But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, you are little to be among the clans of Judah; out of you shall One come forth for Me Who is to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from of old, from ancient days (eternity).
Therefore shall He give them up until the time that she who travails has brought forth; then what is left of His brethren shall return to the children of Israel.
And He shall stand and feed His flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord His God; and they shall dwell , for then shall He be great to the ends of the earth.
And this shall be our peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads upon our soil and in our palaces, then will we raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes among men.
And they shall rule and waste the land of Assyria with the sword and the land of Nimrod within her gates. Thus shall He deliver us from the Assyrian when he comes into our land and when he treads on our borders.
Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers upon the grass which tarry not for man nor wait for the sons of men.
And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations in the midst of many peoples like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is no deliverer.
Your hand will be lifted up above your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off.
And in that day, says the Lord, I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots.
And I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds.
And I will cut off witchcrafts and sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more soothsayers.
Your carved images also I will cut off and your statues or pillars out of your midst, and you shall no more worship the work of your hands.
And I will root out your Asherim and I will destroy your cities .
And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance upon the nations which would not obey .
Summary: Having just returned from a trip to Israel, this is the first of my talks about what I learned. Bethlehem is the place God chose for Jesus to be born... but why Bethlehem and what does the present day city tell us about our faith?
Summary: The only way for us to have true peace is to say that we want to live like Christians and then act like we want to live as Christians. The only way that can happen is if we welcome the Prince of Peace into our lives with open arms.
Summary: What is the significance with regards to the place, Bethlehem and the manger, where Jesus was born. Can we find any significance in it. Does it have any meaning for us today. After all, God did choose where Jesus should be born. The question is why there?
Summary: A humble village, through its association with Christ, became one of the most famous places on Earth. Christ can take our inconspicuous lives and get great glory through them, if we will only yield them to Him!
Summary: In the midst of national uncertainty brought on by terrorist attacks, and personal turmoil resulting from high unemployment and natural disasters, can the hope of Christmas still deliver peace?
Summary: It was prophesied that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem which means the House of Bread. Then He goes on to claim to be the Bread of Life. Micah 5:2 also reveals that the One to come is from eternity past! What an awesome God we serve! PTL!!
Summary: In forty brief words, Micah tells the story of a very special town. Though his words may be brief, they contain a wealth of spiritual truth. The Story Of Bethlehem is a special story that needs to be told and retold. Especially in these days.
Summary: A slightly shorter message -- ideal for Christmas Eve, Candlelight Services, Cantata devotional, or condensed preaching time. When Christmas comes, will God find you working (like the shepherds), watching (like the wise men), or expectantly waiting (like
Summary: At Christmas we remember the birth of Jesus our Saviour in the 'little town of Bethlehem', an insignificant little town in the middle east, but nothing and no one is insignificant to God, who loves every human being and sent His only-begotten Son to die o
Summary: Nothing can take Christ’s promises away from you, for He was born in the town of Bethlehem to make it so. And no one can take you away from Him, for He seals that promise in His death and His blood.
Summary: In this lesson, we shall consider Micah's second message...
a. As presented in Mic 3:1-5:15
b. Which follows a similar theme as in the previous message:
1) God's condemnation of Israel
2) With a glimpse of the future hope