MICAH (Part #7)
( Micah 3:8 to 4:1 )
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hello again dear can spoken thank you for joining me I'm pastor Visser a beautiful Brooks Georgia and today I'm pleased to announce we're going to continue our long-running series looking at every word that was spoken by the minor prophet Micah and if you were with me last time you know that we actually left off in Chapter three but in verse eight because it is here where my god begins to contrast himself to many of the false prophets that the Israelite men women and children would prefer having and basically says that he is led by the Spirit of Yahweh God however many others have nothing whatsoever to do with the Spirit and that's exactly what we're going to be looking at today for example we learn in Micah three but verse eight Micah says truly I am full of power by the spirit of Yahweh and of judgment and of mine to declare unto Jacob his transgressions and unto Israel his sin and that if you will is one of the main purposes of Micah the minor prophet and his reasons for coming in and actually preaching that is to tell the Israelites he rendered the house of Jacob of their sins their transgressions against Yahweh's eternal law and so that is exactly where we're going to begin right here in Micah chapter three verse eight and we're going to conclude chapter three but you will see by the time we get to the end of the third chapter and move into the fourth his rebuke is against the false prophet straightforwardly and therefore I would invite you to pay closest a Inchon to this segment we're going to actually begin in the Gospel according to st. Matthew and in the 23rd chapter I mentioned this very briefly in part 1 but it is here where Jesus Christ says beginning in verse 33 you serpents you generation of vipers how can you escape the damnation of Hell Christ asks wherefore behold I Jesus speaking will send unto you prophets and wise men and scribes and some of them you shall kill and crucify and some of them you shall scourge in your synagogues and persecute them from city to city that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias whom he slew between the temple and the altar stopping right there for just a moment obviously Jesus Christ here in context in the 23rd chapter of Matthew it's clearly rebuking the Pharisees that dwelt within the city of Jerusalem and he clearly says I Jesus will send unto you many prophets and wise men and scribe and what does Christ say that they'll accept them with open arms that they'll embrace the truth no quite the opposite in fact he says you will stone them you will kill them and you'll crucify them continuing on in Matthew chapter 23 but verse 36 Yahshua says verily I say unto you all these things shall come upon this generation meaning gene or genja and the Greek Christ continues Oh Jerusalem Jerusalem thou that kills the prophets and stones them which are sent unto thee how often would I again Christ speaking gathered thy children together even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings and you would not behold your house is left unto you desolate why is that important because Christ clearly acknowledged that Jerusalem would be leveled and in many different ways but here he says that many of the false prophets the Pharisees are responsible from for the blood of righteous Abel going all the way up to John the Baptist father now why would that be because Jerusalem is the city that murders and/or slays the prophets don't believe me well we're gonna provide a double witness to this fact in the Gospel according to Matthew however in the thirteenth chapter I want you to consider where Christ says identically verse 34 o Jerusalem Jerusalem which kills of the prophets and stonest them which are sent unto thee how often would I have gathered thy children together as a hun or a hen does gather her brood under her wings but you would not behold your house is left unto you desolate now I wanted to begin right here in the two Gospels of Matthew and Luke to confirm that Christ says in the Gospel according to Matthew that Jerusalem is the city that slays the prophets and Luke's take says that Jerusalem is the city that murdered all the genuine prophets prophets were just like Micah that we're looking at today and by the time we get to the end or the conclusion of chapter 3 right here in Micah you will see that he gives the very prophecy that Jesus to Christ references he says Jerusalem Jerusalem you kill the prophets that are sent unto you but set your own house will be left unto you desolate now in Malachi and Obadiah we clearly learned that the intent of the Edomite is to return and rebuild those desolate places perhaps that's a study for another day but I'd like you to consider the book of Nehemiah this was written round about the time of Babylon and we're going to look at the ninth chapter and we're actually going to begin in verse 25 so the children went in and possessed the land and they'll subdued before them the inhabitants of the land the Canaanites and gave them into their hands with their kings and the people of the land that they might do with them as they would hear Nehemiah's clearly reiterating Israel's history by saying the land of Canaan was given to the Israelites by way of an inheritance continuing on nevertheless they were disobedient who the Israelites as Micah said the sons of Jacob that's you and I my friends they were disobedient and rebelled against Yahweh and cast his law behind their backs and slew the very prophets which testified against them to turn back unto them and they brought great provocations meaning they provoked y'all wake on to anger but I don't want you to lose sight of this very important point it is us time and time again that would prefer the lie and Jerusalem being the epicenter alongside Samaria in the land of Judea was no different to America and Europe many places like that today where they would prefer to erect a false prophet and kill the genuine prophets in Nehemiah chapter 9 verse 27 therefore Yahweh delivered them into the hands of their me so the Israelites who vex them and in the time of their trouble when they cried unto thee thou heard from heaven and according to thy manifold mercies thou gave them saviors who saved them out of the hands of their enemies but after they had rest they did evil again before Yahweh therefore left thou them in the hand of their enemies you get the point so far we have proven from two Gospels that Christ says Jerusalem is the city that murdered the prophets and it shouldn't take a lot of study on the part of URI to actually prove that men and women of the Israelite race today still prefer the lie over the truth they still love evil and hate good and as a result of that over and over they murder the prophets that are sent unto them turn with me to the new testament epistle of Paul to the Romans and we're going to look at chapter 11 beginning in verse 2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew know not what scripture says how he makes intercession to God against Israel saying Lord they have killed my prophets and digged down thine altars and I am left alone and they seek my life but what saith the answer of God unto Him I have reserved to myself seven thousand men who have not bowed me unto the image of bale now it should be pointed out that bale is a polite way of saying Lord and out there within judaeo-christian them people have no problem coming in and saying well the Lord this the Lord that but however you will never hear them mention the name of Yahweh God and this is the point of Myka as a book as many prophets as Yahweh God sends unto the Israelites from the beginning of time until our current era the majority prefer the lie this is what Christ would teach narrow is the way and few there be that find it now surely you want to be part of that company now we barely touched the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it deals with Jerusalem being the city that murdered the prophets it's obviously written at the time of Ezra and Nehemiah Paul referenced it and clearly said that we killed the prophets Christ clearly in Matthew chapter 23 told the Pharisees that upon their gene or generation meaning race would come all the blood from Abel up until John the Baptist's father that means every prophet from the beginning in the Garden of Eden up until right before Christ came the Pharisees were responsible for meaning Christ had no problem coming in and saying that organized religion kills the genuine prophets my friends and if you don't believe that it's still this way today well bear with me in this series on Micah and I believe I'll be able to prove that to you so we're going to take a quick detour back in to the Book of Micah chapter 3 and then I'm going to prove a few more points to you from the parables of Jesus Christ but in Micah chapter 3 beginning in verse 8 Micah compares himself to the Pharisees the Edomite take your pick but in short the false prophet and notice by saying he is spirit-filled it's not far removed from what Paul taught in the book of Acts the book of Romans etc but it provides you the faithful a key as to what a false prophet is they're usually led by filthy lucre sake that is the love of money being the root of all evil bear with me verse 9 Micah continues hear this I pray you Oh heads of the house of Jacob and princes of the house of Israel that a bore judgment and pervert all equity so manuscripts don't put Prince's at all they put rulers of Israel and other manuscripts don't put judgment at all they put justice but either way here this Micah says and in context they are who the princes and the rulers of the Israelite men women and children now unfortunately we live in an era where we go to a judge a lawyer or the district attorney for supposed to justice however under the Mosaic law it was for an high priest to exercise the judgments of Yahweh God thus the rulers he is addressing are the same rulers that Christ said would be responsible for the blood of every prophet from able to Zechariah that's a tizzy so what do we learn they build up Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity right there are two keys number one they build up the suppose that people and/or house meaning land or nation of God Zion with blood violence number two Jerusalem is built with iniquity one of the very reasons Christ said that he would level it okay so we need to hop around and prove a few points right here based solely on Micah 3 verse 10 they build up Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity turn with me to the book of the major prophet Jeremiah Jeremiah was also a prophet to Judah as we have proven in this very series but I feel that this will actually edify you and we really need to concrete this before we move on into Micah chapter 4 bear with me this will make sense but nevertheless I want you to consider a statement as it is found in Jeremiah through chapter 22 but beginning in verse 13 I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria stopping right there in context to objects of rebuke according to the minor prophet Micah Jerusalem and Samaria Jeremiah says I have seen folly in the profits of teachers of Samaria they prophesied in bail and caused my people Israel to err I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem a horrible thing they commit adultery they walk and wise they strengthen the hands of evildoers that none will return from their wickedness they are all gone as the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah why is that important because Jeremiah clearly is rebuking the same exact thing that Micah does Samaria and Jerusalem and he gives you keys here he tells you that why they profess a love of God not Yahweh he rendered bail they will teach the precepts of bail here prophesied in bail why an order that the Israelite men women and children will not learn the errors of their way and turn back unto their husband Yahweh God they strengthen the hands of evildoers so that none returned from their wickedness therefore thus says Yahweh I will feed them with wormwood I will make them drink the water of gall for from the profits of Jerusalem its profaneness gone forth upon all the land now I don't know how many times the Bible clearly says over and over that Jerusalem is the city that slaves are murders the prophets nehemiah clearly says that it kills the prophets just as Luke does Paul in Romans clearly says that we ourselves ok Zion or responsible for murdering our own people or at least tolerating men who will false prophets so back in Micah chapter 3 what does he say they build up Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity consider the 22nd chapter of Ezekiel and I want you to consider beginning in verse 23 Ezekiel says clearly the word of Yahweh came unto me saying son a man say unto her thou art the land that is not cleansed nor and upon in the day of Yahweh's indignation there is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof like a roaring lion ravening the prey they have devoured Souls they have taken the treasure in many precious things they have made her many widows in the midst thereof who Jerusalem her priests have violated my law and have profaned my holy things why they have put no difference between the holy and the profane exactly the world that we're living in today we'll be back in exactly 60 seconds I want you to write down this information if you feel inspired stay tuned thank you for joining us for another CPM Bible study if you're enjoying this gospel message like to be a part of our fellowship sure to write to us covenant people's ministry website this bucks to pipes thing Brooks Georgia 2:05 p.m. can be found on the world wide web ministers and I would like to thank you for once again rejoining me dear Ken spoke before that break I was proving to you from various places within the Word of God that Jerusalem the very city in the Middle East that a majority of judeo-christians are looking to today for fulfillment of prophecy scripturally is the city that murdered all the prophets that were sent by Yahweh God and I took you to the Gospel of Matthew and Luke to prove that Christ clearly taught this that he said that the Pharisees would be responsible for the blood of the prophets that he send so turn with me the back as we did at the beginning today through the Gospel according to Matthew the 21st chapter and I want you to consider a beautiful statement Herbal that Christ taught and that I covered in its entirety in 2014 beginning in verse 33 of Matthew chapter 21 Christ says hear another parable there was a certain householder which planted a vineyard and digged round about it and digged a winepress within it and built a tower and let it out to an husbandmen and went into a far country and when the time of the fruit drew near he sent his servants a polite way of saying worker of Yahweh God the prophets or the servants he sent his servants but what happened well when the time of the fruit drew near the husbandmen took the servants and beat one and killed another and stoned another again he sent other servants more than the first and they did unto them likewise but last of all he said unto them my son surely they will reverence my son but when the husbandmen saw the son they said among themselves this is the heir come let us seize him kill him therefore we can seize upon his inheritance now notice Christ is teaching in parable for him but he's clearly saying that Yahweh God would time and time again send his servants the prophets and they would say because they desire decay take the kingdom by force well let's kill this server and then when he sends more servants they treat them twice as bad as they did before therefore the logic of Yahweh God is surely they will reference my only begotten son but what did Jerusalem do when Yahweh God said the ultimate prophet being himself in flesh form Emmanuel God with us they strung him up upon a cross as well a beautiful parable a parable of the vineyard and the wicked husbandmen they caught him they cast him out of the vineyard the Son of God and they slew him when the lack thereof of the vineyard returns what will he do to those wicked husbandmen their question Christ asks what should he do because the Mosaic law calls for the death of every false prophet but we then like now don't exercise God's law the rather their wicked flourish they come in they prophesy in the name of the Lord or bail they strengthen the hands of the evildoers and when the true prophets are said of Yahweh God they don't recognize them you've got another thing coming if you don't think it's the same exact way today now oftentimes there are many things we don't understand in the Word of God perhaps it's not for us to understand but it's clearly outlined within the scriptures that they treat the genuine prophets reproach ibly Christ lost his life for this very reason well consider Matthew chapter 22 verse 4 again he sent forth other servants saying tell them which are bidden to my dinner behold I have prepared the meal my oxen and my fatlings are killed and all things are ready come in to the marriage but the Israelites made light of it and they went their ways one to his farm another to his merchandise and the remnant took his servants and entreated them spitefully and slew them now over and over we see this theme and it's very easy to come in and point the finger at the Canaanite or the Adama as if it's not our own responsibility for tolerating the false prophet who obviously in our current era come in and say that wealth even if you're an abomination unto the eyes of God well Jesus loves you that's what they say what happens in that process the hands of the wicked are strengthened as I have clearly said evil flourishes when good men do nothing so we're gonna stop right there actually well one more point Matthew chapter 23 I want you to consider Christ teaches over here beginning in verse 29 woe unto you Jesus says scribes and Pharisees hypocrites because you build the tombs of the prophets and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous and say we had been in the days of our fathers we would have not been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets who the Judeans the Pharisees scribes and Pharisees in the city of Jerusalem in context so clearly he says you are the children of may who killed the prophets so unless you're in Edom I unless you're a Canaanite this is our own responsibility even continues fill ye up then the measure of your father's ye serpents you generation of vipers how can you escape the damnation of hell crisis wherefore behold I send unto you prophets and wise men and scribes and you shall kill them crucify them and scorch them so we have more than adamantly proven that the Jerusalem of old was the city that killed the majority of the prophets and in place of teaching the genuine prophecies like Micah and Nehemiah or Ezra would give they had Pharisees some of which were Judeans but unfortunately many others of which according to revelation 2:9 and 39 we're not Judeans at all but rather of the synagogue of satan' which is why Christ would say our fathers number one in Matthew chapter 23 but also tell those Pharisees as their John the Baptist the son of Zechariah whose blood the Pharisees are responsible for said the same that they are a generation of vipers a serpent Isle enemy and an impostor group of people so enough on that for now let's get back now into the Book of Micah chapter 3 where we left off in verse 10 they build up Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity turn with me to the minor prophet Habakkuk final point on this theme before we get to the conclusion of chapter 3 but this is very important for chapter 4 and what we're going going to be moving into you have a cook chapter to consider verse 12 woe unto them that builds a town with blood and establishes the city by iniquity what did we learn today that Jerusalem was established upon iniquity Samaria with blood here's a woe from Habbakuk two minor prophet he says woe unto them in the same exact way woe unto them that gives his neighbor drink woe unto them that builds a town with blood behold is it not of Yahweh of us that the people shall labor in the very fire and the people shall we read themselves for bury vanity I truly love that statement and I have covered Habbakuk in its entirety right here on this very venue before but it is the way of our people to imagine a vain thing in 2017 most assuredly because if you walk in to a judeo-christian church which usually looks to the Middle East for fulfillment of prophecy you will see that they usually empower and emblazon the sinful Micah continues in verse 11 of chapter 3 the heads meaning the rollers thereof judge for reward some manuscripts don't put a reward at all they put a bribe but notice the heads judge for reward the priest Vera teach for hire and the prophets there of divine for money yet will they lean upon Yahweh and say it's not Yahweh among us no evil can come upon us notice in context mike is clearly saying they will delude themselves into thinking that Yahweh God is in their corner however we've covered in this series that they don't even know the name of God we've proven today that they prophesy in the name of bail and they call it Yahweh God notice the heads of our people then right now judge for a bribe to the highest bidder he rendered reward the priests thereof teach for hire some manuscripts put pay but that means they will only preach for money and if you don't pay them well what usually happens it's quite ironic because a majority of our people will come in and pay the false prophet who will only preach for hire meanwhile the genuine prophet sit back and wonder why scratching their head but the short answer is because we usually will reward or pay those that took a lot of years but the most important part about verse 11 of Micah 3 is that the prophets there of divine for money and they leaned upon Yahweh and they'll even say is not the rule Yahweh God amongst us no evil can come upon us now we've proven in this very series in fact in the minor prophet Amos that Yahweh God will send evil and that all evil is sent of Yahweh God while Yahweh has no part in evil he obviously controls it that being an impotent but notice Micah chapter 3 the final verse which is verse 12 therefore shall Sion for your sake be plowed as a field and Jerusalem shall become heat and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest what is that well it's a very beautiful prophecy that was ultimately fulfilled by around 30 ad and it wouldn't be the first time that the Temple of Jerusalem was ultimately leveled because it's an object of rebuke by Yahweh God because within its halls within that Temple of Jerusalem are Edomite tears professing to know God professing to speak for God but teaching the precepts of bale and truly don't know God in fact the way micah renders it is that they strengthen the hands of the wicked so the final verse ends in this pronouncement of judgment therefore because of all of this because jeremiah chapter 22 ezekiel chapter 22 and even Habakkuk chapter 2 all say that Zion is filled with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity well then Zion will be plowed as a field and Jerusalem shall become as heaps why is this important because unfortunately within Christian identity there is a preterist viewpoint and many men like to come in and attempt to say that all prophecy was fulfilled by 30 ad when Jerusalem was razed and leveled therefore they dismiss revelation which is exactly what we're going to begin live streaming here on YouTube Vimeo and dailymotion on New Year's Day 2018 and hopefully that'll be popular you know and quite enjoyed what's interesting is this towards the end of chapter 2 and micah there is a prophecy of the regather ring of israel micah basically says that jesus christ will come and he will gather right exactly what he says in Matthew chapter 23 where he sits on the Mount of Olives and says Jerusalem Jerusalem the city that slays the prophets how I would have gathered you as a hen does her chicks and then at the end of chapter 3 just like in chapter 2 there is another prophecy and that prophecy is Zion will be plowed as a field and Jerusalem will become as heaps now what's interesting about this obviously is the fact that Micah was a minor prophet and clearly taught that the Pharisees sat within the Temple of Jerusalem meaning they've at least professed outwardly as the hypocrites they were to teach the Mosaic law so they would have been familiar not only with the prophecies of the coming Redeemer as we proved before but they would have been familiar with this that Jerusalem shall be leveled however upon Christ triumphant entry many people came and said well you threatened to tear down Jerusalem with Christ clearly said tear down this temple and I will raise it again in three days so the point in cases the Pharisees know the law they know the prophets they know how to hurt them and as we have proven for example Micah chapter 5 verse 2 but thou Bethlehem though thou be little among the thousands of the Judeans yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be a ruler in Israel that is to people whose goings forth have been from old and from everlasting why is that important because we're nearing the Christmas holiday and Herod clearly at least according to Matthew chapter 2 and Luke chapter 2 called his Bale priests his government pastors if you will an Assam where is the Messiah of the Israelite men women and children the king of the Judeans to be born and they referenced Micah chapter 5 verse 2 so my point with all of this is the Pharisees knew better and willfully perverted the Word of God why Micah gets it right here in verse 11 of chapter 3 the prophets only divine for money and the priests thereof will only teach for hire and so as I have said in this very series we are responsible for what we support and who we support there are many people who fulfill that golden rule right they actually preach the word in season and out of season and ironically very few times are they supported because the majority prefer the false prophet who behind the scenes like the Pharisees of old are murdering the genuine therefore we are going to leave it this Sunday November 26 right in Micah chapter 4 verse 1 but in the last days it shall come to pass that the mountain of the house of Yahweh shall be established in the top of the mountains and it shall be exalted above the hills and people shall flow into it and many nations shall come and say let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh into the house of the God of Jacob Israel and he will teach us his ways we will walk in his path but the law shall go forth out of Zion and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem notice a futurist prophecy that we're going to be looking at this coming Wednesday evening in depth and a prophecy that is not fulfilled by Jerusalem which is now but a prophecy that is fulfilled by the New Jerusalem which comes out of heaven as a bride adorned for her bridegroom so I truly hope that you will continue to email support and most importantly pray for covenant peoples church as we rebuild and so until next time this is pastor miss ER from beautiful downtown Brooks Georgia and the covenant people's Church wishing you and yours great studies and war for Christ

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