Iron Horn and Brazen Hooves
Iron Horn and Brazen Hooves
This week, Yahweh gave us Micah 3 and 4. Chapter 3 seems to be a picture of Israel before the return of Messiah Yahshua, while Chapter 4 appears to be a picture of Israel during or after the return of Messiah Yahshua. First, Yahweh condemns the secular political leadership of modern Israel:
Micah 3:1-12 HRB “And I said, Heads of Jacob and magistrates of the house of Israel, please hear. Is it not for you to know justice? 2 Those hating good and loving evil, who pull their skin off them, and their flesh from their bones; 3 who also eat the flesh of My people, and cause their skin to come off from them; yea, they break their bones and shatter, like that in the pot, and as flesh in the midst of the kettle. 4 Then they shall cry out to Yahweh, but He will not answer them. He will even hide His face from them in that time, as they have done evil in their doings.”
I know you American believers may think this sounds like the U.S. Federal Government today, but rest assured, Yahweh is still not pleased with modern secular Israel’s civil government. You’ve heard about the corruption and infighting among Israel’s leadership, so we won’t get into it here. Yahweh is not so much concerned about Israel’s dealings with Palestinians as He is with how the State of Israel treats Israelis. Israel will have to decide who is their El, Yahweh or Allah. Even Israel’s secular civil government can only serve one master, their Creator, or that little fat demon Allah. I hope they make up their mind soon, for their sakes.
Now Yahweh has a word for the spiritual leadership of Israel, His prophets:
“5 Thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets, those causing My people to err, who bite with their teeth and call out, Peace! And whoever does not give for their mouth, they even sanctify a war [Jihad? Holy war?] against him. 6 So a night shall be for you apart from vision; and darkness apart from divining. And the sun shall go down on the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. 7 And the seers shall be ashamed, and those divining shall blush, all of them; yea, they shall cover over their mustache, for there is no answer from Yahweh.”
Wow, if no prophet in Israel is getting a word from Yahweh, from whom are they receiving their prophecies? The lying spirit maybe? Possibly from an anti-Messiah spirit? There may not be a word from Yahweh for Israel until the Two Witnesses show up. Again, soon I hope. Zechariah agrees with Micah about Israel’s prophets, see Zech. 13:1-5. Israel still doesn’t get it, until they repent and turn back to Yahweh and follow Him and His Torah, the rest of the world will not and can not follow their spiritual leadership!
At least Micah was full of Yahweh’s Spirit!
“8 But I am full of power by the Spirit of Yahweh and also justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, and his sin to Israel. 9 Please hear this, heads of the house of Jacob, and magistrates of the house of Israel, those who abhor justice and pervert all uprightness, 10 those building up Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity: 11 Her leaders judge for a bribe, and her priests teach for pay, and her prophets divine for silver; yet they will lean on Yahweh, saying, is not Yahweh among us? No evil shall come on us! 12 Therefore, on account of you, Zion shall be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house into high places of the forest.”
We’ve posted about this many times before, that Israel will be spanked by Yahweh one more time. Jerusalem will be divided. Israel may come very close to disappearing as a nation upon this earth. Zechariah 14:1-2 HRB “Behold, the day of Yahweh comes, and your spoil shall be divided among you. 2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem. And the city shall be captured, and the houses plundered, and the women raped. And half the city shall go into exile and the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.”
Micah and Zechariah agree on the remnant of Yahweh. He always has a remnant who survive to worship and follow Him.
Now, AFTER Yahshua returns, Micah 4 continues the last days scenario:
Micah 4:1-13 HRB “But it shall be in the end of the days, the mountain of the house of Yahweh shall be established on the top of the mountains; and it shall be lifted up from the hills; and peoples shall flow on it. 2 And many nations shall come and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the house of the Divine One of Jacob. And He will teach us from His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For the Torah shall go forth out of Zion, and the Word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.”
Notice the Word goes forth from Jerusalem AFTER Yahshua returns to earth. That is a major difference from TV hosts preaching today from tourist sites in Israel, collecting money for their luxurious lifestyles.
“3 And He shall judge between many peoples, and will decide for strong nations afar off. And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, nor shall they learn war anymore. 4 But they shall each one sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and there shall be no trembling. For the mouth of Yahweh of Hosts has spoken.”
Don’t verses 3-5 above sound eerily like Matthew 25:31ff? Is Yahweh discussing China, America, and Russia? Could be. It will become clear as you continue reading that this is exactly the judgment of Yahshua in Matthew 25.
“5 For all the peoples walk, each one in the name of his god; but we will walk in the name of Yahweh our Divine One forever and ever. 6 In that day I will gather the lame, declares Yahweh, and I will gather the banished, and the one I have afflicted. 7 And I will make the lame into a remnant, and her who was removed into a strong nation. And Yahweh shall reign over them in Mount Zion from now on, and to forever. 8 And you, tower of the flock, the hill of the daughter of Zion, it shall happen to you. And the dominion of the chief ones shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.”
I hope you are one of the remnant “we” who will follow Yahweh forever!! We will inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh. He promised through Daniel. Daniel 7:18, 22, 27-28a, HRB “18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever. . . 22 until the Ancient of Days came. And judgment was given to the saints of the Most High, and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. . . 27 And the kingdom and rulership, and the greatness of the kingdom under all the heavens shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. And all kingdoms shall serve and obey Him. 28 Here is the end of the matter.”
“9 Now why do you cry aloud, an outcry? Is there not a king among you? Has your adviser perished? For pangs have seized you like one giving birth. 10 Be in pain and deliver, daughter of Zion, like one giving birth. For now you shall go out from the city, and you shall live in the field. And you shall come to Babylon. There you shall be delivered. There Yahweh shall redeem you from the hand of your enemies. 11 Now [2014 to ?] also many nations are gathered against you, saying, Let her be defiled, and let our eyes look on Zion. 12 But they do not know the plans of Yahweh, nor do they understand His counsel. For He has gathered them like the sheaf to the threshing floor. 13 Rise up and thresh, O daughter of Zion, for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs bronze, and you shall crush many peoples. And I will devote their gain [plunder] to Yahweh, and their wealth to the Master of all the earth.”
Verse 9 may be speaking of Yahshua’s appearance in the atmosphere, just before He lands back on earth! Notice that it is Israel who is in birth pangs, trying to give birth to the Kingdom of Yahweh upon this earth. This is a similar picture to Revelation 12. Why will Israel be in such pain when Yahshua reveals Himself to her? Because she will see the crucifixion scars in His wrists!! Zechariah 12:10 HRB “And I will pour on the house of David, and on those living in Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of prayers. And they shall look on Me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they shall be bitter over Him, like the bitterness over the first-born.” Israel will finally recognize Yahshua is their King and Savior!
Verse 11 is today’s headlines, and will be until the Great Tribulation is over. Verse 12 seems to indicate that it is Yahweh who gathers the nations for the Battle of Armageddon!! But wait a minute, who does Yahweh call upon in verse 13 to thresh, or crush, the nations? He calls upon the children of Israel, His remnant people! He will make her strong, with a horn of iron and hooves of brass! Folks, this is an incredible picture of the armies of the hosts of heaven, as seen in Revelation 19, joining with the military might of tiny Israel, AFTER their revelation of Yahshua HaMashiach, to battle the enemies of Yahweh upon Yahshua’s return to earth!!
The horn could indicate that a leader of faith will finally arise in Israel to lead the nation back to faith and trust in Yahweh. But he won’t get any glory for destroying the Antichrist. Daniel 8:25 HRB “And also through his [Antichrist’s] policy he will make deceit succeed in his land. And he will lift himself up in his heart, and by peace; he shall destroy many. He shall also stand up against the Prince of Princes, but he shall be shattered without a hand.” And look, the lying spirit of the false prophet, as seen in Micah 3:5 above, aligns perfectly with Daniel 8:25 also, destroying many people with a message of false peace!! Wow, where do we hear that message coming from today? The Vatican? The U.S. State Department? The U.N.? Hamas? ISIS? The so-called Palestinians?
Deuteronomy 33:26-27 HRB “None is like the El of Jeshurun, riding the heavens for your help, and the clouds in His majesty. 27 The Divine One of old is a refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And He shall cast the enemy out from before you, and shall say, Destroy!”
If Israel had had the wisdom to hear and heed this command from the Father back in 1948, and had actually destroyed all their Muslim/Islamist enemies back then, they would be living in more relative peace in the Promised Land today. Listen up, Israel!! It’s time to trust Yahweh to cast your enemies out of His land. The Israeli military can go along for the ride!
Maranatha! Come Master Yahshua!
Gene Benjamin II
July 18, 2014 AD