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Bible Commentaries
Micah 5

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Verse 1

Now

The "word of the Lord that came to Micah" Micah 4:1 having described the future kingdom Micah 4:1-8 and glanced at the Babylonian captivities Micah 4:9-10 goes forward into the last days to refer to the great battle (see "Armageddon,") Revelation 16:14; Revelation 16:14 (See Scofield "Revelation 16:14- :") which immediately precedes the setting up of the Messianic kingdom (see "Kingdom (O.T.)," Genesis 1:26 See Scofield "Genesis 1:26- :" also, "Kingdom (N.T.), ; Luke 1:31-33; 1 Corinthians 15:28.

Micah 5:1; Micah 5:2 forms a parenthesis in which the "word of the Lord" goes back from the time of the great battle (yet future) to the birth and rejection of the King, Messiah-Christ Matthew 27:24; Matthew 27:25; Matthew 27:37. This is followed by the statement that He will "give them up until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth" (Micah 5:3). There is a twofold "travail" of Israel:

(1) that which brings forth the "man child" (Christ) Revelation 12:1; Revelation 12:2 and

(2) that which, in the last days, brings forth a believing "remnant" out of the still dispersed and unbelieving nation Micah 5:3; Jeremiah 30:6-14; Micah 4:10. Both aspects are combined in Isaiah 66:0. In Micah 5:7 we have the "man-child" (Christ) of Revelation 12:1; Revelation 12:2 in Micah 5:8-24 the remnant, established in kingdom blessing. The meaning of Micah 5:3 is that, from the rejection of Christ at His first coming Jehovah will give Israel up till the believing remnant appears; then He stands and feeds in His proper strength as Jehovah (Micah 5:4); He is the defence of His people as in Micah 4:3; Micah 4:11-13 and afterward the remnant go as missionaries to Israel and to all the world. ; Micah 5:7; Micah 5:8; Zechariah 8:23.

Verse 2

everlasting

Cf. Isaiah 7:13; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 9:7. The "child" was born in Bethlehem, but the "Son" was "from everlasting."

Verse 3

remnant

(See Scofield " :-")

Verse 7

remnant

The ministry of the Jewish remnant Isaiah 1:9 (See Scofield "Isaiah 1:9- :") has a twofold aspect, "a dew from the Lord"; "a lion among the beasts." Turning to the Lord in the great tribulation Psalms 2:5. See Scofield "Psalms 2:5- :", the remnant takes up the beautiful gospel of the kingdom. See Scofield "Psalms 2:5- :" and proclaims it under awful persecution "unto all nations, for a witness." Matthew 24:14. The result is seen in Revelation 7:4-14 This is the "dew" aspect, and is followed by the "day of the Lord" ; Isaiah 2:10-22; Revelation 19:11-21. In the morning of which the kingdom is set up in power. Again there is a world-wide preaching to Jew and Gentile, but now it is the word that the King is on His holy hill of Zion (Psalms 2:0.), and the unrepentant will be broken with His rod of iron. Psalms 2:6-9. The preaching is given in Psalms 2:10-12. This is the "lion" aspect of the remnant's testimony. Revelation 2:26-28. The full kingdom-age of blessing follows the "rod of iron" aspect.

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Micah 5". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/micah-5.html. 1917.
 
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