Wednesday, April 27, 2011
~ "Bound for Heaven...Ask Me How!!!"
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)
"Micah warns the Jews (of both the northern and southern kingdoms) of what continued disregard for the commandments would bring. But much of the book is devoted to the wonders of the third Temple - to be built at the time of the redemption. Perhaps what has kept our interest in this book so strong over the centuries is the clear prediction that at no time in our long, long exile would G-d ever push us away completely... we will never be totally wiped out." - (Rabbi Boruch Clinton)
The "third" temple has been built. It is not a building accessible in ways we view physically entering into something. It is entered into by faith. The Messiah they wait for has already come. He has brought with Him redemption and forgiveness. My fear is that what is prophesied of the "beast" (in Revelation) will be viewed by many to be the Messiah they have waited for.
In the Jewish community, Micah is considered to be one of the "Trei-Assar" (or Twelve Prophets). They acknowledge that Micah transmitted the word of God as it was given to him. Christians believe the same.
In His own words, Jesus tells us that His "kingdom" is not of this world. This world is wrought with ugliness. God has prepared yet another "promised land" for ALL His people. Only those who accept Him (Jesus) as the Messiah will enter. All people will either acknowledge Him or suffer the consequences. Centuries of ignorance will not be an excuse accepted by our mighty King. Putting it off until tomorrow will could also seriously impact your final destination upon your death.
Accept the fulfillment of the prophecy of Micah as having occurred over two thousand years ago. Open your heart and ask the Lord your God to enlighten you. Revelation is not just for the learned scholars of the law. It is for all of us. If you truly desire to know the truth and accept that truth, God will cause you to find the answers to that which you seek. You only need to ask!