Micah 4:1 “…in the latter days…”
Prophecy of the future. From the context it should be during the reign of Christ in the Millennium.
1-2 “…peoples shall flow to it. Many nations shall come…”
Not only will the Israelites be worshipping God, all the other nations will come to Jerusalem to worship. Christ Himself will be enthroned in the temple, and all nations will come to worship and acknowledge Him as Lord of all.
2 “…out of Zion the law shall go forth, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem”
Christ is enthroned there.
3 “…rebuke strong nations afar off…”
Christ will rule all nations regardless of who or where they are.
3 “…They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks…”
Famous passage. Beginning of the Millennium as Christ begins to reign. Just before the end, when satan is released, the peoples of the earth who choose to rebel will again make weapons of war, but it will be useless. Christ will defeat them with a word.
4 “…no one shall make them afraid…”
All is at peace. No concern for evil.
7 “I will make the lame a remnant, And the outcast a strong nation…”
They are headed for exile and judgment now, but someday God will return them to the land to be a nation again.
10 “…to Babylon you shall go. There you shall be delivered…”
Now they are going into exile. But God won’t leave them there forgotten. He will grow them while they’re there and even cause the rulers to eventually have favor on them and allow them to return with the treasures that were stolen from the temple.
12 “But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, Nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor.”
The nations may gather around Israel and think they are able to overcome them due to God’s judgment on them. But they don’t realize it is all in God’s plan. He is using the nations for His will, not theirs. When He is through with them, He will judge them as well.
13 “…You shall beat in pieces many peoples…”
At some future time, the Israelites will overcome their enemies by God’s strength and for His glory. Probably some reference to the time after the return up to the time of the Romans, but certainly to the latter days when all nations come to Jerusalem to worship Christ. All of Israel’s enemies will be dealt with to cause trouble no more.
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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.