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Beat swords into ploughshares

Beat swords into ploughshares
One day things will be made right. It all begins with Christ and His ministry of truth and grace. Micah looks forward to the ministry of Christ in today's reading.Micah 4: The Mountain of the LORD1 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall b...
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Jesus - the breaker of chains

Jesus - the breaker of chains
Praise God for His faithfulness. Jesus says I will honour those who honour Me. Remain steadfast and He will bless you. Be consistent in your calling. Micah encourages us to remain faithful in our ministries.Micah 2: Woe to the Oppressors1 Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, becaus...
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Micah - the mountains melt

Micah - the mountains melt
As a companion with the books of Hosea and Amos we go through the book of Micah this week. As you would expect, when God speaks to His prophets their voices are united in their message to His people. Just as the four gospels present Christ from different angles so too are the messages these prophets bring to Judah and Israel.Micah 1: 1 The word of ...
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Israel will be destroyed then restored

Israel will be destroyed then restored
The Lord had promised to judge Israel due to her rebellion, but He also promises to restore and rebuild. This is the good news that is only possible in Christ.Amos 9:The Destruction of Israel1 I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: "Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; and ...
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Measured against God's plumb line

Measured against God's plumb line
The Lord gives many warnings, but eventually if they are ignored judgement comes. This was about to happen to Amos' hearers. The Lord's plumb line did not lie and the Lord's people were out of line.Amos 7: Warning Visions1 This is what the Lord GOD showed me: behold, he was forming locusts when the latter growth was just beginning to sprout, and be...
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