Micah

Chapter 1

"Threatenings"

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and made available with written permission by http://www.theseason.org

Micah in the Hebrew tongue actually asks a question. "Micah" means; "Who is like Yahveh (GOD)?" In these final days, you had better have an answer to this question. There is no one like God. When God spoke, nothing became everything, and everything was created for His pleasure. God is in full control, and when we are out of His will, He will correct us.

Much of the prophecies of Micah are close to prophecies given in Isaiah. Though many speak of prophetic events common to each other, there is only one voice and source, and that is God Himself. God speaking through the prophets, and the prophets pen putting it down for our record in the Holy Bible.

The entire Word, from Genesis to Revelation is authored through the Spirit, through the Son, and our Heavenly Father.

Micah and Isaiah were written at the same time period; between 632 B.C. and 603 B.C., during the reign of the these kings; Judah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.

Micah 1: 1 "The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem."

The Word is not Micah's but the Lords. This prophecy is concerning both nations, Israel (The house of Israel with Samaria as it's Capital,) and the nation of Judah (Jews, the house of Judah with Jerusalem as it's capital.)

Micah 1: 1, and Isaiah 1:1 are very much alike.

Micah 1: 2 "Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from His holy temple."

Though the threatenings are against Israel, it addresses all people. In fact this warning is addressed to everyone on earth. There can be no mistake, this message is from God to you and irregardless of where we are, or what generation we live in, it applies to you.

Micah 1:3 "For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of His place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.."

In most nations on this earth, if you go to the highest point of that nation, and you will see the symbol of their worship, or something in writing to their god. So when God "Tread upon the high place", they are the places of worship in all nations. God is warning all nations who have had a part in the misleading of God's people into worshipping false gods.

Micah 1:4 "And the mountains shall be molted under Him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the water that are poured down a steep place."

When water moves swiftly down a mountainside, it moves anything in it's way. After a major flooding, the ground is left barren. Our Father is a consuming fire, and in Micah 1: 4 God is warning all nations and religions upon the face of this earth, that for misleading His people they are doomed by God.

There is another flood coming, as recorded in Revelation 9 and 12, and it's devastation is world wide. That flood is deception, and all will be consumed in that flood except for God's "elect". That flood is Satan's (Antichrist ) lies.

Though religious historians equate this to a time of the earthquake in the 7th century B.C., it must be the time of the second advent, yet to come. Because at the last trump is when Christ returns and makes all things right upon the earth.

Jesus came in the first advent as a babe, to bring salvation, and to die on the cross, without a fight. Christ came to fulfill the prophecies of His Word, and He died for our sins, offering that way back to God despite the fact that we all fall short.

When Christ returns and touches the "Mount of Olives", the mount will split, and evil will fall. All evil will be avenged on that day.

Micah 1:5 "For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

Why was God so angry? It's important to note that God's anger is directed at not just to the two tribes and Kenites comprising of the Jewish people; but to all 13 tribes of the whole House of Jacob. Keeping in mind that Joseph is comprised of two tribes of His sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.

Remember in Samaria when Jeroboam, King of Israel, made two golden calves, and proceeded to take up Baal worship? And in 722 B.C. when God divorced Israel (Hosea 1) and scattered them? To this day most Christians know their Caucasians, but have no record of their ties to Israel. Caucasians are those of the ancient "House of Israel" who migrated through the Caucasus mountains to move westward. They are the European Nations and Christian Nations today. That Northern Kingdom sinned against God, and God brought them down, and scattered them.

Seventy years later God gave Judah into Nebuchadnezzar's hands, and Judah entered into the 70 years of captivity, because of their sins, which were as Israel's.

There is no difference today, than it was in Israel and Judah's day; to call a church house the "House of God", then teach lying tradition's of men, mixed with the heathen forms of other religious forms, and call it Christianity is as it was then, sinning against God.

So, how do you know when you're getting God's truth? 

When it's taught from God's Word, "line upon Line" and chapter by chapter. There are no shortcuts to God's Word, no gimmicks; Just the simplicity as His plan was revealed from the beginning, in order, rightly divided, and just as Jesus taught it.

"Samaria" means "watch mountain". They were intended to be watchman, yet they turned out to be a pack of idol worshippers.

Micah 1:5 "For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

Continuing back in verse 5. What are the "high places of Judah?"  

They are also places of worship, and at this time, places of idol worship. We find written in Jeremiah and Isaiah that their idols (Alters) of worship were on every corner. God called them brothel Houses, as an example of how God felt about their worship. God used the analogy or likeness of "Adultery" to explain their idolatry.

Micah 1:6 "Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof."

A "heap" is a "pile", and the "plantings" actually means God's is going to clean it out. This is in "Samaria", those ten tribes to the north, the time is approaching 722 B.C., about 300 years following King Solomon's death, and the Northern Kingdom is going to be overrun by Assyria.

Micah 1:7 "And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot."

God is going to destroy your other forms of worship. These "hires" are for what? They made a commercial enterprise out of whoring after other God's. Have you watched TV with the money gimmicks being used by most of the "so-called" TV preachers? What are the forms being used to get money in your church in God's name?

God said they started as money grabbers in the name of religion, and in the end times they will end in the same way. Using various forms of idolatry as part of their worship.

The word "hires" here means "ethnan" in the Hebrew text #868 in Strong's Dictionary; ethnan, a gift as a price of harlotry or idolatry: hire-reward. It is only used in Micah 1: 7 in all the scriptures.

Well why does God talk about harlotry so much? When you attend a church that turns God's truth into something it isn't, and lead you into believing something that brings you into the Antichrists camp; it's just like harlotry in God's eyes. Taking man's tradition's, like the "rapture theory," (which teaches falsely that "we're just going to 'fly outta here' and be 'gone'") and other man made traditions, which are going to lead God's sheep into following the first christ (false) on the scene, rather than waiting for the true Christ, who will come at the Seventh Trump. These are all part of the harlotry spoken of in verse seven.

Micah 1:8 "Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls."

This shows the shame brought on by these people for their practice of religions forms of idolatry.

Micah 1:9 "For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of My people, even to Jerusalem."

"her wound" is "Israel's wound". Israel's wound was devastating as it's people were scattered. The "deadly wound" of our time will come before Jesus Christ's return, it's recorded by Jesus in Mark 13:11; that is not allowing the Holy Spirit to speak through you, when you are delivered up into the Synagogues of Satan. Those church houses who deny the deity, and blood of Christ, and have taken up a form of ungodliness. Those who preach another Gospel, of another christ.

"He shall come unto the gate" is the Antichrist taking his seat in Jerusalem, and calling himself God. This is the "Abomination of desolation" by the desolator- In Hebrew as written in Daniel 9:27 and spoken of in Matthew 24:15, by Jesus Christ. You can bet on one thing for sure: The harlots will believe him, because they have been taught he's coming to "rapture" them away. Be prepared for he is the Antichrist-Satan who is supernatural, coming to perform miracles and lying wonders in the sight of men to draw them away.

Micah 1:10 "Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust."

"Gath" is a winepress and is referred to in Joshua 11:22. The "House of Aphrah" is the "House of dust". It loses a little in the translation. Remember in Revelation 14, where you will be squeezed in the wine press in these end times to see what kind of wine or character comes forth? That is what a grape press is all about; to get every drop of the juices from it.

How will you stand for Christ when the whole world thinks you're crazy for not following the Antichrist in his false peace and prosperity? Satan is the man in the dust Gen. 3

Though Micah is talking to Israel and Judah, don't forget in verse three, it is directed at all the "high places" of the earth. As we learned earlier, this is referring all religious forms, regardless of location or period of time.

Micah 1:11 " Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, having thy shame naked: the inhabitant of Zaana came not forth in the mourning of Bethezel; he shall receive of you his standing."

This translation is really chopped up. God has just said dust town, roll in the dust. Here He is saying "beauty town" saphir you're naked, and He points to their shame. This is a mockery of those who would roll in the dust then get up and pretend their deplorable condition is something of beauty.

This is spoken of in a spiritual sense, for the rolling in the dust is taking of religious forms of idolatry, of Satan, then dressing themselves up with pretty words of Christianity to look like they are of God. You know, false tradition, dressed in scriptural verses to try to pass off their harlotry, as being from God. "Bethezel" is the house of countless numbers that will stand with you before the Antichrist in Jerusalem.

Micah 1:12 "For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the Lord unto the gate of Jerusalem."

In the Hebrew; "Maroth waited for good," is "bitter town waited for good". In the book of Revelation, "Bitter town" is called wormwood. Have you seen anything good come from bitterness, other than when God has a hand in it? This "wormwood" maroth is spoken of in Revelations 8: 11, as well as Amos 5: 7, and Jeremiah 9:15, 23: 15.

When you learn a lesson the hard way you simply avoid that way when it comes again. You mature through your experiences, into a better Christian, and in your walk with our Lord.

This verse is directed to you when you're in the dust of depravity, naked, and of no beauty to God, in a Spiritual sense. Your sitting in "Bitter town" Maroth, and in a bitter-losing frame of mind. You follow the church crowd to wherever it takes you.  And where that 'bitter' takes you is into traditions, and into the gate of Jerusalem where evil will dwell.

Friend, evil is at that gate, and the one in rule at this time, the time of maroth is Satan, the Antichrist and his "One world system". This bitterness today in the church world comes from the false shepherds who lead their flock into believing, "I'm saved and that is, all that matters", or  "I don't need to study Revelation, or the Old Testament; for I won't be here when Revelation takes place, and the Old Testament is Old Ancient History"'.

If this is your belief, this verse is directed at you. Because you will flock to the gate of Jerusalem, while Satan sits on his throne there, and the "mourning of Beth-ezel" is what Satan will receive from you. You are in the final generation, and you will see the Antichrist first, then, as Paul records in I Corinthians 15: 50-52, you'll be changed, at the last trump, as naturally as you breathe, when you see our Lord Jesus Christ. That's right! No rapture. No one is going anywhere for these things to be fulfilled.

It is important to note that the book of Revelation (meaning 'to Reveal') is a necessity to you in these final days. Revelation spells out in detail the exact events of which you and the world will go through. It shows God's love and care for us during these times of deception. Then as a double witness, these events are foretold by Jesus, the disciples, and the prophets of old. There will be no excuse for a Christian on Judgment day. On that day you have no one to plead your case.

Micah 1:13 "O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.

"Lachish" means "house town". This is talking of "Samaria" in the latter days. Today we know Samaria which is Israel today and also the Christian Nations of the world. They are the descendants of the scattered 10 tribe nation, Israel.

Why? Because their church houses are turned into places of harlotry. The two calves and tamed heifers of old, are the false traditions and teachings of today. God's people, on the whole, are ignorant and at the mercy of their false shepherds, who try to make God's Word easy for people. They offer shortcuts to salvation, which leaves their flocks defenseless against the wicked one when they face Him, and they will face Him in a matter of months, or a few years.

Only the Word of God will give the knowledge and foundation that a person will be able to stand. When Satan arrives it will be too late. When Satan's locust army of Revelation 9, and Joel comes forth, you will either be sealed or you will not. If you are sealed you are aware that the first christ is Satan; If you are not, then you will think and work for Satan and believe he is Christ. Why? Because you will be given over to Satan, and his Cadre of Fallen angels.

However, if you are one of the "elect" of God , the Holy Spirit will reveal this to you in the way that He works through you. If you are not of the "elect of God, the Word will be foolishness, and you will be in "house town", rushing to be at Satan's side upon his arrival.

When you are prepared with the gospel armor of Ephesians 6:10-20 you will stand armed and ready for the spiritual battle of the end time. That battle is of words, ideas and concepts to capture your mind. Then you use God's defenses, and His authority to fight Satan. For we see in Revelation 9: 1 "And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star Satan the Antichrist fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key (the Authority) of the bottomless pit.."

Satan has no authority except what is given by God. In verse four God set the limits of Satan's authority; "But only those who have not the seal of God in their forehead." your seal is in your mind or forehead, and that seal is "understanding", not a electronic device. With that seal Satan doesn't appeal to you. Got it!?

Micah 1:14 "Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel."

"Moresheth-gath" is the owner of the wine press. This is why he said tell this to Moresheth- gath and publish it. He is the one who squeezes the juice of one's character out of people. "Achzib" means "a lie", in Hebrew. It's transliterated rather than translated. 

The "King's of Israel" shall be deceived. The religious leaders of today will be deceived into believing lies. The religious houses (Churches) are going to become, as very apparent today, into "houses of lies". 

They will lead their flocks right into Satan's camp of the World System. As we see today, very few denominations see the truth. Most of the flock will be recognized by Satan's Kenite, World Council of Churches. Even the top leaders of the religious world are fighting to be on top in the "den of harlots".

Micah 1:15 "Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel."

God is going to bring a possessor, to your "cave of hiding" Adullam. He will come acting and playing as David was, in the cave. As a savior of the people of God, however we are to watch out for this possessor because he is Satan parading as the Messiah, Jesus Christ. All Israel the Christian world, except God's elect will believe.

Why? Remember in verse 15? Their Church houses became "Houses of Achzib"; "Houses of Lies." They believed their lies. The world will now accept them, because they now accept this new world teaching.

Their adopting the Christianizing of psychology, where the concepts of psychology are the concepts of Buddha. The will-worship of Hinduism, is acceptable through a Christianized form of positive thinking, and other Satanic devices of putting yourself over God. "I did this so God must do that." It's heathenistic, yet still a device used in many churches to get money, and other favors. Probably the worst, besides drawing sodomites into your flock, is the plain idolatry in most church houses.

I've written a whole book of 40 Religions being adopted into Christianity, yet the most sick is the "doctrine of the Rapture", which started from the lips of a mentally ill woman, Margaret McDonald, of Scotland in 1830. Dave McPherson documents it in his book "The Incredible Cover-up". Later a healthy, McDonald HERSELF even denounced it as OF Satan. Yet once this sick dream got started, the Kenite influence in the Christian Church adopted it, and formed it into a mainstream church tradition. This tradition which is spread throughout many churches today, is the deception which is going to lead to many into wallowing in Satan's (Antichrists ) camp.

Micah 1:16 "Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee."

Their baldness is their shame, and their captivity is by the false messiah that comes to rapture them away. Their held captive by their own ignorance, because they don't know who they are. That is not an insult, but a fact. They are blind to their physical heritage and their spiritual promises.

The "House of Israel" is lost. I'm not talking about that small number of good and bad figs Jews of Judah and the Kenites intermingled, but the untold number, as the "Stars in the heavens and the sands of the sea." In fact, it's more then likely your one of them. They are the ones that stand "Bald" in their shame before God and ignorant in their captivity because they have not been taught. It's time to wake up, because there aren't that many more days.

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