Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000699
00:15 Hello and welcome back to "His Words Are Life."
00:18 I am Kelly Mowrer and today we will be
00:20 reading together from the Book of Micah.
00:22 But first let's pray.
00:24 Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for loving us.
00:28 Thank you for sending Your Son to die for us
00:31 and thank you for sending Your word to guide us.
00:35 Please now may the Holy Spirit bring this truth
00:38 into our hearts in a real and life changing way.
00:42 I pray in the name of Jesus, amen.
00:45 We are picking up in Micah Chapter 1, verse 7.
00:49 And this is the King James Version.
00:52 "And all the graven images thereof
00:55 shall be beaten to pieces,
00:57 and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire,
01:00 and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate,
01:04 for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot,
01:07 and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
01:11 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked,
01:16 I will make a wailing like the dragons,
01:19 and mourning as the owls.
01:22 For her wound is incurable, for it is come unto Judah,
01:27 he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
01:31 Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all,
01:36 in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.
01:39 Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir,
01:43 having thy shame naked, the inhabitant of Zaanan
01:46 came not forth in the mourning of Bethezel,
01:49 he shall receive of you his standing.
01:53 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good,
01:57 but evil came down from the Lord unto the gate of Jerusalem.
02:02 O thou inhabitant of Lachish,
02:04 bind the chariot to the swift beast,
02:07 she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion,
02:11 for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.
02:14 Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath,
02:18 the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.
02:23 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee,
02:25 O inhabitant of Mareshah,
02:28 he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.
02:32 Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children,
02:36 enlarge thy baldness as the eagle,
02:39 for they are gone into captivity from thee.
02:44 Continuing in the Book of Micah, Chapter 2.
02:47 This is the King James Version.
02:51 Woe to them that devise iniquity,
02:54 and work evil upon their beds!
02:56 When the morning is light, they practice it,
02:59 because it is in the power of their hand.
03:02 And they covet fields, and take them by violence,
03:06 and houses, and take them away,
03:09 so they oppress a man and his house,
03:12 even a man and his heritage.
03:15 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold,
03:19 against this family do I devise an evil,
03:22 from which ye shall not remove your necks,
03:25 neither shall ye go haughtily, for this time is evil.
03:30 In that day shall one take up a parable against you,
03:35 and lament with a doleful lamentation,
03:37 and say, we be utterly spoiled,
03:40 he hath changed the portion of my people,
03:44 how hath he removed it from me!
03:46 Turning away he hath divided our fields.
03:50 Therefore thou shalt have none that
03:52 shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the Lord.
03:56 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy,
04:01 they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
04:06 O thou that art named the house of Jacob,
04:09 is the spirit of the Lord straitened?
04:12 Are these his doings?
04:14 do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
04:19 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy,
04:23 ye pull off the robe with the garment from them
04:26 that pass by securely as men averse from war.
04:31 The women of my people have ye cast out
04:33 from their pleasant houses, from their children
04:36 have ye taken away my glory forever.
04:39 Arise ye, and depart, for this is not your rest,
04:44 because it is polluted, it shall destroy you,
04:47 even with a sore destruction.
04:50 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie,
04:55 saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine
04:58 and of strong drink, he shall even be
05:01 the prophet of this people.
05:03 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee,
05:07 I will surely gather the remnant of Israel,
05:10 I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah,
05:14 as the flock in the midst of their fold,
05:17 they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.
05:21 The breaker is come up before them,
05:24 they have broken up, and have passed through the gate,
05:27 and are gone out by it,
05:30 and their king shall pass before them,
05:32 and the Lord come on the head of them."
05:36 Continuing in Chapter 3 of Micah.
05:39 This is the King James Version.
05:43 "And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob,
05:47 and ye princes of the house of Israel,
05:50 Is it not for you to know judgment?
05:54 Who hate the good, and love the evil,
05:57 who pluck off their skin from off them,
06:00 and their flesh from off their bones,
06:03 Who also eat the flesh of my people,
06:05 and flay their skin from off them,
06:08 and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces,
06:10 as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.
06:14 Then shall they cry unto the Lord,
06:16 but he will not hear them,
06:18 he will even hide his face from them at that time,
06:21 as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
06:26 Thus saith the Lord concerning
06:27 the prophets that make my people err,
06:31 that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace,
06:34 and he that putteth not into their mouths,
06:37 they even prepare war against him.
06:41 Therefore night shall be unto you,
06:44 that ye shall not have a vision,
06:47 and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine,
06:50 and the sun shall go down over the prophets,
06:53 and the day shall be dark over them.
06:57 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded,
07:01 yea, they shall all cover their lips,
07:04 for there is no answer of God.
07:07 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord,
07:11 and of judgment, and of might,
07:14 to declare unto Jacob his transgression,
07:17 and to Israel his sin.
07:20 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob,
07:24 and princes of the house of Israel,
07:26 that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
07:30 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
07:35 The heads thereof judge for reward,
07:38 and the priests thereof teach for hire,
07:42 and the prophets thereof divine for money,
07:46 yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say,
07:49 Is not the Lord among us? None evil can come upon us.
07:54 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field,
07:58 and Jerusalem shall become heaps,
08:01 and the mountain of the house
08:04 as the high places of the forest."
08:08 Continuing in the Book of Micah, Chapter 4.
08:11 This is the King James Version.
08:14 "But in the last days it shall come to pass,
08:18 that the mountain of the house of the Lord
08:20 shall be established in the top of the mountains,
08:23 and it shall be exalted above the hills,
08:26 and people shall flow unto it.
08:30 And many nations shall come, and say,
08:33 Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
08:35 and to the house of the God of Jacob,
08:38 and he will teach us of his ways,
08:41 and we will walk in his paths,
08:44 for the law shall go forth of Zion,
08:46 and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
08:49 And he shall judge among many people,
08:51 and rebuke strong nations afar off,
08:54 and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
08:58 and their spears into pruning hooks,
09:01 nation shall not lift up a sword against nation,
09:05 neither shall they learn war any more.
09:09 But they shall sit every man under his vine
09:12 and under his fig tree, and none shall make them afraid,
09:17 for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.
09:21 For all people will walk every one
09:25 in the name of his God,
09:26 and we will walk in the name of the Lord
09:28 our God forever and ever.
09:32 In that day, saith the Lord,
09:34 will I assemble her that halteth,
09:37 and I will gather her that is driven out,
09:39 and her that I have afflicted,
09:42 And I will make her that halted a remnant,
09:45 and her that was cast far off a strong nation,
09:49 and the Lord shall reign over them
09:51 in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
09:56 And thou, O tower of the flock,
09:59 the strong hold of the daughter of Zion,
10:02 unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion,
10:06 the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
10:10 Now why dost thou cry out aloud?
10:13 Is there no king in thee? Is thy counselor perished?
10:17 For pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.
10:21 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
10:23 O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail,
10:27 for now shalt thou go forth out of the city,
10:29 and thou shalt dwell in the field,
10:31 and thou shalt go even to Babylon,
10:33 there shalt thou be delivered, there the Lord shall redeem thee
10:38 from the hand of thine enemies.
10:41 Now also many nations are gathered against thee,
10:44 that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
10:50 But they know not the thoughts of the Lord,
10:53 neither understand they his counsel,
10:56 for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.
11:00 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion,
11:03 for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass,
11:08 and thou shalt beat in pieces many people,
11:11 and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord,
11:15 and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth."
11:19 Continuing in the Book of Micah, Chapter 5.
11:22 And this is the King James Version.
11:26 "Now gather thyself in troops,
11:28 O daughter of troops, he hath laid siege against us,
11:33 they shall smite the judge of Israel
11:35 with a rod upon the cheek.
11:38 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah,
11:41 though thou be little among the thousands of Judah,
11:45 yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me
11:49 that is to be ruler in Israel,
11:52 whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
11:57 Therefore will he give them up,
12:00 until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth,
12:05 then the remnant of his brethren shall return
12:07 unto the children of Israel.
12:10 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord,
12:13 in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God,
12:17 and they shall abide, for now shall he be great
12:21 unto the ends of the earth.
12:24 And this man shall be the peace,
12:27 when the Assyrian shall come into our land,
12:30 and when he shall tread in our palaces,
12:32 then shall we raise against him
12:35 seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
12:38 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword,
12:41 and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof,
12:46 thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian,
12:48 when he cometh into our land,
12:50 and when he treadeth within our borders.
12:53 And the remnant of Jacob shall be
12:55 in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord,
12:58 as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man,
13:02 nor waiteth for the sons of men.
13:05 And the remnant of Jacob shall be
13:07 among the Gentiles in the midst of many people
13:10 as a lion among the beasts of the forest,
13:13 as a young lion among the flocks of sheep,
13:16 who, if he go through, both treadeth down,
13:19 and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
13:23 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries,
13:28 and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
13:31 And it shall come to pass in that day,
13:33 saith the Lord, that I will cut off thy horses
13:36 out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots.
13:39 And I will cut off the cities of thy land,
13:42 and throw down all thy strong holds.
13:46 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand,
13:49 and thou shalt have no more soothsayers.
13:52 Thy graven images also will I cut off,
13:55 and thy standing images out of the midst of thee,
13:59 and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
14:04 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee,
14:08 so will I destroy thy cities.
14:11 And I will execute vengeance in anger
14:14 and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.
14:19 Continuing with Micah, Chapter 6.
14:22 Hear ye now what the Lord saith, Arise,
14:26 contend thou before the mountains,
14:29 and let the hills hear thy voice.
14:32 Hear ye, O mountains, the Lord's controversy,
14:35 and ye strong foundations of the earth,
14:38 for the Lord hath a controversy with his people,
14:41 and he will plead with Israel."