 2 Kings 24:10 …that… the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon went up to Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.

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So they surrounded the city not letting necessary supplies to go in or out. The results of this siege were gruesomely devastating on the people of that holy city.

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We also read in Micah 5:1 that those who lay siege on the city would strike the judge of Israel with a rod on the cheek. This is a sign of the humiliation of that ruler. And the ruler during this time is Zedekiah. The point is, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon will humiliate Zedekiah, king of Israel.

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Nevertheless, Zedekiah is quite literally struck on the cheek. We read this in many places, for example in 2 Kings 25:7 They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, then put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him with bronze fetters and brought him to Babylon.

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Now, we do get an understanding from verses one and two about which verse will occur first. Verse one begins in the Hebrew with “but now.” And verse two begins with a more simple contrast … “but.” And so Micah is saying that verse one is a soon coming event … “But now muster yourselves….” and verses 2-6 are to happen in the more distant future…. “but as for you, Bethlehem.”

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And indeed this is the case. 130 some years after Micah prophesies of this, verse one is fulfilled… Babylon lays siege on Jerusalem and humiliates King Zedekiah. But it would be another 700 years or so after Micah’s ministry until verses two and following are fulfilled.

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TRANS: Now, Micah’s point is to contrast this weak humiliated ruler in verse one with the great universal King of verses two and following. And we will preach down to the first line of verse five this morning.

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  1. The Great, Universal King (5:2-5a)

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So, the Great, Universal King and His rule, beginning with his origins in verse 2 and his work in verses 3 to the first line of verse 5.

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  1. His Origins (5:2)

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So verse 1, King Zedekiah during the Babylonian siege would be humiliated, struck on the cheeck … and now verse 2 the LORD himself speaks concerning the origins of the Messiah …. Quote …

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Micah 5:2 “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”

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See the Lord is the one speaking in verse two. Our translators have inserted quotation marks to give us that indication. And in the middle of the verse we see the point of the Lord’s speech, “from you one will go forth for me to be ruler in Israel.” … “One will go forth for me to be ruler…” For me, meaning for the LORD.

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And so the Lord is speaking and He is speaking to a little town, Bethlehem of Ephrathah. Bethlehem, which literally means “house of bread,” is situated 5 miles south-southwest of Jerusalem. And Ephrathah, I understand from Gen. 35:19 and other passages, refers to the district in which Bethlehem was located. This was often given to distinguish it from another Bethlehem in Israel.

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Micah 5:2 says that Bethlehem was too little to be among the clans or towns of Judah. It’s not mentioned in the towns of Judah in either Joshua 15 or Nehemiah 11. But though it was too little or insignificant, it was the birthplace of David, as 1 Samuel 16:1 indicates and it is called the city of David in Luke 2:4 and 11.

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So clearly, Bethlehem is greatly associated with David. And we are to know that already, as we read this passage. It’s to the extent that when the people thought of Bethlehem, they thought of David. And here in Micah 5:2, we not only have Bethlehem mentioned but we also have this promise of a ruler coming from Bethlehem. And as astute readers, we think “…another ruler from Bethlehem!” … because we already understand David as having come from Bethlehem.

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And the Jewish leaders themselves of Jesus day understood this passage this way, referring to the Messiah. Herod, in Matthew 2 that we just read, inquires of the Jewish leaders where the Messiah was to be born and then they reference Micah 5:2.

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And though Bethlehem be small and insignificant, God would use this small, weak town in Judah, to confound the mighty…and see to it that His great, universal King would arise from humble origins, from the small town of Bethlehem.

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Now, this ruler is described in verses 2-5. He is from Bethlehem, he is the ruler over all Israel, his goings forth, or his origins are from long ago… Verse four, he will shepherd the flock of Israel in the strength of the Lord and in the majesty of his name… He himself will be great even to the ends of the earth and the beginning of verse five says that he himself will be our peace.

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Who is this? It is the Messiah.

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His Goings Forth from Long Ago, from Days of Eternity

Now, the last phrase of verse two has caused some controversy. Micah 5:2 “…His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”

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The NASB has a 2 next to that phrase and the note reads… His appearances are from long ago, from days of old.

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KJV: whose goings forth have been from of old, [*right*] from everlasting.

ESV: whose origin is from of old, [*left*] from ancient days.

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NIV: whose origins are from of old, [*left*] from ancient times.

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And so the major difference in translation is the very last phrase. Does this refer to the eternity of the Messiah …. That his origins are from [*right*] everlasting or from eternity ….

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Or as some translations have it does it refer to his origins [*left*] being from ancient days?

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What’s more clear is that the “goings forth” … His goings forth are from the days of eternity or from ancient times … His goings forth refer to his origins.

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The major difference in translation is one word at the end of verse two. It is the word that the New American Standard translates eternity and the ESV and others translate ancient days.

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It is the word ôl¹m. And the word can be understood either way. In the Garden of Eden, in Gen. 3:22, is the first occurrence of this word, it is used this way… Genesis 3:22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—

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And that word forever in Genesis 3:22 is the same word of Micah 5:2 translated eternity in the NASB and translated ancient days in the ESV.

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But that word is also the same word used in 1 Sam. 27:12 where Achish foolishly believes that David will become his servant forever. And forever is the word in question there. Clearly Achish does not believe that David will become his servant for all of eternity, but for a long time into the indefinite future.

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So the context determines the nuance of meaning for the word. And the fact is, whenever this word is used to refer to the past as it does in Micah 5:2, it almost never refers to a limitless past, an eternity. And I say almost never because I haven’t found one that clearly does refer to a limitless past.

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And so, the vast majority of uses, when it refers to the past it refers to simply a long time ago. And this exact phrase is used this way in Micah 7:14, just two chapters later. Micah 7:14 Shepherd Your people with Your scepter, The flock of Your possession Which dwells by itself in the woodland, In the midst of a fruitful field. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old.

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Messiah is being called upon here to shepherd his people with his scepter and to let his people feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old. And that phrase “the days of old” is the same exact phrase in Micah 5:2 translated days of eternity in the New American Standard Bible.

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And in the context we have the focus of Bethlehem and a ruler coming from Bethlehem. And we are forced to consider David. And the verse focuses us on the Messiah’s geographical origin… “From you Bethlehem …. One will go forth “for me” to be ruler.

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So regarding the origin, we are forced to consider Bethlehem….”from you.” In this passage, then, the origin of the Messiah is Bethlehem. And as we consider Bethlehem being the city of David and as we consider these words Bethlehem, Ephrathah, Judah…. These words occur in the book of Ruth which is designed to teach us about the origin of David.

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So, as well, we are forced to think of the promises made to David in the Davidic covenant in 2 Samuel 7, which tells us that the Messiah will come from the line of David.

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And now in Micah 5:2 when we consider that his goings forth, or his origins are from long ago from the days of old, or from ancient days, we are being told as we put together Bethlehem and the line of David …. We’re being told here the Messiah will be born in Bethlehem and that he will be a descendent of David.

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And so we conclude, along with the vast majority of students Micah, that his origins are from long ago from the days of old…. And coupled with the focus of Bethlehem, Ephrathah, Judah and how these words force our eyes to the Davidic covenant … any Jewish reader would be focusing on the line of David …. and realize that the days of old refers to his lineage back to David.

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So, this verse does not teach the eternality of the Messiah, but Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6 and the Daniel 7:9-14 all teach the deity of the Messiah in the Old Testament, and thus by default his eternality. And we will be getting to two of those verses in this month. But the focus is his geographical and ancestral origins mixed in a creative way.

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TRANS: Now, in verses 3-5, Micah describes the Messiah’s work.

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  1. His Work (5:3-5a)

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First, in verse three, the Messiah will reunite and restore the nation of Israel.

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Micah 5:3 Therefore He will give them up until the time when she who is in labor has borne a child. Then the remainder of His brethren will return to the sons of Israel.

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So, verse one, God’s design was to punish his people for their sin and humiliate their leader and then to raise up the Messiah-ruler in verse 2. Because of this, therefore verse 3 God abandons them … He gives them up it says …. Until the time.

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So God predicted in verse one through Micah that He would punishes people for their sins … humiliate the then future king Zedekiah … And then later He would raise up the Messiah ruler in verse two. And because this is the order, therefore verse three he will give them up…. In other words, the people of Israel until the first coming of the Messiah would be an abandoned people.

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They will be in that “given up” condition until the time it says … the time of what? Until the time of the suffering of Israel on the national level is complete and the Messiah comes. Notice the way it’s worded in verse three … that he will give them up until the time when she who is in labor has borne a child. Then the remainder of His brethren will return to the sons of Israel.

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The ‘woman in labor’ refers to the nation of Israel. We know this because back in chapter 4 Israel in her punishment is described this way, Micah 4:9-10 9 “Now, why do you cry out loudly? Is there no king among you, Or has your counselor perished, that agony has gripped you like a woman in childbirth? 10 “Writhe and labor to give birth, Daughter of Zion, Like a woman in childbirth; For now you will go out of the city, Dwell in the field, And go to Babylon. There you will be rescued; There the Lord will redeem you From the hand of your enemies.

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So Micah is predicting in Micah 5:2-3 that Israel would be given over into captivity to Babylon and that captivity is described as a woman in labor. And then when that captivity, that suffering is over, she will give birth to a child …. The imagery then is that the Messiah would be born. The Messiah would be born after the Babylonian captivity.

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And then of course, Daniel, in that very Babylonian captivity, updates the prophesy when, in his 9th chapter, he receives the exact year in which the Messiah would be born.

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So we have the prediction that the Messiah would be born after the Babylonian captivity and also, at the end of Micah 5:3, we have the prediction of the reuniting of the kingdoms of Israel.

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Micah 5:3 … Then the remainder of His brethren Will return to the sons of Israel.

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You remember that Israel had been divided into the northern and southern kingdoms. Here, the prediction is that after the coming of the Messiah, end of verse three, the remainder of his brethren … that is Judah … Because the Messiah is from Judah as it says in verse two … His brethren will return to the sons of Israel. Judah being the southern kingdom and Israel being the northern kingdom …thus, we have the returning of these two kingdoms into one and so we have here the reuniting of Israel.

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ILL: And as Micah prophesies this, he’s looking at the vision as if were like mountains. He sees in his vision first that the nation will have to be punished for their sins but that the Messiah ruler is coming, whose origins are Bethlehem from the line of David. The Messiah will come after the birth pains are finished, the Babylonian captivity… And then there will be a reuniting of Israel.

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So Micah sees all of these events in a couple of verses but we are not told of the amount of the years that are between each one. The Babylonian captivity is some 130 years away, which would last 70 years. The Messiah would come some 480 years after that.

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And then the reunification of Israel will happen in the end times. Certainly we have an Israel today that is one and is not divided into a northern and southern kingdom!

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So in verse three we begin the Messiah’s work. We have a promise of the regathering and reuniting of the people of Israel to the land of Israel.

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The second and third things of the Messiah’s work is in verse 4…

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Micah 5:4 And He will arise and shepherd His flock In the strength of the Lord, In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God. And they will remain, Because at that time He will be great To the ends of the earth.

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After the Messiah has regathered and reunited the people of Israel to the land of Israel says that he will arise, or literally “stand.” This more than likely refers to Him “taking His stand” in other words, and taking stand over his people. Or his ruling over them, or him being installed as King.

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The third of his works is the next phrase, that he will shepherd his flock. Messiah will be a Shepherd King leading, feeding, and protecting them.

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And how will he do this?

He will do this, verse 4 says in the strength of the Lord. In other words, in the LORD’s ability, being empowered by him. And he will do this as well in the name of the Lord …. In the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. In other words, he will rule with the authority of God himself, authorized by him.

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No doubt, as we see in other passages, He can do this because the Messiah himself is the LORD.

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Well, what is the result of His work? What is the result of him regathering and reuniting the nation of Israel, and then him arising and being installed as King and him shepherding them as their shepherd King and as he does this with the ability and the authority of God himself, himself being God …. What is the result of this?

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The result is in the verse four, that they will remain … And the note in the margin of the New American Standard says that they will live securely. And that’s the idea. The result of the Messiah, Shepherd King who reigns over the nation of Israel upon this earth at the end of days will be that His people live securely.

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The nation of Israel has never experienced such security, neither since 1948 when Israel became a nation nor previous to AD 70 when Israel was last a nation.

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And why is it then that the nation of Israel at this time will have such peace? I mean, they have never had such peace, why then? Verse four tells us. It is because at that time Messiah’s greatness will be extended to the ends of the earth. He will be so great he will have universal rule over all of the earth that’s why …. That’s why he can cause the people to live securely because he himself God himself is their shepherd King.

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These prophecies began to unfold when the Messiah came the first time…when He was born. A seemingly insignificant birth in an equally insignificant town…. That town is now by no means the least among the clans of Judah… For in that town was born the Shepherd King who will rule forever over his people whom he will restore to his land and reunite in one kingdom and will rightly claim his throne upon this earth and will forever shepherd his people because he himself is great and greatness will extend to the ends of the earth.

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And he will come again. By God’s design, as we focus on the first coming during this time of year, the Scriptures force us to consider the second coming.

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And we live in exciting times. As we have seen in Micah 5, and many other verses in the Bible predict this as well, … we learn of the regathering of the Jewish people to the land of Israel. And we are witnesses that today, on an unprecedented level. For the first time since A.D. 135, in 2009 more Jews lived in Israel than on any other place on earth.

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The Bible predicts in Daniel 9:27 there will be peace with Israel during the tribulation. And today there is constant attention on getting peace in that land. There are dozens of peace projects and proposals for that part of the world.

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God’s Word will most certainly come to pass.

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And Revelation 17 and 18 predict a one world government, economy, and religion. And we see the beginning stages of this today. Government alliances, economic trade agreements, and the religious apostasy are all giving way to one day fulfilling God’s word.

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CONCLUSION What is the Meaning of Micah 5.1-5

And in that day, the Messiah Micah 5:5 says will be our peace, our shalom is the word. We will not only have absence of war in the millennial kingdom we will have well-being and prosperity and spiritual peace.

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And the Messiah is our peace even today in Isaiah 53:5 …when he came the first time, … “He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our peace fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.

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Through the work of the Babe born in Bethlehem when he died on the cross and was raised from the dead, we now have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…. And this is for anyone, anywhere who chooses to put their trust in Him to be saved from the wrath to come.

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So Jesus has come offering himself as the Peace treaty between God and man and He Himself through himself will enable his people to live securely in the end times.

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So unlike the weak humiliated King of Micah 5:1 who was smitten on the cheek during the siege of Babylon, the Lord Jesus is great and his greatness will extend around the whole earth in that day.

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God has given to this world the Lord Jesus as a gift to all those who know themselves to be just like that besieged city of Jerusalem. Shut in on every side, plagued with enemies without and within … Jesus has come to bring deliverance and security…. God has brought Christ to us and will bring him again to bring worldwide peace. Christ our peace!

This is “The Rule of the Universal King with Humble Origins”

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95, O Little Town.

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