Micah 4:2 KJV
And many nations shall come, and say,
Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
and to the house of the God of Jacob;
and he will teach us of his ways,
and we will walk in his paths:
for the law shall go forth of Zion,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Many people will speak about it. ‘Come! We will go up to the Lord ‘s mountain,’ they will say. ‘We will go to the Lord ‘s house because he is the God of Jacob ‘s people. He will teach us what he wants us to do. He will show us the right way; so then we will be able to obey him. The Lord will speak his rules from Zion . He will send out his message from Jerusalem.’
Micah 4:1-3 is almost identical with Isaiah 2:2-4.
In Isaiah it is “all nations”, which is a more universal prophecy.
The mountain of the house of the Lord
Which just before (Micah 3:12) had been doomed to be a wild forest height.
When the Messiah walked on earth, the situation of its elevation was not like that, but it was so of the moral dignity, as the seat of God’s universal empire.
Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord
and to the house of the God of Jacob
At the beginning of this fourth chapter, Micah shows the time of salvation, which would begin with the coming of the Christ.
While the gentiles were still a big threat to Israël and Judah in his days, in the days of the Messiah it will be quite different. Then the mountain of the Lord will become the center of the nations, and the nations will raise each other up and say, Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord…!
In New Testament wordings: they will come to the Christ, in whom all Old Testament worship has been fulfilled.
Notice, it says they WILL…! That doesn’t mean maybe. That is not a vague hope. No, God Himself will work with His Spirit so that they WILL come. He has made the plans and is watching over it that it will be realized in the way He wants.
That gives courage, also for mission and evangelism. They WILL come.
You are happy when you belong to them who belong to the Christ.
John 6:37 KJV
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me;
and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
What a beautiful part, what a wonderful future we are shown in it!
▪︎ Let’s stop looking back all the time.
▪︎ Let’s learn to look forward.
▪︎ Let’s learn to live in expectation rather than melancholy!
▪︎ Let us pay attention to the certainty that resonates in Micah’s words: it WILL be done!
Thus the land will be. Of rest, of peace, and of God’s rule.
It will be the end of mission and evangelism.
No longer will missionaries have to go out to preach the Gospel, because
▪︎ The nations will themselves come to the mountain of the Lord.
▪︎ The nations will themselves come to the Christ their Lord.
▪︎ The peoples themselves will ask about Him.
▪︎ The nations themselves will ask about His will.
▪︎ The peoples themselves will want to live in obedience to Him.
All questions about how we can best approach others with the gospel will be put aside at once.
At this time, the nations are still following their idols.
But every day we live, we come closer to the moment when all nations will bow to the Lord our God, and people from all nations will follow Him forever.
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