We have come to 7th and final chapter of the Book of Micah, written by the prophet whose name means "Who is like Yah?" and who came from the town of Moresheth-gath (vs. 1:14) which means "Possession of the Winepress (Gath)." In this great work we found that Micah joins the blowing of the trumpet and the sounding of the alarm with his fellow servants and not only makes the PROCLAMATION (Here ye, hear ye!) that this world is GOING TO FIND OUT REAL SOON who it is that "possesses the Winepress" and treads it, but he also gives us the express details of the reasons why?
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Pamphlet 1614 Micah 7
You see, it all begins with the "transgression of Jacob" and the "sin of Samaria", which is the idolatry of our people who have been lead astray from the Word of God where justice and truth abide and instead are taught to follow after the traditions of men. This has resulted in a "famine" in our land which as brother Amos writes in his book concerning these last days, is a famine for the hearing of the Word of God, not a famine for bread nor a thirst for water... Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:"
Oh, don't misunderstand! We hear a lot about Jesus!
It's just that His Word is not taught book by book, chapter by chapter, and line by line but by a few and so we as a nation are void of the knowledge of His wisdom have become as such a nation of Biblical illiterates.
Take the subjects of murder and capital punishment as an example. The 6th Commandment in Ex. 20:13 states that "Thou shalt not kill" (ratsach in Hebrew, which means premeditated murder.) And what should the punishment be for one who does "lie in wait" (premeditate) and commit murder?
God says just a few verses later in chapter 21 that he or she is to be killed, executed:
Of course if it is not premeditated murder then the punishment is not death.Exodus 21:12
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
The mainstream media (the four wind bags) and their "left handed" (ideologically) bedfellows in government and even many who call themselves of the "right" persuasion have stood up and called us Americans a "barbaric" people. In fact, there are many "bleeding heart" Christians who do not believe in capital punishment. You know what? They are either ignorant of God's Word or they do not believe God's Word. And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.
And so it is because of the famine, the lack of knowledge of His Word and the doing thereof, that moral pestilences abound and corruption and injustices have infested our institutions both civil and ecclesiastic. Therefore our Father shall send the Assyrian (Satan) and MANY shall fall (into captivity) by the (spiritual) sword.
The honorable men, i.e. men who make judgments, be they senators, governors, judges, ministers, etc., are starved for the wisdom which comes from the Word of God. Their laws and their judgments therefore are not honorable and so it is written that those who should judge righteously and who do not repent of their ways, are going down! They shall be tread-ees indeed.Isaiah 5:13
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. .
This verse speaks for itself. Corruption and all that is evil shall cease in our land and upon the whole earth for that matter and every knee shall bow to the King of kings and Lord of lords when He returns to rule with a rod of iron, which by the way is simply to govern with fairness and equity in adhering (with discipline) to the truth and justice of His righteous Word. The should-be-most-honorable will no longer rip off his or her flock, his or her neighbors, or his or her constituents. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
The word is "bow" before the LORD of hosts! And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
You know, our Father is so completely just and fair to all (He is not a respecter of persons - Acts 10:34) that it makes one wonder why so many men and women do not turn to Him and revere Him and walk humbly with Him, i.e. follow His ways that bring peace and happiness and blessings. Haven't we SEEN and EXPERIENCED ENOUGH of the pain and suffering and curses caused by "famine" and "thirst"? No, there is none like unto our Father and His righteousness. But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
There are NO SOCIAL PROGRAMS instituted by the beast of big government that can solve our problems in this nation. Neither can a false messiah! Only through the nourishment of and adherence to the Word of God is the solution to be found. But alas, because of the "famine" there is scarcely a truly righteous man or woman of God to be found, i.e. Christian soldiers with the gospel armor (Eph. 6) on who possess the strength and courage to stomp on the stinging scorpions and biting serpents and tell it like it is (Luke 10:19).Jeremiah 10:6
Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
Needless to say, our Father is very saddened by the conditions He finds on the earth and in this nation at the time of harvest, when the fruit should be ripe and His own vineyard filled with sweet luscious clusters that can be eaten. But what a mess His vineyard is in.
Here is what our Father has to say about it:
The "Woe is me" that begins this final chapter expresses the lamentation, the extreme disappointment and sadness our Father feels. He comes to His vineyard to reap a ripe plump cluster of grapes and instead finds that there are nothing but scattered grapegleanings left behind. Just about everything has been picked clean. By the way, the vineyard is the true house of Israel, those so-called "lost 10 tribes" who migrated over the Caucasus Mountains and settled in western Europe and the British Isles and later made the pilgrimage to the Americas. If you want to know more about where the true house of Israel is today, then contact Artisan Publishers at www.artisanpublishers.com and purchase the little booklet The Abrahamic Covenant, by E. Raymond Capt.) or log unto pamphlets #1064 and #1020 on this web site.Micah 7:1
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
"These two lines (judgment...oppression & righteousness...cry) may be Englished by "He looked for equity, but found inequity; for right, but behold might", as used in oppression and producing a 'cry'." (see Companion Bible, note on Isa. 5:7, pg 937.)Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and He looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
As we say today, "They are all out for blood!", for what they get for self. Their version of the Golden Rule is to "Do unto others before they do unto you!" And do not forget about those who control the Four Hidden Dynasties, i.e. ride the four horses of the apocalypse (Rev. 6). Their version of the Golden Rule is that "The Guys with the Gold make the Rules".Micah 7:2
The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
We can sure see where this is true of the overall legislative and judicial systems in our country where both sides of the isle and both the ideologically declared "right" and the "left" hands do evil earnestly, together, in a "true bi-partisan manner". We do have some good people in our government, and this is not an all inclusive indictment, but the vision of our founding fathers where our leaders hold true to the concept of "One nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all!" has fallen short because there is too large a "separation of godly men and state", the church notwithstanding. Deals of compromise, plea bargaining, bribery, and all sorts of "flatteries" (chalaq* in Hebrew - see Dan. 11:32) have now become the norm. What about "Right and Wrong"? Who cares? Certainly not the lovers (fornicators) who make their beds with the beast! That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
Note: Do you have the wisdom to count the number of the beast (Rev. 13:18), which is to use "smooth stones" in enumeration, i.e. to trace the mark of service of the kenites (sons of Cain) from the beginning in the garden to this very day and right up to the 6th Seal, the 6th Trump, and the 6th Vial? Look up the word "count" in your Strong's Concordancechalaq, khaw-lak', Hebrew 2505; a primitive root; to be smooth (figurative); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate :- deal, distribute, divide, flatter, give, (have, im-) part (-ner), take away a portion, receive, separate self, (be) smooth (-er).
The "day of the watchman" means the day the watchmen foretold about, which is the time of calamity when perplexity, the confusion of right and wrong, and the inability and/or unwillingness to discern between the holy and the profane shall abound. Take a good look around and you should no longer have any doubts why our Father is angry and determined He shall come forth out of His place to tread upon the high places of the land (Micah 1:3)? The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
Those briars and thorns are those we just read of in Micah 7:4.Isaiah 5:5
And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
So who are you going to put your trust in? Are you going to follow the rising swelling beast system and ultimately become a loyal world citizen under the protection (and control - captivity) of the New World Order? You see, the days are coming when the abomination of desolation, the Assyrian (the false-christ), shall come upon the land and he shall tread and he shall exercise all the power of the first beast, the multi-headed, multi-national, one-world political, social, economic and religious system, i.e. the New World Order. For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
It is written that this "son of perdition" will stand in the holy place and claim to be God, the Messiah returned, Jesus Christ, and it is also written that he will perform great signs and wonders in the sight of men (2 Thes. 2:4-9), like calling fire (lightening) down from heaven (Rev. 13:13), to show forth his "supernatural credentials" and thereby deceive the whole world (except for God's elect). Most of our brothers and sisters will believe the true Jesus Christ has returned, though he will be the false messiah, and they will want you to believe in him too! So the pressure will be on, my friend, and the spiritual heat of the fiery furnace will be stoked seven times hotter than it is wont to be right now.
Use wisdom and prudence and trust only in the Lord thy God and wait on Him. Trust not a friend, a leader, or even your wife. Stay in His Word and keep His way!Micah 7:5
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
Note: The 37th Psalm is an "acrostic Psalm" in which the 4th, 11th, and 19th verses each begin a triplet (as opposed to a quatrain, i.e. four verses, in all other cases) which when taken together give us a graphic illustration of what happens to those unrepentant slickmeisters who have gotten rich by ill-gotten gain, such as those we have been reading about. They shall be like a fat droplet which falls from a spit onto the hot bed of coals beneath. Poof! They shall be vaporized, consumed away instantly, and gone up in smoke forever and ever!Psalm 37:34
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
Our own people, our loved ones of our own household, shall become spiritual adversaries to us because of the zeal they have for Jesus, i.e. the one who shall come and convince them that he is the Messiah. Jesus Christ quoted these very words from the Book of Micah in Matthew chapter 10 letting us know that Micah was indeed speaking of the tribulation of the last days.Micah 7:6
For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
Yes, it is written that many loved ones shall betray (deliver up) one another to the spurious messiahchrist (who they think is Jesus) and shall cause them to be put to death (as in spiritually slain).Matthew 10:35
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Knowing that they are in a blind stupor of ignorance (Rom. 11) caused by the famine of these end times, the words of Jesus Christ as He hung on the cross come to mind: Luke 23:34 "Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."Mark 13:12
Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
However, true Christians who know and keep God's commands will not take and eat the poison meat from king Nebuchadnezzar's (a type of false-christ) table when they are brought before him, nor will they drink the wine of fornication (i.e. which causes one to commit spiritual adultery) from the hand of the harlot (Rev. 18:3). As a result they shall be hated of all men for His name's sake but they shall wait upon their God and shall endure and hold fast to that which they have.
It is also written in this 13th chapter of Mark (vs. 11) that God's elect are not to premeditate about what they shall say when they are delivered up, for the Holy Spirit shall speak through them and they shall proclaim His Word's as they are instructed and given utterance by Him after the example set forth by the Holy Spirit on that first Pentecost Day following the resurrection.Mark 13:13
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Who should you therefore put your trust in? Who should you look to during the time of perplexity and confusion among nations?
There is none like Yahveh!Micah 7:7
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Next we will complete the Book of Micah which concludes with the promise from our Father that He will perform every promise He has made to His children from the days of old.
The hour of darkness is soon upon us. But there is good news and that Good News is Jesus Christ, the Light of the world.
When I "fall" means to fall into calamity, i.e. to be in that time of "darkness" when Satan is here, when the Assyrian comes upon the land to make it spiritually desolate. As it is written "We are the children of light" and Christ is our light which shines during the hour of darkness. 1 Thes. 5:5 "Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."Micah 7:8
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
This is important! "The time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation (Dan. 12:1)" is coming and we learned in verse 7, that we need to be patient and stay in His Word, i.e. look unto the LORD, and He will bring us forth to the light and we shall behold His righteousness (not our righteousness for we are sinners), as that light shines through us! In other words, He will perform a marvelous and wondrous work through His servants in these last days. That is why they will be singing the song of Moses (Deut. chapter 32) at the victory celebration as documented in Rev. 15:3 "And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints." I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteousness.
Let us repeat verse 7:
Are you one of God's elect? If so, what is it God will hear you say? "Save me?" No! Pay attention to the rest of this study because if you are one of His elect you love mercy and you SERVE HIM and you ask and receive for that which furthers that service (work), knowing that your salvation is sure in Him! You see, to God's elect the salvation of their families, their brothers and sisters, is actually more important to them and weighs on their minds more heavily than saving their own necks. Have you ever read the Book of Jonah?Micah 7:7
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
The "she" who is our enemy refers to Assyria (vs. 12). In other words, the whole corrupt one world political, economic and religious system headed by Satan is coming down! And what is so amazing is that you can read about and preview the details of that great fall, i.e. of Babylon the Great, in the 18th chapter of Revelation. Actually, what is even more amazing and wonderful is that God's elect have a part in bringing her down!Micah 7:10
Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
In the day (of calamity) your walls (the walls of that great city on Mount Zion) shall be built (in place of the walls of Babylon the Great which are coming down), when the "decree", which is the appointed time of our captivity, is far removed, as in removed forever!Micah 7:11
In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed.
"The day comes for your walls to be mended, the day for frontiers to be far extended, the day when folk come home to you from Assyria and from Egypt even to the Euphrates, from sea to sea, from range to range, though all the world lies desolate in retribution for its pagan ways." (Moffat)By the way, those spiritual "walls" of that great city will come down after the same manner as the physical walls of Jericho came tumbling down. In other words, when the seven priests (God's 7,000 elect, the seven shepherds) march around the city and "blow the trumpets", if you understand the analogy.
Now notice what happens at that day, the last day, at the sound of the 7th Trump:Joshua 6:13
And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
Joshua is the same as "Yeshua" in Hebrew and he was a type of the savior leading his people into the promised land just as Jesus leads us.Joshua 6:16
And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.
I've got news for you! Good News! God's elect are busy right now "marching and blowing the trumpets" and we are sooin taking over "Babylon the Great, that great city, the Mother of Harlots (Rev. 17:5, 18)", for we are going to bring her walls down and the mountain of the house of Lord shall be established in her stead. Yes, at the sound of the last trump! Looks like the blowing of the trumpet by the priests, God's elect, does some good, doesn't it? Here is the shout at the last trump (i.e. the 7th trump just as it was in the time of Joshua) when Christ returns.Joshua 6:20
So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
The Assyrian and his beastly friends are not going to like the shout of God's people, are they?1 Thes. 4:16
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Let us return to Micah.
* This should read "they" as is "thine exiles". See the note on this verse in the Companion Bible.Micah 7:12
In that day also he* shall come [read "come home"] even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.
This is the future gathering back of His people, those "exiles" taken in the great captivity of the Assyrian (the false-christ) in these last days. They shall come out of the fortified cities, i.e. bondage also symbolized by Egypt, and gather unto Him. That is really good news! But first (which is what "notwithstanding" means in the next verse) the desolator, that death angel (of spiritual death), i.e. Satan, shall come upon the land and make it spiritually desolate. Do you remember "Why" from the very first chapter of this great Book of Micah?
 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.
For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?
This prayer from Micah to the LORD is for Him to come feed (which means "shepherd") His people, the flock of His heritage, and lead them to "green pastures", which is symbolic of His truth, the Word of God. Then in vss. 15-17 below, the LORD answers this prayer and declares that He surely will, i.e. come again.Micah 7:14
... Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
Also, it should be pointed out that the phrase "As in the days of old" documents that this verse speaks of a yet future time and does not refer to the days of Micah when Israel was in possession of Bashan and Gilead.
Micah now continues with more of the Good News, a promise from our heavenly Father:
Again, this is our Father's response to Micah's prayer and His remedy (redemption) to the captivity and calamity of His people in these last days. And if you think the "marvellous things" He performed when he brought our forefathers out of Egypt were something, you "ain't seen nothin' yet". This will really be something to behold when the Lord redeems His people Israel.Micah 7:15
According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.
The nations SHALL SEE and they shall be "confounded", which means they will be utterly ashamed. Remember earlier, in chapter 5, we learned that it is God's elect, those Seven Shepherds (even "eight principal men" meaning plumb full of oil, whose "cups runneth over", i.e. anointed ones), whom He shall raise up to "take a stand" against Satan and "waste the land of Assyria with the sword (the Word of God)"? The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
As we noted in our study of chapter five, this "Man" is Yeshua, the Great Shepherd, leading the seven shepherds, God's elect, to do His will, like blowing the trumpets!Micah 5:5
And this Man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
Go bruisers! Go!
They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
He will put a stop to the chastisement (in fact He has evened shortened the length of Satan's reign - Mat. 24:22) and He will redeem His people and restore to them the inheritance He promised to Abraham. Who is like unto Him? There is no one so just and merciful as He and there is none other who can forgive us of our transgressions. You see, our Father wants to be merciful to His children for it is His desire that ALL should come to repentance (2 Pet. 3:9).Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
He will "turn again" means He will "return" and He will fulfill ALL of His promises! ALL of them! He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Jesus Christ quoted from this great Book of Micah in Luke 12:53 and so did Dr. Luke in Luke 1:72-73 where he speaks of the horn of our salvation, Jesus Christ, who would come and redeem His people and fulfill all of the terms of His holy covenant which He made unconditionally to our father Abraham. Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
Jesus Christ is the Savior and the Light unto this world of darkness! As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
These next verses are taken from the last verse in the great Book of Luke.
Are you familiar with the holy covenant which the Lord God "sware to our father Abraham"? Luke sums it up for us: To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
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