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The Book of Micah-Conclusion

In Chapter 7, we will learn that the people were going into exile, but there is hope for their future. Micah begins with a lamentation concerning the corruption of the times. Micah 7.1…Micah is unhappy about living among such a

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The Book of Micah-Part 11

Chapter 5 of Micah is probably the most important, compact eschatological chapter in the Scriptures. It will have concepts related to the birth of the Messiah, the first and second Birth-pains, the 144,00, the second coming of Yeshua on Yom

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The Book of Micah-Part 10

Micah 4 begins with prophecies that will deal with what happens after the Messiah returns, his birth, the Birth-pains of the Messiah, the 144,000, harvest, what will happen to Israel, where they will go over the last 2000 years and

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The Book of Micah-Part 9

This chapter deals with the deterioration of the government, and is very similar to Isa 3.1-26. This chapter also gives us a glimpse into the conditions in Israel during the first three and a half years of the Birth-pains. Micah

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The Book of Micah-Part 8

Micah 2.1-3…More charges are being brought by the Lord against the government and then to the leaders. They work out evil schemes on their beds and when morning comes they do it. In v 2 it discusses what they do,

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The Book of Micah-Part 7

In Rev 17.5 it says that Babylon the Great is the “Mother of Harlots.” The historian Herodotus says that in Babylon, a woman one time in her life was either offer herself to the “Asherah” in a sexual fashion to

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The Book of Micah-Part 6

What we are about to deal with is the key to understanding what was happening in the 8th century in not only Micah, but many prophetical books carrying over into the 7th century. Some of the material we will discuss

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The Book of Micah-Part 5

We are going to begin our study of Micah. We are not going to comment on every verse, nor write the verse out, but the verse or verses being commented on will be designated. This book deals with the Assyrian

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The Book of Micah-Part 4

There is an article out of Bible Review called “The Great 8th century” that will give much information relating to the book of Micah. From now on, this study is going to get heavy. It cuts right to the heart

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The Book of Micah-Part 3

Anyone who has been around mainstream Christianity for long will notice that the “Old Testament” is de-emphasized and they concentrate mostly on Paul’s epistles. There is a reason for that and his name is Marcion. Marcion lived about 100 years

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The Book of Micah-Part 2

As we have seen in Part 1, the eschatological terms and concepts used are different than what most people are familiar with. Here is an example of this. In Acts 10.2 we learn that Cornelius was “devout” and a “God-fearer”

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The Book of Micah-Part 1

Micah is a small book but you will be amazed at the amount of information that is contained in it. Micah was a contemporary with Isaiah, Amos and Hosea. We are going to present the information in this book in

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The Book of Joel-Conclusion

In John 4.22-23 we are told two things. We are told that the Jewish people understood worship and salvation. Salvation is of the Jews (John 4.22; Zech 8.23) so we need to go back to the Jewish people and the

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The Book of Joel-Part 9

We left off in Part 8 talking about the Valley of Jehoshaphat in Joel 3.2. We had discussed that there is no Valley of Jehoshaphat but that this is alluding to a place southeast of Jerusalem called Tophet. We learned

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The Book of Joel-Part 8

In Matt 3.2 we read where Yochanon ha Matvil (John the Baptist) said “Repent, for the Malkut Shamayim (Kingdom of Heaven) is here.” What does that mean today when people here this? But, when the Jewish people of the first

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The Book of Joel-Part 7

We have learned that when the Messiah came, the Ruach ha Kodesh would descend on the people in power. This was part of what was expected in the eschatological congregation. In 1 Cor 12.1-11 we have the manifestations of the

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The Book of Joel-Part 6

We know from Part 5 that the Jewish people were expecting the Messiah, but what else were they expecting? Ezek 13.1-3 talks about false prophets who speak from their own hearts. In Ezek 13.9 is says these false prophets will

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The Book of Joel-Part 5

Jewish eschatology covers the seven thousand year plan of God. The first six thousand years, called the Olam ha Zeh, covers the time from creation to the beginning of the Messianic Kingdom. The last one thousand years is called the

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The Book of Joel-Part 4

Joel 2.24… we have certain phrases that are listed and these blessings are associated with the festival of Sukkot (Deut 16.13-16). We can see from other Scriptures like Isa 37.21-35, Isa 9.6 and Micah 5.1-6 that the victory over this

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The Book of Joel-Part 3

We are going to review a few things and more information before moving on. We have seen in Joel 2.1-14 that the context is Rosh ha Shannah and the days leading up to Yom Kippur. These days are called the

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