September 25, 2021
Daily Reading: Micah 1-7
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
These are the last days. Peter confirmed such in Acts 2:17. Micah foresaw this age, the age of grace and mercy wherein souls from all nations shall flow into the mountain of the house of the Lord (the Lord Jesus Christ, whose house we are (Hebrews 3:6). Today is the day when the Lord is teaching us His ways (through His Holy Spirit) as relayed in verse 2. Today is the day wherein His people walk in His ways, vs. 2. Today is the day of peace, or can be, vs. 3, wherein the citizens of His kingdom beat their swords into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks. On and on we could go. Micah’s description of the last days can be found in 4:1-7.
Now…these last days will flow into the Kingdom Age wherein these prophecies of Micah’s will be completely fulfilled and internationally realized. You see, in Micah 5:2, the Messiah is prophesied, His birthplace is named. He, in His first coming, was the “suffering servant of Jehovah.” In His second coming He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, a warrior. Today, His kingdom is spiritual, found only in the hearts of His loving subjects. Hence all the parables of the Kingdom of Heaven sprinkled throughout the book of Matthew. One day though, His Kingdom will be physical, wherein He will rule and reign from Jerusalem. What a day that will be…but…
What a day this can be too! By allowing the Lord to rule in one’s life, the Kingdom of God is enjoyed. This is a spiritual reality as much as it is also a spiritual mystery. The reason it is so mysterious is that few actually live there. On one hand they trust the Lord with their souls, but on the other they hold on by sight, feelings, and worldly teachings. Citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven they may be, but they live more in the world and its system rather than Christ’s.
The book of Micah is confusing to many because it continually jumps back and forth between sin, destruction, and restoration. Just like the way many live their lives.
Until tomorrow, live for Christ today.