Oh When Jesus Reigns!

Posted on January 31, 2020

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By David Ettinger

What a Passage!
There is one Bible passage which lifts my spirits as do few others. In fact, this passage is so encouraging we find it twice: Isaiah 2:2-4, and Micah 4:1-5. I slightly prefer the Micah version because it adds several more details, but both are glorious!

I will simply give you each verse of Micah 4:1-5, followed by some comments, and move on.

Verse 1
“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it.”

This passage speaks of Christ’s coming Millennial (1,000-year) Kingdom, from which He will reign from Jerusalem. I believe the topography of the Earth will literally change. Among the changes will be raising the elevation of Jerusalem, making it the world’s highest point. And yes, Earth’s inhabitants will actually flood into the world capital to worship the Lord Jesus.

Verse 2
“Many nations will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

This is all literal. The temple is written of in Ezekiel Chapters 40-48 (a different study). Jesus, as ruler of the world, will also be its foremost instructor as He will teach His subjects His laws, how they should live, and what He expects of them.

Verse 3
“He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.”

Jesus is not only the ruler and teacher, He is also the supreme Judge. And He will rule over, teach, and judge a world finished with war, so much so that the Millennium’s citizens will convert their weapons of war into farm implements.

Verse 4
“Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the Lord Almighty has spoken.”

The Millennial Kingdom will be one of total peace. Of course its citizens will be busy and active and not spending their entire days lounging under trees, but they certainly can if they so desire! In fact, no matter what endeavor they engage in, the people of the Kingdom will know only peace and contentment!

Verse 5
“All the nations may walk in the name of their gods, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.”

Since there will be no other gods in the Millennial Kingdom, I see this verse as the reaction of God’s people today to the glorious vision above. It is His worshipers saying: “Lord, because of what you have in store for us, we will devote our lives to you right now. Let the world do as it may, Lord, we will worship You!”

There it is, Micah 4:1-5. I hope it gives you goosebumps!