Colin Jones preaches from Micah

Micah 5 “A promised ruler from Bethlehem”


Sermon Bible Passage

A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem

Marshal your troops now, city of troops,     for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel’s ruler     on the cheek with a rod.

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me     one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old,     from ancient times.”

Therefore Israel will be abandoned     until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return     to join the Israelites.

He will stand and shepherd his flock     in the strength of the Lord,     in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness     will reach to the ends of the earth.

And he will be our peace     when the Assyrians invade our land     and march through our fortresses. We will raise against them seven shepherds,     even eight commanders, who will rule the land of Assyria with the sword,     the land of Nimrod with drawn sword. He will deliver us from the Assyrians     when they invade our land     and march across our borders.

The remnant of Jacob will be     in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord,     like showers on the grass, which do not wait for anyone     or depend on man. The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations,     in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest,     like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which mauls and mangles as it goes,     and no one can rescue. Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies,     and all your foes will be destroyed.

“In that day,” declares the Lord,

“I will destroy your horses from among you     and demolish your chariots. I will destroy the cities of your land     and tear down all your strongholds. I will destroy your witchcraft     and you will no longer cast spells. I will destroy your idols     and your sacred stones from among you; you will no longer bow down     to the work of your hands. I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles     when I demolish your cities. I will take vengeance in anger and wrath     on the nations that have not obeyed me.”

Micah 5 NIV